House Committee of Foreign Affairs Full Committee Mark Up of Lesgislation, Tuesday, June 26, 10AM in 2172 Rayburn

Committee on Foreign Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515-0128

Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman


June 22, 2007


You are respectfully requested to attend an OPEN meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building, for the purpose of marking up the following legislation:

DATE: Tuesday, June 26, 2007

TIME: 10:00 a.m.


H.R. 1400, Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007;

H.R. ____, Food Security and Agricultural Development Act of 2007;

***H.R. 2003, Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007;

H. Res. 121, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner for its Imperial Armed Force's coercion of young women into sexual slavery, known to the world as "comfort women", during its colonial and wartime occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II;

***H.R. 2798, To reauthorize the programs of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and for other purposes;

H.R. 176, Shirley A. Chisholm United States-Caribbean Educational
Exchange Act of 2007;

***H.R. 2293, To require the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on efforts to bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who killed John Branchizio, Mark Parson, and John Marin Linde;

***H.R. ____, Library of Congress Public Diplomacy Collection Act of 2007;

***S. 377, U.S.-Poland Parliamentary Youth Exchange Act of 2007;

***H. Res. 208, Honoring Operation Smile in the 25th Anniversary year of its founding;

H. Res. 287, To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first use of the name "America", and for other purposes;

***H. Res. 294, Commending the Kingdom of Lesotho, on the occasion of International Women's Day, for the enactment of a law to improve the status of married women and ensure the access of married women to property rights;

H. Res. 378, Honoring World Red Cross Red Crescent Day;

H. Res. 380, Resolution commending Idaho on winning the bid to host the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games;

***H. Res. 426, Recognizing 2007 as the Year of the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia, and offering support for efforts to ensure that the internally displaced people of Colombia receive the assistance and protection they need to rebuild their lives successfully;

H. Res. 427, Urging the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal hunt;

***H. Res. 457, Calling on the Russian Federation to withdraw its military forces, armaments, and ammunition stockpiles from the sovereign territory of the Republic of

***H. Res. 467, Condemning the decision by the University and College Union of the United Kingdom to support a boycott of Israeli academia;

***H. Res. 482, Expressing support for the new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland;

***H. Res. 497, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the People's Republic of China should immediately release from custody the children of Rebiya Kadeer and Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil and should refrain from further engaging in acts of cultural, linguistic, and religious suppression directed against the Uyghur people, and for other purposes;

**H. Res. 500, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in opposition to efforts by major natural gas exporting countries to establish a cartel or other mechanism to manipulate the supply of natural gas to the world market for the purpose of setting an arbitrary and nonmarket price or as an instrument of political pressure;

H. Con. Res. 136, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding high level visits to the United States by democratically-elected officials of Taiwan; and

***H. Con. Res. 139, Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should address the ongoing problem of untouchability in India.

***NOTE: Measures have been added.
**NOTE: Measure has been assigned a bill number.

By Direction of the Chairman

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