US Senate confirms Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

By REUTERS
February 14, 2017 02:45

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 - The US Senate on Monday voted to confirm former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, installing the Trump administration's point-man on tax reform, financial deregulation and economic diplomacy efforts.

The Senate voted 53-47 in a largely party-line vote to approve the nomination. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat to vote in favor of Mnuchin.


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