January 19th, 2009
06:42 PM ET
11 years ago

Senate plans Inauguration Day votes on Obama nominees

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Senate will be in session at 3 pm on Inauguration Day, primarily to confirm several top Obama nominees. It’s unclear who will be confirmed, but there is a list of nominees whose confirmations could be called up as early as Tuesday.

It’s known Senate leaders hoped to clear most of the national security-related positions, but there is no final list who will be confirmed Tuesday, and Democrats and Republicans say they may not know until the afternoon.

The confirmations will have to be approved by unanimous consent, meaning no senators object to the person being confirmed. There are no roll call votes scheduled Tuesday.

A preliminary list of potential confirmations circulated to senators follows after the jump:

Stephen Chu, Secretary of Energy
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator
William Lynn, Deputy Defense Secretary
Robert Nabors, Deputy Director Office of Management and Budget
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security
Peter Orszag, OMB Director
Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior
Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor
Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council of Environmental Quality
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

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