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January 02, 2007, As Reported by the International Relations Committee

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House Report 109-747 - LEGISLATIVE REVIEW ACTIVITIES of the COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS




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109th Congress 
 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
                                                                109-747
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 449


                     LEGISLATIVE REVIEW ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                  COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

                               __________

                       ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

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                                A REPORT

FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 136 OF THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 
  1946 (2 U.S.C. 190d), AS AMENDED BY SECTION 118 OF THE LEGISLATIVE 
 REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1970 (PUBLIC LAW 91-510), AS AMENDED BY PUBLIC 
                               LAW 92-136

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January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                     U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                  COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
                          COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

                             109th Congress

                   HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois, Chairman

                                (27-23)
JAMES A. LEACH, Iowa                 TOM LANTOS, California
CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey     HOWARD L. BERMAN, California
DAN BURTON, Indiana                  GARY L. ACKERMAN, New York
ELTON GALLEGLY, California           ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA, American 
ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN, Florida             Samoa
DANA ROHRABACHER, California         DONALD M. PAYNE, New Jersey
EDWARD R. ROYCE, California          ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey*
PETER T. KING, New York              SHERROD BROWN, Ohio
STEVE CHABOT, Ohio                   BRAD SHERMAN, California
THOMAS G. TANCREDO, Colorado         ROBERT WEXLER, Florida
RON PAUL, Texas                      ELIOT L. ENGEL, New York
JEFF FLAKE, Arizona                  WILLIAM D. DELAHUNT, Massachusetts
JO ANN DAVIS, Virginia               GREGORY W. MEEKS, New York
MARK GREEN, Wisconsin                BARBARA LEE, California
JERRY WELLER, Illinois               JOSEPH CROWLEY, New York
MIKE PENCE, Indiana                  EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon
THADDEUS G. McCOTTER, Michigan       SHELLEY BERKLEY, Nevada
KATHERINE HARRIS, Florida            GRACE NAPOLITANO, California
JOE WILSON, South Carolina           ADAM B. SCHIFF, California
JOHN BOOZMAN, Arkansas               DIANE E. WATSON, California
J. GRESHAM BARRETT, South Carolina   ADAM SMITH, Washington
CONNIE MACK, Florida                 BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota
JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska           BEN CHANDLER, Kentucky
MICHAEL McCAUL, Texas                DENNIS A. CARDOZA, California
TED POE, Texas                       RUSS CARNAHAN, Missouri**
         Thomas E. Mooney, Sr., Chief of Staff/General Counsel
               Robert R. King, Democratic Staff Director

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*Rep. Menendez resigned from the House of Representatives January 16, 
2006.
**Rep. Carnahan was appointed to the Committee February 15, 2006.


                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                      Committee on International Relations,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2007.
Hon. Karen L. Haas,
Clerk of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Ms. Haas: I enclose herewith a report of the 
Legislative Review Activities of the Committee on International 
Relations for the 109th Congress in accordance with section 136 
of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended by 
section 118 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, as 
amended by Public Law 92-136.
    With best wishes,
            Sincerely,
                                             Henry J. Hyde,
                                                          Chairman.


                                FOREWORD

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                          House of Representatives,
                      Committee on International Relations,
                                   Washington, DC, January 2, 2007.
    Under rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
and section 136 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, 
the Committee on International Relations is authorized to 
exercise continuous surveillance of the execution by the 
executive branch of laws within the committee's jurisdiction. 
The review of ``oversight'' activities of the Committee on 
International Relations was augmented by the adoption of 
section 118 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 
(Public Law 91-150), as amended by Public Law 92-136. This 
provision requires standing committees of the House and the 
Senate after January 1, 1973, to make reports to their 
respective Houses on their activities in reviewing and studying 
the ``application, administration, and execution of those laws 
or parts of laws, the subject of which is within the 
jurisdiction of that committee.''
    House committees are required to file such reports ``not 
later than January 2 of each odd-numbered year.'' It is in 
fulfillment of the obligation of the Committee on International 
Relations to account to the House for its legislative review 
activities during the 109th Congress that this report has been 
prepared and submitted.
    The report was prepared by Laura L. Rush, Legislative 
Coordinator for the Committee.


                            C O N T E N T S

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Letter of Transmittal............................................   III
Foreword.........................................................     V
 I. Introduction: Oversight in the foreign affairs field..............1
          A. Authorities for legislative review..................     1
          B. Oversight developments in the Committee on 
              International Relations............................     3
          C. Oversight activities and criteria...................     5
          D. Oversight Activities of the Committee--109th 
              Congress...........................................     6
II. General review activities of the committee.......................21
          A. Executive branch reports............................    21
          B. Reference documents:................................    22
              1. Legislation on Foreign Relations................    22
              2. Legislative Calendar............................    22
          C. Study missions and participation in international 
              conferences and events.............................    22
III.Summaries of legislative activities by the committee.............23

IV. List of hearings and markups by full committee and subcommittees.30
          A. Full committee......................................    30
          B. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and 
              International Operations...........................    33
          C. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific................    35
          D. Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats.........    36
          E. Subcommittee on International Terrorism and 
              Nonproliferation...................................    36
          F. Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia....    37
          G. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations........    38
          H. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere..............    39
          I. Protocol Meetings...................................    40
Appendixes:
 I. Witnesses before full committee and subcommittees during the 109th 
    Congress.........................................................45
II. Committee Origins and History....................................57
III.Members of the subcommittees of the Committee on International 
    Relations (109th Congress).......................................61
IV. Chairmen of the House International Relations Committee..........63


                                                 Union Calendar No. 449
109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     109-747

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                     LEGISLATIVE REVIEW ACTIVITIES

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January 2, 2007.--Committed to the Committee on the Whole House on the 
             State of the Union and ordered to be printed.

                                _______
                                

Mr. Hyde, from the Committee on International Relations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

        I. INTRODUCTION: OVERSIGHT IN THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FIELD


                 A. Authorities for Legislative Review

    The responsibilities and potentialities of legislative 
review are reflected in the multiple authorities which are 
available to the Committee on International Relations. The most 
prominent is section 118 of the Legislative Reorganization Act 
of 1970 (Public Law 91-510):

 Legislative Review by Standing Committees of the Senate and House of 
                            Representatives

    (a) Scope of assistance.
    In order to assist the Congress in--
          (1) Its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of the 
        application, administration, and execution of the laws 
        enacted by the Congress, and
          (2) Its formulation, consideration, and enactment of 
        such modifications of or changes in those laws, and of 
        such additional legislation, as may be necessary or 
        appropriate, each standing committee of the Senate and 
        the House of Representatives shall review and study, on 
        a continuing basis, the application, administration, 
        and execution of those laws, or parts of laws, the 
        subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of 
        that committee. Such committees may carry out the 
        required analysis, appraisals, and evaluation 
        themselves, or by contract, or may require a Government 
        agency to do so and furnish a report thereon to the 
        Congress. Such committees may rely on such techniques 
        as pilot testing, analysis of costs in comparison with 
        benefits, or provision for evaluation after a defined 
        period of time.\1\
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    \1\ Section 701 of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control 
Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344) amended the original mandate and 
authority of the 1970 act by adding the last two sentences regarding 
program review and evaluation.
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    A second type of authority fostering legislative review is 
the special oversight granted by the House Committee Reform 
Amendments of 1974 (H. Res. 988, approved Oct. 8, 1974). 
Special oversight, which is intended to enable committees to 
conduct comprehensive oversight of matters directly bearing 
upon their specified responsibilities even if those matters 
fall within the jurisdiction of other standing committees, 
permits an expansion of the legislative review jurisdiction of 
a committee. The Committee on International Relations currently 
has special oversight jurisdiction in four areas under clause 
3(f) of House Rule X.

    3. (f) The Committee on International Relations shall have 
the function of reviewing and studying, on a continuing basis, 
all laws, programs, and Government activities dealing with or 
involving customs administration, intelligence activities 
relating to foreign policy, international financial and 
monetary organizations, and international fishing agreements.

    Frequently reporting requirements in legislation obligate 
various agencies, directly or through the President, to submit 
reports of certain activities to the Committee on International 
Relations to the Speaker of the House, who then transmits them 
to the committee. The House Committee on International 
Relations is the recipient of one of the largest quantities of 
required reports from the executive branch.
    In addition to the authorities noted above, the 
congressional budget process provides the committee with 
another important tool for oversight. Pursuant to section 301 ( 
c) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974, 
each standing committee of the House is required to submit to 
the Committee on the budget, no later than March 15 of each 
year, a report containing its views and estimates on the 
President's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. This 
requirement affords the committee and its subcommittees the 
opportunity to review those items in the President's budget 
which fall under the committee's jurisdiction, and to establish 
possible guidelines for subsequent action on authorizing 
legislation.
    A final authority which can have an impressive oversight 
impact is implicit in the authorization process. Regular and 
frequent reauthorization of programs or agency operations by 
committees presents the opportunity to investigate 
administrative personnel hiring and promotion practices, agency 
organization, employee development and benefit programs, policy 
guidance, and administrative rules and regulations regarding 
the implementation and execution of policy, among other items. 
The authorization process also permits program evaluation, an 
important oversight technique.
    The legislative review activities of the Committee on 
International Relations are sanctioned by various and extensive 
authorities--the basic mandate of the 1970 Legislative 
Reorganization Act, the broadened jurisdiction and special 
oversight provided by the House Committee Reform Amendments of 
1974, statutory reporting requirements, and the authorization 
process.

 B. Oversight Developments in the Committee on International Relations

    During the 95th Congress, the committee received 
jurisdictional authority over export controls involving 
nonproliferation of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware, 
and international commodity agreements involving cooperation in 
the export of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware. This new 
jurisdictional authority was provided for by House Resolution 
5, which passed the House on January 4, 1977.
    In the 96th Congress, the committee's jurisdiction was not 
enlarged. However, the committee in its organization for the 
96th Congress reduced the number of subcommittees from nine to 
eight. Deleted was the Subcommittee on International 
Development whose jurisdiction included: (1) dealing with the 
Agency for International Development and other U.S. agencies' 
operations affecting development; (2) administration of foreign 
assistance; (3) oversight of multilateral assistance programs; 
(4) population and food programs; and (5) legislation and 
oversight with respect to the Peace Corps, which was subsumed 
by the full committee. The subcommittees for the 96th Congress, 
representing a mix of geographical and functional 
responsibilities, were as follows: Subcommittee on 
International Security and Scientific Affairs; Subcommittee on 
International Operations; Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle 
East; Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade; 
Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs; Subcommittee on 
Inter-American Affairs; Subcommittee on Africa; and 
Subcommittee on International Organizations.
    In the 97th Congress, the subcommittees remained the same 
with the exception of the Subcommittee on International 
Organizations, whose name was changed to the Subcommittee on 
Human Rights and International Organizations, in order to 
delineate clearly its jurisdiction over the subject of human 
rights.
    In the 98th Congress, the subcommittees remained the same; 
however, the name of the Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs 
was changed to the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs. 
In addition, a special task force was created under the aegis 
of the full committee, the Task Force on International 
Narcotics Control. The purpose of this task force was to 
provide oversight of narcotics-related developments and 
programs over which the committee has jurisdiction pursuant to 
rule X of the Rules of the House, which included the following:
    Narcotics control programs conducted by the Department of 
State; Narcotics-related projects carried out by the Agency for 
International Development (AID); Overseas activities of the 
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Department of Defense; and 
the U.S. Customs Service; Narcotics control programs carried 
out by international organizations; Intelligence issues related 
to narcotics trafficking and control; Prisoner exchange 
programs and their impact on U.S. narcotics control efforts; 
Narcotics interdiction programs and agreement; Narcotics-
related efforts by the U.S. Information Agency; and 
Relationship between international banking/financial 
transactions and narcotics trafficking.
    Because of the importance of narcotics control issues, the 
Task Force was reconstituted every six months through the 102nd 
Congress.
    Subcommittee structure remained the same for the 99th 
Congress; however, the name of the Subcommittee on 
International Security and Scientific Affairs was changed to 
the Subcommittee on Arms Control, International Security and 
Science. This change was made to reflect the committee's and 
subcommittee's concern over the important issue of arms 
control. The jurisdiction of the subcommittee was redefined in 
the rules of the Committee on Foreign Affairs to read, ``To 
deal with * * * all aspects of arms control and disarmament 
with particular emphasis on the investigation and evaluation of 
arms control and disarmament proposals and concepts; * * *''.
    Under the Rules of the House, the Committee on 
International Relations has jurisdiction over issues involving 
international terrorism pursuant to rule X of the Rules of the 
House, paragraphs (I)(1), (I)(4-10), and (I)(12-16). For the 
99th Congress, two subcommittee jurisdictional changes were 
made to reflect the committee's concern with international 
terrorism. The Subcommittee on Arms Control, International 
Security and Science was given jurisdiction over ``* * * 
international terrorism with special focus on the U.S. 
Government's policies and programs for combating international 
terrorist movements and actions; * * *''. The Subcommittee on 
International Operations jurisdictional responsibility was 
redefined to include ``* * * international terrorism with 
special emphasis on policies and programs relating to the 
enhancement for embassy security and the protection of U.S. 
personnel and institutions abroad; * * *''.
    In addition, two subcommittees had language added to their 
respective definitions providing responsibility for oversight 
of international communication and information policy. Lastly, 
the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International 
Organizations was given the responsibility for international 
law.
    No changes were made in subcommittee structure or 
jurisdiction for the 100th, 101st, or 102nd Congresses.
    In the 103rd Congress, the Committee was required by the 
Rules of the Democratic Caucus to reduce the number of 
subcommittees from eight to six. However, due to concern about 
retaining a subcommittee with exclusive focus on Africa, the 
Committee received a waiver of Rule 35(B) of the Democratic 
Caucus and retained seven subcommittees. The Subcommittee on 
Arms Control, International Security, and Science, and the 
Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations 
were merged to create the Subcommittee on International 
Security, International Organizations, and Human Rights. The 
jurisdiction of that subcommittee was essentially a merger of 
the jurisdictions of the two subcommittees. However, specific 
reference to ``* * * law enforcement issues to include 
terrorism and narcotics control programs and activities * * *'' 
was added to the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, thereby 
consolidating all jurisdiction over narcotics and terrorism in 
one subcommittee. The Committee also added specific reference 
to environmental issues to the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee 
on International Economic Policy and Trade and changed the name 
of the subcommittee to the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, 
Trade, and Environment to reflect that addition. In addition, 
jurisdiction over the operating expenses of the Agency for 
International Development and the Arms Control and Disarmament 
Agency was added to the Subcommittee on International 
Operations. Finally, the Committee made minor conforming 
changes to the names of two of its regional subcommittees.
    In the 104th Congress, pursuant to H. Res. 6, passed 
January 4, 1995, the name of the Committee was changed from 
``Foreign Affairs'' to ``International Relations''. In 
addition, the number of subcommittees was decreased from seven 
to five. The Subcommittee on International Security, 
International Organizations, and Human Rights, and the 
Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East were dissolved. The 
Europe and Middle East Subcommittee jurisdiction was reabsorbed 
by the full Committee. The Subcommittee on Economic Policy, 
Trade, and Environment dropped ``environment'' from its title, 
returning its name to the ``Subcommittee on International 
Economic Policy and Trade.'' The Subcommittee on International 
Security, International Organizations, and Human Rights and the 
Subcommittee on International Operations were combined, with a 
name change to ``Subcommittee on International Operations and 
Human Rights''.
    No changes were made in subcommittee structure or 
jurisdiction for the 105th or 106th Congresses.
    In the 107th Congress, the Committee on International 
Relations gained a subcommittee, making the total number of 
subcommittees six. Three of the Subcommittees remained the 
same: Africa; International Operations and Human Rights; and 
Western Hemisphere. The three new subcommittees were: East Asia 
and the Pacific; Europe; and Middle East and South Asia.
    In the 108th Congress, the Committee reorganized the 
subcommittees, changing the ``Subcommittee on the Middle East 
and South Asia'' to the ``Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
Central Asia.'' Also, the ``Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Human Rights'' was changed to the ``Subcommittee 
on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human 
Rights.''
    In the 109th Congress, the Committee gained a 7th 
Subcommittee, the ``Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations,'' and the other six subcommittees were somewhat 
reorganized. The Subcommittee on Africa became the 
``Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
Operations''; the Subcommittee on Europe became the 
``Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats''; the 
Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and 
Human Rights, became the ``Subcommittee on Terrorism and 
Nonproliferaton.''

                  C. Oversight Activities and Criteria

    The oversight activities of the Committee on International 
Relations include a variety of instruments and mechanisms--full 
committee and subcommittee hearings, members' and staff study 
missions abroad, special Congressional Research Service 
studies, and General Accounting Office assistance and reports 
in the field of international relations.
    Committee and subcommittee hearings may be conducted for 
numerous purposes and may simultaneously serve more than one 
function, i.e., oversight, legislation, or public education. 
Thus, oversight may exist even when the hearing is not 
explicitly intended for that purpose. The criteria for 
determining whether a hearing performs the oversight function 
were identified by the House Select Committee on Committees in 
1973 and are as follows: \2\
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    \2\ U.S. Congress, House. Select Committee on Committees. Committee 
Reform Amendments of 1974. Report, 93rd Congress, 2d session, March 21, 
1974 (H. Rept. No. 93-916, Part II).
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    (1) To review and control unacceptable forms of 
bureaucratic behavior;
    (2) To ensure that bureaucracy implements the policy 
objectives of the Congress;
    (3) To analyze national and international problems 
requiring Federal action; and
    (4) To determine the effectiveness of legislative programs 
and policies.
    These same purposes help to define other committee activity 
which relates to its legislative review function. It should be 
noted that not all such activity can be included in this 
report. Oversight may occur informally, not only through the 
formal processes and mechanisms noted above. Informal 
discussions between committee members and executive branch 
officials may constitute oversight in certain instances as may 
staff examination of agency activity and behavior and staff 
consultation with agency personnel apart from the normal 
hearing process.
    In summary, the legislative review activities of the House 
Committee on International Relations for the 109th Congress 
rely on extensive authorities embodied in the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1970 and reinforced through the 
authorization process, subsequent legislation, and reporting 
requirements.

 D. Oversight Activities of the Committee on International Relations--
                             109th Congress

    The following section is set out in compliance with Clause 
(2)(d) of Rule X.
    Almost all of the Committee's day-to-day activities, 
including hearings and informal meetings, involve oversight of 
the Administration or afford the Committee the opportunity to 
learn of the impact of the Administration's foreign policy on 
foreign nations or the American people.
    The Committee's Oversight Plan is set out below in full. 
Although the Committee did not accomplish each planned 
oversight item, most of them were accomplished to some degree, 
some with hearings, others by way of staff work.

(Adopted by the Committee, February 9, 2005)

          Committee on International Relations Oversight Plan

    Rule X, clause 2 (d) of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires that each standing Committee adopt an 
oversight plan for the two-year period of the Congress and 
submit the plan to the Committees on Government Reform and 
House Administration not later than February 15 of the first 
session of the Congress. Rule XI, clause 1 (d) requires that 
the Committee report, at the end of each Congress, on the 
recommendations made with respect to its oversight plan and any 
recommendations made or actions taken thereon.
    This is the oversight plan of the Committee on 
International Relations for the 109th Congress. It includes the 
areas in which the Committee hopes to conduct oversight during 
this Congress. As the Committee's priorities change, the 
oversight work of the Committee may change. The fact that an 
issue is listed here does not mean that the Committee will 
necessarily hold a formal meeting devoted solely to that issue. 
The Committee, in the course of its oversight work, may also 
rely on briefings by business and non-governmental 
organizations and by U.S. government officials, officials of 
foreign governments, as well as on member and staff travel, and 
investigations. It is the intention of the Committee that, 
wherever practicable, oversight activities will be planned on a 
bipartisan basis. The Committee will consult with other 
Committees having jurisdiction over the same or related laws, 
programs, or agencies as are within its jurisdiction, including 
its special oversight jurisdiction; and it will use such 
mechanisms as joint briefings and coordination of staff work 
and travel to meet the requirements of Rule X(2)(d)(1)(A). As 
required by Rule X(2)(d)(1), in the course of its oversight 
work, it will remain continually alert for the existence of 
Federal rules, regulations, statutes, and court decisions that 
are ambiguous, arbitrary, or nonsensical, or that impose severe 
financial burdens on individuals, and it will review Federal 
programs with a view to insuring against duplication of such 
programs.

1. General

    a. Meetings with foreign political leaders: The Committee's 
ongoing program of informal and formal meetings with foreign 
political leaders gives it the opportunity to explore the 
effectiveness of United States foreign policy with those who 
are keenly interested
    b. Meetings with Administration officials: The Committee's 
formal and informal meetings with Administration officials 
allow Members and staff to explore the effectiveness of the 
Administration's implementation of foreign policy
    c. Meetings with key stakeholders and constituencies: The 
Committee's formal and informal meetings with key stakeholders 
on foreign policy allow for an opportunity to explore the 
effectiveness of foreign policy with those who are keenly 
interested

2. International Security/UN/Peacekeeping/General

    a. Oversight of arms transfer procedures and legislation, 
including implementation of previous laws and modifications 
made to the Arms Export Control Act regarding arms transfers, 
review policy regarding unmanned aerial vehicles, review the 
Taiwan Relations Act to ensure effective implementation, review 
efforts to negotiate multilateral ``Code of Conduct'' regarding 
conventional arms transfers, and review newly-enacted law 
establishing a government-to-government arms sales end-use 
monitoring program
    b. Export Controls--Review National Security Policy 
Directive 19 regarding defense trade reform, oversight of 
related to a reauthorization of the Export Administration Act, 
review of the Administration's efforts to promote the Defense 
Trade and Security Initiative (DTSI) and other efforts to 
promote defense cooperation and integration among friendly 
countries, review of policies regarding exports of 
supercomputers, and review of munitions control list including 
exports of commercial communication satellites
    c. Peacekeeping oversight, including Administration policy 
implementing existing Presidential Decision Directives on 
peacekeeping; supporting new peacekeeping operations and 
terminating existing missions; UN peacekeeping reform; Global 
Peace Operations Initiative; command and control issues; and 
special attention to the status of the international 
peacekeeping effort in Kosovo, Bosnia, Africa (particularly 
Sudan, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burundi, Darfur, Sierra Leone, 
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea-Ethiopia), 
Afghanistan, East Timor, and the Middle East
    d. ``Rogue Regimes''--Review of the problems of security 
threats from so-called ``rogue regimes'' that have or could 
gain the power to create or use weapons of mass destruction
    e. Review of National/International Missile Defense and its 
relationship to U.S. relations with allies, Russia, China and 
others; its impact on long-term U.S. security and 
nonproliferation goals; and other related issues
    f. National Missile Defense--Review of foreign policy 
aspects including implications of modifying radars in the 
United Kingdom and Denmark
    g. Nonproliferation and disarmament topics:
          i. Nunn-Lugar program--Review implementation of 
        program aimed at dismantlement and destruction of 
        nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in the former 
        Soviet Union, including waiver issues and expanding 
        geographic scope of the program
          ii. Compliance with existing arms control agreements 
        including the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) 
        Treaty and START treaties and review of agreements to 
        which the U.S. is not party, including the 
        Comprehensive Test Ban (CTBT) Treaty and the Land Mine 
        Ban Treaty
          iii. Review of nonproliferation sanctions and 
        technology control regimes including feasibility of 
        establishing new international missile control and 
        other regimes and investigating the scope of global 
        black market activities and networks in the sale of 
        nuclear, chemical, biological and missile materials and 
        equipment, as well as reviewing U.S. efforts to combat 
        and terminate these activities and networks
          iv. Review of Iran's nuclear/proliferation issue; 
        balancing efforts to change the behavior of the regime; 
        slowing down/disabling the Iranian nuclear program; 
        keep/gain Europe's assistance, including its 
        cooperation in any future sanctions regime
          v. North Korea's development of weapons of mass 
        destruction and their means of delivery; review the 
        situation between the Pyongyang Regime and the Bush 
        Administration in reaching a resolution of the nuclear 
        issue via the Six Party Talks
          vi. Re-evaluate the Non-Proliferation Treaty's 
        ``Atoms for Peace'' bargain
          vii. Status of Fissile Material Production Ban
          viii. Pakistan--Review of nonproliferation 
        cooperation
          ix. Assess U.S. policy in reducing the role of China 
        in the proliferation of WMDs and missiles
          x. Review implications of the A.Q. Khan Nuclear 
        Network--Require CIA/ DIA briefings and reports on the 
        matter
          xi. Evaluate the merits and requirements of US 
        support for IAEA Director General ElBaradei's January 
        7, 2005 proposed 5-year moratorium on the construction 
        of any additional enrichment or reprocessing capacity
          xii. Review of programs regarding the disposition and 
        elimination of excess weapons-grade plutonium stores 
        worldwide
          xiii. The status of the land mine treaty ban and U.S. 
        efforts to develop alternative land mine technologies
    h. Security Assistance--Review overall effectiveness and 
implementation of security assistance programs including 
Foreign Military Financing (FMF), Economic Support Fund (ESF), 
International Military Education and Training (IMET), 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), draw-downs, 
Excess Defense Article transfers, antiterrorism, and 
nonproliferation and export control assistance (specific 
programs requiring additional oversight include security 
assistance for new NATO member states and Middle East states)
    i. Realignment of U.S. military forces--Review foreign 
policy implications of the Defense Department's proposed troop 
realignment plan
    j. Olympics security issues--Review the United States' 
Government's plans to offer security assistance through 
equipment, training and intelligence-sharing to Italy and China 
for upcoming Olympic Games
    k. Implementation of UN reform/arrearages legislation and 
progress of additional international organization reform 
efforts:
          i. Continue Oil-for-Food review and determine 
        implications
          ii. Assess issues to including; reform of fiscal 
        management, procurement, ethics, accountability and 
        transparency issue, hiring of Americans to work in the 
        UN system, budgeting issues, institutionalization of 
        work on the reform agenda within the United States 
        Mission to the United Nations, etc.
          iii. Review the work of the United Nations Department 
        of Peacekeeping Operations
          iv. Review Law of the Sea Convention
          v. Review status of developments relating to UN 
        Security Council Resolution 1540 and the U.S. 
        Proliferation Security Initiative, including a 
        discussion of related legal issues
          vi. Oversight of implementation of the Intelligence 
        Reform Act provisions regarding efforts to support the 
        Democracy Caucus at the United Nations
          vii. Review of U.S. strategy to combat United 
        Nations' practice of continuous actions against Israel
    l. International crime:
          i. Growing links between organized crime, illicit 
        drugs, and global terrorism
          ii. Impact of U.S. foreign assistance on advancing 
        the rule of law and anticorruption activities on U.S. 
        ability to combat international crime
          iii. International criminal organizations in Africa, 
        oversight of existing International Law Enforcement 
        Academies (ILA) for Africa and the creation of ILEA for 
        Latin America
          iv. Impact of international trafficking of humans, 
        arms, and narcotics; document fraud; and money 
        laundering
          v. International trafficking of children: sexual 
        exploitation, labor, camel jockeying, and child 
        soldiers
          vi. International intellectual property piracy 
        issues--How piracy is being used to support 
        international crime and terrorism, and its impact on 
        the American economy
          vii. International economic espionage and how it 
        hurts American business and interests
          viii. Extraterritorial prosecutions of U.S. law 
        violations
    m. Oversight of agency implementation of the Government 
Performance and Results Act
    n. Narcotics
          i. The continuing heroin crisis in the United States 
        and the Administration's plans for dealing with it
          ii. Source nation strategies, with special attention 
        to Afghanistan, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru
          iii. Eradication efforts and their effectiveness; 
        alternative development
          iv. The ``certification process'' and the annual drug 
        certification determinations for the major drug 
        producing and transit nations around the globe
          v. Aggressive oversight of the war on drugs in the 
        Western Hemisphere and of the Administration's 
        implementation of Plan Colombia; Plan Colombia II--
        Assess the progress of the five-year plan and provide 
        oversight; prepare and mark up an authorization bill 
        for Plan Colombia II assistance
          vi. Efforts to avoid disruption of U.S. 
        counternarcotics aerial interdiction operations
    o. International terrorism/espionage
          i. Review the evolution and current organization of 
        al-Qaeda, examining the current status of al-Qaeda, its 
        efforts to obtain WMDs, its changing organizational 
        structure as it becomes a more decentralized 
        organization, its relationship and cooperation with 
        other radical Islamic terrorist organizations, the 
        extent to which it is inspiring new terrorist groups 
        around the world, and its current recruitment effort
          ii. Review U.S. government and allied efforts to 
        capture or kill al-Qaeda's leaders
          iii. Explore the existing U.S. Government strategy to 
        deal with terrorists and the degree to which such 
        efforts are based on systematic analysis; review 
        various alternatives to win the long-term struggle 
        against the ideologies of those who use terrorism
          iv. Oversight of the State Department's Antiterrorism 
        Assistance program, terrorism financing efforts, 
        coordination of diplomatic initiatives with foreign 
        governments in the global war on terrorism; oversight 
        of Office of Foreign Assets Control, FBI, etc., as they 
        continue to work the international aspects of terrorism
          v. The emerging threat of fundamentalist terrorism in 
        Latin America and Africa
          vi. Explore the activities of the Southeast Asian 
        terrorist group, Jemah Islamiyah
          vii. Review Libya's place on the list of State 
        Sponsors of Terrorism
          viii. Assess reports that the government of President 
        Hugo Chavez is aiding international terrorist 
        organizations based in Colombia
          ix. The AMIA (Buenos Aires Jewish Community Building) 
        bombing
          x. Effectiveness of the U.S. technological response 
        to terrorism
          xi. Border security programs, to include overseas 
        visa lookout system in light of the new provisions of 
        law relative to the exclusion of aliens who are members 
        of foreign terrorist organizations
          xii. Security of U.S. Government facilities abroad
          xiii. Expenditure of post-security funds, to include 
        a review of personnel increases and asset management to 
        minimize cost of property acquisition
          xiv. Review of the Federal Government's efforts at 
        coordinating international counterterrorism programs 
        through the State Department
    p. Effectiveness and expansion of multilateral technology 
transfer/export controls, including international code of 
conduct for arms sales
    q. Review International Criminal Court and ongoing 
prosecutions; review of the International Criminal Tribunal for 
the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for 
Rwanda, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, justice efforts 
for Darfur genocide
    r. Cooperation with INTERPOL

3. State Department and related agencies operations

    a. Hearing with the Secretary of State on the FY2006 budget 
and authorization issues, including GPRA issues, supplemental 
spending plans, public diplomacy and reorganization plans, etc.
    b. Review trust fund organizations; East/West Center, Asia 
Foundation, Eisenhower Foundation, and others
    c. Overseas property management: management of the foreign 
buildings; expenditures of supplemental funds; progress on 
asset management (property disposal and acquisitions)
    d. Management of the foreign affairs agencies' workforce--
Implementation and development of staffing models, including 
review of the future of the Foreign Service; personnel 
practices, and management of overseas presence; assignment 
process; utilization of the Civil Service; size of the Senior 
Foreign Service and Senior Executive Service
    e. American Institute in Taiwan (general oversight)
    f. International Border Commissions
    g. State Authorization 06-07 Initiatives--Further review of 
public diplomacy to include consideration of a central news/
information function to provide posts with current web-based 
information on breaking issues; consular staffing; diplomatic 
security reforms
    h. Review of the separation of the international 
broadcasting function and the organizational structure of the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors, language service modernization 
plans, quality control issues of VOA and RFE/RL and the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors' responsibility to assure 
broadcasts are of the highest quality
    i. Review of practices and procedures for receiving 
exchange and other visitors, especially foreign 
parliamentarians and other prominent officials
    j. Review of public diplomacy programs and issues arising 
from the consolidation of programs formerly conducted by the 
United States Information Agency; ability of the Department to 
measure the results of its efforts in this area and to plan and 
sequence its activities so as to most strongly support United 
States foreign policy
    k. Review of the implementation of the Intercountry 
Adoption Act
    l. Review of the Office of Children's Services with 
emphasis on services related to abducted and adopted children
    m. Review of implementation of ``rightsizing'' of U.S. 
overseas posts
    n. Review of the U.S. use of private military contractors 
for security and related functions
    o. Review of the operations of the Office of Foreign 
Missions
    p. Review Diplomatic Security Bureau (DS)--Overall 
activities, but focus on visa and passport fraud 
investigations; effectiveness of substantial staffing increases 
for DS during the past 3 years
    q. Consular processes--Including concerns of the academic, 
student, and business communities as well as national security 
concerns
          Monitor Case-Zablocki Act modifications and 
        compliance
          Reform of the Executive Branch reporting requirements
          Enemy detainees
          Oversight and review of the Office of the Coordinator 
        for Reconstruction & Stabilization

4. Foreign Assistance

    a. U.S. public diplomacy efforts, branding and labeling 
U.S. assistance--Are we getting credit for our good works
    b. Victims of terrorism compensation--Review current 
practices and suggestions to address perceived inequities
    c. Oversight of U.S. global efforts against HIV/AIDS, 
including U.S. support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, 
Tuberculosis & Malaria
    d. Review status of the Millennium Challenge Account
    e. Impact of corruption on development; anti-corruption in 
the developing world
    f. Review cost, management, donor coordination and impact 
of U.S. foreign assistance programs--Special emphasis will be 
given to major aid programs in:
          i. Iraq
          ii. Afghanistan
          iii. Bosnia refugee return
          iv. Eastern Europe
          v. New Independent States of the former Soviet Union
          vi. Other drug-producing countries, with emphasis on 
        Plan Colombia and the Andean region
          vii. Haiti
          viii. Africa
          ix. Activities that are research and promotional in 
        character relating to international cooperation on 
        environmental and other scientific issues
          x. Review of implementation of the Northern European 
        Initiative and the Northern Europe Cross-Border 
        Cooperation Act, especially environmental issues 
        related to decommissioned Russian nuclear submarines
          xi. Egypt (continue review of cash transfer and 
        commodity import program)
          xii. North Korea
          xiii. Oversight and review of the implementation of 
        foreign assistance to countries affected by Indian 
        Ocean tsunamis
    g. Review size, purpose and effectiveness of FY2006 and 
FY2007 International Affairs Function 150 budgets--Special 
emphasis will be given to expected Administration initiatives, 
such as:
          i. Budget oversight/review of FY06 request/FY05 
        Supplemental (expected to include $600 million for 
        Embassy Baghdad)
          ii. Increases for HIV/AIDS and the Millennium 
        Challenge Account initiative
          iii. Increases in the Economic Support Fund program
    h. Conduct special review of programs with noted problems 
focusing on activities highlighted in USAID Inspector General 
and GAO reports--Special emphasis will be given to USAID:
          i. Missions and Operations
          ii. Microenterprise Programs
          iii. New Management System
          iv. Strategic Objectives
          v. Enterprise Fund Management
          vi. The ``R4'' (``Review of Resources, Requirements, 
        and Results'') process
          vii. Oversight of ``monetization'' programs
          viii. Review of program evaluation policies
    i. Special attention will be given to the effectiveness of 
programs that have consumed large amounts of Congressional 
attention in recent years, including:
          i. U.S. participation in and contributions to 
        international population planning activities and 
        related programs and policies
          ii. U.S. participation in and contributions to 
        international child survival activities and related 
        programs and policies
          iii. Review of refugee and migration assistance 
        programs and administrative expenses of the bureau 
        charged with carrying out the purposes of the Migration 
        and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 and emergency 
        response capability
    j. Tour of worldwide progress of democracy; review 
efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. Government-funded 
democracy programs
    k. Review of anticorruption foreign assistance programs and 
other programs designed to reduce corruption in foreign 
countries
    l. Peace Corps--Mark up Peace Corps Reauthorization Act and 
conduct oversight of plans for expansion, security and safety 
concerns, and the better utilization of Returned Peace Corps 
Volunteers
    m. Oversight and review of the implementation of USAID's 
Fragile States Strategy

5. Europe

    a. Periodic reviews of the region with the Assistant 
Secretary of State for European Affairs
    b. Review U.S.-EU relations (political, security, trade and 
financial issues; European integration; cooperation in the 
campaign against global terrorism; cooperation and viewpoints 
regarding Iran's nuclear program and other nonproliferation 
matters; transparency in European rulemaking and legislating) 
on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the signing of the 
``New Transatlantic Agenda''; EU enlargement; European Security 
and Defense Policy and its implications for the United States; 
economic relations; and counterterrorism cooperation; EU Arms 
Embargo on China
    c. Review of NATO including transformation, potential 
enlargement process, intelligence/threat assessment, NATO-EU 
relations; oversight of new NATO headquarters building in 
Brussels and headquarters operations
    d. Review of U.S. policy toward Russia and monitoring 
implementation of the Russian Democracy Act:
          i. Political and economic reforms
          ii. Progress in the rule-of-law
          iii. Status of Russian military and reform progress
          iv. Russian foreign policy objectives
    e. Developments in, and U.S. policy toward, Serbia and 
Montenegro
    f. Review of Kosovo's developments in advance of UN Mission 
review to be held in mid-2005 and developments and assessment 
after the UN Mission review
    g. Black Sea Strategy--An overview of the political and 
economic situation among nations encircling the Black Sea, 
including the conflicts in Georgia and Moldova
    h. Developments in the Northern European Region including 
U.S. interests, policy and events in the Baltic states and the 
surrounding region
    i. Overview of U.S. relations with specific regions or 
countries in Europe including: Eastern Europe, France, Germany 
and Turkey
    j. Review of peace processes in Northern Ireland; Cyprus
    k. Challenges in the South Caucasus
    l. Oversight of the declining SEED Act assistance and 
Freedom Support Act funding for nations in Central and Eastern 
Europe who have not yet reach a level of democratic maturity
    m. Review of U.S. policy toward Ukraine
    n. Review of U.S. policy toward Belarus and monitoring 
implementation of the Belarus Democracy Act

6. Middle East and Central Asia

    a. Periodic reviews of the region with the Assistant 
Secretaries of State for Near Eastern Affairs, European and 
Eurasian Affairs, and South Asian Affairs
    b. Oversight of 9/11 bill implementation and legislation
          i. Engaging the struggle of ideas and promoting 
        reform to prevent terrorism (including oversight of the 
        Middle East Partnership Initiative and the Broader 
        Middle East and North Africa initiative)
          ii. Terrorist sanctuaries (including Central Asia and 
        (jointly) Middle East-based influence in the Western 
        Hemisphere)
          iii. Broadcasting
    c. Iraq elections and aftermath--Assess reconstruction and 
the U.S. policies toward and role in Iraq; construction of new 
Embassy in Iraq
    d. Review the U.S. policies toward and role in Afghanistan 
with reference to its upcoming parliamentary elections
    e. Palestinian elections and aftermath--Review implications 
for peace negotiations; assess U.S. policy and reform efforts 
in the region and progress on the ``Roadmap''
    f. Review of the Middle East peace process and related 
assistance, including the need for a program authorizing 
enterprise funds, regional people-to-people programs, and a 
possible ``Marshall Plan for the Middle East''; review of 
assistance to the Palestinians, including assistance to and 
operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency
    g. Paul Simon Water Act--Review options to authorize multi-
year funding for cooperative water projects in the Jordan River 
Basin
    h. Review progress on Israel-Vatican negotiations
    i. Syria--Comprehensive review of status of Syrian 
Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act 
implementation
    j. Differences between the U.S. and Europe in the Middle 
East
    k. Review of the UBS Case (Iran and Cuba)--Assessing the 
lessons learned
    l. The Future of Gaza after Israel's disengagement
    m. Egypt--Review of GAO reports on cash transfer and the 
arms program
    n. Status of Economic Reform in the Middle East--Review of 
implications for U.S. trade benefits and a future MEFTA
    o. Monitor implementation of the Afghanistan Freedom 
Support Act Amendments of 2004
    p. Rise of Islamist extremism in Central Asia
    q. U.S. counterterrorism and counterproliferation policy in 
Central Asia
    r. Extending reform mandate to Central Asia
    s. Review and monitor of delivery and implementation of 
democracy promotion and assistance to the countries of Central 
Asia

7. Asia and the Pacific

    a. Periodic reviews of the region with the Assistant 
Secretaries of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and for 
South Asian Affairs
    b. Overview of U.S. interests and foreign policy in the 
Asia-Pacific region: bilateral alliances; ASEAN and other 
regional organizations; USAID programs; public diplomacy; 
international terrorism and counterterrorism cooperation; 
democracy promotion and human rights; military-to-military 
relations; U.S. trade policy, including proposed free trade 
agreements; ``great power'' relations in the region; health 
(HIV/AIDS) and environmental concerns; and efforts to better 
coordinate antitrafficking in human persons policies
    c. U.S. Policy in East Asia and the Pacific--Oversight 
hearing with the new Assistant Secretary for EAP
    d. U.S. Policy in South Asia--Oversight hearing with the 
new Assistant Secretary for South Asia
    e. Tsunami relief and reconstruction--In coordination with 
Full Committee, review Tsunami relief/reconstruction efforts in 
Southeast and South Asia
    f. North Korean strategic challenge--Oversight focused on 
diplomatic and alternative policy options for eliminating North 
Korea's nuclear weapons programs and capabilities, as well as 
efforts to curb proliferation and other illicit activities by 
the North Korean government
    g. Managing Sino-American relations in the 21st Century--
Oversight hearing examining broad trends in economic, 
political, and security relations between the U.S. and PRC
    h. China and the EU Arms Embargo--Oversight focused on the 
prospective ending of the current EU arms ``embargo'' toward 
China and its likely impact on U.S. national security interests 
in the Asia-Pacific
    i. U.S. Security Policy in Asia and the Pacific--Oversight 
(possibly joint) hearing on counterterrorism, strategic trends 
in Asia, and U.S. security policy with new PACOM Commander
    j. Maintaining Stability in the Taiwan Strait--Review of 
cross-Strait relations, strategic posture, and relevant U.S. 
policy, including sales of defensive weapons under the Taiwan 
Relations Act
    k. Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act--
Oversight hearing on implementation of the U.S. Public Law 108-
333 and the continued plight of North Korean refugees and 
migrants
    l. U.S. interests in Indonesia--Oversight hearing on issues 
including tsunami recovery, military-to-military relations, 
human rights, democratization, economic reform, 
decentralization, and U.S. public diplomacy
    m. U.S.-ROK Alliance Management--Oversight hearing focused 
on the future of the U.S.-ROK alliance, the implication of U.S. 
force relocation for bilateral relations, and U.S. public 
diplomacy efforts, particularly toward the younger generation 
in Korea
    n. The situation in Burma--Oversight hearing (possibly 
joint) relating to prospective annual legislative renewal of 
U.S. sanctions against Burma under the Burmese Freedom and 
Democracy Act of 2003
    o. Marshall Islands Changed Circumstances Petition--
Oversight hearing reviewing results of the U.S. Government 
review of ``changed circumstances'' petition by the Republic of 
the Marshall Islands for additional compensation for U.S. 
nuclear testing in the atolls during the 1950s
    p. Unrest in Vietnam's Central Highlands--Oversight hearing 
focusing on what is arguably the most sensitive issue in U.S.-
Vietnamese relations
    q. U.S. Policy toward Pakistan--Oversight focusing on U.S. 
interests in and policy toward this front-line state in the 
global war on terrorism. As appropriate, also review progress 
in the Indo-Pakistani composite dialogue
    r. Energy Security in Asia and the Pacific--Oversight 
hearing focusing on Asia's growing energy requirements and the 
implications of such on geopolitics and grand strategy in the 
region and beyond
    s. U.S. Economic and Trade Policy toward the PRC--Oversight 
hearing focusing on commercial relations with China and 
prospects for better balance in bilateral trade relations
    t. Insurgencies and sectarian violence in South Asia--
Oversight focusing on the Maoist insurgency in Nepal and 
prospects for peace in Sri Lanka. As appropriate, also review 
political and societal violence elsewhere in the region
    u. Cultural and public diplomacy toward Asia and the 
Pacific--Oversight hearing focusing on the adequacy of U.S. 
cultural and public diplomacy in Asia
    v. Visa policy and U.S. interests in Asia and the Pacific--
Oversight hearing examining whether the U.S. has adequately 
balanced U.S. security interests post 9/11 with foregone 
academic, commercial and tourist opportunities as a result of 
current restrictions
    w. Economic and Social Trends in the PRC--Oversight hearing 
examining internal stability and reform, and the implications 
for regional stability and U.S. investment in China
    x. India as a rising power--Oversight focusing on India's 
deepening economic, political and strategic engagement in the 
Asia-Pacific and beyond
    y. Review implementation of the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-228, Sections 611-621)

8. Western Hemisphere

    a. Periodic reviews of the region with the Assistant 
Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs
    b. In General--U.S. efforts in support of democratic 
institutions, political stability and economic growth in the 
region
    c. U.S. counternarcotics and counterterrorism support in 
Colombia and other Western Hemisphere countries
    d. Growing influence of China in the Western Hemisphere--
Overview of China's investing heavily in Latin America, 
including port facilities adjacent to the Panama Canal
    e. Latin America & Caribbean AID authorization bill and 
general oversight of U.S. foreign assistance to the region
    f. U.S.-Canada Border Security--Assess U.S. Canada border 
security cooperation
    g. Continued engagement with Venezuela/Boston Group--Review 
U.S. Policy toward Venezuela
    h. U.S. support for victims of Communist Government 
repression in Cuba and overall U.S.-Cuba policy
    i. Nicaragua--Review of the state of judicial reform in 
Nicaragua
    j. Brazil--Assess U.S. relations with Brazil as an emerging 
regional power
    k. U.S. policy regarding the expropriation of property from 
U.S. citizens by governments in the Western Hemisphere
    l. Review progress toward completing Free Trade Agreement 
for the Americas (FTAA), Dominican Republic/Central America 
Free Trade Agreement (DR/CAFTA), and Free Trade Agreements with 
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama and their impact on business 
and labor in signatory countries
    m. Investigate methods to support institutional 
strengthening of the Organization of American States (OAS) and 
its Inter-America Democratic Charter
    n. Evaluate feasibility and implications of facilitating 
targeting remittances from persons in the U.S. to their home 
countries for development purposes
    o. Public health issues in the Western Hemisphere
    p. Assessment of Western Hemisphere's cooperation on the 
war on terrorism
    q. Status of potential migration accord with the government 
of the United Mexican States
    r. GAO assessment of progress to achieve strengthened 
democratic institutions and judicial reform in Western 
Hemisphere countries
    s. Review of diplomatic strategy toward the nations of the 
Caribbean and oversight of Third Border Initiative
    t. Review status of indigenous populations and Afro-
descended communities, in Canada, Latin America and the 
Caribbean
    u. Elections--Oversight of policy in the run-up to the many 
presidential and legislative elections in 2006, particularly in 
Peru and Haiti
    v. GAO assessment of reconstruction in the Caribbean after 
the hurricanes of 2004 and proposals for disaster mitigation
    w. Guatemala--Oversight of Guatemala's efforts to address 
outstanding provisions of Peace Accords and create a Commission 
of Inquiry into Illegal Groups and Clandestine Security 
Apparatus (CICACS), or similar commission
    x. GAO assessment of public diplomacy efforts in Latin 
America and the Caribbean
    y. Evaluate impact of escalating crime rates, particularly 
as driven by gang violence, on countries in the region

9. Africa

    a. Periodic review of sub-Saharan Africa with the Assistant 
Secretary of State for African Affairs and of North Africa with 
the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
    b. Libya--Review of U.S. policy toward Libya including the 
path toward cautious re-engagement, Libya's status on the State 
Sponsors of Terrorism list, progress in addressing and 
compensating victims of previous terrorist aggression, and 
ongoing governance and human rights concerns
    c. Sudan--Continued investigation into the situation in 
Darfur following declarations of genocide by the Congress and 
the Administration and oversight of U.S. relief efforts in the 
region; assessment of the implementation of the final peace 
agreement between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan 
People's Liberation Movement (SPLM); and oversight of U.S. 
assistance to support peace in Southern Sudan and 
implementation of the Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act of 2004 
(P.L. 108-497)
    d. Zimbabwe--Review of U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe, 
including oversight of U.S. efforts to support civil society 
and promote political and economic reform and implementation of 
the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (P.L. 107-99)
    e. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)--Oversight of U.S. 
support for democratic transition in the DRC and UN 
peacekeeping operations in the region
    f. Liberia--Oversight of U.S. support for democratic 
transition in Liberia and UN peacekeeping operations in the 
region
    g. Nigeria--Review of U.S. policy toward Nigeria, including 
efforts to promote economic and democratic reform, combat 
corruption, support civil society, address human rights 
concerns and foster regional security
    h. Somalia--Review of U.S. policy toward Somalia, including 
efforts to foster peace and promote regional stability in a 
collapsed state
    i. Northern Uganda--Oversight of U.S. efforts to promote a 
just and sustainable peace in Northern Uganda
    j. Periodic review of developments in African hotspots, 
including but not limited to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, 
Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, the Great Lakes (Democratic Republic of 
Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi), Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, 
Eritrea, and Zimbabwe
    k. Assessment of Africa's cooperation in the war on 
terrorism, with particular focus on U.S. efforts to provide 
counterterrorism training, equipment, and support for ``front-
line states,'' including the East Africa Counter-Terrorism 
Initiative (EACTI) and the Trans-Sahel Counter Terrorism 
Initiative (TACTI)
    l. Oversight of the African Contingency Operations Training 
and Assistance (ACOTA), Operation Focus Relief (OFR), the 
Global Peace Operations Initiative, and other U.S. efforts to 
provide training, equipment, and support for regional 
peacekeeping efforts in Africa
    m. Evaluation of U.S. relations with African regional and 
sub-regional organizations, including but not limited to the 
African Union (AU), NEPAD, ECOWAS, COMESA, and SADC
    n. Assessment of U.S. trade and investment in Africa, 
including oversight of the African Growth and Opportunity Act 
and review of non-tariff trade barriers and their connection to 
trade, corruption, and development, and evaluation of the 
success of USAID efforts in these areas
    o. Assessment of the impact of multilateral and bilateral 
debt on African economies, and the role of the International 
Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), and other 
International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in Africa
    p. Review of China's growing engagement in Africa
    q. Oversight of United States efforts to promote 
transparency and accountability in Africa, including the Chad-
Cameroon Pipeline Project and/or the Clean Diamond Act (P.L. 
108-19)
    r. Review of ongoing democratization efforts in Africa, 
including the growth of institutions promoting freedom of the 
press, pluralism, and the participation of civil society
    s. Oversight of Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) 
programs in North Africa
    t. Oversight of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Act of 
2003 and other USAID-backed conservation programs in Africa
    u. Oversight of the Administration's efforts to combat 
infectious diseases in Africa, particularly HIV/AIDS, including 
U.S. support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & 
Malaria and PEPFAR
    v. Oversight of the U.S.-backed Special Court for Sierra 
Leone, including efforts to extradite former Liberia President 
Charles Taylor from Nigeria and implementation of Section of 
589 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-
199), regarding War Crimes in Africa
    w. Oversight of U.S. efforts to address corruption and 
organized crime in Africa, including the International Law 
Enforcement Academy in Botswana
    x. Assessment of slavery in Africa
    y. Review of growing religious tensions on the Continent
    z. Assessment of gaps in official presence in Africa

10. Human Rights

    a. Review of the State Department's annual ``Country 
Reports on Human Rights Practices''
    b. Assessing trafficking in persons threat to Tsunami 
victims--Exploring the trafficking in persons situation in 
Tsunami-devastated areas, including prevention and protection 
efforts by local governments and USG involvement and support
    c. Review of U.S. policy to promote democracy and create 
country strategies to promote democracy and human rights, 
including review of the State Department's annual ``Supporting 
Human Rights and Democracy'' Report
    d. Status of Cuba after the crackdown 2 years ago; 
democracy movement, jailed dissidents, and the impact of the 
resumption of official contact with the European Union and 
European countries
    e. International trafficking in persons--Review of the 
implementation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 
2000 and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act 
of 2003
    f. Review of State Department's annual ``Trafficking in 
Persons'' Report
    g. International refugee protection and resettlement--
Assess U.S. Refugee policy
    h. Religious persecution--Oversight of implementation of 
the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998
    i. Combating the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe (possible 
joint hearing)
    j. Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998--Oversight of 
implementation
    k. PRM Worldwide Refugee Status 2005--Oversight on USG 
refugee initiatives, status and goals, and humanitarian 
assistance efforts and challenges
    l. Review U.S. efforts to assist in meeting the psycho-
social needs of post-terrorist attack victims on School No. 1 
in Beslan, North Ossetia
    m. Review and assess U.S. strategy regarding Burma's 
continuing human rights violations
    n. Humanitarian crisis plaguing Uganda's children
    o. Oversight of the newly-authorized Human Smuggling and 
Trafficking Center
    p. Implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human 
Rights and other internationally recognized human rights
    q. Review of People's Republic of China (political and 
religious repression, forced abortion and sterilization, forced 
labor, situation of Tibetan and Uighur minorities, North Korean 
refugees)
    r. Central Africa (human rights and refugee issues in the 
Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Congo, and surrounding 
countries)
    s. Vietnam (religious and political persecution, access to 
U.S. resettlement programs, and related issues)

11. Economic Policy, Trade, and the Environment

    a. Assess loss of American jobs to the growing capabilities 
and exports from China
    b. Assess loss of American jobs due to outsourcing, non-
immigrant visa policies and implementation of Free Trade 
Agreements
    c. International intellectual property issues
    d. International energy policy issues
    e. Enterprise Funds
    f. Overview of global trade situation and implementation of 
International Monetary Fund terms and conditions
    g. Trade distorting actions by foreign governments 
(bribery, economic espionage, manipulation of customs rules, 
import licensing, skewing health and safety standards, etc.); 
Mutual Recognition Agreements (``MRAs''); and efforts by other 
foreign governments to implement the OECD Anti-Bribery 
Convention
    h. OPIC/TDA/EXIM Oversight; Commerce Department trade 
promotion and enforcement activities
    i. Overview of the Export Administration Act (EAA) and the 
views of the Administration on legislation reauthorizing and 
modernizing its provisions
    j. Implementation of sanctions against Iran and other 
regimes by State and Treasury
    k. Global environmental trends: International instability 
and national security
    l. The U.S. Government position on global warming/Kyoto 
Protocol
    m. How environmental cooperation can enhance bilateral 
relations and U.S. interests abroad
    n. Impact on U.S. business due to the lack of foreign 
export credit agency environmental standards
    o. Role of regional trade agreements in promoting a new 
global trade round and global economic growth; and progress 
toward a new global trade round foreign government adoption of 
standards adverse to U.S. interests
    p. International cooperation for access to the 
international space station

12. Miscellaneous

    a. Presidential War Powers Act and the Bush doctrine of 
preemption
    b. Codify U.S. foreign policy law

             II. GENERAL REVIEW ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE


                      A. Executive Branch Reports

    Reporting requirements in legislation and the reports 
submitted in response to them constitute one of the oldest 
information systems used by Congress. On every subject which 
Congress covers, required reports offer a way to oversee and 
review the implementation of legislation by the executive 
branch.
    In the foreign policy field, it is particularly important 
to insure that reporting requirements and the resultant reports 
submitted by the executive branch are an efficient mechanism 
for supplying Congress with information. Information on 
domestic problems is often easier to obtain from sources 
outside the executive branch than information on problems from 
abroad. Moreover, the executive branch has sometimes attempted 
to shield its activities in the foreign policy field from 
public view and treat it as its exclusive domain. The lack of 
information on foreign policy problems and executive branch 
activities has been one of the major reasons it has been more 
difficult for Congress to play its legitimate role in the 
making of foreign policy, although the Constitution expressly 
shares such powers between Congress and the President.
    For the Committee on International Relations, the 
improvement of the system of required reports offers more than 
tidier housekeeping. It offers another step toward a better 
supply of information that Congress needs to make foreign 
policy decisions. Through the careful placing of reporting 
requirements in legislation, the patient monitoring of the 
reports submitted by the executive branch in response to the 
requirements and utilization of the data supplied in them, 
Congress can improve its capacity for an effective foreign 
policy role.

                         B. Reference Documents

    Periodically the Committee on International Relations 
compiles, prints, and distributes official documents which are 
useful to the membership in exercising the oversight function 
as well as other responsibilities. These include:
    1. Legislation on Foreign Relations.--This 5 volume set is 
prepared under the direction of the staff of the House 
Committee on International Relations and the Senate Committee 
on Foreign Relations with the assistance of the Foreign Affairs 
and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research 
Service of the Library of Congress. This collection of laws and 
related materials contains texts referred to by the Committee 
on Foreign Affairs, and the Foreign Relations Committee, 
amended to date, and annotated to show pertinent history or 
cross references. The collection includes all laws concerning 
foreign relations, codified and in force, treaties in force, as 
well as executive agreements and orders, State Department 
regulations and State Department delegations of authorities.
    2. Legislative Calendar.--This compendium of committee 
legislative information is published at the end of each 
Congressional session. Each volume includes a current listing 
and status of all committee legislation; committee publications 
and reports; executive communications and messages from the 
President referred to the committee; House floor amendments in 
committee legislation; and a legislative progress chart.

 C. Study Missions and Participation in International Conferences and 
                                 Events

    The committee has kept itself informed of the latest 
developments in foreign affairs. The usual frequent conferences 
with high government officials, both civil and military, have 
been augmented by special study missions to various parts of 
the world to obtain firsthand knowledge of the problems of 
foreign countries and the administration of U.S. programs and 
operations falling within the purview of the committee. 
Committee members have also been designated to serve as 
official delegates to a number of international conferences and 
events. The following are interparliamentary exchanges that 
Members of the Committee on International Relations 
participated in during the 109th Congress.

Meetings of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Meetings of the U.S.-Canada Interparliamentary Group
Meetings of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group
Meetings of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue in Rome, 
        Italy
Meetings of the U.S.-OSCE interparliamentary delegation
Meetings of the British-American Parliamentary Group

       III. SUMMARIES OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES BY FULL COMMITTEE


                      Legislation Enacted Into Law

    Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in 
Developing Countries Act of 2005--P.L. 109-95 (H.R. 1409-Lee, 
CA)
    Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005--P.L. 
109-121 (H.R. 1973-Blumenauer)
    Naval Vessels Transfer Act of 2005--P.L. 109-134 (S. 1886-
Lugar)
    To Provide for Certain Authorities for the Department of 
State, and for other purposes--P.L. 109-140 (H.R. 4436-Smith, 
NJ)
    A Bill to Authorize the Transfer of Items in the War 
Reserves Stockpile for Allies, Korea--P.L. 109-159 (S. 1988-
Lugar)
    Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 
2005--P.L. 109-164 (H.R. 972-Smith, NJ)
    Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2005--P.L. 
109-165 (H.R. 2017-Smith, NJ)
    Passport Services Enhancement Act of 2005--P.L. 109-167 
(H.R. 4501-Hyde)
    A Bill To Waive Passport Fees for a Relative of a Deceased 
Member of the Armed forces Proceeding Abroad to Visit the Grave 
of Such Member or to Attend a Funeral or Memorial Service for 
Such Member--P.L. 109-210 (S. 1184-Biden)
    To Amend the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 to Extend 
Authorities Provided in Such Act Until September 29, 2006--P.L. 
109-267 (H.R. 5877-Ros-Lehtinen)
    Iran Freedom Support Act--P.L. 109-293 (H.R. 6198-Ros-
Lehtinen)
    Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006--P.L. 109-344 
(H.R. 3127-Hyde)
    To Provide for the Conveyance of the Reversionary Interest 
of the United States in Certain Lands to the Clint Independent 
School District, El Paso County, Texas--P.L. 109-376 (H.R. 860-
Reyes)
    Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear Cooperation 
Promotion Act of 2006--P.L. 109-401 (H.R. 5682-Hyde)
    Democratic Republic of Congo Relief, Security, and 
Democracy Promotion Act of 2006--P.L. 109-456 (S. 2125-Obama)

          HIRC Legislation Passed by the House and the Senate

    H. Con. Res. 34 (Udall)--Honoring the life and 
contributions of Yogi Bhajan, a leader of Sikhs, and expressing 
condolences to the Sikh community on his passing
    H. Con. Res. 90 (Solis)--Conveying the sympathy of Congress 
to the families of the young women murdered in the State of 
Chihuahua, Mexico, and encouraging increased United States 
involvement in bringing an end to these crimes
    H. Con. Res. 127 (Royce)--Calling on the Government of the 
Federal Republic of Nigeria to transfer Charles Ghankay Taylor, 
former President of the Republic of Liberia, to the Special 
Court for Sierra Leone to be tried for war crimes, crimes 
against humanity, and other serious violations of international 
humanitarian law
    H. Con. Res. 175 (Rangel)--Acknowledging African 
descendants of the transatlantic slave trade in all of the 
Americas with an emphasis on descendants in Latin America and 
the Caribbean, recognizing the injustices suffered by these 
African descendants, and recommending that the United States 
and the international community work to improve the situation 
of Afro-descendant communities in Latin America and the 
Caribbean
    H. Con. Res. 260 (Holt)--Recognizing the 40th anniversary 
of the Second Vatican Council's promulgation of Nostra Aetate, 
the declaration on the relation of the Roman Catholic Church to 
non-Christian religions, and the historic role of Nostra Aetate 
in fostering mutual interreligious respect and dialogue
    H. Con. Res. 409 (Leach)--Commemorating the 60th 
anniversary of the ascension to the throne of His Majesty King 
Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
    H. Con. Res. 430 (Thomas)--Recognizing the accomplishments 
of the American Council of Young Political Leaders for 
providing 40 years of international exchange programs, 
increasing international dialogue, and enhancing global 
understanding, and commemorating its 40th anniversary
    H.R. 5948 (Smith-NJ)--Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act 
of 2006 (12/22/06--presented to the President)
    H.R. 6060 (Smith-NJ)--Department of State Authorities Act 
of 2006 (12/22/06--presented to the President)
    S. Con. Res. 79 (Thune)--Expressing the sense of Congress 
that no United States assistance should be provided directly to 
the Palestinian Authority if any representative political party 
holding a majority of parliamentary seats within the 
Palestinian Authority maintains a position calling for the 
destruction of Israel
    S.J. Res. 19 (Brownback)--Calling upon the President to 
issue a proclamation recognizing the 30th anniversary of the 
Helsinki Final Act

                  HIRC Legislation Passed by the House

    H. Con. Res. 16 (Hyde)--Ukraine
    H. Con. Res. 18 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Human rights abuses by the 
Government of the Syrian Arab Republic
    H. Con. Res. 32 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Occupation of Lebanon by 
Syria
    H. Con. Res. 44 (Baca)--Cinco de Mayo
    H. Con. Res. 81 (Menendez)--Human rights crackdown in Cuba
    H. Con. Res. 89 (Ryan)--Honoring Sister Dorothy Stang
    H. Con. Res. 98 (Hyde)--PRC anti-secession law
    H. Con. Res. 128 (Shimkus)--Russia
    H. Con. Res. 149 (Wilson)--57th anniversary of independence 
of State of Israel
    H. Con. Res. 153 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Welcoming H.E. Karzai of 
Afghanistan
    H. Con. Res. 155 (Smith-NJ)--Albania
    H. Con. Res. 168 (Hyde)--Korean abductions
    H. Con. Res. 190 (Smith-NJ)--Russian religious freedom
    H. Con. Res. 191 (Hyde)--60th anniversary to end of war in 
Pacific
    H. Con. Res. 237 (Chabot)--Welcoming Taiwan president
    H. Con. Res. 238 (Millender-McDonald)--Cambodian genocide
    H. Con. Res. 248 (Waxman)--Fight anti-semitism and 
intolerance
    H. Con. Res. 252 (Burton)--Nicaragua
    H. Con. Res. 275 (Davis-FL)--Saudi Arabia
    H. Con. Res. 280 (Burton)--Floods in Central America and 
Mexico
    H. Con. Res. 284 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Egypt
    H. Con. Res. 312 (Hyde)--Russia
    H. Con. Res. 317 (Conyers)--Global Family Day
    H. Con. Res. 320 (Smith-NJ)--Vietnam
    H. Con. Res. 338 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Islamic terrorist 
organizations in Latin America
    H. Con. Res. 341 (Ros-Lehtinen)--nuclear proliferation in 
Iran
    H. Con. Res. 353 (Waters)--Haiti
    H. Con. Res. 365 (Kennedy)--China
    H. Con. Res. 370 (Shaw)--Saudi Arabia
    H. Con. Res. 392 (Wilson)--Independence of the State of 
Israel
    H. Con. Res. 400 (Burton)--Venezuela
    H. Con. Res. 408 (Burton)--Canada
    H. Con. Res. 415 (Kirk)--Iranian Baha'i Community
    H. Con. Res. 435 (Ackerman)--Magen David Adom Society
    H. Con. Res. 444 (Simmons)--POWs
    H. Res. 38 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Israel in OECD
    H. Res. 39 (Lantos)--60th anniversary of the liberation of 
Auschwitz
    H. Res. 56 (Blunt)--Palestinian elections
    H. Res. 57 (Hyde)--EU embargo on China
    H. Res. 60 (DeLay)--Iraq
    H. Res. 91 (Rahall)--Lebanon bombing that killed former PM 
Hariri
    H. Res. 99 (McCotter)--Madrid terror attacks
    H. Res. 101 (Saxton)--EU add Hezbollah to terror 
organizations list
    H. Res. 108 (Gallegly)--Prime Minister of Georgia
    H. Res. 120 (Blumenauer)--earthquake and tsunami response 
by State Department
    H. Res. 135 (Dreier)--House Democracy Commission
    H. Res. 191 (Lantos)--Romania
    H. Res. 193 (Diaz-Balart)--Cuba
    H. Res. 195 (Kingston)--60th anniversary of liberation of 
Western Bohemia
    H. Res. 199 (Smith-NJ)--Srebrenica massacre
    H. Res. 228 (Davis-Tom, VA)--Vietnamese
    H. Res. 233 (Gallegly)--VE Day anniversary
    H. Res. 273 (McCotter)--Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon
    H. Res. 282 (Ros-Lehtinen)--anti-semitism by United Nations
    H. Res. 326 (Gallegly)--Azerbaijan
    H. Res. 328 (Gallegly)--Poland
    H. Res. 343 (Crowley)--Kuwait women's rights
    H. Res. 344 (Pombo)--China
    H. Res. 356 (Hyde)--terror attacks in London
    H. Res. 360 (Stearns)--V-J Day anniversary
    H. Res. 364 (DeLay)--India
    H. Res. 368 (Schiff)--Israel/Dan Gillerman as VP of UNGA
    H. Res. 383 (Granger)--equal rights for women
    H. Res. 384 (Issa)--Egypt attacks
    H. Res. 388 (Diaz-Balart, Lincoln)--Cuba
    H. Res. 409 (Lantos)--Zimbabwe
    H. Res. 415 (Sanchez, Loretta)--Vietnam
    H. Res. 427 (Hyde)--9/11
    H. Res. 428 (Hyde)--Hurricane Katrina
    H. Res. 438 (Rothman)--Israel
    H. Res. 456 (Crowley)--Indonesia
    H. Res. 458 (McGovern)--El Salvador nuns
    H. Res. 479 (Lantos)--Hungarian revolution
    H. Res. 492 (Hyde)--Pakistan and India earthquake
    H. Res. 499 (McCotter)--Murder of American in Russia
    H. Res. 523 (Hyde)--Condemning Iranian president's comments 
against Israel
    H. Res. 529 (Gallegly)--Croatia
    H. Res. 534 (Burgess)--Iraq
    H. Res. 535 (Engel)--Rabin anniversary
    H. Res. 545 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Uzbekistan
    H. Res. 546 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Jordan
    H. Res. 575 (Cantor)--Hamas
    H. Res. 578 (Smith-NJ)--Romania
    H. Res. 598 (Issa)--Syria
    H. Res. 608 (McCotter)--PRC religious persecution
    H. Res. 612 (Hyde)--Iraq
    H. Res. 622 (Issa)--Filipino WWII veterans
    H. Res. 658 (Johnson, Eddie Bernice)--World Water Day
    H. Res. 673 (Shimkus)--Belarus
    H. Res. 692 (Faleomavaega)--Marshall Islands
    H. Res. 697 (Hyde)--Olympics
    H. Res. 703 (Gallegly)--Chernobyl
    H. Res. 723 (Lantos)--Darfur
    H. Res. 736 (Pence)--Afghanistan
    H. Res. 740 (Smith-NJ)--Patrick Finucane
    H. Res. 744 (Hyde)--Northern Ireland
    H. Res. 784 (McCarthy)--Iraq's radio station for women
    H. Res. 792 (Meeks)--Guyana
    H. Res. 794 (Smith-NJ)--Tiananmen Square anniversary
    H. Res. 795 (Davis, Tom)--Egypt
    H. Res. 804 (English)--China
    H. Res. 828 (Pitts)--Mongolia
    H. Res. 844 (Engel)--HIV/AIDS vaccine
    H. Res. 861 (Hyde)--Global War on Terror
    H. Res. 905 (Faleomavaega)--Kazakhstan
    H. Res. 908 (Fossella)--Italy
    H. Res. 911 (Crowley)--India terror attacks
    H. Res. 921 (Boehner)--Israel
    H. Res. 940 (Crowley)--Peru independence
    H. Res. 942 (King-IA)--Iranian constitution
    H. Res. 965 (Lantos)--Montenegro
    H. Res. 976 (McCaul)--Iran
    H. Res. 989 (Poe)--UK's war on terror
    H. Res. 992 (Wolf)--Sudan special envoy
    H. Res. 994 (King-NY)--9/11 5-yr anniversary
    H. Res. 1017 (Lantos)--Lebanon
    H. Res. 1051 (Walsh)--Nepal
    H. Res. 1082 (Fitzpatrick)--Condemning decision in France 
to name a street after a convicted murderer
    H. Res. 1088 (Dreier)--Lebanon
    H. Res. 1091 (Hastings)--Iran's Holocaust denial conference
    H. Res. 1095 (Boozman)--Jordan attacks
    H.R. 912 (Delahunt)--Humanitarian Assistance Code of 
Conduct Act of 2005
    H.R. 2329 (Kirk)--Terrorist Rewards Enhancement Act
    H.R. 2601 (Smith-NJ)--Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
FY06-07 (contained H.R. 3100, East Asia Security Act, and H.R. 
2745, United Nations Reform Act)
    H.R. 2745 (Hyde)--Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act 
of 2005
    H.R. 3269 (Leach)--Amend the International Organizations 
Immunities Act to provide for the applicability of that Act to 
the Bank for International Settlements
    H.R. 4681 (Ros-Lehtinen)--Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 
2006
    H.R. 5337 (Blunt)--National Security Foreign Investment 
Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act

                         Resolutions of Inquiry

    1. H. Res. 375 (Lee)--Requesting the President and 
directing the Secretary of State to transmit to the House of 
Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the 
adoption of this resolution all information in the possession 
of the President and the Secretary of State relating to 
communication with officials of the United Kingdom between 
January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy 
of the United States with respect to Iraq.
    On 9/14/05, the Committee agreed to a motion to report the 
resolution adversely to the House by a record vote of 22 ayes 
to 21 nays, with one voting ``Present.'' (H. Rept. 109-223)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Gallegly, Ros-
Lehtinen, Rohrabacher, Chabot, Tancredo, Issa, Flake, Davis, 
Green, Weller, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, Barrett, 
Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Lantos, Berman, Ackerman, Menendez, 
Brown, Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Meeks, Lee, Crowley, 
Blumenauer, Berkley, Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), McCollum, 
Chandler and Cardoza.
    Voting ``Present'': Paul.
    2. H. Res. 408 (Hinchey)--Requesting the President and 
directing the Secretary of Defense to transmit to the House of 
Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the 
adoption of this resolution all information in the possession 
of the President and the Secretary of Defense relating to 
communication with officials of the United Kingdom relating to 
the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq.
    On 9/14/05, the committee agreed to a motion to report H. 
Res. 408 adversely to the House by a vote of 23 ayes to 22 
noes, with one voting ``Present.'' (H. Rept. 109-224)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Gallegly, Ros-
Lehtinen, Rohrabacher, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Issa, Flake, 
Davis, Green, Weller, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, 
Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Lantos, Berman, Ackerman, Menendez, 
Brown, Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Meeks, Lee, Crowley, 
Blumenauer, Berkley, Napolitano, Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), 
McCollum, Chandler and Cardoza.
    Voting ``Present'': Paul.
    3. H. Res. 419 (Holt)--Directing the Secretary of State to 
transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days 
after the date of the adoption of this resolution documents in 
the possession of the Secretary of State relating to the 
disclosure of the identity and employment of Ms. Valerie Plame.
    On 9/14/05, H. Res. 419 was ordered reported adversely to 
the House by a vote of 26 ayes to 21 noes. (H. Rept. 109-225)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Leach, Smith (NJ), Burton, Gallegly, Ros-
Lehtinen, Rohrabacher, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Paul, Issa, 
Flake, Davis, Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, 
Boozman, Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Lantos, Berman, Ackerman, Menendez, Brown, 
Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Meeks, Lee, Crowley, 
Blumenauer, Berkley, Napolitano, Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), 
McCollum, Chandler and Cardoza.
    4. H. Res. 505 (Kucinich)--Requesting the President of the 
United States and directing the Secretary of State to provide 
to the House of Representatives certain documents in their 
possession relating to the White House Iraq Group.
    H. Res. 505 was ordered reported adversely to the House by 
a vote of 25 ayes to 23 noes. (H. Rept. 109-291)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Gallegly, Ros-
Lehtinen, Rohrabacher, Royce, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Issa, 
Flake, Davis, Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, 
Boozman, Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Paul, Lantos, Ackerman, Payne, Menendez, 
Brown, Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Meeks, Lee, Crowley, 
Blumenauer, Berkley, Napolitano, Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), 
McCollum, Chandler and Cardoza.
    5. H. Res. 549 (Hinchey)--Requesting the President of the 
United States provide to the House of Representatives all 
documents in his possession relating to his October 7, 2002, 
speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his January 28, 2003, State of 
the Union address.
    On 12/8/05, the motion of H. Res. 549 to be ordered 
reported adversely to the House failed by a vote of 24 ayes to 
24 noes.
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Gallegly, Ros-
Lehtinen, Rohrabacher, Royce, Chabot, Tancredo, Issa, Flake, 
Davis, Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, 
Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Lantos, Berman, Ackerman, Faleomavaega, 
Payne, Menendez, Brown, Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, 
Meeks, Lee, Crowley, Blumenauer, Berkley, Napolitano, Schiff, 
Watson, Smith (WA), McCollum, Chandler and Cardoza.
    On December 15, 2005, the Committee agreed to a motion to 
report the resolution without recommendation to the House by a 
record vote of 24 ayes to 19 nays. (H. Rept. 109-351)
    Voting yes: Smith (NJ), Burton, Gallegly, Ros-Lehtinen, 
Rohrabacher, Royce, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Issa, Flake, Davis, 
Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, 
Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Lantos, Berman, Ackerman, Menendez, Sherman, 
Wexler, Delahunt, Meeks, Lee, Crowley, Blumenauer, Berkley, 
Napolitano, Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), McCollum, Chandler and 
Cardoza.
    6. H. Res. 593 (Markey)--Directing the Secretary of State, 
the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
and the Attorney General, and requesting the President, to 
provide certain information to the House of Representatives 
relating to extraordinary rendition of certain foreign persons.
    On 2/8/06, H. Res. 593 was ordered reported adversely to 
the House by a vote of 24 ayes to 16 noes. (H. Rept. 109-374)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Ros-Lehtinen, 
Rohrabacher, Royce, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Issa, Flake, Davis, 
Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, 
Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Paul, Lantos, Faleomavaega, Sherman, 
Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Crowley, Berkley, Napolitano, Schiff, 
Watson, Smith (WA), Chandler and Cardoza.
    7. H. Res. 624 (Ackerman)--Requesting the President of the 
United States and directing the Secretary of State to provide 
to the House of Representatives certain documents in their 
possession relating to United States policies under the United 
Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or 
Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Geneva Conventions.
    On 2/8/06, H. Res. 624 was ordered reported adversely to 
the House by a vote of 25 ayes to 17 noes. (H. Rept. 109-375)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Ros-Lehtinen, 
Rohrabacher, Royce, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Paul, Issa, Flake, 
Davis, Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, 
Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Lantos, Faleomavaega, Payne, Brown, 
Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Crowley, Berkley, Napolitano, 
Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), Chandler and Cardoza.
    8. H. Res. 642 (Lee-CA)--Requesting the President and 
directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of 
Representatives certain documents in their possession relating 
to the Secretary of State's trip to Europe in December 2005.
    On 2/8/06, H. Res. 642 was ordered reported adversely to 
the House by a vote of 25 ayes to 17 noes. (H. Rept. 109-376)
    Voting yes: Hyde, Smith (NJ), Burton, Ros-Lehtinen, 
Rohrabacher, Royce, King, Chabot, Tancredo, Paul, Issa, Flake, 
Davis, Green, Weller, Pence, McCotter, Harris, Wilson, Boozman, 
Barrett, Mack, Fortenberry, McCaul, and Poe.
    Voting no: Leach, Lantos, Faleomavaega, Payne, Brown, 
Sherman, Wexler, Engel, Delahunt, Crowley, Berkley, Napolitano, 
Schiff, Watson, Smith (WA), Chandler and Cardoza.
    9. H. Res. 846 (Lee-CA)--Requesting the President and 
directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of 
Representatives certain documents in their possession relating 
to strategies and plans either designed to cause regime change 
in or for the use of military force against Iran.
    On 6/21/06, H. Res. 846 was reported, by voice vote, 
adversely. (H. Rept. 109-526)
    10. H. Res. 985 (Berman)--Directing the Secretary of State 
to provide to the House of Representatives certain documents in 
the possession of the Secretary of State relating to the report 
submitted to the Committee on International Relations of the 
House of Representatives on July 28, 2006, pursuant to the Iran 
and Syria Nonproliferation Act.
    On 9/13/06, H. Res. 985 was reported, by voice vote, 
without recommendation. (H. Rept. 109-689)

                          Committee Statistics

    During the 109th Congress, the Full Committee held: 65 
hearings and markups, 22 classified briefings, and 18 closed 
briefings. The subcommittees met 179 times. Another important 
function of the Committee is to meet with Heads of State, 
Administration officials, and foreign dignitaries from around 
the world. The Committee held 123 protocol meetings.
    The staff held 585 oversight briefings. A total of 15 bills 
have been signed into law, 28 bills and joint resolutions 
referred to the Committee passed the House, and 130 concurrent 
and simple resolutions referred to the Committee passed the 
House. The Committee has published 242 hearings and markups.
    During the 109th Congress, 671 bills and resolutions were 
referred to the Committee; the Full Committee considered 112 
pieces of legislation, and 21 reports were filed.

      IV. LIST OF MEETINGS OF THE FULL COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES


                       A. Full Committee Hearings

    12/21/06--Hearing--Examination of a Fundamental Human 
Right: The 2006 International Religious Freedom Report
    11/15/06--Hearing--North Korea's Nuclear Test: Next Steps
    9/27/06--Hearing--United States--Republic of Korea 
Relations: An Alliance at Risk?
    9/26/06--Hearing--Enhancing the Global Fight to End Human 
Trafficking
    9/20/06--Hearing--Afghanistan: Five Years After 9/11
    9/14/06--Hearing--Japan's Relations With Its Neighbors: 
Back to the Future?
    9/13/06--Markup--H.R. 611, H.R. 1476, H.R. 1996, H.R. 5805, 
H.R. 5966, H.R. 6060, H. Res. 415, H. Res. 622, H. Res. 723, H. 
Res. 759, H. Res. 940, H. Res. 942, H. Res. 965, H. Res. 992, 
H. Res. 976, H. Res. 985, H. Con. Res. 317, H. Con. Res. 415, 
S. 2125, S. 3836
    7/20/06--Hearing--Proposed Sale of F-16 Aircraft and 
Weapons Systems to Pakistan
    7/20/06--Hearing--Asian Free Trade Agreements: Are They 
Good for the USA?
    6/27/06--Markup--H.R. 5682, H.R. 4014, H.R. 5680, H. Res. 
700, H. Res. 844, H. Res. 860, H. Con. Res. 435
    6/21/06--Hearing--Democracy in Latin America: Successes, 
Challenges and the Future
    6/21/06--Markup--H. Res. 846
    6/8/06--Hearing--Review of Iraq Reconstruction
    5/25/06--Markup--H.R. 860, H.R. 5247, H.R. 5333, H. Con. 
Res. 338, H. Con. Res. 408, H. Con. Res. 409, H. Res. 608, H. 
Res. 784, H. Res. 792, H. Res. 794, H. Res. 799, H. Res. 804, 
H. Res. 828
    5/18/06--Hearing--Prospects for Peace in Darfur
    5/11/06--Hearing--The U.S.-India `Global Partnership': 
Legislative Options
    5/10/06--Hearing--A Resurgent China: Responsible 
Stakeholder or Robust Rival?
    4/27/06--Hearing--United Nations Reform: Improving Internal 
Oversight Within the U.N.
    4/26/06--Hearing--Iraq: Update on U.S. Policy
    4/6/06--Markup--H.R. 4681, H. Res. 697
    4/5/06--Hearing--The U.S.-India `Global Partnership'
    3/15/06--Markup--H.R. 282, H. Con. Res. 90, H. Con. Res. 
320, H. Res. 578, H. Res. 658
    3/8/06--Hearing--United States Policy Toward Iran--Next 
Steps
    3/8/06--Markup--H.R. 3127
    3/2/06--Hearing--United States Policy Toward the 
Palestinians in the Aftermath of Parliamentary Elections
    2/16/06--Hearing--The International Affairs Budget Request 
for FY2007
    2/8/06--Markup--H. Res. 593, H. Res. 624, H. Res. 642
    12/15/05--Markup--H. Res. 549
    12/8/05--Markup--H. Res. 549
    12/7/05--Hearing--Avian Flu: Addressing the Global Threat
    11/16/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 190, H. Con. Res. 275, H. 
Con. Res. 284, H. Con. Res. 294, H. Res. 438, H. Res. 456, H. 
Res. 458, H. Res. 479, H. Res. 499, H. Res. 529, H. Res. 535
    11/16/05--Hearing--The U.S.-India `Global Partnership': How 
Significant for American Interests?
    11/10/05--Hearing--An Around-the-World Review of Public 
Diplomacy
    11/9/05--Markup--H. Res. 505
    10/26/05--Hearing--The U.S.-India `Global Partnership': The 
Impact on Nonproliferation
    10/7/05--Markup--H.R. 972, H. Con. Res. 252, H. Res. 192, 
H. Res. 368
    10/6/05--Hearing--The Six-Party Talks and the North Korean 
Nuclear Issue: Old Wine in New Bottles?
    9/28/05--Hearing--United Nations Rhetoric or Reform: 
Outcome of the High-Level Event
    9/22/05--Hearing--United States Policy in Afghanistan: 
Establishing Democratic Governance and Security in the Wake of 
Parliamentary Elections
    9/15/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 195, H. Res. 316, H.R. 1409, 
H.R. 1973, H.R. 3184, H.R. 3269, H. Res. 38, H. Res. 388, H. 
Res. 409, H. Con. Res. 237, H. Con. Res. 238
    9/14/05--Markup--H. Res. 375, H. Res. 419, H. Res. 408
    9/8/05--Hearing--The U.S. and India: An Emerging Entente?
    7/28/05--Hearing--Lebanon Reborn? Defining National 
Priorities and Prospects for Democractic Renewal in the Wake of 
March 14, 2005
    6/30/05--Markup--H.R. 611, H.R. 2017, H.R. 3100, H. Con. 
Res. 140, H. Con. Res. 168, H. Con. Res. 175, H. Con. Res. 187, 
H. Con. Res. 191, H. Res. 328, H. Res. 333, H. Res. 343
    6/29/05--Hearing--The Global Water Crisis: Evaluating U.S. 
Strategies to Enhance Access to Safe Water and Sanitation
    6/22/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 155
    6/22/05--Hearing--Sudan: Consolidating Peace While 
Confronting Genocide
    6/9/05 and 6/8/05--Markup--H.R. 2745, H.R. 2601, H. Res. 
199
    5/19/05--Hearing--Reforming the United Nations: Budget and 
Management Perspectives
    5/18/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 44, H. Con. Res. 89, H. Con. 
Res. 149, H. Res. 191, H. Res. 272, H. Res. 273, H. Res. 282, 
H. Con. Res. 153
    5/18/05--Hearing--Kosovo: Current and Future Status
    5/11/05--Hearing--Plan Colombia: Major Successes and New 
Challenges
    5/5/05--Hearing--Promoting Democracy Through Diplomacy
    4/27/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 127, H. Res. 195, H. Res. 
233, H. Res. 193, H. Res. 228
    4/27/05--Hearing--Millennium Challenge Account: Does the 
Program Match the Vision?
    4/21/05--Hearing--Redefining Boundaries: Political 
Liberalization in the Arab World
    4/14/05--Hearing--The National Security and Foreign Policy 
Implications for the United States of Arms Exports to the 
People's Republic of China by Member States of the European 
Union (Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services)
    4/13/05--Hearing--U.S. Response to Global AIDS Crisis: A 
Two-Year Review
    3/17/05--Hearing--U.S. Counternarcotics Policy in 
Afghanistan: Time for Leadership
    3/16/05--Hearing--Libya: Progress on the Path Toward 
Cautious Reengagement
    3/15/05--Hearing--United Nations Reform: Challenges and 
Prospects
    3/10/05--Hearing--The Korean Peninsula: Six Party Talks and 
The Nuclear Issue
    3/9/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 18, H. Con. Res. 32, H. Con. 
Res. 34, H. Con. Res. 81, H. Con. Res. 82, H. Res. 101, H. Res. 
120, H. Res. 135, H. Con. Res. 83, H. Res. 99, H. Res. 108
    2/17/05--Hearing--International Relations Budget for Fiscal 
Year 2006
    2/16/05--Hearing--United States Policy Toward Iran: Next 
Steps
    2/10/05--Hearing--The Way Forward in the Middle East Peace 
Process
    1/26/05--Hearing--The Tsunami Tragedy: How the U.S. Is 
Responding and Providing Relief

   B. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
                               Operations

    11/14/06--Hearing--Hague Convention on International 
Adoptions: Status and the Framework for Implementation
    9/28/06--Hearing--The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in 
United States Programming in Africa
    9/20/06--Hearing--The Deteriorating Peace in Sudan
    9/6/06--Hearing--The United Nations Human Rights Council: 
Reform or Regression?
    7/27/06--Hearing--Reviewing the Progress and Charting the 
Path Ahead: The Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act 
of 2004
    7/20/06--Hearing--Angola's Long Delayed Election
    6/30/06--Hearing--The Plight of Religious Minorities: Can 
Religious Pluralism Survive?
    6/29/06--Hearing--Somalia: Expanding Crisis in the Horn of 
Africa (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on International 
Terrorism and Nonproliferation)
    6/27/06--Hearing--Making Safe Blood Available in Africa
    6/22/06--Markup--H. Res. 860, H.R. 4319, H.R. 4780, H.R. 
5382
    6/21/06--Hearing--Department of Defense Implementation of 
Zero-Tolerance for Human Trafficking (Joint Hearing with the 
Committee on Armed Services)
    6/14/06--Hearing--Modern-Day Slavery: Spotlight on the 2006 
Trafficking in Persons Report, Forced Labor, and Sex 
Trafficking at the World Cup
    6/8/06--Hearing--Removing Obstacles for African 
Entrepreneurs
    5/25/06--Hearing--The World Hunger Crisis
    5/18/06--Hearing--Nigeria's Struggle with Corruption
    5/16/06--Hearing--Medical Outreach: An Instrument of U.S. 
Diplomacy
    5/10/06--Hearing--Current Issues in U.S. Refugee Protection 
and Resettlement
    5/4/06--Germany's World Cup Brothels: Women and Children at 
Risk of Exploitation through Trafficking
    4/27/06--Hearing--North Korea: Human Rights Update and 
International Abduction Issues (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific)
    4/26/06--Hearing--The Endangered Children of Northern 
Uganda
    4/19/06--Hearing--Human Rights in China: Improving or 
Deteriorating Conditions?
    4/6/06--Markup--H.R. 4423, H. Res. 608
    4/6/06--Hearing--An End to Impunity: Investigating the 1993 
Killing of Mexican Archbishop Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo
    3/29/06--Hearing--The Human Rights Dialogue with Vietnam: 
Is Vietnam Making Significant Progress (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific)
    3/28/06--Hearing--Ethiopia's Troubled Internal Situation
    3/16/06--Hearing--Monitoring Respect for Human Rights 
Around the World: A Review of the Country Reports on Human 
Rights Practices for 2005
    3/15/06--Hearing--The Northern Ireland Peace Process: 
Policing Advances and Remaining Challenges (Joint Hearing with 
the Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats)
    2/28/06--Markup--H.R. 3189, H. Res. 578, and H. Res. 675
    2/15/06--Hearing--The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom 
or Suppression? (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on Asia 
and the Pacific)
    06--Hearing--The Impact of Liberia's Election on West 
Africa
    2/7/06--Hearing--Human Rights in Burma: Where Are We Now 
and What Do We Do Next? (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on 
Asia and the Pacific)
    11/17/05--Hearing--Getting to ``Yes'': Resolving the 30-
Year Conflict over the Status of the Western Sahara
    11/15/05--Hearing--In Defense of Human Dignity: The 2005 
International Religious Freedom Report
    11/15/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 190
    11/1/05--Hearing--Sudan: Losing Ground On Peace
    10/27/05--Hearing--Lifting the Veil: Getting the Refugees 
Out, Getting Our Message In: An Update on the Implementation of 
the North Korean Human Rights Act (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific)
    10/20/05--Hearing--Africa Growth and Opportunity Act: A 
Five Year Assessment
    10/6/05--Hearing--India's Unfinished Agenda: Equality and 
Justice for 200 Million Victims of the Caste System
    9/20/05--Hearing--Implementing the Microenterprise Results 
and Accountability Act of 2004
    9/13/05--Hearing--Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or 
the Rule of Law?
    7/28/05--Hearing--China's Influence in Africa
    7/21/05--Markup--H.R. 3127
    7/21/05--Hearing--Falun Gong and China's Continuing War on 
Human Rights (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on Oversight 
and Investigations)
    6/30/06--Hearing--The G-8 Summit and Africa's Development
    6/23/05--Markup--H.R. 2017, H. Res. 333, H. Con. Res. 168
    6/23/05--Hearing--Implementing the 1998 Torture Victims 
Relief Act
    6/20/05--Hearing--Human Rights in Vietnam
    5/26/05--Markup--H.R. 2601, H. Res. 199
    5/18/05--Hearing--UN Peacekeeping Reform: Seeking Greater 
Accountability and Integrity
    5/12/05--Hearing--Foreign Relations Authorization for 
FY2005-2006: Embassy and Border Security
    5/5/05--Hearing--Ethiopia and Eritrea: Promoting Stability, 
Democracy and Human Rights
    4/28/05--Hearing--The North Korean Human Rights Act of 
2004: Issues and Implementation (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific)
    4/26/05--Hearing--Malaria and TB: Implementing Proven 
Treatment and Eradication Methods
    4/21/05--Hearing--Zimbabwe: Prospects for Democracy After 
the March 2005 Elections
    4/19/05--Hearing--The UN Commission on Human Rights: 
Protector or Accomplice?
    4/14/05--Hearing--The Foreign Relations Authorization for 
FY 2005-2006: Department of State Management
    3/17/05--Hearing--A Global Review of Human Rights: 
Examining the State Department's 2004 Annual Report
    3/16/05--Hearing--Northern Ireland Human Rights: Update on 
the Cory Collusion Inquiry Reports
    3/10/05--Markup: H.R. 972
    3/9/05--Hearing--Combating Human Trafficking: Achieving 
Zero Tolerance
    3/3/05--Hearing--Year Two of Castro's Brutal Crackdown on 
Dissidents (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere)
    3/3/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 81 (Joint Markup with the 
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere)
    3/1/05--Hearing--United Nations Organization Mission in the 
Democratic Republic of Congo: A Case for Peacekeeping Reform

                C. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

    9/21/06--Hearing--America and Asia in a Changing World
    6/29/06--Hearing--North Korean Brinkmanship: Is U.S. Policy 
up to the Challenge?
    6/28/06--Hearing--East Timor: Instability and Future 
Prospects
    5/17/06--Hearing--The United States and Asia: An Expending 
Agenda
    4/27/06--Hearing--North Korea: Human Rights Update and 
International Abduction Issues (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
Operations)
    3/29/06--Hearing--The Human Rights Dialogue with Vietnam: 
Is Vietnam Making Significant Progress (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
Operations)
    3/15/06--Hearing--Unrest in South Asia: Recent Developments 
in Nepal and Sri Lanka
    3/8/06--Hearing--East Asia in Transition: Opportunities and 
Challenges for the United States
    2/15/06--Hearing--The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom 
or Suppression? (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on Africa, 
Global Human Rights and International Operations)
    2/7/06--Hearing--Human Rights in Burma: Where Are We Now 
and What Do We Do Next? (Joint Hearing with the Subcommittee on 
Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations)
    10/27/05--Hearing--Lifting the Veil: Getting the Refugees 
Out, Getting Our Message In: An Update on the Implementation of 
the North Korean Human Rights Act (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
Operations)
    10/20/05--Hearing--South Asia Earthquake: Impact and 
Humanitarian Response
    9/21/05--Hearing--The United States and Southeast Asia: 
Developments, Trends, and Policy Choices
    7/14/05--Hearing--North Korean Nuclear Negotiations: 
Strategies and Prospects for Success
    6/14/05--Hearing--The United States and South Asia
    5/26/05--Hearing--The United States and Northeast Asia
    5/25/05--Hearing--The United States Nuclear Legacy in the 
Marshall Islands: Consideration of Issues Relating to the 
Changes Circumstances Petition
    4/28/05--Hearing--The North Korean Human Rights Act of 
2004: Issues and Implementation (Joint Hearing with the 
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
Operations)
    4/20/05--Hearing--Focus on a Changing Japan
    4/6/05--Hearing--China's Anti-Secession Law and 
Developments Across the Taiwan Strait
    3/10/05--Hearing--Indonesia in Transition: Recent 
Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy
    3/2/05--Hearing--The Crisis in Nepal
    2/17/05--Hearing--The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Is 
There a Way Forward? (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on 
International Terrorism and Nonproliferation)

             D. Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats

    9/20/06--Hearing--Serbia: Current Issues and Future 
Direction
    9/20/06--Markup--H. Res. 989
    5/3/06--Hearing--The United States and NATO: Transformation 
and the Riga Summit
    3/15/06--Hearing--The Northern Ireland Peace Process: 
Policing Advances and Remaining Challenges
    3/8/06--Hearing--The U.S.-European Relationship: 
Opportunities and Challenges
    2/14/06--Markup--H. Res 673, H. Res. 578
    11/16/05--Markup--H. Res. 479, H. Res. 499, H. Res. 529
    11/9/05, Hearing--Germany After the Election: Implications 
for Germany, Europe and U.S.-German Relations
    9/14/05--Hearing--U.S. Foreign Aid Programs to Europe
    7/27/05--Hearing--Ukraine: Developments in the Aftermath of 
the Orange Revolution
    6/22/05--Hearing--The EU Constitution and U.S.-EU 
Relations: The Recent Referenda in France and The Netherlands 
and the U.S.-EU Summit
    6/21/05--Markup--H. Res. 326, H. Res. 328, H. Con. Res. 155
    5/25/05--Hearing--Northern Ireland: Prospects for the Peace 
Process
    5/11/05--Hearing--The State of U.S.-Turkish Relations
    4/27/05--Hearing--Islamic Extremism in Europe
    4/26/05--Markup--H. Res. 195, H. Res. 233
    4/6/05--Hearing--Bosnia-Herezegovina: Unfinished Business
    3/9/05--Hearing--Developments in U.S.-Russia Relations
    3/8/05--Hearing--Markup--H. Res. 101, H. Res. 99
    2/16/05--Markup--H. Res. 108
    2/16/05--Hearing--An Overview of Transatlantic Relations 
Prior to President Bush's Visit to Europe

    E. Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation

    9/28/06--Hearing--Hezbollah's Global Reach (Joint Hearing 
with the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia)
    9/7/06--Hearing--9/11: Five Years Later--Gauging Islamist 
Terrorism
    7/13/06--Hearing--Venezuela: Terrorism Hub of South 
America?
    7/7/06--Hearing--Border Vulnerabilities and International 
Terrorism, Part II
    7/5/06--Hearing--Border Vulnerabilities and International 
Terrorism, Part I
    6/29/06--Hearing--Somalia: Expanding Crisis in the Horn of 
Africa (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on Africa, Global 
Human Rights and International Operations)
    5/25/06--Hearing--The A.Q. Khan Network: Case Closed?
    5/18/06--Markup--H.R. 5333
    5/11/06--Hearing--Reviewing the State Department's Annual 
Report on Terrorism
    4/6/06--Hearing--Checking Terrorism at the Border
    3/30/06--Hearing--The Terrorist Threat From Shoulder-Fired 
Missiles
    3/2/06--Hearing--Assessing `Rights' Under the Nuclear 
Nonproliferation Treaty
    10/27/05--Hearing--U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy Update
    9/29/05--Hearing--Evolving Counterterrorism Strategy
    7/27/05--Hearing--Terrorist Threats to Energy Security
    6/30/05--Hearing--Nonproliferation and the G-8
    6/9/05--Hearing--Proliferation Security Initiative: An 
Early Assessment
    5/12/05--Hearing--Reviewing the State Department's Annual 
Report on Terrorism
    5/4/05--Hearing--Starving Terrorists of Money: The Role of 
Middle Eastern Financial Institutions
    4/28/05--Hearing--Previewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation 
Treaty Review Conference
    4/14/05--Hearing--Averting Nuclear Terrorism
    3/17/05--Hearing--The United Nations and the Fight Against 
Terrorism
    3/10/05--Hearing--Eliminating Terrorist Sanctuaries: The 
Role of Security Assistance
    3/3/05--Markup--H. Res. 101
    3/3/05--Hearing--Algeria's Struggle Against Terrorism
    2/17/05--Hearing--The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Is 
There a Way Forward? (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on 
Asia and the Pacific)
    2/16/05--Hearing--Iran: A Quarter Century of State-
Sponsored Terror (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on the 
Middle East and Central Asia)

          F. Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia

    9/28/06--Hearing--Hezbollah's Global Reach (Joint Hearing 
With the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and 
Nonproliferation)
    9/14/06--Hearing--Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Islam, 
Democracy, and U.S.-Middle East and Central Asia Policy
    7/25/06--Hearing--Assessing Energy and Security Issues
    6/21/06--Hearing--Review of U.S. Assistance Programs to 
Egypt, Part II
    6/7/06--Hearing--Syria Accountability and Lebanese 
Sovereignty Restoration Act Two Years Later: Next Steps for 
U.S. Policy
    5/17/06--Hearing--Review of U.S. Assistance Programs to 
Egypt, Part I
    4/26/06--Hearing--U.S. Security Policy in Central Asia: 
Balancing Priorities, Part II
    3/9/06--Hearing--Afghanistan: Progress Report (Joint 
Hearing With the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations)
    3/8/06--Hearing--Palestinian Authority Elections: 
Implications for Peace, Regional Security, and U.S. Assistance
    11/15/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 284, H. Res. 438, H. Con. 
Res. 275, H. Res. 535
    10/27/05--Hearing--U.S. Security Policy in Central Asia: 
Balancing Priorities, Part I
    9/21/05--Hearing--the Middle East Peace Process and U.S. 
Strategic Priorities Post-Disengagement
    7/27/05--Hearing--Syria and the United Nations Oil-For-Food 
Program (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations)
    6/29/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 187, H. Res. 343
    6/29/05--Hearing--Iraq's Transition to Democracy
    5/18/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 149, H. Res. 273, H. Res. 
282, H. Con. Res. 153
    5/4/05--Hearing--9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act 
Oversight, Part 1--Oppressors vs. Reformers in the Middle East 
and Central Asia
    4/20/05--Hearing--The Middle East and the United Nations
    4/13/05--Markup--H.R. 282
    3/9/05--Hearing--U.S. Policy Toward the Palestinians in the 
Post-Arafat Era
    3/2/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 18, H. Con. Res. 32
    2/16/05--Hearing--Iran: A Quarter-Century of State-
Sponsored Terror (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on 
International Terrorism and Nonproliferation)

            G. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

    9/29/06--Hearing--Falun Gong: Organ Harvesting and China's 
Ongoing War on Human Rights
    7/20/06--Hearing--U.S. Nonproliferation Strategy: Policies 
and Technical Capabilities
    5/11/06--Hearings--Visa Overstays: Can We Bar the Terrorist 
Door?
    4/6/06--Hearing--The Iraqi Documents: A Glimpse Into the 
Regime of Saddam Hussein
    3/29/06--Hearing--Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War 
on Terrorism
    3/9/06--Hearing--Afghanistan: Progress Report (Joint 
Hearing With the Subcommittee on the Middle East)
    3/9/06--Hearing--Afghanistan: Is the Aid Getting Through?
    2/14/06--Hearing--Chinese Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy 
Through U.S. Educational Institutions, Multilateral 
Organizations and Corporate America
    12/7/05--Hearing--The Oil-For-Food Program: The Systematic 
Failure of the United Nations
    11/10/05--Hearing--Broadcasting Board of Governors and 
Alhurra Television
    7/27/05--Hearing--Syria and The United Nations Oil-For-Food 
Program (Joint Hearing With the Subcommittee on The Middle East 
and Central Asia)
    4/28/05--Hearing--The Role of BNP-Paribas SA (Banque 
National de Paris) in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program
    3/17/05--The United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: The 
Cotecna and Saybolt Inspection Firms
    3/2/05--Hearing--United Nations Operations: Integrity and 
Accountability
    2/9/05--Hearing--The Volcker Interim Report on the United 
Nations Oil-for-Food Program

               H. Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

    9/28/06--Hearing--Moving Forward in Haiti: How the U.S. and 
the International Community Can Help
    9/21/06--Hearing--Need for European Assistance to Colombia 
for the Fight Against Illicit Drugs (joint hearing with the 
Committee on the Judiciary)
    7/27/06--Hearing--Report of the Commission for Assistance 
to a Free Cuba
    7/26/06--Hearing--Immigration: Responding to a Regional 
Crisis
    6/28/06--Hearing--Hurricane Reconstruction and Preparedness
    5/25/06--Hearing--U.S.-Canada Relations
    4/26/06--Hearing--U.S.-Mexico Relations
    3/30/06--Hearing--Couternarcotics Strategies In Latin 
America
    3/2/06--Hearing--Western Hemisphere Energy Security 11/17/
05--Hearing--Democracy in Venezuela
    11/9/05--Hearing--The Illicit Drug Transit Zone in Central 
America
    11/2/5--Markup--H. Con. Res. 280, H. Con. Res. 90, H. Res. 
458
    10/19/05--Hearing--Policy Overview In The Caribbean Region 
9/28/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 252
    9/28/05--Hearing--Keeping Democracy on Track: Hotspots in 
Latin America
    7/27/05--Hearing--U.S. Diplomacy in Latin America
    6/29/05--Markup--H.R. 611, H.R. 953, H. Con. Res. 175
    5/25/05--Hearing--Transparency and Rule of Law In Latin 
America
    4/20/05--Hearing--Gangs and Crime in Latin America
    4/20/05--Markup--H.R. 193
    4/13/05--Hearing--U.S. Trade Agreements with Latin America
    4/6/05--Hearing--China's Influence in the Western 
Hemisphere
    3/9/05--Hearing--The State of Democracy in Latin America
    3/3/05--Hearing--Year Two of Castro's Brutal Crackdown on 
Dissidents (joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Africa, 
Global Human Rights and International Operations)
    3/3/05--Markup--H. Con. Res. 81 Dissidents (Joint Markup 
with the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and 
International Operations)

                          I. Protocol Meetings


                  Committee on International Relations


                             109TH CONGRESS

   MEETING WITH FOREIGN DIGNITARIES AND SENIOR UNITED STATES OFFICIALS
  [Abbreviations--H.E.: His Excellency; T.H.: The Honorable; H.M.: His
                                Majesty]
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Israel.................................  H.E. Silvan Shalom, Deputy
                                          Prime Minister and Minister of
                                          Foreign Affairs of Israel,
                                          full HIRC meeting, 1/26/05
NATO...................................  Meetings of the NATO PA Defense
                                          and Security Committee, host
                                          Rep. Joel Hefley, Chairman,
                                          House NATO PA Delegation, 1/24/
                                          05 and 1/26/05
United States..........................  Members received T.H. Henry A.
                                          Kissinger, former Secretary of
                                          State, prior to a hearing on 2/
                                          10/2005
Turkey.................................  T.H. Egeman Bagis, Member of
                                          the Turkish Parliament and
                                          Advisor to the Prime Minister,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 2/10/05
India..................................  H.E. Ronen Sen, Ambassador to
                                          the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 2/
                                          10/05
United Arab Emirates...................  H.R.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin
                                          Zayed Al Nayhan, Minister of
                                          Information and Culture,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 2/10/05
Egypt..................................  H.E. Ahmed Aboul Gheit,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                          full HIRC meeting, 2/16/05
United States..........................  Members received T.H.
                                          Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of
                                          State, prior to a hearing on 2/
                                          17/05
Timor-Leste............................  H.E. Jose Ramos-Horta, Minister
                                          of Foreign Affairs and
                                          Cooperation, full HIRC
                                          meeting, 3/8/05
United States..........................  T.H. Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad,
                                          United States Ambassador to
                                          Afghanistan, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde and Rep.
                                          Lantos, 3/8/05
Ukraine................................  H.E. Borys Tarasyuk, Minister
                                          of Foreign Affairs, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde and
                                          Rep. Lantos, 3/10/05
Morocco................................  Mr. Taib Fassi-Fihri, Minister-
                                          delegate for Foreign Affairs,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 3/15/05
European Union.........................  H.E. Arlette Conzemius-Paccoud,
                                          Ambassador of Luxembourg to
                                          the United States representing
                                          the Presidency of the European
                                          Union Council of Ministers,
                                          and H.E. John Bruton, Head of
                                          Delegation to the United
                                          States of the European
                                          Commission, HIRC meeting
                                          hosted by Subcommittee on
                                          Europe and Emerging Threats, 3/
                                          15/05
Jordan.................................  H.M. Abdullah II bin Al-
                                          Hussein, King of the Hashemite
                                          Kingdom of Jordan, full HIRC
                                          meeting, 3/16/05
Panama.................................  H.E. Federico Humbert,
                                          Ambassador to the United
                                          States, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde, 3/16/05
Israel.................................  H.E. Shimon Peres, Vice
                                          Premier, full HIRC meeting, 4/
                                          6/05
Russian Federation.....................  T.H. Konstantin Kosachev,
                                          Chairman of the International
                                          Affairs Committee of the State
                                          Duma, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde, 4/6/05
Panama.................................  H.E. Samuel Lewis Navarro, Vice
                                          President, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, 4/12/05
Spain..................................  H.E. Miguel Angel Moratinos,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                          and Cooperation of Spain, full
                                          HIRC meeting, 4/13/05
Egypt..................................  Major General Omar Mahmoud
                                          Soliman, Chief of Egyptian
                                          General Intelligence Service,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 4/26/05
Panama.................................  H.E. Martin Torrijos Espino,
                                          President, full HIRC meeting,
                                          4/26/05
French Polynesia.......................  H.E. Oscar Temaru, President of
                                          the Territorial Government,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, Rep. Lantos, and other
                                          HIRC Members, 4/28/05
European Union.........................  H.E. Dr. Javier Solana
                                          Madariaga, Secretary General
                                          of the European Council and
                                          European Union High
                                          Representative for the Common
                                          Foreign and Security Policy,
                                          full HIRC meeting, 5/4/05
Australia..............................  T.H. Alexander Downer, MP,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 5/4/05
China..................................  H.E. Zhou Wenzhong, Ambassador
                                          to the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 5/
                                          12/05
Egypt..................................  H.E. Dr. Ahmed Nazif, Prime
                                          Minister, full HIRC meeting, 5/
                                          18/05
Kuwait.................................  H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-
                                          Salim Al-Sabah, Minister of
                                          Foreign Affairs, full HIRC
                                          meeting, 5/19/05
Palestinian Authority..................  Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President,
                                          full HIRC meeting, 5/25/05
Pakistan...............................  H.E. Khurshid M. Kasuri,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 6/9/05
China..................................  Mr. Jiang Enzhu, Chairman of
                                          the Foreign Affairs Committee
                                          of the National People's
                                          Congress and a delegation,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 6/14/05
Montenegro.............................  H.E. Miodrag Vlahovic, Minister
                                          of Foreign Affairs, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 6/
                                          21/05
Iraq...................................  H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaffari,
                                          Prime Minister, full HIRC
                                          meeting, 6/22/05
Organization of American States........  H.E. Jose Migues Insulza of
                                          Chile, Secretary General, HIRC
                                          meeting hosted by the
                                          Subcommittee on the Western
                                          Hemisphere, 6/22/05
Cote d'Ivoire..........................  H.E. Laurent Gbagbo, President,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, Rep. Lantos and Rep.
                                          Royce, 6/23/05
India..................................  H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime
                                          Minister, full HIRC meeting, 7/
                                          19/05
Croatia................................  H.E. Dr. Ivo Sanader, Prime
                                          Minister, HIRC meeting hosted
                                          by Subcommittee on Europe and
                                          Emerging Threats, 7/20/05
Peru...................................  H.E. Dr. Alejandro Toledo,
                                          President, full HIRC meeting,
                                          9/15/05
Uganda.................................  H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,
                                          President, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, 9/21/05
The Gambia.............................  H.E. Yahya Jammeh, President,
                                          HIRC meeting hosted by
                                          Subcommittee on Africa, Global
                                          Human Rights and International
                                          Operations, 9/21/05
Lebanon................................  H.E. Fouad Siniora, Prime
                                          Minister, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde and Rep. Lantos,
                                          9/21/05
Philippines............................  H.E. Foreign Secretary, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 9/
                                          21/05
United States..........................  Mr. Steve Hadley, National
                                          Security Advisor, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde,
                                          Rep. Lantos and other HIRC
                                          Members, 9/29/05
European Union.........................  H.E. Sir David G. Manning, The
                                          British Ambassador,
                                          representing the Presidency of
                                          the European Union Council of
                                          Ministers, and H.E. John
                                          Bruton, Head of Delegation to
                                          the United States of the
                                          European Commission, HIRC
                                          meeting hosted by Subcommittee
                                          on Europe and Emerging
                                          Threats, 10/7/05
Taiwan.................................  H.E. Dr. Teng-hui Lee, Former
                                          President, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde and Rep.
                                          Lantos, 10/19/05
Hong Kong..............................  T.H. Donald Tsang, Chief
                                          Executive, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, Rep.
                                          Lantos, Rep. Leach and Rep.
                                          Faleomavaega, 10/26/05
Turkish Cypriot Community..............  Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat, Leader,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, Rep. Lantos, Rep.
                                          Gallegly, Rep. Wexler, 10/27/
                                          05
United States..........................  T.H. John Danilovich, CEO of
                                          the Millennium Challenge
                                          Corporation, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, 11/15/05
Tibet..................................  H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama, full
                                          HIRC meeting, 11/16/05
Nicaragua..............................  H.E. Enrique Balanos Geyer,
                                          President, full HIRC meeting,
                                          12/8/05
Austria................................  H.E. Dr. Wolfgang Schuessel,
                                          Federal Chancellor, full HIRC
                                          meeting, 12/8/05
Afghanistan............................  T.H. Sayed Hamed Gailani,
                                          Deputy Speaker of the Upper
                                          House of the Parliament, and
                                          T.H. Fawzia Koofi, Second
                                          Deputy Speaker of the Lower
                                          House of the Parliament, HIRC
                                          meeting hosted by Subcommittee
                                          on the Middle East and Central
                                          Asia, 2/1/06
Colombia...............................  H.E. Alvaro Uribe Valez,
                                          President, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde and Rep.
                                          Lantos, 2/16/06
United States..........................  Members received T.H.
                                          Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of
                                          State, prior to a hearing on 2/
                                          16/06
Poland.................................  T.H. Pawel Zalewski, Chairman
                                          of the Foreign Affairs
                                          Committee of the Sejm, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde and
                                          Rep. Lantos, 2/27/06
Italy..................................  T.H. Fiorello Provera, Chairman
                                          of the Foreign Affairs
                                          Committee of the Senate, and
                                          T.H. Gustavo Selva, Chairman
                                          of the Foreign Affairs
                                          Committee of the Chamber of
                                          Deputies, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde and Rep. Lantos,
                                          2/28/06
Brazil.................................  H.E. Roberto P. Abdenur,
                                          Ambassador to the United
                                          States, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde and Rep. Lantos,
                                          3/1/06
Serbia& Montenegro.....................  Mr. Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Policy
                                          Advisor to the President, and
                                          H.E. Ivan Vujacic, Ambassdor
                                          of Serbia & Montenegro to the
                                          United States, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde and Rep.
                                          Lantos, 3/2/06
United Nations.........................  H.E. Martti Ahtisaari, United
                                          Nations Special Envoy for the
                                          Kosovo Status Talks and former
                                          President of Finland, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde and
                                          Rep. Lantos, 3/8/06
United States..........................  T.H. Condoleezza Rice,
                                          Secretary of State, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 3/
                                          9/06
Ukraine................................  H.E. Borys Tarasyuk, Minister
                                          of Foreign Affairs, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde and
                                          Rep. Lantos, 3/9/06
Turkey.................................  H.E. Nabi Sensoy, Ambassador to
                                          the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 3/
                                          14/06
Germany................................  Dr. Ernst Uhrlau, President
                                          Federal Intelligence Service
                                          (BND), private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde and Rep. Lantos,
                                          3/15/06
Peace Corps............................  Mr. Gaddi Vasquez, Director,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 3/29/06
Japan..................................  H.E. Ryozo Kato, Ambassador to
                                          the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 3/
                                          30/06
India..................................  H.E. Shyam Saran, Foreign
                                          Secretary, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, 3/30/06
Korea..................................  H.E. Tae-Sik Lee, Ambassador to
                                          the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 3/
                                          30/06
Germany................................  H.E. Dr. Frank Walter
                                          Steinmeier, Minister of
                                          Foreign Affairs, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 4/
                                          4/06
Taiwan.................................  H.E. David Lee, Representative
                                          of the Taipei Economic and
                                          Cultural Representative
                                          Office, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde, 4/4/06
United States..........................  Members received T.H.
                                          Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of
                                          State, prior to a hearing on 4/
                                          5/06
Morocco................................  H.E. Mohamed Benaissa, Minister
                                          of Foreign Affairs and
                                          Cooperation, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde and Rep.
                                          Lantos, 5/4/06
United States..........................  T.H. Randall L. Tobias, U.S.
                                          Director of Foreign Assistance
                                          and USAID Administrator,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 5/10/06
Jordan.................................  H.E. AbedelElah Al-Khatib,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                          HIRC meeting hosted by
                                          Subcommittee on the Middle
                                          East and Central Asia, 5/10/06
Turkey.................................  T.H. Egemen Bagis, Member of
                                          Parliament and a delegation,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 5/23/06
United States..........................  T.H. Steve Hadley, National
                                          Security Advisor, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde and
                                          Rep. Lantos, 5/24/06
Honduras...............................  H.E. Roberto Flores, President,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 6/6/06
Congo..................................  H.E. Denis Sassou-Nguesso,
                                          President, HIRC meeting hosted
                                          by Subcommittee on Africa,
                                          Global Human Rights and
                                          International Operations, 6/7/
                                          06
Greece.................................  H.E. Alexandros Mallias,
                                          Ambassador to the United
                                          States, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde, 6/13/06
Saudi Arabia...........................  H.R.H. Prince Turki al-Faisal,
                                          Ambassador to the Untied
                                          States, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde and Rep. Lantos,
                                          6/14/06
Ethiopia...............................  H.E. Dr. Samuel Assefa,
                                          Ambassador to the United
                                          States, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde, 6/14/06
India..................................  H.E. Ranendra Sen, Ambassador
                                          to the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 6/
                                          20/06
Poland.................................  H.E. Anna Fotyga, Minister of
                                          Foreign Affairs, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde and
                                          Rep. Lantos, 6/20/06
United States..........................  T.H. Aldolfo Franco, Assistant
                                          Administrator for Latin
                                          America, Agency for
                                          International Development,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 6/21/06
United States..........................  Lieutenant General Keith
                                          Dayton, United States
                                          Coordinator Israel-Palestinian
                                          Authority, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, 6/21/06
Kosovo.................................  H.E. Agim Ceku, Prime Minister
                                          of the Provisional
                                          Institutions of Self-
                                          Government, private meeting
                                          with Rep. Lantos and other
                                          HIRC Members, 6/22/06
Mongolia...............................  H.E. Ravdan Bold, Ambassador to
                                          the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 6/
                                          29/06
European Union.........................  H.E. Pekka Linto, Ambassador of
                                          Finland to the United States
                                          representing the Presidency of
                                          the European Union Council of
                                          Ministers, and H.E. John
                                          Bruton, Head of Delegation to
                                          the United States of the
                                          European Commission, HIRC
                                          meeting hosted by Subcommittee
                                          on Europe and Emerging
                                          Threats, 7/11/06
Pakistan...............................  H.E. Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 7/12/06
Singapore..............................  H.E. Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador
                                          to the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 7/
                                          13/06
Egypt..................................  H.E. Ahmed Aboul Gheit,
                                          Minister of Foreign Affairs,
                                          full HIRC meeting, 7/18/06
Korea..................................  T.H. Jay Yoo, Chairman of the
                                          United States-Republic of
                                          Korea Interparliamentary
                                          Exchange, and a delegation,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and met with Members for
                                          an Interparliamentary Exchange
                                          hosted by Rep. Royce, 7/18/06
United States..........................  T.H. Carlos Gutierrez,
                                          Secretary of Commerce, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 7/
                                          20/06
Indonesia..............................  H.E. Sudjadnan
                                          Parnohadiningrat, Ambassador
                                          to the United States, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 7/
                                          25/06
Iraq...................................  H.E. Nuri al-Maliki, Prime
                                          Minister, private meeting with
                                          Chairman Hyde, Rep. Lantos,
                                          and a select group of Members
                                          of the House and Senate prior
                                          to the Joint Meeting of
                                          Congress, 7/26/06
Sudan..................................  H.E. Lieutenant General Salva
                                          Kiir Mayardit, First Vice
                                          President of the Sudanese
                                          Government of National Unity
                                          and President of the
                                          Government of Southern Sudan,
                                          HIRC meeting hosted by the
                                          Subcommittee on Africa, Global
                                          Human Rights and International
                                          Operations, 7/26/06
Serbia.................................  H.E. Boris Tadic, President,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde and Rep. Lantos, 9/7/06
Bolivia................................  H.E. Alvaro Marcelo Garcia
                                          Linera, Vice President,
                                          private meeting with Chairman
                                          Hyde, 9/12/06
India..................................  H.E. Shyam Saran, Foreign
                                          Secretary, private meeting
                                          with Chairman Hyde, 9/21/06
Pakistan...............................  H.E. Pervez Musharraf,
                                          President, hosted a luncheon
                                          attended by Chairman Hyde,
                                          Rep. Lantos and other Members
                                          of the House and Senate, 9/21/
                                          06
Fiji Islands...........................  H.E. Kaliopate Tavola, Minister
                                          of Foreign Affairs and
                                          External Trade, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 9/
                                          28/06
Korea, Republic of.....................  H.E. Lee Tae-sik, private
                                          meeting with Chairman Hyde, 11/
                                          16/06
United States..........................  T.H. Andrew S. Natsios,
                                          Presidential Special Envoy for
                                          Sudan, full HIRC meeting, 12/7/
                                          06
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                               APPENDIX I

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  WITNESSES BEFORE FULL COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES DURING THE 109TH 
                                CONGRESS

    During the 109th Congress, the Full Committee and its 
subcommittees took testimony from witnesses in legislative and 
consultative hearings. Witnesses were drawn from the executive 
branch, Members of Congress, and private citizens with 
particular expertise. In addition, the full committee and 
subcommittees received distinguished visitors from other 
countries.

FC = Full Committee hearing
AGHR = Africa Subcommittee hearing
AP = Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee hearing
EET = Europe and Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing
ITNP = International Terrorism and Nonproliferation 
        Subcommittee hearing
MECA = Middle East and Central Asia Subcommittee hearing
OI = Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing
WHEM = Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing
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                              APPENDIX II

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                     COMMITTEE ORIGINS AND HISTORY

    The Committee on Foreign Affairs traces its origins to 
November 29, 1775. It was on that date that the Continental 
Congress by resolution created a committee ``for the sole 
purposes of corresponding with our friends in Great Britain, 
Ireland, and other parts of the world.'' The members chosen for 
this committee were Benjamin Franklin--who served as chairman 
and guiding spirit-- Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Johnson, Jr., 
John Dickinson, and John Jay. Known at first as the Committee 
of Correspondence, the committee itself soon changed its name 
to the Committee of Secret Correspondence.
    That committee was the first institution created to 
represent the United States in the foreign affairs field. The 
Committee on International Relations (as well as the Senate 
Foreign Relations Committee) is a lineal descendant of the 
Committee of Correspondence.
    Franklin's committee quickly entered into communication 
with various persons in Europe for the purpose of ascertaining 
sentiment there toward the Colonies and obtaining any other 
information which might be useful in the struggle with England. 
It even designated its own secret agents abroad.
    By the spring of 1777, the specialized nature of the 
committee's work had been recognized and its title changed to 
``Committee for Foreign Affairs.'' Special problems in foreign 
relations, however, were sometimes dealt with by select or 
temporary committees appointed for the purpose.
    After the Congress of the United States was organized under 
the Constitution, select committees to deal with foreign 
affairs were appointed. In 1807, during the Jefferson 
Presidency, a House committee was established in response to 
predatory actions by both the French and British against 
American commercial shipping. Following the seizure and search 
of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake 10 miles off the Virginia coast 
by a British ship, the House appointed a special Foreign 
Relations Committee which was also known as the Aggression 
Committee. That committee had an active role in foreign policy 
considerations through the War of 1812 and in 1822, renamed the 
Committee on Foreign Affairs, was designated a standing 
committee of the House with a membership of seven. The 150th 
anniversary of that event was celebrated by the committee in 
1972.
    Because the House is the organ of National Government 
closest to the citizenry, the Committee on Foreign Affairs may 
truly be said to have been the voice of the American people on 
issues of international significance for more than a century 
and a half. Although this important role has remained the same, 
the name of the committee was changed on March 19, 1975, by a 
resolution (House Resolution 163) sponsored by 22 members of 
the committee to the Committee on International Relations. The 
change resulted from the extensive discussions by the members 
that were undertaken in relation to the reorganization of the 
subcommittee structure of the committee. It was the consensus 
that the change in the name of the full committee would more 
accurately reflect the organization of the committee as it had 
been agreed upon by its own members at that time. Subsequently, 
at the beginning of the 96th Congress, the committee again 
reorganized its subcommittee structure and agreed to the 
introduction of House Resolution 89, sponsored by 30 Members, 
to return to the committee's original name ``The Committee on 
Foreign Affairs.'' The resolution was agreed to on February 5, 
1979. At the beginning of the 104th Congress, the House changed 
the names of many committees, and the ``Committee on Foreign 
Affairs'' was again changed to the ``Committee on International 
Relations''.
    Throughout its history, the committee has been composed of 
some of America's most able legislators and statesmen. Two 
American Presidents have served on it: James K. Polk, from 1827 
to 1831, and John Quincy Adams, who became chairman in 1842 
after he returned to the House following his term as the Chief 
Executive.
    Many former chairmen of the committee have written their 
names into the history books. Among them was Edward Everett of 
Massachusetts, chairman in the 20th Congress, who also served 
as Secretary of State, was a Whig Vice Presidential candidate 
in 1860, and is remembered as one of America's greatest 
orators. Francis W. Pickens, who chaired the committee from 
1839 to 1841, later became Governor of South Carolina and 
authorized the firing on Fort Sumter which precipitated the 
Civil War.
    Serving as chairman in the aftermath of World War I, 
Stephen G. Porter of Pennsylvania came to be one of the most 
influential figures in the determination of American foreign 
policy in the early 1920's. Former Chairman Sol Bloom of New 
York and James P. Richards of South Carolina have been 
recognized for their contributions to America's leadership in 
the immediate post-World War II period. In more recent times, 
J. Danforth Quayle, former Vice President, served on the 
Committee in the 96th Congress. The longest tenure as chairman 
in the history of the committee was that of Hon. Thomas E. 
Morgan of Pennsylvania who served in that position from 1959 
until the end of the 94th Congress.
    Other former members of the Committee on International 
Relations--Tom Connally of Texas, Champ Clark of Iowa, and J. 
William Fulbright of Arkansas, Mike Mansfield of Montana, Jacob 
Javits of New York, Abraham Ribicoff of Connecticut, and Porter 
Goss of Florida. Eleven current members of the U.S. Senate are 
former members of the Committee: Robert C. Byrd from West 
Virginia; Olympia Snowe from Maine; Charles Schumer from New 
York; Mike DeWine from Ohio; Sam Brownback from Kansas; Harry 
Reid from Nevada; Maria Cantwell from Washington; Lindsey 
Graham from South Carolina, John McCain from Arizona; Richard 
Burr of North Carolina, and Robert Menendez of New Jersey.
    Moreover, committee experience has provided a beginning for 
numerous individuals who have gone on to distinguish themselves 
in the diplomatic service of the country. Among them was Perry 
Belmont, chairman in the 49th and 50th Congresses, who was U.S. 
Minister of Spain in 1888-89 and a noted author of work on 
international policies. His successor as chairman in the 51st 
Congress was Robert R. Hitt of Ohio who was chief of the U.S. 
Delegation in Paris from 1874 to 1881 and subsequently was 
appointed Assistant Secretary of State. Christian A. Herter, 
who served as Secretary of State during the Eisenhower 
administration, was a committee member in the 82d Congress. 
More recent examples are: Chester Bowles, former Under 
Secretary of State; James W. Wadsworth, former U.S. 
Representative of the United Nations; F. Bradford Morse, United 
Nations Development Programs; E. Ross Adair, former Ambassador 
to Ethiopia; William S. Mailliard, former Ambassador to the 
Organization of America States; J. Danforth Quayle, former Vice 
President of the United States; Lee Hamilton, Vice-Chair of the 
9-11 Commission; and Porter Goss, Director of the Central 
Intelligence Agency.


                              APPENDIX III

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   MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUBCOMMITTEES OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL 
                       RELATIONS, 109TH CONGRESS

                  SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

               (7-6)

Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, AS            James A. Leach, IA
Gary L. Ackerman, NY                 Dan Burton, IN
Sherrod Brown, OH                    Elton Gallegly, CA
Brad Sherman, CA                     Dana Rohrabacher, CA
Earl Blumenauer, OR                  Steve Chabot, OH
Adam Smith, WA                       Ron Paul, TX
                                     Joe Wilson, SC

              SUBCOMMITTEE ON EUROPE AND EMERGING THREATS


               (7-6)

Robert Wexler, FL                    Elton Gallegly, CA
Eliot Engel, NY                      Peter King, NY
Joseph Crowley, NY                   Darrell Issa, CA
Shelley Berkley, NV                  Jo Ann Davis, VA
Grace F. Napolitano, CA              Thaddeus G. McCotter, MI
Adam Schiff, CA                      J. Gresham Barrett, SC
                                     Ted Poe, TX

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS


               (7-6)

Donald M. Payne, NJ                  Christopher H. Smith, NJ
Gregory W. Meeks, NY                 Edward R. Royce, CA
Barbara Lee, CA                      Thomas G. Tancredo, CO
Earl Blumenauer, OR                  Jeff Flake, AZ
Diane Watson, CA                     Mark Green, WI
Betty McCollum, MN                   John Boozman, AK
                                     Jeff Fortenberry, NE

      SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND NONPROLIFERATION


               (8-7)

Brad Sherman, CA                     Edward R. Royce, CA
Robert Wexler, FL                    Peter T. King, NY
Diane Watson, CA                     Thomas G. Tancredo, CO
Adam Smith, WA                       Darrell Issa, CA
Ben Chandler, KY                     Jerry Weller, IL
Dennis A. Cardoza, CA                J. Gresham Barrett, SC
Russ Carnahan, MO                    Michael McCaul, TX
                                     Ted Poe, TX

              SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS


               (7-4)

William D. Delahunt, MA              Dana Rohrabacher, CA
Howard Berman, CA                    Christopher H. Smith, NJ
Adam Schiff, CA                      Edward R. Royce, CA
Betty McCollum, MN                   Jeff Flake, AZ
                                     Mark Green, WI
                                     Mike Pence, IN
                                     Joe Wilson, SC

                 SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE


               (9-7)

Eliot Engel, NY                      Dan Burton, IN
Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, AS.           James A. Leach, IA
Donald M. Payne, NJ                  Christopher H. Smith, NJ
William D. Delahunt, MA              Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL
Gregory Meeks, NY                    Ron Paul, TX
Barbara Lee, CA                      Jerry Weller, IL
Grace F. Napolitano, CA              Kathernine Harris, FL
                                     Michael McCaul, TX

              SUBCOMMITTEE ON MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA


              (10-8)

Gary L. Ackerman, NY                 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL
Howard Berman, CA                    Steve Chabot, OH
Joseph Crowley, NY                   Darrell Issa, CA
Grace F. Napolitano, CA              Jo Ann Davis, VA
Adam Schiff, CA                      Mike Pence, IN
Ben Chandler, KY                     Thaddeus G. McCotter, MI
Dennis A. Cardoza, CA                Katherine Harris, FL
Russ Carnahan, MO                    John Boozman, AR
                                     Connie Mack, FL
                                     Jeff Fortenberry, NE
                              APPENDIX IV

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         CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
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             Congress                    Dates            Chairman
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17th..............................         1821-23  Jonathon Russell
18th..............................         1823-25  John Forsyth
19th..............................         1825-27  Do.
20th..............................         1827-29  Edward Everett
21st..............................         1829-31  William S. Archer
22nd..............................         1831-33  Do.
23rd..............................         1833-35  William S. Archer
                                                     (1st sess.)
                                                    James M. Wayne (2nd.
                                                     sess.)
24th..............................         1835-37  John Y. Mason (1st.
                                                     sess.)
25th..............................         1837-39  Benjamin Howard
26th..............................         1839-41  Francis Pickens
27th..............................         1841-43  Cabel Cushing (1st
                                                     sess.)
                                                    John Quincy Adams
                                                     (2d/3rd)
28th..............................         1843-45  Charles J. Ingersoll
29th..............................         1845-47  Do.
30th..............................         1847-49  Truman Smith
31st..............................         1849-51  John Mclernand
32nd..............................         1851-53  Thomas H. Bayly
33rd..............................         1853-55  Do.
34th..............................         1855-57  Alex C.M. Pennington
35th..............................         1857-59  Thomas L. Clingman
                                                     (1st sess.)
                                                    George W. Hopkins
                                                     (2d sess.)
36th..............................         1859-61  Thomas Corwin
37th..............................         1861-63  John J. Crittenden
38th..............................         1863-65  Henry Winter Davis
39th..............................         1865-67  Nathaniel Banks
40th..............................         1867-69  Do.
41st..............................         1869-71  Do.
42nd..............................         1871-73  Do.
43rd..............................         1873-75  Godlove S. Orth
44th..............................         1875-77  Thomas Swann
45th..............................         1877-79  Do.
46th..............................         1879-81  Samuel Cox
47th..............................         1881-83  C.G. Williams
48th..............................         1883-85  Andrew Curtin
49th..............................         1885-87  Perry Belmont
50th..............................         1887-89  Perry Belmont (1st
                                                     sess.)
                                                    James B. McCreary
                                                     (2d. sess.)
51st..............................         1889-91  Robert Hitt
52nd..............................         1891-93  James Blount
53rd..............................         1893-95  James B. McCreary
54th..............................         1895-97  Robert Hitt
55th..............................         1897-99  Do.
56th..............................       1899-1901  Do.
57th..............................         1901-03  Do.
58th..............................         1903-05  Do.
59th..............................         1905-07  Robert R. Hitt (1st
                                                     sess.)
                                                    Robert G. Cousins
                                                     (2d sess).
61st..............................         1909-11  James Breck Perkins
                                                     (\1/2\ sess.)
                                                    David J. Foster
                                                     (3rd. sess)
62nd..............................         1911-12  William Sulzer
63rd..............................         1913-15  Henry D. Flood
64th..............................         1915-17  Do.
65th..............................         1917-19  Do.
66th..............................         1919-21  Stephen G. Porter
67th..............................         1921-23  Do.
68th..............................         1923-25  Do.
69th..............................         1925-27  Do.
70th..............................         1927-29  Do.
71st..............................         1929-31  Stephen G. Porter
                                                     (\1/2\ sess.)
                                                    Henry W. Temple (3d
                                                     sess.)
72nd..............................         1931-33  J. Charles Linthicum
                                                     (1st. sess)
                                                    Sam D. McReynolds
                                                     (2nd sess).
73rd..............................         1933-34  Sam D. McReynolds
74th..............................         1935-36  Do.
75th..............................         1937-38  Do.
76th..............................         1939-41  Sam D. McReynolds
                                                     (\1/2\ sess)
                                                    Sol Bloom (3d sess)
77th..............................         1941-42  Sol Bloom
78th..............................         1943-44  Do.
79th..............................         1945-46  Do.
80th..............................         1947-48  Charles A. Eaton
81st..............................         1949-51  Sol Bloom (\1/2\
                                                     sess.)
81st..............................         1949-51  John Kee (2d sess.)
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82rd..............................         1951-52  John Kee (1st sess)
83rd..............................         1953-54  Robert B.
                                                     Chiperfield
84st..............................         1955-56  James P. Richards
85th..............................         1957-58  Thomas S. Gordon
86th..............................         1959-60  Thomas E. Morgan
87th..............................         1961-62  Do.
88th..............................         1963-64  Do.
89th..............................         1965-66  Do.
90th..............................         1967-68  Do.
91st..............................         1969-70  Do.
92nd..............................         1971-72  Do.
93rd..............................         1973-74  Do.
94th..............................         1975-76  Do.
95th..............................         1977-78  Clement J. Zablocki
96th..............................         1979-80  Do.
97th..............................         1981-82  Do.
98th..............................         1983-84  Clement J. Zablocki
                                                     (1 sess)
                                                    Dante B. Fascell (2
                                                     sess)
99th..............................         1985-86  Dante B. Fascell
100th.............................         1987-88  Do.
101st.............................         1989-90  Do.
102nd.............................         1991-92  Do.
103rd.............................         1993-94  Lee H. Hamilton
104th.............................         1995-96  Benjamin A. Gilman
105th.............................         1997-98  Do.
106th.............................         1999-00  Do.
107th.............................         2001-02  Henry J. Hyde
108th.............................         2003-04  Do.
109th.............................         2005-06  Do.
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\3\ Hon. John Kee died on May 8, 1951. Hon. James P. Richards became
  chairman for remainder of 82nd Congress.
NOTE.--The data is taken from collections of congressional directories
  in the Library of Congress, Department of State, Supreme Court and the
  National Archives. The following volumes are missing from all
  collections: 34th Congress 3d session, 37th Congress 1st and 3rd
  session, 40th Congress 1st session, 55th Congress 1st session, 58th
  Congress 1st session, 75th Congress 2nd session, and 76th Congress 2nd
  session.
NOTE.--Party designations are taken from biographical dictionary of the
  American Congress, and are unavoidably subject to error in the early
  period, due to the vagueness of party lines and frequent shifting of
  men from one party to another on critical issues. In instances where
  the Biographical Directory incorrectly refers to Democratic
  Republicans as Democrats the designation has been changed.