Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator Kerry

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Agenda


Legislation

S. 345, the Tropical Forest and Coral Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2009

S. 954. A bill to authorize United States participation in the replenishment of resources of the International Development Association, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S. 955. A bill to authorize United States participation in, and appropriations for the United States contribution to, the African Development Fund and the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, to require budgetary disclosures by multilateral development banks, to encourage multilateral development banks to endorse the principles of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S. 838, a bill to provide for the appointment of United States Science Envoys

S. Res. 49, a resolution to express the sense of the Senate regarding the importance of public diplomacy

S. Res. 84, A resolution urging the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal hunt

S. Con. Res. 19, a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Shi'ite Personal Status Law in Afghanistan violates the fundamental human rights of women and should be repealed, as amended


Foreign Service Officer Promotion List dated April 2, 2009 (Gregory D. Loose, of Virginia, et al.)

Foreign Service Officer Promotion List dated April 2, 2009 (Laszlo F. Sagi, of Virginia, et al.)

Foreign Service Officer Promotion List dated April 2, 2009 (John M. Kowalski, of Wisconsin, et al.)

Witnesses


Nominees

  1. The Honorable Johnnie Carson
    to be Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
  2. The Honorable Harold H. Koh
    Nominee to be Legal Adviser to the Department of State
  3. Ivo Daalder
    to be to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  4. Susan Burk
    Nominee to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  5. Luis C. de Baca
    to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking