Senate Confirms Two Appointments to U.S. Treasury Department

The U.S. Senate confirmed two Treasury Department appointments yesterday, Mary Miller as the undersecretary for domestic finance, and Alastair Fitzpayne as assistant secretary for legislative affairs.

Miller was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 1. As assistant secretary since 2010, she has been responsible for Treasury’s management of the public debt and advises Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on domestic finance, financial markets and federal government lending policies. She spent 26 years working for the T. Rowe Price Group Inc.

“For two years, Mary’s steady hand has helped Treasury navigate a critical set of domestic finance issues, earning her deep respect from colleagues inside and outside this building,” Geithner said in a release.

Fitzpayne has served as Treasury’s deputy chief of staff since January 2009 and was the department’s executive secretary since April 2010. Prior to Treasury, he was a member of the economics review team on the Obama-Biden transition team. He worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to former Senator Evan Bayh, a Democrat from Indiana, and senior policy adviser for former Representative Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat from Illinois.

“Al has been an integral part of the Treasury leadership team since the early days of this Administration,” Geithner said in a release. “His deep knowledge of Congress and the legislative process is also held in high regard throughout Washington and will be an incredibly valuable asset to me and the Department.”

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