Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF April 19, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

 

10:30 a.m.              

“The Taiwan Relations Act: The Next Twenty-Five Years” – Full Committee Hearing.

Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: The Honorable James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Department of State; The Honorable Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense; William Kristol, Ph.D., Editor, The Weekly Standard; Mr. John Fuh-sheng Hsieh, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, Center for Asian Studies, University of South Carolina; Richard C. Bush III, Ph.D., Director, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Ming Wan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University; Michael D. Swaine, Ph.D., Senior Associate and Co-Director of the China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

 

1:30 p.m.  

“The U.S. and Northern Europe: the e-PINE Initiative” – Subcommittee on Europe.

Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: Ms. Heather Conley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State; His Excellency Jan Eliasson, Sweden’s Ambassador to the United States; His Excellency Vygaudas Usackas, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania.

 

Thursday, April 22, 2004

 

2:00 p.m.

“Rwanda’s Genocide: Looking Back” – Subcommittee on Africa.

 Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, Royal Canadian Army, Retired; Ms. Alison Des Forges, Senior Advisor to Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; Ms. Samantha Power, Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF APRIL 12, 2004

 

No Committee business scheduled – House in recess

 

 

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

 

Notice of Charters for 17 Committees – February 5, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act; unnumbered.

 

Notice of Special Funding Obligation for Serbia – March 2, 2004, USTDA, pursuant to Sec. 520 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

Foreign Terrorists Organization Designations – March 15, 2004, two CLASSIFIED notifications from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 219 of the INA; unnumbered.

 

Status of Haiti’s Investigation of Extra-Judicial and Political Killings – March 16, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 616 (c)(4) of P.L. 105-277; unnumbered.

 

Notice of Charters for 21 Committees – March 17, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act; unnumbered.

 

Charter for Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory – March 18, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act; unnumbered.

 

Narcotics Rewards – March 22, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting two CLASSIFIED reports pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2708; unnumbered.

 

Classified Annex to the Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement (NPAS) Concerning the Proposed Protocol Amending the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Indonesia Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy – March 24, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED annex pursuant to Sections 123 (b) and 123(d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Status of USAID Programs for Conflict Victims within Nagorno-Karabakh – March 30, 2004, USAID, pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Bill, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Notice that USAID has withdrawn CN #153 – March 30, 2004, USAID; unnumbered.

 

OPIC Management Report - Report on Development and U.S. Effects of OPIC’s FY Projects – Report on the Environment – March 31, 2004, OPIC, pursuant to Sec. 306 of the Chief Financial Officers Act, 1990 and Sec. 240A of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

 

Report to Congress on Reform Activities in Colombia – March 31, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 694 (a) of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

 

Report on the German Foundation – “Remembrance, Responsibility, and the Future” – March 31, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 704 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

 

Report to Congress – An Assessment of the Impact of PLYWD Repeal on the Ability of the United States to Achieve Its Nonproliferation Objectives – March 31, 2004, DOE – National Nuclear Security Administration, pursuant to Sec. 3116 of the National Defense Authorization Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-136); unnumbered.

 

Narcotics Reward – March 31, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting  CLASSIFIED report pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2708; unnumbered.

 

Report on Licensing Activities for January-March 2004 – April 1, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 906 (b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, 2000 (P.L 106-387); unnumbered.

 

Notice that Papua New Guinea as Eligible for the Negotiation of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement with DoD – April 1, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

 

Iran Nonproliferation Act Report – April 1, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 2 of P.L. 106-178; unnumbered.

 

Notice of Special Funding Obligation for Iraq – April 2, 2004, USTDA, pursuant to Sec. 515 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism – April 2, 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. 7514.

 

The Department’s Final Rule – Removal of “National Security” Controls From, and Imposition of “Regional Stability” Controls on, Certain Items on the Commerce Control List [Docket No. 031201299-3299-01] (RIN: 0694-AC54) – April 2, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A);

Ex. Comm. 7515.

 

Report on Funds Appropriated for Development Assistance and Child Survival and Health Programs – April 2, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 653 (a) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 7554.

 

Agreements Relating to the Amended Compact of Free Association – March 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 104 (j) and 105 (f) and (i) of the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-188); Ex. Comm. 7555.

 

Report on Haiti Program – April 5, 2004, USAID, pursuant to FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Notice Regarding Agreement between the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team for Training and Logistics of Iraqi Armed Forces – April 5, 2004, Deputy Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 2202 (b) of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for the Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

 

Determination and Memorandum of Justification Pursuant to the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Act – April 5, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 543 of P.L. 108-199; unnumbered.

 

Report to Congress – East Timor’s Political and Economic Situation – April 7, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 638 (a) of the FRAA, FY 2003 (P.L. 107-671); unnumbered.

 

Secretary’s Determination to Waive the Collection Requirement for the Peace Corps with Respect to the Construction of the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay – April 7, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 606(a)(2)(A) of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act, 1999 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

 

Report on Tibet Negotiations – April 7, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 613 (b) of the Tibet Policy Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

 

Program Description for Senior Advisors in Kabul, Afghanistan – April 8, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Chapter 2 of Title II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

 

Reward Paid to Participant in the Rewards for Justice Program – April 8, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of 22 U.S.C. 2708; unnumbered.

 

Visa Denials – April 8, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report on recent visas denied on the grounds of terrorist activity, pursuant to Sec. 51 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act; unnumbered.

 

Notice that East Timor, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Vietnam are Eligible for the Negotiation of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement with DoD – April 9, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

 

Diplomatic Construction Project at the Untied States Embassy, Astana, Kazakhstan – April 12, 2004, 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.

 

Establishing UN Peacekeeping Follow – on Force on Cyprus – April 13, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 4 (e) of the United Nations Participation Act, 1945 (P.L. 79-264) and Department of State and Related Agency Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

IMET Congressional Notification List for Western Hemisphere and Africa – April 12, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Division D, Title V, Sec. 515 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $1,000,000 in FY 04 ESF to support training for southern Sudanese political parties and development of government institutions in southern Sudan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $899,600 in FY 03 FSA funds and $310,400 in FY 04 FSA funds for the humanitarian demining program in Armenia, 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) and 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $2,150,000 in FY 04 funds to improve near-term safety of Soviet –designed reactors currently operating in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Kazakhstan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $1,350,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for its Commercial Law Development Program in Eurasia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $125,000 in FY 03 Carryover AEEB funds to provide support through the OHR for the constitutional court in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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 – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $2,975,000 in FY 04 FSA and $880,000 in no-year recoveries for its Special American Business Internship Training Program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate

$14,275,000 in FY 04 AEEB funds for bilateral and regional anti-crime training and technical assistance programs ion Southeast Europe, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to transfer $800,000 in FY 03 Carryover funds and $11,600,000 in FY 04 AEEB funds to INL to support police and criminal justice system development and counter-terrorism activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) of the FAA of 1961, as amended by Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $50,000 in FY 03 Carryover AEEB funds for special initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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 – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $68,000 in FY 03 AEEB carryover funds to support programs in conjunction with DOJ in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $1,000,000 in FY 04 ESF to support political reconciliation in Venezuela, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to transfer $400,000 in FY 04 AEEB funds to the Dept. of Commerce to provide technical assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in its WTO accession negotiations, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $1,650,000 in FY 04 FSA for its Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 13, 2004, informing of the intent to relocate and obligate $300,000 in previously notified in CN03-0173 in FY 03 AR ESF to support USAID media strengthening program in Angola, 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 – April 14, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $8,000,000 in FY 03 Supplemental ESF for Global programs to reimburse the UK for costs incurred in the trial of two Libyan suspects for the bombing of Pan Am 103 at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands, 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 – April 14, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $4,875,000 in ESF to support U.S. counter-terrorism policy for Indonesia through public diplomacy, 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 – April 14, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in FY 03 FSA funds for the Eurasian component of the Peace Corps Small Project Assistance Program through an interagency agreement, 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 – April 14, 2004, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 03 funds for the Ukraine Agricultural Statistics Program, $500,000 in FY 03 funds for the Agricultural Marketing Assistance Project (AMAP), and $11,536,000 in FY 04 funds for the AMAP, the Cochran Fellowship Program, and the Faculty Exchange Program, 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) and 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – April 14, 2004, informing of the intent to transfer $870,000 in FY 04 AEEB to the BBG who will obligate these funds for media training projects in Albania, Bosni-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Romania, , pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEKS OF APRIL 5 & 12, 2004

 

***Petitions/Memorials***

 

A memorial of the legislature of the State of Utah, relative to House Joint Resolution No. 3 memorializing the United States Congress to dissolve the membership of the United States in the United Nations; Memorial 0272.