Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF February 2, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

1:00 p.m. "L Visas: Losing Jobs Through Laissez-Faire Policies?" - Full Committee Hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses:
Mr. Daniel Stein, Executive Director, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR); Mr. Harris Miller, President, The Information Technology Association of America; Mr. Michael W. Gildey, Executive Director, Department of Professional Employees, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

3:30 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY CLASSIFIED briefing on Athens Olympic Security
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR WEEKS OF JANUARY 20 & 26, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

10:15 a.m. Full Committee meeting with H.E. Yashwant Sinha, Foreign Minister of India.

2:00 p.m. Classified Briefing on Jemaah Islamiyah - The Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights.

***Legislation Introduced***

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

H. R. 3725 (Weiner) – A bill to prohibit United States military assistance for Egypt and to express the sense of Congress that the amount of military assistance that would have been provided for Egypt for a fiscal year should be provided in the form of economic support fund assistance.

H. Res. 499 (Holt) – A resolution requesting the President and directing the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and the Attorney General to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution documents in the possession of the President and those officials relating to the disclosure and identity and employment of Ms. Valerie Plame. (Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select). In addition, to the Committees on Armed Services, International Relations, and the Judiciary.)

Friday, January 23, 2004

H. Res. 501 (Tancredo) – Recognizing and supporting Iranians in their daily struggle for democracy and reform, encouraging the Islamic Republic of Iran to conduct open and fair elections, and urging the President of the United States to engage with and support Iranians in their struggle for freedom and democracy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

H. Con. Res. 352 (Millender-McDonald) - Concurrent resolution recognizing the contributions of people of Indian origin to the United States and the benefits of working together with India towards promoting peace, and freedom among all countries of the world.

H. Con. Res. 353 (Wexler) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the visit to the United States of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan beginning January 26, 2004.

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

Report on Countries Approved in FY 04 for Assistance Under P.L. 480 Title II - December 23, 2003, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 3007 (3) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-171); unnumbered.

Department of Commerce Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress - January 5, 2004, Dept. Of Commerce, in accordance with the Inspector General Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Copies of United Nations Documents - January 6, 2004, DOS, pursuant to FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations - January 28, 2004, Dept. Of Commerce; unnumbered.

USAID Comments on the GAO Report Entitled "Foreign Assistance: USAID’s Operating Expense Account Does Not Fully Reflect the Cost of Delivering Foreign Assistance" - January 9, 2004, USAID, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 720; unnumbered.

USAID Comments on the GAO Report Entitled "Foreign Assistance: Strategic Workforce Planning Can Help USAID Address Current and Future Challenges" - January 9, 2004, USAID, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 720; unnumbered.

Summary of USAID Program in Bolivia - January 15, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act; unnumbered.

Charter for the Materials Technical Advisory Committee - January 15, 2004, Dept. Of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 9 ( c ) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act; unnumbered.

Activities of United States Government Representatives on Israeli and Palestinian Issues at the United Nations - January 16, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 721 ( c ) of the FRAA, 2000-2001 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Notification to Designate Serbia and Montenegro as Eligible for Negotiation of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement - January 16, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

Program Description: Afghan National Army Salaries - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 2209 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

FY 04 Supplemental Foreign Military Financing for Afghanistan - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 2209 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations act for Defense of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Foreign Policy Based Export Controls 2003 - January 20, 2004, Secretary of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.

Continuation of National Emergency With Respect to Libya - January 20, 2004, The White House, pursuant to 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-147; Ex. Comm. 6048.

Continuation of Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process - January 20, 2004, The White House, pursuant to 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-152; Ex. Comm. 6049.

Termination of the National Emergency With Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia - January 20, 2004, The White House, pursuant to 202 (a) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-153; Ex. Comm. 6050.

Notice of Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government of Tajikistan - January 20, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 01-04), pursuant to Sec. 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 6051.

Project Certification for the MOU for Maritime Missile Defense Projects with Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom - January 20, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 27-03), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 6052.

Project Certification for the MOU Concerning Standard Missile Upgrades and Improvements with The Netherlands, Germany, and Canada - January 20, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 25-03), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 6053.

Project Certification for the MOU between the United States DoD and The Netherlands Minister of Defense Concerning Test and Evaluation Program Cooperation - January 20, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 24-03), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 6054.

Project Certification for the Project Agreement for Nonaccoustic Sensing and Nonlinear Dynamics with Sweden - January 20, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 26-03), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 6055.

Copies of International Agreements - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the provisions in the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 6056.

Copies of International Agreements - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the provisions in the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 6057.

Copies of International Agreements - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the provisions in the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 6058.

Certification for FY 03 That No United Nations Organization or United Nations Affiliated Agency Grants and Official Status, Accreditation, or Recognition to Any Organization Which Promotes, Condones, or Seeks the Legalization of Pedophilia, or Which Includes as a Subsidiary or Member Any Such Organization - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 102 (g) of the FRAA, 1994-1995 (P.L. 103-236 as amended by P.L. 103-415); Ex. Comm. 6059.

Report on the National Emergency Declared in Proclamation 7463 - January 20, 2004, The White House, pursuant to 301 of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-149; Ex. Comm. 6060.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the Western Balkans - January 20, 2004, Dept. Of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 6061.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Created by the Accumulation of Weapons-Usable Fissile Material in the Territory of the Russian Federation - January 20, 2004, Dept. Of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 6062.

Report on Financial Balances of the Vietnam Education Foundation for 2003 - January 20, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to the Vietnam Education Foundation Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-554); Ex. Comm. 6063.

Report on Withdrawal of Russian Armed Forces and Military Equipment – January 20, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to the Senate’s 1997 resolution on the CFE Flank Document; Ex. Comm. 6064.

President’s Bi-Monthly Report on Cyprus - October-November 2003 - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620C ( c )of the FAA of 1961 and in accordance with Sec. 1 (a) (6) of Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 6065.

Department’s Final Rule - Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 38 (f) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 6066.

Funds for Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund Activities – January 20, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 508(a) of P.L. 102-511, as amended by Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-7; Ex. Comm. 6067.

Notification of Export of Items in the National Interest of the United States to Iraq - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); Ex. Comm. 6068.

Copy of Presidential Determination No. 2004-09 on Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act of 2002; Ex. Comm. 6069.

Copy of Presidential Determination No. 2004-14 - PLOCCA Report and Determinations - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 804 of the FRAA, 1990-1991 (P.L. 101-246) and sections 603-604 and 699 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); Ex. Comm. 6070.

Notification of Intent to Obligate Funds for Purposes of Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund Activities - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 508 (a) of the FREEDOM Support Act, 1992 (P.L. 102-511); Ex. Comm. 6071.

Certification that Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are Committed to Courses of Action in the CTR and FREEDOM Acts – January 20, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1203(d) of the CTR (P.L. 103-160), and Sec. 502 of the FREEDOM Act (P.L. 102-511); Ex. Comm. 6072.

Presidential Determination No. 2004-12 - Report Entitled "Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act" - January 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 7 (a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 1995, (P.L. 104-45); Ex. Comm. 6271.

Certification Regarding Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Pursuant to the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act – January 20, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED copies of certifications and justifications pursuant to Sec. 1203(d) of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-160), as amended by Sec. 502 of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511); unnumbered.

Funds Available for Project Related to the FREEDOM Support Act – January 20, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED Memorandum of Justification pursuant to Sec. 504(a) of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511); unnumbered.

Determination to Waive the 100-ft Setback Requirement With Respect to the Relocation of the U.S. Consulate in Merida, Mexico - January 21, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 606 (a) (2) and Sec. 606 (a) (3) of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act, 1999 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,500,000 in FY 03 FSA funds for support of DOL’s Coal Mine Safety Program in Ukraine, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,500,000 in FY 03 ESF to implement the aviation safety and security component of the President’s East Africa Counterterrorism Initiative in Kenya, Tanzania, 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, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,200,000 in FY 03 and prior year ESF to implement the public diplomacy component of the President’s East Africa Counterterrorism Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process - January 21, 2004, Dept. Of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 6276.

A Year-End Report on Efforts in Implementing Plan Colombia - January 21, 2004, DOS; Ex. Comm. 6277.

Waiver on Restrictions on Assistance to Uzbekistan – January 21, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED copy of Presidential Determination No. 2004-19, pursuant to Sec. 1203 of P.L. 103-160, and Sec. 1306 of P.L. 107-314; Ex. Comm. 6278.

Annual Report to Congress on Chemical Weapons Convention – January 22, 2004, letter from the Central Intelligence Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Resolution 75 of the CWC; unnumbered.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Colombian Armed Forces - January 23, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 564 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Report on Claims By United States Firms Against the Government of Saudi Arabia - January 23, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2801 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act, 1998 (P.L. 105-277); unnumbered.

Notification Regarding Prospective USTDA Funding Obligations That Require Special Notification - Pakistan and Serbia & Montenegro - January 23, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notification to Designate Lebanon as Eligible for Negotiation of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement - January 23, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Libya - January 23, 2004, Dept. Of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 6309.

Presidential Determination No. 2004-17 on Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court - January 23, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act of 2002; Ex. Comm. 6310.

Plan on DRL Suggestions for Political Office Positions Abroad - January 27, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 663 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Determination Regarding the Export to Iraq of Small Arms for Private Security Purposes in the National Interest of the United States - January 27, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Tunisia - January 27, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

The Department’s Final Rule - December 2002 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreement Implementation: Categories 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7 of the Commerce Control List, and Reporting Requirements [Docket No. 031017263-3263-01] (RIN: 0694-AC85) - January 27, 2004, Dept. Of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A);Ex. Comm. 6383.

The Department’s Final Rule - Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations: Electronic Submission of Declarations and Reports Through the Web-Data Entry System for Industry (Web-DESI) [Docket No. 0312113311-3311-01] (RIN: 0694-AC97) - January 27, 2004, Dept. Of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 6384.

***Memorials/Petitions***

A memorial by the State of Ohio, relative to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8 encouraging the International Joint Commission to maintain its participation in developing feasible and defensible strategies and policies that protect the Great Lakes waters from out-of-basin diversions and to continue to support the Annex 2001 process; Memorial No. 243.

***Committee Hearings/Markups Printed***

Syria: Implications for U.S. Security and Regional Stability - September 16, 2003, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia hearing; Serial No. 108-66.

Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere - October 21, 2004, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing; Serial No. 108-65.

The Case for a Social Investment Fund for the America’s - November 5, 2004, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing; Serial No. 108-67.

Human Rights Violations Under Saddam Hussein: Victims Speak Out - November 20, 2003, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia hearing; Serial No. 108-64.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEKS OF JANUARY 20 & 26, 2004

***Appointments***

U.S. - China Economic Security Review Commission - William A. Reinsch, of Maryland, for a term expiring December 31, 2005.

***Senate Hearings***

Senate Committee on Armed Services: Conducted a briefing on ongoing military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan from Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Rear Admiral Robert B. Murrett, USN, Director for intelligence, J-2, and Lieutenant General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF, Director for Operations, J-3, both of U.S. Joint Forces Command; and Reuben Jeffery III, CPA.

Senate Committee on Armed Services: Hearing on Iraq WMD. Testimony was heard from David Kay, former Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence on Strategy Regarding Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Closed briefing and open hearing on Pakistan and India entitled "Steps Toward Rapprochement." Testimony was heard from Frank Wisner, American International Group, New York, NY; Stephen P. Cohen, Brookings Institution, and Michael Krepon, Henry L. Stimson Center.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Hearing on Afghanistan. Testimony was heard from General James L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium; and William B. Taylor, Jr., Coordinator for Afghanistan, Department of State.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "The Protocol Additional to the Safeguards Agreement Between the United States of America and the IAEA." Testimony was heard from: The Honorable Linton F. Brooks, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; The Honorable Peter Lichtnbaum, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce; Ms. Susan F. Burk, Acting Assistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation, Department of State; Mr. Mark T. Esper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Negotiations, Department of Defense.

***Nominations Received***

Export-Import Bank - Linda Mysliwy Conlin, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring January 20, 2007.