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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On President Biden’s Nomination Of Jack Lew To Be U.S. Ambassador To Israel

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on President Biden’s nomination of Jack Lew to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Earlier today, President Biden announced he’s nominated Jack Lew as the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Israel is one of America’s most important allies and will remain an essential partner in the years ahead on security, tech innovation, and cultural ties, so it’s vital we have a strong American Ambassador in Jerusalem.

Mr. Lew is precisely the person for the job of Ambassador to Israel that we need: as former Treasury Secretary and Chief of Staff under President Obama, he’ll bring a wealth of experience, of diplomatic skill that will ensure the partnership between the U.S. and Israel remains strong.

And you know why else I know Jack Lew will do a great job? He’s a proud Queens boy, and a graduate of Forest Hills High School, which I used to represent in Congress. I commend President Biden for nominating Mr. Lew, and I look forward to his nomination here in the Senate.