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Foreign Relations

The Foreign Relations Committee is responsible for the foreign policy activities of the U.S. Senate. The committee evaluates all treaties with foreign governments; approves all diplomatic nominations; and writes legislation pertaining to U.S. foreign policy, the State Department, Foreign Assistance programs, and many associated topics.


Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee has a broad jurisdiction over the operation of our nation's financial institutions, housing and mass transit programs.

Intelligence

The Senate Intelligence Committee reports and submits proposals for legislation to the Senate on intelligence activities and programs. In carrying out this purpose, the Committee makes every effort to assure that the appropriate departments and agencies provide informed and timely intelligence necessary for the executive and legislative branches to make sound decisions affecting the security and vital interests of the Nation.

Chairman, Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Senator Hagel is the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). The CECC was created by Congress in 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China and to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress. It consists of nine Senators, nine members of the House of Representatives and five senior Administration officials appointed by the President.

Rules and Administration

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee oversees the formation of Senate procedures and regulations and the administration of several government buildings. The Committee investigates corrupt practices within the Senate, evaluates the credentials of Members of the Senate and rules regarding presidential succession, and has jurisdiction over federal elections. In addition, the Committee studies the organization of Congress in order to determine ways to make it run more smoothly and efficiently.






























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