Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., announced Wednesday that he will convene a hearing on Feb. 13 to consider the nomination of White House Chief of Staff Jacob “Jack” Lew to be the next Treasury Secretary.
Lew is sure to face a tough grilling from lawmakers, as President Barack Obama’s recent swath of nominations have been challenged by the courts.
Baucus, while in favor of Lew as Timothy Geithner’s replacement, said in a statement that he will question Lew about his experience, his views on fiscal policy and ideas for spurring economic growth.
“We have a tremendous amount of work to do over the next couple months to get our fiscal house in order. It is my hope that—after a thorough vetting process—Jack Lew will be quickly confirmed so he can help tackle our country’s pressing economic issues,” Baucus said.