Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2006

***New Public Laws ***


S. 1988 -- To authorize the transfer of items in the War Reserves Stockpile for Allies, Korea. Signed December 30, 2005, P.L. 109-159.

H.R. 972 – To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Signed on January 10, 2006, P.L. 109-164.

H.R. 2017 – To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998. Signed on January 10, 2006, P.L. 109-165.

H.R. 4501 – To amend the Passport Act of June 4, 1920. Signed on January 10, 2006, P.L. 109-167.


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

Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to Colombia – Nov. 2, 2005, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting excess aircraft to Colombia, pursuant to Sec. 524 of P.L. 108-447; unnumbered.

Arms Transfers and the Regional Military Balance in the Middle East and Persian Gulf During Calendar Year 2004 – Nov. 14, 2005, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 404(c ) of P.L. 102-138; unnumbered.

Twenty-Eighth Report to Congress on Personnel Involved in the Anti-Narcotics Campaign in Colombia – Nov. 16, 2005, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 3204(f) of P.L. 106-246; unnumbered.

International Agreements – Dec. 9, 2005, letter from the Department of State transmitting two CLASSIFIED international agreements pursuant to Sec. 112 (b) of the Case-Zablocki Act; unnumbered.

Quarterly Reports on Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service Appropriation – Dec. 14, 2005, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED and unclassified reports pursuant to Sec. 124 of the FRAA for FY 1988-89; unnumbered.

Implementation of LIBERTAD Act Reports – Dec. 20, 2005, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 2802 of P.L. 105-277 (requiring a report on implementation of Title IV of P.L. 104-114); unnumbered.

Visa Denials – Dec. 22, 2005, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED reports pursuant to Sec. 51 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act; unnumbered.

Report on United Nations Operations in Cote d’Ivoire – Jan. 9, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting report pursuant to Sec. 4(d) of the United Nations Participation Act (P.L. 79-264); unnumbered.

Gifts Given by U.S. Government to Foreign Individuals – Jan. 9, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting report on official gifts given by the U.S. to foreign dignitaries, pursuant to P.L. 95-105; unnumbered.

International Agreements – Jan. 10, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting two CLASSIFIED international agreements pursuant to Sec. 112 (b) of the Case-Zablocki Act; unnumbered.

Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to Yemen – Jan. 10, 2006, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting excess machine guns to Yemen, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification B Central and Eastern Europe B $600,000 B Jan. 11, 2006, notification from the Department of State (#06-0008) of the intent to reprogram funds for security protection in Bosnia-Herzegovina, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA and Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-447; #06-8.

Cuba Reports – Jan. 12, 2006, letter from the Central Intelligence Agency transmitting CLASSIFIED reports pursuant to Sec. 108(a) of the LIBERTAD Act (P.L. 104-114); unnumbered.

Project Arrangement Between the United States and the United Kingdom – Jan. 13, 2006, letter from the Department of Defense transmitting (#01-06) project certification pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Libertad Act Determination – Jan. 17, 2006, notification from The President of his determination and report to the Congress that suspension for 6 months beyond February 1, 2006, of the right to bring an action under title III of the Act is necessary to the national interests of the United States and will expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba, pursuant to Sec. 306(c )(2) of the P.L. 104-114; unnumbered.

Annual Report on Inspections Information in Accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 – Jan. 17, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting report covering October 1, 2004 – September 30, 2005, pursuant to Sec. 309 of P.L. 105-277; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification B Liberia B $482,587 B Jan. 18, 2006, notification from the Department of State (#06-0010) of the intent to reprogram funds in order to provide protective detail to the Liberian President, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA and Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-447; #06-10.

Report on Actions Taken to Ensure Israel’s Full Participation in the United Nations – Jan. 18, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting report pursuant to Sec. 721(c ) of P.L. 106-113; unnumbered.

Senate Report on Electronic Passport Procurement – Jan. 18, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting electronic passport procurement process report pursuant to P.L. 109-102; unnumbered.

Annual Report of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Jan. 18, 2006, letter from OPIC transmitting their annual report pursuant to the Federal Information Security Act of 2002; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification B African Mission Union in Sudan B $30,000,000 B Jan. 19, 2006, notification from the Department of State (#06-0009) of the intent to obligate peacekeeping funds to support operations in Sudan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA and Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-447; #06-9.

Department of Commerce’s 2006 Report on Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls – Jan. 20, 2006, letter from the Secretary of Commerce transmitting report pursuant to Sec. 6 of the EAA of 1979; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification B Nicaragua B $1,002,508 B Jan. 24, 2006, notification from the Department of State (#06-0011) of the intent to obligate funds to support election programs in Nicaragua, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA and Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-447; #06-11.

Congressional Notification B Eurasia B $1,850,000 B Jan. 24, 2006, notification from the Department of State (#06-0012) of the intent to reprogram funds to support the EXBS program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA and Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-447; #06-12.

Congressional Notification B Eurasia B $745,000 B Jan. 24, 2006, notification from the Department of State (#06-0013) of the intent to reprogram funds to the EXBS program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA and Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-447; #06-13.

Project Arrangement Between the United States and Europe – Jan. 24, 2006, letter from the Department of Defense transmitting (#02-06) project certification pursuant to Sec. 27(f) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Waiver of Restrictions on Assistance to the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan Under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 and the Freedom Support Act – Jan. 25, 2006, letter from the Secretary of State transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1306 of P.L. 107-314; unnumbered.

Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to Egypt – Jan. 25, 2006, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting excess ECM Pods to Egypt, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA; unnumbered.

Embassy Construction Project in Bogota, Colombia – Jan. 25, 2006, letter from the Department of State transmitting certification regarding an embassy construction project, pursuant to Sec. 160(a) of P.L. 100-204; unnumbered.

Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to India – Jan. 26, 2006, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting an excess ship to India, pursuant to Sec. 524 of P.L. 108-447; unnumbered.

Status of Loans and Guarantees Issued Under the Arms Export Control Act – Jan. 26, 2006, letter from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency transmitting report pursuant to Sec. 25(a)(11) of the AECA; unnumbered.

*** Hearings/Markups Printed ***

Redefining Boundaries: Political Liberation in the Arab World – April 21, 2005, hearing before the Committee on International Relations – Serial No. 109-81.

Full Committee Markup of Miscellaneous Measures – May 18, 2005, markup before the Full Committee of H. Con. Res. 44, H. Con. Res. 89, H. Con. Res. 149, H. Res. 191, H. Res. 272, H. Res. 273, H. Res. 282, and H. Con. Res. 153 – Serial No. 109-105.

Transparency and Rule of Law in Latin America – May 25, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere – Serial No. 109-100.

Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law? – September 13, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations – Serial No. 109-101.

India’s Unfinished Agenda: Equality and Justice for 200 Million Victims of the Caste System – Oct. 6, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa Global Human Rights and International Operations – Serial No. 109-102.

Subcommittee Markup on Miscellaneous Measures – November 15, 2005, markup before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia of H. Res. 438, H. Con. Res. 275, H. Res. 535, and H. Con. Res. 284 – Serial No. 109-103.