Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on his decision to support the nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen to be Treasury Secretary:
“I will vote to confirm Dr. Janet Yellen to serve as the next Secretary of the Treasury. Presidents deserve a degree of deference on assembling their teams, provided their nominees are qualified. While Dr. Yellen and I have numerous and significant differences of opinion on economic policy, I have no doubts regarding her integrity or technical expertise. Like her immediate predecessor Secretary Steven Mnuchin, I hope Dr. Yellen will consistently seek input and feedback from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.”
Senator Toomey supported Dr. Yellen’s nomination in the Finance Committee this morning.