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White House formally sends Jack Lew’s ambassadorial nomination to Senate for confirmation

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew speaks during the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department in Washington, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew speaks during the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department in Washington, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

The White House announces that it has formally sent to the US Senate the nomination of former treasury secretary Jack Law to become the next US ambassador to Israel.

The Senate will now be tasked with scheduling a hearing for Lew to testify in front of lawmakers, though, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has vowed to block the process due to the Biden administration’s Israel policies.

Lew is still expected to ultimately be confirmed in the coming months.

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