My warmest congratulations to Wally Adeyemo, our new Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. The Senate confirmed him today in a broad bipartisan vote.
Wally is everything the Treasury Department needs right now: He has spent his career working at the intersection of America’s national security interests and our economic ones. In the process, he’s become a master of shuttle economic diplomacy, helping keep America’s economy strong at home and competitive abroad.
Wally is also a tireless advocate for the working class. He helped build the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from its foundations after the Great Recession. Those values – and that managerial experience – will be a tremendous asset to Treasury now as we continue implementing the American Rescue Plan.
I am confident that Wally will handle his mission as Deputy Secretary like he’s handled everything else during his career: with integrity and excellence.