Devex Examines Development Implications Of Tillerson Appointment To U.S. Secretary Of State
Devex: Development community weighs implications of Rex Tillerson Senate hearings
“Civil society organizations routinely advocate for key issues to feature during confirmation hearings of U.S. political appointees. But this year, the stakes were particularly high in advance of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings held [Thursday] for Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for secretary of state. … Leading international nongovernmental organizations met furiously to prepare for the hearing. They strategized over how they should parse their public statements on climate change, women’s health, and other issues. They also connected with key senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, now deliberating on Tillerson’s appointment before the vote could potentially move on to the U.S. Senate…” (Lieberman, 1/13).