As part of that theme, the government website reports all news relating to the appointments and departures in President Obama’s cabinet.
Since the beginning of Obama’s second term, there have been a number of articles published about moves in the President’s cabinet.
He made it through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with unanimous approval, a panel Kerry used to chair.
Chuck Hagel had a tougher road to becoming the next U.S. Secretary of Defense as his critics leveled a number of arguments against the former Senator which included “his opposition to unilateral sanctions against Iran, support for talks with Hamas, opposition to deeming Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization and a reference to Israel-backing groups as the “Jewish lobby.””
He was eventually confirmed to the post and will be kept busy by a slew of budget cuts that are hitting the military.
Environmental Protection Agency Chief Lisa Jackson, the first African American to serve as EPA administrator, announced she was stepping down from her post in January, 2013.