Committee on International Relations
U.S. House of Representatives

109th Congress
Subcommittee on
the Western Hemisphere

Dan Burton, Chairman

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Hearings/Meetings

Note: The Committee's goal is to provide access to electronic transcripts of all hearings and markups as soon as possible. However, not all can be considered "complete transcripts for the record," as they may not contain questions and answers and/or other printed material submitted for the record. In addition, although the utmost care is taken to present an accurate record of each meeting, light editing of the transcript has been allowed for readability.

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109th Congress, 2nd Session

September 28, 2006:
Joint Hearing: Moving Forward in Haiti:  How the U.S. and the International Community Can Help
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF)
Webcast

September 21, 2006:
Joint Hearing: The Need for European Assistance to Colombia for the Fight against Illicit Drugs
hearing transcript (.PDF)

July 27, 2006:
Hearing: Report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF)
Webcast

July 26, 2006:
Hearing: Immigration: Responding to a Regional Crisis
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF)
Webcast

June 28, 2006:
Hearing:  Hurricane Reconstruction and Preparedness
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF)

May 25, 2006:
Hearing:  U.S. - Canada Relations

HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 838 KB)

April 26, 2006:
Hearing:  U.S. - Mexico Relations

HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 733 KB)

March 30, 2006:
Hearing:  Counternarcotics Strategies in Latin America

HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 3,185 KB)

March 2, 2006:

Hearing: Western Hemisphere Energy Security 

HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 16,594 KB)

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109th Congress, 1st Session

November 17, 2005:
Hearing: Democracy in Venezuela
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 3,763 KB)

November 9, 2005:
Hearing and Briefing: The Illicit Drug Transit Zone in Central America
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 4,719 KB)

November 2, 2005:
Markup of:
H. Con. Res. 280, Mourning the horrific loss of life caused by the floods and mudslides that occurred in October 2005 in Central America and Mexico and expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should do everything possible to assist the affected people and communities;
H. Con. Res. 90, Conveying the sympathy of Congress to the families of the young women murdered in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, and encouraging increased United States involvement in bringing an end to these crimes;
H. Res. 458, Remembering and commemorating the lives and work of Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel, and Cleveland Lay Mission Team Member Jean Donovan, who were executed by members of the armed forces of El Salvador on December 2, 1980
MARKUP TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
markup transcript (.PDF = 175 KB)

October 19, 2005:
Hearing: Policy Overview of the Caribbean Region
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 597 KB)

September 28, 2005:
Hearing: Keeping Democracy on Track:  Hotspots in Latin America
Markup of: H. Con. Res. 252, Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the United States should actively support the aspirations of the democratic political and social forces in the Republic of Nicaragua toward an immediate and full restoration of functioning democracy in that country

MARKUP TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 601 KB)
markup transcript (.PDF = 71 KB)


July 27, 2005:

Hearing: U.S. Diplomacy in Latin America
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 212 KB)

June 29, 2005:

Markup of:
H.R. 611, Haiti Economic and Infrastructure Reconstruction Act;
H.R. 953, Social Investment and Economic Development Fund for the Americas Act of 2005;
H. Con. Res. 175, Acknowledging African descendants of the transatlantic slave trade in all of the Americas with an emphasis on descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean, recognizing the injustices suffered by these African descendants, and recommending that the United States and the international community work to improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
MARKUP TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
markup transcript (.PDF = 277 KB)

May 25, 2005:

Hearing: Transparency and Rule of Law in Latin America
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 670 KB)

April 20, 2005:

Hearing: Gangs and Crime in Latin America
Markup of:
H.R. 193, “Expressing support to the organizers and participants of the historic meeting of the Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba on May 20, 2005, in Havana.”
MARKUP TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
markup transcript (.PDF = 120 KB)
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 698 KB)

April 13, 2005:
Hearing: U.S. Trade Agreements with Latin America
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 1,577 KB)

April 6, 2005:

Hearing: China’s Influence in the Western Hemisphere
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 350 KB)

March 9, 2005:
Hearing: The State of Democracy in Latin America
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 307 KB)

March 3, 2005:
Joint Markup of: H. Con. Res. 81
, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the two-year anniversary of the human rights crackdown in Cuba.
Joint Hearing:  Year Two of Castro's Brutal Crackdown on Dissidents
MARKUP TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
markup transcript (.PDF = 75 KB)
HEARING TRANSCRIPT (.HTM)
hearing transcript (.PDF = 356 KB)
 

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere:
108th Congress, 107th Congress
 

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