White House has vowed no bargains to help resolve the Republican impasse over the DHS bill.
Attorney General steps down after serving as the nation’s top lawyer since 2009 under President Obama.
The White House also unveiled several initiatives to strengthen exports from rural communities.
The Republican leader wants a vote on a separate bill for immigration, but House support is far from a given.
Some worry the battle could tarnish the reputations of two leading voices of an underrepresented community.
After setback in court, the president will rally supporters on immigration in Miami
An oversight panel had urged the selection of an outsider, but Clancy has earned the president’s trust.
The move delayed the president’s executive actions and puts another of his signature initiatives in the courts’ hands.
The flurry of departures presents a challenge for the president, who has limited time left to shape his legacy.
China objects to the Tibetan spiritual leader’s Thursday appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast.