Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to Senate 14 September

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Viquar Ahmad, of Texas, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Commerce, vice Thomas F. Gilman.

Viquar Ahmad, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, vice Thomas F. Gilman.

Matthew S. Axelrod, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, vice David W. Mills, retired.

Thomas Barrett, of Wisconsin, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Michael Battle, of Georgia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Dana Katherine Bilyeu, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2023. (Reappointment)

Leslie N. Bluhm, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2023, vice Phyllis Nichamoff Segal, term expired.

Leona M. Bridges, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2023, vice William S. Jasien, term expired.

R. Nicholas Burns, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of China.

Brad John Crabtree, of North Dakota, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy and Carbon Management), vice Steven E. Winberg.

Rahm Emanuel, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan.

Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, vice Matthew S. Rutherford.

Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, vice Stephen Akard, resigned.

Tristan Lynn Leavitt, of Idaho, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2023, vice Susan Tsui Grundmann, term expired.

Scott A. Nathan, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation, vice Adam Seth Boehler.

Lisette Nieves, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2022, vice Richard Christman, term expired.

Lisette Nieves, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2027. (Reappointment)

Stacie Olivares, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2024, vice Ronald David McCray, term expired.

María L. Pagán, of Puerto Rico, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador, vice Dennis Shea.

Flor Romero, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2025, vice Mark D. Gearan, term expired.

Javier E. Saade, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2022, vice David Avren Jones, term expired.

Javier E. Saade, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2026. (Reappointment)

Charles F. Sams III, of Oregon, to be Director of the National Park Service, vice Jonathan B. Jarvis.

Oren E. Whyche-Shaw, of Maryland, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years, vice J. Steven Dowd.

Christopher S. Wilson, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. (New Position)

WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE:

David H. Chipman, of Virginia, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, vice Byron Todd Jones, resigned, which was sent to the Senate on April 12, 2021.

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