May 10, 2022

Brown Applauds the Historic Confirmation of Dr. Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board

Today, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Lisa DeNell Cook to be a Governor of the Federal Reserve:

“I congratulate Dr. Cook on her historic confirmation to the Federal Reserve Board. She will be the first Black woman to ever serve on the Federal Reserve Board. She will bring an invaluable perspective while implementing the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate and protecting its independence,” said Brown. “Dr. Cook understands how economic policy affects all Americans. She knows that workers drive our economic growth, and she understands that when everyone participates in our economy, it grows faster and stronger.  I look forward to working with Dr. Cook and the entire Federal Reserve Board to ensure the economy works for all Americans.”

Brown took to the senate floor to urge his colleagues to support Dr. Cook’s nomination, video of the floor speech can be found here.