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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 2, 2005

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual and designate one individual to serve in his Administration: The President intends to nominate R. Thomas Weimer, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Policy, Management and Budget). Mr. Weimer currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the Department of the Interior. He previously worked in the Office of Federal Government Relations for the University of California as Legislative Director for National Laboratory Affairs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weimer served as Subcommittee Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science. He received his bachelor's degree and first master's degree from Harvey Mudd College and his second master's degree from the University of Washington. The President intends to designate David A. Sampson, of Texas, to be Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

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