Beyer on Yellen Confirmation Vote: It’s Important to Have a "Crisis-Tested Trailblazer" Like Yellen Leading Treasury
Washington, January 26, 2021
Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate voted (84 to 15) to confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary.
Secretary Yellen previously served as Chair of the Federal Reserve and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). She is the first woman to serve as Treasury Secretary, and the first person to lead CEA, the Federal Reserve and Treasury.
“During these tough economic times, it is so important to have a crisis-tested trailblazer like Secretary Yellen leading the Treasury Department. The country will be counting on her insights, expertise and unmatched experience to help us recover from this crisis.