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Senate approves Janet Yellen as Fed chair

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.S. Senate kicks off its 2014 session and made history by approving Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, with a vote of 56 to 26. Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term ends on January 31. Yellen has been an unwavering advocate of the Fed's aggressive steps to boost the U.S. economy as it struggled to emerge from a severe economic recession.

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