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I. EXPECTED COMMITTEE ACTIVITY ON THE FLOOR

  • H.R. 1410 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2011
  • H.R. 1464 North Korean Refugee Adoption Act of 2011
  • H.Res. 177 – Expressing support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation within Sri Lanka that are necessary to ensure a lasting peace
  • H.Res. 484 Calling on the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to respect basic human rights and cease abusing vague national security provisions such as articles 79 and 88 of the Vietnamese penal code which are often the pretext to arrest and detain citizens who peacefully advocate for religious and political freedom
  • S. Con. Res. 17 - Expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan should be accorded observer status in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

 

II. COMMITTEE HEARING and MARKUP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FULL Committee Hearing & Markup: “Beijing as an Emerging Power in the South China Sea”

10:00 a.m. in Room 2172 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman  

Witnesses:

  • Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Fellow, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Peter Brookes, Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs, The Heritage Foundation (Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs)
  • Richard Cronin, Ph.D., Director, Southeast Asia Program, Stimson Center

Mark-up of:

  • H.R. 6313 - To promote peaceful and collaborative resolution of maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea and its environs and other maritime areas adjacent to the East Asian mainland.

 

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations & Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Joint Hearing: “Organ Harvesting of Religious and Political Dissidents by the Chinese Communist Party”

2:00 p.m. in Room 2172 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman, U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman

Witnesses:

Panel I

  • The Honorable Michael Posner (Invited), Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

Panel II

  • Damon Noto, M.D., Spokesman, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting
  • Gabriel Danovitch, M.D., Professor of Medicine, UCLA Medical School
  • Charles Lee, M.D., Spokesman and Public Relations Director, Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party

 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

 Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Hearing: “Combating the Haqqani Terrorist Network”

2:00 p.m. in Room 2172 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Edward R. Royce, Chairman

Panel I

  • The Honorable Daniel Benjamin (Invited), Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Panel II

  • Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
  • Mr. Jeffrey Dressler, Senior Research Analyst, Institute for the Study of War

 

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing: “Conditions at Camp Liberty: U.S. and Iraqi Failures”

3:00 p.m. in Room 2255 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman

Witnesses:

Panel I

  •  The Honorable Daniel Fried (Invited), Special Advisor on Ashraf, U.S. Department of State

Panel II

  • The Honorable Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, The Stimson Center

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Hearing: “Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa”

3:00 p.m. in Room 2200 RHOB, U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman

Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • The Honorable Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State  

 

Hearings held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn H.O.B. are available via live video through the Committee’s website at: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/

 

 

 

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