U.S. Lawmakers Urge Yellen to Diversify the Fed

Reuters, May 12, 2016–Saphir, Ann

U.S. lawmakers including Senator Elizabeth Warren and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen urging more diversity at the U.S. central bank. Ten of the Fed’s 12 regional bank presidents are men; 11 of them are white, the letter noted.