Subcommittee Hearing

Modernizing the State Department for the 21st Century

Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Time: 02:30 PM Location: SD-419 and Videoconference Presiding: Senator Cardin
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For this hearing, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members,witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Accordingly, press seating is limited. All media must RSVP to your respective gallery to reserve a seat, and only Hill-credentialed media will be permitted to attend. 

Per CDC guidelines, press should wear a mask. Masks and other PPE, as well as sanitation supplies, will be available at the entrance to the hearing room.  

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are currently not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, other in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


  1. The Honorable Stephen E. Biegun
    Former Deputy Secretary of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. The Honorable Marcie B. Ries
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Albania
    Washington , D.C.
  3. Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter
    Chief Executive Officer
    New America
    Washington , D.C.

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