The Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted to advance the nomination of President Joe Biden's pick for Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen.
The committee, comprised of 13 Democrats and 13 Republicans, all voted in favor to advance Yellen's nomination to the Senate floor.
The Senate could vote to confirm Yellen's nomination by close of business on Friday.
The Senate Finance Committee just voted 26-0 to advance Janet Yellen’s nomination to the full Senate.— Julie Tsirkin (@JulieNBCNews) January 22, 2021
Biden could have his Treasury Secretary confirmed by end of day.
JUST IN: Finance Senate Committee just voted @JanetYellen out of the with unanimous support 26-0— Sarah Ewall-Wice (@EwallWice) January 22, 2021
Yellen, the former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, would be the primary go-between from the White House and Congress in negotiations for passing further economic stimulus. Biden has already unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that would include $1,400 payments to most Americans, as well as expanded unemployment benefits.
Some Republicans have express skepticism of the hefty price tag.