U.S. Sen. Durbin sets Bernanke meeting Monday

WASHINGTON Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:05am EST

WASHINGTON Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin is scheduled to meet in the Capitol with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at 4:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) to discuss Fed policy, according to an aide.

Durbin, who already has announced he would vote for Bernanke's confirmation, will talk with the Fed chief about the Senate leader's "concerns about current Fed policies, Fed transparency and (Fed) accountability," the aide said.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan, editing by Vicki Allen)


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

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