Senate committee unanimously approves Yellen nomination for US Treasury secretary

Janet Yellen, who served as Federal Reserve chair from 2014 to 2018, was approved on a 26-0 vote in the committee evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. — Reuters pic
Janet Yellen, who served as Federal Reserve chair from 2014 to 2018, was approved on a 26-0 vote in the committee evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. — Reuters pic

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WASHINGTON, Jan 22 — The US Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve Janet Yellen as the first woman Treasury secretary today, sending her nomination to the full Senate for a floor vote, and indicating that she will easily win approval.

Yellen, who served as Federal Reserve chair from 2014 to 2018, was approved on a 26-0 vote in the committee evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. — Reuters

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