Merkley: Yellen to Help Restore Economy that Makes Middle Class Jobs Top Goal

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after the confirmation of Janet Yellen as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

“America does well when the middle class does well, and I’m confident Janet Yellen will have that common-sense approach to the Federal Reserve’s top job.  I’m proud to support her in making history as the first woman to chair the Fed and I look forward to her leadership in restoring an economy that once again makes good jobs for middle class Americans its central goal.”