SFRC Clears Several More Nominations

Schwartz, Shapiro, Tauscher, Campbell, Goosby and Jenkins


On June 16, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
favorably reported on the following nominations:

Andrew J. Shapiro, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs), vice Mark Kimmitt, resigned. Jun 16, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

Eric P. Schwartz, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Population, Refugees, and Migration), vice Ellen R. Sauerbrey. Jun 16, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs. Jun 16, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

Ellen O. Tauscher, of California, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, vice Robert Joseph, resigned. Jun 16, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

Kurt M. Campbell, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs), vice Christopher R. Hill, resigned. Jun 16, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

Eric P. Goosby, of California, to be Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally. Jun 16, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

The above nominations will now go before the full Senate. Meanwhile, the nominations of the following are reportedly still snared in Senate holds and jams:

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Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State, vice John B. Bellinger III, resigned. May 13, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

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Jeffrey D. Feltman, of Ohio, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister- Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice C. David Welch, resigned. May 19, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

Twenty-six other nominees for the State Department are currently undergoing committee consideration in the SFRC. Except for Capricia Penavic Marshall scheduled for a hearing on June 24th, the rest have not been scheduled for their confirmation hearings as of this writing.

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