Two Sanctions Related Congressional Hearings Postponed
The House International Relations Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia's April 7, 2005 markup of H.R. 282, the Iran Freedom Support Act, has been postponed. Subcommittee Chairperson Representative Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) will be traveling to Rome for the Pope's funeral.
Separately, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has postponed the April 12, 2005 hearing on U.S. agricultural sales to Cuba. There are currently efforts underway in the Senate to included the language that would clarify the payment terms for agricultural sales to Cuba as an amendment to S.600, the State Department and foreign assistance appropriations bill.