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Presidential Appointment List - Senate Confirmation Required

by: Oreo

Sat Mar 07, 2009 at 21:52:18 PM EST


DemConWatch will be keeping track of all of the major staff announcements in the Obama Administration. We'll list the Position, Nominee, Committee and Hearing and Vote Information.

The first table lists the 15 Cabinet members and 4 cabinet-level positions (not including the Chief of Staff or the Vice President). These are the people that are allowed into cabinet meetings. Information has been gathered from the Plum Book as well as several other government sites. The positions addressed in this list are marked as PAS in the Plum Book.

Ambassadors can be found here.

We will not list positions like  US Attorneys or US Marshals at this time.

The latest updates can be found on our Presidential Appointment Updates post.

If no vote total is shown, vote was by unanimous consent.

Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Foreign Relations Jan 13
(16-1)
1/21/09 (94-2)  
Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner Finance

Jan 22
(18-5)

1/26/09
(60-34)
  
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Armed Services N/A N/A  
Attorney General Eric Holder Judiciary Jan 15 2/2/09 (75-21)
  
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Energy & Natural Resources Jan 15 1/20/09   
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack AgricultureJan 14 1/20/09   
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke
Commerce, Science & Transportation Mar 18 (vote Mar 19 - 25-0) 3/24/09  
Secretary of Labor Hilda SolisHealth, Education, Labor & Pension Jan 9 (vote Feb 11- voice, 2 NOs)
2/24/09
(80-24)
  
Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
Health, Education, Labor & PensionMar 31
N/A  
Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen SebeliusFinanceApr 2 (vote Apr 21 15-8)
4/28/09 (65-31)  
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Jan 13 1/22/09  
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHoodCommerce, Science & TransportationJan 21
1/22/09  
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Energy & Natural ResourcesJan 13 1/20/09  
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Health, Education, Labor & PensionJan 13
1/20/09  
Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki
Veterans' Affairs Jan 14 1/20/09
  
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Homeland Security & Government Affairs Jan 151/20/09  
Administrator of the EPA Lisa Jackson Environment & Public Works Jan 141/22/09  
Director of Office Management & Budget Peter Orszag BudgetJan 13 1/20/09  
Director of Office Management & Budget Peter Orszag Homeland Security & Government AffairsJan 14 1/20/09  
Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske Judiciary Apr 23
5/7/09 (91-1)  
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk FinanceMar 93/18/09 (92-5)
  
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair
IntelligenceJan 22
(voice vote)
1/28/09  
Last updated: 5/7/09

Click on There's more to see the rest of the positions requiring Senate confirmation.

Oreo :: Presidential Appointment List - Senate Confirmation Required

Click on the department to see a list of all positions, nominations and confirmation updated.

Executive Office of the President

Department of State

Department of the Treasury

Department of Defense

Department of Justice

Department of the Interior

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce


Department of Labor
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris HELP
TBD TBD  
Commissioner of Labor Statistics TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Employee Benefits Security TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Employment StandardsTBA TBD TBD  
Wage & Hour Administrator TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Employment & Training TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Mine Safety & Health TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Occupational Safety & Health TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Administration & Management TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Policy TBA TBD TBD  
Chief Financial Officer TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affirs Brian Kennedy
 TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Disability Employment Policy TBA TBD TBD  
Inspector General TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Public Affairs TBA TBD TBD  
Solicitor of Labor TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Veterans Employment & Training TBA TBD TBD  
Director of Women's Bureau TBA TBD TBD  
Last updated: 3/4/09

Department of Health and Human Services
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary
William Corr
 TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Resources & Technology TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Preparedness & Response TBA TBD TBD  
General Counsel TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Planning & Evaluation TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Public Affairs TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary, Health TBA TBD TBD  
Surgeon General TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for LegislationTBA TBD TBD  
Inspector General TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Aging (Commissioner for Aging) TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Children & Families TBA TBD TBD  
Commissioner, Administration for Children, Youth & Families TBA TBD TBD  
Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services TBA TBD TBD  
Commissioner of Food & Drugs TBA TBD TBD  
Director, Indian Health Service TBA TBD TBD  
Director, National Institutes of Health TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services TBA TBD TBD  
Last updated: 1/13/09

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary Ron Sims TBD TBD  
Chief Financial Officer TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Community Planning & Development TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs Peter Kovar
 TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity TBA TBD TBD  
Director, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight TBA TBD TBD  
General Counsel TBA TBD TBD  
President, Government National Mortgage Association TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner TBA TBD TBD  
Inspector General TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Policy Development & Research Raphael Bostic TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Public Affairs TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Public & Indian Housing TBA TBD TBD  
Last updated: 3/19/09

Department of Transportation
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary TBA  TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for Transportation for Policy Roy Kienitz Commerce
TBD TBD  
General Counsel TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Budget & Programs & Chief Financial Officer TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Transportation Policy TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Governmental Affairs Dana Gresham  TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Aviation & International Affairs TBA TBD TBD  
Inspector General TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration TBA TBD TBD  
Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation AdministrationTBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Federal Highway AdministrationTBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier AdministrationTBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Federal Railroad AdministrationJoseph C. Szabo TBD TBD  
Administrator, Federal Transit AdministrationTBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Maritime AdministrationTBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationTBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Research & Innovative Technology Administration TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation TBA TBD TBD  
Chairman, Surface Transportation Board TBA TBD TBD  
Board Member, Surface Transportation Board TBA TBD TBD  
Board Member, Surface Transportation BoardTBA TBD TBD  
Last updated: 3/19/09

Department of Energy
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary TBA  TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for Science TBA TBD TBD  
Chief Financial Officer TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Policy and International Affairs TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs TBA TBD TBD  
General Counsel Scott Blake Harris TBD TBD  
Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator, Energy Information Administration TBA TBD TBD  
Inspector General TBA TBD TBD  
Under Secretary Kristina Johnson TBD TBD  
Assistant Secretary, (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) TBA TBD TBD  
Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Ines Triay
 TBD TBD  
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy TBA TBD TBD  
Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy)TBA TBD TBD  
Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management TBA TBD TBD  
Assistant Secretary, (Energy Delivery and Energy Reliablity)TBA TBD TBD  
Director, Office of Science TBA TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security/Administrator for Nuclear Safety TBA TBD TBD  
Principal Secretary for National Nuclear SecurityTBA TBD TBD  
Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security TBA TBD TBD  
Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear NonproliferationTBA  TBD TBD  
Last updated: 3/19/09

Department of Education
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary
TBA  TBD TBD  
Under Secretary
TBA TBD TBD  
Chief Financial Officer
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Management
TBA TBD TBD  
Inspector General
TBA TBD TBD  
General Counsel
Charlie Rose
HEL&P
TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Legislation
and Congressional Affairs
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Civil Rights
Russlynn Ali TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Elementary
and Secondary Education
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for
Postsecondary Education
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Special
Education and Rehabilitative Services
TBA TBD TBD  
Commissioner Rehabilitative Services
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Vocational
and Adult Education
TBA TBD TBD  
Commissioner of Education
Statistics
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Planning, Evaluation
and Policy Development
Carmel Martin TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary, Office of
Communications & Outreach
Peter Cunningham TBD TBD  
Last updated: 3/18/09

Department of Veterans' Affairs
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary
W. Scott Gould  TBD TBD  
Inspector General
TBA TBD TBD  
Chairman, Board of Veterans'
Appeals
TBA TBD TBD  
General Counsel
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for ManagementTBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Policy
and Planning
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Human
Resources & Administration
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Public &
Intergovernmental Affairs
Tammy Duckworth
 VATBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Congressional
& Legislative Affairs
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Information
& Technology
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Operations,
Security & Preparedness
TBA TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for Benefits
TBA TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for HealthTBA TBD TBD  
Last updated: 12/23/08

Department of Homeland Security
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Secretary
Jane Holl Lute TBD TBD  
Director, Office of Counternarcotics
Enfdorcement
TBA TBD TBD  
General Counsel
Ivan Fong
 TBD TBD  
Inspector General
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Health Affairs
& Chief Medical Officer
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary for Policy
TBA TBD TBD  

Under Secretary for Intelligence
& Analysis

TBA TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for National
Protection & Programs
TBA TBD TBD  
Under Secretary for Management
TBA TBD TBD  
Chief Financial Officer
TBA TBD TBD  

Under Secretary for Science
& Technology

TBA TBD TBD  

Commissioner, US Customs
& Border Protection

TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary, US Immigration
& Customs Enforcement
John Morton TBD TBD  
Director, US Citizenship
& Immigration Services
TBA TBD TBD  
Administrator for Federal Emergency
Management Agency
Craig Fugate TBD TBD  
Deputy Administrator for Federal EmergencyManagement AgencyTBA TBD TBD  
Deputy Administrator for National
Preparedness
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Administrator, US Fire
Administration
TBA TBD TBD  
Asst Secretary, Transportation
Security Administration
TBA TBD TBD  
Last updated: 3/7/09


Central Intelligence Agency
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Director
Leon Panetta
Intelligence 2/5/09 2/12/09  
Statutory Inspector
General
      
General Counsel      
Last updated: 2/12/09

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Chairman
Gary Gensler
 Agriculture    
Last updated: 1/21/09

Environmental Protection Agency
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Deputy Administrator
Jon Cannon
Environment    
Last updated: 2/23/09

Federal Communications Commission
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Chairman
Julius Genachowski     
Last updated: 3/7/09

Federal Reserve System (14 Year Tenure for each position)
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Chairman
      
Vice Chairman
      
Governor
Dan Tarullo
 Banking Jan 15
 1/27/09  
Governor      
Governor      
Governor      
Governor      
Last updated: 1/28/09

Federal Trade Commission
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Chairman
Jon LeibowitzEnvironment    
Last updated: 3/7/09

Securities & Exchange Commission
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Chairman
Mary Schapiro
 Banking 1/15/09
 1/22/09  
Last updated: 1/22/09

Office of Personnel Management

Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
Director
John Berry     
Last updated: 3/7/09

Small Business Administration
Position NomineeCommitteeHearing StatusVote Status  
AdministratorKaren MillsSmall Business and Entrepreneurship
 TBD   
Last updated: 1/15/09

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The Drug Czar (0.00 / 0)
The cabinet level stuff is complete except for the Drug Czar. I suspect that the President Elect will be considerably less concerned about that office than his predecessor. I personally think that drug issues are better located in the office of the Surgeon General. By the way I believe that Obama is going to elevate the UN Ambassador to cabinet level since Dr. Rice is an important advisor.

Kerliknowske accepts offer (0.00 / 0)
Seattle PD chief joins admin.

Seattle police chief Gil Kerlikowske has accepted an offer to become President Barack Obama's drug czar according to an administration official. If confirmed by the Senate, Kerlikowske, 59, would become the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. -Politico


[ Parent ]
The Obama Cabinet looks like America. (0.00 / 0)
President- Barack Obama- Black Male
Vice President- Joe Biden- White Male
Secretary of State- Hillary Clinton- White Female
Secretary of Treasury- Tim Gaethner- White Male
Secretary of Defense- Robert Gates- White Male(Republican)
Attorney General- Eric Holder- Black Male.
Secretary of Interior- Ken Salazar- Hispanic Male
Secretary of Agriculture- Tom Vilsack- White Male
Secretary of Commerce- Bill Richardson- Hispanic Male
Secretary of Labor- Hilda Solis- Hispanic Female.
Secretary of Health  Human Services- Tom Daschle- White Male
Secretary of HousingUrban Development-Shaun Donovan-White Male
Secretary of Transporation- Ray Lahood- White Male(Republican)
Secretary of Energy- Steven Chu- Asain Male
Secretary of Education- Arne Duncan- White Male
Secretary of Veteran Affairs- Eric Shinseki- Asian Male.
Secretary of Homeland Security- Janet Napolitano- White Female
EPA- Lisa Jackson- Black Female
OMB- Peter Orzag- White Male
US Trade Rep- Ron Kirk- Black Male

Additions... (0.00 / 0)
Departments of Education, Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security added.

Rand Beers (0.00 / 0)
Rand Beers Tapped as Counselor to Napolitano
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of homeland security, named her first senior aide this morning, tapping Rand Beers as counselor. -WashingtonPost

http://voices.washingtonpost.c...

Tierney - Dep. Sec. of Energy #2 (0.00 / 0)
Susan F. Tierney, assistant secretary of energy for policy in the Clinton administration and more recently an energy and economics consultant with Boston-based Analysis Group, is expected to be named deputy secretary of energy, according to Democratic sources. -WashingtonPost


Lute, Kroloff, Lesher for DHS (0.00 / 0)
Three New Homeland Security Hires
http://voices.washingtonpost.c...

President Obama announced his intention to nominate Jane Holl Lute as deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will bring two of her top aides from Arizona to serve as chiefs of staff for policy and operations.

Napolitano, ............, also announced that ..., Noah Kroloff, would serve as her chief of staff for policy; and Jan Lesher, her former chief of staff and state commerce department director, would serve as chief of staff for operations.


W. Scott Gould = VA Deputy Sec. (0.00 / 0)
W. Scott Gould, a former naval reservist who served in the Iraq war as an intelligence officer, is President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
http://voices.washingtonpost.c...


Ron Sims = #2 at HUD (0.00 / 0)
And...

SEATTLE -- King County Executive Ron Sims is headed to the other Washington, taking the No. 2 position at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Long rumored to be under consideration for an Obama administration job, a source in Washington state's congressional delegation confirmed Sim's appointment to The Associated Press on Monday, requesting anonymity because the news had not yet been announced.


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Sims has been added (0.00 / 0)
We haven't added a lot of the others because they weren't announced officially by the White House - and we're not sure yet if all nominees will eventually be announced by the WH or not.

[ Parent ]
Re: Presidential Appointment List - Senate Confirmation Required (0.00 / 0)
The future of our country also lies on our hand. During election voters are being given the opportunity to choose what kind of future they want to have by choosing the politician they want to sit on the government. Today, our country is facing another challenge and that is the econoic crisis. A lot of people are now looking for a mortgage revamp these days.  A mortgage revamp, or a refinance, could be the key to saving the bacon of people with mortgage problems.  The lending boom of the past few years had a lot of people sign up for ARMs, or Adjustable Rate Mortgages.  The problem is that they were always adjusted up, making them less affordable and sending people running for cash advances to meet the minimum payments.  Still, a lot of people are struggling with mortgages as many workers have been laid off, and many who retained their jobs have had to accept reduced salaries.  A short term loan may help people ride out the interim time until a mortgage revamp.

ADMIN. confirmations (0.00 / 0)
Senators have unanimously confirmed the following nominees to serve in President Obama's Administration:  (List on the link below):
http://senatus.wordpress.com/2...
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