Two science nominees and the solicitor-general confirmed by Senate

March 20, 2009

Two science nominees and one judicial nominee are now on the job. Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Jane Lubchenko to be Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and John P. Holdren to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). They join Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, in a three-person team chosen by President Barack Obama to move the U.S. ahead on issues of renewable energy and environmental conservation.
Elena Kagan was confirmed as Solicitor General of the U.S. She is the first woman to hold that position.
Congratulations to everyone–including us. We’re fortunate to have such talented and experienced people in important government positions.