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Obama 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
Tom VilsackDec 17, 2008Jan 14, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 20, 2009voice vote
Attorney General
Eric HolderDec 1, 2008Jan 15-16, 2009Jan 20, 2009Feb 2, 200975-21 No. 32
Loretta LynchNov 9, 2014Jan 28-29, 2015Nov 13, 2014
Jan 7, 2015

Apr 23, 2015

56-43 No.165
Secretary of Commerce
Bill Richardson1Dec 3, 2008
Judd Gregg2Feb 3, 2009
Gary LockeFeb 25, 2009Mar 18, 2009Mar 16, 2009Mar 24, 2009voice vote
John BrysonMay 31, 2011Jun 21, 2011Jun 16, 2011Oct 20, 201174-26 No. 166
Penny PritzkerMay 1, 2013May 23, 2013May 9, 2013Jun 25, 201397-1 No. 161
Secretary of Defense
Robert Gates3Dec 1, 2008
Leon PanettaApr 28, 2011June 9, 2011May 26, 2011Jun 21, 2011100-0 No. 93
Chuck HagelJan 7, 2013Jan 31, 2013Jan 22, 2013Feb 26, 201358-41 No. 24
Ashton CarterDec 5, 2014Feb 4, 2015Jan 7, 2015Feb 12, 201593-5 No. 56
Secretary of Education
Arne DuncanDec 15, 2008Jan 13, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 20, 2009voice vote
John KingFeb 11, 2016Feb 25, 2016Feb 11, 2016Mar 14, 201649-40 No. 36
Secretary of Energy
Steven ChuDec 11, 2008Jan 13, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 20, 2009voice vote
Ernest MonizMar 4, 2013Apr 9, 2013Mar 7, 2013May 16, 201397-0 No. 127
Secretary of Health & Human Services
Tom Daschle4Dec 11, 2008Jan 8, 2009Jan 20, 2009
Kathleen SebeliusMar 2, 2009Mar 31, 2009
Apr 2, 2009
Mar 17, 2009Apr 28, 200965-31 No. 172
Sylvia BurwellApr 11, 2014May 8, 2014
May 14, 2014
Apr 11, 2014Jun 5, 201478-17No. 175
Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet NapolitanoDec 1, 2008Jan 15, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 20, 2009voice vote
Jeh JohnsonOct 18, 2013Nov 13, 2013Oct 28, 2013Dec 16, 201378-16 No. 276
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
Shaun DonovanDec 13, 2008Jan 13, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 22, 2009voice vote
Julian CastroMay 23, 2014Jun 17, 2014Jun 2, 2014Jul 9, 201471-26 No. 219
Secretary of Interior
Ken SalazarDec 17, 2008Jan 15, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 20, 2009voice vote
Sally JewellFeb 6, 2013Mar 7, 2013Feb 7, 2013Apr 10, 201387-11 No. 94
Secretary of Labor
Hilda SolisDec 19, 2008Jan 9, 2009Jan 20, 2009Feb 24, 200980-17 No. 66
Thomas PerezMar 18, 2013Apr 18, 2013Mar 19, 2013July 18, 201354-46 No. 178
Secretary of State
Hillary ClintonDec 1, 2008Jan 13, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 21, 200994-2 No. 6
John KerryDec 21, 2012Jan 24, 2013Jan 22, 2013Jan 29, 201394-3 No. 5
Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHoodDec 19, 2008Jan 21, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 22, 2009voice vote
Anthony FoxxApr 29, 2013May 22, 2013May 7, 2013Jun 27, 2013100-0 No. 165
Secretary of Treasury
Timothy GeithnerNov 24, 2008Jan 21, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 26, 200960-34 No. 15
Jack LewJan 10, 2013Feb 13, 2013Jan 22, 2013Feb 27, 201371-26 No. 25
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Eric ShinsekiDec 7, 2008Jan 14, 2009Jan 20, 2009Jan 20, 2009voice vote
Robert McDonaldJun 30, 2014Jul 22, 2014Jul 7, 2014Jul 29, 201497-0 No. 243
1. Withdrawn January 4, 2009. 2. Withdrawn February 12, 2009. 3. Continued from the previous administration. 4. Message of withdrawal received in the Senate on February 9, 2009.
For historic cabinet nomination information, see the table Cabinet Nominations, 1977-2008 (pdf).