April 25, 1990
President Bush's nominee to head nuclear weapons production has given up a 10-month fight to win Senate confirmation, the Energy Department said Tuesday. The nominee, Victor Stello Jr., said in a letter of withdrawal that Bush urgently needs a politically acceptable weapons chief. "It has become clear to me that I cannot be that person," Stello wrote in the letter to Bush dated last Friday asking withdrawal of his nomination as assistant secretary of energy for defense programs.
November 21, 1989 |
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday ended the Bush Administration's hopes of gaining confirmation this year of Victor Stello Jr., its nominee to head the Energy Department's troubled nuclear weapons program. Another Bush nominee, James S. Cason, asked the White House on Monday to withdraw his nomination for a top environmental job, three days after the Senate had sent the nomination back to the White House with a request that it not be resubmitted.