The US Senate returned the nomination of Patrick Murphy as Ambassador to Cambodia back to US President Donald Trump on Thursday, as the American government shutdown entered its third week.
The US Senate website announcement said it returned Murphy’s nomination as ambassador as his appointment was not approved by the close of the 115th US Congress period on January 3.
“The request of [Patrick Murphy] has been returned back to the US President and it is the implementation of Paragraph 6, Article 31 of Internal Order in the US Senate,” the announcement read.
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