Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF November 29,2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***


No Committee Business Scheduled



COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 15 - 22, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

3:00 p.m. “The Oil-for-Food Program: Tracking the Funds” – Full Committee hearing.
Witnesses: Mr. Charles A. Duelfer, Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence on Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Central Intelligence Agency; Mr. Herbert A. Biern, Senior Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board; Mr. Everett Schenk, Chief Executive Officer, BNP-Paribas North America; Mr. Nicholas Farachi, Former Compliance Officer for BNP-Paribas North America.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

1:30 p.m. “Aid to Colombia – the European Role in the Fight Against Narco-terrorism” – Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere hearing.
Witnesses: The Honorable Robert R. Charles, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Adolfo A. Franco, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID; Mr. Juan Jose Quintana, Counselor, Embassy of Colombia; Mr. Sandro Calvani, Representative, UNODC, Bogotá, Colombia; His Excellency Rosso Jose Serrano, Colombian Ambassador to Austria and UN Organizations; Mr. Michael E. Shifter, Vice President for Policy, Inter-American Dialogue; Mr. Marc W. Chernick, Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown University.

***New Public Laws***


H.R. 4011 (Leach) – To promote human rights and freedom in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; P.L. 108-333.

H.R. 854 (Smith-NJ) – To provide for the promotion of democracy, human rights, and rule of law in the Republic of Belarus and for the consolidation and strengthening of Belarus sovereignty and independence; P.L. 108-347.

***Floor***

H. R. 3818 (Smith-NJ) – Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act. (Passed w/amendment in the nature of a substitute)

H. R. 2655 (Walsh) – Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act. (Agreed to Senate amendment, clearing the measure for the President)

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

H. Con. Res. 521 (Udall) – Concurrent resolution honoring the life and contributions of Yogi Bhajan, a leader of the Sikhs, and expressing condolences to the Sikh community on his passing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

H. R. 5375 (Hyde) – A bill to provide for increased accountability and transparency in the Untied Nations.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

H. Con. Res. 523 (Rohrabacher) – Concurrent resolution strongly denouncing the danger of international terrorism inspired by an apostate vision of Islam, one of the historic religions of the world.

H. Res. 862 (Davis – VA) – A resolution urging the European Council to continue to maintain its embargo on the sales of arms to the People’s Republic of China.

Friday, November 19, 2004

H. R. 5411 (Markey) – A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to restrict exports of nuclear related materials and equipment.

H. Res. 863 (Farr) – A resolution recognizing the importance of local capacity building within developing countries to create sustainable, long-term international development.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

H. Con. Res. 530 (Price) – Concurrent resolution encouraging The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece to continue negotiations to determine a mutually acceptable official name for the FYROM, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 867 (Lantos) – A resolution expressing support for the work of the National Endowment in Venezuela.

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

Justification for Presidential Determination Authorizing up to $8 Million From ERMA for Unexpected Urgent Needs in Burundi – November 8, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2 ( c ) (1) of the Migration and Refugees Assistance Act, 1962 (P.L. 87-510); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 9, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $300,000 in FY 05 PKO funds for the ongoing program in East Timor, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Notice that OECD Agreed to a U.S. Transparency Proposal – November 15, 2004, Dept. of Treasury; unnumbered.

Notice that USAID Plans to Waive the 20% Privateness Requirement for the Centers for Social Responsibility – November 16, 2004, USAID, pursuant to Sec. 502 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 16, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $380,000 to support a grant to the GWP and the TFF for environmental programs in Indonesia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Report – November 16, 2004, CLASSIFIED, DOS, pursuant to the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act, 1993 (P.L. 103-160) and the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511); Ex. Comm. 10563.

2004 Report on CFE Compliance – November 16, 2004, CLASSIFIED, DOS, pursuant to the resolution of advice and consent to ratification of the Document Agreed Among the States Parties to the Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe of November 19, 1990; Ex. Comm. 10564.

Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia – November 16, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-228.

Presidential Communication – Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan – November 16, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act, (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-230; Ex. Comm. 10558.

Presidential Communication - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran – November 16, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act, (P.L. 94-412); H. Doc. 108-233; Ex. Comm. 10559.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Russia, France, Spain, Kazakhstan, and Sweden – November 16, 2004, DOS (DTC 079-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10560.

Copies of International Agreements – November 16, 2004, DOS, in accordance with the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 10561.

Presidential Communication – Report on the Status of United States Efforts in the Global War on Terrorism – November 16, 2004, The White House, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (P.L. 93-148); H. Doc. 108-231; Ex. Comm. 10562.

FY 04 Performance and Accountability Report – November 17, 2004, BBG, in accordance with the requirements of the Accountability of Tax Dollars Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-289); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Mexico – November 17, 2004, DOS (DTC 081-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

The Department’s Final Rule – Termination of Certain Emergencies with Respect to Yugoslavia and Related Removal of Restrictions on Transactions with Persons Identified by the Bracketed Initials [FRYM] under the Export Administration Regulations [Docket No. 041004276-4276-01] (RIN: 0694-AC98) – November 17, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10852.

The Department’s Final Rule – Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of the List of Missile Projects and Expansion of Missile Related End Use and End User Controls [Docket No. 040/818241-4241-01] (RIN: 0694-AC46) – November 17, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 10853.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Pakistan – November 18, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-05), pursuant to Sec. 36(b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10932.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – November 18, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-09), pursuant to Sec. 36(b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10933.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Pakistan – November 18, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-06), pursuant to Sec. 36(b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10934.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Pakistan – November 18, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-07), pursuant to Sec. 36(b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10935.

Project Certification for MOU between the Untied States and the United Kingdom Concerning Cooperation on Land Battlespace Systems – November 18, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 13-04), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 10936.

Project Certification for MOU between the United States and the United Kingdom Concerning Cooperation on Land Battlespace Systems - November 18, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 14-04, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 10937.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement – November 18, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 082-04, pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 10938.

United States Participation in the United Nations – 2003 – November 18, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 4 (a) of the United Nations Participation Act, 1945 (P.L. 79-264); Ex. Comm. 10939.

Copies of International Agreements – November 18, 2004, DOS, in accordance with the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 10940.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Syria – November 18, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, 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. 10941.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the 1979 Iranian Emergency and Assets Blocking – November 18, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223);Ex. Comm. 10942.

The Department’s Final Rule – Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change (RIN: 1400-AB97) – November 18, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 10943.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Pakistan – November 19, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Jordan – November 19, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-04), pursuant to Sec. 36(b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Project Certification for a Project Agreement for Cooperation in the Research and Development of Technologies Applicable to Ship Defense Missiles (RAM P31) between the United States and Germany – November 19, 2004, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 12-04), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 11092.

Project Certification for the MOU Concerning Standard Missile Production with Germany and the Netherlands – November 19, 2004, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Transmittal No. 11-04), pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 11093.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Israel– November 19, 2004, DOS (DTC 049-04A), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11094.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Canada – November 19, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 085-04, pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11095.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Belgium– November 19, 2004, DOS (DTC 080-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11096.

2003 Agreements between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to sections 3301, 3305, and 3311 (a) of the Taiwan Relations Act (P.L. 96-8); Ex. Comm. 11097.

Copies of International Agreements – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 11098.

Copies of International Agreements – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 11099.

Copies of International Agreements – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 11100.

Copies of International Agreements – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 11101.

Notice of Proposed Lease of Defense Articles to the Government of Moldova – November 19, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 08-04), pursuant to Sec. 62 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11102.

Report Regarding Libya and the Internal Revenue Code – November 19, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 901 (j) (5) (B) and Presidential Determination 2004-48; Ex. Comm. 11103.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Sudan – November 19, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, as required by 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); Ex. Comm. 11104.

The Department’s Final Rule – Entity list: Removal of Four Russian Entities [Docket No. 041103304-4304-01] (RIN: 0694-AD12) – November 19, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 11105.

The Department’s Final Rule – Computer Technology and Software Eligible for Export under License Exception; and Establishment of “Foreign National Review” Requirement and Procedure [Docket No. 041020285-4285-01] (RIN: 0694-AD18) – November 19, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 11106.

The Department’s Final Rule – Microprocessor Technology Eligibility for Export under License Exception [Docket No. 04108284-4284-01] (RIN: 0694-AD04) – November 19, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 11107.

President’s Bi-Monthly Report on Cyprus – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 620C ( C ) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 11108.

United States Support for Taiwan’s Participation as an Observer at the 57th World Health Assembly and in the Work of the World Health Organization – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1 ( c )of the Participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-235); Ex. Comm. 11109.

Periodic Report to Congress on the National Emergency Regarding Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412); Ex. Comm. 11110.

Certification of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment from the Government of the Netherlands to the Government of Chile – November 19, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-08-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11111.

Certification of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment from the Government of the Netherlands to the Government of Romania – November 19, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-07-04), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11112.

A Report Concerning Methods Employed by the Government of Cuba to Comply with the United States-Cuba September 1994 “Joint Communiqué” and the Treatment by the Government of Cuba of Persons Returned to Cuba in Accordance with the United States-Cuba May 1995 “Joint Statement” – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2245 of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (P.L. 105-277); Ex. Comm. 11113.

CPA Inspector General Quarterly Report – November 19, 2004, CPA, pursuant to Sec. 3001 (i) of Title III of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriation for the Defense and Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); Ex. Comm. 11173.

Presidential Determination and Justification Concerning the Palestinian Liberation Organization – November 19, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 534 (d) of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); Ex. Comm. 11174.

Report of Enhancement or Upgrade of Sensitivity of Technology or Capability – November 20, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 0A-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b) (5) (A); Ex. Comm. 11182.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 059-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11183.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Kuwait – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 089-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11184.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Colombia – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 092-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11185.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Italy – November 20, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 084-04, pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11186.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement and for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Related Services with Japan – November 20, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 088-04, pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11187.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement and for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Related Services with Italy – November 20, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 090-04, pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11188.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Mexico, Greece, and France – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 094-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11189.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 095-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11190.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 091-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11191.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to Mexico – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 081-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11192.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for the Export of Defense Articles and/or Services to India – November 20, 2004, DOS (DTC 093-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA;Ex. Comm. 11193.

Copies of International Agreements – November 20, 2004, DOS, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b (a); Ex. Comm. 11194.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia – November 20, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223) and Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 11195.

CPA – Inspector General Quarterly and Semiannual Reports – November 20, 2004, CPA, pursuant to Sec. 3001 (i) of Title III of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriation for the Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106) and the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); Ex. Comm. 11223.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Iranian Proliferation: Implications for Terrorists, Their State Sponsors, and U.S. Counter-Proliferation Policy – June 24, 2004, hearing before the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia; Serial No. 108-144.

Malaria and Tuberculosis in Africa – September 14, 2004, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa; Serial No. 108-141.

U.S. – European Cooperation on Counterterrorism: Achievements and Challenges – September 14, 2004, joint hearing before the Subcommittees on Europe and on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-143.

Global Anti-Semitism Review Act – September 29, 2004, markup before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-140

Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act – September 30, 2004, markup before the Subcommittee on Africa; Serial No. 108-139.

Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Should Declare its Support for the Independence of Kosova; and Resolution of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Dispute Act of 2003 – October 7, 2004, markup before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-142.

***Petitions/Memorials***

Thursday, November 18, 2004

A petition of the association of Pacific Island Legislatures, relative to APIL Resolution No. 23-GA-18, CD1, supporting the cause of securing just compensation for victims of radiation exposure as a consequence of activities related to the U.S. Government’s nuclear tests in Micronesia; Petition No. 121.

A petition of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures, relative to APIL Resolution No. 23-GA-09, supporting the Government and the people of the Republic of Kiribati for their efforts to address war reparations; Petition No. 122.

Friday, November 19, 2004

A petition of the City Council of Atlanta, Georgia, relative to Resolution No. 04-R-1723 supporting the denouncement of atrocities committed by the Janajaweed and urging the Sudanese government to cut its ties to the Militia responsible and demand that they disarm immediately; and for other purposes;Petition No. 127.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 15 - 22, 2004

***Senate Measures Passed***


S. Res. 473 (McCain) – Urging the Government of Ukraine to ensure a democratic, transparent, and fair election process for the Presidential run-off election on November 21, 2004.

S. Res. 477 (Frist) – Untied States Vision in the Middle East.

H. R. 2655 (Walsh) – Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act.

***Hearings/Meetings of Interest***

Senate Committee on Armed Services: Held a briefing on Iraq and Afghanistan with Paul D. Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense; General Peter Pace, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Lieutenant General Lance L. Smith, USAF, Deputy Commander, United States Central Command; John E. McLaughlin, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency; and Ronald L. Schlicher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Coordinator for Iraq, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

***Nominations Received***


BBG – Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be Chairman.

BBG – Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be a Member for a term expiring August 13, 2007.

DOS – Jay T. Snyder, of New York, to be a Member of the Untied States Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2007.

BBG – D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, of Wisconsin, to be a Member for a term expiring August 13, 2007.

***Nominations Confirmed***

Cuba Broadcasting – Adam Marc Lindemann, of New York, to be a Member of the Advisory Board for a term expiring October 27, 2005.

United Nations – Anne M. Corkery, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations – Walid Maalouf, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

African Development Foundation – Constance Berry Newman, Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring September 27, 2009.

African Development Foundation – Edward Brehm, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring November 13, 2007.

DOS – John D. Rood, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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

DOS – Charles Graves Untermeyer, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar.

DOS – Aldona Wos, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia.

USAID – Lloyd O. Pierson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator.

African Development Foundation – Lloyd O. Pierson, an Assistant Administrator of USAID, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring September 22, 2009.

Inter-American Development Bank – Hector E. Morales, of Texas, to be United States Executive Director for a term of three years.

United Nations – Yousif B. Ghafari, of Michigan, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations – Jane Dee Hull, of Arizona, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

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

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

United Nations – Susan L. Moore, of Texas, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

***Nominations Discharged***

United Nations – Yousif B. Ghafari, of Michigan, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations – Jane Dee Hull, of Arizona, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations – Susan L. Moore, of Texas, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-ninth Session of the General Assembly