Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF September 13, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 

1:30 p.m.
“U.S. – European Cooperation on Counterterrorism: Achievements and Challenges” – Subcommittees on Europe and International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses:
Mr. William T. Pope, Principal Deputy Coordinator, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Gjis De Vries, Counter-terrorism Co-ordinator, European Union; The Honorable C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice.

 2:00 p.m.             “Malaria and Tuberculosis in Africa” – Subcommittee on Africa
                              Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
                             
Witnesses: The Honorable E. Anne Peterson, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID;
                              Roger Bate, Ph.D., Director, Africa Fighting Malaria; Allan Schapira, M.D., Coordinator,
                              Strategy and Policy Team, Roll Back Malaria Department, World Health Organization.

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2004

No Committee Business Scheduled

***Floor***

H.R. 4654 (Portman) – Reauthorizing the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 through FY07.  Agreed to by voice vote.

H. Res. 757 (Hyde) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001.  (Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays 406-16)

***Legislation Introduced**

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

H.R. 5024 (Pelosi) – A bill to implement the recommendations of the National Commission of Terrorist Attacks on the United States by establishing the position of National Intelligence Director, by establishing a National Counterterrorism Center, by making other improvements to enhance the national security of the United States, and for other purposes.  (Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, International Relations, Ways and Means, Financial Services, the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Government Reform, Energy and Commerce, Science, and Rules)

H. Res. 757 (Hyde) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001.  (Referred to the Committees on Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Judiciary)

H. Res. 760 (Royce) – A resolution condemning the series of terrorist attacks against the Russian Federation that occurred in late August and early September 2004.

Thursday, September 9, 2004

H.R. 5040 (Shays) – A bill to implement the recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, and for other purposes.  (Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, InternationalRelations, Government Reform, the Judiciary, Rules, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Homeland Security (Select))

H. R. 5061 (Tancredo) – A bill to provide assistance for the current crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and to facilitate a comprehensive peace in Sudan.

H. Res. 763 (Hastings) – A resolution condemning the terrorist attack at Middle School No. 1 in Beslan, Russia, that occurred in early September 2004. 

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

Twenty-Third Report to Congress on the Aggregate Number, Locations, Activities, and Lengths of Assignment for All Temporary and Permanent U.S. Military Personnel and U.S. Individual Civilian Contractors Involved in the Anti-Narcotics Campaign in Colombia as of June 30, 2004 – August 3, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 3204 (f) of P.L. 106-246; unnumbered.

 Report on the Proliferation of Missiles and Essential Components of Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological Weapons – August 13, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1308 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for FY03 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

 Report on the Implementation of Section IV of the LIBERTAD Act of 1996 – August 18, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 2802 of P.L. 105-277; unnumbered.

FY04 CIO Reprogramming Notice – August 23, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management; unnumbered.

Notice of State’s Intention to Establish the Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs – August 24, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management; unnumbered.

FY04 IMET Program – August 24, 2004, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Division D, Title V, Sec. 515 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Certification Regarding Turkey’s Parking Fines – August 24, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 544 (a) of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Military Assistance to the Republic of Congo – August 24, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-206); unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification Regarding Assistance to Sudan – August 24, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for the Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Project Certification for a MOU Between the United States, Germany, and Italy for the MEADS – August 25, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 09-04), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958l; unnumbered.

Final Rule Amending the Export Administration Regulations – August 26, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.

Program Description for Kabul, Afghanistan – August 27, 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.

Defense Export to Iraq – August 27, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 06IZ-04), pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental  Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination Regarding Assistance to Colombia – August 27, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1012 of the NDAA, 1995 (P.L. 103-337); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at the United States Embassy, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – August 27, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the FRAA, 1988-89 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the FRAA, 1990-91 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Report on Aircraft, Vehicles, Boats and Lethal Equipment – September 1, 2004, DOS, consistent with Report No. 108-222 of the House Committee on Appropriations, accompanying the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Notice that Costa Rica is Eligible for the Negotiation of an ACSA – September 1, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.;unnumbered.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Peacekeeping Activities in Darfur – September 3, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 451 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Report on Nuclear Exports to China – September 3, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1523 of the NDAA, 1999 (P.L. 105-262); unnumbered.

International Agreements – September 3, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting the texts of CLASSIFIED international agreements (04-C-67-100), pursuant to Sec. 112(b)(a) of P.L. 92-403 (Case-Zablocki Act); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Japan – September 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 065-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to International Waters/U.S. – September 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 052-04); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – September 7, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $34,000,000 in IDFA funds, 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 – September 7, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $150,000 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.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Pakistan – September 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-22), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Israel – September 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-20), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Brazil – September 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-16), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Republic of Korea – September 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-14), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Israel – September 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-15), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Republic of Korea – September 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-14), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Obligation of Funds for Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs – September 7, 2004, CLASSIFIED notification (#04-258) from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-199; unnumbered.

Obligation of Funds for Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs – September 7, 2004, CLASSIFIED notification (#04-259) from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-199; unnumbered.

Report Describing Russian Proliferation of WMD, Ballistic Missile Goods and Technology and Dual-Use Items – September 7, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1206 of P.L. 107-314; Ex. Comm. 9370.

Accountability Review Board Report and Recommendations Concerning Serious Injury, Loss of Life or Significant Destruction of Property at a U.S. Mission Abroad – September 7, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 301 of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act; Ex. Comm. 9371.

Notification with Respect to a Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Sell Defense Articles and Services to Japan – September 8, 2004, CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9421.

Report Covering Defense Articles and Services that were Licensed for Export Under Sec. 38 of the AECA During FY 02 – September 8, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting corrections to March 21, 2003 report required by Sec. 655 of the FAA and Sec. 38 of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9422.

Report to Congress on Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Studies Completed in 2003 – September 8, 2004, CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 308 of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act; Ex. Comm. 9423.

Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government of the United Kingdom – September 9, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-04), pursuant to Sec. 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9491.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Germany – September 8, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 072-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Sweden– September 9, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 054-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9492.

FY03 Annual Report on U.S. Government Assistance to Eastern Europe under the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act – September 9, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 704 ( c ) of the SEED Act, 1989 (P.L. 101-179); Ex. Comm. 9493.

The Department’s Final Rule – Export and Reexport Controls for Iraq – September 9, 2004, Dept. of Commerce [Docket No. 040302078-4078-01] (RIN: 0694-AC84); Ex. Comm. 9494.

Bringing Hope and Saving Lives: Building Sustainable HIV/AIDS Treatment – The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Report on Current Activities Underway to Expand Treatment for HIV/AIDS – September 10, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 305 of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-25); unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Developments in Burma – March 25, 2004, Joint hearing with the Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific and International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-123.

Uzbekistan: The Key to Success in Central Asia – June 15, 2004, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia; Serial No. 108-126

The Future of U.S. – Egyptian Relations – June 16, 2004, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia; Serial No. 108-127.

Visa Waiver Program and the Screening of Potential Terrorists – June 16, 2004, Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-128.

Trafficking in Persons: a Global Review – June 24, 2004, Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-129.

OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2004

***Nominations Received***

USAID – Douglas Menarchik, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator.

USAID – James R. Kunder, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator.

Department of State – Catherine Todd Bailey, of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia.

Department of State – Aldona Wos, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia, to which position she was appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

Department of State – Charles Graves Untermeyer, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar, to which position he was appointed to during the last recess of the Senate..

Inter-American Foundation – Nadine Hogan, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring June 26, 2008.

Inter-American Foundation – Jack Vaughn, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring September 20, 2006.

Inter-American Foundation – Roger W. Wallace, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring October 6, 2008.

***Other Meetings/Hearings of Interest***

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Hearing on Darfur.  Testimony was heard from Secretary Colin L. Powell.