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USA : Senate approves 3 homeland security nominees











R. Gil Kerlikowske was confirmed Thursday as the first permanent commissioner for the agency that oversees both customs and immigration officers at the country’s ports of entry and the Border Patrol since before Obama took office in 2009. 







John Roth has been confirmed as inspector general, and Suzanne E. Spaulding is confirmed as deputy undersecretary for National Protection Programs.





BY ASSOCIATED PRESS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS



THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014, 7:01 PM




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R. Gil Kerlikowske (L), one of President Barack Obama’s (R) Homeland Security nominees, has been confirmed Thursday by the Senate.










The Senate has confirmed three of President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security nominees.








R. Gil Kerlikowske was confirmed Thursday as the first permanent commissioner for the agency that oversees both customs and immigration officers at the country’s ports of entry and the Border Patrol since before Obama took office in 2009. 





Kerlikowske was previously head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.












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Suzanne E. Spaulding has been confirmed Thursday as deputy undersecretary for National Protection Programs.







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The Senate also confirmed Suzanne E. Spaulding as deputy undersecretary for National Protection Programs and John Roth as inspector general.









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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official John Roth has also been confirmed Thursday as inspector general.







Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson applauded the appointments and said he could continue working to fill other senior management jobs at the department.













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R. Gil Kerlikowske is the first permanent commissioner for the agency that oversees both customs and immigration officers at the country’s ports of entry and the Border Patrol since before Obama took office in 2009.











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