Summary: S.1248 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (05/23/1973)


Department of State Appropriations Authorization Act - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 1974.

Authorizes $4,500,000 for the United States share of expenses of the International Commission of Control and Supervision in Vietnam.

Prohibits the use of funds for further involvement of U.S. forces in hostilities in Indochina or aid to North Vietnam without specific authorization by Congress.

Establishes a new Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in the Department of State.

Requires that military base agreements with foreign countries be submitted to the Senate as treaties. Requires that the Azores base agreement with Portugal be submitted as a treaty.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this Act to be used for attempting to influence the outcome of legislation pending before Congress or the outcome of a political election.

Establishes a Foreign Service grievance procedure. States that it is the purpose of such procedure to provide officers and employees of the Service and their survivors with a means to insure the fullest measure of due process and to provide for the just consideration and resolution of grievances of such officers, employees and survivors. Provides that the Secretary shall implement this Act by promulgating regulations to provide for the consideration and resolution of grievances by a board. Sets forth provisions which such regulations shall include. Provides for judicial review of regulations promulgated by the Secretary and of the actions of the Secretary or the board pursuant to such regulations. Adds 22 U.S.C. 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040

Provides housing allowances for staff of the U.S. mission to the United Nations who live in New York.

Sets forth the Congressional sense that the United States and the U.S.S.R. should seek agreements on mutual restraint on military expenditures.