Bert Walker Begins Nomination Approval Process
By T. Weber, KWMU
Washington, D.C. – St. Louisan Bert Walker went before a US Senate committee in Washington Wednesday to discuss his nomination as Ambassador to Hungary.
Walker is a cousin of former President George Bush, Sr. He also used to head the St. Louis-based investment firm Stifel, Nicolaus.
He told Senators today of some of his goals.
"I hope that over time we can encourage more business investment from the United States. Hungary has been a leader in terms of business investment and I'm hopeful that will continue," Walker said.
There was no vote today on Walker's nomination. He still needs both committee and full Senate approval to become ambassador.
In 1992 Walker lost a bid for Congress to Jim Talent.