Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3, 2003

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

4:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY Meeting with the Hon. Robert Zoellick, United States Trade Representative, to discuss policy toward sub-Saharan Africa.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

5:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY Meeting with delegation from Egypt headed by H.E. Dr. Youssef Boutros Ghali, Minister of Foreign Trade.
Room H-139, The Capitol

Thursday, February 6, 2003

11:00 a.m. Full Committee Organizational Meeting
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR JANUARY 21, 2003

No Committee business was scheduled

***Legislation Introduced***

Monday, January 27, 2003

H. R. 356 (Everett) - A bill to nullify the effect of certain provisions of various Executive orders.

H. R. 390 (Waters) - A bill to authorize emergency supplemental assistance to combat the growing humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.

H. Con. Res. 15 (Wilson) - Concurrent resolution commending India on its celebration of Republic Day.

H. Res. 28 (Lantos) - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should declare its support for the independence of Kosova.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

H. Con Res. 16 (Andrews) - Concurrent resolution calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Cuba, including Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, and for other purposes.

H. Con. Res. 18 (Hastings) - Concurrent resolution calling on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States to return to an interim level of compliance with the Agreed Framework for 1994 while a more comprehensive and mutually acceptable agreement can be negotiated by those two nations.

H. Res. 37 (Andrews) - A resolution congratulating the Republic of Cyprus on its recent completion of the accession process into the European Union.

H. Res. 40 (Hastings) - A resolution condemning the current political unrest and political leadership in Venezuela, calling for new elections in accordance with the constitution of that country, and for other purposes.

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

H. Con. Res. 22 (Kind) - Concurrent resolution honoring Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel.

H. Con. Res. 24 (Burr) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the election of Libya to the chairmanship of the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

H. Con. Res. 26 (McCollum) - Concurrent resolution condemning the punishment of execution by stoning as a gross violation of human rights, and for other purposes.

H. R. 441 (Brown) - A bill to amend Public Law 107-10 to authorize a United States plan to endorse and obtain observer status for Taiwan at the annual summit of the World Health Assembly in May 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland, and for other purposes.

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

Case Requiring Receipt of Assurance Letter - January 17, 2003, DOS, application for authorization to export to China, pursuant to Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and Department of State Delegations of Authority 140 and 140-1; unnumbered.

“LIBERTAD” Act Reports - January 20, 2003, letter from the President transmitting CLASSIFIED reports pursuant to Sec. 108 of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-114); unnumbered.

Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organization - January 23, 2003, CLASSIFIED transmittal from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (P.L. 82-414), and the USA PATRIOT Act (P.L. 107-56); unnumbered.

Report on Proposed Obligations for Weapons Destruction and Non-Proliferation in the Former Soviet Union - January 27, 2003, Assistant Secretary of Defense, in accordance with Sec. 1205 of FY 1996 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 104-106); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 27, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $423,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to the U.S. EPA for the Northern European Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) 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.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia - January 27, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act; (H. Doc. 108-21) Ex. Comm. 173.

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia - January 27, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act; (H. Doc. 108-22) Ex. Comm. 174.

Listing of All Outstanding Letters of Offer to Sell Any Major Defense Equipment for $1 Million or More - January 27, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 36(a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 175.

Bimonthly Report on Cyprus October 2002 - November 2002 - January 27, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 620C ( c) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 176.

The Department’s Final Rule - Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) and Bosnian - Serb Controlled Areas of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanctions Regulations - January 27, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A);

Ex. Comm. 177.

Report on Withdrawal of Russian Armed Forces and Military Equipment - January 27, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to paragraph (5)(D) of the Senate’s resolution of advice and consent to the ratification of the CFE Flank Document of May 31, 1996, dated May 14, 1997;  Ex. Comm. 178.

Presidential Determination on Waiver of Restrictions on Assistance to Russia - January 27, 2003 letter from the Department of State transmitting Presidential Determination 2003-11 and report in Support of the presidential certification under Sec. 1306 of P.L. 107-314, Sec. 1203(d) of P.L. 103-160, and Sec. 502 of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511), and the CLASSIFIED annex to the report; Ex. Comm. 179.

Amount of Assessed Contributions to the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies During Calendar Year 2002 - January 28, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 409 (d) Foreign Relations Authorization Act Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 103-236); unnumbered.

Notification of Intent to Initiate IMET program for Algeria - January 28, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Title III, Military Assistance, International Military Education and Training, of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act for FY 2002 (P.L. 107-115) as carried forward under the CR for FY 03 (P.L. 107-229); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment to the Government of Israel - January 28, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-1-03), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 28, 2003, DOS, informing that DRL intends to provide $1,000,000 in FY 2002 ESF from the HRDF to support the rule of law, democracy, and human rights, in the People’s Republic of China, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sections 515 & 526 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process - January 28, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act; (H. Doc. 108-24) Ex. Comm. 260.

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process - January 28, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act; (H. Doc. 108-25) Ex. Comm. 261.

Report on Matters Relevant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 - January 28, 2003, The White House, pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution, (P.L. 107-243); (H. Doc. 108-23) Ex. Comm. 263.

Report on Continued Contributions in Support of Peacekeeping Efforts in the former Yugoslavia - January 28, 2003, The White House; (H. Doc. 108-26) Ex. Comm. 264.

Annual Report of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board - January 28, 2003, Office of the Chair; Ex. Comm. 265.

Report to the Congress on Overseas Refugee Processing - January 29, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 243 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

The FAIR Act of 1998 Commercial Activities Inventory Report - January 29, 2003, BBG, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (P.L. 105-270); unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification to Provide $2.3 Million to the Free Iraqi Forces (FIF) - January 30, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 451 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Report on Foreign Language Proficiency - January 30, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 208 of the Foreign Relations Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001, as enacted in Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2000, P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Presidents Report to Congress Identifying the Major Illicit Drug Producing or Major Drug Transit Countries - January 30, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 706 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2002-2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $30,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to the INL to support anti-trafficking in persons work in Macedonia by DOJ/OPDAT/ICITAP, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) and 634 A 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $125,000 in FY 2002 AEEB funds to INL for community police training, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) and 634 A 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by DRL to provide $387,000 in FY 2002 ESF from HRDF to analyze commitment to democracy and human rights in DRL priority countries, pursuant to Sec. 634 A 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.

Use of the Secret Ballot in the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies - January 31, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 406 of the FRAA FY 03 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Logistics Support to Joint Military Mission to Nuba Mountain Cease-fire in Sudan - January 31, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Title III and Section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 31, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $5.0 Million in FY 2003 FSA funds for transportation of humanitarian assistance to needy populations in Europe and Eurasia, pursuant to Sections 101 and 103 of the Joint Resolution, making continuing appropriations for FY 03 (P.L. 107-229); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - January 31, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,000,000 in FY 2002 emergency supplemental ESF to provide fuel for the use of the Government of Djibouti for the general population, pursuant to the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States (P.L. 107-206) and the CR (P.L. 107-229); unnumbered.

The Department’s Final Rule - Revision of Export Controls for General Purpose Microprocessors [Docket # 021216312-2312-01] (RIN: 0694-AC66) - January 31, 2003, Department of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1)(A); Ex. Comm. 371.

***Senate Appointments***

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki): The Chair, on behalf of the Vice-President, pursuant to P.L. 94-304, as amended by P.L. 99-7, appointed Senator Campbell as Co-Chairman during the 108th Congress.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice-President, pursuant to P.L. 94-304, as amended by P.L. 99-7, appointed Senators Dodd, Graham (FL), Feingold, and Clinton during the 108th Congress.

Congressional - Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China: The Chair, on behalf of the President of the Senate, and after consultation with the Democratic leader, pursuant to P.L. 106-286, appointed the following Members to serve on the Commission: Senators Baucus, Levin, Feinstein, and Dorgan.