Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF August 30, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

 

No Committee Business Scheduled – House in Recess

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEKS OF AUGUST 9 - 23, 2004

 

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

 

Thursday, August 19, 2004

 

10:00 a.m.            “Diplomacy in the Age of Terrorism: What is the State Department’s Strategy?” - Full Committee Hearing.

                              Witnesses: Mr. Christopher Kojm, Deputy Executive Director, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; Ms. Susan Ginsberg, Team Leader for Border Security and Foreign Visitors, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; and the following officials of the U.S. Department of State: The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; The Honorable J. Cofer Black, Coordinator for Counterterrorism; The Honorable Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions; The Honorable Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs; The Honorable Earl Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; The Honorable Christina B. Rocca, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South Asian Affairs; Ms. Carol Rodley, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Mr. James W. Swigert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Mr. Philo L. Dibble, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.      

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

 

10:00 a.m.             “9-11 Commission Recommendations for U.S. Diplomacy” Full Committee Hearing.

                              Witnesses: The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Cair, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9-11 Commission”); The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, Vice-Chair, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9-11 Commission”).

 

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

 

Report on the Selection of MCA Eligible Countries for FY 2004 – May 11, 2004, MCA, pursuant to Sec. 608(b)(1) of the Millennium Challenge Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Final Rule Amending the Export Administration Regulations – Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 15

( c ) of the Export Administration Act; unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – July 22, 2004, DOS, CLASSIFIED, informing of the intent to obligate $3,302,000 to support small arms/light weapons recovery and destructions programs; unnumbered.

 

Report on Participation by Small Businesses in Procurement Contracts of USAID – July 22, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 687 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

 

Report to Congress on Partnership for Peace Developments through July 15, 2004 – July 23, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 514 of the FRAA, 1994-1995 (P.L. 103-236) and Sec. 205 of the NATO Participation Act, 1994 (P.L. 103-447); unnumbered.

 

Diplomatic Construction Project at the United States Mission to the European Office of the UN & IO, Geneva, Switzerland – July 26, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the FRAA, 1988 and 1989 (P.L. 100-204) as amended by Sec. 135 of the FRAA, 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

 

Memorandum of Justification for the Provision of Assistance to Liberia – July 28, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

 

Debt Negotiations with the Government of Panama under the Tropical Forest Conservation Act – July 28, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury; unnumbered.

 

Report to Congress – Imposition of Foreign Policy Controls on Iraq – July, 28, 2004, Dept. of Commerce; unnumbered.

 

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – July 28, 2004, Dept. of Commerce; unnumbered.

 

Notice that the Administration Intends to Provide Additional IRRF Resources to Accelerate Establishment of the First Response Network (FRN) of the Iraqi National Security Communications Network – July 28, 2004, Under Secretary of Defense; unnumbered.

 

Number of USAF Involved in Counternarcotics-Related Activities in Andean Countries During June 2004  - July 29, 2004, The Joint Staff, pursuant to Sec. 8 of the International Narcotics Control Act, 1990 (P.L. 101-623); unnumbered.

 

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with the Republic of Guyana – July 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 501 of Title V of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

 

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with the Republic of Senegal – July 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 501 of Title V of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

 

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with the Government of Pakistan – July 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

 

Project Certification for Plague Vaccine Acquisition – August 3, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 07-04) pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; unnumbered.

 

Deputy Secretary’s Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Assistance and Support to Nicaragua – August, 2, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 527 (g) of the FRAA, 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 103-236); unnumbered.

 

Notice of OPIC Project in Iraq – Al Mansour Automotive Company – August 4, 2004, OPIC; unnumbered.

 

Notice of OPIC Project in Iraq – Housing Development – August 4, 2004, OPIC; unnumbered.

 

Notice of OPIC Project in Iraq – Personnel Placement Services– August 4, 2004, OPIC; unnumbered.

 

Special Funding Obligation for DRC and Zimbabwe – August 4, 2004, USTDA, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

 

Notice of Intent to Reprogram IO&P Account Money – August 4, 2004, DOS; unnumbered.

 

Plan Colombia/Andean Counterdrug Initiative – Semi-Annual Obligation Report – August 4, 2004, Executive Office of the President – National Drug Control Policy, pursuant to Sec. 3204 (e) of (P.L. 106-246); unnumbered.

 

Notice of Export of Items to Iraq in the National Interest of the United States – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 05IZ-04), pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 066-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Mexico – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 067-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 056-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Notice of Transfer of Major Defense Equipment to the Government of Thailand – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-04-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 060-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to the Kazakhstan – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 064-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to France and Brazil – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 068-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 062-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Norway – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 071-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Hungary – August 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 063-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,024,517 in FY 04 NADR funds to support humanitarian mine action projects in Senegal and Vietnam, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to reallocate from Uzbekistan to the Kyrgyz Republic $1,200,000 in ERF Supplemental FSA funds for border security; unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $275,000 in FY 04 PKO funds for East Timor, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1.295 million in FY 04 FMF for assistance to Albania and Tajikistan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $332,000 in FY 04 ESF for activities to support democracy building efforts in Cuba, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to reprogram and obligate up to $2,743,800 in ESF from Cambodia to fund the Documentation Center for Cambodia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 & 560 of the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $20,000 in FY 04 ESF to support democracy and human rights in Rwanda, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY 04 ARESF  for waste collection in Maseru, Lesotho and nearby towns, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $383,000 in FY 04 FSA to support outreach programs in Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $275,000 in FY 04 ESF to support activities that promote U.S. positions in Science and technology innovation, sustainable natural resource management, environmental good governance, and water, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,625,000 in FY 04 AEEB funds to NED for pro-democracy groups in Southeast Europe, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $14,410,000 in FY 04 ESF for activities to implement the recommendations of the report of the President’s Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $60,500,000 in FY 04 ESF for MEPI, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to make available for obligation $10,000,000 from GHAI account for HIV/AIDS activities in Vietnam, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $400,000 in FY 03 ESF/HRDF to promote community reconciliation projects in Cote d’Ivoire, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,642,000 in FY 04 ESF to support democracy and human rights programs in Central and Southeast Asia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,903,000 in FY 04 ESF to support human rights and democracy projects in Central Asia and the Caucasus, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 4, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $75,000 in FY 04 ARESF to support enhanced knowledge about Mali Gourma elephants, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

 

Annual Review of the United States Kimberley Process Authority – August 6, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 5 ( c ) of the Clean Diamond Trade Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-19); unnumbered.

 

Project Certification for a MOU between the United States and Australia – August 6, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; unnumbered.

 

Charter of the Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union – August 11, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 804 (a) of the Department of State Authorization Act, 1984-85 (P.L. 98-164); unnumbered.

 

Notice that Iraq Will be Eligible to Receive Excess Defense Articles – August 17, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 (a) of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

 

Memorandum of Justification for the Provision of Assistance to Sudan – August 18, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

 

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

 

The Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004; Requesting Documents in the Possession of the President and Officials Relating to the Disclosure and Identity and Employment of Ms. Valerie Plame; Amending the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to Expand the Rewards Program; The Belarus Democracy Act of 2003; Urging Passage of a Resolution Addressing Human Rights Abuses in People’s Republic of China; Commending India on its Celebration of Republic Day; Expressing Sympathy for the Victims of the December 26, 2003 Earthquake in Bam, Iran; and Recognizing Strategic Partnership Between the U.S. and the People of the Marshall Islands in the Pursuit of International Peace and Security, Etc. – Markup before the Full Committee, February 25, 2004; Serial No. 108-100.

 

U.S. Foreign Assistance After September 11th: Major Changes, Competing Purposes and Different Standards-Is There an Overall Strategy? – February 26, 2004, Full Committee hearing; Serial No. 108-101.

 

Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism, Human Rights and the Future of U.S.-Libyan Relations – March 10, 2004, Full Committee hearings; Serial No. 108-112.

 

Human Rights Practices Around the World: A Review of the State Department’s 2003 Annual Report – March 10, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-114.

 

U.S. – Russia Relations in Putin’s Second Term – March 18, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-106.

 

Safety and Security of Peace Corps Volunteers – March 24, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-102.

 

Saudi Arabia and the Fight Against Terrorism Financing – March 24, 2004, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia hearing; Serial No. 108-109.

 

The Bush Administration and Nonproliferation: A New Strategy Emerges – March 30, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-105.

 

The Peace Corps Safety and Security Act of 2004; The North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004; Assistance for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2004; Participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization; The U.S. International Leadership Act of 2003, and Other Purposes; and Various Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions – March 31, 2004, Markup before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-108.

 

Al-Qaeda: The Threat to the United States and its Allies – April 1, 2004, Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-103.

 

The Taiwan Relations Act: The Next Twenty-Five Years – April 21, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-107.

 

The United Nations Oil-For-Food Program: Issues of Accountability and Transparency – April 28, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-110.

 

The Crisis in Darfur: A New Front in Sudan’s Bloody War; and Condemning the Government of the Republic of Sudan for its Attacks Against Innocent Civilians in the Impoverished Darfur Region of Western Sudan – May 6, 2004, Full Committee hearing and markup; Serial No. 108-122.

 

Concern Regarding the Repression of the Religious Freedom and Human Rights of the Iranian Baha’I Community by the Government of Iran; Concern Regarding the Gross Violations of Human Rights and Civil Liberties of the Syrian People by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic; Support of Full Membership of Israel in the WEOG at the UN; and Support for the Accession of Israel to the OECD – May 12, 2004, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia; Serial No. 108-104.

 

Should China Join the Nuclear Suppliers Group? – May 18, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-11.

 

Implementation of the Millennium Challenge Act – May 19, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-113.

 

United States Policy in Afghanistan – June 2, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-119.

 

U.S Initiatives at NATO’s Istanbul Summit – June 16, 2004, Subcommittee on Europe hearing; Serial No. 108-115.

 

Stolen Passports: A Terrorist’s First Class Ticket – June 23, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-117.

 

Confronting War Crimes in Africa – June 24, 2004, Subcommittee on Africa hearing; Serial No. 108-121.

 

The American Schools Abroad Support Act; Reauthorizing the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998; The Viet Nam  Human Rights Act of 2003; Amending the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003; and Various Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions – July 15, 2004, Full Committee Markup; Serial No. 108-120.