Friday, January 23, 2009

Senate Finance Committee approves Timothy Geithner

After Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner submitted over 100 pages of answers to follow up questions from senators, the Senate Finance Committee today approved his nomination by an 18-5 vote. Geithner, whose nomination goes before the full Senate at a later date, received the nod despite questions about more than $40,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes he failed to pay between 2001 and 2004. Geithner paid the taxes and apologized, but several Republicans questioned his honesty.

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