Business Meeting

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Time: 02:30 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator John Kerry

Agenda

Legislation

1. S. 1280, a bill to amend the Peace Corps Act to require sexual assault risk-reduction and response training, the development of sexual assault protocol and guidelines, the establishment of victims advocates, the establishment of a Sexual Assault Advisory Council, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

2. S. Res. 216, resolution encouraging women's political participation in Saudi Arabia, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

3. S. Con. Res. 17, a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan should be accorded observer status in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

4. S. Res. 227, a resolution calling for the protection of the Mekong River Basin and increased United States support for delaying the construction of mainstream dams along the Mekong River.

5. S. Res. 175, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to ongoing violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia and the importance of a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict within Georgia’s international recognized borders

Treaties

6. Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment, signed at Kigali on February 19, 2008 (Treaty Doc. 110-23).

7. Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Hungary for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed on February 4, 2010, at Budapest, and a related agreement effected by an exchange of notes on February 4, 2010 (Treaty Doc. 111-7).

8. Protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, signed on May 20, 2009 at Luxembourg and a related agreement effected by the exchange of notes also signed on May 20, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 111-8).

9. Protocol Amending the Convention between the United States of America and the Swiss Confederation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation With Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on October 2, 1996, signed on September 23, 2009, at Washington, as corrected by an exchange of notes effected November 16, 2010, together with a related agreement effected by an exchange of notes on September 23, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 112-1).

10. Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Bermuda Relating to Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Hamilton on January 12, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 111-6).

Nominations

11. Mr. Jonathan D. Farrar, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua

12. Mr. Derek J. Mitchell, of Connecticut, to be Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, with the rank of Ambassador

13. Ms. Frankie Annette Reed, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, and to serve concurrently as Ambassador to the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Kiribati

14. Mr. Paul D. Wohlers, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia

15. Mr. William H. Moser, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova

16. Mr. John A. Heffern, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia

17. Mr. Thomas M. Countryman, of Washington, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Security and Non-Proliferation)

18. Mr. Jeffrey DeLaurentis, of New York, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for mSpecial Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

19. The Honorable Earl Anthony Wayne, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Mexico

20. Mr. Arnold Chacon, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Guatemala

21. The Honorable Sung Y. Kim, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Foreign Service Lists

22. Ross Ellis Hagan, et. al. dated April 8, 2011

23. Timothy C. Cannon, et al., dated July 11, 2011