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2005 Congressional Hearings

Decmber


Markup of H. Res. 549: Requesting the President of the United States provide 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.
December 8 and 14, 2005
The U.S. and the Pacific Rim: Future Avenues for Economic Cooperation
December 6, 2005
    Panel I
  • Henry Levine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, International Trade Administration , Department of Commerce, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • William Noll, Commissioner , Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Juneau, AK


  • Panel III
  • Greg Wolf, Executive Director, World Trade Center Alaska, Anchorage, AK
  • Scott Blake, CEO, Copper River Seafoods, Cordova, AK
  • Jackson Tse, Founder, Chairman, and President, China Pacific Group, Bellevue, WA

    Panel IV
  • Michael Higley , Managing Director of Alaska Operations, FedEx, Anchorage, AK
  • Richard Berkowitz , Director of Pacific Coast Operations, Transportation Institute, Seattle, WA

November


African Organizations and Institutions: Cross-Continental Progress
November 17, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Jendayi E. Frazer, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Lloyd O. Pierson, Assistant Administrator for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Victoria K. Holt, Senior Associate, The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer G. Cooke, Co-Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC

Getting to "Yes": Resolving the 30-Year Conflict over the Status of Western Sahara
November 17, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Democracy in Venezuela
November 17, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Markup of: H. Res. 479, 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;
H. Res. 499, Condemning the murder of American journalist Paul Klebnikov on July 9, 2004, in Moscow and the murders of other members of the media in the Russian Federation; and
H. Res. 529, Recommending the integration of the Republic of Croatia into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
November 16, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
High Costs of Crude: The New Currency of Foreign Policy
November 16, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
The U.S.-India 'Global Partnership': How Significant for American Interests?
November 16, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Defense acquisition issues related to tactical aviation and Army programs
November 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland
  • Dr. John J. Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Katherine V. Schinasi, Managing Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office
  • Gene H. Porter, Research Analyst, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Frank J. Anderson, Jr., President, Defense Acquisition University
  • Gary Christle, Senior Project Director, Center for Naval Analyses

Treaties
November 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Treaty Between the United States of America and Japan on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 108-12)
  • Treaty Between the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 108-27)
  • Extradition Treaty Between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Treaty Doc. 108-23)
  • Protocol Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Israel Amending the Convention on Extradition (Treaty Doc. 109-3)
  • Samuel M. Witten, Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mary Ellen Warlow, Director, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC

In Defense of Human Dignity: The 2005 International Religious Freedom Report
November 15, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Markup of: H. Con. Res. 284, Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the 2005 presidential and parliamentary elections in Egypt;
H. Res. 438, 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;
H. Con. Res. 275, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the education curriculum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and H. Res. 535, Honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death.
November 15, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
U.S.-International Climate Change Approach: A Clean Technology Solution
November 14, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
An Around-the-World Review of Public Diplomacy
November 10, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Broadcasting Board of Governors and Alhurra Television
November 10, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Germany After the Election: Implications for Germany, Europe and U.S. - German Relations
November 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Markup of: H. Res. 505, 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 the White House Iraq Group.
November 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Department of Defense Business Transformation and Financial Management Accountability
November 9, 2005 - Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Kenneth J. Krieg, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Tina W. Jonas, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
  • Randolph C. Hite, Director of Information Technology, Architecture and System Issues, Government Accountability Office

Defense Logistics Agency's Prime Vendor Program
November 9, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee
Regional powers' threats to the United States' interests
November 9, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Regional Powers Panel
  • Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, Jr., United States Navy (ret.), Former Deputy and Chief of Staff, Atlantic Fleet, Former Commander Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet
  • Rear Admiral James F. Sigler, United States Navy (ret.), Former Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, Former Director of Plans and Policy, United States Central Command

Responding to catastrophic events: the role of the military and national guard in disaster response
November 9, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities and the Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee.
Nominations
November 9, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Ronald L. Schlicher, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus
  • Ross L. Wilson, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey
  • Carol van Voorst, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland
  • Marilyn Ware, To be Ambassador to Finland

Nomination
November 8, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Alejandro Daniel Wolf, To be U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations, with the Rank and Status of Ambassador, and U.S. Deputy Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be U.S. Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his tenure of service as U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations

Kosovo: A Way Forward?
November 8, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
U.S. response to regional powers and interagency planning capabilities
November 4, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Regional Powers Gap Panel
  • Dr. Hans Binnendijk
  • Dr. Bernard Cole
  • Roy Kamphausen, Director of National Security Affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research

Your Troops: Their Story
November 3, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee
  • Brigadier General John F. Kelly, United States Marine Corps, Legislative Assistant to the Commandant, (Former Assistant Division Commander of 1st Marine Division)
  • Colonel Robert Abrams, United States Army, Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, (Former commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division)
  • Command Sergeant Major Neil Citola, Command Sergeant Major, III Corps, (Formerly Command Sergeant Major, 1st Cavalry Division)

Acquisition reform
November 2, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee
Sudan: Losing Ground on Peace?
November 1, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

October


Lifting the Veil: Getting the Refugees Out, Getting Our Message In: An Update on the Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act
October 27, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
U.S. Security Policy in Central Asia (Part I)
October 27, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Responding to the radical Islamic terrorist threat - the Department of Defense's roles, missions and capabilities in the Global War on Terrorism
October 26, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism and Radical Islam Gap Panel
  • Michael Vickers, Director of Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
  • Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr., United States Army (ret.), Former Commandant, United States Army War College

An overview of regional powers' military capabilities and threats to United States interests
October 26, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Regional Powers Panel
  • James R. Lilley, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Former Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and to the Republic of Korea
  • Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, The Lexington Institute

Nomination
October 26, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • James Caldwell Cason, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay

Nominations
October 25, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Ellen R. Sauerbrey, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
  • Jeffrey Thomas Bergner, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
  • Anne W. Patterson, To be Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

To consider the following nominations:
October 25, 2005 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Panel I
  • John J. Young, Jr., to be Director of Defense Research and Engineering
  • Mr. J. Dorrance Smith, to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
  • Delores M. Etter, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition

    Panel II
  • General Burwell B. Bell, III, USA, Commander, United Nations Command and Republic of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command Commander, United States Forces Korea
  • Lieutenant General Lance L. Smith, USAF, for appointment to the grade of general and to be Commander,United States Joint Forces Command and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

The Army's M1114 Up-Armor High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle ("Humvee") distribution strategy
October 20, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee
Aerial Common Sensor Program
October 20, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the Technical and Tactical Intelligence Subcommittee of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Chairman Weldon's opening statement
  • Chairman Wilson's opening statement
  • John R. Landon, Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and IT Acquisition Programs), Department of Defense
  • Claude Bolton, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
  • Major General Barbara Fast, United States Army, Commanding General/Commandant United States Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
  • Tom Laux, Program Executive Officer for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Assault, and Special Mission Programs, Department of the Navy
  • Rear Admiral Bruce Clingan, United States Navy, Deputy Director Air Warfare, Department of the Navy

U.S. Foreign Policy, Petroleum, and the Middle East
October 20, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Stephen J. Gallogly, Director, Office of International Energy and Commodity Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Alan Greeley Misenheimer, Director, Office of Arabian Peninsula and Iran Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • George Person, Jr., Director, Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, Washington, DC
  • Robert C. McFarlane, Chairman, Energy & Communications Solutions, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Robert E. Ebel, Chairman, Energy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
  • Tom Z. Collina, Executive Director, 20/20 Vision, Silver Spring, MD

Nominations
October 20, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Roland Arnall, To be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Benson K. Whitney, To be Ambassador to Norway
  • Susan Rasinski McCaw, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Austria
  • Nicholas F. Taubman, To be Ambassador to Romania

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act: A Five Year Assessment
October 20, 2005 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Policy Overview of the Caribbean Region
October 19, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Nomination
October 19, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • David M. Hale, To be Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The defense health program overview
October 19, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Iraq in U.S. Foreign Policy
October 19, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Iraq Reconstruction
18 October 2005 - House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
Prospects for United Nations Reform
October 18, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Paul A. Volcker, Chairman, Independent Inquiry Committee into the United, Nations Oil-for-Food Programme, New York, NY
  • John R. Bolton, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Department of State, New York, NY

Markup of: H.R. 972, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005
October 7, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
To consider the following nominations:
October 6, 2005 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nominations
October 6, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • David B. Dunn, To be Ambassador to the Togolese Republic
  • Carmen Maria Martinez, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia
  • Michael R. Arietti, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda

Nominations
October 6, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
India's Unfinished Agenda: Equality and Justice for 200 Million Victims of the Caste System
October 6, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

September


Nominations
September 30, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • John F. Hillen, III, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
  • Barry F. Lowenkron, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor


  • Panel II
  • Kent R. Hill, To be Assistant Administrator of USAID for Global Health
  • Jacqueline Ellen Schafer, To be Assistant Administrator of USAID for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade

U.S. Military Strategy and Operations in Iraq
September 29, 2005 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
  • General Richard B. Myers, USAF, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • General John P. Abizaid, USA, Commander, United States Central Command
  • General George W. Casey, USA, Commanding General Multi-National Force - Iraq

Understanding the Iran Threat
September 29, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities
  • Dr. Kenneth M. Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Reuel Marc Gerecht, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Operations in Iraq
September 29, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee
  • Chairmain Hunter's opening statement
  • Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
  • General Richard B. Myers, United States Air Force, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • General John Abizaid, United States Army, Commander, U.S. Central Command
  • General George W. Casey, Jr., United States Army, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq

A Review of U.S. - Japan Relations
September 29, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Richard P. Lawless, Deputy Under Secretary for Asia-Pacific Affairs, Department of Defense, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Ms. Amelia Porges, Counsel, Sidley, Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Dr. Gerald Curtis, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, New York, NY

Treaties
September 29, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • Protocol of 1997 To Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as Modified by the Protocol of 1978 thereto (Treaty Doc. 108-7)
  • Agreement between the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Treaty Doc. 108-24)
  • Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Treaty Doc. 109-1)
  • Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica (Treaty Doc. 109-2)
  • David A. Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (Treaty Doc. 107-21)
  • Warren M. Stern, Senior Coordinator for Nuclear Safety, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • James Bennett McRae , Assistant General Counsel, Civilian Nuclear Programs, Department of Energy Washington, DC

Threats in Middle East and Africa
September 28, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, CDR Threat Panel
  • Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman
  • Dr. Daniel Byman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies
  • Ambassador Edward Walker, Jr., President, Middle East Institute

Darfur Revisited: The International Response
September 28, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary , Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium

Keeping Democracy on Track: Hotspots in Latin America
September 28, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
United Nations Rhetoric or Reform: Outcome of the High-Level Event
September 28, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Threats in Asia
September 27, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, CDR Threat Panel
  • Peter Brookes, Senior Fellow, National Security Affairs and Director of the Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair in National Security, Director of International Security Programs, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Steven P. Cohen, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

Needed improvements to defense acquisition processes and organizations
September 27,2005 - Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Gordon R. England, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Kenneth J. Krieg, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., USN, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Lieutenant General Ronald T. Kadish, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project

Energy Supplies in Eurasia and Implications for U.S. Energy Security
September 27, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Mr. Paul E. Simons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Sanctions and Commodities , Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Karen Harbert, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Department of Energy, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Alastair Ferguson, Vice President, Deputy Executive Director for Gas Development, TNK-BP, Moscow, Russia
  • Mr. J. Robinson West, Chairman , PFC Energy, Washington, DC
  • Ms. Zeyno Baran, Director of International Security and Energy Programs, The Nixon Center, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Michael Klare, Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College , Amherst, MA

Nomination
September 27, 2005 - Senate Commmittee on Foreign Relations
Threats in Eurasia
September 22, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, CDR Threat Panel
  • Dr. Leon Aron, Resident Scholar and Director of Russian Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Dr. Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Martha Brill Olcott, Senior Associate in the Russian and Eurasian Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Nominations
September 22, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Alexander R. Vershbow, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
  • Patricia Louise Herbold, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore
  • William Paul McCormick, To be Ambassador to New Zealand and serve Concurrently as Ambassador to Samoa

United States Policy in Afghanistan: Establishing Democratic Governance and Security in the Wake of Parliamentary Elections
September 22, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Nominations
September 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., To be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs


  • Panel II
  • Charles A. Ford, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras
  • Mark Langdale, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica
  • Brenda LaGrange Johnson, To be Ambassador to Jamaica

Threats in Latin America
September 21, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee, CDR Threat Panel
  • William Edgar, Director, Jane's Strategic Advisory Services, Jane's Information Group
  • Stephen Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. William M. LeoGrande, Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University

The United States and Southeast Asia: Developments, Trends, and Policy Choices
September 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
The Middle East Peace Process and U.S. Strategic Priorities Post-Disengagement
September 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Implementing the Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004
September 20, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Challenge or Opportunity China's Role in Latin America
September 20, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Charles S. Shapiro, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Roger Pardo-Maurer, Deputy Assistant Secretary , Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of Defense, Washington, DC
  • Mr. James R. Keith, Senior Advisor, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Robert Forden, Deputy Director for China and Mongolian Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Stephen Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst for Latin America, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
  • Dr. David Lampton, Director, China Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, Washington, DC

Nominations
September 19, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • C. Boyden Gray, To be Representative to the European Union, with the Rank and Status of Ambassador
  • Francis Rooney, To be Ambassador to the Holy See
  • Alfred Hoffman, Jr., To be Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal

U.S. - Indonesia Relations
September 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Mr. Eric G. John, Deputy Assistant Secretary , Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • James R. Kunder, Assistant Administrator , Bureau for Asia and the Near East, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Paul Cleveland, Ambassador (Ret.), Arlington, VA
  • Dr. Hadi Soesastro, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mr. Randy Martin, Director, Global Emergency Operations, Mercy Corps, Washington, DC

Markup of multiple bills
September 15, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
The Quadrennial Defense Review: Goals and Principles
September 14, 2005 - The House Armed Services Committee
  • Dov S. Zakheim
  • Michele Flournoy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Daniel Goure, Lexington Institute
  • Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr., Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

U.S. Foreign Aid Programs to Europe
September 14, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law?
September 13, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Nominations
September 8, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
The U.S. and India: An Emerging Entente?
September 8, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations

July


To receive testimony on the financing of the Iraqi insurgency.
July 28, 2005, House Armed Services Committee, The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee in a joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Financial Services Committee
  • Daniel Glaser, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes
  • James "JQ" Roberts, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism
  • Caleb Temple, Director of Operations, Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism, Defense Intelligence Agency

To consider the following nominations:
July 28, 2005, Senate Committee on Armed Services
Lebanon Reborn? Defining National Priorities and Prospects for Democratic Renewal in the Wake of March 14, 2005
July 28, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
China's Influence in Africa
July 28, 2005 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
U.S. Diplomacy in Latin America
July 27, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Ukraine: Developments in the Aftermath of the Orange Revolution
July 27, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Syria and the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program
July 27, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
United Nations Peacekeeping Reform
July 27, 2005 - SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
  • H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Permanent Representative of the Hashemite, Kingdom of Jordan, United Nations
  • Jane Holl Lute, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Operations, United Nations
  • Philo L. Dibble, Acting Assistant Secretary for International, Organization Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC

China military power
July 27, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
Nominations
July 27, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • William Robert Timken, Jr., To be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
  • William J. Burns, To be Ambassador to the Russian Federation
  • Richard Henry Jones, To be Ambassador to Israel
  • Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., To be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt

Mental health
July 26, 2005, House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Energy Trends in China and India: Implications for the U.S.
July 26, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nominations
July 22, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Ms. Karen P. Hughes, To be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, with the Rank of Ambassador
  • Josette S. Shiner, To be Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business & Agricultural Affairs
  • Ms. Kristen Silverberg, To be Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • Jendayi E. Frazer, To be Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Nominations
July 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Alan W. Eastham, Jr., To be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi
  • Katherine Hubay Peterson, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana
  • Michael Retzer, To be Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania

Counter terrorism technology sharing.
July 21, House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee in a joint hearing with the Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee
  • Chairman Saxton opening statement
  • Sue Payton, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts, Department of Defense
  • Peter F. Verga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense
  • Dr. Tony Tether, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense
  • John Kubricky, Acting Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency and Director of Systems Engineering and Development, Department of Homeland Security

United Nations Reform
July 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • Newt Gingrich, Co-Chairman, Task Force on the United Nations, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC
  • George Mitchell , Co-Chairman, Task Force on the United Nations, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC

Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2005
July 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Falun Gong and China's Continuing War on Human Rights
July 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Air Force's Future Total Force Plan
July 20, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
Department of the Navy FY06 Plans and Programs for the DD(X) Next Generation Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Ship.
July 20, 2005, House Armed Services Committee, Projection Forces Subcommittee
  • Chairman Bartlett's opening statement

    Panel I
  • Paul L. Francis, Director for Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office
  • Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
  • Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Assistant Director, National Security Division, Congressional Budget Office
  • Dr. Eric J. Labs, Principal Analyst, National Security Division, Congressional Budget Office
  • Robert O. Work, Senior Analyst, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

    Panel II
  • Philip A. Teel, President, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
  • Michael W. Toner, Executive Vice President, Marine Systems, General Dynamics Corporation
  • Michael M. Hoeffler, Vice President, Program Manager, DD(X) Future Surface Combatant Program, Raytheon Company
  • James W. Schoppenhorst, , Director, DD(X) Program, BAE Systems - Armaments Systems Division
  • Fred P. Moosally, President, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Accelerating Economic Progress in Iraq
July 20, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Current Status of Military Recruiting and Retention.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
Department of the Navy FY06 Plans and Programs for the DD(X) Next-Generation Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Ship.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Projection Forces Subcommittee
Advancing Iraqi Political Development
July 19, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Improving Security in Iraq
July 18, 2005 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nominations
July 18, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Gillian A. Milovanovic, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia
  • James P. Cain, To be Ambassador to Denmark

Improving Security in Iraq
July 18, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Military justice and detention policy in the global war on terrorism.
July 14, 2005, Senate Committee on Armed Services, Personnel Subcommittee
Nomination
July 14, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Mr. Henry A. Crumpton, To be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the Rank and Status of Ambassador at Large

Investigation into FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detention Facility
July 13, 2005, Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • General Bantz J. Craddock
  • Lieutenant General Randall M. Schmidt
  • Brigadier General John T. Furlow

Corporation with Unocal Corporation.
July 13, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
North American Cooperation on the Border
July 12, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

June


Status of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in fighting the global war on terrorism.
June 30, 2005, Senate Committee on Armed Services
Challenges of the Middle East Road Map
June 30, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Lt. General William E. Ward, Deputy Commander, United States Army Europe, U.S. Coordinator for Security, Department of Defense, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Mr. James Wolfensohn, Quartet Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement, Department of State, Washington, DC

Markup of multiple bills
June 30, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
The G-8 Summit and Africa's Development
June 30, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Markup of: H.R. 611, Haiti Economic and Infrastructure Reconstruction Act;
H.R. 953, Social Investment and Economic Development Fund for the Americas Act of 2005;
H. Con. Res. 175, Acknowledging African descendants of the transatlantic slave trade in all of the Americas with an emphasis on descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean, recognizing the injustices suffered by these African descendants, and recommending that the United States and the international community work to improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
June 29, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Iraq's Transition to Democracy
June 29, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Markup of:H. Con. Res. 187, Expressing the sense of Congress concerning Uzbekistan;
H. Res. 343, Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certain important political rights.
To consider the following nominations:
June 29, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nominations
June 29, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • John R. Beyrle, To be Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Marie L. Yovanovitch, To be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Robert H. Tuttle, To be Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Ronald Spogli, To be Ambassador to the Italian Republic

U.S. military strategy and operations in Iraq.
June 23, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
  • General Richard B. Myers, USAF, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • General John P. Abizaid, USA, Commander,United States Central Command
  • General George W. Casey, USA, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq

Progress of the Iraqi Security Forces.
June 23, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter, opening statement
  • Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
  • General Richard B. Myers, United States Air Force, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • General John Abizaid, United States Army, Commander, Central Command
  • General George W. Casey, Jr., United States Army, Commander, Multi-National Forces- Iraq

Implementing the 1998 Torture Victims Relief Act
June 23, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
The EU Constitution and U.S.-EU Relations: The Recent Referenda in France and the Netherlands and the U.S.-EU Summit
June 22, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threat
Afghanistan: Operations and Reconstruction.
June 22, 2005, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
  • Peter Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs
  • Lieutenant General Walter Sharp, United States Army, Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, The Joint Staff
  • Nancy Powell, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, United States Department of State

Markup of: H. Con. Res. 155, 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 - House Committee on International Relations
Sudan: Consolidating Peace While Confronting Genocide
Review of Marine Corps force protection.
June 21, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
Nominations
June 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Larry M. Miles Dinger, To be Ambassador to Fiji Islands and to Serve Concurrently as Amb to Nauru, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu
  • Joseph A. Mussomeli, To be Ambassador to Cambodia
  • Emil M. Skodon, To be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam

U.S. Policy Toward Russia
June 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Senator Biden's Opening Statement
  • Ms. Patricia Cloherty, Chairman and CEO, U.S. - Russia Investment Fund and Chairman and CEO, Delta Private Equity Partners, New York and Moscow
  • Mr. Robert E. Ebel, Chairman, Energy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Frank A. Verrastro, Senior Fellow and Director, Energy Program, CSIS, Washington, DC
  • Ms. Celeste A. Wallander, Director, Russia and Eurasia Program and Trustee Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Markup of: H. Res. 326, Calling on free and fair parliamentary elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
H. Res. 328, Recognizing the 25th anniversary of the workers' strikes in Poland in 1980 that led to the establishment of the Solidarity Trade Union; and
H. Con. Res. 155, 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 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Human Rights in Vietnam
June 20, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Stabilization and Reconstruction: Building Peace in a Hostile Environment
June 16, 2005 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Nominations
June 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Ronald E. Neumann, To be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Gregory L. Schulte, To be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the Rank of Ambassador, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the Rank of Ambassador
  • Michael E. Hess, To be Assistant Administrator of the United States, Agency for International Development in the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

Nominations
June 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Ronald E. Neumann, To be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Gregory L. Schulte, To be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the Rank of Ambassador, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the Rank of Ambassador
  • Michael E. Hess, To be Assistant Administrator of the United States, Agency for International Development in the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance

The United States and South Asia
June 14, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Nominations
June 9, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Mr. Richard J. Griffin, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security and the Director of Office of Foreign Missions with Rank of Ambassador
  • Ms. Henrietta Holsman Fore, To be Under Secretary of State for Management

Markup of: H.R. 2745, the United Nations Reform Act of 2005; H.R. 2601, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007; and H. Res. 199, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the massacre at Srebrenica in July 1995.
June 8 and 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Nominations
June 8, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Pamela E. Bridgewater, To be Ambassador to Ghana
  • Mr. Donald E. Booth, To be Ambassador to Liberia
  • Mr. Terence P. McCulley, To be Ambassador to Mali
  • Mr. Roger D. Pierce, To be Ambassador to Cape Verde

The Emergence of China Throughout Asia: Security and Economic Consequences for the U.S.
June 7, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Mr. Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Richard Lawless (*Invited), Deputy Under Secretary, Department of Defense, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Henry A. Levine (*Invited), Deputy Assistant Secretary, Market Access and Compliance Programs, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Dr. David M. Lampton (*Invited), Director of Chinese Studies, The Nixon Center, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Jeffrey A. Bader (*Invited), Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Minxin Pei, Senior Associate , Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Mike Herberg, Director, Asian Energy Security Program, The National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, Washington
  • Professor Catharin E. Dalpino, Adjunct Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC

Nomination
June 7, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Department of Defense Inspector General's Management Accountability Review of the Boeing KC-767A Tanker Program.
June 7, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Gordon R. England, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Michael W. Wynne, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Michael L. Dominguez, Acting Secretary of the Air Force
  • General John P. Jumper, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
  • Joseph E. Schmitz, Inspector General, Department of Defense
  • Thomas F. Gimble, Deputy Inspector General, Department of Defense

May


Nominations
May 26, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Mr. Rodolphe M. Vallee, To be Ambassador to the Slovak Republic, To be Introduced by:
    • Patrick J. Leahy, United States Senate
    • James M. Jeffords, United States Senate
  • Ms. Molly Hering Bordonaro, To be Ambassador to Malta
  • Ms. Anne Wagner, To be Ambassador to Luxembourg

Nominations
May 26, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Mr. Sean Ian McCormack, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, To be Introduced by:
    • Kay Bailey Hutchison, United States Senate
    • John Cornyn, United States Senate
    • Mel Martinez, United States Senate
  • Ms. Dina Habib Powell, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affair

The United States and Northeast Asia
May 26, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Transparency and Rule of Law in Latin America
May 25, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Northern Ireland: Prospects for the Peace Process
May 25, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Nominations
May 25, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • David Horton Wilkins, To be Ambassador to Canada, To be Introduced by:
    • Lindsey O. Graham, United States Senate
    • Jack Reed, United States Senate
    • Jim DeMint, United States Senate
    • Wayne Allard, United States Senate
  • William A. Eaton, To be Ambassador to Panama
  • Mr. James M. Derham, To be Ambassador to Guatemala
  • Mr. Robert Johann Dieter, To be Ambassador to Belize
  • Mr. Paul A. Trivelli, To be Ambassador to Nicaragua
  • Ms. Linda Jewell, To be Ambassador to Ecuador

Nominations
May 24, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Reforming the United Nations: Budget and Management Perspectives
May 19, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
UN Peacekeeping Reform: Seeking Greater Accountability and Integrity
May 18, 2005 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Markup of: H. Con. Res. 149, recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel;
H. Res. 273, urging the withdrawal of all Syrian forces from Lebanon, support for free and fair democratic elections in Lebanon, and the development of democratic institutions and safeguards to foster sovereign democratic rule in Lebanon;
H. Res. __, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding anti-Semitism at the United Nations, and for other purposes; and
H. Res. __, welcoming His Excellency Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan, on the occasion of his visit to the United States in May 2005, and expressing support for a strong and enduring strategic partnership between the United States and Afghanistan.
May 18, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
The Commission for Africa: Recommendations for a Coherent Strategy for Africa
May 17, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
U.S. - E.U. Regulatory Cooperation on Emerging Technologies
May 11, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Mr. Harris Miller, President, Information Technology Association of America, Arlington, VA


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Thomas B. Patton, Vice President, Government Relations, Philips Electronics North America, Washington, DC
  • Mr. John D. Hassell, Director of Federal and State Government Affairs, Government and Public Affairs Department, Hewlett-Packard Company, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Stephen F. Harper, Director, Environment Health & Safety Policy, Intel Corporation, Washington, DC
  • Frederick C. Klaessig, Technical Director, Aerosil & Silanes, Degussa USA, Piscataway, NJ
  • Ms. Frances W. West, Director, Worldwide Accessibility Centers, IBM, Cambridge, MA
  • Mr. Joseph E. Duffy, Vice President, SAP Public Services, Inc., Washington, DC

Plan Colombia: Major Successes and New Challenges
May 11, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
The State of U.S.-Turkish Relations
May 11, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Status of Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Armoring Initiatives and improvised explosive device (IED) Jammer Initiatives in Operations Iraqi Freedom.
May 5, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
    PANEL 1
  • Dr. Steven J. DeTeresa, Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    PANEL 2
  • Brigadier General Joseph L. Votel, United States Army, Director, Joint IED Defeat Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Sorenson, United States Army, Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Department of the Army
  • Brigadier General William D. Catto, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding General, Marine Corps Systems Command
PANEL 3
  • Lieutenant General James N. Mattis, U.S. Marine Corps, Former commander, First Marine Division, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Commend, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Paul J. Kennedy, U.S. Marine Corps, Former battalion commander, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, First Marine Division Headquarters Battalion, First Marine Division

Promoting Democracy through Diplomacy
May 5, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Ethiopia and Eritrea: Promoting Stability, Democracy and Human Rights
May 5, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

April


The North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004: Issues and Implementation
April 28, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
The Role of BNP-Paribas SA (Banque National de Paris) in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program
April 28, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Millennium Challenge Account: Does the Program Match the Vision?
April 27, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
The Millennium Challenge Corporation's Global Impact
April 26, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Markup of: H. Res. 195, Recognizing the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day and the Liberation of Western Bohemia
H. Res. 233, Recognizing the 60th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day during World War II.
April 26, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
U.S. Special Operations Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 22, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
To consider the following nominations:
April 21, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
Present and future costs of Department of Defense health care, and national health care trends in the civilian sector.
April 21, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service, Subcommittee on Personnel
    Panel I
  • Senator Tom A. Coburn, MD, Oklahoma

    Panel II
  • David S. C. Chu, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
  • William Winkenwerder Jr., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

    Panel III
  • Dr. David Blumennthal, M.D., M.P.P., Director, Institute for Health Policy Massachusetts General Hospital; and Samuel O. Thier Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Robert S. Galvin, M.D., Director, Global Health Care, General Electric Company
  • Susan D. Hosek, Senior Economist and Co-Director, Center for Military Health Policy Research, Rand Corporation

A Review of the Anti-Corruption Strategies of the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and European Bank on Reconstruction and Development
April 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement


  • Panel I
  • Paul Speltz, U.S. Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
  • Cynthia S. Perry, U.S. Executive Director, African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Mark Sullivan, III, U.S. Executive Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, United Kingdom


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Hemantha Withanage, Executive Director, Center for Environmental Justice Convenor, Sri Lankan Working Group on Trade and International Financial Institutions, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project, Washington, DC

Redefining Boundaries: Political Liberalization in the Arab World
April 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Zimbabwe: Prospects for Democracy after the March 2005 Elections
April 21, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Focus on a Changing Japan
April 20, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Hearing: The Middle East and the United Nations
Markup: H. Res. 54, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding anti-Semitism at the United Nations, and for other purposes.
April 20, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Readiness of military units deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 20, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
United States Marine Corps ground and rotary wing programs and seabasing in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 19, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service, Subcommittee on Airland
  • John J. Young, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
  • Vice Admiral Joseph A. Sestak, Jr., Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, United States Navy
  • Lieutenant General Robert Magnus, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources United States Marine Corps
  • Lieutenant General James N. Mattis, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, United States Marine Corps

To consider the following nominations:
April 19, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service
The UN Commission on Human Rights: Protector or Accomplice?
April 19, 2005 - House committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Air Force Acquisition Oversight in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 14, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service Subcommittee on Airland
  • Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Joseph E. Schmitz, Inspector General, Department of Defense
  • Michael L. Dominguez, Acting Secretary of the Air Force
  • Daniel I. Gordon, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, Government Accountability Office
  • Sallie Flavin, Deputy Director, Defense Contract Management Agency

The National Security and Foreign Policy Implications for the United States of Arms Exports to the People's Republic of China by Member States of the European Union.
April 14, 2005, House Committee on International Relations, Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services
Implementation by the Department of Defense of the National Security Personnel System.
April 14, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
    Panel I
  • Gordon R. England, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Dan G. Blair, Acting Director Office of Personnel Management

    Panel II
  • Derek B. Stewart, Director, Military and Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • John Gage, National President, American Federation of Government Employees
  • Hannah S. Sistare , Director, Human Resources Management Consortium, Executive Director, National Commission on the Public Service Implementation Initiative, National Academy of Public Administration

Joint Hearing with the Committee on Armed Services: The National Security and Foreign Policy Implications for the United States of Arms Exports to the People's Republic of China by Member States of the European Union
April 14, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Foreign Relations Authorization for FY 2005-2006: Department of State Management Initiatives
April 14, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
U.S. Trade Agreements with Latin America
April 13, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Markup: H.R. 282, to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran
April 13, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Active and Reserve military and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 13, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel
High risk areas in the management of the Department of Defense in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006
April 13, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States
  • Michael W. Wynne, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Robert J. Henke, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Navy shipbuilding and industrial base status in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 12, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower
    Panel I
  • Admiral Vernon Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy

    Panel II
  • Michael W. Toner, Executive Vice President, Marine Systems, General Dynamics Corporation
  • Philip A. Dur, President, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
  • Ronald O'Rourke, National Defense Specialist, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Nominations
April 13, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Daniel Fried, To be Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
  • Robert G. Joseph, To be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Nomination Of John R. Bolton
April 12, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Chemical Demilitarization Program of the Department of Defense in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 11, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Michael W. Wynne, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • Claude M. Bolton, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
  • Donald M. Mahley, Deputy Assistant, Secretary of State Bureau of Arms Control
  • Dale E. Klein, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs

Nomination of John R. Bolton To Be US Representative to The United Nations with Rank Of Ambassador and US Representative to the United Nations Security Council and to be US Representative to Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly during His Tenure of Service as US Rep to the United Nations
April 11, 2005 Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Nomination
April 11, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • John R. Bolton, To Be US Representative to The United Nations with Rank Of Ambassador and US Representative to the United Nations Security Council and to be US Representative to Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly during His Tenure of Service as US Rep to the United Nations

Ballistic Missile Defense Programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 7, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request - Military Resale and Morale Welfare and Recreation Overview.
April 7, 2005, House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel subcommittee
Iraq's past, present and future.
April 6, 2005, House Armed Services Committee
  • General Wesley Clark, United States Army (ret.), Former Combatant Commander, European Command
  • Richard Perle, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Policy

Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request- the Military Services' Requirement on Reconstitution of Equipment.
April 6, 2005, House Armed Services Committee, Readiness Subcommittee
Tactical aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 6, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland
    Panel I
  • Joseph E. Schmitz, Inspector General, Department of Defense
  • Michael J. Sullivan, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, General Accountability Office
  • Christopher Bolkcom, Specialist on National Defense, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

    Panel I
  • Michael W. Wynne, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
  • John J. Young Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
  • Vice Admiral Joseph A. Sestak, Jr., Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs, United States Navy
  • Major General Stanley Gorenc, Director, Operational Capabilities and Requirements, United States Air Force
  • Brigadier General Martin Post, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United States Marine Corps

Military installation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 6, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness Management and Support
  • Philip W. Grone, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment
  • Geoffrey G. Prosch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment
  • B.J. Penn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment
  • Nelson F. Gibbs, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment, and Logistics)

China's Anti-Secession Law and Developments across the Taiwan Strait
April 6, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
China's Influence in the Western Hemisphere
April 6, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Unfinished Business
April 6, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Active component, reserve component, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
April 5, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel

March


U.S.-Latin American Relations: A View From The Land Of 10,000 Lakes
March 21, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Brian Atwood, Dean, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN
  • Dr. Georges Fauriol, Senior Vice President, International Republican Institute, Washington, DC
  • Mr. John Gise, Policy Analyst, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Ron Ryan, State Commander, Minnesota Gang Strike Force, St. Paul, MN


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Timothy Punke, Adjunct Professor of International Trade, Georgetown University Law School and Partner, Preston Gates Ellis, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Dan Garry, Director of Public Affairs, 3 M, Maplewood, MN
  • Ms. Stephanie Miller, Vice Presdient and Manager, Emerging Market Segments, US Bankcorp, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ms. Gabriel Castaneda , Co-owner, Castaneda Williams, Lt., Edina, MN


  • Panel III
  • Ms. Kate Raftery, Chief of Operations, Inter-America and Pacific Region, U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Steve Spaulding, Former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ms. Kim Valentini , Founder and Executive Director , Smile International, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ms. Sara Shore, Director , Reaching Arms International, New Hope, MN
  • Mr. Scott Guerrero, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Carlson Wagonlit Government Travel, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

To hear the current operations and the political transition in Iraq.
March 17, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
  • Dr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Executive Director, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
  • Dr. Steven Metz, Chairman: Regional Strategy, and Planning, Research Professor of National Security Affairs, United States Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
  • Walter B. Slocombe, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and former Senior Advisor for Defense and Security Sector Affairs to the Coalition Provisional Authority for Iraq

Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request- United States Special Operations Command policy and programs.
March 17, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
A Global Review of Human Rights: Examining the State Department's 2004 Annual Report
March 17, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
The United Nations Oil-for-Food Program: The Cotecna and Saybolt Inspection Firms
March 17, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Northern Ireland Human Rights: Update on The Cory Collusion Inquiry Reports
March 16, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
Army Transformation and the Future Combat Systems in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006
March 16, 2005 United States Senate Committe on Armed Services: Subcommitte on Airland
    Panel II
  • Claude M. Bolton Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
  • General Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army

    Panel II
  • Claude M. Bolton Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
  • Paul L. Francis, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO
  • Dr. David R. Graham, Deputy Director, Strategy Forces and Resources Division, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Mr. Kenneth F. Boehm, Chairman, National Legal and Policy Center

Recruiting, Retention and Military Personnel Policy, and Benefits and Compensation Overview.
March 16, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request- Future Combat Systems, Modularity, and Force Protection Initiatives.
March 16, 2005, House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
The Lifting of the EU Arms Embargo on China
March 16, 2005 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Libya: Progress on the Path Toward Cautious Reengagement
March 16, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
United Nations Reform: Challenges and Prospects
March 15, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request- Navy Critical Enablers- The Department of the Navy's Program and Budget request for Antisubmarine Warfare, Mine Countermeasures, Ship Self-Defense, and Naval Surface Fire Support.
March 15, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Projection Forces Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request for Military Construction, Family Housing, Base Closures, and facilities Operations and Maintenance.
March 15, House Armed Services Committee, Readiness Subcommittee
  • Philip Grone, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, Department of Defense
  • Geoffrey G. Prosch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment, Department of the Army
  • B.J. Penn, , Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment, Department of the Navy
  • Fred W. Kuhn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Department of the Air Force

Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request - Department of Defense responsibilities in homeland defense and homeland security missions.
March 15, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
To consider the following nomination:
March 15, Senate Committee on Armed Services
Combatant commanders military strategy and operational requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
March 15, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
Nominations
March 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Joseph R. DeTrani, For the rank of Ambassador during his tenure as Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks
  • John Thomas Schieffer, To be Ambassador to Japan, To be Introduced by: The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, United States Senate
  • Howard J. Krongard, To be Inspector General, Department of State
  • Christopher R. Hill, To be Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Nomination
March 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Howard J. Krongard, To be Inspector General, Department of State

Building Iraqi Security Forces
March 14, 2005 House Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
Nominations
March 11, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • R. Nicholas Burns, To be Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • C. David Welch, To be Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs
  • John B. Bellinger, III, To be Legal Advisor at the State Department

Review of Department of Defense Detention Operations and Detainee Interrogation Techniques.
March 10, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Vice Admiral Albert T. Church, III, Director of the Navy Staff

Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request - The Navy's Future Fleet: Assessing the Strength of Today's Navy for Tomorrow.
March 10, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Projection Forces Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request- Defense Science and Technology in support of the War on Terrorism and Beyond.
March 10, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
Indonesia in Transition: Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Policy
March 10, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Markup of: H.R. 972, To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2000, and for other purposes; H. Con. Res. 88, Remembering the victims of the genocide that occurred in 1994 in Rwanda and pledging to work to ensure that such an atrocity does not take place again.
March 10, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations
The State of Democracy in Latin America
March 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Developments in U.S.-Russia Relations
March 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
U.S. Policy Toward the Palestinians in the Post-Arafat Era
March 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Combatant Commanders of the U.S. European Command, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Southern Command.
March 9, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request on Department of Defense unmanned aerial vehicle and Joint Unmanned Combat Air System investment programs.
March 9, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
Department of Defense Science and Technology Budget and Strategy.
March 9, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emergin Threats and Capabilities
Unified and regional commanders military strategy and operational requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
March 8, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
The Future Of Democracy In The Black Sea Area
March 08, 2005
    Panel I
  • John F. Tefft, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC


  • Panel II
  • Mr. Bruce P. Jackson, President , Project on Transitional Democracies , Washington, DC
  • Mr. Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation , Washington, DC
  • Ms. Zeyno Baran, Director of International Security and Energy Programs, The Nixon Center, Washington, DC

Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006 and the Future Years Defense Program.
March 3, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Services
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request on the Department of the navy and Department of the Air Force Aviation Acquisition Programs.
March 3, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
    Panel I
  • Vice Admiral Stanley Szemborski, United States Navy, Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Allen Li, Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management (F/A-22), United States Government Accountability Office
  • Mike Sullivan, Director for Acquisition and Sourcing Management (Joint Strike Fighter), United States Government Accountability Office

    Panel II
  • John. J. Young, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), Department of the Navy
  • Vice Admiral Joseph A. Sestak, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs (N7), United States Navy
  • Lieutenant General John D.W. Corley, Principal Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Department of the Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Ronald E. Keys, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, United States Air Force
  • Brigadier General Martin Post, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United States Marine Corps

Care of Injured and Wounded Service Members.
March 3, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request on the Adequacy of the Budget to Meet Readiness Needs.
March 3, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Readiness Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request on Tactical C-4 Systems.
March 3, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Terrorism and Unconventional Threats Subcommittee
Joint Markup of: H. Con. Res. 81, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the two-year anniversary of the human rights crackdown in Cuba.
Joint Hearing: Year Two of Castro's Brutal Crackdown on Dissidents
March 3, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
The Crisis in Nepal
March 2, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Markup of: H. Con. Res. 18, expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the continuing gross violations of human rights and civil liberties of the Syrian and Lebanese people by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic; and
H. Con. Res. 32, expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the occupation of the Republic of Lebanon by the Syrian Arab Republic.
March 2, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
United Nations Operations: Integrity and Accountability
March 2, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Combatant Commanders of the United States Central Command and the United States Special Operations Command.
March 2, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
  • General John Abizaid, United States Army, Combatant Commander, United States Central Command
  • General Bryan D. Brown, United States Army, Combatant Commander, United States Operations Command

Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request- Navy Research and Development: Programs in Support of the War on Terrorism, Naval Transformation, and Future Naval Capabilities.
March 2, 2005 House Armed Services Committee, Projection Forces Subcommittee
Foreign Assistance Oversight
March 2, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    SA Panel
  • (Senator Chafee to Chair) 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Christina B. Rocca, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South Asian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Donald Camp, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South Asian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • James R. Kunder, Assistant Administrator for Asia & the Near East, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • NEA Panel
  • (Senator Chafee to Chair) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary , Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Ronald L. Schlicher, Deputy Assistant Secretary , Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Mr. David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • James R. Kunder, Assistant Administrator for Asia & the Near East, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • AFR Panel:2
  • (Senator Martinez to Chair) 11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Constance B. Newman, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Michael E. Ranneberger, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Lloyd O. Pierson, Assistant Administrator for Africa, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • WHA Panel
  • (Senator Coleman to Chair) 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
  • Roger F. Noriega, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Adolfo Franco, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean , United States Agency for International Development , Washington, DC


  • EAP Panel (Senator Murkowski to Chair) 2:00 -3:00 p.m.
  • Mr. Evans Revere, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • James R. Kunder, Assistant Administrator for Asia & the Near East, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  • EUR Panel
  • (Senator Allen to Chair) 3:00 -4:00 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Jones, Assistant Secretary , Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Robert A. Bradtke, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary , Bureau of Europe and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC
  • Kent R. Hill, Assistant Administrator , Bureau for Europe & Eurasia, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC

Combatant commanders military strategy and operational requirements in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006.
March 1, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service
United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Case for Peacekeeping Reform
March 1, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations

February


Democracy In Retreat In Russia
February 17, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Panel I
  • Senator Lugar's Opening Statement
  • Mr. Gregory B. Craig, Partner, Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Steven Theede, Chief Executive Officer, YUKOS Oil Company, Moscow, Russia
  • Mr. Tim Osborne, Member, Board of Directors, Group MENATEP, United Kingdom


  • Panel II
  • Dr. Anders Aslund, Director, Russian and Eurasian Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Bruce P. Jackson, President, Project on Transitional Democracies, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Stephen Nix, Regional Program Director for Eurasia, International Republican Institute, Washington, DC
  • Nelson Ledsky, Regional Program Director for Eurasia, National Democratic Institute, Washington, DC

Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006 and the Future Years Defense Program
February 17, 2005 Senate Armed Services Committee
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Department of the Navy.
February 17, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
International Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2006
February 17, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Markup of: H. Res. ____, Commemorating the life of the late Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of the Republic of Georgia
February 16, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
Hearing: An Overview of Transatlantic Relations Prior to President Bush's Visit to Europe
United States Policy Toward Iran: Next Steps
February 16, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Department of Defense
February 16, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
The President's Budget for Foreign Affairs
February 16, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Deputy Secretary Of State Nomination
February 15, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
To consider the following nominations:
February 15, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service
Priorities and plans for the atomic energy defense activities of the Department of Energy and to review the Fiscal Year 2006 President's Budget Request for atomic energy defense activities of the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
February 15, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service
Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006 and the Future Years Defense Program.
February 10, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service
The Way Forward in the Middle East Peace Process
February 10, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization budget request from the Department of the Army.
February 9, 2005 House Armed Services Committee
The Volcker Interim Report on the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program
February 9, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
U.S. military operations and stabilization activities in Iraq and Afghanistan
February 3, 2005 Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Paul D. Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • General Richard B. Myers, USAF, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Ronald L. Schlicher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Coordinator for Iraq
  • Hearing Transcript

Death benefits and services available to survivors of military personnel and legislative proposals to enhance these benefits.
February 1, 2005 Senate Committee on Armed Service
Strategies for Reshaping U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East
February 1, 2005 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Strategies for Reshaping U.S. Policy in Iraq and the Middle East
February 01, 2005 - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

January


The Tsunami Tragedy: How the U.S. is Responding and Providing Relief
January 26, 2005 - House Committee on International Relations
Secretary of State Nomination
January 18, 2005 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations




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