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For Immediate Release

Eight Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:
      
Joseph Balash, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, vice Janice Marion Schneider.

Samuel H. Clovis, Jr., of Iowa, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics, vice Catherine E. Woteki.

Daniel Alan Craig, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, vice Joseph L. Nimmich.

Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Army, vice Eric K. Fanning.

Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

Anthony Kurta, of Montana, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, vice Laura Junor, resigned.

A. Wess Mitchell, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs), vice Victoria Nuland.
       
Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, vice Jessica Garfola Wright, resigned.