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Encyclopedia > United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It is charged with leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. 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. The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation, ranging from the purchase of Alaska in 1867 to the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. It also holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. (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. A standing committee is a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (or, less formally, Senate Finance Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (informally Senate Judiciary Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate, the upper house of the United States Congress. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 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...

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Members, 110th Congress

When the 110th Congress comes into session, the Committee will be chaired by Democrat Joe Biden of Delaware. The ranking Republican will be Richard Lugar of Indiana. The 110th United States Congress is the next meeting of the Legislature of the United States federal government. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...


Democrats

Senator State
Joe Biden,
Chairman
Delaware
Christopher Dodd Connecticut
John Kerry Massachusetts
Russ Feingold Wisconsin
Barbara Boxer California
Bill Nelson Florida
Barack Obama Illinois
Robert Menendez New Jersey
Benjamin L. Cardin Maryland
Bob Casey, Jr. Pennsylvania
Jim Webb Virginia

Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944), is an American politician. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Clarence William Bill Nelson (born September 29, 1942) is the senior U.S. Senator from Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Obama redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic junior Senator from New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Benjamin Louis Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district of the State of Maryland since 1987. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For the Canadian politician, see Jim Webb (Canada). ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...

Republicans

Senator State
Richard Lugar,
Ranking Member
Indiana
Chuck Hagel Nebraska
Norm Coleman Minnesota
George Voinovich Ohio
Johnny Isakson Georgia
John E. Sununu New Hampshire
Lisa Murkowski Alaska
Jim DeMint South Carolina
Bob Corker Tennessee

Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman Jr. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... George Victor Voinovich (Vojinović in Serbo-Croatian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... John Hardy Johnny Isakson (born December 28, 1944), American politician, has been a Republican United States Senator from Georgia since 2005. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Bob Corker Robert Phillips Bob Corker, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...

Subcommittees

The Subcommittee on African Affairs is a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. ... The Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, a subcommittee of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has 6 majority members and 4 minority members. ... The Subcommittee on European Affairs is a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. ...

Chairmen of the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1816-present

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Claiborne Pell Claiborne de Borda Pell (born November 22, 1918) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island from 1961 to 1997. ... Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Jesse Helms Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Republican Senator from Indiana. ... Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ...

References

Committee on Foreign Relations (2003). The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Washington, D.C. Available at http://foreign.senate.gov/history.pdf


Congresspedia (2006). Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Available at http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Senate_Committee_on_Foreign_Relations


External links

  • U.S. Senate Committee of Foreign Relations Official Website
  • U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Page for the Committee of Foreign Relations
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