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Foreignrelations

  1. 1. House Committee of Foreign Affairs Riva England P1
  2. 2. House Committee of Foreign Affairs <ul><li>49 members </li></ul><ul><li>Deals with the external affairs of the U.S. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Started November 29, 1775 </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Johnson, Jr., John Dickinson, and John Jay </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with war here and afar </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chairman Howard L. Berman <ul><li>Born: Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyer(Labor Relations) </li></ul><ul><li>1973-elected to California State Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>1982-Elected to Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive and Creative, good at bipartisan coalitions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Subcommittees <ul><li>Africa and Global Health </li></ul><ul><li>Asia, Pacific, Global Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Int’l Organizations, Human Rights, Oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East, South Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism, Nonproliferation, Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Western Hemisphere </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jurisdiction <ul><li>1. Relations of the United States with foreign nations generally. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Acquisition of land and buildings for embassies and legations in foreign countries. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Establishment of boundary lines between the United States and foreign nations. 4. Export controls, including nonproliferation of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Foreign loans. </li></ul><ul><li>6. International commodity agreements (other than those involving sugar), including all agreements for cooperation in the export of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware. </li></ul><ul><li>7. International conferences and congresses. </li></ul><ul><li>8. International education. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Intervention abroad and declarations of war. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Diplomatic service. </li></ul><ul><li>11. Measures to foster commercial intercourse with foreign nations and to safeguard American business abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>12. International economic policy. 13. Neutrality. </li></ul><ul><li>14. Protection of American citizens abroad and expatriation. </li></ul><ul><li>15. The American National Red Cross. </li></ul><ul><li>16. Trading with the enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>17. United Nations organizations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Priority Oversight Matters <ul><li>Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>China, India </li></ul><ul><li>Sudan, Bosnia, Myanmar </li></ul><ul><li>Trafficking, black markets, WMDs </li></ul><ul><li>AIDs, Epidemics </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul>
  8. 8. Recent Matters <ul><li>Affair of Kosovo and Serbia, response </li></ul><ul><li>Berman, 3/12/08- Serbian minority should be allowed to thrive in the newly independent Kosovo </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>China/Tibet issue </li></ul><ul><li>Berman, 3/17/08- condemned violence employed in Tibet towards demonstrators/ Tibet citizens, avoidable </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Global Leadership Against AIDS, TB, and Malaria Act </li></ul><ul><li>Approved 308 to 116 </li></ul><ul><li>Helps victims, advocates prevention, cares for orphans </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to repair U.S. reputation overseas as well, said Berman </li></ul>

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