|Secretary of Homeland Security nominee|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||October 18, 2013|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|General Counsel for the Department of Defense|
|General Counsel for the Department of the Air Force|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York|
|J.D.||Columbia Law School|
|Date of birth||September 11, 1957|
|Place of birth||New York, New York|
He previously served as general counsel for the Pentagon and for the Air Force, as well as being a private practice attorney.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Yellen's academic, professional and political career:
- 1979: Graduated from Morehouse College
- 1982: Earned J.D. from Columbia Law School
- 1984-1988: Attorney at a private practice
- 1989-1991: Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
- 1992-1998: Attorney at Paul Weiss
- 1998-2001: General Counsel at Department of the Air Force
- 2001-2008: Attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
- 2008-2012: General Counsel at Department of Defense
During Johnson's Senate committee hearing, Sen. Tom Coburn accused Johnson of using answers that were "cut and pasted" from previous nominees. Some of his responses were very similar to statements made by previous DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, during her tenure. Sens. Coburn and Tom Carper urged Johnson to revise his answers to those questions.
Hold on nomination
Sen. Chuck Grassley announced on November 20, 2013, that he placed a hold on Johnson's nomination for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He said he had no plan to relent until Johnson provides him with key information about his views on immigration.
“We asked if he would cooperate with us on oversight matters and work with us to improve immigration policies going forward,” Grassley said. “We have not yet received a response from Mr. Johnson.”
Grassley and five other senators sent a letter to Johnson on November 15, 2013, asking him a wide variety of questions on immigration policy and oversight issues at the Department of Homeland Security.
Johnson is married with three children.
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- Huffington Post, "Jeh Johnson, Obama DHS Pick, Has Dealt With Weighty National Security Issues," October 18, 2013
- Las Vegas Sun, "Biographical information for Jeh C. Johnson," October 22, 2013
- Fox News, "Coburn: DHS Nominee Johnson used cribbed answers for confirmation hearing," November 13, 2013
- Politico, "Chuck Grassley puts hold on DHS nominee," accessed November 21, 2013
- Politico, "10 things to know about Jeh Johnson," October 18, 2013