Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) issued the following statement after meeting with Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew.
"This afternoon I had the opportunity to meet with Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew," said Chairman Johnson. "We had a very good conversation and I have no doubt he will be an outstanding Treasury Secretary. He shares my commitment to sustaining and strengthening the economic recovery and providing certainty through implementation of Wall Street Reform. The next Treasury Secretary already has his work piling up with ongoing budget negotiations, the debt ceiling debate, and continued implementation of Wall Street Reform. Mr. Lew is well-qualified, has the right temperament, and should be confirmed by the Senate without delay."