Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009/Division H/Title VII

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==TITLE VII — General Provisions==

Allowances and Differentials

Sec. 7001.[edit]

Funds appropriated under title I of this Act shall be available, except as otherwise provided, for allowances and differentials as authorized by subchapter 59 of title 5, United States Code; for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and for hire of passenger transportation pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1343(b).
unobligated balances report

Sec. 7002.[edit]

Any Department or Agency to which funds are appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations a quarterly accounting of cumulative balances by program, project, and activity of the funds received by such Department or Agency in this fiscal year or any previous fiscal year that remain unobligated and unexpended.
consulting services

Sec. 7003.[edit]

The expenditure of any appropriation under title I of this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
embassy construction

Sec. 7004.[edit]

(a) Of funds provided under title I of this Act, except as provided in subsection (b), a project to construct a diplomatic facility of the United States may not include office space or other accommodations for an employee of a Federal agency or department if the Secretary of State determines that such department or agency has not provided to the Department of State the full amount of funding required by subsection (e) of section 604 of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (as enacted into law by section 1000(a)(7) of Public Law 106-113 and contained in appendix G of that Act; 113 Stat. 1501A-453), as amended by section 629 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.
(b) Notwithstanding the prohibition in subsection (a), a project to construct a diplomatic facility of the United States may include office space or other accommodations for members of the United States Marine Corps.
Personnel Actions

Sec. 7005.[edit]

Any costs incurred by a department or agency funded under title I of this Act resulting from personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions included in this Act shall be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available under title I to such department or agency:
Provided, That the authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities included elsewhere in this Act:
Provided further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 7015 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
CONSULAR AFFAIRS REFORM

Sec. 7006.[edit]

Not later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act the Secretary of State shall certify and report to the Committees on Appropriations that the Department of State is implementing recommendations contained in the Office of Inspector General audit ``Review of Controls and Notification for Access to Passport Records in the Department of State's Passport Information Electronic Records System (PIERS)´´ (AUD/IP-08-29), July 2008.
prohibition against direct funding for certain countries

Sec. 7007.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to titles III through VI of this Act shall be obligated or expended to finance directly any assistance or reparations for the governments of Cuba, North Korea, Iran, or Syria:
Provided, That for purposes of this section, the prohibition on obligations or expenditures shall include direct loans, credits, insurance and guarantees of the Export-Import Bank or its agents.
military coups

Sec. 7008.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to titles III through VI of this Act shall be obligated or expended to finance directly any assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree:
Provided, That assistance may be resumed to such government if the President determines and certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that subsequent to the termination of assistance a democratically elected government has taken office:
Provided further, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to assistance to promote democratic elections or public participation in democratic processes:
Provided further, That funds made available pursuant to the previous provisos shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
transfer authority

Sec. 7009.[edit]

(a) Department of State and Broadcasting Board of Governors.—
Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of State under title I of this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers:
Provided, That not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Broadcasting Board of Governors under title I of this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers:
Provided further, That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 7015(a) and (b) of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
(b) Export Financing Transfer Authorities.—
Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation other than for administrative expenses made available for fiscal year 2009, for programs under title VI of this Act may be transferred between such appropriations for use for any of the purposes, programs, and activities for which the funds in such receiving account may be used, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 25 percent by any such transfer:
Provided, That the exercise of such authority shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(c)
(1) Limitation on Transfers Between Agencies.—
None of the funds made available under titles II through V of this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), in addition to transfers made by, or authorized elsewhere in, this Act, funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the purposes of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 may be allocated or transferred to agencies of the United States Government pursuant to the provisions of sections 109, 610, and 632 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
(d) Transfers Between Accounts.—
None of the funds made available under titles II through V of this Act may be obligated under an appropriation account to which they were not appropriated, except for transfers specifically provided for in this Act, unless the President provides notification in accordance with the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(e) Audit of Inter-Agency Transfers.—
Any agreement for the transfer or allocation of funds appropriated by this Act, or prior Acts, entered into between the United States Agency for International Development and another agency of the United States Government under the authority of section 632(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or any comparable provision of law, shall expressly provide that the Office of the Inspector General for the agency receiving the transfer or allocation of such funds shall perform periodic program and financial audits of the use of such funds:
Provided, That funds transferred under such authority may be made available for the cost of such audits.
reporting requirement

Sec. 7010.[edit]

The Secretary of State shall provide the Committees on Appropriations, not later than April 1, 2009, and for each fiscal quarter, a report in writing on the uses of funds made available under the headings ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, ``International Military Education and Training´´, and ``Peacekeeping Operations´´:
Provided, That such report shall include a description of the obligation and expenditure of funds, and the specific country in receipt of, and the use or purpose of the assistance provided by such funds.
availability of funds

Sec. 7011.[edit]

No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation after the expiration of the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided in this Act:
Provided, That funds appropriated for the purposes of chapters 1, 8, 11, and 12 of part I, section 661, section 667, chapters 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act, and funds provided under the headings ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´ and ``Development Credit Authority´´, shall remain available for an additional 4 years from the date on which the availability of such funds would otherwise have expired, if such funds are initially obligated before the expiration of their respective periods of availability contained in this Act:
Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any funds made available for the purposes of chapter 1 of part I and chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 which are allocated or obligated for cash disbursements in order to address balance of payments or economic policy reform objectives, shall remain available until expended.
limitation on assistance to countries in default

Sec. 7012.[edit]

No part of any appropriation provided under titles III through VI in this Act shall be used to furnish assistance to the government of any country which is in default during a period in excess of one calendar year in payment to the United States of principal or interest on any loan made to the government of such country by the United States pursuant to a program for which funds are appropriated under this Act unless the President determines, following consultations with the Committees on Appropriations, that assistance to such country is in the national interest of the United States.
prohibition on taxation of united states assistance

Sec. 7013.[edit]

(a) Prohibition on Taxation.—
None of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act may be made available to provide assistance for a foreign country under a new bilateral agreement governing the terms and conditions under which such assistance is to be provided unless such agreement includes a provision stating that assistance provided by the United States shall be exempt from taxation, or reimbursed, by the foreign government, and the Secretary of State shall expeditiously seek to negotiate amendments to existing bilateral agreements, as necessary, to conform with this requirement.
(b) Reimbursement of Foreign Taxes.—
An amount equivalent to 200 percent of the total taxes assessed during fiscal year 2009 on funds appropriated by this Act by a foreign government or entity against commodities financed under United States assistance programs for which funds are appropriated by this Act, either directly or through grantees, contractors and subcontractors shall be withheld from obligation from funds appropriated for assistance for fiscal year 2010 and allocated for the central government of such country and for the West Bank and Gaza program to the extent that the Secretary of State certifies and reports in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that such taxes have not been reimbursed to the Government of the United States.
(c) De Minimis Exception.—
Foreign taxes of a de minimis nature shall not be subject to the provisions of subsection (b).
(d) Reprogramming of Funds.—
Funds withheld from obligation for each country or entity pursuant to subsection (b) shall be reprogrammed for assistance to countries which do not assess taxes on United States assistance or which have an effective arrangement that is providing substantial reimbursement of such taxes.
(e) Determinations.—
(1) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any country or entity the Secretary of State determines—
(A) does not assess taxes on United States assistance or which has an effective arrangement that is providing substantial reimbursement of such taxes; or
(B) the foreign policy interests of the United States outweigh the purpose of this section to ensure that United States assistance is not subject to taxation.
(2) The Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations at least 15 days prior to exercising the authority of this subsection with regard to any country or entity.
(f) Implementation.—
The Secretary of State shall issue rules, regulations, or policy guidance, as appropriate, to implement the prohibition against the taxation of assistance contained in this section.
(g) Definitions.—
As used in this section—
(1) the terms ``taxes´´ and ``taxation´´ refer to value added taxes and customs duties imposed on commodities financed with United States assistance for programs for which funds are appropriated by this Act; and
(2) the term ``bilateral agreement´´ refers to a framework bilateral agreement between the Government of the United States and the government of the country receiving assistance that describes the privileges and immunities applicable to United States foreign assistance for such country generally, or an individual agreement between the Government of the United States and such government that describes, among other things, the treatment for tax purposes that will be accorded the United States assistance provided under that agreement.
reservations of funds

Sec. 7014.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated under titles II through VI of this Act which are specifically designated may be reprogrammed for other programs within the same account notwithstanding the designation if compliance with the designation is made impossible by operation of any provision of this or any other Act:
Provided, That any such reprogramming shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations:
Provided further, That assistance that is reprogrammed pursuant to this subsection shall be made available under the same terms and conditions as originally provided.
(b) In addition to the authority contained in subsection (a), the original period of availability of funds appropriated by this Act and administered by the United States Agency for International Development that are specifically designated for particular programs or activities by this or any other Act shall be extended for an additional fiscal year if the Administrator of such agency determines and reports promptly to the Committees on Appropriations that the termination of assistance to a country or a significant change in circumstances makes it unlikely that such designated funds can be obligated during the original period of availability:
Provided, That such designated funds that continue to be available for an additional fiscal year shall be obligated only for the purpose of such designation.
(c) Ceilings and specifically designated funding levels contained in this Act shall not be applicable to funds or authorities appropriated or otherwise made available by any subsequent Act unless such Act specifically so directs:
Provided, That specifically designated funding levels or minimum funding requirements contained in any other Act shall not be applicable to funds appropriated by this Act.
reprogramming notification requirements

Sec. 7015.[edit]

(a) None of the funds made available in title I of this Act, or in prior appropriations Acts to the agencies and departments funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2009, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees or of currency reflows or other offsetting collections, or made available by transfer, to the agencies and departments funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that:
(1) creates new programs;
(2) eliminates a program, project, or activity;
(3) increases funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which funds have been denied or restricted;
(4) relocates an office or employees;
(5) closes or opens a mission or post;
(6) reorganizes or renames offices;
(7) reorganizes programs or activities; or
(8) contracts out or privatizes any functions or activities presently performed by Federal employees; unless the Committees on Appropriations are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
(b) For the purposes of providing the executive branch with the necessary administrative flexibility, none of the funds provided under title I of this Act, or provided under previous appropriations Acts to the agency or department funded under title I of this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2009, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the agency or department funded by title I of this Act, shall be available for obligation or expenditure for activities, programs, or projects through a reprogramming of funds in excess of $750,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, that:
(1) augments existing programs, projects, or activities;
(2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or
(3) results from any general savings, including savings from a reduction in personnel, which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects as approved by Congress; unless the Committees on Appropriations are notified 15 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds.
(c) For the purposes of providing the executive branch with the necessary administrative flexibility, none of the funds made available under titles II through V in this Act under the headings ``Global Health and Child Survival´´, ``Development Assistance´´, ``International Organizations and Programs´´, ``Trade and Development Agency´´, ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´, ``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´, ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´, ``Economic Support Fund´´, ``Democracy Fund´´, ``Peacekeeping Operations´´, ``Capital Investment Fund´´, ``Operating Expenses´´, ``Office of Inspector General´´, ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs´´, ``Millennium Challenge Corporation´´, ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, ``International Military Education and Training´´, ``Peace Corps´´, and ``Migration and Refugee Assistance´´, shall be available for obligation for activities, programs, projects, type of materiel assistance, countries, or other operations not justified or in excess of the amount justified to the Committees on Appropriations for obligation under any of these specific headings unless the Committees on Appropriations are previously notified 15 days in advance:
Provided, That the President shall not enter into any commitment of funds appropriated for the purposes of section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act for the provision of major defense equipment, other than conventional ammunition, or other major defense items defined to be aircraft, ships, missiles, or combat vehicles, not previously justified to Congress or 20 percent in excess of the quantities justified to Congress unless the Committees on Appropriations are notified 15 days in advance of such commitment:
Provided further, That this subsection shall not apply to any reprogramming for an activity, program, or project for which funds are appropriated under titles II through IV of this Act of less than 10 percent of the amount previously justified to the Congress for obligation for such activity, program, or project for the current fiscal year.
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds transferred by the Department of Defense to the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development, and funds made available for programs authorized by section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163), shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, and the agency receiving the transfer or allocation shall perform periodic program financial audits of the use of such funds and such funds may be made available for the cost of such audits.
(e) The requirements of this section or any similar provision of this Act or any other Act, including any prior Act requiring notification in accordance with the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, may be waived if failure to do so would pose a substantial risk to human health or welfare:
Provided, That in case of any such waiver, notification to the Congress, or the appropriate congressional committees, shall be provided as early as practicable, but in no event later than 3 days after taking the action to which such notification requirement was applicable, in the context of the circumstances necessitating such waiver:
Provided further, That any notification provided pursuant to such a waiver shall contain an explanation of the emergency circumstances.
(f) None of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act shall be obligated or expended for assistance for Serbia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Iran, Haiti, Libya, Ethiopia, Nepal, Mexico, or Cambodia and countries listed in section 7045(f)(4) of this Act except as provided through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
notification on excess defense equipment

Sec. 7016.[edit]

Prior to providing excess Department of Defense articles in accordance with section 516(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the Department of Defense shall notify the Committees on Appropriations to the same extent and under the same conditions as other committees pursuant to subsection (f) of that section:
Provided, That before issuing a letter of offer to sell excess defense articles under the Arms Export Control Act, the Department of Defense shall notify the Committees on Appropriations in accordance with the regular notification procedures of such Committees if such defense articles are significant military equipment (as defined in section 47(9) of the Arms Export Control Act) or are valued (in terms of original acquisition cost) at $7,000,000 or more, or if notification is required elsewhere in this Act for the use of appropriated funds for specific countries that would receive such excess defense articles:
Provided further, That such Committees shall also be informed of the original acquisition cost of such defense articles.
limitation on availability of funds for international organizations and programs

Sec. 7017.[edit]

Subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act or any previously enacted Act making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, which are returned or not made available for organizations and programs because of the implementation of section 307(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2010.
prohibition on funding for abortions and involuntary sterilization

Sec. 7018.[edit]

None of the funds made available to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to pay for the performance of abortions as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions. None of the funds made available to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to pay for the performance of involuntary sterilization as a method of family planning or to coerce or provide any financial incentive to any person to undergo sterilizations. None of the funds made available to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to pay for any biomedical research which relates in whole or in part, to methods of, or the performance of, abortions or involuntary sterilization as a means of family planning. None of the funds made available to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be obligated or expended for any country or organization if the President certifies that the use of these funds by any such country or organization would violate any of the above provisions related to abortions and involuntary sterilizations.
allocations

Sec. 7019.[edit]

(a) Funds provided in this Act for the following accounts shall be made available for programs and countries in the amounts contained in the respective tables included in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act):
``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs´´.
``International Fisheries Commissions´´.
``International Broadcasting Operations´´.
``Global Health and Child Survival´´.
``Development Assistance´´.
``Economic Support Fund´´.
``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´.
``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´.
``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs´´.
``Foreign Military Financing Program´´.
``International Organizations and Programs´´.
(b) For the purposes of implementing this section and only with respect to the tables included in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act), the Secretary of State, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, as appropriate, may propose deviations to the amounts referenced in subsection (a), subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations and section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
(c) The requirements contained in subsection (a) shall apply to the table under the headings ``Bilateral Economic Assistance´´ and ``General Provisions´´ in such explanatory statement.
prohibition of payment of certain expenses

Sec. 7020.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act under the headings ``International Military Education and Training´´ or ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´ for Informational Program activities or under the headings ``Global Health and Child Survival´´, ``Development Assistance´´, and ``Economic Support Fund´´ may be obligated or expended to pay for—
(1) alcoholic beverages; or
(2) entertainment expenses for activities that are substantially of a recreational character, including but not limited to entrance fees at sporting events, theatrical and musical productions, and amusement parks.
prohibition on assistance to foreign governments that export lethal military equipment to countries supporting international terrorism

Sec. 7021.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by titles III through VI of this Act may be available to any foreign government which provides lethal military equipment to a country the government of which the Secretary of State has determined is a government that supports international terrorism for purposes of section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979. The prohibition under this section with respect to a foreign government shall terminate 12 months after that government ceases to provide such military equipment. This section applies with respect to lethal military equipment provided under a contract entered into after October 1, 1997.
(b) Assistance restricted by subsection (a) or any other similar provision of law, may be furnished if the President determines that furnishing such assistance is important to the national interests of the United States.
(c) Whenever the President makes a determination pursuant to subsection (b), the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report with respect to the furnishing of such assistance. Any such report shall include a detailed explanation of the assistance to be provided, including the estimated dollar amount of such assistance, and an explanation of how the assistance furthers United States national interests.
prohibition on bilateral assistance to terrorist countries

Sec. 7022.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated for bilateral assistance under any heading in titles III through VI of this Act and funds appropriated under any such heading in a provision of law enacted prior to the enactment of this Act, shall not be made available to any country which the President determines—
(1) grants sanctuary from prosecution to any individual or group which has committed an act of international terrorism; or
(2) otherwise supports international terrorism.
(b) The President may waive the application of subsection (a) to a country if the President determines that national security or humanitarian reasons justify such waiver. The President shall publish each waiver in the Federal Register and, at least 15 days before the waiver takes effect, shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the waiver (including the justification for the waiver) in accordance with the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
authorization requirements

Sec. 7023.[edit]

Funds appropriated by this Act, except funds appropriated under the heading ``Trade and Development Agency´´, may be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public Law 91-672, section 15 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, section 313 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236), and section 504(a)(1) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414(a)(1)).
definition of program, project, and activity

Sec. 7024.[edit]

For the purpose of titles II through VI of this Act ``program, project, and activity´´ shall be defined at the appropriations Act account level and shall include all appropriations and authorizations Acts funding directives, ceilings, and limitations with the exception that for the following accounts: ``Economic Support Fund´´ and ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, ``program, project, and activity´´ shall also be considered to include country, regional, and central program level funding within each such account; for the development assistance accounts of the United States Agency for International Development ``program, project, and activity´´ shall also be considered to include central, country, regional, and program level funding, either as: (1) justified to the Congress; or (2) allocated by the executive branch in accordance with a report, to be provided to the Committees on Appropriations within 30 days of the enactment of this Act, as required by section 653(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
authorities for the peace corps, inter-american foundation and african development foundation

Sec. 7025.[edit]

Unless expressly provided to the contrary, provisions of this or any other Act, including provisions contained in prior Acts authorizing or making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, shall not be construed to prohibit activities authorized by or conducted under the Peace Corps Act, the Inter-American Foundation Act or the African Development Foundation Act. The agency shall promptly report to the Committees on Appropriations whenever it is conducting activities or is proposing to conduct activities in a country for which assistance is prohibited.
commerce, trade and surplus commodities

Sec. 7026.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant to titles III through VI of this Act for direct assistance and none of the funds otherwise made available to the Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation shall be obligated or expended to finance any loan, any assistance or any other financial commitments for establishing or expanding production of any commodity for export by any country other than the United States, if the commodity is likely to be in surplus on world markets at the time the resulting productive capacity is expected to become operative and if the assistance will cause substantial injury to United States producers of the same, similar, or competing commodity:
Provided, That such prohibition shall not apply to the Export-Import Bank if in the judgment of its Board of Directors the benefits to industry and employment in the United States are likely to outweigh the injury to United States producers of the same, similar, or competing commodity, and the Chairman of the Board so notifies the Committees on Appropriations.
(b) None of the funds appropriated by this or any other Act to carry out chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall be available for any testing or breeding feasibility study, variety improvement or introduction, consultancy, publication, conference, or training in connection with the growth or production in a foreign country of an agricultural commodity for export which would compete with a similar commodity grown or produced in the United States:
Provided, That this subsection shall not prohibit—
(1) activities designed to increase food security in developing countries where such activities will not have a significant impact on the export of agricultural commodities of the United States; or
(2) research activities intended primarily to benefit American producers.
(c) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, the International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the North American Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Development Bank, and the African Development Fund to use the voice and vote of the United States to oppose any assistance by these institutions, using funds appropriated or made available pursuant to titles III through VI of this Act, for the production or extraction of any commodity or mineral for export, if it is in surplus on world markets and if the assistance will cause substantial injury to United States producers of the same, similar, or competing commodity.
separate accounts

Sec. 7027.[edit]

(a) Separate Accounts for Local Currencies.—
(1) If assistance is furnished to the government of a foreign country under chapters 1 and 10 of part I or chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 under agreements which result in the generation of local currencies of that country, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall—
(A) require that local currencies be deposited in a separate account established by that government;
(B) enter into an agreement with that government which sets forth—
(i) the amount of the local currencies to be generated; and
(ii) the terms and conditions under which the currencies so deposited may be utilized, consistent with this section; and
(C) establish by agreement with that government the responsibilities of the United States Agency for International Development and that government to monitor and account for deposits into and disbursements from the separate account.
(2) Uses of local currencies.—As may be agreed upon with the foreign government, local currencies deposited in a separate account pursuant to subsection (a), or an equivalent amount of local currencies, shall be used only—
(A) to carry out chapter 1 or 10 of part I or chapter 4 of part II (as the case may be), for such purposes as—
(i) project and sector assistance activities; or
(ii) debt and deficit financing; or
(B) for the administrative requirements of the United States Government.
(3) Programming accountability.—The United States Agency for International Development shall take all necessary steps to ensure that the equivalent of the local currencies disbursed pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(A) from the separate account established pursuant to subsection (a)(1) are used for the purposes agreed upon pursuant to subsection (a)(2).
(4) Termination of assistance programs.—Upon termination of assistance to a country under chapter 1 or 10 of part I or chapter 4 of part II (as the case may be), any unencumbered balances of funds which remain in a separate account established pursuant to subsection (a) shall be disposed of for such purposes as may be agreed to by the government of that country and the United States Government.
(5) Reporting requirement.—The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall report on an annual basis as part of the justification documents submitted to the Committees on Appropriations on the use of local currencies for the administrative requirements of the United States Government as authorized in subsection (a)(2)(B), and such report shall include the amount of local currency (and United States dollar equivalent) used and/or to be used for such purpose in each applicable country.
(b) Separate Accounts for Cash Transfers.—
(1) If assistance is made available to the government of a foreign country, under chapter 1 or 10 of part I or chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as cash transfer assistance or as nonproject sector assistance, that country shall be required to maintain such funds in a separate account and not commingle them with any other funds.
(2) Applicability of other provisions of law.—Such funds may be obligated and expended notwithstanding provisions of law which are inconsistent with the nature of this assistance including provisions which are referenced in the Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference accompanying House Joint Resolution 648 (House Report No. 98-1159).
(3) Notification.—At least 15 days prior to obligating any such cash transfer or nonproject sector assistance, the President shall submit a notification through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, which shall include a detailed description of how the funds proposed to be made available will be used, with a discussion of the United States interests that will be served by the assistance (including, as appropriate, a description of the economic policy reforms that will be promoted by such assistance).
(4) Exemption.—Nonproject sector assistance funds may be exempt from the requirements of subsection (b)(1) only through the notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
eligibility for assistance

Sec. 7028.[edit]

(a) Assistance Through Nongovernmental Organizations.—
Restrictions contained in this or any other Act with respect to assistance for a country shall not be construed to restrict assistance in support of programs of nongovernmental organizations from funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the provisions of chapters 1, 10, 11, and 12 of part I and chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and from funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´:
Provided, That before using the authority of this subsection to furnish assistance in support of programs of nongovernmental organizations, the President shall notify the Committees on Appropriations under the regular notification procedures of those committees, including a description of the program to be assisted, the assistance to be provided, and the reasons for furnishing such assistance:
Provided further, That nothing in this subsection shall be construed to alter any existing statutory prohibitions against abortion or involuntary sterilizations contained in this or any other Act.
(b) Public Law 480.—During fiscal year 2009, restrictions contained in this or any other Act with respect to assistance for a country shall not be construed to restrict assistance under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954:
Provided, That none of the funds appropriated to carry out title I of such Act and made available pursuant to this subsection may be obligated or expended except as provided through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(c) Exception.—This section shall not apply—
(1) with respect to section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or any comparable provision of law prohibiting assistance to countries that support international terrorism; or
(2) with respect to section 116 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or any comparable provision of law prohibiting assistance to the government of a country that violates internationally recognized human rights.
impact on jobs in the united states

Sec. 7029.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act may be obligated or expended to provide—
(1) any financial incentive to a business enterprise currently located in the United States for the purpose of inducing such an enterprise to relocate outside the United States if such incentive or inducement is likely to reduce the number of employees of such business enterprise in the United States because United States production is being replaced by such enterprise outside the United States; or
(2) assistance for any program, project, or activity that contributes to the violation of internationally recognized workers rights, as defined in section 507(4) of the Trade Act of 1974, of workers in the recipient country, including any designated zone or area in that country:
Provided, That the application of section 507(4)(D) and (E) of such Act should be commensurate with the level of development of the recipient country and sector, and shall not preclude assistance for the informal sector in such country, micro and small-scale enterprise, and smallholder agriculture.
international financial institutions

Sec. 7030.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated in title V of this Act may be made as payment to any international financial institution while the United States Executive Director to such institution is compensated by the institution at a rate which, together with whatever compensation such Director receives from the United States, is in excess of the rate provided for an individual occupying a position at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, or while any alternate United States Director to such institution is compensated by the institution at a rate in excess of the rate provided for an individual occupying a position at level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, United States Code.
(b) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Director at each international financial institution to oppose any loan, grant, strategy or policy of these institutions that would require user fees or service charges on poor people for primary education or primary healthcare, including prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and infant, child, and maternal well-being, in connection with the institutions' financing programs.
(c) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to use the voice and vote of the United States to oppose any loan, project, agreement, memorandum, instrument, or other program of the International Monetary Fund that would not exempt increased government spending on health care or education from national budget caps or restraints, hiring or wage bill ceilings or other limits imposed by the International Monetary Fund in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries.
(d) For purposes of this section ``international financial institutions´´ are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Development Fund, the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, the International Monetary Fund, the North American Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
debt-for-development

Sec. 7031.[edit]

In order to enhance the continued participation of nongovernmental organizations in debt-for-development and debt-for-nature exchanges, a nongovernmental organization which is a grantee or contractor of the United States Agency for International Development may place in interest bearing accounts local currencies which accrue to that organization as a result of economic assistance provided under title III of this Act and, subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, any interest earned on such investment shall be used for the purpose for which the assistance was provided to that organization.
Authority to Engage in Debt Buybacks or Sales

Sec. 7032.[edit]

(a) Loans Eligible for Sale, Reduction, or Cancellation.—
(1) Authority to sell, reduce, or cancel certain loans.—
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President may, in accordance with this section, sell to any eligible purchaser any concessional loan or portion thereof made before January 1, 1995, pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, to the government of any eligible country as defined in section 702(6) of that Act or on receipt of payment from an eligible purchaser, reduce or cancel such loan or portion thereof, only for the purpose of facilitating—
(A) debt-for-equity swaps, debt-for-development swaps, or debt-for-nature swaps; or
(B) a debt buyback by an eligible country of its own qualified debt, only if the eligible country uses an additional amount of the local currency of the eligible country, equal to not less than 40 percent of the price paid for such debt by such eligible country, or the difference between the price paid for such debt and the face value of such debt, to support activities that link conservation and sustainable use of natural resources with local community development, and child survival and other child development, in a manner consistent with sections 707 through 710 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, if the sale, reduction, or cancellation would not contravene any term or condition of any prior agreement relating to such loan.
(2) Terms and conditions.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President shall, in accordance with this section, establish the terms and conditions under which loans may be sold, reduced, or canceled pursuant to this section.
(3) Administration.—The Facility, as defined in section 702(8) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, shall notify the administrator of the agency primarily responsible for administering part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 of purchasers that the President has determined to be eligible, and shall direct such agency to carry out the sale, reduction, or cancellation of a loan pursuant to this section. Such agency shall make adjustment in its accounts to reflect the sale, reduction, or cancellation.
(4) Limitation.—The authorities of this subsection shall be available only to the extent that appropriations for the cost of the modification, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, are made in advance.
(b) Deposit of Proceeds.—The proceeds from the sale, reduction, or cancellation of any loan sold, reduced, or canceled pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the United States Government account or accounts established for the repayment of such loan.
(c) Eligible Purchasers.—A loan may be sold pursuant to subsection (a)(1)(A) only to a purchaser who presents plans satisfactory to the President for using the loan for the purpose of engaging in debt-for-equity swaps, debt-for-development swaps, or debt-for-nature swaps.
(d) Debtor Consultations.—Before the sale to any eligible purchaser, or any reduction or cancellation pursuant to this section, of any loan made to an eligible country, the President should consult with the country concerning the amount of loans to be sold, reduced, or canceled and their uses for debt-for-equity swaps, debt-for-development swaps, or debt-for-nature swaps.
(e) Availability of Funds.—The authority provided by subsection (a) may be used only with regard to funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Debt Restructuring´´.
Special Debt Relief for the Poorest

Sec. 7033.[edit]

(a) Authority to Reduce Debt.—The President may reduce amounts owed to the United States (or any agency of the United States) by an eligible country as a result of—
(1) guarantees issued under sections 221 and 222 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961;
(2) credits extended or guarantees issued under the Arms Export Control Act; or
(3) any obligation or portion of such obligation, to pay for purchases of United States agricultural commodities guaranteed by the Commodity Credit Corporation under export credit guarantee programs authorized pursuant to section 5(f) of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act of June 29, 1948, as amended, section 4(b) of the Food for Peace Act of 1966, as amended (Public Law 89-808), or section 202 of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as amended (Public Law 95-501).
(b) Limitations.—
(1) The authority provided by subsection (a) may be exercised only to implement multilateral official debt relief and referendum agreements, commonly referred to as ``Paris Club Agreed Minutes´´.
(2) The authority provided by subsection (a) may be exercised only in such amounts or to such extent as is provided in advance by appropriations Acts.
(3) The authority provided by subsection (a) may be exercised only with respect to countries with heavy debt burdens that are eligible to borrow from the International Development Association, but not from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, commonly referred to as ``IDA-only´´ countries.
(c) Conditions.—The authority provided by subsection (a) may be exercised only with respect to a country whose government—
(1) does not have an excessive level of military expenditures;
(2) has not repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism;
(3) is not failing to cooperate on international narcotics control matters;
(4) (including its military or other security forces) does not engage in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights; and
(5) is not ineligible for assistance because of the application of section 527 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995.
(d) Availability of Funds.—The authority provided by subsection (a) may be used only with regard to the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Debt Restructuring´´.
(e) Certain Prohibitions Inapplicable.—A reduction of debt pursuant to subsection (a) shall not be considered assistance for the purposes of any provision of law limiting assistance to a country. The authority provided by subsection (a) may be exercised notwithstanding section 620(r) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or section 321 of the International Development and Food Assistance Act of 1975.
special authorities

Sec. 7034.[edit]

(a) Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, Montenegro, Victims of War, Displaced Children, and Displaced Burmese.—Funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act that are made available for assistance for Afghanistan may be made available notwithstanding section 7012 of this Act or any similar provision of law and section 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and funds appropriated in titles III and VI of this Act that are made available for Iraq, Lebanon, Montenegro, Pakistan, and for victims of war, displaced children, and displaced Burmese, and to assist victims of trafficking in persons and, subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, to combat such trafficking, may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(b)(1) Waiver.—The President may waive the provisions of section 1003 of Public Law 100-204 if the President determines and certifies in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate that it is important to the national security interests of the United States.
(2) Period of Application of Waiver.—Any waiver pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be effective for no more than a period of 6 months at a time and shall not apply beyond 12 months after the enactment of this Act.
(c) Small Business.—In entering into multiple award indefinite-quantity contracts with funds appropriated by this Act, the United States Agency for International Development may provide an exception to the fair opportunity process for placing task orders under such contracts when the order is placed with any category of small or small disadvantaged business.
(d) Vietnamese Refugees.—Section 594(a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (enacted as division D of Public Law 108-447; 118 Stat. 3038) is amended by striking ``2009´´ and inserting ``2010´´.
(e) Reconstituting Civilian Police Authority.—In providing assistance with funds appropriated by this Act under section 660(b)(6) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, support for a nation emerging from instability may be deemed to mean support for regional, district, municipal, or other sub-national entity emerging from instability, as well as a nation emerging from instability.
(f) International Prison Conditions.—Funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the provisions of chapters 1 and 11 of part I and chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989, shall be made available for assistance to address inhumane conditions in prisons and other detention facilities administered by foreign governments that the Secretary of State determines are making efforts to address, among other things, prisoners' health, sanitation, nutrition and other basic needs:
Provided, That the Secretary of State shall designate a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor to have primary responsibility for diplomatic efforts related to international prison conditions.
(g) Extension of Authority.—The Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-167) is amended—
(1) in section 599D (8 U.S.C. 1157 note)—
(A) in subsection (b)(3), by striking ``and 2008´´ and inserting ``2008, and 2009´´; and
(B) in subsection (e), by striking ``2008´´ each place it appears and inserting ``2009´´; and
(2) in section 599E (8 U.S.C. 1255 note) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``2008´´ and inserting ``2009´´.
(h) World Food Program.—Of the funds managed by the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development, from this or any other Act, not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available as a general contribution to the World Food Program, notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(i) Library of Congress.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance´´, not less than $2,000,000 shall be made available for the Capital Security Cost-Sharing fees of the Library of Congress.
(j) Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation or Executive order, funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the headings ``Economic Support Fund´´, ``Peacekeeping Operations´´, ``International Disaster Assistance´´, and ``Transition Initiatives´´ should be made available to support programs to disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate into civilian society former members of foreign terrorist organizations:
Provided, That the Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of funds pursuant to this subsection:
Provided further, That for the purposes of this subsection the term ``foreign terrorist organization´´ means an organization designated as a terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
(k) Nongovernmental Organizations.—With respect to the provision of assistance for democracy, human rights and governance activities, the organizations implementing such assistance and the specific nature of that assistance shall not be subject to the prior approval by the government of any foreign country.
(l) Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading, ``Economic Support Fund´´, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available to carry out the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (title VIII) as authorized by the Soviet-Eastern European Research and Training Act of 1983 (22 U.S.C. 4501-4508, as amended).
(m) Authority.—Funds appropriated or otherwise made available by title III of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (division J of Public Law 110-161) under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ that are available for a competitively awarded grant for nuclear security initiatives relating to North Korea shall be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(n) Middle East Foundation.—Funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts for a Middle East Foundation shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(o) Global Food Security.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to include minimum funding requirements or funding directives, funds made available under the headings ``Development Assistance´´ and ``Economic Support Fund´´ in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs may be made available to address critical food shortages, subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.
arab league boycott of israel

Sec. 7035.[edit]

It is the sense of the Congress that—
(1) the Arab League boycott of Israel, and the secondary boycott of American firms that have commercial ties with Israel, is an impediment to peace in the region and to United States investment and trade in the Middle East and North Africa;
(2) the Arab League boycott, which was regrettably reinstated in 1997, should be immediately and publicly terminated, and the Central Office for the Boycott of Israel immediately disbanded;
(3) all Arab League states should normalize relations with their neighbor Israel;
(4) the President and the Secretary of State should continue to vigorously oppose the Arab League boycott of Israel and find concrete steps to demonstrate that opposition by, for example, taking into consideration the participation of any recipient country in the boycott when determining to sell weapons to said country; and
(5) the President should report to Congress annually on specific steps being taken by the United States to encourage Arab League states to normalize their relations with Israel to bring about the termination of the Arab League boycott of Israel, including those to encourage allies and trading partners of the United States to enact laws prohibiting businesses from complying with the boycott and penalizing businesses that do comply.
palestinian statehood

Sec. 7036.[edit]

(a) Limitation on Assistance.—None of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act may be provided to support a Palestinian state unless the Secretary of State determines and certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that—
(1) the governing entity of a new Palestinian state—
(A) has demonstrated a firm commitment to peaceful co-existence with the State of Israel;
(B) is taking appropriate measures to counter terrorism and terrorist financing in the West Bank and Gaza, including the dismantling of terrorist infrastructures, and is cooperating with appropriate Israeli and other appropriate security organizations; and
(2) the Palestinian Authority (or the governing entity of a new Palestinian state) is working with other countries in the region to vigorously pursue efforts to establish a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace in the Middle East that will enable Israel and an independent Palestinian state to exist within the context of full and normal relationships, which should include—
(A) termination of all claims or states of belligerency;
(B) respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political independence of every state in the area through measures including the establishment of demilitarized zones;
(C) their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force;
(D) freedom of navigation through international waterways in the area; and
(E) a framework for achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem.
(b) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that the governing entity should enact a constitution assuring the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and respect for human rights for its citizens, and should enact other laws and regulations assuring transparent and accountable governance.
(c) Waiver.—The President may waive subsection (a) if he determines that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to do so.
(d) Exemption.—The restriction in subsection (a) shall not apply to assistance intended to help reform the Palestinian Authority and affiliated institutions, or the governing entity, in order to help meet the requirements of subsection (a), consistent with the provisions of section 7040 of this Act (``Limitation on Assistance to the Palestinian Authority´´).
restrictions concerning the palestinian authority

Sec. 7037.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated under titles II through VI of this Act may be obligated or expended to create in any part of Jerusalem a new office of any department or agency of the United States Government for the purpose of conducting official United States Government business with the Palestinian Authority over Gaza and Jericho or any successor Palestinian governing entity provided for in the Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles:
Provided, That this restriction shall not apply to the acquisition of additional space for the existing Consulate General in Jerusalem:
Provided further, That meetings between officers and employees of the United States and officials of the Palestinian Authority, or any successor Palestinian governing entity provided for in the Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles, for the purpose of conducting official United States Government business with such authority should continue to take place in locations other than Jerusalem. As has been true in the past, officers and employees of the United States Government may continue to meet in Jerusalem on other subjects with Palestinians (including those who now occupy positions in the Palestinian Authority), have social contacts, and have incidental discussions.
prohibition on assistance to the palestinian broadcasting corporation

Sec. 7038.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to provide equipment, technical support, consulting services, or any other form of assistance to the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation.
assistance for the west bank and gaza

Sec. 7039.[edit]

(a) Oversight.—For fiscal year 2009, 30 days prior to the initial obligation of funds for the bilateral West Bank and Gaza Program, the Secretary of State shall certify to the Committees on Appropriations that procedures have been established to assure the Comptroller General of the United States will have access to appropriate United States financial information in order to review the uses of United States assistance for the Program funded under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ for the West Bank and Gaza.
(b) Vetting.—Prior to the obligation of funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ for assistance for the West Bank and Gaza, the Secretary of State shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that such assistance is not provided to or through any individual, private or government entity, or educational institution that the Secretary knows or has reason to believe advocates, plans, sponsors, engages in, or has engaged in, terrorist activity nor, with respect to private entities or educational institutions, those that have as a principal officer of the entity's governing board or governing board of trustees any individual that has been determined to be involved in, or advocating terrorist activity or determined to be a member of a designated foreign terrorist organization. The Secretary of State shall, as appropriate, establish procedures specifying the steps to be taken in carrying out this subsection and shall terminate assistance to any individual, entity, or educational institution which she has determined to be involved in or advocating terrorist activity.
(c) Prohibition.—
(1) None of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act for assistance under the West Bank and Gaza Program may be made available for the purpose of recognizing or otherwise honoring individuals who commit, or have committed acts of terrorism.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds made available by this or prior appropriations act, including funds made available by transfer, may be made available for obligation for security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations on the benchmarks that have been established for security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza and reports on the extent of Palestinian compliance with such benchmarks.
(d) Audits.—
(1) The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall ensure that Federal or non-Federal audits of all contractors and grantees, and significant subcontractors and sub-grantees, under the West Bank and Gaza Program, are conducted at least on an annual basis to ensure, among other things, compliance with this section.
(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act up to $500,000 may be used by the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development for audits, inspections, and other activities in furtherance of the requirements of this subsection. Such funds are in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes.
(e) Subsequent to the certification specified in subsection (a), the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an audit and an investigation of the treatment, handling, and uses of all funds for the bilateral West Bank and Gaza Program, including all funds provided as cash transfer assistance, in fiscal year 2009 under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´. The audit shall address—
(1) the extent to which such Program complies with the requirements of subsections (b) and (c), and
(2) an examination of all programs, projects, and activities carried out under such Program, including both obligations and expenditures.
(f) Funds made available in this Act for West Bank and Gaza shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(g) Not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations updating the report contained in section 2106 of chapter 2 of title II of Public Law 109-13.
limitation on assistance for the palestinian authority

Sec. 7040.[edit]

(a) Prohibition of Funds.—None of the funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the provisions of chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 may be obligated or expended with respect to providing funds to the Palestinian Authority.
(b) Waiver.—The prohibition included in subsection (a) shall not apply if the President certifies in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Committees on Appropriations that waiving such prohibition is important to the national security interests of the United States.
(c) Period of Application of Waiver.—Any waiver pursuant to subsection (b) shall be effective for no more than a period of 6 months at a time and shall not apply beyond 12 months after the enactment of this Act.
(d) Report.—Whenever the waiver authority pursuant to subsection (b) is exercised, the President shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the justification for the waiver, the purposes for which the funds will be spent, and the accounting procedures in place to ensure that the funds are properly disbursed. The report shall also detail the steps the Palestinian Authority has taken to arrest terrorists, confiscate weapons and dismantle the terrorist infrastructure.
(e) Certification.—If the President exercises the waiver authority under subsection (b), the Secretary of State must certify and report to the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of funds that the Palestinian Authority has established a single treasury account for all Palestinian Authority financing and all financing mechanisms flow through this account, no parallel financing mechanisms exist outside of the Palestinian Authority treasury account, and there is a single comprehensive civil service roster and payroll.
(f) Prohibition.—
(1) None of the funds appropriated in titles III through VI of this Act may be obligated for salaries of personnel of the Palestinian Authority located in Gaza or may be obligated or expended for assistance to Hamas or any entity effectively controlled by Hamas or any power-sharing government of which Hamas is a member unless the President certifies in writing and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that Hamas has accepted and is complying with the principles contained in section 620K(b)(1)(A) and (B) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.
(2) None of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act may be obligated for assistance for the Palestine Liberation Organization.
broadcasting transparency

Sec. 7041.[edit]

(a) Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the heading ``International Broadcasting Operations´´ for Middle East Broadcasting Networks, 10 percent of the funds shall not be available for obligation until the Broadcasting Board of Governors reports to the Committee on Appropriations on—
(1) The results of the independent outside evaluation of Alhurra programming to examine its journalistic integrity and adherence to standards and principles of the United States International Broadcasting Act; and
(2) Whether the directives in the explanatory statement accompanying the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (division J of Public Law 110-161) regarding Alhurra have been implemented and are operational.
(b) The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall monitor adherence to the standards of the Journalistic Code of Ethics of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, as updated in May 2007.
iraq

Sec. 7042.[edit]

(a) Assistance.—None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be made available for assistance for Iraq, except funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs´´ for the removal and disposal of landmines and other unexploded ordnance, small arms and light weapons in Iraq.
(b) Matching Requirement.—The terms and conditions of section 1402(e)(1), (2), (3) and (4) of Public Law 110-252 shall apply to assistance for Iraq in fiscal year 2009.
(c) Transition Plan.—Not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with relevant United States Government agencies, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report, in classified form if necessary, that details the plans, costs and timelines associated with the transition of programs and activities funded under titles III through VI of this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs to the Government of Iraq.
(d) Base Rights.—None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the Government of the United States to enter into a permanent basing rights agreement between the United States and Iraq.
report on iran sanctions

Sec. 7043.[edit]

Not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the status of multilateral and bilateral United States sanctions against Iran and actions taken by the United States and the international community to enforce sanctions against Iran. The report, which may be submitted in classified form if necessary, shall include the following:
(1) A list of all current United States bilateral and multilateral sanctions against Iran;
(2) A list of all United States and foreign registered entities which the Secretary of State has reason to believe may be in violation of existing United States bilateral and multilateral sanctions;
(3) A detailed description of United States efforts to enforce sanctions, including a list of all investigations initiated in the 12 months preceeding the enactment of this Act that have resulted in a determination that a sanctions violation has occurred and United States government actions taken pursuant to the determination;
(4) In the instances when sanctions were waived or otherwise not imposed against entities that were determined to have violated United States bilateral or multilateral sanctions, the reason in each instance of why action was not taken to sanction the entity; and
(5) A description of United States diplomatic efforts to expand bilateral and multilateral sanctions against Iran and strengthen international efforts to enforce existing sanctions.
lebanon

Sec. 7044.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´ in this Act for assistance for Lebanon shall be made available only to professionalize the Lebanese Armed Forces and to strengthen border security and combat terrorism, including training and equipping the Lebanese Armed Forces to secure Lebanon's borders, interdicting arms shipments, preventing the use of Lebanon as a safe haven for terrorist groups and implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.
(b) None of the funds in subsection (a) may be made available for obligation until after the Secretary of State provides the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spending plan, which shall include a strategy for professionalizing the Lebanese Armed Forces, strengthening border security and combating terrorism in Lebanon.
western hemisphere

Sec. 7045.[edit]

(a) Free Trade Agreements.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act not less than $10,000,000 from ``Development Assistance´´ and not less than $10,000,000 from ``Economic Support Fund´´ shall be made available for labor and environmental capacity building activities relating to the free trade agreements with countries of Central America, Peru and the Dominican Republic.
(b) Haiti.—
(1) The Government of Haiti shall be eligible to purchase defense articles and services under the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), for the Coast Guard.
(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under titles III and IV, not less than $251,126,000 shall be made available for assistance for Haiti.
(3) None of the funds made available by this Act under the heading ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´ may be used to transfer excess weapons, ammunition or other lethal property of an agency of the United States Government to the Government of Haiti for use by the Haitian National Police until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that any members of the Haitian National Police who have been credibly alleged to have committed serious crimes, including drug trafficking and violations of internationally recognized human rights, have been suspended.
(c) Dominican Republic.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act that are available for assistance for the Dominican Republic, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for basic health care, nutrition, sanitation, education, and shelter for migrant workers and other residents of batey communities.
(d) Assistance for Guatemala.—
(1) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``International Military Education and Training´´ (IMET) that are available for assistance for Guatemala, other than for expanded IMET, may be made available only for the Guatemalan Air Force, Navy and Army Corps of Engineers:
Provided, That assistance for the Army Corps of Engineers shall only be available for training to improve disaster response capabilities and to participate in international peacekeeping operations:
Provided further, That such funds may be made available only if the Secretary of State certifies that the Air Force, Navy and Army Corps of Engineers are respecting internationally recognized human rights and cooperating with civilian judicial investigations and prosecutions of current and retired military personnel who have been credibly alleged to have committed violations of such rights, and with the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) by granting access to CICIG personnel, providing evidence to CICIG, and allowing witness testimony.
(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, not more than $500,000 may be made available for the Guatemalan Air Force, Navy and Army Corps of Engineers:
Provided, That assistance for the Army Corps of Engineers shall only be available for training to improve disaster response capabilities and to participate in international peacekeeping operations:
Provided further, That such funds may be made available only if the Secretary of State certifies that the Air Force, Navy and Army Corps of Engineers are respecting internationally recognized human rights and cooperating with civilian judicial investigations and prosecutions of current and retired military personnel who have been credibly alleged to have committed violations of such rights, including protecting and providing to the Attorney General's office all military archives pertaining to the internal armed conflict, and cooperating with the CICIG by granting access to CICIG personnel, providing evidence to CICIG, and allowing witness testimony.
(e) Assistance for Mexico.—Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´, ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, and ``Economic Support Fund´´ in this Act, not more than $300,000,000 may be made available for assistance for Mexico, only to combat drug trafficking and related violence and organized crime, and for judicial reform, institution building, anti-corruption, and rule of law activities, of which not less than $75,000,000 shall be used for judicial reform, institution building, anti-corruption, and rule of law activities:
Provided, That none of the funds made available under this section shall be made available for budget support or as cash payments.
(1) Allocation of funds.—Fifteen percent of the funds made available under this section in this Act, for assistance for Mexico, not including assistance for judicial reform, institution building, anti-corruption, and rule of law activities, may not be obligated until the Secretary of State reports in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Mexico is continuing to—
(A) improve the transparency and accountability of Federal police forces and to work with State and municipal authorities to improve the transparency and accountability of State and municipal police forces through mechanisms including police complaints commissions with authority and independence to receive complaints and carry out effective investigations;
(B) conduct regular consultations with Mexican human rights organizations and other relevant Mexican civil society organizations on recommendations for the implementation of the Merida Initiative in accordance with Mexican and international law;
(C) ensure that civilian prosecutors and judicial authorities are investigating and prosecuting, in accordance with Mexican and international law, members of the Federal police and military forces who have been credibly alleged to have violated internationally recognized human rights, and the Federal police and military forces are fully cooperating with the investigations; and
(D) enforce the prohibition, in accordance with Mexican and international law, on the use of testimony obtained through torture or other ill-treatment.
(2) Report.—The report required in paragraph (1) shall include a description of actions taken with respect to each requirement.
(3) Spending plan.—Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spending plan, developed after consulting with relevant Mexican Government authorities, for funds made available for Mexico under this section, with concrete goals, programs and activities to be funded, and anticipated results.
(4) Analysis of alternatives.—Prior to the obligation of funds for the procurement or lease of aircraft, the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations an Analysis of Alternatives for the acquisition of all aircraft for the Merida Initiative.
(f) Assistance for the Countries of Central America.—Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´, ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, and ``Economic Support Fund´´, $105,000,000 may be made available for assistance for the countries of Central America only to combat drug trafficking and related violence and organized crime, and for judicial reform, institution building, anti-corruption, rule of law activities, and maritime security, of which not less than $35,000,000 shall be made available for judicial reform, institution building, anti-corruption, and rule of law activities:
Provided, That of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´, $12,000,000 shall be made available through the United States Agency for International Development for an Economic and Social Development Fund for Central America:
Provided further, That none of the funds shall be made available for budget support or as cash payments.
(1) Allocation of funds.—Fifteen percent of the funds made available by this Act for assistance for the countries of Central America under the headings ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´ and ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´ may not be obligated until the Secretary of State reports in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the government of such country is continuing to—
(A) support police complaints commissions with authority and independence to receive complaints and carry out effective investigations;
(B) implement reforms to improve the capacity and ensure the independence of the judiciary; and
(C) investigate and prosecute members of the Federal police and military forces who have been credibly alleged to have committed violations of internationally recognized human rights.
(2) Report.—The report required in paragraph (1) shall include a description of actions taken with respect to each requirement.
(3) Spending plan.—Not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spending plan for funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the countries of Central America by this Act, with concrete goals, actions to be taken, budget proposals, and anticipated results.
(4) Definition.—For the purposes of this section, the term ``countries of Central America´´ means Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
(g) Aircraft Operations and Maintenance.—To the maximum extent practicable, the costs of operations and maintenance, including fuel, of aircraft funded by this Act should be borne by the recipient country.
colombia

Sec. 7046.[edit]

(a) Funding.—Of the funds appropriated in titles III and IV of this Act, not more than $545,050,000 shall be available for assistance for Colombia.
Funds appropriated by this Act and made available to the Department of State for assistance to the Government of Colombia may be used to support a unified campaign against narcotics trafficking and organizations designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations and successor organizations, and to take actions to protect human health and welfare in emergency circumstances, including undertaking rescue operations:
Provided, That assistance made available in prior Acts for the Government of Colombia to protect the Cano-Limon pipeline may also be used for purposes for which funds are made available under the heading ``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´:
Provided further, That no United States Armed Forces personnel or United States civilian contractor employed by the United States will participate in any combat operation in connection with assistance made available by this Act for Colombia:
Provided further, That rotary and fixed wing aircraft supported with funds appropriated under the heading ``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´ for assistance for Colombia may be used for aerial or manual drug eradication and interdiction including to transport personnel and supplies and to provide security for such operations, and to provide transport in support of alternative development programs and investigations of cases under the jurisdiction of the Attorney General, the Procuraduria General de la Nacion, and the Defensoria del Pueblo:
Provided further, That the President shall ensure that if any helicopter procured with funds in this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, is used to aid or abet the operations of any illegal self-defense group, paramilitary organization, illegal security cooperative or successor organizations in Colombia, such helicopter shall be immediately returned to the United States.
Of the funds available under the heading ``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´ in this Act for the Colombian national police for the procurement of chemicals for aerial coca and poppy eradication programs, not more than 20 percent of such funds may be made available for such eradication programs unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that: (1) the herbicide is being used in accordance with EPA label requirements for comparable use in the United States and with Colombian laws; and (2) the herbicide, in the manner it is being used, does not pose unreasonable risks or adverse effects to humans or the environment, including endemic species:
Provided, That such funds may not be made available unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that complaints of harm to health or licit crops caused by such aerial eradication are thoroughly evaluated and fair compensation is being paid in a timely manner for meritorious claims:
Provided further, That such funds may not be made available for such purposes unless programs are being implemented by the United States Agency for International Development, the Government of Colombia, or other organizations, in consultation and coordination with local communities, to provide alternative sources of income in areas where security permits for small-acreage growers and communities whose illicit crops are targeted for aerial eradication:
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act for assistance for Colombia shall be made available for the cultivation or processing of African oil palm, if doing so would contribute to significant loss of native species, disrupt or contaminate natural water sources, reduce local food security, or cause the forced displacement of local people:
Provided further, That funds appropriated by this Act may be used for aerial eradication in Colombia's national parks or reserves only if the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations on a case-by-case basis that there are no effective alternatives and the eradication is conducted in accordance with Colombian laws.
(b) Assistance for the Armed Forces.—
(1) Funding.—Funds appropriated by this Act that are available for assistance for the Colombian Armed Forces, may be made available as follows:
(A) Up to 70 percent of such funds may be obligated prior to the certification and report by the Secretary of State pursuant to subparagraph (B).
(B) Up to 15 percent of such funds may be obligated only after the Secretary of State consults with, and subsequently certifies and submits a written report to, the Committees on Appropriations that—
(i) The Government of Colombia is suspending, and investigating and prosecuting in the civilian justice system, those members of the Colombian Armed Forces, of whatever rank, who have been credibly alleged to have committed violations of internationally recognized human rights, including extra-judicial killings, or to have aided, abetted or benefitted from paramilitary organizations or successor armed groups, and the Colombian Armed Forces are cooperating fully with civilian prosecutors and judicial authorities in such cases.
(ii) The Government of Colombia has taken all necessary steps to sever links with paramilitary organizations or successor armed groups.
(iii) The Government of Colombia is dismantling paramilitary networks, including by arresting and prosecuting under civilian criminal law individuals who have provided financial, planning, or logistical support, or have otherwise aided, abetted or benefitted from paramilitary organizations or successor armed groups, and by returning land and other assets illegally acquired by such organizations or their associates to their rightful occupants or owners.
(iv) The Government of Colombia is respecting the rights of Colombia's indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, and the Colombian Armed Forces are implementing procedures to distinguish between civilians, including displaced persons, and combatants in their operations.
(2) The balance of such funds may be obligated after July 31, 2009, if, prior to such obligation, the Secretary of State consults with, and submits a written certification to, the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Colombia is continuing to meet the requirements described in paragraph (1) and is conducting vigorous operations to strengthen civilian institutions and respect for internationally recognized human rights in areas under the influence of paramilitary organizations or successor armed groups and guerrilla organizations.
(3) Certain funds exempted.—The requirement to withhold funds from obligation shall not apply with respect to funds made available under the heading ``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´ in this Act for continued support for the Critical Flight Safety Program or for any alternative development programs in Colombia administered by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the Department of State.
(4) Report.—At the time the Secretary of State submits certifications pursuant to paragraphs (1)(B) and (2) of this subsection, the Secretary shall also submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report that contains, with respect to each such paragraph, a detailed description of the specific actions taken by the Government and Armed Forces of Colombia which support each requirement of the certification, and the cases or issues brought to the attention of the Secretary, including through the Department of State's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, for which the actions taken by the Colombian Government or Armed Forces have been determined by the Secretary of State to be inadequate.
(c) Consultative Process.—Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and every 180 days thereafter until September 30, 2009, the Secretary of State shall consult with Colombian and internationally recognized human rights organizations regarding progress in meeting the requirements contained in subsection (b)(1).
(d) Assistance for Reintegration of Former Combatants.—
(1) Availability of funds.—Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´, up to $16,769,000 may be made available in fiscal year 2009 for assistance for the reintegration of former members of foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) or other illegal armed groups in Colombia, if the Secretary of State consults with and makes a certification described in paragraph (2) to the Committees on Appropriations prior to the initial obligation of amounts for such assistance for the fiscal year involved.
(2) Certification.—A certification described in this subsection is a certification that—
(A) assistance for the fiscal year will be provided only for individuals who have: (i) verifiably renounced and terminated any affiliation or involvement with FTOs or other illegal armed groups; (ii) are meeting all the requirements of the Colombia demobilization program, including having disclosed their involvement in past crimes and their knowledge of the FTO's structure, financing sources, illegal assets, and the location of kidnapping victims and bodies of the disappeared; and (iii) are not involved in criminal activity;
(B) the Government of Colombia is providing full cooperation to the Government of the United States to prosecute the extradited leaders and members of FTOs who have been indicted in the United States for murder, torture, kidnapping, narcotics trafficking, or other violations of United States law;
(C) the Government of Colombia is not knowingly taking any steps to legalize the titles of land or other assets illegally obtained and held by FTOs, their associates, or successors, has established effective procedures to identify such land and other assets, and is seizing and returning such land and other assets to their rightful occupants or owners;
(D) the Government of Colombia is dismantling the organizational structures of FTOs and successor armed groups; and
(E) funds shall not be made available as cash payments to individuals and are available only for activities under the following categories: verification, reintegration (including training and education), vetting, recovery of assets for reparations for victims, and investigations and prosecutions.
(e) Illegal Armed Groups.—
(1) Denial of visas.—Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of State shall not issue a visa to any alien who the Secretary determines, based on credible evidence—
(A) has willfully provided any support to or benefitted from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), or successor armed groups, including taking actions or failing to take actions which allow, facilitate, or otherwise foster the activities of such groups; or
(B) has committed, ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the commission of a violation of internationally recognized human rights, including extra-judicial killings, in Colombia.
(2) Waiver.—Paragraph (1) shall not apply if the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations, on a case-by-case basis, that the issuance of a visa to the alien is necessary to support the peace process in Colombia or for urgent humanitarian reasons.
(f) Definitions.—In this section:
(1) Aided or abetted.—The term ``aided or abetted´´ means to provide any support to paramilitary or successor armed groups, including taking actions which allow, facilitate, or otherwise foster the activities of such groups.
(2) Paramilitary groups.—The term ``paramilitary groups´´ means illegal self-defense groups and illegal security cooperatives, including those groups and cooperatives that have formerly demobilized but continue illegal operations, as well as parts thereof.
(3) Foreign terrorist organization.—The term ``foreign terrorist organization´´ means an organization designated as a terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
community-based police assistance

Sec. 7047.[edit]

(a) Authority.—Funds made available by titles III and IV of this Act to carry out the provisions of chapter 1 of part I and chapters 4 and 6 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, may be used, notwithstanding section 660 of that Act, to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of civilian police authority through training and technical assistance in human rights, the rule of law, anti-corruption, strategic planning, and through assistance to foster civilian police roles that support democratic governance including assistance for programs to prevent conflict, respond to disasters, address gender-based violence, and foster improved police relations with the communities they serve.
(b) Notification.—Assistance provided under subsection (a) shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.
prohibition of payments to united nations members

Sec. 7048.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant to titles III through VI of this Act for carrying out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, may be used to pay in whole or in part any assessments, arrearages, or dues of any member of the United Nations or, from funds appropriated by this Act to carry out chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the costs for participation of another country's delegation at international conferences held under the auspices of multilateral or international organizations.
war crimes tribunals drawdown

Sec. 7049.[edit]

If the President determines that doing so will contribute to a just resolution of charges regarding genocide or other violations of international humanitarian law, the President may direct a drawdown pursuant to section 552(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 of up to $30,000,000 of commodities and services for the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal established with regard to the former Yugoslavia by the United Nations Security Council or such other tribunals or commissions as the Council may establish or authorize to deal with such violations, without regard to the ceiling limitation contained in paragraph (2) thereof:
Provided, That the determination required under this section shall be in lieu of any determinations otherwise required under section 552(c):
Provided further, That funds made available for tribunals other than the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, or the Special Court for Sierra Leone shall be made available subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
peacekeeping missions

Sec. 7050.[edit]

None of the funds made available under title I of this Act may be used for any United Nations undertaking when it is made known to the Federal official having authority to obligate or expend such funds that: (1) the United Nations undertaking is a peacekeeping mission; (2) such undertaking will involve United States Armed Forces under the command or operational control of a foreign national; and (3) the President's military advisors have not submitted to the President a recommendation that such involvement is in the national interests of the United States and the President has not submitted to the Congress such a recommendation.
PEACEKEEPING ASSESSMENT

Sec. 7051.[edit]

Section 404(b)(2)(B) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, (22 U.S.C. 287e note) is amended by deleting subsection (v) and inserting in lieu thereof:
``(v) For assessments made during each of the calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, 27.1 percent.´´.
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Sec. 7052.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for a United States contribution to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
(b) The prohibition under subsection (a) shall not apply if—
(1) the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that the provision of funds to support the United Nations Human Rights Council is in the national interest of the United States; or
(2) the United States is a member of the Human Rights Council.
Attendance at International Conferences

Sec. 7053.[edit]

None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to send or otherwise pay for the attendance of more than 50 employees of agencies or departments of the United States Government who are stationed in the United States, at any single international conference occurring outside the United States, unless the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such attendance is in the national interest:
Provided, That for purposes of this section the term ``international conference´´ shall mean a conference attended by representatives of the United States Government and of foreign governments, international organizations, or nongovernmental organizations.
restrictions on united nations delegations

Sec. 7054.[edit]

None of the funds made available under title I of this Act may be used to pay expenses for any United States delegation to any specialized agency, body, or commission of the United Nations if such commission is chaired or presided over by a country, the government of which the Secretary of State has determined, for purposes of section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)(1)), supports international terrorism.
parking fines and real property taxes owed by foreign governments

Sec. 7055.[edit]

(a) Subject to subsection (c), of the funds appropriated under titles III through VI by this Act that are made available for assistance for a foreign country, an amount equal to 110 percent of the total amount of the unpaid fully adjudicated parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes owed by the central government of such country shall be withheld from obligation for assistance for the central government of such country until the Secretary of State submits a certification to the Committees on Appropriations stating that such parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes are fully paid.
(b) Funds withheld from obligation pursuant to subsection (a) may be made available for other programs or activities funded by this Act, after consultation with and subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, provided that no such funds shall be made available for assistance for the central government of a foreign country that has not paid the total amount of the fully adjudicated parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes owed by such country.
(c) Subsection (a) shall not include amounts that have been withheld under any other provision of law.
(d)(1) The Secretary of State may waive the requirements set forth in subsection (a) with respect to parking fines and penalties no sooner than 60 days from the date of enactment of this Act, or at any time with respect to a particular country, if the Secretary determines that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so.
(2) The Secretary of State may waive the requirements set forth in subsection (a) with respect to the unpaid property taxes if the Secretary of State determines that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so.
(e) Not later than 6 months after the initial exercise of the waiver authority in subsection (d), the Secretary of State, after consultations with the City of New York, shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing a strategy, including a timetable and steps currently being taken, to collect the parking fines and penalties and unpaid property taxes and interest owed by nations receiving foreign assistance under this Act.
(f) In this section:
(1) The term ``fully adjudicated´´ includes circumstances in which the person to whom the vehicle is registered—
(A)(i) has not responded to the parking violation summons; or
(ii) has not followed the appropriate adjudication procedure to challenge the summons; and
(B) the period of time for payment of or challenge to the summons has lapsed.
(2) The term ``parking fines and penalties´´ means parking fines and penalties—
(A) owed to—
(i) the District of Columbia; or
(ii) New York, New York; and
(B) incurred during the period April 1, 1997, through September 30, 2008.
(3) The term ``unpaid property taxes´´ means the amount of unpaid taxes and interest determined to be owed by a foreign country on real property in the District of Columbia or New York, New York in a court order or judgment entered against such country by a court of the United States or any State or subdivision thereof.
landmines and cluster munitions

Sec. 7056.[edit]

(a) Landmines.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, demining equipment available to the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State and used in support of the clearance of landmines and unexploded ordnance for humanitarian purposes may be disposed of on a grant basis in foreign countries, subject to such terms and conditions as the President may prescribe.
(b) Cluster Munitions.—No military assistance shall be furnished for cluster munitions, no defense export license for cluster munitions may be issued, and no cluster munitions or cluster munitions technology shall be sold or transferred, unless—
(1) the submunitions of the cluster munitions have a 99 percent or higher functioning rate; and
(2) the agreement applicable to the assistance, transfer, or sale of the cluster munitions or cluster munitions technology specifies that the cluster munitions will only be used against clearly defined military targets and will not be used where civilians are known to be present.
millennium challenge corporation

Sec. 7057.[edit]

(a) The Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation shall, not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, submit to the Committee on Appropriations a report on the proposed uses, on a country-by-country basis, of all funds appropriated under the heading ``Millennium Challenge Corporation´´ in this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs projected to be obligated and expended in fiscal year 2009 and subsequent fiscal years.
(b) The report required in paragraph (a) shall be updated on a semi-annual basis and shall include, at a minimum, a description of—
(1) compacts in development, including the status of negotiations and the approximate range of value of the proposed compact;
(2) compacts in implementation, including the projected expenditure and disbursement of compact funds during fiscal year 2009 and subsequent fiscal years as determined by the country compact;
(3) threshold country programs in development, including the approximate range of value of the threshold country agreement;
(4) major programmatic changes to existing compacts funded by this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs;
(5) threshold country programs in implementation; and
(6) use of administrative funds.
(c) The Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation shall notify the Committees on Appropriations not later than 15 days prior to signing any new country compact or new threshold country program; terminating or suspending any country compact or threshold country program; or commencing negotiations for any new compact or threshold country program.
limitation on residence expenses

Sec. 7058.[edit]

Of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant to title II of this Act, not to exceed $100,500 shall be for official residence expenses of the United States Agency for International Development during the current fiscal year:
Provided, That appropriate steps shall be taken to assure that, to the maximum extent possible, United States-owned foreign currencies are utilized in lieu of dollars.
united states agency for international development management
(including transfer of funds)

Sec. 7059.[edit]

(a) Authority.—Up to $81,000,000 of the funds made available in title III of this Act to carry out the provisions of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, including funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´, may be used by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to hire and employ individuals in the United States and overseas on a limited appointment basis pursuant to the authority of sections 308 and 309 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980.
(b) Restrictions.—
(1) The number of individuals hired in any fiscal year pursuant to the authority contained in subsection (a) may not exceed 175.
(2) The authority to hire individuals contained in subsection (a) shall expire on September 30, 2010.
(c) Conditions.—The authority of subsection (a) may only be used to the extent that an equivalent number of positions that are filled by personal services contractors or other non-direct hire employees of USAID, who are compensated with funds appropriated to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, including funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´, are eliminated.
(d) Priority Sectors.—In exercising the authority of this section, primary emphasis shall be placed on enabling USAID to meet personnel positions in technical skill areas currently encumbered by contractor or other non-direct hire personnel.
(e) Consultations.—The USAID Administrator shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations at least on a quarterly basis concerning the implementation of this section.
(f) Program Account Charged.—The account charged for the cost of an individual hired and employed under the authority of this section shall be the account to which such individual's responsibilities primarily relate. Funds made available to carry out this section may be transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated by this Act in title II under the heading ``Operating Expenses´´.
(g) Foreign Service Limited Extensions.—Individuals hired and employed by USAID, with funds made available in this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, pursuant to the authority of section 309 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, may be extended for a period of up to 4 years notwithstanding the limitation set forth in such section.
(h) Junior Officer Placement Authority.—Of the funds made available in subsection (a), USAID may use, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, up to $15,000,000 to fund overseas support costs of members of the Foreign Service with a Foreign Service rank of four or below:
Provided, That such authority is only used to reduce USAID's reliance on overseas personal services contractors or other non-direct hire employees compensated with funds appropriated to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, including funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´.
(i) Disaster Surge Capacity.—Funds appropriated under title III of this Act to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, including funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´, may be used, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, for the cost (including the support costs) of individuals detailed to or employed by USAID whose primary responsibility is to carry out programs in response to natural disasters.
(j) Technical Advisors.—Up to $13,500,000 of the funds made available by this Act in title III for assistance under the heading ``Global Health and Child Survival´´, may be used to reimburse United States Government agencies, agencies of State governments, institutions of higher learning, and private and voluntary organizations for the full cost of individuals (including for the personal services of such individuals) detailed or assigned to, or contracted by, as the case may be, USAID for the purpose of carrying out activities under that heading:
Provided, That up to $3,500,000 of the funds made available by this Act for assistance under the heading ``Development Assistance´´ may be used to reimburse such agencies, institutions, and organizations for such costs of such individuals carrying out other development assistance activities.
(k) Personal Services Contractors.—Funds appropriated by this Act to carry out chapter 1 of part I, chapter 4 of part II, and section 667 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, may be used by USAID to employ up to 25 personal services contractors in the United States, notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purpose of providing direct, interim support for new or expanded overseas programs and activities managed by the agency until permanent direct hire personnel are hired and trained:
Provided, That not more than 10 of such contractors shall be assigned to any bureau or office:
Provided further, That such funds appropriated to carry out title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, may be made available only for personal services contractors assigned to the Office of Food for Peace.
(l) Recruitment Strategy.—Not later than December 31, 2009, the USAID Administrator, after consulting with the Secretaries of Defense, Treasury, Agriculture, Interior, Energy, and Health and Human Services, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the heads of other relevant Federal departments and agencies, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a recruitment strategy for current and former employees from such departments and agencies who possess skills and/or overseas experience which would enhance USAID's capacity to carry out its mission:
Provided, That funds made available under the heading ``Operating Expenses´´ in title II of this Act may be made available to implement the strategy described in the previous proviso, subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(m) Hiring Authority.—Notwithstanding section 307 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, the USAID Administrator may hire up to 30 individuals under the Development Leadership Initiative:
Provided, That the authority contained in this subsection shall expire on September 30, 2010.
global health activities

Sec. 7060.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated by titles III and IV of this Act that are made available for bilateral assistance for child survival activities or disease programs including activities relating to research on, and the prevention, treatment and control of, HIV/AIDS may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law except for the provisions under the heading ``Global Health and Child Survival´´ and the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (117 Stat. 711; 22 U.S.C. 7601 et seq.), as amended:
Provided, That of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, not less than $545,000,000 should be made available for family planning/reproductive health.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 10 percent of the funds that are appropriated by this Act for a contribution to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the ``Global Fund´´) shall be withheld from obligation to the Global Fund until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Global Fund—
(1) is releasing incremental disbursements only if grantees demonstrate progress against clearly defined performance indicators; and
(2) is implementing a reporting system that breaks down grantee budget allocations by programmatic activity.
DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM

Sec. 7061.[edit]

Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Development Assistance´´, not less than $40,000,000 shall be made available for the Development Grants Program established pursuant to section 674 of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (division J of Public Law 110-161):
Provided, That funds made available under this section are in addition to other funds available for such purposes including funds designated by this Act by section 7065.
women in development

Sec. 7062.[edit]

(a) Programs funded under title III of this Act should include, where appropriate, gender considerations in the planning, assessment, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of such programs.
(b) Funds made available under title III of this Act should be made available to support programs to enhance economic opportunities for poor women in developing countries, including increasing the number and capacity of women-owned enterprises, improving property rights for women, increasing access to financial services, and improving women's ability to participate in the global economy.
gender-based violence

Sec. 7063.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated under the headings ``Development Assistance´´ and ``Economic Support Fund´´ in this Act shall be made available for programs to address sexual and gender-based violence.
(b) Programs and activities funded under titles III and IV of this Act that provide training for foreign police, judicial, and military officials shall address, where appropriate, gender-based violence.
education

Sec. 7064.[edit]

(a) Basic Education.—
(1) Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act and by prior Acts for fiscal year 2009, not less than $700,000,000 should be made available for assistance for basic education, of which not less than $400,000,000 shall be made available under the heading ``Development Assistance´´.
(2) There shall continue to be a Coordinator of United States government actions to provide basic education assistance in developing countries as established in section 664 of division J of Public Law 110-161.
(3) Funds appropriated for basic education in this Act shall be made available for a pilot program in three countries to develop and evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of a 5-year basic education strategic plan.
(b) Higher Education.—Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act and by prior Acts for fiscal year 2009, not less than $133,000,000 shall be made available for assistance for higher education.
reconciliation programs

Sec. 7065.[edit]

Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``Development Assistance´´ and ``Economic Support Fund´´ in this Act, $25,000,000 shall be made available for reconciliation programs which bring together and facilitate interaction between individuals of different ethnic, religious and political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war, of which $9,000,000 shall be made available for such programs in the Middle East:
Provided, That the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations, prior to the initial obligation of funds, on the most effective uses of such funds.
comprehensive expenditures report

Sec. 7066.[edit]

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the total amount of United States Government expenditures in fiscal years 2007 and 2008, by Federal agency, for assistance programs and activities in each foreign country, identifying the line item as presented in the President's Budget Appendix and the purpose for which the funds were provided:
Provided, That if required, information may be submitted in classified form.
requests for documents

Sec. 7067.[edit]

None of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant to titles III through VI of this Act shall be available to a nongovernmental organization, including any contractor, which fails to provide upon timely request any document, file, or record necessary to the auditing requirements of the United States Agency for International Development.
senior policy operating group

Sec. 7068.[edit]

(a) The Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, established under section 105(f) of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7103(f)) to coordinate agency activities regarding policies (including grants and grant policies) involving the international trafficking in persons, shall coordinate all such policies related to the activities of traffickers and victims of severe forms of trafficking.
(b) None of the funds provided under title I of this or any other Act making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs shall be expended to perform functions that duplicate coordinating responsibilities of the Operating Group.
(c) The Operating Group shall continue to report only to the authorities that appointed them pursuant to section 105(f).
prohibition on use of torture

Sec. 7069.[edit]

None of the funds made available in this Act shall be used in any way whatsoever to support or justify the use of torture, cruel or inhumane treatment by any official or contract employee of the United States Government.
africa

Sec. 7070.[edit]

(a) Expanded International Military Education and Training.—
(1) Funds appropriated under the heading ``International Military Education and Training´´ in this Act that are made available for assistance for Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, and Guinea may be made available only for expanded international military education and training.
(2) None of the funds appropriated under the heading ``International Military Education and Training´´ in this Act may be made available for assistance for Equatorial Guinea.
(b)(1) Sudan Limitation on Assistance.—Subject to subsection (2):
(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the Government of Sudan.
(B) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for the cost, as defined in section 502, of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of modifying loans and loan guarantees held by the Government of Sudan, including the cost of selling, reducing, or canceling amounts owed to the United States, and modifying concessional loans, guarantees, and credit agreements.
(2) Subsection (b)(1) shall not apply if the Secretary of State determines and certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that:
(A) The Government of Sudan honors its pledges to cease attacks upon civilians and disarms and demobilizes the Janjaweed and other government-supported militias.
(B) The Government of Sudan and all government-supported militia groups are honoring their commitments made in all previous cease-fire agreements.
(C) The Government of Sudan is allowing unimpeded access to Darfur to humanitarian aid organizations, the human rights investigation and humanitarian teams of the United Nations, including protection officers, and an international monitoring team that is based in Darfur and has the support of the United States.
(3) Exceptions.—The provisions of subsection (b)(1) shall not apply to—
(A) humanitarian assistance;
(B) assistance for the Darfur region, Southern Sudan, Southern Kordofan/Nuba Mountains State, Blue Nile State, and Abyei; and
(C) assistance to support implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Darfur Peace Agreement or any other internationally-recognized viable peace agreement in Sudan.
(4) Definitions.—For the purposes of this Act, the term ``Government of Sudan´´ shall not include the Government of Southern Sudan.
(5) Notwithstanding any other law, assistance in this Act may be made available to the Government of Southern Sudan to provide non-lethal military assistance, military education and training, and defense services controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CRF 120.1 et seq.) if the Secretary of State—
(A) determines that the provision of such items is in the national interest of the United States; and
(B) not later than 15 days before the provision of any such assistance, notifies the Committees on Appropriations of such determination.
(c) Horn of Africa and Pan Sahel Program.—Funds appropriated under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ in this Act that are made available for programs and activities to counter extremism in the Horn of Africa and the Pan Sahel region of Africa, shall be administered by the United States Agency for International Development, and are in addition to funds otherwise made available for such purposes.

(d) War Crimes in Africa.—

(1) The Congress reaffirms its support for the efforts of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) to bring to justice individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in a timely manner.
(2) Funds appropriated by this Act, including funds for debt restructuring, may be made available for assistance for the central government of a country in which individuals indicted by ICTR and SCSL are credibly alleged to be living, if the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such government is cooperating with ICTR and SCSL, including the surrender and transfer of indictees in a timely manner:
Provided, That this subsection shall not apply to assistance provided under section 551 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 or to project assistance under title VI of this Act:
Provided further, That the United States shall use its voice and vote in the United Nations Security Council to fully support efforts by ICTR and SCSL to bring to justice individuals indicted by such tribunals in a timely manner.
(3) The prohibition in subsection (2) may be waived on a country-by-country basis if the President determines that doing so is in the national security interest of the United States: Provided, That prior to exercising such waiver authority, the President shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, in classified form if necessary, on—
(A) the steps being taken to obtain the cooperation of the government in surrendering the indictee in question to the court of jurisdiction;
(B) a strategy, including a timeline, for bringing the indictee before such court; and
(C) the justification for exercising the waiver authority.
(e) Zimbabwe.—
(1) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive director to each international financial institution to vote against any extension by the respective institution of any loans to the Government of Zimbabwe, except to meet basic human needs or to promote democracy, unless the Secretary of State determines and reports in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the rule of law has been restored in Zimbabwe, including respect for ownership and title to property, freedom of speech and association, and a transition government has been established that reflects the will of the people as they voted in the March 2008 elections.
(2) None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available for assistance for the central government of Zimbabwe unless the Secretary of State makes the determination pursuant to subsection (e)(1).
asia

Sec. 7071.[edit]

(a) Tibet.—
(1) The Secretary of the Treasury should instruct the United States executive director to each international financial institution to use the voice and vote of the United States to support projects in Tibet if such projects do not provide incentives for the migration and settlement of non-Tibetans into Tibet or facilitate the transfer of ownership of Tibetan land and natural resources to non-Tibetans; are based on a thorough needs-assessment; foster self-sufficiency of the Tibetan people and respect Tibetan culture and traditions; and are subject to effective monitoring.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, not less than $7,300,000 of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ should be made available to nongovernmental organizations to support activities which preserve cultural traditions and promote sustainable development and environmental conservation in Tibetan communities in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in other Tibetan communities in China.
(b) Burma.—
(1) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive director to each appropriate international financial institution in which the United States participates, to oppose and vote against the extension by such institution any loan or financial or technical assistance or any other utilization of funds of the respective bank to and for Burma.
(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available to support democracy activities in Burma, along the Burma-Thailand border, for activities of Burmese student groups and other organizations located outside Burma, and for the purpose of supporting the provision of humanitarian assistance to displaced Burmese along Burma's borders:
Provided, That such funds may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law:
Provided further, That in addition to assistance for Burmese refugees provided under the heading ``Migration and Refugee Assistance´´ in this Act, not less than $4,000,000 shall be made available for community-based organizations operating in Thailand to provide food, medical and other humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons in eastern Burma:
Provided further, That funds made available under this paragraph shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(c) Indonesia.—
(1) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, not to exceed $15,700,000 shall be made available for assistance for Indonesia, of which $2,000,000 shall be made available only after the Secretary of State submits to the Committees on Appropriations the report on Indonesia detailed in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act) under such heading.
(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ that are available for assistance for Indonesia, not less than $300,000 should be made available for grants for capacity building of Indonesian human rights organizations, including in Papua.
(d) Cambodia.—Funds appropriated under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ in this Act for assistance for Cambodia may be used for an endowment, and shall be made available to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Cambodia to combat human trafficking, notwithstanding any other provision of law.
(e) North Korea.—
(1) Funds made available under the heading ``Migration and Refugee Assistance´´ in this Act shall be made available for assistance for refugees from North Korea.
(2) Of the funds made available under the heading ``International Broadcasting Operations´´ in title I of this Act, not less than $8,000,000 shall be made available for broadcasts into North Korea.
(3) None of the funds made available under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´ in fiscal year 2009 may be made available for obligation for energy-related assistance for North Korea unless the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that North Korea is continuing to fulfill its commitments under the Six Party Talks agreements.
(f) People's Republic of China.—
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Development Assistance´´ in this Act, not less than $11,000,000 shall be made available to United States educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations for programs and activities in the People's Republic of China relating to the environment, governance and the rule of law.
(2) None of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs´´ in this Act may be obligated or expended for processing licenses for the export of satellites of United States origin (including commercial satellites and satellite components) to the People's Republic of China unless, at least 15 days in advance, the Committees on Appropriations are notified of such proposed action.
(3) Not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing, to the extent practicable, the amount of assistance provided by the People's Republic of China to governments and entities in Latin America and Africa during the previous calendar year, and shall make such report publicly available in a timely manner on the website of the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development in English and Mandarin.
(4) Of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs´´ in this Act, $1,000,000 shall be made available to the Bureau of International Information Programs to disseminate information, in Mandarin, in the People's Republic of China:
Provided, That such information shall include issues of governance, transparency, corruption, rule of law, and the environment, and the findings of the report required by paragraph (3) of this subsection, and shall be disseminated through the Internet, text messaging or other means, and directed to economically depressed areas of the People's Republic of China:
Provided further, That such funds are in addition to funds otherwise made available for such purposes:
Provided further, That the Department of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the initial obligation of funds made available by this subsection.
(5) The terms and requirements of section 620(h) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall apply to foreign assistance projects or activities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China, to include such projects or activities by any entity that is owned or controlled by, or an affiliate of, the PLA:
Provided, That none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available pursuant to this Act may be used to finance any grant, contract, or cooperative agreement with the PLA, or any entity that the Secretary of State has reason to believe is owned or controlled by, or an affiliate of, the PLA.
(g) Philippines.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´, not to exceed $30,000,000 may be made available for assistance for the Philippines, of which $2,000,000 may not be obligated until the Secretary of State reports in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that—
(1) the Government of the Philippines is taking effective steps to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, to include prosecutions and convictions for extrajudicial executions; sustaining the decline in the number of extra-judicial executions; addressing allegations of a death squad in Davao City; and strengthening government institutions working to eliminate extra-judicial executions;
(2) the Government of the Philippines is implementing a policy of promoting military personnel who demonstrate professionalism and respect for internationally recognized human rights, and is investigating and prosecuting military personnel and others who have been credibly alleged to have violated such rights; and
(3) the Philippine Armed Forces do not have a policy of, and are not engaging in, acts of intimidation or violence against members of legal organizations who advocate for human rights.
(h) Vietnam.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated under the heading ``Development Assistance´´ in this Act may be made available for programs and activities in the central highlands of Vietnam, and shall be made available for environmental remediation and related health activities in Vietnam.
serbia

Sec. 7072.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the central Government of Serbia after May 31, 2009, if the President has made the determination and certification contained in subsection (c).
(b) After May 31, 2009, the Secretary of the Treasury should instruct the United States executive directors to the international financial institutions to support loans and assistance to the Government of Serbia subject to the conditions in subsection (c).
(c) The determination and certification referred to in subsection (a) is a determination and a certification by the President to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Serbia is—
(1) cooperating with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia including access for investigators, the provision of documents, timely information on the location, movement, and sources of financial support of indictees, and the surrender and transfer of indictees or assistance in their apprehension, including Ratko Mladic;
(2) taking steps that are consistent with the Dayton Accords to end Serbian financial, political, security and other support which has served to maintain separate Republika Srpska institutions; and
(3) taking steps to implement policies which reflect a respect for minority rights and the rule of law.
(d) This section shall not apply humanitarian assistance or assistance to promote democracy.
independent states of the former soviet union

Sec. 7073.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´ shall be made available for assistance for a government of an Independent State of the former Soviet Union if that government directs any action in violation of the territorial integrity or national sovereignty of any other Independent State of the former Soviet Union, such as those violations included in the Helsinki Final Act:
Provided, That such funds may be made available without regard to the restriction in this subsection if the President determines that to do so is in the national security interest of the United States.
(b) Funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´ for the Russian Federation, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(c)(1) Of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´ that are allocated for assistance for the Government of the Russian Federation, 60 percent shall be withheld from obligation until the President determines and certifies in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of the Russian Federation—
(A) has terminated implementation of arrangements to provide Iran with technical expertise, training, technology, or equipment necessary to develop a nuclear reactor, related nuclear research facilities or programs, or ballistic missile capability; and
(B) is providing full access to international non-government organizations providing humanitarian relief to refugees and internally displaced persons in Chechnya.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to—
(A) assistance to combat infectious diseases, child survival activities, or assistance for victims of trafficking in persons; and
(B) activities authorized under title V (Nonproliferation and Disarmament Programs and Activities) of the FREEDOM Support Act.
(d) Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act shall not apply to—
(1) activities to support democracy or assistance under title V of the FREEDOM Support Act and section 1424 of Public Law 104-201 or non-proliferation assistance;
(2) any assistance provided by the Trade and Development Agency under section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2421);
(3) any activity carried out by a member of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service while acting within his or her official capacity;
(4) any insurance, reinsurance, guarantee or other assistance provided by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation under title IV of chapter 2 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2191 et seq.);
(5) any financing provided under the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945; or
(6) humanitarian assistance.
repression in the russian federation

Sec. 7074.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia´´ in this Act may be made available for the Government of the Russian Federation, after 180 days from the date of the enactment of this Act, unless the President determines and certifies in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of the Russian Federation: (1) has implemented no statute, Executive order, regulation or similar government action that would discriminate, or which has as its principal effect discrimination, against religious groups or religious communities in the Russian Federation in violation of accepted international agreements on human rights and religious freedoms to which the Russian Federation is a party; and (2) is (A) honoring its international obligations regarding freedom of expression, assembly, and press, as well as due process; (B) investigating and prosecuting law enforcement personnel credibly alleged to have committed human rights abuses against political leaders, activists and journalists; and (C) immediately releasing political leaders, activists and journalists who remain in detention.
(b) The Secretary of State may waive the requirements of subsection (a) if the Secretary determines that to do so is important to the national interests of the United States.
central asia

Sec. 7075.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the Government of Kazakhstan only if the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Kazakhstan has made significant improvements in the protection of human rights and civil liberties during the preceding 6 month period, including by fulfilling obligations recommended by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the areas of election procedures, media freedom, freedom of religion, free assembly and minority rights, and by meeting the commitments it made in connection with its assumption of the Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2010.
(b) The Secretary of State may waive subsection (a) if the Secretary determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such a waiver is important to the national security of the United States.
(c) Not later than October 1, 2009, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing the following:
(1) The defense articles, defense services, and financial assistance provided by the United States to the countries of Central Asia during the 12-month period ending 30 days prior to submission of such report.
(2) The use during such period of defense articles, defense services, and financial assistance provided by the United States by units of the armed forces, border guards, or other security forces of such countries.
(d) For purposes of this section, the term ``countries of Central Asia´´ means Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
uzbekistan

Sec. 7076.[edit]

(a) Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the central Government of Uzbekistan only if the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Uzbekistan is making substantial and continuing progress—
(1) in meeting its commitments under the ``Declaration on the Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Framework Between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United States of America´´, including respect for internationally recognized human rights, establishing a genuine multi-party system, and ensuring free and fair elections, freedom of expression, and the independence of the media; and
(2) in investigating and prosecuting the individuals responsible for the deliberate killings of civilians in Andijan in May 2005.
(b) If the Secretary of State has credible evidence that any current or former official of the Government of Uzbekistan was responsible for the deliberate killings of civilians in Andijan in May 2005, or for other violations of internationally recognized human rights in Uzbekistan, not later than 6 months after enactment of this Act any person identified by the Secretary pursuant to this subsection shall be ineligible for admission to the United States.
(c) The restriction in subsection (b) shall cease to apply if the Secretary determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Uzbekistan has taken concrete and measurable steps to improve respect for internationally recognized human rights, including allowing peaceful political and religious expression, releasing imprisoned human rights defenders, and implementing recommendations made by the United Nations on torture.
(d) The Secretary may waive the application of subsection (b) if the Secretary determines that admission to the United States is necessary to attend the United Nations or to further United States law enforcement objectives.
(e) For the purpose of this section ``assistance´´ shall include excess defense articles.
afghanistan

Sec. 7077.[edit]

Of the funds appropriated under titles III and IV of this Act, not less than $1,041,950,000 should be made available for assistance for Afghanistan, of which not less than $100,000,000 shall be made available to support programs that directly address the needs of Afghan women and girls, including for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, the Afghan Ministry of Women's Affairs, and for women-led nonprofit organizations in Afghanistan.
enterprise funds

Sec. 7078.[edit]

(a) Prior to the distribution of any assets resulting from any liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of an Enterprise Fund, in whole or in part, the President shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations, in accordance with the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, a plan for the distribution of the assets of the Enterprise Fund.
(b) Funds made available under titles III through VI of this Act for Enterprise Funds shall be expended at the minimum rate necessary to make timely payment for projects and activities and shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
united nations population fund

Sec. 7079.[edit]

(a) Contribution.—Of the funds made available under the headings ``International Organizations and Programs´´ and ``Global Health and Child Survival´´ in this Act for fiscal year 2009, $50,000,000 shall be made available for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), of which not more than $30,000,000 shall be derived from funds appropriated under the heading ``International Organizations and Programs´´.
(b) Availability of Funds.—Funds appropriated by this Act for UNFPA, that are not made available because of the operation of any provision of law, shall be made available to UNFPA notwithstanding any such provision of law, subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, only for the following purposes and subject to the provisions of this section—
(1) provide and distribute equipment, medicine, and supplies, including safe delivery kits and hygiene kits, to ensure safe childbirth and emergency obstetric care;
(2) make available supplies of contraceptives for the prevention of unintended pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS;
(3) prevent and treat cases of obstetric fistula;
(4) reestablish maternal health services in areas where medical infrastructure and such services have been destroyed or limited by natural disasters, armed conflict, or other factors;
(5) promote abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting and child marriage; and
(6) promote access to basic services, including clean water, sanitation facilities, food, and health care, for poor women and girls.
(c) Prohibition on Use of Funds in China.—None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by UNFPA for a country program in the People's Republic of China.
(d) Conditions on Availability of Funds.—Funds made available by this Act for UNFPA may be made available if—
(1) UNFPA maintains funds made available by this Act in an account separate from other accounts of UNFPA and does not commingle such funds with other sums; and
(2) UNFPA does not fund abortions.
(e) Report to Congress and Witholding of Funds.—
(1) Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations indicating the amount of funds that the UNFPA is budgeting for the year in which the report is submitted for a country program in the People's Republic of China.
(2) If the report under this subparagraph indicates that the UNFPA plans to spend funds for a country program in the People's Republic of China in the year covered by the report, then the amount of such funds the UNFPA plans to spend in the People's Republic of China shall be deducted from the funds made available to the UNFPA after March 1 for obligation for the remainder of the fiscal year in which the report is submitted.
prohibition on publicity or propaganda

Sec. 7080.[edit]

No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not authorized before the date of the enactment of this Act by the Congress:
Provided, That not to exceed $25,000 may be made available to carry out the provisions of section 316 of Public Law 96-533.
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(including transfer of funds)

Sec. 7081.[edit]

(a) Authority.—Notwithstanding section 235(a)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2195(a)(2)), the authority of subsections (a) through (c) of section 234 of such Act shall remain in effect through September 30, 2009.
(b) Funding.—Whenever the President determines that it is in furtherance of the purposes of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, up to a total of $20,000,000 of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act may be transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated by this Act for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Program Account, to be subject to the terms and conditions of that account:
Provided, That such funds shall not be available for administrative expenses of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation:
Provided further, That designated funding levels in this Act shall not be transferred pursuant to this section:
Provided further, That the exercise of such authority shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
extradition

Sec. 7082.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be used to provide assistance (other than funds provided under the headings ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´, ``Migration and Refugee Assistance´´, ``Emergency Migration and Refugee Assistance´´, and ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Assistance´´) for the central government of a country which has notified the Department of State of its refusal to extradite to the United States any individual indicted for a criminal offense for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or for killing a law enforcement officer, as specified in a United States extradition request.
(b) Subsection (a) shall only apply to the central government of a country with which the United States maintains diplomatic relations and with which the United States has an extradition treaty and the government of that country is in violation of the terms and conditions of the treaty.
(c) The Secretary of State may waive the restriction in subsection (a) on a case-by-case basis if the Secretary certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that such waiver is important to the national interests of the United States.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Sec. 7083.[edit]

(a) Clean Energy.—Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act, not less than $100,000,000 shall be made available to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in addition to funds otherwise made available for such purposes, for programs and activities that reduce global warming by promoting the sustainable use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficient end-use technologies, carbon sequestration, and carbon accounting.
(b) Climate Change Adaptation.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act, up to $10,000,000 shall be made available for a United States contribution to the Least Developed Countries Fund to support grants for climate change adaptation programs and activities, if the Global Environment Facility makes publicly available on its website an annual report detailing the criteria used to determine which programs and activities receive funds, the manner in which such programs and activities meet such criteria, the extent of local involvement in such programs and activities, the amount of funds provided, and the results achieved.
(c) Biodiversity.—Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act and by prior Acts for fiscal year 2009, not less than $195,000,000 shall be made available for programs and activities which directly protect biodiversity, including tropical forests and wildlife, in developing countries, of which not less than $25,000,000 shall be made available for USAID's conservation programs in the Amazon Basin:
Provided, That of the funds made available under this paragraph, not less than $17,500,000 shall be made available for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership of which not less than $2,500,000 shall be made available to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for conservation programs in Africa:
Provided further, That funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the provisions of sections 103 through 106, and chapter 4 of part II, of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 may be used, notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purpose of supporting tropical forestry and biodiversity conservation activities and energy programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions:
Provided further, That funds appropriated under the heading ``Development Assistance´´ may be made available as a contribution to the Galapagos Invasive Species Fund.
(d)(1) Extraction of Natural Resources.—The Secretary of the Treasury shall inform the managements of the international financial institutions and the public that it is the policy of the United States to oppose any assistance by such institutions (including but not limited to any loan, credit, grant, or guarantee) for the extraction and export of oil, gas, coal, timber, or other natural resource unless the government of the country has in place functioning systems for: (i) accurately accounting for payments for companies involved in the extraction and export of natural resources; (ii) the independent auditing of accounts receiving such payments and the widespread public dissemination of the findings of such audits; and (iii) verifying government receipts against company payments including widespread dissemination of such payment information, and disclosing such documents as Host Government Agreements, Concession Agreements, and bidding documents, allowing in any such dissemination or disclosure for the redaction of, or exceptions for, information that is commercially proprietary or that would create competitive disadvantage.
(2) Not later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing, for each international financial institution, the amount and type of assistance provided, by country, for the extraction and export of oil, gas, coal, timber, or other natural resources in the preceeding 12 months, and whether each institution considered, in its proposal for such assistance, the extent to which the country has functioning systems described in paragraph (1).
prohibition on promotion of tobacco

Sec. 7084.[edit]

None of the funds provided by this Act shall be available to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products, or to seek the reduction or removal by any foreign country of restrictions on the marketing of tobacco or tobacco products, except for restrictions which are not applied equally to all tobacco or tobacco products of the same type.
commercial leasing of defense articles

Sec. 7085.[edit]

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, the authority of section 23(a) of the Arms Export Control Act may be used to provide financing to Israel, Egypt and NATO and major non-NATO allies for the procurement by leasing (including leasing with an option to purchase) of defense articles from United States commercial suppliers, not including Major Defense Equipment (other than helicopters and other types of aircraft having possible civilian application), if the President determines that there are compelling foreign policy or national security reasons for those defense articles being provided by commercial lease rather than by government-to-government sale under such Act.
anti-kleptocracy

Sec. 7086.[edit]

(a) In furtherance of the National Strategy to Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy and Presidential Proclamation 7750, the Secretary of State shall compile and maintain a list of officials of foreign governments and their immediate family members who the Secretary has credible evidence have been involved in corruption relating to the extraction of natural resources in their countries.
(b) Any individual on the list compiled under subsection (a) shall be ineligible for admission to the United States.
(c) The Secretary may waive the application of subsection (b) if the Secretary determines that admission to the United States is necessary to attend the United Nations or to further United States law enforcement objectives, or that the circumstances which caused the individual to be included on the list have changed sufficiently to justify the removal of the individual from the list.
(d) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act and 180 days thereafter, the Secretary of State shall report in writing, in classified form if necessary, to the Committees on Appropriations describing the evidence of corruption concerning individuals listed pursuant to subsection (a).
training and equipment reports

Sec. 7087.[edit]

(a) The annual foreign military training report required by section 656 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall be submitted by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to the Committees on Appropriations by the date specified in that section.
(b) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with other relevant United States Government agencies, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report detailing the equipment to be purchased with funds appropriated or otherwise made available under the headings ``Andean Counterdrug Programs´´, ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement´´, and ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´ in this Act:
Provided, That such report shall include a description of the anticipated costs associated with the operation and maintenance of such equipment in subsequent fiscal years:
Provided further, That for the purposes of this subsection, ``equipment´´ shall be defined as any aircraft, vessel, boat or vehicle.
TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Sec. 7088.[edit]

(a) United Nations.—Funds made available by this Act shall be made available to continue reform efforts at the United Nations:
Provided, That not later than September 30, 2009, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing actions taken by United Nations organizations under the headings ``Contributions to International Organizations´´ and ``International Organizations and Programs´´ to continue reform of United Nations financial management systems and program oversight.
(b) World Bank.—Section 668(c)(1) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161) is amended by striking ``that´´ and inserting ``on the extent to which´´.
(c) National Budget Transparency.—
(1) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the central government of any country that fails to make publicly available on an annual basis its national budget, to include income and expenditures.
(2) The Secretary of State may waive the requirements of paragraph (1) on a country-by-country basis if the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so is important to the national interest of the United States.
disability programs

Sec. 7089.[edit]

(a) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund´´, not less than $4,000,000 shall be made available for programs and activities administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the needs and protect the rights of people with disabilities in developing countries, and for programs to make publicly available information on independent living, advocacy, education, and transportation for people with disabilities and disability advocacy organizations in developing countries, including for the cost of translation.
(b) Funds appropriated under the heading ``Operating Expenses´´ in title II of this Act shall be made available to develop and implement training for staff in overseas USAID missions to promote the full inclusion and equal participation of people with disabilities in developing countries.
(c) The Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the USAID Administrator shall seek to ensure that, where appropriate, construction projects funded by this Act are accessible to people with disabilities and in compliance with the USAID Policy on Standards for Accessibility for the Disabled, or other similar accessibility standards.
(d) Of the funds made available pursuant to subsection (a), not more than 7 percent may be for management, oversight and technical support.
ORPHANS, DISPLACED AND ABANDONED CHILDREN

Sec. 7090.[edit]

Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, $3,000,000 should be made available for activities to improve the capacity of foreign government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to prevent child abandonment, address the needs of orphans, displaced and abandoned children and provide permanent homes through family reunification, guardianship and domestic adoptions:
Provided, That funds made available under title III of this Act should be made available, as appropriate, consistent with—
(1) the goal of enabling children to remain in the care of their family of origin, but when not possible, placing children in permanent homes through adoption;
(2) the principle that such placements should be based on informed consent which has not been induced by payment or compensation;
(3) the view that long-term foster care or institutionalization are not permanent options and should be used when no other suitable permanent options are available; and
(4) the recognition that programs that protect and support families can reduce the abandonment and exploitation of children.
SRI LANKA

Sec. 7091.[edit]

(a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program´´ may be made available for assistance for Sri Lanka, no defense export license may be issued, and no military equipment or technology shall be sold or transferred to Sri Lanka pursuant to the authorities contained in this Act or any other Act, until the Secretary of State certifies to the Committee on Appropriations that—
(1) the Sri Lankan military is suspending and the Government of Sri Lanka is bringing to justice members of the military who have been credibly alleged to have violated internationally recognized human rights or international humanitarian law, including complicity in the recruitment of child soldiers;
(2) the Government of Sri Lanka is providing access to humanitarian organizations and journalists throughout the country consistent with international humanitarian law; and (3) the Government of Sri Lanka has agreed to the establishment of a field presence of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sri Lanka with sufficient staff and mandate to conduct full and unfettered monitoring throughout the country and to publicize its findings.
(b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to technology or equipment made available for the limited purposes of maritime and air surveillance, including communications equipment previously committed or approved for the limited purposes of air and maritime surveillance.
export-import bank rescission
(including rescissions)

Sec. 7092.[edit]

(a) Of the funds appropriated under the heading ``Subsidy Appropriation´´ for the Export-Import Bank of the United States that are available for tied-aid grants in prior Acts making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs, $17,000,000 are rescinded.
(b) Of the unobligated balances available under the heading ``Subsidy Appropriation´´ for the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Public Law 109-102, $27,000,000 are rescinded.