by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
November 1994
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
 The mailing says the new Republican Congressional leadership wants to reduce the number of Committees, which could involve eliminating the Africa Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Washington sources report that the current plan is to merge the Africa, Asia and Pacific Subcommittees, with Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) as chair. The mailing says that, two years ago, concerned Americans, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, beat back a similar effort initiated by the Democratic leadership. A separate Subcommittee on Africa is vital to ensure that Congress remains seriously engaged with the issues confronting Africa and U.S.-Africa policy. The mailing urges people to lobby incoming House Speaker Rep. Newt Gingrich and incoming Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman. 
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections