Washington - President Barack Obama has sent the renomination of Public Printer William J. "Bill" Boarman to the U.S. Senate. The President appointed Boarman on December 29, 2010, during a recess of the Senate. Boarman has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) since January 3, 2011. He is the 26th Public Printer of the United States.
The President originally nominated Boarman to be Public Printer on April 19, 2010. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held a confirmation hearing in May, and Boarman's nomination was reported favorably to the full Senate in July.
"I am honored by the confidence President Obama has placed in me to lead this essential agency of our Government," said Public Printer Boarman, "and I look forward to working with the Senate in the confirmation process. Since being sworn into office earlier this month, I've deeply appreciated the support and warm welcome of GPO's dedicated and talented employees, and I have been reaching out to Congress, Federal agencies, depository libraries, and other members of the Government information community to ensure that we carry out GPO's statutory mandate efficiently and effectively, in the best interest of the public we serve."