A joint letter from WBA, ICBA, and other state banking associations recently asked Senate leaders to promptly schedule a vote on the nomination of Michelle “Miki” Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Board policy affects many aspects of community banking, and it is important to have a full Board in place for appropriate input and balanced deliberations. We appreciated it when Congress created a dedicated community bank representative seat the Board, and we fully support  Bowman as uniquely qualified to fill that important seat.