Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

5:45 p.m. Full Committee Organizational Meeting

Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

10:00 a.m. “The President’s International Affairs Budget Request for FY 2004" - Full Committee Hearing
Witnesses:
The Honorable Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m. “Prospect for Peace in Ivory Coast” - Full Committee Hearing
Witnesses: The Honorable Walter H. Kansteiner, III, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State; Timothy M. Docking, Ph.D., Program Officer, Research and Studies Program, United States Institute of Peace; Jeanne M. Toungara, Ph.D., Professor, Department of History, Howard University.

Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with Ambassadors from Middle East Countries
Room H-139, The Capitol

4:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with H.E. Lucio Gutierrez, President of Ecuador.
Room H-139, The Capitol

Thursday, February 13, 2003

9:15 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with H.E. Georges Savvaides, Ambassador of Greece, representing the Greek Presidency of the European Union
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

10:00 a.m. “North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Challenge to Stability in Northeast Asia” - Full Committee Hearing
Witnesses: The Honorable James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State.

Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

12:00 p.m. CLOSED MEMBERS BRIEFING on Developments in the Middle East
Witnesses: The Honorable William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State.
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2003

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

4:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY held a meeting with the Hon. Robert Zoellick, United States Trade Representative, to discuss policy toward sub-Saharan Africa.

5:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY held a meeting with delegation from Egypt headed by H.E. Dr. Youssef Boutros Ghali, Minister of Foreign Trade.

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

H. Con. Res. 27 (Hyde) - Concurrent resolution condemning the selection of Libya to chair the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and for other purposes.

H. Con. Res. 29 (Vitter) - Concurrent resolution condemning the designation of Iraq as chair of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

H.R. 602 (Owens) - A bill to provide compensation for the families of noncombatants killed in United States military actions in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

H. J. Res. 20 (DeFazio) - A joint resolution to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution 2002.

H. Con. Res. 31 (Wilson) - Concurrent resolution welcoming His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of Kingdom of Bahrain, on his visit to the Untied States in February 2003.

H. Res. 55 (Hastings) - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that United Nations weapons inspectors should be given sufficient time for a thorough assessment of the level of compliance by the Government of Iraq with United Nations Security Council resolution 1441 (2002) and that the United States should seek a Security Council resolution specifically authorizing the use of force before initiating any offensive military operations against Iraq.

H. Res. 58 (Kaptur) - A resolution 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. 59 (Ney) - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in support of the people of Iran and their legitimate quest for freedom and friendship with the people of the United States, and for other purposes.

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

Number of Members of U.S. Armed Forces Involved in Counternarcotics-Related Functions in Andean Countries During December 2002 - January 17, 2003, The Joint Staff, pursuant to Sec. 8 of the International Narcotics Control Act for FY 90; unnumbered.

Performance and Accountability Report - January 31, 2003, USAID; unnumbered.

Embassy Construction Project in Cairo, Egypt - February 3, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the FRAA, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the FRAA, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Report to Congress on “Rightsizing” Overseas Posts - February 3, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 302 of the Department of State Authorization Act, 2003 P.L. 107-228; unnumbered.

Use of Technology Standards and Interoperable Databases with Machine-Readable, Tamper-Resistant Travel Documents - February 4, 2003, DOJ, pursuant to requirements in the “USA PATRIOT Act” (P.L. 107-56) and the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-173); unnumbered.

Charter of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law - February 4, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the provisions in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Communication from The President of The United States Transmitting a Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Iraq - February 4, 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. 108-31) Ex. Comm. 457.

Message from The President of the United States Transmitting a Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the Western Balkans - February 4, 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. 108-27).

USTDA Annual Financial Audit to Congress - February 4, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2421 (e) (2); unnumbered.

Report of the Status of the Terrorist Lookout Committees (Visa Viper Committees) - February 5, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 304 (f) of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002; unnumbered.

State Notification of the intent to provide up to $2,500,000 in FY 03 PKO funds for a Portion of the U.S.’ Contribution to the MFO in the Sinai - February 5, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Title III and Sec. 515 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - February 5, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by DRL intends to provide $250,000 in FY 2002 ESF from the HRDF to support the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission., 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.

Status of FMF Accounting Direct Loans, the Foreign Military Loan Liquidating Account Direct Loans and the Military Debt Reduction Account Direct Loans as of 30 September 2002 - February 5, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 25 (a) (11) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Attachment to Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Morocco - February 5, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Attachment to Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Guatemala - February 5, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Message From the President of the United States Transmitting Kosovo Benchmarks - February 5, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 1212 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2001 (P.L. 106-398); (H. Doc. 108-33).

Message From the President of the United States Transmitting Benchmarks for a Sustainable Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina - February 5, 2003, The White House, pursuant to the Levin Amendment to the 1998 Supplemental Appropriations and Recessions Act (Sec. 7(b) of P.L. 105-174) and Sec. 1203 (a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1999 (P.L. 105-261); (H. Doc. 108-34).

Semi Annual Report on Progress Toward Regional Nuclear Nonproliferation in South Asia - February 5, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620F ( c ) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 518.

Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government of Jordan - February 5, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 01-03), pursuant to Sec. 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 519.

Certification for the MOU Between the United States, France, UK, and the NATO AEW&C Programme Management Organization Concerning Projects for the E -3 AEW&C Fleets - February 5, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 34-02), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 520.

Communication From the President of the United States Transmitting Plan Colombia/Andean Counterdrug Initiative Semi-Annual Obligation Report - February 5, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 3204 (e) of P.L. 106-246; (H. Doc. 108-35). Ex. Comm. 546.

Notification of Prospective Funding Obligations for Desalination Plant in Karachi, Pakistan - February 5, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, FY 2002; Ex. Comm. 547.

Additional Requirements for Karzai Protective Detail - February 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Title III and 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) and (P.L. 107-229) making continuing appropriations for FY 03; unnumbered.

Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction - February 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2803 of the Foreign Affairs and Restructuring Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-277) and Sec. 202 of the FRAA for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Humanitarian Demining Program (NADR) FY 2003 Activity Description for Estonia, Namibia, and Sudan - February 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to P.L. 107-229 making continuing appropriations for FY 03, 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.

Strategy for Meeting the Immediate and Long-Term Security Needs of Afghanistan - February 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 206 of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-327); unnumbered.

FY 02 Report to Congress on The Antiterrorism Assistance Program - February 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2349aa-7; unnumbered.