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State Department

(Daily News)
September 30, 2008

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) is coming under strong pressure from the Bush administration and business groups to follow the lead of the House, which this week passed a one-year extension of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programs, according to informed sources.

(Daily News)
September 09, 2008

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) said today (Sept. 9) that he remains to be convinced that the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement meets all the requirements of the Hyde Act, which authorized its negotiation, and can be considered by Congress this month.

(Daily News)
February 26, 2008

Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Rood announced today (Feb. 26) that he has signed a rule to clarify the State Department's interpretation of a provision in export control law considered critical for certain segments of the aerospace industry, such as fastener producers.

(Daily News)
February 17, 2005

The Senate late last night (Feb. 16) confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick as the Deputy Secretary of State, and he is expected to leave his USTR slot very soon, according to informed sources.