Obama names his choices for three Cabinet positions
March 4th, 2013
12:11 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama names his choices for three Cabinet positions

(CNN) - Tapping two candidates with a strong mix of business and governmental experience for Cabinet posts, President Barack Obama is naming women to two of the potentially toughest jobs in Washington - director of the Office of Management and Budget, and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He also named an MIT scientist with government experience as his nominee to be energy secretary.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who was nominated Monday for the OMB position, is the head of the Walmart Foundation, the retail chain's charitable organization. If confirmed by the Senate, she would assume a Cabinet-rank position as head of the White House agency that has the herculean task of advising the president on budget matters.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    More fights in the Senate because they GOP can! I don't think that what the Founding Father's really envisioned when they came up with advise and concent.

    March 4, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    There they go again, the Benghazi Kamikazees. Get ready for yet anohter round of "questions" that have no bearing on the nominee and the resulting delays.

    March 4, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. Wake up People!

    Oh great. More filibusters. I wonder who'll be the first to yell BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI!

    Will it be the crash test dummy McCain?
    Will it be Mz. Lindsey Graham?
    Or will it be "If I were around during the Civil Rights movement, I would have voted against it", Rand Paul??

    Or will it be a callabo?(ration)

    March 4, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  4. Tony in Maine

    Cue Graham, McCain and their sockpuppet, Ayotte.

    March 4, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  5. Ancient Texan

    Libs are really adamant about sweeping Bengahzi under the rug along with Fast and Furious. It may be after Obama leaves office, but it will be exposed.

    March 4, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |