Committee on International Relations

COMMITTEE BUSINESS SCHEDULED WEEK OF December 15, 2003

***Meetings/Hearings/Markups***

No Committee Business Scheduled

COMMITTEE BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8, 2003

***Hearings/Meetings/Markups***

No Committee Business Scheduled

***New Public Laws***

S. 1824 (Lugar) (H.R. 3145 Hyde) – to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to reauthorize the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Signed on December 3, 2003; P.L. 108-158

***Legislation Introduced***

Monday, December 8, 2003

H. Con. Res. 346 (Rangell) – Concurrent resolution commemorating the tenth anniversary of the first democratic elections held in South Africa, recognizing the historical significance of the momentous event, and honoring the South Africans who dedicated their lives to promoting and championing democracy.

H. Res. 477 (Abercrombie) – A resolution calling on the People’s Republic of China immediately and unconditionally to release Rebiya Kadeer, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 478 (Berkley) – A resolution urging a return to the principles outlined in the "Roadmap for Peace" as a viable framework for achieving a peaceful solution in the Middle East.

H. Res. 479 (Capps) – A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding fighting terror and embracing efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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

Semiannual Report on Acquisition and Major Security Upgrades - December 1, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 605 ( c ) of the FRAA, 2000-2001 (P.L. 106-113); unnumbered.

Quarterly Report on Real Estate Transactions - December 2, 2003, Under Secretary of State for Management, as required by the Conference Report H. Rept. 104-863 accompanying H.R. 3610, the Omnibus consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997 (P.L. 104-208); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report to Congress: United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors - December 5, 2003, The Secretary of State, as required by the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Semiannual Report to the Congress: Department of Homeland Security - December 5, 2003, Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Sec. 5 of the Inspector General Act, 1978 (P.L. 95-452); unnumbered.

Determination and Findings Regarding Iraq Contracts - December 5, 2003, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Pursuant to Sec. 2202 (b) of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (P.L. 108-106); unnumbered.

Notice of Change to the United States Munitions List - December 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 38 (f) of the AECA; unnumbered.

Logistics Support to Joint Monitoring Mission in Central Sudan - December 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 634A of the FAA of 1961 and sections 515 & 520 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriation, 2003 (P.L. 108-7);unnumbered.

Report to Congress on Financial Implications of U.S. Participation in the International Monetary Fund - December 8, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 504 (b) of appendix E, title V of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2000 (P.L.106-113); unnumbered.

Memorandum of Justification Regarding Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court - December 9, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 2007 of the American Sevicemembers’ Protection Act, 2002 (P.L. 107-206); unnumbered.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to the Development Fund for Iraq - December 8, 2003, Department 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), and pursuant to Executive Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 5794.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Burma - December 8, 2003, Department 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), and pursuant to Executive Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 5795.

Periodic Report on the National Emergency Caused by the Lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979 for February 19, 2003 to August 19, 2003 - December 8, 2003, Department of Commerce, 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), and pursuant to Executive Order 13313; Ex. Comm. 5796.

Project Certification for a Memorandum of Agreement Concerning an Advanced Concept of Technology Demonstration with the Republic of France for Spartan Scout - December 8, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Transmittal No. 22-03, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 5797.

Project Certification for the MOU between the U.S. and the UK for the Common Missile Program - December 8, 2003, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Transmittal No. 24-03, pursuant to Sec. 27 (f) of the AECA and Sec. 1 (f) of Ex. Order 11958; Ex. Comm. 5798.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the Republic of Korea and Germany - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 110-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5799.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Turkey - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 109-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( d ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5800.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Pacific Ocean/International Waters - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 125-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5801.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, and The Netherlands - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 122-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5802.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Arab Emirates - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 105-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5803.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Italy and Belgium - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 106-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) & (d) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5804.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Saudi Arabia - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 123-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5805.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Canada - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 121-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5806.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Japan - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 116-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5807.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Various NATO Nations - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 124-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5808.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to the United Kingdom - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 113-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5809.

Certification of a Proposed Issuance of an Export License for Defense Articles and/or Services to Greece - December 8, 2003, DOS, (Transmittal No. DTC 107-03), pursuant to Sec. 36 ( c ) of the AECA; Ex. Comm. 5810.

Periodic Report to Congress on the National Emergency Regarding Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction - December 8, 2003, DOS, 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. 5811.

Copies of International Agreements - December 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the provisions of the Case-Zablocki Act, 1 U.S.C. 112b; Ex. Comm. 5812.

Gifts to Foreign Individuals for the Period of October 1, 2002 - September 30, 2003 - December 5, 2003, DOS, pursuant to the FRAA, 1978 (P.L. 95-105); Ex. Comm. 5813.

The Department’s Final Rule - Authorization for U.S. Financial Institutions to Transfer Certain Claims Against the Government of Iraq - December 8, 2003, Department of the Treasury, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 5814.

The Department’s Final Rule - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Lifting of National Union for the Total Independence of Angola Embargo and Partial Lifting of Denial Policy Against Iraq (RIN: 1400-ZA04) - December 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 5815.

The Department’s Final Rule - Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Mandatory Electronic Filing of Shipper’s Export Declarations with U.S. Customs Using the Automated Export System (RIN: 1400-AB72) - December 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801 (a)(1)(A); Ex. Comm. 5816.

A Memorandum of Justification for the Drawdown to Support the Government of Afghanistan - December 8, 2003, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 202 of the AFSA, 2002 (P.L. 107-327); Ex. Comm. 5817.

The Second Annual Report on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program - December 8, 2003, DOS; Ex. Comm. 5819

***Hearings/Markups Printed***

Renewing OPIC and Reviewing Its Role in Support of Key U.S. Objectives - June 10, 2003, Full Committee hearing; Serial No. 108-57.

Global Trends in Trafficking and the "Trafficking in Persons Report" - June 25, 2003, hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights; Serial No. 108-53.

Recognizing the Continued Importance of the Transatlantic Relationship and Promoting Stronger Relations with Europe by Reaffirming the Need for a Continued and Meaningful Dialogue between the United States and Europe - October 29, 2003, markup before the Subcommittee on Europe; Serial No. 108-55.

***Memorials/Petitions***

A memorial of the Senate of the State of Michigan, relative to Senate Resolution No. 188 memorializing the United States Congress to Expand its efforts through the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization to ensure that the intellectual property of domestic businesses and individuals is protected and that actions are taken against those countries that violate the World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization standards; Memorial No. 239.

OTHER BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8, 2003

***Senate Floor***

H.R. 2620 (Smith-NJ) – Trafficking Victim Protection Reauthorization Act. Presented to the President.

S. Res. 258 (Lugar) – Arrest of Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky. Passed by UC.

S. Res. 282 (Stevens) – U.S. Senate-China Interparliamentary Group. Passed by UC.

***Nominations Confirmed***

African Development Foundation - Ephraim Batambuze, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors, for a term expiring February 9, 2008.

African Development Foundation - John W. Leslie, Jr., of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board of Directors, for a term expiring September 22, 2007.

African Development Foundation - Claude A. Allen., Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, to be a Member of the Board of Directors.

Department of State - William J. Hudson, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia.

Department of State - Mary Kramer, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to Barbados and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Department of State - Edward B. O’Donnell, Jr., of Tennessee, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.

Department of State - Jon R. Purnell, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Department of State - Thomas Thomas Riley, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Department of State - Margaret Scobey, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic.

Department of State - Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler, of Alabama, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

Department of State - Marguerita Dianne Ragsdale, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti.

Department of State - Timothy John Dunn, of Illinois, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States.

Department of State - James Curtis Struble, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Peru.

Department of State - David C. Mulford, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to India.

Department of State - James C. Oberwetter, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Export-Import Bank - Joseph Max Cleland, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors for a term expiring

Export-Import Bank - April H. Foley, of New York, to be First Vice President for the remainder of the term expiring January 20, 2005. January 20, 2007.

United Nations - Louise V. Oliver, of the District of Columbia, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational , Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

United Nations - Stuart W. Holliday, of Texas, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

United Nations - Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and social Council of the United Nations.