SFRC Hearing: Mari Carmen Aponte

Presiding: Senator Menendez
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Building: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Mari Carmen Aponte, of the District of Columbia
to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador
View the hearing and read the prepared testimony of the nominee here.  
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Would you be surprised if this nomination is “deminted” in the SFRC or the Senate?  The Daily Caller reported on March 13, 2010 that “the Puerto Rican-born Aponte was a White House fellow under Jimmy Carter before spending the next 20 years as a lawyer and activist representing Hispanic-American interest groups in Washington. Her nomination originally was slated to be considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday but was pushed to Wednesday, March 16 at the request of GOP lawmakers.”
The Daily Caller also quoted Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina): “Serious concerns about this nominee arose when she was nominated for a different position during the Clinton administration. I have asked the committee for additional time to review these matters. So far we have not received all of the information we have requested.”  
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(Photo: Mari Carmen Aponte (US GOV) via The Daily Caller