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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

90 STAT. 832

PUBLIC LAW 94-350—JULY 12, 1976 "(3) VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.". u

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TITLE III—BOAED FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

22 USC 2877.

SEC. 301. Section 8 of the Board of International Broadcasting Act of 1973 is amended to read as follows: bi>

22 USC 2872.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

"SEC. 8. (a) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act for fiscal year 1977— "(1) $58,385,000, of which $5,000,000 shall be available only to the extent that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines (and so certifies to the Congress) is necessary,

because of downward fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates in order to maintain the budgeted level of operation for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty; and " (2) such additional amounts as may be necessary for increases in salary, pay, retirement, and other employee benefits authorized by law, and for other nondiscretionary costs. Amounts appropriated under this section are authorized to remain available until expended. "(b) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall place in reserve and inform the Congress of any amount appropriated under this section which, because of upward fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, is in excess of the amount necessary to maintain the budgeted level of operation for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.". SEC. 302. (a) Section 3(b) of the Board for International Broadcasting Act of 1973 is amended— (1) in paragraph (1) — (A) in the first sentence, by striking out "seven members, two of whom shall be ex officio members" and inserting in lieu thereof "six members, one of whom shall be an ex officio member", and (B) in the fourth sentence, by striking out "the chief operating executive of Radio Liberty shall be ex officio members" i and inserting in lieu thereof "Radio Liberty shall be an ex officio member"; (2) by amending paragraph (4) to read as follows: "(4)

TERM OF OFFICE OF THE E X OFFICIO MEMBER.—The ex officio

member of the Board shall serve on the Board during his term of service as chief operating executive of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty."; and (3) in the third sentence of paragraph (5), by striking out "Ex officio members" and inserting in lieu thereof "The ex officio member". (b) Section 3 of such Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: Supplies, services "(c) The Board may, to the extent it deems necessary to carry out and personal its functions under this Act, procure supplies, services, and other property, personal property, including specialized electronic equipment.". procurement.