Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Full Committee Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Time: 10:30 AM Location: SR-325 Presiding: Senator Risch
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Agenda


For the business meeting, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the room.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time.

Press is limited to pool coverage only. For coverage information, please contact the appropriate gallery.

NOMINATIONS: 

1. Mr. Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the term of three years.

LEGISLATION:

2. S. 3667, Consular and Administrative Support Act of 2020. 

3. S. 238, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, with an amendment.

4. S. 712, Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostate-Taking Accountability Act, with amendments.

5. S. 2743, A bill to establish the China Censorship Monitor and Action Group, and for other purposes, with an amendment.

6. S. 2953, Ensuring a Durable Afghanistan Peace Act of 2019, with amendments.

7. S. 3176, United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020, with an amendment.

8. H.R. 192, Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act, with an amendment.

9. H.R. 4331, Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019, with an amendment.

10. S. Res. 567, Commending career professionals at the Department of State for their extensive efforts to repatriate United States Citizens and legal permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11. S. Res. 148, A resolution supporting efforts by the Government of Colombia to pursue peace and regional stability, with amendments.

12. S. Res. 215, A resolution calling for greater religious and political freedoms in Cuba, and for other purposes, with amendments.

13. S. Res. 392, A resolution recognizing the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative to the relationship between the United States and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, with amendments.

14. S. Res. 406, A resolution recognizing that for 50 years, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its ten members, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, have worked with the United States toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States will continue to remain a strong, reliable, and active partner in the ASEAN region, with amendments.

15. S. Res. 454, A resolution calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrer and commending the efforts of Jose Daniel Ferrer to promote human rights and international freedoms in Cuba, with amendments.

16. S. Res. 502, A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the amphibious landing on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II and the raisings of the flag of the United States on Mount Suribachi.

17. S. Res. 511, A resolution supporting the role of the United States in helping save the lives of children and protecting the health of people in developing countries with vaccines and immunization through GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, with amendments.

18. S. Res. 523, A resolution recognizing the 199th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and United States.

19. S. Res. 525, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and economic pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega.

20. S. Res. 533, A resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day, with amendments.

21. S. Res. 542, A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp during World War II, with amendments.

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