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.
Breaking News: The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary, making her the first woman to lead the department. Her appointment comes at a perilous economic moment, as the new administration tries to revive an economy battered by the pandemic.https://t.co/cklM0cljc9
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2021