Full Committee Hearing

Business Meeting


Full Committee Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Time: 10:15 AM Location: SH-216 Presiding: Senator Menendez
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Agenda


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.

LEGISLATION:

1. S.J.Res.10, A joint resolution to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq, and for other purposes


NOMINATIONS:

2.  The Honorable Gentry O. Smith, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security)

3. Ms. Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)

4. The Honorable Rena Bitter, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs)

5.  Mr. Marc Evans Knapper, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

6.  The Honorable Brian Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Western Hemisphere Affairs)

7. Dr. Karen Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs)

8. The Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

9. Ms. Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations), and to be Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization 

10. The Honorable Kenneth Lee Salazar, of Colorado, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Mexican States

11. Ms. Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs)?

!2. The Honorable Donald Lu, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs?

13. The Honorable Marcela Escobari, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Latin America and the Caribbean)

14. The Honorable Rufus Gifford, of Massachusetts, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service

15. Ms. Lee Satterfield, of South Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs)

16. The Honorable Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Policy and Programming)

17. Ms. Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Management and Resources)

FSO LISTS:

18. Maureen E. Cormack, dated April 13, 2021 (PN 358-2)

19. Mark W. Libby, dated April 13, 2021 (PN 357-2)

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