Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF April 15,  2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

2:00 p.m. “Castro’s Brutal Crackdown on Dissidents” - Full Committee Hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State; The Honorable Kim R. Holmes, Assistant Secretary, Bureau for International Organization Affairs, Department of State.

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 7, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups***

Thursday, April 10, 2003


1:30 p.m. “The Balkans: Assessing the Progress and Looking to the Future” - Subcommittee on Europe Hearing.
Witnesses: Mr. Daniel Serwer, Director, Balkans Initiative, United States Institute of Peace; General William L. Nash (Ret.), Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations; Mr. Mark Wheeler, Bosnia Project Manager, International Crisis Group.

***Floor***

Tuesday, April 8, 2003


H. R. 1584 (Houghton) - To implement effective measures to stop trade in conflict diamonds. Agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas to 2 nays with 1 voting “present”, Roll No. 118.

H. Res. 149 (Bereuter) - Condolences on the Assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic of Serbia. Agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 126.

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

H. Res. 165 (Bereuter) - Expressing support for a renewed effort to find a peaceful, just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus problem. Agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas .

Saturday, April 12, 2003

H. R. 1559 (Young) - The House agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 1559, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003.

***Reports Filed***

H. R. 1298 (Hyde) - To provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and for other purposes. Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. Report No. 108-60. Union Calendar No. 38.

***Senate Bills Referred***


S. Con. Res. 31 (Lieberman) - Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 31, expressing the outrage of Congress at the treatment of certain American prisoners of war by the Government of Iraq.

***Legislation Introduced***

Monday, April 7, 2003


H. Res. 179 (Lincoln Diaz-Balart) - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the systematic human rights violations in Cuba, committed by the Castro Regime, calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners, and supporting respect for basic human rights and free elections in Cuba.

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

H. Res. 182 (Capito) - A resolution commending Private First Class Jessica Lynch, United States Army, the Special Operations Forces who on April 1, 2003, rescued her from captivity by Iraqi forces, and all United States coalition forces in Iraq. (Referred to the Committee on Armed Services. In addition, to the Committee on International Relations.)

H. Res. 183 (Flake) - A resolution commending Mohammed, an Iraqi lawyer, for his fearless and courageous actions in helping to save the life of an American soldier.

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

H.R. 1703 (Rohrabacher) - A bill to preserve certain actions in Federal court brought by members of the United States Armed Forces held as prisoners of war by Japan during WWII against Japanese nationals seeking compensation for mistreatment or failure to pay wages in connection with labor performed in Japan to the benefit of the Japanese nationals, and for other purposes. (Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. In addition, to the Committees on International Relations and Government Reform.)

H. Con. Res. 143 (Bradley) - Concurrent resolution relating to the prosecution of Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi officials, military leaders, and citizens who may be responsible for crimes against humanity, attempted genocide, and war crimes.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

H. R. 1719 (Weldon) - A bill to promote enhanced nonproliferation cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation and foster various other actions that will increase the national security of the United States, and for other purposes.

H. R. 1721 (Kirk) - A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide for debt relief to developing countries who take action to protect critical coral reef habitats.

H. J. Res. 49 (Goodlatte) - A joint resolution recognizing the important service to the Nation provided by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the Department of Agriculture on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. (Referred to the Committee on Agriculture. In addition, to the Committee on International Relations.)

H. Con. Res. 150 (Wilson) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the protection of religious sites and the freedom of access and worship.

H. Res. 194 (Capuano) - A resolution regarding the importance of international efforts to abolish slavery and other human rights abuses in the Sudan.

Friday, April 11, 2003

H. R. 1823 (Weiner) - A bill to prohibit United States assistance for the Palestinian Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank and Gaza.

H. Con. Res. 151 (Capps) - Concurrent resolution extending the thanks of Congress and a grateful nation to the Iraqis Mohammed and Iman for their brave actions against oppression and tyranny in providing to United States forces, at great risk to themselves, information essential for the rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch, United States Army, on April 1, 2003.

H. Res. 198 (Cole) - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that France, Germany, and Russia can initially best contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq by the forgiveness of outstanding debt between both Iraq and France, Iraq and Germany, and Iraq and Russia.

H. Res. 199 (Frank) - A resolution calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli for his release, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 200 (Kucinich) - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to a nationwide Town Hall meeting on the new foreign policy doctrines of the President.

H. Res. 203 (Weldon) - A resolution calling for the prosecution of Iraqis and their supporters for war crimes, and for other purposes.

H. R. 1800 (Lowey) - A bill to end the use of conventional steel-jawed leghold traps on animals in the United States. (Referred to the Committee Energy and Commerce. In addition, referred to the Committees on Ways and Means, International Relations, and the Judiciary.)

Saturday, April 12, 2003

H. R. 1828 (Engel) - A bill to halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, cease its illegal importation of Iraqi oil and illegal shipments of weapons and other military items to Iraq, and by so doing hold Syria accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the Middle East, and for other purposes.

H. Con. Res. 154 (Payne) - Concurrent resolution concerning the transition to democracy in the Republic of Burundi.

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

USTDA Annual Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 2004 and USTDA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2003-2007 - March 31, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-62); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Kuwait - April 7, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 041-03), transaction involves the export of Sentinel radar assemblies and related equipment tot he U.S. Armed Forces in Kuwait, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1680.

Notification That Implementation of the Afghanistan FY 03 IMET Program Requires Revision to the FY 03 Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations - April 7, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project in Prague, Czech Republic - April 7, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions, January 1-June 30, 2002 - April 7, 2003, letter from the Central Intelligence Agency transmitting report pursuant to Sec. 721 of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 97; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Greece - April 7, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 007-03), transaction involves the sale of three S-70B helicopters with enhanced configuration, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1681.

Certification of a Proposed Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom - April 7, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 014-03), transaction involves the export of manufacturing and in-service support phases of the Airborne Electronic Reconnaissance System known as the Project EXTRACT for end-use, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1682.

Certification of a Proposed Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to France, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain - April 7, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 008-03), transaction involves the export of services for the launch of two commercial communications satellites to be owned and operated by a U.S. firm, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1683.

Certification of a Proposed Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Greece - April 7, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 006-03), transaction involves the export of 132.50 caliber semi-automatic sniper rifles and associated equipment to the Greek Army, pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1684.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2002 - March 31, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 116 (d) (1) and 502B (b) of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 505 ( c ) of the Trade Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-618); Ex. Comm. 1685.

Report on Unauthorized Retransfer of U.S. Sold or Granted Defense Articles - April 7, 2003, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 3 of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1686.

DoD Involvement in Export Enforcement Activities Audit Report No. D-2003-070 - April 7, 2003, Inspector General (DoD), pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-65); Ex. Comm. 1701.

Report to Congress on Iran - Related Multilateral Sanctions Regime Efforts - April 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 10 (a) of the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-172); unnumbered.

Plan for Enhanced DOS Efforts to Place United States Citizens in Positions of Employment in the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies - April 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 409 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 8, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate FY 02 funds in the amount of $92,000 following transfer to INL to support efforts to combat trafficking in persons in Armenia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 8, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $1,000,000 in carryover FY 02 AEEB funds to INL to provide support to the State Border Service and the newly established State Information Protection Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 8, 2003, DOS, Advising that USAID intends to transfer $120,5000 in FY 02 AEEB carryover funds to the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, which will obligate funds under a variety of projects under the Northern Europe Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Macedonia - April 8, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $4,500,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for the Macedonia Special Initiatives Program; CN # 65.

Semi-Annual Report on Progress Toward Regional Nuclear Nonproliferation in South Asia - April 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620F ( c ) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 1712.

Certification of a Manufacturing License Agreement with Jordan - April 8, 2003, DOS (DTC 005-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1713.

Certification of a Manufacturing License Agreement with Germany - April 8, 2003, DOS (DTC 011-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1714.

2002 United States - Macau Policy Act Report - April 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 301 of the United States - Macau Policy Act, 2000 (106-570); Ex. Comm. 1715.

United States Hong Kong Policy Act Report - April 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 301 of the United States - Hong Kong Policy Act, 1992 (P.L. 102-383); Ex. Comm. 1716.

Secretary’s Annual Determination That Israel Is Not Being Denied Its Right to Participate in the Activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency - April 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to FY 03 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notice That the Industry Advisory Panel and the Overseas Security Advisory Council of the Department of State Were Ranked Among the Top Advisory Committees of a Recent Gallup Survey - April 9, 2003, DOS; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $350,000 in FY 03 AEEB to the UN Mission in Kosovo’s Central Fiscal Authority for use by the Kosovo Housing Property Directorate, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY 02 AEEB carryover funds to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to support the OECD”s efforts to oversee and coordinate implementation of the Southeast Europe Compact for Reform, Investment, Integrity and Growth, an initiative of the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Policy on Terminating the Arab League Boycott of Israel and Expanding the Process of Normalization Between the Arab League Countries and Israel - April 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 535 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); Ex. Comm. 1734.

Certification by the Secretary of State That Procedures Have Been Established by the USAID to Assure that the Comptroller General of the United States Will Have Access to Appropriate Untied States Financial Information in Order to Review the Uses of Untied States Assistance for ESF for the West Bank and Gaza Program - April 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 568 (a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (108-7); unnumbered.

Report to Congress on Certain Counternarcotics Activities in Colombia - April 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 694 (b) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Report to Congress on the Imposition of Foreign Policy Controls on Specially Designated Global Terrorists - April 10, 2003, Under Secretary for Industry and Security (DOC), pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (P.L. 96-72); Ex. Comm. 1769.

Report to Congress on the Expansion of Foreign Policy Based Controls on Explosives Detection Equipment - April 10, 2003, Under Secretary for Industry and Security (DOC), pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (P.L. 96-72); Ex. Comm. 1770.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Australia - April 11, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-14), estimated to cost $75 million, pursuant to 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1797.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Japan - April 11, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-11), estimated to cost $482 million, pursuant to 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1798.

Notification of an Unauthorized Retransfer of U.S. - Origin Defense Articles - April 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 3 of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 1799.

Notification Regarding a Report Entitled “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2002" - April 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sections 116 (d) (1) and 502(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-618); Ex. Comm. 1848.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***


North Korea’s Nuclear Program: The Challenge to Stability in Northeast Asia - February 13, 2003,
Serial No. 108-3, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

Requesting That Documents in the President’s Possession Relating to Iraq’s Declaration on its Weapons of Mass Destruction Provided to the UN on 12/7/02 Be Transmitted to the House of Representatives Not Later than 14 Days From the Adoption of This Resolution; And Northern Ireland Peace and Reconciliation Support Act - March 12, 2003, Serial No. 108-4, Markup before the Full Committee.

***Memorials/Petitions***


A memorial of the House of Representatives of the State of New Hampshire, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 16 memorializing the United States Congress to urge increased diplomacy to achieve a just, peaceful, and rapid resolution of the conflict between India and Pakistan relative to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Memorial No. 0012

OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 7, 2003

***Senate Measures Passed***

Monday, April 7, 2003


S. Res. 97 (Nelson) - Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the arrests of Cuban democracy activists by the Cuban Government. Resolution agreed to without amendments. Amended preamble agreed to by unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1559 (Young) - Senate passed H.R. 1559, making emergency wartime supplemental appropriations for the FY ending September 30, 2003, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S.762, Senate companion measure.

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

S. Con. Res. 31 (Lieberman) - Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 31, expressing the outrage of Congress at the treatment of certain American prisoners of war by the Government of Iraq.

Thursday, April 10, 2003

H. R. 1584 (Houghton) - Senate passed H.R. 1584, to implement effective measures to stop trade in conflict diamonds.

***Reports Filed***

S. 760 (Grassley) - A bill to implement effective measures to stop trade in conflict diamonds, with amendments.
(S. Rept. No. 108-36).

S. 163 (McCain) - To reauthorize the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Calendar No. 64.

S. 243 (Allen) - Concerning participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization. Calendar No. 61.


S. J. Res. (McCain) - Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to human rights in Central Asia. Calendar No. 63.

***Hearings/Briefings of Interest***

House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs held a hearing on AID. Testimony was heard from Andrew Natsios, Administrator, USAID.

Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies concluded hearings to examine the Global Aids Crisis and the Recent Emergence of SARS. Testimony was heard from Julie Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Elias Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health; and Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, all of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Senate Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings to examine the Military Implications of NATO Enlargement, focusing on new Members of NATO and its new capabilities, post-conflict Iraq, including the Iraqi economy and system of governance. Testimony was heard from Paul D. Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense; General Peter Pace, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and General James L. Jones, USMC, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: NATO Enlargement. Testimony was heard from The Honorable Marc I. Grossman, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Department of State; General Wesley K. Clark, USA (ret.), Former SACEUR, Chairman and CEO, Wesley Clark & Associates; Mr. William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Overview of Global Energy Security Issues. Testimony was heard from Mr. Kyle E. McSlarrow, Deputy Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy; The Honorable Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs; Mr. Vahan Zanoyan, President & CEO, PFC Energy; Mr. Daniel Yergin, Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Dr. Martha Brill Olcott, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Trafficking in Women and Children in East Asia and Beyond: A Review of U.S. Policy. Testimony was heard from Mr. John Miller, Senior Advisor & Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State; Dr. Donna Hughes, Professor, Women’s Studies Program, University of Rhode Island; Mr. Gary Haugen, President & CEO, International Justice Mission; Ms. Pamela J. Howell Slutz, to be Ambassador to Mongolia.

Senate Committee on Government Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 1949 Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Prisoners of War, focusing on DoD policies with respect to the current conflict with Iraq, and Iraqi violations of the convention. Testimony was heard from Pierre-Richard Prosper, Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Department of State; W. Hays. Parks, Special Assistant, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, DoD; David J. Scheffer, United Nations Association of the United States of America; Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch; Ruth Wedgewood, Johns Hopkins University.

***Nominations Received***


Department of State - Stephen M. Young, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Department of State - Steven A. Browning, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi.

Department of State - Ronald L. Schlicher, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia.

Organization of American States - John F. Maisto, of Pennsylvania, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America, with the rank of Ambassador.

United States Institute of Peace - Stephen D. Krasner, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring January 19, 2005.

United States Institute of Peace - Daniel Pipes, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring January 19, 2005.

United States Institute of Peace - Charles Edward Horner, of he District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring January 19, 2007.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Elizabeth Courtney, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring January 31, 2010.

***Nominations Confirmed***

Department of State - Lino Gutierrez, of Florida, to be Ambassador to Argentina.

Department of State - Roland W. Bullen, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

Department of State - Eric M. Javits, of New York, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Department of State - Reno L. Harnish, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Department of State - Heather M. Hodges, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.

Department of State - Gregory W. Engle, of Colorado, a career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Togolese Republic.

Department of State - Eric S. Edelman, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.

Department of State - Wayne E. Neill, of Nevada, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Benin.

Department of State - Stephen D. Mull, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania.

Department of State - Ralph Frank, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia.

Department of State - William M. Bellamy, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya.

Department of State - Helen R. Meagher La Lime, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique.

Department of State - Pamela J. H. Slutz, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Mongolia.

Department of State - Stephen M. Young, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Department of State - Joseph LeBaron, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Export-Import Bank - April H. Foley, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring January 20, 2007.

Homeland Security - C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary.

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy - Jay T. Snyder, of New York, to be a Member for a term expiring July 1, 2004.

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy - Harold C. Pachios, of Maine, to be a Member for a term expiring July 1, 2005.

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy - Elizabeth F. Bagley, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member for a term expiring July 1, 2005.

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy - Marie Sophia Aguirre, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member for a term expiring July 1, 2006.

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy - Barbara McConnell Barrett, of Arizona, to be a Member for a term expiring July 1, 2006.

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy -Charles William Evers III, of Florida, to be a Member for a term expiring July 1, 2006.

John W. Snow, of Virginia, to be United States Governor of the following: International Monetary Fund, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.