Background/ detail (e.g. political background, when they entered the cabinet)
North Platte, Nebraska (white American)
In 1981 President Ronald Reagan appointed Hagel deputy administrator of the Veterans Administration. During the 1982 World’s Fair, Hagel also took the role of deputy administrator of the United States.
Hagel began his campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1995, Upon making it to the Senate, Hagel strove for, and attained, a seat on the Foreign Relations Committee. In 1997 he supported the treaty against land mines. In 1999 he opposed the test-ban treaty but voted in favour of bombing Serbia that spring. Preceding the 2000 presidential elections, Hagel supported John McCain in the primaries.
In 2002, Hagel was re-elected to the Senate, and attacked the George W. Bush administration for its Iraq War policies, voicing scepticism as to whether Iraq truly had access to weapons of mass destruction. Following his retirement from the Senate in 2008, Hagel began teaching at Georgetown University. In January 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Hagel for secretary of defence. The following month, however, Senate Republicans filibustered the decision to move forward with Hagel's nomination by a vote of 58-39.
President Obama will nominate his chief of staff and former director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jacob “Jack” Lew, as the next Treasury Secretary, Bloomberg reported today. Lew, who served at OMB during fierce negotiations over government shutdowns and the debt ceiling during Obama’s first term, will succeed outgoing Treasury Sec.
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HOSUING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT