Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF June 23, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***



Tuesday, June 24, 2003

9:00 a.m. Meeting with the Honorable Pat Cox, President (Speaker) of the European Parliament.
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m. “Boosting Africa’s Agricultural Trade” - Subcommittee on Africa.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable Erastus J. O. Mwencha, M.B.S., Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; Terry Townsend, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Cotton Advisory Committee; Mr. Henry H. Kartchner, Chairman, Food Development Corporation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

10:15 a.m. “U.S. Trade and Commercial Policy in Southeast Asia and Oceania” - Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; Mr. Ralph F. Ives, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia-Pacific and APEC Affairs.

1:30 p.m. “Enforcement of the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act and Increasing Security Threats from Iran (Part I)” - Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: Mr. Charles Ries, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State; Ms. Anna Borg, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State; Mr. Philo Dibble, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Patrick Clawson, Ph.D., Deputy Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Mr. Roger W. Robinson, CEO and President, Conflict Securities Advisory Group, Inc.

2:30 p.m. “Global Trends in Trafficking and the Trafficking in Persons Report” - Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights.
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable John Miller, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State; The Reverend Lauran Bethell, International Baptist Theological Seminary of the European Baptist Federation; Ms. Holly Burkhalter, U.S. Policy Director, Physicians for Human Rights; Mr. Gary A. Haugen, President and CEO; Founder, International Justice Mission; Mohamed Y. Mattar, S.J.D., Co-Director, The Protection Project, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies; Ms. Nancy Murphy, Executive Director, Northwest Family Life; Louise I. Shelley, Ph.D. Director, Transitional Crime and Corruption Center, American University.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

9:45 a.m. Meeting with His Excellency General Pervez Musharraf, the President and Chief Executive of Pakistan.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

12:00 p.m. “U.S. Security Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Restructuring America’s Forward Deployment” - Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: Mr. Peter Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense, Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; Mr. Christopher LaFleur, Special Envoy for Northeast Asia Security Consultations, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State.

2:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY briefing regarding Iraq by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace.
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR WEEKS OF JUNE 9 & 16, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups***

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

10:30 a.m. “Renewing OPIC and Reviewing Its Role in Support of Key U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities” - Full Committee Hearing.
Witnesses: The Honorable Peter S. Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer, OPIC; Mr. Edmund B. Rice, President, Coalition for Employment through Exports; Mr. Bruce M. Rich, Project Manager, International Program, Environmental Defense; Mr. Theodore Moran, Director, Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Ms. Elizabeth Drake, International Policy Analyst, Public Policy Department, AFL-CIO.

1:30 p.m. “Recent Developments in Southeast Asia” - Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Hearing.
Witnesses: Ms. Sidney Jones, Indonesia Project Director, International Crisis Group; Ms. Catharin E. Dalpino, Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Ms. Maureen Aung-Thwin, Director, Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative, Open Society Institute; Mr. Daniel Calingaert, Director of Asia Programs, International Republican Institute.

Markup to immediately follow the hearing: H.R 2330 (Lantos) - To sanction the ruling Burmese military junta, to strengthen Burma’s democratic forces and support and recognize the National League of Democracy as the legitimate representative of the Burmese people, and for other purposes; and H. Res. 199 (Frank, B) - Calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli, calling on the President of the United States to continue working on behalf of Dr. Yang Jianli for his release, and for other purposes. (Both measures were approved for the Full Committee)

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

10:30 a.m. “The Middle East Peace Process at a Crossroads” - Full Committee Hearing
Witnesses: The Honorable William Burns, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State.

1:30 p.m. “Renewing the Transatlantic Partnership: A View From the United States” - Subcommittee on Europe Hearing.
Witnesses: Simon Serfarty, Ph.D., Director, Europe Program, CSIS; Mr. Christopher Makins, President, The Atlantic Council of the United States; Daniel Hamilton, Ph.D., Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS; John Hulsman, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Davis Institute, the Heritage Foundation.

2:30 p.m. “Overview of Radio and Television MartX” - Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Witnesses: Mr. Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman, BBG; Mr. Pedro V. Roig, Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, BBG.

Thursday, June 12, 2003


10:30 a.m. Full Committee markup of: H.R. 1462, International Disability and Victims Warfare and Civil Strife Assistance Act of 2003; H. Res. 58, 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. 177, Commending the people of the Republic of Kenya for conducting free and fair elections, for the peaceful and orderly transfer of power in their government, and for continued success of democracy in their nation since that transition; H. Res. 194, Regarding the importance of international efforts to abolish slavery and other human rights abuses in the Sudan; H. Res. 199, Calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli, calling on the President of the United States to continue working on behalf of Dr. Yang Jianli for his release, and for other purposes; H. Res. 237, Honoring the life and Work of Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the movement to free South Africa of apartheid, on the occasion of his death; H. Res. 242, Expressing the Condolences of the House of Representatives to the families of victims of terrorist suicide bombing attacks that occurred on May 16, 2003, in Casablanca, Morocco; H. Res. ___, Expressing sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Algeria on May 21, 2003; H. Con. Res. 49, Expressing the sense of the Congress that the sharp escalation of anti-Semitic violence within many participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is of profound concern and efforts should be undertaken to prevent future occurrences; H. Con. Res. 80, Expressing the sense of Congress relating to efforts of the Peace Parks Foundation in the Republic of South Africa to facilitate the establishment and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in southern Africa, H. Con. Res. 134, Acknowledging the deepening relationship between the United States and the Republic of Djibouti and recognizing Djibouti’s role in combating terrorism, H. Con. Res. 154, concerning the transition to democracy in the Republic of Burundi; H. Con. Res. 169, Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Government should support the human rights and dignity of all persons with disabilities by pledging support for the drafting and working toward the adoption of a thematic convention on the human rights and dignity of persons with disabilities by the United Nations General Assembly to augment the existing United Nations human rights system, and for other purposes; H. Con. Res. 209, Commending the signing of the United States-Adriatic Charter, a charter of partnership among the United States, Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia. (The Committee favorably considered and adopted a motion to request consideration of the previous 14 measures on the House Suspension Calendar.)

H.R. 2330, Burmese Freedom Democracy Act of 2003; and H.R. 2441, Millennium Challenge Account Authorization and Peace Corps Expansion Act of 2003. (The Committee ordered reported as amended the previous two measures.)

11:00 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with Mr. Geraldo Alckmin (State of Sao Paulo) and Mr. Lucio Alcantara (State of Ceara), two governors from Brazil.

2:30 p.m. Meeting with His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

10:00 a.m. OPEN markup of H. Res. 277, Expressing support for freedom in Hong Kong in advance of the July 9th meeting of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong on the matter of Article 23; and H. Res. 260, Requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution documents or other materials in the President’s possession relating to Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. (H. Res. 277 was ordered reported and H. Res. 260 was unfavorably reported.)

1:30 p.m. “The Future of Transatlantic Relations: A View from Europe” - Subcommittee on Europe.
Witnesses: The Honorable Hugo Paemen, Senior Advisor, Hogan and Hartson, L.L.P.; Dieter Dettke, Ph.D., Executive Director, Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Mr. Justin Vaisse, Visiting Fellow, Brookings institution; Mr. Radek Sikorski, Executive Director, New Atlantic Initiative, and Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Mr. Gianni Riotta, Columnist, Corriere della Sera.

3:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with The Honorable Faisal Al-Mousawi, President of the Bahraini National Assembly and the Shura Council (Upper Chamber) - Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

1:30 p.m. “Reauthorizing the Compacts of Free Association with Micronesia and the Marshall Islands” - Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Witnesses: Mr. Albert V. Short, Director, Office of Compact Negotiations, Department of State; Mr. David B. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior; Ms. Susan S. Westin; Managinf Director, International Affairs and Trade, GAO.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

10:30 a.m. “United States Policy in Afghanistan: Current Issues in Reconstruction” - Full Committee.
Witnesses: The Honorable Peter Tomsen, Ambassador, Former Special Envoy to Afghanistan; Barnett Rubin Ph.D, Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University; Mr. Bernard Frahi, Chief, Operations Branch, Division for Operations and Analysis, United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention; Larry Goodson, Ph.D., Professor of Middle East Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy, United States Army War College; Mr. Charles Santos, Director, Foundation for Central Asian Development; Mr. Norman C. Leatherwood, Executive Director, Shelter for Life, International; Mr. John Sifton, Afghanistan Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch; M. Hasan Nouri, P.E., Chairman, International Orphan Care.

***New Public Laws***

H. R. 192 (Smith, Christopher) - To amend the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance act of 2000 and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance for the poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise assistance programs under those acts. Signed don June 17, 2003. (Public Law 108-31).

***Reports Filed***

Thursday, June 12, 2003

H.R. 1950 (Hyde) - Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005. (Supplemental Report H. Rept. No. 108-105)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

H. R. 2330 (Lantos) - Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. (Report No. 108-159 Part I)

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, June 10, 2003


H. Res. 264 (Lantos) - A resolution expressing sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Algeria on May 21, 2003.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

H. R. 2441 (Hyde) - A bill to establish the Millennium Challenge Account to provide increased support for developing countries that have fostered democracy and the rule of law, invested in their citizens, and promoted economic freedom; to assess the impact and effectiveness of United States economic assistance; to authorize the expansion of the Peace Corps, and for other purposes.

H. R. 2447 (Smith, Nick) - A bill to establish a Federal interagency task force to promote the benefits, safety, and potential uses of agricultural biotechnology to improve human and animal nutrition, increase crop productivity, and improve agricultural sustainability while ensuring the safety of food and the environment. (In addition, referred o the Committee on Agriculture.)

H. R. 2460 (Reyes) - A bill to provide the conveyance of the reversionary interest of the United States in certain lands to the Clint Independent School District, El Paso County, Texas.

H. R. 2466 (Sherman) - A bill to encourage democratic reform in Iran and to strengthen United States Policy toward the current Government of Iran. (In addition, referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.)

H. R. 2470 (Waters) - A bill to require certain actions with respect to the availability of medicines for HIV/AIDS and other diseases in developing countries. (In addition, referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.)

H. Con. Res. 216 (Delahunt) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the policy of the United States at the 55th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

H. Con. Res. 217 (Hastings) - Concurrent resolution condemning the Islamic Republic of Iran (also known as Iran) for constructing a facility to enrich uranium with potential for developing a program for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and for its support of global terrorism.

H. Res. 272 (Cardoza) - A resolution expressing concern for the status of the Assyrian people in post-war Iraq.

Monday, June 16, 2003

H. R. 2474 (Emerson) - A bill to require that funds made available for fiscal years 2003 and 2004 for the Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships be administered through the Congressional Hunger Center. (Also referred to the Committee on Agriculture.)

H. Res. 277 (Cox) - A resolution expressing support for freedom in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

H. R. 2994 (Rangel) - A bill to improve and promote compliance with international intellectual property obligations relating to the Republic of Cuba, and for other purposes. (In addition, referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.)

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

H. R. 2506 (Engel) - A bill to provide for the establishment of the Kosovar-American Enterprise Fund to promote small business and microcredit lending and housing construction and reconstruction for Kosova.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

H. R. 2536 (Lowey) - A bill to make the protection of women and children who are affected by a complex humanitarian emergency a priority of the United States Government, and for other purposes.

H. R. 2550 (Shimkus) - A bill to amend the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act of 2002 to provide clarification with respect to the eligibility of certain countries for United States military assistance.

H. Res. 285 (Deutsch ) - A resolution condemning the recent terrorist attacks in the Middle East by Hamas and other terrorist organizations and urging the European Union to classify the entire entity of Hamas as a terrorist organization, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 290 (Stupak) - A resolution expressing appreciation to the people of the Government of Canada for their long history of friendship and cooperation with the people and Government of the United States and congratulating Canada as it celebrates “Canada Day”.

H. Res. 291 (Woolsey) - A resolution recognizing the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and calling on the President to engage in nonproliferation strategies designed to eliminate these weapons of mass destruction from United States and worldwide arsenals. (In addition, referred to the Committee on Armed Services).

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

Notification of Intent to Obligate Funds for Purposes of Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) Activities - May 22, 2003, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 508(a) of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511); Ex. Comm. 2348.

UNRWA Comments Regarding UNRWA Amendment in H. R. 1950 - May 29, 2003, UNRWA; unnumbered.

Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - May 30, 2003, USNRC, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978; unnumbered.

Debt Negotiations with the Government of Panama under the Tropical Forest Conservation Act - June 4, 2003, pursuant to the TFCA (P.L. 105-214); unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations - June 4, 2003, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, pursuant to Sec. 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act; unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at United States Embassy, London, United Kingdom - June 5, 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.

Public Diplomacy Strategy Report - June 1, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the FY 03 Omnibus Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notification of DoD Providing Colombia Aid in its Counterdrug Operations - June 9, 2003, pursuant to Sec. 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1998 (P.L. 105-85); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,350,000 in FY 03 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 Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate FY 03 International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement funds in the amount of $25,000,000 from Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11) for Pakistan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Human Rights Activities at the Department of State - June 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 663 (b) of House Report 107-671 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,375,000 in FY 02 Supplemental ESF for MEPI and up to $50,000 in FY 02 ESF MEDF funds for two programs to create political and educational opportunities, pursuant to Sec. 526 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Appropriations Act, FY 02 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $23,366,750 in FY 03 FSA funds for the Nuclear Reactor Safety Assistance Program for the Eurasian states, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $60,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe’s Defense Economics Initiatives, , pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Report on Employment of U.S. Citizens by Certain International Organizations - June 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 181 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992-93 (P.L. 102-138); Ex. Comm. 2599.

Report to Congress on Voting Practices in the United Nations 2002 - June 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 406 of Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990-91 (P.L. 101-246); Ex. Comm. 2620.

Notification of 25% Danger Pay for Saudi Arabia - June 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Department of State Authorization Act of Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (P.L. 98-164); unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification Regarding State Department Voluntary Contribution to the International Atomic Energy Agency - June 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $460,000 in FY 02 FSA funds for military air and associated transportation of humanitarian medical assistance to needy populations in Tajikistan as part of the DoD/DoS Operation Provide Hospital Upgrade Project, pursuant to Sec. 634 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Sec. 515 (a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $10,069,355 million in FY 03 funds for Technical Assistance Activities in Eurasia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Message From the President of the United States - Periodic Report on the National Emergency With Respect to the Russian Federation - June 11, 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. 108-83.

Message From the President of the United States - Continuation of a National Emergency - June 11, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act; H. Doc. 108-84.

Notification Regarding an Explosion in the Vinnell Housing Compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - June 11, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 21 ( c ) ( 2 ) of the AECA, Ex. Order 11598 and DoD Directive 5105.65; Ex. Comm. 2626.
The Texts of the Protocol of 2002 to the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981, Recommendation No. 193 Concerning the Promotion of Cooperatives and Recommendation No. 194 Concerning the List of Occupational Diseases and the Recording and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases - June 11, 2003, DOS;
Ex. Comm. 2627.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide funding for the construction of facilities in Ecuador for use by law enforcement forces for the purpose of carrying out international narcotics control program, pursuant to Sec. 488 (b) and 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act of 2001 and 2002 (P.L. 106-429 & 107-115); unnumbered.

Notification of Reprogramming of Migration and Refugee Assistance (MRAA) - June 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the MRAA of 1962, the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Background - Afghanistan Highway Patrol - June 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Program Description - FMF - Eastern Caribbean - June 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Copies of International Agreements - June 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the provisions in the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 2659.

Trafficking in Persons Report - June 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 110 of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence and Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386); Ex. Comm. 2660.

Notification that the Persian Language Has Been Added to the Websites Published by International Information Programs - June 13, 2003, DOS; unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at United States Embassy, Georgetown, Guyana - June 13, 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.

FCC Report to Congress - June 13, 2003, FCC, pursuant to Sec. 646 of the Open-Market Reorganization for the Betterment of international Telecommunications Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-180); unnumbered.

FY 02 Annual Report on U.S. Annual Assistance to Eastern Europe & Government Assistance to and Cooperative Activities with Eurasia - June 13, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 704 ( c ) the SEED Act, 1989 (P.L. 101-179) and Sec. 104 of the FSA, 1992 (P.L. 102-511); unnumbered.

Program Description - Colombia Supplemental FMF - June 16, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) and the Emergency Wartime supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Feasibility Assessment of the Foreign Agricultural Service Offering Fee-Based Commercial Services Outside the United States - June 16, 2003, USDA FAS, in response to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 16, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $310,000 in FY 03 ESF/HRDF funds to support Democracy and Human rights Programs in Nigeria, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Communication From the President of the United States Transmitting A Report Concerning Matters Relating to Post-Liberation Iraq - June 16, 2003, The White House, consistent with the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (P.L. 107-243); (H. Doc. 108-85); Ex. Comm. 2692.

Secretary’s Determination on Countries Not Cooperating Fully With U.S. Antiterrorism Efforts - June 16, 2003, DOS, pursuant to, Sec. 40A of the AECA and Sec. 330 of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-132); Ex. Comm. 2693.

Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act - June 17, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 7 (a) of the Jerusalem Embassy act of 1995 (P.L. 104-45); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - June 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 for use in programs to facilitate U.S. trade with and investment in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Ecuador - June 17, 2003, DSCA, total estimated value to be $556,320.00, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Israel - June 17, 2003, DSCA, total estimated value to be $410,845.00, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Uruguay - June 17, 2003, DSCA, total estimated value to be $734,532.00, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

An Account of the Actions Taken by the Administration to Implement the President’s Climate Change Strategy - June 19, 2003, Council on Environmental Quality; Ex. Comm. 2753.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

The U.S. and South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for American Policy - March 20, 2003, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Serial No. 108-15.

The U.S. Response to East African Famines and the Future Outlook for Food Aid in Africa - April 1, 2003, Full Committee; Serial No. 108-16.

***Memorials***

Tuesday, June 10, 2003


Memorial of the Legislature of the State of Idaho, relative to House Joint Memorial No. 8 memorializing the United States Congress that the Legislature supports the President, the President’s cabinet, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for their courage and the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power. (In addition, to the Committee on Armed Services); Memorial No. 79.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Memorial of the Legislature of the State of Alaska, relative to Legislative Resolve No. 8 memorializing the United States Congress to support for President George W. Bush as this nation is engaged in combat. (In addition, to the Committee on Armed Services); Memorial No. 121.

Memorial of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, relative to a Resolution memorializing the United States Congress that the Massachusetts House of Representatives supports the efforts of the President, as Commander in Chief, in the conflict against Iraq. (In addition, to the Committee on Armed Services); Memorial No. 122.

OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEKS OF JUNE 9 & 16, 2003

***Senate Measures Passed***

S 1215 (McConnell) - Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act: To sanction the ruling Burmese military junta, to strengthen Burma’s democratic forces and support and recognize the National League of Democracy as the legitimate representative of the Burmese people. Passed with amendment by yea-nay vote 97-1.

***Hearings of Interest***

House Committee on Armed Services: Briefing on the state of reconstruction and stabilization operations in Iraq. The Committee was briefed by L. Paul Bremer, Administrator, Coalition Provisional Authority; Lawrence DiRita, Special Assistant to the Secretary, DoD.

House Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing to examine Iraqi reconstruction and humanitarian assistance activities from Lieutenant Jay Garner, USA (Ret.).

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: “Beyond Iraq: Repercussions of Iraq Stabilization and Reconstruction Policies.” Testimony was heard from The Honorable Peter W. Galbraith, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for International and Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, Director, Regional strategic Programs, The Nixon Center; The Honorable Frank G. Wisner, Vice Chairman, External Affairs, American International Group.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: “A Review of the Development of Democracy in Burma.” Testimony was heard from The Honorable Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary, Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State and private witnesses.

***Other Joint Meetings of Interest***

Joint Economic Committee: concluded hearings to examine the policies and procedures to encourage long-term economic growth and prosperity in reforming Iraq’s economy, focusing on establishing a stable financial system that consists of new leadership, better security, free trade, regional banking, establishing new currency, and property rights. Testimony was heard from: Hernando de Soto, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Lima, Peru; Basil al-Rahim, MerchantBridge, London, England, on behalf of the Iraq Foundation; Rachel Bronson, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY; and David Ellerman, Washington, D.C.

***Appointments***

Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group: The following Senators were appointed to the Senate Delegation: Frist, Alexander, and Cornyn.

***Nominations Received***

Office of the United States Trade Representative - Josette Sheeran Shiner, of Virginia, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the Rank of Ambassador.

Ambassador - Jackie Wolcott Sanders, during here tenure of service as United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and special representative