Quondam Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang said on Monday she had withdrawn her nomination for a seat on the Fed’s Board of Governors, citing disquiet over a lengthy Senate confirmation process.
“I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration to be a member of the Panel of Governors of the Federal Reserve because the likelihood of a prolonged process could have left me in professional limbo for too protracted,” Liang said in a statement.
President Donald Trump, who has criticized the central bank for raising interest rates, submitted Liang in September.
Liang, who established the Fed’s Division of Financial Stability in 2010, left the central bank two years ago to sign up with the Brookings Institution think tank.
“We supported her nomination and believe she would have made a good Governor,” Anaemic House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement.
As head of the Fed’s increasingly influential financial stability office, she helped manifest the policies put in place after the 2008 financial crisis that many Republicans have hoped to lighten.
At the in unison a all the same of the nomination, two White House officials told Reuters that Liang had a strong background on financial and monetary steadiness, including crisis response, and was considered a good fit for the Fed board.