Committee on International Relations
U.S. House of Representatives
Henry J. Hyde, Chairman

CONTACT: Sam Stratman, (202) 226-7875, June 11, 2003

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For IMMEDIATE Release

Hyde Announces Thursday Markup

Sixteen measures to be reported including
Millennium Challenge Account Authorization, Peace Corps expansion;
Burma sanctions legislation

(WASHINGTON) U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), chairman of the House International Relations Committee, announced Wednesday that the Committee will begin work Thursday on amendments to the proposed Millennium Challenge Account Authorization Act and legislation to expand the Peace Corps.

A list of legislation scheduled for markup beginning at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 12, in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building:

H.R. ___, Millennium Challenge Account Authorization and Peace Corps Expansion Act of 2003;

H.R. 2330, Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003;

H.R. 1462, International Disability and Victims of Warfare and Civil Strife Assistance Act of 2003;

H. Res. 58, Recognizing the accomplishments of Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a musician, composer, statesman, and philanthropist and recognizing the 11th anniversary of the return of his remains to Poland;

H. Res. 177, Commending the people of the Republic of Kenya for conducting free and fair elections, for the peaceful and orderly transfer of power in their government, and for the continued success of democracy in their nation since that transition;

H. Res. 194, Regarding the importance of international efforts to abolish slavery and other human rights abuses in the Sudan;

H. Res. 199, Calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli, calling on the President of the United States to continue working on behalf of Dr. Yang Jianli for his release, and for other purposes;

H. Res. 237, Honoring the life and work of Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the movement to free South Africa of apartheid, on the occasion of his death;

H. Res. 242, Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to the families of the victims of the terrorist suicide bombing attacks that occurred on May 16, 2003, in Casablanca, Morocco;

H.. Res. ___, Expressing sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Algeria on May 21, 2003;

H. Con. Res. 49, Expressing the sense of the Congress that the sharp escalation of anti-Semitic violence within many participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is of profound concern and efforts should be undertaken to prevent future occurrences;

H. Con. Res. 80, Expressing the sense of Congress relating to efforts of the Peace Parks Foundation in the Republic of South Africa to facilitate the establishment and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in southern Africa;

H. Con. Res. 134, Acknowledging the deepening relationship between the United States and the Republic of Djibouti and recognizing Djibouti's role in combating terrorism;

H. Con. Res. 154, Concerning the transition to democracy in the Republic of Burundi;

H. Con. Res. 169, Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Government should support the human rights and dignity of all persons with disabilities by pledging support for the drafting and working toward the adoption of a thematic convention on the human rights and dignity of persons with disabilities by the United Nations General Assembly to augment the existing United Nations human rights system, and for other purposes; and

H. Con. Res. 209, Commending the signing of the United States-Adriatic Charter, a charter of partnership among the United States, Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia.

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