February 15, 2022

Chairman Brown Blasts Ranking Member Toomey For Walking Out On the American People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, issued the following statement after Ranking Member Toomey announced he would not attend the markup for the Federal Reserve Nominees:

“Today, Ranking Member Toomey chose to abdicate his duty to the American people and put our economic recovery at risk, instead of doing his job and showing up to vote on Ms. Bloom Raskin, Dr. Cook, Dr. Jefferson, Gov. Brainard, and Chair Powell’s nominations,” said Brown. “Americans depend on us to get these nominees on the job as soon as possible. If my colleagues are as concerned about inflation as they claim to be, they will end the theatrics and show up today to do their jobs for the American people. Any actions to delay this vote will hurt workers, their families, and our recovery.”