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Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate


Ronnie Abrams, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice Lewis A. Kaplan, retired.

Rudolph Contreras, of Virginia, to be United States District  Judge for the District of Columbia, vice Ricardo M. Urbina, retired.

David T. Danielson, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy), vice Catherine  Radford Zoi, resigned.

LaDoris Guess Harris, of Georgia, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy, vice Jose Antonio Garcia, resigned.

Evan Jonathan Wallach, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, vice Arthur Gajarsa, retiring.