Full Committee Hearing


Full Committee Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Videoconference Presiding: Senator Coons
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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. Dr. C.S. Eliot Kang
    of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Security and Non-Proliferation)
  2. The Honorable Adam Scheinman
    of Virginia, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador
  3. The Honorable Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat
    of New Jersey, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of the Minister-Counselor, to be Director General of the Foreign Service
  4. The Honorable Bathsheba Nell Crocker
    of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador
  5. Dr. Michael Carpenter
    of the District of Columbia, to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the rank of Ambassador

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