Brian Miller confirmed as pandemic special inspector general in partisan vote

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Trump-appointee Brian Miller as the special inspector general to oversee the taxpayer-funded coronavirus pandemic recovery fund. Miller was confirmed by a divided vote in the chamber.

Senator Doug Jones of Alabama was the only Democrat to vote for Miller in the 51-40 vote. 

Miller, a White House lawyer since 2018, previously worked as a federal prosecutor and inspector general for the General Services Administration. 

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