On May 13, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced that Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron “Cam” Kerry will replace her as Acting Commerce Secretary when she steps down June 1. Kerry, who is the brother of Secretary of State John Kerry, will serve in this position until nominee Penny Pritzker is confirmed by the Senate. Acting Secretary Blank has been the head of the agency since June 2012 when former Secretary John Bryson stepped down for health reasons.