Sen. Tom Harkin is again delaying a Senate vote on Federal Reserve Board nominees as part of his effort to force a debate over the central bank's monetary policies.

The Iowa Democrat said Thursday that he is blocking a vote on the nominations of Edward Gramlich and Roger Ferguson because the Fed's tough anti-inflationary policies are hampering economic growth.

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