Nominations and appointments

18 Mar 2016

The Senate confirmed John King, Jr. as education secretary, promoting the former teacher and New York education commissioner from acting secretary to cabinet official. King will be responsible for implementation of the newly minted K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

22 Dec 2015

The Senate confirmed Cherry Murray as Director of the Department of Energy Office of Science and Stephen Welby as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

29 Oct 2015

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to consider six of President Obama’s nominees for leadership positions at the Department of Energy and Department of Interior, including Cherry Murray to be Director of the DOE Office of Science.

21 Aug 2015

On August 5, President Obama announced a slate of nominations for key science posts in his Administration, including Cherry Murray to be Director of the Department of Energy Office of Science and Richard Buckius to be Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation.

17 May 2013

By a vote of 97-0 yesterday, the Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz to be the new Secretary of Energy.

 
9 Apr 2013

There is every indication from today’s hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that committee members will approve Ernest Moniz’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Energy and send it to the full Senate for confirmation.

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