Biden pick for ambassador to Israel confirmed with all but two Republicans opposed

Many GOP senators cite Lew’s record on Iran while he headed Treasury Department during Obama administration as reason for opposition

By: - October 31, 2023 4:21 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.