Full Committee Hearing

COVID-19 Pandemic and the International Response


Full Committee Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-419 and Videoconference 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.

Witnesses


  1. The Honorable Gayle E. Smith
    Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , DC
  2. Mr. Jeremy Konyndyk
    Executive Director of the COVID-19 Task Force
    United States Agency for International Development
    Washington , DC