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H.R. 4811 (eh) Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...


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                  In the Senate of the United States,

                                                         July 18, 2000.
    Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 
4811) entitled ``An Act making appropriations for foreign operations, 
export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001, 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, 2001, 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, $768,000,000 to remain available until September 30, 
2004: 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, 2019 for the disbursement of direct loans, loan 
guarantees, insurance and tied-aid grants obligated in fiscal years 
2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004: 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, 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, $58,000,000: 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, 2001.

                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 $38,000,000: 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 2001 and 2002: 
Provided further, That such sums shall remain available through fiscal 
year 2010 for the disbursement of direct and guaranteed loans obligated 
in fiscal years 2001 and 2002: 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, $46,000,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2002: 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, 2002, 
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, 2002, 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, and chapter 10 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, and title V of the International Security and Development 
Cooperation Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-533), $1,368,250,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2002: Provided, 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 of the 
funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $425,000,000 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, 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 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 East 
European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989, not less than $310,000,000 shall 
be made available for agriculture and rural development programs of 
which $30,000,000 shall be made available for plant biotechnology 
research and development: Provided further, That of amounts made 
available in the preceding proviso for plant biotechnology activities, 
$1,000,000 shall be made available for the University of Missouri 
International Laboratory for Tropical Agriculture Biotechnology, not 
less than $1,000,000 shall be made available for research and training 
foreign scientists at the University of California, Davis, and not less 
than $1,000,000 shall be made available to support a Center to Promote 
Biotechnology in International Agriculture at Tuskegee University: 
Provided further, That not less than $4,000,000 shall be made available 
for the International Fertilizer Development Center: 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 
shall be made available for support of the United States 
Telecommunications Training Institute: Provided further, That of the 
funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $17,000,000 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 $2,000,000 shall be available to support an 
international media training center: Provided further, That of the 
funds appropriated under this heading, and the heading ``Assistance for 
the Independent States'', up to $7,000,000 should be made available for 
Carelift International: 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: Provided further, That of the 
funds appropriated under this heading, up to $1,500,000 may be used to 
develop and integrate, where appropriate, educational programs aimed at 
eliminating the practice of female genital mutilation: Provided 
further, That of the funds to be appropriated under this heading, 
$2,500,000 is available for the Foundation for Environmental Security 
and Sustainability to support environmental threat assessments with 
interdisciplinary experts and academicians utilizing various 
technologies to address issues such as infectious disease, and other 
environmental indicators and warnings as they pertain to the security 
of an area: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated or 
otherwise made available under this heading, $1,500,000 shall be 
available only for Habitat for Humanity International, to be used to 
purchase 14 acres of land on behalf of Tibetan refugees living in 
northern India and for the construction of a multiunit development for 

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