Nomination Hearing

Nomination Hearing

Date:   Tuesday, October 26, 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, HYBRID FORMAT to conduct a hearing on the following nominations: Ms. Reta Jo Lewis, of Georgia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank; and Ms. Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary 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

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Member Statements

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


  1. Ms. Reta Jo Lewis
    President Designate
    The Export Import Bank
  2. Ms. Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava
    Assistant Secretary Designate
    Housing and Urban Development