Confirming The Cabinet

Special coverage of the confirmation hearings of President Obama's cabinet picks.


AGRICULTURE
Tom Vilsack
Former Iowa Governor
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 17, 2008

Approval Committees:
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

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COMMERCE
Gary Locke
Former Governor of Washington
Status:
Awaiting Confirmation

 

Date of Nomination:
February 25, 2009
Approval Committees:
Commerce, Science and Transportation

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EDUCATION
Arne Duncan
Chicago Public Schools CEO
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 16, 2008

Approval Committees:
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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ENERGY
Steven Chu
Physicist
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 10, 2008

Approval Committees:
Energy and Natural Resources

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Lisa Jackson
Former N.J. Dept. of Environmental Protection Cmsr
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 22
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 12, 2008

Approval Committees:
Environment and Public Works

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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Kathleen Sebelius
Governor of Kansas
Status:
Awaiting Confirmation

 

Date of Nomination:
March 2, 2009
Approval Committees:
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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HOMELAND SECURITY
Janet Napolitano
Arizona Gov.
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 1, 2008

Approval Committees:
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Shaun Donovan
NYC Housing Cmsr.
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 22
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 13, 2008

Approval Committees:
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

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INTERIOR
Ken Salazar
Democratic Senator from Colorado
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 17, 2008

Approval Committees:
Energy and Natural Resources

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JUSTICE
Eric Holder
Former Deputy Attorney General
Status:
Confirmed Feb. 2
Roll Call Vote: 75-21

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 1, 2008

Approval Committees:
Finance

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LABOR
Hilda Solis
Democratic Congresswoman from California
Status:
Confirmed Feb. 24
Roll Call Vote: 80-17

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 19, 2008

Approval Committees:
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
Peter Orszag
Former CBO Director
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Nov. 25, 2008

Approval Committees:
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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State
Hilary Clinton
Democratic Senator from N.Y.

Status:
Confirmed Jan. 21
Roll Call Vote: 94-2

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 1, 2008

Approval Committees:
Foreign Relations

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TRANSPORTATION
Ray LaHood
Former Republican Congressman from Illinois
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 22
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 19, 2008

Approval Committees:
Commerce, Science and Transportation

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TREASURY
Timothy Geithner
New York Federal Reserve Bank President
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 26
Roll Call Vote: 60-34

 

Date of Nomination:
Nov. 24, 2008

Approval Committees:
Finance

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UN AMBASSADOR
Susan Rice
Former Asst. Secretary of State for African Affairs
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 22
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 1, 2008

Approval Committees:
Foreign Relations

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VETERANS AFFAIRS
Eric Shinseki
Army General and Former Chief of Staff
Status:
Confirmed Jan. 20
Unanimous Consent

 

Date of Nomination:
Dec. 7, 2008
Approval Committees:
Energy and Natural Resources

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