President Joe Biden is officially withdrawing his nomination for the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) take the job on a permanent basis.
Neither the White House nor Biden himself indicated why the decision was made. Reports indicate that the White House was asked for comment on the situation but declined to comment.
Ann Carlson was named acting head of NHTSA in September of 2022. In March of 2023, Joe Biden nominated her to fill the role permanently.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that Carlson would continue to serve at NHTSA but did not disclose why the nomination was revoked.
"Ann’s service has helped advance NHTSA’s mission to save lives and reduce the economic costs of roadway crashes," Buttigieg claimed.
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