Committee Approves Geithner

Confirmation goes to full Senate
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:47 AM CST
Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, during his nomination hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – The Senate Finance Committee has approved the nomination of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary despite his tax mistakes, the AP reports. This morning's 18-5 vote sends Geithner's confirmation to the full Senate. President Obama is hoping for quick approval so the point man for the administration's economic rescue effort can begin work.