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Obama sends Roemer’s nomination to Senate

world Updated: Jun 11, 2009 13:50 IST

President Barack Obama today formally sent to the Senate the nomination of Timothy J Roemer as the next US Ambassador to India.

A former US lawmaker and a member of the 9/11 Commission, Roemer is currently head of a Washington-based think tank.

He is considered close to Obama and was among the first few Democrat leaders to support Obama in his run for US Presidency.

Roemer’s nomination was officially announced by the White House on May 28. Now the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would schedule a confirmation hearing for Roemer - the date for which is expected to be announced soon. PTI LKJ ZH

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