November 21st, 2008Spitzer's Folly?
Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will appoint New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to the Senate to succeed President- elect Hillary Clinton. Many experts, as well as those in Congress believe that if Quinn wishes to finish Clinton's term after the 2010 elections she will need to dodge a challenge both from the GOP and from a Long Island/Upstate Democrat.
December 3, 2008
Clinton names Patti Solis Doyle Chief of Staff
December 5, 2008
Clinton announces UN ambassador Zalmay Khalizad will stay on.
December 7, 2008
Clinton announces Carol Browner will be her nominee for the position of EPA administrator
December 11, 2008
Clinton announces Micheal Froman will be her nominee for the Position of U.S Trade Representative
December 14, 2008
Clinton announces Mary Landrieu as her nominee for FEMA administrator
Clinton announces James B. Peake will remain Secretary of Veteran's Affairs
December 20, 2008
Clinton announces Steven Chu as her nominee for Energy Secretary
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Clinton announces nomination of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education. Landrieu and Browner are confirmed by their respective committees.
January 7, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Saxby Chambliss to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Peake is again confirmed. Froman is confirmed in committee.
January 11, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Warren Buffett as Secretary of Commerce.
January 13, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Olympia Snowe as Secretary of the Interior.
January 19, 2009
Governor Baldacci announces that should Sen. Snowe be confirmed as Interior Secretary, he would appoint former State Senator Ethan Strimling to the Senate. Despite this most Republicans say they will vote for Snowe.
January 20, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Bill White as Secretary of Transportation. Snowe, Chu and Duncan are confirmed in committee.
January 22, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Mark Pryor as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Chu and Duncan are confirmed by the full Senate.
Snowe is Confirmed by the full Senate.
Strimling sworn in.
January 25, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Thomas Menino as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the nomination of Former AFL-CIO head John Sweeney as Labor Secretary.
Clinton announces nominations of Ben Bernanke as Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair.
February 1, 2009
Menino is confirmed in committee, Sweeney is confirmed by one vote in committee.
February, 2 2009
Yellen and Bernanke are confirmed in committee, Menino is confirmed by the full Senate.
Clinton announces Lisa Madigan as nominee for Attorney General.
February 4, 2009
Sweeney is confirmed 55-43 by the full Senate. Yellen and Bernanke are Unanimously confirmed by the Senate.
February 10, 2009
Madigan is confirmed in committee and by the full Senate.
February 11, 2009
Clinton announces that Dianne Feinstein will be the nominee for Defense Secretary and David Petraeus will be the nominee for CIA director.
February 14, 2009
Feinstein and Petraeus are confirmed by both committee and the full Senate.
February 15, 2009
Clinton announces Rudy Giuliani as her nominee for Department of Homeland Security.
February 17, 2009 Angering Republicans, Governor Schwarzenegger appoints Gavin Newsom to the Senate Seat vacated by Rep. Feinstein. Schwarzenegger also indicates he is interested in running for the seat.
February 19, 2009
Clinton announces nomination of Joe Biden as Secretary of State. Newsom sworn in. Giuliani confirmed in committee.
February 20, 2009
Biden confirmed in committee and full Senate. Giuliani Confirmed in Full Senate.
February 21, 2009
Like Schwarzenegger Gov. Castle angers Republicans by picking former Governor Ruth Ann Minner to replace Biden. His excuse is that there aren't any other viable republicans in the state that could hold the seat... and it seems awfully accurate.