Miami state Rep. Carlos Trujillo’s recent nomination to the U.S. ambassador post for the Organization of American States will be heard by the U.S. Senate Thursday morning.
The position requires confirmation by the Senate. The morning hearing is presided by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
Trujillo is chair of the state House Appropriations Committee and has not said whether he will resign ahead of the 2018 Session.
News of the Republican budget chief’s appointment came just two months after he was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Trujillo would be term-limited in the Florida House in 2018. Two Republican competitors, David Rivera and Ana Maria Rodriguez, have emerged to contend for his District 105 seat.
Trujillo’s post is one of three other nomination hearings in the Senate Thursday. The hearings will begin at 10 a.m.