Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

***No Committee Business Scheduled - House in Recess***
 
COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JULY 28, 2003
 
***No Committee Business Scheduled - House in Recess***
 
***Public Laws***
 
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.  Signed on July 28, 2003.  P.L. 108-61.
 
H. R. 2474 (Emerson) - To authorize the Congressional Hunger Center to award Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships for fiscal years 2003 and 2004.  Signed on July 14, 2003.  P.L. 108-58.
 
***Presidential Messages, Executive and Other Communications Received***
 
USAID Notification for Burma - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in prior year 02 ESF for Democracy and Humanitarian Assistance; CN #190.
 
USAID Notification for India - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $2,310,000 in DA funds for Increased Transparency and Efficiency in the Allocation and Mobilization of Resources in Selected States; CN #191.
 
USAID Notification for Brazil - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Access to Training and Employability Skills and Opportunities increased for Disadvantaged Youth; CN #192.
 
USAID Notification for Guatemala - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,000,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Better Educated Rural Society; CN #193.
 
USAID Notification for LAC Regional - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $2,035,000 in CSH funds to support More Effective Delivery of Selected Health Services and Policy Interventions; CN #194.
 
USAID Notification for LAC Regional - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to transfer $35,000 from DA funds to DCA for Enabling Environment for Market Access Strengthened; CN #195.
 
USAID Notification for LAC Regional - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $5,890,000 in DA funds to support the Strengthened Regional Initiatives to Improve Equity and Quality in Education and Training; CN #196.
 
USAID Notification for Peru - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $750,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Expanded Opportunities for Girls' Quality in Education and Training; CN #197.
 
USAID Notification for Global Development Alliance - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $179,000 in carryover FY 02 and $821,000 in FY 03 funds for Crafting a Lead Free World; CN #198.
 
USAID Notification for Global Development Alliance - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in carryover funding for Middle East Junior Achievement Program; CN #199.
 
USAID Notification for Global Development Alliance - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $821,000 in FY 02 carryover funds for Transforming the Marine Aquarium Trade Program; CN #200.
 
USAID Notification for Global Development Alliance - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $275,000 in FY 02 carryover funds for Amazon Cacao Development Alliance; CN #201.
 
USAID Notification for Global Development Alliance - June 24, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 02 carryover funds for Economic Diversification in the Copperbelt Region in Zambia; CN #202.
 
USAID Notification for Africa Regional - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 03 ESF for Adoption Improved Agricultural Policies; CN #203.
 
USAID Notification for Africa Regional - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to re-program and obligate $9,000,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Support to Africa Basic Education; CN #204.
 
USAID Notification for Africa Regional - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $8,747,000 in FY 03 for Increased Use of Maternal/Child Health and HIV/AIDS Services and/or Products and Improved Health Practices; CN #205.
 
USAID Notification for Liberia - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $2,627,000 in FY 03 CSH funds for Increased Use of Essential Primary Health Care Services through Civil Society; CN #206.
 
USAID Notification for Namibia - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $450,000 in FY 03 ESF for Increased Accountability of Parliament to All Namibian Citizens; CN #207.
 
USAID Notification for Rwanda - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $400,000 in ESF for Increased Rule of Law and Transparency in Governance; CN #208.
 
USAID Notification for Sudan - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $375,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Enhanced Food Security through Increased Reliance on Local Resources; CN #209.
 
USAID Notification for Albania - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $3,720,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Special Initiatives; CN #210.
 
USAID Notification for Bosnia and Herzegovina - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $400,000 in FY 02 AEEB funds for Accelerated Development of the Private Sector; CN #211.
 
USAID Notification for Worldwide - June 25, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $6,000,000 in FY 03 DA for Access to Economic Opportunities for the Poor Expanded; CN #212.
 
USAID Notification for Jamaica - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,500,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Improved Citizen Security and Participation in Democratic Processes; CN #213.
 
USAID Notification for Central Africa Regional - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,250,000 in FY 03 ESF to Reduce the Rate of Forest Degradation and Loss of Biodiversity through Increased Local, National, and Regional Natural Resource Management Capacity; CN #214.
 
USAID Notification for Ethiopia - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $700,000 in FY 03 ESF to Mitigate the Effects of Disaster; CN #215.
 
USAID Notification for Madagascar - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 03 ESF for Governance in Targeted Areas Improved; CN #216.
 
USAID Notification for Madagascar - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 03 ESF for Biologically Diverse Forest Ecosystems Conserved; CN #217.
 
USAID Notification for Madagascar - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 03 ESF for Critical Private Markets Expanded; CN #218.
 
USAID Notification for West Bank and Gaza - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $10,000,000 in prior year ESF for Healthier Palestinian Families; CN #219.
 
USAID Notification for West Bank and Gaza - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $5,000,000 in prior year ESF for Community Services Program; CN #220.
 
USAID Notification for Uzbekistan - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,144,000 in FY 03 FSA for Increased Utilization of Quality Primary Health Care for Select Populations; CN #221.
 
USAID Notification for Uzbekistan - June 26, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,121,000 in FY 03 FSA for Improved Environment for the Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises; CN #222.
 
USAID Notification for DRC - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $2,800,000 in CIT ESF for The Congolese People are Assisted to Solve National, Provincial, and Community Problems through Participatory Processes that Involve the Public, Private,and Civil Sectors, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) ; CN #223.
 
USAID Notification for Bosnia-Herzegovina - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,537,500 in FY 03 AEEB & $377,396 in FY 02 carryover funds for A More Participatory, Inclusive Democratic Society; CN #224.
 
USAID Notification for Bosnia-Herzegovina - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $700,000 in FY 02 AEEB carryover funds and $489,159 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Sustainable Minority Returns in Support of Creation of a Multi Ethnic Society; CN #225.
 
USAID Notification for Russia - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $450,000 in FY 02 FSA carryover funds to support A  More Open Participatory Society; CN #226.
 
USAID Notification for Serbia & Montenegro - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $2,000,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Accelerated Development and Growth of Private Enterprise; CN #227.
 
USAID Notification for Serbia & Montenegro - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $7,300,193 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Increased, Better Informed Citizens' Participation in Political and Economic Decision Making; CN #228.
 
USAID Notification for Uzbekistan - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $411,000 in FY 03 FSA funds and $150,000 in FY 02 carryover funds for Improved Management of Critical Natural Resources, Including Energy; CN #229.
 
USAID Notification for Uzbekistan - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $930,000 in FY 03 FSA funds and $100,000 in FY 02 carryover funds for Strengthened Democratic Culture Among Citizens and Target Institutions; CN #230.
 
USAID Notification for Uzbekistan - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $30,000,000 in IRRF for Humanitarian Assistance; CN #231.
 
USAID Notification for Uzbekistan - June 27, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $543,311 in FY 03 FSA funds for Cross Cutting Programs; CN #232.
 
United States Army Annual Financial Statement FY 02 - June 27, 2003, Department of the Army, Office of the Assistant Secretary Financial Management and Comptroller, pursuant to the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, amended by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994; unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $125,250 in FY 02 AEEB funds for a Multi-Ethnic Dialogue Program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and 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 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $1,528,380 in ESF to support the ASEAN Cooperation Plan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.
 
FY 03 PKO - OSCE Europe Regional - July 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $7,00,000 in FY 03 PKO funds, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $45,000 in FY 02 FSA funds to support the Republic of Moldova's participation in the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $250,000 in FY 03 ESF to support the development of the National Civilian Police in El Salvador, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $500,000 in FY 03 Supplemental ESF for MEPI to further develop the Middle East Finance Corporation, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) and Title I, Chapter 5 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $2,000,000 in FY 03 DA funds to generate scientific and technological cooperation between the United States and Pakistan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 24, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $400,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to contribute to a multilateral anti-malarial program in Sao Tome and Principe, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Special Funding Obligation for Indonesia and Thailand - July 25, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Arab Emirates - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal NO. DTC 048-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.
 
Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the Russia - July 25, 2003, DOS (Transmittal NO. DTC 076-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.
 
Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Rep. of Philippines - July 25, 2003, DSCA, total estimated value of items is $927,200.00, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 25, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $115,000 in FY 03 ESF for the Middle East Democracy Fund, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 25, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3,000,000 of Supplemental ESF to support the Partnerships for Learning Youth Exchange and Study Program to promote international understanding between the U.S. and the Arab and Islamic world, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) and Title I, Chapter 5 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 25, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $860,000 in FY 02 and 03 ESF for the Middle East Multilateral program to promote peace in the Middle East, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115) and 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Special Funding Notification for Honduras - July 28, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Afghanistan National Border Police - July 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to make available $5 million, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
FY 03 Foreign Military Financing Program - Azerbaijan - July 28, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Humanitarian Demining Program Regarding Sudan - July 28, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
 Notification of Intention to Designate the Philippines as a Major Non-NATO Ally - July 28, 2003, pursuant to Sec. 517 of the FAA; unnumbered.
 
Executive Order - Blocking Property of the Government of Burma and Prohibiting Certain Transactions - July 28, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 204 (b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and Sec. 301 of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $115,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to support the work of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe's Working Table on Democracy and Human Rights, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $1,000,000 in FY 02 ESF from the Administration of Justice allocation to support political party and coalition building efforts in Venezuela, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,500,000 in FY 03 ESF to promote democracy in Burma, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and section 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 28, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $45,000 in FY 02 FSA funds, $6,347,000 in FY 03 FSA funds for the Export Control and Related Border Security Assistance Program for the Eurasian states and to reprogram $965,000 of the $20,500,000 in FY 02 FSA funds previously notified in CN 02-0224, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115) and 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.
 
Presidential Communication - Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Burma - July 29, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 204 (b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and Sec. 301 of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412);
H. Doc. 108-109.
 
***Hearings/Markups Printed***
 
A Review of the State Department's "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices" - April 30, 2003, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights, Serial No. 108-26.
 
Reviewing the Transatlantic Partnership: A View From the he United States - June 11, 2003, hearing before the Subcommittee on Europe, Serial No. 108-27.
 
OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 28, 2003
 
***Senate Measures Passed***
 
S. Res. 184 (Kyl) - Calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli. Agreed to after agreeing to the committee amendments.
 
H. Con. Res. 209 (Engel) - Commending the signing of the United States-Adriatic Charter, a charter of partnership among the untied States, Albania, Croatia, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.  Agreed to after agreeing to the committee amendments.
 
***Hearings/Meetings of Interest***
 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "Iraq: Status & Prospects for Reconstruction - Resources."  Testimony was heard from The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary, DoD; General John M. Keane, Acting Chief of Staff, United States Army, DoD; The Honorable Joshua B. Bolten, Director, OMB.
 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "Corruption in North Korea's Economy."  Testimony was heard from Mr. Michael J. Horowitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.
 
***Nominations Confirmed***
 
Department of Homeland Security - Joe D. Whitley, of Georgia, to be General Counsel.
 
Department of State - Donald K. Steinberg, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
 
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - Constance Albanese Morella, of Maryland, to be Representative of the USA with rank of Ambassador.
 
Department of State - George H. Walker, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary.
 
Department of State - Jeffrey A. Marcus, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Belgium.
 
***Nominations Received***
 
Department of State - Richard Eugene Hoagland, of the District of Colombia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan.