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H.R. 1153 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that a taxpayer may request a receipt for an income tax payment which itemizes the portion of the payment which is allocable to various Government spending categories. [Introduced in Hou...
``(A) is engaged in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights; ``(B) has, on or after the date of enactment of this chapter, knowingly transferred to, or knowingly allowed to be transferred through the territory of such country to, another country-- ``(i) missiles or missile technology inconsistent with the guidelines and parameters of the Missile Technology Control Regime (as defined in section 11B(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2410b(c)); or ``(ii) any material, equipment, or technology that would contribute significantly to the ability of such country to manufacture any weapon of mass destruction (including any nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon) if the President determines that the material, equipment, or technology was to be used by such country in the manufacture of such weapons; ``(C) has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism; ``(D) is prohibited from receiving such assistance by chapter 10 of the Arms Export Control Act or section 306(a)(1) and 307 of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (22 U.S.C. 5604(a)(1), 5605); or ``(E) has not made significant progress toward resolving trade disputes registered with and raised by the United States embassy in such country. ``(2) Certifications prior to eligibility.--Assistance may not be provided under this chapter to a country unless the President certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that elections held in that country are free and fair and are free of substantial criticism by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and other appropriate international organizations.''. ``(b) Exceptions to Ineligibility.-- ``(1) Exceptions.--Assistance prohibited by subsection (a) or any similar provision of law, other than assistance prohibited by the provisions referred to in subparagraphs (B) and (D) of subsection (a)(1), may be furnished under any of the following circumstances: ``(A) The President determines that furnishing such assistance is important to the national interest of the United States. ``(B) The President determines that furnishing such assistance will foster respect for internationally recognized human rights and the rule of law or the development of institutions of democratic governance. ``(C) The assistance is furnished for the alleviation of suffering resulting from a natural or man-made disaster. ``(D) The assistance is provided under the secondary school exchange program administered by the United States Information Agency. ``(2) Report to congress.--The President shall immediately report to Congress any determination under paragraph (1) (A) or (B) or any decision to provide assistance under paragraph (1)(C). ``SEC. 499F. ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES. ``(a) Assistance Through Governments and Nongovernmental Organizations.--Assistance under this chapter may be provided to governments or through nongovernmental organizations. ``(b) Use of Economic Support Funds.--Except as otherwise provided, any funds that have been allocated under chapter 4 of part II for assistance for the independent states of the former Soviet Union may be used in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. ``(c) Terms and Conditions.--Assistance under this chapter shall be provided on such terms and conditions as the President may determine. ``(d) Available Authorities.--The authority in this chapter to provide assistance for the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia is in addition to the authority to provide such assistance under the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. 5801 et seq.) or any other Act, and the authorities applicable to the provision of assistance under chapter 11 may be used to provide assistance under this chapter. ``SEC. 499G. DEFINITIONS. ``In this chapter: ``(1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term `appropriate congressional committees' means the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives. ``(2) Countries of the south caucasus and central asia.-- The term `countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia' means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.''. SEC. 6. ANNUAL REPORT. Section 104 of the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. 5814) is amended-- (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (3); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting ``; and''; and (3) by adding the following new paragraph: ``(5) with respect to the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia-- ``(A) identifying the progress of United States foreign policy to accomplish the policy identified in section 3 of the Silk Road Strategy Act of 1999; ``(B) evaluating the degree to which the assistance authorized by chapter 12 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 has been able to accomplish the purposes identified in that chapter; and ``(C) recommending any additional initiatives that should be undertaken by the United States to implement the policy and purposes contained in the Silk Road Strategy Act of 1999.''. SEC. 7. UNITED STATES-ISRAEL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA. It is the sense of the Congress that the United States should continue to provide assistance to the Centre for International Cooperation (MASHAV) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel under the Cooperative Development Program/Central Asian Republics (CDP/CAR) program of the United States Agency for International Development, for economic development activities in agriculture, health, and other relevant sectors, that are consistent with the priorities of the Agency for International Development in the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia. SEC. 8. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. Section 102(a) of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511) is amended in paragraphs (2) and (4) by striking each place it appears ``this Act)'' and inserting ``this Act and the Silk Road Strategy Act of 1999)''. SEC. 9. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives. (2) Countries of the south caucasus and central asia.--The term ``countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia'' means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Passed the House of Representatives August 2, 1999. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk. By Martha C. Morrison, Deputy Clerk.
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