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how many people are in Obama's cabinet? and who are they if you know?
The seven nominees approved yesterday were Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The nominee for attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., is expected to win Senate approval, but a final vote has not been scheduled.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will continue in his job and will not require Senate approval. But another high-profile Obama pick, former Senate majority leader Thomas A. Daschle, will not become health and human services secretary in the short term, as members of the Finance Committee are taking longer than expected to review his tax records, according to a senior committee official. Hillary Clinton was confirmed today and will be Secretary of State.