- Cabinet Update
- April 15, 2013
- Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
Two of President Obama’s cabinet nominees were confirmed this week by the Senate. Mary Jo White, nominated by President Obama to Chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Sally Jewell, nominated by President Obama to be Secretary of the Interior.
President Obama’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, will have a tougher confirmation path ahead of her. Republicans, particularly those from oil and coal producing states, are skeptical of President Obama’s agenda when it comes to the environment and are likely to push hard during McCarthy’s confirmation hearings.
While observers expect conservatives will put up a fight, most believe that McCarthy will eventually be confirmed.