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Women Take Reins of Federal Fiscal Policy in Agencies, Congress

March 2, 2021, 4:03 PM

The Senate is on track to confirm two more women this week to help steer economic policy in the Biden administration, adding to a groundbreaking trend of more women in control of government money in the executive and legislative branches.

Gina Raimondo as Commerce secretary and Cecilia Rouse heading the White House Council of Economic Advisers would join Janet Yellen, already confirmed as the nation’s first female treasurer, and other female nominees: Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Isabel Guzman at the Small Business Administration, and Katherine Tai at the trade representative’s office.

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