Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF September 7, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

No Committee Business Scheduled

 COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF AUGUST 30, 2004

 No Committee Business Scheduled

 

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

Visa Viper Committee Status – August 11, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 304 (f) of The Enhanced Border security and Visa Entry reform Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-173); unnumbered. 

Quarterly Report on Real Estate Transactions – August 12, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management, as required by the Conference Report (H. Rept. 104-863) accompanying H.R. 3610, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (P.L. 104-208); unnumbered. 

Draft Legislation Regarding the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 – August 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 105 (f)(1)(A)(iii) of the CFAAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-188); unnumbered. 

Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Guinea-Bissau – August 23, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 508 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to United States – International Waters– August 23, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 052-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan– August 23, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 065-04), pursuant to sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $350,000 in FY 04 ESF to support human rights and democracy projects in Egypt, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 for the Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorist Transitional Assistance Program, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $400,000 in FY 04 ESF to support democracy training for Madrasah leaders in the Philippines, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer certain weapons for use by the Haitian National Police which have been declared excess property by the General Services Administration, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide funds not exceeding $1,500,000 to support international democracy and human rights initiatives inside Iran, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate an additional $849,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for the Anti-Crime Training and Technical Assistance Program, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,000,000 in FY 04 ESF to support democracy programs in Haiti, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $575,000 in FY 04 FSA funds to support the GUUAM initiative, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $374,000 in FY 04 ESF to survey democracy and human rights conditions in priority countries, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $400,000 in FY 04 ESF to promote corporate social responsibility in China, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $465,000 in FY 04 ESF to support human rights and democracy projects in Morocco, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3,150,000 for international narcotics and law enforcement programs in Latin America, in accordance with 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 511, 515, and 520 of the FOAA, 1996 (P.L. 104-407), 1997 (P.L. 104-208), 1998 (P.L. 105-118), 1999 (P.L. 105-277), 2000 (P.L. 106-113), 2001 (P.L. 106-429) and 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.   

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $344,126 in FY 02 & 03 INCLE funds to provide salaries and support for the civilian police contingent to the UNMIL police mission, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,100,000 in FY 04 ESF to support human rights and democracy projects in China, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 04 ESF for Ethiopia to develop a national long-term cohesive and comprehensive integrated water resources management plan, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $6,200,000 in IDFA for law enforcement activities in Liberia, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $75,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for independent media development in Moldova, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $18,662,000 in FMF funds, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $275,000 in FY 04 ESF to support democracy programs in Belarus, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $125,000 in FY 03 carryover AEEB funds for special initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,200,000 in FY 04 AEEB funds for specialized police training, support for the Resident Legal Advisor, and for forensics, laboratory equipment and training, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $927,678 in FY 03 ESF for MEPI programs, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) and the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $500,000 in FY 04 ESF to support human rights and democracy projects for the Community of Democracies, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $725,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for support of the GUUAM Initiative, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 04 ARESF to support Niger’s Independent National Electoral Commission, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2.840 million in FY 04 NADR funds to support global export control and related border security assistance programs; unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $5,000,000 in FY 04 supplemental PKO funds to support the continued development of peacekeeping capacity in Ukraine, Mongolia, and Thailand, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $15,000,000 in FY 04 IDFA to leverage grants and loans from international financial institutions for the National Transitional Government of Liberia, pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriation Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan 2004, (P.L. 108-106), Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,900,000 in FY 04 IDFA funds to provide further support to the Liberia Forest Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, advising that $1,000,000 of previously notified funds is being reprogrammed for use in Ukraine for HIV/AIDS programs; unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $225,000 in FY 04 FSA funds to facilitate emergency humanitarian relief through NGOs to the needy populations in North Caucasus, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,500,000 in FY 04 IDFA funds for technical assistance to the National Transitional Government of Liberia, pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106), Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $6,200,000 in IFDA to support law enforcement activities in Liberia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $10,500,000 in FY 03 Supplemental and FY 04 Supplemental PKO funds in support of peacekeeping efforts in the Darfur region of Sudan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,317,467 in FY 04 NADR funds to support humanitarian mine action projects in Afghanistan and Chad, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,486,190 in FY 04 PKO funds in support of Africa regional peacekeeping activities, the East Africa Counterterrorism Initiative and naval and maritime security in Nicaragua, 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 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $7,568,000 in FY 04 ESF to support human rights and democracy projects in China, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

***Hearings/Markups Printed*** 

U.S. Policy in East Asia and the Pacific – June 2, 2004, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific hearing; Serial No. 108-124. 

Recent Developments in Hong Kong – June 23, 2004, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific hearing; Serial No. 108-125.