UPDATED: A Look Ahead—May 15-18Press Release
*Markup time and location have changed*
**Bill number has been assigned**
Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the following upcoming committee events:
*10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman
Measures to be marked up include:
H.R. 1911, To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to monitor and combat anti-Semitism globally, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2259, To amend the Peace Corps Act to expand services and benefits for volunteers, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3030, To help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises.
H.R. 4989, To require the Department of State to establish a policy regarding the use of location-tracking consumer devices by employees at diplomatic and consular facilities, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5626, To amend the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 to require the Secretary of State to report on intercountry adoptions from countries which have significantly reduced adoption rates involving immigration to the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5754, To promote free and fair elections, political freedoms, and human rights in Cambodia, and for other purposes.
**H.R. 5819, To promote democracy and human rights in Burma, and for other purposes.
1 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman
Invited witnesses include:
Ms. Irene Koek
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Global Health Bureau
U.S. Agency for International Development
The Honorable Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
U.S. Department of State
Chairman Smith on the hearing: “The lives of people around the world with HIV, malaria and other ailments rely upon the timely delivery of vital medications. We must ensure that our global supply chain delivers treatment as quickly and efficiently as possible. Because of vigorous congressional oversight to date — including numerous meetings with officials from PEPFAR, USAID and USAID’s implementing partner Chemonics International, as well as field inspections — we are seeing improvements in USAID’s delivery process under this unwieldy $9.5 billion contract, but not enough to call it a success. Our hearing will examine both the lessons learned thus far and what changes must be made going forward, so that patients awaiting life-saving drugs will no longer be met with empty excuses.”