Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 3.djvu/712

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104 STAT. 2064 PUBLIC LAW 101-513—NOV. 5, 1990 President. President. Reports. ISRAEL—MILITARY DRAWDOWN SEC. 599B. (a) As a result of circumstances arising from the recent invasion by Iraq of Kuwait, Israel faces a heightened threat to its national security. In order to assist Israel in meeting this threat, the President may direct for the purposes of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the drawdown, for Israel, of defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, defense services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training, of an aggregate value of $700,000,000 within nine months from the date of enactment of this Act. (b) To the maximum extent feasible, drawdowns under subsection (a) shall be made from units withdrawn or to be withdrawn from Europe. (c) In the event the President determines that the timing of the drawdown under subsection (a) would have an adverse impact on the readiness of the Armed Forces of the United States, the President may have such additional time as he deems appropriate to comply with the requirements of subsection (a). The President shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of any determination under this subsection, including an estimate as to when the total amount of the drawdown under subsection (a) will be completed. (d) The President shall, within six months of the last drawdown under subsection (a), submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations which identifies the articles, services, and training drawn down under this section. (e) Section 506(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (regarding the reimbursement of accounts) shall be applicable to the drawdown authority contained in this section. (f) Section 632(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall not apply with respect to drawdowns under this section. BENEFITS FOR UNITED STATES HOSTAGES IN IRAQ AND KUWAIT AND UNITED STATES HOSTAGES CAPTURED IN LEBANON 5 USC 5561 note. SEC. 599C. (a) ELIGIBILITY.—United States hostages in Iraq and Kuwait, and United States hostages captured in Lebanon, shall, subject to the availability of funds under subsection (e), be entitled to the benefits described in this section. Except as otherwise provided in this section or other provision of law, no such individual or any family member shall receive any benefit under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. (b) PAYMENTS FOR DURATION OF HOSTAGE STATUS, LIFE INSURANCE, Regulations. AND HEALTH INSURANCE.—(1) Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Office of Personnel Management, after consultation with the Department of State, shall prescribe regulations, consistent with this section, for the application of the provisions of chapter 87 (relating to life insurance) and chapter 89 (relating to health insurance) of title 5, United States Code, to the United States hostages in Iraq or Kuwait, and United States hostages captured in Lebanon, and their family members for the period that such hostages remain in hostage status. (2) United States hostages in Iraq or Kuwait, and United States hostsiges captured in Lebanon, shall, subject to the availability of funds under subsection (e), be paid at the rate of pay for a position at GS-9 of the General Schedule for the period in which such hostages remained in a hostage status without the hostages (or their family