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U.S. Senator Shelby Says Not Committed To Yellen For Fed

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October 31, 2013 AT 2:12 PM
Republican Senator Richard Shelby, a critic of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said he was not committed to supporting Janet Yellen as the next US Federal Reserve chair. Yellen has lined up meetings with key senators, including Shelby, ahead of a confirmation hearing expected in mid-November. Asked after meeting with Yellen if he supported her nomination, Shelby told reporters: "I am not committed to her.