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The U.S. House Committee on International Relations (also known as the House International Relations Committee, the House Foreign Relations Committee or the House Foreign Affairs Committee), 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 unable to confirm or reject treaties and ambassadors appointed by the President. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... Henry Hyde Henry John Hyde (born April 18, 1924), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1975, representing the 6th District of Illinois (map). ... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...

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United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (371 words)
The Foreign Relations Committee is generally responsible for overseeing (but not administering) and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding, arms sales and training for national allies.
(Committee on Foreign Relations 2003) Along with the Finance and Judiciary committees, the Foreign Relations Committee is one of the oldest in the Senate, going back to the initial creation of committees in 1816.
Its "sister" committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is the Committee on International Relations.
international relations: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (3731 words)
International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs).
The use of capitalizations of the I and R in International Relations aims to distinguish the academic discipline of International Relations from the phenomena of international relations.
International relations is often viewed in terms of levels of analysis, the systemic level concepts are those broad concepts that define and shape an international milieu, characterised by Anarchy.
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