US Senate Confirms Steve Mnuchin as Secretary of Treasury Department

© AP Photo / J. Scott ApplewhiteTreasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee
Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee - Sputnik International
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The US Senate confirmed Steve Mnuchin on Monday evening as the next Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Senate confirmed Mnuchin in 53-47 vote.

US President Donald Trump (C) waits at his desk before signing confirmations for James Mattis as US Secretary of Defense and John Kelly as US Secretary of Homeland Security, as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) look on, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Mnuchin, a Wall Street banker and a movie-industry financier, was nominated for the secretary of the Treasury post in late November.

On February 1, the US Senate Finance Committee suspended rules for a confirmation hearing and advanced the nomination of Mnuchin.

Mnuchin has worked for the financial investment firm Goldman Sachs for 25 years and served as US President Donald Trump's finance chairman throughout his presidential campaign.

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