Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF May 26, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***



No Committee Business Scheduled - House in Recess Until 2 p.m. Monday June 2, 2003

COMMITTEE BUSINESS FOR WEEK OF MAY 19, 2003


***Hearings/Meetings/Markups***

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

2:30 p.m. CLASSIFIED MEMBERS ONLY BRIEFING regarding India, Pakistan and Afghanistan given by Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

10:30 a.m. “The Future of Kosovo”- Full Committee Hearing.
Witnesses: Ms. Janet L. Bogue, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State; The Honorable Joseph J. DioGuardi, President, Albanian American Civic League (Former Member of Congress); The Honorable William Walker (Former Ambassador and Former Director OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission); Mr. Daniel Serwer, Director, Balkans Initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace; Mr. James O’Brien, The Albright Group (Former Special Presidential Envoy for the Balkans and Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Madeline Albright); Ms. Shirley Cloyes Dioguardi, Balkans Affairs Advisor, Albanian American Civic League; Mr. Martin Vulaj, Executive Director, National Albanian Council.

2:30 p.m. MEMBERS ONLY meeting with His Excellency Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Commander in Chief of Bahrain, hosted by the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia.

***Floor***

H. R. 1298 (Hyde) - To provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. (House agreed to the Senate amendments, clearing the measure for the President.)

***Reports Filed***

Monday, May 19, 2003


H. R. 1950 (Hyde) - to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for the fiscal years 2004 and 2005, to authorize appropriations under the Arms Export Control Act and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for security assistance for fiscal years 2004 and 2005, amended (H. Rept. 108-105, Pt. 1)

***Legislation Introduced***

Tuesday, May 20, 2003


H. Res. 242 (Diaz-Balart) - A resolution expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to the families of the victims of the terrorist suicide bombing attacks that occurred on May 16, 2003, in Casablanca, Morocco.

H. Res. 243 (Fosella) - A resolution providing that Saudi Arabia should cooperate fully to find and bring to justice those involved in the terrorist attack on May 13, 2003, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 244 (Maloney) - A resolution to recognize and appreciate the historical significance and the heroic human endeavor and sacrifice of the people of Crete during World War II and commend the PanCretan Association of America.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

H. R. 2264 (Shaw) - A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 to carry out the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) program, and for other purposes.

H. Con. Res. 196 (Eddie Bernice Johnson) - Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should provide assistance for women and women’s organizations in Iraq in order to strengthen and stabilize the emerging Iraqi democracy.

H. Con. Res. 199 (Rogers) - Concurrent resolution recognizing and affirming the efforts of the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers in developing a common standard for decisions relating to withdrawal of water from the Great Lakes and urging that management authority over the Great Lakes should be remain vested with the Governors and Premiers.

H. Con. Res. 201 (Weldon) - Concurrent resolution congratulating the Russian Federation and the citizens of St. Petersburg on the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city.

H. Res. 250 (Lantos) - A resolution condemning the terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Israel, urging strengthened efforts in the fight against terrorism, and calling upon the Palestinian Authority to take effective action against terrorism.

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

Interagency Review of Federal Export Enforcement Efforts - April 18, 2003, CLASSIFIED 3-volume report from the Offices of the Inspector General Departments of Commerce, Defense, State, and the Treasury; the Central Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Postal Service, pursuant to Sec. 1402 of P.L. 106-65; unnumbered.

Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism - April 22, 2003, letter from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1503 of the National Defense Authorization Act FY 95 (P.L. 103-337); unnumbered.

Foreign Military Training Joint Report to Congress, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 - April 29, 2003, letter from the Departments of Defense and State transmitting a 6-volume CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 656 of the FAA, as amended by Sec. 561 of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation - May 6, 2003, CLASSIFIED notification from the Department of State pursuant to Sec. 219 of the INA, as added by Sec. 302 of the AEDPA (P.L. 104-132), and amended by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-208), and by the USA PATRIOT Act (P.L. 107-56); unnumbered.

Interagency Review of Export Enforcement - May 6, 2003, letter from the Department of Commerce transmitting CLASSIFIED report pursuant to Sec. 1402 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000 (P.L. 106-65); Ex. Comm. 2042.

Presidential Determination 2002-23 Regarding Iraq Sanctions - May 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1503 of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-11); unnumbered.

Quarterly Reports on Expenditures from the “Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service Appropriation” Account - May 8, 2003, letter from the Under Secretary of State for Management transmitting CLASSIFIED and unclassified reports pursuant to Sec. 124 of the FRAA FY 88/89, as amended by the FRAA FY 92/93, identifying expenditures from January 1, 2003 through March 31, 2003; unnumbered.

Plans for Implementing Funds Directed for the National Endowment for Democracy- May 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 526 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Report on Visa Viper Committee Activity - May 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 304 (f) of the Enhanced Border and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002; unnumbered.

USTDA Special Notification Regarding China - May 9, 2003, USTDA, pursuant to Title I of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

International Assistance to Afghanistan - May 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 303 of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-327); unnumbered.

Secretary’s Determination and Memorandum of Justification Regarding International Financial Institution Programs in the Republika Srpska and Serbia - May 12, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 576 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

FY 2003 Department of State Programs Summary - May 12, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management; unnumbered.

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and Services to Canada - May 12, 2003, DSCA (Transmittal No. 03-16), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b) (1) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Notification of Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to the Government of Colombia - May 14, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 516 of the FAA of 1961; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $3, 400,000 in FY 2003 FSA funds for Eurasian component of the Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FY 03 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 14, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by USAID to transfer funds to INL to support a program to develop greater organized crime and war crime prosecution and adjudication capacity in Serbia and Montenegro, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sections 515 & 520 of the FY 02 & FY 03 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, (P.L. 107-115) & (P.L. 108-7) ; unnumbered.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Bulgaria - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $100,000 in FY 03 AEEB funds for Cross-Cutting programs; CN #122.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding CEER - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 03 AEEB for “A More Competitive and Market Responsive Private Financial Sector”; CN # 123.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding CEER - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $600,000 in FY 03 AEEB for “Increased Environmental Management & Capacity to Support Sustainable Economic Growth for Activities Supporting the Initial Operations of the Sava River Basin Commission,” pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing; and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (108-7); CN # 124.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding CEER - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $15,000 in FY 03 AEEB for “Rule of Law” pursuant to Sec. 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing; and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2003 (108-7); CN # 125.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Kosovo - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $234,613 in FY 02 AEEB Carry Over funds for “Child Survival & Health Program”; CN # 126.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Serbia & Montenegro - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,200,000 in FY 03 AEEB Carry Over funds for “Special Initiatives Program”; CN # 127.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Iraq - May 14, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $119,000,000 in IRRF to “Restore Economically Critical Infrastructure”; CN # 127.

Notification Regarding Bombings in Saudi Arabia - May 15, 2003, DSCA, pursuant to Sec. 21 ( c ) (2) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 15, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $695, 450, 000 in Andean Counterdrug Initiative funds to support international narcotics and law enforcement programs, projects, and activities, pursuant to Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Notice of Intent to Obligate Funds for Purposes of Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund Activities - May 16, 2003, letter from the Department of State transmitting CLASSIFIED notification pursuant to Sec. 508(a) of the FREEDOM Support Act (P.L. 102-511), Sec. 515 of P.L. 108-7, and P.L. 107-115; unnumbered.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Iraq - May 16, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $119,000 in IRRF under “Restore Critical Infrastructure”; CN #128.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Iraq - May 16, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $68,898,000 in IRRF to support “Essential Education, Health, & Other Social Services”; CN #129.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Iraq - May 16, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $2,500,000 in IRRF to “Expand Economic Opportunities”; CN #130.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Iraq - May 16, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $45,711,000 in IRRF to “Improve Efficiency & Accountability of Government”; CN #131.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Iraq - May 16, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $3,000,000 in IRRF for “Program Support & Development of the Gulf Region”; CN #132.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Central Africa Region - May 20, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $15,000,000 in FY 03 DA to “Reduce the Rate of Forest Degradation & Loss of Biodiversity through Increased Local, National, & Regional Natural Resource Management Capacity”; CN #133.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Eritrea - May 20, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $700,000 in FY 03 ESF for “Increased Income of Enterprises, Primarily Rural, with Emphasis on Exports”; CN #134.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Kenya - May 20, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $1,500,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF for “Sustainable Reforms and Accountable Governance Strengthened to Improve the Balance of Power Among the Institutions of Governance”; CN #135.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Tanzania - May 20, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $500,000 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF for “Civil Society & Government Are More Effective in Governance”; CN #136.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding Pakistan - May 20, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $5,000,000 in DA for “Economic Growth”; CN #137.

USAID Congressional Notification Regarding CARR - May 20, 2003, USAID, informing of the intent to obligate $5,850,000 in FY 03 DA for “Increased Diversification of the Rural Economy”; CN #137.

FY 2003 Capital Security Projects - May 19, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7) and the accompanying Conference Report (H. Rept. 108-10); unnumbered.

Copies of International Agreements, Other Than Treaties, Entered into By the United States - May 19, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 2265.

Notice of Transfer of Missiles to the Government of Germany and the Government of the Netherlands - May 19, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 3 of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 2266.

Human Rights Report for International Military Education and Training Recipients - May 19, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 1212 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2003 (P.L. 107-228); Ex. Comm. 2267.

The Department’s Final Rule - Stolen Property under Treaty with Mexico - May 19, 2003, May 19, 2003, pursuant to Sec. 251 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 5 U.S.C. 801 (a) (1) (A);
Ex. Comm. 2268.

Legislative Proposal to Reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy - May 19, 2003, Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Ex. Comm. 2283.

Diplomatic Construction Project at the United States Office, Pristina, Kosovo - May 20, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, pursuant to Sec. 160 (a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (P.L. 100-204), as amended by Sec. 135 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (P.L. 101-246); unnumbered.

Program Description Export Control Assistance Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs for FY 03 - May 20, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 643A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the FY 03 Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom - May 20, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 013-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA;
Ex. Comm. 2306.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada and the United Kingdom - May 20, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 015-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA;
Ex. Comm. 2307.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Norway - May 20, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 019-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 2308.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - May 20, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 020-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) and (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 2309.

Copy of Presidential Determination No. 2003-20 - “Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization” - May 20, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 534 (d) Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); Ex. Comm. 2318.

Notification of proposed Reprogramming - International Fisheries Commission - May 21, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management; unnumbered.

Twenty Second Annual Report on the Activities of the Multinational Force and Observers - May 21, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Multinational Force and Observers Participation Resolution (P.L. 97-132);
Ex. Comm. 2333.

Certification of a Proposed Manufacturing License Agreement with South Africa - May 21, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DDTC 018-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 2334.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Germany - May 21, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 009-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) and (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 2335.

2002 United States - Macau Policy Act Report - May 21, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 204 of the United States - Macau Policy Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-570); Ex. Comm. 2336.

Report on Terrorist Activity in Which United States Citizens Were Killed and Related Matters - May 22, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 805 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 (P.L. 106-113), as amended by Sec. 216 ( c ) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-228); unnumbered.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the Republic of Korea - May 22, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 033-03), 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 Mexico - May 22, 2003, DOS (Transmittal No. DTC 025-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by the Department of Commerce to obligate $6.91 million in FY 03 FSA funds for its trade and investment programs in Eurasia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent to obligate $250,000 in FY 02 Africa Regional ESF to support restoration and revitalization of Sioma Ngwezi and Liuwa Plain National Parks in Zambia, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-115); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by the Fish and Wildlife Service to obligate $62,500 in FY 03 Africa Regional ESF for conservation field operations and training in the Northern Serengeti, Tanzania, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by the USTDA to obligate $5,000,000 in FY 03 FSA funds for feasibility studies and other project planning activities in Eurasia, pursuant Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

Congressional Notification Transmittal Sheet - May 23, 2003, DOS, informing of the intent by the U.S. NRC to obligate $2,800,000 in FY 03 FSA funds to improve near-term safety of Soviet-designed reactors currently operating in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Kazakhstan, pursuant Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and Sec. 515 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Appropriations Act, 2003 (P.L. 108-7); unnumbered.

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Overview of U.S. Policy Toward the Western Hemisphere - February 27, 2003, Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Serial No. 108-8.

Expressing Support for Cyprus Settlement; Expressing Appreciation for the Longstanding Support and Friendship of the People and the Government of the United Kingdom: Commending the Prime Minister of Great Britain for His Support of the U.S. in the Effort to Disarm Saddam Hussein of WMD and Free the Iraqi People; And Promotion of Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law in the Republic of Belarus - April 3, 2003, Markup before the Subcommittee on Europe, Serial No. 108-9.

An Overview of International Terrorist Organizations - March 26, 2003, Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights, Serial No. 108-10.

U.S. Assistance Programs in Europe: An Assessment - March 27, 2003, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Europe, Serial No. 108-11.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19, 2003

***Senate Measures Passed***


S. Res. 152 (Lugar) - Welcoming the President of the Philippines to the Untied States, expressing gratitude to the Government of the Philippines for its strong cooperation with the United States in the campaign against terrorism and its membership in the coalition to disarm Iraq, and reaffirming the commitment of Congress to the continuous expansion of friendship and cooperation between the United States and the Philippines.

H. Con. Res. 160 (Smith, Nick) - Expressing the sense of Congress that the United Nations should remove the economic sanctions against Iraq completely and without condition.

S. Res. 154 (Talent) - Expressing the support of the Senate of the United States efforts in the World Trade Organization to end the unwarranted moratorium imposed by the European Union on the approval of agricultural biotechnology products.

H. R. 192 (Smith, Chris) - to amend the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance to the poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise assistance programs under those Acts.

***Senate Measures Reported***

H. R. 192 (Smith, Chris) - to amend the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance to the poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise assistance programs under those Acts. (Reported without written report).

S. Con. Res. 7(Campbell) - Expressing the sense of Congress that the sharp escalation of anti-Semitic violence within many participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is of profound concern and efforts should be undertaken to prevent future occurrences. (Reported without written report).

***Hearings of Interest***

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: May 19, 2003, “Fighting AIDS in Uganda: What Went Right?” Testimony was heard from Dr. Anne Peterson, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID and private witnesses.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: May 20, 2003, Closed Members Briefing with the Honorable James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary of State, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: “The Future of U.S. Economic Relations in The Western Hemisphere.” Testimony was heard from The Honorable J.B. Penn, Under Secretary, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; The Honorable Allen Johnson, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative and private witnesses.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: “Iraq Stabilization and Reconstruction: U.S. Policy & Plans.” Testimony was heard from The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense and General Peter Pace, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense.

House Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs held a hearing on the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary, Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs and Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator, USAID.

***Nominations Confirmed***

United Nations - Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations - Paul Sarbanes, of Maryland, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations - James Shinn, of New Jersey, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations - Cynthia Costa, of South Carolina, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly.

United Nations - Ralph Martinez, of South Carolina, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly.

Department of State - Jeffrey Lunstead, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.

Department of State - James B. Foley, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti.

Department of State - Steven A. Browning, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi.

Department of State - Harry K. Thomas, of New York, to be Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Department of State - Richard W. Erdman, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

***Appointments***

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (Prague, Czech Republic May 23-26): Following Senators were appointed as members of the Senate Delegation: Sessions, Voinovich, Cornyn, Hollings, and Dodd.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Michael K. Young of Washington, DC.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Reappointment of Ms. Nina Shea of Washington, DC for a two year term ending May 14, 2005.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Preeta D. Bansal of Nebraska; vice Charles Richard Stith, for a term of one year, Most Reverend Richardo Ramirez, C.S.B. of New Mexico; and vice Dr. Firuz Kazemzadeh, for a term of two years.