Tuberville Statement on Janet Yellen Confirmations as U.S. Treasury Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement on Janet Yellen’s confirmation as U.S. Treasury Secretary:

“With our country still suffering from the pandemic, our first priority should be getting folks back to work. Sadly, Secretary Yellen’s positions would only make job creation harder. She’s suggested repealing the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would raise taxes on hard-working Americans and eliminate jobs. She supports more than doubling the minimum wage, which would be crippling for so many small businesses that are already suffering under the pandemic. And she has demonstrated an alarming lack of concern with the rapid and unsustainable expansion of the national debt throughout her career. With these concerns in mind, I voted no on Secretary Yellen’s confirmation, and I hope she will rethink her positions to prioritize making it easier, not harder, for Alabamians and Americans to find good-paying jobs during these difficult economic times.”