The SFRC cleared the nominations of three more nominees for the State Department yesterday: Feltman, Crowley and Benjamin. They now joined two other nominees, Burk and Koh, who previously cleared the Senate panel and are currently awaiting the confirmation vote of the full Senate.
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), vice C. David Welch, resigned.
Philip J. Crowley, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs), vice Sean Ian McCormack, resigned.
Daniel Benjamin, of the District of Columbia, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large, vice Dell L. Dailey, resigned.
May 19, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
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.
Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State, vice John B. Bellinger III, resigned.
May 13, 2009 Reported by Mr. Kerry, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
Meanwhile the following nominations are still pending in the Committee on Foreign Relations:Philip L. Verveer, Capricia Penavic Marshall, Ellen O. Tauscher, Andrew J. Shapiro, Eric P. Schwartz, Eric P. Goosby, Robert Orris Blake, Jr., Kurt M. Campbell, Bonnie D. Jenkins and Judith A. McHale.