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:   Eva Hampl

Senior Director, Investment, Trade and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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