Obama Should Fix Nomination Process

The president can do something about the excessive vetting that stalls confirmation.
Stanley Fischer was confirmed to the Fed Board. A vote on his nomination to be vice chairman of the central bank was postponed.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Good news! Today, the Senate finally got around to confirming Stanley Fischer to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, five months after he was nominated. His nomination in January occurred months after Janet Yellen was picked to be Fed chair, creating the vice-chairman opening that Fischer is supposed to fill.

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