Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010-11

Synopsis: 
It's the first time in five years that the SFRC has passed such a bill.

On April 27, 2010, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010-2011 by voice vote. 

Key peacekeeping-related provisions of the Committee mark:

  • Synchronizes U.S. dues to the UN
  • Raises the cap on U.S. contributions to UN peacekeeping to 27.5% 
  • Creates an Office on Global Women’s Issues in the State Department

The bill is now awaiting a vote on the Senate floor.

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