Delaware senators Carper, Coons applaud confirmation of Markell to foreign post

Delaware State News
Posted 12/18/21

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both D-Del., on Saturday applauded Senate confirmation of former Delaware governor Jack Markell as U.S. ambassador to the Organization for …

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Delaware senators Carper, Coons applaud confirmation of Markell to foreign post

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both D-Del., on Saturday applauded Senate confirmation of former Delaware governor Jack Markell as U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

According to its website, the OECD and its 38-member countries work to provide research and economic forecasts that aim to foster economic prosperity, opportunity and well-being across the globe. OECD works to establish evidence-based international standards and find solutions for social, economic and environmental challenges.

Most recently, Mr. Markell served as coordinator of the White House’s Operation Allies Welcome where he led the national effort to resettle Afghan refugees in America.

Speaking earlier this week on the Senate floor in support of his nomination, Sen. Carper praised Mr. Markell as a steadfast governor of the First State and skilled business man.

“He’s someone who senators from both sides of the aisle trust to serve as a steward for American interests abroad,” Sen. Carper said. “I’m confident that Jack will serve the United States with great distinction as our top diplomat to the OECD.”

Sen. Coons echoed Sen. Carper’s praise for Mr. Markell.

“Jack Markell is a dedicated and capable public servant with the experience, intelligence and character to serve admirably as our ambassador to the OECD,” said Sen. Coons.

“I’ve had the pleasure to know Jack for decades. Following his remarkable record of achievement in the private sector and in our state government, Jack is well-equipped to navigate this key role that seeks to grow the American and global economy. I’m pleased the Senate came together today to confirm him, and I look forward to supporting his work overseas.”