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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

As in executive session,

MESSAGES REFERRED

The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting nominations, which were referred as indicated:

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Jessica Lynn Wright, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Dennis M. McCarthy, resigned.

To the Committee on Armed Services.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

James N. Miller, Jr., of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, vice Michele A. Flournoy.

To the Committee on Armed Services.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Frank Kendall III, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, vice Ashton B. Carter, resigned.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Erin C. Conaton, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, vice Clifford L. Stanley.

To the Committee on Armed Services.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Jeremy C. Stein, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2004, vice Kevin M. Warsh, resigned.

To the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2000, vice Frederic S. Mishkin.

To the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Marietta S. Robinson, of Michigan, to be a Commissioner of the of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2010, vice Thomas Hill Moore, term expired.

To the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Adam E. Sieminski, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, vice Richard G. Newell.

To the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Anthony T. Clark, of North Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2016, vice Marc Spitzer, term expired.

To the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

James J. Jones, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Stephen Alan Owens, resigned.

To the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director General of the Foreign Service, vice Nancy J. Powell, resigned.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate

Pamela A. White, of Maine, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Haiti.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

John Christopher Stevens, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Libya.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Tracey Ann Jacobson, 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 Republic of Kosovo.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Scott H. DeLisi, of Minnesota, 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 Republic of Uganda.

To the Committee on Foreign Relations.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Deborah S. Delisle, of South Carolina, to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, vice Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana.

To the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

BARACK OBAMA

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

Constance B. Tobias, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals for a term of six years, vice James Philip Terry, term expired.

To the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

WITHDRAWALS

BARACK OBAMA

The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting four withdrawals of nominations, which were laid on the table:

To the Senate of the United States:

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

I withdraw the nomination of Scott C. Doney, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, vice Kathryn D. Sullivan, which was sent to the Senate on January 26, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

I withdraw the nomination of Timothy Charles Scheve, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2015, vice Nancy Killefer, term expired, which was sent to the Senate on January 26, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

I withdraw the nomination of Gineen Maria Bresso, of Florida, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2013. (Reappointment), which was sent to the Senate on March 17, 2011.

To the Senate of the United States:

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 24, 2012.

I withdraw the nomination of Gloria Wilson Shelton, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years, vice a new position created by Public Law 110-389, approved October 10, 2008, which was sent to the Senate on June 22, 2011.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012

BARACK OBAMA

MESSAGES REFERRED

As in executive session,

The Presiding Officer laid before the Senate the following messages from the President of the United States, transmitting nominations, which were referred as indicated:

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 31, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate -

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

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The following Army National Guard of the United States officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., sections 12203 and 12211:

To be brigadier general

Col. Todd A. Plimpton

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 31, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be lieutenant general

Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti

BARACK OBAMA

To the Committee on Armed Services.

THE WHITE HOUSE, January 31, 2012.

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate

The following named officer for appointment in the United States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601:

To be lieutenant general

Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion

To the Committee on Armed Services.

BARACK OBAMA

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