• “Wait, Who is That?”: Obama’s Appointed Cabinet Members in 2013

    Let’s face it–it can be hard to keep track of all of the old and new names being mentioned in the press.

    Here’s a recap of the cabinet members President Obama has appointed thus far in 2013:


    By United States Department of State (Department of State) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Department of State: Secretary John Kerry

    Replacing: Hilary Rodham Clinton

    Sworn In: February 1, 2013

    Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel

    Replacing: Leon Panetta

    Sworn In: February 27, 2013

    Department of the Treasury: Secretary Jacob J. Lew

    Replacing:Timothy Geithner

    Sworn In: February 28, 2013

    White House Chief of Staff: Denis McDonough

    Replacing: Jacob J. Lew

    Sworn In: February 28, 2013


    Congress Approval in Progress

    Department of the Interior: Sally Jewell

    Current Secretary of the Interior: Kenneth L. Salazar

    Nominated: February 6, 2013

    Department of Energy: Ernest J. Moniz

    Current Secretary of Energy: Steven Chu

    Nominated: March 4, 2013

    Environmental Protection Agency: Gina McCarthy

    Acting Administrator: Robert Perciasepe

    Nominated: March 4, 2013

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