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For Immediate Release

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate


Daniel Brooks Baer, of Colorado, to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the rank of Ambassador.

Michael G. Carroll, of New York, to be Inspector General, United States Agency for International Development, vice Donald A. Gambatesa, resigned.

James Cole, Jr., of New York, to be General Counsel, Department of Education, vice Charles P. Rose.

Jason Furman, of New York, to be Member and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, vice Alan B. Krueger.

Keith Michael Harper, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the UN Human Rights Council.

Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education, vice Russlynn Ali.

Stephen Woolman Preston, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense, vice Jeh Charles Johnson, resigned.