January 22, 2010 / 10:46 PM / 8 years ago

US Senate Majority Leader backs Bernanke nomination

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will vote to confirm Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

"While I will vote for his confirmation, my support is not unconditional," Reid said in a statement. "I know Chairman Bernanke is committed to transparency and accountability, and that is why I will hold him to the highest standards of both."

Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; editing by Dan Grebler

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