Senate Confirms Pritzker As Head Of Commerce Department

Law360, Los Angeles (June 25, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee for head of the U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday, voting 97-1 to affirm billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker as secretary of commerce.

The vote came nearly two months after Obama nominated Pritzker to take over as secretary of commerce. Pritzker, a Chicago-based real estate magnate and one of the wealthiest people in the country, will fill a nearly one-year leadership vacancy at the Commerce Department, which has been without a permanent secretary since John Bryson resigned in...
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