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For Immediate Release

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 11/18/09

Arthur Allen Elkins, Jr., of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, vice Nikki Rush Tinsley, resigned.

Nicole Yvette Lamb-Hale, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, vice William G. Sutton, resigned.

Robert A. Petzel, of Minnesota, to be Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs, vice Michael J. Kussman, resigned.