U.S. Senate approves former VOA chief to head U.S. Agency for Global Media

Amanda Bennett
Amanda Bennett

The U.S. Senate Thursday approved President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), the federal agency that oversees Voice of America and other international broadcasting entities.

On a 60-36 vote, the narrowly-Democratic-controlled Senate approved Amanda Bennett, the former director of VOA, to head USAGM for a three-year term.

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