February 27, 2013 in Nation/World

Panel vote sends Lew to Senate


WASHINGTON – A Senate committee voted to confirm Jacob Lew as treasury secretary despite Republican concerns about his support for higher taxes to reduce the nation’s debt as well as his tenure as a Citigroup executive before joining the Obama administration.

The 19-5 vote Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee moves the nomination of Lew, the former White House chief of staff, to the full Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he hoped to hold a confirmation vote by the end of the week.

Los Angeles Times

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus