Cortez Masto Votes to Put Yellen at Helm of Treasury
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) voted today to confirm Dr. Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury.
“From her time as chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to her stewardship of the Federal Reserve, Secretary Yellen has the broad experience necessary to help stimulate the economy, support struggling Nevadans, and put the country on a path to recovery. Based on our conversations, I believe that she understands the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Nevada’s workers and small businesses, particularly in our hard-hit travel and hospitality industry. I look forward to working with her to get the Nevadans the resources and economic support they so urgently need.”
Senator Cortez Masto met with Dr. Yellen earlier this month and questioned her in a Finance Committee Hearing regarding ways to revitalize the hospitality industry.
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