FOREIGN RELATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT, FISCAL YEARS 1996 AND 1997-- CONFERENCE REPORT; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 45
(Senate - March 28, 1996)

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   FOREIGN RELATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT, FISCAL YEARS 1996 AND 1997--
                           CONFERENCE REPORT

  Mr. HELMS. Mr. President, I ask that the Chair lay before the Senate 
the conference report to accompany H.R. 1561, the State Department 
Authorization bill.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       The committee on conference on the disagreeing votes of the 
     two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
     1561), a bill to consolidate the foreign affairs agencies of 
     the United States; to authorize appropriations for the 
     Department of State and related agencies for fiscal years 
     1996 and 1997; to responsibly reduce the authorizations of 
     appropriations for United States foreign assistance programs 
     for fiscal years 1996 and 1997, and for other purposes having 
     met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend 
     and do recommend to their respective Houses this report, 
     signed by a majority of the conferees.

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, the Senate will proceed to 
the consideration of the conference report.
  (The conference report is printed in the House proceedings of the 
Record of March 8, 1996.)
  Mr. HELMS. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll.
  The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll.
  Mr. WELLSTONE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to call off the 
quorum call for 5 minutes to speak as in morning business.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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