Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JULY 28, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

***No Committee Business Scheduled - House in Recess***

COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 21, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups***

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

10:00 a.m. "The United States and the European Union: Understanding the Partnership" - Subcommittee on Europe.
Witnesses: Mr. Charles R. Ries, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State; Carl F. Lankowski, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Area of Studies, Coordinator for European Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State.

3:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Silvan Shalom, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel.

4:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY CLASSIFIED briefing regarding Iraq reconstruction efforts with Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, Presidential Envoy to Iraq.

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

10:30 a.m. Full Committee Markup of H. J. Res. 63, 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 or before September 30, 2023, and for other purposes (Reported favorably to the House by voice vote); H. R. 1813, Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003 (Reported favorably to the House by voice vote); and H. R. 2620, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (Reported favorably to the House by voice vote).

Thursday, July 24, 2003

9:30 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY CLASSIFIED briefing regarding U.S. Policy in Liberia with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

12:00 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.

1:30 p.m. Subcommittee on Africa MEMBERS ONLY briefing with Assistant Secretary of State Walter H. Kansteiner to discuss the President’s recent trip to Africa.

1:30 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Zoran Zivkovic, Prime Minister of Serbia.

***Legislation Introduced***

Monday, July 21, 2003

H. R. 2809 (Pitts) – A bill to establish a pilot program of Central Asian scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level public policy internships in the United States.

H. R. 2810 (Pitts) – A bill to establish a pilot program of Afghanistan scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level public policy internships in the United States.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

H. R. 2819 (Hoeffel) – A bill to establish a program to provide assistance for developing countries of Eurasia and the Middle East.

H. Con. Res. 249 (Hastings) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should remain engaged in Iraq in order to ensure a peaceful, stable, unified Iraq with a representative government, and for other purposes.

Thursday, July 24, 2003

H. Con. Res. 254 (Levin) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the 70th anniversary of the 1932-1933 man-made famine in Ukraine ("Holodomor") should serve as a reminder of the incredible suffering and loss sustained by the Ukranian People as a result of international policies implemented by the government of the former Soviet Union.

H. Con. Res. 255 (Paul) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States military should not become involved in the Liberian civil war, either alone or as part of a United Nations peacekeeping force.

H. Con. Res. 256 (Rush) – Concurrent resolution recognizing the Honorable Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on his 85th birthday.

H. Res. 341 (Saxton) – A resolution urging the President of the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union’s wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations.

Friday, July 25, 2003

H. R. 2949 (Larsen) – A bill to regulate international marriage broker activity in the United States, to provide for certain protections for individuals who utilize the services of international marriage brokers, and for other purposes. (Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on International Relations.)

H. R. 2952 (Lowey) – A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

H. Con. Res. 263 (Fossella) – Concurrent resolution calling for an expedited resolution of all existing child custody cases in which Saudi Arabian subjects are holding United States citizens who are minors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without regard for United States law and calling for the establishment of a permanent treaty or other agreement to govern future child custody disputes between the two countries.

H. Con. Res. 267 (Payne) – Concurrent resolution urging a full and impartial inquiry into the murder of attorney Pat Finucane in 1989 in Northern Ireland.

H. Con. Res. 269 (Waters) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the trade and economic development policies of the United States should respect and support the rights of African farmers with respect to their agricultural and biological resources, traditional knowledge and technologies. (In addition, to the Committee on ways and Means.)

H. Res. 344 (Lantos) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Syria, Lebanon and Iran should be held accountable for the well-being of abducted Israeli civilian Elchanan Tannenbaum, provide the International Committee of the Red Cross access to Elchanan Tannenbaum, and take all necessary measures to secure the release of Elchanan Tannenbaum.

H. Res. 345 (McDermott) – A resolution extending condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the late David Christopher Kelly, Ph.D.

H. Res. 347 (Pence) – A resolution concerning United States assessed contributions to the United Nations.

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

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 (Transmittal No. 03-17) pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3063.

Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control Agreements and Nonproliferation Agreements and Commitments – July 9, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 403 of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act; Ex. Comm. 3069.

Reports Regarding the Sale of Defense Equipment Valued at $1,000,000 or More – July 15, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 36(a) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice to Support Humanitarian Demining Activities in Iraq - July 17, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 02 African Regional ESF for elections in Cameroon, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $153,086 in FY 02 AEEB for communications equipment, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in de-obligated FY 01 AEEB funds for anti-crime training and technical assistance programs in Croatia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2001 (P.L. 106-429); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer $2,945,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to DHS, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection for activities in support of the Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe Program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to support a witness protection program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,000,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to support an Independent Judicial Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $2,320,000 in FY 02 ESF to support initiatives to end sweatshop conditions in overseas work sites that produce for the U.S. market, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $600,000 in FY 03 ESF from HRDF to promote freedom of the media in Kyrgyzstan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate the following amounts: $100,000 in FY 03 FSA funds in support of the Customs Link Entry/Exit America-Russia-Pacific (CLEAR-PAC) Project; and $5,000 in FY 02 FSA funds to support the activities of the U.S.-Moldova Joint Economic Task Force and the Business Information Service for the New Independent States to promote U.S. trade with Moldova, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 & 2003 (P.L. 107-115 & 108-7) ; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1.50 million in FY 03 FSA funds to facilitate emergency humanitarian relief through non-governmental organizations to needy populations in the North Caucasus, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 17, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,417,900 in FY 03 ESF to support activities that promote U.S. positions in oceans, marine and wildlife conservation, health, sustainable natural resource management, environmental good governance, water and forests, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with the United Kingdom - July 21, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 067-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( d ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3306.

"Accelerated Strategic Computer Initiative Participant Computer Sales to Tier III Countries in Calendar Year 2002" - July 21, 2003, Dept. Of Energy, pursuant to Sec. 3157 of the National Defense Authorization Act, 1998 (P.L. 105-85); Ex. Comm. 3307.

The Department’s Final Rule – Bureau of Political - Military Affairs; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Partial Lifting of Embargo Against Rwanda - July 21, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 3308.

The Department’s Final Rule – Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates - July 21, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 3309.

Special Funding Notification for Indonesia - July 22, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Egypt - July 22, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-15), pursuant to 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3338.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Egypt - July 22, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-10), pursuant to 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3339.

Report Concerning International Agreements - July 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (b); Ex. Comm. 3340.

51st Report on the Extent and Disposition of United States Contributions to International Organizations for FY 2002 - July 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 405 (b) of the FRAA, 2002 & 2003(P.L. 107-228); Ex. Comm. 3341.

Presidential Determination No. 2003-27 on Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court - July 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act of 2002, Title II of P.L. 107-206; Ex. Comm. 3342.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification on the Provision of Financial Assistance to the Palestinian Authority - July 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec 451of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 3343.

Report on United States Firms Against the Government of Saudi Arabia - July 23, 2003, pursuant to Sec. 281 of the Foreign Affairs Restructuring Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-277), as amended by Sec. 216 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 - July 23, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 084-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3393.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Jordan - July 23, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 032-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3394.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Malaysia - July 23, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 051-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3395.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - July 23, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 071-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3396.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Egypt - July 23, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 069-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3397.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Kourou, French Guiana and Pacific Ocean/International Waters - July 23, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 064-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3398.

Presidential Communication – Report on Continued Contributions in Support of Peacekeeping Efforts in the Former Yugoslavia - July 23, 2003, The White House, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (P.L. 93-148); H. Doc. 108-105; Ex. Comm. 3399.

Presidential Communication Transmitting – Plan Colombia/Andean Counterdrug Initiative Semi-Annual Obligation Report - July 23, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 3204 (e) of P.L. 106-246; H. Doc. 108-104; Ex. Comm. 3452.

Notice on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa - July 24, 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. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notice of State Department’s Intent to Provide Funds Made Available Under Title II of the FY 2003 FOAA Project Summaries – July 24, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED program summaries (No. 03-236) pursuant to Div. E of P.L. 108-7; unnumbered.

Notice of State Department’s Intent to Provide Funds Made Available Under Title II of the FY 2003 FOAA Project Summaries – July 24, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED program summaries (No. 03-237) pursuant to Div. E of P.L. 108-7; unnumbered.

Charter of the Defense Trade Advisory Group - July 25, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, P.L. 92-463; unnumbered.

Amendment on the Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Madagascar - July 25, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 (P.L. 79-173); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Japan - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 066-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 082-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Presidential Message – Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process - July 25, 2003, the White House, pursuant to 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); H. Doc. 108-108.

Report Concerning International Agreements - July 25, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (b); Ex. Comm. 3516.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Sweden - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 060-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3517.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Turkey - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 070-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3518.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, and Norway - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 068-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3519.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Brazil - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 058-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3520.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel and Singapore - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 059-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3521.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 071-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3522.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 057-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3523.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Greece - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 074-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3524.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 073-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3525.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Pacific Ocean/International Waters or Kourou, French Guiana - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 050-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3526.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Pacific Ocean/International Waters - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 075-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3527.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 062-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3528.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Taiwan - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 083-03), pursuant to Sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3529.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 080-03), pursuant to Sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3530.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 079-03), pursuant to Sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3531.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 072-03), pursuant to Sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3532.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Turkey - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 061-03), pursuant to Sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3533.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with India - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 021-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3534.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with India - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 077-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3535.

Battling International Bribery 2003 – July 25, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting the fifth of six CLASSIFIED reports pursuant to the requirement in the Resolution of July 31, 1998, by which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions; Ex. Comm. 3536.

Draft of Proposed Legislation - "Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003" - July 25, 2003, DOS; Ex. Comm. 3616.

***Petitions/Memorials***

A memorial of the Legislature of the State of Texas, relative to House Concurrent Resolution No. 186 memorializing the United States Congress to initiate whatever actions are needed to reopen La Linda Bridge as a border crossing; Memorial No. 170.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 21, 2003

***Senate Measures Reported***

H. Con. Res. 209 (Engel) – Commending the signing of the United States-Adriatic Charter, a charter of partnership among the United States, Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia, with amendments and an emended preamble.

S. Res. 184 (Kyl) – Calling on the government of the People’s Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli, with amendments and with an amended preamble.

***Hearings/Meetings of Interests***

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Iraq: Status & Prospects for Reconstruction - Testimony was heard from Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS and Mr. Anthony Borden, Executive Director, Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Congo Basin Forest Partnership - Testimony was heard from Mr. Walter Kansteiner III, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State; Mr. John Turner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State; Mr. Keith Brown, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State; Dr. Michael Fay, Conservation Biologist, Wilderness Conservation Society; Mr. Tony Mokombo, Director of Central Africa Programs, World Wildlife Federation.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Sufficiency of Intelligence on Iraq - Testimony was heard from the following former Directors of the CIA: John M. Deutch; and R. James Woolsey; John J. Hamre, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; and Anthony Cordesman, CSIS.

***Appointments***

British-American Interparliamentary Group: Senator Sarbanes as a delegate to the Interparliamentary Group Conference during the 108th Congress.

Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China: Appointment of Representative Wu.