Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF August 18, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

        ***House in Recess***

COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEKS OF AUGUST 4 & 11, 2003

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

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

USAID Notification for Iraq - July 1, 2003, $331,000,000 in IRRF to Restore Economically Critical Infrastructure; CN #233.

USAID Notification for Iraq - July 1, 2003, $17,000,000 in IRRF to Support Essential Education, Health, and Other Social Services; CN #234.

USAID Notification for Iraq - July 1, 2003, $13,500,000 in IRRF to Expand Economic Opportunity; CN #235.

USAID Notification for Iraq - July 1, 2003, $25,000,000 in IRRF to Improve Efficiency and Accountability of Government; CN #236.

USAID Notification for Iraq - July 1, 2003, $10,500,000 in IRRF for Program Support; CN #237.

USAID Notification for Serbia-Montenegro - July 9, 2003, an additional $15,000,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Accelerated Development and Growth of Private Enterprise, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); CN #238.

USAID Notification for Serbia-Montenegro - July 9, 2003, an additional $6,000,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for More Effective, Responsive, and Accountable Democratic Institutions, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); CN #239.

USAID Notification for Serbia-Montenegro - July 9, 2003, an additional $25,059,500 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Increased, Better Informed Citizens' Participation in Political and Economic Decision Making, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); CN #240.

U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees - July 11, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, pursuant to Sec. 3 (b) (2) of the Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-81); unnumbered.

USAID Notification for Africa Regional - July 16, 2003, $35,051,000 in FY 03 funds for Broad Based Support for Africa; CN #241.

USAID Notification for Malawi - July 16, 2003, $1,383,000 in FY 03 funds for Increased Involvement in the Rule of Law; CN #242.

USAID Notification for Zambia - July 16, 2003, $1,323,000 in FY 03 funds for Expanded Opportunity for Effective Participation in Democratic Governance; CN #243.

USAID Notification for Zambia - July 16, 2003, $5,000,000 in FY 03 DA funds for Improved Quality of Basic Education for More School Aged Children (II); CN #244.

USAID Notification for Afghanistan - July 16, 2003, $5,000,000 in ESF to Create Conditions for Stability; CN #245.

USAID Notification for Asia and Near East Regional - July 16, 2003, $1,050,000 in FY 03 DA to Improve East Asia Regional Stability through Democracy and Human Rights; CN #246.

USAID Notification for Asia and Near East Regional - July 16, 2003, $1,400,000 in FY 03 DA to Improve South Asia Regional Stability through Democracy and Human Rights ; CN #247.

USAID Notification for Bangladesh - July 16, 2003, $300,000 in DCA funds for Improved Performance of the Energy Sector; CN #248.

USAID Notification for Sri Lanka - July 16, 2003, an additional $900,000 for Competitiveness; CN #249.

USAID Notification for Honduras - July 16, 2003, an additional $2,000,000 in FY 03 DA  for Investing in People: Healthier Better Educated; CN #250.

USAID Notification for LAC - July 16, 2003, $187,000 in FY 03 DA  for Improved Conservation of the Regions Biological Resources, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); CN #251.

Diplomatic Construction Project at United States Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon - July 18, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 & 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 100-204 & 101-246); unnumbered.

Countries Eligible to Participate in Cooperative Project Agreements under Title 10 - July 21, 2003, The Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Title 10 U.S.C. 2350a (f) (2); unnumbered.

Certification of Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - July 21, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 063-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Egypt - July 21, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 069-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Kourou, French Guiana and Pacific Ocean/International Waters - July 21, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 064-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Humanitarian Demining Program (NADR) FY 2003 Activity Description - Jordan -Namibia-Vietnam - July 21, 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.

Program Description - Export Control Assistance Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related Programs - July 21, 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.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification on the Government of Kazakhstan's Improvements in the Protection of Human Rights - July 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 574 (b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

USAF Involved in Counternarcotics-Related Functions in Andean Countries during June 2003 - July 22, 2003, The Joint Staff, pursuant to Sec. 8 of the International Narcotics Control Act, 1990 (P.L. 101-623); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $56,334 in FY 2002 AEEB funds for Civic Education, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 2003 AEEB funds for the Balkan Investment Promotion Initiative activities in Serbia and Montenegro, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3,300,000 in FY 2003 AEEB funds for procurement and delivery of equipment for modernizing 12 border crossings between Montenegro and Croatia, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 2003 Africa Regional ESF to support collaborative management and sustainable use of biodiversity in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Benin, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 22, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 2003 Africa Regional ESF for communications and transportation equipment to support anti-poaching efforts in the Niassa Reserve, Mozambique, 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.

USAID's Comments on the GAO Report, "Foreign Assistance: USAID's Earthquake Recovery Program in El Salvador Has Made Progress, but Key Activities are Behind Schedule" - July 23, 2003, USAID, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 720; unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at United States Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan - July 28, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 & 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 100-204 & 101-246); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at United States Consulate General, Belfast, Northern Ireland - July 28, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 & 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 100-204 & 101-246); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at United States Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - July 28, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 & 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 100-204 & 101-246); unnumbered.

Special Funding Obligation That Requires Special Notification for Mexico - July 29, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notice of Reprogramming of Funds - July 29, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to reprogram $18 million of FY 03 MRA funds from Admissions to Overseas Assistance, in accordance with the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act, 1962 (P.L. 87-510) and the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Implementation of the Strategy for Meeting the Immediate and Long-Term Security Needs of Afghanistan - July 29, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 206 ( c ) of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-327); unnumbered.

Background - East Africa Border and Costal Security Programs - July 29, 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.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification on Assistance to Nicaragua - July 30, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 527 (g) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of FY 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 103-236); unnumbered.

Special Funding Obligation That Requires Special Notification for Namibia - July 30, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Office of Foreign Assets Control Quarterly Report of Licensing Activities - July 31, 2003, Dept. Of Treasury, pursuant to the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - July 31, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $5,000,000 in ESF from the Muslim Outreach program for exchange programs, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Notice of Reprogramming of Funds from International Organizations and Programs - August 1, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 516 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $80,000 in FY 03 ESF to help implement President Bush's decision to assist the enhancement of global observation systems in developing countries, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $300,000 in FY 03 ESF to support the International Republican Institute in Venezuela for the purpose of training party poll watchers for the upcoming referendum and possible subsequent elections, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $2,084,000 in FY 03 ESF to support human rights and democracy programs in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $23,373 in FY 2002 and $356,627 in FY 03 ESF to support the National Human Rights Commissions in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan and the West Bank, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 and 2003 (P.L. 107-115 & 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,115,000 in FY 03 ESF from the HRDF to promote democracy and human rights in Central Asia, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $17,700,000 in FY 03 Supplemental ESF for the U.S. - MEPI program, pursuant to Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (108-11); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 1, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY 03 Supplemental ESF for the MEDF to specifically continue institutional capacity building for the Bahraini national assembly and municipal courts, 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.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Afghanistan - August 4, 2003, DSCA, total estimated value of items is $6,202,500.00, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

President's Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding the Prohibition on Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court - August 4, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Act of 2002, Title II of P.L. 107-206; unnumbered.

FY 2003 FAA Section 653 (a) Report - ESF - August 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Statement of Managers accompanying the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Three - Year International Arms Control and Nonproliferation Strategy "Goals and Objectives Concerning Arms Control and Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Their Delivery Systems - August 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1309 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $5 million in FY 03 Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR) funds for the counterterrorism Terrorist Interdiction Program and related technical assistance to six countries in Africa, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $1,000,000 in FY 03 ESF for Administration of Justice to support the development of the Guatemalan Civilian National Police, pursuant to sections 534 (d) and 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $7,000,000 in FY 03 Countries in Transition ESF to continue support for the Civilian Protection Monitoring Team, continue support for opposition participation in the peace process and to support immediate economic needs in the event of peace in Sudan, 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.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - August 11, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $50,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to strengthen the judicial system in the Republic of Cape Verde, 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.

Certification and Memorandum of Justification for Restrictions Made on United States Voluntary Contributions to the UNDP in Burma - August 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 108 ( c ) of H.R. 3247, as enacted by Sec. 1000 (a) 97) of P.L. 206-113, and as extended to FY 03 by Sec. 8 of P.L. 107-246; unnumbered

***Committee Hearings/Markups Printed***

Overview of Radio and Television Marti - June 11, 2003, hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Serial No. 108-28.