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Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America$

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731954

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.001.0001

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(p.207) Appendix D

(p.207) Appendix D

Committees in Argentina, Colombia, and Costa Rica

Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America
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Argentina Chamber of Deputies

  1. 1. Constitutional Issues

  2. 2. General Legislation

  3. 3. Foreign Relations

  4. 4. Budget and Treasury

  5. 5. Education

  6. 6. Science and Technology

  7. 7. Culture

  8. 8. Justice

  9. 9. Social Security

  10. 10. Social Assistance and Public Health

  11. 11. Family, Women, Children, and Adolescents

  12. 12. Elderly

  13. 13. Penal Code Legislation

  14. 14. Worker’s Rights Legislation

  15. 15. Defense

  16. 16. Public Works

  17. 17. Agriculture and Ranching

  18. 18. Finance

  19. 19. Industry

  20. 20. Commerce

  21. (p.208) 21. Energy and Combustibles

  22. 22. Communication and Information

  23. 23. Transportation

  24. 24. Economics and Regional Development

  25. 25. Municipal Issues

  26. 26. Maritime Issues, Fishing, and Ports

  27. 27. Housing

  28. 28. Petitions, Powers, and Rules

  29. 29. Justice

  30. 30. Natural Resources and Conservation of Human Environment

  31. 31. Tourism

  32. 32. Economy

  33. 33. Mining

  34. 34. Drug Addiction

  35. 35. Analysis and Security of Compliance with Tributary Norms

  36. 36. Population

  37. 37. Sports

  38. 38. Human Rights and Guarantees

  39. 39. Cooperation with NGOs

  40. 40. Mercosur

Colombian Chamber of Representatives and Senate

Committee 1—Constitutional

Assigned bills dealing with constitutional reform, statuary laws, territory organization, regulation of organizational control, administrative contracts, notary and registrar, structure and organization of central administration, legislative rights and guarantees, peace politics and strategies, intellectual propriety, and ethnic issues.

Committee 2—Foreign Relations

Assigned bills dealing with international politics, national defense and public police, diplomacy, public treaties, external commerce, economic integration, ports, relations with international organizations, nongovernmental diplomacy, border issues, nationality, foreigners, migration, honors and public monuments, military service, free zones, and commerce.

Committee 3—Economics

Assigned bills dealing with treasury and public credit, taxes (tax exemptions), monetary regimen, banking, monopolies, loans, stock market, economic regulation, national planning, and financial activity.

(p.209) Committee 4—Budget

Assigned bills dealing with budget laws, fiscal finances, national well-being, regulation of industry, patents and copyrights, creation, elimination, reform, and organization of national public establishments, quantity and price control, and administrative contracts.

Committee 5—Agriculture

Assigned bills dealing with farming/agriculture law, ecology, environment and natural resources, land tenure, maritime issues, mining and energy, and autonomous regional corporations.

Committee 6—Communications and Other Issues

Assigned bills dealing with communications, tariffs, public calamities, public functions and services, scientific and technological investigation, information and digital communication, airspace, public works and transportation, tourism, education, and culture.

Committee 7—Social Affairs

Assigned bills dealing with public employees, unions, social security, loan funds, civil service, recreation, sports, health, community organizations, housing, women, and family issues.

Costa Rican Legislative Assembly

Government and Administration

Assigned bills dealing with governing, public security, foreign relations, transportation, communication, and municipalities.


Assigned bills dealing with the economy, commerce, industry, common market, and integration.


Assigned bills dealing with the national budget and treasury issues.

(p.210) Social Issues

Assigned bills dealing with work, social security, education, social protection, and health.

Judicial Issues

Assigned bills dealing with justice, civil rights, penal issues, commercial issues, electoral issues, organization of the judicial branch, and all legal issues.

Agriculture, Fishing, and Natural Resources (created in 1982)

Assigned bills dealing with agriculture, ranching, energy, and natural resources.