[ #43WHTravelPool | February 6, 2006 ] "Since its creation in 1913, the Federal Reserve has helped bring stability and growth to our nation's economy. Around the world the Fed is a symbol of integrity and reliability. Its decisions set our nation's monetary policy, ensure a sound banking system, and help contain the risks that can arrive in our financial markets. The Fed's actions touch the lives of all Americans, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve must be a leader of unquestionable credentials, sound judgment and impeccable character." — President @georgewbush gave remarks at the swearing-In ceremony for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve in Washington DC.