2017-2021 Trump Administration Nominations

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Track the confirmation process of key geoscience presidential nominations from the Trump Administration.

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Key Geoscience Federal Nominations for the Trump Administration (2017-2021)
 
Department Agency Postition Name Nomination Date Senate Committee(s) of Jurisdiction Committee Hearing(s) Committee Approval(s) Senate Confirmation End Date Notes
Agriculture   Secretary Sonny
Perdue
2017-03-09 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 2017-03-23 2017-03-30 2017-04-24    
Agriculture   Deputy Secretary Stephen
Censky
2017-07-19 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 2017-09-19 2017-10-02 2017-10-03    
Agriculture   Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment James Hubbard 2018-04-24 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 2018-07-24 2018-07-31      
Agriculture   Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Samuel
Clovis
2017-07-25 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry       Withdrew on
2017-11-02
 
Agriculture   Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Scott Hutchins 2018-07-18 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry          
Commerce   Secretary Wilbur
Ross
2017-01-20 Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2017-01-18 2017-01-24 2017-02-27    
Commerce   Deputy Secretary Todd
Ricketts
2017-01-20 Commerce, Science, and Transportation       Withdrew on
2017-04-19
 
Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Timothy
Gallaudet
2017-09-05 Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2017-09-27 2017-10-04 2017-10-05    
Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Under Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction 

Neil
Jacobs
2017-10-03 Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2017-11-01 2017-11-08 2018-02-15    
Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere

Administrator

Barry
Myers
2018-01-08 Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2017-11-29 2018-01-18  

 

Renominated in the second session of the 115th Congress. 

*Presidential nomination in the first session recieved on 2017-10-16 with previous committee approval on  2017-12-13.

Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Chief Scientist

    Commerce, Science, and Transportation          
Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Under Secretary for Statndards and Technology

Director

Walter
Copan
2017-09-14 Commerce, Science, and Transportation na 2017-10-04 2017-10-05    
Defense   Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin 2017-12-11 Armed Services 2018-01-18 2018-01-23 2018-02-15    
Defense Army Corps of Engineers Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R. D.
James
2017-10-05

Armed Services

Environment and Public Works

2017-12-06 2017-12-13 2018-01-25    
Defense Navy Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Acquisition James
Geurts
2017-09-11 Armed Services 2017-11-07 2017-11-09 2017-11-16    
Energy   Secretary James
Perry
2017-01-20 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-01-19 2017-01-31 2017-03-02    
Energy   Deputy Secretary Dan
Brouillette
2017-05-16 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-05-25 2017-06-06 2017-08-03    
Energy   Under Secretary for Management and Performance Mark
Menezes
2017-07-11 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-07-20 2017-08-03 2017-11-02    
Energy   Under Secretary for Science Paul
Dabbar
2017-07-11 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-07-20 2017-08-03 2017-11-02    
Energy National Nuclear Security Administration

Under Secretary for Nuclear Security

Administrator

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty 2017-12-19

Armed Services

2018-02-08 2018-02-13 2018-02-15    
Energy   Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Bruce
Walker
2017-09-05 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-09-26 2017-10-04 2017-10-05    
Energy   Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons 2018-06-18 Energy and Natural Resources 2018-06-26 2018-07-24      
Energy   Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Anne White 2018-01-08

Energy and Natural Resources

Armed Services

2018-01-18

 

2018-03-01

2018-01-30

 

 

2018-03-22    
Energy   Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Stephen
Winberg
2017-09-05 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-09-26 2017-10-04 2017-11-02    
Energy   Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy     Energy and Natural Resources          
Energy   Director - Office of Science Christopher Fall 2018-05-24 Energy and Natural Resources 2018-06-26 2018-07-24      
Energy   Director - Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy Lane Genatowski 2018-07-18 Energy and Natural Resources          
Energy Energy Information Administration Administrator Linda
Capuano
2017-11-16 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-12-05 2017-12-12 2017-12-21    
Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Kevin
McIntyre
2017-08-02 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-09-07 2017-09-19 2017-11-02   Commissioners serve five-year terms.
Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner Neil
Chatterjee
2017-05-10 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-05-25 2017-06-06 2017-08-03   Commissioners serve five-year terms.
Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner Robert
Powelson
2017-05-10 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-05-25 2017-06-06 2017-08-03   Commissioners serve five-year terms.
Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner Richard
Glick
2017-08-02 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-09-07 2017-09-19 2017-11-02   Commissioners serve five-year terms.
Energy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner     Energy and Natural Resources        

Commissioners serve five-year terms.

Cheryl LaFleur currently serves until 2019-07-30

Executive Office of the President Council on Environmental Quality Chair Kathleen
White
2018-01-08

Environment and Public Works

2017-11-08    

Withdrew on 2018-02-05 after renomination in the second session of the 115th Congress.


*Presidential nomination in the first session recieved on 2017-10-16 with previous committee approval on  2017-11-29.

Executive Office of the President Council on Environmental Quality Chair Mary Bridget Neumayr 2018-06-18 Environment and Public Works 2018-07-19 2018-08-01      
Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget Director Mick
Mulvaney
2017-01-30

Budget

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

na

 

na

2017-02-02

 

2017-02-02

2017-02-16

   
Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Russell
Vought
2017-05-02

Budget

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

2017-06-07

 

2017-06-07

2017-06-14

 

2017-06-21

2018-02-27

   
Executive Office of the President Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Kelvin Droegemeier  2018-08-01

Commerce, Science, and Transportation

         
Executive Office of the President Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director for Science    

Commerce, Science, and Transportation

         
Executive Office of the President Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director for Energy and Environment    

Commerce, Science, and Transportation

         
Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock
Long
2017-05-11 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 2017-06-07 2017-06-12 2017-06-20    
Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Daniel
Craig
2017-07-25 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs       Withdrew on
2017-09-13
 
Interior   Secretary Ryan
Zinke
2017-01-20 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-01-17 2017-01-31 2017-03-01    
Interior   Deputy Secretary David
Bernhardt
2017-04-28 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-05-18 2017-06-06 2017-07-24    
Interior   Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks     Energy and Natural Resources          
Interior   Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management Joseph
Balash
2017-07-25 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-09-07 2017-09-19 2017-12-07    
Interior   Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Timothy
Petty
2017-11-14 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-12-05 2017-12-12 2017-12-21    
Interior Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda
Burman
2017-06-29 Energy and Natural Resources 2017-07-20 2017-08-03 2017-11-16    
Interior Bureau of Land Mangament Director     Energy and Natural Resources          
Interior National Park Service Director     Energy and Natural Resources          
Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Director Steven
Gardner
2018-01-08 Energy and Natural Resources      

 

Renominated in the second session of the 115th Congress. 

*Presidential nomination in the first session recieved on 2017-10-30.

Interior U.S. Geological Survey Director James Reilly 2018-02-15 Energy and Natural Resources 2018-03-06 2018-04-09 2018-04-09    
State   Secretary Rex
Tillerson
2017-01-20 Foreign Relations 2017-01-11 2017-01-23 2017-02-01 Appointment terminated by President Trump on 2018-03-13  
State   Secretary Mike Pompeo 2018-03-20 Foreign Relations 2018-04-12 2018-04-23 2018-04-26    
State   Deputy Secretary John
Sullivan
2017-04-25 Foreign Relations 2017-05-09 2017-05-16 2017-05-24    
State   Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment     Foreign Relations          
State   Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs     Foreign Relations          
State   Assistant Secretary (Energy Resources) Francis Fannon 2018-01-18 Foreign Relations 2018-02-15 2018-05-16 2018-05-24    
  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott
Pruitt
2017-01-20 Environment and Public Works 2017-01-18 2017-02-02 2017-02-17 Resigned on
2018-07-05
 
  Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Andrew
Wheeler
2018-01-08 Environment and Public Works 2017-11-08 2018-02-07 2018-04-12

 

Renominated in the second session of the 115th Congress. 

*Presidential nomination in the first session recieved on 2017-10-05 with previous committee approval on  2017-11-29.

  Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation William
Wehrum
2017-09-07 Environment and Public Works 2017-10-04 2017-10-25 2017-11-09    
  Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information     Environment and Public Works          
  Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances Michael
Dourson
2017-07-19 Environment and Public Works 2017-10-04 2017-10-25  

*Returned to the President on 2018-01-03 under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI.

Must be renominated by the President in 2018 (second session of 115th Congress).

 
  Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Research and Development     Environment and Public Works          
  Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response Peter C. Wright 2018-03-06 Environment and Public Works 2018-06-20 2018-08-01      
  Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water David
Ross
2017-09-05 Environment and Public Works 2017-10-04 2017-10-25 2017-12-14    
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator James
Bridenstine
2018-01-08 Commerce, Science, and Transportation 2017-11-01 2018-01-18 2018-04-19

 

Renominated in the second session of the 115th Congress. 

*Presidential nomination in the first session recieved on 2017-09-05 with previous committee approval on  2017-11-08.

  National Aeronautics and Space Administration Deputy Administrator James Morhard 2018-07-17 Commerce, Science, and Transportation          
  National Science Foundation Director     Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions        

NSF Director serves a ten-year term.

France Córdova currently serves until 2020-03-31.

  Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Kristine
Svinicki
2017-06-06 Environment and Public Works 2017-06-13 2017-06-15 2017-06-26  

NRC Commissioners serve a five-year terms.

  Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner Jeffery
Baran
2017-09-05 Environment and Public Works 2017-10-04 2017-10-25 2018-05-24  

NRC Commissioners serve a five-year terms.

  Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner Annie
Caputo
2017-06-06 Environment and Public Works 2017-06-13 2017-07-12     NRC Commissioners serve a five-year terms.
  Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner David
Wright
2017-06-06 Environment and Public Works 2017-06-13 2017-07-12     NRC Commissioners serve a five-year terms.
  Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner     Environment and Public Works        

NRC Commissioners serve a five-year terms.

Stephen Burns currently serves until 2019-06-30.

Notes:*Returned to the President on 2018-01-03 under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI. Must be renominated by the President in 2018 (second session of 115th Congress).