Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Time: 08:34 AM Location: S-116 Capital Building Presiding: Senator Biden

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Agenda


Legislation:

1. S. 3052, a bill to provide for the transfer
   of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients.

2. S. 3263, a bill to authorize appropriations
    for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to promote
   an enhanced strategic partnership with
   Pakistan and its people, and for other purposes.

3. S. Res. 618, a resolution recognizing the tenth
   anniversary of the bombings of the United States
   embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam,
   Tanzania, and memorializing the citizens of the
   United States, Kenya, and Tanzania whose lives were
   claimed as a result of the al Qaeda led terrorist attacks.

Treaties:

4. Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War
   (Protocol V) to the Convention on Prohibitions or
   Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional
   Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively
   Injurious or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
   (Treaty Doc. 109-10).

5. Amendment to Article 1 of the Convention on
   Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain
   Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed
   To Be Excessively Injurious or To Have Indiscriminate
   Effects (Treaty Doc. 109-10).

6. Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural
   Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
   (Treaty Doc. 106-1).

7. Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the
   Use of Incendiary Weapons (Protocol III) Additional
   to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on
   the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which
   May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious or
   To Have Indiscriminate Effects (Treaty Doc. 105-1).

8. Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons (Protocol IV)
   Additional to the Convention on Prohibitions or
   Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional
   Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively
   Injurious or To Have Indiscriminate Effects
   (Treaty Doc. 105-1).

9. The International Convention for the
   Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
   Treaty Doc. 110-4).

10. The Amendment to the Convention on the
   Physical Protection of Nuclear Material
   (Treaty Doc. 110-6).

11. The Protocol of 2005 to the Convention
   for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the
   Safety of Maritime Navigation (Treaty Doc. 110-8).

12. The Protocol of 2005 to the Protocol
   for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the
   Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the
   Continental Shelf (Treaty Doc. 110-8).

13. Agreement on Extradition between the
   United States of America and the European Union,
   together with 22 bilateral instruments that subsequently
   were signed between the United States and
   EU Member States in order to implement the
   Agreement (Treaty Doc. 109-14).

14. Extradition Treaty between the
   United States of America and the Republic of Latvia
   (Treaty Doc. 109-15).

15. Extradition Treaty between the
   United States of America and the Republic of Estonia
   (Treaty Doc. 109-16).

16. Extradition Treaty between the
   United States of America and Malta
   (Treaty Doc. 109-17).

17. Extradition Treaty between the
   United States of America and Romania
   (Treaty Doc. 110-11)

18. Extradition Treaty between the
   Government of the United States of America and the
   Government of the Republic of Bulgaria
   (Treaty Doc. 110-12).

19. Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal
   Matters between the United States of America
   and the Kingdom of Sweden (Treaty Doc. 107-12).

20. Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance
   between the United States of America and the
   European Union, together with 25 bilateral instruments
   that subsequently were signed between the
   United States and each EU Member State
   in order to implement the Agreement
   (Treaty Doc. 109-13).

21. Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in
   Criminal Matters between the United States
   of America and Malaysia (Treaty Doc. 109-22).

22. Treaty between the United States of America
   and Romania on Mutual Legal Assistance in
   Criminal Matters, signed on September 10, 2007
   (Treaty Doc. 110-11).

23. Agreement on Certain Aspects of Mutual
   Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the
   Government of the United States of America and the
   Government of the Republic of Bulgaria,
   signed at Sofia September 19, 2007
   (Treaty Doc. 110-12).

24. 1995 Revision of the Radio Regulations,
   with appendices (Treaty Doc. 108-28).

25. 1992 Partial Revision of the Radio
   Regulations, with appendices (Treaty Doc. 107-17).

26. International Convention on the Control
   of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships
   (Treaty Doc. 110-13).

27. 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the
   Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes
   and Other Matter (Treaty Doc. 110-5).

28. Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-Based
   Sources and Activities to the Convention
   for the Protection and Development of the Marine
   Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region,
   with Annexes (Treaty Doc. 110-1).

29. Protocol Amending the Convention
   Between the United States of America and Canada
   with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital,
   as Amended by the Protocols done on June 14, 1983,
   March 28, 1984, March 17, 1995, and July 29, 1997
   (Treaty Doc. 110-15).

30. Convention Between the Government of
   the United States of America and the Government of
   Iceland for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the
   Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to
   Taxes on Income, and accompanying Protocol
   (Treaty Doc. 110-17).

31. Convention Between the Government of
   the United States of America and the Government of
   the Republic of Bulgaria for the Avoidance of Double
   Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion With
   Respect to Taxes on Income, with accompanying
   Protocol (Treaty Doc. 110-18).

Witnesses


Nominees

  1. John O. Agwunobi
    Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring February 9, 2014
  2. Mimi Alemayehou
    Nominee to be United States Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years
  3. Julius E. Coles
    Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2011
  4. Morgan W. Davis
    Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring November 13, 2013
  5. Patrick J. Durkin
    Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2009
  6. Alan W. Eastham, Jr.
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo
  7. Tatiana C. Gfoeller-Volkoff
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic
  8. Peter Robert Kann
    Nominee to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2010
  9. John W. Leslie, Jr.
    Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2013
  10. Michael Meehan
    Nominee to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2010
  11. Richard G. Olson, Jr.
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
  12. David D. Pearce
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  13. Kenneth L. Peel
    Nominee to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  14. Miguel R. San Juan
    Nominee to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank or a term of three years.
  15. John A. Simon
    Nominee to be Representative of the United States of America to the African Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador
  16. Michele Jeanne Sison
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon
  17. James Christopher Swan
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti
  18. W. Stuart Symington
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda
  19. W. Stuart Symington
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda
  20. Marie L. Yovanovitch
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia

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