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Obama to nominate Jack Lew for Treasury: Media

Published on Jan 10, 2013 6:35 AM
US President Barack Obama (right) walks with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on his way to board Marine One March 2, 2012 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Mr Obama plans to nominate Mr Lew as his next Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy Geithner, US media reported on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate his chief of staff Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy Geithner, United States (US) media reported on Wednesday.

Mr Lew, 57, is a veteran Washington insider who previously served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. His nomination - which must be confirmed by the Senate - is likely to be announced this week, CNN reported.

The White House would neither confirm or deny the reports. One official said a final decision had not yet been made.

Mr Geithner, a key player in Mr Obama's effort to revive the US economy since the worst recession in decades, has made it known that he does not want to serve a second term at Treasury. He is expected to leave by month's end.

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