USCIB Urges Congress to Clear Ambassador Backlog

American business leaders appreciate the support of United States embassies on commercial, investment and trade matters. U.S. business is concerned with the current backlog of ambassadorial nominees, since those embassy vacancies represent lost opportunities for American business and investment abroad.

USCIB joined the American Foreign Service Association, the Business Council for International Understanding and the International Stability Operations Association in signing a letter to Senate leaders urging them to swiftly confirm the career members of the Foreign Service for the ambassador positions for which they have been nominated. As of today, 37 career nominees for ambassadorships are awaiting confirmation in the Senate. USCIB and its partners called on the Senate to confirm all career nominees before they recess for mid-term elections.

Read the letter to Senate leaders.

Staff contact: Shaun Donnelly

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Staff Contact:   Shaun Donnelly

Senior Adviser
Tel: 202.682.1221

Shaun Donnelly oversees USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational enterprises, financial services and anti-corruption. A career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts and joined USCIB in 2011, Donnelly leads business efforts to open markets abroad for American investment and financial services, and to promote high standards of protection for cross-border investment, both in the United States and overseas.
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