Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JUNE 6, 2005

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

10:30 a.m.       

Full Committee markup:

H.R. 2745, The United Nations Reform Act of 2005; Ordered reported

H.R. 2601, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007; Ordered reported as amended.           

H.Res. 199, Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives regarding the massacre at Srebrenica in July 1995.  Approved for placement on the Suspension Calendar.

Thursday, June 9, 2005

2:00 p.m.         

“Proliferation Security Initiative: An Early Assessment” – Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation.

Witnesses: The Honorable Stephen G. Rademaker, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, U.S. Department of State.

***Floor***

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

H. Con. Res. 44 (Baca) – Recognizing the historic significance of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.  Passed the House with 405 yeas and none voting “nay.”

H. Res. 282 (Ros-Lehtinen) – Sense of the House Regarding the Manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states.  Passed the House with 409 yeas to 2 nays.

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

H. Res. 306 (Eddie Bernice Johnson) – A resolution to recognize and honor the world’s nearly 20,000,000 refugees.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

H.R. 2811 (Maloney) – A bill to provide a United States voluntary contribution to the United Nations Population Fund only for the prevention and repair of Obstetric fistula.

H. Con. Res. 175 (Rangel) – Concurrent resolution acknowledging African descendents of the transatlantic slave trade in all of the Americas with an emphasis on descendents in Latin America and the Caribbean, recognizing the injustices suffered by these African descendents, and recommending that the United States and the international community work to improve the situation of Afro-descendent communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Australia – May 27, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-22), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 1, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to reprogram $987,200 in ACI funds, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 1, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $50,000 in FY04 AEEB funds for ADR, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 1, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $200,000 in FY05 AEEB funds for administrative expenses related to the management of SEED programs, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Japan – June 6, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-27), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 6, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to re-allocate $10,100,000 in FY04 Supplemental IRRF from Other Solid Waste Management (P/C 63000) to Generation (P/C 40000) to complete the construction of the Kirkuk (Taza) Power Plant in Phase II of the Bechtel contract, pursuant to 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 – June 6, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $39,400,000 in FY05 AEEB funds for its programs in Kosovo, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Special Notification Requirement Regarding Pakistan – June 7, 2005, USTDA, pursuant to Sec. 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Rationalization of UN Peacekeeping Operations in West Africa – June 7, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 4 (d) of the United Nations Participation Act, 1945 (P.L. 79-264) and Title IV of the Department of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report on Acquisition and Major Security Upgrades – June 7, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 605 ( c ) of the FRAA, 2000-01 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Australia – June 7, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 007-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Project Certification for a MOU between the U.S. and Australia Concerning Collaboration on Tactical Missile Design, Development, Production and Operational Support – June 7, 2005, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $300,000 in FY05 AEEB funds for its programs in Kosovo, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered. 

Presidential Communication – Certification for an Export to the People’s Republic of China – June 7, 2005, The White House, in accordance with Sec. 1512 of the NDAA, 1999 (P.L. 105-261); H. Doc. 109-32; Ex. Comm. 2224.

President’s Bimonthly Report on Cyprus – June 8, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 620C ( c ) of the FAA of 1961 and in accordance with Sec. 1 (a)(6) of Ex. Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 2243.

Determination Related to the Participation of the Magen David Adom Society of Israel in the Activities of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – June 9, 2005, DOS, pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with Australia – June 9, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 009-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 9, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3,200,000 in FY 05 PKO funds to support immediate training of Rwandan military forces in preparation for their deployment to peace support operations in Sudan, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2005 P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – June 10, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $4,024 million to support training, equipment and technical assistance for multi disciplinary task forces in Indonesia and Mexico and as well as support to specialized anti-trafficking police units in Indonesia and Mexico, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 534(a) of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Ukraine’s Election: Next Steps – December 7, 2004, Full Committee hearing; Serial No. 108-161.

OTHER BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF JUNE 6, 2005

***Senate Meetings/Hearings of Interest***

Commission on Security Cooperation in Europe: Hearing about human trafficking of American citizens in the United States.  Testimony was heard from Susan Orr, Associate Commissioner, Administration of Children, Youth, and Families, DHHS; Frank Barnaba, Paul and Lisa Program, Inc., Norma Hotaling, SAGE Project.

House Committee on Financial Services: The Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology held a hearing entitled “Debt and Development: How to Provide Efficient, Effective Assistance to the World’s Poorest Countries?”  Testimony was heard from Dr. Nancy Birdall, President, Center for Global Development; Mr. Sony Kapoor, Senior Policy Advisor, Jubilee USA Network; and Mr. R. Tim McNamar, Member, Bretton Woods.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Held a hearing entitled “The Emergence of China throughout Asia: Security and Economic Consequences for the United States.”  Testimony was heard from Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Minxin Pei, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Catherine E. Dalpino, Georgetown University and The George Washington University; and Mikkal E. Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Held a hearing on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.  Testimony was heard from Frank E. Moss, deputy Assistant secretary of State for Consular affairs; Elaine Dezenski, Acting Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Policy and Planning, Border and Transportation Directorate, Paul M. Ruden, American Society of Travel Agents, Inc.,; Robert A. Pastor, American University Center for North American Studies.

***Nominations Received***

Department of StateMarie L. Yovanovitch, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Department of StateKatherine Hubay Peterson, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana.

Department of StateCharles A. Ford, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras.

Department of StateJohn Ross Beyrle, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria.

Department of StateAlan W. Eastham, Jr., of Arkansas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi.

Department of StateHenry Crumpton, of Virginia, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large.

Department of StateRonald Spohli, of California, to be Ambassador to the Italian Republic.

Department of StateRobert H. Tuttle, of California, to be Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Office of the Director of National IntelligenceBenjamin A. Powell, of Florida, to be General Counsel.