Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF July 19, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

10:00 a.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with His Excellency Boudewijn Ban Eenennaam, the Dutch Ambassador to the United States – Subcommittee on Europe.
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

11:00 a.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with His Excellency Boris Tadic, President of Serbia – Full Committee.
Room -139 of the Capitol

1:30 p.m.
“HIV/AIDS in Asia” – Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses:
Ms. Kathleen Cravero, Deputy Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); Bates Gill, Ph.D., Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Vijay V. Yeldandi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P., Director of Clinical Research, The Metro Foundation; Ms. Holly Burkhalter, U.S. Policy Director, Physicians for Human Rights –Washington Office.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

1:30 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with His Excellency Eduardo Stein, Vice President of Guatemala.
Room 2255 Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m.
“The Democratic Republic of Congo Peace Accords: One Year Later” – Subcommittee on Africa.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses:
The Honorable Constance Berry Newman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Leonard Dees, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy, The Honorable Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group.

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JULY 12, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

11:15 a.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with President Antonio Saca of El Salvador

2:30 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with Italian Foreign Affairs Committee Parliamentarians

3:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with Members of the Parliament of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

4:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with Central American Ministers of Trade and Labor

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

1:30 p.m.
“Islam in Asia” – Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Witnesses: Meredith Weiss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of International Studies, DePaul University; Douglas E. Ramage, Ph.D., Representative, Indonesia and Malaysia, The Asia Foundation; His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; The Honorable Thomas W. Simons, Jr., Consulting Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.

2:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
meeting with Brazilian Legislators.

4:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY
classified briefing on the Olympics with the Honorable Tom Miller, United States Ambassador to Greece

Thursday, July 15, 2004

10:15 a.m.
“Transatlantic Relations: A Post-Summit Assessment” – Subcommittee on Europe.
Witnesses: His Excellency Gunter Burghardt, Head of Delegation, European Commission; Simon Serfaty, Ph.D., Director, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Daniel Hamilton, Ph.D., Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Philip Gordon, Ph.D., Director, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution.

3:00 P.M.

Full Committee Markup: Ordered reported adversely.
H. Res. 699, Directing the Secretary of State to transmit to the House of Representatives documents in the possession of the Secretary of State relating to the treatment of prisoners and detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay

***Floor***

H. Res. 576 (Watson) – Urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to improve its protection of intellectual property rights. Agreed to by 416 yeas to 3 nays.

H. Res. 688 (Nunes) – Commending the Government of Portugal and the Portuguese people for their support in the effort to combat terrorism. Agreed to, as amended, by voice vote.

H. Con. Res. 462 (Hyde) – Reaffirming unwavering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act. Passed by 418-18 and 4 present.

H. Res. 615 (Ros-Lehtinen) – Expressing the sense of the House in support of full membership of Israel in the Western European and Others Group at the United Nations. Passed by 418-0 and 1 present.

S. 2264 (Feingold) – Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act.

H. Res. 713 (Pence) – Deploring the misuse of the International Court of Justice by a majority of the United Nations General Assembly. Passed by 361-45 and 13 present.

H. R. 1587 (Smith-NJ) – Viet Nam Human Rights Act of 2003.

***Reports Filed***

H.R. 4654 (Portman) -- To Reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 through Fiscal Year 2007, and for other purposes.

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

H. Res. 713 (Pence) – A resolution deploring the misuse of the International Court of Justice by a majority of the United Nations General Assembly for a narrow political purpose, the willingness of the International Court of Justice to acquiesce in an effort likely to undermine its reputation and interfere with a resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and for other purposes.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

H. Con. Res. 472 (Hunter) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the apprehension, detention, and interrogation of terrorists are fundamental elements in the successful prosecution of the Global War on Terrorism and the protection of the lives of United States citizens at home and abroad. In addition, referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H. Res. 716 (Gallegly) – A resolution encouraging the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to participate in a constitutional, peaceful, democratic, and electoral solution to the political crisis in Venezuela relating to the referendum to recall President Hugo Chavez.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

H. R. 4839 (Foley) – A bill to authorize the establishment of a program to provide economic and infrastructure reconstruction assistance to the Republic of Haiti, and for other purposes.

H. R. 4848 (Smith-NJ) – A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide for the establishment of centers for the treatment of obstetric fistula in developing countries.

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

Notice that Panama Remains Eligible to Participate in Programs Authorized by the Tropical Forest Conservation Act – June 28, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury; unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – July 2, 2004, Dept. of Commerce; unnumbered.

Report to Congress on Developing Poverty Assessment Tools – July 8, 2004, USAID, pursuant to the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act, 2000 (P.L. 108-31); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination 2004-36 and Justification Regarding Jerusalem Embassy – July 9, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 7 (a) & (b) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 1995 (P.L. 104-45); Ex. Comm. 8981.

Quarterly Report to the Congress – Agricultural Commodities to Cuba: April-June 2004 – July 12, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Title IX of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

$250 Million Israeli Off-Shore Procurement Request – July 12, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Mexico – July 12, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 035-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Sweden – July 12, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 054-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Program Description – Kabul, Afghanistan – July 12, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Chapter 2 of Title II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Notice of Support for Counterdrug Activities in Afghanistan – July 12, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 1033 of the NDAA, 1998 (P.L. 105-85); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – July 12, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $538,000 in FY 04 ESF to the International Foundation for Election Systems, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – July 12, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $76,000 in FY 04 ESF to the American Bar Association-Asia Law initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – July 12, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $8,800,000 in ESF to support the Indonesian National Police Assistance Program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notice of Request from Egypt to Cash Flow Finance a LOA for the Purchase of Three Fast Missile Craft – July 12, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 23 (g) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9004.

Notice of Request from Egypt to Cash Flow Finance a LOA for the Refurbishment of Three CH-47C Chinook Helicopters to CH-47D Configuration – July 12, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 23 (g) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9005.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Egypt – July 12, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9006.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Philippines – July 12, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 006-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9007.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Libya – July 12, 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. 9008.

Report to Congress – Expansion of Foreign Policy Based Controls on Certain Energetic Material and Other Chemicals – July 12, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); Ex. Comm. 9009.

The Agency’s Final Rule – Solicitation for “Taiwan Environmental Study Tours” Project – July 12, 2004, EPA, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 9010.

Draft Bill to Authorize Certain Travel Expenses – July 12, 2004, General Services Administration; Ex. Comm. 9023.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada and Australia – July 13, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 048-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – July 13, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-19), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

International Agreements – July 13, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting five CLASSIFIED agreements pursuant to Sec. 112 (b)(a) of the Case-Zablocki Act (P.L. 92-403); unnumbered.

Commission’s Second Annual Report – July 13, 2004, U.S. – China Commission, pursuant to the NDAA, 2001 (P.L. 106-398), as amended by the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); Ex. Comm. 9055.

Progress of the New Afghan National Army – July 14, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Supplemental Appropriation for Defense and the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan FY04 House Report; 108-312; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – July 14, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $11,043,950 in FY 04 ESF to support democracy and human rights programs administered by the National Endowment for Democracy, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 526 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Report Regarding Military Ties Between Burma and North Korea – July 15, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 531(b) of the FY04 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Report to Congress – China’s Birth Limitation Policy – July 15, 2004, The Secretary of State, pursuant to the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to India – July 15, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-08), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

The Department’s Final Rule – Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations to Remove Certain Regional Stability and Crime Control License Requirements to the New North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Member Countries [Docket No. 040614182-4182-01] (RIN: 0694-AD11) – July 15, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 9115.

The Department’s Final Rule – Revision of Export and Reexport Restrictions on Cuba [Docket No. 040610179-4179-01} (RIN: 0694-AD17) – July 15, 2004, Bureau of Industry and Security, Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 9116.

Determination of Engagement in Missile Technology Proliferation Activities – July 16, 2004, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 73(a) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Annual Report to Congress on Peacekeeping – July 16, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 4 of the United Nations Participation Act, 1945 (P.L. 79-264); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination and Report to Congress Regarding Cuba – July 16, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 306 ( c ) (2) of the Cuban liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, 1996 (P.L. 104-114); unnumbered.

Report on Kosovo Peacekeeping – July 16, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1213 of the NDAA, 2001 (P.L. 106-398); unnumbered.

Notification of the State Department’s Intent to Obligate Funds for a NDF Project – July 16, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 515 of the FY04 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Attachment to Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Namsa-Gener – July 19, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – July 19, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to reprogram $8 million in FY 04 Supplemental PKO funds to support the global war on terrorism in Afghanistan, pursuant to pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7);

Narcotics Reward – July 19, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2708; unnumbered.

OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JULY 12, 2004

***Hearings/Briefings/Meetings of Interest***

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs held a hearing on human trafficking issues. Testimony was heard from Senator Cantwell; John R. Miller, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State; Michele A. Clark, Johns Hopkins University School of International studies Foreign Policy Institute; Suzanne Jackson, George Washington University Law School; and Donna M. Hughes, University of Rhode Island Women’s Studies Program.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Closed briefing on the 2004 Olympic Games from Thomas J. Miller, U.S. Ambassador to Greece.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Hearing on Pakistan. Testimony was heard from Teresita C. Shaffer, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Marvin G. Weinbaum, Middle East institute; and Vali Nasr, Naval Post Graduate School.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Hearing on Southeast Europe. Testimony was heard from D. Kathleen Stephens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Central Europe; Mira R. Ricardel, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy; James Dobbins, RAND International security and Defense Policy Center; James C. O’Brien, The Albright Group LLC; Ivan Vejvoda, Balkan Trust for Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Serbia and Montenegro; and Veton Surroi, KPHA Ditore, Pristinia, Kosovo.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Hearing on North Korea. Testimony was heard from James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Joseph R. DeTrani, Special Envoy for Six-Party talks, both of the Department of State; Ashton B. carter, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government; and Charles L. Pritchard, The Brookings Institution.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Closed briefing on Iraq with Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor, National Security Council.

***Reports Filed***

H. R. 4818 (Kolbe) – making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005; H. Rept. 108-599.

***Other House/Senate Measures Passed***

H. R. 4759 (Delay) – United States-Australia Free Trade Implementation Act. Passed by 80-16.

H. R. 4818 (Kolbe) – making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005. Passed by 365 yeas to 41 nays.

S. 2261 (DeWine) – Haiti Economic Recovery Opportunity Act (Finance).

***Memorials/Petitions***

A memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, relative to House Substitute No. 1 for House Concurrent Resolution No. 46 memorializing the President and Congress of the United States to strengthen Trade relations with Taiwan by a Free Trade Agreement and to support the participation of Taiwan in the United Nations and the World Health Organization; Memorial No. 391.

***Nominations Confirmed***

Millennium Challenge CorporationChristine Todd Whitman, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors.

Millennium Challenge CorporationKenneth Francis Hackett, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors.