Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF DECEMBER 5, 2005 

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 

10:30 a.m.               “Avian Flu: Addressing the Global Threat” – Full Committee hearing.

Witnesses: Mr. Anthony Rock, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Kent R. Hill, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Anne Schuchat, M.D., Acting Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Margaret Chan, M.D., Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza, WHO; Michael T. Osterholm, M.D., Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.  

12:30 p.m.               Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations markup of: 

Subcommittee Report of “The Oil-for-Food Program: The Systematic Failure of the United Nations”
Report was approved.
 

Thursday, December 8, 2005 

9:30 a.m.                 Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua. 

10:30 a.m.               Began Full Committee markup of:                               

H. Res. 549, Requesting the President of the United States to provide to the House of Representatives all documents in his possession relating to his October 7, 2002, speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his January 28, 2003, State of the Union address. 

1:00 p.m.                 MEMBERS ONLY Meeting with His Excellency Wolfgang Schüessel, Chancellor of Austria. 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2005 

Thursday, December 15, 2005 

9:30 a.m. Full Committee markup of: 

H. Res. 549, Requesting the President of the United States provide to the House of Representatives all documents in his possession relating to his October 7, 2002, speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his January 28, 2003, State of the Union address. 

*Ordered reported, as amended, without recommendation. 

***New Public Laws*** 

H.R. 1973 (Blumenauer) – To make access to safe water and sanitation for developing countries a specific policy objective of the United States foreign assistance programs; Signed on 12/1/05; P.L. 109-121.  

***Floor*** 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 5, 2005 

Tuesday, December 6, 2005 

H.R. 2017 (Smith-NJ) – Torture Victims Relief Authorization Act.  Passed the House by Voice Vote. 

H. Res. 438 (Rothman) – Urging member states of the United Nations to stop supporting resolutions that unfairly castigate Israel and to promote within the United Nations General Assembly more balanced and constructive approaches to resolving conflict in the Middle East.  Passed the House by the Yeas and Nays 400-1. 

H. Res. 535 (Engel) – Honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death.  Passed the House by the Yeas and Nays 399-0. 

H. Con. Res. 280 (Burton) – Mourning the horrific loss of life caused by the floods and mudslides that occurred in October 2005 in Central America and Mexico and expressing the sense of Congress that the united States should do everything possible to assist the affected people and communities.  Agreed to by voice vote. 

H. Res. 479 (Lantos) – Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution that began on October 23, 1956 and reaffirming the friendship between the people and governments of the United States and Hungary.  Passed the House by the Yeas and Nays 395-0. 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2005 

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 

H.R. 972 (Smith-NJ) – Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005.  Passed the House 426-0. 

H. Con. Res. 252 (Burton) – Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the United States should actively support the aspirations of the democratic political and social forces in the Republic of Nicaragua toward an immediate and full restoration of functioning democracy in that country.  Agreed to by voice vote. 

H. Res. 529 (Gallegly) – Recommending the integration of the Republic of Croatia into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  Agreed to by voice vote. 

H. Con. Res. 238 (Millender-McDonald) – Honoring the victims of the Cambodian genocide that took place from April 1975 to January 1979.  Agreed to by voice vote. 

H.R. 4436 (Smith-NJ) – To provide certain authorities for the Department of State.  Agreed to by voice vote. 

Thursday, December 15, 2005 

H. Con. Res. 312 (Hyde) – urging the Government of the Russian Federation to withdraw or modify proposed legislation that would have the effect of severely restricting the establishment, operations, and activities of domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations in the Russian Federation.  Passed the House as amended by 405-15.  

Friday, December 16, 2005  

H. Con.  Res. 294 (Wolf) – Calling on the international community to condemn the Laogai, the system of forced labor prison camps in the People’s Republic of China, as a tool for suppression maintained by the Chinese Government.  Passed the House 413-1.   

H. Res. 409 (Lantos) – Condemning the Government of Zimbabwe’s “Operation Murambatsvina” under which homes, businesses, religious structures, and other buildings and facilities were demolished in an effort characterized by the Government of Zimbabwe as an operation to “restore order” to the country.  Passed the House 421-1. 

H. Res. 575 (Cantor) – Providing that Hamas and other terrorist organizations should not participate in elections held by the Palestinian Authority.  Passed the House 397-17. 

H. Res. 534 (Burgess) – Recognizing the importance and credibility of an independent Iraqi judiciary in the formation of a new democratic Iraq.  Passed the House 408-1. 

H. Res. 598 (Issa) – A resolution condemning actions by the Government of Syria that have hindered the investigation of the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri conducted by the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC), expressing support for extending the UNIIIC’s investigative mandate, and stating concern about similar assassination attempts apparently aimed at destabilizing Lebanon’s security and undermining Lebanon’s sovereignty.  Passed the House by 404-5 with 1 voting “present.” 

***Reports Filed*** 

Friday, December 16, 2005 

H. Res. 549, requesting the President of the United States provide to the House of representatives all documents in his possession relating to his October 7, 2002, speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his January 28, 2003, state of the Union address, with an amendment; H. Rept. 109-351.  

***Legislation Introduced*** 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 5, 2005 

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 

H.R. 4465 (Lowey) – A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernemtnal organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.   

H. Res. 590 (Turner) – A resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords. 

 

Thursday, December 8, 2005  

H. Con. Res. 312 (Hyde) – Concurrent resolution urging the Government of the Russian Federation to withdraw or modify proposed legislation that would have the effect of severely restricting the establishment, operations, and activities of domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations in the Russian Federation.

H. Con. Res. 313 (Payne) – Concurrent resolution commending the people of the Republic of Liberia for holding peaceful national elections in 2005 and congratulating President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on her victory and becoming the first female president of any African country. 

H. Con. Res. 314 (Shays) – Concurrent resolution recognizing the artistic excellence and community value of a national service organization for the performing arts and how this community improves diplomacy through global cultural exchange by the celebration of humanity’s transcendent power to imagine and create across geographic, political and cultural borders. 

H. Res. 593 (Markey) – A resolution directing the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General, and requesting the President, to provide certain information to the House of Representatives relating to extraordinary rendition of certain foreign persons. 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2005 

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 

H.R. 4501 (Hyde) – A bill to amend the Passport Act of June 4, 1920, to authorize the Secretary of State to establish and collect a surcharge to cover the costs of meeting the increased demand for passports as a result of actions taken to comply with section 7209 (b) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. 

H.R. 4506 (Conyers) – A bill to amend the USA PATRIOT Act to extend the sunset of certain provisions of that Act and the lone wolf provision of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to March 31, 2006.  (Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.  In addition, referred to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and HIRC.)   

Wednesday, December 14, 2005  

H. Res. 598 (Issa) – A resolution condemning actions by the Government of Syria that have hindered the investigation of the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri conducted by the United Nations International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC), expressing support for extending the UNIIIC’s investigative mandate, and stating concern about similar assassination attempts apparently aimed at destabilizing Lebanon’s security and undermining Lebanon’s sovereignty.

H. Res. 601 (Cole) – A resolution condemning in strongest terms Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hateful rhetoric directed toward Israel. 

H. Res. 603 (Andrews) – A resolution supporting the removal of Turkish occupation troops from the Republic of Cyprus. 

H. Res. 608 (McCotter) – A resolution condemning the escalating levels of religious persecution in the People’s Republic of China. 

 

Thursday, December 15, 2005  

H.R. 4558 (Gohmert) – A bill to prohibit United States assistance to foreign countries that oppose the position of the Untied States in the United Nations. 

H. Con. Res. 317 (Conyers) – Concurrent resolution requesting the President to issue a proclamation annually calling upon the people of the United States to observe Global Family Day, One Day of Peace and Sharing, and for other purposes. 

H. Con. Res. 318 (Markey) – Concurrent resolution expressing concern regarding nuclear proliferation with respect to proposed full civilian nuclear cooperation with India, and for other purposes. 

H. Res. 611 (Dent) – A resolution condemning, in the strongest possible terms, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s outrageous and despicable statements directed toward Israel. 

H. Res. 612 (Hyde) – A resolution expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq.  (Referred to HIRC.  In addition, referred to the Committee on Armed Services.) 

H. Res. 613 (Lantos) – A resolution congratulating the people of Iraq on the three national elections conducted in Iraq in 2005.  (Referred to HIRC.  In addition, referred to the Committee on Armed Services.) 

H. Res. 618 (Ros-Lehtinen) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning Syria and Lebanon.   

Friday, December 16, 2005 

H.R. 4572 (Hyde) – A bill to revise and extend the Export Administration Act of 1979. 

H.R. 4603 (Lowey) – A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to pandemic influenza, and for other purposes.  (Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.  In addition, referred to the Committees on Resources, Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Science, Financial Services, and HIRC.) 

H. Con. Res. 320 (Smith-NJ) – Concurrent resolution calling on the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Pham Hong Son and other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, and for other purposes. 

H. Con. Res. 321 (Kucinich) – Concurrent resolution providing that the new permanent Council of Representatives of Iraq is encouraged to debate and vote on whether or not a continued United States military presence in Iraq is desired by the Government of Iraq. 

H. Res. 622 (Issa) – A resolution to recognize and honor the Filipino World War II veterans for their defense of democratic ideals and their important contribution to the outcome of World War II. 

H. Res. 624 (Ackerman) – A resolution requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of Representatives certain documents in their possession relating to United States policies under the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Geneva Conventions. 

H. Res. 625 (Capuano) – A resolution providing that the House of Representatives should consider policy options regarding United States policy in Iraq. 

Saturday, December 17, 2005 

H. Res. 634 (Chabot) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on reaching an agreement on the future status of Kosovo.

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

Final Rule to Amend the Export Administration Regulations – November 28, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 15 ( c ) of the EAA, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – November 29, 2005, MCC, informing of the intent to obligate $606,000 in FY 04 MCC program funds to maintain and enhance the team of high quality staff at MCA-Georgia, pursuant to Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2004 (P.L. 108-199); unnumbered. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to French Guiana – December 5, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 056-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Visa Viper Committee Status – December 5, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 304 (f) of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-173); unnumbered. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to the United Kingdom – December 5, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 028-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Semi-Annual Inspector General Report – December 6, 2005, Peace Corps, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Presidential Message – Amendment of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe – December 6, 2005, The White House, International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); H. Doc. 109-72. 

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Syria – December 6, 2005, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 5321.  

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the Development Fund for Iraq – December 6, 2005, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 5322.  

Copies of International Agreements – December 6, 2005, DOS, in accordance with the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 5323. 

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Kuwait – December 6, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 06-15), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5324. 

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Finland – December 6, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 06-14), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5325. 

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to India – December 6, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 06-13), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5326. 

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Burma – December 6, 2005, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 401 ( c ) of the National Emergencies Act (P.L. 94-412) and Sec. 204 ( c ) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (P.L. 95-223); Ex. Comm. 5327.  

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Kazakhstan – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 033-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5328.

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to the Republic of Korea – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 042-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5329. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Singapore – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 051-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5330. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Mexico – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 050-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5331. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to the, United Kingdom – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 032-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5332. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to the Republic of Korea, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, and Italy – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 044-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5333. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Japan – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 049-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5334. 

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement to the United Kingdom – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 036-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5335. 

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement to the United Kingdom and Sweden – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 006-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5336. 

Report to Congress – Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 – December 6, 2005, DOS, consistent with the Authorization of Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution, 2002 (P.L. 107-243) and the Authorization of Use of Force Against Iraq Resolution (P.L. 102-1); Ex. Comm. 5337.  

The Fourth Annual Report on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program – December 6, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 304 of the International Academic Opportunity Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-309); Ex. Comm. 5338. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Austria, Canada, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 037-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5339. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Taiwan and Israel – December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 040-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5340. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom– December 6, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 046-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5341. 

U.S. – China Commission 3rd Annual Report – December 6, 2005, U.S. – China Commission, pursuant to the NDAA, 2001 (P.L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of Consolidated Appropriations, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); Ex. Comm. 5342. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 7, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to reallocate $85,000,000 in IRRF, 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 – December 8, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $2,018,500 in FY05 ESF to support democracy, human rights, and rule of law initiatives in China, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and sections 515 & 526 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Russia – December 8, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 070-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

The Department’s Final Rule – Establishment of New Licenses Exception for the Export of Reexport to U.S. Persons in Libya of Certain Items Controlled for Anti-Terrorism Reasons Only on the Commerce Control list [Docket No. 051028279-5279-01] (RIN: 0694-AD57) – December 8, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 5550.  

The Department’s Final Rule – Revision of License Requirements and Licensing Policy, and Increased Availability of License Exceptions for Certain North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Member States [Docket No. 051020273-5273-01] (RIN: 0694-AD61) – December 8, 2005, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A); Ex. Comm. 5551.  

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to the United Kingdom – December 12, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 052-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Certification of a Proposed Transfer of an Export License for Defense Equipment and/or Articles to Italy – December 15, 2005, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 048-05), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Certification Concerning UN Peacekeeping Procurement – December 15, 2005, DOS, pursuant to the authorities contained under the heading CIPA as contained in Title IV of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (P.L.109-108); unnumbered. 

Presidential Determination 2006-5 Regarding Jerusalem – December 16, 2005, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 7 (a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 1995 (P.L. 104-45); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 16, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $6.3 million in Tsunami Recovery and Reconstruction funds for new projects to combat Avian Influenza, in accordance with Sec. 4102 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (P.L. 109-13); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 16, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate up to $2,500,000 to support peace support operations capacity-building activities for African regional organizations and African Contingency Operations Training and assistance program partners, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and section 515 of the FOAA, 2006 (P.L. 109-102); unnumbered. 

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 16, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $900,000 in FY05AIS funds for a previously notified project to construct a bridge over the Amu Darya River between Pyanji Poyon, Tajikistan and Shir Khan Bandar, Afghanistan, pursuant to Sec. 634 of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered.  

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet – December 16, 2005, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $90,000 in FY05 Africa regional ESF to provide technical support to the parties to the U.S. – facilitated Tripartite Peace Talks among the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi, pursuant to Sec. 634 of the FAA of 1961, as amended, and Sec. 515 of the FOAA, 2005 (P.L. 108-447); unnumbered. 

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Pakistan – December 16, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 06-12), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

Report of Enhancement or Upgrade Sensitivity of Technology or Capability with Pakistan – December 16, 2005, DSCA (Transmittal No. 0A-06), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(5)(A) of the AECA; unnumbered. 

***Hearings/Markups Printed*** 

U.S. Response to Global Aids Crisis: A Two-Year Review – April 13, 2005, Full Committee hearing; Serial No. 109-86. 

U.S. Trade Agreements with Latin America – April 13, 2005, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere hearing; Serial No. 109-85. 

Human Rights in Vietnam – June 20, 2005, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations hearing; Serial No. 109-76. 

Implementing the Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004 – September 20, 2005, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations hearing; Serial No. 109-84. 

OTHER COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEKS OF DECEMBER 5-12, 2005 

***Senate Floor*** 

H.R. 4436 (Smith-NJ) – To provide certain authorities for the Department of State.  Passed the Senate by UC. 

S. Res. 337 (Santorum) – Condemning Anti-Semitic Statements.  Passed the Senate by UC. 

S. Res. 339 (McCain) – Russian Federation Legislation.  Passed the Senate by UC. 

***Nominations Received*** 

Department of StateGary A. Grappo, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. 

***Nominations Confirmed*** 

USAIDDonald A. Gambatesa, of Virginia, to be Inspector General

Department of StateMarilyn Ware, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to Finland. 

***Nominations Discharged*** 

Department of StateMarilyn Ware, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to Finland. 

USAIDDonald A. Gambatesa, of Virginia, to be Inspector General.