The Senate has confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be secretary of Commerce, filling a vacancy that has stood since John Bryson resigned last summer.
Penny Pritzker’s nomination to be the next Commerce Secretary advanced to the full Senate on Monday, following the unanimous approval of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Another Chicagoan could soon join President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. The president nominated billionaire and longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker to be the next U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago Board of Education.
Thousands of striking teachers and their supporters were marching down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, after rallying outside a hotel owned by the billionaire family of a Chicago Board of Education member.