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Powell in 2015. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Jerome Powell, who is expected to be President Trump's pick to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, has supported the policies of current chairwoman Janet Yellen, the New York Times reports:

"Mr. Powell has consistently supported the Fed's campaign to stimulate economic growth, although he expressed some reservations in internal debates about the extent of those efforts. In recent years, he has backed the methodical unwinding of those efforts, and analysts expect he would seek to raise interest rates at about the same pace as Ms. Yellen.On regulatory policy, Mr. Powell has defended most changes made after the financial crisis as necessary to protect the broader economy, but he has said that he supports efforts to streamline those rules."

Why this matters: Trump's appointments to the Federal Reserve will be some of the most consequential of his administration. The Times reports he resisted pressure from conservatives to "make a larger change at the Fed" by appointing an "outspoken critic" like Stanford economist John Taylor.

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FDA authorizes mix-and-match for COVID booster shots

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The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday gave its approval for Americans to get booster shots that are different from the COVID vaccine they initially received.

Why it matters: The recommendation from the FDA, which also authorized booster shots for people who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Wednesday, paves the way for an expansion of booster shots.

GOP congressman forfeits committee seats after indictment

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) on Wednesday stepped down from his committee assignments after being indicted for lying to federal investigators amid a probe into illegal campaign donations.

What they're saying: In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Fortenberry said he is "grateful for the outpouring of support from my friends and colleagues as we work against the injustice confronting me."

Rahm Emanuel questioned on murder of Laquan McDonald in confirmation hearing

Rahm Emanuel during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Oct. 20. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the murder of Laquan McDonald during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to become the U.S. ambassador to Japan, saying that "there's not a day or a week that has gone by in the last seven years I haven't thought about this."

Catch up quick: McDonald was a Black teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by Chicago police during Emanuel's tenure as the city's mayor. The 2014 shooting triggered massive protests, both because of its nature and the fact that the officers' body-cam footage was concealed for years.