As Secretary of State, John Kerry could play key role in Keystone XL Pipeline decision
- Year: 2013
- Length: 4:54 minutes (4.49 MB)
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In Washington today, President Obama made two key cabinet choices that will impact how big banks and SuperPACs are regulated in his second term. The President tapped Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, and re-nominated Richard Cordray for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The cabinet staffing process also moved forward on Capitol Hill, where Senators questioned one of the President’s most prominent picks: Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry, the nominee for Secretary of State. If confirmed, Kerry would face major diplomatic decisions ranging from Iran’s nuclear power program and the Middle East peace process to free trade agreements and the Keystone XL pipeline. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.