Yellen says Treasury focus to help nation reeling from virus
January 27, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen, sworn in Tuesday as the nation's 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office, said in a message to the department's 84,000 employees that they would play a major role in addressing the country's biggest economic challenges.
"In addition to the pandemic, the country is also facing a climate crisis, a crisis of systemic racism and an economic crisis that has been building for fifty years," Yellen said in her message. "I believe our department can play a major role in addressing each of these crises."
She was sworn in by Vice President Kamal...