Jack Lew Gets Senate Committee Approval for Treasury Secretary

President Barack Obama talks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew, center, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as they walk on the Colonnade of the White House, in this Jan. 10, 2013 file pthoo. The President later announced Lew as the his nominee to replace Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Close

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President Barack Obama talks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew, center, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as they walk on the Colonnade of the White House, in this Jan. 10, 2013 file pthoo. The President later announced Lew as the his nominee to replace Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The Senate Finance Committee today approved former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to become the U.S. Treasury secretary.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, said yesterday that the full Senate plans to vote on Lew this week.

Lew is expected to receive confirmation to succeed Timothy F. Geithner, who left the Treasury last month.

Today’s vote was 19 to 5 on the Democrat-controlled committee.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kasia Klimasinska in Washington at kklimasinska@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Kevin Costelloe at kcostelloe@bloomberg.net

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