14 Jul 2005 Congressional Action: Homeland Security Nomination
The Senate received from the White House the nomination of Stewart A. Baker of Virginia for the post of Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security.
According to The White House, Mr. Baker is presently a partner with Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington, D.C. He previously served as General Counsel for the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Prior to that, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel for the National Security Agency. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Baker received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Note: “Congressional Action” is a new blog feature. It highlights an an official activity undertaken by or in Congress, very often chosen at random, to provide an educational snapshot of our Congress at work.