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Yellen Moves Toward Confirmation for Treasury, With Vote Monday

Jan. 22, 2021, 11:22 PM

Janet Yellen is on the verge of confirmation as Treasury secretary after getting the unanimous approval of the Senate Finance Committee on Friday, with a full vote by the chamber set for Monday.

The panel approved Yellen in a 26-0 vote Friday morning. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday that the full chamber will vote on her confirmation on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Janet Yellen
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

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The committee’s unanimous vote suggests Yellen will win easy confirmation from the Senate, which the Democrats now control by virtue of a tie-breaking...

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