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George W. Bush Cabinet Nominations


George W. Bush Cabinet Nominations
Article II, section 2 of the Constitution gives the Senate responsibility for considering and confirming the President's executive and judicial nominations.
NominationAnnouncedHearingsReceivedConfirmedVote
Secretary of Agriculture
Edward SchaferOct 31, 2007Jan 24, 2008Dec 6, 2007Jan 28, 2008voice vote
Mike JohannsDec 2, 2004Jan 6, 2005Jan 4, 2005Jan 20, 2005voice vote
Ann VenemanDec 20, 2000Jan 18, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Attorney General
Michael MukaseySep 17, 2007Oct 17-18, 2007Sep 21, 2007Nov 8, 200753-40 No. 407
Alberto GonzalesNov 10, 2004Jan 6, 2005Jan 4, 2005 1Feb 3, 200560-36 No. 3
John AshcroftDec 22, 2000Jan 16-19, 2001Jan 29, 2001Feb 1, 200158-42 No. 8
Secretary of Commerce
Carlos GutierrezNov 29, 2004Jan 5, 2005Jan 4, 2005Jan 24, 2005voice vote
Donald EvansDec 20, 2000Jan 4, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Secretary of Defense
Robert GatesNov 8, 2006Dec 5, 2006Dec 4, 2006Dec 6, 200695-2 No. 272
Donald RumsfeldDec 28, 2000Jan 11, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Secretary of Education
Margaret SpellingsNov 17, 2004Jan 6, 2005Jan 4, 2005Jan 20, 2005voice vote
Roderick PaigeDec 29, 2000Jan 10, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Secretary of Energy
Sam BodmanDec 10, 2004Jan 19, 2005Jan 4, 2005Jan 31, 2005voice vote
Spencer AbrahamJan 2, 2001Jan 18, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Secretary of Health & Human Services
Michael LeavittDec 13, 2004Jan 18, 2005 

Jan 19, 2005

Jan 4, 2005Jan 26, 2005 voice vote
Tommy ThompsonDec 29, 2000Jan 18, 2001 

Jan 19, 2001

 

Jan 20, 2001

 

Jan 24, 2001

 

100-0 No. 4

Secretary of Homeland Security
Michael Chertoff Jan 11, 2005Feb 2, 2005Jan 31, 2005Feb 15, 200598-0 No. 10
Bernard Kerik2Dec 2, 2004
Tom RidgeNov 25, 2002Jan 17, 2003Jan 7, 2003Jan 22, 200394-0 No. 13
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
Steven PrestonApr 18, 2008May 22, 2008May 1, 2008June 4, 2008voice vote
Alphonso JacksonDec 12, 2003Feb 26, 2004Jan 28, 2004Mar 31, 2004voice vote
Mel MartinezDec 20, 2000Jan 17, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 23, 2001100-0 No. 3
Secretary of Interior
Dirk KempthorneMar 16, 2006May 4, 2006Apr 24, 2006May 26, 2006voice vote
Gale NortonDec 29, 2000Jan 18-19, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 30, 200175-24 No. 6
Secretary of Labor
Elaine ChaoJan 11, 2001Jan 24, 2001Jan 29, 2001Jan 29, 2001voice vote
Linda Chavez3Jan 2, 2001
Secretary of State
Condoleezza RiceNov 16, 2004Jan 18-19, 2005Jan 4, 2005Jan 26, 200585-13 No. 2
Colin PowellDec 16, 2000Jan 17, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Secretary of Transportation
Mary PetersSep 5, 2006Sep 20, 2006Sep 7, 2006Sep 29, 2006voice vote
Norman MinetaJan 2, 2001Jan 24, 2001Jan 24, 2001Jan 24, 2001100-0 No. 5
Secretary of Treasury
Henry PaulsonMay 30, 2006Jun 27, 2006Jun 19, 2006Jun 28, 2006voice vote
John SnowDec 9, 2002Jan 28, 2003Jan 13, 2003Jan 30, 2003UC
Paul O'NeillDec 20, 2000Jan 17, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 20, 2001voice vote
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
James PeakeOct 30, 2007Dec 5, 2007Nov 15, 2007Dec 14, 2007voice vote
Jim NicholsonDec 9, 2004Jan 24, 2005Jan 4, 2005Jan 26, 2005voice vote
Anthony PrincipiDec 29, 2000Jan 18, 2001Jan 20, 2001Jan 23, 2001100-0 No. 2
1. Nomination was first received in the Senate on Nov 16, 2004. There was no further action on the nomination, so it was returned to the President on Dec 8, 2004. 2. Withdrawn Dec 10, 2004. 3. Withdrawn Jan 9, 2001.
For historic cabinet nomination information, see the table Cabinet Nominations, 1977-2008 (pdf).