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Calendar No. 435

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2499

[Report No. 113–195]


Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 19, 2014

Mr. Leahy, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following original bill; which was read twice and placed on the calendar


A BILL

Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

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 Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, 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, $6,460,639,000, of which up to $695,000,000 may remain available until September 30, 2016, and of which up to $2,128,115,000 may remain available until expended for Worldwide Security Protection: Provided, That funds made available under this heading shall be allocated in accordance with paragraphs (1) through (4) 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, $2,270,036,000, of which up to $331,885,000 is for Worldwide Security Protection and of which not less than $1,500,000 is for human rights vetting.

(2) OVERSEAS PROGRAMS.—For necessary expenses for the regional bureaus of the Department of State and overseas activities as authorized by law, $1,595,805,000.

(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, $780,860,000, of which not less than $3,500,000 is for human rights vetting.

(4) SECURITY PROGRAMS.—For necessary expenses for security activities, $1,813,938,000, of which up to $1,796,230,000 is for Worldwide Security Protection.

(5) FEES AND PAYMENTS COLLECTED.—In addition to amounts otherwise made available under this heading—

(A) not to exceed $1,806,600 shall be derived from fees collected from other executive 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, $533,000, 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 $5,000,000, 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, REPROGRAMMING, AND OTHER MATTERS.—

(A) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, funds may be reprogrammed within and between paragraphs (1) through (4) 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.

(D) Of the funds appropriated under this heading, up to $23,500,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for Conflict Stabilization Operations 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.

(E) Of the amount made available under this heading, not to exceed $1,000,000 may be used to make grants to carry out the activities of the Cultural Antiquities Task Force.

capital investment fund

For necessary expenses of the Capital Investment Fund, $56,400,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized.

office of inspector general

For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General, $73,400,000, notwithstanding section 209(a)(1) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96–465), as it relates to post inspections: Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, $11,000,000 may remain available until September 30, 2016.

educational and cultural exchange programs

For expenses of educational and cultural exchange programs, as authorized, $590,770,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That fees or other payments received from, or in connection with, English teaching, educational advising and counseling programs, and exchange visitor programs as authorized may be credited to this account, to remain available until expended: Provided further, That a portion of the Fulbright awards from the Eurasia and Central Asia regions shall be designated as Edmund S. Muskie Fellowships, following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing modifications made to existing educational and cultural exchange programs since calendar year 2013, including for special academic and special professional and cultural exchanges: Provided further, That any further modifications to such programs shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That notwithstanding 22 CFR 62.32(h)(16), the Secretary of State shall permit participants in the Summer Work Travel program who are admitted under section 101(a)(15)(J) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(J)) to be employed in seafood processing positions, until September 30, 2015, if such placements comply with all requirements of such program.

representation expenses

For representation expenses as authorized, $8,030,000.

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, $30,036,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016.

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, $799,400,000, to remain available until expended as authorized, of which not to exceed $25,000 may be used for domestic and overseas representation expenses 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, $1,217,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations the proposed allocation of funds made available under this heading and the actual and anticipated proceeds of sales for all projects in fiscal year 2015.

emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service

For necessary expenses to enable the Secretary of State to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and Consular Service, $7,900,000, 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.

repatriation loans program account

For the cost of direct loans, $1,300,000, 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: Provided further, That such funds are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not to exceed $2,469,136.

payment to the american institute in taiwan

For necessary expenses to carry out the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96–8), $30,000,000.

payment to the foreign service retirement and disability fund

For payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund, as authorized, $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, $1,440,524,000: 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 not later than May 15, 2015, the Secretary of State shall report to the Committees on Appropriations any credits available to the United States, including from the United Nations Tax Equalization Fund (TEF), and provide updated fiscal year 2016 assessment costs including offsets from available TEF credits and updated foreign currency exchange rates: Provided further, That any such credits shall only be available for United States assessed contributions to the United Nations and shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That any payment of arrearages under this heading 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 under this heading 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: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall review the budgetary and personnel procedures of each organization funded under this heading and, not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the extent to which, for each such organization, unnecessary administrative costs are eliminated and personnel practices are transparent and merit-based.

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 expenses; as follows:

salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses, not otherwise provided for, $45,415,000.

construction

For detailed plan preparation and construction of authorized projects, $26,461,000, 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, $12,561,000: Provided, That of the amount provided under this heading for the International Joint Commission, up to $500,000 may remain available until September 30, 2016, and $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, $37,180,000: Provided, That the United States share of such expenses may be advanced to the respective commissions pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324.

RELATED AGENCY

Broadcasting Board Of Governors

international broadcasting operations

For necessary expenses to enable the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), as authorized, to carry out international communication activities, and to make and supervise grants for radio and television broadcasting to the Middle East, $716,460,000: Provided, That in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, up to $26,525,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading for satellite transmissions and related costs shall remain available until expended, and not less than $12,500,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading shall be for Internet freedom programs and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated under this heading, not to exceed $35,000 may be used for representation expenses, of which $10,000 may be used for representation expenses within the United States as authorized, and not to exceed $30,000 may be used for representation expenses of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Provided further, That the authority provided by section 504(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107–228; 22 U.S.C. 6206 note) shall remain in effect through September 30, 2015: Provided further, That the BBG 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, provides an open platform for international terrorists or those who support international terrorism, or is in violation of the principles and standards set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of section 303 of the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 6202) or the entity’s journalistic code of ethics: Provided further, That significant modifications to BBG broadcast hours previously justified to Congress, including changes to transmission platforms (shortwave, medium wave, satellite, Internet, and television), for all BBG language services shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That in addition to funds made available under this heading, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, up to $5,000,000 in receipts from advertising and revenue from business ventures, up to $500,000 in receipts from cooperating international organizations, and up to $1,000,000 in receipts from privatization efforts of the Voice of America and the International Broadcasting Bureau, shall remain available until expended for carrying out authorized purposes.

broadcasting capital improvements

For the purchase, rent, construction, repair, preservation, and improvement of facilities for radio, television, and digital transmission and reception; the purchase, rent, and installation of necessary equipment for radio, television, and digital transmission and reception, including to Cuba, as authorized; and physical security worldwide, in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, $4,800,000, 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), $17,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized.

United States Institute Of Peace

For necessary expenses of the United States Institute of Peace, as authorized by the United States Institute of Peace Act, $37,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, which shall not be used for construction activities: Provided, That notwithstanding section 1705(h)(3) of the United States Institute of Peace Act, the United States Institute of Peace may use non-appropriated funds to pay the salary-related costs of senior executives above the limitation on appropriations for basic salary-related costs in section 7034(w) of this Act.

Center For Middle Eastern-western Dialogue Trust Fund

For necessary expenses of the Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund, as authorized by section 633 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004 (22 U.S.C. 2078), the total amount of the interest and earnings accruing to such Fund on or before September 30, 2015, 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, 2015, 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, above the rate payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code; 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, 2015, to remain available until expended.

East-west Center

To enable the Secretary of State to provide for carrying out the provisions of the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West Act of 1960, by grant to the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West in the State of Hawaii, $16,700,000.

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, $135,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $100,000,000 shall be allocated in the traditional and customary manner, including for the core institutes, and $35,000,000 shall be for democracy, human rights, and rule of law programs.

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, $644,000, as authorized by section 1303 of Public Law 99–83: Provided, That the Commission may procure temporary, intermittent, and other services notwithstanding paragraph (3) of section 1303(g) of Public Law 99–83 (16 U.S.C. 469j): Provided further, That such authority shall terminate on October 1, 2015: Provided further, That the Commission shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to exercising such authority.

United States 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), as amended, $3,500,000, including not more than $4,000 for representation expenses: Provided, That if the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is authorized beyond September 30, 2015, this amount will remain available until September 30, 2016.

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, $2,579,000, including not more than $4,000 for representation expenses, to remain available until September 30, 2016.

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 by title III of the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 6911–6919), $2,000,000, including not more than $3,000 for representation expenses, to remain available until September 30, 2016.

United States-china Economic And Security Review Commission

salaries and expenses

For necessary expenses of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, as authorized by section 1238 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002), $3,500,000, including not more than $4,000 for representation expenses, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That the authorities, requirements, limitations, and conditions contained in the second through sixth provisos under this heading in division F of Public Law 111–117 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 and shall apply to funds appropriated under this heading as if included in this Act.

TITLE II
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Funds Appropriated To The President

operating expenses

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 667 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $1,170,614,000, of which up to $175,500,000 may remain available until September 30, 2016: 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 use of funds 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 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 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 expenses, of which not to exceed $5,000 may be available for entertainment expenses, for USAID during the current fiscal year.

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, $130,815,000, 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, $54,038,000, of which $8,100,000 may remain available until September 30, 2016, for the Office of 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, as follows:

global health programs

(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, $2,769,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, and which shall be apportioned directly to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID): Provided, That this amount shall be made available as provided for in the first proviso under this heading in division K of Public Law 113–76, and for disaster preparedness to safeguard public health: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this paragraph may be made available for a United States contribution to the GAVI Alliance: 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 not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, and must be accompanied by the 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 the eighth and ninth provisos under this heading in division K of Public Law 113–76 shall apply to funds appropriated under this heading in this Act: 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 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, $5,370,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019, which shall be apportioned directly to the Department of State: Provided, That funds appropriated under this paragraph may 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 (Global Fund), and shall be expended at the minimum rate necessary to make timely payment for projects and activities: Provided further, That the amount of such contribution should be $1,350,000,000: Provided further, That up to 5 percent of the aggregate amount of funds made available to the Global Fund in fiscal year 2015 may be made available to USAID for technical assistance related to the activities of the Global Fund: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this paragraph, up to $14,250,000 may be made available, in addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, for administrative expenses of the Office of the United States Global AIDS Coordinator.

development assistance

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of sections 103, 105, 106, 214, and sections 251 through 255, and chapter 10 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $2,421,964,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $23,000,000 shall be made available for the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program, not less than $11,000,000 shall be made available for cooperative development programs of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for grants to indigenous peoples organizations and decisions about the use of such funds shall be the responsibility of the Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues, USAID: Provided further, That in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, up to $15,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading that are used for grants focused on science, technology, or innovation and designed to improve development outcomes in any sector may be made available pursuant to chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

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, $660,000,000, to remain available until expended.

transition initiatives

For necessary expenses for international disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction assistance administered by the Office of Transition Initiatives, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), pursuant to section 491 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $67,000,000, to remain available until expended, to support transition to democracy and long-term development for 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 USAID shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations at least 5 days prior to beginning a new program of assistance: Provided further, That if the Secretary of State determines that it is important to the national interests of the United States to provide transition assistance in excess of the amount appropriated under this heading, up to $15,000,000 of the funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the provisions of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 may be used for purposes of this heading and under the authorities applicable to funds appropriated under this heading: Provided further, That funds made available pursuant to the previous proviso shall be made available subject to prior consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.

complex crises fund

(including transfer of funds)

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to support programs and activities to prevent or respond to emerging or unforeseen foreign challenges and complex crises overseas, $25,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds appropriated under this heading may be made available on such terms and conditions as are appropriate and necessary for the purposes of preventing or responding to such challenges and crises, except that no funds shall be made available for lethal assistance or to respond to natural disasters: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this heading may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law, except sections 7007, 7008, and 7018 of this Act and section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this heading may be used for administrative expenses, in addition to funds otherwise made available for such purposes, except that such expenses may not exceed 5 percent of the funds appropriated under this heading: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this heading shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, except that such notifications shall be transmitted at least 5 days prior to the obligation of funds.

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 (USAID), as authorized by sections 256 and 635 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, up to $40,000,000 may be derived by transfer from funds appropriated by this Act to carry out part I of such Act: Provided, That funds provided under this paragraph and funds provided as a gift that are used for purposes of this paragraph 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, 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 making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, 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, except that the principal amount of loans made or guaranteed under this heading with respect to any single country shall not exceed $300,000,000: Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize total loan principal, any portion of which is to be guaranteed, of up to $2,000,000,000.

In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out credit programs administered by USAID, $8,200,000, 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, 2017.

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, $2,540,475,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016.

democracy fund

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for the promotion of democracy globally, $130,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, of which $80,500,000 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 Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development.

Department Of State

migration and refugee assistance

For necessary expenses not otherwise provided for, to enable the Secretary of State to carry out the provisions of section 2(a) and (b) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, 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, $1,039,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not less than $35,000,000 shall be made available to respond to small-scale emergency humanitarian requirements: Provided, That $10,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be made available for refugees resettling in Israel.

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)), $50,000,000, 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, $380,000,000, of which $5,000,000 is for the Office of Inspector General, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, 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 $104,000 may be available for representation expenses, of which not to exceed $4,000 may be made available for entertainment expenses: Provided further, That any decision to open, close, significantly reduce, or suspend a domestic or overseas office or country program shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations, except that prior consultation and regular notification procedures may be waived when there is a substantial security risk to volunteers or other Peace Corps personnel, pursuant to section 7015(e) of this Act: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be used to pay for abortions: Provided further, That notwithstanding the previous proviso, section 614 of division C of Public Law 112–74 shall apply to funds appropriated under this heading.

millennium challenge corporation

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (MCA), $901,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, up to $105,000,000 may be available for administrative expenses of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (the Corporation): Provided further, That up to 5 percent of the funds appropriated under this heading may be made available to carry out the purposes of section 616 of the MCA for fiscal year 2015: Provided further, That section 605(e) of the MCA 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 MCA 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 Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation shall notify the Committees on Appropriations not later than 15 days prior to commencing negotiations for any country compact or threshold country program; signing any such compact or threshold program; or terminating or suspending any such compact or threshold program: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this heading by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs that are available to implement section 609(g) of the MCA shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That no country should be eligible for a threshold program after such country has completed a country compact: Provided further, That any funds that are deobligated from a Millennium Challenge Compact shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations prior to re-obligation: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 606(a)(2) of the MCA, a country shall be a candidate country for purposes of eligibility for assistance for the fiscal year if the country has a per capita income equal to or below the World Bank's lower middle income country threshold for the fiscal year and is among the 75 lowest per capita income countries as identified by the World Bank; and the country meets the requirements of section 606(a)(1)(B) of the MCA: Provided further, That notwithstanding section 606(b)(1) of the MCA, in addition to countries described in the preceding proviso, a country shall be a candidate country for purposes of eligibility for assistance for the fiscal year if the country has a per capita income equal to or below the World Bank's lower middle income country threshold for the fiscal year and is not among the 75 lowest per capita income countries as identified by the World Bank; and the country meets the requirements of section 606(a)(1)(B) of the MCA: Provided further, That any Millennium Challenge Corporation candidate country under section 606 of the MCA with a per capita income that changes in the fiscal year such that the country would be reclassified from a low income country to a lower middle income country or from a lower middle income country to a low income country shall retain its candidacy status in its former income classification for the fiscal year and the 2 subsequent fiscal years: Provided further, That none of the funds made available by this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs shall be available for a threshold program in a country that is not currently a candidate country: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not to exceed $100,000 may be available for representation and entertainment expenses, of which not to exceed $5,000 may be available for entertainment expenses.

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, $22,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not to exceed $2,000 may be available for representation expenses.

united states 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, 2016, of which not to exceed $2,000 may be available for representation expenses: Provided, That funds made available to grantees may be invested pending expenditure for project purposes when authorized by the Board of Directors of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF): 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 USADF 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 percent if the increase is due solely to foreign currency fluctuation: Provided further, That the USADF shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations after each time such waiver authority is exercised: Provided further, That the USADF may make rent or lease payments in advance from appropriations available for such purpose for offices, buildings, grounds, and quarters in Africa as may be necessary to carry out its functions: Provided further, That the USADF may maintain bank accounts outside the United States Treasury and retain any interest earned on such accounts, in furtherance of the purposes of the African Development Foundation Act: Provided further, That the USADF may not withdraw any appropriations from the Treasury prior to the need for spending such funds for program purposes.

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, $23,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2017, which shall be available notwithstanding any other provision of law.

TITLE IV
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE

Department Of State

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, $1,962,555,000, of which 15 percent shall remain available until September 30, 2016: 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), the Committees on Appropriations are notified: (1) of the estimated cost and duration of the mission, the national interest that will be served, and the exit strategy; (2) that the United Nations has in place measures to prevent United Nations employees, contractor personnel, and peacekeeping troops serving in the mission from trafficking in persons, exploiting victims of trafficking, or committing acts of illegal sexual exploitation or other violations of human rights, and to bring to justice individuals who engage in such acts while participating in the peacekeeping mission, including prosecution in their home countries of such individuals in connection with such acts, and to make information about such cases publicly available in the country where an alleged crime occurs and on the United Nations' Web site; and (3) pursuant to section 7015 of this Act and the procedures therein followed, of the source of funds that will be used to pay the cost of the new or expanded mission: Provided further, That funds shall be available for peacekeeping expenses unless the Secretary of State determines that American manufacturers and suppliers are not being given opportunities to provide equipment, services, and material for United Nations peacekeeping activities equal to those being given to foreign manufacturers and suppliers: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall work with the United Nations and foreign governments contributing peacekeeping troops to implement effective vetting procedures to ensure that such troops have not violated human rights: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this heading may be used for any United Nations peacekeeping mission that will involve United States Armed Forces under the command or operational control of a foreign national, unless the President's military advisors have submitted to the President a recommendation that such involvement is in the national interests of the United States and the President has submitted to the Congress such a recommendation: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall report to the Committees on Appropriations any credits available to the United States, including those resulting from United Nations peacekeeping missions or the United Nations Tax Equalization Fund: Provided further, That any such credits shall only be available for United States assessed contributions to the United Nations and shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this heading in this Act or in division K of Public Law 113–76 that remain available for obligation, shall be available for United States assessed contributions up to the amount specified in the Annex accompanying United Nations General Assembly document A/67/224/Add.1.

international narcotics control and law enforcement

For necessary expenses to carry out section 481 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $708,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That the provision of assistance by any other United States Government department or agency which is comparable to assistance made available under this heading but which is provided under any other provision of law, shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of sections 481(b) and 622(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961: Provided further, That in allocating funds appropriated under this heading for international narcotics control programs the Secretary of State shall prioritize social, economic, and judicial reform programs that address the root causes of illicit drug production, trafficking, addiction, and related violence: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available to combat piracy of United States copyright materials, consistent with the requirements of section 688(a) and (b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (division J of Public Law 110–161): Provided further, That the reporting requirements contained in section 1404 of Public Law 110–252 shall apply to funds made available by this Act, including a description of modifications, if any, to the Palestinian Authority's security strategy: Provided further, That the Department of State may 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 such property 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 section 482(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall not apply to funds appropriated under this heading, except that any funds made available notwithstanding such section shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs

For necessary expenses for nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs and activities, $593,775,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, 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 for the clearance of unexploded ordnance, the Secretary of State should prioritize those areas where such ordnance was caused by the United States: Provided further, That funds made available under this heading for the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund shall be available notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations, to promote bilateral and multilateral activities relating to nonproliferation, disarmament and weapons destruction, and shall remain available until expended: 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 appropriated under this heading may be made available for the IAEA unless the Secretary of State determines that Israel is being denied its right to participate in the activities of that Agency: Provided further, That funds made available for conventional weapons destruction programs, including demining and related activities, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, may be used for administrative expenses related to the operation and management of such programs and activities.

peacekeeping operations

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 551 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $120,000,000: Provided, That funds appropriated under this heading may be used, notwithstanding section 660 of such Act, to provide assistance to enhance the capacity of foreign civilian security forces, including gendarmes, to participate in peacekeeping operations: Provided further, That notwithstanding the second proviso under this heading in division K of Public Law 113–76, not less than $28,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be made available for a United States contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers mission in the Sinai, and not less than $6,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs may be made available to address force protection requirements: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this Act should not be used to support any military training or operations that include child soldiers: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be obligated except as provided through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

Funds Appropriated To The President

international military education and training

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 541 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $104,674,000, of which up to $4,000,000 may remain available until September 30, 2016, 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 of the funds appropriated under this heading, not to exceed $55,000 may be available for entertainment expenses.

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, $4,803,645,000: Provided, That to expedite the provision of assistance to foreign countries and international organizations, the Secretary of State, following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations and subject to the regular notification procedures of such Committees, 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 of the funds appropriated under this heading, not less than $3,100,000,000 shall be available for grants only for Israel, and funds are available for assistance for Jordan and Egypt subject to section 7041 of this Act: Provided further, That the funds appropriated under this heading for assistance for Israel shall be disbursed within 30 days of 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 under this heading shall, as agreed by the United States and Israel, be available for advanced weapons systems, of which not less than $815,300,000 shall be available for the procurement in Israel of defense articles and defense services, including research and development: 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 Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, has justified such program to the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this heading shall be nonrepayable notwithstanding any requirement in section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act: Provided further, That funds made available under this heading 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 procurement has first signed an agreement with the United States Government specifying the conditions under which such procurement 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 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 $63,945,000 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 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 made available 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 expenses: Provided further, That not more than $904,000,000 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 2015 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, $351,000,000, of which not less than $11,700,000 shall be made available for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change/United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Provided, That section 307(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall not apply to contributions to the United Nations Democracy Fund: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds appropriated under this heading up to $700,000 may be made available to the World Heritage Fund.

International Financial Institutions

global environment facility

For payment to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development as trustee for the Global Environment Facility by the Secretary of the Treasury, $136,563,000, to remain available until expended.

contribution to the international development association

For payment to the International Development Association by the Secretary of the Treasury, $1,285,000,000, to remain available until expended.

For payment to the International Development Association by the Secretary of the Treasury to satisfy commitments made by the United States to support the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, including through generation of early encashment credits, $78,900,000, to remain available until expended.

contribution to the international bank for reconstruction and development

For payment to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development by the Secretary of the Treasury for the United States share of the paid-in portion of the increases in capital stock, $192,920,689, to remain available until expended.

limitation on callable capital subscriptions

The United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development may subscribe without fiscal year limitation to the callable capital portion of the United States share of increases in capital stock in an amount not to exceed $2,928,990,899.

contribution to the clean technology fund

For payment to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development as trustee for the Clean Technology Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury, $201,253,000, to remain available until expended.

contribution to the strategic climate fund

For payment to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development as trustee for the Strategic Climate Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury, $63,184,000, to remain available until expended.

contribution to the inter-american development bank

For payment to the Inter-American Development Bank by the Secretary of the Treasury for the United States share of the paid-in portion of the increase in capital stock, $102,020,448, to remain available until expended.

limitation on callable capital subscriptions

The United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank may subscribe without fiscal year limitation to the callable capital portion of the United States share of such capital stock in an amount not to exceed $4,098,794,833.

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, $10,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such payment shall be subject to prior consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.

contribution to the asian development bank

For payment to the Asian Development Bank by the Secretary of the Treasury for the United States share of the paid-in portion of increase in capital stock, $112,194,435, to remain available until expended.

limitation on callable capital subscriptions

The United States Governor of the Asian Development Bank may subscribe without fiscal year limitation to the callable capital portion of the United States share of such capital stock in an amount not to exceed $2,558,048,769.

contribution to the asian development fund

For payment to the Asian Development Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury, $100,100,000, to remain available until expended.

contribution to the african development bank

For payment to the African Development Bank by the Secretary of the Treasury for the United States share of the paid-in portion of the increase in capital stock, $34,118,587, to remain available until expended.

limitation on callable capital subscriptions

The United States Governor of the African Development Bank may subscribe without fiscal year limitation to the callable capital portion of the United States share of such capital stock in an amount not to exceed $507,860,808.

contribution to the african development fund

For payment to the African Development Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury, $175,000,000, to remain available until expended.

For payment to the African Development Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury to satisfy commitments made by the United States to support the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, including through generation of early encashment credits, $13,500,000, to remain available until expended.

contribution to the international fund for agricultural development

For payment to the International Fund for Agricultural Development by the Secretary of the Treasury, $30,000,000, to remain available until expended.

International Monetary Programs

united states quota, international monetary fund direct loan program account

For an increase in the United States quota in the International Monetary Fund, the dollar equivalent of 40,871,800,000 Special Drawing Rights, to remain available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding the provisos under the heading “International Assistance Programs—International Monetary Programs—United States Quota, International Monetary Fund” in Public Law 111–32, the costs of the amounts provided under this heading in this Act and in Public Law 111–32 shall be estimated on a present value basis, excluding administrative costs and any incidental effects on governmental receipts or outlays: Provided further, That for purposes of the previous proviso, the discount rate for purposes of the present value calculation shall be the appropriate interest rate on marketable Treasury securities: Provided further, That section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, shall not apply to amounts under this heading.

loans to international monetary fund direct loan program account

(including rescission of funds)

Of the amounts provided under the heading “International Assistance Programs—International Monetary Programs—Loans to International Monetary Fund” in Public Law 111–32, the dollar equivalent of 40,871,800,000 Special Drawing Rights is permanently cancelled as of the date when the rollback of the United States credit arrangement in the International Monetary Fund’s New Arrangements to Borrow is effective, but no earlier than when the increase of the United States quota authorized in section 72 of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act (22 U.S.C. 286 et seq.) becomes effective: Provided, That notwithstanding the second through fourth provisos under the heading “International Assistance Programs—International Monetary Programs—Loans to International Monetary Fund” in Public Law 111–32, the costs of the amounts under this heading in this Act and in Public Law 111–32 shall be estimated on a present value basis, excluding administrative costs and any incidental effects on governmental receipts or outlays: Provided further, That for purposes of the previous proviso, the discount rate for purposes of the present value calculation shall be the appropriate interest rate on marketable Treasury securities: Provided further, That section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, shall not apply to amounts under this heading.

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, $5,750,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016.

program account

The Export-Import Bank (the 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 not less than 20 percent of the aggregate loan, guarantee, and insurance authority available to the Bank under this Act shall be used to finance exports directly by small business concerns (as defined under section 3 of the Small Business Act): Provided further, That the loan, guarantee, and insurance authorities available to the Bank shall not be used in connection with any new coal-fired power plant: Provided further, That the Bank shall work within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to establish carbon emissions requirements for new electric power-generation plants that reflect best practices in the United States and other OECD countries: Provided further, That the aggregate loan, guarantee, and insurance authorities available to the Bank in fiscal year 2015 shall not result in greenhouse gas emissions from the extraction or production of fossil fuels or the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation that exceed the average of the total emissions in the previous 6 fiscal years resulting from the use of such authorities: Provided further, That the Supplemental Guidelines for High Carbon Intensity Projects approved by the Bank on December 12, 2013, shall be implemented beginning on the date of enactment of this Act: Provided further, That not less than 10 percent of the aggregate loan, guarantee, and insurance authority available to the Bank under this Act should be used for renewable energy technologies or energy efficiency technologies: 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, 2015.

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 $107,500,000, of which not less than $23,000,000 shall be used for expenses of personnel and related costs exclusively for the processing of such loans and insurance for small business concerns: Provided, That the Export-Import Bank (the 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 September 30, 2015: Provided further, That the Bank shall charge fees for necessary expenses (including special services performed on a contract or fee basis, but not including other personal services) in connection with the collection of moneys owed the Bank, repossession or sale of pledged collateral or other assets acquired by the Bank in satisfaction of moneys owed the Bank, or the investigation or appraisal of any property, or the evaluation of the legal, financial, or technical aspects of any transaction for which an application for a loan, guarantee or insurance commitment has been made, or systems infrastructure directly supporting transactions: Provided further, That, in addition to other funds appropriated for administrative expenses, such fees shall be credited to this account for such purposes, to remain available until expended.

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 amounts collected in fiscal year 2015 in excess of obligations, up to $10,000,000, shall become available 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, on September 1, 2015, and shall remain available until September 30, 2018.

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 $63,000,000: 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, $25,000,000, 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 2015, 2016, and 2017: Provided further, That funds so obligated in fiscal year 2015 remain available for disbursement through 2023; funds obligated in fiscal year 2016 remain available for disbursement through 2024; and funds obligated in fiscal year 2017 remain available for disbursement through 2025: Provided further, That the third proviso of subsection 7079(b) of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, and the modification proposed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in November 2013 to the Corporation’s Environmental and Social Policy Statement relating to coal, shall be implemented beginning on the date of enactment of this Act: 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 chapter 2 of part I 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.

trade and development agency

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $60,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That of the funds appropriated under this heading, not more than $4,000 may be available for representation and entertainment expenses.

TITLE VII
GENERAL PROVISIONS

allowances and differentials

Sec. 7001. Section 7001 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

unobligated balances report

Sec. 7002. Section 7002 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

consulting services

Sec. 7003. Section 7003 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

diplomatic facilities

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.

(c) For the purposes of calculating the fiscal year 2015 costs of providing new United States diplomatic facilities in accordance with section 604(e) of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (22 U.S.C. 4865 note), the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall determine the annual program level and agency shares in a manner that is proportional to the Department of State’s contribution for this purpose.

(d) Funds appropriated by this Act, and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, 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.

(e) (1) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance” may be made available to address security vulnerabilities at expeditionary, interim, and temporary facilities abroad, including physical security upgrades and local guard staffing, except that the amount of funds made available for such purposes from this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs shall be maintained at $25,000,000: Provided, That the uses of such funds should be the responsibility of the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Foreign Missions, in consultation with the Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations: Provided further, That such funds shall be subject to prior consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.

(2) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a list of all expeditionary, interim, and temporary diplomatic facilities and the number of personnel and security costs for each such facility: Provided, That the report required by this paragraph may be submitted in classified form if necessary.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the opening, closure, or any significant modification to an expeditionary, interim, or temporary diplomatic facility shall be subject to prior consultation with the appropriate congressional committees and the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, except that such consultation and notification may be waived if there is a security risk to personnel.

(f) Funds appropriated under the headings “Diplomatic and Consular Programs” and “Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance” in titles I and VIII of this Act may be transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated by such titles under such headings if the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so is necessary to prevent or respond to security situations and requirements, following consultation with such Committees: Provided, That such transfer authority is in addition to any transfer authority otherwise available under any other provision of law.

personnel actions

Sec. 7005. Section 7005 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

local guard contracts

Sec. 7006. In evaluating proposals for local guard contracts, the Secretary of State shall award contracts in accordance with section 136 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (22 U.S.C. 4864), except that the Secretary may grant authorization to award such contracts on the basis of best value as determined by a cost-technical tradeoff analysis (as described in Federal Acquisition Regulation part 15.101), notwithstanding subsection (c)(3) of such section: Provided, That the authority in this section shall apply to any options for renewal that may be exercised under such contracts.

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.

coups d’état

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 d'état or decree or, after the date of enactment of this Act, a coup d'état or decree in which the military plays a decisive role: Provided, That assistance may be resumed to such government if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the appropriate congressional committees 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.—

(1) 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, and merged with, such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers, and no such transfer may be made to increase the appropriation under the heading “Representation Expenses”.

(2) 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, and merged with, such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers.

(3) 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 2015, 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 appropriations 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.

(3) Any agreement entered into by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Department of State with any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government pursuant to section 632(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 valued in excess of $1,000,000 and any agreement made pursuant to section 632(a) of such Act, with funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the headings “Global Health Programs”, “Development Assistance”, and “Economic Support Fund” shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That the requirement in the previous sentence shall not apply to agreements entered into between USAID and the Department of State.

(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 such funds 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 Department of State or USAID 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 Inspector General (IG) for the agency receiving the transfer or allocation of such funds, or other entity with audit responsibility if the receiving agency does not have an IG, shall perform periodic program and financial audits of the use of such funds: Provided, That such audits shall be transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That funds transferred under such authority may be made available for the cost of such audits.

military assistance reports

Sec. 7010. (a) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on funds obligated and expended during fiscal year 2014 under the headings “International Military Education and Training” and “Foreign Military Financing Program”, including the countries and military services that received assistance and the amounts and purposes of such assistance.

(b) The report required by section 656 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall be submitted not later than January 31, 2015.

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 and 8 of part I, section 661, 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 heading “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 for an additional 4 years from the date on which the availability of such funds would otherwise have expired, if such funds are initially allocated or obligated before the expiration of their respective periods of availability contained in this Act: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations at the beginning of each fiscal year, detailing by account and source year, the use of this authority during the previous fiscal year.

limitation on assistance to countries in default

Sec. 7012. Section 7012 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

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 2015 on funds appropriated by this Act by a foreign government or entity against 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 2016 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, not later than September 30, 2016, 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 for countries which do not assess taxes on United States assistance or which have an effective arrangement that is providing substantial reimbursement of such taxes, and that can reasonably accommodate such assistance in a programmatically responsible manner.

(e) determinations.—

(1) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any country or entity the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations—

(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 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;

(2) the term “taxes and taxation” shall include value added taxes and customs duties but shall not include individual income taxes assessed to local staff or personal services contractors.

(h) Report.—The Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of other relevant departments or agencies, shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, detailing steps taken by such departments or agencies to comply with the requirements of this section.

reservations of funds

Sec. 7014. (a) Funds appropriated under titles III 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 such funds 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 Secretary of State or the USAID Administrator, as appropriate, 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.

notification requirements

Sec. 7015. (a) None of the funds made available in titles I and II 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 2015, 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) creates, closes, reorganizes, or renames bureaus, centers, or 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: Provided, That unless previously justified to the Committees on Appropriations, the requirements of this subsection shall apply to all obligations of funds appropriated under titles I and II of this Act for paragraphs (5) and (6) of this subsection.

(b) None of the funds provided under titles I and II of this Act, or provided under previous appropriations Acts to the agency or department funded under titles I and II of this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2015, 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 under 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) None of the funds made available under titles III through VI and VIII of this Act under the headings “Global Health Programs”, “Development Assistance”, “International Organizations and Programs”, “Trade and Development Agency”, “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, “Economic Support Fund”, “Democracy Fund”, “Peacekeeping Operations”, “Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs”, “Millennium Challenge Corporation”, “Foreign Military Financing Program”, “International Military Education and Training”, and “Peace Corps”, and under the heading “Conflict Stabilization Operations”, 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 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 requirements of this subsection or any similar provision of this or any other Act shall not apply to any reprogramming for an activity, program, or project for which funds are appropriated under titles III through VI 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, with the exception of funds transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated under title I of this Act, funds transferred by the Department of Defense to the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development for assistance for foreign countries and international organizations, 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 Committees on Appropriations 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 Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe except as provided through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

notification on excess defense equipment

Sec. 7016. Section 7016 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

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 and prior Acts 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 or section 7048(a) of this Act, shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2017: Provided, That the requirement to withhold funds for programs in Burma under section 307(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 shall not apply to funds appropriated by this Act.

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 shall be made available for programs and countries in the amounts contained in the respective tables in the report accompanying this Act.

(b) For the purposes of implementing this section and only with respect to the tables 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.

representation and entertainment expenses

Sec. 7020. (a) Each Federal department, agency, or entity funded in titles I or II of this Act, and the Department of the Treasury and independent agencies funded in titles III or VI of this Act, shall take steps to ensure that domestic and overseas representation and entertainment expenses further official agency business and United States foreign policy interests and are—

(1) primarily for fostering relations outside of the Executive Branch;

(2) principally for meals and events of a protocol nature;

(3) not for employee-only events; and

(4) do not include activities that are substantially of a recreational character.

(b) 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 Programs”, “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 governments supporting international terrorism

Sec. 7021. (a) Lethal Military Equipment Exports.—

(1) 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 supports international terrorism for purposes of section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 as continued in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act: Provided, That the prohibition under this section with respect to a foreign government shall terminate 12 months after that government ceases to provide such military equipment: Provided further, That this section applies with respect to lethal military equipment provided under a contract entered into after October 1, 1997.

(2) Assistance restricted by paragraph (1) or any other similar provision of law, may be furnished if the President determines that to do so is important to the national interests of the United States.

(3) Whenever the President makes a determination pursuant to paragraph (2), the President shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report with respect to the furnishing of such assistance, including a detailed explanation of the assistance to be provided, the estimated dollar amount of such assistance, and an explanation of how the assistance furthers United States national interests.

(b) Bilateral Assistance.—

(1) Funds appropriated for bilateral assistance in titles III through VI of this Act and funds appropriated under any such title in prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, shall not be made available to any foreign government which the President determines—

(A) grants sanctuary from prosecution to any individual or group which has committed an act of international terrorism;

(B) otherwise supports international terrorism; or

(C) is controlled by an organization designated as a terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

(2) The President may waive the application of paragraph (1) to a government if the President determines that national security or humanitarian reasons justify such waiver: Provided, That the President shall publish each such waiver in the Federal Register and, at least 15 days before the waiver takes effect, shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the waiver (including the justification for the waiver) in accordance with the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

authorization requirements

Sec. 7022. Section 7022 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

definition of program, project, and activity

Sec. 7023. 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; and 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 united states african development foundation

Sec. 7024. Section 7024 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

commerce, trade and surplus commodities

Sec. 7025. Section 7025 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

separate accounts

Sec. 7026. Section 7026 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act, and in each fiscal year thereafter.

eligibility for assistance

Sec. 7027. Section 7027 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act, except that the fiscal year in subsection (b) shall be 2015.

local competition

Sec. 7028. Section 7077 of division I of Public Law 112–74, as amended, shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015.

international financial institutions

Sec. 7029. (a) None of the funds appropriated under title V of this Act should be made as payment to any international financial institution unless the Secretary of the Treasury certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such institution has a publicly available policy, including the strategic use of peer reviews and external experts, to conduct thorough, independent evaluations of the impact of each loan, grant, and significant analytical non-lending activity in advancing the institution’s goals of reducing poverty and promoting equitable economic growth consistent with appropriate safeguards, to ensure that decisions to support such loans, grants, and activities are based on accurate data and objective analysis.

(b) None of the funds appropriated under 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 executive director receives from the United States, is above the rate payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, or while any alternate United States executive director to such institution is compensated by the institution at a rate above the rate payable for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, United States Code.

(c) The United States executive director of each international financial institution, after consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State, shall seek to require that each such institution conducts rigorous human rights due diligence and human rights risk management, as appropriate, in connection with any loan, grant, policy, or strategy of such institution: Provided, That the United States executive director of each such institution shall seek to ensure that the institution implements the recommendations of its accountability mechanisms by providing just compensation or other appropriate redress to individuals and communities that suffer violations of human rights, including forced displacement, resulting from any loan, grant, strategy or policy of such institution.

(d) The Secretary of the Treasury shall direct the United States executive directors of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter until September 30, 2015, on actions taken in the previous 90 days by such institutions and the Government of Guatemala to support the legal framework and financing for implementation of the April 2010 Reparations Plan for Damages Suffered by the Communities Affected by the Construction of the Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala.

(e) The United States executive director of each international financial institution shall actively promote in loan, grant, and other financing agreements demonstrable improvements in borrowing countries’ financial management and judicial capacity to investigate, prosecute, and punish fraud and corruption.

(f) The United States executive director of each international financial institution shall seek to require that each such institution collects, verifies, and publishes beneficial ownership information for any corporation or limited liability company, other than a publicly listed company, receiving a contract, loan, grant, or guarantee from such institution: Provided, That beneficial ownership information should include, at a minimum, the full name, birth date, city of residence, and nationality of each natural person who, directly or indirectly, exercises substantial control over a corporation or limited liability company or has a substantial interest in or receives substantial economic benefits from the assets of a corporation or limited liability company.

(g) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive directors of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and the director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, to encourage and support investments that contribute to the economic and social development, integration, and stability of all countries in the Caribbean region, consistent with the Banks’ authority to support such investments.

(h) For the purposes of this Act “international financial institutions” shall mean 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 Asian Development Fund, the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the North American Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.

debt-for-development

Sec. 7030. In order to enhance the continued participation of nongovernmental organizations in economic assistance activities under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 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.

financial management and budget transparency

Sec. 7031. (a) Limitation on direct government-to-Government assistance.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for direct government-to-government assistance only if—

(A) each implementing agency or ministry to receive assistance has been assessed and is considered to have the systems required to manage such assistance and any identified vulnerabilities or weaknesses of such agency or ministry have been addressed; and

(i) the recipient agency or ministry employs and utilizes staff with the necessary technical, financial, and management capabilities;

(ii) the recipient agency or ministry has adopted competitive procurement policies and systems;

(iii) effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to ensure that such assistance is used for its intended purposes; and

(iv) the government of the recipient country is taking steps to publicly disclose on an annual basis its national budget, to include income and expenditures;

(B) the recipient government is in compliance with the principles set forth in section 7013 of this Act;

(C) the recipient agency or ministry is not headed or controlled by an organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

(D) the Government of the United States and the government of the recipient country have agreed, in writing, on clear and achievable objectives for the use of such assistance, which should be made available on a cost-reimbursable basis; and

(E) the recipient government is taking steps to protect the rights of civil society, including freedoms of expression, association, and assembly.

(2) In addition to the requirements in subsection (a), no funds may be made available for direct government-to-government assistance without prior consultation with, and notification of, the Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That such notification shall contain an explanation of how the proposed activity meets the requirements of paragraph (1): Provided further, That the requirements of this paragraph shall only apply to direct government-to-government assistance in excess of $10,000,000 and all funds available for cash transfer, budget support, and cash payments to individuals.

(3) The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Secretary of State, as appropriate, shall suspend any direct government-to-government assistance if the Administrator or the Secretary has credible information of material misuse of such assistance, unless the Administrator or the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that it is in the national interest of the United States to continue such assistance, including a justification, or that such misuse has been appropriately addressed.

(4) The Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations, concurrent with the fiscal year 2016 congressional budget justification materials, amounts planned for assistance described in subsection (a) by country, proposed funding amount, source of funds, and type of assistance.

(5) Not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act and 6 months thereafter until September 30, 2015, the USAID Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a report that—

(A) details all assistance described in subsection (a) provided during the previous 6-month period by country, funding amount, source of funds, and type of such assistance; and

(B) the type of procurement instrument or mechanism utilized and whether the assistance was provided on a reimbursable basis.

(6) None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for any foreign country for debt service payments owed by any country to any international financial institution: Provided, That for purposes of this subsection, the term “international financial institution” has the meaning given the term in section 7029(g) of this Act.

(b) National budget and contract transparency.—

(1) DETERMINATION AND REPORT.—For each government identified pursuant to section 7031(b)(1) of division K of Public Law 113–76, the Secretary of State, not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, shall make a determination of “significant progress” or “no significant progress” in meeting the minimum requirements of fiscal transparency, and make such determinations publicly available in an annual “Fiscal Transparency Report” to be posted on the Department of State’s Web site: Provided, That the Secretary shall identify the significant progress made by each such government to publicly disclose national budget documentation, contracts, and licenses which are additional to such information disclosed in previous fiscal years, and include specific recommendations of short- and long-term steps such government should take to improve fiscal transparency: Provided further, That the annual report shall include a detailed description of how funds appropriated by this Act are being used to improve fiscal transparency, and identify benchmarks for measuring progress.

(2) ASSISTANCE.—Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, not less than $10,000,000 should be made available for programs and activities to assist governments identified pursuant to paragraph (1) to improve budget transparency and to support civil society organizations in such countries that promote budget transparency: Provided, That such sums shall be in addition to funds otherwise made available for such purposes: Provided further, That a description of the uses of such funds shall be included in the annual “Fiscal Transparency Report” required by paragraph (3).

(c) Anti-Kleptocracy and Human Rights.—

(1) Officials of foreign governments and their immediate family members who the Secretary of State has credible information have been involved in significant corruption, including corruption related to the extraction of natural resources, or a gross violation of human rights shall be ineligible for entry into the United States.

(2) Individuals shall not be ineligible if entry into the United States would further important United States law enforcement objectives or is necessary to permit the United States to fulfill its obligations under the United Nations Headquarters Agreement: Provided, That nothing in paragraph (1) shall be construed to derogate from United States Government obligations under applicable international agreements.

(3) The Secretary may waive the application of paragraph (1) if the Secretary determines that the waiver would serve a compelling national interest or that the circumstances which caused the individual to be ineligible have changed sufficiently.

(4) Not later than 6 months after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report, including a classified annex if necessary, to the Committees on Appropriations describing the information relating to corruption or violation of human rights concerning each of the individuals found ineligible in the previous 12 months pursuant to paragraph (1), or who would be ineligible but for the application of paragraph (2), a list of any waivers provided under paragraph (3), and the justification for each waiver.

(5) Any unclassified portion of the report required under paragraph (4) shall be posted on the Department of State’s Web site, without regard to the requirements of section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1202(f)) with respect to confidentiality of records pertaining to the issuance or refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States.

(6) For purposes of this subsection the term “individuals found ineligible” shall include individuals who meet the ineligibility criteria of this subsection regardless of whether or not such invidivuals have applied for visas.

(d) Foreign assistance web site.—Funds appropriated by this Act under titles I and III may be made available to support the provision of additional information on United States Government foreign assistance on the Department of State's foreign assistance Web site: Provided, That all Federal agencies funded under this Act shall provide such information on foreign assistance, upon request, to the Department of State.

democracy programs

Sec. 7032. (a) Of the funds appropriated by this Act, not less than $2,264,986,000 should be made available for democracy programs, as defined in subsection (c).

(b) Funds made available by this Act for democracy programs may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law, and with regard to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), any regulation.

(c) (1) For purposes of funds appropriated by this Act, the term “democracy programs” means programs that support good governance, credible and competitive elections, freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion, human rights, labor rights, independent media, and the rule of law, and that otherwise strengthen the capacity of democratic political parties, governments, nongovernmental organizations and institutions, and citizens to support the development of democratic states, and institutions that are responsive and accountable to citizens.

(2) (A) Funds appropriated by this Act for democracy programs administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) may not be used for programs in countries where the USAID Administrator, after consultation with the Secretary of State, determines that the following conditions exist—

(i) the government of the country is politically repressive;

(ii) USAID does not have direct-hire staff in the country;

(iii) the government has explicitly rejected USAID assistance or has such an adverse relationship with the United States that the implementation of democracy assistance by USAID is not advisable; and

(iv) the level of political repression requires implementing organizations to go to excessive lengths to protect program beneficiaries and participants or to minimize recognition of USAID's role.

(B) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the USAID Administrator, shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations clarifying the role and responsibilities of the Department of State and USAID in the promotion of democracy abroad, including coordinating mechanisms among and between bureaus, offices, and funding accounts: Provided, That the Comptroller General of the United States shall, in as timely a manner as possible, evaluate such report and make recommendations for improving coordination and oversight, and eliminating programmatic duplication.

(d) With respect to the provision of assistance for democracy, human rights, and governance activities in this Act, the organizations implementing such assistance, the specific nature of that assistance, and the participants in such programs shall not be subject to the prior approval by the government of any foreign country: Provided, That the Secretary of State, in coordination with the USAID Administrator, shall report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, detailing steps taken by the Department of State and USAID to comply with the requirements of this subsection.

(e) Any funds made available by this Act for a business and human rights program in the People’s Republic of China shall be made available on a cost-matching basis from sources other than the United States Government.

(f) The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State (DRL) and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID, shall regularly communicate their planned programs to the NED.

(g) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Democracy Fund” that are made available to DRL shall be made available to maintain a database of prisons and gulags in North Korea, in accordance with section 7032(i) of division K of Public Law 113–76.

(h) Funds appropriated by this Act that are made available for democracy programs shall be made available to support freedom of religion, including in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

multi-year pledges

Sec. 7033. Section 7033 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

special provisions

Sec. 7034. (a) Victims of war, displaced children, and displaced burmese.—Funds appropriated in titles III and VI of this Act that are made available for victims of war, displaced children, displaced Burmese, and to combat trafficking in persons and assist victims of such trafficking, may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law.

(b) 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.

(c) World food program.—Funds managed by the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), from this or any other Act, may be made available as a general contribution to the World Food Program, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

(d) Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation or Executive order, funds appropriated under titles III and IV of 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”, “Complex Crises Fund ”, and “Transition Initiatives” may 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.

(e) Partner Vetting.—The Secretary of State and the USAID Administrator may use funds appropriated by this Act and prior acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs to implement a Partner Vetting System only in accordance with the requirements under such heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(f) Contingencies.—During fiscal year 2015, the President may use up to $100,000,000 under the authority of section 451 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, notwithstanding any other provision of law.

(g) International child abductions.—The Secretary of State may withhold funds appropriated under title III of this Act for assistance 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, done at the Hague on October 25, 1980: Provided, That the Secretary shall report to the Committees on Appropriations within 15 days of withholding funds under this subsection.

(h) Reports Repealed.—Section 304(f) of Public Law 107–173; sections 549, 620C(c), and 620F(c) of Public Law 87–195; sections 8 and 11(b) of Public Law 107–245; section 12 of Public Law 108–19; section 2104 of Public Law 109–13; section 721(c) of appendix G, Public Law 106–113; and subsection 1405(c) of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–252), are hereby repealed.

(i) Transfers for Extraordinary Protection.—The Secretary of State may transfer to, and merge with, funds under the heading “Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials” unobligated balances of expired funds appropriated under the heading “Diplomatic and Consular Programs” for fiscal year 2015 and for each fiscal year thereafter, except for funds designated for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, at no later than the end of the fifth fiscal year after the last fiscal year for which such funds are available for the purposes for which appropriated: Provided, That not more than $50,000,000 may be transferred in any single fiscal year.

(j) Protections and Remedies for Employees of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations.—The Secretary of State shall implement section 203(a)(2) of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–457): Provided, That in determining whether to suspend the issuance of A–3 or G–5 visas under such section, the Secretary should consider the following as “credible evidence”: (1) a final court judgment (including a default judgment) issued against a current or former employee of such mission or organization (for which the time period for appeal has expired); (2) the issuance of a T-visa to the victim; or (3) a request by the Department of State to the sending state that immunity of individual diplomats or family members be waived to permit criminal prosecution: Provided further, That the Secretary should assist in obtaining payment of final court judgments awarded to A–3 and G–5 visa holders, including encouraging the sending states to provide compensation directly to victims: Provided further, That the Secretary shall include in the Trafficking in Persons annual report a concise summary of each trafficking case involving an A–3 or G–5 visa holder which meets one or more of the items in the first proviso of this subsection.

(k) Travel by United States Citizens and Nationals.—None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, or related programs may be made available to implement any law, regulation, or policy in effect on the date of enactment of this Act that restricts travel or transactions ordinarily incident to such travel by any citizen or national of the United States to any country in the Western Hemisphere.

(l) Extension of authorities.—

(1) Section 1(b)(2) of the Passport Act of June 4, 1920 (22 U.S.C. 214(b)(2)) shall be applied by substituting “September 30, 2015” for “September 30, 2010”.

(2) The authority provided by section 301(a)(3) of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 (22 U.S.C. 4831(a)(3)) shall remain in effect for facilities in Afghanistan through September 30, 2015, except that the notification and reporting requirements contained in such section shall include the Committees on Appropriations.

(3) The authority contained in section 1115(d) of Public Law 111–32 shall remain in effect through September 30, 2015.

(4) Section 824(g) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4064(g)) shall be applied by substituting “September 30, 2015” for “October 1, 2010” in paragraph (2).

(5) Section 61(a) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2733(a)) shall be applied by substituting “September 30, 2015” for “October 1, 2010” in paragraph (2).

(6) Section 625(j)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2385(j)(1)) shall be applied by substituting “September 30, 2015” for “October 1, 2010” in subparagraph (B).

(7) (A) Subject to the limitation described in subparagraph (B), the authority provided by section 1113 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 111–32; 123 Stat. 1904) shall remain in effect through September 30, 2015.

(B) The authority described in subparagraph (A) may not be used to pay an eligible member of the Foreign Service (as defined in section 1113(b) of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009) a locality-based comparability payment (stated as a percentage) that exceeds two-thirds of the amount of the locality-based comparability payment (stated as a percentage) that would be payable to such member under section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, if such member’s official duty station were in the District of Columbia.

(8) The Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101–167) is amended—

(A) In section 599D (8 U.S.C. 1157 note)—

(i) in subsection (b)(3), by striking “and 2014” and inserting “2014, and 2015”; and

(ii) in subsection (e), by striking “2014” each place it appears and inserting “2015”; and

(B) in section 599E (8 U.S.C. 1255 note) in subsection (b)(2), by striking “2014” and inserting “2015”.

(9) The authorities provided in section 1015(b) of Public Law 111–212 shall remain in effect through September 30, 2015.

(m) Crowd control items.—Funds appropriated by this Act should not be used for tear gas, small arms, light weapons, ammunition, or other items for crowd control purposes for foreign security forces that use excessive force to repress peaceful expression, association, or assembly in countries undergoing democratic transition.

(o) Department of state working capital fund.—Funds appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available to the Department of State for payments to the Working Capital Fund may only be used for the activities and in the amounts allowed in the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget: Provided, That Federal agency components shall be charged only for their direct usage of each Working Capital Fund service: Provided further, That Federal agency components may only pay for Working Capital Fund services that are consistent with the component’s purpose and authorities: Provided further, That the Working Capital Fund shall be paid in advance or reimbursed at rates which will return the full cost of each service: Provided further, That the Working Capital Fund shall be subject to the requirements of section 7015 of this Act.

(p) Security force accountability assistance.—The Secretary of State should use funds appropriated under the headings “Foreign Military Financing Program” and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs to implement section 620M(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, in accordance with the guidelines under the “Foreign Military Financing Program” heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(q) Accountability for humanitarian assistance.—Funds appropriated by this Act that are available for monitoring and evaluation of assistance funded under the headings “International Disaster Assistance” and “Migration and Refugee Assistance” shall, as appropriate, be made available for the regular, real-time collection and reporting of feedback obtained directly from beneficiaries on the quality and utility of such assistance, for the purpose of maximizing its cost effectiveness: Provided, That the Department of State and USAID, as appropriate, shall post summaries of such feedback on their respective Web sites, including a description of the methodology used to ensure that the feedback collected is a representative and accurate reflection of beneficiary views and of the Department of State's and USAID's responses to such feedback.

(r) HIV/AIDS Working capital fund.—Funds available in the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund established pursuant to section 525(b)(1) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108–477) may in any fiscal year be made available for pharmaceuticals and other products for other global health and child survival activities to the same extent as HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals and other products, subject to the terms and conditions in such section: Provided, That the authority in section 525(b)(5) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108–477) shall be exercised by the Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID, with respect to funds deposited for such non-HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals and other products, and shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall include in the congressional budget justification an accounting of budgetary resources, disbursements, balances, and reimbursements related to such fund.

(s) Loan guarantees and enterprise funds.—

(1) Funds appropriated under title III of this Act may be made available for the costs of direct and guaranteed loans: Provided, That such costs, including the costs of modifying such loans and loan guarantees, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and may include the costs of selling, reducing, or cancelling any amounts owed to the United States or agency of the United States: Provided further, That amounts that are made available under this subsection for the costs of direct loans, loan guarantees, and modifications shall not be considered assistance for the purposes of provisions of law limiting assistance to a country.

(2) Funds appropriated under the heading “Economic Support Fund” in this Act may be made available to establish and operate one or more enterprise funds for Egypt and Tunisia: Provided, That the first, third and fifth provisos under section 7041(b) of division I of Public Law 112–74 shall apply to funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” for an enterprise fund or funds to the same extent and in the same manner as such provision of law applied to funds made available under such section (except that the clause excluding subsection (d)(3) of section 201 of the SEED Act shall not apply): Provided further, That the authority of any such enterprise fund or funds to provide assistance shall cease to be effective on December 31, 2025: Provided further, That the terms and conditions of section 7074 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall apply to this Act.

(3) Funds made available by this subsection shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.

(t) Science and technology.—Of the amounts made available by this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the heading “Diplomatic and Consular Programs”, except for funds designated for Overseas Contingency Operations pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, up to $500,000 may be made available for grants pursuant to section 504 of Public Law 95–426 (22 U.S.C. 2656d), including to facilitate collaboration with indigenous communities.

(u) Prize authority.—Funds appropriated in this Act may be made available for prizes in accordance with section 24 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, except that foreign citizens and foreign private entities may be eligible for such prizes notwithstanding section 24(g)(3) of such Act.

(v) Fraud prevention and detection fees.—In addition to the uses permitted pursuant to section 286(v)(2(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(v)(2)(A)), the Secretary of State may also use fees deposited into the Fraud Prevention and Detection Account for programs and activities to increase the number of personnel assigned to the function of preventing and detecting visa fraud.

(w) Limitation on executive salaries.—None of the funds appropriated under titles I and III of this Act that directly appropriate funds to a non-Federal or quasi-Federal organization may be used for the basic pay of senior executives above the rate payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code: Provided, That such limitation shall not apply to positions listed under sections 5312–5316 of title 5, United States Code: Provided further, That such organization shall comply with section 4505a of title 5, United States Code, with respect to limitations on payment of performance-based cash awards.

(x) Definitions.—

(1) Unless otherwise defined in this Act, for purposes of this Act the term “appropriate congressional committees” shall mean the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.

(2) Unless otherwise defined in this Act, for purposes of this Act the term “funds appropriated in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs” shall mean funds that remain available for obligation, and have not expired.

(3) For the purposes of this Act, any reference to title I of this Act shall be deemed to include the “Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities” account, and any reference to title IV of this Act shall be deemed to exclude such account as such account is for assessed contributions required pursuant to United States international treaty obligations.

(4) Any reference to Southern Kordofan in this or any other Act shall hereafter be deemed to include portions of Western Kordofan that were previously part of Southern Kordofan prior to the 2013 division of Southern Kordofan.

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; and

(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 the President determines that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to do so.

(d) Exemption.—The restriction in subsection (a) shall not apply to assistance intended to help reform the Palestinian Authority and affiliated institutions, or the governing entity, in order to help meet the requirements of subsection (a), consistent with the provisions of section 7040 of this Act (“Limitation on Assistance for 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: Provided further, That 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 2015, 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: Provided, That 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 Acts, 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 Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development for audits, inspections, and other activities in furtherance of the requirements of this subsection: Provided, That 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 2015 under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, and such 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: Provided, That 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, and the Palestinian Authority is acting to counter incitement of violence against Israelis and is supporting activities aimed at promoting peace, coexistence, and security cooperation with Israel.

(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, any power-sharing government of which Hamas is a member, or that results from an agreement with Hamas and over which Hamas exercises undue influence.

(2) Notwithstanding the limitation of paragraph (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 of 1961, as added by the Palestine 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)(1) (A) and (B) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended: Provided, That 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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Sec. 7041. (a) Egypt.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Funds appropriated by this Act that are available for assistance for the Government of Egypt may only be made available if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such government is—

(A) sustaining the strategic relationship with the United States; and

(B) meeting its obligations under the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

(2) ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND.— (A) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, and subject to paragraph (6) of this subsection, up to $150,000,000 may be made available for assistance for Egypt, of which not less than $35,000,000 should be made available for higher education programs including not less than $10,000,000 for scholarships at not-for-profit institutions for Egyptian students with high financial need: Provided, That such funds may also be made available for democracy programs: Provided further, That such funds shall be made available for a demonstration project to combat hepatitis C, on a cost matching basis from sources other than the United States Government.

(B) Notwithstanding any provision of law restricting assistance for Egypt, including paragraph (6) of this subsection, funds made available by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” for assistance for Egypt may be made available for education and economic growth programs, and a hepatitis C demonstration program, subject to prior consultation with the appropriate congressional committees: Provided, That such funds may not be made available for cash transfer assistance or budget support unless the Secretary of State certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the Government of Egypt is taking significant and consistent steps to stabilize the economy and implement economic reforms.

(C) The Secretary of State shall reduce the amount of assistance for the central Government of Egypt under the heading “Economic Support Fund” in this Act by an amount the Secretary determines is equivalent to that expended by the United States Government for bail, and by nongovernmental organizations for legal and court fees, associated with democracy-related trials in Egypt.

(3) FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program”, and subject to paragraph (6) of this subsection, up to $1,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, may be made available for assistance for Egypt which may be transferred to an interest bearing account in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That if the Secretary of State is unable to make the certification in subparagraph (6)(A) or (B) of this subsection, such funds may be made available at the minimum rate necessary to continue existing contracts, notwithstanding any other provision of law restricting assistance for Egypt and following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, except that defense articles and services from such contracts shall not be delivered until the certification requirements in subparagraph (6)(A) or (B) of this subsection are met: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall not initiate any new cash flow financing contracts for defense articles and services for Egypt.

(4) PRIOR YEAR FUNDS.—Funds appropriated under the headings “Foreign Military Financing Program” and “International Military Education and Training” under title IV in division K of Public Law 113–76 that remain available through September 30, 2015 may be made available notwithstanding any provision of law restricting assistance for Egypt, except that such funds under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” shall only be made available at the minimum rate necessary to continue existing contracts following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, and the defense articles and services from such contracts shall not be delivered until the certification requirements in subparagraph (6)(A) or (B) of this subsection are met.

(5) SECURITY EXEMPTIONS.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act restricting assistance for Egypt, including paragraphs (3), (4), and (6) of this subsection, up to $300,000,000 of the funds made available by this Act for assistance for Egypt may be made available for development programs in the Sinai, nonproliferation programs, and for counterterrorism and border security, if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the appropriate congressional committees that to do so is important to the national security interests of the United States.

(6) FISCAL YEAR 2015 FUNDS.—Except as provided in paragraphs (2), (3) and (5) of this subsection, funds appropriated under titles III and IV of this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund”, “International Military Education and Training”, and “Foreign Military Financing Program” for assistance for the Government of Egypt may be made available notwithstanding any provision of law restricting assistance for Egypt as follows—

(A) up to $575,500,000 may be made available only if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that—

(i) Egypt has held free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections and a newly elected Government of Egypt is implementing policies to govern democratically; and

(ii) the Government of Egypt—

(I) has released American citizens who are considered by the Secretary of State to be political prisoners and dismissed charges against them;

(II) is providing United States Government officials, independent journalists, and human rights organizations access to the Sinai;

(III) has released all persons detained for exercising their rights to free expression, association, and peaceful assembly, including journalists and those detained solely for membership in social or political organizations;

(IV) is providing detainees with due process of law consistent with international norms;

(V) has adopted and is implementing necessary laws or regulations to protect freedoms of expression, association, and assembly, including the ability of civil society organizations and the media to function without interference, consistent with international norms;

(VI) is conducting credible criminal investigations and prosecutions of the use of excessive force by security forces, including those responsible in the chain of command, since June 30, 2013; and

(VII) is taking steps to protect the rights of women and religious minorities; and

(B) not less than 180 days after a certification and report under subparagraph (6)(A), up to $575,500,000 may be made available only if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the requirements in subparagraph (6)(A) are still being met.

(b) Iran.—

(1) Funds appropriated under titles I and III of this Act shall be made available for the promotion of democracy and human rights in Iran, including for the activities described in section 1243 of Public Law 112–239: Provided, That prior to obligating such funds, the Secretary of State shall consult with the appropriate congressional committees on the policy and strategy of the United States to promote democracy and human rights in Iran.

(2) The terms and conditions of section 7041(c) in division I of Public Law 112–74 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act, except that the international diplomatic efforts referenced in paragraph (1) of such section shall also include efforts to dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons program and prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon capability, and the date in paragraph (3) shall be deemed to be “September 30, 2015”.

(3) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $32,000,000 shall be made available for programs to promote democracy and human rights in Iran, which shall be the responsibility of the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State.

(c) Iraq.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “Complex Crises Fund” may be made available for assistance for Iraq, including to mitigate the impact of the conflict in Syria on Iraqi communities: Provided, That the United States Chief of Mission in Iraq shall have responsibility for the use of funds to mitigate such impact, in consultation with United States Consulate Generals in Iraq, as appropriate.

(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, $25,000,000 may be made available for a conflict response program, which shall be the responsibility of the United States Chief of Mission in Iraq: Provided, That the Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to obligating funds for such program.

(3) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” and “Foreign Military Financing Program” that are available for assistance for Iraq may be made available to enhance the capacity of security services and for security programs in Kurdistan to address requirements arising from the conflict in Syria: Provided, That such funds shall be made available on a cost-matching basis from sources other than United States Government: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to obligating such funds.

(4) Not less than 15 days prior to submitting any notification to Congress of the intent to obligate funds appropriated under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” in this Act or prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for assistance for the Government of Iraq, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees assessing the extent to which the Government of Iraq is implementing policies to promote reconciliation among Iraq’s ethnic and political factions and to form a multi-sectarian government, and the effectiveness of such efforts.

(5) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $5,000,000 should be made available for the Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund.

(6) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of other relevant United States Government agencies, shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees detailing steps taken by the United States Government to address the plight, including resettlement needs, of Iranian dissidents located at Camp Liberty/Hurriya in Iraq.

(d) Jordan.—

(1) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under titles III and IV that are available for assistance for Jordan, not less than $360,000,000 shall be made available under the heading “Economic Support Fund” and not less than $300,000,000 shall be made available under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program”.

(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under title VIII, not less than $340,000,000 shall be made available for the extraordinary costs related to instability in the region, including for security requirements along the border with Iraq and Syria.

(e) Lebanon.—

(1) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for Lebanese law enforcement personnel or the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) if such law enforcement personnel or the LAF is controlled by a foreign terrorist organization, as designated pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

(2) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” and “Foreign Military Financing Program” that are available for assistance for Lebanon may be made available for programs and equipment for Lebanese law enforcement personnel and the LAF to address security and stability requirements in areas affected by the conflict in Syria, following consultation with the appropriate congressional committees.

(3) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” that are available for assistance for Lebanon may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law, except for the provisions of this Act.

(4) In addition to the activities described in paragraph (2), funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” for assistance for Lebanon may be made available only to professionalize the LAF and to strengthen border security and combat terrorism, including training and equipping the LAF to secure Lebanon’s borders, interdicting arms shipments, preventing the use of Lebanon as a safe haven for terrorist groups, and to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701: Provided, That funds may not be obligated for assistance for the LAF until the Secretary of State submits to the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spend plan, including actions to be taken to ensure equipment provided to the LAF is only used for the intended purposes, except such plan may not be considered as meeting the notification requirements under section 7015 of this Act or under section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and shall be submitted not later than September 1, 2015: Provided further, That any notification submitted pursuant to such sections shall include any funds specifically intended for lethal military equipment.

(f) Libya.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the headings “Complex Crises Fund”, “Economic Support Fund”, “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, “Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs”, and “International Military Education and Training” may, subject to paragraph (2), be made available for assistance for Libya for programs to—

(A) strengthen democracy in Libya, including civil society;

(B) enhance the capacity of key ministries necessary for maintaining security and stability;

(C) address immediate humanitarian needs arising from conflict;

(D) strengthen the rule of law, including judicial and security sector reforms;

(E) professionalize military personnel associated with the Libyan state; and

(F) counter extremist ideologies.

(2) Funds appropriated by this Act for assistance for Libya shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be made available on a cost-matching basis: Provided, That the reporting requirement and limitations on the uses of funds in section 7041(f) of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall apply to such funds: Provided further, That prior to obligation of such funds, the Secretary of State shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that mechanisms are in place for adequate monitoring, oversight and control of assistance for Libya.

(3) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees detailing—

(A) the number of claims against Libya filed with the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission pursuant to the Department of State’s referral of claims of November 27, 2013 in connection with the Claims Settlement Agreement between the United States of America and the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya of August 14, 2008, as implemented pursuant to the Libyan Claims Resolution Act, Public Law 110–301 and Executive Order 13477 dated October 31, 2008;

(B) the amount of remaining balances of funds received by the United States, and held by the United States Treasury, for payment of awards rendered by the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission pursuant to the November 27, 2013 referral; and

(C) the process by which the claims are to be adjudicated.

(g) Morocco.—Funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” may not be used to procure defense articles or services for use in the territory of the Western Sahara.

(h) Syria.—

(1) Funds appropriated under title III of this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law for humanitarian and other assistance for programs to address the needs of civilians affected by conflict in Syria, and for programs that seek to—

(A) establish governance in Syria that is representative, inclusive, and accountable;

(B) expand the role of women in negotiations to end the violence and in any political transition in Syria;

(C) develop and implement political processes that are democratic, transparent, and adhere to the rule of law;

(D) further the legitimacy of the Syrian opposition through cross-border programs;

(E) develop civil society and an independent media in Syria;

(F) promote economic development in Syria;

(G) document, investigate, and prosecute human rights violations in Syria, including through transitional justice programs and support for nongovernmental organizations;

(H) counter extremist ideologies; and

(I) assist Syrian refugees whose education has been interrupted by the ongoing conflict to complete higher education requirements at regional academic institutions.

(2) Prior to the obligation of funds appropriated by this Act and made available for assistance for Syria, the Secretary of State shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that mechanisms are in place for the adequate monitoring, oversight, and control of such assistance inside Syria: Provided, That the Secretary of State shall promptly inform the appropriate congressional committees of each significant instance in which assistance provided pursuant to the authority of this subsection has been compromised, to include the type and amount of assistance affected, a description of the incident and parties involved, and an explanation of the Department of State’s response.

(3) Funds made available pursuant to this subsection may only be made available following consultation with the appropriate congressional committees, and shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(4) Section 7032(c)(3) of this Act shall not apply to programs implemented by the Office of Transition Initiatives, United States Agency for International Development, relating to the conflict in Syria.

(i) West bank and gaza.—

(1) REPORT ON ASSISTANCE.—Prior to the initial obligation of funds made available by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” for assistance for the West Bank and Gaza, the Secretary of State shall report to the Committees on Appropriations that the purpose of such assistance is to—

(A) advance Middle East peace;

(B) improve security in the region;

(C) continue support for transparent and accountable government institutions;

(D) promote a private sector economy; or

(E) address urgent humanitarian needs.

(2) LIMITATIONS.—

(A) (i) None of the funds appropriated under the heading “Economic Support Fund” in this Act may be made available for assistance for the Palestinian Authority, if after the date of enactment of this Act—

(I) the Palestinians obtain the same standing as member states or full membership as a state in the United Nations or any specialized agency thereof outside an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians; or

(II) the Palestinians initiate an International Criminal Court judicially authorized investigation, or actively support such an investigation, that subjects Israeli nationals to an investigation for alleged crimes against Palestinians.

(ii) The Secretary of State may waive the restriction in paragraph (A) resulting from the application of subparagraph (A)(i)(I) if the Secretary certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so is in the national security interest of the United States, and submits a report to such Committees detailing how the waiver and the continuation of assistance would assist in furthering Middle East peace.

(B) (i) The President may waive the provisions of section 1003 of Public Law 100–204 if the President certifies and reports to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Committees on Appropriations that the Palestinians have not, after the date of enactment of this Act, obtained in the United Nations or any specialized agency thereof the same standing as member states or full membership as a state outside an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians.

(ii) Not less than 90 days after the President is unable to make the certification and report pursuant to subparagraph (i), the President may waive section 1003 of Public Law 100–204 if the President certifies and reports to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, and the Committees on Appropriations that the Palestinians have entered into direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel: Provided, That any waiver of the provisions of section 1003 of Public Law 100–204 under subparagraph (i) of this paragraph or under previous provisions of law must expire before the waiver under the preceding sentence may be exercised.

(iii) Any waiver pursuant to this paragraph 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.

(3) REDUCTION.—The Secretary of State shall reduce the amount of assistance made available by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” for the Palestinian Authority by an amount the Secretary determines is equivalent to the amount expended by the Palestinian Authority as payments for acts of terrorism by individuals who are imprisoned after being fairly tried and convicted for acts of terrorism and by individuals who died committing acts of terrorism during the previous calendar year.

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Sec. 7042. (a) Central african republic.—Funds made available by this Act for assistance for the Central African Republic shall be made available for reconciliation and peacebuilding programs, including activities to promote inter-faith dialogue at the national and local levels, and for programs to prevent crimes against humanity.

(b) Counterterrorism programs.—

(1) Of the funds appropriated by this Act, not less than $65,000,000 should be made available for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership program, and not less than $11,000,000 should be made available for the Partnership for Regional East Africa Counterterrorism program.

(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, $10,000,000 shall be made available for programs to counter extremism in East Africa, in addition to such sums that may otherwise be made available for such purposes.

(c) Crisis Response.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, up to $10,000,000 of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Global Health Programs” for HIV/AIDS activities may be transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “Transition Initiatives” to respond to unanticipated crises in Africa, except that funds shall not be transferred unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that no individual currently on anti-retroviral therapy supported by such funds shall be negatively impacted by the transfer of such funds: Provided, That the authority of this subsection shall be subject to prior consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.

(d) Ethiopia.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act that are available for assistance for Ethiopian military and police forces shall not be made available until the Secretary of State—

(A) certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Ethiopia is implementing policies to—

(i) protect judicial independence; freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion; the right of political opposition parties, civil society organizations, and journalists to operate without harassment or interference; and due process of law; and

(ii) permit access to human rights and humanitarian organizations to the Somali region of Ethiopia; and

(B) submits a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the types and amounts of United States training and equipment proposed to be provided to the Ethiopian military and police including steps to ensure that such assistance is not provided to military or police personnel or units that have violated human rights, and steps taken by the Government of Ethiopia to investigate and prosecute members of the Ethiopian military and police who have been credibly alleged to have violated such rights.

(2) The restriction in paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance made available under the heading “International Military Education and Training” (IMET) in this Act, assistance to Ethiopian military efforts in support of international peacekeeping operations, countering regional terrorism, border security, and for assistance to the Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College.

(3) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Development Assistance” and “Economic Support Fund” that are available for assistance in the lower Omo and Gambella regions of Ethiopia shall—

(A) not be used to support activities that directly or indirectly involve forced evictions;

(B) support initiatives of local communities to improve their livelihoods; and

(C) be subject to prior consultation with affected populations.

(4) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive director of each international financial institution to vote against financing for any activities that directly or indirectly involve forced evictions in Ethiopia.

(e) 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, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Somalia, and Zimbabwe may be made available only for training related to international peacekeeping operations, expanded IMET, and professional military education: Provided, That the limitation included in this paragraph shall not apply to courses that support training in maritime security.

(2) None of the funds appropriated under the heading “International Military Education and Training” in this Act should be made available for assistance for Equatorial Guinea or the Central African Republic.

(f) Kenya.—Of the funds appropriated under title IV of this Act, not less than $10,500,000 should be made available for assistance for Kenya: Provided, That the Secretary of State shall consult with the appropriate congressional committees prior to obligating such funds.

(g) Lord's resistance army.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available for programs and activities in areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) consistent with the goals of the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act (Public Law 111–172), including to improve physical access, telecommunications infrastructure, and early-warning mechanisms and to support the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of former LRA combatants, especially child soldiers.

(h) Nigeria.—Funds appropriated by this Act that are made available for assistance for Nigeria shall be made available for assistance for women and girls who are targeted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram, consistent with the provisions of section 7059 of this Act, and in consultation with the Government of Nigeria.

(i) Programs in africa.—

(1) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Global Health Programs” and “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $7,000,000 shall be made available for the purposes of section 7042(g)(1) of division K of Public Law 113–76.

(2) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, not less than $8,000,000 shall be made available for the purposes of section 7042(g)(2) of division K of Public Law 113–76.

(3) Funds made available under paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be programmed in a manner that leverages a United States Government-wide approach to addressing shared challenges and mutually beneficial opportunities, and shall be the responsibility of United States Chiefs of Mission in countries in Africa seeking enhanced partnerships with the United States in areas of trade, investment, development, health, and security.

(j) Somalia.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” that are made available for assistance for Somalia should be used to promote dialogue and reconciliation between the central government and Somali regions, and should be provided in an impartial manner that is based on need and institutional capacity: Provided, That such assistance should also be used to strengthen the rule of law and government institutions, support civil society organizations involved in peace building, and support other development priorities including education and employment opportunities.

(k) South Sudan.—

(1) None of the funds appropriated by this Act that are available for assistance for the central Government of South Sudan may be made available until the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such government is implementing policies to—

(A) provide access for humanitarian organizations;

(B) end the use of child soldiers;

(C) support a cessation of hostilities agreement;

(D) protect freedoms of expression, association, and assembly;

(E) reduce corruption related to the extraction and sale of oil and gas; and

(F) establish democratic institutions, including accountable military and police forces under civilian authority.

(2) The Secretary of State should provide technical assistance to the Government of South Sudan to improve the sustainable management of natural resources and ensure transparency and accountability of funds: Provided, That the Secretary should also assist such government in conducting regular audits of financial accounts, including revenues from oil and gas, and the timely public disclosure of such audits.

(l) Sudan.—

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) The limitations of paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to—

(A) humanitarian assistance;

(B) assistance for the Darfur region, Southern Kordofan State, Blue Nile State, other marginalized areas and populations in Sudan, and Abyei; and

(C) assistance to support implementation of outstanding issues of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), mutual arrangements related to post-referendum issues associated with the CPA, or any other internationally recognized viable peace agreement in Sudan.

(m) Trafficking in Conflict Minerals, Wildlife, and Other Contraband.—

(1) None of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” may be made available for assistance for Rwanda unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Rwanda is implementing a policy to cease political, military and/or financial support to armed groups that have violated human rights or are involved in the illegal exportation of minerals, wildlife, or other contraband out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

(2) The restriction in paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance to improve border controls to prevent the illegal exportation of minerals, wildlife, and other contraband out of the DRC by such groups, to protect humanitarian relief efforts, or to support the training and deployment of members of the Rwandan military in international peacekeeping operations, or to conduct operations against the Lord's Resistance Army.

(n) Zimbabwe.—

(1) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive director of each international financial institution to vote against any extension by the respective institution of any loan or grant to the Government of Zimbabwe, except to meet basic human needs or to promote democracy, unless the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such government has made significant progress in restoring the rule of law, including respect for ownership and title to property, and freedoms of expression, association, and assembly.

(2) None of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available for assistance for the central Government of Zimbabwe, except for health and education, unless the Secretary of State makes the certification and report required in paragraph (1), and funds may be made available for macroeconomic growth assistance if the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such government is implementing transparent fiscal policies, including public disclosure of revenues from the extraction of natural resources.

east asia and the pacific

Sec. 7043. (a) Asia rebalancing initiative.—

(1) ASIA MARITIME SECURITY.—

(A) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” and “Foreign Military Financing Program” shall be made available for activities to strengthen maritime security in the Asia region, notwithstanding any provision of this Act, except this section and section 7008: Provided, That prior to obligating such funds, the Secretary of State shall consult with the appropriate congressional committees on the uses of such funds on a country-by-country basis and on the specific regional strategic objectives supported by such funds: Provided further, That such funds may only be made available for programs for naval forces, coast guards, or other governmental maritime entities and nongovernmental organizations, as appropriate, directly engaged in maritime security issues, and shall be coordinated with other United States Government activities that seek to strengthen maritime security in such region.

(B) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “International Military Education and Training” shall be made available for activities to promote the professionalism and capabilities of naval forces, coast guard, or other governmental maritime entities directly engaged in maritime security issues in the Asia region, including to counter piracy and facilitate cooperation on disaster relief efforts, notwithstanding any provision of this Act, except this section and section 7008.

(C) In addition to the consultation requirement in paragraph (1)(A), not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in coordination with the heads of other relevant United States Government agencies, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a multi-year strategy to increase cooperation on maritime security issues with countries in the Asia region, including a description of specific regional strategic objectives served by such funds: Provided, That such strategy shall include clear goals and objectives, and cost estimates for implementation on an annual, country-by-country and regional basis.

(D) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for equipment or training for the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China.

(E) Funds appropriated under titles III and IV of this Act may be made available by the Secretary of State for the participation by the United States in the Information Sharing Centre located in Singapore, as established by the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia.

(2) REGIONAL ALLIANCES AND PARTNERSHIPS.—

(A) Funds appropriated under title III of this Act that are made available for programs to strengthen regional alliances and partnerships among governments in the Asia region may only be made available on a cost-matching basis from sources other than the United States Government, and no such funds may be made available for the costs of travel and accommodation of foreign nationals in such programs: Provided, That prior to the obligation of funds for such programs, the Secretary of State shall certify to the appropriate congressional committees that such programs serve specific strategic objectives, including a description of such objectives and an explanation of how such programs are coordinated with other United States Government programs to rebalance policy toward Asia.

(B) Prior to the obligation of funds made available by this Act for the Asia Rebalancing Initiative, the Secretary of State shall certify to the appropriate congressional committees that support for regional alliances or partnerships (including, but not limited to, the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Regional Forum, the Expanded ASEAN Seafarers Training program, and the Lower Mekong Initiative) is in the national interests of the United States, including an explanation of the strategic interests served.

(3) ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRADE.—

(A) Funds appropriated under title III of this Act that are made available for bilateral economic growth programs in the Asia region shall also be made available to increase United States trade in such region, and for assistance for capacity building activities relating to free trade agreements: Provided, That the Secretary of State, in coordination with the heads of other appropriate United States Government agencies, shall post on regional mission Web sites information on United States public and private economic investment in respective countries in the Asia region, including the approximate total value of such investment on an annual basis, and estimates of foreign direct investment in the United States for such countries.

(B) Funds appropriated under title VI of this Act shall be made available to increase United States trade in the Asia region above amounts made available for such purposes in prior fiscal years.

(4) OPERATIONS AND ASSISTANCE CALCULATIONS.—

(A) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees detailing the funds provided for the Asia Rebalancing Initiative for operations and assistance for each fiscal year beginning in fiscal year 2012: Provided, That such report shall include total amounts made available for such Initiative for each fiscal year, and shall specify the increased amounts for operations and assistance for the Asia region to support the Initiative.

(B) For purposes of the Asia Rebalancing Initiative supported by funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the headings “Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs”, “Global Health Programs”, “Development Assistance”, “Economic Support Fund”, “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, “Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs”, “International Military Education and Training”, “Foreign Military Financing Program”, “Export-Import Bank of the United States, Program Account”, “Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Program Account”, and “Trade and Development Agency”, any programs or activities initiated prior to fiscal year 2012 shall not be considered to be part of such Initiative for the purposes of calculated funding levels.

(C) For the purposes of calculating the operations expenses associated with the Asia Rebalancing Initiative from funds made available under titles I and II of this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, only those costs associated with Department of State and United States Agency for International Development personnel increases beginning in fiscal year 2012, and any costs associated with facility expansion to accommodate such personnel, shall be considered to be part of such Initiative for the purposes of calculating funding levels: Provided, That funds appropriated under the headings “The Asia Foundation” and “East-West Center” by such acts beginning in fiscal year 2012 shall also be included in calculating funding levels for such Initiative.

(5) PUBLIC DIPLOMACY.—

(A) Funds appropriated under the heading “Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs” by this Act shall be made available for exchange programs for the Asia region, including for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, which shall be made available on a cost-matching basis: Provided, That such Initiative shall include the participation of representatives of democratic political parties and human rights organizations.

(B) Funds made available by this Act for public diplomacy programs may only be obligated after the Secretary of State certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that a comprehensive and coherent narrative on United States foreign policy for the Asia region has been developed, coordinated, and disseminated among United States Government agencies: Provided, That such certification shall include specific details of such narrative.

(C) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “International Broadcasting Operations” that are made available for the Asia region shall be made available to support the narrative required in subparagraph (B), as appropriate: Provided, That not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the programs that are attributable to the Asia Rebalancing Initiative, including the costs of such programs.

(6) DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.—

(A) Funds appropriated by title III of this Act for the Asia Rebalancing Initiative shall be made available to promote and protect democracy and human rights in the Asia region, including for political parties, civil society, and organizations and individuals seeking to advance transparency, accountability, and the rule of law: Provided, That such funds shall also be made available, through an open and competitive process, to nongovernmental networks and alliances that seek to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in the Asia region: Provided further, That to the maximum extent practicable, such funds shall be made available on a grant or cooperative agreement basis.

(B) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in the People’s Republic of China: Provided, That the responsibility for the uses of such funds shall be the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State.

(C) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Global Health Programs”, “Development Assistance”, “Economic Support Fund”, and “Migration and Refugee Assistance”, not less than $6,000,000 shall be made available for programs to promote and preserve Tibetan culture and the resilience of Tibetan communities in India and Nepal, and to assist in the education and development of the next generation of Tibetan leaders from such communities: Provided, That such funds are in addition to amounts made available for programs inside Tibet in subsection (g)(2) of this section.

(7) CONFLICT RESOLUTION.—Funds appropriated under titles III and IV of this Act shall be made available to address and mitigate conflict in the Asia region arising from ethnic, religious, and territorial disputes: Provided, That prior to the obligation of funds for such purposes, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees including an analysis of such conflict, the primary instigators, and the goals and objectives of United States assistance in addressing or mitigating such conflict.

(8) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this subsection, the Asia region means countries and territories in Oceania, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans bordering those countries and territories.

(b) Burma.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” may be made available for assistance for Burma notwithstanding any other provision of law: Provided, That no such funds shall be made available to any successor or affiliated organization of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) controlled by former SPDC members that promote the repressive policies of the SPDC, or to any individual or organization credibly alleged to have committed gross violations of human rights, including against Rohingyas and other minority groups: Provided further, That such funds, and funds made available by this Act under the heading “Transition Initiatives”, may be made available for programs administered by the Office of Transition Initiatives, USAID, for ethnic groups and civil society in Burma to help sustain ceasefire agreements and further prospects for reconciliation and peace, which may include support to representatives of ethnic armed groups for this purpose, and for support for election monitoring.

(2) Funds appropriated under title III of this Act for assistance for Burma—

(A) may not be made available for budget support for the Government of Burma;

(B) shall be provided to strengthen civil society organizations in Burma, including as core support for such organizations;

(C) 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, in addition to assistance for Burmese refugees from funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Migration and Refugee Assistance”; and

(D) shall be made available for ethnic and religious reconciliation programs, including in ceasefire areas, as appropriate, and to address the Rohingya and Kachin crises.

(3) Funds made available by this Act for assistance for Burma shall be made available for the implementation of the democracy and human rights strategy required by section 7043(b)(3)(A) of division K of Public Law 113–76: Provided, That the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State, shall be responsible for democracy and human rights programs in Burma.

(4) Funds appropriated by this Act for programs and Department of State operations in Burma may be made available to continue consultations with the armed forces of Burma only on human rights and disaster response, following consultation with the appropriate congressional committees: Provided, That funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “International Military Education and Training” may be available for assistance for Burma only in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified under such heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(5) Funds appropriated by this Act shall only be made available for assistance for the central Government of Burma if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the appropriate congressional committees that such government has implemented Constitutional reforms, in consultation with Burma’s political opposition and ethnic groups, providing for free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections, including as voters and candidates.

(6) Any new program or activity in Burma initiated in fiscal year 2015 shall be subject to prior consultation with the appropriate congressional committees.

(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the personnel requirement in section 7 of Public Law 110–286 shall remain vacant following the expiration of the current term.

(8) Section 3(3) of Public Law 112–192 (October 5, 2012) is amended by inserting after “Public Law 112–74” the phrase “and shall also include, subject to the certification required in subsection 7043(b)(5) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015, as reported by the Committee on Appropriations of the United States Senate on June 19, 2014, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency”.

(c) Cambodia.—

(1) None of the funds appropriated by titles III and IV of this Act may be made available for assistance for the central Government of Cambodia unless the Secretary of State certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the National Assembly is conducting business in accordance with the Cambodian constitution and the results of the July 28, 2013 elections; and that such government, with the concurrence of the political opposition—

(A) is implementing electoral reforms, including those recommended by Cambodian and international organizations;

(B) has scheduled parliamentary elections, including providing for fair and equal access to broadcasting media by the political opposition;

(C) is protecting the rights of the Cambodian people to freedoms of expression, association, and assembly;

(D) has released all political prisoners, including labor leaders, and is investigating and prosecuting violations of human rights committed by Cambodian security forces; and

(E) is furthering transparency and accountability through enactment and enforcement of laws promoting civil society and Internet freedom.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” shall be made available for democracy and human rights programs in Cambodia: Provided, That such funds shall be made available to support electoral reform, political party development, women’s empowerment, civic education and advocacy, and human rights monitoring by international and domestic nongovernmental organizations: Provided further, That such funds shall be made available only on a grant or cooperative agreement basis.

(3) The requirements of paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance for global health, food security, humanitarian demining, or to enhance maritime security capabilities, except any such program carried out prior to the certification required by paragraph (1) shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(4) Funds appropriated by this Act for a United States contribution to a Khmer Rouge tribunal may only be made available if the Secretary of State certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that—

(A) international donors have reimbursed the Documentation Center of Cambodia for costs incurred in support of the tribunal;

(B) international donors, in cooperation with the Government of Cambodia, have determined the costs and timeline associated with the winding down of such tribunal; and

(C) the Government of Cambodia is not interfering in the workings of the tribunal.

(5) The Secretary of the Treasury shall direct the United States executive directors of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank to vote against any loan, agreement, or other financial support for Cambodia except to meet basic human needs, until the Secretary of State makes the certification required in paragraph (1).

(d) North Korea.—

(1) Of the funds made available under the heading “International Broadcasting Operations” in title I of this Act, not less than $8,938,000 shall made available for broadcasts into North Korea.

(2) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Migration and Refugee Assistance” shall be made available for assistance for refugees from North Korea, including for protection activities in the People’s Republic of China.

(3) None of the funds made available by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” may be made available for assistance for the government of North Korea.

(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.

(3) Funds appropriated by this Act for public diplomacy under title I and for assistance under titles III and IV shall be made available to counter the influence of the People’s Republic of China, in accordance with the strategy required by section 7043(e)(3) of division K of Public Law 113–76, following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.

(f) Philippines.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” that are available for assistance for the Philippine army should only be made available in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified under such heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(g) Tibet.—

(1) The Secretary of the Treasury should instruct the United States executive director of each international financial institution to use the voice and vote of the United States to support financing 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, funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” shall be made available to nongovernmental organizations to support activities which preserve cultural traditions and promote sustainable development, education, and environmental conservation in Tibetan communities in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in other Tibetan communities in China.

(h) Vietnam.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for remediation of dioxin contaminated sites in Vietnam and may be made available for assistance for the Government of Vietnam, including the military, for such purposes, and not less than $7,500,000 of the funds appropriated under the heading “Development Assistance” shall be made available for assistance for persons with severe upper or lower body mobility impairment and/or cognitive or developmental disabilities in areas sprayed with Agent Orange or otherwise contaminated with dioxin.

south and central asia

Sec. 7044. (a) Afghanistan.—

(1) OPERATIONS AND REPORTS.—Funds appropriated under titles I, II, and VIII of this Act that are available for the construction and renovation of United States Government facilities in Afghanistan may not be made available if the purpose is to accommodate Federal employee positions or to expand aviation facilities or assets above those notified by the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Committees on Appropriations, or contractors in addition to those in place on January 17, 2014: Provided, That the limitations in this paragraph shall not apply if funds are necessary to protect such facilities or the security, health, and welfare of United States personnel.

(2) ASSISTANCE.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” for assistance for Afghanistan—

(A) may not be used to support any program, project, or activity for which regular oversight by the Department of State or USAID, as appropriate, is not possible, to include site visits;

(B) shall only be made available for programs that the Government of Afghanistan or other Afghan entity is capable of sustaining, as appropriate and as determined by the United States Chief of Mission;

(C) shall be prioritized for programs that promote women’s economic and political empowerment, strengthen and protect the rights of women and girls, and to implement the United States Embassy Kabul Gender Strategy;

(D) may be made available for independent election bodies;

(E) should be made available for programs to improve the sustainable management of natural resources and to reduce illegal extraction and the loss of government revenues;

(F) may be made available for reconciliation programs and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration activities for former combatants who have renounced violence against the Government of Afghanistan, in accordance with section 7046(a)(2)(B)(ii) of Public Law 112–74;

(G) should not be used to initiate new major infrastructure projects;

(H) shall be implemented in accordance with all applicable audit policies of the Department of State and USAID; and

(I) may not be made available to any individual or organization that the Secretary of State determines to be involved in corrupt practices.

(3) CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” for assistance for the central Government of Afghanistan may not be obligated unless the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that—

(A) Afghanistan has held free and fair elections and a newly elected Government of Afghanistan is implementing policies to govern democratically; and

(B) the Government of Afghanistan—

(i) has signed a Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States Government that further defines the security partnership, including support for counterterrorism operations;

(ii) is cooperating with the United States concerning the release of prisoners that the United States Government, the International Security Assistance Force, or the Afghan National Security Forces believe pose a threat to the United States, Afghanistan, and the region;

(iii) is taking consistent steps to protect and advance the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan;

(iv) is implementing the necessary policies and procedures to comply with section 7013 of this Act; and

(v) is reducing corruption and recovering stolen assets.

(4) WAIVER.—The Secretary of State, after consultation with the Secretary of Defense, may waive the requirements of subparagraph (3)(B) if to do so is important to the national security interests of the United States and the Secretary submits a report to the Committees on Appropriations, in classified form if necessary, on the justification for the waiver and the requirements of subparagraph (3)(B) that the Government of Afghanistan has not met.

(5) RULE OF LAW PROGRAMS.—Of the funds appropriate by this Act that are available for assistance for Afghanistan, not less than $50,000,000 shall be made available for rule of law programs: Provided, That decisions regarding the uses of such funds shall be the responsibility of the Coordinating Director, in consultation with other appropriate United States Government officials in Afghanistan, and such Director shall be consulted on the uses of all funds appropriated by this Act for rule of law programs in Afghanistan.

(6) FUNDING REDUCTION.—Funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs that are available for assistance for the Government of Afghanistan shall be reduced by $5 for every $1 that the Government of Afghanistan imposes in taxes, duties, penalties, or other fees on the transport of property of the United States Government (including the United States Armed Forces), entering or leaving Afghanistan.

(7) ENDOWMENT TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS.—Funds appropriated under the heading “Economic Support Fund” in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs may be made available for an endowment to empower women and girls in Afghanistan, following consultation with the appropriate congressional committees.

(8) AUTHORITIES.—

(A) Funds appropriated under titles III through VI and VIII 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.

(B) Funds appropriated or otherwise made available for assistance for Afghanistan may be made available for a United States contribution to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.

(C) The authority contained in section 1102(c) of Public Law 111–32 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 and shall apply as if part of this Act.

(9) AFGHANISTAN REGIONAL TRANSITION.—Funds made available by this Act for assistance for Afghanistan may be made available for programs in Central and South Asia relating to a transition in Afghanistan, including expanding Afghanistan linkages with the region: Provided, That such funds shall be the responsibility of the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Department of State, and the coordinator designated pursuant to section 601 of the Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989 (Public Law 101–179) and section 102 of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102–511): Provided further, That such funds shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(10) CONTRIBUTING AUTHORITY.—Section 7046(a)(2)(A) of division I of Public Law 112–74 shall apply to funds appropriated by this Act for assistance for Afghanistan.

(b) Bangladesh.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Development Assistance” that are made available for assistance for Bangladesh shall be made available for programs to improve labor conditions by strengthening the capacity of independent workers’ organizations in Bangladesh’s readymade garment, shrimp, and fish export sectors.

(c) Nepal.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” may be made available for assistance for Nepal only if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Nepal is investigating and prosecuting violations of human rights and the laws of war, and the Nepal army is cooperating fully with civilian judicial authorities, including providing investigators access to witnesses, documents, and other information.

(2) The conditions in paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance for humanitarian relief and reconstruction activities in Nepal, or for training to participate in international peacekeeping missions.

(d) Pakistan.—

(1) CERTIFICATION.—None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund”, “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, and “Foreign Military Financing Program” for assistance for the Government of Pakistan may be made available unless the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Pakistan is—

(A) cooperating with the United States in counterterrorism efforts against the Haqqani Network, the Quetta Shura Taliban, Lashkar e-Tayyiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Al-Qaeda, and other domestic and foreign terrorist organizations, including taking steps to end support for such groups and prevent them from basing and operating in Pakistan and carrying out cross border attacks into neighboring countries;

(B) not supporting terrorist activities against United States or coalition forces in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s military and intelligence agencies are not intervening extra-judicially into political and judicial processes in Pakistan;

(C) dismantling improvised explosive device (IED) networks and interdicting precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of IEDs; and

(D) preventing the proliferation of nuclear-related material and expertise.

(2) WAIVER.—The Secretary of State, after consultation with the Secretary of Defense, may waive the requirements of paragraph (1) if to do so is important to the national security interests of the United States and the Secretary submits a report to the Committees on Appropriations, in classified form if necessary, on the justification for the waiver and the requirements of paragraph (1) that the Government of Pakistan has not met.

(3) ASSISTANCE.—

(A) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” for assistance for Pakistan may be made available only to support counterterrorism and counterinsurgency capabilities in Pakistan, and are subject to section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

(B) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs” that are available for assistance for Pakistan shall be made available to interdict precursor materials from Pakistan to Afghanistan that are used to manufacture IEDs, including calcium ammonium nitrate; to support programs to train border and customs officials in Pakistan and Afghanistan; and for agricultural extension programs that encourage alternative fertilizer use among Pakistani farmers.

(C) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” that are available for assistance for Pakistan should be made available to enhance the recruitment, retention, and professionalism of women in Pakistan’s police and other security forces.

(D) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” that are made available for assistance for infrastructure projects in Pakistan shall be implemented in a manner consistent with section 507(6) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2467(6)).

(E) Funds appropriated by this Act under titles III and IV for assistance for Pakistan may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law, except for this subsection.

(F) Of the funds appropriated under title IV of this Act that are made available for assistance for Pakistan, $33,000,000 shall be withheld from obligation until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that Dr. Shakil Afridi has been released from prison and cleared of all charges relating to the assistance provided to the United States in locating Osama bin Laden.

(4) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN.—

(A) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” that are made available for assistance for Pakistan, not less than $3,000,000, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, shall be made available to increase the number of scholarships for women under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program during fiscal year 2015.

(B) The additional scholarships available pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded in accordance with other scholarship eligibility criteria already established by USAID.

(C) Additional scholarships funded pursuant to this subsection shall be awarded for a range of disciplines to improve the employability of graduates and to meet the needs of scholarship recipients.

(D) Not less than 50 percent of the scholarships available under this Program should be awarded to Pakistani women.

(5) REPORTS.—

(A) (i) The spend plan required by section 7064 of this Act for assistance for Pakistan shall include achievable and sustainable goals, benchmarks for measuring progress, and expected results regarding combating poverty and furthering development in Pakistan, countering extremism, and establishing conditions conducive to the rule of law and transparent and accountable governance: Provided, That such benchmarks may incorporate those required in title III of Public Law 111–73, as appropriate: Provided further, That not later than 6 months after submission of such spend plan, and each 6 months thereafter until September 30, 2016, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the status of achieving the goals and benchmarks in such plan.

(ii) The Secretary of State should suspend assistance for the Government of Pakistan if any report required by paragraph (A)(i) indicates that Pakistan is failing to make measurable progress in meeting such goals or benchmarks.

(B) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the costs and objectives associated with significant infrastructure projects supported by the United States in Pakistan, and an assessment of the extent to which such projects achieve such objectives.

(e) Sri Lanka.—

(1) None of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” may be made available for assistance for Sri Lanka, no defense export license may be issued, and no military equipment or technology shall be sold or transferred to Sri Lanka pursuant to the authorities contained in this Act or any other Act, unless the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Sri Lanka is meeting the conditions specified under such heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance for humanitarian demining, disaster relief, and aerial and maritime surveillance.

(3) If the Secretary makes the certification required in paragraph (1), funds appropriated under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program” that are made available for assistance for Sri Lanka should be used to support the recruitment of Tamils into the Sri Lankan military in an inclusive and transparent manner, Tamil language training for Sinhalese military personnel, and human rights training for all military personnel.

(4) Funds appropriated under the heading “International Military Education and Training” (IMET) in this Act that are available for assistance for Sri Lanka, may be made available only for training related to international peacekeeping operations and expanded IMET: Provided, That the limitation in this paragraph shall not apply to maritime security.

(5) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive directors of the international financial institutions to vote against any loan, agreement, or other financial support for Sri Lanka except to meet basic human needs, unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Sri Lanka is meeting the conditions specified under such heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(f) Regional cross border programs.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund” for assistance for Afghanistan and Pakistan may be provided, notwithstanding any other 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 countries.

western hemisphere

Sec. 7045. (a) Central american migration prevention and response.—

(1) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, jointly with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and after consultation with the heads of other relevant Federal agencies and the appropriate congressional committees, shall submit to such committees a prevention and response strategy and spend plan to address key indicators of poverty, lack of educational, vocational, and employment opportunities, and high rates of criminal gang activity, other violent crime, narcotics and human trafficking, family dissolution, child abuse and neglect, and other factors in countries in Central America that are contributing to significant increases in migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors to the United States, including for the safe return and reintegration of such minors into families or family-like settings, with specific goals and benchmarks for measuring progress: Provided, That such strategy shall also include the need for family support, preservation, and reunification in countries of origin, as well as foster care and adoption programs.

(2) The Secretary and the USAID Administrator shall also consult with representatives of national and local governments and civil society organizations in such countries for the purpose of developing such strategy, goals and benchmarks: Provided, That prior to the initial obligation of funds made available in paragraph (3), the Secretary of State shall designate a lead office within the Department of State which shall be responsible for coordinating such strategy.

(3) Of the funds appropriated under titles III, IV, and VIII of this Act and under titles III and IV of prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs under the headings “Development Assistance”, “Complex Crises Fund”, “Economic Support Fund”, and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, not less than $100,000,000, in addition to amounts otherwise available for assistance for such countries, shall be made available to implement the strategy required in paragraph (1), subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(4) Of the funds appropriated under the heading “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, not less than $1,000,000 should be made available to expand the repatriation facility at San Salvador’s Comalapa Airport for processing of undocumented Salvadoran migrants returning from the United States.

(b) Colombia.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act and made available to the Department of State for assistance for the Government of Colombia may be used to support a unified campaign against narcotics trafficking, organizations designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and other criminal or illegal armed groups, and to take actions to protect human health and welfare in emergency circumstances, including undertaking rescue operations: Provided, That the first through fifth provisos of paragraph (1), and paragraph (3) of section 7045(a) of division I of Public Law 112–74 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 and shall apply to funds appropriated by this Act and made available for assistance for Colombia as if included in this Act: Provided further, That funds appropriated by this Act and prior acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs that are available for the Colombian National Police for aerial drug eradication programs may be used for licit crop substitution programs: Provided further, That 10 percent of the funds appropriated by this Act for the Colombian national police for aerial drug eradication programs may not be used for the aerial spraying of chemical herbicides unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that the herbicides do not pose unreasonable risks or adverse effects to humans, including pregnant women and children, or the environment, including endemic species: Provided further, That any complaints of harm to health or licit crops caused by such aerial spraying shall be thoroughly investigated and evaluated, and fair compensation paid in a timely manner for meritorious claims: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $133,000,000 shall be apportioned directly to USAID for alternative development/institution building, local governance programs, and support for victims of the violence in Colombia.

(2) LIMITATION.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Foreign Military Financing Program”, 25 percent may be obligated only in accordance with the procedures and conditions specified under such heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(c) Cuba.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, up to $10,000,000 may be made available for programs in Cuba, and an additional $5,000,000 may be made available for USAID programs, notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, or policy, to provide technical and other assistance to support the development of private Cuban businesses.

(d) Guatemala.—Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the central Government of Guatemala only in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified under the “Foreign Military Financing Program” heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(e) Haiti.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the Government of Haiti only in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified under this heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(2) 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.

(f) Honduras.—

(1) Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” and “Foreign Military Financing Program” may be made available for assistance for the Honduran military and police only in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified under the “Foreign Military Financing Program” heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(2) The restriction in paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance to promote transparency, anti-corruption, border security, and respect for the rule of law within the military and police.

(g) Mexico.—

(1) Prior to the obligation of 15 percent of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” and “Foreign Military Financing Program” that are available for assistance for the Mexican military and police, the Secretary of State shall report in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Mexico is meeting the requirements specified under the “Foreign Military Financing Program” heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(2) The restriction in paragraph (1) shall not apply to assistance to promote transparency, anti-corruption, border security, and respect for the rule of law within the military and police.

(3) Not less than 45 days after the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Commissioner for the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, shall certify and report to the Committees on Appropriations that Mexico has, consistent with its internal water allocation process, outlined a delivery schedule for amounts of water necessary to eliminate any deficit to the United States under the current cycle of 5 consecutive years for deliveries to the Rio Grande in accordance with the 1944 Treaty on the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, and to ensure that the current cycle ends in a debt free status: Provided, That if no such allocation schedule has been provided within 90 days of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing why no such schedule has been made available, whether or not Mexico is projected to post a negative balance at the end of the current cycle, and the estimated impact to the United States.

(h) 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 paid for by the recipient country.

(i) Trade Capacity.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Development Assistance” and “Economic Support Fund” should be made available for labor and environmental capacity building activities relating to free trade agreements with countries of Central America, Colombia, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.

prohibition of payments to united nations members

Sec. 7046. Section 7046 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

war crimes tribunals

Sec. 7047. (a) If the President determines that doing so will contribute to a just resolution of charges regarding genocide or other violations of international humanitarian law, the President may direct a drawdown pursuant to section 552(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 of up to $30,000,000 of commodities and services for the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal established with regard to the former Yugoslavia by the United Nations Security Council or such other tribunals or commissions as the Council may establish or authorize to deal with such violations, without regard to the ceiling limitation contained in paragraph (2) thereof: Provided, That the determination required under this section shall be in lieu of any determinations otherwise required under section 552(c): Provided further, That funds made available pursuant to this section shall be made available subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for training, technical assistance, support for victims, law enforcement activity and cooperation, witness protection, and professional services in support of international judicial investigations, apprehensions, prosecutions, and adjudications of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes consistent with section 2015 of the American Service-Members Protection Act, 2002, as amended: Provided, That this subsection shall not apply to nationals of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and major non-NATO allies: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall report to the appropriate congressional committees on the uses of such funds.

united nations

Sec. 7048. (a) Transparency and accountability.—Of the funds appropriated under title I and under the heading “International Organizations and Programs” in title V of this Act that are available for contributions to the United Nations, any United Nations agency, or the Organization of American States, 15 percent may not be obligated for such organization or agency until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the organization or agency is—

(1) posting on a publicly available Web site, consistent with privacy regulations and due process, regular financial and programmatic audits of such organization or agency, and providing the United States Government with necessary access to such financial and performance audits; and

(2) implementing protections for whistleblowers from retaliation that meet such requirements in United States law, including—

(A) protection against retaliation for internal and lawful public disclosures;

(B) legal burdens of proof;

(C) statutes of limitation for reporting retaliation;

(D) access to independent adjudicative bodies, including external arbitration; and

(E) results that eliminate the effects of proven retaliation.

(b) Restrictions on United Nations Delegations and Organizations.—

(1) 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 as continued in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)(1)), supports international terrorism.

(2) None of the funds made available under title I of this Act may be used by the Secretary of State as a contribution to any organization, agency, or program within the United Nations system if such organization, agency, commission, or program is chaired or presided over by a country the government of which the Secretary of State has determined, for purposes of section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act, section 6(j)(1) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, or any other provision of law, is a government that has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.

(3) The Secretary of State may waive the restriction in this subsection if the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so is in the national interest of the United States.

(c) United nations human rights council.—Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available to support the United Nations Human Rights Council only if the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that participation in the Council is in the national interest of the United States: Provided, That the Secretary of State shall report to the Committees on Appropriations not later than September 30, 2015, on the resolutions considered in the United Nations Human Rights Council during the previous 12 months, and on steps taken to remove Israel as a permanent agenda item.

(d) Report.—Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the amount of funds available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2015 under the headings “Contributions to International Organizations” and “International Organizations and Programs” that are withheld from obligation or expenditure due to any provision of law: Provided, That the Secretary shall update such report each time additional funds are withheld by operation of any provision of law: Provided further, That the reprogramming of any withheld funds identified in such report, including updates thereof, shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.

community-based police assistance

Sec. 7049. Section 7049 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act, and in each fiscal year thereafter.

global internet freedom

Sec. 7050. (a) Of the funds appropriated under titles I and III of this Act, not less than $35,000,000 shall be made available for programs to promote Internet freedom globally: Provided, That such programs shall be prioritized for countries whose governments restrict freedom of expression on the Internet, and that are important to the national interests of the United States: Provided further, That funds made available pursuant to this section shall be matched, to the maximum extent practicable, by sources other than the United States Government, including from the private sector.

(b) Funds made available pursuant to subsection (a) shall be—

(1) coordinated with other democracy, governance, and broadcasting programs funded by this Act under the headings “International Broadcasting Operations”, “Economic Support Fund”, “Democracy Fund”, and “Complex Crises Fund”, and shall be incorporated into country assistance, democracy promotion, and broadcasting strategies, as appropriate;

(2) made available to the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State for programs to implement the May 2011, International Strategy for Cyberspace and the comprehensive strategy to promote Internet freedom and access to information in Iran, as required by section 414 of Public Law 112–158;

(3) made available to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to provide tools and techniques to access the Internet Web sites of BBG broadcasters that are censored, and to work with such broadcasters to promote and distribute such tools and techniques, including digital security techniques;

(4) made available for programs that support the efforts of civil society to counter the development of repressive Internet-related laws and regulations, including countering threats to Internet freedom at international organizations; to combat violence against bloggers and other users; and to enhance digital security training and capacity building for democracy activists; and

(5) made available for research of key threats to Internet freedom; the continued development of technologies that provide or enhance access to the Internet, including circumvention tools that bypass Internet blocking, filtering, and other censorship techniques used by authoritarian governments; and maintenance of the United States Government’s technological advantage over such censorship techniques: Provided, That the Secretary of State, in consultation with the BBG, shall coordinate any such research and development programs with other relevant United States Government departments and agencies in order to share information, technologies, and best practices, and to assess the effectiveness of such technologies.

(c) After consultation among the relevant agency heads to coordinate and de-conflict planned activities, but not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State and the BBG Board Chairman shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations spend plans for funds made available by this Act for programs to promote Internet freedom globally, which shall include a description of safeguards established by relevant agencies to ensure that such programs are not used for illicit purposes.

(d) The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an audit of Internet freedom programs supported by funds appropriated by this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, and shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the scope and requirements of such audit.

international conferences

Sec. 7051. 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 at least 5 days in advance that such attendance is important to 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.

aircraft transfer and coordination

Sec. 7052. Section 7052 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

parking fines and real property taxes owed by foreign governments

Sec. 7053. Section 7053 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

landmines and cluster munitions

Sec. 7054. Section 7054 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

prohibition on publicity or propaganda

Sec. 7055. Section 7055 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

limitation on residence expenses

Sec. 7056. Section 7056 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

united states agency for international development management

(including transfer of funds)

Sec. 7057. (a) Authority.—Up to $93,000,000 of the funds made available in title III of this Act pursuant to or to carry out the provisions of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 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, 2016.

(c) Conditions.—The authority of subsection (a) should 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, are eliminated.

(d) 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: Provided, That 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”.

(e) 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.

(f) Disaster Surge Capacity.—Funds appropriated under title III of this Act to carry out part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 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 or man-made disasters subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(g) 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 Food for Peace Act (Public Law 83–480), 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 15 of such contractors shall be assigned to any bureau or office: Provided further, That such funds appropriated to carry out title II of the Food for Peace Act (Public Law 83–480), may be made available only for personal services contractors assigned to the Office of Food for Peace.

(h) Small Business.—In entering into multiple award indefinite-quantity contracts with funds appropriated by this Act, USAID 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.

(i) Senior Foreign Service Limited Appointments.—Individuals hired pursuant to the authority provided by section 7059(o) of division F of Public Law 111–117 may be assigned to or support programs in Afghanistan or Pakistan with funds made available in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs.

(j) Local sustainable development officers.—

(1) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act and after consultation with the appropriate congressional committees, the USAID Administrator shall establish a new Foreign Service Officer position designated as “Local Sustainable Development Officer”, and submit to the Committees on Appropriations a plan to establish such position, including—

(A) specifying a time period for overseas assignments that facilitates sustainable development, and which includes the option of extending such overseas assignments;

(B) sufficient foreign language training;

(C) expertise in one or more program areas;

(D) position descriptions that give such officers primary responsibility for building relationships with and the capacity of local nongovernmental and governmental entities, and supporting grants to and cooperative agreements with such entities to design and implement small-scale, sustainable programs, projects, and activities across all development sectors;

(E) incentives, including training, compensation, and career development opportunities, to encourage such officers to carry out their responsibilities; and

(F) ensuring that the responsibilities and assignments of relevant locally employed staff are fully integrated with the work of such officers.

(2) The USAID Administrator shall—

(A) offer to current USAID Foreign Service Officers the opportunity to convert to a Local Sustainable Development Officer position; and

(B) designate not less than half of the total number of Foreign Service Officer positions that become vacant annually due to attrition as Local Development Sustainable Officer positions.

(k) Global Development Lab Personnel.—Funds appropriated by this Act to carry out chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 may be used to employ up to 15 individuals on a limited appointment basis for activities related to the United States Global Development Lab pursuant to schedule A of the Excepted Service, or similar authority: Provided, That such funds are in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes.

global health activities

Sec. 7058. (a) In general.—Funds appropriated by titles III and IV of this Act that are made available for bilateral assistance for global health 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 provisions under the heading “Global Health Programs” and section 7018 of this Act 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 $606,800,000 should be made available for family planning/reproductive health, including in areas where population growth threatens biodiversity or endangered species.

(b) Pandemic response.—If the President determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that a pandemic virus is efficient and sustained, severe, and is spreading internationally, any funds made available under titles III and IV in this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs may be made available to combat such virus: Provided, That funds made available pursuant to the authority of this subsection shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.

gender equality

Sec. 7059. (a) Gender Equality.—Funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available to promote gender equality in United States Government diplomatic and development efforts by raising the status, increasing the participation, and protecting the rights of women and girls worldwide.

(b) Women’s leadership.—Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act, not less than $50,000,000 shall be made available to increase leadership opportunities for women in countries where women and girls suffer discrimination due to law, policy, or practice, by strengthening protections for women’s political status, expanding women’s participation in political parties and elections, and increasing women’s opportunities for leadership positions in the public and private sectors at the local, provincial, and national levels.

(c) Gender-Based violence.—

(1) (A) Of the funds appropriated by titles III and IV of this Act, not less than $150,000,000 should be made available to implement a multi-year strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in countries where it is common in conflict and non-conflict settings.

(B) Funds appropriated by titles III and IV of this Act that are available to train foreign police, judicial, and military personnel, including for international peacekeeping operations, shall address, where appropriate, prevention and response to gender-based violence and trafficking in persons, and shall promote the integration of women into the police and other security forces.

(2) Department of State and USAID gender programs shall incorporate coordinated efforts to combat a variety of forms of gender-based violence, including child marriage, rape, female genital cutting and mutilation, and domestic violence, among other forms of gender-based violence in conflict and non-conflict settings.

(d) Women, peace, and security.—Funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Development Assistance”, “Economic Support Fund”, and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” should be made available to support a multi-year strategy to expand, and improve coordination of, United States Government efforts to empower women as equal partners in conflict prevention, peace building, transitional processes, and reconstruction efforts in countries affected by conflict or in political transition, and to ensure the equitable provision of relief and recovery assistance to women and girls.

sector allocations

Sec. 7060. (a) Basic and higher education.—

(1) (A) BASIC EDUCATION.—Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, up to $534,291,000 may be made available for assistance for basic education, subject to the requirements of subparagraph (B).

(B) Funds appropriated under title III of this Act that are available for basic education assistance may only be made available if the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations upon enactment of this Act that the amount of unobligated and unexpended funds for such assistance from prior acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs does not exceed $534,291,000: Provided, That if the USAID Administrator is unable to make such certification, $334,291,000 of the funds made available under title III of this Act for basic education assistance shall be transferred to, and merged with, funds made available under the headings “International Disaster Assistance”, “Complex Crises Fund”, and “Migration and Refugee Assistance”, and $200,000,000 of such funds shall be made available for programs other than basic education under the headings “Development Assistance” and “Economic Support Fund”, following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.

(2) HIGHER EDUCATION.—Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act, not less than $249,592,000 shall be made available for assistance for higher education, of which not less than $35,000,000 shall be to support such programs in Africa, including for partnerships between higher education institutions in Africa and the United States.

(3) Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs that are made available for assistance for basic and higher education, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for such assistance for persons who are blind.

(4) For purposes of funds appropriated under title III of this Act, the term “democracy programs” in section 7032(c)(1) of this Act shall also include programs to rescue scholars, and fellowships, scholarships, and exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region for academic professionals and university students from countries in such region, subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(b) Countering violent extremism.—Funds appropriated by titles III, IV, and VIII of this Act may be made available for programs to reduce support for foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs), as designated pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, through messaging campaigns to damage their appeal; programs for potential supporters of violent extremism; counter radicalization and rehabilitation programs in prisons; job training and social reintegration for former supporters of FTOs; law enforcement training programs; and capacity building for civil society organizations to combat radicalization in local communities: Provided, That for purposes of this subsection the term “countering violent extremism” shall be defined as non-coercive interventions aimed directly at reducing public support for FTOs: Provided further, That not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of other relevant United States Government agencies, shall submit a multi-year strategy to counter violent extremism, including a description of the objectives of such strategy, oversight mechanisms for programs to carry out such strategy, and multi-year cost estimates.

(c) Environment and Energy Programs.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act, not less than $1,167,250,000 should be made available for environment programs.

(2) CLEAN ENERGY.—The limitation in section 7081(b) of division F of Public Law 111–117 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act: Provided, That the proviso contained in such section shall not apply.

(3) ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION.—Funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for United States contributions to multilateral environmental funds and facilities to support adaptation and mitigation programs and activities.

(4) SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES AND BIODIVERSITY.—Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, not less than $123,500,000 shall be made available for sustainable landscapes programs and, in addition, not less than $250,000,000 shall be made available to protect biodiversity, and shall not be used to support or promote the expansion of industrial scale logging or any other industrial scale extractive activity into areas that were primary/intact tropical forest as of December 30, 2013: Provided, That of the funds made available for the Central African Regional Program for the Environment and other tropical forest programs in the Congo Basin, not less than $17,500,000 shall be apportioned directly to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): Provided further, That funds made available for the Department of the Interior (DOI) for programs in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve shall be apportioned directly to the DOI: Provided further, That not less than $5,000,000 of such funds shall be made available to support other international conservation programs of the USFWS, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for such programs of the United States Forest Service, and such funds shall also be made available for programs to protect great apes and other endangered species.

(5) WILDLIFE POACHING AND TRAFFICKING.—

(A) Not less than $55,000,000 of the funds appropriated under titles III and IV of this Act shall be made available to combat the transnational threat of wildlife poaching and trafficking, including not less than $10,000,000 for programs to combat rhinoceros poaching in southern Africa.

(B) None of the funds appropriated under title IV of this Act may be made available for training or other assistance for any military unit or personnel that the Secretary of State determines has been credibly alleged to have participated in wildlife poaching or trafficking, unless the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so is in the national security interests of the United States.

(6) WASTE RECYCLING.—Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for small grants to support initiatives to recycle waste.

(7) TOXIC CHEMICALS.—Of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for small grants to support initiatives to identify areas severely affected by toxic chemical pollution and to eliminate the threats to health and the environment caused by such pollution.

(8) AUTHORITY.—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 except for the provisions of this subsection and subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, to support environment programs.

(9) EXTRACTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES.—

(A) Funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available to promote and support transparency and accountability of expenditures and revenues related to the extraction of natural resources, including by strengthening implementation and monitoring of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, implementing and enforcing section 8204 of Public Law 110–246 and to prevent the sale of conflict diamonds, and provide technical assistance to promote independent audit mechanisms and support civil society participation in natural resource management.

(B) (i) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive director of each international financial institution to vote against any assistance by such institutions (including but not limited to any loan, credit, grant, or guarantee) for the extraction and export of a natural resource if the government of the country has in place laws, regulations, or procedures to prevent or limit the public disclosure of company payments as required by section 1504 of Public Law 111–203, and unless such government has adopted laws, regulations, or procedures in the sector in which assistance is being considered for—

(I) accurately accounting for and public disclosure of payments to the host government by companies involved in the extraction and export of natural resources;

(II) the independent auditing of accounts receiving such payments and public disclosure of the findings of such audits; and

(III) public disclosure of 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.

(ii) The requirements of clause (i) shall not apply to assistance for the purpose of building the capacity of such government to meet the requirements of this subparagraph.

(C) The Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary of State, as appropriate, shall instruct the United States executive director of each international financial institution and the United States representatives to all forest-related multilateral financing mechanisms and processes to vote against any financing to support or promote the expansion of industrial scale logging or any other industrial scale extractive activity into areas that were primary/intact tropical forest as of December 30, 2013.

(D) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive director of each international financial institution to vote in relation to any loan, grant, strategy or policy of such institution to support the construction of any large hydroelectric dam (as defined in “Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making,” World Commission on Dams (November 2000)), only in accordance with the procedures and requirements specified under this heading in the report accompanying this Act.

(E) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the USAID Administrator shall designate sufficient personnel with the technical expertise to fulfill the agency’s responsibilities under sections 1302, 1303, and 1307 of title XIII of the International Financial Institutions Act of 1977, as amended, including the ability for personnel with such expertise from the Environmental Protection Agency, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and other relevant United States Government agencies to be detailed to USAID, as needed, which may be on a non-reimbursable basis, to provide additional technical support and specific subject matter reviews: Provided further, That the responsibilities of such personnel shall include, but not be limited to—

(i) conducting independent, technical, and thorough reviews of proposed multilateral development bank (MDB) projects at the technical assessment/feasibility stage prior to the drafting of an environmental impact assessment;

(ii) conducting such reviews, and coordinating and compiling the analyses by other relevant United States Government agencies, of the environmental impact assessment; and

(iii) ongoing monitoring of MDB projects to determine the degree of incorporation and effectiveness of United States Government recommendations and the adequacy of safeguard policies.

(10) CONTINUATION OF PRIOR LAW.—Section 7081(g)(2) and (4) of division F of Public Law 111–117 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

(d) Food security and agricultural development.—Of the funds appropriated by title III of this Act, not less than $1,000,600,000 should be made available for food security and agricultural development programs, of which $32,000,000 shall be made available for the Feed the Future Collaborative Research Innovation Lab: Provided, That such funds may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law to address food shortages, and for a United States contribution to the endowment of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

(e) Microenterprise and microfinance.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act, not less than $210,302,000 should be made available for microenterprise and microfinance development programs for the poor, especially women.

(f) Reconciliation programs.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund” and “Development Assistance”, not less than $25,000,000 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 strife and war: Provided, That the USAID Administrator shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations, prior to the initial obligation of funds, on the uses of such funds: Provided further, That to the maximum extent practicable, such funds shall be matched by sources other than the United States Government.

(g) Trafficking in persons.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings “Development Assistance”, “Economic Support Fund”, and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, not less than $49,244,000 shall be made available for activities to combat trafficking in persons internationally.

(h) Water and sanitation.—Of the funds appropriated by this Act, not less than $400,000,000 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), of which not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for programs to design and build safe, public latrines for women and girls in Africa and Asia.

(j) Notification requirements.—Authorized deviations from funding levels contained in this section shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

uzbekistan

Sec. 7061. The terms and conditions of section 7076 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 by this Act, except that the Secretary of State may waive the application of section 7076(a) for a period of not more than 6 months and every 6 months thereafter until September 30, 2016, if the Secretary certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that the waiver is in the national security interest and necessary to obtain access to and from Afghanistan for the United States, and the waiver includes an assessment of progress, if any, by the Government of Uzbekistan in meeting the requirements in section 7076(a): Provided, That the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 12 months after enactment of this Act and 6 months thereafter, on all United States Government assistance provided to the Government of Uzbekistan and expenditures made in support of the Northern Distribution Network in Uzbekistan during the previous 12 months, including any credible information that such assistance or expenditures are being diverted for corrupt purposes: Provided further, That information provided in the assessment and report required by the previous provisos shall be unclassified but may be accompanied by a classified annex and such annex shall indicate the basis for such classification: Provided further, That for purposes of the application of section 7076(e) to this Act, the term “assistance” shall not include expanded international military education and training.

requests for documents

Sec. 7062. Section 7062 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

united nations population fund

Sec. 7063. (a) Of the funds made available under the heading “International Organizations and Programs” in this Act for fiscal year 2015, $37,500,000 shall be made available for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

(b) 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 Programs’’ 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) None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the UNFPA for a country program in the People’s Republic of China.

(d) Funds made available by this Act for UNFPA may not be made available unless—

(1) UNFPA maintains funds made available by this Act in an account separate from other accounts of UNFPA and does not commingle such funds with other sums; and

(2) UNFPA does not fund abortions.

budget documents

Sec. 7064. (a) Operating Plans.—Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, each department, agency, or organization funded in titles I and II of this Act, and the Department of the Treasury and Independent Agencies funded in title III of this Act, including the Inter-American Foundation and the United States African Development Foundation, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations an operating plan for funds appropriated to such department, agency, or organization in such titles of this Act, or funds otherwise available for obligation in fiscal year 2015, that provides details of the uses of such funds at the program, project, and activity level: Provided, That such plans shall include, as applicable, a comparison between the most recent congressional directives or approved funding levels and the funding levels proposed by the department or agency; applicable legislative references, including the authority to spend funds in a manner notwithstanding any other provision of law; and a clear, concise, and informative description/justification: Provided further, That operating plans for funds appropriated for such department, agency, or organization in titles I, II, or III and title VIII, shall simultaneously submit the operating plans for, and integrated information on, enduring and Overseas Contingency Operations funds: Provided further, That operating plans that include changes in levels of funding specified in this Act or in the accompanying report shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(b) Spend Plans.—

(1) Prior to the initial obligation of funds, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spend plan for funds made available by this Act under title III, and under title IV where applicable, for—

(A) assistance for Afghanistan, Colombia, Egypt, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Pakistan, the West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen;

(B) the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, the Central American Regional Security Initiative, the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership program, and the Partnership for Regional East Africa Counterterrorism program; and

(C) democracy programs, and food security and agriculture development programs.

(2) Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the USAID Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spend plan for funds made available during fiscal year 2014 under the heading “Development Credit Authority”.

(3) Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a detailed spend plan for funds made available by this Act under the headings “Department of the Treasury” in title III and “International Financial Institutions” in title V.

(c) Notifications.—The spend plans referenced in subsection (b) shall not be considered as meeting the notification requirements in this Act or under section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

(d) Congressional Budget Justification.—The Secretary of State and the USAID Administrator shall include in the congressional budget justification a detailed justification for multi-year availability for any funds requested under the headings “Diplomatic and Consular Programs” and “Operating Expenses”:Provided, That if such justification is not included funds under such headings will be limited to 1-year availability.

international prison conditions

Sec. 7065. Funds appropriated under the headings “Development Assistance”, “Economic Support Fund”, and “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement” in this Act shall be made available, notwithstanding section 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, for assistance to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities: Provided, That decisions regarding the uses of such funds shall be the responsibility of the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Affairs, and the Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development, as appropriate: Provided further, That the Assistant Secretary of State for DRL shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of funds.

prohibition on use of torture

Sec. 7066. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to support or justify the use of torture, cruel, or inhumane treatment by any official or contract employee of the United States Government.

(b) Funds appropriated under titles III and IV of this Act shall be made available, notwithstanding section 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and following consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, for assistance to eliminate torture by foreign police, military or other security forces in countries receiving assistance from funds appropriated by this Act.

extradition

Sec. 7067. Section 7067 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

commercial leasing of defense articles

Sec. 7068. Section 7068 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

independent states of the former soviet union

Sec. 7069. Section 7069 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

russia

Sec. 7070. (a) (1) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the central government of a country that the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations has taken affirmative steps intended to support or be supportive of the Russian Federation annexation of Crimea: Provided, That the Secretary may waive the restriction on assistance required by this paragraph if the Secretary certifies to such Committees that to do so is in the national interests of the United States, and includes a justification for such interests on a country-by-country basis.

(2) Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations listing any country identified pursuant to the requirements of paragraph (1), and shall post and regularly update such list on the Department of State’s Web site.

(3) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for—

(A) the implementation of any action or policy that recognizes the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea;

(B) the facilitation, financing, or guarantee of United States Government investments in Crimea, if such activity includes the participation of Russian Government officials, and Russian owned and controlled banks, or other Russian Government owned and controlled financial entities; or

(C) assistance for Crimea, if such assistance includes the participation of Russian Government officials, and Russian owned and controlled banks, and other Russian Government owned and controlled financial entities.

(4) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States executive directors of each international financial institution to vote against any assistance by such institution (including but not limited to any loan, credit, or guarantee) for any program that violates the sovereignty or territorial integrity of Ukraine.

(5) The requirements of subsection (a) shall cease to be in effect if the Secretary of State certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Ukraine has reestablished sovereignty over Crimea.

(b) Of the funds appropriated under title VIII of this Act under the headings “Economic Support Fund”, “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, and “Foreign Military Financing Program”, up to $100,000,000 shall be made available to counter Russian aggression and influence in Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia: Provided, That such funds are in addition to amounts otherwise made available for assistance for such regions under titles III and IV of this Act: Provided further, That such funds shall also be made available to support the democracy and rule of law strategy required by section 7071(d) of division K of Public Law 113–76, which shall be updated on an ongoing basis.

(c) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “International Military Education and Training” shall be made available for programs to enhance the professionalism and capability of military personnel from Central and Eastern European and Central Asian countries that oppose Russian aggression in those regions.

(d) Funds appropriated by this Act for assistance for the Eastern Partnership countries shall be made available to advance the implementation of Association Agreements, trade agreements, and visa liberalization agreements with the European Union, and to reduce their vulnerability to external economic and political pressure from the Russian Federation.

(e) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $35,000,000 shall be made available to support the advancement of democracy and the rule of law in the Russian Federation, including to promote Internet freedom.

(f) Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall update the reports required by section 7071(b)(2), (c), and (e) of division K of Public Law 113–76.

international monetary fund

Sec. 7071. (a) The terms and conditions of sections 7086(b) (1) and (2) and 7090(a) of division F of Public Law 111–117 shall apply to this Act.

(b) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to seek to ensure that any loan will be repaid to the IMF before other private creditors.

(c) The Secretary of the Treasury shall seek to require that the IMF implements protections for whistleblowers from retaliation that meet such requirements in United States law, including—

(1) protection against retaliation for internal and lawful public disclosures;

(2) legal burdens of proof;

(3) statutes of limitation for reporting retaliation;

(4) access to independent adjudicative bodies, including external arbitration; and

(5) results that eliminate the effects of proven retaliation.

(d) (1) Section 17 of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act (22 U.S.C. 286e–2) is amended in subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) by adding at the end in both subsections, after “Fund”, “only to the extent that such amounts are not subject to cancellation”.

(2) The Bretton Woods Agreements Act (22 U.S.C. 286 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 71. Acceptance of amendments to the articles of agreement of the fund.

“The United States Governor of the Fund may accept the amendments to the Articles of Agreement of the Fund as proposed in resolution 66–2 of the Board of Governors of the Fund.

“SEC. 72. Quota increase.

“(a) In general.—The United States Governor of the Fund may consent to an increase in the quota of the United States in the Fund equivalent to 40,871,800,000 Special Drawing Rights.

“(b) Subject to appropriations.—The authority provided by subsection (a) shall be effective only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriations Acts.”.

prohibition on first class travel

Sec. 7072. Section 7072 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

public posting of reports

Sec. 7073. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), any report required by this Act to be submitted to Congress by any Federal agency receiving funds made available by this Act shall be posted on the public Web site of such agency not later than 30 days following its receipt by the Congress.

(b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to a report if—

(1) the public posting of the report would compromise national security, including the conduct of diplomacy;

(2) the report contains proprietary or other privileged information; or

(3) the report is specifically exempted in the report accompanying this Act.

(c) The agency posting such report shall do so only after the report has been made available to the Committees on Appropriation.

assistance for united states citizens and nationals wrongly detained abroad

Sec. 7074. (a) Funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available for the Secretary of State to develop and implement a policy and procedures for determining whether citizens and nationals of the United States detained abroad are more likely than not detained arbitrarily and in violation of international law and, as such, deserving of enhanced legal and diplomatic support: Provided, That each such determination shall be based on an assessment by the Secretary based on established criteria, including—

(1) whether the detained individual has presented credible evidence of factual innocence to United States Government officials;

(2) whether evidence exists that the individual is detained solely because he or she is a citizen or national of the United States;

(3) whether evidence exists that the individual is being detained in violation of internationally protected rights and freedoms such as freedoms of expression, association, assembly, and religion;

(4) whether the individual is being detained in violation of the detaining country’s laws;

(5) whether independent nongovernmental organizations or journalists have raised legitimate questions about the individual’s innocence;

(6) whether the United States embassy in the country where the individual is being detained has received other credible reports that the detention is more likely than not a pretext;

(7) whether police reports show evidence of a credible investigation;

(8) whether the individual is detained in a country where the Department of State has determined in its annual human rights reports that the judicial system is not independent or impartial, is susceptible to corruption, or is incapable of rendering just verdicts; and

(9) whether the international right to due process of law has been sufficiently impaired so as to render the detention arbitrary.

(b) The Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a quarterly report on citizens and nationals of the United States detained abroad who are more likely than not detained arbitrarily and in violation of international law: Provided, That such report shall include current estimates of the number of individuals so detained, as well as relevant information about particular cases, such as—

(1) the name of the individual;

(2) basic facts about the case;

(3) the reasons the Secretary of State believes it is more likely than not that the individual is detained arbitrarily and in violation of international law;

(4) a description of specific efforts, legal and diplomatic, taken on behalf of the individual since the last reporting period, including a description of accomplishments and setbacks; and

(5) a description of intended next steps.

(c) The Secretary of State shall publish a resource manual for government officials and families of wrongly detained individuals including suggested actions designed to obtain their release, including acting through traditional diplomatic and consular channels, submitting public or private letters from members of Congress, and consulting with relevant legal and human rights organizations.

arms trade treaty

Sec. 7075. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be obligated or expended to implement in the United States the Arms Trade Treaty until the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty.

overseas private investment corporation

Sec. 7076. Whenever the President determines that it is in furtherance of the purposes of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, up to a total of $20,000,000 of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act may be transferred to, and merged with, funds appropriated by this Act for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Program Account, to be subject to the terms and conditions of that account: Provided, That such funds shall not be available for administrative expenses of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Provided further, That designated funding levels in this Act shall not be transferred pursuant to this section: Provided further, That the exercise of such authority shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

special defense acquisition fund

Sec. 7077. Section 7077 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

use of funds in contravention of this act

Sec. 7078. Section 7078 of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

disability programs

Sec. 7079. (a) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading “Economic Support Fund”, not less than $7,000,000 shall be made available for programs and activities administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to address the needs and protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities in developing countries, including initiatives that focus on independent living, economic self-sufficiency, advocacy, education, employment, transportation, sports, and integration of individuals with disabilities, including for the cost of translation.

(b) Of the funds made available by this section, 5 percent may be used for USAID for management, oversight, and technical support.

impact on jobs in the united states

Sec. 7080. Section 7081 (1) and (2) of division K of Public Law 113–76 shall continue in effect during fiscal year 2015 as if part of this Act.

authority for replenishments

Sec. 7081. (a) The Asian Development Bank Act, Public Law 89–369, as amended (22 U.S.C. 285 et seq.), is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:

“SEC. 35. Tenth Replenishment.

“(a) The United States Governor of the Bank is authorized to contribute, on behalf of the United States, $359,600,000 to the tenth replenishment of the resources of the Fund, subject to obtaining the necessary appropriations.

“(b) In order to pay for the United States contribution provided for in subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated, without fiscal year limitation, $359,600,000 for payment by the Secretary of the Treasury.”.

(b) The International Development Association Act, Public Law 86–565, as amended (22 U.S.C. 284 et seq.), is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sections:

“SEC. 28. Seventeenth Replenishment.

“(a) The United States Governor of the International Development Association is authorized to contribute on behalf of the United States $3,871,800,000 to the seventeenth replenishment of the resources of the Association, subject to obtaining the necessary appropriations.

“(b) In order to pay for the United States contribution provided for in subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated, without fiscal year limitation, $3,871,800,000 for payment by the Secretary of the Treasury.

“SEC. 29. Multilateral Debt Relief.

“(a) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to contribute, on behalf of the United States, not more than $565,020,000 to the International Development Association for the purpose of funding debt relief costs under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative incurred in the period governed by the seventeenth replenishment of resources of the International Development Association, subject to obtaining the necessary appropriations and without prejudice to any funding arrangements in existence on the date of the enactment of this section.

“(b) In order to pay for the United States contribution provided for in subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated, without fiscal year limitation, not more than $565,020,000 for payment by the Secretary of the Treasury.

“(c) In this section, the term ‘Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative’ means the proposal set out in the G8 Finance Ministers' Communique entitled ‘Conclusions on Development,’ done at London, June 11, 2005, and reaffirmed by G8 Heads of State at the Gleneagles Summit on July 8, 2005.”.

(c) The African Development Fund Act, Public Law 94–302, as amended (22 U.S.C. 290g et seq.), is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sections:

“SEC. 223. Thirteenth Replenishment.

“(a) The United States Governor of the Fund is authorized to contribute on behalf of the United States $585,000,000 to the thirteenth replenishment of the resources of the Fund, subject to obtaining the necessary appropriations.

“(b) In order to pay for the United States contribution provided for in subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated, without fiscal year limitation, $585,000,000 for payment by the Secretary of the Treasury.

“SEC. 224. Multilateral Debt Relief.

“(a) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to contribute, on behalf of the United States, not more than $54,620,000 to the African Development Fund for the purpose of funding debt relief costs under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative incurred in the period governed by the thirteenth replenishment of resources of the African Development Fund, subject to obtaining the necessary appropriations and without prejudice to any funding arrangements in existence on the date of the enactment of this section.

“(b) In order to pay for the United States contribution provided for in subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated, without fiscal year limitation, not more than $54,620,000 for payment by the Secretary of the Treasury.

“(c) In this section, the term ‘Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative’ means the proposal set out in the G8 Finance Ministers' Communique entitled ‘Conclusions on Development,’ done at London, June 11, 2005, and reaffirmed by G8 Heads of State at the Gleneagles Summit on July 8, 2005.”.

rescission of funds

Sec. 7082. Of the unexpended balances available under the heading ‘‘Export and Investment Assistance, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Subsidy Appropriation’’ from prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs, $30,000,000 are rescinded.

border crossing card fee for minors

Sec. 7083. Section 410(a)(1)(A) of title IV of the Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (contained in division A of Public Law 105–277) is amended by striking “a fee of $13” and inserting “a fee equal to one-half the fee that would otherwise apply for processing a machine readable combined border crossing identification card and nonimmigrant visa”.

small grants program

Sec. 7084. (a) Establishment of the program.—A Small Grants Program (SGP) shall be established within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide small grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance mechanisms and agreements of not more than $2,000,000 to small nongovernmental organizations, universities, and other small entities (hereafter “eligible entities”) for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of chapters 1 and 10 of part I and chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961: Provided, That the SGP established pursuant to this subsection shall replace the function served previously by the Development Grants Program established under section 674 of division I, of Public Law 110–161, which is hereby abolished.

(b) Eligibility for grants.—Grants from the SGP shall only be made to eligible entities.

(c) Competition.—Grants made pursuant to the authority of this subsection shall be provided through:

(1) unsolicited applications received and evaluated pursuant to USAID policy regarding such proposals; or

(2) an open, transparent and competitive process that emphasizes simplicity.

(d) Funding.—

(1) Of the funds appropriated by this Act to carry out chapter 1 of part I and chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, not less than $45,000,000 shall be made available for the SGP within USAID’s Local Sustainability Office of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment to carry out this subsection.

(2) Other than to meet the requirements of this subsection, funds made available to carry out this subsection may not be allocated in the report required by section 653(a) to meet any other specifically designated funding levels contained in this Act: Provided, That such funds may be attributed to any such specifically designated funding level after the award of funds under this section, if applicable.

(3) Funds made available under this subsection shall remain available for obligation until September 30, 2019: Provided, That grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance mechanisms and agreements entered into with such funds may entail commitments for the expenditure of such funds through fiscal year 2020.

(e) Program Management.—

(1) Not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, the Administrator of USAID shall issue guidance implementing this section: Provided, That such guidance shall:

(A) establish procedures whereby in each fiscal year, not less than 3 USAID missions shall be competitively selected to run a multi-year SGP for its respective country; and

(B) provide that the primary rationale for denying a mission request for SGP funding may not be that such program does not fit within USAID's country development plan.

(2) Upon selection of a mission pursuant to the procedures required by paragraph (1), such selected mission or missions may be allocated the full estimated cost of the multi-year program: Provided, That such allocations shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(3) In addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, up to 12 percent of the funds made available to carry out this subsection may be used by USAID for administrative and oversight expenses associated with managing relationships with small entities under the SGP.

(f) Report.—Not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act and after consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, the Administrator shall submit a report to such Committees describing the procedures and mechanisms USAID intends to use to implement the SGP.

consular notification compliance

Sec. 7085. (a) Petition for review.—

(1) JURISDICTION.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a Federal court shall have jurisdiction to review the merits of a petition claiming violation of Article 36(1)(b) or (c) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, done at Vienna April 24, 1963, or a comparable provision of a bilateral international agreement addressing consular notification and access, filed by an individual convicted and sentenced to death by any Federal or State court before the date of enactment of this Act.

(2) STANDARD.—To obtain relief, an individual described in paragraph (1) must make a showing of actual prejudice to the criminal conviction or sentence as a result of the violation. The court may conduct an evidentiary hearing if necessary to supplement the record and, upon a finding of actual prejudice, shall order a new trial or sentencing proceeding.

(3) LIMITATIONS.—

(A) INITIAL SHOWING.—To qualify for review under this subsection, a petition must make an initial showing that—

(i) a violation of Article 36(1)(b) or (c) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, done at Vienna April 24, 1963, or a comparable provision of a bilateral international agreement addressing consular notification and access, occurred with respect to the individual described in paragraph (1); and

(ii) if such violation had not occurred, the consulate would have provided assistance to the individual.

(B) EFFECT OF PRIOR ADJUDICATION.—A petition for review under this subsection shall not be granted if the claimed violation described in paragraph (1) has previously been adjudicated on the merits by a Federal or State court of competent jurisdiction in a proceeding in which no Federal or State procedural bars were raised with respect to such violation and in which the court provided review equivalent to the review provided in this subsection, unless the adjudication of the claim resulted in a decision that was based on an unreasonable determination of the facts in light of the evidence presented in the prior Federal or State court proceeding.

(C) FILING DEADLINE.—A petition for review under this subsection shall be filed within 1 year of the later of—

(i) the date of enactment of this Act;

(ii) the date on which the Federal or State court judgment against the individual described in paragraph (1) became final by the conclusion of direct review or the expiration of the time for seeking such review; or

(iii) the date on which the impediment to filing a petition created by Federal or State action in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States is removed, if the individual described in paragraph (1) was prevented from filing by such Federal or State action.

(D) TOLLING.—The time during which a properly filed application for State post-conviction or other collateral review with respect to the pertinent judgment or claim is pending shall not be counted toward the 1-year period of limitation.

(E) TIME LIMIT FOR REVIEW.—A Federal court shall give priority to a petition for review filed under this subsection over all noncapital matters. With respect to a petition for review filed under this subsection and claiming only a violation described in paragraph (1), a Federal court shall render a final determination and enter a final judgment not later than one year after the date on which the petition is filed.

(4) HABEAS PETITION.—A petition for review under this subsection shall be part of the first Federal habeas corpus application or motion for Federal collateral relief under chapter 153 of title 28, United States Code, filed by an individual, except that if an individual filed a Federal habeas corpus application or motion for Federal collateral relief before the date of enactment of this Act or if such application is required to be filed before the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, such petition for review under this subsection shall be filed not later than 1 year after the enactment date or within the period prescribed by paragraph (3)(C)(iii), whichever is later. No petition filed in conformity with the requirements of the preceding sentence shall be considered a second or successive habeas corpus application or subjected to any bars to relief based on preenactment proceedings other than as specified in paragraph (2).

(5) REFERRAL TO MAGISTRATE.—A Federal court acting under this subsection may refer the petition for review to a Federal magistrate for proposed findings and recommendations pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1)(B).

(6) APPEAL.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—A final order on a petition for review under paragraph (1) shall be subject to review on appeal by the court of appeals for the circuit in which the proceeding is held.

(B) APPEAL BY PETITIONER.—An individual described in paragraph (1) may appeal a final order on a petition for review under paragraph (1) only if a district or circuit judge issues a certificate of appealability. A district or circuit court judge shall issue or deny a certificate of appealability not later than 30 days after an application for a certificate of appealability is filed. A district judge or circuit judge may issue a certificate of appealability under this subparagraph if the individual has made a substantial showing of actual prejudice to the criminal conviction or sentence of the individual as a result of a violation described in paragraph (1).

(b) Violation.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—An individual not covered by subsection (a) who is arrested, detained, or held for trial on a charge that would expose the individual to a capital sentence if convicted may raise a claim of a violation of Article 36(1)(b) or (c) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, done at Vienna April 24, 1963, or of a comparable provision of a bilateral international agreement addressing consular notification and access, at a reasonable time after the individual becomes aware of the violation, before the court with jurisdiction over the charge. Upon a finding of such a violation—

(A) the consulate of the foreign state of which the individual is a national shall be notified immediately by the detaining authority, and consular access to the individual shall be afforded in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, done at Vienna April 24, 1963, or the comparable provisions of a bilateral international agreement addressing consular notification and access; and

(B) the court—

(i) shall postpone any proceedings to the extent the court determines necessary to allow for adequate opportunity for consular access and assistance; and

(ii) may enter necessary orders to facilitate consular access and assistance.

(2) EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS.—The court may conduct evidentiary hearings if necessary to resolve factual issues.

(3) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to create any additional remedy.

(c) Definitions.—In this section the term “State” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession of the United States.

(d) Applicability.—The provisions of this section shall apply during the current fiscal year and hereafter.

fulbright university vietnam

Sec. 7086. (a) Definitions.—Section 203 of the Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000 (title II of division B of H.R. 5666, as enacted into law by section 1(a)(4) of Public Law 106–554 and contained in appendix D of that Act; 114 Stat. 2763A–254; 22 U.S.C. 2452 note) is amended—

(1) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (6); and

(2) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

“(4) FULBRIGHT UNIVERSITY VIETNAM.—The term ‘Fulbright University Vietnam’ means an independent, not-for-profit academic institution to be established in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

“(5) TRUST FOR UNIVERSITY INNOVATION IN VIETNAM.—The term ‘Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam’ means a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012, which is engaged in promoting institutional innovation in Vietnamese higher education.”.

(b) Use of Vietnam Debt Repayment Fund for Fulbright University Vietnam.—Section 207(c)(3) of the Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000 (title II of division B of H.R. 5666, as enacted into law by section 1(a)(4) of Public Law 106–554 and contained in appendix D of that Act; 114 Stat. 2763A–257; 22 U.S.C. 2452 note) is amended to read as follows:

“(3) USE OF EXCESS FUNDS FOR FULBRIGHT UNIVERSITY VIETNAM.—During each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018, amounts deposited into the Fund, in excess of the amounts made available to the Foundation under paragraph (1), shall be made available by the Secretary of the Treasury, upon the request of the Secretary of State, for grants to the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam for the purpose of supporting the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam.”.

(c) Grants Authorized.—The Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 2452 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 211. Fulbright University Vietnam.

“(a) Grants Authorized.—The Secretary of State may award 1 or more grants to the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam, which shall be used to support the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam.

“(b) Application.—In order to receive 1 or more grants pursuant to subsection (a), Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam shall submit an application to the Secretary of State at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.

“(c) Minimum Standards.—As a condition of receiving grants under this section, Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam shall ensure that Fulbright University Vietnam—

“(1) achieves standards comparable to those required for accreditation in the United States;

“(2) offers graduate and undergraduate level teaching and research programs in a broad range of fields, including public policy, management, and engineering; and

“(3) establishes a policy of academic freedom and prohibits the censorship of dissenting or critical views.

“(d) Annual Report.—Not later than 90 days after the last day of each fiscal year, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees that summarizes the activities carried out under this section during such fiscal year.”.

assistance for foreign nongovernmental organizations

Sec. 7087. Part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 104C the following new section:

“SEC. 104D. Eligibility for Assistance.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, or policy, in determining eligibility for assistance authorized under sections 104, 104A, 104B, and 104C—

“(1) a foreign nongovernmental organization shall not be ineligible for such assistance solely on the basis of health or medical services, including counseling and referral services, provided by such organization with non-United States Government funds if such services are permitted in the country in which they are being provided and would not violate United States law if provided in the United States; and

“(2) a foreign nongovernmental organization shall not be subject to requirements relating to the use of non-United States Government funds for advocacy and lobbying activities other than those that apply to United States nongovernmental organizations receiving assistance under this part.”.

TITLE VIII
OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Administration Of Foreign Affairs

diplomatic and consular programs

(including transfer of funds)

For an additional amount for “Diplomatic and Consular Programs”, $1,350,803,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, of which $989,706,000 is for Worldwide Security Protection and shall remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary of State may transfer up to $35,000,000 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 any such transfer shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under subsections (a) and (b) of 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: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

conflict stabilization operations

For an additional amount for “Conflict Stabilization Operations”, $15,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

office of inspector general

For an additional amount for “Office of Inspector General”, $56,900,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016, which shall be for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for reconstruction oversight: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, any employee of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction who completes at least 12 months of continuous service after the date of enactment of this Act or who is employed on the date on which SIGAR terminates, whichever occurs first, shall acquire competitive status for appointment to any position in the competitive service for which the employee possesses the required qualifications: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

embassy security, construction, and maintenance

For an additional amount for “Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance”, $260,800,000, to remain available until expended, of which $250,000,000 shall be for Worldwide Security Upgrades, acquisition, and construction as authorized: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

International Organizations

contributions to international organizations

For an additional amount for “Contributions to International Organizations”, $74,400,000: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Funds Appropriated To The President

operating expenses

For an additional amount for “Operating Expenses”, $171,585,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

Funds Appropriated To The President

international disaster assistance

For an additional amount for “International Disaster Assistance”, $1,235,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

complex crises fund

For an additional amount for “Complex Crises Fund”, $217,882,000 to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

economic support fund

For an additional amount for “Economic Support Fund”, $1,660,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Department Of State

migration and refugee assistance

For an additional amount for “Migration and Refugee Assistance”, $1,912,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE

Department Of State

contributions for international peacekeeping activities

For an additional amount for “Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities”, $556,010,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1958.

international narcotics control and law enforcement

For an additional amount for “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, $292,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs

For an additional amount for “Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs”, $85,225,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

peacekeeping operations

For an additional amount for “Peacekeeping Operations”, $225,395,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That funds available for obligation under this heading in this Act and in prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs may be used to pay assessed expenses of international peacekeeping activities in Somalia.

Funds Appropriated To The President

foreign military financing program

For an additional amount for “Foreign Military Financing Program”, $507,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That not more than $7,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading may be obligated for the necessary expenses, including the purchase of motor vehicles for replacement only for use outside the United States, for the general cost of administering the military assistance and sales in Iraq: Provided further, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE

Funds Appropriated To The President

International Financial Institutions

transition fund

For payment to the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development as trustee for the Transition Fund by the Secretary of the Treasury, $5,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

additional appropriations

Sec. 8001. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated in this title are in addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act for fiscal year 2015.

extension of authorities and conditions

Sec. 8002. Unless otherwise provided for in this Act, the additional amounts appropriated by this title to appropriations accounts in this Act shall be available under the authorities and conditions applicable to such appropriations accounts.

transfer authority

Sec. 8003. (a) Funds appropriated by this title in this Act under the headings “Complex Crises Fund”, “Economic Support Fund”, “Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities”, “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, “Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs”, “Peacekeeping Operations”, and “Foreign Military Financing Program” may be transferred to, and merged with—

(1) funds appropriated by this title under such headings; and

(2) funds appropriated by this title under the headings “International Disaster Assistance” and “Migration and Refugee Assistance”.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, not to exceed $25,000,000 from funds appropriated under the headings “International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement”, “Peacekeeping Operations”, and “Foreign Military Financing Program” by this title in this Act may be transferred to, and merged with, funds previously made available under the heading “Global Security Contingency Fund”: Provided, That not later than 15 days prior to making any such transfer, the Secretary of State shall notify the Committees on Appropriations on a country basis, including the implementation plan and timeline for each proposed use of such funds.

(c) The transfer authority provided in subsections (a) and (b) may only be exercised to address unanticipated contingencies or peacekeeping requirements.

(d) Funds appropriated under this heading may be transferred to, and merged with, funds previously made available under the heading “Transition Initiatives” in title VIII of prior acts making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs.

(e) The transfer authority provided by this section shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That such transfer authority is in addition to any transfer authority otherwise available under any other provision of law, including section 610 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 which may be exercised by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this title.

designation requirement

Sec. 8004. Each amount designated in this title by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall be available only if the President subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits such designations to the Congress.

This Act may be cited as the “Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015”.


Calendar No. 435

113th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 2499
[Report No. 113–195]

A BILL
Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

June 19, 2014
Read twice and placed on the calendar
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