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Eric Fanning Confirmed as AF Under Secretary

Eric Fanning will be sworn in as under secretary of the U.S. Air Force later this month after the Senate voted to confirm his nomination Thursday. President Barack Obama nominated Fanning in August 2012 while he was serving as deputy under secretary and deputy chief management officer for the Department …

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Senate Banking Panel Approves Cordray, White Nominations

The Senate Banking Committee has approved the nominations of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mary Jo White to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, Politico reports. White’s appointment moved through on a 21-1 vote while the panel voted 12-10 along party lines to approve Cordray, according …

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Thomas Perez Nominated Labor Secretary

Thomas Perez, a former head of the Justice Department‘s civil rights division, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Hilda Solis as labor secretary, Reuters reports. Perez has also previously worked on civil rights issues as Maryland’s labor secretary for the Maryland state government and as a council …

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Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel For Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 58-41 Tuesday to confirm Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary and will be sworn into office Wednesday, Reuters reports. Patricia Zengerle writes that four Republicans supported Hagel’s nomination along with all Democrats and independents in the Senate. Hagel will assume office as the Pentagon is preparing …

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Senate Committee OKs Jack Lew Treasury Secretary Nomination

The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Jack Lew, former White House chief of staff, as treasury secretary by a 19-5 vote, Politico reports. Kelsey Snell writes Lew’s nomination could reach the full floor by this coming Wednesday or Thursday. Six of the committee’s 11 Republican members …

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OPM Postpones SES Candidate Final Reviews

The Office of Personnel Management has put a hold on new final reviews of candidates for the Senior Executive Service, GovExec reports. Kellie Lunney writes OPM will continue to process final case reviews if they were submitted before an announcement, departure or nomination. OPM said the hold goes into effect …

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Hayden, McChrystal Back Hagel’s Nomination

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Michael Hayden, a former CIA director and retired Air Force general, both expressed support for Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary during a Sunday TV interview. Both McChrystal and Hayden spoke to CNN’s “State of the Union” and addressed Hagel’s military experience, which …

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Rear Adm. William Hilarides Nominated NAVSEA Head

President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Rear Adm. William Hilarides as the next commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, the Defense Department said Thursday. If confirmed, the 32-year Navy veteran would become NAVSEA’s 43rd commander in history and succeed Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, who has led the …

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