Tag Archives: Senate confirmation

Madelyn Creedon Approved for No. 2 NNSA Position

Madelyn Creedon, formerly assistant defense secretary for global strategic affairs, has received Senate confirmation to be the National Nuclear Security Administration deputy administrator, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. The station reports that in her new role, Creedon will coordinate with NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz to help the federal government address …

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OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been confirmed as the new health and human services secretary in a 78-17 bipartisan vote, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar writes Burwell is facing some remaining concerns with the Department of Health and Human Services‘ HealthCare.gov …

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Senate OKs Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair

Janet Yellen has been confirmed by the Senate as the next Federal Reserve chairman and will become the first woman to ever hold the post, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Ylan Mui writes the chamber voted 56-26 in favor of her nomination. Yellen will take over from Ben Bernanke at the …

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Richard Cordray Confirmed to Head Consumer Watchdog Agency

The Senate confirmed Richard Cordray in a 66-34 vote Tuesday as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a two-year hold on his nomination, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Carter Dougherty and Cheyenne Hopkins write Republicans stalled Cordray’s confirmation because they wanted changes to the agency’s structure such as on the …

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