Holdren, Lubchenco Confirmed by Senate

White House OSTP director and NOAA head now officially in place with late vote today; Senator Jay Rockefeller, chair of the Commerce Committee, pleased. No word yet on how the alleged hold by Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey (D–NJ) was broken.

The only major science positions left to fill in Obama's administration are NASA head and NIH director.

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