Oct. 15, 2018 — The Senate adjourned and will return to Washington after next month’s elections to take up the ICBA-advocated nomination of Michelle “Miki” Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board.
Both chambers of Congress are scheduled to return on Nov. 13, with the Senate slated to vote on advancing Bowman’s nomination the following day.
ICBA has strongly supported Bowman’s nomination for the Fed board’s ICBA-advocated community banking seat and has repeatedly called on the Senate to bring it to a vote, including in a recent American Banker op-ed. The nomination was approved by the Senate Banking Committee in June on a bipartisan vote.
Bowman, the Kansas state bank commissioner, remains involved in her family’s cattle and farm operation and has served as vice president of Farmers & Drovers Bank in Council Grove, Kan.
She has also worked for former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security.
ICBA will continue working with state banking associations and community bankers to maximize support for the nomination ahead of next month’s vote.