Powell Faces Second Term As Fed Chair
November 23, 2021
President Biden has announced his intent to nominate Fed chair Jerome Powell for another four-year term, with Lael Brainard serving as vice chair. This comes at a crucial time for the economy as inflation is surging, the supply chain is broken, and labor shortages are hampering businesses across the country. Sabrina Escobar, reporter for Barron's, discusses why Biden passed up the opportunity to put the central bank in the hands of a Democrat, and what challenges Powell faces in his second term.