Obama's Treasury pick Lew courts Senate Republicans

By REUTERS
January 24, 2013 01:33

 
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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words about President Barack Obama's Treasury nominee, Jack Lew, but withheld support, saying the former White House budget director's qualifications and views must still be scrutinized.

Lew met with four Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, which is in charge of vetting his nomination.

The lawmakers said they discussed the need to find common ground on government spending and revenues, and the imperative of reforming big government programs dear to Democrats: Social Security and Medicare.

Lew "acknowledged what I know, that Social Security is the 'easier' solution, ... but that health care is a huge problem and a huge challenge," Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia told reporters after meeting with Lew.

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