Senate confirms Obama's picks to run Energy, USDA, and Interior
Just hours after President Obama took the oath of office, the U.S. Senate confirmed three Cabinet members who will play a role in shaping energy and environmental policy, National Journal reported. By voice vote, senators approved Steven Chu as Energy Secretary, Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary, and Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary.
Interior’s Web gurus were quick to note the official installation of their new boss. The department’s site features a photo of Salazar front and center on the homepage, along with a press release with background on the new secretary. As of late Tuesday afternoon, Energy and Agriculture hadn’t updated their sites to reflect their new bosses.
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