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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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        the United States; or
            (2) research activities intended primarily to benefit 
        American producers.

                          surplus commodities

    Sec. 514. The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United 
States Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction 
and Development, the International Development Association, the 
International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, 
the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-
American Investment Corporation, the North American Development Bank, 
the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African 
Development Bank, and the African Development Fund to use the voice and 
vote of the United States to oppose any assistance by these 
institutions, using funds appropriated or made available pursuant to 
this Act, for the production or extraction of any commodity or mineral 
for export, if it is in surplus on world markets and if the assistance 
will cause substantial injury to United States producers of the same, 
similar, or competing commodity.

                       notification requirements

    Sec. 515. For the purpose of providing the Executive Branch with 
the necessary administrative flexibility, none of the funds made 
available under this Act for ``Development Assistance'', ``Debt 
restructuring'', ``International organizations and programs'', ``Trade 
and Development Agency'', ``International narcotics control and law 
enforcement'', ``Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States'', 
``Assistance for the New Independent States of the Former Soviet 
Union'', ``Economic Support Fund'', ``Peacekeeping operations'', 
``Operating expenses of the Agency for International Development'', 
``Operating expenses of the Agency for International Development Office 
of Inspector General'', ``Nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining 
and related programs'', ``Foreign Military Financing Program'', 
``International military education and training'', the Inter-American 
Foundation, the African Development Foundation, ``Peace Corps'', 
``Migration and refugee assistance'', shall be available for obligation 
for activities, programs, projects, type of materiel assistance, 
countries, or other operations not justified or in excess of the amount 
justified to the Appropriations Committees for obligation under any of 
these specific headings unless the Appropriations Committees of both 
Houses of Congress are previously notified fifteen days in advance: 
Provided, That the President shall not enter into any commitment of 
funds appropriated for the purposes of section 23 of the Arms Export 
Control Act for the provision of major defense equipment, other than 
conventional ammunition, or other major defense items defined to be 
aircraft, ships, missiles, or combat vehicles, not previously justified 
to Congress or 20 per centum in excess of the quantities justified to 
Congress unless the Committees on Appropriations are notified fifteen 
days in advance of such commitment: Provided further, That this section 
shall not apply to any reprogramming for an activity, program, or 
project under chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 
of less than 10 per centum of the amount previously justified to the 
Congress for obligation for such activity, program, or project for the 
current fiscal year: Provided further, That the requirements of this 
section or any similar provision of this Act or any other Act, 
including any prior Act requiring notification in accordance with the 
regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, 
may be waived if failure to do so would pose a substantial risk to 
human health or welfare: Provided further, That in case of any such 
waiver, notification to the Congress, or the appropriate congressional 
committees, shall be provided as early as practicable, but in no event 
later than three days after taking the action to which such 
notification requirement was applicable, in the context of the 
circumstances necessitating such waiver: Provided further, That any 
notification provided pursuant to such a waiver shall contain an 
explanation of the emergency circumstances.
    Drawdowns made pursuant to section 506(a)(2) of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961 shall be subject to the regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

limitation on availability of funds for international organizations and 
                                programs

    Sec. 516. Subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations, funds appropriated under this Act or any 
previously enacted Act making appropriations for foreign operations, 
export financing, and related programs, which are returned or not made 
available for organizations and programs because of the implementation 
of section 307(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, shall remain 
available for obligation until September 30, 2001.

                  stingers in the persian gulf region

    Sec. 517. Except as provided in section 581 of the Foreign 
Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 
1990, the United States may not sell or otherwise make available any 
Stingers to any country bordering the Persian Gulf under the Arms 
Export Control Act or chapter 2 of Part II of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961.

   prohibition on funding for abortions and involuntary sterilization

    Sec. 518. None of the funds made available to carry out part I of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to pay for 
the performance of abortions as a method of family planning or to 
motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions. None of the funds 
made available to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, as amended, may be used to pay for the performance of involuntary 
sterilization as a method of family planning or to coerce or provide 
any financial incentive to any person to undergo sterilizations. None 
of the funds made available to carry out part I of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to pay for any 
biomedical research which relates in whole or in part, to methods of, 
or the performance of, abortions or involuntary sterilization as a 
means of family planning. None of the funds made available to carry out 
part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be 
obligated or expended for any country or organization if the President 
certifies that the use of these funds by any such country or 
organization would violate any of the above provisions related to 
abortions and involuntary sterilizations: Provided, That none of the 
funds made available under this Act may be used to lobby for or against 
abortion.

                      funding for family planning

    Sec. 519. In determining eligibility for assistance from funds 
appropriated to carry out section 104 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, non-governmental and multilateral organizations shall not be 
subjected to requirements more restrictive than the requirements 
applicable to foreign governments for such assistance.

                           el salvador report

    Sec. 520. Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Attorney General shall provide a report to the Committees 
on Appropriations describing in detail the circumstances under which 
individuals involved in the December 2, 1980 murders or cover-up of the 
murders of four American churchwomen in El Salvador obtained residence 
in the United States.

                   special notification requirements

    Sec. 521. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be 
obligated or expended for Colombia, India, Haiti, Liberia, Pakistan, 
Serbia, Sudan, or the Democratic Republic of Congo except as provided 
through the regular notification procedures of the Committee on 
Appropriations.

              definition of program, project, and activity

    Sec. 522. For the purpose of this Act, ``program, project, and 
activity'' shall be defined at the Appropriations Act account level and 
shall include all Appropriations and Authorizations Acts earmarks, 
ceilings, and limitations with the exception that for the following 
accounts: Economic Support Fund and Foreign Military Financing Program, 
``program, project, and activity'' shall also be considered to include 
country, regional, and central program level funding within each such 
account; for the development assistance accounts of the Agency for 
International Development ``program, project, and activity'' shall also 
be considered to include central program level funding, either as (1) 
justified to the Congress, or (2) allocated by the executive branch in 
accordance with a report, to be provided to the Committees on 
Appropriations within thirty days of enactment of this Act, as required 
by section 653(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

               child survival, aids, and other activities

    Sec. 523. Up to $10,000,000 of the funds made available by this Act 
for assistance for family planning, health, child survival, 
environment, basic education and AIDS, may be used to reimburse United 
States Government agencies, agencies of State governments, institutions 
of higher learning, and private and voluntary organizations for the 
full cost of individuals (including for the personal services of such 
individuals) detailed or assigned to, or contracted by, as the case may 
be, the Agency for International Development for the purpose of 
carrying out family planning activities, child survival, environment, 
and basic education and health activities, including activities 
relating to research on, and the prevention, treatment and control of 
acquired immune deficiency syndrome or other diseases in developing 
countries: Provided, That funds appropriated by this Act that are made 
available for child survival activities or disease programs including 
activities relating to research on, and the treatment and control of, 
acquired immune deficiency syndrome may be made available 
notwithstanding any provision of law that restricts assistance to 
foreign countries: Provided further, That funds appropriated by this 
Act that are made available for family planning activities may be made 
available notwithstanding section 512 of this Act and section 620(q) of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

       prohibition against indirect funding to certain countries

    Sec. 524. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available pursuant to this Act shall be obligated to finance indirectly 
any assistance or reparations to Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, North 
Korea, or the People's Republic of China, unless the President of the 
United States certifies that the withholding of these funds is contrary 
to the national interest of the United States.

               designation of serbia as a terrorist state

    Sec. 525. (a) Human Rights Violations.--
            (1) Congressional determination.--Congress determines that 
        the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is engaged 
        in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally 
        recognized human rights.
            (2) Full enforcement of sanctions.--All provisions of law 
        that impose sanctions against a country whose government is 
        engaged in a consistent pattern of gross violations of 
        internationally recognized human rights shall be fully enforced 
        against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (other than 
        Montenegro and Kosova).
    (b) Support for Terrorism.--
            (1) In general.--
                    (A) Congressional determination.--Congress 
                determines that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 
                (other than Montenegro and Kosova) is a country which 
                has repeatedly engaged in acts of terrorism, a country 
                which grants sanctuary from prosecution to individuals 
                or groups which have committed an act of terrorism, and 
                a country which otherwise supports terrorism.
                    (B) Full enforcement of sanctions.--The provisions 
                of law specified in paragraph (2) and all other 
                provisions of law that impose sanctions against a 
                country which has repeatedly provided support for acts 
                of terrorists, which grants sanctuary from prosecution 
                to an individual or group which grants sanctuary from 
                prosecution to an individual or group which has 
                committed an act of terrorism, or which otherwise 
                supports terrorism shall be fully enforced against the 
                Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (other than Montenegro 
                and Kosova).
            (2) Sanction laws specified.--The provisions of law 
        referred to in paragraph (1) are--
                    (A) section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
                U.S.C. 2780);
                    (B) section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
                1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371);
                    (C) section 528 of this Act (and the corresponding 
                sections of predecessor foreign operations 
                appropriations Acts);
                    (D) section 555 of the International Security and 
                Development Cooperation Act of 1985; and
                    (E) section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act 
                of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2405(j)).
    (c) Multilateral Cooperation.--Congress calls on the President to 
seek multilateral cooperation--
            (1) to deny dangerous technologies to the Federal Republic 
        of Yugoslavia (other than Montenegro and Kosova);
            (2) to induce the Government of the Federal Republic of 
        Yugoslavia to respect internationally recognized human rights 
        (other than Montenegro and Kosova); and
            (3) to induce the Government of the Federal Republic of 
        Yugoslavia to allow appropriate international humanitarian and 
        human rights organizations to have access to the Federal 
        Republic of Yugoslavia (other than Montenegro and Kosova).
    (d) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Defined.--The term ``Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia'' does not include Montenegro and Kosova.
    (e) This section would become null and void should the Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia (other than Montenegro and Kosova) complete a 
democratic reform process that brings about a newly elected government 
that respects the rights of ethnic minorities, is committed to the rule 
of law and respects the sovereignty of its neighbor states.

                notification on excess defense equipment

    Sec. 526. Prior to providing excess Department of Defense articles 
in accordance with section 516(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, the Department of Defense shall notify the Committees on 
Appropriations to the same extent and under the same conditions as are 
other committees pursuant to subsection (c) of that section: Provided, 
That before issuing a letter of offer to sell excess defense articles 
under the Arms Export Control Act, the Department of Defense shall 
notify the Committees on Appropriations in accordance with the regular 
notification procedures of such Committees: Provided further, That such 
Committees shall also be informed of the original acquisition cost of 
such defense articles.

                       authorization requirement

    Sec. 527. Funds appropriated by this Act may be obligated and 
expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public Law 91-672 and section 15 
of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956.

       prohibition on bilateral assistance to terrorist countries

    Sec. 528. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds 
appropriated for bilateral assistance under any heading of this Act and 
funds appropriated under any such heading in a provision of law enacted 
prior to enactment of this Act, shall not be made available to any 
country which the President determines--
            (1) grants sanctuary from prosecution to any individual or 
        group which has committed an act of international terrorism, or
            (2) otherwise supports international terrorism.
      (b) The President may waive the application of subsection (a) to 
a country if the President determines that national security or 
humanitarian reasons justify such waiver. The President shall publish 
each waiver in the Federal Register and, at least fifteen days before 
the waiver takes effect, shall notify the Committees on Appropriations 
of the waiver (including the justification for the waiver) in 
accordance with the regular notification procedures of the Committees 
on Appropriations.

                 commercial leasing of defense articles

    Sec. 529. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and subject 
to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations, the authority of section 23(a) of the Arms Export 
Control Act may be used to provide financing to Israel, Egypt and NATO 

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