Newsletter Spring 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Former Members Travel to Oman

By Former Member Judge David Minge (D-MN) Through a partnership with Legacy International, a Virginia-based NGO with 30 years of experience in citizen exchange programs (initiated by the Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), FMC created the Middle East Legislative Fellows Program (LFP). In 2011, the ...

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

41st Annual Meeting to be held June 13 – 14, 2011

The Association’s 41 Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (click here for a preliminary program). Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament We will commence our meeting on Monday, June 13, with the 4th Annual Charitable Golf ...

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Congressional Study Group on Japan Continues Work Following Tragedy

Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Congressional Study Group on Japan co-chairs Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) sent a letter to the Japanese Ambassador promising the full support of the Study Group as Japan struggled to handle the situation, and as it continues to ...

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The Congressional Study Group on Turkey

THE CONGRESSIONAL STUDY GROUP ON TURKEY As a gateway between the East and West, Turkey has been a vital ally to the United States. Despite their rocky past, the two nations have always valued their strategic partnership. The Congressional Study ...

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Creating Ties Between American and Chinese Legislators

by FMC President, the Hon. Dennis Hertel (D-MI, 81-93) This is an excerpt; the full article can be viewed online at U.S.-China Focus' website. To see the article, please click here. U.S.-China relations are on more stable footing since the January summit between President Barack Obama and President ...

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Statesmanship Dinner Honors Former Speakers and Minority Leaders of the House

On March 15th, our Association was proud to host its 14th Annual Statesmanship Award  Dinner. As in year's past, the event was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on 22nd Street in Washington, D.C. with nearly 400 guests in attendance. The ...

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Congress to Campus Looks to Brighter Future

The Congress to Campus remains on the wishlists of colleges and universities across the country, but pared programming due to budget cuts at universities have prohibited the program from meeting this demand.  Especially in this time of hyper-partisanship, it stands as a beacon of hope displaying civil debates between members ...

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The Congressional Study Group on Germany

The Congressional Study Group on Germany (CSGG) has started 2011 very active. Since the start of the year, the CSGG continued its traditional programming with the Distinguished Visitors Program on Capitol Hill and 2011 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour to Germany. With pressing international challenges at sight, the Study Group ...