January 10th, 2013
07:39 AM ET
It's a busy day at the White House for both the president and vice president. At 1:30 p.m. ET, President Obama will announce his pick of current White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to lead the Treasury Department. If confirmed by the Senate, he will replace current Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who has said he would like to leave by Inauguration Day.
The Treasury pick follows Obama's recent nominations of John Kerry to lead the State Department, Chuck Hagel to lead Defense, and John Brennan to head up the CIA. More high-level announcements remain, including those to fill vacancies at the top of the Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Meanwhile, Vice President Biden continues his so-called listening tour Thursday on the issue of gun control, set to meet separately today with hunting enthusiasts, gun owners, and media and entertainment executives.
The president's full schedule after the jump: