The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will vote on the nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second four-year term as head of the U.S. central bank on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (1430 GMT), the panel said.

If the committee approves Bernanke, his nomination will be considered by the full Senate.

(Reporting by Kristin Roberts; Editing by James Dalgleish)