Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SFRC Hearings: Goldstein, Gonzales, Johnson, Evans, Lawler #OBE

We missed the Nov 1 confirmation hearings at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, so this is an OBE post. We are posting them below to easily retrieve the nominees’ prepared testimonies and provide a link to the video.  We have also added links to the Certificates of Competency for Chiefs of Mission. Per Section 304 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, Certificates of Competency must be presented to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for presidential nominees to be Chief of Mission that demonstrate the competence of [a] nominee to perform the duties of the position in which he or she is to serve. Unfortunately, there is no such requirements for top ranking nominees in the State Department.
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 
Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-419
Presiding: Senator Portman

Click here for the video of the confirmation hearing.

 Mr. Irwin Steven Goldstein
Of New York, To Be Under Secretary Of State For Public Diplomacy
Download Testimony  

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