Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF July 14, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

9:30 a.m. “Intellectual Property Crimes: Are Proceeds From Counterfeit Goods Funding Terrorism?” - Full Committee Hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses:
The Honorable Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General, Interpol; The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Timothy P. Trainer, President, International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, Inc.; Mr. Iain Grant, Head of Enforcement, IFPI Secretariat; Mr. Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, BERG Associates, LLC.

4:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Joschka Fischer, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany.
Room H-139 of the Capitol

Thursday, July 17, 2003

9:30 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Sergio Vento, the Italian Ambassador to the United States, on the occasion of Italy’s assumption of the Presidency of the European Union for the next six months. Ambassador Vento will be accompanied by H.E. Gunter Burghardt, EU Ambassador to the U.S.
Room 2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Friday, July 18, 2003

10:00 a.m. Markup of H. J. Res. 63 - Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, To approve the “Compact of Free Association, as amended between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia,” and the “Compact of Free Association, as amended between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands,” and otherwise to amend Public Law 99-239, and to appropriate for the purposes of amended Public Law 99-239 for fiscal years ending on before September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR WEEK OF JULY 7, 2003

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

10:30 a.m. “A Survey and Analysis of Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2002-2003" - Full Committee held hearing.
Witnesses: The Honorable Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State; The Honorable Roger P. Winter, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID; The Honorable Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Board of Directors, International Republican Institute (Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations); The Honorable Harold H. Koh, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School (Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor); Mr. Carl Gersham, President, National Endowment for Democracy; Mr. Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch; Ms, Jennifer Windsor, Executive Director, Freedom House; Mr. Kenneth Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

2:30 p.m. Classified MEMBERS ONLY briefing held on developments in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Briefer: The Honorable William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

4:00 p.m. Meeting held with His Excellency Jose Viegas Filho, Minister of Defense of Brazil.

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

H. J. Res. 63 (Leach) - Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, To approve the “Compact of Free Association, as amended between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia,” and the “Compact of Free Association, as amended between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands,” and otherwise to amend Public Law 99-239, and to appropriate for the purposes of amended Public Law 99-239 for fiscal years ending on before September 30, 2023, and for other purposes. (In addition, referred to the Committee on Resources.)

H. Con. Res. 240 (Payne) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the urgency of providing support for the “Agreement on Ceasefire and Cessation of hostilities Between the Government of the Republic of Liberia and Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy and the Movement for Democracy of Liberia”, and for other purposes.

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

Semiannual Inspector General Report to Congress October 1, 2002 - March 31, 2003 - June 16, 2003, The Director of the Peace Corps, pursuant to sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Notice Informing of the Intent to Allocate $49.8 Million to Renovate the Former DoD Hospital “Creekbed” Site in Frankfurt, Germany - July 3, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management; unnumbered.

Quarterly Report to the Congress on Activities Undertaken by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Relating to Exports of Agricultural Commodities to Cuba for April-June 2003 - July 3, 2003, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, pursuant to Sec. 906(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Report on Arms Brokering - July 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1205 (d) of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Fifty First Annual Report - United States Contributions to International Organizations FY 2002 - July 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 405(b) of the FRAA, 2003, (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Statement on Action Taken on Recommendations by the Comptroller General Re: Foreign Assistance: U.S. Democracy Programs in Six Latin American Countries Have Yielded Modest Results - July 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. S 720; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,260,000 in FY 02 AEEB for the Brcko “Final Arbitral Award,” 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 - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $600,458 in no-year AEEB funds to support criminal law technical assistance managed by the DOJ OPDAT in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, 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, 1998 (P.L. 105-118); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $150,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to the UN mission to support the Kosovo Housing Property Directorate, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2 million in FY 03 AEEB for its Balkan Investment Promotion Initiative activities in 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, 2003 (P.L. 108-107); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $10,000,000 in ESF to assist the Indonesian National Police with building capacity to improve management and skills capabilities, 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 - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,200,000 of FY 02 ESF to support Tibetan cultural preservation and promote sustainable development and environmental conservation, 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 - July 7, 2003, DOS, informing of advice of program change of $93,000,000 of funds appropriated under that heading may be transferred to and merged with funds appropriated under the heading ACI in Title II of FOAA for helicopters, training, and other assistance for the Colombian Armed Forces for security of the Cano Limon Pipeline, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the provisions of Title II under ACI of the FOAA referencing Sec. 482 (b), as well as sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA; unnumbered.

Communication From the President of the United States - Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Libya - July 7, 2003, The White House, pursuant to 401) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412), Sec. 204) of the International Emergencies Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and sec. 505) of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985 (P.L. 99-83); H. Doc. 108-88; Ex. Comm. 2950.

Communication From the President of the United States - Emergency Regarding Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction - July 7, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 204) of the International Emergencies Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and 401) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-92; Ex. Comm. 2951.

Notice of Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government of Singapore - July 7, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-03), pursuant to Sec. 62(a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 2952.

The Department’s Final Rule - Iraqi Sanctions Regulations; Authorization of Certain New Transactions - July 7, 2003, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 2953.

Communication From the President - Report on Bosnia and the United States Forces in NATO-Led Stabilization Force - July 7, 2003, The White House, consistent with the Levin Amendment to the 1998 Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act 7 (b) of P.L. 105-174 and Sec. 1203(a) of the National Defense Authorization act for FY 1999 (P.L. 105-261); H. Doc. 108-91; Ex. Comm. 3008.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification to Provide $20 Million in FY 03 Funds Available under Chapter 4 of Part II in Order to Provide a Cash Transfer to the Palestinian Authority - July 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 451 of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 1-100 of Ex. Order 12163; unnumbered.

Program Description for Allocation of $10 Million in FY 03 PKO Funds for Peacekeeping Operations in Liberia and Aviation Support to Liberia and other West African Countries - July 8, 2003, DOS, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Secretary’s Determination and Memorandum of Justification Related to Colombian Armed Forces - July 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 564 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-107); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 8, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $350,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to support USTDA feasibility studies and technical assistance in Nigeria, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 8, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to develop a new academic officer training curriculum for the Nigerian Police Officer Academy in Kano, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 8, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $4,967,500 in FY 03 ESF from the HRDF to the National Endowment for Democracy to promote democracy in countries with significant Muslim populations, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Notification that Iraq’s Declaration to the United Nations of December 7, 2002 Has Been Transmitted to the House Select Committee on Intelligence - July 8, 2003, DOS; Ex. Comm. 3044.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 052-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Denmark - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 044-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 046-03), 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 - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 047-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 03 Africa regional ESF to support restoration and revitalization of Sioma Ngwezi and Liuwa Plain National Parks in Zambia, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for the Congressionally Mandated annual SEED Act Report and other required reports, 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. 108-107); unnumbered.

Notification with Respect to a Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Sell Defense Articles and Services - July 9, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3063.

Intent to Sign an Amendment to the Funding Arrangement for the Contracting of Legal and Technical Assistance Required for the Definition Phase in Support of the Alliance Ground Surveillance Steering Committee between the United States, Belgium, Canada, the Czech republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom - July 9, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA and Sec. 1(f) of ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 3064.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Greece - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 054-03), pursuant to Sec. 36) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3065.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to NATO AEW&C Programme Management Organization, Including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 045-03), pursuant to Sec. 36) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3066.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Ecuador - July 9, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 056-03), pursuant to Sec. 36) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3067.

Text Agreements in Which the American Institute in Taiwan is a Party between January 1 and December 31, 2002 - July 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 3311 (a); Ex. Comm. 3068.

Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms control and Nonproliferation Agreements and Commitments - July 9, 2003, letter from the President transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 403(a)(3-6) of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act; Ex. Comm. 3069.

Transmittal No. 10-03 Which Informs of the Intent to Sign a Project Agreement between the United States and Israel Concerning a Smart Adaptive Fin Prototype Study - July 10, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA and Sec. 1(f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 3100.

Transmittal No. 08-03 Which informs of the Intent to Sign Amendment Number One to the Tactical Communication Post 2000 MOU between the United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom - July 10, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA and Sec. 1(f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 3101.

Transmittal No. 11-03 Which informs of the Intent to sign a Project Agreement between the United States and Singapore Concerning Protective Suit Development and Evaluation Technologies - July 10, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA and Sec. 1(f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 3102.

Transmittal No. 09-03 Which Informs of the intent to Sign Amendment one to the Project Arrangement between the United States and the United Kingdom Concerning the Radar Frequency Interferometer User Data Module for the Apache Longbow Helicopter - July 10, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA and Sec. 1(f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 3103.

Report Concerning International Agreements Transmitted to Congress After Expiration of the Sixty-Day Period - July 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b (b); Ex. Comm. 3104.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 02 FREEDOM Support Act funds to support the Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe Program (TTFSE) in Moldova, 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 - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $620,000 in FY 03 FREEDOM Support Act funds to the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs for Anti-Crime Training and Technical Assistance, pursuant to Sec. 632A of the FAA of 1961, as amended by P.L. 108-7; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,893,000 in FY 02 and 03 USAID funds to support State Department Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, 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 - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $6,650,000 in FY 03 Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States funds for its Technical Assistance activities in Europe, pursuant to Sec. 632(a) 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 - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 03 Countries in Transition Economic Support Funds to further support the work of Sierra Leone’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, pursuant to Sec. 632(a) 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 - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $65,340 in FY 02 FREEDOM Support Act 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, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in FY 03 Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States funds to support the program of the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program in Albania, 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.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

The President’s International Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2004 - February 12, 2003, Full Committee, Serial No. 108-18.

NATO and Enlargement: Progress Since Prague - April 29, 2003, Subcommittee on Europe, Serial No. 108-19.

Efforts of the Peace Parks Foundation in the Republic of South Africa; Recognizing the Growing Importance of the U.S. Relationship with the Republic of Djibouti; Concerning the Transition to Democracy in the Republic of Burundi; Commending the Republic of Kenya for its Recent Elections and Continued Successful Democracy; Honoring the Life and Work of the Late Walter Sisulu of South Africa; and the Issue of Slavery and Human Rights Abuses in Sudan. - June 4, 2003, Markup before the Subcommittee on Africa, Serial No. 108-20.

The Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003; and Calling on the Government of the PRC Immediately and Unconditionally to Release Dr. Yang Jianli and for Other Purposes - June 10, 2003, Markup before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Serial No. 108-22.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS WEEK OF JULY 7, 2003

*** Floor ***

State Department Authorization - July 9, Senate began consideration of S. 925, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State and international broadcasting activities for FY 04 and for the Peace Corps for FY 04-07. July 10, Senate continued consideration.

***Nominations Received***

July 7, 2003

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Donald K. Steinberg, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

July 11, 2003

Constance Albanese Morella, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United States to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador.

Mauricio J. Tamargo, of Florida, to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, for a term expiring September 30, 2006.