President Obama officially announced the nomination of his chief of staff, Jack Lew, to head the Treasury Department in a ceremony at the White House this afternoon.
After announcing the controversial nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan to head the Defense Department and C.I.A., respectively, President Obama is set to nominate his chief of staff, Jack Lew, as Treasury Secretary.
In theory, Lew, a native New Yorker, should be the easy one.
He brings an accomplished resume, including two stints as the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and he's a relatively low-key operator who doesn't make many headlines.
Andrew Cuomo met with Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and President Obama's chief of staff, Jack Lew, at the White House this afternoon, the first stop on the governor's trip through Washington today to lobby for federal disaster aid.