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105 STAT. 110 PUBLIC LAW 102-25—APR. 6, 1991 Reports. SEC. 605. EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FILING FOR PERSONS SERVING IN 5 USC app. 101. COMBAT ZONE (a) IN GENERAL.— Section 101(g) of the Ethics in Government Act 2 USC 701. of 1978 is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after "(g)"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(2)(A) In the case of an individual who is serving in the Armed Forces, or serving in support of the Armed Forces, in an area while that area is designated by the President by Executive order as a combat zone for purposes of section 112 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the date for the filing of any report shall be extended so that the date is 180 days after the later of— "(i) the last day of the individual's service in such area during such designated period; or "(ii) the last day of the individual's hospitalization as a result of injury received or disease contracted while serving in such area. "(B) The Office of Government Ethics, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, may prescribe procedures under this paragraph.". 5 USC app. 101 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) "°*®- shall apply with respect to reports required to be filed after January 17, 1991. SEC. 606. SENSE OF CONGRESS CONCERNING BUSINESSES SEEKING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REBUILDING OF KUWAIT (a) FINDINGS. —The Congress finds as follows: (1) The Armed Forces of the United States, together with allied forces, have successfully liberated Kuwait and have restored the independence of that nation. (2) During the occupation of Kuwait by Iraq, much damage was done to the infrastructure, environment, and industrial capacity of Kuwait, and rebuilding of Kuwait is desperately needed. (3) The principal test of a nation's commitment to the liberation of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf conflict was its willingness to provide military forces for the liberation of Kuwait. (4) United States firms, including small and minority-owned businesses, have expressed a significant interest in participating in the rebuilding of Kuwait. (5) Small and minority-owned businesses face inherent dif- ' ficulties in competing in foreign markets and in obtaining a share of contracts from foreign governments, particularly those contracts that are performed in distant parts of the world. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS CONCERNING SOURCE SELECTION FOR KUWAIT CONTRACTS. —It is the sense of Congress that the Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal agencies should award contracts for the rebuilding of Kuwait, and, in recommending business firms to the Government of Kuwait for the award by it of such contracts, should encoureige the Government of Kuwait to award such contracts, in accordance with the following priority: (1) First, to United States firms, including small and minority- owned businesses, that are committed to employing United States workers under the contract. (2) Second, to other United States firms.