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


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        H.R.2606

                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

         Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
   the sixth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine


                                 An Act


 
  Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and 
related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for 
                             other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, 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 the 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, $759,000,000 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 September 30, 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: Provided further, That in section 3(c)(6) of the Export-Import 
Bank Act of 1945 (12 U.S.C. 635a(c)(6)) strike ``October 1, 1999'' and 
insert ``March 1, 2000'': Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated under this heading may be obligated for any direct loan, 
loan guarantee, or insurance agreement in excess of $10,000,000 unless 
the Committees on Appropriations and Committees on Banking are advised 
in writing 20 days prior to each such proposed obligation, which shall 
be treated by the committees as a reprogramming notification: Provided 
further, That the previous proviso shall be effective for such 
obligations until March 1, 2000.


                         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 $35,000,000: 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: Provided 
further, That funds made available under this heading or in prior 
appropriations Acts that are available for the cost of financing under 
section 234 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, shall be available 
for purposes of section 234(g) of such Act, to remain available until 
expended.

                  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, $44,000,000, 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, 2000, unless 
otherwise specified herein, as follows:


                   agency for international development

                 child survival and disease programs fund

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of chapters 1 
and 10 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, for child 
survival, basic education, assistance to combat tropical and other 
diseases, and related activities, in addition to funds otherwise 
available for such purposes, $715,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That this amount shall be made available for such 
activities as: (1) immunization programs; (2) oral rehydration 
programs; (3) health and nutrition programs, and related education 
programs, which address the needs of mothers and children; (4) water 
and sanitation programs; (5) assistance for displaced and orphaned 
children; (6) programs for the prevention, treatment, and control of, 
and research on, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, polio, malaria and other 
diseases; and (7) up to $98,000,000 for basic education programs for 
children: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under 
this heading may be made available for nonproject assistance for health 
and child survival programs, except that funds may be made available 
for such assistance for ongoing health programs.


                          development assistance

                      (including transfer of funds)

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of sections 103 
through 106, 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, $1,228,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2001: Provided, That of the amount appropriated 
under this heading, up to $5,000,000 may be made available for and 
apportioned directly to the Inter-American Foundation: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated under this heading, up to 
$14,400,000 may be made available for the African Development 
Foundation and shall be apportioned directly to that agency: 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, 
and that any such voluntary family planning project shall meet the 
following requirements: (1) service providers or referral agents in the 
project shall not implement or be subject to quotas, or other numerical 
targets, of total number of births, number of family planning 
acceptors, or acceptors of a particular method of family planning (this 
provision shall not be construed to include the use of quantitative 
estimates or indicators for budgeting and planning purposes); (2) the 
project shall not include payment of incentives, bribes, gratuities, or 
financial reward to: (A) an individual in exchange for becoming a 
family planning acceptor; or (B) program personnel for achieving a 
numerical target or quota of total number of births, number of family 
planning acceptors, or acceptors of a particular method of family 
planning; (3) the project shall not deny any right or benefit, 
including the right of access to participate in any program of general 
welfare or the right of access to health care, as a consequence of any 
individual's decision not to accept family planning services; (4) the 
project shall provide family planning acceptors comprehensible 
information on the health benefits and risks of the method chosen, 
including those conditions that might render the use of the method 
inadvisable and those adverse side effects known to be consequent to 
the use of the method; and (5) the project shall ensure that 
experimental contraceptive drugs and devices and medical procedures are 
provided only in the context of a scientific study in which 
participants are advised of potential risks and benefits; and, not less 
than 60 days after the date on which the Administrator of the United 
States Agency for International Development determines that there has 
been a violation of the requirements contained in paragraph (1), (2), 
(3), or (5) of this proviso, or a pattern or practice of violations of 
the requirements contained in paragraph (4) of this proviso, the 
Administrator shall submit to the Committee on International Relations 
and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on 
Appropriations of the Senate, a report containing a description of such 
violation and the corrective action taken by the Agency: 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 may be transferred to ``International Organizations 
and Programs'' for a contribution to the International Fund for 
Agricultural Development (IFAD): Provided further, That none of the 
funds appropriated under this heading may be made available for any 
activity which is in contravention to the Convention on International 
Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES): 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 $500,000 should be made 
available for support of the United States Telecommunications Training 
Institute: 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 should 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 

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