Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2003

108th Congress Convenes at noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

10:15 a.m. CLASSIFIED briefing on North Korea with Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State. This is a CLOSED briefing for Members and designated Committee staff ONLY.

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR 12/16/02-12/20/02 & 12/23/02-01/03/03

There was no Committee Business

*** Presidential Messages, Executive and Other Communications Received ***

Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Interior Semiannual Report--November 20, 2002, The Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, P.L. 95-452; unnumbered.

U.S. Government Foreign Credit Exposure As of December 31, 2001--December 12, 2002, Department of the Treasury; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 13, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,440,000 for the Middle East Peace Process Multilaterals Working Groups, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Charter of the Shipping Coordinating Committee--December 17, 2002, DOS, in accordance with the provisions in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination and Report on Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act--December 17, 2002, DOS, pursuant to Sections 6 & 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act (P.L. 104-45); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 17, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to fund $823,000 for the construction of facilities in Ecuador for the purpose of carrying out the Department’s international narcotics control and law enforcement program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115), and in accordance with Sec. 488 (b) of the FAA of 1961, as amended by the International Narcotics Control Act of 1992; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 18, 2002, DOS, notification that the USTDA intends to obligate an additional $1.5 million in FY 02 FREEDOM Support Act funds for feasibility studies and other project planning activities in Eurasia, and OPIC intends to obligate and additional $450,000 in previously transferred No-Year FREEDOM Support Act funds for the Caspian Finance Center and an investment promotion office in Moscow, pursuant to 632 (a) of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 18, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent that DRL intends to provide $297,000 in FY 02 ESF from HRDF to support the rule of law, democracy and human rights in the People’s Republic of China, pursuant to Sec. 526 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Jordan--December 19, 2002, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Taiwan--December 19, 2002, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $175,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to EUR in order to support development of the Regional Center to Combat Organized Crime in Bucharest, Romania, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $130,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to EUR to support an expert on Stability Pact and SECI issues, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $150,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to support U.S. participation in a regional task force on narcotics, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $100,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to the INS to provide technical assistance and related support to the Regional Center to Combat Organized Crime in Romania, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $150,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to the U.S. Customs Service to provide technical assistance and related support to the Regional Center to Combat Organized Crime in Romania, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) of the FAA and Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $160,000 in AEEB funds to FBI to provide technical assistance and related support to the Regional Center to combat Organized Crime in Romania, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) of the FAA and Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $105,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for Freedom Grants for participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $115,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for English Language Teaching Fellows in Macedonia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $50,000 in FY 02 AEEB to EUR for Democracy Commission Small Grants programs in Macedonia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $40,000 in FY 02 AEEB to the Bureau of Public Affairs for TV Coop Programs in Macedonia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by DRL to provide $118,000 in FY 02 ESF from the HRDF to support democracy and human rights programs in Indonesia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent by DRL to provide $300,000 in FY 02 ESF from the HRDF to establish a women’s leadership program in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Notification Regarding NADR--The Republic of the Philippines--December 20, 2002, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $100,000 in funds made available pursuant to P.L. 107-229 for the purposes of Title II of the FY 2002 FOAA, for small arms destruction in the Republic of the Philippines, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Qatari-American Economic Strategic Defense, Cultural and Educational Partnership Caucus--December 27, 2002, letter from Representatives Nick Rahall and Dana Rohrabacher; unnumbered.

***Committee Hearings/Markups Printed***

U.S. Policy Toward Syria and the Syria Accountability Act--Serial No. 107-119, September 18, 2002, hearing before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.

An Evaluation of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom--Serial No. 107-120, October 9, 2002, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights.

Guatemala and the Dominican Republic: Drug Corruption and Other Threats to Democratic Stability--Serial No. 107-118, October 10, 2002, hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.