Political Headlines February 27, 2013: Senate confirms Jack Lew as Treasury secretary with a 71-26 vote

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Senate confirms Jack Lew as Treasury secretary

Source: WaPo, 2-27-13

The Senate confirmed Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama’s choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts….READ MORE

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Political Headlines February 26, 2013: Senate Finance Committee Votes to Approve Jack Lew’s Treasury Secretary Nomination

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Senate Finance Committee Votes to Approve Jack Lew’s Nomination

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-26-13

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The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday to approve Jack Lew’s nomination for secretary of the Treasury.

The approval came with a 19-5 vote.  All the “no” votes came from Republican senators — John Cornyn of Texas, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Pat Roberts of Kansas….READ MORE

Political Headlines January 10, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Cabinet Shuffle: Who Is Leaving, Who Was Asked to Stay

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Obama’s Cabinet Shuffle: Who Is Leaving, Who Was Asked to Stay

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-10-13

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With the departure of Hilda Solis at the Labor Department, we have now seen five members of the President Obama’s Cabinet announcing their intention to leave since the election: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and now, Secretary of Labor Solis.

Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood has also long suggested he would not stay for a second term.

At least three other cabinet secretaries have been asked to stay as the Obama begins his second term:

  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki

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Political Headlines January 4, 2013: President Barack Obama Poised to Name New Defense, Treasury Secretaries

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Obama Poised to Name New Defense, Treasury Chiefs

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-4-13

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With the “fiscal cliff” crisis behind him, President Obama is poised to name two new key players to his cabinet, with at least one announcement expected early next week….

Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is a leading candidate to head the Department of Defense, while current chief of staff Jack Lew is the likely nominee for the top role at Treasury….READ MORE

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