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.