Obama sends nominees to Senate

Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama maintained the inauguration day tradition of bill signing Monday, penning his name to a proclamation and "a few nominations."

In a signing ceremony in the President's Room and surrounded by Democratic and Republican leaders from both houses of Congress, he signed a proclamation commemorating the inauguration and the nominations of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, for secretary of State, Jack Lew for Treasury secretary, former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., for Defense secretary and John Brennan for CIA director.

"I'm sending a few nominations up [to the Senate], which I know will be dealt with with great dispatch," Obama said, drawing chuckles.

The proclamation declared Monday the 2013 National Day of Hope and Resolve.

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