ACCESSION NUMBER:263574 FILE ID:SFF312 DATE:01/20/93 TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 (01/20/93) TEXT:*93012012.SFF WHITE HOUSE REPORT, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 (Clinton nominations) (550) CLINTON TAKES FIRST OFFICIAL STEPS President Clinton signed his first executive order, issued his first proclamation, and signed his first nominations before leaving the Capitol following his inauguration. Perhaps mindful of his promise to hit the ground running on his first day in office, Clinton did not wait to return to the White House before acting -- as has been recent custom. The president's first proclamation calls for a national day of fellowship and hope on January 22. "The obligation of a president is more than a fulfillment of a set of Constitutional duties," he said. "The president must carry the mantle of hope and optimism in the battle against fear and despair." Quoting the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Clinton called on Americans to "transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." The executive order established the ethical standards for the new administration, including a five-year ban on lobbying after leaving federal service and a lifetime ban on lobbying for a foreign government. 1 Clinton signed and sent to the Senate the nominations of the first 25 of his selections to staff his Cabinet and the Executive Office of the President. The nominations included: Warren Christopher, of California, to be Secretary of State. Lloyd Bentsen, of Texas, to be Secretary of the Treasury. Les Aspin, of Wisconsin, to be Secretary of Defense. Zoe Baird, of Connecticut, to be Attorney General. Bruce Babbitt, of Arizona, to be Secretary of the Interior. Mike Espy, of Mississippi, to be Secretary of Agriculture. Ronald H. Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Commerce. Robert B. Reich, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor. Donna E. Shalala, of Wisconsin, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Henry G. Cisneros, of Texas, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Federico Pena, of Colorado, to be Secretary of Transportation. Hazel Rollins O'Leary, of Minnesota, to be Secretary of Energy. Richard W. Riley, of South Carolina, to be Secretary of Education. Jesse Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Madeleine Korbel Albright, of the District of Columbia, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations with rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations. Carol M. Browner, of Florida, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Michael Kantor, of California, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Leon E. Panetta, of California, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Laura D'Andrea Tyson, of California, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Roger Altman, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Hershel Wayne Gober, of Arkansas, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Madeleine Kunin, of Vermont, to be Deputy Secretary of Education. Alice Rivlin, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of State. R. James Woolsey, of Maryland, to be Director of Central Intelligence. NNNN .