Who won’t be there? (One Cabinet Secretary is always absent) — and what is the President going to sign ?

From a WH official:


VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is the Cabinet Secretary not attending today’s inaugural activities.


Today, at the Capitol the President will be signing:


1. A Proclamation to commemorate the inauguration entitled, “National Day of Hope and Resolve, 2013.”

2. Four Nominations:

a. John Owen Brennan to be Director of the CIA

b. Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense

c. John Forbes Kerry to be Secretary of State

d. Jacob J. Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury