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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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                  In the Senate of the United States,

                                                        August 4, 1999.
      Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 
2606) entitled ``An Act making appropriations for foreign operations, 
export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.'', do pass with the 
following

                               AMENDMENT:

            Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, namely:

               TITLE I--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE

                export-import bank of the united states

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States is authorized to make 
such expenditures within the limits of funds and borrowing authority 
available to such corporation, and in accordance with law, and to make 
such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year 
limitations, as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation 
Control Act, as may be necessary in carrying out the program for the 
current fiscal year for such corporation: Provided, That none of the 
funds available during the current fiscal year may be used to make 
expenditures, contracts, or commitments for the export of nuclear 
equipment, fuel, or technology to any country other than a nuclear-
weapon State as defined in Article IX of the Treaty on the Non-
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons eligible to receive economic or 
military assistance under this Act that has detonated a nuclear 
explosive after the date of enactment of this Act.

                         subsidy appropriation

    For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, insurance, and tied-
aid grants as authorized by section 10 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 
1945, as amended, $785,000,000 to remain available until September 30, 
2003: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such 
loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974: Provided further, That such sums shall remain available 
until 2018 for the disbursement of direct loans, loan guarantees, 
insurance and tied-aid grants obligated in fiscal years 2000, 2001, 
2002 and 2003: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated by 
this Act or any prior Act appropriating funds for foreign operations, 
export financing, or related programs for tied-aid credits or grants 
may be used for any other purpose except through the regular 
notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
further, That funds appropriated by this paragraph are made available 
notwithstanding section 2(b)(2) of the Export Import Bank Act of 1945, 
in connection with the purchase or lease of any product by any East 
European country, any Baltic State or any agency or national thereof.

                        administrative expenses

    For administrative expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed 
loan and insurance programs (to be computed on an accrual basis), 
including hire of passenger motor vehicles and services as authorized 
by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed $25,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses for members of the Board of Directors, 
$55,000,000: Provided, That necessary expenses (including special 
services performed on a contract or fee basis, but not including other 
personal services) in connection with the collection of moneys owed the 
Export-Import Bank, repossession or sale of pledged collateral or other 
assets acquired by the Export-Import Bank in satisfaction of moneys 
owed the Export-Import Bank, or the investigation or appraisal of any 
property, or the evaluation of the legal or technical aspects of any 
transaction for which an application for a loan, guarantee or insurance 
commitment has been made, shall be considered nonadministrative 
expenses for the purposes of this heading: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding subsection (b) of section 117 of the Export Enhancement 
Act of 1992, subsection (a) thereof shall remain in effect until 
October 1, 2000.

                overseas private investment corporation

                           noncredit account

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is authorized to make, 
without regard to fiscal year limitations, as provided by 31 U.S.C. 
9104, such expenditures and commitments within the limits of funds 
available to it and in accordance with law as may be necessary: 
Provided, That the amount available for administrative expenses to 
carry out the credit and insurance programs (including an amount for 
official reception and representation expenses which shall not exceed 
$35,000) shall not exceed $31,500,000: Provided further, That project-
specific transaction costs, including direct and indirect costs 
incurred in claims settlements, and other direct costs associated with 
services provided to specific investors or potential investors pursuant 
to section 234 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, shall not be 
considered administrative expenses for the purposes of this heading.

                            program account

    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, $24,000,000, as 
authorized by section 234 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to be 
derived by transfer from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation 
noncredit account: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of 
modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That such sums 
shall be available for direct loan obligations and loan guaranty 
commitments incurred or made during fiscal years 2000 and 2001: 
Provided further, That such sums shall remain available through fiscal 
year 2008 for the disbursement of direct and guaranteed loans obligated 
in fiscal year 2000, and through fiscal year 2009 for the disbursement 
of direct and guaranteed loans obligated in fiscal year 2001: Provided 
further, That in addition, such sums as may be necessary for 
administrative expenses to carry out the credit program may be derived 
from amounts available for administrative expenses to carry out the 
credit and insurance programs in the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation Noncredit Account and merged with said account.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                      trade and development agency

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 661 
of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $43,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2001: Provided, That the Trade and Development 
Agency may receive reimbursements from corporations and other entities 
for the costs of grants for feasibility studies and other project 
planning services, to be deposited as an offsetting collection to this 
account and to be available for obligation until September 30, 2001, 
for necessary expenses under this paragraph: Provided further, That 
such reimbursements shall not cover, or be allocated against, direct or 
indirect administrative costs of the agency.

                TITLE II--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

    For expenses necessary to enable the President to carry out the 
provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and for other 
purposes, to remain available until September 30, 1999, unless 
otherwise specified herein, as follows:

                  agency for international development

                         development assistance

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of sections 103 
through 106, section 301, and chapter 10 of part I of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, title V of the International Security and 
Development Cooperation Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-533) and the 
provisions of section 401 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1969, 
$1,928,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2001: Provided, 
That of the amount appropriated under this heading, funds may be made 
available for the Inter-American Foundation (IAF): Provided further, 
That funds made available for the IAF shall be subject to the regular 
notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated under this heading, up to 
$12,500,000 may be made available for the African Development 
Foundation and shall be apportioned directly to that agency: Provided 
further, That funds made available to grantees may be invested pending 
expenditure for project purposes when authorized by the President of 
the Foundation: Provided further, That interest earned shall be used 
only for the purposes for which the grant was made: Provided further, 
That this authority applies to interest earned both prior to and 
following enactment of this provision: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding section 505(a)(2) of the African Development Foundation 
Act, in exceptional circumstances the board of directors of the 
Foundation may waive the $250,000 limitation contained in that section 
with respect to a project: Provided further, That the Foundation shall 
provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations before each time 
such waiver authority is exercised: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated under this heading, not less than $225,000,000 shall be 
made available for programs for the prevention, treatment, and control 
of, and research on, infectious diseases in developing countries, of 
which amount not less than $150,000,000 shall be made available for 
such programs for HIV/AIDS including not less than $5,000,000 which 
shall be made available to support a United States Government strategy 
to develop microbicides as a means for combating HIV/AIDS and including 
up to $5,500,000 which may be made available to establish an 
International Health Center at Morehouse School of Medicine: Provided 
further, That of the funds made available under this heading, not less 
than $50,000,000 should be made available for activities addressing the 
health and nutrition needs of pregnant women and mothers: Provided 
further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less 
than $105,000,000 shall be made available for the United Nations 
Children's Fund: Provided further, That not less than $425,000,000 of 
the funds appropriated under this heading shall be made available to 
carry out the provisions of section 104(b) of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961: Provided further, That none of the funds made available in 
this Act nor any unobligated balances from prior appropriations may be 
made available to any organization or program which, as determined by 
the President of the United States, supports or participates in the 
management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary 
sterilization: Provided further, That none of the funds made available 
under this heading may be used to pay for the performance of abortion 
as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to 
practice abortions; and that in order to reduce reliance on abortion in 
developing nations, funds shall be available only to voluntary family 
planning projects which offer, either directly or through referral to, 
or information about access to, a broad range of family planning 
methods and services: Provided further, That in awarding grants for 
natural family planning under section 104 of the Foreign Assistance Act 
of 1961 no applicant shall be discriminated against because of such 
applicant's religious or conscientious commitment to offer only natural 
family planning; and, additionally, all such applicants shall comply 
with the requirements of the previous proviso: Provided further, That 
for purposes of this or any other Act authorizing or appropriating 
funds for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs, 
the term ``motivate'', as it relates to family planning assistance, 
shall not be construed to prohibit the provision, consistent with local 
law, of information or counseling about all pregnancy options: Provided 
further, That nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to alter any 
existing statutory prohibitions against abortion under section 104 of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding section 109 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, of 
the funds appropriated under this heading in this Act, and of the 
unobligated balances of funds previously appropriated under this 
heading, $2,500,000 shall be transferred to ``International 
Organizations and Programs'' for a contribution to the International 
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Provided further, That of the 
aggregate amount of the funds appropriated by this Act to carry out 
part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Support for 
Eastern European Democracy Act of 1989, $305,000,000 should be made 
available for agriculture and rural development programs including 
international agriculture research programs: Provided further, That the 
proportion of funds appropriated under this heading that are made 
available for biodiversity activities should be at least the same as 
the proportion of funds that were made available for such activities 
from funds appropriated by the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, 
and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1995 (P.L. 103-306) to carry 
out sections 103 through 106 and chapter 10 of part I of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated under this heading that are made available for assistance 
programs for displaced and orphaned children and victims of war, not to 
exceed $25,000, in addition to funds otherwise available for such 
purposes, may be used to monitor and provide oversight of such 
programs: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this 
heading not less than $250,000 shall be available for the International 
Law Institute: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under 
this heading, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for the 
American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program: Provided further, That 
of the funds appropriated under this heading not less than $500,000 
shall be made available for support of the United States 
Telecommunications Training Institute: Provided further, That, of the 
funds appropriated under this heading and ``New Independent States of 
the former Soviet Union'', not less than $7,000,000 shall be made 
available for Carelift International to collect and provide medical 
supplies, equipment and training: Provided further, That, of the funds 
appropriated by this Act for the Microenterprise Initiative (including 
any local currencies made available for the purposes of the 
Initiative), not less than one-half shall be made available for 
programs providing loans of less than $300 to very poor people, 
particularly women, or for institutional support of organizations 
primarily engaged in making such loans.

                                 cyprus

    Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``Development 
Assistance'' and ``Economic Support Fund'', not less than $15,000,000 
shall be made available for Cyprus to be used only for scholarships, 
administrative support of the scholarship program, bicommunal projects, 
and measures aimed at reunification of the island and designed to 
reduce tensions and promote peace and cooperation between the two 
communities on Cyprus.

                                 lebanon

    Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``Development 
Assistance'' and ``Economic Support Fund'', not less than $15,000,000 
shall be made available for Lebanon to be used, among other programs, 
for scholarships and direct support of the American educational 
institutions in Lebanon.

                                 burma

    Of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Economic Support 
Fund'' and ``Development Assistance'', not less than $6,500,000 shall 
be made available to support democracy activities in Burma, democracy 
and humanitarian activities along the Burma-Thailand border, and for 
Burmese student groups and other organizations located outside Burma: 
Provided, That of the funds made available under this heading, not less 
than $800,000 shall be made available for newspapers, media, 
publications and related training to promote democracy in and related 
to Burma: Provided further, That the funds made available under this 
heading shall be provided subject to consultation and guidelines 
provided by the leadership of the Burmese government elected in 1990: 
Provided further, That funds made available for Burma-related 
activities under this heading may be made available notwithstanding any 
other provision of law: Provided further, That the provision of such 

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