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Report: 6 Cabinet Posts Could Open for Obama’s 2nd Term

According to a GovExec report, six Cabinet positions could see changes for President Barack Obama’s second term, continuing a historical trend of turnover for two-term presidents. Sophie Quinton writes that on average, for the five two-term presidencies since World War II, only one of two Cabinet officers have stayed for …

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John Bryson Resigns As Commerce Secretary

Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned as commerce secretary late Wednesday night, nearly two weeks after suffering a seizure and being involved in a car accident in California, according to the Washington Post. Rebecca Blank will continue serving as acting secretary after stepping into the role when Bryson began a leave …

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EPA, Commerce Partnering To Promote Environmental Exports, Jobs

The Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Monday as part of an initiative to expand the U.S. environmental industry’s global presence. EPA recently held a Technology Market Summit, where Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Secretary John Bryson detailed their agencies’ environmental technology and job creation efforts. …

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Senate Confirms John Bryson as Commerce Secretary

The Senate voted 74-26 Thursday to confirm former energy industry executive John Bryson as commerce secretary. President Obama nominated Bryson in May to replace Gary Locke, who was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to China in August. Bryson was chief executive of California utility Edison International from 1990-2008 before becoming chairman …

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Obama Names Former Energy Exec to Head Commerce Dept.

President Barack Obama will name former energy and utility executive John Bryson to be his next commerce secretary, according to various media reports. Bryson, the former chairman, CEO and president of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of California’s largest suppliers, left the company in July …

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