Nominations Clear SFRC: Carson, Daalder, de Baca
Not a lot of news update to report from the nomination front. Philip Gordon is still stuck in the Senate (see Philip Gordon: Snared in Senate Hold and More).
Yesterday, May 5th, at the SRFC: Committee ordered favorably reported the following nominations of Johnnie Carson, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ivo Daalder, of Virginia, to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Luis C. de Baca, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking. See Congressional Record below:
The above nominations are now items *105, *106 and *107 respectively in the Senate Executive Calendar dated May 6. No info yet on when these nominations will be voted on by the full Senate.
Meanwhile, the Koh and Burk nominations are reportedly on hold in the senate panel, courtesy of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). The SFRC is now scheduled to take up these nominations during its business meeting on May 12th.
Mar 23, 09 PN225 Department of State Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State.
Mar 18, 09 PN208 Department of State Susan Flood Burk, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Special Representative of the President, with the rank of Ambassador.
On pending nominations -- the following eight nominations are currently pending in the SFRC with no scheduled hearing dates as yet:
Apr 29, 09 PN384 Department of State Eric P. Goosby of California, to be Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally.
Apr 27, 09 PN375 Department of State Robert Orris Blake, Jr. of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.
Apr 27, 09 PN374 Department of State Daniel Benjamin of the District of Columbia, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large.
Apr 27, 09 PN373 Department of State Kurt M. Campbell of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).
Apr 20, 09 PN318 Department of State Philip J. Crowley of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs).
Apr 20, 09 PN317 Department of State Jeffrey D. Feltman, of Ohio, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).
Apr 20, 09 PN316 Department of State Bonnie D. Jenkins of New York, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs.
Apr 20, 09 PN315 Department of State Judith A. McHale of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.