WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to serve as the next Treasury Secretary by a vote of 71 to 26 on Wednesday night.

Lew, who will be the 76th Treasury Secretary, has held a number of key government positions, including serving as director for the Office of Management and Budget twice. The Senate Finance Committee voted in favor of Lew on Tuesday, after Republicans on the panel grilled him at a confirmation hearing earlier this month about his tenure at Citigroup and some off-shore investments.

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