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President Bush Nominates Bernard Kerik to Serve as Secretary of Homeland Security
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President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. Commissioner Kerik brings a lifetime of security experience and skill to one of the most important positions in the Federal government. Commissioner Kerik is a proven crisis manager who understands first-hand the stakes in the War on Terror. He has a long record of serving our Nation in important public safety and national security roles. Most notably, Kerik served as Police Commissioner of New York on September 11, 2001. If confirmed by the Senate, Commissioner Kerik will bring to the Department of Homeland Security a practical understanding of America's first responders, and he will be an effective partner for the state and local leaders nationwide who are working to keep our Nation safe.
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