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Geithner passes committee, 18-5

From NBC's Carl Sears
The Senate Finance Committee approved Treasury Secretary nominee Tim Geithner by an 18-5 vote. The nomination now moves to the full Senate.

Three Republicans on the panel voted for him: Hatch, Cornyn, Snowe.

Five Republicans opposed him: Kyl, Bunning, Grassley, Roberts, Ensign.