Posted: 12:09 am EDT
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will hold confirmation hearings on May 20 for ambassadorial nominees for Kosovo, Georgia, Latvia, Sweden and Croatia.
fellowship of the tortoise SFRC held confirmation hearings on March 10 (see Nominations), March 25 (see Nominations), and May 19 (see Nominations). So far, it had only cleared cleared 6 Foreign Service lists on March 26 (see Business Meeting); all were cleared by the full Senate on March 27. The SFRC is currently scheduled to take up 10 ambassadorial nominations and five FS lists on Thursday, May 21st.
Here’s what’s up for Wednesday, May 20:
- Gregory T. DelawieOf Virginia, To Be Ambassador To The Republic Of Kosovo
(see Certificate of Competency: Delawie, Gregory T. – Republic of Kosovo – March 2015)
- The Honorable Ian C. KellyOf Illinois, To Be Ambassador To Georgia
(see Certificate: Kelly, Ian Crawford – Georgia- March 2015)
- Nancy Bikoff PettitOf Virginia, To Be Ambassador To The Republic Of Latvia
(see Certificate: Pettit, Nancy B. – Republic of Latvia – October 2014)
- Azita Raji
Of California, To Be Ambassador To The Kingdom Of Sweden
(see WH announcement of nomination dated October 23, 2014; political appointee, no Certificate of Competency posted on State Department website).
- Julieta Valls NoyesOf Virginia, To Be Ambassador To The Republic Of Croatia
(see Certificate: Noyes, Julieta Valls – Republic of Croatia – April 2015)
A flicker of hope for ambassador wannabes? http://t.co/eF59OZdnbo
— Al Kamen (@KamenIntheLoop) May 18, 2015
@KamenIntheLoop here’s my spreadsheet showing how long ambassadors have waiting for a vote pic.twitter.com/gedPZIcTkf
— Philip Arsenault (@PhilipArsenault) May 18, 2015