Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Full Committee Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Time: 02:30 PM Location: S-116 Presiding: Senator Menendez

There was no video broadcast for this event.

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.

NOMINATIONS:

1. The Honorable David Pressman, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Hungary

2. The Honorable Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources)

3. The Honorable Robert A. Wood, of New York, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of ambassador, and to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

4. Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues

5. Ms. Elizabeth Shortino, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years

6. Mr. Dean R. Thompson, of Maryland, 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 Nepal

7. The Honorable Robert F. Godec, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand

8. Mr. Richard Lee Buangan, 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 Mongolia

9. Ms. Marie C. Damour, of Virginia, 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 Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu

LEGISLATION:

10. S.4428, Taiwan Policy Act of 2022, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

11. S.4466, Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022

12. S.3052, Cambodia Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2021, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

13. S.3317, Democracy in the 21st Century Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

14. S.552, Global Learning Loss Assessment Act of 2021, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

15. S.4320, Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 2022, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

16. S.4216, North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2022

17. H.R.4693, Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act of 2021H.R. 1036, Bassam Barabandi Rewards for Justice Act

18. H.R. 1036, Bassam Barabandi Rewards for Justice Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

19. H.R.6899, Russia and Belarus SDR Exchange Prohibition Act of 2022

20. S.3589, Western Hemisphere Security Strategy Act of 2022

TREATIES:

21. Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden (Treaty Doc. 117-3)

FSO LISTS

22Sara C. Schuman, received April 7, 2022 (PN 1948)

23. Alyce Camille Richardson, et al., received April 7, 2022 (PN 1949)

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