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H.R. 4105: Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue Enhancement Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4105

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Meadows) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To authorize the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (United States-European Union Interparliamentary Group), and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue Enhancement Act.

2.

Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (United States-European Union Interparliamentary Group)

(a)

Establishment and meetings

(1)

In general

Not to exceed 24 Members of Congress shall be appointed to meet not less than twice annually with representatives of the European Parliament for discussions of common problems in the interest of relations between the United States and the European Union.

(2)

Reference

The Members of Congress appointed pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be referred to as the United States Delegation of the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (United States-European Union Interparliamentary Group).

(b)

Appointment and members

Of the Members of Congress appointed for purposes of this section—

(1)

half shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the minority leader of the House, from among Members of the House (not less than 4 of whom shall be members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs); and

(2)

half shall be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, upon recommendations of the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, from among Members of the Senate (not less than 4 of whom shall be members of the Committee on Foreign Relations) unless the majority and minority leaders of the Senate determine otherwise.

(c)

Chairperson and ranking member

(1)

House

The Chair and Vice Chair of the House Group shall be designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the minority leader of the House.

(2)

Senate

The President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall designate the Chair or Vice Chair of the Senate group of the United States Delegation.

(d)

Report

The United States group shall submit to the Congress a report for each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made for the United States Delegation, which shall include its expenditures under such appropriation.