Posts Tagged: confirmation

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Talks About Ketanji Brown Jackson

Michelle Obama is reflecting on the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. In an Instagram post last night, the former First Lady said Jackson will give Black women and girls “a future we can all be hopeful for.” She went on to “say, “Like so many of you, I can’t… Read more »

Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Secretary of Defense

The Senate has confirmed President Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin.  Austin’s nomination was confirmed by an overwhelming 93-2 margin, making him the first black Defense Secretary in U.S. history.  Austin commanded U.S. forces in the Middle East before retiring in 2016.  He was granted a special Congressional waiver that allows him… Read more »