WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce on Monday his intent to nominate air quality expert Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy, a White House official said.

The long-awaited announcement will come as Obama fills out his second term cabinet. At 10:15 a.m. EST (1515 GMT) the president also plans to announce his choice of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, head of the Walmart Foundation, to become director of the White House budget office.

The nominations require confirmation by the Senate.

Obama appears to have delayed some cabinet appointments, whose names were well known for weeks, until after the deadline for massive spending cuts known as "sequestration."

Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement to delay those cuts on Friday, threatening other policy priorities in the president's second term agenda.

One of those priorities is fighting climate change, an issue Obama raised prominently in both his inaugural and State of the Union addresses earlier this year. Obama has urged Congress to embrace a market-based mechanism to reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions, or face executive action from his administration to achieve the same goal.....snip~

Obama rounds out cabinet with EPA, Energy picks
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Looks like Obama has finished up his picks for his Cabinet. Burwell worked for the Clinton Administration that much I know. We may see some more posturing by the GOP over this picks. As the longer they can delay. Then the longer for Obama to begin working on his policies.

Already Graham and McCain are holding up Brennan's Confirmation. Until they get some answers on Benghazi. Either way in the end they will be confirmed.