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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today praised Kansan Michelle ‘Miki’ Bowman – whom the president nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System – during a nomination hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

“Miki has deep roots in rural Kansas and her extensive community banking experience makes her an ideal choice for this important position,” said Sen. Moran. “She has her finger on the pulse of American households from across the country, bringing a much-needed perspective in Washington, D.C. Miki will be an invaluable asset to the Board.”

If confirmed by the Senate, Bowman – a Washburn University School of Law graduate – will join the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as the first person nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to hold the seat specifically reserved for “one member with demonstrated primary experience working in or supervising community banks.”

Watch the full exchange here.

Announcement from the White House:

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Michelle Bowman of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as the Community Bank Representative representing Region 8 (St. Louis, Missouri)  for the remainder of a fourteen year term expiring January 31, 2020. Ms. Bowman currently serves as the Kansas State Bank Commissioner, a position to which she was the first woman appointed and confirmed by the Kansas State Senate. As Commissioner, she is the chief regulator for State-chartered banks and non-depository lenders. Previously, Ms. Bowman served as an executive at Farmers and Drovers bank. Additionally, she has served on the staff of Senator Bob Dole, as counsel for several U.S. House committees, as Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Policy Advisor to Secretary Tom Ridge at the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Bowman graduated from the University of Kansas and received a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.

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