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U.S. Senate Democrats ask Harris to attend vote on Trump Fed nominee Shelton: Bloomberg - Metro US

U.S. Senate Democrats ask Harris to attend vote on Trump Fed nominee Shelton: Bloomberg

U.S. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris meet with members of transition coronavirus advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic leaders on Tuesday urged fellow senator and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to attend the vote Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, a Bloomberg reporter said on Twitter.

The timing of the vote on Shelton is in flux with two Republican senators in quarantine amid the COVID-19 outbreak, making Harris’ vote potentially critical. Democrats were uncertain she would be able to make the vote, Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan tweeted, citing the No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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