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White House nominates former Ros-Lehtinen aide to State Department

October 11, 2017 - 2:58pm


The White House has nominated a Miami native, Yleem Poblete, to serve as assistant secretary of state for verification and compliance, an appointment that will require approval by the U.S. Senate.

Poblete is a former chief of staff to Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a former chairwoman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where Poblete eventually served as chief of staff and staff director, the first Hispanic woman in that role. President Donald Trump announced her nomination on Tuesday.

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