Lew will face Citi questions at Senate confirmation hearing

02/12/2013 | Bloomberg · Washington Post, The

During Jack Lew's confirmation hearing for Treasury Department secretary, Republican senators plan to focus mainly on his time at Citigroup, before he joined the State Department in 2009. "If taxpayers are going to prop up failed banks, they have a right to know what a key executive like Mr. Lew did at that time," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Despite possibly facing tough questions, Lew appears likely to be confirmed. "Mr. Lew has been confirmed by the Senate three times already," said Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. "I don't expect there to be any reason why he should not be confirmed this time around as well."

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