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House Foreign Affairs Committee Advisory of Activities
Week of December 12, 2011


Next week, the House is scheduled to consider the following legislation referred out of the Committee on Foreign Affairs:

· H.R. 1905 - Iran Threat Reduction Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

· H.R. 2105 - Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Reform and Modernization Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

· H. Res. 306 - urging the Republic of Turkey to Safeguard Its Christian Heritage and to Return Confiscated Church Properties (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

· H. Res. 376 - calling for the repatriation of POW/MIAs and abductees from the Korean War (Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Rangel / Foreign Affairs Committee)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

· Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia Hearing: " Confronting Damascus: U.S. Policy Toward the Evolving Situation in Syria"
10:00 a.m. in Room 2172 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, Chairman

- Mr. Frederic C. Hof, Special Coordinator for Regional Affairs, Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, U.S. Department of State

Thursday, December 15, 2011

· Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Mark-up:
11:00 a.m. in Room 2172 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, Chairman

Mark-up of:
- H.R. 3401 - To apply counterinsurgency tactics under a coordinated and targeted strategy to combat the terrorist insurgency in Mexico waged by transnational criminal organization, and for other purposes

- H.R. 2542 - To withhold twenty percent of United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the Organization of American States (OAS) for every permanent council meeting that takes place where Article 20 of the Inter-American Charter is not invoked with regard to Venezuela's recent constitutional reforms, and for other purposes.

Friday, December 16, 2011

· Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade: “Changing Energy Markets and Their Geopolitical Implications”
10:00 a.m. in Room 2200 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman

- Mr. Neelesh Nerurkar, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service

- Mr. Robert McNally, President, The Rapidan Group

- Gal Luft, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

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