Lew confirmed as Treasury secretary
February 27th, 2013
06:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Lew confirmed as Treasury secretary

Washington (CNN) - The Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Jack Lew as U.S. Treasury secretary.

Lew, 57, most recently served as the White House chief-of-staff. He was confirmed with a 71-26 vote. Compared with the bruising confirmation battle of Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, Lew's was a breeze.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Name lynn

    Jack lew them white house leaders didnt go into your deep dark closet, an try to pull out something your past. How great.

    February 27, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  2. Evergreen

    No drama, no grandstanding and no hysterics. I am shocked.

    February 27, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  3. nappi11

    I was thinking Clinton/ Rice either one Susan or Condi but I can't see a more perfect Union than Clinton/Chistie. I like this one, people.

    February 27, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. Babyboomer

    Wow. I just knew the Republicans were going to delay filling this position too...

    February 27, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  5. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    That was a shorter fight than Hagel had. It is less of a story but keeps things moving.

    February 27, 2013 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |