Senate confirms seven top Obama appointees

The Senate today confirmed seven of President Barack Obama’s key appointees: six Cabinet officers and one Cabinet-level nominee, the National Journal reports.

“By unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday the nominations of Obama’s picks to lead the departments of Energy (Steven Chu), Education (Arne Duncan), Homeland Security (Janet Napolitano), Interior (Ken Salazar), Veterans Affairs (Eric Shinseki) and Agriculture (Tom Vilsack),” the report said.

“The Senate also confirmed Peter Orszag to be director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level post.”

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