Full Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Nominations

August 3, 2021
10:00 AM
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nominations of:

  • Dr. Geraldine Richmond to be Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy;
  • Ms. Cynthia Weiner Stachelberg to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Policy, Management, and Budget); and 
  • Dr. Asmeret Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy. 

The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. 

The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing. 

Archived Webcast

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Opening Remarks

  • Sen. Joe Manchin

    Chairman
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Sen. John Barrasso

    Ranking Member
    Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Geraldine Richmond

    to be Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy
  • Ms. Cynthia Weiner Stachelberg

    to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Policy, Management, and Budget)
  • Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

    to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy