Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7, 2005

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

10:30 a.m.
Committee Organizational Meeting

1:30 p.m.
“The Volcker Interim Report on United Nations Oil-for-Food Program” – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing.
Witnesses: Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., Fellow in Anglo-American Security Policy, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation; George A. Lopez, Ph.D., Director of Policy Studies, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame; Nimrod Raphaeli, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Middle East Media Research Institute.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

10:00 a.m.
“The Way Forward in the Middle East Peace Process” – Full Committee Hearing
Witnesses: The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger (Former Secretary of State); The Honorable Dennis Ross, Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Ziad Asali, M.D., President, American Task Force on Palestine; Ms. Danielle Pletka, Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, The American Enterprise Institute.


***Legislation Introduced***


Tuesday, February 8, 2005

H. R. 665 (Schiff) – A bill to prevent access by terrorists to nuclear material, technology, and expertise to establish and Office of Nonproliferation Programs in the Executive Office of the President, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 72 (Meehan) – A resolution urging the interim Government of Iraq ensure that the charges brought against Saddam Hussein include charges for the crimes his government committed against the people of Iran during the Iran-Iraq war from 1980 to 1988.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

H. Res. 77 (Jo Ann Davis) – A resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the New Transatlantic Agenda, acknowledging the continued importance of the transatlantic partnership between the United States and Europe, and promoting new initiatives to strengthen that partnership.

H. Res. 82 (Lee) – A resolution disavowing the doctrine of preemption.

H. Res. 83 (Pallone) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that India should be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

H. Con. Res. 56 (Paul) – Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty.


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


Foreign Assistance Report – February 8, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 653 (a) of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Bilateral Debt Reduction Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Niger – February 8, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 501 of Title V of the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-113) and Sec. 14 of the Export-Import Bank Act, 1945 (P.L.79-173); unnumbered.

Notice of FY05 Implementation of IMET – February 8, 2005, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Division D, Title V, Sec. 515 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

The Humanitarian Assistance Program of the DoD – February 8, 2005, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 2561, 10 U.S.C.; unnumbered.

Notice that the OIG Began Audit of FY05 Principal Financial Statements – February 9, 2005, DOS; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – February 9, 2004, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $6,163,000 in FY05 NADR funds to support humanitarian mine action projects in Angola, Cambodia, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 and 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

International Agreements – February 9, 2005, DOS, CLASSIFIED, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b(a); Ex. Comm. 679.

List of Agreements Relating to Taiwan – February 9, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 3301 22 U.S.C.; Ex. Comm. 680.

The Department’s Final Rule – Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and consulates (RIN: 1400-AB94;1400-AB95) – February 9, 2005, DOS, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 681.

Presidential Determination 2005-13 – February 9, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1306 of the NDAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-314); Ex. Comm. 682.

Presidential Message Transmitting a Report on Implementation During 2003 of the Plan for Securing Nuclear Weapons, Material, and Expertise of the States of the Former Soviet Union – February 9, 2005, The White House, pursuant to Sec. 1205 of the NDAA, 2003 (P.L. 107-314); M0004.
 

OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7, 2005

***Senate Measures Passed***


S. Res. 38 (Frist) – Commending the people of Iraq on the January 30, 2005, national elections. (Passed with 93 yeas and none voting nay.)