The Senate approved dozens of President Barack Obama’s nominees this morning before departing for the holidays. The Senate will return on Jan. 21.
Approved nominations include:
- Adele Logan Alexander as a member of the National Council on the Humanities;
- Paul T. Anastas as an assistant Environmental Protection Agency administrator;
- Anne Slaughter Andrew as ambassador to Costa Rica;
- Alberto Fernandez as ambassador to Equatorial Guinea;
- Michael Khouri as a Federal Maritime Commissioner;
- Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis as ambassador to Hungary;
- David Daniel Nelson as ambassador to Uruguay;
- John Norris as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
- Robert Perciasepe as deputy EPA administrator;
- Scott Boyer Quehl as the Commerce Department’s chief financial officer and an assistant secretary;
- Leslie Rowe as ambassador to Mozambique;
- Lynnae Ruttledge as commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Education Department;
- Miriam Sapiro as a deputy U.S. trade representative;
- Rajiv Shah as an U.S. Agency for International Development administrator;
- Thomas Alfred Shannon, Jr., as ambassador to Brazil;
- Alan Solomont as ambassador to Spain and Andorra;
- David Strickland as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration;
- Mary Burce Warlick as ambassador to Serbia;
- James Warlick, Jr., as ambassador to Bulgaria;
- Grayling Grant Williams as director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement, Homeland Security Department;
- Mary Jo Wills as ambassador to Mauritius.
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