Nomination Hearing

Nominations Immediately Following the Business Meeting

Full Committee Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Time: TBD Location: SD-G50 and Videoconference Presiding: Senator Menendez
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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 Kenneth Lee Salazar
    of Colorado, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Mexican States
  2. Ms. Jessica Lewis
    of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs)
  3. 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
  4. The Honorable Marcela Escobari
    of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Latin America and the Caribbean)