WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Janet L. Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chair:
"Dr. Yellen has demonstrated good judgment and a keen understanding of conditions affecting the economy during her previous service at the Federal Reserve. She has also shown an understanding that the Fed's decisions can and do affect families struggling to get by in an economy where wages are too low and unemployment is too high. I am confident these traits will serve the country well and that her leadership will help drive policy decisions to boost our economy and put Americans back to work."