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Eight Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate Today


Kari A. Bingen, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense, vice Marcel J. Lettre, II, resigned.

Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney 
General, vice Peter Joseph Kadzik.

Scott P. Brown, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador Extraordinary 
and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand, 
and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of 
America to the Independent State of Samoa.

Lee Francis Cissna, of Maryland, to be Director of United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security, vice Leon Rodriguez.

Robert Daigle, of Virginia, to be Director of Cost Assessment 
and Program Evaluation, Department of Defense, vice Jamie Michael 

Robert Story Karem, of the District of Columbia, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Derek H. Chollet, resigned.

Kenneth P. Rapuano, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense, vice Eric Rosenbach, resigned.

John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State, 
vice Antony Blinken, resigned.


Commerce, vice Bruce H. Andrews, resigned, which was sent to the 
Senate on January 20, 2017.