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White House confident Fed nominee Shelton will eventually be confirmed

FILE PHOTO: People walk along the base of the Washington monument, near the White House in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said it expected the U.S. Senate to eventually confirm Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve, despite a vote to block her nomination earlier in the afternoon.

“President @realDonaldTrump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve is incredibly qualified. The @WhiteHouse fully supports her, and we remain confident that Judy Shelton will be confirmed upon reconsideration,” White House spokesman Judd Deere wrote in a tweet.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; editing by Jonathan Oatis