January 25, 2021

Van Hollen Statement in Support of Janet Yellen to Serve as Treasury Secretary

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of Janet Yellen to serve as the Secretary of the Treasury:

“A successful economic recovery requires a Treasury Secretary who is prepared, crisis-tested, and extremely qualified. Not only is Janet Yellen the first woman to lead the Treasury Department – but she's also the first person in history to have served as Treasury Secretary, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Chair of the Federal Reserve. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Yellen’s work at the Federal Reserve was critical in getting our economy back on track, and her unmatched resume speaks for itself. It’s clear – she’s the right person for this job, and I look forward to working with her to rebuild our economy in a way that creates more shared prosperity for all Americans, not just the wealthiest few."