Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEKS OF October 4 & 11, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***
 

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

1:30 p.m. Subcommittee on Europe Open Markup – The following measures were approved for Full Committee action:
H. Res. 726, Congratulating the people of Serbia and government of Serbia for conducting a democratic, free and fair presidential election and for reaffirming Serbia’s commitment to peace, democracy and the rule of law; Amended
H. Res. 733, Calling on the Government of Libya to review the legal actions taken against several Bulgarian medical workers;
H. Res. 341, Urging the President of the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union’s wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations; Amended
H. Res. 483, Pledging continued United States support for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and democratic and economic reforms of the Republic of Georgia; Amended

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

10:30 a.m. “Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 and Designations of Countries of Particular Concern” – Full Committee Hearing.
Witnesses: The Honorable John V. Hanford III, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Preeta Bansal, Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; Mr. Mark B. Levin, Executive Director, National Conference on Soviet Jewry; Mr. Paul Marshall, Senior Fellow, Center for Religious Freedom, Freedom House; Mr. Timothy Shah, Senior Fellow in Religion and International Affairs; The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; Mr. Ali Ahmed, Director, Saudi Institute.

2:30 p.m. “U.S. Trade Disputes in Peru and Ecuador” – Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Witnesses:
The Honorable Earl Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Regina K. Vargo, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas, Office of the Untied States Trade Representative; The Honorable Charles S. Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. John Murphy, Vice President for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Eric Fransworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas; Mr. Mark Dresner, Vice-President for Corporate Communications, Englehard Corporation.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

10:00 a.m. Full Committee Markup:

H. R. 2760 (Lantos) – Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Dispute Act of 2003. To be considered on the Suspension Calendar as amended.
H. Res. 28 (Lantos) – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should declare its support for an independent Kosova. Committee began debate, and then postponed action.

Friday, October 8, 2004

10:00 a.m. “Peacekeeping in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities” – Subcommittee on Africa

Witnesses: Mr. James W. Swigert, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Vivian Lowery Derryck, Senior Vice President and Director, Academy for Educational Development (Former Assistant Administrator at USAID); Mr. Doug Brooks, President, International Peace Operations Association; Ms. Victoria K. Holt, Senior Associate, Henry L. stemson Center.

***Floor***

Monday, October 4, 2004


H. R. 4011 (Leach) – North Korean Human Rights Act. House Agreed to Senate amendment clearing the measure for the President.

H. Con. Res. 415 (Hyde) – Urging the Government of Ukraine to ensure a democratic election process for the presidential election on October 31, 2004. Agreed to by Voice Vote as amended.

H. R. 854 (Smith-NJ) – Belarus Democracy Act of 2003. Agreed to by Voice Vote as amended.

H. Res. 774 (Meehan) – Commending Greece for the successful completion of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

H. Con. Res. 304 (Ros-Lehtinen) – Expressing the sense of Congress regarding oppression of Falun Gong in the U.S. and in China. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

H. Con. Res. 496 (Lee) – Expressing the sense of Congress with regard to providing humanitarian assistance to countries of the Caribbean devastated by hurricanes. Agreed to by Voice Vote as amended.

Friday, October 8, 2004

S. 2292 (Voinovich) – Global Anti-Semitism Review act of 2004. Agreed to by UC as amended.

H. R. 2760 (Lantos) – Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Dispute Act of 2003. Agreed to by UC as amended.

***Legislation Introduced***

Monday, October 4, 2004


H. Res. 818 (Rodriguez) – A resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Falcon International Dam, recognizing the dam’s importance as a source of water and power and as a symbol of friendship and cooperation between the United States and the United Mexican States, and urging Mexico to honor all of its obligations under the 1944 Treaty Relating to the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

H. R. 5223 (Shays) – A bill to reform the intelligence community and the intelligence and intelligence related activities of the United States Government, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and in addition to the Committees on armed Services, International Relations, Government Reform, the Judiciary, Rules, Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Homeland Security (Select).

H. Res. 821 (Crane) – A resolution condemning the abduction of Dylan Benwell from the United States and calling for his return.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

H. R. 5247 (Rohrabacher) – A bill to encourage the promotion of democracy, free, fair, and transparent elections, and respect for human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine. (Referred to HIRC. In addition, to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Financial Services.)

H. R. 5263 (King) – A bill to amend the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 to require that, in order to determine that a democratically elected government in Cuba exists, the government extradite to the Untie States convicted felon William Morales and all other individuals who are living in Cuba in order to escape prosecution or confinement for criminal offenses committed in the United States.

H. Con. Res. 512 (Chabot) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the European Union’s plan to lift the embargo on arms sales to the People’s Republic of China. (Referred to HIRC. In addition, to the Committee on Armed Services)

H. Res. 836 (English) – A resolution urging the Senate to give its advice and consent to ratification of Convention No. 87 Concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize as adopted by the International Labor Conference.

H. Res. 838 (Nadler) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the creation of refugee populations in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf region as a result of human rights violations.

H. Res. 839 (Pitts) – A resolution urging a peaceful resolution of the conflict over Kashmir, and for other purposes.

Friday, October 8, 2004

H. R. 5291 (Turner) – A bill to win the war on terror. (Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. In addition to the Committees on Armed Services, International Relations, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Energy and Commerce, Government Reform, Science and Homeland Security (Select).

H. R. 5315 (Gutierrez) – A bill to amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to extend certain consumer protections to international remittance transfers of funds originating in the United States, and for other purposes. (Referred to the Committee on Financial Services. In addition, to HIRC)

H. R. 5321 (Honda) – A bill to urge the Government of Ethiopia to hold orderly, peaceful, and free and fair national elections in May 2005 and to authorize United States assistance for elections-related activities to monitor the Ethiopian national elections.

H. R. 5337 (Ros-Lehtinen) – A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit members of Congress from entering into any agreement with any foreign person or any commercial entity for the purpose of influencing or seeking a change in a law or a regulation of the United States that would ease any restriction on a state sponsor of terrorism, and for other purposes. (Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. In addition, to the Committee on International Relations)

H. R. 5351 (Watson) – A bill to establish the Office of Intellectual Property and Competition Policy in the Department of State.

H. J. Res. 110 (Hastert) – A joint resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the bulge during World War II.

H. Con. Res. 515 (Corrine Brown) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress to support an increase in funds allocated to the Republic of Haiti and to expedite the delivery of emergency aid to the island nation because of the terrible destruction brought on by Hurricane Jeanne.

H. Res. 844 (Harris) – A resolution commending the people of the Government of the Republic of Guatemala for progress toward peace, democratization, and political and economic liberalization, and expressing the hope and support of the House of representatives for the continuation of this progress.

H. Res. 849 (Meeks) – A resolution congratulating Wangari Maathai for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and commending her for her tireless work to promote sustainable development, democracy, peace, and women’s rights in Africa.

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


Report to Congress on Financial Implications of U.S. Participation in the International Monetary Fund – May 14, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, as required by Sec. 504 (b) of Appendix E, Title V of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Authorization of Extended Time for Judgment of Nuclear Export License – September 7, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act, 1954 (P.L. 83-703); unnumbered.

Notice to Close the American Presence Post (APP) in Izmir, Turkey – September 27, 2004, The Under Secretary of State, pursuant to Sec. 48 (b) and ( c ) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, 1956 (P.L. 84-885); unnumbered.

Report to Congress on Counterdrug Intelligence Issues – September 28, 2004, CICG, in accordance with the Congressional Conference Report for the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2001; Unnumbered.

Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy toward Burma for the Period March 28, 2004 – September 27, 2004 – September 29, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 570 (d) of the FOAA, 1997 (P.L. 104-208); unnumbered.

Bilateral Debt Reduction Activities for FY 2003 and 2004 – September 29, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 501 (j) of P.L. 106-113; unnumbered.

Congressional Report on the International Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue – September 30, 2004, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Program Description – Kabul, Afghanistan – September 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Chapter II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Program Description – Kabul, Afghanistan (II) – September 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Chapter II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Secretary’s Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Assistance to Ethiopia – September 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620 9q) of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Canada – September 30, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-39), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – September 30, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $31,000,000 in FY 04 IRRF funds for support for democracies and political parties in Iraq, pursuant to provisions under the heading the IRRF in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for the Defense and for the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan; unnumbered.

Report of Licensing Activities – October 1, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 906 (b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Biennial Report of Licensing Activities – October 1, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 906 (c) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project at the United States Embassy, Berlin, Germany – October 1, 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.

Notice of Training for the New Iraqi Army and the Afghan National Army – October 1, 2004, The Deputy Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 9006 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-287); unnumbered.

Proposed Letter of Offer of Acceptance (LOA) to Israel – October 1, 2004, DSCA (Case IS-B-ZBO), pursuant to Sec. 12001 of the Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-207); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – October 1, 2004, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $9,000,000 in IDFA planned and ongoing monitoring operations in Sudan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Report on Department of State Implementation of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Act of 1999 – October 4, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 5 (d) of the Federal Financial Assistance and Management Improvement Act, 1999 (P.L. 106-107); unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – October 4, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Afghanistan – October 4, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-18), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9981.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Netherlands – October 4, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-38), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9982.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Canada – October 4, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-27), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9983.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Italy– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 075-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9985.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 050-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9986.

Certification of a Manufacturing License Agreement with Spain – October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 074-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9987.

Certification of a Manufacturing License Agreement with Egypt – October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 070-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9988.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 077-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9989.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Germany– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 055-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9990.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 058-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9991.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 076-04), pursuant to sections 36 ( c ) 7 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9992.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom and Italy– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 047-04), pursuant to sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9993.

Copies of International Documents – October 4, 2004, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 9994.

Copies of International Documents – October 4, 2004, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 9995.

Copies of International Documents – October 4, 2004, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 9996.

Notice of Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government to Bahrain – October 4, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-04), pursuant to Sec 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 9997.

Report of Enhancement or Upgrade of Sensitivity of Technology or Capability for Egypt – October 4, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 0A-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(5)(A); Ex. Comm. 9998.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism – Dept. of the Treasury, October 4, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergency Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 9999.

Certification of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment Among the Governments of Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway – October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-2-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10000.

Certification of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment from the Government of Germany to the Government of Spain– October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-06-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10001.

Certification of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment from the Government of the Netherlands to the Government of Germany – October 4, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-05-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10002.

Copy of Presidential Determination No. 2004-42, Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia – October 4, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1012 of the NDAA, 1995 (P.L. 103-337); Ex. Comm. 10003.

Copy of Presidential Determination No. 2004-41, Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to the Republic of Congo – October 4, 2004, consistent with sec. 2007 (a) of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-276); Ex. Comm. 10004.

Plan Colombian/Andean Counterdrug Initiative Semi-Annual Obligation Report – October 4, 2004, Office of National Drug Control Policy, pursuant to Sec. 3204 (e) of 106-246; Ex. Comm. 10010.

Report on Actions Taken by Countries That Have Exported Rough Diamonds to the U.S. to Control the Exportation of Rough Diamonds through the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme – October 5, 2004, DOS, in accordance with Sec. 12 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act (P.L. 108-119); unnumbered.

Proposed Rule to Amend the Export Administration Regulations – October 5, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Canada – October 5, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-39), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10033.

Project Certifications for (A) the MOU Concerning Cooperation in Post-Production Support of Harrier Aircraft with Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom and (B) A Project Arrangement with Minister of Defense of the Republic of Italy Concerning Post-Production In-Service Support of the T/AV-8B Aircraft – October 5, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 10-04), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 10034.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the Czech Republic– October 5, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 078-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10035.

President’s Determination and Secretary’s Justification to Waive Restrictions and Allow the Export-Import Bank to Support the United States Exports to Libya – October 5, 2004, DOS, pursuant to sections 101 and 102 (b) of the AECA and Sec. 2 (b) (4) of the Export-Import Bank Act, 1945 (P.L. 79-173); Ex. Comm. 10036.

Loan Guarantees to Israel – October 5, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title I of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); Ex. Comm. 10037.

Secretary’s Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding Assistance to Ethiopia – October 5, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620 (q) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 10038.

Certification Permitting Rescission of Iraq as a Sponsor of Terrorism – October 5, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 6 (j) (4) (A) of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); Ex. Comm. 10039.

Report to Congress that the President’s Intention to Grant a Waiver with Respect to Libya is in the National Interest of the United States – October 6, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 901 (j)(5)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code and pursuant to Presidential Determination 2004-48; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel– October 6, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 049-04A), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Russia, France, Spain, Kazakhstan, and Sweden– October 6, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 079-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Report to Congress and the President of the United States of America on the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad – October 6, 2004, Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, pursuant to P.L. 99-83; Ex. Comm. 10092.

Report to Congress – Imposition of Foreign Policy Controls on Exports of Certain Items Destined for Rocket or Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAVS) End-Uses – October 6, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); Ex. Comm. 10093.

Notification That Exports to Iraq is in the National Interest of the United States – October 6, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriation Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); Ex. Comm. 1094.

President’s Bimonthly Report on Cyprus – October 6, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620C ( c ) of the FAA of 1961, and in accordance with Sec. 1 (a)(6) of the Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 10095.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Turkey – October 7, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-12), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – October 8, 2004, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $2,500,000 in FY 04 ESF to promote democracy in Burma, pursuant to Sec. 531 (b) of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Turkey – October 8, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-11), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10401.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom, France, Morocco…– October 8, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 042-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10403.

Copies of International Documents – October 8, 2004, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 10404.

Notice of Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government to the Government of Armenia – October 8, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 06-04), pursuant to Sec 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10405.

Notice of Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government to the Government of Azerbaijan – October 8, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 07-04), pursuant to Sec 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10406.

The Department’s Final Rule – Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations – October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10407.

The Department’s Final Rule – Implementation of Ex. Order 13315 with Respect to Iraq; General License No. 1 – October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10408.

The Department’s Final Rule – Rough Diamonds Control Regulations – October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10409.

The Department’s Final Rule – Revocation of General Order No. 3 Which Imposed License Requirements on Shaykh Hamad bin Ali bin Jaber Al Thani and Entities Related to or Controlled by Him – October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10410.

The Department’s Final Rule –Revisions of Export Licensing Jurisdiction of Certain Types of Energetic Material and Other Chemicals Based on Review of the United States Munitions List [Docket No. 031202303-3303-01]– October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10411.

The Department’s Final Rule – Nomenclature Change: References to Another Agency [Docket No. 040920270-4270-01] (RIN: 0694-AD13) - October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10412.

Report of U.S. Citizen Expropriation Claims and Certain Other Commercial and Investment Disputes – October 8, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 527 (f) of the FRAA, FY 1994-95 (P.L. 103-236); Ex. Comm. 10413.

The Department’s Final Rule –Schedule of fees for Consular Services; exemption from the Nonimmigrant Visa Application Processing Fee for Family Members of Individuals Killed or Critically Injured While Serving the United States - October 8, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10414.

Notice that the MCC Will Begin Compact Negotiations with Madagascar – October 12, 2004, MCC, pursuant to Sec. 610 (a) of the MCA, 2003; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Belgium– October 12, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 080-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – October 12, 2004, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3,987,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for the bridge between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Report to Congress on Iran Multilateral Sanctions Regime Efforts – October 14, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 10 (a) of the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act, 1996 (P.L. 104-172); unnumbered.

Certification of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment to the Government of the Netherlands– October 14, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-07-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice to Designate Eritrea as Eligible for the Negotiation of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) – October 14, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – October 15, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 087-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

The Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Quarterly Report on Obligations and Transfers – October 15, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Statement of Managers accompanying the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

***Petitions/Memorials***

A petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Shutesbury, Massachusetts, relative to a declaration petitioning for the strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the ceasing of all nuclear development programs, and calling for a plan for a nuclear-weapons free world; Petition No. 117.

OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEKS OF OCTOBER 4 & 11, 2004

***Senate Measures Passed***


H. R. 854 (Smith-NJ) – Belarus Democracy Act of 2003. Clearing the measure for the President.

S. Res. 462 (Hagel) – Recognizing the significant achievements of the people and the Government of Afghanistan since the Emergency Loya Jirga was held in June 2002 in establishing the foundation and means to hold presidential elections on October 9, 2004. Agreed to w/out amendment and w/ a preamble by UC.

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

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: held a hearing on the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Testimony was heard from Paul V. Applegarth, Chief Executive Officer, MCC, Department of State.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: held a hearing on current visa policy. Testimony was heard from private witnesses.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs held a hearing on East Asia health programs. Testimony was heard from Anne Peterson, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID and private witnesses.

House Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations held a hearing on the U.N. Oil for Food Program. Testimony was received from Ambassador Patrick F. Kennedy, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, U.N. Management and Reform, Department of State.

***Nominations Received***

Cuba Broadcasting – Jorge A. Plasencia, of Florida, to be a Member of the Advisory Board.

***Nominations Confirmed***

Department of State – Christopher J. LaFleur, of New York, to be an Ambassador to Malaysia.

Department of State – B. Lynn Pascoe, of Virginia, to be an Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.

Department of State – Ryan C. Crocker, of Washington, to be an Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Department of State – Marcie B. Ries, of the District of Colombia, to be an Ambassador to the Republic of Albania.

***Nominations Withdrawn***

United Nations – James B. Cunningham, of Pennsylvania, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office with the rank of Ambassador.

IAEA - James B. Cunningham, of Pennsylvania, to be a Representative of the United States of America with the rank of Ambassador.