Full Committee Hearing


Full Committee Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Videoconference Presiding: Senator Merkley
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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. Mr. Marc R. Stanley
    of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Argentine Republic
  2. Mr. Rashad Hussain
    of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
  3. Ms. Chantale Yokmin Wong
    of the District of Columbia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador
  4. Dr. Adriana Debora Kugler
    of Maryland, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of two years
  5. The Honorable Ramin Toloui
    of Iowa, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs)