14 State Dept Nominees Clears the SFRC

The following nominees for the State Department have cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and are currently waiting for the full Senate Vote.

Jul 08, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.


Capricia Penavic Marshall
of the District of
Columbia, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have
the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of
service, vice Nancy Goodman Brinker,
resigned.


Philip L. Verveer,
of the District of Columbia,
for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure
of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for International Communications and
Information Policy in the Bureau of
Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs and
U. S. Coordinator for International
Communications and Information Policy.


Nancy J. Powell,
of Iowa, a Career Member of
the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career
Minister, to be Director General of the
Foreign Service, vice Harry K. Thomas, Jr.,
resigned.


Maria Otero,
of the District of Columbia, to be
an Under Secretary of State (Democracy and
Global Affairs), vice Paula J. Dobriansky,
resigned.

Jul 21, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.


Anne Elizabeth Derse
, of Maryland, 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
Lithuania.


Carlos Pascual
, of the District of Columbia, to
be Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to Mexico.


Kenneth H. Merten
, of Virginia, a Career
Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class
of Counselor, to be Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
United States of America to the Republic of
Haiti.


Donald Sternoff Beyer, Jr
, of Virginia, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to Switzerland, and to serve
concurrently and without additional
compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to the Principality of Liechtenstein.


John R. Nay
, of Michigan, 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 Suriname.


Vinai K. Thummalapally
, of Colorado, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to Belize.


Nicole A. Avant
, of California, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.


Howard W. Gutman
, of Maryland, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to Belgium.


Vilma S. Martinez
, of California, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to Argentina.


David H. Thorne
, of Massachusetts, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to the Italian Republic, and to serve
concurrently and without additional
compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to the Republic of San Marino.

The nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Arturo Valenzuela and nominee to be Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon are still stuck in committee. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is reportedly the reason for the delayed committee votes on these two nominees due to his objections over the Administration’s Honduran policy.


Also Jeffrey D. Feltman
(reported out of Committee on May 19), 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 is still snared in Senate Hold.





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