US Senate confirms Indian-American Richard Verma for top State Department position

WASHINGTON: United States Senate on Thursday confirmed Indian American Richard Verma as Deputy Secretary of State, Management and Resources, a position which is normally seen as the CEO of the powerful State Department in the US Government.Verma, 54, was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 67-26.He served as the US' Ambassador to India from January 16, 2015, to January 20, 2017, and is currently the...

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