Nomination Hearing

Nomination Hearing

Date:   Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing on the following nominations: Mr. Arun Venkataraman, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service; and Mr. Damon Y. Smith, of Maryland, to be General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this briefing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - OH)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - PA)

Witnesses

  1. Mr. Arun Venkataraman
    Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General Designate
    United States and Foreign Commercial Service
  2. Mr. Damon Y. Smith
    General Counsel Designate
    Department of Housing and Urban Development