Full Committee Hearing

Treaties


Full Committee Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Time: 02:30 PM Location: SD-106 and Videoconference Presiding: Senator Menendez
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Agenda


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TREATIES: 

1. Amendments to the Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America (Treaty Doc. 115-3) 

2. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Croatia comprising the instrument as contemplated by Article 3(2) of the Agreement on Extradition between the United States of America and the European Union, signed June 25, 2003, as to the Application of the Treaty on Extradition signed on October 25, 1901 (the "U.S.-Croatia Extradition Agreement"), and the Agreement between the Government of the United States and the Government of the Republic of Croatia comprising the Instrument as contemplated by Article 3(3) of the Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance between the United States of America and the European Union signed at Washington on June 25, 2003 (the "U.S.-Croatia Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement"), both signed at Washington on December 10, 2019 (Treaty Doc. 116-2)

3. Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the "Montreal Protocol"), adopted at Kigali on October 15, 2016, by the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (the "Kigali Amendment") (Treaty Doc. 117-1)

Witnesses


Panel I

  1. Mr. Richard Visek
    Acting Legal Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Dr. John Thompson
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  3. Major General Vaughn Ary (ret.)
    Director of the Office of International Affairs
    Department of Justice
    Washington , D.C.

Panel II

  1. Mr. Jim Sousa
    President of the American Tunaboat Association
    Director at GS Fisheries
    San Diego , California
  2. Mr. Stephen Yurek
    President and CEO
    Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
    Arlington , Virginia

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