The Senate of the US Congress by a majority vote approved Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary on the proposal of President Joe Biden. 84 people voted for it, 15 opposed, reports AP. Mrs. Yellen will become the first woman to serve as finance minister.
Janet Yellen intends to revise Washington’s sanctions policy so that “restrictive measures are used for strategic purposes and accordingly.” According to Bloomberg sources, Joe Biden’s associates prefer collective sanctions.
Janet Yellen is 74 years old. In 1997-1999, she chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under Bill Clinton, who was then president. In 2014, she became the first woman to serve as chairman of the US Federal Reserve.
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