Senate Confirms Steele as Assistant Secretary of Treasury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today voted 53 to 42 to confirm Graham Scott Steele as the next Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Public Citizen experts issued the following statements:

David Arkush, Managing Director of Public Citizen’s Climate Program:

“This is an outstanding appointment. Graham Steele will be a champion for Wall Street accountability, financial stability, racial justice, a livable planet, and the needs of working families. We look forward to working with him.”

Bartlett Collins Naylor, Financial Policy Advocate in Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division: 

“Congratulations, America. With Graham Steele steering Wall Street policy as Treasury’s assistant secretary for financial institutions, the nation can expect that issues from bank safety to funding for a sustainable energy sector will be guided with a singular focus on what’s best for average Americans. We’re proud that a Public Citizen alumnus will help shape these important policies.”