Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator Corker

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Agenda


LEGISLATION

1. S. ____, Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2017

2. H.R. 2494, Global Anti-Poaching Act, with an amendment

3.  S. 2845, A bill to extend the termination of sanctions with respect to Venezuela under the  Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014, with an amendment

4.  S. Res. 442, A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Brussels and honoring the memory of the Americans murdered in those attacks, offering thoughts and prayers for all the victims, condolences to their families, resolve to support the Belgian people, and the pledge to defend democracy and stand in solidarity with the country of Belgium and all our allies in the face of continuing terrorist attacks on freedom and liberty

5.  S. Res. 340, A resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or Da'esh) is committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and calling upon the President to work with foreign governments and the United Nations to provide physical protection for ISIS' targets, to support the creation of an international criminal tribunal with jurisdiction to punish these crimes, and to use every reasonable means, including sanctions, to destroy ISIS and disrupt its support networks, with amendments

6.  S. Res. 418, A resolution recognizing Hafsat Abiola, Khanim Latif, Yoani Sánchez, and Akanksha Hazari for their selflessness and dedication to their respective causes, and for other purposes

7.  S. Res. 394, A resolution recognizing the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States

8.  S. Res. 436, A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, with an amendment

9.  S. Res. 381, A resolution honoring the memory and legacy of Michael James Riddering and condemning the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 15, 2016

NOMINEES

10.  Ms. Swati A. Dandekar, of Iowa, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador

11.  Ms. Christine Ann Elder, of Kentucky, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Liberia

12.  Ms. Kelly Keiderling-Franz, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

13.  Ms. Elizabeth Holzhall Richard, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Lebanese Republic

14.  Mr. Stephen Michael Schwartz, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Somalia

 15.  Mr. Adam H. Sterling, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Slovak Republic

 16.  Mr. R. David Harden, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

FOREIGN SERVICE LISTS

17.  David Elliott Horton III, et al., dated February 26, 2015 (PN 230-02), as amended

18.  Antonio J. Arroyave, dated January 19, 2016 (PN 1088)

19.  Rian Harker Harris, et al., dated March 15, 2016 (PN 1256)

20.  Melinda L. Crowley, et al., dated March 15, 2016 (PN 1257)

21.  Nathan Seifert, et al., dated April 14, 2016 (PN 1371)

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