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United Nations Issues: Congressional Representatives to the U.n. General Assembly [Updated September 4, 2020]   [open pdf - 449KB]

From the Document: "The annual session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly is held at U.N. Headquarters in New York City. The President generally appoints one Democrat and one Republican to serve as U.S. representatives to the session, alternating each year between the House and Senate. At the 74th session, which opened in September 2019, two members of the House of Representatives, Barbara Lee and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, served as congressional representatives. Two members of the Senate will likely serve as representatives to the 75th session, which is scheduled to open on September 15, 2020. In July 2020, U.N. members decided that the Assembly session would be conducted virtually due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is unclear how, if at all, the activities of congressional representatives may be affected by this decision."

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CRS In Focus, IF10464
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2020-09-04
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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