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On the Nomination PN959: Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years

Jan 28, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. ET.

Totals

All Votes D R I
Yea 70%
 
 
 
70
47
 
22
 
1
 
Nay 30%
 
 
 
30
11
 
18
 
1
 

Nomination Confirmed. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 68% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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