Obama is holding a healthcare event Monday, White House says. May be start of serious damage control that went by the #shutdown wayside.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will nominate former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson, a national security expert who had a role in ending the military’s ban on gays in the military, to be Homeland Security chief, a White House official said on Thursday.
Johnson, who served as general counsel in the Department of Defense during Obama’s first term, would succeed Janet Napolitano, who stepped down earlier this year. His nomination requires Senate confirmation.
Obama to nominate Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security on Friday, per White House official
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged
Congress to turn to matters like immigration reform on Thursday
as Washington picked up the pieces from a destructive fiscal
crisis that has slowed the U.S. economy and undermined the
country’s international standing.
Less than 12 hours after he signed a bill that ended a
16-day partial government shutdown and averted a catastrophic
default, Obama on Thursday said lawmakers must stop lurching
from crisis to crisis and seek common ground on issues that also
include farm policy and long-term budget issues.