WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after voting to confirm the historic nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, as Secretary of the Treasury.
“During this period of national economic strain, we need proven and thoughtful leadership to help bring about recovery,” said Senator Rosen. “Today, I was proud to vote to confirm Dr. Janet Yellen as Secretary of Treasury, someone with a wealth of experience and economic insight. I congratulate her on breaking through yet another barrier to become the first female Treasury Secretary. I look forward to working with Secretary Yellen to support Nevada’s economy and industries, create good-paying jobs, deliver direct payments to Nevada families in need, and provide relief to our state and local governments. I will continue my efforts in Congress to protect the lives and livelihoods of Nevadans during this difficult time.”