Democrat Wyden wants Thursday vote on Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 20-01-2021 02:12 IST | Created: 20-01-2021 02:12 IST
Democrat Wyden wants Thursday vote on Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary

Senator Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, said he would push for a Thursday vote to confirm former Fed Chair Janet Yellen as the next Treasury secretary.

"As we continue to deal with the worst economic crisis in a century, it’s critically important that she be leading the Treasury Department as soon as possible," Wyden said in a statement on Tuesday after Yellen's confirmation hearing.

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