FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2009
STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF TIMOTHY GEITHNER AS SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
"The Senate tonight wisely voted to confirm another talented New Yorker nominated by President Obama to his cabinet: Tim Geithner, whose capable hands will now take the reins at the Department of Treasury. Tim is a first-rate intellect who has climbed the ranks of the Federal government, serving under both Democratic and Republican administrations, and who has played an indispensable role in helping our country survive the recent financial panics and shocks. We are lucky to have him working for us in Washington, and I look forward to offering him whatever support I can during what will be some very difficult times ahead."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958