Blinken calls on U.S. Senate to approve State Dept nominees before August recess


August 2, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has more than 65 nominees awaiting confirmation, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday at a regular news briefing, calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm them before August recess.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis, Doyinsola Oladipo, Daphne Psaledakis, and Jonathan Landay; Editing by Chris Reese)

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