Steven Mnuchin, President Trump's nominee for treasury secretary, will get a vote in the Senate Finance Committee Monday night, committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Friday evening.
"Committee members and the American people heard a strong case from Steven Mnuchin on why he should be Treasury secretary," Hatch said in a statement from his office. "His seasoned career as a financial leader equips him with the ability to steer the American economy in the right direction. And his commitment to work with Congress to reform our outdated tax code and explore ways to improve our nation's broken infrastructure system should garner the support of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle."
However, Mnuchin, a former investor and banker, will not receive broad backing from both sides of the aisle the way that other Trump nominees have.
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, the top Democrat on the Banking Committee, announced last week that he would vote against Mnuchin's nomination in the Finance Committee. Brown cited Mnuchin's role in overseeing foreclosures as head of OneWest bank.
At Mnuchin's hearing, Democrats sought to highlight OneWest's foreclosures in the wake of the financial crisis and tie Mnuchin to the wrongful foreclosures done by the bank.