Jack Lew confirmed as Treasury secretary


Melina Mara/The Washington Post

The Senate confirmed Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary on Wednesday, giving him broad responsibilities over the U.S. economy just as the country faces potentially severe budget cuts, a still-tepid recovery, and an overhaul of financial regulations that remains incomplete.

After being grilled by Republican lawmakers in recent weeks overhis work and pay at bailout recipient Citigroup, Lew was given the Senate’s greenlight in a 71-26 vote.

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Jia Lynn Yang is a business editor at The Washington Post.

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