Title

Chairmanship of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Monday, February 06, 1984
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C., DC 20024
United States
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Dante Fascell
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Committee on Foreign Affairs/Commission n Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Dan Mica
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Subcommittee on International Affairs
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Jerry Goodman
Title: 
Executive Diretor
Body: 
National Conference of Soviet Jewry
Name: 
Holly Burkhalter
Title: 
Washington Representative
Body: 
Helsinki Watch and Americas Watch
Name: 
Maido Kari
Title: 
Chairman/President
Body: 
Joint Baltic American National Committee/American East European Ethnic Conference
Name: 
Lawrence Goldberg
Title: 
Exectuve Director
Body: 
Union Councils for Soviet Jews

This hearing was convened to discuss H.R. 4504, a bill introduced by the committee chairman, the Honorable Dante Fascell, of Florida.  This legislation provided for several changes in the administration of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. First, it stipulated that the Chairman of the Commission could not also be the chairman of another sitting committee. Second, it provided for rotation between the House and the Senate for chairman of the Commission to ensure that it meets the needs of both houses of Congress. Third, it established the position of co-chairman, which had previously been an informal arrangement.

Representatives of several organizations, including the National Conference of Soveit Jewry, the Helsinki Watch, and the Joint Baltic American National Committee, spoke in favor of the legislation. The bill was ultimately passed in a vote by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on International Operations.

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