Tag Archives: Senate confirmation

Senate OKs Anne Wall as Deputy Treasury Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs

Anne Wall, formerly deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs and Senate liaison, has received Senate confirmation as the Treasury Department‘s deputy undersecretary for legislative affairs. The Treasury said Thursday Wall will be in charge of its work with Congress, including communicating program priorities to lawmakers and congressional concerns to department officials. …

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Senate Confirms David Shulkin as VA Health Undersecretary

The Senate has approved Dr. David Shulkin as undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs by a voice vote, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. President Barack Obama nominated Shulkin, president of the New Jersey-based Morristown Medical Center, in March to lead the department’s Veterans Health Administration. Law Firm …

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Senate Confirms USCG Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as TSA Administrator

The Senate has approved U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration following a vote of 81-1, The Hill reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes that Neffenger’s confirmation comes amid reports that TSA agents were unable to locate fake bombs placed at the busiest airports across …

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch has received confirmation from the Senate as the U.S. attorney general more than five months after President Barack Obama nominated her for the position, The New York Times reported Thursday. Jennifer Steinhauer writes that the Senate voted 56 to 43 to put Lynch as the first African-American woman to …

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Senate Confirms Ellen Williams as Energy Research Agency Head

Dr. Ellen Williams, formerly chief scientist at energy company BP, has received Senate confirmation to serve as director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. She will be responsible for overseeing energy technology development projects that are funded through ARPA-E in her new position, the Energy Department said Monday. Dr. Williams …

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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Confirmed for Deputy Energy Secretary

The Senate confirmed Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall as the country’s next deputy energy secretary in a vote held Thursday Sherwood-Randall will help Secretary Ernest Moniz to build project management and transparency, advance the White House’s stance on nonproliferation and a low carbon economy and oversee activities of the national laboratories, the department said Thursday. “Her extensive public service …

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Senate Confirms Anne Rung as OFPP Administrator

Anne Rung was approved by the Senate on a voice vote Thursday to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Rung has served as an Office of Management and Budget senior adviser since late May and was nominated to the OFPP administrator …

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Dawn Cutler Promoted to Navy Info Chief, Rear Admiral Rank

Capt. Dawn Cutler, deputy chief of information of the U.S. Navy, has been formally promoted to the chief of information post and to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Cutler, who was nominated by President Barack Obama for the role of information chief, was confirmed …

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