U.S. Senate committee advances Biden pick for Israel ambassador

Republicans, including Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, voted against the nomination of Jacob “Jack” Lew due to his record on Iran

By: - October 25, 2023 12:32 pm
Jack Lew, President Joe Biden's nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel,

Jack Lew, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Oct. 18, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Lew, a former Treasury secretary under President Barack Obama, was nominated by Biden in September after former U.S. ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides left the position over the summer. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.