Senate Finance Comm Ranking Member Sen Orrin Hatch about the Jack Lew confirmation hearing for Secretary of Treasury [Erik Wasson, THE HILL] -

“As I told the president yesterday, it’s imperative that Mr. Lew outline the administration’s plans on tackling our unsustainable debt, what areas of federal spending should be cut, and what kind of reforms — from our tax code to our entitlement programs — are needed to get our fiscal house in order....Since Mr. Lew participated in numerous budget negotiations with Congress and with four consecutive years of over $1 trillion deficits, the American people deserve to know not only that this nominee is qualified for the job, but also what policies the White House supports to get federal spending under control.”

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