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Bush nominates EPA's Michael Leavitt for Health and Human Services secretary

Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, has been administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for little more than a year. Bush called him an "ideal choice" to head the agency that regulates U.S. health care. He would replace Tommy Thompson, who resigned. Reuters_ 12/13/04

November, 2003

Leavitt takes over as EPA chief.  AP/Newsday 11/6/03  

Senate confirms Leavitt as new EPA chief. During hearings he became lightening rod for criticisms of Bush administration's environmental policies.  L.A. Times 10/28/03

Senate confirms Leavitt as EPA chief. He says he'll chart a balanced course.  Reuters 10/28/03

Senate Democrats drop delaying tactics on EPA nominee Leavitt. Confirmation vote expected today.  AP/San Francisco Chronicle 10/27/03

Senate Democrats delay Leavitt's EPA committee vote. "Nothing personal." Move aimed at highlighting dissatisfaction with White House environmental policies  AP/San Francisco Chronicle

Leavitt EPA confirmation hearing turns into Bush denunciation.  New York Times/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Leavitt, his staff appear pleased by hearing.  Salt Lake Tribune
EPA nominee questioned by Senate panel.  Washington Post
Senators grill EPA pick on record in Utah, Bush policies.  Knight Ridder/Boston Globe
Leavitt walks a fine line at EPA confirmation hearing.
Vote expected next week.  Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt nimbly sidestepped efforts by Democratic senators to extract promises to reverse or revise controversial Bush administration polices if he is confirmed as EPA administrator.  Scripps Howard News Service

Feature: Utah Gov. Leavitt prepares for Senate confirmation hearing today on his nomination to head EPA.  Salt Lake Tribune

Bush EPA nominee runs into more Senate opposition.  AP/FOXNews

Senator Clinton to block President Bush's EPA nominee. Hearings can go ahead, but not full Senate vote. AP/Detroit Free Press

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