Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 2005

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***
 

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

1:30 p.m.
Republican Organizational Meeting
Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

3:00 p.m.
Democratic Organizational Meeting
Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building
 

***Floor***
 

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

H. Res. 56 (Blunt) – A resolution commending the Palestinian people for conducting a free and fair presidential election on January 9, 2005, and for other purposes. (Passed the House with 415 yeas to 1 nay)

H. Res. 57 (Hyde) – A resolution urging the European Union to maintain its arms embargo on the People’s Republic of China. (Passed the House with 411 yeas to 3 nays)

H. Res. 60 (Delay) – A resolution relating to the free election in Iraq held on January 30, 2005. (Passed the House with 404 yeas, 9 nays, and 3 voting present)
 

***Legislation Introduced***
 

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

H. R. 499 (Shays) – A bill to provide for the development of a global tsunami detection and warning system, to improve existing communication of tsunami warnings to all potentially affected nations, and for other purposes. (Referred to HIRC. In addition, referred to the Committee on Resources)

H.R. 505 (Weiner) – A bill to prohibit assistance to Saudi Arabia. (Referred to HIRC. In addition, referred to the Committee on Financial Services)

H. Res. 56 (Blunt) – A resolution commending the Palestinian people for conducting a free and fair presidential election on January 9, 2005, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 57 (Hyde) – A resolution urging the European Union to maintain its arms embargo on the People’s Republic of China.

H. Res. 60 (Delay) – A resolution relating to the free election in Iraq held on January 30, 2005. (Referred to HIRC. In addition, referred to the Committee on Armed Services.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

H. R. 588 (Reynolds) – A bill to take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

H. Con. Res. 44 (Baca) – Concurrent resolution recognizing the historical significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.

H. Res. 67 (Woolsey) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
 

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

Charter of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid – January 21, 2005, USAID, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463); unnumbered.

Quarterly and Semiannual Report to the U.S. Congress of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction – January 30, 2005, SIGIR, pursuant to Sec. 3001 (i) of Title III of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2003 (P.L. 108-106) as amended by (P.L. 108-375) and the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Afghanistan Counterdrug Activities – January 31, 2005, Deputy Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 1033 of the NDAA, 1998 (P.L. 105-85); unnumbered.

Colombia Counterdrug Activities – January 31, 2005, Deputy Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 1033 of the NDAA, 1998 (P.L. 105-85); unnumbered.

Status of Loans and Guarantees Issued under the AECA – February 1, 2005, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 25(a)(11) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 1, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to transfer $1,500,000 in FY 05 AEEB funds for Serbia, $500,000 in FY05 AEEB for Montenegro, and $750,000 in FY04 carryover AEEB for Serbia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199) and 2005 (P.L. 108-447) and consistent with the determination of the Deputy Secretary of State dated January 4, 2005 pursuant to Sec. 561 (e) of the FOAA, 2005; unnumbered

Transmitting Reports – February 1, 2005, DSCA, CLASSIFIED, pursuant to 36 (a) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 491.

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with Ethiopia – February 2, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 501 of Title V of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-113), and Sec. 572 of the FOAA, 1989 P.L. 100-461; unnumbered.

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with Iraq – February 2, 2005, DOS; unnumbered.

Transfer of Excess of Defense Articles to the Government of Australia – February 2, 2005, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447) and Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Copies of International Agreements – February 2, 2005, DOS, pursuant to the Provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 553.

Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Liberia – February 2, 2005, Dept. of the Treasury, as required by Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 554.

The Department’s Final Rule – Cuban Assets Control Regulations; Sudanese Sanctions Regulations; Iranian Transactions – February 2, 2005, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 555.

2005 Report on Foreign Policy Based Export Controls – February 2, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); Ex. Comm. 556.

Consistent with the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, Adopted by the Senate of the United States on April 24, 1997 and Ex. Order 13346, Certification for Calendar Year 2004 that Interests of the United States Are Not Being Harmed Significantly by the Limitations of the Convention – February 2, 2005, Dept. of Commerce; Ex. Comm. 557.

The Department’s Final Rule – Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the June 2004 Australia Group (AAG) Plenary Meeting and Through a Subsequent AG Intercessional Decision; Clarifications to the Scope of the ECCNs 1A004, 1A995, and 2B351; Corrections to Country Group D and ECCNs 1C355, 1C395, and 1C995; Additions to the List of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention [Docket No. 041221359-4359-01] (RIN: 0694-AD25) – February 2, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 558.

The Department’s Final Rule – Encryption Export and Reexport Controls Revisions [Docket No. 041022290-4290-01] (RIN: 0694-AD19) – February 2, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 559.

The Department’s Final Rule – Revision of Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B351 to Conform with the Australia Group (AG) “Control List of Dual Use Chemical Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment and Related Technology” [Docket No. 041123328-4328] (RIN: 0694-AD16) – February 2, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 560.

PLOCCA and MEPCA – February 2, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 804 of the PLOCCA, 1989 (P.L. 101-246) and sections 603-604 of MEPCA and 699 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); Ex. Comm. 561.

MOJ for a Drawdown to Support the Philippines – February 2, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 506 (a) (2) of the FAA of 1961; Ex. Comm. 562.

Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program Accomplishment Report and the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program Accomplishment Report – February 2, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 105 (d) (2) of the Foreign Service Act, 1980 (P.L. 96-45); unnumbered.

Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act – February 3, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec 4 (a) of the Act (P.L. 108-283); unnumbered.

Report on Foreign Language Proficiency – February 3, 2005, DOS, pursuant to 702 ( c ) of the Foreign Service Act, 1980 (P.L. 96-465) as amended by Sec. 327 of the FRAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

United Nations Documents – February 3, 2005, DOS, pursuant to P.L. 107-228; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $132,527,440 to support INL enforcement programs, projects and activities for Global Programs and PD&S, pursuant to sections 653 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $89,280,000 in FY05 INCLE funds to support INL enforcement programs and projects in Afghanistan, pursuant to sections 653(a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $216,753,000 in FY05 ACI funds for INL enforcement programs, projects, and activities in Bolivia, Peru and for Air Bridge Denial, pursuant to Sec. 653 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 595 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $45,632,000 in ACI funds to support INL enforcement programs, projects and activities in Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua and Venezuela, pursuant to Sec. 653 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 595 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $462,767,000 in ACI funds to support INL enforcement programs, projects and activities in Colombia, pursuant to Sec. 653 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961, and sections 515 and 595 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $48,204,000 in FY05 INCLE funds to support INL enforcement programs, projects, and activities in the Western Hemisphere, pursuant to sections 653 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $56,178,000 in FY05 INCLE to support INL enforcement programs, projects and activities in Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Malta, Morocco, and Pakistan, pursuant to sections 653 (a) and 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.
 

***Hearings/Markups Printed***
 

Afghanistan: United States Strategies on the Eve of National Elections – September 29, 2004, Full Committee Hearing; Serial No. 108-150.

 

OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 2005

***Senate Measures Passed***
 

S. Res. 27 (Frist) – Commending the results of the January 9, 2005, Palestinian Presidential Elections. Agreed to without amendment by UC.
 

***Senate Hearings***
 

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing: U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East. Testimony was heard from Anthony H. Cordesman,CSIS, and Peter Khalil, The Brookings Institution Saban Center for the Middle East Policy; and Lt. General Gregory S. Newbold, USMC (Ret.), GlobeSecNine.