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[119 STAT. 3214]
[119 STAT. 3214]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

119 STAT. 3214

PUBLIC LAW 109–163—JAN. 6, 2006

Department to produce timely, reliable, and complete financial management information. (b) EXCEPTION.—The limitation under subsection (a) shall not apply to an activity directed exclusively at assessing the adequacy of internal controls and remediating any inadequacy identified pursuant to such an assessment. SEC. 377. PROVISION OF WELFARE OF SPECIAL CATEGORY RESIDENTS AT NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Navy may provide for the general welfare, including subsistence, housing, and health care, of any person at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who is designated by the Secretary, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, as a ‘‘special category resident’’. (b) PROHIBITION ON CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FACILITIES.—The authorization under subsection (a) shall not be construed as an authorization for the construction a new housing facility or medical treatment facility. (c) PRIOR USE OF FUNDS.—Any obligation or expenditure of funds for the general welfare of any person described in subsection (a) before the date of the enactment of this Act is deemed to be not subject to the provisions of chapter 13 of title 31, United States Code. SEC. 378. COMMEMORATION OF SUCCESS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

(a) CELEBRATION HONORING MILITARY EFFORTS IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.—The President may— (1) designate a day of celebration to honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines of the Armed Forces who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom and have returned to the United States; and (2) issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. (b) PARTICIPATION OF ARMED FORCES IN CELEBRATION.— (1) PARTICIPATION AUTHORIZED.—Members and units of the Armed Forces may participate in activities associated with a day of celebration designated under subsection (a) that are held in Washington, District of Columbia. (2) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.—Subject to paragraph (4), amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2006 may be used to cover costs associated with the participation of members and units of the Armed Forces in the activities described in paragraph (1). (3) ACCEPTANCE OF PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS.—(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Defense may accept cash contributions from private individuals and entities for the purposes of covering the costs of the participation of members and units of the Armed Forces in the activities described in paragraph (1). Amounts so accepted shall be deposited in an account established for purposes of this paragraph. (B) Amounts accepted under subparagraph (A) may be used for the purposes described in that subparagraph until expended.

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