Nominations: Secretary Clinton’s Deputies

111th Congress
First Session
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Place: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Presiding: Senator Kerry

Senator Lugar’s Opening Statement
Excerpt: But the long-term effectiveness of our policy usually depends on how diligently we have attended to the fundamental building blocks of U.S. foreign policy, especially alliances, trade relationships, well-functioning embassies, reliable intelligence, humanitarian contacts, effective treaty regimes, and a positive reputation abroad. If this preparation has been neglected, no amount of charisma, bravado, or diplomatic skill by the commander in chief and the national security team will make up the deficit.

Mr. James B. Steinberg
to be Deputy Secretary of State
Mr. Jacob J. Lew
to be Deputy Secretary of State
for Management and Resources