Sunday, February 2, 2014

What We're Covering This Week......

This week the Senate is expected to pass the final version of the long-awaited farm bill, sending the measure on to the President for approval.
Here are some of the stories we’ll be following this week:
             ●          Monday, the Senate debates the farm bill and is expected to hold a cloture vote to limit further debate Monday evening.
             ●          Also Monday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors a program on linking US business with global infrastructure opportunities.  US Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia Zak is the speaker.
             ●          USTR Michael Froman travels to Chile and Peru to discuss the status of the TransPacific Partnership negotiations.
             ●          On Tuesday, CSIS holds a program on export control reform with speakers including Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Caroline Atkinson and Assistant Commerce Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf.
             ●          House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) talks trade at a program sponsored by Women in International Trade.
             ●          Iran sanctions will be a key topic at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the current negotiations with Tehran on its nuclear program.  Witnesses include Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman.
             ●          Thursday, Women in International Trade and the American Bar Association sponsor a brown bag lunch program on US and European Union sanctions and implementation of the Iran Joint Action Plan.  Speakers including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Peter Harrell and Treasury Assistant Director for Foreign Assets Control Eytan Fisch.
             ●          On Friday, the National Cotton Council begins a three-day meeting.
             ●          The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on US-India relations.  Speakers include Satinder Lambah, special envoy in the Office of the Prime Minister of India.
See you there!

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