Senate Panel OKs Jack Lew
Treasury nominee now heads to full Senate
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2013 10:01 AM CST
The Jack Lewp.   (AP Photo/The White House)

(Newser) – The Senate Finance Committee has given Jack Lew its stamp of approval, pushing forward his semi-contentious nomination as secretary of the Treasury by a 19-5 vote, reports Politico. Max Baucus, the panel's Democrat chairman, said ahead of the vote that Lew had answered all questions "in a thorough and fully transparent manner" and had undergone a "thorough review." “Though I would have chosen a different person for this particular post, I intend to defer to President Obama with regard to the Lew nomination,” said the committee's top Republican, Orrin Hatch. Lew's nomination now heads to the full Senate; he would succeed Tim Geithner.

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Feb 26, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Penmanship! Penmanship! When does he learn that "signing" isn't the same as "doodling"?
Feb 26, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Why is the senate OK'ing a lack of Jews? Damn anti-Semites.
Feb 26, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Well of course they did what with all the active communist party members planted in the senate, its a wonder they dont approve Fidel Castro for SOT.