Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Jack Lew as the nation’s Treasury Secretary. Lew is a former head of the Office of Management and Budget under President Clinton and served as President Obama’s Chief of Staff.
“Jack Lew is an outstanding public servant with the experience and ability to guide our nation’s economy towards long-term growth and prosperity for the middle class. His work under two presidents and years of experience on Capitol Hill give him the tools necessary to succeed in this critically important and difficult job.
“Jack’s ability to work with people of different opinions and his belief in fiscal responsibility were evident when he helped President Clinton balance the budget and generate record surpluses. He understands that our work here in Washington is not just about numbers, but about real families sitting at home, trying to make ends meet. I appreciate the strong bipartisan vote of support for Jack, and look forward to working with him to bring middle-class families the economic security they deserve.”