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.
Staff contact: Shaun Donnelly