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Mar 15

Asia 2012: The View from Capitol Hill

What are the hot Asia-related issues this year on the Hill and where is Congress headed on them? What is Congress likely to do on the defense budget and how is it looking at the Administration’s “rebalancing” toward Asia Pacific? How is the election year impacting the prospects for legislation on China economic issues? How might the situation in the Middle East and U.S. policy toward Iran impact attitudes and initiatives on East Asia? What is the Hill’s disposition toward the U.S.-India relationship today? Where is it on Japan’s participation in the Transpacific Partnership? These are just a sample of the issues to be discussed by a distinguished panel of key congressional staff members during Heritage’s annual examination of Asia policy as seen from Capitol Hill.

More About the Speakers

Joel Starr
Counsel and Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Republican, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Chris Socha
Legislative Director and Foreign Policy Adviser, Office of Senator James Risch (R-ID), Ranking Republican, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Edward Burrier
Professional Staff, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More