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Nominations Confirmed (Civilian)


The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by the Senate during the current congress. Nominations flagged with an asterisk were approved subject to the nominee's commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate. The nominations are listed to reverse chronological order based on the date of confirmation.
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2021-04-29 PN120 Department of State

Victoria Nuland, of Virginia, to be an Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs).


2021-04-29 PN130 Department of Veterans Affairs

Richard A. Sauber, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.


2021-04-29 PN255 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Bill Nelson, of Florida, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


2021-04-29 PN267 Appalachian Regional Commission

Gayle C. Manchin, of West Virginia, to be Federal Cochairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission.


2021-04-28 PN114 United States Agency for International Development

Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.


2021-04-27 PN79-6 Department of Defense

Colin Hackett Kahl, of California, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.


2021-04-27 PN79-8 Environmental Protection Agency

Janet Garvin McCabe, of Indiana, to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.


2021-04-27 PN79-9 Executive Office of the President

Jason Scott Miller, of Maryland, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget.


2021-04-22 PN129 Department of Homeland Security

Deanne Bennett Criswell, of New York, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.


2021-04-21 PN79-4 Department of Justice

Vanita Gupta, of Virginia, to be Associate Attorney General.


2021-04-20 PN79-10 Department of Justice

Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General.


2021-04-20 PN81 Securities and Exchange Commission

Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2026.


2021-04-14 PN79-7 Executive Office of the President

Brenda Mallory, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality.


2021-04-14 PN80 Securities and Exchange Commission

Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 2021.


2021-04-13 PN79-12 Department of State

Wendy Ruth Sherman, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State.


2021-04-13 PN117 Department of Transportation

Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation.


2021-03-25 PN79-1 Department of the Treasury

Adewale O. Adeyemo, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.


2021-03-24 PN118 Department of Energy

David Turk, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.


2021-03-24 PN121 Department of Health and Human Services

Rachel Leland Levine, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services.


2021-03-23 PN79-11 Public Health Service

Vivek Hallegere Murthy, of Florida, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefor as provided by law and regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for a term of four years.


2021-03-23 PN79-13 Executive Office of the President

Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.


2021-03-22 PN78-23 Department of Labor

Martin Joseph Walsh, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor.


2021-03-18 PN78-2 Department of Health and Human Services

Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.


2021-03-18 PN82 Central Intelligence Agency

William Joseph Burns, of Maryland, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.


2021-03-18 PN119 Department of State

Brian P. McKeon, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.


2021-03-17 PN78-18 Executive Office of the President

Katherine C. Tai, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.


2021-03-16 PN78-9 Small Business Administration

Isabella Casillas Guzman, of California, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.


2021-03-15 PN78-11 Department of the Interior

Debra Anne Haaland, of New Mexico, to be Secretary of the Interior.


2021-03-10 PN78-6 Department of Housing and Urban Development

Marcia Louise Fudge, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.


2021-03-10 PN78-7 Department of Justice

Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General.


2021-03-10 PN78-16 Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Stanley Regan, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.


2021-03-02 PN78-15 Department of Commerce

Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce.


2021-03-02 PN78-17 Executive Office of the President

Cecilia Elena Rouse, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.


2021-03-01 PN78-5 Department of Education

Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education.


2021-02-25 PN78-8 Department of Energy

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Energy.


2021-02-23 PN78-20 Department of State

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.


2021-02-23 PN78-21 Department of State

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.


2021-02-23 PN78-22 Department of Agriculture

Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture.


2021-02-08 PN78-14 Department of Veterans Affairs

Denis Richard McDonough, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


2021-02-08 PN79-5 Department of Defense

Kathleen Holland Hicks, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense.


2021-02-02 PN78-4 Department of Transportation

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Transportation.


2021-02-02 PN78-13 Department of Homeland Security

Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.


2021-01-26 PN78-3 Department of State

Antony John Blinken, of New York, to be Secretary of State.


2021-01-25 PN78-24 Department of the Treasury

Janet Louise Yellen, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury.


2021-01-22 PN78-1 Department of Defense

Lloyd James Austin, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Defense.


2021-01-20 PN78-10 Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Avril Danica Haines, of New York, to be Director of National Intelligence.