03.10.10

Senate HELP Committee Approves Fourteen Nominees to Fill Administration Positions

Nominees for positions at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the Legal Services Corporation and the National Council on Disability move to the Senate floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced today that the Committee approved 14 nominations by voice vote this afternoon to fill positions at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the Legal Services Corporation and the National Council on Disability.  To accommodate members’ schedules, the Executive Session was held off the Senate floor in between votes.  The nominees now move to the full Senate for confirmation. 

“Americans deserve to have these agencies staffed and working on their behalf,” Chairman Harkin said.  “These nominees now move to the Senate floor, and I urge my colleagues to evaluate them on their qualifications and give them an up or down vote.”  

A full list of today’s approved nominees follows.

-    Gwendolyn E. Boyd, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater
Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

-    Patrick K. Nakamura, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

-    Peggy Goldwater-Clay, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

-    Sharon L. Browne, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation

-    Charles Norman Wiltse Keckler, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation

-    Victor B. Maddox, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation

-    Gary Blumenthal,
of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Chester Alonzo Finn, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Sara A. Gelser, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Ari Ne'eman, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Dongwoo Joseph Pak, of California, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Carol Jean Reynolds, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Fernando Torres-Gill, of California, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

-    Jonathan M. Young, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability

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