January 25, 2021

Duckworth Votes to Confirm Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today voted to confirm Janet Yellen as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Yellen was confirmed with an 84-15 vote to serve as Treasury Secretary under President Biden.

“Secretary Yellen is a uniquely-qualified, crisis-tested leader whose expertise will be essential as President Biden takes on the economic challenges facing our country, and I am confident she will be an effective advocate in helping the Administration build back a better economy that works for all Americans,” Duckworth said. “As working families and state and local governments begin the long road of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, we must ensure that federal support is going to those who need it most. I look forward to working with Secretary Yellen and the Biden Administration to help Illinoisans and all Americans.”