Full Committee Hearing

Nominations


Full Committee Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-G50 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 Gentry O. Smith
    of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security)
  2. 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)
  3. Ms. Monica P. Medina
    of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)
  4. 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