The Trump administration’s first two female cabinet picks have been announced, bringing to an end a tumultuous month for the president and his party.
Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Patty Murray, has been a favorite of the president, and she has a solid track record in leading the nation’s largest government agency.
The administration has not yet named the nominee to be U.S. Trade Representative, and Trump has not taken any formal position on that position.
The president is also expected to nominate at least one more person for the top jobs at the Department of Homeland Security and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The first three picks of the new administration are expected to be announced Tuesday afternoon.
The other two nominees are expected soon after, according to people familiar with the administration’s plans.
Murray is a Democrat and former vice president in the Obama administration.
The nominee is likely to face scrutiny in Congress, with Democrats already calling for her confirmation.
Trump also is expected to name new secretary of state and national security adviser, as well as an ambassador to the United Nations.
The White House had said it was weighing other possible nominees for those jobs, but no decisions have been made yet.
Senate Republicans have been working to make Murray the only woman to lead the agency.
Her confirmation is expected in the coming weeks.
Trump has had a rocky relationship with the agency she runs.
He was initially reluctant to endorse Murray for the job, and he criticized her for not meeting his standards during her confirmation hearing.
Murray had initially said she was happy to lead Trump’s transition, but she has since expressed disappointment that Trump did not appoint her.
Murray’s nomination comes on the heels of Trump’s appointment of a new White House communications director and chief of staff, both of whom are women.
Trump, who has publicly supported Murray and has said she is “a tremendous asset to our administration,” has also repeatedly criticized Murray for her handling of the Russia investigation.