Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator Kerry

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Agenda


Legislation

S 1524, Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 amended in the nature of a substitute

S 2727, to provide for continued application of arrangements under the Protocol on Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms in the period following the Protocol's termination on December 5, 2009

S 1739, Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009, To promote freedom of the press around the world, as amended in the nature of a substitute +4.S 1067, Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

S 1067, Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

S Res 341, supporting peace, security and innocent civilians affected by conflict in Yemen

S Res, deploring the rape and assault of women in Guinea and the killing of political protesters

H Con Res 36, calling on the President and the allies of the United States to raise in all appropriate bilateral and multilateral fora the case of Robert Levinson at every opportunity, urging Iran to fulfill their promises of assistance to the family of Robert Levinson, and calling on Iran to share the results of its investigation into the disappearance of Robert Levinson with the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Treaties

Treaty Doc. 110-21, Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance

Treaty Doc. 111-4, Protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the French Republic for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital


Foreign Service Lists

Andrea M. Cameron,
et al., dated September 10, 2009

Laurie M. Major,
et al., dated September 17, 2009

Terence Jones,
dated April 20, 2009


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Witnesses


Nominees

  1. Jose W. Fernandez, of New York
    Nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State
    Economic, Energy and Business Affairs
  2. The Honorable William E. Kennard, of the District of Columbia
    Nominee to be Representative of the United States to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador
  3. James Legarde Hudson, of the District of Columbia
    Nominee to be United States Director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  4. The Honorable John F. Tefft, of Virginia
    Nominee to be Ambassador to Ukraine
  5. The Honorable Michael C. Polt, of Tennessee
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia
  6. Cynthia Stroum, of Washington
    Nominee to be Ambassador to Luxembourg
  7. David Huebner, of California
    Nominee to be Ambassador to New Zealand, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to Samoa
  8. Robert R. King, of Virginia
    Nominee to be Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rights Issues, with the rank of Ambassador
  9. Peter Alan Prahar
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia
  10. Gustavo Arnavat, of New York
    Nominee to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of three years
  11. Frederick D. Barton, of Maine
    Nominee to be Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador
  12. Frederick D. Barton
    Nominee to be an Alternate Representative of the United States to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  13. The Honorable Daniel W. Yohannes, of Colorado
    Chief Executive Officer
    Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Washington , DC
  14. Carmen Lomellin, of Virginia
    Nominee to be Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador