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January 12, 1993 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next Sunday, three days before the Clinton Administration takes office, Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown will be honored at a Kennedy Center gala financed by several corporate giants that could be affected by his actions as a Cabinet member. J. C. Penney, Anheuser Busch, Pepsico, Textron and Sony Music Entertainment have been identified by inaugural officials as comprising a group known as "Friends of Ron Brown," which is footing the bill for the event.
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February 1, 2009 | Christi Parsons
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is the leading candidate to become President Obama's Commerce secretary, an administration official said Saturday, adding that a decision could come as early as Monday. Gregg's appointment would add another Republican to Obama's Cabinet at a time when the president is preaching bipartisanship and working to build GOP support for his agenda.
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NEWS
July 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Norman Y. Mineta, President Clinton's nominee for Commerce secretary, promised to pursue free and fair trade, economic growth and "digital inclusion" for people left out of the technology boom as lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee assured him of prompt confirmation. Mineta, a former House member is an executive of Lockheed Martin Corp., the biggest U.S. defense contractor.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2009 | Peter Nicholas
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is under consideration for the Commerce secretary post in President Obama's Cabinet, raising the prospect that Democrats could gain a filibuster-proof majority of 60 seats in the Senate, according to two officials familiar with the selection process. Gregg, who faces reelection in 2010, is one of several people under consideration for the remaining Cabinet post for which Obama has no nominee. New Mexico Gov.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Senate Confirms Greenspan and Franklin: The Senate voted without debate to confirm Alan Greenspan for a second four-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Also, with only one Democrat dissenting, the Senate confirmed businesswoman and veteran Republican fund-raiser Barbara Franklin to become Secretary of Commerce.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronald H. Brown is the first black named to the Cabinet by a President-elect who promises his appointments will reflect America's diverse makeup. But focusing on Brown's race obscures a central point. He has proven himself a master-builder of consensus wrung from disharmony, a figure whose glass-is-half-full optimism could spur the promotion of exports and development of technology that President-elect Bill Clinton promises to bring about.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown agreed Wednesday not to discuss department business with any employee of his former law firm during his tenure, clearing the way for a Senate vote on his confirmation today. As a result, Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) agreed to drop his objections to proceeding with the vote. "This new and broader recusal was the final issue, and it satisfies my concerns," Lott said in a statement.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown insisted at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he would promote American business interests fairly, despite his background as a lobbyist for such foreign clients as the late Haitian dictator Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier and the Japanese electronics industry.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2009 | Peter Nicholas
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is under consideration for the Commerce secretary post in President Obama's Cabinet, raising the prospect that Democrats could gain a filibuster-proof majority of 60 seats in the Senate, according to two officials familiar with the selection process. Gregg, who faces reelection in 2010, is one of several people under consideration for the remaining Cabinet post for which Obama has no nominee. New Mexico Gov.
NEWS
March 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Barbara Hackman Franklin took over as secretary of commerce, the 29th person to hold that post but only the second woman. "I'm really thrilled to be on your team," she told President Bush. She was sworn in by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the only woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. She succeeds Robert A. Mosbacher, who has been named chairman of Bush's reelection campaign. The President said Franklin, a businesswoman, will be "an evangelist for a strong economy fueled by growth."
NEWS
July 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Norman Y. Mineta, President Clinton's nominee for Commerce secretary, promised to pursue free and fair trade, economic growth and "digital inclusion" for people left out of the technology boom as lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee assured him of prompt confirmation. Mineta, a former House member is an executive of Lockheed Martin Corp., the biggest U.S. defense contractor.
NEWS
January 21, 1996 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, travel expenses for the secretary's office have risen at least 145% over those of a well-traveled GOP predecessor, while many of Brown's aides are improperly using government credit cards for personal purchases, according to a confidential audit report obtained by The Times.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown agreed Wednesday not to discuss department business with any employee of his former law firm during his tenure, clearing the way for a Senate vote on his confirmation today. As a result, Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) agreed to drop his objections to proceeding with the vote. "This new and broader recusal was the final issue, and it satisfies my concerns," Lott said in a statement.
NEWS
January 12, 1993 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next Sunday, three days before the Clinton Administration takes office, Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown will be honored at a Kennedy Center gala financed by several corporate giants that could be affected by his actions as a Cabinet member. J. C. Penney, Anheuser Busch, Pepsico, Textron and Sony Music Entertainment have been identified by inaugural officials as comprising a group known as "Friends of Ron Brown," which is footing the bill for the event.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commerce Secretary-designate Ronald H. Brown insisted at his confirmation hearing Wednesday that he would promote American business interests fairly, despite his background as a lobbyist for such foreign clients as the late Haitian dictator Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier and the Japanese electronics industry.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronald H. Brown is the first black named to the Cabinet by a President-elect who promises his appointments will reflect America's diverse makeup. But focusing on Brown's race obscures a central point. He has proven himself a master-builder of consensus wrung from disharmony, a figure whose glass-is-half-full optimism could spur the promotion of exports and development of technology that President-elect Bill Clinton promises to bring about.
NEWS
January 21, 1996 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, travel expenses for the secretary's office have risen at least 145% over those of a well-traveled GOP predecessor, while many of Brown's aides are improperly using government credit cards for personal purchases, according to a confidential audit report obtained by The Times.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a high-powered pair of appointments, President-elect Bill Clinton on Saturday named childhood friend Thomas (Mack) McLarty as the next White House chief of staff and chose Democratic Party Chairman Ronald H. Brown to become secretary of commerce. With the surprise selection of McLarty, a 46-year-old natural gas executive, Clinton will install at the White House a Washington outsider whose background as a businessman has given him little experience in the nation's capital.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a high-powered pair of appointments, President-elect Bill Clinton on Saturday named childhood friend Thomas (Mack) McLarty as the next White House chief of staff and chose Democratic Party Chairman Ronald H. Brown to become secretary of commerce. With the surprise selection of McLarty, a 46-year-old natural gas executive, Clinton will install at the White House a Washington outsider whose background as a businessman has given him little experience in the nation's capital.
NEWS
March 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Barbara Hackman Franklin took over as secretary of commerce, the 29th person to hold that post but only the second woman. "I'm really thrilled to be on your team," she told President Bush. She was sworn in by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the only woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. She succeeds Robert A. Mosbacher, who has been named chairman of Bush's reelection campaign. The President said Franklin, a businesswoman, will be "an evangelist for a strong economy fueled by growth."
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