Obama Naming Energy, EPA Honchos Today
Picks Ernest Moniz, Gina McCarthy to fill the key vacancies
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 4, 2013 6:41 AM CST
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Obama will appoint a new energy secretary and new head of the Environmental Protection Agency today, according to a White House official. Obama is nominating MIT scientist Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and EPA veteran Gina McCarthy to run the environmental agency. She currently serves as EPA's assistant administrator for air and radiation. The president will announce the nominations during a White House ceremony this morning. Both posts require Senate confirmation. Obama also plans to nominate Walmart Foundation chief Silvia Burwell as his next budget director.

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Mar 4, 2013 11:11 AM CST
At least this Ass of a President is not illegally appointing recess appointments this time! BTW , Obama's guru at the EPA , due to Executive orders , has sent letters to all electricians, NOT Minions that work for Electricians, BUT REAL ELECTRICIANS, They Now Must be Certified as Lead Paint Abatement contractors , WTF??? Piss off Obama and Your executive order branch of government! I answered the letter with one of my own. PISS OFF, I DO NOT HAVE FEDERAL ELECTRICAL LICENSE, I HAVE A STATE LICENSE, ISSUED BY THE STATE, SO NO OBAMA IS REQUIRED!!!
Mar 4, 2013 10:54 AM CST
We'll just have to appoint them and find out what's inside later.
Mar 4, 2013 6:44 AM CST
I bet $20 that the party of NO will filibuster the nominations. Jesus Christ GOP, stop being so predictable.