Posts tagged as US Senate

US Senate confirms new ambassador to Lithuania

Friday, December 20, 2019

The United States Senate has approved the appointment of Robert Gilchrist as Washington’s new ambassador to Lithuania. The diplomat himself announced the news on Twitter on Friday, saying that he hoped to assume his new position soon. “A truly great honor. After swearing in, I hope to arrive at post in late January,” he tweeted. Gilchrist will replace outgoing Ambassador Anne Hall who has served in the position since 2016.…

US Senate Rejects Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Friday, March 15, 2019

The U.S. Congress on Thursday formally rejected President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund border wall construction, as the Senate voted 59 to 41 to disapprove the executive action, weeks after the House of Representatives did the same. Twelve Senate Republicans joined a unified Democratic caucus to pass the disapproval measure in the Republican-led chamber, defying the White House and ignoring a presidential veto threat. “This is not a…