Before the U.S. Senate left for its annual August recess, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a September vote to approve Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle “Miki” Bowman’s nomination for a full 14-year term. Bowman is serving a partial term that expires Jan. 31, 2020. If reconfirmed, her full 14-year term would begin Feb. 1, 2020. ICBA has strongly advocated for a full term for Bowman, who is the first Fed Governor to hold a seat reserved for someone with experience in community banking or community bank supervision. Bowman is ca former Kansas State Bank Commissioner and a former community banker herself.