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. 


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.