Inside Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's charm offensive on Capitol Hill
February 25, 2019 at 10:50 AM EST
Powell packed in 98 personal phone calls and meetings with lawmakers last year — nearly four times as many as his predecessor, Janet Yellen, over the same period during her first year on the job, a CNBC analysis shows. His outreach to Capitol Hill comes as the Fed could use a few friends in Washington. Since Powell began his campaign, the central bank has entered the crosshairs of the White House and his job has been in jeopardy.