The US Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs recommended that Lynn Tracy be approved for the position of the country’s ambassador to Russia. This was announced by press service of the committee, which is quoted in TASS, who refers to the press service of the committee.
“The committee passed her,” the report said.
The decision from the Senate will now need to be considered by the full Senate. If they approve Tracy’s candidacy, she’ll be sworn in as the new US ambassador to Russia. The vote date for that is not yet announced.
Earlier, Alexei Chepa, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs said “a lot depends on relations between Russia and the United States,” so he hopes that Lynn Tracy’s appointment as the US Ambassador to Russian Federation will help “soften the international situation.”
Under US law, the US Secretary of State is required to notify Congress before appointing a new ambassador to Russia. This requires submitting information about the nomination, including a copy of the appointment letter and a statement from the President.
Hillary Clinton was nominated for the post of US President by Joe Biden.
If Tracy, who was the second diplomat in Moscow from 2014 to 2017, is appointed to the US Ambassador of Russia position, she will be the first woman in this role.