Full Committee Hearing

Reinvigorating U.S. - Colombia Relations

Full Committee Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Time: 02:00 PM 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.


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Brian A. Nichols
    Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. The Honorable Todd D. Robinson
    Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  3. The Honorable Marcela Escobari
    Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean
    U.S. Agency for International Development
    Washington , D.C.

Panel II

  1. Mr. Dan Restrepo
    Senior Fellow
    Center for American Progress
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Professor Celina B. Realuyo
    Adjunct Professor
    The George Washington University School of International Affairs
    Washington , D.C.