Full Committee Hearing

Nominations


Full Committee Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Time: 10:15 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


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Thomas R. Nides
    of Minnesota, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Israel
  2. Mr. David L. Cohen
    of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Canada
  3. Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles
    f California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Costa Rica

Panel II

  1. Ms. Sarah Margon
    of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  2. The Honorable Tom Udall
    of New Mexico, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Independent State of Samoa