WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in support of President Trump’s nominee to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People's Republic of China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad:
“As we saw evidenced in his confirmation hearing last week, Governor Branstad will exemplify the same leadership, thoughtfulness, and dedication in his role as Ambassador to China on behalf of the United States as he has for the people of Iowa. I congratulate Governor Branstad on his approval by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, and I hope that the full Senate will move quickly to confirm Governor Branstad for this important role.”
Governor Branstad’s nomination now heads to the Senate floor.
To watch Senator Ernst’s introduction of Governor Branstad at his confirmation hearing last week, click here.