- Second Term Cabinet Updates
- June 6, 2013
- Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey, a former Justice Department official under George W. Bush, to serve as the next FBI Director. Comey is likely to sail to confirmation with wide bipartisan support. Comey is likely to be selected instead of Lisa Monaco, another rumored candidate for the position, who currently serves as President Obama's chief counterterrorism advisor. Monaco would face a much tougher confirmation than Comey.
President Obama is naming Jason Furman, a longtime economic adviser, as the next chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He will replace Alan Krueger, the council's current chairman, who is returning to Princeton University in the fall to maintain his tenure status.
The saga of the nomination of Richard Cordray to serve as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues. It was reported this week that Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has been conferring with Richard Cordray to determine how best to get his nomination moving forward. Portman hopes to be able to move the Cordray nomination forward to a showdown over the use of filibusters in the Senate.