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Orrin Hatch, Top Republican on Finance Committee, Backs Lew Nomination

Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the ranking member of the Finance Committee, will support the nomination of Jack Lew, President Obama’s pick to lead the Treasury Department. “I believe the president is owed a fair amount of deference in choosing people to work in his administration and, though I would have chosen a different person for this particular post, I intend to defer to President Obama with regard to the Lew nomination,” Hatch said. “I do have serious reservations regarding Mr. Lew that have not been assuaged through the committee’s consideration of this appointment. In the end, I hope that he will prove me wrong.”

NR’s Andrew Stiles has written numerous stories about the Lew nomination. Lew, though never in real political trouble, is an unpopular figure in GOP circles.


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