January 19 According to a report by the Central News Agency, the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Biden is scheduled to be held on the 20th, and the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the personnel case of Secretary of State nominee Blinkincoln the day before.
After that, the nomination must be voted by the committee and the whole Senate before Lincoln can take over the State Department.
It is reported that the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee announced on the 12th that it expects to hold a hearing on the personnel case of Secretary of State nominee Blincoln at 2 p.m. local time on the 19th.
The purpose of holding the hearing is to give senators from both parties the opportunity to review the nominee’s position on a specific topic before voting.
The report pointed out that Blinkin plans to share his future diplomatic blueprint at the hearing, including allowing the United States to play a role in fighting global issues, using allies and international organizations to increase U.S. political chips, and implementing policies that benefit the middle class in the United States.
In addition, Biden has revealed that he plans to return to the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Agreement in the future, and it is expected that these issues will be the focus of the Blinken personnel hearing.
According to the report, after the personnel hearing, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee must vote on the Blincoln nomination before it can be submitted to the whole Senate for consideration and voting.
The nomination is approved after more than half of the senators.
Four years ago, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee convened a personnel hearing on Secretary of State’s nominee Tillerson nine days before then-President-elect Trump took office.
It took 21 days before and after the nomination to pass the Senate.