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Bureau of Legislative Affairs

The Bureau of Legislative Affairs is headed by Assistant Secretary Barbara Larkin. It serves as the liaison between Congress and the Executive Branch on foreign policy matters. The primary mission is to advise the Secretary and other Department principals on all issues that affect the Department's relations with Congress and to pursue the Secretary's legislative priorities. The Legislative Affairs Bureau is responsible for coordinating responses to Congress to ensure consistency in the State Department's communications. Additionally, it facilitates confirmation for ambassadors and other officers appointed by the President.

1998 Congressional Testimony

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Beginning with May 1998, the following is a list of appearances by Department of State officials before congressional committees. Texts of prepared opening statements will be uploaded to the web site as they become available.


December | November | October | September |
August | July | June | May


December
No testimony received by the Bureau of Public Affairs for the month of December

November
No testimony received by the Bureau of Public Affairs for the month of November

October
10/16/98 Karl Inderfurth, Subcommittee for Asia and the Pacific, Senate International Relations Committee (Afghanistan)
10/06/98 Melinda Kimble, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, House Commerce Committee (Buenos Aires Climate Change Meeting: Status of Negotiations)
10/06/98 Janet Yellen, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, House Commerce Committee (Economics of Climate Change)
10/02/98 Stanley Roth, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Situation in Cambodia)
10/01/98 Stanley Roth, House Resources Committee and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, House International Relations Committee (U.S. and the Freely Associated States)

September
09/28/98 Ralph A. Boyce, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, House International Relations Committee (Situation in Cambodia)
09/24/98 Charles Kartman, House International Relations Committee, Washington, DC (U.S. Policy Toward North Korea)
09/17/98 Strobe Talbott, House International Relations Committee (Political Situation in Russia)
09/17/98 Bonnie Cohen, Senate Task Force on Function 150 (State Department Budget)
09/15/98 Stephen Sestanovich, Subcommittee on European Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Recent Developments in Russia)
09/15/98 Susan Rice, Subcommittee on Africa, House International Relations Committee (The Democratic Republic of the Congo in Crisis)
09/10/98 Charles Kartman, Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Recent Developments in North Korea)
09/08/98 Stuart Eizenstat, Senate Lott Bipartisan Task Force (Economic Sanctions)

August
No testimony received by the Bureau of Public Affairs for the month of August.

July
07/29/98 Susan Rice, Subcommittees on Africa, International Operations, and Human Rights, House International Relations Committee (Crisis in Sudan and Northern Uganda)
07/29/98 Martin Indyk, House International Relations Committee (Developments in the Middle East)
07/23/98 Robert Gelbard, House International Relations Committee (Ongoing crisis in Kosovo)
07/23/98 David Scheffer, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Developments at Rome Treaty Conference)
07/16/98 Stephen Sestanovich, House International Relations Committee (U.S. Policy Toward Russia)
07/14/98 William Slany, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee (Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act--HR 4007)
07/14/98 Rust Deming, Subcommittee for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Senate International Relations Committee (U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework and KEDO)
07/13/98 Karl Inderfurth, Subcommittee for Asia and the Pacific, Senate International Relations Committee (The Critical Situation in South Asia)
07/07/98 Stanley Roth, Subcommittee on International Trade, Senate Finance Committee (Waiver of Jackson-Vanik for Vietnam)

June
06/25/98 Susan Rice, House International Relations Committee (Prospects for Democracy in Nigeria)
06/18/98 Karl Inderfurth, Subcommittee for Asia and the Pacific, House International Relations Committee (India's and Pakistan's Nuclear Tests: Implementation of Sanctions)
06/18/98 Douglas Peterson, Subcommittee on Trade, House Ways and Means Committee (Jackson-Vanik Waiver for Vietnam)
06/18/98 Stanley Roth, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Pending China Legislation)
06/17/98 Stanley Roth, Subcommittee on Trade, House Ways and Means Committee (China's MFN Status)
06/17/98 Charles Kartman, House International Relations Committee (POW/MIA Accounting Efforts in Asia)
06/17/98 Madeleine Albright, Senate Finance Committee (African Growth and Opportunity Act)
06/16/98 Cynthia Schneider, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Confirmation Hearing)
06/16/98 Edward Romero, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Confirmation Hearing)
06/16/98 Nancy Ely-Raphel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Confirmation Hearing)
06/16/98 Eric Edelman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Confirmation Hearing)
06/16/98 Madeleine Albright, Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations (Request for Funds for U.S. Foreign Operations Programs)
06/11/98 Jonathan Winer, House Committee on Banking and Financial Services (Federal Efforts to Combat Money Laundering)
06/10/98 Stanley Roth, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (Situation in Cambodia)
06/04/98 Aurelia Brazeal, House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (U.S. Policy on Indonesia)
06/04/98 Robert Gelbard, Senate Armed Services Committee (Bosnia and the deteriorating situation in Kosovo)
06/03/98 Paul Cejas, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Confirmation Hearing)
06/03/98 Stuart Eizenstat, House International Relations Committee (Economic Sanctions)
06/03/98 Karl Inderfurth, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near East and South Asia (Nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan)
May
05/21/98: Jeffery Davidow, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, Narcotics and Terrorism (U.S.-Mexico)
05/21/98: Thomas Pickering, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Iraq)
05/20/98: Susan L. Shirk, House International Relations Committee (The United States and Taiwan)

05/20/98: Steven Sestanovich, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Russia)
05/19/98: Janet Yellen, House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs (Averting the Dangers of Climate Change and Maintaining a Strong Economy)
05/14/98: Stanley Roth, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (U.S.-China Relations)
05/14/98: Martin Indyk, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near East and Asia (Iran)
05/14/98: Peter Bergin, House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee for Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information (National Police Week)
05/13/98: Stuart Eizenstat, House International Relations Commitee (Climate Change)
05/13/98: Karl Inderfurth, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Situation in India)
05/12/98: John Shattuck, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Religious Persecution)
5/07/98: Michael Ranneberger, House Ways and Means Committee (U.S. Policy Toward Cuba)
05/07/98: Stanley Roth, House Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs (U.S. security policy toward East Asia and the Pacific)
05/06/98: Peter Romero, House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere)
05/06/98: Rafe Pomerance, House Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment (Montreal Protocol)
05/06/98: Robert Gelbard, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Europe (Kosovo)

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1999 Congressional Testimony
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