Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF June 1, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

10:30 a.m.
“United States Policy in Afghanistan” – Full Committee Hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable William B. Taylor, Coordinator for Afghanistan, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Mary Beth Long, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counternarcotics, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. James Kunder, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the Near East, USAID; Ms. Charlotte Ponticelli, Senior Coordinator, Office of International Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State.

1:30 p.m.
“U.S. Policy in East Asia and the Pacific” – Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
The Honorable James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

3:00 p.m.
“Middle East Ambassador’s Round Table on Greater Middle East Initiative” – Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia.
Room H-139 of the Capitol

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF MAY 24, 2004

No Committee business – House was in recess

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

Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism – May 3, 2004, letter from the Under Secretary of Defense transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1503 of P.L. 103-337; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – May 7, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $5,490,000 for NDF project proposals, pursuant to Sec. 508 (a) of the FSA and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Mexico Grants – May 17, 2004, Inter-American Foundation; unnumbered.

Declaration of a National Emergency with Respect to Syria – May 17, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 204 (b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and Sec. 301 of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-184.

Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh: Background Paper – May 18, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 700 of the FRAA, 2002 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Report on Economic Conditions – Egypt 2003 – May 18, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 1205 (b) of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act, 1985 (P.L. 99-83); unnumbered.

Report Regarding USAID’s Waiver of the Sub-minimum Tonnage Requirement – May 18, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 204 (a) (3) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act, 1954 (P.L. 480); unnumbered.

Continuation of National Emergency with Respect to Burma – May 19, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-186.

Biological Weapons Proliferation Prevention Program Engaged Facility Profile – May 20, 2004, Deputy Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 1304 of the NDAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-136); unnumbered.

USTDA Special Funding Obligation – May 21, 2004, USTDA, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Australia – May 21, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-12), pursuant to 36 (b) (1); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – May 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,500,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for support of the DOL’s Coal Mine Safety Program in Ukraine, 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 – May 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $400,000 in FY 04 AEEB regional funds to the Department of Commerce for its Commercial Law Development 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 – May 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to reprogram a total of $93.340 million in funding for Haiti, 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 – May 21, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $250,000 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.

Informing of the Intent to Reprogram Funds within the International Fisheries Commission Appropriation – May 24, 2004, Under Secretary of State; unnumbered.

Report on the Status of Ongoing Acquisition and Major Security Enhancement Projects – May 24, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 605 ( c ) of the FRAA, 2000-2001 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Report on Terrorist Activity in Which United States Citizens Were Killed – May 24, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 805 of the FRAA, 2000-01 (P.L. 106-113) and Sec. 216 ( c ) of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – May 24, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 034-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – May 24, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 033-04), pursuant to sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – May 24, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 036-04), pursuant to sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – May 24, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $375,000 in FY 03 Carryover Assistance 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.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Pakistan – May 25, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 014-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Report to Congress on Implementation of Title IV of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 – May 26, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 2802 of P.L. 105-277; unnumbered.

FY04 Report to Congress on PRC Military Power – May 27, 2004, letter from the Deputy Secretary of Defense transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1221 of P.L. 107-107; unnumbered.

Report to Congress on International Counterterrorism Finance Capacity Building Efforts – May 27, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Division D of P.L. 108-199; unnumbered.

Cases Involving Diplomatic Immunity , CY 2003 – May 27, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 2217 of P.L. 105-277; unnumbered.

General Order Implementing SALSA, 2003 – May 27, 2004, GAO, pursuant to Sec. 801 (a)(2)(A) of Title 5, U.S.C.; unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Afghanistan Drugs and Terrorism and U.S. Security Policy – February 12, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-84.