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    John Sullivan, the deputy secretary for the Department of Commerce under George W. Bush administration, was confirmed on Wednesday by the Senate as the new Deputy Secretary of State.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Senate has confirmed John Sullivan as the next Deputy Secretary of State, according to a floor vote on Wednesday.

    Sullivan was confirmed in a 94-6 vote. Senators Cory Booker, Tammy Duckworth, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren voted against the nominee.

    In 2008-2009, Sullivan served as deputy secretary for the Department of Commerce in the administration of President George W. Bush.


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