Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF April 28, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

4:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Dr. Marwan Muasher, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Room H-139 of the Capitol

4:00 p.m. “NATO and Enlargement: Progress Since Prague” - Subcommittee on Europe hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: Mr. Robert A. Bradtke, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State; Mr. Ian J. Brzezinski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, European and NATO Policy, Department of Defense.

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

2:00 p.m. “A Review of the State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” - Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State; Ms. Alexandra Arriaga, Director of Government Relations, Amnesty International, USA; Ms. Jennifer L. Windsor, Executive Director, Freedom House; Ms. Soon-Ok Lee, Former North Korean Prisoner at Kaechon Prison Camp; Mr. Rahman Aljebouri, Former Iraqi Prisoner and Refugee.

Thursday, May 1, 2003

10:15 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY Meeting with the President of Colombia, H.E. Alvaro Uribe.
Room H-139 of The Capitol

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 21, 2003

NO COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED

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

Twenty Second Annual Report on the Activities of the Multinational Force and Observers - April 14, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Multinational Force and Observers Participation Resolution, (P.L. 97-132); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $12,987,075 for AEEB programs, 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, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 02 Supplemental ESF for MEPI for a trade policy assistance program in Bahrain to create economic opportunity, pursuant to the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response To Terrorists Attacks on the United States (P.L. 107-206); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $1,275,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center to implement its economic development and integration program in seven Southeast European countries, pursuant to the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs, Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $67,950 in FY 02 AEEB carryover funds to the OSCE to support the OSCE’s contribution to the Republic of Serbia Social Affairs Ministry’s Referral and Counseling Center anti-human trafficking project, serving Serbia and Montenegro, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by INL to obligate $20,229,454 in FY 03 funds to support Anti-Crime Training and Technical Assistance 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); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $2,000,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to the U.S. Department of Treasury, which will obligate the funds to provide resident and short-term advisors on economic reform to 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.

State Notification Regarding Funding to the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai - April 16, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $11,212,168 in FY 03 PKO funds for the remainder of the United States’ contribution to MFO, pursuant to Title III, Section 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.

State Notification Regarding Airbridge Denial Programs in Colombia and Peru - April 16, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 16, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $90,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds to INL, which will obligate the funds to the Department of Justice, the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 16, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by DRL to provide up to $150,000 in FY 03 ESF to support a follow up meeting to the Community of Democracies Ministerial in Seoul, pursuant to Section 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.

Cooperative Threat Reduction Annual Report to Congress FY 04 - April 18, 2003, Assistant Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 1308 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 01 (P.L. 106-398), as amended by Sections 1307 and 1309 of the NDAA for FY 02 (P.L. 107-107); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Egypt - April 21, 2003, DSCA, estimated total value $3,327,200,000 pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

State Notification Regarding Peace Keeping Operations in Europe - April 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $8,558,000 in FY 03 PKO funds to support OSCE, pursuant to Section 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.

Presidential Determination and Memorandum of Justification under the Sudan Peace Act - April 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Sudan Peace Act, (P.L. 107-245); unnumbered.

Report to Congress on the Plan for Achievement of Public Diplomacy Objectives - April 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 233 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security intends to obligate $400,000 in FY 02 FSA funds for support of the US-GUUAM Trade and Transport Facilitation Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $5,000,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to DRL for missing persons programs in the former Yugoslavia and support for the Republika Srpska Human Rights Ombudsman in Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Section 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 24, 2003, DOS, advising that the National Science Foundation plans to obligate $13,143,175 in FY 03 FSA funds for the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, pursuant to Section 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 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to EUR for support of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative - Regional Center for Combating Crime - Bucharest, Romania, pursuant to Section 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 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 02 AEEB carryover funds to EUR for the Regional Center to Combat Organized Crime in Bucharest to support advisory services, guidance and equipment to combat the trafficking of persons, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - April 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate AEEB funds to EUR to support closer coordination of SECI and Stability Pact programs and greater regional participation in the development of Stability Pact initiatives, pursuant to Section 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 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,000,000 in FY 02 Emergency Supplemental ESF to support the peace process in Sudan, pursuant to the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further recovery From and Response To Terrorist Attacks on the United States, (P.L. 107-206)