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About the Fed


Federal Reserve System Purposes & Functions
The 10th edition of The Federal Reserve System Purposes & Functions details the structure, responsibilities, and aims of the U.S. central banking system. 
Image: seal What is the Fed?
The Federal Reserve often referred to as "the Fed" is the central bank of the United States. Congress created the Fed in 1913 to help promote a safe and sound monetary and financial system for our nation.
Doing Business with the Board
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Current FAQ: Who are the members of the Federal Reserve Board, and how are they selected?
The seven members of the Board of Governors are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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Last update: October 28, 2016