Home / Civilian / Senate Committee OKs Jack Lew Treasury Secretary Nomination

Senate Committee OKs Jack Lew Treasury Secretary Nomination

OMB Director Jack Lew
Jack Lew

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Jack Lew, former White House chief of staff, as treasury secretary by a 19-5 vote, Politico reports.

Kelsey Snell writes Lew’s nomination could reach the full floor by this coming Wednesday or Thursday.

Six of the committee’s 11 Republican members voted to approve Lew, according to the report.

Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Rob Portman of Ohio, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and John Thune of South Dakota also voted in favor of Lew, Snell reports.

If confirmed, Lew will succeed Timothy Geithner, who left the government last month, according to Bloomberg.


Check Also

GAO: DOE’s NNSA Needs More Effective Contract Document Management Procedures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the National Nuclear Security Administration adopt a strategy …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *