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2006 Congressional Hearings

December


Examination of a Fundamental Human Right: The 2006 International Religious Freedom Report
December 21, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Report of the Iraq Study Group
December 7, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
U.S. military transition teams in Iraq.
December 7, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
Examination of criteria for awards and decorations
December 6, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel
Nomination of Robert M. Gates to be Secretary of Defense
December 5, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nominations
December 4, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services

November


Department of Defense business systems modernization and financial management accountability efforts.
November 16, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
  • Honorable David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States United States Government Accountability Office
  • Nelson M. Ford, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller [Mr. John Argodale testified in place of Nelson M. Ford]
  • Mr. David M. Wennergren, Chief Information Officer Department of the Navy
  • Mr. John G. Vonglis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller

Current Situation in Iraq and Afghanistan
November 15, 2006 - Senate Armed Services Committee
Current situation and U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
November 15, 2006, Senate Committee on Armed Services
National security implications of the Lucent/Alcatel merger
November 14, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
    Panel I
  • Ms. Patricia Russo, Chief Executive Officer, Lucent Technologies
  • Mr. Mike Quigley, Chief Operating Officer, Alcatel


  • Panel II
  • Gordon England, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
  • Clay Lowery, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Treasury

Hauge Convention on International Adoptions: Status and the Framework for Implementation
November 14, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

September


Falun Gong: Organ Harvesting and China's Ongoing War on Human Rights
September 29, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in United States Programming in Africa
September 28, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Moving Forward in Haiti: How the U.S. and the International Community Can Help
September 28, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Military voting and the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
September 28, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nominations
September 27, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Frank Baxter, To be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Charles L. Glazer, To be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador

U.S. policy and practice with respect to the use of riot control agents by the U.S. Armed Forces.
September 27, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Readiness and Management Support
  • Mr. Joseph A. Benkert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy
  • Brigadier General Otis G. Mannon, USAF Deputy Director for Special Operations, J-3 The Joint Staff

The Montgomery G.I. Bill for Members of the Selected Reserve
September 27, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel
Irregular Warfare Roadmap
September 27, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism and Unconventional Threats
United States - Republic of Korea Relations: An Alliance at Risk?
September 27, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Programs of the Department of Defense
September 26, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
Enhancing the Global Fight to End Human Trafficking
September 26, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
Nominations
September 22, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Clyde Bishop, To be Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands

From Coalition to ISAF Command in Afghanistan: The Purpose and Impact of the Transition
September 21, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Combat Vehicle Active Protection Systems
September 21, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces
America and Asia in a Changing World
September 21, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
The Deteriorating Peace in Sudan
September 20, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Serbia: Current Issues and Future Direction
September 20, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Markup: H. Res. 989, Commending the United Kingdom for its efforts in the War on Terror, and for other purposes
Nomination
September 20, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Donald Y. Yamamoto, To be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic, Republic of Ethiopia

Afghanistan: Five Years after 9/11
September 20, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Nominations
September 19, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Japan's Relations with Its Neighbors: Back to the Future?
September 14, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Is There a Clash of Civilizations? Islam, Democracy, and U.S.- Middle East and Central Asia Policy
September 14, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Lebanon: Securing a Permanent Cease-Fire
September 13, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
H.R. 6054 - To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war and for other purposes
September 13, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
Nomination
September 12, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Standards of military commissions and tribunals
September 7, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
The United Nations Human Rights Council: Reform or Regression?
September 6, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Nomination
September 5, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Ronald Allen Tschetter, To be Director of the Peace Corps

August


Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Global War on Terror
August 3, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
  • General Peter Pace, USMC, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • General John P. Abizaid, USA, Commander, United States Central Command
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Nominations
August 3, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Cesar Benito Cabrera, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles
  • Cindy Lou Courville, To be U.S. Representative to the African Union, with the rank of Ambassador
  • Donald C. Johnson, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Nomination
August 3, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Mary Martin Ourisman, To be Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Iraq Reconstruction: Lessons Learned in Contracting
August 2, 2006 - Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Nomination
August 2, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • John C. Rood, To be Assistant Secretary of State for International, Security and Non-proliferation

U.S. southern border security - national security implications and issues for the armed services
August 2, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Lieutenant H Steven Blum, USA Chief, National Guard Bureau
  • Colonel Ben Hancock, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Jeffrey Calhoon, Sector Deputy Chief, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency
  • Major General Antonio J. Pineda, National Commander, U.S. Civil Air Patrol
  • Ms. Vivian Juan-Saunders, Chairwoman, Tohono O'odham Nation

Boeing Company Global Settlement Agreement.
August 1, 2006 - Senate COmmittee on Armed Services
    Panel I
  • Paul J. McNulty, Deputy Attorney General United States Department of Justice


  • Panel II
  • Mr. W. James McNerney, Jr. Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer The Boeing Company

U.S. northern border security - national security implications and issues for the armed services
August 1, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Brigadier General Michael Peplinski, USAF, Commander 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Air National Guard
  • Chief Patrol Agent John Bates, Sector Chief, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency
  • Captain Patrick Brennan, USCG, Commanding Officer, Sector Detroit, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Mr. John Jamian, Former Maritime Administrator, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Former Executive Director, Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, Michigan Legislator
  • Sheriff Dan Lane, St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, St. Clair County, MI
  • Colonel Paul Disney, USA, U.S. Northern Command, Joint Task Force North - J3, U.S. Army
  • Mr. Gurdit Dhillon, Director of Field Operations, Detroit Field Office, U.S. Customs Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

July


Nomination
July 31, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nomination
July 27, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nominations
July 27, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Richard W. Graber, To be Ambassador to the Czech Republic
  • Karen B. Stewart, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus

Nomination
July 27, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Reviewing the Progress and Charting the Path Ahead: The Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004
July 27, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba
July 27, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Nomination
July 26, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Philip S. Goldberg, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia

Standards of military commissions and tribunals
July 26, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
  • Honorable Patricia M. Wald, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (retired); Former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
  • Judge Gerald Gahima, Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace; Former Judge, War Crimes Chamber of the Court of Bosnia Herzegovina; Former Deputy Chief Justice and Attorney General of Rwanda
  • Mr. Michael P. Scharf, Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Ms. Jennifer Elsea, Legislative Attorney, American Law Division, Congressional Research Service

Plutonium disposition and the U.S. mixed oxide fuel facility
July 26, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
    Panel I
  • Mr. Matthew Bunn, Senior Research Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


  • Panel II
  • Ambassador Linton Brooks, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Mr. Charles Anderson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Ambassador Michael Guhin, Fissile Materials Negotiator, U.S. Department of State

F-22A multiyear procurement proposal in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007.
July 25, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Assessing Energy and Security Issues in Central Asia
July 25, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Proposed Sale of F-16 Aircraft and Weapons Systems to Pakistan
July 20, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Asian Free Trade Agreements: Are They Good for the USA?
July 20, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Angola's Long Delayed Election
July 20, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
July 19,2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Islam and the West: Searching for Common Ground
July 18, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nominations

July 18, 2006 - Senate COmmittee on Armed Services
  • Charles E. McQueary Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Department of Defense
  • Ms. Anita K. Blair to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
  • Mr. Benedict S. Cohen to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army
  • Mr. Frank R. Jimenez to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy
  • Mr. David H. Laufman to be Inspector General, Department of Defense
  • Sue C. Payton Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Department of the Air Force
  • William H. Tobey Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Mr. Robert L. Wilkie to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs

Nomination
July 17, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Christina B. Rocca, For the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as U. S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.

Military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
July 13, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Major General Scott C. Black, USA The Judge Advocate General of the Army
  • Rear Admiral James E. McPherson, USN Judge Advocate General of the Navy
  • Major General Jack L. Rives, USAF The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force
  • Brigadier General Kevin M. Sandkulher, USMC Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Major General Thomas J. Romig, USA (Ret.) Former Judge Advocate General of the Army
  • Rear Admiral John D. Hutson, USN (Ret.) Former Judge Advocate General of the Navy

An Iraq Update
July 13, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Standards of military commissions and tribunals
July 12, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
Somalia: U.S. Government Policy and Challenges
July 11, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Jendayi E. Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Michael E. Hess, Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC

    Panel II
  • David H. Shinn, Adjunct Professor, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Andre Le Sage, Assistant Professor and Academic Chair for Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, DC
  • Steve Morrison, Director - Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Contributions of immigrants to the United States Armed Forces.
July 10, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Panel I
  • David S. C. Chu,Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
  • General Peter Pace, USMC Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff


  • Panel II
  • Emilio T. Gonzalez,Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Alfred Rascon, Former Director of Selective Service
  • Professor Margaret D. Stock, Associate Professor of Constitutional and Military Law United States Military Academy

June


The Plight of Religious Minorities: Can Religious Pluralism Survive?
June 30, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Somalia: Expanding Crisis in the Horn of Africa
June 29, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Assessing United States Special Operations Command's missions and roles
June 29, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and capabilities
Reports of weapons of mass destruction findings in Iraq
June 29, 2006 - House Armed Services Committee
Russia: Back to the Future?
June 29, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Deputy Director, Program Co-chair, Senior Associate, Foreign and Security Policy, Carnegie Moscow Center, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow, Russia
  • Ms. Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, Associate Director, Rice University Energy Program, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX

Somalia: Expanding Crisis in the Horn of Africa
June 29, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation
The status of security and stability in Afghanistan
June 28, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
Nominations
June 28, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Richard E. Hoagland, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia
  • Peter R. Coneway, To be Ambassador to Switzerland, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Thomas C. Foley, To be Ambassador to Ireland

East Timor: Instability and Future Prospects
June 28, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Army and Marine Corps reset strategies for ground equipment and rotor craft
June 27, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
State Department / Defense Department Cooperation Overseas
June 23, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Philip D. Zelikow, Counselor of the Department, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Eric S. Edelman, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense, Washington, DC

Energy Security in Latin America
June 22, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Military power of the People's Republic of China
June 22, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
Nomination
June 22, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The Honorable Clifford M. Sobel, To be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil

United Nations Convention Against Corruption (Treaty Doc. 109-6)
June 21, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Review of U.S. Assistance Programs to Egypt, Parts I and II
June 21 and May 17, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Significant force realignments of the Department of Defense, including beddown, support, and other costs and requirements related to those realignments
June 20, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
Nominations
June 19, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Robert D. McCallum, Jr., To be Ambassador to Australia
  • Leslie V. Rowe, To be Ambassadorto Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu

Nomination
June 15, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Robert O. Blake, Jr., To be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist , Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives

The use of combat helmets, vehicle armor, and body armor by ground forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
June 15, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
Issues related to H.R. 5200, the National Defense Enhancement and National Guard Empowerment Act of 2006
June 13, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
Iran: Assessing Geopolitical Dynamics and U.S. Policy Options
June 8, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Development of Democracy
June 8, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Senator Biden's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • Barry F. Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor , Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC
  • Mark Palmer, Vice-Chairman, Freedom House, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Morton H. Halperin, Director of U.S. Advocacy, Open Society Institute, Executive Director, Open Society Policy Center, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Thomas Carothers, Senior Associate and Director of the Democracy, and Rule of Law Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC

Review of Iraq Reconstruction
June 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
Removing Obstacles for African Entrepreneurs
June 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act Two Years Later: Next Steps for U.S. Policy
June 7, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Oil Dependence and Economic Risk
June 7, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

May


The World Hunger Crisis
May 25, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
U.S. - Canada Relations
May 25, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Applying Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: How the Department of Defense is Preparing for the Upcoming Hurricane Season
May 25, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
Nominations
May 25, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Michael E. Ranneberger , To be Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya
  • Eric M. Bost, To be Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa
  • W. Stuart Symington IV, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti
  • Gayleatha Beatrice Brown, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Benin

A Status Report on United Nations Reform
May 25, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nominations
May 24, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Gaddi H. Vasquez, For the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Agencies for Food and Agriculture
  • John Clint Williamson, To be Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues

  • Border Security - Mission of the National Guard
    May 24, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Nepal: Transition from Crisis to Peaceful Democracy
    May 18, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
      Panel I
    • Richard A. Boucher, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


    • Panel II
    • Mr. Deepak Thapa, William P. Fuller Fellow in Conflict Resolution, The Asia Foundation, New York, NY
    • Mr. Sam Zia-Zarifi , Research Director of the Asia Program, Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
    • Mr. John Norris, Washington Chief of Staff, International Crisis Group , Washington, DC

    Prospects for Peace in Darfur
    May 18, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    Nigeria's Struggle with Corruption
    May 18, 2006 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Markup of: H.R. 5333, Shoulder-fired Missile Threat Reduction Act of 2006
    May 18, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation
    The United States and South Asia: An Expanding Agenda
    May 17, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    Nominations
    May 17, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Michael D. Kirby, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova
    • John A. Cloud, Jr., To be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania
    • April H. Foley, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary
    • Tracey Ann Jacobson, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan
    • Michael Wood, To be Ambassador to Sweden
    • Robert Anthony Bradtke, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia

    The roles and missions of the National Guard in support of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
    May 17, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    • Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense
    • Lieutenant General James T. Conway, USMC, Director of Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff
    • Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, Chief, National Guard Bureau
    • Chief David V. Aguilar, Office of Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

    Energy Security and Oil Dependence
    May 16, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Medical Outreach: An Instrument of U.S. Diplomacy
    May 16, 2006 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Nominations
    May 12, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
    • Anne E. Derse, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan
    • William B. Taylor, Jr., To be Ambassador to Ukraine
    • Daniel S. Sullivan, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

    The U.S.-India 'Global Partnership': Legislative Options
    May 11, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    A Resurgent China: Responsible Stakeholder or Robust Rival?
    May 10, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    Nominations
    May 10, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Earl Anthony Wayne, To be Ambassador to Argentina
    • David M. Robinson, To be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
    • Lisa Bobbie Schreiber Hughes, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname

    Current Issues in U.S. Refugee Protection and Resettlement
    May 10, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    The United States and NATO: Transformation and the Riga Summit
    May 3, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
    Nomination
    May 3, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Robert F. Godec, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia
    • Robert S. Ford, To be Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    May 3, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee

    April


    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    April 27, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness
    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    April 27, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    April 27, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
    United Nations Reform: Improving Internal Oversight Within the UN
    April 27, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    North Korea: Human Rights Update and International Abduction Issues
    April 27, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    North Korea: Human Rights Update and International Abduction Issues
    April 27, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    The Endangered Children of Northern Uganda
    April 26, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    U.S. - Mexico Relations
    April 26, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
    U.S. Policy in Central Asia: Balancing Priorities (Part II)
    April 26, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
    Iraq: Update on U.S. Policy
    April 26, 2007 - House Committee on International Relations
    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    April 26, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    April 26, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
    Markup H.R. 5122 - The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 activities of the Department of Defense and for other purposes
    April 26, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    Human Rights in China: Improving or Deteriorating Conditions?
    April 19, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Building the capacity of foreign military forces
    April 7, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Nomination
    April 6, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Mark C. Minton, To be Ambassador to Mongolia

    Policy, compensation and benefits overview
    April 6, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    An End to Impunity: Investigating the 1993 Killing of Mexican Archbishop Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo
    April 6, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Ethiopia Consolidation Act of 2005; and H. Res. 608, Condemning the Escalating Levels of Religious Persecution in the People's Republic of China
    The Iraqi Documents: A Glimpse Into the Regime of Saddam Hussein
    April 6, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization budget request - unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities
    April 6, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    Navy Shipbuilding in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    April 6, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower
    Information technology issues and defense transformation
    April 6, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
    Navy Transformation
    April 6, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness
    Integration of Energy Efficient Propulsion Systems for Future U.S. Navy Vessels
    April 6, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    The U.S.-India `Global Partnership'
    April 5, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    A review of major defense acquisition reform initiatives
    April 5, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    The impact of service contracting on military readiness
    April 5, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness
    The Department of Defense's role in combating terrorism in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    April 5, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    • Thomas W. O'Connell, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
    • Vice Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN, Deputy Commander, United States Special Operations Command
    • Vice Admiral John Scott Redd, USN (Ret.), Director, National Counterterrorism Center
    • Jeffrey N. Rapp, Director, Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating Terrorism, Defense Intelligence Agency

    Improving contractor incentives in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    April 5, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    • Kenneth J. Krieg, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
    • David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability Office

    U.S. Shipbuilding Industrial Base
    April 5, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization budget request- Future Combat Systems, Modularity, and Force Protection Initiatives
    April 4, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    Improving interagency coordination for the Global War on Terror and beyond
    April 4, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    The posture of the U.S. Transportation Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    April 4, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower
    Health benefits and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    April 4, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel
    • David S. C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
    • William Winkenwerder, Jr., M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
    • General Richard A. Cody, USA, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army
    • Admiral Robert F. Willard, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy
    • General Robert Magnus, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps
    • General John D. W. Corley, USAF, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

    March


    Reserve component personnel policies in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    March 30, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel
    Army and Marine Corps reset strategies for ground equipment and rotorcraft
    March 30, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittees on Readiness and Tactical Air and Land Forces
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request - Shipbuilding Acquisition Strategy
    March 30, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    The Hidden Cost of Oil
    March 30, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Issues relating to defense acquisition reform
    March 29, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    The Defense Health Program - Department of Defense Initiatives to Control Costs
    March 29, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    Global Strike Plans and Programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    March 29, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
    Navy/Marine Corps force structure and future capabilities in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 29, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower
    Defense Science and Technology: Investment to Shape the Evolving Terrorist Threat
    March 29, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
    U.S.-Burma Relations
    March 29, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
      Panel I
    • Mitch McConnell, United States Senate

      Panel II
    • Dr. Michael J. Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
    • Dr. Sean Turnell, Co-Founder and Editorial Board Member, Burma Economic Watch, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    • Ms. Thin Thin Aung, Joint General Secretary, Women's Rights and Welfare Association of Burma, New Delhi, India


    • Panel III
    • Eric G. John, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC

    The Human Rights Dialogue with Vietnam: Is Vietnam Making Significant Progress?
    March 29, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    Ethiopia's Troubled Internal Situation
    March 28, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Air Force and Navy tactical aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 28, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland
      Panel I
    • Michael J. Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Team, United States Government Accountability Office
    • Donald B. Marron, Acting Director, Congressional Budget Office
    • Christopher Bolkcom, Specialist on National Defense, Congressional Research Service
    • Lieutenant General Donald J. Hoffman, USAF, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

      Panel II
    • Michael J. Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Team, United States Government Accountability Office
    • Christopher Bolkcom, Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service
    • Rear Admiral Thomas J. Kilcline, Jr., USN, Director, Air Warfare Division, United States Navy
    • Rear Admiral Steven L. Enewold, USN, Program Executive Officer, Joint Strike Fighter Program, United States Navy

    U.S. Navy's future submarine force structure
    March 28, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    Nominations
    March 28, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Rajkumar Chellaraj, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
    • Patricia P. Brister, For the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the U.S. Representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
    • George McDade Staples, To be Director General of the Foreign Service
    • Warren W. Tichenor, To be the U.S. Representative to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador

    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Southern Command
    March 16, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on the Department of the Navy and the Department of the Air Force Aviation Acquisition Programs
    March 16, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    Military strategy and operational requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 16, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Monitoring Respect for Human Rights Around the World: A Review of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2005
    March 16, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Unrest in South Asia: Recent Developments in Nepal and Sri Lanka
    March 15, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    The Northern Ireland Peace Process: Policing Advances and Remaining Challenges
    March 15, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    The Northern Ireland Peace Process: Policing Advances and Remaining Challenges
    March 15, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
    The Joint Strike Fighter F136 Alternative Engine Program in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 15, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
      Panel I
    • Gordon R. England, Deputy Secretary of Defense
    • Admiral Robert F. Willard, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy
    • General John D. W. Corley, USAF, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
    • General Robert Magnus, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps

      Panel II
    • Louis Chenevert, President and Chief Operating Officer, United Technologies Corporation, Pratt and Whitney
    • Scott C. Donnelly, President and CEO, GE-Aviation
    • James M. Guyette, President and CEO, Rolls-Royce Aviation

    Ground forces readiness in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    March 15, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the U.S. Central Command
    March 15, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Military Resale and Morale, Welfare Morale, Welfare and Recreation Overview
    March 15, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
    Evolving missions of the U.S. Navy and the role of surface and subsurface combatants
    March 15, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    Post-Palestinian Election Challenges in the Middle East
    March 15, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review
    March 14, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    The Joint Strike Fighter F136 Alternate Engine Program in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 14, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
      Panel I
    • Lord Peter Drayson, Minister for Defence Procurement, United Kingdom
    • Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of the Air Staff, United Kingdom

      Panel II
    • Air Commodore John Harvey, Director General New Air Combat Capability, Australia
    • Rear Admiral Raydon W. Gates AO, CSM, Head of the Australian Defence Staff (Washington), Australia
    • Lieutenant General Giuseppe Bernardis, Chief of Department for Armament Programs Secretariate for Defence and National Armaments, Italy
    • Major General Pasquale Preziosa, Defense and Defense Cooperation Attache, Embassy of Italy

    Health benefits and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    March 14, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel
    Military strategy and operational requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 14, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    The roles and missions of the Department of Defense regarding homeland defense and support to civil authorities in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 10, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 9, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea
    March 9, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization budget request for the Missile Defense Agency and Ballistic Missile Defense Programs
    March 9, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Act Budget Request on the Department of Defense major rotorcraft programs
    March 9, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    Afghanistan: Progress Report
    March 9, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
    Afghanistan: Progress Report
    March 9, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    Afghanistan: Is the Aid Getting Through?
    March 9, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    East Asia in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for the United States
    March 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    The U.S.-European Relationship: Opportunities and Challenges
    March 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
    Palestinian Authority Elections: Implications for Peace, Regional Security, and U.S. Assistance
    March 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
    Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review
    March 8, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    • Gordon R. England, Deputy Secretary of Defense, [Annex A]
    • Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., USN, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • Christopher Ryan Henry, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

    The Impact on Latin America of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act
    March 8, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Dr. Peter DeShazo, Director , Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
    • Adam Isacson, Program Director, Center for International Policy, Washington, D.C.
    • Dr. Ruth Wedgwood, Director of the International Law and Organization Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

    Nominations
    March 8, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
    • Richard T. Miller, To be U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the Rank of Ambassador, and Alternate U.S. Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
    • John A. Simon, To be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

    Markup of : H.R. 3127, The Darfur Peace and Accountability Act
    March 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    Nomination
    March 7, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Military strategy and operational requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 7, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Military installations, military construction, environmental programs, and base realignment and closure programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    March 2, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 2, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the United States Transportation Command and Component Commands
    March 2, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    • Chairman Hunter's opening statement
    • General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF, Commander, United States Transportation Command
    • General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF, Commander, Air Mobility Command
    • Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III, USN, Commander, Military Sealift Command
    • Major General Charles W. Fletcher, USA, Commander, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

    United States Policy Toward the Palestinians in the Aftermath of Parliamentary Elections
    March 2, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    Western Hemisphere Energy Security
    March 2, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force
    March 1, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Navy
    March 1, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Army Transformation and the Future Combat Systems acquisition strategy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    March 1, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland
    Active component, reserve component, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007
    March 1, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel

    February


    Current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States
    February 28, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Aerial Refueling Recapitalization Requirements
    February 28, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Projection Forces
    Nomination
    February 16, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    The International Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 200
    February 16, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Department of the Army
    February 15, 2006 - The House Armed Services Committee
    To consider the following nominations:
    February 15, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    The President's Budget for Foreign Affairs
    February 15, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    The Internet in China: A Tool for Freedom or Suppression?
    February 15, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Markup of: H. Res. 673, Expressing support for the efforts of the people of the Republic of Belarus to establish a full democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights and urging the Government of Belarus to conduct free and fair presidential elections in 2006;
    H. Res. 578, Concerning the government of Romania's ban on intercountry adoptions and the welfare of orphaned or abandoned children in Romania.
    February 14, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
    Chinese Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy through U.S. Educational Institutions, Multilateral Organizations and Corporate America
    February 14, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    February 14, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Nominations
    February 8, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Janice L. Jacobs, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
    • Jeanine E. Jackson, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso

    Iraq Stabilization & Reconstruction
    February 8, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), Office of the SIGIR, Arlington, VA
    • James Jeffrey, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Coordinator for Iraq Policy, Department of State, Washington, DC
    • James R. Kunder, Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC
    • Joseph A. Christoff, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

    Fiscal Year 2007 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Department of Defense
    February 8 - The House Armed Services Committee
    Multiple Bills
    February 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations
    The Impact of Liberia's Election on West Africa
    February 8, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Human Rights in Burma: Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next?
    February 7, 2006 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
    Contracting issues in Iraq in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    February 7, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    • Claude M. Bolton, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
    • Major General Ronald L. Johnson, USA, Deputy Chief of Engineers / Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

    Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Future Years Defense Program
    February 7, 2006 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    NATO: From Common Defense to Common Security
    February 07, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Nominations
    February 02, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Gary A. Grappo, To be Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman
    • Patricia A. Butenis, To be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh

    Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Ground Forces Vehicle and Personnel Protection and Rotary Wing Safety of Flight Update
    February 1 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittees on Tactical Air and Land Forces and Readiness

    January


    Nominations
    January 31, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Kristie A. Kenney, To be Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines
    • Michael W. Michalak, For the Rank of Ambassador during his Tenure of Service as U.S. Senior Official to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

    Nominations
    January 25, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Bernadette Mary Allen, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Niger
    • Patricia Newton Moller, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi
    • Steven Alan Browning, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda
    • Robert Weisberg, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Congo

    Nomination
    January 25, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Janet Ann Sanderson, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti

    Nomination
    January 25, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
    • Mark D. Wallace, To be U.S. Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alternate U.S. Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the U.N. during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform
    • Jackie Wolcott Sanders, To be Alternate U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alternate U.S. Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the U.N. during her tenure of service as Alternate U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations

    Nominations
    January 19, 2006 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    • Claudia A. McMurray, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
    • Bradford R. Higgins, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Resource Management and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of State



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