Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEKS OF AUGUST 15-29, 2005

No Committee Business Scheduled – House in Recess

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

The European Bank 2004 Annual Report & the May 2005 Transition Report Update – July 14, 2005, European Bank; unnumbered.

Secretary’s Determination and Memorandum of Justification Pertaining to Assistance to Nicaragua – July 28, 2005, The Secretary of State, pursuant to Sec. 527 (g) of the FRAA, 1994-95 (P.L. 103-236); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification – July 28, 2005, OPIC, pursuant to the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Tenth Report on International Extradition – August 1, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 3203 of Title III, Chapter 2 of the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2000 as enacted in the Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2001 (P.L. 106-246); unnumbered.

Diplomatic Construction Project – New Embassy Compound in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – August 1, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the FRAA, FY1998-99 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the FRAA, FY1990-91 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – August 1, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act; unnumbered.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification Pertaining to Assistance to the United Nations Democracy Fund – August 4, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 451 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Transfer of Major Defense Equipment from the Gov. of Saudi Arabia to the Gov. of Mexico – August 4, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. RSAT-03-05), pursuant to Sec. 3 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan – August 4, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 020-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License with Japan – August 4, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 019-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Iraq – August 4, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 035-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to International Waters – August 4, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 008-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to United Kingdom and Canada – August 4, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 097-04), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and Services to Kuwait – August 4, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-38), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1); unnumbered.

FY04 Annual Report on USG Assistance to Eastern Europe & the FY04 Annual Report on USG Assistance To and Cooperative Activities with Eurasia – August 5, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 704 (c ) the SEED Act, 1989 (P.L. 101-179) and Sec. 104 of the FSA, 1992 (P.L. 102-511); unnumbered.

Report on Nuclear Exports to China – August 10, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1523 of the NDAA, 1999 (P.L. 105-262); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Gov. of Canada – August 11, 2005, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Bilateral Debt Reduction Activities for FY04 and FY05 – Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 1000 (a)(5) of P.L. 106-113; unnumbered.

Quarterly Report on Agricultural Commodities to Cuba: April-June 2005 – Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 906 (b) of the TRSA, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.

Fifty-Third Annual Report – U.S. Contributions to International Organizations – August 16, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 405 (b) of P.L. 107-228; unnumbered.

Clean Diamond Trade Act Annual Report – August 16, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 12 of the Clean Diamond Trade Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-19); unnumbered.

Presidential Determination and Memorandum of Justification Pertaining to U.S. Military Assistance to Cambodia – August 17, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Servicemembers’ Protection Act, 2002, Title II, (P.L. 107-206); unnumbered.

The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Comments on the Global Health GAO Report 05-639 – August 17, 2005, DOS; unnumbered.

Notice of Guatemala’s Eligibility to Participate in Programs Authorized by the Tropical Forest Conservation Act – August 17, 2005, Dept. of the Treasury; unnumbered.

2005 Certification on Conditions Related to the Aerial Eradication of Illicit Coca and Opium Poppy in Colombia – August 18, 2005, DOS, pursuant to the Andean Counterdrug Initiative section in the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Determination and Memorandum of Justification to Authorize Non-Lethal Assistance to Palestinian Security Forces – August 18, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 451 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Renotification of Funds for the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program – August 18, 2005, The Under Secretary of Defense, pursuant to sec. 1302 of the NDAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-136); unnumbered.

Report on the BBG’s Progress in its Outreach to Arab and Muslim Audiences – August 19, 205, BBG; unnumbered.

Certification and Memorandum of Justification Pertaining to U.S. Funds to the International Fund for Ireland – August 22, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 5 ( c ) of the Anglo-Irish Agreement Support Act, 1986 (P.L. 99-415); unnumbered.

Notice of Updated Spending Plan for FY05 Contributions to the International Peacekeeping Activities Account – August 22, 2005, DOS; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and Services to Kuwait – August 4, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-21), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1); unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and Services to Singapore – August 4, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 05-39), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1); unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Gov. of Georgia – August 22, 2005, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 524 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 22, 2005, MCC, notice informing of the intent to enter into a compact with the Gov. of Georgia, pursuant to Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 22, 2005, MCC, notice informing of the intent to obligate up to $6,000,000 in FY04 MCC program funds with the Gov. of Mozambique, pursuant to 602 (g) of the MCA, 2003 (Division D, Title VI (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. (1 of 2)

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 22, 2005, MCC, notice informing of the intent to obligate up to $6,000,000 in FY04 MCC program funds with the Gov. of Mozambique, pursuant to 602 (g) of the MCA, 2003 (division D, Title VI (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. (2 of 2)

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 22, 2005, MCC, proposal for to enter compact negotiations with the Gov. of Armenia, pursuant to Sec. 610 (a) of the MCA, 2003 (Division D, Title VI (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 22, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to provide up to $50,000 in FY04 ESF to support an OECD workshop on access to water and energy in South Africa that will promote U.S. policy positions on science and technology cooperation, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – August 22, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $10,000,000 for the Indonesian National Police Assistance Program, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered.

Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations – August 24, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 15 ( c ) of the Export Administration Act; unnumbered.

Report to Congress – Response to Recommendations of the Baghdad (Mollen) Accountability Review Board – August 26, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 301 of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act, 1986 (P.L. 99-399); unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Iran: A Quarter-Century of State Sponsored Terror – February 16, 2005, joint hearing before the Subcommittees on the Middle East and Central Asia & International Terrorism and Nonproliferation; Serial No. 109-36.

Expressing the Grave Concern of Congress Regarding the Continuous Gross Violations of Human Rights and Civil Liberties of the Syrian and Lebanese People by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic; and Expressing the Grave Concern of Congress Regarding the Occupation of the Republic of Lebanon by the Syrian Arab Republic – March 2, 2005, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia markup; Serial No. 109-37.

Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding the Two-Year Anniversary of the Human Rights Crackdown in Cuba – March 3, 2005, joint markup before the Subcommittees on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations & Western Hemisphere; Serial No. 109-45.

Combating Human Trafficking: Achieving Zero Tolerance – March 9, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations; Serial No. 109-32.

Holding the Current Regime in Iran Accountable for its Threatening Behavior and Supporting a Transition to Democracy in Iran – April 13, 2005, markup before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia; Serial No. 109-51.

Averting Nuclear Terrorism – April 14, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation; Serial No. 109-40.

Zimbabwe: Prospects for Democracy After the March 2005 Elections – April 21, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations; Serial No. 109-31. 

Previewing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference – April 28, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation; Serial No. 109-47.

The North Korean Human Rights of 2004: Issues and Implications – April 28, 2005, joint hearing before the Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific & Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations; Serial No. 109-38.

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Promoting Stability, Democracy and Human Rights – May 5, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations; Serial No. 109-44.

The State of U.S. – Turkey Relations – May 11, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats; Serial No. 109-48.

Reviewing the State Department’s Annual Report on Terrorism – May 12, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation; Serial No. 109-50.

Foreign Relations Authorization for FY2006-2007: Embassy and Border Security – May 12, 2005, hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations; Serial No. 109-43.

Calling on Free and Fair Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan; Urging the Government of Albania to Ensure that the July 3, 2005 Parliamentary Elections Are Conducted in Accordance With International Standards For Free and Fair Elections; and Recognizing the 25th Anniversary of the Workers’ Strikes in Poland That Led to the Establishment of the Solidarity Trade Union – June 21, 2005, markup before the Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats; Serial No. 109-46.

Urging the Government of the Republic of Albania to Ensure that the Parliamentary Elections to be Held on July 3, 2005, are Conducted in Accordance with International Standards For Free and Fair Elections – June 22, 2005, Full Committee markup; Serial No. 109-39.