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Heller Statement on Nomination of Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) opposed the nomination of Jack Lew as the Secretary of the Treasury.

"The nomination of Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury suggests that this Administration has learned nothing from the debt-driven economic policies of the past four years, and intends to move forward with more of its signature tax and spend policies. As the architect and defender of the President's irresponsible budgets amid grave economic circumstances, Mr. Lew has failed to demonstrate the leadership and commitment to responsibility that this country needs in its chief economic advisors. While I respect the fact that Mr. Lew has remained a public servant for many years, I cannot support the nomination of an individual who does not share my commitment to treating taxpayers' dollars responsibly," said Senator Dean Heller.


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