The Senate approved more than a dozen nominees Monday, including the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
- Margaret Hamburg to be FDA commissioner, Department of Health and Human Services.
- Roger Baker to be an assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs.
- Charles Blanchard to be general counsel of the Air Force.
- William Gunn to be general counsel of the VA.
- Thomas Lamont to be an assistant secretary of the Army.
- Raymond Mabus, Jr. to be secretary of the Navy.
- Daniel Poneman to be deputy Energy secretary.
- Jose Riojas to be an assistant secretary of the VA.
- David Sandalow to be an assistant Energy secretary.
- John Sepulveda to be an assistant secretary of the VA.
- Paul Stockton to be an assistant Defense secretary.
- Rhea Suh to be an assistant Interior secretary.
- Andrew Weber to be assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.
- Neal Wolin to be deputy secretary of the Treasury.
- Robert Work to be undersecretary of the Navy.
All were confirmed by voice vote.