January 19,2021

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Wyden Statement Following Treasury Secretary-Designate Janet Yellen’s Nomination Hearing

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement following Treasury Secretary-Designate Janet Yellen’s nomination hearing:

“Chair Yellen today demonstrated why no one is more qualified to be Treasury Secretary in the midst of this crisis. She understands the financial pain millions of working families are experiencing, and will put them first as she works to rebuild our economy. As I said at the close of our committee hearing, I’m pushing to have Chair Yellen confirmed on Thursday. As we continue to deal with the worst economic crisis in a century, it’s critically important that she be leading the Treasury Department as soon as possible.”