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Shaheen Applauds Senate Approval of Former Governor Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia:

“I appreciate Governor Huntsman’s willingness to serve his country in this important role and congratulate him and his family on his Senate confirmation,” said Shaheen. “In both my meeting with Gov. Huntsman and in his confirmation hearing, I was pleased to hear him unequivocally condemn the Kremlin for its role in the 2016 presidential election. As the U.S. prepares to send a new Ambassador to Moscow, I know the road ahead will be challenging. I stand ready to work with Governor Huntsman to help support our mission in Russia in any way necessary.”