Political Headlines February 27, 2013: Senate confirms Jack Lew as Treasury secretary with a 71-26 vote

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Senate confirms Jack Lew as Treasury secretary

Source: WaPo, 2-27-13

The Senate confirmed Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama’s choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 26, 2013: Senate Finance Committee Votes to Approve Jack Lew’s Treasury Secretary Nomination

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Senate Finance Committee Votes to Approve Jack Lew’s Nomination

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-26-13

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The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to approve Jack Lew’s nomination for secretary of the Treasury.

The approval came with a 19-5 vote.  All the “no” votes came from Republican senators — John Cornyn of Texas, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Pat Roberts of Kansas….READ MORE

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