The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kevin Hassett to be a top economic adviser to President Trump.
The Senate confirmed him in an 81-16 vote, and all the "no" votes came from Democrats.
Hassett, previously an economist at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and an adviser to Republican campaigns, will serve as the chairman of Trump's Council of Economic Advisers. The position entails providing economic forecasts for the White House, assessing the impact of different policies, and sometimes representing the president publicly to advance his goals.
Hassett was nominated in May, and though Hassett had endorsements from both sides of the aisle, his name was excluded from a large block of nominations cleared rapidly by the Senate in August. The White House blamed Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for stalling his confirmation.
Democrats have slowed many of Trump's nominees as a form of opposition.
Hassett, a proponent of low taxes, free trade, and fiscal conservatism, has in the past espoused some ideas that run counter to Trump's more populist steak.
In the past, the position of CEA chair has sometimes been a cabinet-level one, although it has been demoted under Trump.