Janet Yellen Confirmed As Treasury Sec In 84-15 Vote

The Washington Post reports:

Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first female treasury secretary in American history by the U.S. Senate Monday evening. Yellen’s confirmation process garnered little controversy as the former Federal Reserve chair has long-standing ties to Senate policymakers and extensive economic and government credentials.

The final vote was 84-15, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) among those supporting Yellen.Yellen will replace Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Wall Street financier who was one of Trump’s closest aides.