The Office of Senate Affairs is responsible for the Department’s day-to-day interaction with the U.S. Senate and its principal oversight committee — Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the several other Senate Committees with interest and jurisdiction over the conduct of foreign affairs. This office tracks and works with Senate members and staff on foreign policy-related legislation, keeping Department officials informed of committee positions, and advancing Administration foreign policy goals on the Hill. The office also carries the responsibility for managing the Department’s nominations and confirmation process and the ratification of treaties.

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