Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF October 13, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***


Thursday, October 16, 2003

9:30 a.m.
Classified MEMBERS ONLY briefing by officials from the CIA/DIA regarding the implementation of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002 and the reconstruction and security of Afghanistan.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

10:30 a.m.
"United States Policy in Afghanistan: Current Issues in Reconstruction - Part II" - Full Committee Hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses: The Honorable William B. Taylor, Afghanistan Coordinator, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Peter Rodman, Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. James Kunder, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the Near East, USAID.

COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups***



Wednesday, October 8, 2003

9:30 a.m.
Classified Briefing on North Korea

11:30 a.m.
Full Committee Markup of: H.R. 1828, To halt Syrian support for terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, cease its illegal importation of Iraqi oil and illegal shipments of weapons and other military items to Iraq, and by so doing hold Syria accountable for the serious international security problems it has caused in the Middle East, and for other purposes. (The motion to report H.R. 1828 to the House favorably, as amended, was agreed to by a record vote of 33-2)

***Floor***

H. Res. 372 (Lantos) - Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives in response to the murder of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. (398 yeas with none voting "nay", Roll No. 539.)

***Legislation Introduced***

Wednesday, October 8, 2003


H.R. 3284 (Reyes) - A bill to improve the health of residents of, and the environment in, the United States-Mexico border area. (Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. In addition, to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, International Relations, and Armed Services.)

H.R. 3286 (Wolf and Hyde) - A bill to establish a commission to improve United States development assistance and food aid around the globe.

H. Con. Res. 296 (Jackson-Lee) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the President's $87 billion supplemental appropriation request for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. (Referred to the Committee on International Relations. In addition, to the Committees on Armed Services and Intelligence (Permanent Select).)

H. Con. Res. 300 (Nadler) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding so-called "honor killings."

H. Res. 393 (Biggert) - A resolution commending Afghan women for their participation in Afghan government and civil society, encouraging the inclusion of Afghan women in the political and economic life of Afghanistan, and advocating the protection of Afghan women's human rights in the Afghanistan Constitution.

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

Notice of Number of Forces Involved in Counter-Narcotics Related Functions in the Andean Countries for August 2003 - September 15, 2003, The Joint Staff, pursuant to Sec. 8 of the International Narcotics Act, 1990 ( P.L. 101-623); unnumbered.

Notice Informing That CILHI and JTF-FA Are Being Consolidated into A Single Organization - September 16, 2003, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense; unnumbered.

USAID Comments on "Foreign Assistance: Lack of Strategic Focus and Obstacles to Agricultural Recovery Threaten Afghanistan's Stability" - September 22, 2003, USAID, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 720; unnumbered.

Annual Report to Congress on Grant Streamlining - September 24, 2003, USAID, pursuant to the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act, 1999 (P.L. 106-107); unnumbered.

Answers to Questions Asked in Committee Hearing Entitled "Government Accountability: Efforts to Identify and Eliminate Waste and Mismanagement" - September 25, 2003, USAID; unnumbered.

Quarterly Report of Licensing Activities - October 1, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 906 (b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination 2003-41 Regarding Transfer of Funds from International Organizations and Programs Funds to the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund - October 1, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 610 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Outstanding Letters of Offer to Sell any Major Defense Equipment for $1,000,000 or More - October 2, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 36(a) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notification Concerning the Department of the Army's Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Czech Republic for Defense Articles and Services - October 2, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting (Trans. No. 03-38) CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 4565.

Reports on CFE Compliance for 2002 and 2003 - October 2, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting copies of CLASSIFIED reports on CFE compliance, pursuant to Condition 5 ( c )of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Document Agreed Among the States Parties to the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe of November 19, 1990; Ex. Comm. 4570.

Presidential Determination 2003-40 Regarding Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court - October 3, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-206); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Luxembourg and France - October 3, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 099-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Annual Certification of the Nation's Nuclear Weapons Stockpile - October 6, 2003, letter from the President transmitting CLASSIFIED report; unnumbered.

Notification Concerning the Department of the Army's Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Czech Republic for Defense Articles and Services - October 7, 2003, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 36(b) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 4675.

The Department's Final Rule - Revisions to Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2003 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements [Docket No. 030825213-3213-01] (RIN: 0694-AC76) - October 7, 2003, Dept. Of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 4676.

Memorandum of Justification to Provide Assistance to Support Democracy and Governance Programs in Afghanistan - October 7, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 451 of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 4677.

Report on the Proliferation of Missiles and Essential Components of Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological Weapons and Report on Chemical and Biological Proliferation Control Efforts - October 8, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1308 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for FY 03 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Copy of Presidential Determination No. 2003-35 with Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons - October 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 110 ( c ) of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-386); Ex. Comm. 4720.

Copy of Memorandum of Justification Regarding Determination to Transfer FY 03 Funds Appropriated for International Organizations and Programs to the Child Survival and Health Program Fund - October 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 610 of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 4731.

***Committee Hearings/Markups Printed***

The Middle East Peace Process at a Crossroads - June 11, 2003, Full Committee hearing; Serial No. 108-42.

U.S. Trade Policy Toward Southeast Asia and Oceania - June 25, 2003, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Serial No. 108-37.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEKS OF OCTOBER 6, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings of Interest***


House Committee on Armed Services: "Iraq: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation." Testimony was heard from Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense.