Senator Stabenow Introduces Former Rep. Hoekstra at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Confirmation Hearing

Former Rep. Hoekstra has been nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

Thursday, September 28, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) yesterday introduced former Representative Pete Hoekstra at his confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands.  President Trump nominated Hoekstra, who was born in the Netherlands, to be the next U.S. Ambassador on July 24, 2017.  Following consideration by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Hoekstra’s nomination will be voted on by the full Senate. 


“As former Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg famously said: ‘Politics stop at the water’s edge,’” said Senator Stabenow.  “And it also stops at the shores of our Great Lakes.  I was pleased to introduce my former Michigan colleague, Congressman Pete Hoekstra, at his confirmation hearing.  While Pete and I don’t always agree, it is good for our State and good for our country to have him serving in this prominent international role.  I look forward to supporting his nomination.”


Video footage of Senator Stabenow’s introduction and former Congressman Hoekstra’s opening remarks may be found here.