3:49 PM EDT

Alcee L. Hastings, D-FL 23rd

Mr. HASTINGS of Florida. There is a requirement for countries to participate in the extractive industries reporting.

Basically what we are doing is, for the first time, asking the Secretary of State to encourage countries to participate in EITI. EITI is to be renewed on September 30. And if we nudge some countries, without mentioning names, some of them may very well determine to participate. That way we will have more assurance of our energy supplies and try, as best we can, not to participate in the future with foreign corrupt governments.