Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF December 6, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

10:30 a.m.            
“Ukraine’s Election: Next Steps” – Full Committee Hearing.
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Witnesses:
The Honorable Richard G. Lugar, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate; The Honorable John F. Tefft, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29, 2004

 No Committee Business Scheduled 

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

OPIC Report on Audit and Investigative Activities – October 29, 2004, OPIC, pursuant to the Inspector General Act Amendments, 1998; unnumbered. 

Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act Report – November 17, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 906(a)(1) of the TSRA, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered. 

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – November 17, 2004, Dept. of Commerce; unnumbered. 

 Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 19, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to reprogram up to $1,500,000 in FMF originally allocated for Sri Lanka in FY04, to support Nepal ($1,000,000) and Yemen ($500,000), pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to allocate $2,000,000 in FY 05 ESF from WHA’s Bolivia allocation to provide budget support to the Government of Bolivia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 508 & 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 04 ESF for the Africa Regional Fund to promote a return to democratic governance in the Central African Republic by supporting voter census and registration in preparation for January 2005 presidential elections, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 & 529 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199/108-309); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $218,350 in FY 04 ESF for South Africa to support the Baragwanath Hospital Transformation Project, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $85,000 in FY 04 ESF for south Africa to support training for inspectors, judges and police responsible for enforcing new environmental laws, pursuant to Sec. 534 (d) and 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 04 ESF to support a financial and technical advisor to assist the member states of the East African Community to develop regional financial markets, in particular gov. securities markets, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $600,000 in FY04 ESF for Regional Organizations to support a financial and technical advisor to assist member states of the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $195,000 in FY04 ESF for South Africa to support the south African Constitutional Court’s “Virtual Library” project, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $210,000 in FY 04 ESF for South Africa to support Ithuteng House, a shelter for at-risk youth in the former township of Soweto, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 22, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $70 million in FY04 Supplemental IRRF to support the Consolidated Fiber Backbone network in Iraq; unnumbered. 

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with Nicaragua – November 23, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 501 of Title V of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 23, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY04 Africa Regional ESF to provide technical support to the parties to the U.S. – facilitated Tripartite Peace talks between the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 & 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 24, 2004, MCC, informing of the intent to obligate $295,000 in FY 04 MCC program funds for fiscal accountability assessment, ongoing monitoring, and related activities in FY04 and FY05 MCC eligible countries, pursuant to Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Burma – November 24, 2004, Dept. 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); Ex. Comm. 11224. 

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the Development Fund for Iraq – November 24, 2004, Dept. 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); Ex. Comm. 11225. 

U.S. Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors Semiannual Report to the Congress – November 26, 2004, OIG, in accordance with the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered. 

Report on Activities in Response to Congressional Direction on Suspension of Sudan from the Commission on Human Rights – November 29, 2004, DOS, as requested in the Concurrent Resolution 137 passed in the Senate on September 15, 2004; unnumbered. 

Semiannual Report on Acquisition and Major Security Upgrades – November 30, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 605 ( c ) of the FRAA FY2000-2001 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered. 

USAID OIG Semiannual Report to Congress for the Period Ending September 30, 2004 – November 30, 2004, USAID, in accordance with the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 1, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $312,500,000 for counternarcotics programs for Afghanistan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and other reporting requirements; unnumbered. 

Presidential Waiver, Statement, Justification and Plan Regarding Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in the Russian Federation – December 2, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1305 of the NDAA, 2000 (P.L. 106-65); unnumbered. 

***Hearings/Markups Printed*** 

Disarmament of Libya’s Weapons of Mass Destruction – September 22, 2004, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-145.