Rep. Ed Royce's (R-Calif.) “North Korea Refugee Adoption Act” (H.R. 1464) calling for a State Department adoption strategy is next, followed by Rep. Mike Grimm's (R-N.Y.) H.Res. 177 expressing support for internal rebuilding, resettlement and reconciliation within Sri Lanka.
In the Senate, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 17, “expressing the sense of Congress that Taiwan should be accorded observer status in the International Civil Aviation Organization.”
In other news:
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi vowed to reform the economy and stick by the peace treaty with Israel in meetings with U.S. officials and business leaders that are part of America's largest trade delegation ever to the Middle East. [Associated Press]
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping hasn't been seen in public since Sept. 1 and skipped a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week, raising intense speculation about the health and whereabouts of the man expected to become China's top leader this fall. [The Wall Street Journal]
Somalia chose a moderate academic, Hassan Sheik Mohamud, as its new president to take over from the internationally backed transitional administration. [The New York Times]
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