Washington DC: More than six months after being nominated by President Joe Biden, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday voted to move forward with the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be U.S. ambassador to India.
However, the nomination now must go to the full Senate, which will vote at a later date on whether to confirm Garcetti. Garcetti did attending Wednesday’s proceedings in Washington, D.C.
Garcetti was nominated to be India’s ambassador by President Joe Biden back in July. Garcetti also served as a national co-chair of Biden’s presidential campaign.
“Today the fundamental nature of that strategic partnership is firmly ingrained here in Washington and in New Delhi,” Garcetti said. “If confirmed, I will endeavor to advance our ambitious bilateral partnership united by a free and open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
Garcetti is in his final year as LA mayor, because he is unable to run again due to term limits. He is scheduled to leave office in December unless he leaves earlier for the ambassador post.