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Jeh Johnson

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Jeh Johnson
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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedOctober 18, 2013
ConfirmedDecember 16, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
General Counsel for the Department of Defense
2009-2012
General Counsel for the Department of the Air Force
1998-2001
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1989-1991
Education
Bachelor'sMorehouse College
J.D.Columbia Law School
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1957
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionAttorney
Jeh Charles Johnson (b. September 11, 1957, in New York, New York) is President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security. Johnson was nominated to the position on October 18, 2013, and confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2013, by a vote of 78-16.[1][2]

He previously served as general counsel for the Pentagon and for the Air Force, as well as being a private practice attorney.[3]

Biography

Johnson was born in New York, New York and graduated from Morehouse College before earning a law degree from Columbia Law School.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Johnson's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 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

Confirmation vote

Johnson was confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2013, by a vote of 78-16.[4]

Jeh Johnson Confirmation vote, December 16, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 53 0 53
Republican Party Republicans 23 16 39
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 78 16 94


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.[5]

“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.”[5]

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.[5]

Three Senate Republicans-- Grassley, John McCain and Lindsey Graham-- publicly said they have placed a hold on Johnson's nomination.[5]

Personal

Johnson is married with three children.[6]

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