Trump names nominee to be deputy Treasury secretary

Trump names nominee to be deputy Treasury secretary
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism: report Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation MORE on Monday announced that he's planning to nominate Justin Muzinich, a Treasury Department aide who was involved in the administration's tax-cut efforts, to be deputy secretary of the department. 

If confirmed, Muzinich would fill the No. 2 position at Treasury. The department hasn't had a Senate-confirmed deputy secretary since Trump took office.

Since the start of the administration, Muzinich has served as counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Border deployment 'peaked' at 5,800 troops | Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Senators offer bill to press Trump on Saudis | Paul effort to block Bahrain arms sale fails On The Money: Senior GOP senator warns Trump against shutdown | Treasury sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | HQ2 deal brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Senate confirms Bowman to Fed board The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Insurgents seek female challenger to Pelosi for Speakership | Broward County finishes machine recount MORE. In that role, he has advised Mnuchin on domestic and international policy issues such as Republicans' successful efforts to pass tax legislation. 

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Before joining Treasury, Muzinich was president of an investment firm and taught at Columbia Business School. He also previously worked on Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.