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U.S. Government Information: U.S. Officials Involved with Colombia Policy:
Legislative Branch

Senate

Chairman, Appropriations Committee: Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska)
The Appropriations Committee draws up yearly federal budget legislation.

http://appropriations.senate.gov/
republican/press/index.cfm?code=REP
Committee: (202) 224-7200
Sen. Stevens's office: (202) 224-3004

Ranking Democrat , Appropriations Committee: Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia)
http://appropriations.senate.gov/
Committee: (202) 224-3471
Sen. Byrd's office: (202) 224-3954


Chairman, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
The Foreign Operations Subcommittee draws up the annual foreign aid bill, which includes most aid to Colombia.
http://www.senate.gov/~appropriations/fops/index.htm
Subcommittee: (202) 224-7284
Sen. McConnell's office: (202) 224-2541

Ranking Democrat , Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
Subcommittee: (202) 224-2104
Sen. Leahy's office: (202) 224-4242


Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana)
The Foreign Relations Committee oversees the United States' conduct of its affairs with foreign countries.
http://www.senate.gov/~foreign/
Committee: (202) 224-6797
Sen. Helms's office: (202) 224-6342

Ranking Democrat , Foreign Relations Committee: Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware)
http://foreign.senate.gov/minority/
Committee: (202) 224-4651
Sen. Biden's office: (202) 224-5042


Chairman, Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs: Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-Rhode Island)
The Subcommittee oversees the United States' conduct of its affairs with North America, South America and the Caribbean.
http://foreign.senate.gov/committee/sub_mbr.html#western
Subcommittee: (202) 224-3953
Sen. Chafee's office: (202) 224-2921

Ranking Democrat , Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Narcotics Affairs: Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut)
Subcommittee: (202) 224-4651
Sen. Dodd's office: (202) 224-2823


Chairman, Armed Services Committee: Sen. John Warner (R-Virginia)
The Armed Services Committee oversees all aspects of the U.S. military.
http://www.senate.gov/~armed_services/
Committee: (202) 224-3871
Sen. Warner's office: (202) 224-2023

Chairman, Armed Services Committee: Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
Committee: (202) 224-3871
Sen. Levin's office: (202) 224-6221


Other Senators considered leading voices on Colombia policy:
Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida)
Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Sen. Graham's office: (202) 224-4524
Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
Sen. DeWine's office: (202) 224-2152
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
Chairman, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Sen. Grassley's office: (202) 224-4822
House of Representatives

Chairman, Appropriations Committee: Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young (R-St. Petersburg, Florida)
The Appropriations Committee draws up yearly federal budget legislation.
http://www.house.gov/appropriations/
Committee: (202) 225-2771
Rep. Young's office: (202) 225-5961

Ranking Democrat, Appropriations Committee: Rep. David R. Obey (D - Wausau, Wisconsin)
http://www.house.gov/appropriations_democrats/
Committee: (202) 225-3481
Rep. Obey's office: (202) 225-3365


Chairman, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee: Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Tuscon, Arizona)
The Foreign Operations Subcommittee draws up the annual foreign aid bill, which includes most aid to Colombia.
Subcommittee: (202) 225-2041
Rep. Kolbe's office: (202) 225-2542

Ranking Democrat, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-White Plains, New York)
Subcommittee: (202) 225-3481
Rep. Lowey's office: (202) 225-6506


Chairman, International Relations Committee: Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Addison, Illinois)
The International Relations Committee oversees the United States' conduct of its affairs with foreign countries.
http://www.house.gov/international_relations/
Committee: (202) 225-5021
Rep. Hyde's office: (202) 225-4561

Ranking Democrat, International Relations Committee: Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo, California)
http://www.house.gov/international_relations/democratic/index.html
Committee: (202) 225-6735
Rep. Lantos' office: (202) 225-3531


Chairman, International Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-Hickory, North Carolina)
The Subcommittee oversees the United States' conduct of its affairs with North America, South America and the Caribbean.
Subcommittee: (202) 226-9970
Sen. Ballenger's office: (202) 225-2576

Ranking Democrat, International Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: Rep. Robert Menendez (D-Jersey City, New Jersey)
Subcommittee: (202) 226-7820
Rep. Menendez's office: (202) 225-7919


Chairman, Armed Services Committee: Rep. Bob Stump (R-Phoenix, Arizona)
The Armed Services Committee oversees all aspects of the U.S. military.
http://www.house.gov/hasc/
Committee: (202) 225-4151
Rep. Stump's office: (202) 225-4576

Ranking Democrat, Armed Services Committee: Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Blue Springs, Missouri)
Committee: (202) 225-4158
Rep. Skelton's office: (202) 225-2876


Other Representatives considered leading voices on Colombia policy:
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Worcester, Massachusetts)
Rep. McGovern's office: (202) 225-6101
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston, Illinois)
Rep. Schakowsky's office: (202) 225-2111
Rep. Ben Gilman (R-Middletown, New York)
Rep. Gilman's office: (202) 225-3776
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Indianapolis, Indiana)
Chairman, House Committee on Government Reform
Rep. Burton's office: (202) 225-2276
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco, California)
Ranking Democrat , House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Rep. Pelosi
's office: (202) 225-4965
Rep. William Delahunt (D-Quincy, Massachusetts)
Rep. Delahunt's office: (202) 225-3111
Rep. John Mica (R-Casselberry, Florida)
Rep. Mica's office: (202) 225-4035
Rep. Mark Souder (R-Fort Wayne, Indiana)
Chairman, House Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources
Rep. Souder's office: (202) 225-4436
Rep. Sam Farr (D-Monterey, California)
Rep. Farr's office: (202) 225-2861
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland, California)
Rep. Lee's office: (202) 225-2661
Rep. Porter Goss (R-Naples, Florida)
Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Rep. Goss's office: (202) 225-2536
Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Batavia, Illinois)
Speaker of the House
Rep. Hastert's office: (202) 225-2976

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