Duckworth confirmed in Veteran Affairs post

April 22, 2009 4:38:23 PM PDT
An Illinois politician has been tapped to work for President Obama.On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Tammy Duckworth to be assistant secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Duckworth is currently the director of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

In her new position, Duckworth will oversee programs for homeless veterans, consumer affairs and special events.