Acting Deputy Secretary Dr. Rebecca M. Blank Assumes Role of Acting Commerce SecretaryWASHINGTON – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned [Aug. 1] and was sworn-in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the next U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
The Honorable Tony N. Leung
The Honorable Tony N. Leung was sworn in on April 29, 2011 as a new U.S. Magistrate Judge by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis in Minneapolis, MN. Judge Leung becomes the first Asian-Pacific American to serve on the federal bench in Minnesota. Prior to today, Judge Leung had served for nearly 17 years as a state District Court Judge in Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County. He was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to the U.S. when he was six years old, and became the first Asian-Pacific American judge in Minnesota history when he was appointed in 1994 by Governor Arne H. Carlson.
WASHINGTON — (U.S. ASIAN WIRE) — Social Security is a critical income source for elderly and disabled Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and the existing system is the best way to guarantee a measure of financial security for them and their families, a new report said on [Mar. 7].
President Barack Obama has nominated his Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke, as ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China. If the posting is confirmed by the Senate, Locke would be the first Chinese-American to hold this important and sensitive position.
With the departure of Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff, President Obama has chosen Pete Rouse as Interim Chief of Staff. Rouse is one of Obama's senior advisors. He has served as chief of staff to members of the United States Congress for more than thirty years. Rouse is known as the "101st Senator" for his extensive knowledge of Congress. He became Obama's chief of staff in the Senate in 2004 prior to which he was chief of staff to former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) for 19 years. He also served as chief of staff to then-Rep. Dick Durbin of Illinois (1984-85) and Lt. Governor Terry Miller of Alaska (1979-83).