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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Casey Statement on Rooney Nomination Being Sent to Senate

WASHINGTON, DC- After the White House officially transmitted to the U.S. Senate the formal nomination of Dan Rooney to be U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement:

“I welcome this step forward in Mr. Rooney’s nomination process and will work closely with Chairman Kerry in seeking a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for him as soon as possible.”

Transmitting the nomination to the Senate was the next official step in the process following President Obama’s announcement of the intent to nominate Dan Rooney on St. Patrick’s Day. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee can now schedule a nomination hearing.

Senator Casey's Office

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