U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement on Jack Lew's nomination to be Secretary of the Treasury:
Our country faces grave economic and fiscal challenges, and, unfortunately, Jack Lew and President Obama have consistently failed to provide serious solutions. We need a Treasury Secretary who will champion pro-growth policies, to restore our economic strength and to help get 23 million Americans back to work. We need a Treasury Secretary who will help rein in out-of-control government spending and turn around our crushing national debt. And we need a Treasury Secretary who will work in a bipartisan manner to strengthen and reform entitlement programs, so they will work better at lower costs for generations to come. During his tenure as President Obama's chief of staff and Budget Chief, Jack Lew has repeatedly refused to work for pro-growth fiscally responsible policies, and that is why I voted against his confirmation. Once he is confirmed, I hope he will at last be willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to expand economic growth and opportunity for every American.