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Bureau of Legislative Affairs

The Bureau of Legislative Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary Barbara Larkin, 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.

2000 Congressional Testimony
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The following are Congressional testimony by the Secretary of State and principal Department of State officials on a variety of policy issues and major events.
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December
*12/13/00: Michael Sheehan, Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Washington, DC

November
There was no congressional testimony in November.

October
*10/25/00: John P. Barker and Joseph M. DeThomas, Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC (National Security)
*10/12/00: Rand Beers, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Testimony on Plan Colombia before the Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Reform, Washington, DC
*10/11/00: Susan E. Rice, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, "U.S. Policy Towards Sierra Leone," before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on African Affairs Washington, DC
*10/05/00: Robert J. Einhorn, Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation, Testimony on Iran, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC

September
*09/21/00: Rand Beers, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Statement on Colombia before the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee, Washington, DC
*09/19/00: Stanley O. Roth, Statement before the House International Relations Committee, Subcommittees on Asia-Pacific Affairs and International Economic Policy and Trade, Washington, DC
*09/15/00: David Scheffer, Statement before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Washington, DC
*09/08/00: Avis T. Bohlen, Statement on the National Missile Defense Program before the House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, Washington, DC

August
There was no congressional testimony during August.

July
*07/27/00: Lino Gutierrez, Subcommittee on Water and Power, Committee on Resources
*07/26/00: Ambassador David Scheffer, Delegation to the United Nations Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court, Statement Before the House International Relations Committee (American Service Members' Protection Act)
*07/26/00: Linda H. Eddleman, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, House Committee on International Relations (Brazil: A New Era of Bilateral Cooperation)
*07/25/00: Rand Beers, Statement before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Washington, DC
* 07/20/00: Karl F. Inderfurth, Testimony, Senate International Relations Committee, Washington, DC (Taliban: Engagement or Confrontation?)
*07/20/00: E. Anthony Wayne, Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Treaties
*07/19/00: James W. Pardew, Statement on Bosnia before the House International Relations Committee, Washington, DC
*07/19/00: Malcom Lee, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Telecommunication, Trade, and Consumer Protection, House Commerce Committee Washington, DC
*07/12/00: Alan W. Eastham, Testimony before the House International Relations Committee, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC
*07/12/00: Michael Sheehan, House International Relations Committee (Counterterrorism efforts)
*07/12/00: E. Anthony Wayne, Testimony, before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the Role of Biotechnology in Combating Hunger
*07/12/00: Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Testimony on African Issues Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC

June
*06/29/00: E. Anthony Wayne, Testimony, Subcommittee on European Affairs, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Environment for Business in Central and Eastern Europe)
*06/15/00: Michael Sheehan, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (National Commission on Terrorism Report)
*06/14/00: Ambassador Lino Gutierrez, House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs (Current Issues in the Western Hemisphere Region)
*06/09/00: R. Rand Beers, Remarks before the Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee, House Committee on Government Reform (Counternarcotics Cooperation With Panama)
*06/08/00: Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, National Commission on Terrorism, Testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI)

May
*05/16/00: Robert Seiple, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC (Report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom)
*05/10/00: C. David Welch, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on International Operations (Peacekeeping As a Vital Foreign Policy Tool)
*05/09/00: Howard Jeter, House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa (Africa's Diamonds: Precious, Perilous Too?)
*05/04/00: Ronald Neumann, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (U.S. Policy Toward Libya)
*05/02/00: Alan Larson, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, Washington, DC (Inter-American Convention Against Corruption)

April
*04/27/00: Bryan Samuel, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, Narcotics and Terrorism, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (Economic Value of Trade Agreements: NAFTA)
*04/13/00: Secretary Albright, Before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs (FY2001 Budget Request for Foreign Operations)
*04/11/00: Richard Holbrooke, Before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary (UN Peacekeeping Efforts)
*04/05/00: Stuart Eizenstat, Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Holocaust-related matters)
*04/05/00: Peter Romero, Statement before the House International Relations Committee (U.S. Policy Toward Haiti)
*04/04/00: R. Rand Beers, Statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee (Drug trafficking in Colombia)

March
*03/23/00: David Welch and Beth Jones, Testimony Before the House International Relations Committee (U.S. Policy Toward Iraq)
*03/23/00: Ambassador Donald Steinberg, Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs (U.S. Assistance to Haiti)
*03/22/00: Edward Walker, Jr., Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (U.S. Policy Toward Iraq)
*03/21/00: Wendy Sherman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs (U.S. Policy Toward the D.P.R.K.)
*03/21/00: R. Rand Beers, Statement before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Washington, DC (A Review of the Annual Certification Process)
*03/15/00: Secretary Albright, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs (President's Budget Request for Foreign Pperations)
*03/09/00: Harold Hongju Koh, Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Belarus)
*03/09/00: Michael Southwick, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, Subcommittee on the Postal Service (International Postal Policy)
*03/08/00: Richard Holbrooke, House Banking and Financial Services Committee (HIV/AIDS)
*03/08/00: Harold Hongju Koh, House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights (Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999)
*03/08/00: Rust Deming, House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (U.S. Security Concerns in Asia)
*03/02/00: Secretary Albright, Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary (Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Request)
*03/01/00: Secretary Albright, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary (Fiscal Year 2001 Budget)

February
*02/25/00: R. Rand Beers, Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, Narcotics and Terrorism Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Colombia)
*02/16/00: Stanley Roth, House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (Indonesia)
*02/16/00: Secretary Albright, House International Relations Committee (America and the World in the Twenty-first Century)
*02/15/00: Peter Romero, House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources (Colombia)
*02/15/00: Richard Holbrooke, House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa (Congo)
*02/11/00: Secretary Albright, Senate Budget Committee (International Affairs Budget Request)
*02/10/00: Stanley Roth, House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs (Conditions and Prospects in East Timor)
*02/08/00: Secretary Albright, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Opening Remarks on Fiscal Year 2001 International Affairs Budget)
*02/02/00: J. Stapleton Roy, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Washington, DC (Intelligence and Research)

January
No testimony

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