Barrett to Luxembourg: Senate committee hearing scheduled

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its first hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to potentially appoint Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as ambassador to Luxembourg.

President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Barrett, and Barrett confirmed his consideration of the role, in August.

In a statement, Biden highlighted Barrett's longtime service to Milwaukee and his work on climate initiatives.

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Barrett, who has been Milwaukee's mayor since 2004, is currently the nation's longest-serving "big city" mayor, the White House said. 

If confirmed by the Senate, Barrett would serve in the European country of roughly 600,000 people.

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Milwaukee mayor's local Luxembourg ties

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett attended Luxembourg Fest in Belgium prior to being nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to the European nation.

Milwaukee mayor's ambassador nomination marks latest chapter

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg nominee, has a political career that began 37 years ago in the Wisconsin Assembly.