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6th CD's Henry Hyde: the retiring House International Affairs Committee chairman takes on UN reform next week.

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I've been doing a lot of coverage in the paper and on this blog of the election in the 6th congressional district in Illinois.

The open seat is being created with the retirement of conservative icon House International Affairs Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.).

His committee has a full schedule for next week. Hyde's special interest has been changing the United Nations. Ambassador John Bolton testifies on UN Reform Wednesday in a hearing Hyde will chair.

Hearings Examine United Nations Reform, Situation in Ethiopia, Human Rights in Vietnam, Counternarcotics Strategies, Terrorism & Corruption and

Threat from Shoulder-fired MissilesTuesday, March 28, 2006

2:00 p.m. Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Ethiopia’s Troubled Internal Situation

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

WITNESSES: Panel I: The Honorable Donald Y. Yamamoto, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State;

Panel II: Mr. Andargachew Tsege, Member, Central Council, Coalition for Unity and Democracy Party; Mr. Obang Metho, Director of International Advocacy, Anuak Justice Council; Ms. Lynn Frederickson, Advocacy Director for Africa, Amnesty International.

Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

10:00 a.m. Full Committee Oversight Hearing: Status of Reform and Fraud Investigations at the United Nations

U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), Chairman

WITNESS: The Honorable John R. Bolton, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, U.S. Department of State.

Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m. Joint Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: The Human Rights Dialogue with Vietnam: Is Vietnam Making Significant Progress?

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

U.S. Rep. James A. Leach (R-IA), Chairman

WITNESSES: Panel I: The Honorable Barry F. Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable John V. Hanford III, Ambassador-at-Large, Office of International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Eric John, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Panel II: Mr. Michael Cromartie, Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; Panel III: Ms. Kay Reibold, Project Development Specialist, Montagnard Human Rights Organization; Nguyen Dinh Thang, Ph.D., Executive Director, Boat People SOS, Inc.; Mr. Doan Viet Hoat, President, International Institute for Vietnam.

Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m. Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman

WITNESSES: Mr. Rodney M. Gallagher, OBE, Partner, Gaffney, Gallagher, & Philip; Mr. Robb Evans, Principal, Robb Evans & Associates.

Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Thursday, March 30, 2006

10:30 a.m. Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Counternarcotics Strategies in Latin America

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

U.S. Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), Chairman

WITNESSES: Panel I: The Honorable Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Michael A. Braun, Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Panel II: The Honorable James F. Mack, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Organization of American States; Ms. Joy Olson, Executive Director, Washington Office on Latin America.

Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building

2:30 p.m. Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: The Terrorist Threat from Shoulder-Fired Missiles

Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation

U.S. Rep. Edward R. Royce, (R-CA), Chairman

WITNESS: The Honorable John Hillen, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building

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Thanks for the info. Keep blogging until word gets out you are doing it. Maybe self promotion at some of the other blogs. You are what they need. Someone with actual facts not just an opinion and a lot of bandwidth (read cyber hot air)

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