Jack Lew approved as Treasury secretary
The Senate has approved Jack Lew, 57, as Treasury secretary.
February 27th, 2013
06:13 PM ET

Jack Lew approved as Treasury secretary

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.

As a former budget director for Presidents Obama and Bill Clinton, Lew has overseen budget talks in times of deficits and also surpluses.

As the secretary of the Treasury, Lew will run U.S. domestic financial policy and is charged with collecting federal taxes and managing public debt, among other duties.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    lew...is that with or without a "d"?

    February 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |