Ben Bernanke’s term running out as Senate Dems try to set a vote

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Ben Bernanke’s term running out as Senate Dems try to set a vote

Senate Democrats will try to reach an agreement in the next two weeks to hold a vote on Ben Bernanke’s confirmation to a second term as Federal Reserve chairman.

Bernanke, whose term is up Jan. 31, will face a contentious confirmation vote for Fed chairman. Several senators, including Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), have placed holds on the vote.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is working on an agreement to bring the vote up on the floor amid the already-packed calendar, but a vote has yet to be scheduled, an aide said.

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