Obama Taps New Budget, Energy, EPA Chiefs
From USA Today
President Obama nominated new economic and environmental officials Monday, saying they will can help grow the economy, increase sources of energy, and reduce the threat of climate change.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Obama said during a nomination ceremony in the East Room at the White House.
Obama tapped Walmart executive and former Office of Management and Budget official Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be his new budget director.
Environmental Protection Agency official Gina McCarthy is being nominated to be EPA administrator, and MIT professor Ernest Moniz has been tapped to be the new energy secretary, Obama said.
Part of their jobs will be to “control our own energy future, while reducing pollution which contributes to climate change,” Obama said.
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