The more liberal budget vision calls for higher taxes on the wealthy, and a range of new spending initatives.
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U.S. trade officials are growing more concerned that their European Union (EU) counterparts are backing away from a vow to eliminate remaining tariffs as part of a massive trade agreement.
The Senate confirmed Sarah Bloom Raskin on Wednesday to serve as second-in-command to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.
Four Republicans back the measure in a 14-3 vote.
The largely political move will almost certainly fail.
Republicans oppose the measure, pointing to a CBO report predicting major job losses.
The Senate confirmed Sarah Bloom Raskin to be a Deputy Secretary of the Treasury by voice-vote Wednesday.
The president is drawing attention to his efforts on women and families in the workplace.
Kerry said he will meet with Sergei Lavrov on Friday to try and "diffuse" mounting tensions.