This is a complete list of U. Senators can be a member of more than one committee. As of [update] , there are 88 subsidiary bodies of the US Senate: 16 standing committees with 67 subcommittees, and five non-standing committees. There are five non-standing, select, or special committees , which are treated similarly to standing committees. Senate committees are divided, according to relative importance, into three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Policy in East Asia and the Pacific: Challenges and Priorities
The United States and China are locked in strategic competition over the future of the Indo-Pacific—the most populous, dynamic, and consequential region in the world. At stake are competing visions for the rules, norms, and institutions that will govern international relations in the decades to come. The U. By contrast, China is driving toward a more closed and illiberal future for the Indo-Pacific, core aspects of which would undermine vital U.
Its northern extension between mainland China and the Korean Peninsula is the Yellow Sea , separated by an imaginary line between the eastern tip of Qidong, Jiangsu at the Yangtze River estuary and the southwestern tip of South Korea 's Jeju Island. The East China Sea is bounded in the east and southeast by the middle portion of the first island chain , including the Japanese island of Kyushu and the Ryukyu Islands , and in the south by the island of Taiwan. Tokara Strait and Miyako Strait. The East China Sea is shared among the People's Republic of China , Japan and South Korea , the three major East Asian countries, whose diplomatic and economic interactions are one of the most important international relations in the world.
For more than three decades, Margaret Chase Smith served as a role model for women aspiring to national politics. As the first woman to win election to both the U. House and the U.