The Senate voted Monday to clear three nominations to the Social Security Advisory Board.
Henry Aaron’s nomination was confirmed on a 54-43 vote. Shortly after, the Senate approved the nominations of Alan Cohen and Lanhee Chen by voice-votes. ...
President Obama is expected to make Aaron chairman of the board.Aaron was nominated to the SSAB in 2011. That's how long it took to get his noncontroversial nomination through the Senate.
Chen was a campaign aide to Mitt Romney. He referred to President Obama's plans for Social Security as "laughable." Aaron and Cohen have a history of avoiding partisanship.