Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Brian Bulatao to be Under Secretary of State for Management. Bulatao was confirmed by a vote of 92-5.
“Since day one of my chairmanship, I have been working to move nominations that have been stalled in committee, and Brian Bulatao’s nomination is just one example of a nomination that has sat for far too long,” said Risch. “I am pleased to see Mr. Bulatao confirmed today by the full Senate, as he is eminently qualified for this role—a role that is incredibly vital to the day-to-day workings and operations of the State Department, at home and abroad. I am confident that he will do what is necessary to get our diplomats outside of our embassies and in the field to compete with the Russian, Chinese, and Iranian governments.”