Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia
Chairman Dan Burton (R-IN)
Chairman Burton is committed to exercising Congressional oversight duties pertaining to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia and examining U.S. relations with our partners in the region. During the 112th Congress, Chairman Burton plans to address concerns surrounding Europeís growing fiscal instability, examine the regionís energy security, and explore the expansion of economic and trade relations. Furthermore, efforts will target the strengthening of democracy, the protection of human rights, and the advancement of the rule of law as many countries continue reform efforts and celebrate 20 years of democracy since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- Matters affecting the political relations between the United States and countries in the region, including resolutions or other legislative measures directed to such relations.
- Legislation with respect to disaster assistance outside the Foreign Assistance Act, boundary issues, and international claims.
- Legislation with respect to region- or country-specific loans or other financial relations outside the Foreign Assistance Act.
- Legislation and oversight regarding human rights practices in particular countries.
- Oversight of regional lending institutions.
- Oversight of matters related to the regional activities of the United Nations, of its affiliated agencies, and of other multilateral institutions.
- Identification and development of options for meeting future problems and issues relating to U.S. interests in the region.
- Oversight of base rights and other facilities access agreements and regional security pacts.
- Concurrent oversight jurisdiction with respect to matters assigned to the functional subcommittees insofar as they may affect the region.
- Oversight of foreign assistance activities affecting the region, with the concurrence of the Chairman of the Full Committee.
- Such other matters as the Chairman of the Full Committee may determine.