House Committee on Foreign Affairs
|House Committee on Foreign Affairs|
|Members, 109th Congress|
The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs (also known as the House International Relations Committee, or, formerly, House Committee on International Relations), is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives which is in charge of bills and investigations related to the foreign affairs of the United States. It is currently chaired by representative Henry Hyde of Illinois. It is less powerful than its Senate counterpart, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, because the House committee is not involved in treaty or ambassador confirmation.
The House Committee on International Relations has jurisdiction over the following subject matters:
1. Relations of the United States with foreign nations generally.
2. Acquisition of land and buildings for embassies and legations in foreign countries.
3. Establishment of boundary lines between the United States and foreign nations.
4. Export controls, including nonproliferation of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware.
5. Foreign loans.
6. International commodity agreements (other than those involving sugar), including all agreements for cooperation in the export of nuclear technology and nuclear hardware.
7. International conferences and congresses.
8. International education.
9. Intervention abroad and declarations of war.
10. Diplomatic service.
11. Measures to foster commercial intercourse with foreign nations and to safeguard American business abroad.
12. International economic policy.
14. Protection of American citizens abroad and expatriation.
15. The American National Red Cross.
16. Trading with the enemy.
17. United Nations organizations.
Current members, 109th Congress
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
10:00 AM Full Committee Hearing, "Iraq" Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building ** This has been changed to a breifing.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
1:30 PM Full Committee Hearing, "North Korea" Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building **
Friday, January 19, 2007
10:00 AM Full Committee Hearing, "The Baker-Hamilton Commission Report" Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building **
- Hearings held in 2172 Rayburn H.O.B. are available via live video through the Committee's web site at http://hirc.house.gov
- U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- The Congresspedia page on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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