President Barack Obama made an announcement this morning in the East Room of the White House for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
For the EPA, President Obama named an EPA veteran, Gina McCarthy, his nominee for EPA chief. Obama then touted the “toughest pollution standards in two decades,” before turning to McCarthy, his pick to lead the EPA. “You wouldn’t know it from talking to her, but Gina’s from Boston,” Obama joked. He called her a “straight shooter” who “welcomes different points of view.”
For the DOE, President Obama named MIT physicist Ernest Moniz. Praising the outgoing DOE Secretary Steven Chu, Obama said he was glad to have “another brilliant scientist to take his place.” On MIT physicist Ernest Moniz, Obama said, “Ernie knows that we can produce more energy and grow our economy while still taking care of our air, our water and our environment.”
For the OMB, President Obama named Walmart Foundation president Sylvia Mathews Burwell. President Obama said of Sylvia Mathews Burwell that she is somebody who “understands that our goal, when we put together a budget, is not just to make the numbers add up but to reignite the true engine of economic growth in this country – that is a strong and growing middle class.”
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John is the author of an award-winning book, the 2010 Winner of the USA National Best Book award for African-American studies, published by The Elevator Group Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots: How Barack Obama, Two Bookstore Owners, and 300 Volunteers did it. Also available an eBook on Amazon. John is also a member of the Society of Midland Authors and is a book reviewer of political books for the New York Journal of Books. John has volunteered for many political campaigns.