ACCESSION NUMBER:363620 FILE ID:POL505 DATE:10/07/94 TITLE:CONGRESSIONAL REPORT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10/07/94) TEXT:*94100705.POL CONGRESSIONAL REPORT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (CIA/Haiti, nominations, treaties) (440) WOOLSEY DENIES U.S. INTELLIGENCE TIE TO HAITIAN PARAMILITARY CIA Director R. James Woolsey says U.S. intelligence agencies did not help set up a Haitian paramilitary group that terrorized supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as reported in this week's issue of The Nation magazine. Asked by reporters if there was any CIA connection with the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti, or FRAPH, Woolsey replied, "No." He made the denial October 6 as he came out of a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Dennis DeConcini, chairman of that committee, told reporters that he had no reason to doubt Woolsey's denial, but Senator Howard Metzenbaum, second ranking Democrat on the committee, said he did not believe the CIA chief. "If you read between the lines...(the CIA) was more close with FRAPH than itshould have been," Metzenbaum said. "I think it's horrendous." The Washington Post reported in its October 7 editions that Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, head of FRAPH, was a paid CIA informant. NBC News reported that the CIA also had Lieutenant Colonel Michel Francois, the former Port-au-Prince police chief, on its payroll. Neither the Post nor NBC identified the sources of their information. RIVLIN CONFIRMED AS OMB DIRECTOR The Senate has confirmed Alice Rivlin as director of President Clinton's Office of Management and Budget, moving her up from the deputy budget director position. Confirmation came on a voice vote early October 7. Rivlin, 63, became the first woman to direct the budget office. She fills the vacancy caused when Leon Panetta left to become White House chief of staff. Before joining the administration as Panetta's deputy last year, Rivlin had been a senior economist at the Brookings Institution. She also had been the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, where she served for 1ight years. Other nominations approved by the Senate early October 7 include: -- Frederick Pang to be an assistant secretary of defense; -- Bernard Rostker to be an assistant secretary of the Navy; -- Lori Esposito Murray to be an assistant director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. SENATE APPROVES SEVERAL TREATIES Early October 7 the Senate approved ratification of the following treaties: -- Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas; -- ILO Convention Concerning Labor Administration; -- Two Treaties with the United Kingdom Establishing Caribbean Maritime Boundaries; -- Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea; -- Headquarters Agreement with the Organization of American States. NNNN .