Obama Nominates Marylander For Federal Reserve Board | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Obama Nominates Marylander For Federal Reserve Board

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Blatt

President Obama has nominated Maryland's Commissioner of Financial Regulation to the Federal Reserve Board.

Sarah Raskin was appointed Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation in 2007. She previously served as counsel to the Senate Banking Committee.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) is praising Mr. Obama's selection, saying that Raskin's leadership in Maryland "will serve her well" on the national level.

O'Malley calls Raskin an "exceptional partner" in his effort to bring middle-class families through the foreclosure crisis.

Raskin is married to Maryland state Senator Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Montgomery County.

Her nomination is subject to Senate approval.

NPR

Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
NPR

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
NPR

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.