August 2 SFRC Hearings: Once More – Ambassadors Frank Ricciardone (Turkey), Norm Eisen (Czech Republic) and Robert Ford (Syria)

Today at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:

Presiding: Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Time: 02:30 PM
Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building


Panel I

    The Honorable Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr.,
    of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey
    Download Testimony
    The Honorable Norman L. Eisen,
    of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic
    Download Testimony

Panel Two

        The Honorable Robert S. Ford,
        of Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic

This is the second time the nominees have appeared before the SFRC since their nominations.  Their nominations together with that of Ambassador Bryza (Azerbaijan) and Ambassador Ford (Syria) were not acted by the Senate last year.  All four are on recess appointments.  Prepared statements and video of the hearings will be available here.

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