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H.R. 2606 (eh) Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...


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funds shall be made available subject to the regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

                                cambodia

    None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available 
for activities or programs for the Central Government of Cambodia until 
the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on Foreign Relations that the 
Government of Cambodia has established a tribunal consistent with the 
requirements of international law and justice and including the 
participation of international jurists and prosecutors for the trial of 
those who committed genocide or crimes against humanity and that the 
Government of Cambodia is making significant progress in establishing 
an independent and accountable judicial system, a professional military 
subordinate to civilian control, and a neutral and accountable police 
force: Provided, That the restriction on funds made available under 
this paragraph shall not apply to demining or other humanitarian 
programs.

                               indonesia

    Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``Economic Support 
Fund'' and ``Development Assistance'', not less than $70,000,000 shall 
be made available for assistance for Indonesia.

                           conservation fund

    Of the funds made available under the headings ``Economic Support 
Fund'' and ``Development Assistance'', not less than $500,000 shall be 
made available for the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Charles 
Darwin Foundation to support research, conservation, training and other 
activities necessary to protect the Province of the Galapagos Islands, 
Ecuador.

                          conflict resolution

    Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``Development 
Assistance'', ``Economic Support Fund'' and ``Assistance for Eastern 
Europe and the Baltic States'', $1,000,000 shall be made available to 
support conflict resolution programs involving teenagers of different 
ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds from the Middle East and 
other regions of conflict.

                   international disaster assistance

    For necessary expenses for international disaster relief, 
rehabilitation, and reconstruction assistance pursuant to section 491 
of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, $175,000,000, to 
remain available until expended.

         micro and small enterprise development program account

    For the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees, $1,500,000, as 
authorized by section 108 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as 
amended: Provided, That such costs shall be as defined in section 502 
of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That section 
108(i)(2)(C) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is amended to read 
as follows: ``(C) No guarantee of any loan may guarantee more than 50 
percent of the principal amount of any such loan, except guarantees of 
loans in support of microenterprise activites may guarantee up to 70 
percent of the principal amount of any such loan.''. In addition, for 
administrative expenses to carry out programs under this heading, 
$500,000, all of which may be transferred to and merged with the 
appropriation for Operating Expenses of the Agency for International 
Development: Provided further, That funds made available under this 
heading shall remain available until September 30, 2001.

             urban and environmental credit program account

    For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, of guaranteed loans authorized by sections 221 and 222 of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $1,500,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That these funds are available to subsidize 
loan principal, 100 per centum of which shall be guaranteed, pursuant 
to the authority of such sections. In addition, for administrative 
expenses to carry out guaranteed loan programs, $4,000,000, all of 
which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriation for 
Operating Expenses of the Agency for International Development.

                  private and voluntary organizations

    None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this 
Act for development assistance may be made available to any United 
States private and voluntary organization, except any cooperative 
development organization, which obtains less than 20 per centum of its 
total annual funding for international activities from sources other 
than the United States Government: Provided, That the Administrator of 
the Agency for International Development may, on a case-by-case basis, 
waive the restriction contained in this paragraph, after taking into 
account the effectiveness of the overseas development activities of the 
organization, its level of volunteer support, its financial viability 
and stability, and the degree of its dependence for its financial 
support on the agency.
    Funds appropriated or otherwise made available under title II of 
this Act should be made available to private and voluntary 
organizations at a level which is at least equivalent to the level 
provided in fiscal year 1995. Such private and voluntary organizations 
shall include those which operate on a not-for-profit basis, receive 
contributions from private sources, receive voluntary support from the 
public and are deemed to be among the most cost-effective and 
successful providers of development assistance.

     payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund

    For payment to the ``Foreign Service Retirement and Disability 
Fund'', as authorized by the Foreign Service Act of 1980, $43,837,000.

     operating expenses of the agency for international development

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 667, 
$495,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001: Provided, 
That of the amounts appropriated under this heading, $1,500,000 shall 
be made available to Habitat for Humanity International for the 
purchase of 14 acres of land on behalf of Tibetan refugees living in 
northern India, and the construction of a multi-unit development.

 operating expenses of the agency for international development office 
                          of inspector general

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 667, 
$25,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001, which sum 
shall be available for the Office of the Inspector General of the 
Agency for International Development.

                  Other Bilateral Economic Assistance

                         economic support fund

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of chapter 4 of 
part II, $2,195,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001: 
Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less 
than $960,000,000 shall be available only for Israel, which sum shall 
be available on a grant basis as a cash transfer and shall be disbursed 
within thirty days of enactment of this Act or by October 31, 1999, 
whichever is later: Provided further, That not less than $735,000,000 
shall be available only for Egypt, which sum shall be provided on a 
grant basis, and of which sum cash transfer assistance shall be 
provided with the understanding that Egypt will undertake significant 
economic reforms which are additional to those which were undertaken in 
previous fiscal years, and of which not less than $200,000,000 shall be 
provided as Commodity Import Program assistance: Provided further, That 
in exercising the authority to provide cash transfer assistance for 
Israel, the President shall ensure that the level of such assistance 
does not cause an adverse impact on the total level of nonmilitary 
exports from the United States to such country: Provided further, That 
of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than 
$150,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for Jordan: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, not 
to exceed $11,000,000 may be used to support victims of and programs 
related to the Holocaust: Provided further, That notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
$10,000,000 shall be made available for political, economic, 
humanitarian, and associated support activities for Iraqi opposition 
groups designated under the Iraqi Liberation Act (Public Law 105-338): 
Provided further, That not less than 15 days prior to the obligation of 
these funds, the Secretary shall inform the Committees on 
Appropriations of the purpose and amount of the proposed obligation of 
funds under this provision: Provided further, That none of the funds 
made available under this heading may be made available to the Korean 
Peninsula Energy Development Organization.

          assistance for eastern europe and the baltic states

    (a) For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Support for East European 
Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989, $535,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2001, which shall be available, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, for assistance and for related programs for Eastern 
Europe and the Baltic States: Provided, That of the funds appropriated 
under this heading: not less than $150,000,000 shall be made available 
for assistance for Kosova of which $20,000,000 shall be available for 
training and equipping a Kosova security force; not less than 
$85,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for Albania; not 
less than $60,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for 
Romania; not less than $55,000,000 shall be made available for 
assistance for Macedonia; not less than $45,000,000 shall be made 
available for assistance for Bulgaria; not less than $35,000,000 shall 
be available for assistance for Montenegro: Provided further, That of 
the funds made available under this heading and the headings 
``International Narcotics and Law Enforcement'' and ``Economic Support 
Fund'', not to exceed $130,000,000 shall be made available for Bosnia 
and Herzegovina.
    (b) Funds appropriated under this heading or in prior 
appropriations Acts that are or have been made available for an 
Enterprise Fund may be deposited by such Fund in interest-bearing 
accounts prior to the Fund's disbursement of such funds for program 
purposes. The Fund may retain for such program purposes any interest 
earned on such deposits without returning such interest to the Treasury 
of the United States and without further appropriation by the Congress. 
Funds made available for Enterprise Funds shall be expended at the 
minimum rate necessary to make timely payment for projects and 
activities.
    (c) Funds appropriated under this heading shall be considered to be 
economic assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for 
purposes of making available the administrative authorities contained 
in that Act for the use of economic assistance.
    (d) With regard to funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
under this heading for the economic revitalization program in Bosnia 
and Herzegovina, and local currencies generated by such funds 
(including the conversion of funds appropriated under this heading into 
currency used by Bosnia and Herzegovina as local currency and local 
currency returned or repaid under such program)--
            (1) the Administrator of the Agency for International 
        Development shall provide written approval for grants and loans 
        prior to the obligation and expenditure of funds for such 
        purposes, and prior to the use of funds that have been returned 
        or repaid to any lending facility or grantee; and
            (2) the provisions of section 533 of this Act shall apply.

  assistance for the new independent states of the former soviet union

    (a) For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of chapter 
11 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the FREEDOM 
Support Act, for assistance for the New Independent States of the 
former Soviet Union and for related programs, $780,000,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2001: Provided, That the provisions of 
such chapter shall apply to funds appropriated by this paragraph: 
Provided further, That such sums as may be necessary may be transferred 
to the Export-Import Bank of the United States for the cost of any 
financing under the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 for activities for 
the New Independent States: Provided further, That of the amount 
appropriated under this heading, not to exceed $200,000 shall be 
available only for the REAP International School Linkage Program: 
Provided further, That of the amount appropriated under this heading, 
not to exceed $2,000,000 shall be available for grants to 
nongovernmental organizations that work with orphans who are 
transitioning out of institutions to teach life skills and job skills: 
Provided further, That of the amount available under the heading 
``Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States'' for Romania, 
$4,400,000 shall be provided solely to the Romanian Department of Child 
Protection for activities of such Department to provide emergency aid 
for the child victims of the present economic crisis in Romania, 
including activities relating to supplemental food support and 
maintenance, support for in-home foster care, and supplemental support 
for special needs residential care.
    (b) Of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than 
$210,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for Ukraine: 
Provided, That 50 percent of the amount made available in this 
subsection, exclusive of funds made available for nuclear safety, law 
enforcement reforms or the business incubator program, shall be 
withheld from obligation and expenditure until the Secretary of State 
reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of 
Ukraine has undertaken significant economic reforms additional to those 
achieved in fiscal year 1999, including taking effective measures to 
end corruption by government officials: Provided further, That the 
report in the previous proviso shall be provided 120 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act: Provided further, That of the funds made 
available for Ukraine, not less than $25,000,000 shall be made 
available for nuclear reactor safety programs: Provided further, That 
of the funds made available for Ukraine, not less than $5,000,000 shall 
be made available to support the expansion of the technology business 
incubator program to include new cities: Provided further, That of the 
funds made available for Ukraine, $3,500,000 shall be made available 
for the destruction of stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines in 
Ukraine.
    (c) Of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than 
$95,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for Georgia: 
Provided, That of the funds made available under this subsection, not 
less than $8,000,000 shall be made available for judicial reform and 
law enforcement training.
    (d) Of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than 
$90,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for Armenia: 
Provided, That of the funds made available for Armenia, $15,000,000 
shall be available for earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction.
    (e) Funds made available under this Act or any other Act may not be 
provided for assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan until the 
President determines, and so reports to the Congress, that the 
Government of Azerbaijan is taking demonstrable steps to cease all 
blockades and other offensive uses of force against Armenia and 
Nagorno-Karabakh: Provided, That the restriction of this subsection and 
section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act shall not apply to--
            (1) activities to support democracy or assistance under 
        title V of the FREEDOM Support Act and section 1424 of the 
        ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997'';
            (2) any insurance, reinsurance, guarantee, or other 
        assistance provided by the Overseas Private Investment 
        Corporation under title IV of chapter 2 of part I of the 
        Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2191 et seq.);
            (3) any assistance provided by the Trade and Development 
        Agency under section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 
        (22 U.S.C. 2421);
            (4) any financing provided under the Export-Import Bank Act 
        of 1945 (12 U.S.C. 635 et seq.);
            (5) any activity carried out by a member of the Foreign 
        Commercial Service while acting within his or her official 
        capacity; or
            (6) humanitarian assistance.
    (f) Of the funds made available under this heading for nuclear 
safety activities, not to exceed 9 percent of the funds provided for 
any single project may be used to pay for management costs incurred by 
a United States national lab in administering said project.
    (g) Of the funds appropriated under title II of this Act, including 
funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $12,000,000 shall 
be made available for assistance for Mongolia: Provided, That funds 
made available for assistance for Mongolia may be made available in 
accordance with the purposes and utilizing the authorities provided in 
chapter 11 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
    (h) Of the funds appropriated under this heading that are allocated 
for assistance for the Central Government of Russia, 50 percent shall 

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