Secretary Bryson takes medical leave

Here's a press release from the U.S. Department of Commerce:

June 11, 2012

Commerce Secretary John Bryson's notice of medical leave

Tonight, U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson notified President Obama that he would be taking a medical leave of absence and immediately transferring his functions and duties as Secretary to Deputy Secretary Dr. Rebecca Blank. Effective immediately, Dr. Blank will become Acting Secretary of Commerce.