Nominee For Commissioner Of Social Security
The President intends to nominate Michael J. Astrue, of Massachusetts, to be Commissioner of Social Security, for a six year term beginning January 20, 2007. Mr. Astrue previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Transkaryotic Therapies. Earlier in his career, he served as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Previously, he served as Counselor to the Commissioner of Social Security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Astrue received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his JD from Harvard University.