Bryson approved as U.S. commerce secretary, replacing Locke
October 20th, 2011
09:47 PM ET
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Bryson approved as U.S. commerce secretary, replacing Locke

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of former utility executive John Bryson as commerce secretary, replacing Gary Locke.

President Barack Obama lauded the development Thursday in a press release, vowing that Bryson "will be a key member of my economic team, working with the business community to promote job creation, foster growth and help open up new markets around the world for American-made goods."

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I thought DeMint was committed to putting a hold on all appointees to embarrass the president.

    October 20, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |