H.R.2855 - Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] (Introduced 07/30/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 113-185|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/30/2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 133. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3547, which became Public Law 113-76 on 1/17/2014.|
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Summary: H.R.2855 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House without amendment (07/30/2013)
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Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2014 - Title I: Department of State and Related Agency - Makes FY2014 appropriations for the Department of State (Department) for: (1) administration of foreign affairs and diplomatic and consular programs; (2) the Capital Investment Fund; (3) the Office of Inspector General; (4) educational and cultural exchange programs; (5) representation allowances; (6) U.S. embassy security, construction, and maintenance; (7) protection of foreign missions and officials; (8) emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service; (9) the repatriation loans program account; (10) the American Institute in Taiwan; (11) the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (12) international organizations, peacekeeping, and commissions; (13) the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico; (14) the International Joint Commission and the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada; (15) international fisheries commissions; (16) international broadcasting operations and capital improvements; (17) the Asia Foundation; (18) the United States Institute for Peace; (19) the Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund; (20) the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, Incorporated; (21) the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program; (22) the National Endowment for Democracy; (23) the Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad; (24) the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom; (25) the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; (26) the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China; and (27) the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Title II: United States Agency for International Development - Makes FY2014 appropriations for: (1) operating expenses of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), (2) the capital investment fund, and (3) the Office of Inspector General.
Title III: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes FY2014 appropriations for: (1) expenses of the President in carrying out certain programs under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; (2) global health and child survival; (3) specified development assistance; (4) international disaster assistance; (5) transition initiatives; (6) development credit authority; (7) the Economic Support Fund; (8) promotion of democracy; (9) migration and refugee assistance; (10) the Peace Corps; (11) the Millennium Challenge Corporation; (12) the Inter-American Foundation; (13) the African Development Foundation; and (14) the Department of the Treasury for international affairs technical assistance activities.
Title IV: International Security Assistance - Makes FY2014 appropriations for: (1) international narcotics control and law enforcement; (2) nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, and demining; (3) international peacekeeping operations; (4) international military education and training; and (5) foreign military financing grants.
Title V: Multilateral Assistance - Makes FY2014 appropriations for: (1) the International Development Association, (2) the Asian Development Fund, and (3) the African Development Fund.
Title VI: Export and Investment Assistance - Makes FY2014 appropriations for: (1) the Export-Import Bank of the United States, including the Office of Inspector General and administrative expenses; (2) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) credit and insurance programs, including administrative expenses, and for the cost of direct and guaranteed loans; and (3) the Trade and Development Agency.
Title VII: General Provisions - Sets forth certain limits and prohibitions on the use of appropriations for specified activities.
(Sec. 7002) Requires any federal department or agency that has funds made available to it under this Act to provide Congress with a quarterly accounting of the cumulative balances of any unobligated funds received during FY2014 or in any previous fiscal year.
(Sec. 7003) Limits the use of funds under title I of this Act for any consulting service through procurement contracts to those contracts available for public inspection.
(Sec. 7004) Sets forth restrictions on office space for federal employees with respect to U.S. diplomatic facility construction, with an exception for Marine Corps use.
States that appropriations for the Department, foreign operations, and related programs which may be made available for the acquisition of property for diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.
(Sec. 7005) States that costs incurred by an agency or department 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 such agency's or department's budgetary resources.
(Sec. 706) Prohibits the use of certain funding sources for site acquisition and mitigation, planning, design or construction of the New London Embassy, United Kingdom.
(Sec. 7007) Prohibits the use of funds under titles III through VI of this Act for direct assistance or reparations to Cuba, North Korea, Iran, or Syria.
(Sec. 7008) Prohibits the use of funds under titles III through VI this Act for assistance to any country whose elected head of government is deposed by military or military-supported coup or decree.
Permits resuming assistance if a democratic government is subsequently elected to office.
(Sec. 7009) Limits certain agency, Department, and Broadcasting Board of Governors transfer authority.
(Sec. 7010) Directs the Secretary of State (Secretary in this title) to report to Congress quarterly on fund use for foreign military financing, international military education and training, peacekeeping operations, and the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund.
(Sec. 7011) Prohibits, with specified exceptions, appropriations under this Act from remaining available for obligation after the expiration of the current fiscal year unless expressly provided for.
(Sec. 7012) Prohibits funds under titles III through VI of this Act from being used for assistance to any country in default in excess of a year on payments on a U.S. loan unless the President determines such assistance is in the U.S. national interest.
(Sec. 7013) Prohibits funds under titles III through VI of this Act from being used for assistance under a new bilateral agreement unless such assistance is exempt from taxation, or reimbursed, by the foreign government.
(Sec. 7014) Authorizes specifically designated appropriations under titles II through VI of this Act to be reprogrammed for other programs within the same account subject to the appropriate congressional committees' regular notification procedures.
Extends the availability of program-specific appropriations for one fiscal year if the Secretary or USAID reports to Congress that program termination or changed circumstances makes it unlikely that such appropriations can be obligated during the original period of availability.
States that ceilings and specifically designated funding levels under 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.
(Sec. 7015) Prohibits funds that remain available for FY2014 obligation under titles I and II of this Act or in prior appropriations Acts from being made available for specified reprogramming purposes unless the appropriate congressional committees are notified 15 days in advance of such programming.
States that the requirements of this section or any similar provision may be waived if failure to do so would pose a substantial risk to human health or welfare.
Prohibits the use of funds under titles III through VI of this Act for Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe except through the regular notification procedures of the appropriate congressional committees.
(Sec. 7016) Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to notify Congress before: (1) providing certain excess defense articles under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, or (2) issuing a letter of offer to sell certain defense articles under the Arms Export Control Act.
(Sec. 7017) States that funds appropriated under titles III through VI of this Act or in prior appropriations Acts for the Department, foreign operations, export financing, and related programs that are returned or not made available for international organizations and programs shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2015.
(Sec. 7018) Prohibits certain funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 from being: (1) used to pay for abortions, involuntary sterilizations, or related biomedical research as a method of family planning; or (2) obligated or expended for any country or organization if such funds' use would violate specified provisions related to abortions and involuntary sterilizations.
(Sec. 7019) Allocates funds for specified accounts.
(Sec. 7020) Prohibits the obligation of certain funds to pay for alcoholic beverages or entertainment expenses for recreational activities.
(Sec. 7021) Prohibits the provision of funds under titles III through VI of this Act to any foreign government that provides lethal military equipment to a country that supports international terrorism unless the President reports to Congress that such assistance is in the U.S. national interest.
Prohibits bilateral assistance from being made to a government that: (1) grants sanctuary from prosecution to any individual or group which has committed an act of international terrorism, (2) otherwise supports international terrorism, or (3) is controlled by a terrorist organization. Authorizes the President to waive such prohibition for humanitarian or national security purposes.
(Sec. 7022) Extends, with an exception, certain authorities necessary to expend Department and foreign assistance funds.
(Sec. 7024) States that, unless expressly provided to the contrary, provisions authorizing or making appropriations for the Department, foreign operations, and related programs shall not be construed to prohibit activities authorized by the Peace Corps Act, the Inter-American Foundation Act, or the African Development Foundation Act.
(Sec. 7025) Prohibits funds under titles III through VI of this Act and funds available to the Export-Import Bank and OPIC from being used for production of any export commodity by a foreign country if the commodity is likely to be in surplus on world markets and will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers of a similar or competing commodity (with exceptions for benefits to U.S. producers).
(Sec. 7026) Directs USAID to require countries that receive foreign assistance which results in the generation of local currencies to deposit such currencies in a separate account to be used to finance foreign assistance activities.
(Sec. 7027) States that: (1) restrictions on assistance for a country shall not be construed to restrict specified assistance for nongovernmental organizations, and (2) nothing in this section shall be construed to alter existing prohibitions against abortion or involuntary sterilizations in this or any other Act.
States that: (1) during FY2014 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 (P.L. 480), and (2) this section shall not apply to assistance restrictions regarding support of international terrorism and human rights violations.
(Sec. 7028) Prohibits the provision of funds under titles III through VI of this Act for: (1) any financial incentive to a business for purposes of inducing it to relocate outside the United States if it will reduce the number of U.S. employees, or (2) assistance for any program that contributes to the violation of internationally recognized workers rights in the recipient country.
(Sec. 7029) States that none of the funds under title V of this Act should be paid to any international financial institution unless the Secretary of the Treasury certifies to Congress that such institution requires independent evaluations of each project, program loan or grant, or significant non-lending activity.
Prohibits payments under title V of this Act to any international financial institution while the U.S. executive director to the institution is compensated at a rate in excess of that for Level IV of the Executive Schedule, or any alternate U.S. director is compensated at a rate in excess of that for Level V of such Schedule.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct: (1) the U.S. Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to oppose assistance 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 (2) the U.S. executive directors at international financial entities to oppose assistance that requires user fees or service charges on poor people for primary education or primary health care.
(Sec. 7030) Authorizes nongovernmental organizations which are USAID grantees or contractors to place funds made available to them under title III of this Act in interest bearing accounts in order to enhance their participation in debt-for-development and debt-for-nature exchanges.
(Sec. 7031) Sets forth requirements for direct government-to government assistance.
(Sec. 7032) Obligates funds for democracy programs. i
(Sec. 7033) Conditions the use of funds appropriated by this Act to make any pledge for future year funding for any multilateral or bilateral program funded in titles III through VI of this Act.
(Sec. 7034) Makes funds under titles III through VI of this Act available for: (1) war victims, (2) displaced children, (3) displaced Burmese, and (4) victims of trafficking in persons and to combat such trafficking.
Expands authorities under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for civilian police assistance for a regional, district, municipal, or other sub-national entity emerging from instability.
Makes specified funds available for: (1) the World Food Program; (2) programs to disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate into civilian society former members of foreign terrorist organizations; (3) the Partner Vetting System pilot program; (4) the program for research and training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union; and (5) contingencies.
Urges the Secretary to withhold funds under title III of this Act for the central government of any country that is not taking appropriate steps to comply with the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions.
Authorizes the Secretary to transfer unobligated expired FY2014 diplomatic and consular program balances to the protection of foreign missions account for reimbursement of local claims, except for funds designated for overseas contingency operations and the war on terror.
(Sec. 7035) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Arab League boycott of Israel (reinstated in 1997), and the secondary boycott of American firms that have commercial ties with Israel, is an impediment to regional peace and to U.S. investment and trade in the Middle East and North Africa and should be terminated; and (2) the President should report annually to Congress on steps taken to encourage Arab League states to normalize their relations with Israel to end the boycott.
(Sec. 7036) Prohibits, with a national security interest waiver, the use of funds under titles III through VI of this Act from being used to support a Palestinian state unless the Secretary certifies to Congress that: (1) the Palestinian governing entity has demonstrated a commitment to peaceful coexistence with Israel and is taking measures to counter terrorism, and (2) the Palestinian Authority (PA) or a new governing entity is working to establish a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Exempts from such restriction assistance to help reform the PA and affiliated institutions or a governing entity meet such assistance requirements.
Expresses 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, and should enact other laws assuring accountable governance.
(Sec. 7037) Prohibits the obligation of funds appropriated under titles II through VI of this Act, except for acquisition of additional space for the Consulate General, to create in Jerusalem a new U.S. agency office for the purpose of conducting official U.S. business with the PA over Gaza and Jericho (or any successor Palestinian governing entity) provided for in the Israel-Palestine Liberation Organization Declaration of Principles.
(Sec. 7038) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to provide equipment, technical support, consulting services, or any other assistance to the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation.
(Sec. 7039) Directs the Secretary, for FY2014, to certify to Congress prior to the initial obligation of funds for the bilateral West Bank and Gaza program that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will have access to necessary financial information to evaluate the uses of U.S. assistance.
Directs the Secretary, before obligating economic support funds under this Act for the West Bank and Gaza, to take steps to ensure that such assistance is not provided to or through any individual or entity that advocates or engages in terrorist activity.
Prohibits funds from being used to honor individuals who commit, or have committed, acts of terrorism.
Requires and obligates funds for program audits.
(Sec. 7040) Prohibits specified assistance to the PA unless the President certifies to Congress that it is in the U.S. national security interest.
States that any such waiver shall: (1) not be for more than six months at a time, and (2) not apply beyond 12 months after enactment of this Act. Requires a report to Congress when such waiver is exercised.
Prohibits the use of appropriations under titles III through VI of this Act for salaries of PA personnel in Gaza or for assistance to Hamas or any Hamas-controlled or power-sharing government unless the President certifies to Congress that it has accepted Israel's right to exist and is adhering to previous agreements with the United States, Israel, and the international community.
Prohibits the obligation of funds under titles III through VI of this Act for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
(Sec. 7041) Prohibits the availability of Economic Support Fund assistance under this Act for the PA if: (1) the Palestinians obtain the same standing as a United Nations (U.N.) member state or full membership in the U.N. or any specialized U.N. agency outside an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians; or (2) the Palestinians initiate or actively support an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation or prosecution of Israeli nationals.
(Sec. 7042) Makes specified funds available for the government of Egypt only if the Secretary certifies to Congress that such government is meeting its obligations under the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
Directs the Secretary to certify to Congress that the government of Egypt is demonstrating a commitment to a pluralistic and inclusive democracy before any obligation of economic support and military financing assistance under this Act.
States that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from achieving the capability to produce nuclear weapons.
Prohibits the use of specified funds by the Export-Import Bank of the United States to provide new financing to any person subject to sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.
States that funds under this Act for Iraq should be made available to Iraq to support international efforts to promote regional stability, including in Syria.
Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for a permanent U.S.-Iraq basing rights agreement.
Makes specified funds available to Jordan for: (1) foreign military financing; and (2) costs related to regional instability.
Prohibits military financing funds under this Act from being made available for the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) if the LAF is controlled by, or in close collaboration with, Hezbollah or any other foreign terrorist organization.
Prohibits military financing funds under this Act from being made available for Lebanon unless the Secretary certifies to Congress that: (1) the LAF is not controlled by or collaborating with Hezbollah or any other foreign terrorist organization; and (2) such assistance will only be used to professionalize the LAF, strengthen border security and combat terrorism, and implement U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 (cessation of hostilities in Lebanon after 2006).
Prohibits the availability of funds under this Act for the central government of Libya unless the Secretary reports to Congress that Libya is cooperating with U.S. efforts to bring to justice those responsible for the Benghazi attack in September 2012.
Exempts from such limitation funding for protecting U.S. government personnel or facilities.
Makes funds under title III of this Act for Morocco available for any region or territory administered by Morocco, including the Western Sahara.
Directs the Secretary, before any obligation of funds under this Act for Syria, to consult with Congress.
Prohibits military financing funds under this Act from being made available to Yemen until the Secretary reports to Congress that the Armed Forces of Yemen: (1) are not controlled by a foreign terrorist organization, and (2) are cooperating with the United States on counterterrorism efforts against Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.
(Sec. 7043) Makes funds under this Act for the Central African Republic available for programs in areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army consistent with the goals of the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.
Obligates funds for the trans-Sahara counterterrorism partnership program and the partnership for regional East Africa counterterrorism program.
Urges that funds under this Act for Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Ghana, and the countries participating in the Congo Basin Forest Partnership be made available to promote transparency regarding the extraction of timber, oil, gas, cacao, and other natural resources.
Prohibits funds under this Act from being made available for: (1) the government of Sudan, (2) the cost of modifying loans and loan guarantees held by the government of Sudan, and (3) bilateral economic assistance to the government of any country that admits President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan.
Urges that funds under this Act be made available for South Sudan.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress regarding the extent to which South Sudan is: (1) establishing democratic institutions and supporting democratic freedoms, and (2) investigating members of security forces who have violated human rights.
Reaffirms the support of Congress 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.
Authorizes funds under this Act to be made available to the government of a country in which individuals indicted by the ICTR and the SCSL are alleged to be living if the Secretary reports to Congress that such government is cooperating with the ICTR and the SCSL.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct U.S. executive directors to international financial institutions to vote against any loan extensions to the government of Zimbabwe, except to meet basic human needs or to promote democracy, unless the Secretary reports to Congress that Zimbabwe has restored the rule of law.
Prohibits funds under this Act from being made to the government of Zimbabwe, except for health and education, unless the rule of law has been reestablished.
(Sec. 7044) Authorizes Economic Support Fund assistance under this Act to Burma, except that such funds shall not be made available to any successor of the State Peace and Development Council controlled by former Council members who promote its repressive policies.
Prohibits Economic Support Fund assistance from being made available for the government of North Korea.
Prohibits: (1) specified funds under this Act from being obligated or expended for export licenses of U.S. origin satellites (including commercial satellites and satellite components) to China without prior notice to Congress; and (2) the use of funds under this Act to finance any grant, contract, or cooperative agreement with the People's Liberation Army or any affiliated entity.
Urges the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct U.S. executive directors of international financial institutions 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.
Makes specified funds under this Act funds available to nongovernmental organizations to 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.
(Sec. 7045) Authorizes economic support funds under this Act for Colombia to be transferred to and merged with migration and refugee assistance funds, and be available only for assistance to nongovernmental and international organizations that provide assistance to Colombian refugees in neighboring countries.
Makes economic support funds under this Act available for Cuba only to promote democracy and strengthen civil society in Cuba.
Makes Haiti eligible to purchase U.S. defense articles and services for its Coast Guard.
Withholds specified assistance for Honduran military and police forces until the Secretary reports to Congress that Honduras is: (1) implementing policies to protect freedom of expression and due process of law, and (2) investigating military and police personnel who are alleged to have violated human rights.
Makes specified assistance available for labor and environmental capacity building activities relating to free trade agreements with the countries of Central America, Peru, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.
(Sec. 7046) Withholds specified assistance from Afghanistan until the Secretary reports to Congress regarding: (1) Department and USAID transition and security plans, (2) rights of Afghan women and girls, and (3) taxation of U.S. assistance.
Prohibits U.S. government use of funds under this Act to enter into a permanent basing rights agreement between the United States and Afghanistan.
Withholds specified assistance for Pakistan until the Secretary certifies to Congress that Pakistan is: (1) cooperating with the United States in counterterrorism efforts, (2) not supporting terrorist activities against the United States or coalition forces in Afghanistan, (3) preventing the proliferation of nuclear-related material and expertise, (4) issuing visas in a timely manner for U.S. visitors engaged in counterterrorism and assistance efforts, (5) dismantling improvised explosive device (IED) networks, (6) providing humanitarian organizations access to detainees and internally displaced persons, and (7) protecting judicial independence.
Authorizes the availability of specified military assistance to Pakistan only for counterterrorism and counterinsurgency capabilities in Pakistan.
Makes Economic Support Fund assistance available for cross border stabilization and development programs between Afghanistan and Pakistan, or between either country and the Central Asian republics.
(Sec. 7047) Prohibits the use of funds under titles III through VI of this Act to pay any assessments, arrearages, or dues of any U.N. member, or from certain funds under this Act for the costs for attendance of another country's delegation at international conferences held under the auspices of multilateral or international organizations.
(Sec. 7048) Permits the President to provide up to a specified amount of commodities and services to the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal if doing so will contribute to a just resolution of charges regarding genocide or other violations of international law in the former Yugoslavia.
(Sec. 7049) Withholds specified funds under this Act for contributions to any U.N. organization, agency, or program, or any international organization until the Secretary certifies that the organization is: (1) publishing on a publicly available Web site regular financial and programmatic audits and provides the U.S. government with full access to such information, and (2) implementing whistle blower protection practices.
Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to pay expenses for any U.S. delegation to any specialized U.N. agency, body, or commission that is presided over by a country that has provided support for international terrorism.
Makes specified funds available for U.S. contributions or assessments for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) only if the Secretary reports to Congress that: (1) UNRHC participation is in the U.S. national interest, and (2) UNRHC is taking steps to remove Israel as a permanent agenda item.
Prohibits the use of funds under this Act for the design, renovation, or construction of the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
Prohibits migration and refugee assistance funds under this Act from being made available for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) until the Secretary reports to Congress that UNRWA is: (1) addressing staff, beneficiary, or facility use violations of its own policies; (2) taking measures to ensure it is operating in compliance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; (3) taking steps to improve the transparency of educational materials in UNRWA-administered schools, and using curriculum materials designed to promote tolerance, non-violent conflict resolution, and human rights; and (4) not engaging in financial operations in violation of U.S. law.
(Sec. 7050) Authorizes the use of specified funds under titles III and IV of this Act to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of civilian police authority through human rights training and through the promotion of civilian police roles that support democratic governance, including programs on conflict prevention, police-community relations, disaster assistance, and gender-based violence.
(Sec. 7051) Prohibits the use of specified funds to send or otherwise pay for the attendance of more than 50 U.S.-stationed employees from a federal department or agency at any single conference outside the United States unless such attendance is important to the national interest.
(Sec. 7052) Authorizes the transfer of certain aircraft including for the transportation of active and standby Civilian Response Corps personnel and equipment.
Requires that the use of Department and USAID aircraft used primarily to transport personnel be coordinated under the authority of the appropriate Chief of Mission.
(Sec. 7053) Withholds assistance from a foreign country in an amount equal to 110% of the total unpaid property tax and unpaid parking fines and penalties incurred April 1, 1997-September 30, 2013, and owed by the country to the District of Columbia or New York City.
(Sec. 7054) Authorizes disposal on a grant basis in foreign countries of demining equipment used in support of the clearance of land mines and unexploded ordnance for humanitarian purposes.
Restricts military assistance for cluster munitions.
(Sec. 7055) Prohibits the use of funds for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States that were not authorized before the enactment of this Act.
Makes specified funds available for USAID assistance to private and voluntary organizations engaged in facilitating public discussion of hunger and other related issues.
(Sec. 7056) Limits the amount of funds under title II of this Act that may be used for official USAID residence expenses.
(Sec. 7057) Allocates specified funds under title III of this Act for USAID to hire up to 175 persons per fiscal year on a limited appointment basis in the United States and abroad.
Conditions such hirings upon an equivalent elimination of USAID nondirect-hire employees.
Terminates such authority on September 30, 2015.
Authorizes up to four-year extensions for limited-appointment Foreign Service personnel.
Authorizes specified funds under title III of this Act for the costs of persons detailed to or employed by USAID to carry out natural or man-made disaster response programs. Authorizes specified funds under this Act to be used by USAID to employ up to 40 personal services contractors in the United States for new or expanded overseas programs until permanent personnel are hired.
Limits to 15 the number of such contractors that may be assigned to any bureau or office.
Continues USAID authority to appoint into the Senior Foreign Service and employ up to 10 individuals for programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Pakistan.
(Sec. 7058) States that funds appropriated by titles III and IV of this Act for bilateral assistance for child survival activities or disease programs, including HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment activities, may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law with specified exceptions.
Authorizes specified funds under this Act for family planning and reproductive health.
Withholds specified funds under this Act from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria until the Secretary reports to Congress that the Fund is implementing a policy of transparency and maintaining a policy to protect whistle blowers.
(Sec. 7059) Prohibits the availability of funds under this Act 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.
(Sec. 7060) Makes specified funds under this Act available to improve the status of women and promote economic and political gender equality.
Requires the Department and USAID to fully integrate gender into all diplomatic and development efforts.
(Sec. 7061) Makes specified funds under this Act available for gender-based violence prevention and response efforts.
Requires programs and activities funded under titles III and IV of this Act to train foreign police, judicial, and military personnel to address prevention and response to gender-based violence and trafficking in persons.
(Sec. 7062) Allocates specified funds for: (1) basic education, (2) conservation programs, (3) food security and agriculture development programs, (4) microenterprise and microfinance development programs for the poor and women, (5) women's leadership programs, (6) activities to combat trafficking in persons, (7) water and sanitation supply projects, and (8) American schools and hospitals abroad.
(Sec. 7063) Applies specified human-rights-based conditions on assistance to the government of Uzbekistan under this Act, except that the Secretary may waive such conditions for 6-month periods for up to 12 months after enactment of this Act if in the U.S. national security interest and necessary to obtain access to and from Afghanistan.
(Sec. 7064) Prohibits funds under titles III through VI of this Act from being provided to a nongovernmental organization or contractor which fails to provide documents, files, or records for USAID auditing requirements.
(Sec. 7065) Prohibits funds under this Act from being made available for the United Nations Population Fund.
Prohibits funds under this Act for population planning from being made available to any foreign nongovernmental organization that promotes or performs abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother's life would be endangered.
(Sec. 7066) Obligates specified funds under this Act for assistance to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities.
(Sec. 7067) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to support or justify the use of torture, cruel, or inhumane treatment by any U.S. government official or contract employee.
(Sec. 7068) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act (other than funds for narcotics control and law enforcement, refugee assistance, or antiterrorism activities) to assist the government of a country with which the United States has diplomatic relations and an extradition treaty and refuses to extradite to the United States any individual charged with a criminal offense for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment without parole, or for killing a law enforcement officer.
Authorizes the Secretary to waive such restriction on a case-by-case basis if important to U.S. national interests.
(Sec. 7069) Authorizes the commercial leasing of certain defense articles (instead of the government-to-government sale) to Israel, Egypt, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members, and major non-NATO allies if the President determines that there are compelling foreign policy or national security reasons.
(Sec. 7070) Prohibits the availability of specified funds under this Act, subject to a U.S. national interest waiver, to a government of an Independent State of the former Soviet Union that directs any action in violation of the territorial integrity or national sovereignty of any other Independent State of the former Soviet Union.
Authorizes Economic Support Fund assistance under this Act to specified countries pursuant to the Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989 and the FREEDOM Support Act.
(Sec. 7071) Extends certain IMF transparency requirements to this Act.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Director of the IMF to ensure that any loan will be repaid to the IMF before other private creditors.
(Sec. 7072) Prohibits funds under title III of this Act from being made available for the government of the Russian Federation.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress regarding Russian support for: (1) the governments of Syria and Iran; (2) persecution of government critics, democratic opposition, and domestic and international nongovernmental and media organizations; (3) official corruption; and (4) discrimination against religious groups or religious communities in Russia.
(Sec. 7073) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used for first-class travel by employees of agencies funded under this Act in contravention of the Federal Travel Regulation System.
(Sec. 7074) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act, with a specified exception, to enter into a contract or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to a corporation that was convicted of a federal felony within the preceding 24 months or has unpaid federal taxes if the awarding agency has direct knowledge of the conviction or unpaid taxes.
(Sec. 7075) Prohibits funds under titles III through VI of this Act from being made available for Enterprise Funds unless Congress is notified 15 days in advance.
Directs the President to submit to Congress a plan for the distribution of the assets of an Enterprise Fund before any distribution resulting from liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Fund.
(Sec. 7076) Requires each department, agency, or organization funded under titles I and II of this Act, and the Department of the Treasury and the independent agencies funded under title III of this Act to submit to Congress an operating plan for funds appropriated or otherwise available for obligation in FY2014.
Requires the Secretary to submit to Congress a spend plan for specified funds for: (1) Iraq, Haiti, Colombia, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, and the Central American Regional Security Initiative; (2) certain countries or programs; (3) food security and agriculture development; and (4) the Development Credit Authority for FY2013.
(Sec. 7077) Rescinds specified amounts from: (1) the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and (2) Economic Support Fund assistance available to the President for bilateral assistance.
(Sec. 7078) Prohibits funds under this Act from being disbursed for a U.S. contribution to the general capital increases of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Development Bank, or the Inter-American Development Bank until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies to Congress that the appropriate institution is implementing specified reform commitments.
(Sec. 7079) States that, if the executive branch makes a determination not to comply with any provision of this Act on constitutional grounds, the head of the relevant federal agency shall notify Congress within five days concerning the basis for such determination and any resulting program and policy changes.
(Sec. 7080) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to implement the Arms Trade Treaty or any similar agreement unless the Treaty has been signed by the President, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been the subject of congressional implementing legislation.
(Sec. 7081) Prohibits appropriations for the Department, foreign operations, and related programs from being 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 the Secretary notifies Congress of such agreement's terms prior to its implementation.
(Sec. 7082) States that the Congressional Budget Justifications for Department of State Operations and Foreign Operations shall be provided to Congress concurrent with the President's submission of the FY2015 budget.
(Sec. 7083) Obligates specified funds for the Special Defense Acquisition Fund, to remain available for obligation through September 30, 2016.
(Sec. 7084) Sets forth the conditions under which funds available under this Act for USAID may be provided for limited competitions through local entities.
(Sec. 7085) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to pay more than 75% of the salary of the Secretary or the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan during the period July 1, 2014-September 30, 2014, unless as of July 1, 2014, the Department has submitted to Congress a specified audit implementation plan.
Title VIII: Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism- Appropriates additional funds to the Department for: (1) administration and diplomatic and consular programs; (2) the Office of Inspector General; (3) educational and cultural exchange programs; and (4) embassy security, construction, and maintenance.
Appropriates additional funds for: (1) contributions to international organizations, and (2) international broadcasting operations.
Appropriates additional funds to USAID for: (1) operating expenses, and (2) the Office of Inspector General.
Appropriates additional bilateral assistance funds to the President for: (1) international disaster assistance, (2) transition initiatives, and (3) the Economic Support Fund.
Appropriates additional bilateral assistance funds to the Department for migration and refugee assistance.
Appropriates additional security assistance funds to the Department for: (1) international narcotics control and law enforcement; (2) nonproliferation, antiterrorism, and demining; and (3) peacekeeping operations.
Appropriates additional funds to the President for the foreign military financing program.
(Sec. 8001) States that: (1) funds appropriated in this title are in addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act for FY2014, and (2) such additional funds shall be available under the authorities and conditions applicable to such appropriations accounts.
(Sec. 8003) Rescinds a specified amount of unexpended balances from certain Pakistan counterinsurgency capability funds designated for overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism use.
(Sec. 8004) Authorizes the transfer of specified funds under this Act to implement the recommendations of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board.
(Sec. 8005) States that each amount designated in this Act for overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism shall be available (or rescinded, if applicable) only if the President subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits such designations to Congress.
Title IX: Additional General Provision - (Sec. 9001) States that the amount by which the applicable allocation of new budget authority made by Congress under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 exceeds the amount of proposed new budget authority is $0.