Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF December 20, 2004

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

No Committee Business Scheduled

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEKS OF DECEMBER 6-13, 2004

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

10:00 a.m.       
“China: Human Rights Violations and Coercion in One Child Policy Enforcement” – Full Committee Hearing
Witnesses: The Honorable Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Michael G. Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Joseph R. Donovan, Director, Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. T. Kumar, Advocacy Director for Asia & Pacific, Amnesty International; Mr. Harry Wu, Executive Director, Laogai Research Foundation; Mr. John S. Aird, Former Senior Research Specialist on China, U.S. Census Bureau; Ms. Ma Dongfang, Victim of China’s One Child Policy.

***New Public Laws***

H. R. 5131 (Blunt) – Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004; P.L. 108-406.

***Floor***

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

H. R. 3818 (Smith-NJ) – Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act.  Past Senate without amendment by UC.  Presented to the President on 12/16/04.

***Legislation Introduced***

Monday, December 6, 2004

H. Res. 869 (Wicker) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that due to the allegations of fraud, mismanagement, and abuse within the United Nations oil-for-food program, Kofi Annan should resign from the position of Secretary General of the United Nations to help restore confidence that the investigations into those allegations are being fully and independently accomplished.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

H. Res. 874 (Kaptur) – A resolution supporting the establishment and full funding of a staff exchange program between the House of Representatives and the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, as soon as possible.

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

Charter – Board for International Food and Agricultural Development – October 7, 2004, USAID, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Report on Acquisition of Technology Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction – November 3, 2004, letter from the Central Intelligence Agency transmitting a report pursuant to Sec. 721 of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY97; unnumbered.

Quarterly Report – Agricultural Commodities to Cuba: July-September 2004 – November 5, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 906 (b) of TRSA, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Charter – Enterprise for the Americas Board – November 8, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Charter – Overseas Schools Advisory Council – November 8, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – November 8, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project – United States Embassy, Paris France – November 9, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the FRAA, 1988 & 1989 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the FRAA, 1990 & 1991 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Philippines – November 9, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Justification and Approval for Other than Full and Open Competition for the Build-Out of the Advanced First Responder Network of the Iraqi National Security Communications Network – November 9, 2004, Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 2202 (b) of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Defense and Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Spain – November 10, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199) and Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered. (1 of 2)

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Spain – November 10, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199) and Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered. (2 of 2)

2004 Performance and Accountability Report – November 15, 2004, USAID; unnumbered.

Presidential Communication – Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Proliferation of

WMD and Their Delivery Systems – November 16, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 202 (d) of the National EmergenciesAct  (P.L. 94-412);  H. Doc. 108-229; Ex. Comm. 10557.

Certifications Pursuant to the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 and the FREEDOM Support Act – November 16, 2004, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 1203(d) of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-160), and Sec. 502 of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511); Ex. Comm. 10563.

2004 Report on CFE Compliance – Nov. 16, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report on CFE Compliance; Ex. Comm. 10564.

2003 Annual Report - Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States – November 19, 2004, DOJ; unnumbered.

Report on the Implementation of Section IV of the LIBERTAD Act of 1996 – November 22, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 2802 of P.L. 105-277; unnumbered.

Iran Nonproliferation Act Report – November 23, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting report pursuant to Sec. 2 of the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 1996 (P.L. 106-178); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report to the Congress – IG – Homeland Security – November 30, 2004, DoHS, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Quarterly Report on Real Estate Transactions – November 30, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management, as required by the Conference Report (H. Rept. 104-863) accompanying H.R. 3610, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (P.L. 104-208); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report to Congress – IG – Department of Commerce – December 1, 2004, Secretary of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Notice that Paraguay is Eligible to Participate in Programs Authorized by the Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) – December 3, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury; unnumbered.

Notice that Iraq is Eligible for the Negotiation of an Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) – December 3, 2004, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification Regarding Assistance to the Dominican Republic – December 6, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 512 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report – IG – United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors – December 6, 2004, The Secretary of State, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report – IG – Peace Corps – December 6, 2004, The Director of the Peace Corps, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 6, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 04 carryover FSA funds for election monitoring and election-related activities in Ukraine, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 6, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $50,000 in AEEB funds for Community Police Training – The Republic of Macedonia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Presidential Message – An Executive Order Modifying the Scope of the National Emergency Declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003 – December 6, 2004, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 204 (b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, (P.L. 95-223); H. Doc. 108-238.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency Caused by the Lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979 - December 7, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, consistent with Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223), sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412), and Sec. 1 (d) of Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 11303.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Italy – December 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 051-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11304.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Colombia – December 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 039-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11305.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Colombia – December 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 040-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11306.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Greece – December 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 046-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11307.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Bolivia – December 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 083-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11308.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Russia – December 7, 2004, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 086-04), pursuant to sections 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 11309.

Gifts Given by the USG to Foreign Individuals – December 7, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the FRAA, 1978 (P.L. 95-105); Ex. Comm. 11310.

Copies of International Agreements – December 7, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 11311.

The Department’s Final Rule – Revision of Licensee’s Responsibility to Communicate License Conditions [Docket No. 041001275-4275-01] (RIN: 0694-AD05) – December 7, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 11312.

Foreign Affairs Council Task Force Report – Secretary Colin Powell’s State Department: An Independent Assessment – December 7, 2004, DOS; Ex. Comm. 11313.

Third Annual Report on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program – December 7, 2004, DOS; Ex. Comm. 11314.

Report to Congress – Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution 2002 – December 7, 2004, DOS, consistent with the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (P.L. 107-243), the Authorization for the Use of Force Against Iraq Resolution (P.L. 102-1); Ex. Comm. 11315.

Report on Activities in Response to Congressional Direction on Suspension of Sudan From the Commission on Human Rights – December 7, 2004, DOS, as requested in Concurrent Resolution 137, passed in the Senate on September 15, 2004; Ex. Comm. 11316.

Presidential Determination 2005-08 Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to Burundi, Guyana, and Liberia

– December 7, 2004, DOS, consistent with Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-206); Ex. Comm. 11317.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Afghanistan – December 8, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Israel – December 8, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 8 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $135,000 in FY 04-05 ESF to support activities that promote U.S. positions in oceans, marine and wildlife conservation, health, sustainable natural resource management, environmental good governance, science and technological cooperation, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered

USG Foreign Credit Exposure as of December 31, 2003 Parts I & II – Dept. of the Treasury; unnumbered.

Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2004 and the IG Program Performance Report for the U.S. Department of State – December 8, 2004, DOS, pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act, 1993; unnumbered.

Presidential Determination 2005-10 – Waiver of Restrictions on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority – December 9, 2004, DOS, pursuant to sections 552, 515, and 529 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-309), Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Report to Congress – Implementation Strategies for Meeting the Immediate and Long-term Security Needs of Afghanistan – December 9, 2004, DOS, as requested in the Conference Report accompanying the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-327); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Morocco – December 9, 2004, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 9 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $52,000 in FY 04 AEEB funds for the management of SEED Assistance programs for Bulgaria, Macedonia and Croatia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Designation of a Foreign Terrorist Organization – December 9, 2004, CLASSIFIED notifications (2) from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 219 of the INA; unnumbered.

Designation of a Foreign Terrorist Organization – December 9, 2004, CLASSIFIED notifications (2) from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 219 of the INA; unnumbered.

Notice of Intent to Obligate $500,000 of State and up to $2,500,000 of USAID’s FY 2004 FSA Funds to Support Immediate Election Monitoring Operations in Ukraine – December 10, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project – Marine Security Guard Improvements in Wellington, New Zealand – December 10, 2004, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the FRAA, 1988 & 1989 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the FRAA, 1990 & 1991 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Reports on Arms Transfers to Middle East – December 10, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED reports on arms transfers for Calendar Years 2002 and 2003, pursuant to Sec. 404(c) of the FRAA FY 92/93 (P.L. 102-138); unnumbered.

International Agreements – December 10, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting the texts of CLASSIFIED international agreements (04-C-108-110), pursuant to Sec. 112(b)(a) of P.L. 92-403 (Case-Zablocki Act); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 13 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to make available for obligation $61,822,433 from the GHAI account for HIV/AIDS activities, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 13 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $2,000,000 in Prior Year Recoveries AEEB funds to the U.S. DoE/NNSA to provide technical assistance and equipment to Bulgaria to improve the safety of their Soviet-designed Reactors and nuclear infrastructure by enhancing training of nuclear operations, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 13 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to Obligate $150,000 in FY 04 AEEB carryover funds for the Democracy Outreach Fund, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Designation of Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam as “Countries of Particular Concern” – December 15, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 402 (b) of the IRFA, 1998 (P.L. 105-292) and the President’s “Delegation of Responsibilities” under the Act; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 16 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $150,000 in FY 04 FSA carryover funds to provide international support for the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund Assistance – December 17, 2004, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Narcotics Reward – December 17, 2004, letter from the Department of State transmitting  CLASSIFIED report pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2708; unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Asia’s Environmental Challenges – September 22, 2004, hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Serial No. 108-147.

United States Security Policy in Afghanistan on the Eve of National Elections – September 23, 2004, hearing before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-146.

Calling on Government of Libya to Review Legal Actions Taken Against Bulgarian Medical Workers; Urging the President of the EU to add Hezbollah to EU’s Wide-Ranging List of Terrorist Organizations; Pledging Continued U.S. Support for the Republic of Georgia; Congratulating Serbia for Conducting a Democratic, Free and Fair Presidential Election and for Reaffirming Serbia’s Commitment to Peace, Democracy, and the Rule of Law; Relating to the Reunification of Cyprus – October 5, 2004, Markup before the Full Committee; Serial No. 108-148.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEKS OF DECEMBER 6-13, 2004

***Senate Measures Passed***

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

S. Res. 487 (Smith-OR) – Ukraine elections.  Agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by UC.