Full Committee Hearing

Nominations


Full Committee Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Videoconference Presiding: Senator Van Hollen
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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. Captain C.B. Sullenberger III
    of Texas, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization
  2. Dr. Atul A. Gawande
    of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
  3. The Honorable Claire D. Cronin
    of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland

Panel II

  1. Mr. Kent Doyle Logsdon
    of Pennsylvania, 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 Republic of Moldova
  2. Ms. Sharon L. Cromer
    of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of The Gambia
  3. The Honorable Virginia E. Palmer
    of Virginia, 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 Republic of Ghana
  4. Mr. Howard A. Van Vranken
    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 Republic of Botswana