Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi


Pelosi Applauds Naming of James Hormel as Ambassador to Luxembourg

June 4, 1999


Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today applauded President Clinton's recess appointment of James Hormel as the new U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. "I know Jim Hormel well, and I know him to be a man of great integrity, intelligence, and accomplishment. He has made outstanding contributions in our community, San Francisco, and I am totally confident that he will be a superior ambassador for the American people."

In 1998, the Senate refused to schedule a vote on Mr. Hormel's nomination. At the time, Pelosi spoke out enthusiastically on the House floor in support of the Hormel nomination. Pelosi then said that "the nomination, I think, is a tribute to President Clinton . . . . Jim Hormel is a great American. He is a patriotic American. He is somebody who would bring great honor to our country as a representative abroad."

Hormel is currently the Chairman of Equidex, Inc. Previously, he served as a member of U.S. delegations to the 51st United Nations General Assembly and to the 51st UN Human Rights Commission. He participated in the 1995 President's Conference on the Pacific Rim and Mayor Willie Brown's 1996 Economic Summit in San Francisco. He graduated from Swathmore College and the University of Chicago Law School.


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