Twitter reactions to the #Fed confirmation

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Yesterday, Dr. Janet Yellen was confirmed as the newest Chairperson of the @FederalReserve, the first woman to hold that post. She also became the first #Fed chair to have her appointment debated and celebrated over Twitter — the last time that a new chairperson was appointed, Twitter wasn’t around.

Within half an hour of the milestone confirmation, there were 10,000 Tweets about it. This custom timeline highlights selected reactions from elected officials (including those who voted for and against Dr. Yellen’s confirmation), and other Fed-watchers who followed the vote closely: