The Congressional Study Groups
The Congressional Study Groups are independent, non-partisan international legislative exchange committed to increasing bilateral and multilateral dialogue with the United States’ strategic allies. Each Study Group is chaired by a bipartisan pair of Members of Congress, and our membership rosters in the 112th Congress ranged from 48 Members participating in our newest Study Group (Europe, founded 2012) to 118 Members in our oldest (Germany, founded 1983).
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The Congressional Study Group on Germany is the flagship international program of FMC and is one of the largest and most active parliamentary exchange programs between the U.S. Congress and the legislative branch of another country.
The Congressional Study Group on Turkey is an educational forum for dialogue between U.S. and Turkish legislators and government officials that seeks to educate U.S. Members of Congress about the strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey and to engender increased cooperation between these two countries.
The Congressional Study Group on Japan is a congressional forum for the sustained study of the major issues affecting U.S.-Japan relations, and focuses on increasing opportunities for Members of Congress to meet with their counterparts in the Japanese Diet for frank discussions about key subjects of mutual concern.
The Congressional Study Group on Europe is the Association’s newest international program. Together with the Diplomatic Advisory Council, an informal group of Ambassadors who serve as direct links to our strategic partners abroad, the Congressional Study Group on Europe expands the Association’s programmatic portfolio to address all issues pertinent to the greater transatlantic community.
Congressional Study Groups Events
- June 18th, 2013 CSGJ: June 18 – “Building a Productive Future: How Auto Manufacturing Spurs Job Growth and Invigorates the American Economy”
- June 4th, 2013 June 4, 2013 – Luncheon: Featuring Senator Lisa Murkowski, Co-Chair of the CSGJ
- May 23rd, 2013 Stay InFormed with “InBrief: The Congressional Study Groups”
- May 16th, 2013 CSGJ: May 16 – “Abenomics and Japan’s Entry into TPP: An Historic Opportunity”
- May 3rd, 2013 CSGJ: May 3, 2013 – Sr. Staff Luncheon: Featuring Professor Victor Cha, Georgetown University
- May 2nd, 2013 CSGJ: May 2, 2013 – Breakfast: Katsuyuki Kawai, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Japan’s House of Representatives
- May 2nd, 2013 CSGG: May 2, 2013 – Senior Staff Luncheon: Featuring State Secretary Anne Ruth Herkes
- May 1st, 2013 CSGJ: May 1, 2013 – Golden Week Reception, featuring Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, FMC Board of Directors
- April 29th, 2013 CSGJ: April 29, 2013 – Lunch: Bilateral Discussion with Hirofumi Nakasone, Member of the House of Councillors of Japan
- April 25th, 2013 CSGJ: April 25 – Roundtable: Visiting Delegation from American Chamber of Commerce of Japan