Committee on International Relations



Tuesday, July 13, 2004


11:15 a.m.              
meeting with President Antonio Saca of El Salvador
Room H-139 of the Capitol


2:30 p.m.                
meeting with Italian Foreign Affairs Committee Parliamentarians                               
H-139 of the Capitol


3:00 p.m.                
meeting with Members of the Parliament of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Room 2255 Rayburn House Office Building


4:00 p.m.                
meeting with Central American Ministers of Trade and Labor                               
Room 2456 Rayburn House Office Building


Wednesday, July 14, 2004


***CANCELLED 10:00 a.m.              

“The Role of Arms Export Policy in the Global War on Terror” – Joint Full Committee (with the Committee on Armed Services)

Room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: The Honorable Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Peter Lichtenbaum, Assistant Secretary, Export Administration Bureau of Industry and Securities, Department of Commerce; Ms. Lisa Bronson, Deputy Under Secretary, Technology Security Policy and Counterproliferation, Department of Defense.               


1:30 p.m.  

“Islam in Asia” – Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

 Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: Meredith Weiss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of International Studies, DePaul University; Douglas E. Ramage, Ph.D., Representative, Indonesia and Malaysia, The Asia Foundation; His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; The Honorable Thomas W. Simons, Jr., Consulting Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.


2:00 p.m.  

MEMBERS ONLY meeting with Brazilian Legislators.

Room 2255 Rayburn House Office Building


4:00 p.m.


MEMBERS ONLY classified briefing on the Olympics with the Honorable Tom Miller, United States Ambassador to Greece

Room 2200 Rayburn House Office Building


Thursday, July 15, 2004


10:15 a.m.              

“Transatlantic Relations: A Post-Summit Assessment” – Subcommittee on Europe.

Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses: His Excellency Gunter Burghardt, Head of Delegation, European Commission; Simon Serfaty, Ph.D., Director, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Daniel Hamilton, Ph.D., Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Philip Gordon, Ph.D., Director, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution.


3:00 P.M. 

Full Committee Markup:

Room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building 

H. Res. 699, Directing the Secretary of State to transmit to the House of Representatives documents in the possession of the Secretary of State relating to the treatment of prisoners and detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay 






Wednesday, July 7, 2004


11:00 a.m.              

Members Only meeting with members of the Bahrain Parliament and Consultative Council – Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia.


1:30 p.m.

United States Support of Human Rights and Democracy – Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights.

Witnesses: The Honorable Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Roger P. Winter, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID; Mr. Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy; Mr. Tom Malinowski, Washington Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch; The Honorable Richard Williamson, Board of Directors, International Republican Institute (U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights); Mr. Kenneth Wollack, President National Democratic Institute.




H. Con. Res. 410 (Flake) – Recognizing the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  Passed with 379 yeas and non voting “nay.”


***Legislation Introduced***


Tuesday, July 6, 2004 


H. Con. Res. 469 (Ros-Lehtinen) – Concurrent resolution condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994 and expressing the concern of the United States regarding the continuing, decade long delay in the resolution of this case.


Thursday, July 8, 2004


H. Con. Res. 470 (Emanuel) – Concurrent resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw uprising during World War II.


Friday, July 9, 2004


H. R. 4792 (Lee) – A bill to require the President to establish a comprehensive, integrated, and culturally appropriate HIV prevention strategy that emphasizes the needs of women and girls for each country for which the United States provides assistance to combat HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.


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


Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate – S. 2264 Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act – June 29, 2004, CBO; unnumbered.


Notice of Plan to Establish the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization on the Office of the Secretary – June 30, 2004, Under Secretary of Management; unnumbered.


Report to Congress – Expansion of Foreign Policy Based Controls on Certain Energetic Material and Other Chemicals – July 1, 2004, Dept. of Commerce, pursuant to Sec. 6 of the Export Administration Act, 1979 (P.L. 96-72); unnumbered.



Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate – H.R. 4660 – To Amend MCA of 2003 – July 1, 2004, CBO; unnumbered.


SEED Act Implementation Report and USG Assistance to and Cooperative Activities with Eurasia – July 1, 2004, DOS, pursuant to Sec. 704 ( c ) of the SEED Act, 1989 (P.L. 101-79); unnumbered.


OFAC Report of Licensing Activities – July 2, 2004, Dept. of the Treasury, pursuant to Sec. 906 (b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act, 2000 (P.L. 106-387); unnumbered.


Notice of Proposed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for Defense Articles and/or Services to Egypt – July 6, 2004, DSCA (Transmittal No. 04-10), pursuant to Sec. 36 (b)(1) of the AECA; unnumbered.