Committee on International Relations

 

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF December 29, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

No Committee Business Scheduled

COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEKS OF DECEMBER 8 & 15, 2003

No Committee Business Scheduled

***New Public Laws***

H.R. 1828 (Engel) – Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003;  P.L. 108-175.

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

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations - December 2, 2003, Dept. of Commerce; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 5, 2003, informing of the intent to provide up to $187,000 in FY 03 ESF/HRDF to Participa, to promote cooperation of international democracy and human rights NGOs in the context of the Community of Democracies initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Presidential Waiver, Statement, Justification and Plan Regarding a Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in Russia - December 10, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1305 of the National Defense Authorization Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-65); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination and Report Regarding the Jerusalem Embassy Act - December 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 7 (a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 1995 (P.L. 104-45); unnumbered.

Intent by the USG to Share Forfeited Assets with the Government of Jordan - December 11, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 482 (e) of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Certification and Memorandum of Justification Regarding the Aerial Eradication in Colombia - December 15, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the Andean Counterdrug Initiative section of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $119,000 for police training in Macedonia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY 03 AEEB carryover funds for Anti-Trafficking Small Grants Program in Macedonia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $450,000 in FY 03 funds to support a police assistance program to be implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic by the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $2,900,000 in FY 03 ESF for a grant to the UNDP to support reintegration activities for ex-combatants in Liberia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $1,000,000 in FY 03 ESF for Countries in Transition to support the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s Verification and Monitoring Team in Sudan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in previously transferred No-Year FSA funds for the Caspian Finance Center and an investment promotion office in Moscow, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $1,119,000 in FY 03 ESF to support technical financial, budgetary, and audit advisors for the National Transitional Government of Liberia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 15, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $16,600,000 in FY 03 Supplemental ESF for the U.S. - Middle East Partnership Initiative, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) and the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification and Schedule of Obligations Regarding Enforcement/Interdiction Program in Poland - December 16, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 508 (a) of the FSA (P.L. 102-511) and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Memorandum, Report and Determination Regarding PLOCCA and MEPCA - December 16, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 804 of the FRAA, 1990-1991 (P.L. 101-246) and Sections 603-604 and 699 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 16, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $425,000 in FY 03 INCLE funds for international narcotics and law enforcement programs, projects and activities in Western Hemisphere nations such as Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, pursuant to Sec. 653 (a) and Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 16, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $17,163,046 in FY 03 IRRF prior expenditures to reimburse the Department of State for Counternarcotics and Law Enforcement Programs, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 16, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $130,000 to support the Afghanistan Police Program, in accordance with Sections 634A and 482 (b) (2) (B) of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notification of Export of Items in the National Interest of the United States - December 17, 2003, DOS (DTC 04IZ-03), pursuant to Sec. 1504 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003, (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Strategy for Meeting the Long-Term Security Needs of Afghanistan - December 17, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 206 of the AFSA, 2002, (P.L. 107-327); unnumbered.

Program Description of Senior Advisors in Kabul, Afghanistan - December 17, 2003, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Chapter 2 of Title II of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 17, 2003, informing of the intent to provide up to $1,900,000 in FY 03 ESF to support the South Asia Muslim Outreach, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 17, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate up to $280,000,000 for Afghanistan reconstruction, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 17, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $5,000,000 in FY 04 FSA funds for transportation of humanitarian assistance to needy populations in Europe and Eurasia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 17, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $ 180,000 in FY 03 AEEB to support the Department of Justice Programs to combat trafficking of persons, drugs and weapons in Albania, Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 17, 2003, informing of the intent to provide $10,000,000 for investigations and research into allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide committed by Saddam Hussein or other Iraqis, and for the initial support of a tribunal or tribunals to bring these individuals to justice, consistent with Sec. 1502 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11) and pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Report on Visas Denied on Grounds of Terrorist Activities - December 18, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 51 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, 1956 (P.L. 84-885); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - December 19, 2003, informing of the intent to obligate $246,000,000 in FY 04 IRRF to support continuation and expansion of existing programs for training and technical assistance to police, justice, and prison systems in Iraq for the period ending on March 31, 2004, pursuant to Sec. 2209 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

U.S. Policy Toward Liberia - October 2, 2003, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa; Serial No. 108-58.