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Martha Johnson Confirmed to Head GSA

The Senate has confirmed Martha Johnson as the head of the General Services Administration (GSA) in a vote of 96-0. Senators Joe Liebermann and Susan Collins hailed the approval of Johnson, citing her experience and the GSA need for her leadership.

“My priority as administrator will be to put GSA’s expertise to work developing and executing policies and products that will create a greener, more efficient, more cost-effective, more open, and more responsible government, ” Johnson said in a statement following the vote.

The GSA has been without a head administrator since April 2008. Johnson was approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, back in June but the vote was held up until February 2010.

Sen Collins said “She served previously as GSA’s chief of staff, helping to lead that agency at a time of substantial change. Today, the GSA faces even greater challenges and demands.”

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