The Senate voted Monday to confirm Steven Mnuchin as President Trump’s Treasury Secretary. The 53-47 vote included Joe Manchin (D-WV) as one of the “ayes.” All other Democrats and Independents voted against him. Mnuchin spent most of his career at Goldman Sachs before founding a hedge fund and later financing major Hollywood movies.
Following that decision, the Senate confirmed David Shulkin to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs in a unanimous vote. For the past 18 months, Shulkin served as Obama’s Under Secretary for Health for the VA.
The Senate has now confirmed personnel for 11 of the top positions in the Trump administration.