Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JANUARY 27, 2003

No Committee business scheduled

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR JANUARY 21, 2003

No Committee business was scheduled

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

“Multilateral Development Bank Loans Raising Environmental Concerns”--January 9, 2003, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 1303 ( c ) of the International Financial Institutions Act; unnumbered.

Charter of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid--January 17, 2003, USAID, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Humanitarian Demining Program (NADR) Activity Description for Iraq and Afghanistan--January 21, 2003, DOS, pursuant to P.L. 107-229, making continuing appropriations available for FY 2003, to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 (a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--January 21, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $7,000,000 to the Iraqi National Congress Support Foundation (INC), pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sections 515 & 570 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115), and H. Res. 15 making further continuing appropriations for FY 2003 (P.L. 108-2); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination on Waiver of Conditions on Obligation and Expenditure of Funds for Planning, Design, and Construction of a Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in Russia--January 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1305 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000 (P.L. 106-65), Sec. 8144 (a) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2003; unnumbered.

Notification of Excess of Defense Articles to the Government of Tunisia--January 22, 2003, DSCA, total value of items estimated to be $158,196.24, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Report on Claims by United States Firms Against the Government of Saudi Arabia--January 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2801 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-277) Title XXVIII, as amended by Sec. 216 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet--January 23, 2003, DOS, Advising that USAID intends to transfer up to $500,000 in FY 2002 AEEB funds to the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs for U.S. personnel seconded to the OSCE to participate in advanced training in Serbia and Montenegro, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) of the FAA of 1961, 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--January 23, 2003, DOS, advising that DRL intends to provide &138,000 in FY 2002 ESF from the HRDF to support a justice sector reform program in Morocco, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Russia, Ukraine and Norway--January 23, 2002, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 002-03), concerning future commercial activities relating to the launch of commercial satellites from the Pacific Ocean, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan--January 23, 2002, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 003-03), concerns Japan’s Galaxy Express space launch vehicle program, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Background--Freetown, Sierra Leone Helicopters--January 23, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Title III and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115), Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and P.L. 107-229; unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification for the Drawdown to Support the Government of Afghanistan--January 23, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 202 of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act (P.L. 107-327) and Sec. 506 and 652 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

USTDA Funding Obligations that Require Special Notification--January 23, 2003, USTDA, concerning Colombia & Serbia, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Terrorist Assets Report--January 24, 2003, Office of Foreign Assets Control, pursuant to Sec. 304 of P.L. 102-138, as amended by P.L. 103-236; unnumbered.

Bureau of Industry and Security Annual Report FY 2002--January 24, 2003, The Secretary of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 14 of the Export Administration Act of 1979; unnumbered.

***Nominations Received***

Homeland Security--Janet Hale of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Management.

***Nominations Confirmed***

Homeland Security--Thomas J. Ridge of Pennsylvania, to be Secretary.