Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF September 22, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***


No Committee Business Scheduled


COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups ***

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

4:00 p.m.
Subcommittee on Europe Markup of H. Res. 356, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the man-made famine that occurred in Ukraine in 1932-1933; H. Res. 355, Commemorating the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Bulgaria. (Both measures were approved for Full Committee action.)

4:00 p.m.
Classified MEMBERS ONLY Briefing on Developments in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process with the Honorable William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State - Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia.


Wednesday, September 10, 2003

10:00 a.m.
Classified MEMBERS ONLY Briefing on Iraq with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage- Full Committee.

2:30 p.m.
Classified MEMBERS ONLY briefing on Al-Qaeda and Terrorist Financiers.

3:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY Meeting with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.



COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups ***



Tuesday, September 16, 2003

10:00 a.m.
"Syria: Implications for U.S. Security and Regional Stability - Part I" - Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia Hearing. Witnesses: The Honorable John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State.

11:30 a.m.
MEMBERS ONLY Classified briefing about Syrian WMD programs with the Honorable John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State.


Wednesday, September 17, 2003

3:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Majesty Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Full Committee.

***Floor***

H. Res. 359 (Rothman) - A resolution welcoming His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama and recognizing his commitment to non-violence, human rights, freedom, and democracy. (Agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting nay, Roll No. 492.)

***Reports Filed***


Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 - September 5, 2003, submitted by Mr. Hyde; Rept. 108-264 Part I.

***Legislation Introduced***


WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2003


Tuesday, September 9, 2003

H. R. 3048
(Otter) - A bill to limit assistance for the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian people during fiscal year 2004.

H. Con. Res. 274 (Hyde) - Concurrent resolution commending the National Endowment for Democracy for its contributions to democratic development around the world on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the National Endowment for Democracy.

H. Res. 359 (Rothman) - A resolution welcoming His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama and recognizing his commitment to non-violence, human rights, freedom, and democracy.

H. Res. 364 (Wexler) - A resolution of inquiry requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of adoption of this resolution the report prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff entitled "Operation Iraqi freedom Strategic Lessons Learned" and documents in his possession on the reconstruction and security of post-war Iraq. (Referred to the Committee on Armed Services. In addition, to the Committee on International Relations.)

Thursday, September 11, 2003

H. R. 3079 (Crenshaw) - A bill to establish the National Commission on the Modernization of the United Nations.


WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2003

Monday, September 15, 2003


H. Res. 367 (Bereuter) - A resolution urging that elections, pursuant to the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, be held in Northern Ireland in 2003 and reaffirming support for the continued implementation of the Good Friday Agreement as the framework for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

H. Con. Res. 281 (Conyers) - Concurrent resolution urging observance of Global Family Day.

H. Con. Res. 284 (Musgrave) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should actively support Taiwan's membership in the United Nations and other international organizations.

H. Res. 371 (Ros-Lehtinen) - A resolution commending the people and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for their political reform efforts and wishing them continued success in their democratization efforts.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

H. R. 3125 (Paul) - A bill to protect the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

H. R. 3132 (Thompson) - A bill to require amounts appropriated under any Act making emergency supplemental appropriations for the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism for fiscal year 2004 to be made available in allotments and in accordance with certain reporting requirements. (In addition, to the Committee on Armed Services.)

H. R. 3137 (Weiner) - A bill to prohibit assistance or reparations to Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. (In addition, to the Committee on Financial Services.)

H. Res. 372 (Lantos) - A resolution expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives in response to the murder of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh.

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

Charter of the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy - August 25, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

LIBERTAD Act Reports - Aug. 25, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED reports pursuant to Sec. 2802 of the Foreign Relations Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-277), requiring a report to Congress on the implementation of Title IV of the LIBERTAD Act; unnumbered.

Waiver & Determination Regarding Burma - August 27, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 9 of Ex. Order 13310 and Sec. 3 (b) of the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-61); unnumbered.

Factual Basis for the 2003 Redesignation of United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization - Aug. 27, 2003, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-132) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-208) and the PATRIOT Act (P.L. 107-56); unnumbered.

Final Report - Streamlining the PL 480 Title II Program - August 29, 2003, USAID, pursuant to the Amendment in the Farm Security and Investment Act of 2002 that calls for "streamlining" of P.L. 480 Title II; unnumbered.

Notification Regarding Iraq - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by PRM to drawdown $26 million from IRRF of the Emergency wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11) to support humanitarian assistance programs; unnumbered.

Determination & Report Regarding Iraq Violations of IAEA - September 2, 2003, The Deputy Secretary of State, pursuant to Sec. 2 (b) (4) of the Export-Import Bank Act, 1945 (P.L. 79-173); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate an additional $100,000 in FY 02 Africa Regional ESF to support community-based reforestation initiatives in Chad, 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 - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $546,000 in FY 03 ESF from the HRDF to support Democracy and Human Rights Programs worldwide, 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 - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,581,900 in FY 03 ESF from the HRDF to train and support journalists and independent media in Central Asia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $350,000 in FY 03 ESF to support the International Center for Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $5,800,000 in FY 01 INCLE funds for international narcotics and law enforcement programs, projects and activities in Colombia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2001 (P.L. 106-429); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $347,000 in FY 02 ESF to support political mediation and reconciliation in Venezuela, 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 - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to strengthen the legislature and help consolidate democracy in The Gambia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $155,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds to support the office of a Business Development Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 2, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $85,000 in FY 03 ESF to support the Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Human Rights Workers in Guatemala, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles/Services to Jordan - September 3, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-34), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Quarterly Reports on Arms Control - September 3, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting classified reports pursuant to Sec. 36 (a) and Sec. 26 (b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3717.

Report to Congress on Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Studies Completed in 2002 - September 3, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 308 of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3720.

Program Description - Peacekeeping Operations in Liberia - September 4, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notification Concerning the Department of the Army's Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Netherlands for Defense Articles and Services - September 4, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting (Trans. No. 03-32) CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3959.

Notification Concerning the Department of the Army's Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Canada for Defense Articles and Services - September 4, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting (Trans. No. 03-29) CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 3960.

Notification Regarding the Transfer of One Excess Thirty Foot Vessel Owned by the U.S. Customs Service for the Government of Canada's Law Enforcement Efforts - September 5, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 5, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,400,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for restructuring courts and prosecutor's offices, establishing judicial and prosecutorial training centers, and support a consultant to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 5, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $1 billion in supplemental ESF to the Dept. Of Treasury to support Turkey's economic reform process, pursuant to Sec. 632 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons - September 9, 2003, The White House, consistent with sec. 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-386); unnumbered.

Letter Regarding the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece - September 9, 2003, DOS; unnumbered.

Letter Regarding Assistance to Afghanistan - September 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620 (q) of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Establishing UN Peacekeeping Operation for Liberia - September 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 4 (e) of the United Nations Participation Act and the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 9, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $400,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to help build capacity for natural resource management in Niassa Province, Mozambique.

MOU Concerning the Coordination of Production and Support of the Lightweight 155MM (LW 155) Towed Field Howitzer between the United States and the United Kingdom - September 9, 2003, DoD, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 4084.

Annual Report - Bringing Farmers into Global Trade - September 9, 2003, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 300 of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 4085.

Proposed Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations - September 10, 2003, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.

Certification of Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Japan - September 10, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 094-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with The Netherlands, Denmark - September 10, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 093-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Justification for a Grant of Excess Defense Articles for Turkey and Kyrgyzstan - September 10, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to 516 (a) of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $1,591,375 in FY 02 ACI funds for counter-narcotics and law enforcement, pursuant to Sec. 634A and 488 (b) 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 - September 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $50,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF to support the Tacugama chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone as part of an integrated plan for conservation of chimpanzees, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 10, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $60,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF for equipment and community outreach in support of protection of endangered elephants, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Colombia - September 10, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 085-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 4185.

Certification of Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Mexico - September 10, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 086-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 4186.

Certification of Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Mexico - September 10, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 087-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 4187.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Colombia - September 10, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 078-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 4188.

Report Covering Three Years, on the Activities of the United States Government Departments and Agencies Relating to the Prevention of Nuclear Proliferation between January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2002 - September 10, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 601 (a) of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act, 1978, (P.L. 95-242); Ex. Comm. 4189.

Draft of Proposed Legislation to Authorize the Transfer of Naval Vessels to Certain Foreign Countries - September 10, 2003, DoD; Ex. Comm. 4190.

The Department's Final Rule - Foreign Assets Control Regulations; Reporting and Procedures Regulations; Cuban Assets Control Regulations; Publication of Revised Civil Penalties Hearing Regulations - September 10, 2003, Dept. Of Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 4191.

Notification of Export Items to Iraq in the National Interest of the United States - September 10, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 02IZ-03), pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriation Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); Ex. Comm. 4193.

Narcotics Reward Paid - September 10, 2003, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to 22 USC 2708; unnumbered.

Notification of Reprogramming Regarding CIPA - September 11, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management; unnumbered.

Quarterly Report on Real Estate Transactions - September 11, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Conference Report (H. Rept. 104-863) accompanying H.R. 3610, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (P.L. 104-208); unnumbered.

Message from the President - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks - September 11, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 ( d ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-124.

Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles/Services to United Kingdom - September 11, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-36), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Report on All Aircraft, Vehicles, Boats and Lethal Equipment Transferred to Colombia's Military or Police with Funds Made Available under Title II of the Act - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to H. Rept. 106-720, accompanying the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2001 (P.L. 106-429); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination on Certification to Permit U.S. Contributions to the International Fund for Ireland with FY 02 and 03 Funds - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 5 ( c ) of the Anglo-Irish Agreement Support Act, 1986 (P.L. 99-415); unnumbered.

Notification Regarding an Increase in the IAEA Voluntary Contribution - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Program Description and Justification for Reprogramming of FMF funds from Botswana's Account to Sao Tome and Principe - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notification Regarding the Reprogramming of $700,000 in Funds Made Available under Title II of the FY03 FOAA for (SA/LW) Destruction and Stockpile Management Activities in Liberia and Serbia and Montenegro - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Background - East Africa Counter Terrorism Initiative - September 12, 2003, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Report on Location of Publicly Indicted War Criminals and on Authorities Known to Have Obstructed the Work of the Tribunal - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 564 (g) (4) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2001 (P.L. 106-429); unnumbered.

Notification of State's Intent to Reprogram up to $2,218,000 in Funds Made Available to Carry Out the Provisions of Sec. 23 of the AECA to Armenia and Honduras - September 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 12, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide $2,736,000 in FY 03 ESF from the HRDF to support Rule of Law Programs in China, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 12, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $250,000 in FY 03 ESF to the Department of Treasury for Regional Organizations to support a government debt issuance and management program run out of Burkina Faso for the member countries of WAEMU, pursuant to sections 632 (a) and . 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 12, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,520,000 in FY 03 ESF from the HRDF to support democracy, labor rights, and civil society programs in China, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 12, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3,000,000 in FY 03 ESF to enhance aviation safety and security in Kenya, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - September 12, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $250,000 to the Department of Treasury in FY 03 ESF for Regional Organizations to support an anti-terrorist/anti-money laundering program in the member countries of the Central Bank of the West African States Based in Senegal, pursuant to sections 632 (a) and . 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

The Department's Final Rule - Export Clearance - Conformance of Export Administration Regulations with Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations [Docket No. 030728186-3186-01] (RIN: 0694-AC81) - September 15, 2003, Department of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 4247.

Presidential Determination No. 2003-30 - Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions - September 15, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 804 of the FY 1990 and 1991 FRAA (P.L. 101-246) and sections 603-604 and 699 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); Ex. Comm. 4248.

Kosovo Benchmarks - September 15, 2003, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 1212 ( c ) of the National Defense Authorization Act, 2001 (P.L. 106-398); Ex. Comm. 4276.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with respect to Zimbabwe - September 16, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223), and pursuant to Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 4282.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with respect to Iran - September 16, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223), Sec. 505 ( c ) of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act, 1985 (P.L. 99-83), and pursuant to Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 4283.

Periodic Report on Telecommunications Payments made to Cuba - September 16, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to 1705 (e) (6) of the Cuban Democracy Act, 1992 (P.L. 102-484), Sec. 102 (g) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, 1996 (P.L. 104-114) and Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 4284.

Project Certification for the Development Project of the Future Fire Control System for Multiple Launch Rocket System Upgrades - September 16, 2003, DoD, Transmittal no. 17-03, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 4285.

Copies of International Agreements - September 16, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 4286.

***Committee Hearings/Markups Printed***

United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 - April 2, 2003, Markup before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-33.

Castro's Brutal Crackdown on Dissidents - April 16, 2003, Hearing before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-32.

U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction and Nonproliferation Programs - May 8 and 14, 2003, Joint Hearings before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-35.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 8 & 15, 2003

***Senate Measures Passed***


S. Res. 212 ( Feinstein) - Welcoming His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and recognizing his commitment to non-violence, human rights, freedom, and democracy. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 225 (McCain) - Commemorating the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Bulgaria. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

***Hearings/Meetings of Interest***

Senate Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on lessons learned regarding Operation Iraqi Freedom from Brigadier General Robert Cone, USA, Director, Operation Iraqi Freedom Joint Lessons Learned Collection Team; Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., USN, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command; and General Gary Luck, USA (Retired), former Commander, U.S. Forces-Korea, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Joint Forces Command.

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance concluded a hearing on recent developments on the financial reconstruction in Iraq. Testimony was received from Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Agricultural and Business Affairs; John B. Taylor, Under Secretary for Treasury for International Affairs; and Philip Merrill, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Hearing on U.S. - China Relations. Testimony was heard from The Honorable James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics; Dr. Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President & Director, International Security Programs, CSIS; Mr. T. Kumar, Advocacy Director for Asia and Pacific, Amnesty International USA; and The Honorable Harold Brown, Counselor & Member, Board of Trustees, CSIS.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (Helsinki Commission) - Hearing to examine U.S. policy toward the OSCE. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State, A. Elizabeth Jones, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) (Helsinki Commission) - Hearing to examine the current situation and the future of Chechnya. Testimony was heard from Steven Pifer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs; Lord Frank Judd, Member of the British House of Lords, London, United Kingdom, former Co-Chairman, council of Europe-Duma Parliamentary Working Group on Chechnya; Robert Bruce Ware, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; and Anna Politkovskaya, Moscow, Russia.

***Nominations Received***

Department of State - H. Douglas Barclay, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.

Department of State - William Cabaniss, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Randall L. Tobias, of Indiana, to be Coordinator of Untied States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, with the rank of Ambassador.

UNESCO - Louise V. Oliver, of the District of Columbia, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Thirty-second Session of the General Conference.

UNESCO - Louise V. Oliver, of the District of Columbia, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to UNESCO.

UNESCO - Roderick R. Paige, of Texas, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Thirty-second Session of the General Conference.