By Colin Barr, Fortune senior writer
Last Updated: January 26, 2009: 7:00 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Senate lawmakers voted Monday to confirm Tim Geithner as the next Treasury secretary amid ongoing uncertainty about the nation's economic future.
Geithner, who will spearhead President Obama's response to the financial crisis that threatens to unravel economic growth around the globe, won approval by a vote of 60 to 34.
Following the vote, President Obama and Vice-President Biden went to the Treasury Department to immediately swear Geithner in.