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Published:February 24th, 2009 12:08 EST
Obama Announces Key Admin Posts

Obama Announces Key Admin Posts

By SOP newswire3

WHITE HOUSE: BRIEFING ROOM

WASHINGTON " Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts: Kathleen A. Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture; Jon Cannon, Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor; John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Ashton Carter, Nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense; April Boyd, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Commerce; and Tom Strickland, Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior.  The White House also announced today that Steve Rattner will serve as a Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury.

President Obama said, "I am grateful that these distinguished men and women have chosen to put their unique talents and expertise to work serving our country.  Together, I am confident that we will be able to tackle the challenges of our time as we work to right our economy and enact policies that give America`s working families the relief they need."