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|Name = Michael Froman
|secretary = [[Shaun Donovan]]
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|Profile picture = Michael Froman official portrait.jpg
|deputy secretary = Maurice Jones
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|Position = United States Trade Representative
|budget =   (2013)
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|year = 1965
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|website = http://www.hud.gov/
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}}{{tnr}}{{ExecDeptsbox}}The '''Department of Housing and Urban Development''' (HUD) is a United States executive department formed in 1965 in order "to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business."<ref name="mission">[http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/mission ''Department of Housing and Urban Development'', "Mission," accessed January 13, 2013]</ref> The Department stems from the Veterans Administration formed in 1930.<ref name="hist">[http://www.va.gov/about_va/vahistory.asp ''U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs'', "History - VA History," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>  The current Secretary of Veterans Affairs is [[Eric Shinseki]], who was [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] on January 20, 2009.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2009/Jan/20/senate_confirms_6_cabinet_secretaries.html ''Real Clear Politics'', "Senate Confirms 6 cabinet secretaries," January 20, 2008]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael B. Froman''' (b. August 20, 1962, in San Rafael, [[California]]) is the current United States Trade Representtive. He was [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] by the [[United States Senate|Senate]] on June 19, 2013, by a vote of 93-4.<ref name="confirmation">[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/s158 ''GovTrack'', "On the Nomination: Michael Froman," June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
The Department of Veterans Affairs currently employed 295,742 people in 2011.<ref name="VAbudget">[http://www.va.gov/budget/products.asp ''Department of Veterans Affairs'', "Annual Budget Submission (FY 2013 Budget Submission)," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>  Among the agencies overseen by the Department are the National Cemetery Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans Health Administration.<ref>[http://www.va.gov/landing_organizations.htm ''Department of Veterans Affairs'', "Organization," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>
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McDonough was born in Stillwater, [[Minnesota]], and graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He earned his master's degree from Georgetown University before beginning his career in politics.<ref name="hist"/>
  
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Below is an abbreviated outline of McDonough's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="hist">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/denis-mcdonough/gIQAt6rX9O_topic.html#path-to-power?reload=true ''Washington Post'', "Denis McDonough," accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>
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*1992: Graduated from St. John's University
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*1996: Earned master's degree from Georgetown University
===Leadership===
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*1996-1999: Staffer for the [[United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs|House International Relations Committee]]
[[Shaun Donovan]] currently holds the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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*1999-2004: Foreign Policy Advisor for Sen. Tom Daschle
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*2004-2006: Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress
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*2006-2008: Foreign Policy Advisor for [[Barack Obama]]'s 2008 presidential campaign
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*2008-2009: Member of Barack Obama's transition team
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*2009-2010: Director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council
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*2009-2010: Acting Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
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*2010-2013: Deputy National Security Advisor
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*2013-Present: White House Chief of Staff
  
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McDonough is married with three children.<ref name="about"/>
 
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The requested budget for the 2013 fiscal year is $138.5 billion, 9.2% higher than the 2012 budget of $126.8 billion.<ref>[http://www.va.gov/budget/docs/summary/Fy2014_Fast_Facts_VAs_Budget_Highlights.pdf ''Department of Veterans Affairs'', "VA 2014 Budget Fast Facts," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>
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''The Best Places to work in the Federal Government'' is a website that tracks workforce trends in federal agencies.  According to their analysis, from 2008-2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs has added an average of 6,147 jobs per year.<ref name="BestPlaces">[http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/detail/VA00 ''The Best Places to work in the Federal Government'', "Agency Report: Department of Veterans Affairs," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>
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The budget of the Department of Veterans Affairs was not impacted by the sequestration.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/va-dodges-budget-cuts-but-veterans-will-still-feel-effects-of-the-sequester/2013/03/08/f5266034-8527-11e2-98a3-b3db6b9ac586_story.html ''Washington Post'', "VA dodges budget cuts, but veterans will still feel effects of the sequester," March 8, 2013]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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*[http://www.va.gov/ Official Department of Veterans Affairs website]
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*[http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/biographies-key-officials/united-states-trade-representative-michael-froman Official biography]
*[http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/ Official Department of Veterans Affairs blog]
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Revision as of 17:25, 27 January 2014

Michael Froman
Michael Froman official portrait.jpg
United States Trade Representative
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 21, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolThe Branson School
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
J.D.Harvard University
Ph.D.Oxford University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 20, 1962
Place of birthSan Rafael, California
Websites
Office website
Michael B. Froman (b. August 20, 1962, in San Rafael, California) is the current United States Trade Representtive. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2013, by a vote of 93-4.[1]

He previously served as

Biography

McDonough was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, and graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He earned his master's degree from Georgetown University before beginning his career in politics.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of McDonough's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1992: Graduated from St. John's University
  • 1996: Earned master's degree from Georgetown University
  • 1996-1999: Staffer for the House International Relations Committee
  • 1999-2004: Foreign Policy Advisor for Sen. Tom Daschle
  • 2004-2006: Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress
  • 2006-2008: Foreign Policy Advisor for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
  • 2008-2009: Member of Barack Obama's transition team
  • 2009-2010: Director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council
  • 2009-2010: Acting Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
  • 2010-2013: Deputy National Security Advisor
  • 2013-Present: White House Chief of Staff

Personal

McDonough is married with three children.[3]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Denis + McDonough + Chief + Staff

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Kirk
U.S. Trade Representative
2013-Present
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