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Biden announces new nominees to represent US at UN General Assembly

Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced that he would nominate several individuals to represent the U.S. at the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations. – Photo by President Joe Biden / Twitter

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced yesterday that he would nominate several individuals to leadership positions in his administration, according to a press release.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), current President Pro Tempore of the Senate and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee is Biden’s nominee for Congressional Representative of the U.S. to this year’s United Nations General Assembly.

Leahy has experience with U.S. foreign policy and international peacekeeping, food security and global health efforts, according to the release.

Another nominee who may represent the U.S. at the U.N. is Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the ranking member and lead Republican of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where he focuses on strengthening NATO and global health security.

Biden also nominated S. Douglas Bunch, Andrew Weinstein and Carol Leslie Hamilton as public delegates of the U.S. to the U.N. General Assembly, according to the release.

Bunch has previously represented investors in both public and private pension funds in shareholder class actions and securities. He is also involved in nonprofit organizations that focus on educational infrastructure.

Hamilton is also an attorney and was previously nominated by former President Barack Obama as the U.S. alternate representative to the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly. Her work focuses on the country’s literacy rate, international security and human rights, according to the release.

Weinstein has been recognized for professionalism and ethics during the many cases he has covered over the years. During the Obama administration, he was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and worked on arts education in public schools, and he has been involved in relations between the U.S. and Cuba. 


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