Sunday, 17 June 2007

Foreign Matters in the House of Representatives

This week bills dealing with foreign affairs, as well as the Appropriations bill for State and Foreign Appropriations will be considered.

Mondays bills for consideration under the 'suspensions' procedure include

  • H.R. 885 – International Nuclear Fuel for Peace and Nonproliferation Act of 2007 (Rep. Lantos – Foreign Affairs)

  • H.Con.Res. 21 – Calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations Charter because of his calls for the destruction of the State of Israel (Rep. Rothman – Foreign Affairs)

  • H.Con.Res. 80 – Calling on the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to recommit to a political solution to the conflict in northern Uganda and to recommence vital peace talks, and urging immediate and substantial support for the ongoing peace process from the United States and the international community (Rep. Johnson (GA) – Foreign Affairs)

  • H.Con.Res. 151 - Noting the disturbing pattern of killings of dozens of independent journalists in Russia over the last decade, and calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to authorize cooperation with outside investigators in solving these murders (Rep. Chris Smith – Foreign Affairs)

  • H.Res. 137 – Honoring the life and six decades of public service of Jacob Birnbaum and especially his commitment freeing Soviet Jews from religious, cultural, and communal extinction (Rep. Nadler – Foreign Affairs)

  • H.Res. 233 – Recognizing over 200 years of sovereignty of the Principality of Liechtenstein, and expressing support for efforts by the United States continue to strengthen its relationship with that country (Rep. Stearns – Foreign Affairs)