Amendment Text: H.Amdt.310 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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     DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 617 and rule 
XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House 
on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill, H.R. 3081.

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                     In the Committee of the Whole

  Accordingly, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the 
Whole House on the State of the Union for the consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 3081) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2010, and for other purposes, with Mr. Capuano in the chair.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to the rule, the bill is considered read the 
first time.
  The gentlewoman from New York (Mrs. Lowey) and the gentleman from 
Illinois (Mr. Kirk) each will control 30 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from New York.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Chairman, I'm pleased to present H.R. 3081, the fiscal year 2010 
appropriations bill for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs. I am deeply appreciative to my ranking member, 
Kay Granger, for her key role in drafting this bill. This reflects our 
bipartisan priorities and is a better product as a result of our 
collaboration.
  After all the hard work that Ms. Granger put into this bill, I am 
deeply saddened that she's unable to be on the House floor with us 
today to see the passage of our bipartisan product. I would like to 
extend my heartfelt thanks to my friend, Ms. Granger, and I know all of 
us wish for her a speedy recovery. Her presence is missed today on the 
floor, but I know her thoughts are with us, and I look forward to 
continuing to work closely with her as we move forward with the bill.
  The bill has also benefited from the input of our very informed and 
engaged subcommittee members. The bill totals $48.843 billion, $3.2 
billion below the request and $1.2 billion below the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level, including supplemental appropriations.
  The bill provides an upfront and transparent accounting of the 
resources needed to fund our foreign policy and national security 
interests to end the reliance on supplemental appropriations to fund 
anticipated needs.
  Let there be no doubt, this bill, which funds the U.S.'s diplomatic 
and development priorities, is a cornerstone of U.S. national security. 
It includes $4.7 billion for assistance to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and 
Iraq to help stabilize, strengthen, and rebuild these critical 
countries.
  In conjunction with funding in the 2009 supplemental, the bill fully 
funds the U.S. commitments to our allies and partners in the Middle 
East, including a total of $2.775 billion in FMF pursuant to the MOU 
between the United States and our ally Israel and our commitments to 
Egypt and Jordan.
  The bill provides $987 million to continue support for 
counternarcotics and alternate development programs in Mexico, Central 
America, the Caribbean Basin, and Colombia and Peru.
  The bill continues the congressional commitment to increasing the 
capacity of our civilian agencies to carry out diplomatic and 
development missions and provides resources to hire, train, support, 
and provide security for 1,000 new Department of State personnel and 
300 new USAID personnel.
  H.R. 3081 provides $7.6 billion for global activities, including $5.7 
billion for global HIV/AIDS, which is $150 million above the 
President's request. Not less than $750 million will support the Global 
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and the bill includes 
$648 million for voluntary family planning services in the developing 
world, of which $60 million is for the United Nations Population Fund.
  Addressing pandemics and other health concerns overseas before they 
reach our shores is one of the best investments the United States can 
make to protect American citizens while saving lives overseas. To this 
end, the bill provides $75 million to address pandemic preparedness and 
response, in addition to $50 million in the supplemental appropriations 
act of 2009.
  Now, while I continue to be personally committed to permanently 
repealing the global gag rule, in the interest of bipartisan 
cooperation, the bill does not change any provisions of law that 
restrict funding for abortion or otherwise condition family planning 
assistance.
  The bill increases funding for key long-term development priorities, 
including $1.2 billion to improve access to quality basic and higher 
education and provide alternatives to madrassas where youth are often 
exposed to extremism; $1 billion for food security and agricultural 
development to respond to the global food crisis; over $1.2 billion in 
bilateral and multilateral assistance for clean energy, biodiversity 
and climate change initiatives; and $310 million to expand access to 
safe water and sanitation.
  It includes $2.4 billion in refugee and disaster assistance to meet 
growing humanitarian needs, including in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  The bill also provides $450 million for the Peace Corps to jump-start 
the President's pledge to increase the number of volunteers.
  Finally, oversight is a bipartisan priority, and in order to improve 
accountability, the bill provides a total of $146.5 million for the 
activities of the Inspectors General of the Department of State and 
USAID, as well as for the

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Special Inspectors General for Iraq and Afghanistan Reconstruction.
  I want to take a moment to thank all of the staff that have worked so 
hard on this bill, especially Nisha Desai, our clerk, and her team: 
Craig Higgins, Steve Marchese, Michele Sumilas, Celia Alvarado, 
Courtney Dunn. I also want to thank Ann Vaughan, Jennie Munoz, and 
Elizabeth Stanley on my staff for their work.
  And I would also like to thank our hardworking minority staff, 
including Ann Marie Chotvacs, the minority clerk, and Alice Hogans, 
Mike Ringler, Jason Small, and Rachel Carter for all their work.
  Mr. Chairman, the bipartisan foreign assistance package before you 
preserves our Nation's interests. I urge my colleagues to give this 
bill our bipartisan support.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  I'm pleased to join Chairwoman Lowey at the beginning of the 
consideration of this bill making appropriations for fiscal year 2010 
for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. 
This bill funds programs that safeguard our national security and 
promote U.S. interests abroad.
  It was first founded under the auspices of the Marshall Plan under 
the understanding that good diplomacy and development can dramatically 
reduce national security problems and troop deployments for the United 
States.
  I want to commend Chairwoman Lowey for her bipartisan work on this 
bill. She's listened to concerns of Members on this side of the aisle 
and worked to address them.
  I also want to thank the staff both on this and the other side of the 
aisle for so many long hours of work on this. That's Nisha Desai-
Biswal, Craig Higgins, Steve Marchese, Michele Sumilas, Cecilia 
Alvarado, and Courtney Dunn. I also particularly want to thank Ann 
Marie Chotvacs, Mike Ringler, Alice Hogans, and Jason Small.
  I know that Ms. Lowey and Ranking Member Granger, who is out today, 
appreciate their personal office staffs' work on this bill, especially 
Ann Vaughan and Rachel Carter. And I particularly want to thank my 
staff, particularly Rich Goldberg.
  Now, on this legislation, we make one big key change, and that is 
with regard to the International Atomic Energy Agency's new report on 
the Iran nuclear program and related responses of the United States to 
their report. They showed that after producing low-enriched uranium at 
a rate of 40 kilograms per month over a 21-month period, Iran has now 
increased its stockpile by 60 percent in just 6 months, doubling its 
rate to over 80 kilograms of enriched uranium per month.
  We know that Iran's greatest weakness remains her economic dependence 
on foreign gasoline. And we can all agree that the United States 
taxpayers should not be asked to help increase the supply of gasoline 
to Iran, especially now, especially after what we saw after the Iranian 
elections. Surprisingly, this is exactly what our taxpayer dollars have 
been doing.
  In 2007 and 2008, the U.S. Export-Import Bank approved two separate 
loan guarantees totaling $900 million to expand the largest refinery 
owned by Reliance Industries Limited, an Indian company that provides 
roughly one-third of Iran's daily import of gasoline. In effect, the 
U.S. taxpayer is underwriting the increased supplies of gasoline to 
Iran.
  This bill includes the Kirk-Sherman amendment to prohibit further use 
of taxpayer dollars to guarantee or insure or extend credit to any 
company that supplies gasoline to Iran. I think that is a very 
important step that leads off to legislation that Chairman Berman and I 
have put forward that we hope, later in the year from the authorizing 
committee, that will begin to truly squeeze Iran and her need for 
foreign gasoline.

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  Now with regard to the overall bill, I am disappointed that we have 
departed from the tradition of considering appropriations under an open 
rule. I first worked on the Foreign Operations bill of fiscal year 
1984. I was taught appropriations at the foot of Appropriations 
chairmen Jamie Whitten and Bill Natcher. It was under these historic 
chairmen that we always considered appropriations bills under an open 
rule, protected under clause 2 of rule XXI that only monetary 
amendments could be offered.
  Now we have departed from the long tradition established by Jamie 
Whitten and Bill Natcher. The rule that governs this bill makes in 
order only eight of 89 amendments, a 90 percent death rate for 
amendments in the Rules Committee on what used to be an open rule.
  I would suggest that the partisan pressures under Speaker Wright, 
under Speaker Foley, were as bad or worse as now, but we are responding 
with highly restrictive rules that I think hurt our committee in the 
long run. I hope that we can address this soon and return to what I 
would call the Whitten-Natcher tradition.
  Now let me turn to the substance of this bill, the product of work of 
especially Chairwoman Lowey and Ranking Member Granger.
  The American people are aware that we face many global challenges 
that are well addressed in this bill. The funds provide security 
assistance to our allies in support countries living in some pretty 
dangerous neighborhoods.
  There is another reality of this bill and that is the financial 
crisis that we see and that we are helping countries through so that 
they do not collapse, triggering some sort of new global economic 
downturn.
  The allocation given to the subcommittee, $48.8 billion, is an 
amount, when strictly compared to last year's base, that is very high. 
But the administration has pledged to eliminate the wartime 
supplemental spending in favor of a regular appropriations process. If 
it sticks to that plan, then funding levels in this bill appear to be 
much more reasonable, and it includes programs for State and USAID 
operations that I support.
  I have to admit, though, I remain in doubt whether the administration 
really will not request a supplemental next year. In fact, I probably 
would lay a dollar bet with anyone that we probably will see a 
supplemental. I hope not. Chairman Murtha has already suggested that 
supplemental funds may be needed to sustain our troops because of the 
302(b) allocation that his Defense Subcommittee received that in his 
view may not cover all of the FY 2010 needs. In that case, I hope we 
could restrict funding under this bill.
  Now, I know Chairwoman Lowey and Ms. Granger have worked together on 
a number of very good governance provisions such as language to 
strengthen oversight of hiring, training and deployment of new staff 
funded by this bill; and a provision that launches a comprehensive 
review of roughly $8 billion in global health funding provided by this 
bill. Too often we forget that the United States has made the largest 
commitment of health funding ever in the history of mankind. It is 
something that the United States hasn't yet received enough credit for.
  They also agree to language that closely mirrors the fiscal year 2008 
bill which prevents U.S. taxpayer dollars from going to organizations 
that support or participate in involuntary or coercive methods of 
family planning, and that was the bipartisan commitment that Chairwoman 
Lowey just alluded to.
  The bill also includes amendments from several of my colleagues 
offered in full committee, particularly like a provision requiring the 
Secretary of State to report to Congress on deals brokered with foreign 
nations that receive detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, like Palau.
  The June 10, 2009, New York Times reported that the United States has 
agreed to provide Palau with $200 million in return for receiving 17 
suspected Uyghur terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. Now, according to the 
CIA Factbook, Palau has a population of only 20,796 people. Its GDP is 
only $164 million. Under this commitment then, the U.S. would be paying 
the Republic of Palau nearly $11.7 million per Uyghur terrorist.
  With average incomes in the United States of $56,000, $200 million 
would support incomes of over 3,500 Americans; with tuition at $25,000 
a year annually, it could put 7,000 students through college for a 
year. And $200 million also compares poorly to the cost of Guantanamo 
Bay itself. Guantanamo Bay, as a total facility, cost just $54 million 
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four times that amount for just 17 Uyghurs.
  There is also an amendment in this bill for new oversight and sunset 
restrictions on funding provided to the International Monetary Fund in 
the fiscal year 2009 supplemental, and language affirming intellectual 
property rights protections for U.S. energy and environmental 
technologies, critical in the G-8 discussions right now and the coming 
Copenhagen discussions in which China and India have pledged to require 
compulsory licensing over all climate change and energy technology. 
Compulsory licensing is a code word for stealing U.S. patents. There 
will be no green jobs if that provision goes through in the Copenhagen 
treaty. I am very happy that the House voted nearly unanimously on the 
Larson-Kirk amendment to prevent that.
  Now, Chairwoman Lowey has also described highlights of the bill. I 
will simply reiterate three very important items related to our 
national security. This bill includes $1.4 billion for the expanded 
work of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a $525 million increase 
to support prosperity and security of our partners around the 
developing world, a very important program that underlies the key point 
you cannot have long-term development without policy reform. You can 
build a dam, but if the government steals everything, all you will have 
is an empty structure a few years later. The MCC works to address that 
very problem in an effective way.
  When taken together with supplemental funds, this bill fully funds 
our security assistance request for our strategic allies in the Middle 
East like Israel, Egypt, and Jordan, and continues the fight against 
illegal drug trafficking in this hemisphere. I think especially with 
Ranking Member Granger's full backing, we have full funding for the 
pending request for Mexico and Central America by providing $7 million 
above the request, also for continued gains made in Colombia.
  In summary, this bill is focused on furthering foreign policy and 
national security interests. It monitors the wise use of our tax 
dollars and achieves some fairly balanced solutions to some complex 
problems leading to what I hope will be a fairly bipartisan debate 
today.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield to a distinguished member of the 
committee, the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Lee), for a unanimous 
consent request.
  (Ms. LEE of California asked and was given permission to revise and 
extend her remarks.)
  Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent to put 
my statement into the Record in support of this very good bill, H.R. 
3081, and to especially thank you for working to increase funding for 
two very important issues: support for the global fund to fight AIDS, 
tuberculosis, malaria, and also our bilateral tuberculosis program.
  Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of H.R. 3081, the FY10 
Department of State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill.
  I would also like to thank Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, 
and all the staff on the State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee of 
which I am a member for their hard work and dedication in putting this 
bill together.
  H.R. 3081 includes many valuable provisions and much-needed resources 
to extend the United States' arm of diplomacy in the interest of 
development, progress, and peace.
  This bill will provide for the hiring of more than 1000 new foreign 
service officers and approximately 300 new employees at USAID.
  Rebuilding the capacity of these two departments will transform our 
ability to put America's ``smart'' power to work, strengthen our 
national security, and have a dramatic and lasting impact on 
individuals and communities throughout the world.
  I especially want to thank the Chairwoman for working with me to 
increase funding for two issues that I believe are critical--support 
for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and for 
our bilateral tuberculosis programs.
  This bill includes $7.8 billion for global health programs, including 
$5.75 billion for HIV/AIDS initiatives, which for years have been a 
strong bipartisan priority.
  These programs continue to save millions of lives while helping us to 
stop the spread of this devastating global pandemic. I am hopeful in 
the future we can further increase resources for these programs in 
order to meet their unprecedented demand.
  I am also pleased that this legislation provides $450 million to meet 
President Obama's campaign pledge to double the size of the Peace Corps 
over several years.
  As countries throughout the world seek assistance to combat poverty, 
hunger, disease, and environmental degradation, this commitment to the 
Peace Corps' mission of peace and friendship through service is 
particularly timely.
  Lastly, I am greatly encouraged by the steps taken in this bill, and 
other appropriations measures, to avoid future reliance on supplemental 
appropriations that in the past have undermined efforts to obtain an 
honest accounting of the costs of conflict and war which our efforts in 
diplomacy and development seek to avoid.
  I urge my colleagues to support this effort and to support this bill.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I would like to yield for a unanimous consent to my 
distinguished colleague from New York (Mrs. Maloney).
  (Mrs. MALONEY asked and was given permission to revise and extend her 
remarks.)
  Mrs. MALONEY. I thank the gentlelady for her leadership on this bill, 
and I rise in support of this bill, and particularly commend the 
chairwoman for her leadership on the United Nations Population Fund, 
which was denied funding for 7 years under the prior administration, 
and will save women's lives; and her focus on helping the women under 
the oppressive Taliban regime in Afghanistan with over $100 million 
focused on female NGOs and the security of our country and the help for 
our allies. A great bill. I appreciate your allowing me to include my 
statement.
  Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong support of the Foreign 
Operations Appropriations bill and commend Chairwoman Lowey and Ranking 
Member Granger for their hard work in crafting this important bill.
  I am particularly pleased that it includes $60 million for the 
critical work done by UNPFA (the United Nations Population Fund).
  Every minute of every day, a woman dies needlessly in pregnancy or 
childbirth, most in the developing world--this translates into 10 
million women lost per generation.
  4 million newborns also die every year of similarly preventable 
causes. UNFPA has worked to end these deaths since it became 
operational in 1969.
  It has provided significant assistance to improve the health and 
quality of life and to promote the health and rights of women 
worldwide.
  UNFPA is the largest source of international assistance for women's 
reproductive health in the world and despite the past 7 years during 
which the previous Administration withheld funding for UNFPA, the 
United States Congress has demonstrated its strong support of the 
organization by approving U.S. financial support for UNFPA each year.
  Fully 42 percent of all pregnancies worldwide suffer complications 
and in 15 percent of all pregnancies, the complications are life-
threatening.
  In too many places, maternal health still receives inadequate 
attention and funding.
  Fortunately for women around the world, UNFPA operates in 154 
countries specifically to combat maternal mortality and to promote safe 
motherhood.
  The impact of losing U.S. funding over the past 7 years has been 
devastating.
  For each of these years, UNFPA could have helped to prevent 2 million 
unintended pregnancies, 800,000 abortions, 4,700 mothers' deaths, and 
more than 77,000 infant and child deaths.
  In 2001, the U.S. Agency for International Development estimated the 
global economic impact of maternal and newborn mortality at $15 billion 
per year in lost potential production, half associated with women and 
half with newborns.
  Investing in UNFPA actually reduces healthcare costs, and teaching 
and promoting safe motherhood enables adequate time between births for 
women's bodies to better carry another pregnancy.
  Mr. Chairman, this funding will help to restore the United States' 
standing in the global community while demonstrating its commitment to 
the lifesaving work of UNFPA.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from Minnesota (Ms. 
McCollum) who has been an outstanding member of the committee and has 
made it a great bill because of her important work.
  Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Chairman, I applaud the chairwoman and ranking 
member for both of their work in crafting a bill that everyone in this 
House can be proud to support.
  This bill commits about 1 percent of the total Federal budget to 
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of the global challenges we face: poverty, conflict, famine, drought, 
disease and global climate change. If we ignore these issues, they will 
threaten our way of life.
  This year's bill makes bold, necessary investments in areas of global 
health, agriculture and climate change, and it puts America back onto 
the path of doubling the number of Peace Corps volunteers proudly 
serving our country.
  I look forward to working with the chairwoman and President Obama to 
increase our investment in child survival and maternal health and to 
meet America's commitment to the Millennium development goals.
  Today, we start building a safer, healthier world for America's 
children and all of the world's children.
  Mr. KIRK. I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Florida (Mr. 
Crenshaw), a distinguished member of the subcommittee.
  Mr. CRENSHAW. I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and I 
want to compliment the chairwoman and our ranking member for the hard 
work that they have put into this good bill. I rise in strong support.
  There are a lot of reasons why I think Members should vote for this 
bill, but let me just mention two. One is I think when you talk about 
foreign policy, it is really like a three-legged stool. Part of it is 
defense, part of it is diplomacy, and part of it is development. You 
can't have one without the other two. I think what this bill does, it 
brings into balance these three areas. When you have the appropriate 
diplomacy, when you have the appropriate folks to do the development, 
then you free up those in the defense to focus on their mission. So I 
think this bill brings that into balance and I think that is a good 
thing overall in terms of foreign policy, in terms of national 
security.
  And in particular, I like the Millennium Challenge Corporation. As 
someone who has a business background, I have watched this corporation 
grow, and this is the fifth year we have had it in place. I think it is 
a great example of how we can provide foreign assistance in a smart 
way. No longer do we simply write a blank check to some country and 
never know where the money is going to go or what the results are. Now 
we enter into a compact, a contract, if you will, between the country 
receiving the money and our country. If they want to build a power 
plant or build a dam, whatever, in return, they agree to try to meet 
certain standards in terms of openness and democracy and transparency 
and accountability and human rights. So they have an incentive to 
follow through on this contract. It is smart aid, in my view. It is the 
right way to give assistance, and I think this fifth year of the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation is a very critical time because 
sometimes these contracts are entered into for a long period of time. 
It is adequately funded this year. For those reasons, I urge Members to 
support this good bill.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to an outstanding member 
of our committee who has made major contributions and has helped make 
this bill the good bill that it is, the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. 
Rothman).
  Mr. ROTHMAN of New Jersey. I thank my distinguished chairwoman.
  I rise today in strong support of this bill. First, I would like to 
thank Chairwoman Lowey for her amazing leadership, and as well our 
ranking member, Kay Granger, who is not with us, and my fellow 
subcommittee members, including Congressman Kirk, who is taking the 
lead on the floor today for the great leadership efforts that they have 
shown in ensuring that this bill puts partisan differences behind, and 
that this bill makes sure that we promote our Nation's foreign policy 
and national security interests by funding economic development, 
health, and education around the world, and diplomacy.
  This bill also includes in particular language that would improve 
transparency and accountability, Mr. Chairman, at the United Nations 
Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East, 
commonly called UNRWA. For almost 60 years, UNRWA has provided 
humanitarian services to Palestinians living in refugee camps 
throughout the Middle East.
  Unfortunately, as UNRWA has grown over the years, it has not taken 
nearly enough steps to ensure that it does not employ, affiliate with, 
or provide benefits to known terrorists. The problem with UNRWA is 
fundamental. There is a remarkable lack of available information.
  That is why I am so grateful to Chairwoman Lowey and our ranking 
member and my colleagues for including in the bill requirements that 
the information available regarding textbooks being used to teach the 
next generation of Palestinians be provided, and more money being 
provided for that information, and to require the State Department to 
undertake a review of those educational materials and UNRWA schools to 
ensure that there are no calls for hatred or intolerance, including 
anti-Semitism, in these textbooks provided by UNRWA to the Palestinian 
refugees.

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  In addition, the legislation requires the State Department to report 
on whether UNRWA is complying with current U.S. law, which states 
appropriately that no American taxpayer dollars be directed to 
terrorists or to further terrorist propaganda.
  I stand in strong support of this bill. I thank my distinguished 
chairwoman and my colleagues for this wonderful bill and I urge its 
passage.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 1 minute.
  I just want to thank my colleague from New Jersey for his leadership 
on this.
  UNRWA is an organization that is utterly irresponsibly run. Any 
corporation in America of UNRWA's size--which is $400 million a year--
would have an outside independent audit, and yet UNRWA has never had 
that--and in fact doesn't want it. UNRWA's staff has met with 
Republicans and Democrats up here and admitted that they, indeed, do 
make martyr payments to people that have carried out attacks against 
the people of Israel. And then we've seen all the video of mortar 
rocket attacks being used from UNRWA schools where UNRWA security 
personnel clearly could have prevented that.
  This bill helps increase the heat on UNRWA, one of the least 
accountable U.N. agencies. And I really want to thank the gentleman for 
his leadership on that.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to an outstanding member 
of our committee, the gentleman from New York (Mr. Israel).
  Mr. ISRAEL. I thank the distinguished chairwoman, my extraordinary 
colleague from New York.
  Mr. Chairman, I am so pleased to rise in support of this bill. This 
is one of the finest State-Foreign Operations bills we have had in many 
years.
  I am especially indebted to the chairwoman for allowing me to include 
two provisions in this bill. One is language that I have been 
interested in for several years since visiting India on an energy 
congressional delegation, learning what India is doing with respect to 
renewable energy and learning that there were six women in the 
Sunderbonds, a remote Delta region, who were lighting their entire 
village with a solar panel.
  If you ask the Department of Defense what we need in order to promote 
stability and security and affluence and prosperity, they will tell you 
we need a robust defense budget, something I agree with. But in the 
Sunderbonds, they are doing it with a solar panel which charges solar 
lanterns, which these six women rent to other villagers. And so you 
have all the elements that you need for stability and security; you 
have the empowerment of women, you have a sustainable small business 
model, and you have light.
  As a result of the chairwoman's support and the support of the 
ranking member, we have included $10 million to establish the Solar 
Villages Initiative in the State Department to replicate this project.
  I further want to thank the chairwoman and the ranking member for 
their support of the National Solidarity Program in Afghanistan. The 
essential lesson that Afghanistan teaches us is that order cannot be 
imposed from above--Alexander the Great tried it, Genghis Khan tried 
it, the British tried it, the Soviets tried it. We can try it, but it 
does not succeed.
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they are empowered to achieve their own solutions. And as a result of 
the chairwoman's support and the support from the minority, we have 
included $175 million for the multidonor National Solidarity Program, 
which is the leading program rebuilding Afghanistan. That allows local 
villages to secure some funding to plan their own projects, to plan 
their own future, to bring women into governing councils, to establish 
those projects which will secure those villages and promote long-term 
security and stability.
  These are two programs, among many, which make this a product that 
both sides of the aisle can be very proud of. It is the best investment 
that we can make. And I again thank the chairwoman for her support.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 2 minutes.
  I want to thank the gentleman because I have worked very closely with 
him to support I think one of the key combat-support elements of this 
bill, which is the National Solidarity Program of the Government of 
Afghanistan.
  We won the war in El Salvador largely through the help of a program 
called Mayors in Action, in which we funded programs totaling between 
$5,000 and then $10,000, as long as the community could come together 
and decide on what project. Having government services and activities 
in support of the El Salvadoran Government quickly undercut the 
insurgency and helped win a counterinsurgency campaign there.
  Based on the success of that program and others, the National 
Solidarity Program is now operating in Afghanistan. This bill provides 
$175 million, largely through the leadership of the gentleman from New 
York.
  When I deployed to Afghanistan in December, I spent quite a lot of 
time working with Monty Greer and Minister Zia, who described how this 
program is now in hundreds of villages throughout Afghanistan, but they 
had a funding shortfall. And working with General Nicholson of ISAF 
Region South, we put together a plan so that this bill would fund 
community development programs right behind the advance of U.S. troops.
  It has been little noticed so far in this body that 2 weeks ago the 
United States Marine Corps launched an offensive in the key poppy-
growing region of Afghanistan called Helmand Province, and it was that 
funding shortfall which would have not enabled U.S. troops to have the 
money to do community development projects right in the wake of their 
advance, along with the Afghan troops. This legislation allows them to 
have those tools right away so that the Afghan people will see progress 
in community development right behind the battlefield. It makes our 
chances of success much greater. It makes the sustainment and expansion 
of the Afghan Government much more likely. And bottom line, I think it 
will save a number of lives, especially for those of our constituents 
right now working for what sometimes has been called ``Uncle Sam's 
misguided children,'' otherwise known as the United States Marine 
Corps.
  I yield to the gentleman who has worked with me so much with Minister 
Zia on this.
  Mr. ISRAEL. Well, I thank the gentleman for his personal commitment 
and participation in this project.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield to the gentleman from Massachusetts 
(Mr. Lynch) for a colloquy.
  Mr. LYNCH. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding.
  As the co-Chair of the House Task Force on Terrorist Financing and 
Nonproliferation, I rise to engage in a colloquy with my distinguished 
colleague, Chairwoman Lowey.
  I would like to confirm that the $57 million requested by President 
Obama for nonproliferation, antiterrorism, demining, and related 
programs in Afghanistan, will be fully funded.
  Is it the chairwoman's intent that those critical security and 
humanitarian-related activities will be funded at the President's 
requested level?
  Mrs. LOWEY. Reclaiming my time, first, I thank my friend for raising 
this important issue.
  Yes, it is the committee's intent to fully fund Afghanistan's 
nonproliferation, antiterrorism, demining, and related programs at the 
President's requested level. We agree these programs are vital to our 
success in Afghanistan. And as we developed the bill, our funding 
assumption was, unless otherwise noted, that the President's full 
request for Afghanistan was met.
  I yield to the gentleman.
  Mr. LYNCH. Thank you.
  Is it also the chairwoman's view that the State Department should 
ensure that these funds are used to support the range of programs, such 
as export control and border security, antiterrorism assistance, 
terrorist interdiction activities, counterterrorism financing, 
humanitarian demining, and destruction of small arms and other weapons?
  Mrs. LOWEY. Reclaiming my time, yes, it is the committee's intent to 
support these activities.
  And I yield to the gentleman.
  Mr. LYNCH. Thank you. I want to thank the chairwoman for her 
courtesy, and to the gentleman from Illinois for his bipartisanship on 
this and all of our critical efforts in Afghanistan.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to the distinguished 
gentleman from California, an outstanding member of the committee, Mr. 
Schiff.
  Mr. SCHIFF. I thank the gentlewoman.
  I rise in strong support of the 2010 State-Foreign Ops Appropriations 
bill and congratulate my Chair and friend, Nita Lowey, for her 
leadership in crafting a bill that not only addresses critical national 
security needs, but does so in a cost-effective manner.
  After too many years in which diplomacy and smart power were shunted 
aside, this legislation is a reassertion of American leadership in 
helping to assure a brighter, more peaceful future for America's 
children and for children around the world.
  I am particularly concerned about Somalia's renewed descent into 
chaos and the prospect that al Qaeda, which is under increasing 
pressure along the Afghan/Pakistan frontier, will take advantage of the 
power vacuum in that country as it did in Afghanistan during the 1990s.
  This must not be allowed to happen. And the U.S. must be willing to 
work with the United Nations, the African Union, and nongovernmental 
organizations to help stabilize Somalia and create an atmosphere in 
which governance and security are again possible.
  This will be a long and difficult process, and in the main it must be 
driven by the Somalis themselves. But I was gratified that the bill 
includes aid above the President's request to foster economic growth, 
encourages the State Department to continue its support of Somali 
refugees in neighboring countries and, most importantly, provides $102 
million to support both the African Union mission in Somalia and 
security sector reform within Somalia itself.
  In this bill, even as we have provided funding for important 
initiatives like that, and we provided robust funding to increase the 
size of our Foreign Service and USAID professionals to revamp our aid 
to Pakistan and to help it to better confront the threat from al Qaeda, 
to provide crucial aid to key Middle Eastern allies Israel, Jordan and 
Egypt, to ramp up our efforts to fight the scourges of malaria, HIV/
AIDS, and tuberculosis, and fully meet our obligations to the United 
Nations, Ms. Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, and the staff of the 
subcommittee have also been mindful of the state of our economy here at 
home. In fact, this bill is $1.2 billion, or 2.4 percent, below the 
President's spending, and $3.2 billion, or 6 percent, below the 
administration's request.
  Finally, I am very pleased the bill includes $48 million in economic 
assistance to Armenia, as well as an increase in humanitarian 
assistance to Karabakh to $10 million, and maintains military 
assistance parity to both countries at $3 million, and the IMET 
assistance at $450,000 each.
  Importantly, the report accompanying the bill references the policy 
of parity in military assistance provided to Armenia and Azerbaijan.
  Mr. KIRK. I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  It's also important to note that this bill carries forward the Kirk 
amendment that now prohibits any U.S. assistance to a Palestinian 
Authority that includes Hamas--a terrorist organization, as designated 
by the United States, President Clinton, President Bush and I believe 
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Obama--unless every member of the new Palestinian Government has 
publicly, in writing, recognized Israel's right to exist and renounced 
terrorism. Over 20 United States citizens have been murdered directly 
by Hamas, and having this provision included in this legislation I 
think is very important.
  Also, this legislation reverses the administration's proposed cut for 
U.S. assistance to Armenia. We provide $48 million in economic aid and 
$3 million in military aid for Armenia while maintaining military 
funding parity with Azerbaijan and providing $10 million in assistance 
to Nagorno-Karabakh. The bill also includes a new requirement for the 
administration to consult with Congress before exercising its waiver 
authority for assistance to Azerbaijan granted under section 907 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act.
  Now, according to the Congressional Research Service, between 100,000 
and 500,000 Korean Americans still have family living in North Korea. 
Almost all of them have not seen their loved ones since the end of the 
Korean War, while many have not seen family members even since World 
War II. In the absence of diplomatic relations between the two 
countries, elderly Korean Americans are forced to contact their 
relatives without the protection of the U.S. Embassy or help from the 
State Department. Families are at the mercy of a black market group of 
smuggling rings that control access to North Korea.
  This legislation urges the State Department Policy Coordinator for 
North Korea to make the issue of divided American citizen families who 
have their relatives in North Korea a priority and to establish a 
coordinator for this issue.
  One last thing I want to highlight. As the United States draws down 
our troop commitment to Iraq, and we have tremendous concerns about 
safe and secure and sustainable homes and businesses for Iraq's 
embattled Christian minority, this bill provides a historic $20 million 
dedicated to religious minorities in Iraq, a big step forward for 
building an autonomous administrative region for Chaldo Assyrians in 
the Nineveh Plain. It's an important group that we should be concerned 
about, especially as the United States leaves Iraq.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 2 minutes for a colloquy 
with the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Woolsey).
  I am pleased to yield to Ms. Woolsey.
  Ms. WOOLSEY. I thank the chairwoman and applaud her leadership on 
behalf of women's health. No one in Congress has done more to 
prioritize the needs of women and children in our foreign assistance 
spending.
  As you well know, Madam Chairwoman, every minute somewhere in the 
world a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. In the poorest 
regions, one out of 22 women will die from these causes compared to one 
in 4,800 in the United States. In the developing world, mothers 
routinely face death or injury as a result of uncontrolled bleeding, 
infection, seizures, hypertensive disorders, birth obstruction, or 
other complications.

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  A pregnancy should be a joyful time in a woman's life, not a death 
threat.
  The good news is that practical interventions exist. We just need to 
leverage the necessary resources and sufficiently focus our assistance 
on maternal health.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I thank the gentlewoman for her kind words and for her 
support for women's health at home and abroad. Healthier mothers will 
enjoy safer pregnancies and childbirths, enabling them to better care 
for their children. Bolstering maternal health initiatives can help 
reduce the 4 million newborn deaths each year in the developing world. 
The committee has directed USAID to undertake a detailed review of its 
maternal health portfolio, and I look forward to working with my 
colleagues on this important issue.
  Ms. WOOLSEY. I thank the chairwoman. I look forward to working with 
her on this issue to ensure that not one more mother has to replace a 
birth announcement with a death notice.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 2 minutes.
  We rarely do this under this legislation, but we also have an 
important tradition of highlighting human rights cases, especially if 
they set a particularly dangerous precedent. And one of the most 
concerning precedents is the one set by the Government of Egypt when 
they imprisoned Kareem Amer, who is the first blogger ever to be 
arrested for what he wrote on his Internet blog, calling for 
reconciliation between Muslims and Jews on his personal blog. He was 
convicted. He's currently serving in prison, and it is a particularly 
dangerous precedent to have set that merely what you may write in your 
Internet blog will land you in jail.
  It's interesting to me, too, that of all the Muslim countries around 
the world, Egypt set the precedent, and of all the countries around the 
world that could have set this precedent against the freedom of speech 
on the Internet, it was one of the largest recipients of U.S. foreign 
assistance under this act. We have not gone to the step yet of 
dramatically affecting the U.S. assistance provided by this, but we do 
have to highlight Abdel Kareem Nabil Soliman, his full legal name, and 
his time in jail, a very dangerous precedent under Egyptian law and one 
that should be highlighted here.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
California for the purpose of a colloquy.
  Ms. ESHOO. I thank the very distinguished chairwoman of the State, 
Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, Mrs. Lowey, who is a 
great friend, and I want to thank her staff for their diligence in 
working with us. They have been absolutely more than wonderful on an 
important issue.
  My intention today is to confirm that the $20 million provided by the 
subcommittee for religious minorities in Iraq is intended to focus on 
the needs of the Nineveh Plains region.
  Did the subcommittee intend that this funding for ethnoreligious 
minorities focus on the Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac/Christians of the 
Nineveh Plains region since that is the primary location of these 
displaced persons?
  I yield to the gentlewoman.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Yes. The committee is aware that this region is home to 
most of the displaced ethnoreligious minorities in Iraq.
  Ms. ESHOO. Is the chairwoman's view that the State Department should 
ensure that these funds are used to support a range of programs such as 
security, small microenterprise development, agriculture capacity 
building, economic development, educational institution capacity 
building, health care enhancement, and democratization programs, 
including the dialogue on the Nineveh Plain Administrative Unit?
  Mrs. LOWEY. Yes. It is the committee's intent to support these types 
of activities.
  Ms. ESHOO. Would the chairwoman support the award of these funds to 
nongovernmental organizations that are already working tirelessly in 
the region such as the Dominican Sisters, the Assyrian Aid Society, the 
Nineveh Center for Research and Development, the Hammurabi Human Rights 
Organization, and other groups that provide services to all people on a 
nondiscriminatory basis?
  Mrs. LOWEY. Yes. There are a number of organizations that have 
provided health, education, and other assistance in the region and 
should be considered as potential alternatives to governmental 
entities. I expect the State Department to continue to use a 
competitive bidding process to ensure that the most appropriate and 
effective organizations receive U.S. Government assistance.
  Ms. ESHOO. I can't thank the chairwoman enough for her support of 
funding to alleviate the plight of these ancient people so critical to 
the future of Iraq. Her efforts are going to help hundreds of thousands 
of displaced ethnoreligious minorities. And I know that our colleagues 
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Gary Peters, and certainly 
Congressman Frank Wolf thank you for your leadership and for your 
attention to this issue that matters to so many. God bless you.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I thank the gentlewoman.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the distinguished 
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  Mr. CANTOR. I thank the gentleman for yielding.
  Mr. Chairman, the legislation before us provides $2.22 billion worth 
of vital security assistance to the State of Israel, our most 
dependable and democratic ally in the Middle East. The funding in this 
bill will help ensure Israel maintains its qualitative military 
advantage in the region. That means Israel can defend itself against 
the existential threat posed by Iran and against Iranian terrorist 
proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah, both sworn to Israel's destruction.
  A strong Israel means a more stable Middle East. A weakened Israel 
only gives momentum to the radicals in the region determined to sow 
discord and harm U.S. interests. Joint cooperation with Israel has also 
yielded tangible benefits to America since Israel is a leader in 
methods of fighting terrorism and preventing civilian casualties in 
terrorist attacks.
  Mr. Chairman, there is no doubt in my mind that Israel is a pillar in 
the national security interests of the United States, and it is, in my 
opinion, essential that we provide this assistance to Israel because it 
is in the best interests of the United States. That's why I support 
this legislation, and I urge my colleagues to do the same.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I am very pleased to yield 1 minute to the 
gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Fattah).
  Mr. FATTAH. Mr. Chairman, let me congratulate the chairwoman. I 
served on this subcommittee for a few years, and this is an 
extraordinary bill. I think it's the best Foreign Operations bill in 
more than a couple of decades in this House on a range of issues, but 
I'm only here to speak about one.
  I want to thank the chairwoman for her continued support, and notice 
in the bill and in the accompanying report the effort around safe blood 
in Africa, in sub-Saharan Africa. When we began talking about this 
issue a few years ago, there were no safe blood centers and there are 
now 35. It wouldn't have happened without the chairwoman's support and 
understanding the correlation and nexus between malaria and blood 
transfusions and, therefore, increases in AIDS when you have unsafe 
blood being used in those transfusions. So I want to thank her and 
congratulate her on a great bill.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 1 minute.
  I want to highlight a key provision of this bill, section 7006, which 
withholds 10 percent of the funding under this legislation for the 
Board of International Broadcasting, Radio Deewa. This is a service 
actually that the chairwoman and I helped sponsor and get rolling 
because of our perception that there was very little international 
broadcasting service and outside information in the main language of 
northwest Pakistan and Afghanistan of Pashtun. But we found that they 
were putting Batula Massoud on the U.S. taxpayer-funded radio, giving 
him a platform just 6 days after the Secretary of State put him on the 
Rewards for Justice terrorism list for his crimes against a number of 
terrorist targets, including the Prime Minister of Pakistan. So I 
really want to thank the chairwoman for including this because we sent 
a very clear signal that we want open and free communication with 
accurate news, but we do not give platforms to terrorists on the 
Rewards for Justice list of the State Department.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I am very pleased to yield 2 minutes to a 
leader in this Congress who understands the importance of water, in 
addition to bicycles, and has been a tireless advocate for a whole 
range of important causes, my good friend Mr. Blumenauer.
  Mr. BLUMENAUER. I appreciate the gentlewoman's courtesy in permitting 
me to speak on this, as I appreciate her leadership in being able to 
advance a cause that's near and dear to both of our hearts.
  Mr. Chairman, I will speak for 2 minutes. In the course of that time, 
about 10 children around the world will die needlessly from waterborne 
disease. We have been working, over the course of the last 5 years, for 
the United States to exercise its appropriate leadership to try to 
eliminate this tragedy.
  I deeply appreciate the work that the subcommittee has done. Indeed, 
in the manager's amendment it takes an increase from last year and has 
a further increase of $25 million, meaning $335 million to help 
implement our Water for the Poor Act, dealing the world's number one 
public health problem.
  Mr. Chairman, we have more than a billion people worldwide who lack 
access to both sanitation and clean drinking water, without which 
children cannot learn in school; the sick, including those with HIV/
AIDS, cannot take their medication; stable societies cannot be built; 
and millions needlessly continue to die. Entirely preventable tragedies 
trap countries in poverty and diminish our own development and security 
efforts. It's no coincidence that the Middle East and North Africa, the 
most water-stressed region in the world has some of the most complex 
security issues. The State Department has said securing fresh drinking 
water is a significant part of the Middle East peace process and one 
that brings people together rather than dividing them.
  I deeply appreciate the chairwoman and her staff for working with me 
and my colleague Don Payne, who has been tireless in advancing this 
issue. I hope that the administration, with the leadership of Secretary 
Clinton, will join in this effort so that we can make the progress that 
poor people around the world deserve and that we all need.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I am very pleased to yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman 
from Texas (Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson).

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  Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Chairman, let me thank the 
chairman of the committee and the ranking member for their work.
  I rise today in support of a provision in the manager's amendment to 
increase the amount of funds available for human rights and democratic 
initiatives of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for 
International Development. Specifically, the Democracy Fund in this 
appropriations bill will be, in large, helping countless people across 
the globe.
  I'd like to thank my colleagues, the Honorable Nita Lowey and the 
Honorable Kay Granger for accepting my amendment; and I commend them 
for their hard work on this bill. This really is an important bill. At 
this moment in history, I cannot help but be reminded of particular 
problems we are facing internationally. Although we have developed and 
maintained a high standard of living in our own country, we must 
remember that so many people across the globe cannot think about 
democracy because, frankly, they're so busy trying to survive, and they 
don't share the same luxuries and comforts that we take for granted in 
the United States. Basic human rights are a pillar of our democracy, 
and we seek to live in a stable and peaceful world. I work with women 
from around the world, trying to help build a culture of peace in this 
world. So this really is a very important part of it for me. The 
Democracy Fund does just this. It gives countless people a way to 
identify with a country of democracy.
  I ask my fellow colleagues to join me in supporting the manager's 
amendment, which seeks to expand and encourage democratic and human 
rights initiatives globally.
  Mrs. LOWEY. If the gentleman has no more speakers, I am prepared to 
close if he wishes to yield back the balance of his time.
  Mr. KIRK. Let me just say this bill also contains one last program--
and then I will close--and that is called the Near East Regional 
Democracy program. It used to be called the Iran democracy program, and 
I hope that's still exactly what it does. We're providing $40 million 
for this, and it's very important. Following the suppression of 
democracy in Iran, we're particularly concerned about key minority 
groups there. The Azeris, representing 40 percent of the country, 
including the leading candidate for president whose vote was 
suppressed; the Kurds that we worked with so well in northern Iraq; and 
the Baluch, in which a significant Iranian military presence is there. 
And I want to pay particular attention to the plight of the Baha'i. The 
National Assembly of the Baha'i Faith is located in my district; but 
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was founded in Persia, now Iran. There are 330,000 Baha'is in Iran 
right now. Under this regime, we have now seen that they have been told 
to register their businesses and place of address, that this is the 
bureaucratic machinery that we have seen in other countries in other 
uniforms before. It is the machinery of oppression and potentially 
worse. We have seen now that just following the time President 
Ahmadinejad claimed that he had won the election--remembering, of 
course, that in 150 Iranian cities, the votes totaled more than the 
number of people living in those cities--that just following their 
claim to have won the election after only 2 hours of counting the 
ballots, that he moved against the Baha'i leaders, putting them on 
trial for their lives in that country. The Near East Regional Democracy 
program can help us build alternative voices in that country, all the 
more important.
  Let me close on this bill by saying that this bill has one key and 
major component, which is assistance to the State of Israel for us. In 
my view, land for peace generally means no land and even more war, as 
we saw with Israel's withdrawal from Gaza where an area that used to be 
used for agricultural produce is now used for mortars and rockets 
against southern Israel, especially Sderot and Ashkelon. My worry is 
that we might have more of that kind of adventurism by the other side 
further if we see instability in southern Lebanon and especially on the 
West Bank. This legislation helps us underscore our commitment to the 
Israeli Air Force, their missile defense system and, especially, to 
their army to at least encourage the states in that region to make sure 
that no adventurism like we saw, especially in 1973, can move forward 
against our best allies in the Middle East. My hope is that we have 
very strong commitment for this on the floor today and in the United 
States Senate because I think this bill, more than any other, makes any 
potential conflict in the Middle East less likely; and that is good for 
us all.
  With that, I recommend passage of the bill. I want to commend our 
chairwoman and our greatly missed Ranking Minority Member Kay Granger, 
who's out today, for bringing us a bill that adheres to the key 
principle that I try to follow at every possible turn, and that is the 
aphorism that we say, that partisanship should end at the water's edge. 
In my service in the United States military, I generally found that 
when we were being shot at, they weren't shooting at Democrats or 
Republicans. They were shooting at American citizens. The United States 
has bipartisan interests overseas, and this bill fulfills this.
  I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. As we close this debate, I want to thank Kay Granger 
again, the ranking member of this committee, who has been an invaluable 
partner in creating what we think is a very, very good bill. I also 
want to thank Mr. Kirk for his leadership not only in the committee but 
certainly in his role in presenting this bill today. We really have an 
outstanding subcommittee. Again, it's because the subcommittee members 
and the staff on both sides, who I acknowledged in my opening 
statement, and the ranking member; as well as the Chair of the overall 
Appropriations Committee, Mr. Obey. Everyone contributed to making this 
a really important bill.
  I just must say in closing that, for me, it's a real privilege to be 
a Chair of this committee, to wake up every day and know that you can 
contribute to the great challenges we have internationally; and every 
day we are presented with an additional challenge that we have to face. 
As the leader of the free world, the United States of America has a key 
role to play, and I know that all the members of this committee 
understand our responsibility.
  So this is a good bill. I appreciate your support. I hope we can get 
support from the majority of Members on your side of the aisle and our 
side of the aisle because this is an important bill; and as we move 
forward, it's extremely important that all of us support these efforts.
  Mr. KLEIN of Florida. I rise to support H.R. 3081, the State, Foreign 
Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2010.
  This legislation addresses our most urgent national security needs, 
rebuilds our diplomatic infrastructure for the long term, and maintains 
our commitment to fiscally responsible government. The total for this 
bill comes in $3.2 billion below the President's budget request, 
meaning that we cut spending tremendously but still managed to fund the 
most vital programs around the globe. I'd like to touch on some of 
these programs.
  This legislation requires that the Administration report to Congress 
on the status and progress of diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from 
acquiring nuclear weapons. I support the President's current efforts to 
stop Iran's dangerous nuclear weapons program; however, diplomacy 
should not be open-ended. This legislation makes it clear that Congress 
will exercise its oversight authority over these negotiations to ensure 
that there is a plan to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon.
  Furthermore, the legislation prevents the U.S. Export-Import Bank 
from providing or guaranteeing credit to companies that provide Iran 
with significant amounts of refined petroleum. Iran imports about 40 
percent of its refined petroleum. Then-Presidential candidate Barack 
Obama stated that restricting these imports could be a valuable lever 
in persuading Iran to cease its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons 
capabilities. We start that process today, and I am proud to support 
legislation that takes the first step in instituting crippling 
sanctions against the Iranian government.
  Iran represents a great threat to the United States and our allies 
throughout the world. This legislation helps mitigate that threat to 
our allies by ensuring that countries that Iran would seek to destroy 
or destabilize receive support from the United States. U.S. aid to 
Israel represents a cornerstone in the strong relationship that our two 
countries share. I visited Israel right after the signing of the 10-
year Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Israel, 
and it was clear that this agreement would help cement our long-term 
friendship. This legislation fully funds our commitment under this 
accord and serves as an assurance to Israel that we will work together 
to ensure Israel's security during a time when Israel faces several 
powerful threats.
  In addition, this legislation helps put us and our allies on a path 
to energy independence, funding clean energy initiatives that reduce 
our dependence on oil and make us more energy efficient. By partnering 
with other countries, we can share these important technologies and 
learn from others about new innovations.
  Finally, I would like to briefly mention my support for the amendment 
by the gentleman from New York, Mr. Weiner. This amendment sends a 
strong statement to Saudi Arabia to cease its funding of terrorism and 
stop its incitement against Israel, Jews and America. While the bill 
prohibits aid to Saudi Arabia, it leaves the door open in case the 
President deems that aid is necessary. This amendment shuts that door. 
Common sense tells us that Saudi Arabia has enough American dollars 
from money that we waste on our dependence on oil.
  In closing, this bill fulfills the American imperative to lead the 
world in commitment to democracy, human rights and security. I am proud 
to support this legislation.
  Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the 2010 State and 
Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. This bill reflects the 
bipartisan priorities of Congress in the areas of national security and 
counterterrorism, diplomacy, development, global health and oversight.
  This bill appropriates $48.8 billion for State Department operations, 
programs and foreign aid, including $13.4 billion for national 
security, counterterrorism and counternarcotics programs, $7.8 billion 
for global health programs, $5.8 billion to combat HIV/AIDS, $2.5 
billion for general development aid, and $2.4 billion for the Child 
Survival and Disease Fund. And, to assist and enhance our diplomatic 
efforts around the world, the bill provides funding for over a thousand 
new Foreign Service officers and $746 million for international 
broadcasting activities such as the Voice of America.
  To honor our strategic and diplomatic commitments to our partners 
around the world, the bill appropriates $2.2 billion in aid for Israel, 
$1.3 billion for Egypt, and $513 million in economic and security aid 
for Jordan. The bill also funds such commitments closer to home in 
Mexico where in 2008, more than 6,200 people died in drug-related 
violence, more than twice the number killed in 2007. More than 1,000 
people have died so far in 2009.
  This problem has grown so severe that the Department of Homeland 
Security is reviewing ways to assist Mexican law enforcement to stop 
the flow of guns, assault rifles, and cash from the U.S. into Mexico. 
This bill recognizes this challenge and provides $987 million to 
support counter narcotics and alternative development programs in 
Mexico, Central American, the Caribbean Basin, Colombia and Peru.
  U.S. peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts are also served by this 
bill. The bill appropriates $2.4 billion for various peacekeeping 
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Somalia, where the United States continues to be the leading donor for 
emergency refugee and humanitarian assistance. For Sudan alone, this 
bill provides over $700 million in combined assistance for African 
Union and United Nations missions there.
  I want to thank Chairman Lowey and Ranking Member Granger and all the 
members of the Appropriations Committee for crafting a bipartisan bill 
that responsibly satisfies our strategic, development and diplomatic 
commitments around the world. I encourage my colleagues to join me in 
supporting it.
  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Chair, I rise today in support of H.R. 
3081--Department of State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Act for 
2010.
  Providing funding to our friend and steadfast ally Israel is in our 
national interest, and this bill provides $2.2 Billion Dollars for 
Israel in the form of Military Assistance.
  In a turbulent part of the world, we can count on the friendship of 
Israel because we share the important values of freedom of religion, 
speech and thought--values that aren't universally shared across the 
Middle East.
  Israel is the only mature democracy in a region that hungers for 
freedom from dictators and tyrants and whose people are distracted by a 
steady stream of vitriol directed at the Jewish people.
  We recently saw that hunger for freedom displayed on the streets of 
Iran in the wake of the disputed election and how it was brutally 
suppressed by the Iranian government, resulting in the death of several 
protesters.
  Freedom and Democracy should be supported wherever we find it and 
this bill supports a vital ally, who shares our commitment to the rule 
of law, and freedom of assembly.
  Israel has showed extraordinary restraint in response to terrorism 
and daily rocket attacks emanating from fanatical Hamas militants in 
the Gaza Strip. I can think of no country in the world that would have 
shown such restraint in the face of direct attacks on their civilians.
  Every government of Israel has worked towards peace. Yet, except for 
Egypt and Jordan, no Arab government has even recognized the State of 
Israel. This bill calls for all Arab League States to normalize 
relations with Israel, which is an important step on the road to a 
durable peace in the region.
  I was happy to see that no support will be provided to support a 
Palestinian state unless the Secretary of State determines that they 
have demonstrated a commitment to peaceful coexistence with Israel and 
is taking appropriate measures to counter terrorism and terrorist 
financing in the West Bank and Gaza.
  This bill provides essential support to our friend and ally Israel, 
so I urge my colleagues to support this bill, and I yield back the 
balance of my time.
  Mr. PETERS. Mr. Chair, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3081. I 
would like to thank Chairwoman Lowey and Ranking Member Granger for 
their hard work on this important legislation.
  I am pleased that this bill provides $2.2 billion to one of our most 
important allies: the State of Israel. Israel is a strategic partner 
and this funding will help ensure Israel has the resources it needs to 
protect her borders and citizens. Ever since the United States became 
the first nation to recognize Israel's independence our two nations 
have shared a special friendship and I am pleased that this bill 
continues that close relationship.
  I am also proud to support report language that will provide at least 
$20 million to provide relief to religious minorities in Iraq, 
including assistance for displaced and refugee populations. In the last 
year thousands of Iraqi Christians have sought refuge in Southeast 
Michigan and thousands more are expected in the years to come. This 
funding will aid refugee populations in Iraq that are most in need of 
our assistance I thank Chairwoman Lowey and Representative Eshoo for 
their work on this issue.
  This bill ensures that America will continue to be the leader in 
spreading security and opportunity throughout the world and I urge its 
passage.
  Ms. WATERS. Mr. Chair, I rise to support this bill, which protects 
our security and promotes our values by funding humanitarian 
assistance, health care, education, poverty reduction, and disaster 
relief throughout our world, and especially in countries like Haiti, a 
poverty-stricken but democratic nation close to our shores.
  I oppose amendments to cut funding for these critical programs. I am 
especially concerned about the Lewis amendment, which cuts more than 
$500 million from multilateral development programs, including debt 
relief for the world's poorest countries. Debt relief has already 
helped more than 20 poor countries, freeing up billions of dollars for 
investments in health care, education, clean water, and poverty 
reduction. The United States played a critical role in negotiating poor 
country debt relief, and we did it with bipartisan support from this 
Congress.
  In the last Congress, I introduced H.R. 2634, the Jubilee Act for 
Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation, to expand poor 
country debt relief. The House passed this bill last year, although the 
Senate was not able to complete consideration of it. I will re-
introduce the Jubilee Act later this year.
  Both Bread for the World and Catholic Relief Services strongly 
supported debt relief, and now they are calling on Members of Congress 
to support this bill and oppose amendments like the Lewis amendment.
  I urge my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. LOWEY. I yield back the balance of my time.
  The CHAIR. All time for general debate has expired.
  Pursuant to the rule, the bill shall be considered for amendment 
under the 5-minute rule.
  No amendment shall be in order except the amendments printed in part 
A and B of House Report 111-193. Each amendment may be offered only by 
a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question. An amendment printed in part B of the report 
may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading.
  The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:

                               H.R. 3081

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
     following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
     Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 
     ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                 DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                    diplomatic and consular programs

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Department of State and the 
     Foreign Service not otherwise provided for, $8,229,000,000, 
     of which $1,577,427,000 is for Worldwide Security Protection 
     (to remain available until expended): Provided, That the 
     Secretary of State may transfer up to $137,600,000 of the 
     total funds made available under this heading to any other 
     appropriation of any department or agency of the United 
     States, upon the concurrence of the head of such department 
     or agency, to support operations in and assistance for 
     Afghanistan and to carry out the provisions of the Foreign 
     Assistance Act of 1961: Provided further, That, consistent 
     with existing law and regulation, the Secretary of State 
     shall notify in writing the member of the House of 
     Representatives representing the district of a left-behind 
     parent when the parent reports an international child 
     abduction to the Department of State and the Secretary shall 
     maintain a computerized data tracking system to track and 
     monitor such reported international child abduction cases: 
     Provided further, That the requirements of the previous 
     proviso shall not apply to cases where the left-behind parent 
     does not consent to the Secretary taking such actions:  
     Provided further, That funds made available under this 
     heading shall be allocated as follows:
       (1) Human resources.--For necessary expenses for training, 
     human resources management, and salaries, including 
     employment without regard to civil service and classification 
     laws of persons on a temporary basis (not to exceed 
     $700,000), as authorized by section 801 of the United States 
     Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, 
     $2,667,130,000 to remain available until September 30, 2011, 
     of which not less than $138,075,000 shall be available only 
     for public diplomacy American salaries, and, $220,840,000 is 
     for Worldwide Security Protection and shall remain available 
     until expended.
       (2) Overseas programs.--For necessary expenses for the 
     regional bureaus of the Department of State and overseas 
     activities as authorized by law, $2,497,158,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2011, of which not less than 
     $381,800,000 shall be available only for public diplomacy 
     international information programs.
       (3) Diplomatic policy and support.--For necessary expenses 
     for the functional bureaus of the Department of State 
     including representation to certain international 
     organizations in which the United States participates 
     pursuant to treaties ratified pursuant to the advice and 
     consent of the Senate or specific Acts of Congress, general 
     administration, and arms control, nonproliferation and 
     disarmament activities as authorized, $892,012,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2011.
       (4) Security programs.--For necessary expenses for security 
     activities, $2,172,700,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2011, of which, $1,356,587,000 is for Worldwide 
     Security Protection and shall remain available until 
     expended.
       (5) Fees and payments collected.--In addition to amounts 
     otherwise made available under this heading--
       (A) not to exceed $1,653,305 shall be derived from fees 
     collected from other executive

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     agencies for lease or use of facilities located at the 
     International Center in accordance with section 4 of the 
     International Center Act, and, in addition, as authorized by 
     section 5 of such Act, $490,000, to be derived from the 
     reserve authorized by that section, to be used for the 
     purposes set out in that section;
       (B) as authorized by section 810 of the United States 
     Information and Educational Exchange Act, not to exceed 
     $6,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be 
     credited to this appropriation from fees or other payments 
     received from English teaching, library, motion pictures, and 
     publication programs and from fees from educational advising 
     and counseling and exchange visitor programs; and
       (C) not to exceed $15,000, which shall be derived from 
     reimbursements, surcharges and fees for use of Blair House 
     facilities.
       (6) Transfer and reprogramming.--
       (A) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, funds may be 
     reprogrammed within and between subsections under this 
     heading subject to section 7015 of this Act.
       (B) Of the amount made available under this heading, not to 
     exceed $10,000,000 may be transferred to, and merged with, 
     funds made available by this Act under the heading 
     ``Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service'', to be 
     available only for emergency evacuations and rewards, as 
     authorized.
       (C) Funds appropriated under this heading are available for 
     acquisition by exchange or purchase of passenger motor 
     vehicles as authorized by law and, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 
     1108(g), for the field examination of programs and activities 
     in the United States funded from any account contained in 
     this title.


              Part A Amendment No. 1 Offered by Mrs. Lowey

  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part A amendment No. 1 offered by Mrs. Lowey:
       Page 2, line 10, after the first dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $300,000)''.
       Page 3, line 22, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $300,000)''.
       Page 7, line 15, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(decreased by $25,300,000)''.
       Page 7, line 21, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $8,000,000)''.
       Page 7, line 23, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 7, line 25, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 24, line 17, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(decreased by $28,000,000)''.
       Page 25, line 19, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $10,000,000)''.
       Page 31, line 11, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $25,000,000)''.
       Page 32, line 1, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $25,000,000)''.
       Page 38, line 15, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $10,000,000)''.
       At the end of the bill (before the short title) insert the 
     following:

                 limitation on assistance to sri lanka

       Sec. 70xx.  None of the funds made available in this Act 
     under the heading ``Foreign Military Financing Program'' may 
     be available for assistance for the Government of Sri Lanka.

               prohibition on certain first-class travel

       Sec. 70xx.  None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be used for first-class travel by employees of agencies 
     funded by this Act in contravention of sections 301-10.122 
     through 301-10.124 of title 41, Code of Federal Regulations.

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentlewoman from New 
York (Mrs. Lowey) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from New York.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I yield myself as much time as I may consume.
  My amendment makes several modifications to the bill. Specifically, 
it would increase funding for safe water and sanitation programs by $25 
million and democracy programs by $10 million. It would provide 
$300,000 for the implementation of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to 
eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination and promote equality; 
increase funding for maternal health programs by $10 million; and 
ensure proper use of taxpayer dollars by increasing funding for 
oversight of Department of State and USAID programs by $8 million. 
These additions would be offset by reductions to the Department of 
State Capital Investment Fund and USAID's Capital Investment Fund. The 
amendment would also restrict foreign military financing to Sri Lanka, 
but I would note that the base bill includes up to $1 million for 
demining activities under the nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, 
demining, and related programs' account to continue the work with the 
Sri Lankan Government to help the displaced Tamil population return to 
their homes. Lastly, this amendment includes a restriction on first-
class travel by employees of agencies funded by this act.
  I am pleased to have worked with Representatives Earl Blumenauer, 
Henry Cuellar, Alcee Hastings, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Jim Marshall and 
Gwen Moore to address these concerns. I urge all of my colleagues to 
support this amendment.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chair, I seek time in opposition.
  The CHAIR. The gentleman from Illinois is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. KIRK. I yield myself 4 minutes. I rise in reluctant opposition to 
this amendment. There are many parts of the amendment that I support, 
like moving funds away from accounts that received a significant 
increase in the stimulus bill in order to increase funds for safe 
drinking water and sanitation programs.
  Unfortunately, I oppose this amendment for what it represents. We are 
continuing the movement away from bipartisan consideration of 
amendments because it appears that the new practice under the Rules 
Committee is to take a number of Democratic amendments and put them in 
one group under the chairman's aegis so that it looks like we have a 
balanced list of amendments offered but really a much larger number of 
Democratic amendments are being considered. This is a very troubling 
practice that has now entered into the appropriations bills.
  Once again, I would point out, under clause 2 of rule XXI, the only 
amendments that are allowed under our rules on the floor are money 
amendments that cut or rearrange funds, not policy amendments. That 
gives awesome power to the committee on both sides to limit debate on 
this bill. It's very odd that in all the consideration of 
appropriations bills before, we haven't really made this a standard 
practice like is happening now.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. KIRK. I yield to the gentlewoman from New York.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I just want to note that Kay Granger, the ranking 
member's amendment, is not a money amendment. It's a policy amendment 
as well.
  Mr. KIRK. I stand corrected. Under the rule it's allowed, but we 
didn't need rules for appropriations bills. I would reiterate my 
admiration for Bill Natcher who insisted that his legislation always 
come to the floor without a rule because it was protected under clause 
2 of rule XXI.
  I'm also worried about this amendment because it cuts off FMF, 
Foreign Military Financing, for Sri Lanka. Now the Sri Lankan-elected 
democratic government was fighting the Tamil Tigers, registered as a 
terrorist organization by the State Department. Their victory over the 
Tamil Tigers will bring human rights and democracy to the whole country 
and remove the need for any kind of military operations which could 
tempt either side to hurt civilians.
  The victory of the Sri Lankan military against the Tamil Tigers is 
exactly what will bring order, rule of law and democracy to that 
country. So we're now sending a signal that a democracy who is fighting 
a terrorist organization and wins will be cut off in its financing by 
the United States. I would put it to you that if we ever had a rebel 
terrorist organization operating in our country, maybe like the 
Confederate States after our victory, it would be odd, indeed, to see 
some country cutting off funding for us. Yet that's exactly what we did 
in our civil war. And I would say that a cutoff now is an odd signal 
when I would expect that the record of human rights, respect for the 
individual rule of law and especially in democracy will definitely go 
up now that the Sri Lankan Government controls all of their territory.
  I reserve the balance of my time.

                              {time}  1615

  Mrs. LOWEY. I thank the gentleman for his remarks but I just want to 
emphasize, again, that we are providing up to $1 million for demining 
activities under NADR for the Sri Lankan Government to help the 
displaced Tamil population return to their home. And in addition to the 
terrorism that occurred on the part of the Tamil Tigers,

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we do have many civilians that have been displaced. And I think it is 
essential that the Government of Sri Lanka respond to that challenge 
and help those people return to their homes. So I know that we will 
continue to follow this issue to be sure that the policy that is in 
place adjusts to the actions that the government takes.
  I urge all of my colleagues to support this amendment, and I yield 
back the balance of my time.
  Mr. KIRK. I yield myself such time as I have remaining.
  I would say that I think with this amendment it would have been 
better to have handled it under a different procedure. But the key 
point that I would make here is there are many good parts of this 
amendment. I particularly love the part about no first class travel and 
hope that that goes into the final bill.
  I would urge us in conference to reconsider sending the signal that 
we are sending to Sri Lanka. The general signal should be that when a 
democratic government engages a terrorist organization, we support the 
democratic government. When that democratic government wins against 
that terrorist organization, we should support them. That means that we 
should support all the aspects of that government that can effect good 
order and a return to normalcy, which means helping refugees and which 
means helping the government, but it means helping also to maintain a 
good relationship with that democracy that just did a good thing in 
making sure that the world has one less terrorist organization.
  So I would urge opposition to the amendment.
  I yield back.
  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentlewoman from New York (Mrs. Lowey).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from New York will be 
postponed.


              part b amendment no. 2 offered by mr. buyer

  Mr. BUYER. I have an amendment at the desk.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part B amendment No. 2 offered by Mr. Buyer:
       Page 2, line 10, after the first dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by $1,200,000,000)''.
       Page 21, line 25, after the first dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by $330,000,000)''.
       Page 25, line 19, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by $670,000,000)''.

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentleman from 
Indiana (Mr. Buyer) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Indiana.
  Mr. BUYER. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 3 minutes.
  It is very clear that Americans are feeling the burden of a shrinking 
economy, empty pocketbooks and also economic uncertainty. What is clear 
is that the American people are hurting and that we are continuing to 
lose jobs.
  The Obama administration and congressional Democratic leadership 
promised that their trillion-dollar stimulus would create jobs 
immediately and gave the assurance to the American people that 
unemployment would not rise above 8 percent. In June alone, almost one-
half million jobs were lost, driving unemployment now to 9.5 percent, 
the highest level in almost three decades.
  I believe the American people know we cannot tax and spend nor bail 
our way out to a growing economy. So what are we doing here today? We 
are continuing this practice of reckless spending. Now what is clever 
is that there is a release that was sent out by the chairman of the 
Appropriations Committee that said, well, it appears as though perhaps 
we are cutting, actually this bill is cutting, foreign spending. No, it 
is not.
  What has to be clear here is that you have to be careful to this 
appropriations language called ``enacted'' level of spending. So when 
you look at 2008 and as we go into 2009, we had a continuing 
resolution, and then from the CR we go into an omnibus. On top of the 
omnibus, we go into supplemental spending. And now we go into the 2010 
bill. So we have this 33 percent increase.
  What I'm doing is I look at three specific accounts here in Foreign 
Operations. And I'm saying, okay, fine, keep your increases. But let's 
try to hold the line with regard to our Federal spending. I have great 
respect for the men and women that represent our country in Foreign 
Service abroad. They are serving on America's outposts, and I salute 
them. They deserve the best the Nation can provide to them. What I 
oppose is the continued habit of reckless and seemingly endless 
spending that this bill represents. So with the interests of our 
Nation's financial integrity at stake, I offer this amendment that cuts 
$2.2 billion from the bill to remedy this bloated increase.
  The amendment reduces three accounts to match the fiscal year 2009 
enacted funding levels: number one, the diplomatic and consular 
programs account reduced by $1.2 billion; secondly, the operating 
expense of USAID by $330 million; and the global health account reduced 
by $670 million. This represents a total savings of $2.2 billion left 
in the Treasury and not borrowed against our children's and 
grandchildren's future.
  With that, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I claim time in opposition to the gentleman's amendment.
  The CHAIR. The gentlewoman is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Ms. Granger and I have worked hard to craft a bill that 
strengthens the civilian diplomatic and development capacity of the 
U.S. Government.
  President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, former Secretary of 
State Rice, Secretary of Defense Gates and many of us in this Chamber 
have said time and time again that the State Department and USAID have 
to start leading U.S. Government efforts to address the global threats 
of the 21st century, including preventing and responding to conflict. 
As our new administration sets priorities, develops strategies and 
creates greater efficiencies and harmony in our foreign policy, this 
requires an expansion of people and resources.
  The proposed cuts in this amendment, to USAID's operating expenses 
and the Department of State's operating account, strike at the very 
heart of the bill's efforts to strengthen our civilian capacity. This 
amendment would have a devastating impact on USAID and the Department 
of State's ability to carry out their diplomatic, development, and 
reconstruction mission.
  For USAID operating expenses, the amendment would halt support for 
over 200 existing personnel, including in Afghanistan, Pakistan and 
Sudan, putting the U.S. Government missions in those countries in 
jeopardy.
  The amendment would stop the construction of secure and safe 
facilities for USAID employees in nearly 30 countries overseas and halt 
the hiring of 350 new Foreign Service officers as planned in the 
development leadership initiative which is intended to rebuild the 
civilian development workforce.
  Within the Department of State's operating account, the amendment 
would eliminate $328 million to add 1,000 foreign and civil service 
officers to fill the 12 percent vacancy rate at the 260 diplomatic 
posts worldwide and to fill urgently needed positions here in D.C., 
eliminate $213 million to add nearly 300 diplomatic security positions 
to better protect and secure diplomatic and development personnel, and 
reduce by nearly $700 million funding to regularize diplomatic 
operations in Iraq.
  USAID is a global leader on health, and the proposed cuts would 
hamper their ability to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of 
people. The proposed cut in this amendment could result in 18.3 million 
women being without access to voluntary family planning services, which 
could lead to an estimated 5.5 million additional unintended 
pregnancies, 300,000 additional under-5 deaths per year and 15,000 
additional maternal deaths per year, and approximately 800,000 people 
in four high-burden countries going without planned multidrug 
resistance tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment services.
  Congress must strengthen civilian agencies to respond to foreign 
policy

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crises and not cut core programs in our diplomacy and development 
initiatives, as this amendment seeks to do.
  So I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on this amendment.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. BUYER. I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  I would say the gentlelady's comments still don't address the reason 
I brought this amendment. I will use two words that you just used to 
the gentlelady: ``jeopardy'' and ``devastate.'' That is exactly what 
Congress is doing to America's economy if we do not get our fiscal 
house in order.
  This isn't my quote; this is OMB's. In May, OMB projected that if we 
continue this type of spending, the Federal debt will grow to $23.3 
trillion in 2019. That is within 10 years, $23 trillion. I think the 
American people are getting numb to these numbers. Now to get $1 
billion, to get $1 billion, if I take, excluding corporate income tax 
receipts, every individual working in my congressional district, if I 
take their Federal income tax revenue, I can get $1 billion. That is 
just $1 billion. So I think about all the hard work and labor of people 
in my congressional district in Indiana, that is $1 billion. So you 
throw numbers around here as though it is just nothing, it is just 
money. It is more than money. It represents the hard labor of people. 
They give it to us, and they make sure that we spend it in a fiscally 
responsible manner. At a time when America's economy is hurting, you 
plead to me in response, Mr. Chairman, the plea here is that all 
Members should weep and cry about the challenges that are all around 
the world. Well, what about the challenges in America? That is what I'm 
talking about. We are engaged here in a two-front war, actually, a 
multi-front war, but in two fronts right now in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  I appreciate the leadership of our ranking member and what he is 
doing. But don't stand here on the floor and talk about we need more 
money for ``family planning,'' which is a code word for us to pay for 
abortions overseas. No, this is a moment in time. And I am going to ask 
for a recorded vote on something like this because I want a signal to 
be sent to the American people to take a look at this vote. That is 
what I will say to America, Mr. Chairman: watch this vote.
  Do we have what it takes to cut $2.2 billion or not? I'm even saying, 
guess what? I will take your 33 percent increase that you had over the 
baseline. I will just take us back to the 33 percent increase. And, 
America, watch what this Congress will do. Will they be fiscally 
responsible with your dollar? Or will they continue the reckless 
policies that have been going on in this Congress?
  I urge everyone to support this amendment, and I yield back.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I just want to respond to my friend, the 
gentleman, Mr. Buyer. I agree. And I think most of us in this Congress 
would agree that we have to get our fiscal house in order. However, we 
put this bill together in a bipartisan way. And I again regret that Ms. 
Granger who worked so hard on this bill couldn't be here with us today. 
And I want to make it very clear that cutting funding for our diplomats 
who are serving our great Nation in very difficult parts of the world, 
whether it is Pakistan, Afghanistan, whether it is in Iraq, and I could 
go on and on, is irresponsible.
  So I think it is fine to say that we have to put our house in order. 
However, I would like to remind you that in the past administration, 
diplomacy, development and defense were considered the three pillars of 
our national security. So just to say we can cut $1 billion here and $1 
billion there and not to have the consequences, have great impact on 
the security of our people who are fighting for our Nation, I think is 
irresponsible.
  Again, I ask for a ``no'' vote on this amendment.
  I yield back.
  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Indiana (Mr. Buyer).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. BUYER. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentleman from Indiana will be postponed.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent that the remainder 
of the bill through page 46, line 4 be considered as read.
  The CHAIR. Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from 
New York?
  There was no objection.
  The text of that portion of the bill is as follows:

                   civilian stabilization initiative

       For necessary expenses to establish, support, maintain, 
     mobilize, and deploy a civilian response corps in 
     coordination with the United States Agency for International 
     Development, and for related reconstruction and stabilization 
     assistance to prevent or respond to conflict or civil strife 
     in foreign countries or regions, or to enable transition from 
     such strife, $125,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended: Provided, That funds made available under this 
     heading may be made available in fiscal year 2010 to provide 
     administrative expenses for the Office of the Coordinator for 
     Reconstruction and Stabilization: Provided further, That 
     notwithstanding any other provision of law and following 
     consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, the 
     President may exercise transfer authorities contained in the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for reconstruction and 
     stabilization assistance managed by the Office of the 
     Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, United 
     States Department of State, only to support an actively 
     deployed civilian response corps, subject to the regular 
     notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: 
     Provided further, That not later than 45 days after enactment 
     of this Act, the Secretary of State and the Administrator of 
     the United States Agency for International Development shall 
     submit a coordinated joint spending plan for funds made 
     available under this heading and under the heading ``Civilian 
     Stabilization Initiative'' in title II of this Act.

                        capital investment fund

       For necessary expenses of the Capital Investment Fund, 
     $160,000,000, to remain available until expended, as 
     authorized: Provided, That section 135(e) of Public Law 103-
     236 shall not apply to funds available under this heading.

                      office of inspector general

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General, 
     $100,000,000, notwithstanding section 209(a)(1) of the 
     Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-465), as it 
     relates to post inspections, of which $23,000,000 shall be 
     for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction for 
     reconstruction oversight, and $23,000,000 shall be for the 
     Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction for 
     reconstruction oversight.

               educational and cultural exchange programs

       For expenses of educational and cultural exchange programs, 
     as authorized, $600,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended: Provided, That not to exceed $5,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended, may be credited to this 
     appropriation from fees or other payments received from or in 
     connection with English teaching, educational advising and 
     counseling programs, and exchange visitor programs as 
     authorized.

                       representation allowances

       For representation allowances as authorized, $8,175,000.

              protection of foreign missions and officials

       For expenses, not otherwise provided, to enable the 
     Secretary of State to provide for extraordinary protective 
     services, as authorized, $28,500,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2011.

            embassy security, construction, and maintenance

       For necessary expenses for carrying out the Foreign Service 
     Buildings Act of 1926 (22 U.S.C. 292-303), preserving, 
     maintaining, repairing, and planning for buildings that are 
     owned or directly leased by the Department of State, 
     renovating, in addition to funds otherwise available, the 
     Harry S Truman Building, and carrying out the Diplomatic 
     Security Construction Program as authorized, $876,850,000, to 
     remain available until expended as authorized, of which not 
     to exceed $25,000 may be used for domestic and overseas 
     representation as authorized: Provided, That none of the 
     funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be available for 
     acquisition of furniture, furnishings, or generators for 
     other departments and agencies.
       In addition, for the costs of worldwide security upgrades, 
     acquisition, and construction as authorized, $847,300,000, to 
     remain available until expended.

           emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to enable the Secretary of State to 
     meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and 
     Consular Service, $10,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended as authorized, of which not to exceed $1,000,000 may 
     be transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated by 
     this Act under the heading ``Repatriation Loans Program 
     Account'', subject to the same terms and conditions.

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                    buying power maintenance account

       To offset adverse fluctuations in foreign currency exchange 
     rates and/or overseas wage and price changes, as authorized 
     by section 24(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities 
     Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2696(b)), $7,500,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

                   repatriation loans program account

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the cost of direct loans, $739,000, as authorized: 
     Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying 
     such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
       In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry 
     out the direct loan program, $711,000, which may be 
     transferred to, and merged with, funds made available under 
     the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs''.

              payment to the american institute in taiwan

       For necessary expenses to carry out the Taiwan Relations 
     Act (Public Law 96-8), $21,174,000.

     payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund

       For payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
     Disability Fund, as authorized by law, $158,900,000.

                      International Organizations

              contributions to international organizations

       For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to meet 
     annual obligations of membership in international 
     multilateral organizations, pursuant to treaties ratified 
     pursuant to the advice and consent of the Senate, conventions 
     or specific Acts of Congress, $1,697,000,000: Provided, That 
     the Secretary of State shall, at the time of the submission 
     of the President's budget to Congress under section 1105(a) 
     of title 31, United States Code, transmit to the Committees 
     on Appropriations the most recent biennial budget prepared by 
     the United Nations for the operations of the United Nations: 
     Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall notify 
     the Committees on Appropriations at least 15 days in advance 
     (or in an emergency, as far in advance as is practicable) of 
     any United Nations action to increase funding for any United 
     Nations program without identifying an offsetting decrease 
     elsewhere in the United Nations budget: Provided further, 
     That any payment of arrearages under this title shall be 
     directed toward activities that are mutually agreed upon by 
     the United States and the respective international 
     organization: Provided further, That none of the funds 
     appropriated in this paragraph shall be available for a 
     United States contribution to an international organization 
     for the United States share of interest costs made known to 
     the United States Government by such organization for loans 
     incurred on or after October 1, 1984, through external 
     borrowings.

        contributions for international peacekeeping activities

       For necessary expenses to pay assessed and other expenses 
     of international peacekeeping activities directed to the 
     maintenance or restoration of international peace and 
     security, $2,125,000,000, of which 15 percent shall remain 
     available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That none of 
     the funds made available by this Act shall be obligated or 
     expended for any new or expanded United Nations peacekeeping 
     mission unless, at least 15 days in advance of voting for the 
     new or expanded mission in the United Nations Security 
     Council (or in an emergency as far in advance as is 
     practicable): (1) the Committees on Appropriations are 
     notified of the estimated cost and length of the mission, the 
     national interest that will be served, and the planned exit 
     strategy; (2) the Committees on Appropriations are notified 
     that the United Nations has taken appropriate measures to 
     prevent United Nations employees, contractor personnel, and 
     peacekeeping forces serving in any United Nations 
     peacekeeping mission from trafficking in persons, exploiting 
     victims of trafficking, or committing acts of illegal sexual 
     exploitation, and to hold accountable individuals who engage 
     in such acts while participating in the peacekeeping mission, 
     including the prosecution in their home countries of such 
     individuals in connection with such acts; and (3) 
     notification pursuant to section 7015 of this Act is 
     submitted, and the procedures therein followed, setting forth 
     the source of funds that will be used to pay for the cost of 
     the new or expanded mission: Provided further, That funds 
     shall be available for peacekeeping expenses only upon a 
     certification by the Secretary of State to the Committees on 
     Appropriations that American manufacturers and suppliers are 
     being given opportunities to provide equipment, services, and 
     material for United Nations peacekeeping activities equal to 
     those being given to foreign manufacturers and suppliers.

                       International Commissions

       For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to meet 
     obligations of the United States arising under treaties, or 
     specific Acts of Congress, as follows:

 international boundary and water commission, united states and mexico

       For necessary expenses for the United States Section of the 
     International Boundary and Water Commission, United States 
     and Mexico, and to comply with laws applicable to the United 
     States Section, including not to exceed $6,000 for 
     representation; as follows:

                         salaries and expenses

       For salaries and expenses, not otherwise provided for, 
     $33,000,000.

                              construction

       For detailed plan preparation and construction of 
     authorized projects, $43,250,000, to remain available until 
     expended, as authorized.

              american sections, international commissions

       For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided, for the 
     International Joint Commission and the International Boundary 
     Commission, United States and Canada, as authorized by 
     treaties between the United States and Canada or Great 
     Britain, and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission as 
     authorized by Public Law 103-182, $12,608,000: Provided, That 
     of the amount provided under this heading for the 
     International Joint Commission, $9,000 may be made available 
     for representation expenses.

                  international fisheries commissions

       For necessary expenses for international fisheries 
     commissions, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by 
     law, $48,576,000: Provided, That the United States share of 
     such expenses may be advanced to the respective commissions 
     pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324, Provided further, That, in 
     addition to other funds available for such purposes, funds 
     available under this heading may be used to make payments 
     necessary to fulfill the United States' obligations under the 
     Pacific Salmon Treaty.

                             RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors

                 international broadcasting operations

       For necessary expenses to enable the Broadcasting Board of 
     Governors, as authorized, to carry out international 
     communication activities, including the purchase, rent, 
     construction, and improvement of facilities for radio and 
     television transmission and reception and purchase, lease, 
     and installation of necessary equipment for radio and 
     television transmission and reception to Cuba, and to make 
     and supervise grants for radio and television broadcasting to 
     the Middle East, $733,788,000: Provided, That of the total 
     amount in this heading, not to exceed $16,000 may be used for 
     official receptions within the United States as authorized, 
     not to exceed $35,000 may be used for representation abroad 
     as authorized, and not to exceed $39,000 may be used for 
     official reception and representation expenses of Radio Free 
     Europe/Radio Liberty; and in addition, notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, not to exceed $2,000,000 in receipts 
     from advertising and revenue from business ventures, not to 
     exceed $500,000 in receipts from cooperating international 
     organizations, and not to exceed $1,000,000 in receipts from 
     privatization efforts of the Voice of America and the 
     International Broadcasting Bureau, to remain available until 
     expended for carrying out authorized purposes.

                   broadcasting capital improvements

       For the purchase, rent, construction, and improvement of 
     facilities for radio and television transmission and 
     reception, and purchase and installation of necessary 
     equipment for radio and television transmission and reception 
     as authorized, $12,662,000, to remain available until 
     expended, as authorized.

                            RELATED PROGRAMS

                          The Asia Foundation

       For a grant to the Asia Foundation, as authorized by the 
     Asia Foundation Act (22 U.S.C. 4402), $19,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended, as authorized.

                    United States Institute of Peace

       For necessary expenses of the United States Institute of 
     Peace as authorized in the United States Institute of Peace 
     Act, $49,220,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2011.

         Center for Middle Eastern-western Dialogue Trust Fund

       For necessary expenses of the Center for Middle Eastern-
     Western Dialogue Trust Fund, the total amount of the interest 
     and earnings accruing to such Fund on or before September 30, 
     2010, to remain available until expended.

                 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program

       For necessary expenses of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, 
     Incorporated, as authorized by sections 4 and 5 of the 
     Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990 (20 U.S.C. 5204-
     5205), all interest and earnings accruing to the Eisenhower 
     Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund on or before September 
     30, 2010, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
     none of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay 
     any salary or other compensation, or to enter into any 
     contract providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the 
     rate authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376; or for purposes which are 
     not in accordance with OMB Circulars A-110 (Uniform 
     Administrative Requirements) and A-122 (Cost Principles for 
     Non-profit Organizations), including the restrictions on 
     compensation for personal services.

                    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program

       For necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab Scholarship 
     Program as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign Relations 
     Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (22 U.S.C. 
     2452), all interest and earnings accruing to the Israeli Arab 
     Scholarship Fund on or before September 30, 2010, to remain 
     available until expended.

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                    National Endowment for Democracy

       For grants made by the Department of State to the National 
     Endowment for Democracy, as authorized by the National 
     Endowment for Democracy Act, $100,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended, of which not less than $250,000 
     shall be for human rights and democracy programs relating to 
     Tibet: Provided, That the President of the National Endowment 
     for Democracy shall provide to the Committees on 
     Appropriations not later than 45 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act a report on the proposed uses of funds 
     under this heading on a regional and country basis: Provided 
     further, That funds made available by this Act for the 
     promotion of democracy may be made available for the National 
     Endowment for Democracy notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law or regulation.

                           OTHER COMMISSIONS

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses for the Commission for the 
     Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, $635,000, as 
     authorized by section 1303 of Public Law 99-83.

             Commission on International Religious Freedom

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses for the United States Commission on 
     International Religious Freedom, as authorized by title II of 
     the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 
     105-292), $4,300,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2011.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Commission on Security and 
     Cooperation in Europe, as authorized by Public Law 94-304, 
     $2,610,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011.

  Congressional-executive Commission on the People's Republic of China

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Congressional-Executive 
     Commission on the People's Republic of China, as authorized, 
     $2,000,000, including not more than $3,000 for the purpose of 
     official representation, to remain available until September 
     30, 2011.

      United States-china Economic and Security Review Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the United States-China Economic 
     and Security Review Commission, $3,500,000, including not 
     more than $4,000 for the purpose of official representation, 
     to remain available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That 
     the Commission shall provide to the Committees on 
     Appropriations a quarterly accounting of the cumulative 
     balances of any unobligated funds that were received by the 
     Commission during any previous fiscal year: Provided further, 
     That section 308(e) of the United States-China Relations Act 
     of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 6918(e)) (relating to the treatment of 
     employees as Congressional employees), and section 309 of 
     such Act (22 U.S.C. 6919) (relating to printing and binding 
     costs), shall apply to the Commission in the same manner as 
     such section applies to the Congressional-Executive 
     Commission on the People's Republic of China: Provided 
     further, That the Commission shall comply with chapter 43 of 
     title 5, United States Code, regarding the establishment and 
     regular review of employee performance appraisals: Provided 
     further, That the Commission shall comply with section 4505a 
     of title 5, United States Code, with respect to limitations 
     on payment of performance-based cash awards: Provided 
     further, That compensation for the executive director of the 
     Commission may not exceed the rate payable for level II of 
     the Executive Schedule under section 5313 of title 5, United 
     States Code: Provided further, That travel by members of the 
     Commission and its staff shall be arranged and conducted 
     under the rules and procedures applying to travel by members 
     of the House of Representatives and its staff.

                                TITLE II

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                           operating expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 667 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $1,388,800,000, of which up to $105,000,000 may remain 
     available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That none of 
     the funds appropriated under this heading and under the 
     heading ``Capital Investment Fund'' in this title may be made 
     available to finance the construction (including architect 
     and engineering services), purchase, or long-term lease of 
     offices for use by the United States Agency for International 
     Development (USAID), unless the USAID Administrator has 
     identified such proposed construction (including architect 
     and engineering services), purchase, or long-term lease of 
     offices in a report submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations at least 15 days prior to the obligation of 
     funds for such purposes: Provided further, That the previous 
     proviso shall not apply when the total cost of construction 
     (including architect and engineering services), purchase, or 
     long-term lease of offices does not exceed $1,000,000: 
     Provided further, That of the funds made available under this 
     heading for capital investments related to the Development 
     Leadership Initiative, up to $245,000,000 may remain 
     available until September 30, 2014: Provided further, That 
     contracts or agreements entered into with funds appropriated 
     under this heading may entail commitments for the expenditure 
     of such funds through the following fiscal year: Provided 
     further, That any decision to open a new USAID overseas 
     mission or office or, except where there is a substantial 
     security risk to mission personnel, to close or significantly 
     reduce the number of personnel of any such mission or office, 
     shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of 
     the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That the 
     authority of sections 610 and 109 of the Foreign Assistance 
     Act of 1961 may be exercised by the Secretary of State to 
     transfer funds appropriated to carry out chapter 1 of part I 
     of such Act to ``Operating Expenses'' in accordance with the 
     provisions of those sections: Provided further, That of the 
     funds appropriated or made available under this heading, not 
     to exceed $250,000 may be available for representation and 
     entertainment allowances, of which not to exceed $5,000 may 
     be available for entertainment allowances for USAID during 
     the current fiscal year: Provided further, That no such 
     entertainment funds may be used for the purposes listed in 
     section 7020 of this Act: Provided further, 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.

                   civilian stabilization initiative

       For necessary expenses to carry out section 667 of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for the United States Agency 
     for International Development (USAID) to establish, support, 
     maintain, mobilize, and deploy a civilian response corps in 
     coordination with the Department of State, and for related 
     reconstruction and stabilization assistance to prevent or 
     respond to conflict or civil strife in foreign countries or 
     regions, or to enable transition from such strife, 
     $30,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
     That not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of State and the USAID Administrator shall submit a 
     coordinated joint spending plan for funds made available 
     under this heading and under the heading ``Civilian 
     Stabilization Initiative'' in title I of this Act.

                        capital investment fund

       For necessary expenses for overseas construction and 
     related costs, and for the procurement and enhancement of 
     information technology and related capital investments, 
     pursuant to section 667 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961, $213,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
     Provided, That this amount is in addition to funds otherwise 
     available for such purposes: Provided further, That funds 
     appropriated under this heading shall be available for 
     obligation only pursuant to the regular notification 
     procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

                      office of inspector general

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 667 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $46,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011, 
     which sum shall be available for the Office of the Inspector 
     General of the United States Agency for International 
     Development.

                               TITLE III

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

       For necessary expenses to enable the President to carry out 
     the provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and for 
     other purposes, to remain available until September 30, 2010, 
     unless otherwise specified herein, as follows:

                    global health and child survival

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     chapters 1 and 10 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961, for global health activities, in addition to funds 
     otherwise available for such purposes, $2,375,000,000, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2011, and which shall be 
     apportioned directly to the United States Agency for 
     International Development: Provided, That this amount shall 
     be made available for such activities as: (1) child survival 
     and maternal health programs; (2) immunization and oral 
     rehydration programs; (3) other health, nutrition, water and 
     sanitation programs which directly address the needs of 
     mothers and children, and related education programs; (4) 
     assistance for children displaced or orphaned by causes other 
     than AIDS; (5) programs for the prevention, treatment, 
     control of, and research on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, polio, 
     malaria, and other infectious diseases, and for assistance to 
     communities severely affected by HIV/AIDS, including children 
     infected or affected by AIDS; and (6) family planning/
     reproductive health: Provided further, That none of the funds 
     appropriated under this paragraph may be made available for 
     nonproject assistance, except that funds may be made 
     available for such assistance for ongoing health activities: 
     Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this 
     paragraph, not to exceed $400,000, in addition to funds 
     otherwise available for such purposes, may be used to monitor 
     and provide oversight of child survival, maternal and family 
     planning/reproductive health, and infectious disease 
     programs: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated

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     under this paragraph, $77,000,000 should be made available 
     for a United States contribution to The GAVI Fund: Provided 
     further, That none of the funds made available in this Act 
     nor any unobligated balances from prior appropriations Acts 
     may be made available to any organization or program which, 
     as determined by the President of the United States, supports 
     or participates in the management of a program of coercive 
     abortion or involuntary sterilization: Provided further, That 
     any determination made under the previous proviso must be 
     made no later than six months after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, and must be accompanied by a comprehensive analysis 
     as well as the complete evidence and criteria utilized to 
     make the determination: Provided further, That none of the 
     funds made available under this Act may be used to pay for 
     the performance of abortion as a method of family planning or 
     to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions: 
     Provided further, That nothing in this paragraph shall be 
     construed to alter any existing statutory prohibitions 
     against abortion under section 104 of the Foreign Assistance 
     Act of 1961: Provided further, That none of the funds made 
     available under this Act may be used to lobby for or against 
     abortion: Provided further, That in order to reduce reliance 
     on abortion in developing nations, funds shall be available 
     only to voluntary family planning projects which offer, 
     either directly or through referral to, or information about 
     access to, a broad range of family planning methods and 
     services, and that any such voluntary family planning project 
     shall meet the following requirements: (1) service providers 
     or referral agents in the project shall not implement or be 
     subject to quotas, or other numerical targets, of total 
     number of births, number of family planning acceptors, or 
     acceptors of a particular method of family planning (this 
     provision shall not be construed to include the use of 
     quantitative estimates or indicators for budgeting and 
     planning purposes); (2) the project shall not include payment 
     of incentives, bribes, gratuities, or financial reward to: 
     (A) an individual in exchange for becoming a family planning 
     acceptor; or (B) program personnel for achieving a numerical 
     target or quota of total number of births, number of family 
     planning acceptors, or acceptors of a particular method of 
     family planning; (3) the project shall not deny any right or 
     benefit, including the right of access to participate in any 
     program of general welfare or the right of access to health 
     care, as a consequence of any individual's decision not to 
     accept family planning services; (4) the project shall 
     provide family planning acceptors comprehensible information 
     on the health benefits and risks of the method chosen, 
     including those conditions that might render the use of the 
     method inadvisable and those adverse side effects known to be 
     consequent to the use of the method; and (5) the project 
     shall ensure that experimental contraceptive drugs and 
     devices and medical procedures are provided only in the 
     context of a scientific study in which participants are 
     advised of potential risks and benefits; and, not less than 
     60 days after the date on which the Administrator of the 
     United States Agency for International Development determines 
     that there has been a violation of the requirements contained 
     in paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (5) of this proviso, or a 
     pattern or practice of violations of the requirements 
     contained in paragraph (4) of this proviso, the Administrator 
     shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report 
     containing a description of such violation and the corrective 
     action taken by the Agency: Provided further, That in 
     awarding grants for natural family planning under section 104 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 no applicant shall be 
     discriminated against because of such applicant's religious 
     or conscientious commitment to offer only natural family 
     planning; and, additionally, all such applicants shall comply 
     with the requirements of the previous proviso: Provided 
     further, That for purposes of this or any other Act 
     authorizing or appropriating funds for the Department of 
     State, foreign operations, and related programs, the term 
     ``motivate'', as it relates to family planning assistance, 
     shall not be construed to prohibit the provision, consistent 
     with local law, of information or counseling about all 
     pregnancy options: Provided further, That to the maximum 
     extent feasible, taking into consideration cost, timely 
     availability, and best health practices, funds appropriated 
     in this Act or prior appropriations Acts that are made 
     available for condom procurement shall be made available only 
     for the procurement of condoms manufactured in the United 
     States: Provided further, That information provided about the 
     use of condoms as part of projects or activities that are 
     funded from amounts appropriated by this Act shall be 
     medically accurate and shall include the public health 
     benefits and failure rates of such use.
       In addition, for necessary expenses to carry out the 
     provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for the 
     prevention, treatment, and control of, and research on, HIV/
     AIDS, $5,409,000,000, to remain available until expended, and 
     which shall be apportioned directly to the Department of 
     State: Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this 
     paragraph, not less than $750,000,000 shall be made 
     available, notwithstanding any other provision of law, except 
     for the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, 
     Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-25), as 
     amended, for a United States contribution to the Global Fund 
     to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and shall be 
     expended at the minimum rate necessary to make timely payment 
     for projects and activities: Provided further, That up to 5 
     percent of the aggregate amount of funds made available to 
     the Global Fund in fiscal year 2010 may be made available to 
     the United States Agency for International Development for 
     technical assistance related to the activities of the Global 
     Fund: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under 
     this paragraph, up to $14,000,000 may be made available, in 
     addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, 
     for administrative expenses of the Office of the Global AIDS 
     Coordinator.

                         development assistance

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     sections 103, 105, 106, and sections 251 through 255, and 
     chapter 10 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $2,465,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011: 
     Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading 
     that are made available for assistance programs for displaced 
     and orphaned children and victims of war, not to exceed 
     $44,000, in addition to funds otherwise available for such 
     purposes, may be used to monitor and provide oversight of 
     such programs: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated by this Act, not less than $265,000,000 shall be 
     made available for microenterprise and microfinance 
     development programs for the poor, especially women: Provided 
     further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
     not less than $24,000,000 shall be made available for the 
     American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program: Provided 
     further, That of the funds appropriated by this Act, not less 
     than $310,000,000 shall be made available for water and 
     sanitation supply projects pursuant to the Senator Paul Simon 
     Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-121): Provided 
     further, That of the funds appropriated by title III of this 
     Act, not less than $1,000,000,000 shall be made available for 
     food security and agricultural development programs, of which 
     $32,000,000 shall be made available for Collaborative 
     Research Support Programs: Provided further, That prior to 
     the obligation of funds pursuant to the previous proviso and 
     after consultation with other relevant Federal departments 
     and agencies, the Committees on Appropriations, and relevant 
     nongovernmental organizations, the Administrator of the 
     United States Agency for International Development shall 
     submit to the Committees on Appropriations a strategy for 
     achieving the food security and agricultural development 
     program goals: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading for food security and 
     agricultural development programs, $10,000,000 shall be made 
     available for a United States contribution to the endowment 
     of the Global Crop Diversity Trust pursuant to section 3202 
     of Public Law 110-246: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading, not less than $20,000,000 
     shall be made available for programs to improve women's 
     leadership capacity in recipient countries.

                   international disaster assistance

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 491 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for 
     international disaster relief, rehabilitation, and 
     reconstruction assistance, $830,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended.

                         transition initiatives

       For necessary expenses for international disaster 
     rehabilitation and reconstruction assistance pursuant to 
     section 491 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $100,000,000, to remain available until expended, to support 
     transition to democracy and to long-term development of 
     countries in crisis: Provided, That such support may include 
     assistance to develop, strengthen, or preserve democratic 
     institutions and processes, revitalize basic infrastructure, 
     and foster the peaceful resolution of conflict: Provided 
     further, That of the funds made available under this heading, 
     up to $50,000,000 may be made available for a Rapid Response 
     Fund: Provided further, That none of the funds made available 
     for the Rapid Response Fund may be obligated until the 
     Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
     Development consults with the Committees on Appropriations on 
     the country that will receive assistance, the level of 
     assistance proposed for such country, a description of the 
     proposed programs, projects and activities, and the 
     implementing agencies or departments of the United States 
     Government: Provided further, That the United States Agency 
     for International Development shall submit a report to the 
     Committees on Appropriations at least 5 days prior to 
     beginning a new program of assistance.

                      development credit authority

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees provided 
     by the United States Agency for International Development, as 
     authorized by sections 256 and 635 of the Foreign Assistance 
     Act of 1961, up to $25,000,000 may be derived by transfer 
     from funds appropriated by this Act to carry out part I of 
     such Act and under the heading ``Assistance for Europe, 
     Eurasia and Central Asia'': Provided, That funds provided 
     under this paragraph and funds provided as a gift pursuant to 
     section 635(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall be 
     made available only for micro and small enterprise programs, 
     urban programs, and other programs which further the purposes 
     of part I of such Act: Provided further,

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     That such costs, including the cost of modifying such direct 
     and guaranteed loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided 
     further, That funds made available by this paragraph may be 
     used for the cost of modifying any such guaranteed loans 
     under this Act or prior Acts, and funds used for such costs 
     shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of 
     the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That the 
     provisions of section 107A(d) (relating to general provisions 
     applicable to the Development Credit Authority) of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as contained in section 306 
     of H.R. 1486 as reported by the House Committee on 
     International Relations on May 9, 1997, shall be applicable 
     to direct loans and loan guarantees provided under this 
     heading: Provided further, That these funds are available to 
     subsidize total loan principal, any portion of which is to be 
     guaranteed, of up to $700,000,000.
       In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out 
     credit programs administered by the United States Agency for 
     International Development, $8,600,000, which may be 
     transferred to, and merged with, funds made available under 
     the heading ``Operating Expenses'' in title II of this Act: 
     Provided, That funds made available under this heading shall 
     remain available until September 30, 2012.

                         economic support fund

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $6,370,096,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011: 
     Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
     $250,000,000 shall be available only for Egypt, which sum 
     shall be provided on a grant basis, and of which sum cash 
     transfer assistance shall be provided with the understanding 
     that Egypt will undertake significant economic and democratic 
     reforms which are additional to those which were undertaken 
     in previous fiscal years: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading for assistance for Egypt, not 
     less than $25,000,000 shall be made available for democracy, 
     human rights and governance programs, and not less than 
     $25,000,000 shall be made available for education programs: 
     Provided further, That $11,000,000 of the funds appropriated 
     under this heading should be made available for Cyprus to be 
     used only for scholarships, administrative support of the 
     scholarship program, bicommunal projects, and measures aimed 
     at reunification of the island and designed to reduce 
     tensions and promote peace and cooperation between the two 
     communities on Cyprus: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading, not less than $363,000,000 
     shall be made available only for assistance for Jordan: 
     Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this 
     heading not more than $400,400,000 may be made available for 
     assistance for the West Bank and Gaza, of which not to exceed 
     $2,000,000 may be used for administrative expenses of the 
     United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 
     in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, 
     to carry out programs in the West Bank and Gaza: Provided 
     further, That not more than $150,000,000 of the funds 
     provided for the West Bank and Gaza shall be for cash 
     transfer assistance: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading for assistance for 
     Afghanistan and Pakistan, assistance may be provided 
     notwithstanding any provision of law that restricts 
     assistance to foreign countries for cross border 
     stabilization and development programs between Afghanistan 
     and Pakistan or between either country and the Central Asian 
     republics: Provided further, That $300,000,000 of the funds 
     made available for assistance for Afghanistan under this 
     heading may be obligated for such assistance only after the 
     Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on 
     Appropriations that the Government of Afghanistan at both the 
     national and provincial level is cooperating fully with 
     United States-funded poppy eradication and interdiction 
     efforts in Afghanistan: Provided further, That the President 
     may waive the previous proviso if the President determines 
     and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so 
     is vital to the national security interests of the United 
     States: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated 
     under this heading, $200,660,000 shall be apportioned 
     directly to USAID for alternative development/institution 
     building programs in Colombia: Provided further, That of the 
     funds appropriated under this heading that are available for 
     Colombia, not less than $4,500,000 shall be transferred to, 
     and merged with, funds appropriated under the heading 
     ``Migration and Refugee Assistance'' and shall be made 
     available only for assistance to nongovernmental 
     organizations that provide emergency relief aid to Colombian 
     refugees in neighboring countries.

                             democracy fund

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for the promotion of democracy 
     globally, $120,000,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2011, of which $70,000,000 shall be made available for 
     the Human Rights and Democracy Fund of the Bureau of 
     Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State, and 
     $50,000,000 shall be made available for the Office of 
     Democracy and Governance of the Bureau for Democracy, 
     Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency 
     for International Development: Provided, That funds 
     appropriated by this Act that are made available for the 
     promotion of democracy may be made available notwithstanding 
     any other provision of law, and with regard to the National 
     Endowment for Democracy, any regulation: Provided further, 
     That with respect to the provision of assistance for 
     democracy, human rights and governance activities in this 
     Act, 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.

                     international fund for ireland

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $18,000,000, which shall be available for the United States 
     contribution to the International Fund for Ireland and shall 
     be made available in accordance with the provisions of the 
     Anglo-Irish Agreement Support Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-
     415): Provided, That such amount shall be expended at the 
     minimum rate necessary to make timely payment for projects 
     and activities: Provided further, That funds made available 
     under this heading shall remain available until September 30, 
     2011.

            assistance for europe, eurasia and central asia

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the FREEDOM Support Act, and 
     the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989, 
     $722,253,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011, 
     which shall be available, notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, for assistance and for related programs for countries 
     identified in section 3 of the FREEDOM Support Act and 
     section 3(c) of the SEED Act: Provided, That funds 
     appropriated under this heading shall be considered to be 
     economic assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 
     for purposes of making available the administrative 
     authorities contained in that Act for the use of economic 
     assistance: Provided further, That notwithstanding any 
     provision of this or any other Act, funds appropriated in 
     prior years under the headings ``Independent States of the 
     Former Soviet Union'' and similar headings and ``Assistance 
     for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States'' and similar 
     headings, and currencies generated by or converted from such 
     funds, shall be available for use in any country for which 
     funds are made available under this heading without regard to 
     the geographic limitations of the heading under which such 
     funds were originally appropriated: Provided further, That 
     funds made available for the Southern Caucasus region may be 
     used for confidence-building measures and other activities in 
     furtherance of the peaceful resolution of conflicts, 
     including in Nagorno-Karabagh.

                          Department of State

          international narcotics control and law enforcement

       For necessary expenses to carry out section 481 of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $1,630,000,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That during 
     fiscal year 2010, the Department of State may also use the 
     authority of section 608 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961, without regard to its restrictions, to receive excess 
     property from an agency of the United States Government for 
     the purpose of providing it to a foreign country or 
     international organization under chapter 8 of part I of that 
     Act subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
     Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That the 
     Secretary of State shall provide to the Committees on 
     Appropriations not later than 45 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act and prior to the initial obligation of 
     funds appropriated under this heading, a report on the 
     proposed uses of all funds under this heading on a country-
     by-country basis for each proposed program, project, or 
     activity: Provided further, That section 482(b) of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall not apply to funds 
     appropriated under this heading: Provided further, That 
     assistance provided with funds appropriated under this 
     heading that is made available notwithstanding section 482(b) 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall be made available 
     subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
     Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That none of 
     the funds appropriated under this heading for assistance for 
     Afghanistan may be made available for eradication programs 
     through the aerial spraying of herbicides unless the 
     Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees 
     on Appropriations that the President of Afghanistan has 
     requested assistance for such aerial spraying programs for 
     counternarcotics purposes: Provided further, That in the 
     event the Secretary of State makes a determination pursuant 
     to the previous proviso, the Secretary shall consult with the 
     Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of funds 
     for such eradication programs: Provided further, That none of 
     the funds appropriated under this heading for assistance for 
     Colombia shall be made available for budget support or as 
     cash payments: Provided further, That funds appropriated 
     under this heading that are made available for assistance for 
     the Bolivian military and police may be made available for 
     such purposes only if the Secretary of State certifies to the 
     Committees on Appropriations that the Bolivian military and 
     police are respecting internationally recognized human rights 
     and cooperating fully with investigations and

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     prosecutions by civilian judicial authorities of military and 
     police personnel who have been credibly alleged to have 
     violated such rights: Provided further, That in order to 
     enhance border security and cooperation in law enforcement 
     efforts between the United States and Mexico, funds 
     appropriated under this heading for assistance for Mexico may 
     be made available for the procurement of law enforcement 
     communications equipment only if such equipment utilizes open 
     standards and is compatible with, and capable of operating 
     with, radio communications systems and related equipment 
     utilized by Federal law enforcement agencies in the United 
     States to enhance border security and cooperation in law 
     enforcement efforts between Mexico and the United States.

    nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs

       For necessary expenses for nonproliferation, anti-
     terrorism, demining and related programs and activities, 
     $717,430,000, to carry out the provisions of chapter 8 of 
     part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for anti-
     terrorism assistance, chapter 9 of part II of the Foreign 
     Assistance Act of 1961, section 504 of the FREEDOM Support 
     Act, section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act or the Foreign 
     Assistance Act of 1961 for demining activities, the clearance 
     of unexploded ordnance, the destruction of small arms, and 
     related activities, notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, including activities implemented through nongovernmental 
     and international organizations, and section 301 of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for a voluntary contribution 
     to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and for a 
     United States contribution to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test 
     Ban Treaty Preparatory Commission: Provided, That of this 
     amount not to exceed $75,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended, may be made available for the Nonproliferation and 
     Disarmament Fund, notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     to promote bilateral and multilateral activities relating to 
     nonproliferation, disarmament and weapons destruction: 
     Provided further, That such funds may also be used for such 
     countries other than the Independent States of the former 
     Soviet Union and international organizations when it is in 
     the national security interest of the United States to do so: 
     Provided further, That funds made available for the 
     Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund shall be subject to 
     prior consultation with, and the regular notification 
     procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
     further, That funds appropriated under this heading may be 
     made available for IAEA only if the Secretary of State 
     determines (and so reports to the Congress) that Israel is 
     not being denied its right to participate in the activities 
     of that Agency: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading, not more than $500,000 may 
     be made available for public-private partnerships for 
     conventional weapons and mine action by grant, cooperative 
     agreement or contract: Provided further, That of the funds 
     made available for demining and related activities, not to 
     exceed $700,000, in addition to funds otherwise available for 
     such purposes, may be used for administrative expenses 
     related to the operation and management of the demining 
     program: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this 
     heading that are available for ``Anti-terrorism Assistance'' 
     and ``Export Control and Border Security'' shall remain 
     available until September 30, 2011.

                    migration and refugee assistance

       For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to 
     enable the Secretary of State to provide, as authorized by 
     law, a contribution to the International Committee of the Red 
     Cross, assistance to refugees, including contributions to the 
     International Organization for Migration and the United 
     Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and other activities 
     to meet refugee and migration needs; salaries and expenses of 
     personnel and dependents as authorized by the Foreign Service 
     Act of 1980; allowances as authorized by sections 5921 
     through 5925 of title 5, United States Code; purchase and 
     hire of passenger motor vehicles; and services as authorized 
     by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, 
     $1,480,444,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
     not less than $25,000,000 shall be made available for 
     refugees resettling in Israel.

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  The CHAIR. The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:

     united states emergency refugee and migration assistance fund

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 2(c) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 
     1962, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)), $75,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

                          Independent Agencies

                              peace corps

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
     Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2501-2523), including the purchase 
     of not to exceed five passenger motor vehicles for 
     administrative purposes for use outside of the United States, 
     $450,000,000 to remain available until September 30, 2011: 
     Provided, That none of the funds appropriated under this 
     heading shall be used to pay for abortions: Provided further, 
     That the Director of the Peace Corps may transfer to the 
     Foreign Currency Fluctuations Account, as authorized by 22 
     U.S.C. 2515, an amount not to exceed $5,000,000: Provided 
     further, That funds transferred pursuant to the previous 
     proviso may not be derived from amounts made available for 
     Peace Corps overseas operations: Provided further, That of 
     the funds appropriated under this heading, not to exceed 
     $4,000 may be made available for entertainment expenses: 
     Provided further, That any decision to open a new domestic 
     office or to close, or significantly reduce the number of 
     personnel of, any office, shall be subject to the regular 
     notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

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             Part B Amendment No. 6 Offered by Mr. Stearns

  Mr. STEARNS. I have an amendment at the desk.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part B amendment No. 6 offered by Mr. Stearns:
       Page 46, line 18, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by $76,560,000)''.

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentleman from 
Florida (Mr. Stearns) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Florida.
  Mr. STEARNS. Mr. Chairman, the gentlelady from New York talked about 
bipartisanship. This is a bipartisan amendment.
  The President has requested $373 million be allocated to the Peace 
Corps under the State-Foreign Operations bill and related 
appropriations. The gentlelady should realize, all my amendment does is 
ensure that we fund the Peace Corps at simply the level the President 
requested.
  So when you look at this amendment, it's really an President Obama-
Stearns amendment in which he is saying, I think we can get it done, 
the Peace Corps allocation under the Foreign Operations bill, for $373 
million. And when you look at the facts, I think you will probably 
agree with me. In fact, I think, obviously, the President must agree 
because that's what he has allocated.
  In 2009, the Peace Corps was funded at $340 million. President Obama 
has requested $373.4 million, so this is an increase of $33 million. So 
there is an increase, 10 percent, it's right there, I agree with him. 
Let's go ahead and approve it this afternoon at what the President 
requested.
  Now, I support the Peace Corps, but I think what you have done is 
allocated $450 million, which is almost $77 million increase from what 
President Obama has requested. That's $110 million above the FY 2009 
level.
  So what you are trying to do is increase the Peace Corps by 33 
percent over last year's level and, frankly, to the gentlelady from New 
York, with the economy the way it is we should keep the money in 
America and not in 76 other countries. Certainly the money that we are 
spending overseas could be used in this country. So I think President 
Obama tried to be conservative in saying let's allocate $373 million 
rather than your number of $450 million.
  So I think again, with the severe economic crises, and all of us 
agree, we must consider carefully how we use taxpayers dollars. We 
certainly don't want to send them overseas when we can use them here in 
the United States. As Mr. Buyer mentioned we are spending Federal tax 
dollars at a rate we can't sustain, and we are putting ourselves into 
deeper debt.
  Today our national debt stands at almost $12 trillion. You know, 
adoption of my amendment, my simple amendment, will demonstrate a 
positive step towards restoring fiscal balance and responsibility but 
also staying in line with what President Obama has requested.
  So with that, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I claim time in opposition.
  The CHAIR. The gentlewoman from New York is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I would like to remind my good friend, Mr. Stearns, that 
the Peace Corps is also a job-creating program. These are our young 
people here who are going abroad to serve our country. So it is also a 
job-creation program for our young people. The Peace Corps, which is 
funded at $450 million in this bill, has long been one

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of America's most effective tools in directly reaching citizens of 
other countries, demonstrating firsthand the best of American values 
and generating goodwill for our Nation around the world.
  Just last year, Peace Corps volunteers helped train 148,000 teachers, 
health care workers and other professionals overseas. Their efforts 
improved the lives of over 2 million people in developing countries, 
including countries that are vital to our national security interests.
  In recent years, the Peace Corps has been chronically underfunded. 
Last year the agency was forced to cut 500 new positions. Funding the 
Peace Corps at the authorized $450 million level lays the groundwork to 
fulfill the President's pledge to increase the number of Peace Corps 
volunteers at a responsible pace. In addition, the bill calls for the 
GAO to conduct a management review to ensure that every dollar is well 
spent and every volunteer's effort is well placed.
  In recent weeks I and other Members have heard from thousands of 
Peace Corps' 200,000 alumni. I am sure there are some in Florida, Mr. 
Stearns, and other constituents calling for this increase. In fact, the 
gentleman from Florida may have heard from some of the nearly 7,000 
Peace Corps current and former volunteers from the State of Florida.
  I hope my colleagues will support me in opposing this amendment.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. STEARNS. Mr. Chairman, it's obvious that the gentlelady from New 
York does not agree with her President. Her President has offered a 
funding level. He said he thinks this will do the job, and you 
obviously don't agree with him.
  So I am a little surprised if the President of the United States, 
your President, indicates he thinks the job can be done with those 
dollars, them why don't you agree with him? Using your argument, you 
want to increase spending so that we can send jobs for people in 
America to go overseas.
  And the question is, a simple question for you is, why not let these 
people have jobs here in the United States? Why not take the money, 
give the jobs to the people in the United States so they don't have to 
go overseas?
  It is cheaper. It is cheaper to give a job to a student, a college 
graduate, here in the United States than to send them oversees into all 
these 76--100 countries that we have allocated it for. It's also 
cheaper logistically. So I think if the Democrats will look at this, 
why aren't you agreeing with your President on the allocation for the 
Peace Corps, and why do you want to spend more money overseas when we 
can put the jobs here in this country.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I am very pleased to yield 1 minute to Sam Farr, a former 
Peace Corps worker, from California.
  Mr. FARR. Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
  I rise in strong support of this. And the answer to your question is 
the President has not endorsed your position. He has not asked us to 
cut this amount. The reason is that there are 12,000 Americans that 
applied for Peace Corps jobs that can't be filled because there isn't 
enough money to fill them.
  There are 20 other countries that want Peace Corps in them. We can't 
expand the program because there isn't enough money for it. That's why 
the committee put more money in it. This is the most effective foreign 
aid program, the most effective domestic program. If we are going to 
curtail violence in the world, we have got to do it through initiating 
what is best in America by sending more and more Peace Corps volunteers 
to countries who want them.
  To the people who apply for the jobs, there is only room for one out 
of every four applicants because of the money. So this $450 million is 
exactly what President Obama has said in his campaign speeches--that he 
wanted to double the Peace Corps. You can't double it without putting 
more money in it.
  So I object to your opinion that Mr. Obama, President Obama, supports 
your amendment. He does not, and neither do the people in this House or 
the other House.
  Mr. Chairman, I submit for the Record Senator Christopher Bond's 
letter asking for $450 million from the Senate for an Appropriations 
Committee.


                                                  U.S. Senate,

                                     Washington, DC, July 9, 2009.
     Hon. Patrick Leahy,
     Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign 
         Operations,
     Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, DC.
     Hon. Judd Gregg,
     Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign 
         Operations,
     Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Gregg:
       President Obama pledged to double the number of Peace Corps 
     volunteers by 2011--a goal I strongly support--but 
     unfortunately failed to provide the necessary funding to do 
     so in his budget request. The House of Representatives has 
     already acted to correct this oversight by increasing funds 
     for the Peace Corps to $450 million for fiscal year 2010. I 
     hope that in the House-Senate Conference Committee the 
     Senate's conferees will support providing additional 
     resources the Peace Corps needs to accomplish their critical 
     mission.
       The need for the Peace Corps has never been more important. 
     There is no doubt that anti-Americanism is growing throughout 
     the world. One of the most effective tools to combat, this 
     anti-Americanism and other extremist ideologies is the Peace 
     Corps, which remains one of the United States' most effective 
     grassroots diplomacy and development programs.
       In addition to the growing need for the Peace Corps, the 
     demand is up as well. The Peace Corps reports that as many as 
     twenty nations are interested in starting Peace Corps 
     programs where none currently exist, and there are real 
     opportunities to expand and improve upon existing programs.
       An increased investment in Peace Corps will support an 
     expansion of Americans serving our country as volunteers, 
     enable new country programs to be established in strategic--
     and too long ignored--countries like Indonesia, and continue 
     the collaboration and integration of volunteers into our 
     foreign assistance priority program areas, like basis 
     education, agriculture and nutrition, global health, and HIV/
     AIDS prevention and treatment. Expanding and strengthening 
     our Peace Corps would provide an immediate opportunity to 
     realize America's commitment to global leadership and citizen 
     service.
       Smart Power initiatives like the Peace Corps should be a 
     cornerstone in our foreign policy and in our efforts to 
     combat extremism and terrorism around the world. Your 
     recognition and support of these critical efforts is 
     invaluable. Chairmen Leahy and Ranking Member Gregg, I 
     appreciate your difficult task of balancing the many 
     competing Smart Power priorities with limited resources and I 
     appreciate the subcommittee's support for my additional Smart 
     Power requests like international exchanges, biotechnology 
     research and public diplomacy to name a few. However, I also 
     believe it is critical that we work together to support an 
     increased investment in the Peace Corps above the President's 
     request. Our nation must reinvigorate the Peace Corps as part 
     of its overall effort to strengthen our Smart Power efforts.
           Sincerely,
                                              Christopher S. Bond.

  Mr. STEARNS. Mr. Chairman, President Obama certainly doesn't endorse 
your plan because he did not propose $450 million. He proposed a lot 
less. He proposed a 10 percent increase; you proposed a 33 percent 
increase.
  Really, although the President hasn't called me up to say he endorses 
my amendment, frankly, I have endorsed his. I have endorsed his 
legislative initiative. What he has proposed, is a 10 percent increase, 
I think this is fair. I am just asking you folks to recognize what he 
has proposed is fair.
  Why not adopt my amendment and let it go at that. Why do you want to 
increase the Peace Corp 33 percent and send these jobs overseas when, 
frankly, we can keep them here cheaper, and logistically it's easier. 
So again I ask you to explain to me why you don't want to agree with 
the President's request.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I am pleased to yield 1 minute to a great advocate of the 
Peace Corps and a distinguished member of the committee, Betty 
McCollum.
  Ms. McCOLLUM. Thank you, Madam Chair. I am very proud of my staff and 
the other staff and Members who have served in the Peace Corps who are 
in this House.
  Mr. Chairman, today the Peace Corps, one of the most successful 
foreign policy initiatives, is at a crossroads. Since 1961, over 
200,000 Americans have served our country by helping others around the 
world. Today's Peace Corps needs to be reenergized. Peace Corps is not 
capable of meeting the demand of Americans of all ages who want to 
serve. As I said, Peace Corps is at a crossroads.
  We have an opportunity here today in this moment to reinvigorate 
Peace Corps for the next new century, but it's

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going to take leadership from Congress. The President's request simply 
was not enough, even though the President does propose to double, 
increase and fully fund Peace Corps out into the years.
  We have an opportunity to do it today. Chairwoman Lowey is leading 
with $450 million, a commitment to Peace Corps to put the agency back 
on track to double those numbers.
  President Bush spoke up from this Chamber and President Obama spoke 
too in his inaugural address.
  We have an opportunity to make history today. Support the Peace 
Corps.
  Mr. STEARNS. The gentlelady says the Peace Corps is not meeting the 
demands around the world. I think the American taxpayers want the 
people to meet the demands of the American people here at home.
  I yield back.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I am pleased to yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Ohio 
(Mr. Driehaus), who is a former Peace Corps volunteer.
  Mr. DRIEHAUS. Mr. Chairman, I am a former Peace Corps volunteer, and 
I am an American, and the money was spent wisely. As a matter of fact, 
I don't know if the sponsor is familiar at all with the Peace Corps, 
but we spend $225 a month on a Peace Corps volunteer. That's what the 
salary is for a Peace Corps volunteer.
  Now, find me a job anywhere else where America's dollars are better 
spent on foreign policy than for $225 a month. The total cost of the 
Peace Corps is less than two F-22 fighters, almost 1\1/2\ planes. 
That's what we spend to send hundreds of thousands of Americans across 
the globe to help people better understand this United States. That's 
what we spend, less than two F-22 fighters.
  The Peace Corps is critical to the foreign policy of this United 
States. That is why the Obama administration did not, did not object to 
this funding increase, because they know it is the right thing to do. 
It is the most cost-effective foreign policy program we have.
  I would urge my colleagues to support the Peace Corps and reject this 
amendment.
  Mr. HONDA. Mr. Chair, I rise today in opposition to the Stearns 
amendment, which would reduce the amount appropriated to the Peace 
Corps from a much needed $450 million to a little more that $373 
million. As a former Peace Corps Volunteer and a member of the House 
Appropriations committee, I was pleased to see Chairwoman Lowey answer 
President Obama's call to double the size of the Peace Corps, beginning 
with increased funding.
  Since President John F. Kennedy's call to serve in 1960, over 195,000 
people have served as Peace Corps Volunteers spanning 139 countries. 
The Peace Corp gives Volunteers the chance to travel the world and help 
some of the most impoverished people in the world develop better lives 
for themselves and their communities. Beyond that, my experience as a 
Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador was a defining moment in my life--
I developed both personally and professionally, and tested my physical, 
emotional, and spiritual limits. I returned with a passion for 
teaching, and quickly put my skills, including fluency in Spanish, to 
use in Santa Clara county schools and started a lifelong commitment to 
public service.
  There are currently just under 8,000 Peace Corps volunteers serving 
around the world, with thousands more ready, willing, and eager to 
join, but held back by the lack of funding and opportunity. A $450 
million dollar funding level is necessary to help the Peace Corps 
modernize its systems, optimize the number of Volunteers and staff in 
existing countries, strengthen and expand recruiting and diversity 
efforts, expand to new nations, and maximize safety and security 
training and compliance efforts. I hope that with increased funding, a 
commitment to double the size of the Peace Corps, and a renewed call to 
service by President Barack Obama, people from all walks of life will 
bear the torch of peace and goodwill that many Americans in the past 
have carried proudly to other countries.
  The Peace Corp's budget is 1% of the foreign policy budget of the 
United States, which, in itself, is only 1% of the entire federal 
budget. For the good this does around the world, it is a critical 
investment. With a bleak economic outlook and an international 
community under pressure, the Peace Corps mission is more vital than 
ever, and so I urge mu colleagues to oppose the Stearns Amendment and 
urge full funding of the Peace Corps at the $450 million level agreed 
upon by the Appropriations Committee.
  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Florida (Mr. Stearns).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. STEARNS. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentleman from Florida will be postponed.
  The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:

                    millennium challenge corporation

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
     Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, $1,400,000,000 to remain 
     available until expended: Provided, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading, up to $95,000,000 may be 
     available for administrative expenses of the Millennium 
     Challenge Corporation (the Corporation): Provided further, 
     That up to 10 percent of the funds appropriated under this 
     heading may be made available to carry out the purposes of 
     section 616 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 for 
     fiscal year 2010: Provided further, That section 605(e)(4) of 
     the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 shall apply to funds 
     appropriated under this heading: Provided further, That funds 
     appropriated under this heading may be made available for a 
     Millennium Challenge Compact entered into pursuant to section 
     609 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 only if such 
     Compact obligates, or contains a commitment to obligate 
     subject to the availability of funds and the mutual agreement 
     of the parties to the Compact to proceed, the entire amount 
     of the United States Government funding anticipated for the 
     duration of the Compact: Provided further, That the 
     Corporation should reimburse the United States Agency for 
     International Development (USAID) for all expenses incurred 
     by USAID with funds appropriated under this heading in 
     assisting the Corporation in carrying out the Millennium 
     Challenge Act of 2003 (22 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), including 
     administrative costs for compact development, negotiation, 
     and implementation: Provided further, That 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: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated 
     under this heading, not to exceed $100,000 may be available 
     for representation and entertainment allowances, of which not 
     to exceed $5,000 may be available for entertainment 
     allowances.

                       inter-american foundation

       For necessary expenses to carry out the functions of the 
     Inter-American Foundation in accordance with the provisions 
     of section 401 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1969, 
     $22,760,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011: 
     Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
     not to exceed $2,000 may be available for entertainment and 
     representation allowances.

                     african development foundation

       For necessary expenses to carry out title V of the 
     International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 
     1980 (Public Law 96-533), $30,000,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2011: Provided, That funds made available 
     to grantees may be invested pending expenditure for project 
     purposes when authorized by the Board of Directors of the 
     Foundation: Provided further, That interest earned shall be 
     used only for the purposes for which the grant was made: 
     Provided further, That notwithstanding section 505(a)(2) of 
     the African Development Foundation Act, in exceptional 
     circumstances the Board of Directors of the Foundation may 
     waive the $250,000 limitation contained in that section with 
     respect to a project and a project may exceed the limitation 
     by up to $10,000 if the increase is due solely to foreign 
     currency fluctuation: Provided further, That the Foundation 
     shall provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations 
     after each time such waiver authority is exercised.

                       Department of the Treasury

               international affairs technical assistance

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 129 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $25,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012, 
     which shall be available notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law.

                           debt restructuring

       For the cost, as defined in section 502 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of modifying loans and loan 
     guarantees, as the President may determine, for which funds 
     have been appropriated or otherwise made available for 
     programs within the International Affairs Budget Function 
     150, including the cost of selling, reducing, or canceling 
     amounts owed to the United States as a result of concessional 
     loans made to eligible countries, pursuant to parts IV and V 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, of modifying 
     concessional credit agreements with least developed 
     countries, as authorized under section 411 of the 
     Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as 
     amended, of concessional loans, guarantees and credit 
     agreements, as authorized under section 572

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     of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related 
     Programs Appropriations Act, 1989 (Public Law 100-461), and 
     of canceling amounts owed, as a result of loans or guarantees 
     made pursuant to the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, by 
     countries that are eligible for debt reduction pursuant to 
     title V of H.R. 3425 as enacted into law by section 
     1000(a)(5) of Public Law 106-113, $60,000,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2012: Provided, That not less 
     than $20,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading 
     shall be made available to carry out the provisions of part V 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961: Provided further, That 
     amounts paid to the HIPC Trust Fund may be used only to fund 
     debt reduction under the enhanced HIPC initiative by--
       (1) the Inter-American Development Bank;
       (2) the African Development Fund;
       (3) the African Development Bank; and
       (4) the Central American Bank for Economic Integration:
     Provided further, That funds may not be paid to the HIPC 
     Trust Fund for the benefit of any country if the Secretary of 
     State has credible evidence that the government of such 
     country is engaged in a consistent pattern of gross 
     violations of internationally recognized human rights or in 
     military or civil conflict that undermines its ability to 
     develop and implement measures to alleviate poverty and to 
     devote adequate human and financial resources to that end: 
     Provided further, That on the basis of final appropriations, 
     the Secretary of the Treasury shall consult with the 
     Committees on Appropriations concerning which countries and 
     international financial institutions are expected to benefit 
     from a United States contribution to the HIPC Trust Fund 
     during the fiscal year: Provided further, That the Secretary 
     of the Treasury shall notify the Committees on Appropriations 
     not less than 15 days in advance of the signature of an 
     agreement by the United States to make payments to the HIPC 
     Trust Fund of amounts for such countries and institutions: 
     Provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury may 
     disburse funds designated for debt reduction through the HIPC 
     Trust Fund only for the benefit of countries that--
       (1) have committed, for a period of 24 months, not to 
     accept new market-rate loans from the international financial 
     institution receiving debt repayment as a result of such 
     disbursement, other than loans made by such institutions to 
     export-oriented commercial projects that generate foreign 
     exchange which are generally referred to as ``enclave'' 
     loans; and
       (2) have documented and demonstrated their commitment to 
     redirect their budgetary resources from international debt 
     repayments to programs to alleviate poverty and promote 
     economic growth that are additional to or expand upon those 
     previously available for such purposes:
     Provided further, That any limitation of subsection (e) of 
     section 411 of the Agricultural Trade Development and 
     Assistance Act of 1954 shall not apply to funds appropriated 
     under this heading: Provided further, That none of the funds 
     made available under this heading in this or any other 
     appropriations Act shall be made available for Sudan or Burma 
     unless the Secretary of the Treasury determines and notifies 
     the Committees on Appropriations that a democratically 
     elected government has taken office.

                                TITLE IV

                   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                        peacekeeping operations

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 551 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $331,500,000: Provided, That funds appropriated under this 
     heading may be used, notwithstanding section 660 of the 
     Foreign Assistance Act, to provide assistance to enhance the 
     capacity of foreign security forces, including gendarmes, to 
     participate in peacekeeping operations: Provided further, 
     That of the funds made available under this heading, not less 
     than $26,000,000 shall be made available for a United States 
     contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers mission 
     in the Sinai: Provided further, That up to $102,000,000 may 
     be made available for assistance for Somalia, of which up to 
     $55,000,000 may be used to pay assessed expenses of 
     international peacekeeping activities in Somalia: Provided 
     further, That none of the funds appropriated under this 
     heading shall be obligated or expended except as provided 
     through the regular notification procedures of the Committees 
     on Appropriations.

             international military education and training

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 541 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $110,283,000, of which up to $4,000,000 may remain available 
     until expended and may only be provided through the regular 
     notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: 
     Provided, That the civilian personnel for whom military 
     education and training may be provided under this heading may 
     include civilians who are not members of a government whose 
     participation would contribute to improved civil-military 
     relations, civilian control of the military, or respect for 
     human rights: Provided further, That funds made available 
     under this heading for assistance for Haiti, Guatemala, the 
     Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Nepal, 
     Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Libya, and Angola may only be provided 
     through the regular notification procedures of the Committees 
     on Appropriations and any such notification shall include a 
     detailed description of proposed activities: Provided 
     further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
     not to exceed $55,000 may be available for entertainment 
     allowances.

                   foreign military financing program

       For necessary expenses for grants to enable the President 
     to carry out the provisions of section 23 of the Arms Export 
     Control Act, $4,260,000,000: Provided, That to expedite the 
     provision of assistance to foreign countries and 
     international organizations, the Secretary of State may use 
     the funds appropriated under this heading to procure defense 
     articles and services to enhance the capacity of foreign 
     security forces: Provided further, That the Department of 
     State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
     prior to exercising the authority contained in the previous 
     proviso: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated 
     under this heading, not less than $2,220,000,000 shall be 
     available for grants only for Israel, and not less than 
     $1,040,000,000 shall be made available for grants only for 
     Egypt, including for border security programs and activities 
     in the Sinai: Provided further, That the funds appropriated 
     by this paragraph for Israel shall be disbursed within 30 
     days of the enactment of this Act: Provided further, That to 
     the extent that the Government of Israel requests that funds 
     be used for such purposes, grants made available for Israel 
     by this paragraph shall, as agreed by the United States and 
     Israel, be available for advanced weapons systems, of which 
     not less than $583,860,000 shall be available for the 
     procurement in Israel of defense articles and defense 
     services, including research and development: Provided 
     further, That funds appropriated under this heading estimated 
     to be outlayed for Egypt during fiscal year 2010 shall be 
     transferred to an interest bearing account for Egypt in the 
     Federal Reserve Bank of New York within 30 days of enactment 
     of this Act: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated 
     by this paragraph, $150,000,000 shall be made available for 
     assistance for Jordan: Provided further, That of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading, not more than $60,000,000 
     shall be available for Colombia, of which $12,500,000 is 
     available to support maritime interdiction and riverine 
     operations: Provided further, That funds appropriated under 
     this heading for assistance for Pakistan may be made 
     available only for border security, counter-terrorism and law 
     enforcement activities directed against Al Qaeda, the Taliban 
     and associated terrorist groups: Provided further, That none 
     of the funds made available under this heading shall be made 
     available to support or continue any program initially funded 
     under the authority of section 1206 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163; 
     119 Stat. 3456) unless the Department of State, in 
     coordination with the Department of Defense, has justified 
     such program to the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
     further, That funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
     by this paragraph shall be nonrepayable notwithstanding any 
     requirement in section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act: 
     Provided further, That funds made available under this 
     paragraph shall be obligated upon apportionment in accordance 
     with paragraph (5)(C) of title 31, United States Code, 
     section 1501(a).
       None of the funds made available under this heading shall 
     be available to finance the procurement of defense articles, 
     defense services, or design and construction services that 
     are not sold by the United States Government under the Arms 
     Export Control Act unless the foreign country proposing to 
     make such procurements has first signed an agreement with the 
     United States Government specifying the conditions under 
     which such procurements may be financed with such funds: 
     Provided, That all country and funding level increases in 
     allocations shall be submitted through the regular 
     notification procedures of section 7015 of this Act: Provided 
     further, That none of the funds appropriated under this 
     heading may be made available for assistance for Nepal, Sri 
     Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indonesia, Bosnia 
     and Herzegovina, Haiti, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and the 
     Democratic Republic of the Congo except pursuant to the 
     regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
     Appropriations: Provided further, That funds made available 
     under this heading may be used, notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, for demining, the clearance of unexploded 
     ordnance, and related activities, and may include activities 
     implemented through nongovernmental and international 
     organizations: Provided further, That only those countries 
     for which assistance was justified for the ``Foreign Military 
     Sales Financing Program'' in the fiscal year 1989 
     congressional presentation for security assistance programs 
     may utilize funds made available under this heading for 
     procurement of defense articles, defense services or design 
     and construction services that are not sold by the United 
     States Government under the Arms Export Control Act: Provided 
     further, That funds appropriated under this heading shall be 
     expended at the minimum rate necessary to make timely payment 
     for defense articles and services: Provided further, That not 
     more than $54,464,000 of the funds appropriated under this 
     heading may be obligated for necessary expenses, including 
     the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement only 
     for use outside of the United States, for the general costs 
     of administering

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     military assistance and sales, except that this limitation 
     may be exceeded only through the regular notification 
     procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
     further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading 
     for general costs of administering military assistance and 
     sales, not to exceed $4,000 may be available for 
     entertainment expenses and not to exceed $130,000 may be 
     available for representation allowances: Provided further, 
     That not more than $550,000,000 of funds realized pursuant to 
     section 21(e)(1)(A) of the Arms Export Control Act may be 
     obligated for expenses incurred by the Department of Defense 
     during fiscal year 2010 pursuant to section 43(b) of the Arms 
     Export Control Act, except that this limitation may be 
     exceeded only through the regular notification procedures of 
     the Committees on Appropriations.

                                TITLE V

                        MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                international organizations and programs

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 301 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and of 
     section 2 of the United Nations Environment Program 
     Participation Act of 1973, $395,091,000: Provided, That 
     section 307(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall 
     not apply to contributions to the United Nations Democracy 
     Fund.

                  international financial institutions

                      global environment facility

       For the United States contribution for the Global 
     Environment Facility, $86,500,000, to the International Bank 
     for Reconstruction and Development as trustee for the Global 
     Environment Facility, by the Secretary of the Treasury, to 
     remain available until expended.

       contribution to the international development association

       For payment to the International Development Association by 
     the Secretary of the Treasury, $1,235,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

               contribution to the clean technology fund

       For contributions to the multilateral Clean Technology 
     Fund, $225,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
     Provided, That none of the funds made available under this 
     heading may be obligated without specific authorization in a 
     subsequent Act of Congress.

               contribution to the strategic climate fund

       For contributions to the multilateral Strategic Climate 
     Fund, $75,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
     Provided, That none of the funds made available under this 
     heading may be obligated without specific authorization in a 
     subsequent Act of Congress: Provided further, That the 
     Secretary of the Treasury shall consult with the Committees 
     on Appropriations on the proposed uses of these funds prior 
     to making a contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund.

          contribution to the inter-american development bank

       For payment to the Inter-American Investment Corporation by 
     the Secretary of the Treasury, $4,670,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

contribution to the enterprise for the americas multilateral investment 
                                  fund

       For payment to the Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral 
     Investment Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the 
     United States contribution to the fund, $25,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended.

               contribution to the asian development fund

       For the United States contribution by the Secretary of the 
     Treasury to the increase in resources of the Asian 
     Development Fund, as authorized by the Asian Development Bank 
     Act, as amended, $115,250,000, to remain available until 
     expended.

              contribution to the african development fund

       For the United States contribution by the Secretary of the 
     Treasury to the increase in resources of the African 
     Development Fund, $159,885,000, to remain available until 
     expended.

  contribution to the international fund for agricultural development

       For the United States contribution by the Secretary of the 
     Treasury to increase the resources of the International Fund 
     for Agricultural Development, $30,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

                                TITLE VI

                    EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE

                Export-import Bank of the United States

                           inspector general

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978, as amended, $2,500,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2011.

                            program account

       The Export-Import Bank of the United States is authorized 
     to make such expenditures within the limits of funds and 
     borrowing authority available to such corporation, and in 
     accordance with law, and to make such contracts and 
     commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations, as 
     provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control 
     Act, as may be necessary in carrying out the program for the 
     current fiscal year for such corporation: Provided, That none 
     of the funds available during the current fiscal year may be 
     used to make expenditures, contracts, or commitments for the 
     export of nuclear equipment, fuel, or technology to any 
     country, other than a nuclear-weapon state as defined in 
     Article IX of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear 
     Weapons eligible to receive economic or military assistance 
     under this Act, that has detonated a nuclear explosive after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act: Provided further, That 
     notwithstanding section 1(c) of Public Law 103-428, as 
     amended, sections 1(a) and (b) of Public Law 103-428 shall 
     remain in effect through October 1, 2010: Provided further, 
     That not less than 10 percent of the aggregate loan, 
     guarantee, and insurance authority available to the Export-
     Import Bank under this Act should be used for renewable 
     energy technologies or energy efficient end-use technologies.

                         subsidy appropriation

       For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, insurance, 
     and tied-aid grants as authorized by section 10 of the 
     Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended, not to exceed 
     $58,000,000: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of 
     modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
     the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That 
     such funds shall remain available until September 30, 2025, 
     for the disbursement of direct loans, loan guarantees, 
     insurance and tied-aid grants obligated in fiscal years 2010, 
     2011, 2012 and 2013: Provided further, That none of the funds 
     appropriated by this Act or any prior Acts appropriating 
     funds for the Department of State, foreign operations, and 
     related programs for tied-aid credits or grants may be used 
     for any other purpose except through the regular notification 
     procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
     further, That funds appropriated by this paragraph are made 
     available notwithstanding section 2(b)(2) of the Export-
     Import Bank Act of 1945, in connection with the purchase or 
     lease of any product by any Eastern European country, any 
     Baltic State or any agency or national thereof.

                        administrative expenses

       For administrative expenses to carry out the direct and 
     guaranteed loan and insurance programs, including hire of 
     passenger motor vehicles and services as authorized by 5 
     U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed $30,000 for official reception 
     and representation expenses for members of the Board of 
     Directors, not to exceed $83,880,000: Provided, That the 
     Export-Import Bank may accept, and use, payment or services 
     provided by transaction participants for legal, financial, or 
     technical services in connection with any transaction for 
     which an application for a loan, guarantee or insurance 
     commitment has been made: Provided further, That 
     notwithstanding subsection (b) of section 117 of the Export 
     Enhancement Act of 1992, subsection (a) thereof shall remain 
     in effect until October 1, 2010.

                           receipts collected

       Receipts collected pursuant to the Export-Import Bank Act 
     of 1945, as amended, and the Federal Credit Reform Act of 
     1990, as amended, in an amount not to exceed the amount 
     appropriated herein, shall be credited as offsetting 
     collections to this account: Provided, That the sums herein 
     appropriated from the General Fund shall be reduced on a 
     dollar-for-dollar basis by such offsetting collections so as 
     to result in a final fiscal year appropriation from the 
     General Fund estimated at $0: Provided further, That of 
     amounts collected in fiscal year 2010 in excess of 
     obligations, up to $50,000,000, shall become available on 
     September 1, 2010 and shall remain available until September 
     30, 2013.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation

                           noncredit account

       The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is authorized 
     to make, without regard to fiscal year limitations, as 
     provided by 31 U.S.C. 9104, such expenditures and commitments 
     within the limits of funds available to it and in accordance 
     with law as may be necessary: Provided, That the amount 
     available for administrative expenses to carry out the credit 
     and insurance programs (including an amount for official 
     reception and representation expenses which shall not exceed 
     $35,000) shall not exceed $52,310,000: Provided further, That 
     project-specific transaction costs, including direct and 
     indirect costs incurred in claims settlements, and other 
     direct costs associated with services provided to specific 
     investors or potential investors pursuant to section 234 of 
     the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, shall not be considered 
     administrative expenses for the purposes of this heading.

                            program account

       For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, $29,000,000, 
     as authorized by section 234 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961, to be derived by transfer from the Overseas Private 
     Investment Corporation Noncredit Account: Provided, That such 
     costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be 
     as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974: Provided further, That such sums shall be available for 
     direct loan obligations and loan guaranty commitments 
     incurred or made during fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012: 
     Provided further, That funds so obligated in fiscal year 2010 
     remain available for disbursement through 2018; funds 
     obligated in fiscal year 2011 remain available for 
     disbursement through 2019; and funds obligated in fiscal year 
     2012 remain available for

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     disbursement through 2020: Provided further, That 
     notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Overseas 
     Private Investment Corporation is authorized to undertake any 
     program authorized by title IV of the Foreign Assistance Act 
     of 1961 in Iraq: Provided further, That funds made available 
     pursuant to the authority of the previous proviso shall be 
     subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
     Committees on Appropriations.
       In addition, such sums as may be necessary for 
     administrative expenses to carry out the credit program may 
     be derived from amounts available for administrative expenses 
     to carry out the credit and insurance programs in the 
     Overseas Private Investment Corporation Noncredit Account and 
     merged with said account.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

                      trade and development agency

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
     section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 
     $55,200,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011: 
     Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, 
     not to exceed $4,000 may be made available for representation 
     and entertainment allowances.

                               TITLE VII

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

                      allowances and differentials

       Sec. 7001.  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.  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.  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. (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.  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.

                       international broadcasting

       Sec. 7006. (a) Of the funds appropriated in this Act under 
     the heading ``International Broadcasting Operations'' for 
     programming to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, 10 
     percent of the funds shall not be available for obligation 
     until the Broadcasting Board of Governors reports to the 
     Committees on Appropriations that each relevant language 
     service or grantee is abiding by the standards and principles 
     set forth in the United States International Broadcasting Act 
     of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 6202(a) and (b)), is in compliance with 
     the relevant Journalistic Code of Ethics, and have a policy, 
     including appropriate management controls, of not providing 
     an open platform for terrorists or those who support 
     terrorists.
       (b) The Broadcasting Board of Governors shall notify the 
     Committees on Appropriations within 15 days of any 
     determination by the Board that any of its broadcast 
     entities, including its grantee organizations, was found to 
     be in violation of the principles, standards, or journalistic 
     code of ethics referenced in subsection (a).

        prohibition against direct funding for certain countries

       Sec. 7007.  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.  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. (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 2010, 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) Limitation on Transfers Between Agencies.--
       (1) 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, not less than 5 days 
     prior to the exercise of any authority contained in the 
     Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to transfer funds, consults 
     with and provides a written policy justification to 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.  The Secretary of State shall provide the 
     Committees on Appropriations, not later than April 1, 2010, 
     and for each fiscal quarter, a report in writing on the uses 
     of

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     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.  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.  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. (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 
     2010 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 2011 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. (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. (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 2010, 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 2010, 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 
     $1,000,000 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'', ``Assistance for 
     Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia'', ``Economic Support 
     Fund'', ``Democracy Fund'', ``Peacekeeping Operations'', 
     ``Capital Investment Fund'', ``Operating Expenses'', 
     ``Civilian Stabilization Initiative'', ``Office of Inspector 
     General'', ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and 
     Related Programs'', ``Millennium Challenge Corporation'', 
     ``Foreign Military Financing Program'', ``International 
     Military Education and Training'',

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     ``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.
       (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, Colombia, Mexico, 
     Kazakhstan, or Cambodia and countries listed in section 
     7045(c)(2) and (f)(2) of this Act except as provided through 
     the regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
     Appropriations.

                notification on excess defense equipment

       Sec. 7016.  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.  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, 2011.

   prohibition on funding for abortions and involuntary sterilization

       Sec. 7018.  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. (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 report accompanying this Act:
       ``Civilian Stabilization Initiative''.
       ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs''.
       ``International Fisheries Commissions''.
       ``International Broadcasting Operations''.
       ``Global Health and Child Survival''.
       ``Economic Support Fund''.
       ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia''.
       ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement''.
       ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
     Programs''.
       ``Foreign Military Financing Program''.
       ``Peacekeeping Operations''.
       ``International Organizations and Programs''.
       (b) For the purposes of implementing this section and only 
     with respect to the tables included in the report 
     accompanying this Act, the Secretary of State, the 
     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 heading ``Bilateral Economic 
     Assistance'' in such report.

               prohibition of payment of certain expenses

       Sec. 7020.  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. (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. (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.

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                       authorization requirements

       Sec. 7023.  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.  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.  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. (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. (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 regular notification procedures of the Committees 
     on Appropriations.

                       eligibility for assistance

       Sec. 7028. (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

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     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 2010, 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.  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. (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 of the International Monetary Fund 
     to use the voice and vote of the United States to oppose any 
     loan, project, agreement, memorandum, instrument, plan, or 
     other program of the Fund to a Heavily Indebted Poor Country 
     that imposes budget caps or restraints that do not allow the 
     maintenance of or an increase in governmental spending on 
     health care or education; and to promote government spending 
     on health care, education, food aid, or other critical safety 
     net programs in all of the Fund's activities with respect to 
     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.  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. (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. (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;

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       (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. (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 ``2010'' and 
     inserting ``2011''.
       (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 notwithstanding section 
     660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 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.
       (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 2009'' and 
     inserting ``2009, and 2010''; and
       (B) in subsection (e), by striking ``2009'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``2010''; and
       (2) in section 599E (8 U.S.C. 1255 note) in subsection 
     (b)(2), by striking ``2009'' and inserting ``2010''.
       (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) 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.
       (j) 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).
       (k) 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.
       (l) Interparliamentary Exchanges.--Of the unobligated funds 
     in the ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'' 
     appropriation account, $411,687 shall be transferred to the 
     permanent appropriation for delegation expenses provided 
     under Section 303 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
     and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
     Act, 1988, as enacted into law by section 101(a) of Public 
     Law 100-202 (22 USC 276e Note), for the purpose of conducting 
     Interparliamentary Exchanges and shall remain available until 
     expended.

                     arab league boycott of israel

       Sec. 7035.  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. (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 acknowledgment 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.

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       (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.  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.  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. (a) Oversight.--For fiscal year 2010, 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 the Secretary 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 2010 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. (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 to Hamas and the Palestine Liberation 
     Organization.--
       (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.
       (2) Notwithstanding the limitation of subsection (1), 
     assistance may be provided to a power-sharing government only 
     if the President certifies and reports to the Committees on 
     Appropriations that such government, including all of its 
     ministers or such equivalent, has publicly 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.
       (3) The President may exercise the authority in section 
     620K(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act as added by the 
     Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-446) 
     with respect to this subsection.
       (4) Whenever the certification pursuant to paragraph (2) is 
     exercised, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to 
     the Committees on Appropriations within 120 days of the 
     certification and every quarter thereafter on whether such 
     government, including all of its ministers or such equivalent 
     are continuing to comply with the principles contained in 
     section 620K(b)(l) (A) and (B) of the Foreign Assistance Act 
     of 1961, as amended. The report shall also detail the amount, 
     purposes and delivery mechanisms for any assistance provided 
     pursuant to the abovementioned certification and a full 
     accounting of any direct support of such government.
       (5) None of the funds appropriated under titles III through 
     VI of this Act may be obligated for assistance for the 
     Palestine Liberation Organization.

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  Mrs. LOWEY (during the reading). Mr. Chair, I ask unanimous consent 
that the remainder of the bill through page 126, line 19, be considered 
as read.
  The CHAIR. Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from 
New York?
  There was no objection.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:

                              saudi arabia

       Sec. 7041.  None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be obligated or expended to finance any assistance to 
     Saudi Arabia unless the President certifies that Saudi Arabia

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     is fully cooperating with efforts to combat international 
     terrorism and such assistance will facilitate these efforts.


              Part B Amendment No. 7 Offered by Mr. Weiner

  Mr. WEINER. I have an amendment made in order by the rule.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part B Amendment No. 7 offered by Mr. Weiner:
       Page 126, beginning on line 23, strike ``unless the 
     President certifies that Saudi Arabia is fully cooperating 
     with efforts to combat international terrorism and such 
     assistance will facilitate these efforts''.

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentleman from New 
York (Mr. Weiner) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New York.
  Mr. WEINER. I thank the Chair and I thank the body for its patience, 
allowing me to breathlessly run over and offer my amendment.
  Let me begin with a noncontroversial statement. The American people 
and this body of their representatives believes that there should be no 
money, no taxpayer dollars, going from the people of the United States 
of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  I can say that with some confidence because in fiscal year 2007, 312 
Members said so. In fiscal year 2006, 293 Members said so. I can say 
that with some certitude because the bill we have before us says that 
no money in this bill will go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  Yet, despite the fact that we in this House keep expressing that 
sentiment loudly and clearly, for reasons that would be mysterious 
anyplace else but Washington, money continues to flow. That has to 
stop.
  The reason it happens, by the way, is because we always feel this 
sense that we have to include language in the bill offering an 
exemption, a loophole you can drive a truck through, that says: Unless 
the President says so.
  Well, I have news for you, my colleagues. Democrat and Republican 
alike, Presidents seem to develop a love affair with the notion of 
Saudi Arabia based on what they say. They say they want to be friends 
to the United States. They say they want to be a fulcrum against 
terrorism. They say they want to be a moderate force in the Middle 
East. And yet, year after year, we see evidence that they do the 
opposite.
  We know this, for example, by reading the human rights reports over 
the last several years that see more and more stories like the one of a 
75-year-old woman being sentenced to be lashed nearly to death for 
having the audacity of being in a home of two unrelated men.
  We know, based on research that was done this year by my office, that 
they continue to teach hate in their textbooks now; things that teach 
ninth-graders, for example, to say things like, The hour of judgment 
will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. If there 
is a Jew behind me, come kill him. This is what ninth-graders are being 
taught.
  We know, for example, that 15 of the 19 homicide bombers that 
attacked my city on September 11th were Saudis, and we also know, based 
on evidence that came out in the lawsuit against the Saudi Government, 
that these were agents that were not acting apart from the Saudi 
Government but, in many cases, were intertwined.
  So my amendment does something simple. It takes the very good work of 
the Chair of the subcommittee that says, No money, and takes out the 
loophole. Because, to be honest with you, even if the administration 
certifies something, I can tell you already that the United States 
Department of International Narcotics Control Strategy said in February 
of this year that the Saudis were responsible for laundering money that 
``continues,'' in their words, ``to be a significant jurisdictional 
source for terrorism financing worldwide.''
  If you believe that there should not be money going to the Saudis, 
like I guarantee your constituents do, you have to vote ``yes'' on the 
Weiner amendment. If you want to kind of have it both ways, that you 
get to vote and then but you really want the money to go, then vote 
``no.'' But I believe overwhelmingly in a bipartisan way in this House 
we have made it clear.
  I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. ELLISON. I rise to claim time in opposition to the amendment.
  The CHAIR. The gentleman from Minnesota is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. ELLISON. It's important to get the facts out as to what this 
foreign assistance is. This is simply American-to-Saudi joint military 
training. This is an opportunity for Americans and Saudis to work in 
concert so that we can continue to build a bridge with our historic 
ally so that we can be in a better position to influence Saudi society 
and we can learn from them what they have to offer.
  The fact is that this particular amendment does not bring America 
safety, doesn't bring it security. It brings it the opposite.
  This new administration, this new Congress is about opening a new era 
of foreign policy, a new page in diplomacy that is smarter, more 
respectful of other countries, more appreciative of our allies. Saudi 
Arabia is one of the most important allies in the Middle East.
  King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is one who proposed the Arab Peace 
Initiative, which has recently been endorsed by the Arab League. 
President Obama himself expressed support for this initiative in the 
early days of his Presidency.
  I would go on, but I do want to yield time to a distinguished Member 
from Florida, Congressman Crenshaw, who is here today to offer his 
views on why this amendment is not good.
  Before I yield to the gentleman, let me say that the 2008 U.S. State 
Department Country Report on Terrorism praised Saudi Arabia in Saudi 
counterterrorism practices, credited Saudi cooperation with U.S. 
counterterrorism efforts as significant, and characterized Saudi anti-
extremism initiatives as aggressive, directly contrary to the gentleman 
from New York's representation of what Saudi Arabia is doing.
  I urge Members not to perpetuate prejudice, but to try to build a 
bridge of understanding with the rest of the world.
  I yield to the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Crenshaw).
  Mr. CRENSHAW. I thank the gentleman for yielding.
  Let me just give you a little perspective on this. I think we ought 
to reject this amendment because I think it's the wrong policy.
  Every year, the State Foreign Operations Subcommittee on 
Appropriations includes a little bit of foreign assistance for Saudi 
Arabia. It's usually less than half a million dollars. Some of it's for 
military training, sometimes it's for counterterrorism. The last couple 
of years Mr. Weiner has offered an amendment to say we want to restrict 
that flow of foreign assistance unless the President waives that.
  He offered that amendment in 2007 and it passed. Again, it had the 
language saying unless the President deems in his wisdom that we need 
to waive that. It passed again in 2008.
  So this year, in the bill that we have before us is that language, 
the language that Mr. Weiner always wanted to put, and we put it in 
there. It wasn't unanimous, but it's in the bill today. It says that no 
foreign assistance will be paid to Saudi Arabia unless the President 
waives that provision.
  Now he wants to go a step further and take out that provision that 
he's always had before and say, Under no circumstances, no 
circumstances can the President find that there might be a need for 
foreign assistance to Saudi Arabia.
  I don't think he really wants to do that to this new President, who 
we all hope somehow, some way can negotiate around the world, do a 
great job of foreign affairs, national security. Give him that option. 
Why would you want to tie his hands in his first year?
  No matter what he thinks, no matter what he thinks is important to 
the national security of America, he's not going to have the 
opportunity to exercise his Presidential authority. I think that's a 
step too far. I think it's wrong. I think we should reject the 
amendment.
  Mr. WEINER. Would the gentleman yield on that point?
  Mr. CRENSHAW. Yes, sir.
  Mr. WEINER. I guess the question is what are we doing here. I think 
what we're doing here with this entire bill is saying what we, the 
Representatives of

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this country, who have the power of the purse, think should and should 
not be in the bill.
  What's the purpose of doing that, I ask the gentleman, if year after 
year after year, despite the preferences of this Congress, Presidents, 
Democrat and Republican alike, say, We don't really care what Members 
of Congress say.
  What is this exercise for? Why not have one giant waiver authority on 
everything and say we don't want to tie his hands. We do want to tie 
his hands; 319 of us say we do want to tie his hands. And if it wasn't 
abused year after year, I wouldn't be standing here.
  Mr. CRENSHAW. Why did you put, every time the amendment that you 
always offer to say no foreign assistance unless--unless--the President 
has a waiver? That's what you've always said.
  Mr. WEINER. Actually, that's not true.
  Mr. CRENSHAW. And now you want to go one step further. All I'm saying 
is you got what you wanted.
  Mr. WEINER. If the gentleman would yield, first of all, the last time 
when it passed the House and died in the Senate, I had the waiver 
struck in that amendment as well, in fairness.
  Mr. ELLISON. I'd like to reclaim the time, Mr. Chair, and I want to 
thank the gentleman from Florida. I actually just want to submit that I 
see the gentleman has a poster board up there, and it's extremely 
unfortunate that that poster board, I would submit to the American 
people, is extremely upsetting to me because, first of all, it has to 
do with something called Hadith, and that is disputed. It's not 
necessarily even authentic.
  Mr. WEINER. Will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. ELLISON. No, no. I will not yield. I didn't yield, Mr. Chairman. 
I will not yield.
  The CHAIR. The gentleman's time has expired.
  Mr. ELLISON. So that is the kind of thing that will promote prejudice 
and religious bigotry. And I'm very ashamed for this body that he would 
do what he's doing right now.
  The CHAIR. The gentleman's time has expired.
  Mr. WEINER. First of all, I would ask the gentleman to observe 
decorum on the floor, referring to the gentleman in the first person, 
but I will respond.
  Do you know whose words these are? This is the Saudi Arabian 
Department of Education teaching to its ninth-graders. I did not write 
this. Now, I did translate it, but I did not write it. If the 
translation is incorrect, the gentleman will be the first to ever point 
that out.
  But I will say this. The simple question is this for my colleagues: 
If you want aid to go to Saudi Arabia, if, as the gentleman says, you 
somehow believe they need our foreign assistance, one of the richest 
kingdoms, on our blood money, that there is on Earth--
  Mr. CRENSHAW. Will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. WEINER. I would ask the gentlemen to let me continue my point, 
because it's a good one.
  If he believes that our paying $80 a barrel for oil when the Saudis 
would do nothing to help us with it is a good idea, vote ``no'' on 
this, but don't say it's because you don't want to tie hands.
  Mr. CRENSHAW. Will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. WEINER. What we want to do here is tie the President's hands to 
finally live up to what this Congress has said, which is not a dollar, 
not a shekel, not a pound, not a dime going to the Saudi Arabians of 
our tax dollars.
  Enough is enough. And I think that the gentlelady has it exactly 
right. No money. And you can't have it both ways. You can't say, Yes, I 
want no money, but I want there to be some wiggle room.
  We want no wiggle room in this case, I say to my colleagues. We want 
there to be no money going to this nation. They have blood on their 
hands. They say one thing and do something else. We all know it. 319 of 
us--and maybe with some help around here we'll get closer to 419 of 
us--have said, Enough is enough.
  Year in and year out. 2004, 217 said no more money; $960,000 went. In 
2005, 293; $1.5 million went. 2006, 312 Members said no money, and 
$319,000.
  Have you no sense of dignity around here?
  Mr. CRENSHAW. Will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. WEINER. Let me just finish. I'm reaching a crescendo.

                              {time}  1700

  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from New York (Mr. Weiner).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. WEINER. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentleman from New York will be postponed.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:


                                  iraq

       Sec. 7042. (a) Matching Requirement.--Funds appropriated in 
     this Act for assistance for Iraq shall be made available in 
     accordance with the Department of State's April 9, 2009, 
     ``Guidelines for Government of Iraq Financial Participation 
     in United States Government-Funded Civilian Foreign 
     Assistance Programs and Projects''.
       (b) 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.

                                  iran

       Sec. 7043. (a) Diplomacy With Iran.--Not later than 90 days 
     after the enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter, 
     the Secretary of State shall report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations, in classified form if necessary, on the 
     status and progress of diplomatic efforts aimed at curtailing 
     the pursuit by Iran of nuclear weapons technology.
       (b) Limitation on the Use of Funds by the Export-Import 
     Bank Related to Iran.--None of the funds made available in 
     Title VI under the headings ``Program Account'' and ``Subsidy 
     Appropriation'' may be used by the Export-Import Bank of the 
     United States to guarantee, insure, or extend credit for any 
     project controlled by an energy producer or refiner that 
     provides the Islamic Republic of Iran with significant 
     refined petroleum resources, that materially contributes to 
     Iran's capability to import refined petroleum resources, or 
     that allows Iran to maintain or expand, in any material 
     respect, its domestic production of refined petroleum 
     resources, including any assistance in refinery construction, 
     modernization, or repair.
       (c) Sanctions Report.--Not later than 90 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 preceding 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. (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. (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

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     ``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) Assistance for 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 $300,000,000 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) Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.--Of the funds 
     appropriated under the headings ``Development Assistance'', 
     ``Economic Support Fund'', ``International Narcotics Control 
     and Law Enforcement'', and ``Foreign Military Financing 
     Program'' in this Act, up to $37,000,000 may be made 
     available to provide equipment and training for 
     counternarcotics forces to combat drug trafficking and 
     related violence and organized crime, and for judicial 
     reform, institution building, education, anti-corruption, 
     rule of law activities, and maritime security, of which not 
     less than $21,100,000 shall be made available for social 
     justice and education programs to include vocational 
     training, workforce development and juvenile justice 
     activities: Provided, That none of the funds made available 
     under this subsection shall be made available for budget 
     support or as cash payments.--
       (1) 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 the Caribbean Basin by this 
     Act, with concrete goals, actions to be taken, budget 
     proposals, and anticipated results.
       (2) Definition.--For the purposes of this subsection, the 
     term ``countries of the Caribbean Basin'' means Antigua and 
     Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican 
     Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and 
     Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, 
     and Trinidad and Tobago.
       (d) Assistance for Guatemala.--
       (1) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading 
     ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'' not 
     less than $3,000,000 shall be made available for a United 
     States contribution to the International Commission Against 
     Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).
       (2) 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 
     CICIG by granting access to CICIG personnel, providing 
     evidence to CICIG, and allowing witness testimony.
       (3) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading 
     ``Foreign Military Financing Program'', not more than 
     $1,000,000 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.--
       (1) Assistance.--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 
     $235,825,000 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: 
     Provided, That none of the funds made available under this 
     subsection shall be made available for budget support or as 
     cash payments.
       (2) Applicability of fiscal year 2009 provisions.--The 
     provisions of paragraphs (1) through (3) of section 7045(e) 
     of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related 
     Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (division H of Public Law 
     111-8) shall apply to funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act for assistance for Mexico to the same 
     extent and in the same manner as such provisions of law 
     applied to funds appropriated or otherwise made available by 
     such other Act for assistance for Mexico.
       (f) Assistance for the Countries of Central America.--Of 
     the funds appropriated under the headings ``International 
     Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'', and ``Foreign 
     Military Financing Program'', $83,000,000 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: Provided, That none of the funds made 
     available under this subsection shall be made available for 
     budget support or as cash payments.
       (1) Applicability of fiscal year 2009 provisions.--The 
     provisions of paragraphs (1) through (4) of section 7045(f) 
     of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related 
     Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (division H of Public Law 
     111-8) shall apply to funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act for assistance for countries of Central 
     America to the same extent and in the same manner as such 
     provisions of law applied to funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by such other Act for assistance for the 
     countries of Central America.
       (2) Definition.--For the purposes of this subsection, 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. (a) Assistance for Colombia.--Of the funds 
     appropriated under the headings ``Economic Support Fund'', 
     ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'', 
     ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
     Programs'', ``International Military Education and 
     Training'', and ``Foreign Military Financing Program'' in 
     this Act, not more than $520,000,000 shall be available for 
     assistance for Colombia.
       (b) Funding.--
       (1) 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 ``International Narcotics Control 
     and Law Enforcement'': 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 ``International Narcotics 
     Control and Law Enforcement'' 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.
       (2) Of the funds available under the heading 
     ``International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'' 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 
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     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.
       (c) Applicability of Fiscal Year 2009 Provisions.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     provisions of subsections (b) through (f) of section 7046 of 
     the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related 
     Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (division H of Public Law 
     111-8) shall apply to funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act for assistance for Colombia to the same 
     extent and in the same manner as such provisions of law 
     applied to funds appropriated or otherwise made available by 
     such other Act for assistance for Colombia.
       (2) Exceptions.--The following provisions of section 7046 
     of division H of Public Law 111-8 shall apply to funds 
     appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act for 
     assistance for Colombia as follows:
       (A) Subsection (b)(1)(B) is amended by striking clause (iv) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(iv) That the Government of Colombia is respecting the 
     rights of human rights defenders, journalists, trade 
     unionists, political opposition and religious leaders, and 
     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.''.
       (B) Subsection (b)(2) is amended by striking ``July 31, 
     2009'' and inserting ``July 31, 2010''.
       (C) Subsection (b)(3) is amended by striking ``Andean 
     Counterdrug Programs'' and inserting ``International 
     Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement''.
       (D) Subsection (c) is amended by striking ``September 30, 
     2009'' and inserting ``September 30, 2010''.
       (E) Subsection (d)(1) is amended--
       (i) by striking ``$16,769,000'' and inserting 
     ``$18,606,000''; and
       (ii) by striking ``fiscal year 2009'' and inserting 
     ``fiscal year 2010''.

                   community-based police assistance

       Sec. 7047. (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.  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.  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 shall be made available 
     subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
     Committees on Appropriations.

                         peacekeeping missions

       Sec. 7050.  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.  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 striking clause (v) and inserting in 
     lieu thereof:
       ``(v) For assessments made during each of the calendar 
     years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, 27.1 
     percent.''.

                  united nations human rights council

       Sec. 7052.  The Secretary of State shall report to the 
     Committees on Appropriations not later than 30 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter 
     until September 30, 2010, on the resolutions proposed and 
     adopted in the United Nations Human Rights Council: Provided, 
     That the report shall include a summary of each proposed and 
     adopted resolution; the sponsor and a record of how member 
     nations voted.

                attendance at international conferences

       Sec. 7053.  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.  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. (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

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     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, 2009.
       (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. (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.

                    limitation on residence expenses

       Sec. 7057.  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. 7058. (a) Authority.--Up to $93,000,000 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, 2011.
       (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 
     40 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 not 
     more than 15 of such contractors shall be for activities 
     related to USAID's Afghanistan program: 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) 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, 2011.

                        global health activities

       Sec. 7059.  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 
     $648,457,000 should be made available for family planning/
     reproductive health, including in areas where population 
     growth threatens biodiversity or endangered species.

                       development grants program

       Sec. 7060.  Of the funds appropriated in title III of this 
     Act, 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) and of which, $15,000,000 shall be for 
     grants for organizations focused on building women's 
     leadership capacity, addressing women's unique development 
     needs, or directly benefitting women and girls: 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 7064.

                          women in development

       Sec. 7061. (a) Programs funded under title III of this Act 
     shall 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 shall 
     be made available to support programs to enhance economic 
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     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, including expanding their access to markets.
       (c) Funds made available under title III of this Act for 
     food security and agricultural development shall take into 
     consideration the unique needs of women in agriculture 
     development and technical assistance for women farmers should 
     be a priority.

                         gender-based violence

       Sec. 7062. (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. 7063. (a) Basic Education.--
       (1) Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act, not 
     less than $1,000,000,000 should be made available for 
     assistance for basic education, of which not less than 
     $365,000,000 shall be made available under the heading 
     ``Development Assistance''.
       (2) There shall continue to be a Coordinator of United 
     States government basic education assistance in developing 
     countries as established in section 664 of division J of 
     Public Law 110-161.
       (3) The United States Agency for International Development 
     (USAID) shall ensure that programs supported by funding 
     appropriated for basic education in this Act, and prior Acts, 
     are fully integrated with other health, agriculture and 
     economic development funding. Programs should provide access 
     to a quality education and funding from other accounts should 
     be integrated into the economic and social needs of the 
     broader community. Schools supported by funding in this Act 
     and in prior Acts should serve as ``Communities of Learning'' 
     and should be the focal point for health, education and 
     development activities.
       (4) USAID shall ensure that pilot programs implemented 
     pursuant to section 664 of division J of Public Law 110-161 
     include ``Communities of Learning'' in the five-year 
     strategic plans.
       (b) Higher Education.--Of the funds appropriated by title 
     III of this Act, not less than $200,000,000 should be made 
     available for assistance for higher education, of which not 
     less than $20,000,000 shall be made available to expand 
     higher education activities in Africa.

                        reconciliation programs

       Sec. 7064.  Of the funds appropriated by title III of this 
     Act under the headings ``Economic Support Fund'' and 
     ``Development Assistance'', $27,000,000 shall be made 
     available to support people to people reconciliation programs 
     which bring together individuals of different ethnic, 
     religious and political backgrounds from areas of civil 
     conflict and war, of which $11,000,000 shall be made 
     available to support 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. 7065.  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 2008 and 2009, 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. 7066.  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. 7067. (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. 7068.  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. 7069. (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, Guinea and Zimbabwe 
     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 or 
     Somalia.
       (b) Sudan Limitation on Assistance.--
       (1) 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 provision of 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) 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.
       (d) Zimbabwe.--

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       (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, except with respect to funds made available for 
     macroeconomic growth assistance, unless the Secretary of 
     State makes the determination pursuant to subsection (d)(1).

                                  asia

       Sec. 7070. (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'', up to $12,000,000 may be made 
     available for humanitarian assistance for individuals and 
     communities impacted by Cyclone Nargis and to support 
     democracy activities in Burma, and not less than $20,000,000 
     shall be made available for assistance 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 
     $20,000,000 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 under such 
     heading in the report accompanying this Act.
       (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) North Korea.--
       (1) Funds made available under the heading ``Migration and 
     Refugee Assistance'' in this Act should 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 $7,800,000 shall be made available for 
     broadcasts into North Korea.
       (3) None of the funds made available under the heading 
     ``Economic Support Fund'' may be made available for 
     assistance for the Government of North Korea unless the 
     Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees 
     on Appropriations in writing that North Korea is fulfilling 
     its commitments under the Six Party Talks agreements.
       (e) People's Republic of China.--
       (1) 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.
       (2) 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.
       (f) 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 extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary 
     executions, to include prosecutions and convictions for 
     extrajudicial executions; sustaining the decline in the 
     number of extrajudicial executions; addressing allegations of 
     a death squad in Davao City; and strengthening government 
     institutions working to eliminate extrajudicial 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.
       (g) 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. 7071. (a) Funds appropriated by this Act may be made 
     available for assistance for the central Government of Serbia 
     after May 31, 2010, if the President has made the 
     determination and certification contained in subsection (c).
       (b) After May 31, 2010, 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 to humanitarian assistance 
     or assistance to promote democracy.

             independent states of the former soviet union

       Sec. 7072. (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 
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     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 
     nongovernmental 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. 7073. (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) is investigating and prosecuting law enforcement 
     personnel credibly alleged to have committed human rights 
     abuses against political leaders, activists and journalists; 
     and
       (C) is immediately releasing political leaders, activists 
     and journalists who remain in detention.

                               uzbekistan

       Sec. 7074. (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. 7075. (a) In General.--Funds appropriated under the 
     heading ``Economic Support Fund'' that are available for 
     assistance for Afghanistan shall be made available, to the 
     maximum extent practicable, in a manner that utilizes Afghan 
     entities and emphasizes the participation of Afghan women and 
     directly improves the security, economic and social well-
     being, and political status, of Afghan women and girls.
       (b) Assistance for Women and Girls.--
       (1) Funds appropriated in title III of this Act for 
     assistance for Afghanistan shall comply with sections 7061 
     and 7062 of this Act and shall be made available to support 
     programs that increase participation by women in the 
     political process, including at the national, provincial, and 
     sub-provincial levels, and in efforts to improve security in 
     Afghanistan.
       (2) Of the funds appropriated under the headings ``Economic 
     Support Fund'' and ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
     Enforcement'', not less than $175,000,000 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 nongovernmental 
     organizations.
       (c) National Solidarity Program.--Of the funds appropriated 
     under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' that are 
     available for assistance for Afghanistan, not less than 
     $175,000,000 shall be made available for the National 
     Solidarity Program.
       (d) Anticorruption.--Ten percent of the funds appropriated 
     under the heading ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
     Enforcement'' that are available for assistance for the 
     Government of Afghanistan shall be withheld from obligation 
     until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on 
     Appropriations that the Government of Afghanistan is 
     implementing a policy to promptly remove from office any 
     government official who is credibly alleged to have engaged 
     in narcotics trafficking, gross violations of internationally 
     recognized human rights, or other major crimes.
       (e) Base Rights.--None of the funds made available by this 
     Act may be used by the United States Government to enter into 
     a permanent basing rights agreement between the United States 
     and Afghanistan.

                            enterprise funds

       Sec. 7076. (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. 7077. (a) Contribution.--Of the funds made available 
     under the heading ``International Organizations and 
     Programs'' in this Act for fiscal year 2010, $60,000,000 
     shall be made available for the United Nations Population 
     Fund (UNFPA).
       (b) Availability of Funds.--Funds appropriated by this Act 
     for UNFPA, that are not made available for UNFPA because of 
     the operation of any provision of law, shall be transferred 
     to the ``Global Health and Child Survival'' account and shall 
     be made available for family planning, maternal, and 
     reproductive health activities, subject to the regular 
     notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
       (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 not be made available to 
     UNFPA unless--
       (1) UNFPA maintains funds made available to UNFPA under 
     this section in an account separate from other accounts of 
     UNFPA;
       (2) UNFPA does not commingle amounts made available to 
     UNFPA under this section with other sums; and
       (3) UNFPA does not fund abortions.
       (e) Report to Congress and Dollar-for-Dollar Withholding of 
     Funds.--
       (1) Not later than 4 months 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 a report under paragraph (1) 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. 7078.  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.

                                  opic

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 7079.  Whenever the President determines that it is in 
     furtherance of the purposes of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961,

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     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. 7080. (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. 7081. (a) Clean Energy.--Of the funds appropriated by 
     title III of this Act, not less than $180,000,000 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: 
     Provided, That of the amount made available to USAID for 
     clean energy programs, $10,000,000 shall be made available 
     for the ``Solar Energy Microfinance Initiative''.
       (b) Climate Change Adaptation.--Funds appropriated by this 
     Act may be made available for a United States contribution to 
     the Least Developed Countries Fund and to the Special Climate 
     Change 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, not less than $200,000,000 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: 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) Extraction of Natural Resources.--
       (1) 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:
       (A) accurately accounting for payments for companies 
     involved in the extraction and export of natural resources;
       (B) the independent auditing of accounts receiving such 
     payments and the widespread public dissemination of the 
     findings of such audits; and
       (C) 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 preceding 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. 7082.  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. 7083.  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.

                    transparency and accountability

       Sec. 7084. (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, 2010, 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) 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.

                               sri lanka

       Sec. 7085. (a) In General.--Funds appropriated in title III 
     of this Act that are available for assistance for Sri Lanka 
     shall be made available to fund programs that promote 
     reconciliation between the ethnic Sinhalese and Tamil 
     communities, support post-conflict reconstruction, and 
     establish a meaningful and inclusive role for Tamil and other 
     minorities in national, political, and economic life.
       (b) Security Assistance.--Funds made available in title IV 
     of this Act that are available for assistance for Sri Lanka 
     should encourage programs that include the recruitment and 
     training of Tamils into the Sri Lankan Security Forces, Tamil 
     language training for Sinhalese forces, and human rights 
     training for all security forces.
       (c) Demining.--In addition to subsection (a), up to 
     $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated under the heading 
     ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
     Programs'' shall be provided for demining of conflict 
     affected areas.
       (d) Reporting Requirement.--Not later than 60 days after 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall report to 
     the Committee on Appropriations on the extent to which the 
     Government of Sri Lanka's is:
       (1) providing unrestricted humanitarian access to the 
     displaced within camps;
       (2) providing protection for internally displaced persons 
     (IDPs) and humanitarian workers, including the International 
     Committee of the Red Cross at all sites where the military 
     and police conduct security screening;
       (3) permitting freedom of movement for IDPs once they have 
     completed security screening, including allowing the 
     displaced to return home or move to other safe locations;
       (4) allowing civilian authorities to run without 
     interference camps and hospitals that house the displaced; 
     and
       (5) allowing for the safe and timely return of IDPs to 
     their homes.

                          unrwa accountability

       Sec. 7086.  The Secretary of State shall prepare and submit 
     to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 45 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act a report on whether 
     UNRWA is:
       (1) continuing to utilize Operations Support Officers in 
     the West Bank and Gaza to inspect UNRWA installations and 
     report any inappropriate use;

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       (2) dealing promptly with any staff or beneficiary 
     violations of its own policies (including the policies on 
     neutrality and impartiality of employees) and the legal 
     requirements under section 301(c) of the Foreign Assistance 
     Act of 1961;
       (3) taking necessary and appropriate measures to ensure it 
     is operating in compliance with the conditions of section 
     301(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961;
       (4) continuing regular reporting to the Department of State 
     on actions it has taken to ensure conformance with the 
     conditions of section 301(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961;
       (5) taking steps to improve the transparency of all 
     educational materials currently in use in UNRWA-administered 
     schools;
       (6) continuing to use curriculum materials in UNRWA-
     supported schools and summer camps designed to promote 
     tolerance, non-violent conflict resolution and human rights;
       (7) not engaging in operations with financial institutions 
     or related entities in violation of relevant United States 
     law and is enhancing its transparency and financial due 
     diligence and working to diversify its banking operations in 
     the region; and
       (8) in compliance with the United Nations Board of 
     Auditors' biennial audit requirements and is implementing in 
     a timely fashion the Board's recommendations.

  limitation on funds relating to transfer or release of individuals 
            detained at naval station, guantanamo bay, cuba

       Sec. 7087.  None of the funds made available in this Act, 
     or any other Act, may be obligated for any country, including 
     a state with a compact of free association with the United 
     States, that concludes an agreement with the United States to 
     receive by transfer or release individuals detained at Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unless, not later than 5 days 
     after the conclusion of the agreement but prior to 
     implementation of the agreement, the Secretary of State 
     notifies the Committees on Appropriations in writing of the 
     terms of the agreement.

                             imf provisions

       Sec. 7088. (a) Opposition to IMF Providing Hard Currency 
     for SDRS Received by Terrorist Countries.--The Secretary of 
     the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive 
     Director at the International Monetary Fund to use the voice, 
     vote, and influence of the United States to oppose the 
     provision by the Fund of United States dollars, euros, or 
     Japanese yen to any country the government of which the 
     Secretary of State has determined, for purposes of section 
     6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, section 620A 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, or section 40 of the 
     Arms Export Control Act, to be a government that has 
     repeatedly provided support for acts of international 
     terrorism, in exchange for any Special Drawing Rights 
     received by the country pursuant to the amendments to the 
     Articles of Agreement of the Fund as described in section 64 
     of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act.
       (b) Sunset on Authority to Make Loans to Fund the New 
     Arrangements to Borrow.--Section 17(a)(2) of the Bretton 
     Woods Agreements Act (22 U.S.C. 286e-2(a)(2)) is amended by 
     inserting ``: Provided further, That the authority to make 
     loans under this section shall expire on the date that is 5 
     years after the date of the enactment of this proviso'' 
     before the period.
       (c) Limitation on Percentage of New Arrangements to Borrow 
     to Be Funded by the United States.--At any time during fiscal 
     years 2009 through 2014, no United States contribution to the 
     New Arrangements to Borrow may cause the total amount of 
     United States Government contributions to the New 
     Arrangements to Borrow to exceed 20 percent of the total 
     amount of funds contributed to the New Arrangements to Borrow 
     from all sources.
       (d) Reporting Requirements.--Not later than December 15, 
     2009, and semiannually thereafter, the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, in consultation with other appropriate Federal 
     agencies, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a 
     report on the loans made and programs carried out using 
     financing provided by or through the New Arrangements to 
     Borrow. Each such report shall include the following:
       (1) A description of the economies of countries requiring 
     the assistance from the New Arrangements to Borrow, including 
     the monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate policies of the 
     countries.
       (2) A description of the degree to which the countries 
     requiring the assistance have fully implemented domestic 
     reforms including--
       (A) the enactment and implementation of appropriate 
     financial reform legislation;
       (B) strengthening the domestic financial system and 
     improving transparency and supervision;
       (C) opening domestic capital markets; and
       (D) making nontransparent conglomerate practices more 
     transparent through the application of internationally 
     accepted accounting practices, independent external audits, 
     full disclosure, and provision of consolidated statements.
       (3) A detailed description of the trade policies of the 
     countries, including any unfair trade practices or adverse 
     effects of the trade policies on the United States.
       (4) The amount, rate of interest, and disbursement and 
     repayment schedules of any funds disbursed by the 
     International Monetary Fund pursuant to the New Arrangements 
     to Borrow.

  Mrs. LOWEY (during the reading). Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous 
consent that the remainder of the bill through page 197, line 10, be 
considered as read.
  The CHAIR. Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from 
New York?
  There was no objection.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:

                intellectual property rights protections

       Sec. 7089.  Prior to the obligation of the funds made 
     available in this Act for ``Contribution to the Clean 
     Technology Fund'' or ``Strategic Climate Fund'' of the World 
     Bank, the Secretary of State shall certify in writing to the 
     Committees on Appropriations that all actions taken during 
     the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention 
     on Climate Change ensure robust compliance with and 
     enforcement of existing international legal requirements as 
     of the date of the enactment of this Act that respect 
     intellectual property rights and effective intellectual 
     property rights protection and enforcement for energy and 
     environment technology, including wind, solar, biomass, 
     geothermal, hydro, landfill gas, natural gas, marine, trash 
     combustion, fuel cell, hydrogen, microturbine, nuclear, clean 
     coal, electric battery, alternative fuel, alternative 
     refueling infrastructure, advanced vehicle, electric grid, or 
     energy efficiency-related technologies.


            Part B Amendment No. 5 Offered by Mr. Culberson

  Mr. CULBERSON. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part B amendment No. 5 offered by Mr. Culberson:
       At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the 
     following:
       Sec. 70xx.  Appropriations made in title V of this Act are 
     hereby reduced in the amount of $505,896,000.

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentleman from Texas 
(Mr. Culberson) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Texas.
  Mr. CULBERSON. Mr. Chairman, as the designee of Mr. Lewis, I am 
pleased to offer this amendment today to give the House an opportunity 
to keep funding for multilateral assistance at last year's level. In 
fact, this is actually a 1 percent increase, trying to keep it as close 
to inflation as we can. I would prefer, as a fiscal conservative, to 
cut far more at this time of record debt, record deficit, of increasing 
unemployment; but we want to give the liberal majority some opportunity 
to cut somewhere. And if we will not cut foreign multilateral 
assistance simply by keeping the level of funding at last year's level, 
plus a little 1 percent bump, where will we cut?
  In our personal lives, if we have a financial downturn, someone in 
the family loses a job, if there has been a financial hardship of some 
type in your personal life, if as a business you have suffered a 
dramatic downturn in sales, if you lose money or your income is 
reduced, then all of us in our private lives in the private sector 
understand that you start to cut expenses. The first thing to go, for 
example, in the private sector certainly is discretionary dollars in 
advertising. Or in a personal life, as much as I might like to have a 
swimming pool or expand the house, you just don't do it when your 
income is reduced; and the United States of America is in a similar 
situation.
  The Nation is hurting. Unemployment is climbing. We have lost a 
record number of jobs. Under the new liberal leadership of this 
Congress, our new liberal administration in the White House, this 
Congress, this President has spent more money in less time than any 
Congress in the history of the United States.
  In the first 6 months of this year under the budget adopted by this 
new liberal majority, the amount of debt created in the first 6 months 
of this year exceeds the amount of debt created from the time of George 
Washington to President George W. Bush. The national debt now exceeds 
$11 trillion. The deficit exceeds a trillion dollars. We as a Nation 
are on a path to become Argentina if we don't stop spending money.
  So those of us in the fiscally conservative minority have offered in 
the Appropriations Committee multiple amendments. We have offered 
amendments on the floor to the limited extent we can under these very 
restrictive guidelines. We, in the conservative

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minority, have offered amendments to cut 5 percent; 1 percent; 10 
percent. On every bill on every occasion, we have searched for some 
way, somehow that the liberal majority might try to save some of our 
kids' money.
  It hasn't happened yet. I haven't seen a cut yet that the liberal 
majority will agree to. This amendment today is simply to title V, 
multilateral assistance, asking that we keep funding at 2009 levels. In 
fact, the 2009 spending level is a 16 percent increase over 2008. And 
the programs, the international organizations that are included under 
title V, include Global Environmental Facility, a clean technology 
fund. There is even a new and completely unauthorized climate 
technology fund and strategic climate fund that costs a total of $300 
million. These have not been approved by Congress, and they are just 
stuck into this bill. I know there are a lot of noble, good things 
accomplished by our foreign aid bill.
  One that is near and dear to my heart is my support for the State of 
Israel. I personally support Mr. Weiner's amendment. I think Saudi 
Arabia can certainly afford to pull their own weight. But our good 
friends in Israel, I think one of the reasons God blesses the United 
States of America is America is the sword and shield of Israel. We have 
an obligation as a Nation to stand behind our friends around the world 
and help them. But at a time of economic downturn, at a time when so 
many Americans are losing their jobs, and at a time as we as guardians 
of the U.S. Treasury have an obligation to try to save money everywhere 
we can and follow Dave Ramsey's advice, don't spend money you don't 
have; don't borrow money to pay off borrowed money, the amendment is 
offered today in all sincerity to try to hold the line.
  And if we won't cut here, Mr. Chairman, where will we cut? If we 
won't cut spending for multilateral assistance to foreign aid, which 
all of our constituents get, if we won't cut at the edges in money that 
we don't need to spend at this level for foreign assistance, where will 
we cut?
  Are we not going to save any money anywhere, folks? This is a $500 
million savings to keep us at 2009 levels.
  The CHAIR. The gentleman's time has expired.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I claim the time in opposition to the gentleman's 
amendment.
  The CHAIR. The gentlewoman from New York is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I understand that it is quite easy in a time of fiscal 
belt tightening to offer an amendment to reduce funding for the 
international financial institutions, but I would encourage my 
colleagues to recognize that voting in favor of this amendment has 
serious consequences to U.S. interests.
  It would cut funding for the Asian Development Fund which provides 
basic loans and grants to support health care, education, 
infrastructure and economic development resources for Afghanistan and 
Pakistan.
  The World Bank, which provides debt relief to developing countries, 
is supporting an integrated agricultural initiative to address the 
global food crisis. The Global Environmental Facility and the 
International Fund for Agricultural Development provide loans and 
grants. This amendment would undermine the ability of the United States 
to meet its commitments to global debt relief efforts and to countries 
around the world that rely on our assistance.
  Remember, this is in the interest of our national security. These 
institutions fund valuable initiatives that provide opportunities to 
millions of people.
  I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on this amendment.
  I yield the balance of my time to my good friend, the gentleman from 
Massachusetts (Mr. Frank), the Chair of the Financial Services 
Committee.
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. I thank the gentlewoman.
  As I listened to the gentleman from Texas, I recall these ferocious 
debates we have had, led by a true fiscal conservative, the gentleman 
from Arizona, as he assailed earmarks. And I heard the gentleman from 
Texas's voice in the earmarks debate. But then I realized I was a 
little confused: he was defending his earmark.
  So the gentleman's ferocity on behalf of fiscal conservatism does not 
extend, apparently, to every earmark, including his own. Now I 
understand that. But it did seem to me a little inconsistent with the 
uncompromising ferocity of his rhetoric. The gentleman does not come 
here with quite the credentials as, for instance, the gentleman from 
Arizona.
  As to the money here being spent, I would say this: the gentleman 
said, Where will we cut? I would like to cut the F-22 spending which we 
no longer need. I supported the President's proposals for cuts in 
agriculture spending. This notion that it is always the liberals who 
want to spend and the conservatives who don't want to spend is 
fallacious. When it comes to unnecessary Cold War weapons and when it 
comes to American troops being stationed overseas in countries where 
they should be able to defend themselves, you know, we could save a lot 
more money overseas by telling our wealthy allies that it is time for 
them to defend themselves. That is a lot better, in my mind, than 
cutting a much smaller amount of money that goes to feed poor children 
and that goes to prevent preventable deaths in the health care areas. 
And it would also save us because there has been the correct perception 
by a whole range of people, including Secretary Gates, including Colin 
Powell, a number of distinguished Republicans who have served in 
national security positions, that it is far better to spend money 
sensibly to avoid the kind of social conditions that don't cause 
terrorism, the terrorists are sick people with no justification, but it 
makes support for them. It recruits for them, and we should be 
undercutting their recruiting by these kinds of things.
  The gentleman almost sneeringly said, well, it is global 
environmental, let's be national. Well, it may pain the gentleman, but 
it is kind of hard to confine the environment to the borders of the 
United States. The environment does not respect borders. So if you want 
to deal with the environment, it has to be done globally. Many of us 
feel, in fact, that it would be a grave error for us to go ahead with 
tough climate issues here unless we also did them internationally.
  I was very proud, along with Spencer Bachus and Jim Leach and Maxine 
Waters, at the urging of the late Pope John Paul the Second and others 
to do debt relief for the poorest countries in the world, to take money 
that would otherwise go to pay off debts and give it to the poor 
children and to health care, and this would threaten that kind of 
problem.
  So the half a billion dollars here, it pales in comparison, not in 
general because it is a lot of money, but to money spent on unnecessary 
Cold War weapons, on money that goes for agricultural subsidies to 
farmers who do not need it, on sending human beings to Mars.
  I don't know how the gentleman plans to vote on that. I plan to vote, 
if that comes up, against that.
  Mr. CULBERSON. Will the gentleman yield?
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. I would yield.
  Mr. CULBERSON. Thank you very much for yielding. I did vote against 
$2.6 trillion of spending under President Bush, and I voted against the 
farm bills. And I voted against----
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. I appreciate that. I take back my time to 
explain to the gentleman, I wasn't questioning his credentials except 
on his earmark. Everybody is entitled to a little earmark.
  I'm sorry, I did not yield again. I said the gentleman made cuts 
elsewhere. I wasn't saying that the gentleman didn't vote for cuts; I 
was refuting his notion that liberals don't vote for cuts.
  I have voted for many cuts, including to bring down the overall 
budget.
  Mr. Chairman, does the gentleman need an instruction on the rules of 
the House?
  The CHAIR. The gentleman from Massachusetts controls the time.
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. The point is that the gentleman used up 
his time unwisely. He should have reserved a little time; he didn't do 
it. That is the way it goes.
  The fact is that alleviating poverty overseas, going to the aid of 
children who will die of measles, who will die of diarrhea and who will 
die of these other illnesses, it is a far better use of our money 
morally and also in terms of national security because I repeat again 
what Secretary Gates and what

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Colin Powell have said, what sensible military leaders have said, a 
much smaller amount of money spent in these ways on sensible efforts to 
alleviate the miserable conditions that lead to support for terrorism, 
not the terrorists themselves, is a very good way to preserve the 
national security much more cheaply in terms of human lives and in 
terms of money than a purely military solution.
  I thank the gentlewoman for her leadership.
  Mr. BRADY of Texas. Mr. Chair, I commend Mr. Lewis for his leadership 
and work to reduce spending increases in this bill and other 
appropriations bills this year.
  But I do have concern about the consequence of limiting funding for 
the World Bank's International Development Association. Doing so I 
believe could harm American credibility and leadership abroad. The Bank 
is doing critical work to help the world's poorest nations weather the 
global economic crisis, limit hunger, and provide for greater security 
in volatile areas of the world.
  In Afghanistan, the World Bank helped build and reform the nation's 
telecommunications sector. This helped to attract $500 million in 
private investment, accounting for 60% of all foreign direct investment 
in Afghanistan. The Bank also helped train health care workers in 
Afghanistan, to help increase access to health care there.
  As we seek to cut the deficit and prioritize funding, we must also 
consider that we may ultimately lose leverage over the priorities and 
direction of the World Bank should the U.S. fail to live up to its 
commitments.
  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Texas (Mr. Culberson).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. CULBERSON. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentleman from Texas will be postponed.


               Part B Amendment No. 4 Offered by Mr. Kirk

  Mr. KIRK. I have an amendment for Ms. Granger under the rule.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part B amendment No. 4 offered by Mr. Kirk:
       Page 198, after line 3, insert the following:


 limitation on use of funds to negotiate agreement in contravention of 
                              certain laws

       Sec. ___. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by the Secretary of the Treasury to negotiate an 
     agreement in contravention of section 1626 or 1627 of the 
     International Financial Institutions Act, section 1112 or 
     1403 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 
     111-32), or the provision added to the end of title XVI of 
     the International Financial Institutions Act by section 1404 
     of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 111-
     32).

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentleman from 
Illinois (Mr. Kirk) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Illinois.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I rise to offer this amendment which refers 
to the following situation:
  Last month through the 2009 supplemental bill, Congress provided an 
expansion of resources and powers to the International Monetary Fund as 
requested by President Obama. This included $108 billion in new funding 
and approval for the IMF to sell 13 million ounces of gold to fund 
their internal operating expenses. As part of that bill, and consistent 
with its oversight role, Congress gave the administration clear 
guidelines on how an expanded IMF should function.
  On June 24, President Obama decided to disregard those 
congressionally mandated guidelines. Upon signing the 2009 supplemental 
into law, the President issued a signing statement that said he would 
ignore sections 1110, 1112, 1403 and 1404 of the supplemental.
  These provisions provide some of the only oversight that the United 
States exercises over the IMF, an organization that will triple in size 
this year.
  The Granger amendment, which I offer here, would prohibit funds in 
this bill from being used by the Secretary of Treasury to negotiate any 
agreement in contravention of these statutorily enacted provisions in 
the supplemental.
  One provision requires the U.S. to oppose IMF loans to countries that 
are supporters of terrorism, countries like Iran. The Congress 
consulted the Department of Treasury while drafting this provision.

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  Additionally, the provisions give the administration guidance from 
the Congress as to how the United States should vote at the IMF on 
health care, education, labor rights, and transparency issues.
  This Congress, Democrats and Republicans, should not allow any 
administration to disregard a statutory mandate, especially on issues 
of transparency and accountability. The Congress voted to provide 
oversight for the IMF, and we should stand by those provisions.
  Giving $108 billion to the IMF without a clear path for the future is 
not a policy we would support. And so, therefore, I urge my colleagues 
to support this Granger amendment.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, though I plan to support the amendment, I 
ask unanimous consent to claim the time in opposition.
  The CHAIR. Without objection, the gentlewoman from New York is 
recognized for 5 minutes.
  There was no objection.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I want to again thank the gentlewoman who couldn't be 
with us today for her work on oversight and our assistance to the 
International Monetary Fund.
  I recognize her concerns about the use of the signing statement by 
the President to interpret congressionally imposed mandates that apply 
to the World Bank and IMF in the fiscal year 2009 Supplemental 
Appropriations bill. It is my understanding that this issue was 
included in the signing statement because of concerns regarding 
constitutional authority and not because of underlying policy 
differences with the Congress.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the chairman of the Financial 
Services Committee, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts.
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. I welcome this amendment from the 
gentlewoman from Texas and the gentleman from Illinois.
  The Chair of the subcommittee, who does a great job, said that the 
administration says this is constitutional and not substantive, and 
I've been told by Treasury they intend to abide by them. That's not 
good enough. Let me give my constitutional friends over there another 
constitutional lesson: They won't have anything to put a signing 
statement to if we don't pass it.
  I was asked by the administration and worked hard to get that money 
for the IMF with some reasonable conditions. There are some things in 
there that make sure that it ends the previous IMF practice of being 
unfair to low-income people.
  The notion that the administration can take the money and pick and 
choose what it wants to do with the conditions is unacceptable. So let 
me say, as chairman of the committee that authorizes these and as 
someone who works closely with the appropriators in doing it, if the 
administration does not withdraw this claim that they can ignore 
conditions we put on it, then they will have nothing to ignore because 
there won't be any conditions and there won't be any money. And that's 
right there in the Constitution.
  I thank the gentlewoman.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to my chairman, Mr. Obey.
  Mr. OBEY. Mr. Chairman, let me simply say I agree with every word 
uttered by the gentleman and rise also in support of the amendment.
  The way the system works is that the administration asks the Congress 
for money. Many times that is not a popular request. Sometimes the only 
way that the votes can be found to provide the money the administration 
wants is to provide certain limitations on the use of that money. For 
any administration to say, Well, we will accept the money, but ignore 
the limitations is to greatly increase the likelihood that they will 
not get the money. That is not in the interest of the administration, 
and it certainly does not respect the rightful traditions and 
prerogatives of the Congress. And so I very much am in agreement with 
the amendment and congratulate the gentlewoman from Texas for offering 
the amendment and the gentleman from Illinois for offering it in her 
stead.

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  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, may I inquire as to how much time I have 
remaining?
  The CHAIR. The gentleman from Illinois has 2\1/2\ minutes remaining.
  Mr. KIRK. I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Chairman, when we consider legislation in this body, we have 
several different ways to put forward an idea or policy of the 
Congress--a Dear Colleague letter, filing a bill or a resolution. When 
we speak with more authority, we use report language to accompany a 
bill, which says a general direction that can be ignored, but at the 
peril of the administration. But when it is in a statute, that is, 
under the law of the land, the supreme authority, absent being 
overridden by a provision of the Constitution.
  I really want to thank the clear, bipartisan message that we are 
sending here by virtue of the chairwoman of the subcommittee, the 
chairman of the full committee, and the chairman of the authorizing 
committee here, because I think this is a rare example of showing 
bipartisan concern on behalf of this institution against the executive 
branch.
  Now, I would shudder to think that if ever we concede somehow the 
abuse of signing statements--which I am not really that in favor of, 
and I don't think have received any long-term sanction by the Supreme 
Court to try to override a statute--basic law 101 would provide that.
  I yield briefly to the gentleman from Massachusetts.
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. I would only make one correction. We do 
this--I'm sure he agrees with me, it's a wording change--we do this not 
on behalf of this institution, but literally on behalf of democracy, on 
behalf of the process by which people get elected and deliberate and do 
this. And there is a kind of a unilateralism, in an undemocratic, 
unreachable way, to these signing statements that is the opposite of 
what we do here. So I thank the gentleman.
  Mr. KIRK. And I thank the gentleman because he was critical of 
signing statements under the previous administration and is now being 
critical of signing statements under this administration.
  But there is a much more important legal point here, which is that a 
signing statement which attempts to override a statute enacted by the 
Congress of the United States should not require litigation before the 
Supreme Court. And that's why the statement of the full committee 
chairman, Mr. Obey, is so critical here. Because in the end, the way 
that we enforce this absent court litigation is simply to deny funding. 
I learned that under Chairman Whitten, when I think I remember he 
defunded the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of 
Agriculture when he had a problem.
  So the signal that we've sent to the Treasury is very clear: Ignore 
statute at your extreme peril. And this is on behalf of a bipartisan, 
overwhelming majority. We will be asking for a recorded vote on this 
and send a very clear signal to the Secretary of the Treasury.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Illinois (Mr. Kirk).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentleman from Illinois will be postponed.


              Part B Amendment No. 3 Offered by Mr. Flake

  Mr. FLAKE. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk designated 
as No. 3 in part B.
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Part B amendment No. 3 offered by Mr. Flake:
       At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the 
     following:


termination of one-time special educational, professional, and cultural 
                        exchange grants program

       Sec. __. None of the funds provided in this Act under the 
     heading ``Department of State--Administration of Foreign 
     Affairs--Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'' shall 
     be available for the one-time special educational, 
     professional, and cultural exchange grants program, and the 
     amount otherwise provided under such heading is hereby 
     reduced by $8,000,000.

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the gentleman from 
Arizona (Mr. Flake) and a Member opposed each will control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Arizona.
  Mr. FLAKE. Mr. Chairman, on page 128 of the report accompanying this 
legislation it states, Neither the bill nor this report contain any 
congressional earmarks. I would have to disagree. The legislation will 
provide $8 million for the ``one-time special educational, 
professional, and cultural exchange grant program'' begun in fiscal 
year 2008. These one-time grants can go for up to a half-million 
dollars, and the Department of State is to award these proposals on a 
competitive basis.
  Now, I have been a long supporter of cultural exchange programs, both 
having Americans go overseas and foreigners to come here. I am also 
supportive of these grants being awarded on a competitive basis. The 
problem here is the fact that the report also says, The Secretary is 
encouraged to consider the following proposals for this competitive 
program, and then it lists several specific exchange programs.
  The recommendations of funding for these 12 specific programs 
certainly look like earmarks to me and certainly look like earmarks to 
a handful of Members who requested them, so much so that they actually 
listed the earmark requests on their Web sites--a number of them did. 
So to them it looked like an earmark; they're putting it in the report.
  This year, the Appropriations Committee is telling us that earmarks 
aren't really earmarks; they're just suggestions to the agencies who 
are under no obligation to fund them. So my question would be, what is 
the difference here? And why, if in other bills there are disclosure 
requirements--certification letters, put your name next to the earmark, 
other things that we have to do, if those are mere suggestions to the 
agencies--a ``look see'' we are told by the Appropriations Committee--
what is the difference here where we list several programs that the 
Secretary should consider?
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time and hope to be 
illuminated on this question.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I claim time in opposition to the amendment 
of the gentleman from Arizona.
  The CHAIR. The gentlewoman from New York is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mrs. LOWEY. The bill before the House contains an increase of 11 
percent for education and cultural exchanges and is $33 million below 
the amount requested in the budget.
  The gentleman's amendment would reduce by $8 million funding for 
international exchange programs, bringing the amount in the bill to 
over $40 million below the request. It also would prohibit funding for 
the one-time special grants program begun in fiscal year 2008.
  Grants under this program are required to be competitively awarded 
and support exchanges for people who do not benefit through existing 
programs. None of the entities and organizations listed in the report 
are earmarks. All entities highlighted in the report under the Special 
Grants Program must compete with all other applicants, whether listed 
in the report or not. And for example, of the 39 entities listed in the 
explanatory statement accompanying the State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008, only 12, or less than one-
third, received funding.
  So, I say to my friend, respectfully, these are not earmarks. This 
program fills a void in our international exchange portfolio. It is a 
targeted, one-time, competitive opportunity for an organization to 
address either a regional or population gap in international exchanges 
and should be continued.
  So I urge my colleagues to reject the amendment.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FLAKE. The gentlelady mentioned FY 2008, mentioned there were 
some 36 listed. Only 24 of those 36 were actually eligible for funding. 
Half of

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those that were eligible for funding did receive the funding, which 
took over half of the funding that was eligible to be dispersed. And so 
there is quite an uncanny alignment between what is put out there and 
what is actually then awarded.
  And my question is, with the rest of our appropriations this year, 
if, as we are told, simply giving the agencies a list of 
recommendations or a ``look see,'' why is it that the so-called ``hard 
earmarks'' in other bills require a certification letter, require 
transparency, and other things, and these soft earmarks here, which act 
pretty much the same way, require no such disclosure or no such 
transparency? That's my concern here. And it's long been the concern of 
many with these soft earmarks.
  The agencies have told us that their hands are sometimes too much 
tied by the soft earmarks. They have programs, and then Members of 
Congress will say, Oh, yes, we're appropriating money, but it needs to 
be spent here, here and here. And we all know that the agency knows who 
butters their bread, who appropriates their money. And they're 
inclined, particularly when it's the case of a powerful Member, to go 
along with the recommendations made.
  So that's the question I have. It is more of transparency here; why 
are these earmarks treated differently than earmarks in other 
legislation?
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I certainly understand the gentleman's concern, but I 
would like to reiterate again, there were 39 entities listed, 24 
applied; and of that 24, only 12 received the grants. So I think it's 
very different from an earmark where, if you list an earmark on many of 
the subcommittees, it is expected that those items listed will get the 
grants. So, if there were 12 of the 24, it's clear to me that this is a 
competitive grant. And so I certainly rest my case that this is not an 
earmark.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FLAKE. May I inquire as to the time remaining?
  The CHAIR. The gentleman from Arizona has 1\1/2\ minutes.
  Mr. FLAKE. I thank the gentlelady.
  I have to say, when we debated the Homeland Security bill just a few 
days ago, I challenged an earmark for a for-profit company, Global 
Solar.

                              {time}  1730

  I was told, no. Even though in the report language it says that the 
money is to go to Global Solar and there was a certification letter 
filled out by the Member saying the money is to go to Global Solar at 
this address, we were told there, well, no, it's going to be 
competitively bid, so don't worry about that language. It really 
doesn't mean anything.
  So I just don't know what to believe here, if we are told that, well, 
this isn't like a hard earmark in other bills, and that's what I am 
being told now, but then I was told on the other bills, well, this 
isn't really a hard earmark either, but we did have the disclosure 
requirements there and we don't have them here. So I think it behooves 
us, until we can figure that out, until we can figure out are these 
hard earmarks or are they soft earmarks? Are they to be treated 
differently? Certainly the Members who requested them who actually 
listed them on their Web site as appropriation requests, they see them 
as earmarks. So I would think that we need to be careful here.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I would like to just say to the gentleman that in the 
bill that you referenced, there were a hundred applications, and 51 
received funding of the hundred. And of the 24 that applied that were 
listed in the bill, 12 received funding. So that sounds like a 
competitive grant to me. It looks like a competitive grant. In my 
judgment, it is a competitive grant.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FLAKE. I would ask the gentlewoman, if that's the case, why list 
them? If they have to compete competitively, why do we list them? Why 
do we say to the agencies, well, you have a competitive program but we 
want you to look at these programs, we want you to look at this 
exchange program, this sister city program, and we're going to list it 
here in the report? If it's not an earmark, then don't list it and 
simply have those organizations compete like everyone else does.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I would like to say to the gentleman, Members understand 
their districts. They have respect for some organizations and not for 
others. They have a right, certainly, to recommend to include, to 
reference specific groups. That doesn't mean they are directing the 
agency to give them the earmarks. So, again, a hundred applied, 51 
received them, and of the 24 that were referenced as suggested by 
Members, 12 of those received funding. So, again, they had to compete. 
But if the Members may believe that a particular group has done 
laudable work in their district, I think they have every right. As long 
as there is no guarantee, it is not an earmark.
  The CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Arizona (Mr. Flake).
  The question was taken; and the Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. FLAKE. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on 
the amendment offered by the gentleman from Arizona will be postponed.


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, proceedings will now 
resume on those amendments printed in House Report 111-193 on which 
further proceedings were postponed, in the following order:
  Amendment No. 1 printed in part A by Mrs. Lowey of New York.
  Amendment No. 2 printed in part B by Mr. Buyer of Indiana.
  Amendment No. 6 printed in part B by Mr. Stearns of Florida.
  Amendment No. 7 printed in part B by Mr. Weiner of New York.
  Amendment No. 5 printed in part B by Mr. Culberson of Texas.
  Amendment No. 4 printed in part B by Mr. Kirk of Illinois.
  Amendment No. 3 printed in part B by Mr. Flake of Arizona.
  The Chair will reduce to 5 minutes the time for any electronic vote 
after the first vote in this series.


              Part A Amendment No. 1 Offered by Mrs. Lowey

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from New York (Mrs. Lowey) 
on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 261, 
noes 168, not voting 9, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 516]

                               AYES--261

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Adler (NJ)
     Altmire
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Baca
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Boccieri
     Bordallo
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Bright
     Brown, Corrine
     Butterfield
     Cao
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Childers
     Christensen
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Emerson
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Faleomavaega
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Kucinich
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo

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     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Norton
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Platts
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Taylor
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walden
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Wilson (OH)
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth
     Young (AK)

                               NOES--168

     Aderholt
     Akin
     Alexander
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Biggert
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blunt
     Boehner
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Chaffetz
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cole
     Conaway
     Crenshaw
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Davis (KY)
     Deal (GA)
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Ehlers
     Fallin
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Graves
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hoekstra
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kirk
     Kline (MN)
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latham
     LaTourette
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Moran (KS)
     Murphy, Tim
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Petri
     Pitts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schmidt
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shimkus
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Teague
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Turner
     Upton
     Wamp
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (FL)

                             NOT VOTING--9

     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Heller
     Hinojosa
     Jordan (OH)
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (NY)
     Smith (NJ)

                              {time}  1800

  Messrs. CAMP and ROGERS of Michigan changed their vote from ``aye'' 
to ``no.''
  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HINOJOSA. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 516, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''
  Stated against:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 516, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``no.''
  (By unanimous consent, Ms. Giffords was allowed to speak out of 
order.)


 Moment of Silence in Memory of the Honorable James F. McNulty, Former 
                           Member of Congress

  Ms. GIFFORDS. Mr. Chairman, today I rise in remembrance of James F. 
McNulty, an Arizonan, a patriot, a statesman and a former Member of 
this body. Mr. McNulty passed away in Tucson on the 30th of June.
  During his long life of service of 83 years, Jim McNulty was many 
things. He was a World War II veteran, a proud University of Arizona 
alumnus, a father of three, a successful attorney, a member of the 
Catholic Church, a Peace Corps volunteer, and a legislator.
  In 1982, Jim was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the 
fifth seat in the district of Arizona, a newly created seat. Though he 
only served for one single term, he was widely praised for his 
passionate advocacy for his community and for his constituents.
  On behalf of the entire Arizona delegation, I would like to request 
that all Members please stand and observe a moment of silence in memory 
of our dear friend and former colleague, Jim McNulty.
  The CHAIR. Members will please rise and observe a moment of silence.


                       Announcement By the Chair

  The CHAIR. Without objection, 5-minute voting will continue.
  There was no objection.


              Part B Amendment No. 2 Offered by Mr. Buyer

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Buyer) on 
which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The CHAIR. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 156, 
noes 271, not voting 11, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 517]

                               AYES--156

     Aderholt
     Akin
     Alexander
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blunt
     Boehner
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Chaffetz
     Childers
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cole
     Conaway
     Culberson
     Deal (GA)
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Fallin
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Gingrey (GA)
     Goodlatte
     Graves
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hoekstra
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     Kingston
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kline (MN)
     Lamborn
     Latham
     Latta
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller, Gary
     Moran (KS)
     Murphy, Tim
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Petri
     Pitts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Schwartz
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Taylor
     Teague
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Turner
     Walden
     Wamp
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--271

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Adler (NJ)
     Altmire
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Baca
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Biggert
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Boccieri
     Bordallo
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown, Corrine
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Butterfield
     Cao
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Castle
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Christensen
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (KY)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ehlers
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Emerson
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Faleomavaega
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hirono

[[Page H7911]]


     Hodes
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kirk
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Kucinich
     Lance
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     LaTourette
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NY)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (MI)
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Norton
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Platts
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Rogers (AL)
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schrader
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shuler
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Upton
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Whitfield
     Wilson (OH)
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--11

     Cardoza
     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Gohmert
     Granger
     Heller
     Hill
     Hinojosa
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (NY)
     Ross


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR (during the vote). There are 2 minutes remaining on this 
vote.

                              {time}  1809

  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER, Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 517, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''
  Stated against:
  Mr. HINOJOSA. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 517, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``no.''


             Part B Amendment No. 6 Offered by Mr. Stearns

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Stearns) on 
which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The CHAIR. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 172, 
noes 259, not voting 7, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 518]

                               AYES--172

     Aderholt
     Adler (NJ)
     Akin
     Alexander
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Bean
     Biggert
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blunt
     Boehner
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Chaffetz
     Childers
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cole
     Conaway
     Culberson
     Deal (GA)
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Ellsworth
     Fallin
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Graves
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Halvorson
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hoekstra
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     Kingston
     Kline (MN)
     Kratovil
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latham
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     LoBiondo
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Minnick
     Moran (KS)
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Roskam
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Schrader
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shimkus
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Teague
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Titus
     Upton
     Walden
     Westmoreland
     Wilson (OH)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--259

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Altmire
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Baca
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Boccieri
     Bordallo
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown, Corrine
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Christensen
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (KY)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ehlers
     Ellison
     Emerson
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Faleomavaega
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kirk
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kucinich
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     LaTourette
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murphy, Tim
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Norton
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Rogers (AL)
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Taylor
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wamp
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Whitfield
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--7

     Barrow
     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Heller
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (NY)


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR (during the vote). There are 2 minutes remaining in this 
vote.

                              {time}  1815

  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 518, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''


              Part B Amendment No. 7 Offered by Mr. Weiner

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentleman from New York (Mr. Weiner) on 
which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.

[[Page H7912]]

                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The CHAIR. This will be a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 297, 
noes 135, not voting 6, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 519]

                               AYES--297

     Abercrombie
     Adler (NJ)
     Akin
     Alexander
     Altmire
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Austria
     Baca
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Barrow
     Bartlett
     Bean
     Berkley
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blackburn
     Boccieri
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boren
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Butterfield
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carney
     Carter
     Chaffetz
     Chandler
     Childers
     Clarke
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cohen
     Cole
     Connolly (VA)
     Cooper
     Costello
     Crowley
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     Deal (GA)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Dent
     Dicks
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Dreier
     Driehaus
     Edwards (TX)
     Ellsworth
     Emerson
     Engel
     Faleomavaega
     Fallin
     Farr
     Filner
     Flake
     Forbes
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frank (MA)
     Franks (AZ)
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Giffords
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gordon (TN)
     Graves
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Hall (TX)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Heinrich
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinojosa
     Hodes
     Hoekstra
     Holden
     Holt
     Hoyer
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Israel
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     Kagen
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilroy
     Kind
     Kirk
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     LaTourette
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Levin
     Lewis (CA)
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Massa
     Matheson
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Meek (FL)
     Melancon
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moran (KS)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murphy, Tim
     Murtha
     Myrick
     Nadler (NY)
     Neal (MA)
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Nye
     Olson
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Petri
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Quigley
     Radanovich
     Rangel
     Rehberg
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Royce
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Scalise
     Schauer
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (VA)
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sires
     Slaughter
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Smith (WA)
     Souder
     Space
     Speier
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Taylor
     Teague
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (PA)
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Turner
     Upton
     Visclosky
     Walden
     Wamp
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (OH)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Wu
     Yarmuth
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--135

     Ackerman
     Aderholt
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barton (TX)
     Becerra
     Berman
     Berry
     Biggert
     Bilbray
     Bishop (UT)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt
     Boehner
     Bordallo
     Boswell
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown, Corrine
     Capps
     Carnahan
     Carson (IN)
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Castor (FL)
     Christensen
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Conaway
     Conyers
     Costa
     Courtney
     Crenshaw
     Cuellar
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (KY)
     Delahunt
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dingell
     Duncan
     Edwards (MD)
     Ehlers
     Ellison
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Fattah
     Fleming
     Fortenberry
     Frelinghuysen
     Gonzalez
     Grijalva
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Hinchey
     Hirono
     Honda
     Inslee
     Issa
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Kanjorski
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kline (MN)
     Kucinich
     Larsen (WA)
     Latham
     Lee (CA)
     Linder
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Mack
     Marshall
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McKeon
     McNerney
     Meeks (NY)
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Napolitano
     Norton
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Peterson
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Price (NC)
     Rahall
     Reichert
     Rogers (MI)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Ryan (WI)
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Scott (GA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Skelton
     Snyder
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Thompson (MS)
     Thornberry
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Walz
     Watt
     Welch
     Wexler
     Woolsey

                             NOT VOTING--6

     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Heller
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (NY)


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR (during the vote). There are 2 minutes remaining in this 
vote.

                              {time}  1824

  Mr. INSLEE changed his vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''
  Ms. MARKEY of Colorado, Messrs. GINGREY of Georgia, BROUN of Georgia, 
AL GREEN of Texas and MEEK of Florida changed their vote from ``no'' to 
``aye.''
  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 519, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''


            Part B Amendment No. 5 Offered by Mr. Culberson

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Culberson) on 
which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The CHAIR. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 174, 
noes 256, not voting 8, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 520]

                               AYES--174

     Aderholt
     Akin
     Alexander
     Altmire
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Boccieri
     Boehner
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Chaffetz
     Childers
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cole
     Conaway
     Crenshaw
     Culberson
     Davis (KY)
     Deal (GA)
     DeFazio
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Emerson
     Fallin
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Graves
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Halvorson
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hoekstra
     Holden
     Hunter
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     Kingston
     Kirk
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kline (MN)
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latham
     LaTourette
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     LoBiondo
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Moran (KS)
     Murphy, Tim
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Petri
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Taylor
     Teague
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Turner
     Upton
     Wamp
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--256

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Adler (NJ)
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Baca
     Bachus
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Biggert
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt
     Bordallo
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown, Corrine
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Christensen
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly (VA)

[[Page H7913]]


     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Ehlers
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Faleomavaega
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inglis
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Kucinich
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Norton
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Rogers (AL)
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shuler
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walden
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Wilson (OH)
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--8

     DeLauro
     Edwards (TX)
     Fudge
     Granger
     Heller
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy (NY)


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR (during the vote). There are 2 minutes remaining in this 
vote.

                              {time}  1831

  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 520, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''


               Part B Amendment No. 4 Offered by Mr. Kirk

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Kirk) on 
which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The CHAIR. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 429, 
noes 2, not voting 7, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 521]

                               AYES--429

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Aderholt
     Adler (NJ)
     Akin
     Alexander
     Altmire
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Austria
     Baca
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrett (SC)
     Barrow
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Bean
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Biggert
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blumenauer
     Blunt
     Boccieri
     Boehner
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Bordallo
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boustany
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Braley (IA)
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown, Corrine
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Butterfield
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Castor (FL)
     Chaffetz
     Chandler
     Childers
     Christensen
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cohen
     Cole
     Conaway
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (KY)
     Davis (TN)
     Deal (GA)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Dreier
     Driehaus
     Duncan
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ehlers
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Emerson
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Faleomavaega
     Fallin
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frank (MA)
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Giffords
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Gonzalez
     Goodlatte
     Gordon (TN)
     Graves
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Hall (TX)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harman
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Hastings (WA)
     Heinrich
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Hoekstra
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Inslee
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kirk
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kline (MN)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Latham
     LaTourette
     Latta
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NY)
     Levin
     Lewis (CA)
     Lewis (GA)
     Linder
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Lynch
     Mack
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCollum
     McCotter
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McKeon
     McMahon
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Mica
     Michaud
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, Gary
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (KS)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murphy, Tim
     Murtha
     Myrick
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Neugebauer
     Norton
     Nunes
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olson
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pence
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Putnam
     Quigley
     Radanovich
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Rehberg
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Ryan (WI)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sestak
     Shadegg
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Souder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stearns
     Stupak
     Sullivan
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Taylor
     Teague
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walden
     Walz
     Wamp
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Westmoreland
     Wexler
     Whitfield
     Wilson (OH)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                                NOES--2

     Kucinich
     Stark
       
       
       

                             NOT VOTING--7

     Becerra
     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Heller
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (NY)


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR (during the vote). There are 2 minutes remaining in this 
vote.

                              {time}  1839

  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 521, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''


              Part B Amendment No. 3 Offered by Mr. Flake

  The CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote 
on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Arizona (Mr. Flake) on

[[Page H7914]]

which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The CHAIR. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 164, 
noes 268, not voting 6, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 522]

                               AYES--164

     Akin
     Alexander
     Altmire
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Boehner
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Capito
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Chaffetz
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cohen
     Cole
     Conaway
     Culberson
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (KY)
     Deal (GA)
     Dent
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Ehlers
     Fallin
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Giffords
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Graves
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Halvorson
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hodes
     Hoekstra
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     Kingston
     Kirk
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kline (MN)
     Kratovil
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     LoBiondo
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Minnick
     Moran (KS)
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Petri
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Taylor
     Terry
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Titus
     Walden
     Wamp
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--268

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Aderholt
     Adler (NJ)
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Baca
     Bachus
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Biggert
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt
     Boccieri
     Bordallo
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown, Corrine
     Butterfield
     Cao
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Castle
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Childers
     Christensen
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Emerson
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Faleomavaega
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kucinich
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Latham
     LaTourette
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHugh
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murphy, Tim
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Norton
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pierluisi
     Pingree (ME)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Rogers (AL)
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sablan
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Teague
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Tierney
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Wilson (OH)
     Wolf
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--6

     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Heller
     Larson (CT)
     Murphy (NY)


                       Announcement by the Chair

  The CHAIR (during the vote). Two minutes remain on the vote.

                              {time}  1846

  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Chair, on rollcall No. 522, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''
  The CHAIR. The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       This Act may be cited as the ``Department of State, Foreign 
     Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2010''.

  The CHAIR. Under the rule, the Committee rises.
  Accordingly, the Committee rose; and the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. 
Holden) having assumed the chair, Mr. Capuano, Chair of the Committee 
of the Whole House on the State of the Union, reported that that 
Committee, having had under consideration the bill (H.R. 3081) making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and 
related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for 
other purposes, pursuant to House Resolution 617, he reported the bill 
back to the House with sundry amendments adopted by the Committee of 
the Whole.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under the rule, the previous question is 
ordered.
  Pursuant to House Resolution 617, the question on adoption of the 
amendments will be put en gros.
  The question is on the amendments.
  The amendments were agreed to.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the engrossment and third 
reading of the bill.
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was 
read the third time.


                           Motion to Recommit

  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill?
  Mr. KIRK. I am, in its current form.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to 
recommit.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Mr. Kirk moves to recommit the bill back to the Committee 
     on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back 
     forthwith with the following amendment:
       At the end of the bill, insert the following new section:

     SEC._. REGULAR ORDER ON APPROPRIATIONS BILLS.

       (a) Findings.--
       (1) On October 6, 2000, the gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. 
     Obey, made the following statement regarding the 
     appropriations process: ``We have gotten so far from the 
     regular order that I fear that if this continues, the House 
     will not have the capacity to return to the precedents and 
     procedures of the House that have given true meaning to the 
     term `representative democracy'. The reason that we have 
     stuck to regular order as long as we have in this institution 
     is to protect the rights of every Member to participate. And 
     when we lose those rights, we lose the right to be called the 
     greatest deliberative body left in the world.''
       (2) On that same day, the gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. 
     Obey went on to say, ``I believe that this incredible 
     centralization of decision-making in the hands of staff in 
     the House leadership offices means that for most Members 
     representing their districts in this body is diminishing 
     every day in terms of their ability to have a say in what 
     goes on around here.''
       (3) On July 9, 2009, the House adopted a rule governing 
     consideration of this bill making appropriations for the 
     Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs 
     for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 that deviated 
     from the regular order by making in order no more than eight 
     amendments and by specifically preventing 39 Members from 
     offering amendments that

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     they had publicly indicated a desire to have debated.
       (4) The following Members were specifically denied the 
     right to participate in the deliberations on this bill by 
     having one or more of their amendments denied the right to be 
     debated:
       The gentlewoman from Illinois, Ms. Bean;
       The gentleman from California, Mr. Bilbray;
       The gentlewoman from Tennessee, Ms. Blackburn;
       The gentleman from Missouri, Mr. Blunt;
       The gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Broun;
       The gentlewoman from Florida, Ms. Brown-Waite;
       The gentleman from Indiana, Mr. Burton;
       The gentleman from Delaware, Mr. Castle;
       The gentleman from Texas, Mr. Conaway;
       The gentleman from Oregon, Mr. DeFazio;
       The gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Dent;
       The gentleman from Nebraska, Mr. Fortenberry;
       The gentleman from New Jersey, Mr. Garrett;
       The gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Gingrey;
       The gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Goodlatte;
       The gentleman from Arizona, Mr. Grijalva;
       The gentleman from Nevada, Mr. Heller;
       The gentleman from Texas, Mr. Hensarling;
       The gentlewoman from South Dakota, Ms. Herseth Sandlin;
       The gentleman from New Hampshire, Mr. Hodes;
       The gentleman from Ohio, Mr. Jordan;
       The gentleman from Iowa, Mr. King;
       The gentleman from Missouri, Mr. Luetkemeyer;
       The gentleman from Florida, Mr. Mack;
       The gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Marshall;
       The gentleman from Texas, Mr. McCaul;
       The gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Murphy;
       The gentleman from Texas, Mr. Neugebauer;
       The gentleman from New Jersey, Mr. Payne;
       The gentleman from Georgia, Mr. Price;
       The gentlewoman from Florida, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen;
       The gentleman from Illinois, Mr. Roskam;
       The gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. Sensenbrenner;
       The gentleman from New Jersey, Mr. Smith;
       The gentleman from Florida, Mr. Stearns;
       The gentleman from Michigan, Mr. Stupak;
       The gentlewoman from California, Ms. Waters;
       The gentleman from New York, Mr. Weiner; and
       The gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Wittman.
       (5) As each of these Members represents approximately 
     650,000 Americans, approximately 25,350,000 Americans were 
     denied their right to be represented because the restrictive 
     rule supported by the gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. Obey, 
     failed to follow the precedents and procedures of the House;
       (6) The gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. Obey, was correct 
     that a true representative democracy is impossible when 
     25,350,000 Americans have their representative to Congress 
     shut-out of the legislative process;
       (7) As a result of the restrictive rule implemented by the 
     Democratic majority, the House was not allowed to vote or 
     even debate pertinent issues such as:
       An amendment that would prohibit funding for the 
     Palestinian Authority until the ruling Fatah Party abandons 
     the clauses in its Party Constitution that call for the 
     destruction of Israel;
       An amendment that would reduce subsidies for the Export-
     Import Bank;
       An amendment to prohibit funding for a new international 
     organization that proposes to tax American energy companies;
       An amendment that would increase aid to Israel;
       An amendment that would reduce spending by 15 percent from 
     the 2009 levels, reducing the deficit by $17,700,000,000;
       An amendment to permit Federal agencies to purchase 
     alternative fuels;
       An amendment to prevent U.S. funds from being used to pay 
     for the legal expenses of United Nations employees who have 
     been charged with malfeasance;
       An amendment to prohibit funds from being used to establish 
     commercial ties with Iran;
       An amendment to prohibit diplomatic relations with Cuba 
     unless they agree to extradite to the United States convicted 
     cop killers;
       An amendment to prohibit assistance to members of foreign 
     terrorist organizations;
       An amendment to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay 
     Federal employees to do union activities while on official 
     time;
       An amendment to rescind funding for the International 
     Monetary Fund;
       An amendment to prohibit funds from being used to promote 
     abortions;
       An amendment to terminate the visa lottery program;
       An amendment to prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to 
     employ illegal aliens;
       An amendment to help eliminate waste, fraud and abuse of 
     taxpayer funds by providing additional resources to the 
     Inspectors General;
       An amendment to prohibit funds from being used to fund 
     projects named after sitting Members of Congress;
       An amendment to reallocate funds from the Organization for 
     American States to the National Endowment for Democracy;
       An amendment to provide support for those advocating 
     democracy in Iran;
       An amendment to prohibit funding for international 
     organizations headed by Iran;
       An amendment to prohibit funding for organizations that 
     perform abortions, and
       Several amendments to reform the International Monetary 
     Fund.
       (8) The gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. Obey, was correct 
     that the House loses the right to be called the ``greatest 
     deliberative body left in the world'' if it refuses to even 
     debate, let alone vote, on these issues.
       (b) Policy.--It is the policy of the U.S. House of 
     Representatives that this bill should be reopened for 
     amendment under the regular order procedures advocated by the 
     gentleman from Wisconsin, Mr. Obey, on October 6, 2000.

  Mrs. LOWEY (during the reading). Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent 
to dispense with the reading of the motion.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I object.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Objection is heard. The Clerk will continue 
to read.
  The Clerk continued to read.


                             Point of Order

  Mrs. LOWEY (during the reading). Mr. Speaker, I wish to insist on a 
point of order under clause 2 of rule XXI and believe that the Chair 
has heard enough of the reading to dispose of such a question.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I object.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. An amendment being offered and the reading 
having begun, a point of order may interrupt the reading and the Chair 
may rule the amendment out if enough has been read to show that it is 
out of order.
  Mr. KIRK. Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Speaker.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair will entertain argument over the 
point of order. Does the gentleman wish to speak on the point of order?
  Mr. KIRK. I do.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Illinois is recognized on 
the point of order.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, the question I would ask is: How would the 
Chair know that a point of order lies if we haven't even read the 
underlying motion to recommit?
  I would worry that we would enter into a parliamentary procedure 
something like the election counting in Iran where we quickly find out 
a result before----
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. An amendment being ordered and the reading 
having begun, a point of order may interrupt the reading and the Chair 
may rule the amendment out if enough has been read to show that it is 
out of order.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, on that I appeal the ruling of the Chair.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair has yet to rule on a point of 
order.
  Does the gentleman wish to be heard on the underlying point of order?
  Mr. KIRK. I continue to wish to be heard.
  On that I would think that due consideration would be to have the 
House hear the motion to recommit, and once you have understood its 
full import, we would then be able to hear from the Chair and have the 
body decide if it wanted to appeal the ruling or not.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Does any other Member wish to be heard on 
the point of order?
  The Chair is prepared to rule.
  Mrs. LOWEY. I insist on my point of order.


                         Parliamentary Inquiry

  Mr. KIRK. Parliamentary Inquiry.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman may state his parliamentary 
inquiry.
  Mr. KIRK. What is the point of order against reading the actual 
resolution that we have before us?
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentlewoman from New York stated clause 
2 of rule XXI as the basis.
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker, I wish to be heard on the 
point of order.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Massachusetts is 
recognized.
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker, the logic of this point of 
order being in order now is that in the alternative, those Members who 
suffer from Senate envy could write a 700-page nongermane amendment.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair is prepared to rule.

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  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker, I believe I have the floor.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Does any other Member wish to be heard?
  Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker, I would like to continue my 
remarks which are that we have a--Mr. Speaker, let me amend what I 
said.
  Let me amend what I said and refer to those thin-skinned Members with 
Senate envy.
  Mr. Speaker, the point is that the point of order is necessary to 
disallow filibuster by reading a nongermane amendment that could last 
for hours. That is why I speak in support of the point of order.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Does any other Member wish to be heard?
  The Chair is prepared to rule. For the reasons stated by the 
gentlewoman from New York, and as held in similar circumstances earlier 
today, the proposed amendment violates clause 2 of rule XXI. The point 
of order is sustained. The motion is not in order.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I appeal the ruling of the Chair.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is, Shall the decision of the 
Chair stand as the judgment of the House?


                            Motion to Table

  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I move to table the appeal of the ruling of 
the Chair.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to table.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.


                             Recorded Vote

  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 238, 
noes 180, not voting 14, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 523]

                               AYES--238

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Adler (NJ)
     Altmire
     Baca
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Boccieri
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Bright
     Brown, Corrine
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carson (IN)
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Childers
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Kucinich
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McIntyre
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy (NY)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pingree (ME)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shuler
     Sires
     Skelton
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Taylor
     Teague
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Wilson (OH)
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth

                               NOES--180

     Aderholt
     Akin
     Alexander
     Arcuri
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Biggert
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blunt
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Carney
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Chaffetz
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cole
     Conaway
     Crenshaw
     Culberson
     Davis (KY)
     Deal (GA)
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Ehlers
     Ellsworth
     Emerson
     Fallin
     Flake
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Graves
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hoekstra
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kirk
     Kline (MN)
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latham
     LaTourette
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     LoBiondo
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McHugh
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Melancon
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Moran (KS)
     Murphy, Tim
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Nye
     Olson
     Paul
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Petri
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Reichert
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Turner
     Upton
     Walden
     Wamp
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                             NOT VOTING--14

     Andrews
     Boehner
     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Gordon (TN)
     Granger
     Heller
     Hill
     Larson (CT)
     Miller, George
     Rangel
     Slaughter
     Stark
     Waxman


                Announcement by the Speaker Pro Tempore

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (during the vote). There are 2 minutes 
remaining in this vote.

                              {time}  1913

  Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan changed her vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the motion to table was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
  Stated against:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 523, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``no.''


                           Motion to Recommit

  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill?
  Mr. KIRK. I am, in its current form.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to 
recommit.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Mr. Kirk moves to recommit the bill back to the Committee 
     on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back 
     forthwith with the following amendment:
       Page 11, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
     by $15,000,000)''.
       Page 18, line 11, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $15,000,000)''.

  Mr. KIRK (during the reading). Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent 
that the motion be considered as read.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Illinois?
  Mrs. LOWEY. I object.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Objection is heard.
  The Clerk will read.
  The Clerk continued to read.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Illinois is recognized 
for 5 minutes.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, in my judgment, we should support 
organizations that advance democracy and reduce the increase in funding 
for organizations which are ambivalent.
  Under this bill, the National Endowment for Democracy was cut $15 
million. Conversely, the Organization of American States and other 
international institutions got a $92 million increase. Yet, the OAS 
invited Fidel Castro back into the organization--by the way, Fidel then 
said no--and the OAS also leads support for the Honduran leader even 
after his supreme

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court ruled that he could not extend his term.

                              {time}  1915

  Now many countries are forced into a dilemma by a would-be dictator 
who calls a vote but then ends all votes. Cuba has no votes. Venezuela 
has few remaining. And now Honduras was saved by a Supreme Court. 
Therefore, in my judgment, we should reduce the increase for the OAS, 
which doesn't know if it supports democracy, and give that money to the 
National Endowment for Democracy, which does.
  I yield the balance of my time to the ranking member of the Foreign 
Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
  Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. I thank the gentleman from Illinois for his time.
  Mr. Speaker, as he explained, our motion to recommit would reduce the 
United States' contribution to the Organization of American States by 
$15 million and instead direct that funding to NED, the National 
Endowment for Democracy, for democracy promotion programs.
  Recent events call into question the commitment of the OAS to its 
historic values of democracy and human rights.
  The OAS on Cuba? In spite of hundreds of political prisoners 
languishing in jail, having committed no crime but speaking on behalf 
of freedom; in spite of there being no elections; in spite of there 
being only one political party allowed to operate in Cuba, the 
Communist Party; in spite of no labor unions allowed to operate; no 
human rights respected, what did the OAS do? It passed a resolution 
lifting the 1962 suspension of Cuba from the OAS.
  Regarding the events in Honduras, the OAS ignored President Zelaya's 
ongoing constitutional violations and remained silent when the Honduran 
Supreme Court acted, when the Attorney General decided, when the Human 
Rights Ombudsman decided, when the National Congress voted, all 
declaring his referendum illegal.
  The United States is footing 60 percent of the entire budget bill for 
the OAS while that organization pursues an agenda of appeasement toward 
repressive governments in the hemisphere. The hard-earned dollars of 
your constituents go to fund this sham.
  There are clearly much better uses of U.S. taxpayer funds in order to 
advance an agenda of freedom and democracy. The National Endowment for 
Democracy has a long record of fighting for fundamental freedoms, for 
democracies around the world. The $15 million will be better spent by 
NED to support dissidents and those struggling to advance freedom in 
the countries of the Americas.
  A few examples of the OAS actions, I wish I had more time, but in 
February, following the attack of a prominent synagogue in Venezuela 
which highlighted the growing anti-Semitic campaign facilitated and 
tolerated by the Chavez regime, the then U.S. Ambassador to the OAS 
called for a condemnation. What did the OAS do? Nada. They did nothing. 
And the Secretary General expressed confidence in the system of Chavez 
and their investigation of the incident.
  What about Nicaragua? In November of 2008, during their municipal 
elections, the OAS again did nada, nothing about reports that thousands 
of Sandinista supporters wielding homemade rocket launchers continued 
to arrive in Managua from all over the country gathering outside the 
Supreme Electoral Council's building to demand a final verdict on the 
elections. The OAS also did nada, nothing about the destruction of 
three opposition radio stations in the city of Leon during these 
municipal elections.
  U.S. taxpayer funds are better spent supporting the work of the 
bipartisan National Endowment for Democracy that helps strengthen 
democratic institutions around the world. Let's help NED do something. 
Let's stop the OAS from doing nada.
  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I would recommend that this House adopt the 
motion to recommit so that we can say that we don't want to cut the 
National Endowment for Democracy and that we want to support that 
organization rather than the Organization of American States, which has 
done nada.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to 
recommit.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentlewoman from New York is recognized 
for 5 minutes.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, OAS is the preeminent multilateral 
organization in our hemisphere. It helps resolve or minimize many 
threats, including terrorism, narcotics, and political conflicts. It 
also plays an important role in promoting sustainable development in 
Central America, supports the election process in places like Ecuador, 
Paraguay, Haiti, and El Salvador.
  While we may not agree with every issue and every member in the OAS, 
it is the key conduit for discussions among all of our hemispheric 
partners. We have made an international commitment as a member of OAS 
to pay our dues. Cutting our assessment payment will create arrears and 
undermine the work of the Secretariat, located here in Washington. The 
OAS is an international organization, and the United States has a legal 
commitment to provide our assessed contribution.
  The OAS is the only regional organization in the Western Hemisphere 
that has all of the democratically elected members of the region, and 
all of them strive to enhance and secure democratic principles and 
values as embodied in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which was 
accepted by all of the members.
  The OAS is the prime defender of human rights in the region. OAS 
plays a major role in helping the people of Haiti as they struggle to 
establish a sustainable democratic regime, with assistance elections 
and civil society programs and rule of law. The OAS is one of the 
world's most recognized election observation experts, sending missions 
all over Latin America and the Caribbean.
  It would be a disastrous sign of our commitment as the main 
contributor to the OAS for us to unilaterally cut off funding.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from California, the Chair of 
the Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Berman.
  Mr. BERMAN. Mr. Speaker, I just want everybody to understand the 
party proposing this motion to recommit is the same party that held the 
White House for 8 years where our policies and relationships towards 
the entire Latin American region so degraded our reputation and our 
effectiveness that they should be embarrassed to make suggestions.
  Secondly, I am a great fan of the National Endowment for Democracy. I 
tell you they don't want this amendment to pass.
  Thirdly, the real agenda here, this is an organization that has 
refused to bring back a member that does not meet the democratic 
criteria of that organization in great part because of the excellent 
work of our administration here at the most recent OAS meeting.
  And, fourthly, the real agenda here is because some people here don't 
care that people they like better in a country called Honduras--and I 
understand why they like them better and in some ways they may be 
better--are willing to resort to a military coup and a totally 
antidemocratic approach to changing leadership but don't want to bring 
that into the debate because they're embarrassed to be associated with 
a military coup in Honduras. That's the goal of these people.
  I urge a ``no'' vote on this amendment.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from New York (Mr. 
Engel), chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
  Mr. ENGEL. I thank my friend, the gentlewoman from New York, for 
yielding to me.
  As the chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee for the past 2 
years, I can tell you wherever I go in South America, Central America, 
the Caribbean, people say that the United States has been neglectful 
over the past 8 years, that we haven't looked towards our own brothers 
and sisters in the Western Hemisphere, and I think that what we ought 
to be doing now is supporting organizations like the OAS. Even if we 
don't agree with everything they do, now is not the time to turn away 
or to cut funding for the OAS.
  We need to be engaged. We need to work with our brother and sister 
countries in the hemisphere so that we can show that we are with them. 
And all cutting aid does is make it more difficult for our country to 
carry out our own foreign policy objectives.
  I think there should be more money for the National Endowment for 
Democracy. This is not the way to do it.

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Cutting aid to the OAS would be a grave mistake, and I oppose the 
motion.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I urge a ``no'' vote, and I yield back the 
balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the previous question is 
ordered on the motion to recommit.
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to recommit.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the noes appeared to have it.


                             Recorded Vote

  Mr. KIRK. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XX, the Chair 
will reduce to 5 minutes the minimum time for any electronic vote on 
the question of passage.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 192, 
noes 233, not voting 7, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 524]

                               AYES--192

     Aderholt
     Akin
     Alexander
     Altmire
     Arcuri
     Austria
     Bachmann
     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Biggert
     Bilbray
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blunt
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boozman
     Boren
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Bright
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Burton (IN)
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Carney
     Carter
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Chaffetz
     Childers
     Coble
     Coffman (CO)
     Cole
     Conaway
     Crenshaw
     Culberson
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (KY)
     Deal (GA)
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Donnelly (IN)
     Dreier
     Duncan
     Ehlers
     Emerson
     Fallin
     Fleming
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallegly
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Griffith
     Guthrie
     Hall (TX)
     Harper
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Hoekstra
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Issa
     Jenkins
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kingston
     Kirk
     Klein (FL)
     Kline (MN)
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latham
     LaTourette
     Latta
     Lee (NY)
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     LoBiondo
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Mack
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCotter
     McHenry
     McHugh
     McKeon
     McMahon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Meek (FL)
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller (MI)
     Miller, Gary
     Moran (KS)
     Murphy (NY)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murphy, Tim
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paulsen
     Pence
     Petri
     Pitts
     Platts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Price (GA)
     Putnam
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Reichert
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Scalise
     Schauer
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shadegg
     Shimkus
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sires
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Souder
     Space
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Teague
     Terry
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Turner
     Upton
     Walden
     Wamp
     Wasserman Schultz
     Westmoreland
     Whitfield
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (AK)
     Young (FL)

                               NOES--233

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Adler (NJ)
     Andrews
     Baca
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Boccieri
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Brown, Corrine
     Butterfield
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carson (IN)
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Flake
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harman
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Herseth Sandlin
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Inslee
     Israel
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Kucinich
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Lee (CA)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matheson
     Matsui
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McIntyre
     McNerney
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)
     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paul
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pingree (ME)
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sestak
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stark
     Stupak
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Taylor
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Wexler
     Wilson (OH)
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--7

     Boehner
     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Graves
     Heller
     Larson (CT)


                Announcement by the Speaker Pro Tempore

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (during the vote). There are 2 minutes 
remaining in this vote.

                              {time}  1942

  Mr. McMAHON changed his vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the motion to recommit was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Stated for:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 524, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``aye.''
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
  Under clause 10 of rule XX, the yeas and nays are ordered.
  This will be a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 318, 
nays 106, not voting 8, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 525]

                               YEAS--318

     Abercrombie
     Ackerman
     Aderholt
     Adler (NJ)
     Alexander
     Altmire
     Andrews
     Arcuri
     Austria
     Baca
     Bachmann
     Baird
     Baldwin
     Barrow
     Bean
     Becerra
     Berkley
     Berman
     Berry
     Biggert
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NY)
     Blumenauer
     Boccieri
     Bonner
     Bono Mack
     Boren
     Boswell
     Boucher
     Boyd
     Brady (PA)
     Braley (IA)
     Bright
     Brown, Corrine
     Buchanan
     Burton (IN)
     Butterfield
     Cantor
     Cao
     Capito
     Capps
     Capuano
     Cardoza
     Carnahan
     Carney
     Carson (IN)
     Cassidy
     Castle
     Castor (FL)
     Chandler
     Childers
     Clarke
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman (CO)
     Cohen
     Cole
     Connolly (VA)
     Conyers
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello
     Courtney
     Crenshaw
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Dahlkemper
     Davis (AL)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis (IL)
     Davis (TN)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delahunt
     Dent
     Diaz-Balart, L.
     Diaz-Balart, M.
     Dicks
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Donnelly (IN)
     Doyle
     Dreier
     Driehaus
     Edwards (MD)
     Edwards (TX)
     Ellison
     Ellsworth
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Etheridge
     Farr
     Fattah
     Filner
     Fleming
     Foster
     Frank (MA)
     Frelinghuysen
     Garrett (NJ)
     Gerlach
     Giffords
     Gonzalez
     Gordon (TN)
     Grayson
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hall (NY)
     Halvorson
     Hare
     Harman
     Harper
     Hastings (FL)
     Heinrich
     Higgins
     Hill
     Himes
     Hinchey
     Hinojosa
     Hirono
     Hodes
     Holden
     Holt
     Honda
     Hoyer
     Hunter
     Inglis
     Inslee
     Israel
     Issa
     Jackson (IL)
     Jackson-Lee (TX)
     Jenkins
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kagen
     Kanjorski
     Kaptur
     Kennedy
     Kildee
     Kilpatrick (MI)
     Kilroy
     Kind
     King (NY)
     Kirk
     Kirkpatrick (AZ)
     Kissell
     Klein (FL)
     Kline (MN)
     Kosmas
     Kratovil
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     LaTourette
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NY)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren, Zoe
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Lynch
     Mack
     Maffei
     Maloney
     Markey (CO)
     Markey (MA)
     Marshall
     Massa
     Matsui
     McCarthy (CA)
     McCarthy (NY)
     McCollum
     McCotter
     McDermott
     McGovern
     McHugh
     McMahon
     McNerney
     Meek (FL)
     Meeks (NY)
     Melancon
     Michaud
     Miller (MI)
     Miller (NC)
     Miller, George
     Minnick
     Mitchell
     Mollohan
     Moore (KS)
     Moore (WI)
     Moran (KS)
     Moran (VA)
     Murphy (CT)
     Murphy (NY)
     Murphy, Patrick
     Murphy, Tim
     Murtha
     Nadler (NY)
     Napolitano
     Neal (MA)

[[Page H7919]]


     Nye
     Oberstar
     Obey
     Olver
     Ortiz
     Pallone
     Pascrell
     Pastor (AZ)
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pence
     Perlmutter
     Perriello
     Peters
     Pingree (ME)
     Platts
     Polis (CO)
     Pomeroy
     Price (GA)
     Price (NC)
     Putnam
     Quigley
     Rahall
     Rangel
     Reichert
     Reyes
     Richardson
     Rodriguez
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rooney
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothman (NJ)
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Salazar
     Sanchez, Linda T.
     Sanchez, Loretta
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schauer
     Schiff
     Schmidt
     Schock
     Schrader
     Schwartz
     Scott (GA)
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sestak
     Shadegg
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shuler
     Shuster
     Sires
     Skelton
     Slaughter
     Smith (WA)
     Snyder
     Souder
     Space
     Speier
     Spratt
     Stearns
     Sullivan
     Sutton
     Tanner
     Terry
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Tiahrt
     Tiberi
     Tierney
     Titus
     Tonko
     Towns
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Van Hollen
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Walz
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson
     Watt
     Waxman
     Weiner
     Welch
     Westmoreland
     Wexler
     Whitfield
     Wilson (OH)
     Wilson (SC)
     Woolsey
     Wu
     Yarmuth
     Young (AK)

                               NAYS--106

     Bachus
     Barrett (SC)
     Bartlett
     Barton (TX)
     Bilbray
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blunt
     Boozman
     Boustany
     Brady (TX)
     Broun (GA)
     Brown (SC)
     Brown-Waite, Ginny
     Burgess
     Buyer
     Calvert
     Camp
     Campbell
     Carter
     Chaffetz
     Coble
     Conaway
     Culberson
     Davis (KY)
     Deal (GA)
     Duncan
     Ehlers
     Emerson
     Fallin
     Flake
     Forbes
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Franks (AZ)
     Gallegly
     Gingrey (GA)
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Hall (TX)
     Hastings (WA)
     Hensarling
     Herger
     Herseth Sandlin
     Hoekstra
     Johnson (IL)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan (OH)
     King (IA)
     Kingston
     Kucinich
     Latham
     Latta
     Lewis (CA)
     Linder
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lummis
     Lungren, Daniel E.
     Manzullo
     Marchant
     Matheson
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McIntyre
     McKeon
     McMorris Rodgers
     Mica
     Miller (FL)
     Miller, Gary
     Myrick
     Neugebauer
     Nunes
     Olson
     Paul
     Peterson
     Petri
     Pitts
     Poe (TX)
     Posey
     Radanovich
     Rehberg
     Rogers (KY)
     Rogers (MI)
     Rohrabacher
     Royce
     Ryan (WI)
     Sensenbrenner
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Stark
     Stupak
     Taylor
     Teague
     Thornberry
     Upton
     Walden
     Wamp
     Wittman
     Wolf
     Young (FL)

                             NOT VOTING--8

     Akin
     Boehner
     DeLauro
     Fudge
     Granger
     Graves
     Heller
     Larson (CT)


                Announcement by the Speaker Pro Tempore

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (during the vote). There are 2 minutes 
remaining on this vote.

                              {time}  1949

  So the bill was passed.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.
  Stated against:
  Mr. HELLER. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 525, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``nay.''
  Mr. AKIN. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 525, had I been present, I 
would have voted ``nay.''

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