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                                                       Calendar No. 150
109th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     109-96

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     DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
                       APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2006
                                _______
                                

                 June 30, 2005.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

         Mr. McConnell, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3057]

    The Committee on Appropriations to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 3057), making appropriations for foreign operations, 
export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes, reports the 
same to the Senate with an amendment, and an amendment to the 
title, and recommends that the bill as amended do 
pass.
    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 2812) 
making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, 
and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2006, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon and 
recommends that the bill do pass. deg.



Amounts in new budget authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate................. $31,841,400,000
Amount of 2005 appropriations...........................  33,223,870,000
Amount of 2006 budget estimate..........................  32,835,476,000
Amount of House allowance.............................\1\ 29,926,785,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2005 appropriations.................................  -1,382,470,000
    2006 budget estimate................................    -994,076,000
    House allowance.....................................  +1,914,615,000

\1\ Includes $8,950,736,000 contained in another bill.


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
Glossary of Terms................................................     4
Summary of Estimates.............................................     6
Introduction.....................................................     6
Budget Justification Materials...................................     7
Title I--Department of State and Related Agency..................     8
    Diplomatic and Consular Programs.............................     8
    Capital Investment Fund......................................    10
    Centralized Information Technology Modernization Program.....    10
    Office of Inspector General..................................    10
    Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs...................    10
    Representation Allowances....................................    12
    Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials.................    12
    Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance..............    12
    Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service...........    13
    Repatriation Loans Program Account...........................    13
    Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan..................    14
    Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund    14
    Contributions to International Organizations.................    14
    Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities......    15
    International Boundary and Water Commission, United States 
      and Mexico.................................................    16
    Construction.................................................    16
    American Sections, International Commissions.................    16
    International Fisheries Commission...........................    16
    Payment to the Asia Foundation...............................    17
    Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue...................    17
    Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund............    18
    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program.............................    18
    East-West Center.............................................    18
    National Endowment for Democracy.............................    18
    Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.    18
    Commission on International Religious Freedom................    19
    Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.............    19
    Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic 
      of China...................................................    19
    HELP Commission..............................................    19
    United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission..    20
    United States-China Interparliamentary Group.................    20
    U.S. Institute for Peace.....................................    20
    Broadcasting Board of Governors, International Broadcasting 
      Operations.................................................    20
    Broadcasting to Cuba.........................................    21
    Broadcasting Capital Improvements............................    21
Title II--Export and Investment Assistance:
    Export-Import Bank of the United States......................    22
    Overseas Private Investment Corporation......................    23
    Trade and Development Agency.................................    23
Title III--Bilateral Economic Assistance:
    Bilateral Assistance.........................................    24
    Child Survival and Health Programs Fund......................    24
    Development Assistance.......................................    27
    International Disaster and Famine Assistance.................    45
    Transition Initiatives.......................................    46
    Development Credit Authority.................................    46
    Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund    46
    Operating Expenses of the United States Agency for 
      International Development..................................    46
    Capital Investment Fund......................................    46
    Operating Expenses of the Office of the Inspector General....    47
    Other Bilateral Economic Assistance:
        Economic Support Fund....................................    47
        Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States......    51
        Assistance for the Independent States of the Former 
          Soviet Union...........................................    53
    Independent Agencies:
        Inter-American Foundation................................    56
        African Development Foundation...........................    56
        Peace Corps..............................................    56
        Millennium Challenge Corporation.........................    57
    Department of State:
        Global HIV/AIDS Initiative...............................    57
        Democracy Fund...........................................    60
        International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement......    62
        Andean Counterdrug Initiative............................    63
        Migration and Refugee Assistance.........................    64
        Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund..........    65
        Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related 
          Programs...............................................    66
        Conflict Response Fund...................................    66
    Department of the Treasury:
        International Affairs Technical Training.................    66
        Debt Restructing.........................................    66
Title IV--Military Assistance:
    International Military Education and Training................    67
    Foreign Military Financing...................................    67
    Peacekeeping Operations......................................    68
Title V--Multilateral Economic Assistance:
    International Financial Institutions Summary.................    69
    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development:
        Global Environment Facility..............................    69
        International Development Association....................    69
        Contribution to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee 
          Agency.................................................    69
        Contribution to the Inter-American Investment Corporation    70
    Inter-American Development Bank:
        Multilateral Investment Fund.............................    70
    Asian Development Bank: Asian Development Fund...............    70
    African Development Bank: African Development Fund...........    71
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:
        International Fund for Agricultural Development..........    71
    International Organizations and Programs.....................    71
Title VI--General Provisions.....................................    81
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    76
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    77
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the 
  Senate.........................................................    77
Budget Impact Statement..........................................    82

                           GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    ACI--Andean Counterdrug Initiative
    ADB--Asian Development Bank
    ADF--African Development Foundation
    ASEAN--Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    ASHA--American Schools and Hospitals Abroad
    ATA--Anti-Terrorism Assistance
    BISNIS--Business Information Service for the Newly 
Independent States
    CASS--Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships
    CCD--Consortium for Citizens and Disabilities
    CEELI--Central European Eurasian Legal Institute
    CEPPS--Consortium for Elections Political Process 
Strengthening
    CITES--Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species
    CITMP--Centralized Information Technology Modernization 
Program
    CRSP--Collaborative Research Support Programs
    CSCE--Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
    CSHPF--Child Survival Health Programs Fund
    CTBT--Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Preparatory 
Commission
    DA--Development Assistance
    DRL--Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights 
and Labor
    DROC--Democratic Republic of the Congo
    EPA--Environmental Protection Agency
    ERMA--Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund
    ESF--Economic Support Fund
    EU--European Union
    FAO--Food and Agriculture Organization
    FMF--Foreign Military Financing
    FSA--Assistance for the Independent States of the Former 
Soviet Union
    GAO--Government Accountability Office
    GHI--Global HIV/AIDS Initiative
    GIS--Geographic Information Systems
    IAEA--International Atomic Energy Agency
    IAF--Inter-American Foundation
    IBO--International Broadcasting Operations
    ICAO--International Civil Aviation Organization
    IDFA--International Disaster and Famine Assistance
    IDP--Internally displaced person
    IFAD--International Fund for Agricultural Development
    IFI--International Financial Institution
    ILEA--International Law Enforcement Training Academies
    IMET--International Military Education and Training
    IMO--International Maritime Organization
    INCLE--International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
    IO&P--International; Organization and Programs
    IPCC--International Panel on Climate Change
    IRI--International Republican Institute
    ITTO--International Tropical Timber Organization
    IUCN--World Conservation Union
    LWVF--Leahy War Victims Fund
    MCC--Millennium Challenge Corporation
    MDB--Multilateral Development Bank
    MEPI--Middle East Partnership Initiative
    MRA--Migration and Refugee Assistance
    MTN--Middle East Television Network
    NADR--Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and 
Related Programs
    NATO--North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    NDI--National Democratic Institute
    NED--National Endowment for Democracy
    NGO--Nongovernmental organization
    NLD--National League for Democracy
    OAS--Organization of American States
    OPIC--Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    PKO--Peacekeeping Operations
    RFA--Radio Free Asia
    RFE/RL--Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    SEED--Assistance for Eastern European and Baltic States
    SPDC--State Peace and Development Council (Burma)
    TAF--The Asia Foundation
    TB--Tuberculosis
    TDA--Trade and Development Agency
    TI--Transition Initiatives
    U.N.--United Nations
    UNAIDS--Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
    UNDP--United Nations Development Program
    UNEP--United Nations Environment Program
    UNESCO--United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural 
Organization
    UNFCCC--United Nations Framework Convention on Climate 
Change
    UN-HABITAT--United Nations Center for Human Settlements
    UNHCR--United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    UNICEF--United Nations Children's Fund
    UNIFEM--United Nations Development Fund for Women
    USAID--United States Agency for International Development
    USIP--United States Institute for Peace
    VOA--Voice of America
    WFP--World Food Program
    WHO--World Health Organization
    WID--Women in Development
    WTO--World Trade Organization

                                 SUMMARY TABLE: AMOUNTS IN NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY
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                                                                                                   Committee
                                                                                                recommendation
                                                                               Committee         compared with
                         Item                            Budget request     recommendation      budget estimate
                                                                                                increase (+) or
                                                                                                 decrease (-)
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Title I--Department of State and Related Agency.......    $9,967,531,000      $9,739,507,000       -$228,024,000
Title II--Export and investment assistance............        97,150,000          37,650,000         -59,500,000
Title III--Bilateral economic assistance..............    16,282,413,000      15,755,999,000        -526,414,000
Title IV--Military assistance.........................     4,871,144,000       4,886,144,000         +15,000,000
Title V--Multilateral economic assistance.............     1,617,238,000       1,599,396,000         -17,842,000
Title VI--General Provisions..........................  ................        -177,296,000        -177,296,000
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                          SUMMARY OF ESTIMATES

    In fiscal year 2005, the Congress appropriated 
$33,223,870,000 for the State Department and Related Agency and 
foreign operations and related programs, including supplemental 
appropriations. This year, the Committee recommends 
$31,844,400,000, of which $31,671,000,000 is for discretionary 
spending, and $173,400,000 is for mandatory spending.
    Title I of the Committee recommendation contains items 
funded by the House in a different bill, H.R. 2862. The 
Committee believes that it is appropriate to fund these items 
in this bill, H.R. 3057. For ease of comparison, the Committee 
report sets forth in title I a ``House allowance'' as if these 
items had been contained in the House passed bill. These items 
were contained in the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (H.R. 2862), as 
passed the House, but were not considered or contained in the 
Committee recommendation to the Senate on that bill.

                              INTRODUCTION

    The Committee believes that a successful national security 
policy depends upon the integration of all components of 
America's national power, including diplomacy, intelligence, 
and economic and military might. The successful integration of 
these elements is impossible absent funds contained in the Act 
for security assistance, foreign assistance, economic 
assistance, humanitarian assistance, and the operation, 
maintenance, and support of our diplomatic corps and programs.
    The programs and accounts funded by the Act are intended to 
promote security, democracy, stability, liberty, and prosperity 
abroad. The Committee recommends significant resources for 
activities in the Middle East and South Asia, to include 
assistance for Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. 
The Committee recommendation is informed by the simple 
principle that the drawdown of our deployed combat forces, and 
the safety of diplomats and other citizens serving abroad in 
Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere are dependent upon the 
economic growth, reconstruction, and development of civil 
society and the rule of law in those emerging democracies.
    Of similar importance, the Committee provides critical 
funds for HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases, education and 
economic development programs for individuals in countries 
throughout the world--including women and children who may be 
the most vulnerable to the repressive actions of corrupt and 
failing governments. The Committee notes that lawless societies 
often serve as breeding grounds for extremist ideologies and 
individuals.

                     BUDGET JUSTIFICATION MATERIALS

    By law, the President is required to submit a budget 
estimate to the Congress not later than the first Monday in 
February of each year. This budget ``shall include a budget 
message and summary and supporting information'' (31 U.S.C. 
1105).
    The budget volumes compiled by the Office of Management and 
Budget are presented in time to meet the statutory deadline. 
However, the supporting information from the State Department 
is presented months later. The late submission of this 
supporting material undermines the ability of the Committee to 
conduct a detailed review of the budget request. The Committee 
directs that all fiscal year 2007 budget justification 
materials are to be received not later than March 10, 2006.
    The quality of the justification materials presented to the 
Committee in support of the fiscal year 2006 budget request is 
cause for far greater concern. In most instances the 
descriptive summaries accompanying the respective 
appropriations accounts contained in the request are devoid of 
meaningful program and budget information. The State 
Department, in the form of the Foreign Operations and State 
Department Funding Projections contained in respective country 
Mission Performance Plans, collects the data required to 
establish a funding baseline for the current year, and the 
price and program changes to this baseline that would form the 
basis of a defensible appropriations request. This rudimentary 
budget data is not included in the supporting information and 
budget justification materials provided to the Committee.
    Not later than September 15, 2005, the State Department 
shall report to the Committee on proposals to improve the 
justification material that will support the fiscal year 2007 
budget request. As part of this report, the State Department 
shall consider several budget exhibits used by the Department 
of Defense in support of its budget submission. These exhibits, 
the O-1, OP-5, OP-32 and P-5, are all contained in the DOD 
Financial Management Regulation. At a minimum, the budget 
exhibits shall include: funding levels for the prior year, 
current year, biennial budget year 1, and biennial budget year 
2; description of each program and justification of the 
estimates; a statement relating past year, current year, and 
biennial budget year 1; and, a reconciliation of price and 
program increases and decreases.

            TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

    The Committee recommends a total of $9,766,504,000 for the 
Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. 
The recommendation is $1,146,771,000 below the fiscal year 2005 
funding level and $201,024,000 below the budget request.

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $4,906,220,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   4,472,641,000
House allowance.........................................   4,436,641,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,444,641,000

    The Committee recommends $4,444,641,000 for Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs, an amount $28,000,000 below the budget 
request. Of these funds, $3,755,118,000 is for ongoing 
operations, including $328,000,000 for public diplomacy 
activities, and $689,523,000 is for Worldwide Security 
Upgrades.
    The Committee directs the State Department to review and 
act upon the following matters:
    Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation [AFCP].--The 
Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the AFCP, which provides 
small grants to assist in preservation of forms of cultural 
expression. Grants may be recommended by U.S. ambassadors to 
developing countries or, in the event there is no ambassador, 
by the U.S. Consul.
    Conduct of Public Diplomacy.--The Committee appreciates the 
importance of public diplomacy programs in broadening the 
world's understanding of America and U.S. foreign policy 
priorities, and fully funds the budget request. While 
significant resources are appropriately focused on countries 
with predominantly Muslim populations, the Committee encourages 
the State Department to provide adequate funding for programs 
and activities targeted to other important regions and 
populations, particularly in Asia. The Committee expects the 
State Department to consult with the Committee on its plans to 
expand programming in Asia.
    Cultural Antiquities Task Force.--The Committee directs the 
State Department to provide such sums as are necessary to 
support the significant work of the Task Force, in particular 
to assist international organizations tracking works looted 
from Iraq's museums; train United States and foreign law 
enforcement and Customs agents; and restore sites, such as 
Babylon, Iraq, which were damaged during the war. The Committee 
recommends $1,000,000 for training, equipment and other 
assistance to organizations involved in protecting 
archeological sites. In addition, the State Department should 
evaluate expanding the Task Force to preserve and track 
historically or culturally significant works stolen from other 
countries, in addition to Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.--The Committee 
recommends $21,000,000 for the Bureau of Democracy, Human 
Rights and Labor, an amount that is $5,732,000 above the 
request. The Committee expects the additional funds to be used 
to establish and staff a new Office of Democratic Movements and 
Transition in order to improve the conduct and effectiveness of 
democracy promotion programs and activities.
    ePassport.--The Committee continues to follow the 
development of the ePassport and is aware that the State 
Department is working to select a microchip technology that 
will be embedded in next-generation passports. The Committee 
directs the State Department to submit a report no later than 
30 days after the date of the enactment of the Act regarding 
the selection criteria for domestic production in a secure 
facility due to the sensitive nature of these documents.
    Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and 
Stabilization [S/CRS].--The Committee recommends $24,100,000 
for S/CRS, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee 
notes that an additional $7,700,000 for the Office was provided 
in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, 
the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Public Law 
109-13), which provided 11 personnel to manage ongoing efforts 
in Sudan. The Committee expects the fiscal year 2006 request to 
permit the hiring of additional field personnel for Sudan and 
Haiti.
    Scholar Rescue Fund.--The Committee recommends $2,000,000 
for the Scholar Rescue Fund, which assists scholars in various 
disciplines, from the arts to science and technology, to leave 
their home country if their lives are in danger. The Committee 
directs the State Department to develop a formal system of 
referral by U.S. Embassies to the Scholar Rescue program of 
scholars whose personal safety or academic freedom is 
threatened in their home country.
    Tibet.--The Committee directs $1,000,000 to be made 
available for the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan 
Issues at the State Department for such salaries and expenses 
as may be necessary to carry out section 621(d) of the Foreign 
Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003, 
(Public Law 107-228) and the coordination of programs and 
activities related to Tibet by appropriate United States 
Government agencies, NGOs, and representatives of the Tibetan 
leadership. The Committee expects the Office to consist of 
three professional full-time staff members and additional 
support staff, as needed, in addition to the Special 
Coordinator.
    Trafficking in Persons.--The Committee recommends 
$5,579,000 for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in 
Persons, an amount equal to the budget request.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $51,452,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     133,000,000
House allowance.........................................      69,121,000
Committee recommendation................................      58,895,000

    The Committee recommends $58,895,000 for the Capital 
Investment Fund, which is $74,105,000 below the budget request. 
Although the request groups the Capital Investment Fund and the 
Centralized IT Modernization Fund into a single account, the 
Committee preserves the total amount of the request while 
maintaining the previous year's two-account structure.
    Of the funds appropriated for the IRM Central Fund, 
$58,895,000 is from direct appropriations and $116,000,000 is 
from expedited passport fees. No funding is recommended for the 
cost of payroll consolidation until the State Department has 
complied with the Committee's directive on this matter, 
articulated in the statements accompanying the prior three 
State Department appropriations Acts.

        CENTRALIZED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $76,812,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      74,105,000

    The Committee recommends $74,105,000 for the CITMP, which 
is $74,105,000 above the budget request. The budget request 
placed this money in the Capital Investment Fund account; the 
Committee preserves the amount, but places it in a separate 
account for the same reasons stated.
    The purpose of the CITMP is to provide a discrete funding 
source for life cycle hardware and software refresh and 
upgrades. This account shall continue to house the State 
Department's Global Information Technology Modernization 
program.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $30,029,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      29,983,000
House allowance.........................................      29,983,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,000,000

    The Committee recommends $33,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, which is $3,017,000 above the budget 
request. Additional funds are provided for the cost of 
mandatory wage and price increases, as well as for conducting 
normal audits and investigations of United States diplomatic 
activities in Iraq, the State Department's Worldwide Security 
upgrades and INCLE programs.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $355,932,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     430,400,000
House allowance.........................................     410,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     440,200,000

    The Committee recommends $440,200,000 for Educational and 
Culture Exchange Programs, which is $9,800,000 above the budget 
request.
    Within the amount provided, the Committee recommends that 
not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available for an 
endowment for the Aung San Suu Kyi Center for Democracy, and 
not less than $13,000,000 shall be for educational and cultural 
exchanges with the People's Republic of China, including for 
American studies programs in China. This is twice the amount 
requested.
    The Committee endorses the budget request for academic, 
professional and cultural exchanges.
    Within the amounts provided under this heading, the 
Committee directs the State Department to fund the following 
programs: the Fulbright Program at the request level of 
$186,682,000; American Overseas Research Centers at the request 
level of $3,316,000; South Pacific Exchanges, $500,000; Timor-
Leste Exchanges, $500,000; Mobility Exchange Clearinghouse, 
$500,000; Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program, 
$3,712,000; George Mitchell Fellowship Program, $500,000; Tibet 
Fulbright, $500,000; Hemispheric Program, $500,000; Youth 
Exchanges Study [YES] Program, $20,000,000; Irish Institute, 
$800,000; Leadership Program for emerging democracies, 
$1,500,000; Atlantic Corridor, $300,000; Ngwang Cheophel 
Fellows, $600,000; Rule of Law Forum, $900,000; Northern Forum, 
$500,000; Arctic Council, $175,000; Permafrost Conference, 
$500,000; Kosovo Foundation for Medical Development, 
$1,000,000; Global Perspectives Project, $750,000; Project 
Children, $250,000; International Leadership Training Program, 
$70,000; World Scholar and Athlete Games, $600,000; 
International Forum on Democracy, $1,000,000; Pakistan literacy 
training program, $250,000; Empower Peace, $500,000; William 
Joiner Fellowship in War & Social Consequences, $500,000; Law 
program for leaders from transitional democracies, $800,000; 
Karelia Sustainable Development Exchange, $300,000; 
International Leadership Program with sub-Saharan Africa, 
$150,000; Leaders in Education Initiative, $2,000,000; and 
Tolerance foreign exchange program, $150,000.
    In addition, the Committee notes that existing successful 
Academic exchange programs, such as Fulbright and Gilman, 
provide opportunities for U.S. students to study abroad. The 
Committee recommends that the State Department consider 
proposals from Morehouse College and other universities to 
expand exchange, particularly for minority students.
    The Committee commends the State Department for expanding 
the Humphrey fellowship program, which is dedicated to 
strengthening the skills of professionals in developing 
countries. In addition, the Committee strongly supports a focus 
on teaching the English language skills necessary in order to 
participate in exchanges.
    The Committee directs the State Department to assess the 
capability for expanding academic and cultural exchange 
programs between and among developing countries and the United 
States. In particular, the report should examine how to expand 
successful models of exchange with these countries, and how to 
reach students, teachers, and scholars who would not otherwise 
travel outside of their home country.
    The East Timor Scholarship program (hereafter referred to 
as the Timor-Leste Scholarship program) has been successful in 
supporting young leaders. The Committee directs the State 
Department to examine the benefit of expanding scholarships to 
high school graduates with great potential for success in post-
secondary education, ability to contribute to Timor-Leste's 
development, and who could not otherwise afford to attend 
college.
    The Committee supports the work by the Commission on 
Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program to expand U.S. 
undergraduate study abroad as a key component of building 
relationships with other countries. The Committee recommends 
$500,000, subject to prior consultation with the Committee, to 
implement the recommendations of the Lincoln Commission in 
fiscal year 2006.

                       REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $8,524,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       8,281,000
House allowance.........................................       8,281,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,281,000

    The Committee recommends $8,281,000 for Representation 
Allowances, which is equal to the budget request.
    Representation allowances provide reimbursement to Foreign 
Service officers for expenditures incurred in their official 
capacities abroad in establishing and maintaining relations 
with officials of foreign governments and appropriate members 
of local communities.

              PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $9,762,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       9,390,000
House allowance.........................................       9,390,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,390,000

    The Committee recommends $9,390,000 for the Protection of 
Foreign Missions and Officials, which is equal to the budget 
request.
    This account reimburses local governments and communities 
for the extraordinary costs incurred in providing protection 
for international organizations, foreign missions and 
officials, and foreign dignitaries under certain circumstances.
    The Committee recommends that in instances where a local 
jurisdiction will realize a financial benefit from a visit from 
a foreign dignitary, such circumstances should be taken into 
account by the State Department in assessing the need for 
reimbursement under this program. The Committee expects the 
State Department to treat such submissions diligently and 
provide reimbursement to local jurisdictions on a timely basis 
if claims are fully justified.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,503,644,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     592,000,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,526,000,000
House allowance.........................................   1,513,710,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,504,000,000

    The Committee recommends $1,504,000,000 for Embassy 
Security, Construction and Maintenance, $22,000,000 below the 
budget request.
    This account allows the State Department to manage the 
United States Government's real property assets overseas in 
order to provide United States diplomatic and consular missions 
with secure, safe, and functional facilities.
    As part of the budget review conducted by the Committee, 
the State Department was directed to provide information 
concerning the execution of fiscal year 2005 plans and 
programs. As oversight of appropriated funds is one of the 
Committee's fundamental responsibilities, not later than 
January 1, 2006, and for each fiscal quarter thereafter, the 
State Department shall provide the Committee with a report that 
describes: the date planned for each construction contract to 
be awarded during the current year and budget year; actual 
dates for each contract award; the cost of each embassy 
construction project identified in the budget request; a 
comparison to the cost identified in the Long Range Overseas 
Building Plan; the actual cost of each embassy contract 
awarded; and, any contract savings or overrun realized at 
contract signing or during execution.
    The budget request included program and price growth of 
$22,356,000, largely due to staff increases, the costs of 
renovating headquarters, and other costs associated with 
overhead. The Committee recommends savings to be derived from: 
holding headquarters staff constant; reducing the costs of 
contracts; and reducing the costs of renovating the 
headquarters building.
    Security Screening Equipment.--The Committee is aware of 
the successful deployments of new personnel, vehicle and cargo 
screening technologies to U.S. military and State Department 
facilities in Iraq and other high risk locations. Some of these 
systems are specifically designed to detect terrorist weapons 
and materials carried on the body. The Committee recommends 
that $10,000,000 shall be available to continue the deployment 
of these inspection technologies to other State Department 
locations experiencing high security risks.
    Chemical and Biological Agent Monitors.--The Committee 
directs the State Department to provide a report, not later 
than November 15, 2005, concerning the status of chemical and 
biological agent monitoring capabilities at State Department 
facilities.

           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

Appropriations, 2005....................................        $987,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      13,643,000
House allowance.........................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      13,643,000

    The Committee recommends $13,643,000 for Emergencies in the 
Diplomatic and Consular Service, which is equal to the budget 
request.

                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $1,203,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       1,319,000
House allowance.........................................       1,319,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,319,000

    The Committee recommends $1,319,000 for the Repatriation 
Loans Program Account, which is equal to the budget request.
    The Committee strongly endorses efforts by the Bureau of 
Consular Affairs to limit assistance only to victims of 
unforeseen circumstances or travelers whose mental instability 
presents a risk to themselves or others.

              PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $19,222,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      19,751,000
House allowance.........................................      19,751,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,751,000

    The Committee recommends $19,751,000 for the American 
Institute in Taiwan, which is equal to the budget request.

     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $132,600,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     131,700,000
House allowance.........................................     131,700,000
Committee recommendation................................     131,700,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $131,700,000 
for this account, which is equal to the budget request.
    This appropriation is authorized by the Foreign Service Act 
of 1980 (Public Law 96-465), which provides for an 
appropriation to the fund in 30 equal annual installments of 
the amount required for the unfunded liability created by new 
benefits, new groups of beneficiaries, or increased salaries on 
which benefits are computed.

              International Organizations and Conferences


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,166,212,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,296,500,000
House allowance.........................................   1,144,265,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,166,212,000

    The Committee recommends $1,166,212,000 for Contributions 
to International Organizations, a decrease of $130,288,000 
below the budget request, and equal to the level of funding 
provided for fiscal year 2005.
    The United States contribution to the United Nations and 
affiliated agencies assessed regular budgets in fiscal year 
2003 was $623,788,000. The budget request of $931,362,000 for 
fiscal year 2006 represents growth of more than 15 percent per 
year from fiscal year 2003-2006, a rate that is clearly not 
sustainable. The budget request for fiscal year 2006 for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping, funded under 
another heading, increased by more than $500,000,000 above the 
amount appropriated in the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 
(Public Law 108-447). The uncontrolled growth in U.S. 
contributions comes at a time when the need for reform of the 
United Nations is undeniable.
    The budget justification materials provided to the 
Committee in support of funding for 45 international 
organizations and affiliated agencies were devoid of program 
and budget information. From the justification materials 
provided, it is unclear to the Committee what benefit is 
derived from membership in some of these organizations.
    Rates of Assessment.--The State Department shall provide to 
the Committee, not later than December 15, 2005, a report 
describing: a summary of the 15 member nations of the United 
Nations with the greatest gross domestic products; the rate of 
assessment paid by each of these nations; the voluntary 
contributions provided by each of these nations; bilateral 
foreign assistance paid by each of these nations per year for 
the period 2001-2004.
    Membership in International Organizations.--The Committee 
directs the State Department to submit a report, not later than 
90 days after enactment of the Act, evaluating United States 
participation in non-treaty obligated international 
organizations and justification for membership in each 
organization.
    World Tourism Organization [WTO].--The Committee notes that 
the United States withdrew from the WTO in 1996, and directs 
the State Department to submit a report, not later than 60 days 
after enactment of the Act, on changes in the WTO since the 
United States withdrawal and potential benefits of future U.S. 
participation to the U.S. tourism industry.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $483,455,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     680,000,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,035,500,000
House allowance.........................................   1,035,500,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,035,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,035,500,000, an amount equal to the budget request for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities. United 
Nations peacekeeping missions are of great value in those cases 
when the deployment of forces: serves as a suitable substitute 
to ease the personnel and operations tempo of U.S. forces; 
furthers the goals of global war on terror; furthers the goals 
of U.S. regional commanders and the national security strategy; 
and, promotes peace and stability in contested regions. The 
approval of additional peacekeeping missions nevertheless comes 
at a significant cost. The request of $1,035,000,000 represents 
an increase of more than $500,000,000 above the level provided 
in the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related 
Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-447). In 
addition, the Committee recommends funding for other 
peacekeeping activities through the Peacekeeping Operations 
appropriations account. The accompanying bill retains language 
that requires 15-day advance notice of any new or expanded 
mission. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to consider 
any additional missions with great scrutiny.

                       International Commissions


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $26,880,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      28,700,000
House allowance.........................................      27,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      28,700,000

    The Committee recommends $28,700,000 for this account, 
which is equal to the budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $5,239,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       6,600,000
House allowance.........................................       5,300,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,300,000

    The Committee recommends $5,300,000 for this account, which 
is $1,300,000 below the budget request.
    None of the funds provided under this heading may be 
obligated until the State Department has submitted, and the 
Committee has approved, a spending plan in accordance with 
section 6098 of this Act.
    The Committee directs that $250,000 be made available for 
the Rio Grande Canalization project. The Committee recommends 
increased funding for the Lower Rio Grande Flood Control 
Project above the $2,200,000 contained in the budget request.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $9,466,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       9,879,000
House allowance.........................................       9,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,400,000

    The Committee recommends $10,400,000 for this account, 
which is $521,000 above the budget request.
    Within the amount provided, $1,429,000 is for the 
International Boundary Commission, $6,841,000 is for the 
International Joint Commission, and $2,130,000 is for the 
Border Environment Cooperation Commission. Within the amount 
provided for the International Joint Commission, $500,000 is 
for the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $21,688,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      25,123,000
House allowance.........................................      22,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,623,000

    The Committee recommends $25,623,000 for this account, 
which is an increase of $500,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommendations are displayed, by program, in 
the following table:

                                       INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                                                                 2006 budget       Committee       Change from
                                                                   estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission......................            2,008            2,008  ...............
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission [GLFC]......................           14,937           15,437             +500
Pacific Salmon Commission....................................            3,029            3,029  ...............
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.............              300              300  ...............
International Pacific Halibut Commission.....................            3,079            3,079  ...............
International Whaling Commission.............................              240              240  ...............
North Pacific Anadramous Fish Commission.....................              168              168  ...............
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic                  305              305  ...............
 Tunas.......................................................
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization....................              245              245  ...............
Comm'n. for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Re-                 85               85  ...............
 sources.....................................................
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization..............               47               47  ...............
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.........              275              275  ...............
North Pacific Marine Science Organization....................               85               85  ...............
Inter-American Sea Turtle Convention Commission..............              150              150  ...............
Expenses of the U.S. Commissioners...........................              120              120  ...............
Antarctic Treaty.............................................               50               50  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, International Fisheries Commissions.............           25,123           25,623             +500
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Within the amount provided for the GLFC, $500,000 is for 
the eradication of lampreys in Lake Champlain. The GLFC is 
directed to give priority to States that have provided matching 
grants when distributing lampricide funds.

                                 Other


                     PAYMENT TO THE ASIA FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $12,827,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      10,000,000
House allowance.........................................      10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for TAF, which is 
$5,000,000 above the budget request. This level is equivalent 
to that appropriated in fiscal year 1995, but less than each 
appropriation in fiscal years 1992-1994. The Committee strongly 
supports the programs and activities of TAF, particularly in 
Indonesia.

               CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN-WESTERN DIALOGUE

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $6,906,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       1,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for the Center for 
Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund (as authorized by 22 
U.S.C. 2078), and authorizes the expenditure of an estimated 
$1,000,000 in interest from the Fund, for a total outlay of 
$2,000,000. This is $1,000,000 over the budget request.

                 EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

           EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................        $493,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................         500,000
House allowance.........................................         500,000
Committee recommendation................................         500,000

    The Committee recommends $500,000 from interest and 
earnings in the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust 
Fund, authorized by the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 
1990 (Public Law 101-454).

                    ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2005....................................        $370,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................         375,000
House allowance.........................................         375,000
Committee recommendation................................         375,000

    The Committee recommends $375,000 from interest and 
earnings in the Israeli Arab Scholarship Endowment Fund, 
authorized by Section 214 of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-
138). The recommendation is equal to the budget request.

                            EAST-WEST CENTER

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $19,240,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      13,024,000
House allowance.........................................       6,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,000,000 
for the East-West Center, an increase of $6,976,000 above the 
request.

                    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $59,199,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      80,000,000
House allowance.........................................      50,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,800,000

    The Committee recommends $8,800,000 for NED for 
administrative expenses under this heading, which is equal to 
the budget request. The Committee recommends an additional 
$80,000,000 for NED for programs and activities under the new 
heading, ``Democracy Fund''. The Committee strongly supports 
NED's programs and activities to strengthen democratic 
institutions around the world.

      COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................        $492,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................         499,000
House allowance.........................................         499,000
Committee recommendation................................         499,000

    The Committee recommends $499,000 for this account, which 
is equal to the budget request.
    The recommendation will allow the Commission to fund its 
administrative expenses through appropriated funds while 
relying on privately donated funds for the actual purchase and 
restoration of property. The Committee recognizes the 
Commission as an outstanding example of how entities of this 
type can multiply the effect of a relatively small 
appropriation.
    The Committee encourages the Commission to consider sharing 
information and research with the Museum of the History of 
Polish Jews in Warsaw. This museum will house over 50,000 items 
representing 900 years of Polish Jewry, to include the 
conditions which gave rise to the emigration of Polish Jews to 
the United States.

             COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $2,960,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       3,000,000
House allowance.........................................       3,200,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for the Commission on 
International Religious Freedom.

            COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $1,806,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       2,030,000
House allowance.........................................       2,030,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,030,000

    The Committee recommends $2,030,000 for the CSCE, which is 
equal to the budget request.

  CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $1,875,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       1,900,000
House allowance.........................................       1,900,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,900,000

    The Committee recommends $1,900,000 for this Commission, 
which is equal to the budget request.

                            HELP COMMISSION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................        $987,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       1,000,000
House allowance.........................................       1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee does not recommend funding for the HELP 
Commission, as unobligated balances of $4,000,000 will be 
carried over into fiscal year 2006. Further, HELP Commissioners 
were not named until December 2004. The Committee believes that 
adequate funding exists for the Commission's programs.

      UNITED STATES-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $2,960,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       4,000,000
House allowance.........................................       4,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,800,000

    The Committee recommends $2,800,000 for this Commission, 
which is $1,200,000 below the budget request.

          UNITED STATES SENATE-CHINA INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUP

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................         $98,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         150,000

    The Committee recommends $150,000 for this account.

                        U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $22,693,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      21,850,000
House allowance.........................................      22,850,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,850,000

    The Committee recommends $21,850,000 for USIP, which is 
equal to the budget request.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $583,107,000
Emergency supplemental..................................       4,800,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     603,394,000
House allowance.........................................     620,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     603,394,000

    The Committee recommends $603,394,000 for IBO, which is 
equal to the request.
    This appropriation account funds the operating and 
engineering costs of VOA, RFE/RL, RFA, MTN, Worldnet 
Television, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The 
Committee strongly supports the important programs and 
activities of these organizations.
    The Committee recommendations, by function, are displayed 
in the following table:

                                                       IBO
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                                                                 2006 budget       Committee       Change from
                                                                   estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Broadcasting Bureau [IBB]:
    VOA......................................................          167,605          167,605  ...............
    Engineering and Technical Services.......................          159,225          159,225  ...............
    Agency Direction.........................................           26,462           26,462  ...............
    Management...............................................           46,556           46,556  ...............
    Program Support..........................................           19,115           19,115  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, IBB..........................................          418,963          418,963  ...............
Independent Grantee Organizations:
    RFE/RL...................................................           74,967           74,967  ...............
    RFA......................................................           30,328           30,328  ...............
    Middle East Broadcasting Networks........................           79,136           79,136  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Grantees.....................................          184,431          184,431  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, IBO.............................................          603,394          603,394  ...............
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Of these funds, the Committee recommends a total of 
$11,160,000 for the VOA Persian Service and a total of 
$5,007,000 for RFE/RL's Radio Farda. These amounts are 
$3,200,000 and $1,500,000, respectively, above the request.

                          BROADCASTING TO CUBA

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     $37,656,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      37,656,000

    The Committee recommends $37,656,000 for this account, an 
amount equal to the budget request.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $8,446,000
Emergency supplemental..................................       2,500,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      10,893,000
House allowance.........................................      10,893,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,893,000

    The Committee recommends $10,893,000 for this account, 
which is equal to the budget request.
    The Committee recommendations, by function, are displayed 
in the following table:

                                     BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS [BCI]
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                                                                 2006 budget       Committee       Change from
                                                                   estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maintenance, Improvements, Replace and Repair [MIRR]:
    Continuing Maintenance and Repair........................            4,902            4,902  ...............
    VOA TV...................................................              769              769  ...............
    Security.................................................            2,047            2,047  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, MIRR.........................................            7,718            7,718  ...............
Upgrade of Existing Facilities...............................            2,375            2,375  ...............
Satellite and Terrestrial Program Feeds......................              800              800  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, BCI.............................................           10,893           10,893  ...............
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


               TITLE II--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE

                Export-Import Bank of the United States

                           INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      $1,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

                         SUBSIDY APPROPRIATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $59,322,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     186,500,000
House allowance.........................................     125,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     125,000,000

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $72,614,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      73,200,000
House allowance.........................................      73,200,000
Committee recommendation................................      73,200,000

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for the Inspector 
General, and $73,200,000 for Administrative Expenses for the 
Export-Import Bank, amounts equal to the budget request. The 
Committee recommends $125,000,000 for the subsidy 
appropriation, a decrease of $61,500,000 from the request. The 
recommended level of subsidy appropriation is to be augmented 
by prior year balances.
    The Committee supports thorough consideration by the 
Export-Import Bank of each application it receives. The 
Committee also reiterates the intent of the Congress, expressed 
in the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2002, that the 
Bank fully consider and avoid actions that would lead to 
possible adverse effects on the U.S. economy and domestic 
employment, injurious competition with U.S. products, or 
surplus production of a commodity. Further, the Committee 
expects the Export-Import Bank to give appropriate 
consideration to national security. The Committee directs the 
Export-Import Bank to submit a report not later than March 31, 
2006, detailing for calendar year 2005 the following: (1) a 
list of all applications received by the Export-Import Bank; 
(2) a summary of the activities undertaken by the Export-Import 
Bank with regard to each application.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation


                         SUBSIDY APPROPRIATION

                              DIRECT LOANS

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $23,808,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      20,276,000
House allowance.........................................      20,276,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,276,000

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $42,542,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      42,274,000
House allowance.........................................      42,274,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,274,000

                      Trade and Development Agency

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $51,088,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      48,900,000
House allowance.........................................      50,900,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,900,000

    The Committee recommends $50,900,000 for the TDA, an 
increase of $2,000,000 above the budget request. The additional 
funds are only for increased support for programs that assist 
countries in improving aviation security and safety, to include 
the development of training materials to prepare for ICAO 
audits.

                TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $4,393,064,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   4,179,368,000
House allowance.........................................   4,156,400,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,544,400,000

    The amounts listed in the above table for fiscal year 2005 
appropriations, the fiscal year 2006 budget estimate and the 
Committee recommendation, include funds appropriated or 
requested under child survival and health programs, development 
assistance, USAID operating expenses, USAID Inspector General 
operating expenses, mandatory retirement expenses, 
international disaster and famine assistance, transition 
initiatives, and credit programs.

                CHILD SURVIVAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,537,600,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,251,500,000
House allowance.........................................   1,497,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,659,000,000

    The Committee recommends $1,659,000,000 for the CSHPF of 
which $375,000,000 is for child survival and maternal health.
    The CSHPF supports programs and activities to reduce child 
mortality and morbidity, combat infectious diseases including 
HIV/AIDS, and address a wide range of other public health 
problems around the world. The Committee reiterates its strong 
support for a comprehensive approach to global health, with an 
emphasis on building local capacity in developing countries to 
conduct effective disease surveillance and deliver basic health 
services.

                             PROGRAM ISSUES

                         AVIAN INFLUENZA VIRUS

    The Committee provided $25,000,000 to prevent and control 
the spread of the Avian influenza virus in the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on 
Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Public Law 109-13), and 
authority to use the Tsunami Recovery and Reconstruction Fund 
for these purposes. The Committee recognizes the potential 
global catastrophe that could result from human to human 
transmission of the virus, and recommends $10,000,000 in fiscal 
year 2006 funds to support ongoing efforts to control it.
    The Committee encourages the State Department, USAID and 
other appropriate U.S. Government agencies to engage foreign 
governments in affected regions to develop standardized 
procedures, consistent with best medical health practices, for 
the treatment of humans and animals infected by the virus. The 
Committee is alarmed by reports of the approval by the 
Government of the PRC to use an antiviral drug intended for 
humans on chickens, in violation of international livestock 
guidelines.

                               BLINDNESS

    The Committee recognizes the work being done by Helen 
Keller International and other organizations to assist blind 
children and children with low levels of vision, through 
inexpensive operations and vision correction. The Committee 
recommends at least $1,800,000 for USAID's program for 
children's blindness.
    The Committee recommends USAID consider funding the eye 
surgery training activities of the Deseret International 
Foundation in Nigeria.

                  FAMILY PLANNING/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

    The Committee recommends a total of $450,000,000 for family 
planning/reproductive health programs, of which $369,000,000 is 
made available under the CSHPF.

                                HIV/AIDS

    The Committee affirms its commitment to the President's 
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which seeks to support the 
treatment of 2 million people living with HIV/AIDS, prevent 7 
million new HIV infections, and support care for 10 million 
people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The Committee notes 
that while this initiative focuses on 15 countries in Africa, 
Asia and the Caribbean, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programs and 
activities funded under the CSHPF and the Global Fund are more 
global in nature.
    The Committee recommends a total of $2,866,000,000 for HIV/
AIDS, TB and malaria, an increase of $203,000,000 above the 
budget request. Funds are allocated as follows: $350,000,000 in 
the CSHPF account for HIV/AIDS; $205,000,000 in CSHPF for TB 
and malaria; $250,000,000 in CSHPF for a U.S. contribution to 
the Global Fund; $2,020,000,000 in GHI; $32,000,000 in FSA; 
$4,000,000 in SEED; $8,000,000 in ESF; and $2,000,000 in FMF.
    The Committee recommends a total of $400,000,000 for a U.S. 
contribution to the Global Fund, of which $250,000,000 is from 
the CSHPF account and $150,000,000 is from the GHI. The 
Committee reiterates its call for international donors, 
particularly the People's Republic of China, to increase 
pledges to the Global Fund.

                             IMMUNIZATIONS

    The Committee recommends $70,000,000 for The Vaccine Fund 
and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and 
supports their collective efforts to close the gap between 
children who receive immunizations and those who do not.

                      IODINE DEFICIENCY DISORDERS

    Iodine deficiency disorder [IDD] is the leading preventable 
cause of mental retardation in children. The Committee 
recommends that USAID provide at least $2,000,000 from the 
CSHPF account and at least $1,000,000 from the SEED and FSA 
accounts for the Kiwanis/UNICEF IDD partnership program.

                   CHILD SURVIVAL AND MATERNAL HEALTH

    The Committee is aware that pregnancy-related deaths exceed 
600,000 annually, most of which are preventable. The Committee 
believes that more should be done to address this urgent need, 
and recommends at least $375,000,000 for child survival and 
maternal health activities and that additional funding be made 
available specifically to reduce pregnancy-related deaths.
    The Committee is also aware that deaths among newborn 
babies exceed 4 million annually, most of which are 
preventable. As the Committee has increased funding for child 
survival and maternal health activities by $30,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2005 level, the Committee expects USAID to use 
an appropriate portion of these funds to reduce newborn deaths.

                             MEDIA PROGRAMS

    The Committee supports USAID media programs to combat HIV/
AIDS, including in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and India. The 
Committee recommends that funding be increased in these 
countries and expanded to other countries in Africa.

                              MICROBICIDES

    The Committee recommends that not less than $42,000,000 
should be made available to USAID for research on and 
development of microbicides as a means of combating HIV/AIDS, 
of which up to $4,000,000 should be made available to the 
International Partnership for Microbicides.

                       OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    The Committee recommends $285,000,000 for infectious 
disease programs, which is $85,000,000 above the fiscal year 
2005 level. The Committee recognizes the many opportunities for 
the United States to prevent sickness and save the lives of 
millions of children and adults from diseases that can be 
prevented and cured.
    Malaria.--The Committee is aware that malaria kills an 
estimated 2.7 million people each year, three-quarters of whom 
are African children under the age of 5. The Committee 
recommends not less than $105,000,000 for programs to combat 
malaria. The Committee supports a comprehensive approach to 
combat malaria, including long-lasting insecticide treated bed 
nets, artemisinin combination therapies, and indoor residual 
spraying. The Committee recommends at least $3,000,000 for the 
Malaria Vaccine Initiative, and supports continued funding for 
Medicines for Malaria Venture. The Committee requests to be 
consulted prior to the obligation of these funds.
    Neglected Diseases.--The Committee recommends $30,000,000 
in a new general provision entitled ``Neglected Diseases'' to 
control six types of diseases that cause debilitating and 
disfiguring illnesses among millions of children and adults in 
tropical countries. As funding to prevent and treat these 
diseases is inadequate, the Committee recommends that the USAID 
Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of State, 
identify a multilateral funding mechanism, such as the World 
Bank, to administer this initiative and leverage contributions 
from other donors.
    Polio Eradication.--The Committee recommends $32,000,000 
for polio eradication programs.
    TB.--The Committee recommends not less than $100,000,000 
for programs to combat tuberculosis from all bilateral accounts 
in the Act, including $5,000,000 for the Global TB Drug 
Facility.
    The Committee notes that TB is the leading killer of people 
with AIDS, and urges the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to: (1) 
increase investment in TB programs with the goal of ensuring 
that TB treatment is provided to all co-infected individuals in 
target countries; (2) in consultation with appropriate host 
nation officials and multilateral organizations, develop a 
national strategy for each focus country with the goal of 
ensuring that all TB patients are offered counseling and 
testing for HIV and all people living with HIV are screened and 
appropriately treated for TB; (3) issue guidance that TB 
treatment and TB-HIV coordination should be included in each 
country operational plan; and (4) provide funding to the WHO 
for technical support to expand TB treatment and improve 
coordination of programs to fight HIV and TB.

                 PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    The Committee recommends new initiatives to improve the 
capacity of organizations in developing countries that work on 
behalf of people with disabilities.
    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 under the ESF account 
for wheelchairs for needy persons in developing countries. Of 
this amount, the Committee directs $5,000,000 be provided to 
the Wheelchair Foundation, and expects these funds to be 
matched by private donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The 
Committee also directs that $1,500,000 be provided to Free 
Wheelchair Mission.
    The Committee supports the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to 
expand the Healing Wounds of War and Terrorism program into 
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and recommends funding for this 
project.

                   VITAMIN A AND OTHER MICRONUTRIENTS

    The Committee recommends that at least $30,000,000 be 
provided for the overall USAID micronutrient program, of which 
at least $20,000,000 should be for programs related to Vitamin 
A deficiency.

                         DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,448,320,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,103,233,000
House allowance.........................................   1,460,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,675,000,000

    The DA account consists of a wide range of poverty-
reduction and long-term development activities including 
democracy and the rule of law, free market development, 
agriculture and rural development, urban, environment, and 
energy, basic education, and micro-credit programs.

                             PROGRAM ISSUES

                    AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

    The Committee encourages USAID to increase funding to 
rebuild agricultural capability in developing countries. The 
Committee notes the strong linkage between HIV/AIDS, nutrition 
and agriculture and fully supports a broad based approach to 
dealing with this disease through improved nutrition and food 
production. The Committee supports the contributions of U.S. 
universities in agriculture, particularly in USAID training 
programs.
    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 for plant 
biotechnology programs.
    The Committee is concerned with reports that some food aid 
products have been affected by over-fortification, which has 
damaged the reputation of U.S. food products and may cause 
health concerns. The Committee recommends funding to address 
this problem for the nonprofit organization that conducted the 
2001 Micronutrient Compliance Review, which are to be used 
consistent with the authority in 7 U.S.C. section 1736g-
2(a)(2)(c) and matched dollar-for-dollar with funds raised from 
other sources.
    The Committee continues to believe that dairy development 
is an important component of U.S. foreign assistance programs 
and recommends that USAID provide at least $20,000,000, which 
is equivalent to the expected fiscal year 2005 funding level.
    The Committee recommends that USAID consider supporting the 
International Arid Lands Consortium in addressing water, 
agriculture, and energy issues in the Middle East and Central 
Asia.

                 AMERICAN SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS ABROAD

    The Committee continues to recognize the important 
contributions made to U.S. foreign policy by institutions 
funded by the ASHA program and provides that not less than 
$25,000,000 should be made available to support these 
institutions in fiscal year 2006. The Committee, once again, 
expects USAID to allocate sufficient sums to administer the 
ASHA program from funds provided for Operating Expenses, so it 
will not be necessary to expend any program funds for 
administrative purposes.
    The Committee recognizes the importance of establishing and 
maintaining relationships with hospitals in developing nations, 
particularly in countries that have a high prevalence of HIV/
AIDS, where hospitals and health care systems are too often 
unequipped or under-equipped to provide prevention, care, and 
treatment to infected children and adults. The Committee urges 
USAID to work with the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to solicit 
and review applications for ASHA funding to increase the number 
of hospitals and clinics participating in the prevention, care 
and treatment of adults and children living with HIV/AIDS.
    Although the Committee understands that ASHA funds are 
available for a variety of purposes, such as construction and 
equipment, libraries, computer technology, curriculum and staff 
support, and related expenses, the Committee reaffirms its 
intention that this assistance is not for permanent budget 
support to ASHA recipients. The Committee encourages ASHA to 
give priority to institutions which demonstrate a need and a 
commitment to private fundraising to match government support.
    The Committee continues to be impressed with the 
contributions to United States interests made by several 
institutions and believes that they warrant consideration for 
further ASHA support, including Lebanese American University, 
International College; City University's Interactional Distance 
Learning Program in Bratislava; The Johns Hopkins University's 
Centers in Nanjing, China and Bologna, Italy; the Tel Aviv 
University: American Council; George Washington Academy; the 
Center for American Studies at Fudan University, Shanghai; the 
Hadassah Medical Organization; EARTH University's Center for 
Sustainability and Biodiversity in Costa Rica; the American 
University of Beirut; American University in Kosovo; the 
American University of Cairo; Schneider Children's Medical 
Center of Israel; and the Feinberg Graduate School of the 
Weizmann Institute of Science.

                             BIRDS OF PREY

    The Peregrine Fund continues to build a record of 
protecting birds of prey worldwide. The Committee recommends 
$500,000 for the Peregrine Fund's work in the Neotropical 
Raptor Center in Panama, to be matched by private 
contributions.

                       CHILDREN'S BASIC EDUCATION

    Educating children in developing countries is fundamental 
to long term development. The Committee recommends $350,000,000 
for children's basic education in fiscal year 2006. The 
Committee expects USAID to emphasize programs that expand 
access and quality of education for girls, enhance community 
and parental participation in schools, improve teacher 
training, and build local management capacity.
    The Committee supports efforts to address the problem of 
public school fees in poor countries, especially in Africa. 
These fees are a significant impediment to the attendance of 
poor children in school, particularly girls, who are vulnerable 
to HIV/AIDS. The Committee supports a multilateral, multi-year 
strategy and funding mechanisms to support the elimination of 
school fees in these countries and to strengthen the capacity 
of schools to respond to the increased enrollment.

                COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAMS

    The Committee regrets that USAID has not followed prior 
year funding recommendations for the CRSPs and directs USAID to 
provide not less than $28,000,000 for these programs. The 
Committee expects USAID to support efforts by the CRSPs to 
expand their activities in Africa and South Asia. The Committee 
again urges USAID to create a CRSP focused on water issues and 
to expand its current horticulture assessment into a CRSP.

                    COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $200,000,000 for microenterprise 
development programs for the poor, especially women. The 
Committee expects USAID to preserve the viability of the 
leading private NGO microfinance networks and PVOs in order to 
maximize assistance to poor clients. The great majority of 
microenterprise development resources should be used to support 
the direct provision of services to the poorest 
microentrepreneurs through these networks. The Committee 
supports the implementation of poverty measurement methods as a 
means of verifying that at least half of these resources are 
targeted toward the world's poorest people. The Committee 
believes that funding for administrative, procurement, research 
and other support activities not directly related to the 
delivery and management of services should be kept to a 
minimum. The Committee recommends $20,000,000 to increase 
incentives for microfinance service providers to accomodate 
people infected with HIV/AIDS.
    The Committee reiterates its strong support for the 
International Executive Service Corps [IESC], and expects USAID 
to provide sufficient funding for IESC activities around the 
world. The Committee directs USAID to provide $10,000,000 to 
support the programs and activities of the Financial Services 
Volunteer Corps, a moderate increase over prior year funding 
levels.
    The Committee continues to recognize the importance of U.S. 
credit unions and cooperatives in promoting free market 
principles and access to credit and other banking services in 
developing countries. The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for 
USAID's Cooperative Development Program.
    The Committee supports the efforts of the State 
Department's Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in working 
with Latin American governments to achieve a uniform digital 
television [DTV] standard in the Western Hemisphere. To 
reinforce this effort, the Committee recommends that, within 
the funds requested for trade capacity building, USAID consider 
supporting training and education programs to assist the 
region's governments and businesses in understanding the U.S. 
DTV standard, as well as the DTV standards under consideration 
for adoption by these governments.
    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for the U.S. 
Telecommunications Training Institute, a nonprofit joint 
venture between the public and private sectors dedicated to 
providing tuition free communications and broadcast training to 
professionals from around the world.
    USAID plays an important role in community and micro 
enterprise development in the developing world. To aid in the 
supply of basic materials for construction projects, the 
Committee recommends that USAID evaluate technology that 
consists of a small, transportable machine that produces 
compressed earth blocks from a combination of subsoil and dry 
cement. The Committee recommends that USAID consider such 
technologies for applications in post Tsunami reconstruction 
projects.
    The Committee supports Aid to Artisans' [ATA] lead-free 
pottery initiative, which has shown promise and potential for 
eliminating illness and retardation caused by lead glazes and 
expanding export markets for Mexican ceramicists. The Committee 
believes this project is a model for other countries and should 
be expanded, both by supporting Mexican partner organizations 
through technical assistance, training and sales within Mexico, 
and ATA for export marketing and promotion.

           COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION OF STATES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Committee continues to support the work of the CASS and 
expects USAID to fully fund the current CASS agreement, as well 
as to fund CASS activities in Haiti, particularly in the field 
of health care training. The Committee recommends that USAID 
support the establishment of a CASS program in Colombia, to 
provide young, disadvantaged Colombians from rural, coca 
producing areas with educational opportunities.

               COORDINATOR FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES

    The Committee is concerned with the many problems facing 
indigenous peoples whose survival is increasingly threatened. 
Poverty, discrimination and displacement are common challenges 
for indigenous peoples whose unique cultural traditions enrich 
all humanity. The Committee believes that USAID should devote 
more attention to helping indigenous peoples protect their 
lands and their way of life. As a first step, the Committee 
recommends that USAID designate a Coordinator for Indigenous 
Peoples Issues to: consult with representatives of indigenous 
peoples organizations; ensure that the rights and needs of 
indigenous peoples are effectively addressed in USAID policies, 
programs and activities; monitor the design and implementation 
of such programs, programs and activities which directly or 
indirectly affect them; and coordinate with other Federal 
agencies on relevant issues relating to indigenous peoples.
    The Committee is aware that there is more than one 
definition of ``indigenous peoples''. The Committee refers the 
Coordinator to the definition in the International Labor 
Organization's Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and 
Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries.

                           DOULOS FOUNDATION

    The Committee recommends that USAID provide not less than 
$2,000,000 to the Doulos Foundation for programs in South Asia.

                          ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMS

    Biodiversity.--The Committee commends USAID for developing 
a biodiversity conservation strategy for the Amazon basin. The 
Committee recommends not less than $10,000,000, in addition to 
the amounts requested for biodiversity activities in these 
countries in fiscal year 2006, to begin implementing this 
initiative. Approximately $16,000,000 in prior year funds have 
also been designated for this purpose. The strategy will, among 
other things, strengthen the capacity of indigenous peoples to 
protect their lands.
    The Committee is concerned with the continuing destruction 
of habitat of orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra, and expects 
USAID to provide at least $2,000,000 for support through NGOs, 
including the Orangutan Foundation and others, for activities 
to protect the orangutan from extinction. The Committee 
requests to be consulted prior to the obligation of funds. The 
Committee again calls on U.S. Embassy officials in Jakarta to 
make the prevention of illegal logging, which continues to be a 
widespread practice that is condoned and encouraged by the 
Indonesian military, a priority for U.S. policy.
    The Committee also expects continued funding for programs 
to protect great apes in Central Africa, including through the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and NGOs such as the Jane 
Goodall Institute, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International 
and members of the International Gorilla Conservation Program.
    The Committee recommends that USAID design a successor to 
the Parks in Peril Program to develop self-sustaining national 
park systems by improving economic opportunities for people 
living near protected areas.
    Energy.--The Committee recommends not less than 
$180,000,000 to support policies and programs in developing 
countries that promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and 
clean energy technologies, including $15,000,000 for USAID's 
Office of Energy and Information Technology which has not 
received adequate funding in recent years. The Committee 
continues to believe that USAID should substantially increase 
its support for solar energy technology, small scale public-
private hydro power projects, and other small scale, renewable 
energy technologies in such areas as rural Latin America, 
Africa, and Pacific island nations, where other sources of 
energy are either not available or prohibitively expensive.
    The Committee again expects USAID, the Export-Import Bank, 
OPIC and TDA, to continue to fully participate in the nine-
agency Clean Energy Technology Exports Initiative.
    The Committee also supports rural electrical infrastructure 
that uses such energy sources and provides reliable electric 
service as a key component of economic development.

                       FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

    The Committee recognizes that faith-based organizations 
offer USAID and the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator significant 
experience and access to local networks in Africa and the 
Caribbean. The Committee remains troubled by reports that 
USAID's consideration of first-time proposals from these 
organizations remains cumbersome, time consuming, and not user-
friendly.
    The Committee supports the work of the Alaska Interfaith 
Council in the Russian Far East and Lott Carey International.
    The Committee recommends that USAID consider and fund a 
proposal from Christian Blind Mission International USA for 
programs in Africa.

                         FERTILIZER DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee again supports the work of the International 
Fertilizer Development Center [IDFC] and recommends not less 
than $2,300,000 should be made available for its core grant. 
The Committee also recommends an additional $1,700,000 to 
support the research and development activities of the IFDC.

                         GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 to expand community-
based efforts to combat female genital cutting in African 
countries where the practice is prevalent.

                        HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING

    The Committee urges USAID to respond to the Board for 
International Food and Agriculture Development's long term 
training initiatives in a way that makes them sustainable.

               ORPHANS, DISPLACED AND ABANDONED CHILDREN

    The Committee is concerned with the needs of the large 
number of orphans, displaced and abandoned children in 
developing countries, particularly countries that have been 
affected by conflict and natural disasters. The Committee 
recommends $3,000,000 to support pilot projects in up to three 
countries, to improve the capacity of local government agencies 
and nongovernmental organizations to prevent abandonment, 
address the needs of these children and provide permanent homes 
through family reunification, guardianship and domestic 
adoption. The Committee requests to be consulted on eligible 
activities prior to any decision on the use of these funds.
    The Committee recommends that USAID consider a proposal 
from Bellefaire JBC for programs and activities in Central and 
Latin America, including Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, and El 
Salvador.

                     PATRICK LEAHY WAR VICTIMS FUND

    The Committee continues to strongly support the LWVF, which 
provides assistance to persons who are disabled as a result of 
armed conflict. The Committee expects USAID to provide not less 
than $17,000,000 for the LWVF in fiscal year 2006.

                               SAFE WATER

    The Committee remains concerned with the lack of available 
clean drinking water and proper sanitation management in many 
regions of the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, and 
Southeast Asia. The Committee recognizes the immediate threat 
water-related diseases and conflicts pose to vulnerable 
populations, particularly children and the infirm.
    The Committee recommends not less than $200,000,000 for 
drinking water supply projects and related activities, an 
increase of $100,000,000 above the fiscal year 2005 level. Of 
this amount, not less than $50,000,000 should be made available 
for programs in Africa. The Committee directs USAID to report 
to the Committee no later than 90 days after enactment of the 
Act on funding and implementation of its water projects, 
including the number and location of wells drilled, and the 
average cost per well.
    In addition, the Committee recommends not less than 
$20,000,000 to develop clean water treatment activities in 
development countries, including those in East Africa. The 
Committee recommends these funds be provided to the Millennium 
Water Alliance and Water Missions International.

                            SPORTS PROGRAMS

    The Committee is aware that sports programs, including 
those that benefit persons with disabilities, can enhance 
health and development and strengthen families and communities. 
The Committee notes that many organizations are involved in 
these activities and expects USAID to support programs such as 
Right to Play, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's 
Sports for Life program, and Special Olympics.

                          UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 under title III of the 
Act for international development programs conducted by 
colleges and universities through the direction and authority 
of the Office of the Higher Education Community Liaison in 
USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade. 
These funds are in addition to funding otherwise made available 
for these purposes.
    The Committee has, once again, received a large number of 
requests to fund specific activities at or through American 
institutions of higher education. The Committee strongly 
supports activities that advance international development and 
United States foreign policy goals. The Committee has reviewed 
the concepts proposed for funding, and recommends that USAID 
and/or the State Department (as appropriate for the proposed 
project) actively consider proposals submitted by the following 
organizations.
    Unless a proposal demonstrates a unique, innovative, or 
proprietary capability, or demonstrates special considerations 
that justify limited or non-competitive treatment, the 
Committee expects that competitive procedures will be applied 
with regard to the proposals on the list that follows. The 
Committee also expects USAID to give priority to proposals that 
have technical merit, realistic budgets, matching 
contributions, and achievable objectives.
    No later than 60 days after the submission of the report 
required by section 653(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, USAID should submit a report to the Committee on the 
status of each activity identified below. Such a report should 
include: (1) the status of the funding proposal by the 
organization associated with each activity; (2) the degree to 
which the proposal is consistent with and would advance 
international development and United States foreign policy 
goals for the country or region in which the activity would 
take place; (3) the degree to which matching or other funds 
would be provided by the organization to complement the Federal 
contribution; (4) to the extent known at the time, any decision 
by USAID or the State Department on funding the activity, 
including the funding level; and (5) any other relevant 
information deemed important by USAID or the State Department. 
The Committee also expects to receive a second report on the 
status of these proposals no later than July 1, 2006.
    With the foregoing in mind, the Committee recommends the 
following proposals for USAID and the State Department's active 
consideration:
    Bowling Green State University.--A proposal to create an 
International Democratic Education Institute.
    Brandeis University.--A proposal for a collaborative 
project with Al-Quds, a Palestinian University, to strengthen 
the educational opportunities for both universities.
    Brown University.--A proposal, in conjunction with the 
George Washington University, regarding the participation of 
the Liberian diaspora in relief, post-conflict reconstruction 
and development efforts.
    City University of Bellevue.--A proposal to expand a 
distance learning program in Bratislava, Slovakia.
    College of William and Mary.--A proposal to establish an 
Iraq Rural Credit and Banking Initiative.
    Columbia University.--A proposal from the Teachers College, 
in conjunction with the Afghan Ministry of Education, to 
produce textbooks for grades 3-6.
    DePaul University.--Two proposals to provide human-rights 
training for diplomats and criminal justice officials from Arab 
countries.
    Endicott College.--A proposal to further develop the 
facilities at its campus in Mexico City.
    George Mason University.--A proposal to support the Center 
for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution.
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities.--A proposal 
to strengthen civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities.--A proposal 
to build Internet connectivity between African and U.S. 
universities to support African education, economic 
development, and democratization.
    Idaho State University.--A proposal, in conjunction with 
the South African Institute of Traumatic Stress and the Pulih 
Center for Trauma Recovery and Psychosocial Intervention in 
Indonesia, to develop an international crisis training 
protocol.
    La Roche College.--A proposal to expand programs to educate 
young people from conflict, post-conflict, and developing 
regions of the world.
    Louisiana State University.--A proposal to expand trade and 
commerce through commercial and civil law programs with several 
Latin American countries.
    Mississippi State University.--A proposal to provide 
assistance for small-scale and subsistence fisheries in 
countries impacted by the December 2004 tsunami in Asia.
    Mississippi State University.--A proposal to address food 
security and micronutrient deficiency through sweet potato 
production and utilization in selected African countries in 
order to increase economic opportunity for women to finance 
education for children, and integrate sweet potatoes into their 
diets to help enhance women and children's health.
    Montana State University.--A proposal to enhance the 
activities associated with the International Telecommunications 
Training Institute.
    Ohio State University.--A proposal for a 2-year pilot 
project in Haiti for entrepreneurial agribusiness development.
    Oregon State University.--A proposal to expand the Program 
for Water Cooperation to assist in the prevention and 
resolution of water resources-based conflict.
    Salve Regina University.--A proposal to enhance knowledge 
and understanding of the complexities of the Greater Near East.
    Salve Regina University.--A proposal to support the Global 
Integration Project: Environmental and Human Security.
    Temple University.--A proposal to expand judicial training 
programs in the People's Republic of China.
    Tulane University.--A collaborative partnership with Xavier 
University and the West African Health Organization to prevent 
and treat HIV/AIDS in the security forces of Economic Community 
of West African States member countries.
    University of Alabama.--A proposal to study the feasibility 
of a Central American Food Export Trade Association.
    University of Alaska.--A program with Alaska Pacific 
University and the North Slope Borough and Northwest Arctic 
Borough to provide training and technical assistance to 
strengthen Chukotka's economy, develop market-driven systems 
and improve social conditions, particularly for indigenous 
people in the region.
    University of Delaware.--A proposal, in conjunction with 
the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, to expose senior 
university administrators from the Middle East to American 
academic management and outreach activities.
    University of Kentucky.--A proposal for coal mine safety 
programs in the former Soviet Union.
    University of Kentucky.--A proposal, in conjunction with 
Indonesian universities, to further economic development 
opportunities in Indonesia.
    University of Louisville.--A proposal for the continued 
funding of a social, economic and educational development 
program in South Africa.
    University of Louisville.--A proposal to promote democracy 
and the rule of law in China.
    University of Louisville.--A proposal to expand democracy 
in Asia.
    University of Montana.--A proposal to conduct disaster 
mitigation, environmental rehabilitation and rule of law 
programs in Central Asia.
    University of Nebraska at Lincoln.--A proposal for a joint 
program with Jordanian universities for research and outreach 
programs in the Middle East.
    University of Nebraska at Omaha.--A proposal for a 
community-based education project in Afghanistan.
    University of Nebraska at Omaha.--A proposal for a young 
leaders training program in Afghanistan.
    University of New Orleans.--A proposal, in partnership with 
the University of Technology in Honduras and the Escuela 
Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Ecuador, to build trade 
capacity.
    University of Northern Iowa.--A proposal for the program to 
train Burmese teachers in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.--A proposal for a 
Mozambique AIDS Clinic Initiative in conjunction with the 
University of California at Los Angeles, Georgetown University, 
and the Catholic University of Mozambique.
    University of South Alabama.--A proposal to expand the 
Birth Defects Monitoring Program in Ukraine, and implement a 
nationwide birth defects prevention program.
    University of Washington.--A proposal to enhance 
understanding with the Middle East region through the Middle 
East Information Portal.
    Utah State University.--A proposal, in conjunction with the 
Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, to enhance 
institutional capacity to develop and deliver training to 
current and aspiring government officials in the Dominican 
Republic.
    Utah State University.--A project to develop the technical 
scope and management framework for a global water research 
initiative for sustainable water resource planning in 
developing countries.
    Vermont Law School.--A proposal to strengthen China's legal 
system and governance, particularly in the area of 
environmental law, through expanding a partnership between 
Vermont Law School and Sun Yat-sen University, involving 
exchanges, training of Chinese law faculty, and the creation of 
the first environmental law clinic in China.
    Western Kentucky University.--A proposal for the continued 
funding of an international journalist training program.
    Western Kentucky University.--A proposal to address 
environmental health issues in China.

                           VICTIMS OF TORTURE

    The Committee notes that torture is practiced in over 60 
countries and victims often suffer permanent physical and 
psychological disabilities. The Committee recommends 
$15,000,000 for these programs from the DA and ESF accounts, 
including for centers for victims of torture that provide 
services consistent with the goals of the Torture Victims 
Relief Reauthorization Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-87).

                          WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee recommends $11,000,000 for USAID's Office of 
Women in Development.

                             COUNTRY ISSUES

                              AFGHANISTAN

    The Committee remains unwavering in its commitment to 
ensuring that Afghanistan continues on its path toward becoming 
a stable, democratic state. The Committee is aware that this 
critical objective of U.S. national security policy will 
outlive fiscal year 2006. The Committee recommends $920,000,000 
for programs intended to assist the Afghan people in building a 
functioning economy and free society, an amount equal to the 
request.
    The Committee recommendation includes $430,000,000 for ESF 
programs to continue the development of basic infrastructure 
such as roads, electrical transmission grids and 
telecommunications networks. Funding will also support 
development of agriculture and the rural economy. The Committee 
commends the focused efforts of the Provincial Reconstruction 
Teams [PRTs].
    Establishing security in Afghanistan entails the 
significant challenges of training and equipping the national, 
border, and highway police forces; the Afghan National Army; 
and eradicating poppy. In both Afghanistan and Iraq the U.S. 
Government has attempted to assist democratically elected 
governments establish the rule of law while fighting a counter-
terrorist campaign. The Committee recognizes that the training 
of police and the eradication of poppy within Afghanistan 
cannot be accomplished in a non-permissive environment without 
the coordinated efforts of the Departments of State and 
Defense, the Afghan Ministry of Interior, and our allies.
    The Committee recommends continued funding for U.S. 
Government efforts to expand primary health care services for 
Afghans living in rural areas, and recommends $42,800,000 for 
this purpose under the CSHPF account.
    The Committee supports programs to directly address the 
needs of Afghan women and girls. The Committee believes that a 
central goal of United States assistance for Afghanistan should 
be to strengthen and support Afghan women's organizations (many 
of them small and located outside of major urban areas) that 
have established themselves as effective advocates for women's 
rights and as trusted providers of assistance. Not less than 
$10,000,000 is to be made available through grants to Afghan 
women's NGOs.
    The Committee recommends up to $6,000,000 to establish a 
National Emergency response and Preparedness System, to include 
an Emergency Response Center to address civil response 
requirements of Afghanistan.
    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for the Afghan 
Independent Human Rights Commission and for other Afghan human 
rights organizations.
    The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for continued 
assistance to Afghan families and communities that have 
suffered losses as a result of the military operations against 
the Taliban and insurgents. The Committee welcomes the 
collaboration between USAID and the PRTs in providing this 
support. However, the Committee believes that better 
communication and coordination is needed between Afghan 
families and communities that have been harmed, the Afghan 
Independent Human Rights Commission, United States Armed 
Forces, and USAID. The Committee recommends that USAID employ 
an individual to serve as a liaison for this purpose.

                                 BURMA

    The Committee reiterates its strong support for the 
nonviolent struggle for freedom and justice in Burma, and calls 
for the immediate and unconditional release of democracy leader 
and Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other prisoners of 
conscience in Burma. The Committee encourages the State 
Department to redouble its efforts to engage regional 
governments on the Burma problem, including leveraging the 
SPDC's scheduled chairmanship of ASEAN next year.
    The Committee recommends $8,000,000 to support democracy 
activities in Burma, including the provision of humanitarian 
assistance to displaced Burmese along the Burma-Thailand 
border, and $3,000,000 for State's Bureau of Population, 
Refugees and Migration for assistance for community-based 
organizations operating in Thailand to provide food, medical 
and other humanitarian assistance to internally displaced 
persons in eastern Burma. This assistance is in addition to 
funds for Burmese refugees provided under the MRA account.
    The Committee prohibits assistance to the central 
government of any country that is a major provider of weapons 
or other defense-related equipment to the SPDC, but provides 
the President with a national security interest waiver. The 
Committee also restricts the use of ESF for programs involving 
ASEAN should the SPDC assume chairmanship of that Association 
in 2006.

                                CAMBODIA

    The Committee reiterates its support for democracy and 
human rights programs for Cambodia, and expects the State 
Department and other international donors to hold the Cambodian 
Government fully accountable to its pledges to tackle 
corruption and strengthen the rule of law. The Committee 
expects USAID to sufficiently fund programs conducted by 
indigenous and international NGOs, including Global Witness. 
The Committee deplores the continued harassment and 
intimidation of the political opposition and civil society in 
Cambodia, and condemns the culture of impunity that is 
pervasive at all levels of government.
    The Committee notes the State Department's recent 
determination that the Cambodian Government ``does not fully 
comply with the minimum standard for the elimination of [human] 
trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.'' 
The Committee holds Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior 
officials directly responsible for the lack of social, 
economic, and political reforms in Cambodia today.
    The Committee again restricts assistance to the Cambodian 
Government, with few exceptions, and notes that the budget 
request does not contain funding for a United States 
contribution to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. The Committee directs 
that no funds be made available for a contribution to the 
tribunal unless the Secretary of State reports to the Committee 
that the tribunal is capable of delivering justice that meets 
internationally recognized standards of justice for crimes 
against humanity and genocide in an impartial and credible 
manner.
    The Committee recommends sufficient funding for counter 
narcotics and IMET programs for Cambodia.

                                 CHINA

    The Committee recommends $35,000,000 under the ESF account 
for activities to support democracy, human rights, and the rule 
of law in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. Of 
these funds, $25,000,000 is made available for DRL and 
$10,000,000 is for the NED. In addition, the Committee provides 
$10,000,000 for American educational institutions for programs 
and activities relating to the environment, democracy and the 
rule of law in the People's Republic of China, including the 
Vermont Law School and the University of Louisville. The 
Committee expects funding provided to NED to be made available 
to its core grantees on an equitable basis and in proportion to 
annual appropriation percentages.
    The Committee again provides authority to conduct programs 
in Taiwan, on a cost matching basis, that further political and 
legal reforms.

                                 CYPRUS

    The Committee is concerned that funds made available for 
bicommunal projects on Cyprus have been obligated without 
appropriate notification and participation of the Government of 
Cyprus [GoC]. The Committee believes that if such funds are to 
improve the prospect for peaceful reunification of the island, 
they must be allocated transparently and in full consultation 
with the GoC and other interested parties.

                                ETHIOPIA

    The Committee is troubled by the political unrest 
surrounding the May 2005 parliamentary elections in Ethiopia. 
The Committee calls on the Government of Ethiopia [GoE] to 
adhere to the rule of law in resolving electoral disputes, and 
to refrain from abusing the political and legal rights of 
demonstrators. The Committee urges all parties to abide by 
their previous commitments as formalized in the signing of the 
June 10 Joint Declaration by the Ethiopian People's 
Revolutionary Democratic Front, the Coalition for Unity and 
Democracy and the United Ethiopian Democratic Forces.
    The Committee notes with regret the decision by the GoE to 
expel international NGOs working on political reform in that 
country. The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for democracy 
programs and activities in that country.

                                 HAITI

    The Committee remains concerned with the dire situation in 
Haiti and recommends the following funding levels, which are 
equal to the budget request: $20,000,000 in the CSHPF account; 
$30,000,000 in DA; $50,000,000 in ESF; $15,000,000 in INCLE; 
$1,000,000 in FMF; and $215,000 in IMET.
    The Committee recognizes that as a failed state, Haiti 
faces numerous and significant challenges in delivering basic 
services to its citizens, ensuring a modicum of public safety, 
countering the trafficking of drugs, and creating a conducive 
environment for the holding of credible and fair elections. 
While assistance for Haiti is one factor in that country's 
development, history suggests that money alone is not a panacea 
for Haiti's many problems. Responsible and responsive 
leadership--among Haitians themselves and within the 
international community--is a critical factor in overcoming 
that country's myriad challenges.
    The Committee strongly encourages the State Department, the 
international community and the United Nations to provide the 
vision, manpower, and resources necessary to ensure that 
anarchy in Haiti is neither prolonged nor predetermined for the 
foreseeable future. The Committee urges the people of Haiti not 
to squander the few opportunities remaining to correct the 
tragic course of that country's history.
    The Committee notes that USAID is developing a 
deforestation strategy for Haiti through a consultative 
process. The Committee is aware of the challenges and 
opportunities this initiative presents and recommends not less 
than $5,000,000 in DA to begin implementing the strategy. The 
Committee expects to be consulted regularly on its design and 
implementation.
    The Committee provided $20,000,000 for assistance for Haiti 
in the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, 
the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief Act, 2005 (Public 
Law 109-13), of which $2,500,000 was appropriated to USAID for 
criminal case management, case tracking, and the reduction of 
pre-trial detention in Haiti. The Committee expects these funds 
to be utilized by a grantee or contractor that has experience 
dealing with Haiti's dysfunctional justice system and a proven 
track record in criminal case management, case tracking, and 
the reduction of pre-trial detention.

                               INDONESIA

    The Committee commends the people of Indonesia for holding 
first-ever, Presidential elections in September 2004, and notes 
that these peaceful polls serve as further evidence of the 
compatibility of Islam and democracy. The Committee 
congratulates President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his 
electoral success, and commends him for his stated commitment 
to combat corruption and terrorism. The Committee also notes 
Yudhoyono's leadership following the December 2004 tsunami.
    The Committee recognizes the complexities of Indonesia and 
U.S.-Indonesian relations. Shared interests include increasing 
security within the archipelago to counter international 
terrorism, strengthening democracy and the rule of law, 
protecting human rights, and continuing and accelerating 
economic, military, and social reforms for the benefit of the 
Indonesian people, to include increasing educational 
opportunities.
    The Committee recommends $159,000,000 for assistance for 
Indonesia from all accounts in the Act, an amount equal to the 
budget request. The Committee directs the State Department to 
conduct a thorough review of assistance programs for Indonesia 
prior to submission of the fiscal year 2007 budget request. The 
Committee remains concerned that sufficient funds are not being 
requested to meet Indonesia's security and development needs.
    The Committee appreciates Yudhoyono's personal commitment 
to credibly investigate and bring to justice the perpetrators 
of the August 31, 2002 murders of American and Indonesian 
citizens, and expects that the administration will continue to 
make this matter a priority in U.S.-Indonesian relations. The 
Committee directs the State Department to report to the 
Committees 30 days after enactment of this Act, and every 60 
days thereafter, on the status of cooperation between United 
States and Indonesian law enforcement officials on this case.

                                  IRAN

    The Committee supports the efforts of those in Iran seeking 
political and economic freedom and provides not less than 
$7,000,000 for programs and activities that advance democracy 
and human rights in that country.
    The Committee remains concerned with reports of Iranian 
interference in the reconstruction of Iraq and with efforts by 
Iran to develop nuclear capabilities.
    Not later than February 15, 2006, the State Department 
shall provide the Committee with a report describing a strategy 
for the promotion of political and economic freedom in Iran. 
The report may be provided in a classified manner.

                                  LAOS

    The Committee regrets the decision of the Asian Development 
Bank to support the construction of the Nam Theun 2 dam in Laos 
and deplores USAID's shortsighted endorsement of this project. 
The Committee notes that the Government of Laos [GoL] is known 
for repression, secrecy, corruption and a near-total disregard 
for the welfare of its citizens. The Committee does not share 
the confidence of the Asian Development Bank or USAID in the 
GoL's commitment to transparency and accountability, or the 
protection of the environment. Simply put, the Committee 
believes that support of this project is a mistake.

                                LEBANON

    The Committee continues to follow developments in Lebanon 
closely, including reports of Syrian interference in Lebanese 
political affairs through the use of violence and other means. 
The Committee encourages the State Department to continue to 
press Syria to cease its destabilizing activities in Lebanon 
and elsewhere in the region.
    The Committee recommends $35,000,000 for assistance for 
Lebanon, of which not less than $4,000,000 should be made 
available to American educational institutions for scholarships 
and direct support.

                                MONGOLIA

    The Committee endorses the budget request for Mongolia, and 
appreciates that country's contributions to reconstruction 
efforts in Iraq. The Committee continues to support political, 
economic and legal reforms in Mongolia.

                                 NEPAL

    The Committee is increasingly concerned with the situation 
in Nepal, an impoverished country struggling with a brutal 
Maoist insurgency. Although widely accepted that the Maoists 
cannot be defeated militarily, prospects for a more stable, 
democratic government were diminished when King Gyanendra 
dissolved the multi-party government on February 1, 2005, 
detained political party leaders and curtailed civil liberties. 
The state of emergency was subsequently lifted, but arbitrary 
arrests continue and there is concern that the King's actions 
could result in alliances between political parties and the 
Maoists.
    One welcome development is the opening of the Office of the 
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, which plans 
to deploy monitors throughout the country. The Committee 
recommends $4,000,000 in ESF to support this important 
initiative. The Committee continues to support assistance to 
improve health, education and food production, strengthen civil 
society, combat human trafficking, and promote democracy and 
governance in Nepal, primarily through NGOs.

                               NICARAGUA

    The Committee commends the work of the Fabretto Children's 
Foundation in helping impoverished children in Nicaragua obtain 
the education they need to become responsible, productive, 
employable adults. The Committee expects USAID to continue its 
support of this Foundation.
    The Committee encourages USAID to support the Polus Center 
Mobility and Social Access project in Leon, Nicaragua to assist 
individuals who have lost limbs due to acts of war, landmines 
or disease.

                                NIGERIA

    The Committee notes that Charles Taylor, an indicted war 
criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands, continues to 
receive sanctuary in Nigeria. The Committee calls upon the 
Nigerian Government to immediately turn Mr. Taylor over to the 
Special Court for Sierra Leone for prosecution.

                              NORTH KOREA

    The Committee recommends that funds under the MRA account 
should be made available for assistance for refugees from North 
Korea, as authorized by the North Korean Human Rights Act of 
2004 (Public Law 108-333). The Committee requests the State 
Department to provide a report on its plans for the obligation 
of these funds.
    The Committee notes that is has been 37 years since the 
U.S.S. Pueblo was attacked and captured by North Korea. The 
Committee requests the Secretary of State to submit a report 
not later than 60 days after the enactment of the Act on 
efforts to obtain the return of the U.S.S. Pueblo, which 
remains a commissioned ship in the United States Navy.

                                PAKISTAN

    The Committee recognizes and appreciates Pakistan's 
contributions to the global war on terrorism, and recommends 
$698,244,000 for assistance to Pakistan, an amount equal to the 
budget request.
    Funds are allocated as follows: $20,500,000 in the CSHPF 
account; $29,000,000 in DA; $300,000,000 in ESF; $300,000,000 
in FMF; $2,044,000 in IMET; $40,000,000 in INCLE; and 
$6,700,000 in NADR.
    The Committee remains concerned with the slow pace of the 
democratic development of Pakistan, and expects the State 
Department and USAID to continue to make democracy and 
governance programs a priority. The Committee urges the 
Government of Pakistan to protect and respect human rights and 
the rule of law, particularly for women.

                                 SUDAN

    The Committee deplores the policies of the Government of 
Sudan which have resulted in the systematic destruction of 
villages, the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the 
displacement of more than 1 million people in Darfur, and have 
impeded the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the region.
    The Committee supports the use of assistance provided under 
the ESF account for aid to the National Democratic Alliance of 
Sudan to strengthen its ability to protect civilians from 
attacks, slave raids, and aerial bombardment by the Sudanese 
Government forces and its militia allies. The Committee notes 
that such aid includes non-lethal, non-food aid such as 
blankets, medicine, fuel, mobile clinics, water drilling 
equipment, communications equipment to notify civilians of 
aerial bombardment, non-military vehicles, tents, and shoes.

                                THAILAND

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for democracy and media 
programs in Thailand, and requests the State Department to 
consult with the Committee prior to the obligation of these 
funds.
    The Committee directs the State Department to consult with 
the Committee prior to initiating any embassy construction 
projects, to include the sale of any properties or assets 
(specifically the Rajadamri compound), in Thailand.

                                 TIBET

    The Committee continues its strong support of activities 
which preserve cultural traditions and promote sustainable 
development and environmental conservation in Tibetan 
communities in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in other 
Tibetan communities in China. The Committee again recommends 
$4,000,000 in ESF for such programs. The Committee also 
recommends $250,000 in ESF to the NED for programs relating to 
Tibet.
    The Committee directs that $2,000,000 should be provided to 
The Bridge Fund and that the balance of funds be made available 
on a fully competitive basis.

                              TIMOR-LESTE

    The Committee recommends $22,000,000 in ESF and not less 
than $1,500,000 in INCLE assistance (for police training) in 
Timor-Leste.

                               VENEZUELA

    The Committee remains concerned with the state of democracy 
and the rule of law in Venezuela, including state seizure of 
private land, the creation of a new military reserve, and 
reports of the sale of 10,000 assault rifles by Russia to 
Venezuela. The Committee recommends $2,000,000 under the ESF 
account be made available for programs to promote democracy and 
justice in that country.

                                VIETNAM

    The Committee recognizes issues of common interest to the 
United States and Vietnam, including combating HIV/AIDS, 
narcotics trafficking, trafficking in persons, and other 
regional security threats. However, the Committee remains 
concerned by reports of human rights abuses, including 
religious persecution, directed at ethnic minorities and other 
individuals within Vietnam, particularly in the Central 
Highlands.
    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 for programs to address 
the needs of affected communities and individuals in the 
Central Highlands, and directs not less than $2,000,000 be 
provided to the Montagnard Development Project. The Committee 
expects the State Department, in consultation with USAID, to 
report to the Committee not later than 60 days after enactment 
of the Act on its funding plan for these projects and 
activities.

                             WESTERN SAHARA

    The Committee requests the Secretary of State to report to 
the Committee no later than 60 days after enactment of the Act 
on (1) the specific steps being taken by the Government of 
Morocco, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-
Hamra, Rio de Oro [POLISARIO], the State Department and the 
United Nations, respectively, to ensure that a free, fair, and 
transparent referendum on independence will be held; (2) 
recommendations for additional steps that could be taken by the 
United Nations in support of the referendum; and (3) progress 
to resolve outstanding cases of prisoners of war and missing 
persons.

                                ZIMBABWE

    The Committee condemns and deplores the continued 
violations of the human rights and dignity of the people of 
Zimbabwe by President Mugabe and his repressive government, 
including through Operation Murambatsvina (``drive out 
rubbish'') that has left hundreds of thousands of city dwellers 
homeless.
    The Committee encourages Zimbabwe's neighbors, particularly 
South Africa, to recognize the threat that the Mugabe regime 
poses to Zimbabwe--and the entire region--and to take 
appropriate action.
    The Committee continues to support USAID programs and 
activities to protect and defend democracy and human rights in 
Zimbabwe.

              INTERNATIONAL DISASTER AND FAMINE ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $367,040,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     207,850,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     655,500,000
House allowance.........................................     356,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     400,000,000

    The Committee recommends $400,000,000 for IDFA, of which 
$20,000,000 should be for famine prevention and relief. While 
this amount is $44,500,000 above the budget request for 
disaster and famine relief, the account does not include 
$300,000,000 for emergency food assistance.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $48,608,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     325,000,000
House allowance.........................................      50,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,000,000

    The Committee recommends $50,000,000 for TI, which is 
$275,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee includes 
the amounts requested under this heading for Afghanistan 
($150,000,000), Ethiopia ($25,000,000), Haiti ($30,000,000) and 
Sudan ($70,000,000) in the DA account.

                      DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                             (BY TRANSFER)

Appropriations, 2005....................................   ($21,000,000)
Budget estimate, 2006...................................    (21,000,000)
House allowance.........................................    (21,000,000)
Committee recommendation................................    (21,000,000)

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $7,936,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       8,000,000
House allowance.........................................       8,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,000,000

     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $42,500,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      41,700,000
House allowance.........................................      41,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,700,000

    The Foreign Service retirement and disability fund is a 
mandatory expense of USAID.

   OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL 
                              DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $613,056,000
Emergency supplemental..................................      24,400,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     680,735,000
House allowance.........................................     630,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     620,000,000

    The Committee recommends $620,000,000 for USAID's operating 
expenses, which is $6,944,000 above the fiscal year 2005 
enacted level and $50,000,000 below the fiscal year 2006 budget 
request. The Committee provides that $36,600,000, as requested, 
be made available for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $58,528,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      77,700,000
House allowance.........................................      77,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      77,700,000

       OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $34,720,000
Emergency supplemental..................................       2,500,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      36,000,000
House allowance.........................................      36,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      36,000,000

                  Other Bilateral Economic Assistance


                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $2,462,640,000
Emergency supplemental..................................   1,433,600,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   3,036,375,000
House allowance.........................................   2,558,525,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,036,375,000

                             PROGRAM ISSUES

                            CIVIC EDUCATION

    The Committee appreciates the importance of civic education 
programs in transitional countries, including Iraq and 
Afghanistan. While traditional programs (including radio and 
television broadcasting) are critical components in educating 
targeted populations, the Committee believes that the State 
Department and USAID underutilize technology available to reach 
the most inaccessible and vulnerable populations.
    The Committee recommends the State Department and USAID 
continue to support the civic education programs of Voice for 
Humanity [VFH] in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recognizes the 
strong support by senior Iraqi and Afghan officials for the 
high-tech, small media devices that educate illiterate and 
semi-literate populations. The Committee notes that the Afghan 
Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs credits the devices with 
increasing the number of women voting in that country's 
presidential elections. The Committee believes that in addition 
to activities to support the upcoming elections in Iraq and 
Afghanistan, VFH's programs should be expanded to include 
information on counter narcotics and women and children's 
health issues.
    Of the significant resources requested for civic education 
activities for fiscal year 2006, the Committee recommends not 
less than $15,000,000 for VFH activities worldwide, including 
in Iran and North Korea.

                           CONFLICT DIAMONDS

    The Committee recommends $2,500,000 in the ESF account to 
implement the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme [KPCS] 
which seeks to curtail the flow of conflict diamonds, and urges 
the State Department to include funding for this purpose in the 
fiscal year 2007 budget request.

   DEMOCRACY, TRANSPARENCY, AND THE RULE OF LAW IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES 
                     OUTSIDE THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

    The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for programs and 
activities which foster democracy, human rights, civic 
education, women's development, press freedom, and the rule of 
law in countries outside the Middle East region with a 
significant Muslim population. Of these funds, the Committee 
provides $15,000,000 for DRL's Human Rights and Democracy Fund 
and $10,000,000 for NED. The Committee expects NED to make a 
portion of these funds available to its core grantees. The 
Committee includes $5,000,000 for professional training for 
journalists. The Committee provides authority for democracy, 
human rights, and rule of law programs in Syria.
    The Committee recommends the State Department consider and 
fund a proposal from CHOICE for democracy programs in the 
Middle East.

                          FORENSIC ASSISTANCE

    The Committee is aware that forensic anthropology teams are 
working to identify exhumed remains of victims of extrajudicial 
killings in Argentina, Peru, and Guatemala, including through 
DNA analysis. In addition, in El Salvador, support is needed to 
identify children who disappeared during the civil war. The 
Committee recommends $3,000,000, to be made available to DRL, 
for these purposes, and requests to be consulted prior to any 
decision regarding the use of such funds.

               FOUNDATION FOR SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

    The Committee continues to support the work of the 
Foundation for Security and Sustainability to address critical 
U.S. national security and management practices, natural 
hazards, and other environmental stresses. The Committee 
recognizes the continuing importance of the Foundation's 
conflict management and mitigation efforts, in particular, and 
its new initiative to develop a regional/global approach for 
extractive industries that promotes stability and security in 
some of the most troubled areas of the world. The Committee 
recommends $3,000,000 for these efforts.

                         FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES

    The Committee recommends not less than $5,000,000 for 
English language training programs in Francophone countries to 
help those countries integrate into the international community 
and to increase their competitiveness globally.

                         MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES

    In 1998, the United States reached agreements with the 
Governments of Israel and Egypt to reduce the levels of ESF 
assistance for these countries over a 10-year schedule. In 
accordance with this schedule, the Committee provides 
$240,000,000 for Israel and $495,000,000 for Egypt for fiscal 
year 2006. The Committee provides $250,000,000 for assistance 
for Jordan, which reflects the budget request.
    The Committee recommends that assistance for Egypt shall be 
provided with the understanding that the Government of Egypt 
[GoE] will undertake significant economic and political reforms 
in addition to those taken in previous years, and that 
democracy and governance activities funded through this Act 
shall not be subject to the prior approval of the GoE.
    The Committee provides $35,000,000 for democracy and 
governance programs in Egypt, an increase of $9,600,000 above 
the budget request.
    The Committee is aware of the ``Financial Sector Reform 
MoU'' signed by the Egyptian Ministry of International 
Cooperation and USAID on March 20, 2005. The Committee applauds 
the linkage of fulfillment of benchmarks with disbursement of 
funds. The Committee underscores the importance of continued 
economic reform in Egypt by conditioning the obligation of 
$227,600,000 under the ESF account on a determination by the 
Secretary of State that Egypt has met the calendar year 2005 
benchmarks in the MoU and has agreed to the installation of an 
FM transmitter in Media City to enhance Radio SAWA broadcast.
    The Committee continues to support the Yitzhak Rabin Center 
for Israel Studies in Tel Aviv and the Center for Human Dignity 
Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem.
    The Committee continues to support funding for the First 
Regional Cooperative Program for health to be conducted by the 
Hebrew University's Kuvin Center and Al-Quds University.
    The Committee remains supportive of Jordan's economic 
reform efforts, to include decreasing government subsidies for 
fuel and food, reforming the tax system, and reducing the 
budget deficit. Given the singular nature of that country's 
contributions to regional stability, the Committee recommends 
the State Department consider increased levels of economic 
assistance for Jordan in future budget requests.

                   MIDDLE EAST PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

    The Committee recommends $120,000,000 for MEPI, which is 
equal to the budget request, and directs that $4,500,000 be 
made available for scholarship programs for students from 
countries with significant Muslim populations at accredited 
American higher education institutions including the American 
University of Beirut and Cairo, and the Lebanese American 
University. The Committee expects MEPI funds to support 
projects that empower women and children.
    The Committee is aware of a pilot project funded under MEPI 
for the development of employment training services in the 
Middle East and raising awareness of structural and legal 
barriers that restrict the ability of persons with disabilities 
to fully access economic opportunity and participate in 
society. The Committee encourages the State Department to 
continue this important program.
    The Committee supports the work of the Institute for 
Sustainable Communities to strengthen the capacity of civil 
society organizations in the Middle East to address pressing 
local needs and improve people's lives.
    The Committee is aware of the global development activities 
of Israel's Center for International Cooperation [MASHAV]. The 
Committee believes that MASHAV's programs could be of benefit 
to regional neighbors in numerous sectors, including 
agriculture and economics, while at the same time promoting 
greater interaction and cooperation between Israelis and Arabs. 
The Committee requests the State Department to consider and 
fund, on a cost matching basis, cooperative development 
activities between MASHAV and regional neighbors, including on 
the West Bank and Gaza, under the MEPI account.
    The Committee provides the State Department with the 
authority to establish a private foundation and an enterprise 
fund utilizing MEPI funds. However, the Committee requests the 
State Department to consult with the Committee not later than 
90 days after enactment of the Act on the advantages and 
disadvantages of establishing a private foundation funded by 
the U.S. Government, akin to the Eurasia Foundation.

           ORGANIZED CRIME AND CORRUPTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA

    The Committee is deeply concerned with the increasingly 
corrosive effects of organized criminal enterprises in Central 
America, particularly Nicaragua and Guatemala, that are 
involved in smuggling, drug trafficking, violence, money 
laundering, and other corrupt practices. In both countries, the 
survival of democratic institutions is threatened. The 
Committee recommends $5,000,000 each for Nicaragua and 
Guatemala to combat organized crime and corruption, which 
amounts are in addition to the amounts request for these 
countries in fiscal year 2006. The State Department and USAID 
are to consult with the Committee prior to any decision on the 
use of these funds.

                        RECONCILIATION PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 under the ESF account 
to support reconciliation programs and activities which bring 
together individuals of different ethnic, religious and 
political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war. The 
Committee notes the strong bipartisan support for these 
programs, which seek to promote understanding, mutual respect 
and reconciliation throughout the world. The Committee believes 
that the following organizations are among those deserving 
consideration and support:
  --The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, which 
        manages programs that bring college age Arabs and 
        Israelis together to promote better relations and solve 
        common environmental problems;
  --Facing History and Ourselves, which promotes civic 
        responsibility, tolerance and respect in post-conflict 
        societies;
  --Seeds of Peace, which promotes understanding between 
        teenagers in the Middle East, South Asia, Cyprus, and 
        the Balkans;
  --Jerusalem International YMCA, which brings together 
        Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth in a positive 
        environment that promotes peace, respect and 
        understanding; and
  --Interns for Peace, which unites youth, women, and diverse 
        ethnic groups in cooperative development in the Middle 
        East and elsewhere.

                            SECURITY IN ASIA

    The Committee targets assistance to Asia under the FMF and 
ESF accounts, and appreciates the efforts of regional 
governments to combat terrorism. The Committee again supports 
programs to increase maritime security capabilities, including 
in Indonesia, and notes that the Asian tsunami of December 2004 
underscored the need for such programs. The Committee 
recommends an additional $25,000,000 for FMF assistance for the 
Philippines to address critical deficiencies identified in the 
Joint Defense Assessment of 2003.
    The Committee notes that poor governance, weak democratic 
institutions, cultural insensitivities, and corruption severely 
undermine the ability to effectively counter the terrorism 
threat. The Committee stresses that the war on terrorism must 
not serve as an excuse for the more authoritarian governments 
in the region to crack down on their citizens.
    The Committee commends the courage and determination of 
democrats and reformers in Asia, and believes that the 
strengthening of democracy and the rule of law across the 
region is in the interests of local citizens, specifically, and 
the community of democracies, more broadly. The Committee 
encourages greater interaction and cooperation among Asian 
reformers through such groups as the Alliance for Reform and 
Democracy in Asia [ARDA]. Of the funds made available for 
democracy programs in this Act, the Committee expects 
$1,500,000 be made available for core support to ARDA and for 
its programs and activities.

                         TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

    The Committee recommends a total of $42,500,000 for 
programs and activities to combat trafficking in persons that 
focus on prevention and protection of victims, from the 
following accounts: $15,000,000 in ESF; $10,000,000 in SEED; 
$10,000,000 in FSA; and $7,500,000 in INCLE funds.

          ASSISTANCE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC STATES

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $393,427,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     382,000,000
House allowance.........................................     357,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     395,000,000

    The Committee provides $395,000,000 for Eastern Europe and 
the Baltic States, $13,000,000 above the budget request. Funds 
in this account are allocated in the following table:

                               ASSISTANCE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC STATES
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                                                                 2006 budget       Committee       Change from
                                                                   estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Albania......................................................           28,000           28,000  ...............
Bosnia and Herzegovina.......................................           40,000           41,000           +1,000
Bulgaria.....................................................           28,000           28,000  ...............
Croatia......................................................           15,000           15,000  ...............
Kosovo.......................................................           72,000           80,000          +12,000
Macedonia....................................................           39,000           35,000           +4,000
Romania......................................................           20,000           20,000  ...............
Serbia.......................................................           60,000           75,000          +15,000
Montenegro...................................................           15,000           15,000  ...............
Regional.....................................................           65,000           58,000           -7,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................          382,000          395,000          +13,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             PROGRAM ISSUES

           EAST CENTRAL EUROPEAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM [ECESP]

    The Committee continues to support the East Central 
European Scholarship Program.

                            ENTERPRISE FUNDS

    The Committee recognizes that many of the Enterprise Funds 
operating in Eastern Europe and Eurasia have reached the stage 
where they are beginning to liquidate their assets and move 
toward terminating their operations. Given the static or 
declining aid levels for Eastern Europe and Eurasia in recent 
years, the Committee strongly encourages the State Department 
and USAID to work with the Enterprise Funds to develop 
proposals for the use of all proceeds obtained from asset 
liquidation. These proposals should support the development of 
democratic and free market institutions in the countries of the 
region. The Committee requests the State Department to consult 
with the Committees on the need for legal authority, if any, to 
liquidate and distribute the proceeds of the Funds.

                          LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

    The Committee supports leadership development programs, 
particularly those targeted toward women and youth in the 
Balkans. The Committee recommends $3,500,000 for the Hope 
Fellowship Program, which has provided leadership training to 
130 women in Kosovo since 2001.

                             NUCLEAR SAFETY

    The Committee expects the State Department to provide 
sufficient funds for the completion of projects that enhance 
safety at nuclear power plants in Bulgaria.

                          RULE OF LAW PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for rule of law 
programs in the region, including the training of judges and 
prosecutors. The Committee requests the State Department to 
consult with the Committee on the use of these funds.
    The Committee recommends continued funding for the American 
Bar Association's [ABA] CEELI rule of law programs at current 
levels, and expanded funding for ABA rule of law programs in 
other regions of the world. The Committee recommends that the 
CEELI programs continue to be provided through cooperative 
agreements.

                             COUNTRY ISSUES

                                 KOSOVO

    The Committee provides $80,000,000 to support 
reconstruction, reform, and reconciliation efforts in Kosovo. 
The Committee recommends that USAID consider funding for the 
activities of the American University in Kosovo through the 
ASHA account.

                                 SERBIA

    The Committee recommends $75,000,000 for assistance for 
Serbia, $15,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee requires annual certification of Serbia's 
cooperation with the ICTY and reiterates its willingness to 
reconsider this provision if, by the date of conference with 
the House of Representatives, substantial progress is made in 
cooperating with the ICTY, including the apprehension and 
transfer of Radtko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic to The Hague.
    The Committee continues to support media programs, 
particularly documentaries, which inform the Serbian public and 
others of atrocities committed by Slobodan Milosevic and other 
Serb war criminals against their regional neighbors.

    ASSISTANCE FOR THE INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $555,520,000
Emergency supplemental..................................      70,000,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     482,000,000
House allowance.........................................     477,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     565,000,000

    The Committee provides $565,000,000 for the FSA account, 
which is $83,000,000 above the budget request. Funds in this 
account are allocated in the following table:

                        ASSISTANCE FOR THE INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                                                                 2006 budget       Committee       Change from
                                                                   request       recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Armenia......................................................           55,000           75,000          +20,000
Azerbajian...................................................           35,000           38,000           +3,000
Belarus......................................................            7,000           15,000           +8,000
Georgia......................................................           67,000           70,500           +3,500
Kazakhstan...................................................           26,000           28,000           +2,000
Kyrgyz Republic..............................................           30,000           35,000           +5,000
Moldova......................................................           17,000           20,000           +3,000
Russia.......................................................           48,000           85,000          +37,000
Russian Far East.............................................  ...............         [17,500]  ...............
Tajikistan...................................................           25,000           25,000  ...............
Turkmenistan.................................................            5,500            6,500           +1,000
Ukraine......................................................           88,000           95,000           +7,000
Uzbekistan...................................................           30,000           28,500           -1,500
Nagorno-Karabagh.............................................  ...............            3,000           +3,000
Regional FSA.................................................           48,500           40,500           -8,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................          482,000          565,000          +83,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             PROGRAM ISSUES

                                 BISNIS

    The Committee recommends $2,500,000 for BISNIS and supports 
BISNIS's efforts to establish a self-sustaining program under 
the Department of Commerce.

              CIVILIAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

    The Committee notes the accomplishments of CRDF, which has 
helped to channel the research activities of weapons scientists 
in the former Soviet Union in constructive directions. The CRDF 
has initiated a program for scientists and engineers from 
former Soviet and Baltic countries to work on HIV/AIDS and 
related research and development, and urges the State 
Department and USAID to increase its funding for CRDF.

                     DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE OF LAW

    The Committee believes that democracy and rule of law 
programs are of critical importance to countries undergoing 
democratic transitions, particularly Ukraine, Georgia, and the 
Kyrgyz Republic. The Committee notes that the success of 
democracy in these countries will be critical to encouraging 
and furthering the gains of democratic reformers elsewhere, 
including in Belarus. The Committee encourages the State 
Department to convene an international conference on the 
promotion of democracy in this region.
    The Committee believes that an authoritarian Russia 
presents a growing danger to countries undergoing democratic 
transition in the region and that offsetting this threat should 
be a priority to the United States. The Committee notes that 
significant resources are required to support democracy 
assistance programs inside Russia, and urges the administration 
to increase the budget request for these purposes in subsequent 
fiscal years.
    The Committee directs the State Department and USAID to 
more emphatically and publicly support political process 
programming in Russia and Azerbaijan. Freedom is ill served by 
excessive hand wringing over concerns with projecting political 
balance in programming or of offending authoritarian host 
governments.
    The Committee continues to support programs conducted by 
the American Rule of Law Consortium, ABA CEELI, and the Russian 
American Judicial Partnership to strengthen the rule of law in 
Russia and other former Soviet republics.

                 PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMS

    The Committee is aware of the Primary Health Care 
Initiative of the World Council of Hellenes, which was 
instituted in the former Soviet republics to provide 
desperately needed basic health care. The Committee recommends 
$2,500,000 for this program in fiscal year 2006 and directs 
that these funds be allocated by the State Department.
    The Committee continues to support the work of the Eurasian 
Medical Education program of the American College of 
Physicians, which relies on the volunteer partnership 
contribution of American physicians who share medical skills 
and knowledge with Russian physicians. The Committee expects 
that funding for this program in fiscal year 2006 will be at 
least the amount provided in fiscal year 2005.

                                ORPHANS

    The Committee supports USAID's Russian orphans strategy, 
which focuses on programs to reduce the number of children 
entering state orphanages and works with orphanage officials to 
meet the basic needs of these children. The Committee supports 
funding for Holt International Children's Services and Mercy 
Corps International to assist Russian orphans.
    The Committee continues to support the work of Kidsave 
International for children of the former Soviet Union, and 
recommends $500,000 to support interventions that help 
countries move children without parents into permanent homes.
    The Committee expects USAID to work with non-profit groups, 
especially those with contacts in the Russian Far East, 
including Rotary International, the Anchorage Interfaith 
Council, and the Municipality of Anchorage. The Committee 
recommends $7,000,000 for these groups in fiscal year 2006.
    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for the Firefly 
Children's Network to enhance health care for Russian orphans.

                             COUNTRY ISSUES

                                ARMENIA

    The Committee recommends $75,000,000 in FSA funds for 
assistance for Armenia, an amount equivalent to the fiscal year 
2005 funding level. The Committee endorses the request of 
$750,000 in IMET and $700,000 in NADR funds for Armenia.
    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 under the FMF account 
for Armenia.

                                GEORGIA

    The Committee provides $70,500,000 in FSA funds for 
Georgia, $3,500,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
affirms its support for the people of Georgia's democratic 
aspirations, as demonstrated through the Rose Revolution.

                            NAGORNO-KARABAKH

    The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for humanitarian and 
relief assistance for Nagorno-Karabakh. The Committee requests 
USAID to consult within 60 days after enactment of the Act on 
plans for disbursement of these funds.

                                 RUSSIA

    The Committee recommends $85,000,000 for assistance for 
Russia, of which $5,000,000 shall be made available to the NED 
for political party development programs.
    The Committee is familiar with the Moscow School for 
Political Studies' work to educate young Russian professionals 
and public servants. The Committee encourages the State 
Department to seriously consider an application from this 
School for funding in fiscal year 2006.
    The Committee supports the work of Communities for 
International Development and recommends the State Department 
and USAID provide sufficient funds for programs in Russia.

                            RUSSIAN FAR EAST

    The Committee recommends $17,500,000 for the Russian Far 
East, and continues to recognize the important contribution to 
development activities in the region by the University of 
Alaska. The Committee expects USAID to work with the University 
to establish and coordinate a strategic plan for development 
activities in that region.

                                UKRAINE

    The Committee commends the people of Ukraine for the 
success of the Orange Revolution and reiterates its strong 
support for political and economic reforms in that country. The 
Committee recommends $95,000,000 for assistance for Ukraine, 
$7,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommends not less than $7,000,000 shall be 
made available for nuclear reactor safety initiatives in 
Ukraine, and expects that not less than $3,500,000 shall be 
made available for simulator-related projects.
    The Committee is aware of the work of the U.S.-Ukraine 
Foundation, and commends the Foundation for its support of 
democracy and the rule of law in Ukraine. The Committee directs 
USAID to continue to support the Foundation's activities beyond 
November 2005, when funding is scheduled to end. The Committee 
believes the Foundation has an important role to play in 
strengthening the Rada and in increasing transparency and 
accountability at all levels of government. The Committee 
expects funding levels to exceed those of prior years.
    The Committee also urges the State Department to consider a 
proposal from the Ukrainian Congress of America to support the 
consolidation of democracy in Ukraine, including reform of the 
agricultural sector.
    The Committee provides $5,000,000 for coal mine safety 
programs in Ukraine.

                          Independent Agencies


                       INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $17,856,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      17,826,000
House allowance.........................................      19,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

                     AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $18,848,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      18,850,000
House allowance.........................................      20,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,000,000

                              PEACE CORPS

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $317,440,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     345,000,000
House allowance.........................................     325,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     320,000,000

    The Committee recommends $320,000,000 for the Peace Corps, 
which is $2,556,000 above the fiscal year 2005 enacted level 
and $25,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee 
continues to recommend the phase-out of Peace Corps programs in 
Thailand.

                    MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,488,000,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   3,000,000,000
House allowance.........................................   1,750,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,800,000,000

    The Committee recommends $1,800,000,000 for the MCC, an 
amount that is $1,200,000,000 below the request. The Committee 
unequivocally supports the foreign assistance objectives of the 
MCC: to provide such assistance in a manner that promotes 
economic growth and the elimination of extreme poverty and 
strengthens good governance, economic freedom, and investments 
in people.
    In part, the funding level recommended by the Committee is 
due to the constraints of the 302(b) allocation for foreign 
assistance. The Committee, moreover, notes that of the 
$2,500,000,000 appropriated for the MCC for fiscal years 2004 
and 2005, less than $34,000,000 has been obligated, and less 
than $15,000,000 has been expended. While recognizing that the 
Corporation has begun to reach agreement on compacts, the MCC 
plan to sign up to four compacts per quarter through the end of 
fiscal year 2006 is overly optimistic. The average amount of 
the low-income compacts signed to date is $153,000,000, or 
close to 52 percent of the average amount proposed in the MCC 
budget justification of $291,000,000.
    An additional concern of the Committee is that compacts and 
country plans for MCC projects should be coordinated with, and 
complementary to, the other foreign assistance efforts of the 
United States. To ensure that the myriad foreign assistance and 
security assistance programs of the United States are 
integrated, efficient, and economical, the Secretary of State 
shall report to the Appropriations Committees, not later than 
15 days prior to the signing of each compact. The report shall 
include, at a minimum: an assessment of the overall foreign 
assistance program in the subject country, to include a 
description of aggregate funding provided by the United States 
and the international donor community; an analysis of whether 
the MCC compact is duplicative with any other existing foreign 
assistance program, to include those of USAID; and, a 
description of any security assistance provided to the subject 
country.

                          Department of State


                       GLOBAL HIV/AIDS INITIATIVE

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,373,920,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,970,000,000
House allowance.........................................   1,920,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,020,000,000

    The Committee recommends $2,020,000,000 for the GHI, which 
is $50,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
recommends a total of $400,000,000 for a contribution to the 
Global Fund: $150,000,000 under the GHI account, and 
$250,000,000 under CSHPF account.
    The Committee recommends that GHI funds be made available 
to develop vaccines and microbicides, and to support vaccine 
and microbicide clinical trials, including support for 
treatment for those who become infected with HIV during the 
trials. Funds should be made available to provide the highest 
levels of existing prevention services to trial participants. 
The Committee also supports safe water drinking programs and 
activities in focus countries.
    The Committee supports GHI funding for the following 
organizations:
    Affordable Medicines for Africa.--For programs to increase 
access to affordable drugs in Africa and elsewhere. The 
Committee requests the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to consult 
with Affordable Medicines for Africa and other appropriate 
organizations, and to submit a report to the Committees, not 
later than 90 days after enactment of the Act, on the 
feasibility of establishing a pilot project for pharmaceutical 
manufacturers of generic drugs to combat HIV/AIDS, TB and 
malaria.
    East Central Southern African Health Community [ECSAHC].--
For the Centers for Disease Control to support the countries in 
the ECSAHC to develop nursing databases, disseminate the health 
workforce database to other health professions, and to continue 
to strengthen the capacity of nurses in Kenya.
    Safe Blood.--For Safe Blood for Africa, which assists 
African nations through training and technical assistance to 
develop systems to ensure that blood supplies are screened for 
HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
    Voice for Humanity [VFH].--For programs that utilize state-
of-the-art information technology to provide HIV/AIDS education 
and information to semi-literate and illiterate populations in 
Africa and elsewhere. In addition, the Committee recommends 
expansion of VFH existing programs in Nigeria to include the 
entire country.
    YouthAIDS.--For programs in Africa which use popular 
culture to mobilize the corporate sector to reach young people 
with strategies for protecting themselves from HIV infection.
    The Committee recommends $12,000,000 for administrative 
expenses for the Office of the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator. 
Funds for this account are allocated in the following table:

                                           GLOBAL HIV/AIDS INITIATIVE
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Fiscal year
                                                                 2006 budget       Committee       Change from
                                                                   estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Focus Country:
    Botswana.................................................           40,505           40,505  ...............
    Cote d'Ivoire............................................           29,906           29,906  ...............
    Ethiopia.................................................           91,855           91,855  ...............
    Kenya....................................................          162,348          162,348  ...............
    Mozambique...............................................           57,757           57,757  ...............
    Namibia..................................................           49,132           49,132  ...............
    Nigeria..................................................          127,200          127,200  ...............
    Rwanda...................................................           74,765           74,765  ...............
    South Africa.............................................          150,698          150,698  ...............
    Tanzania.................................................          104,672          104,672  ...............
    Uganda...................................................          185,843          185,843  ...............
    Zambia...................................................          131,587          131,587  ...............
    Vietnam..................................................           28,015           28,015  ...............
    Guyana...................................................           21,362           21,362  ...............
    Haiti....................................................           46,995           46,995  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal-Focus Country.................................        1,302,640        1,302,640  ...............
Central Programs.............................................          392,825          392,825  ...............
International Partnerships:
    Global Fund..............................................          100,000          150,000          +50,000
    UNAIDS...................................................           27,000           35,000           +8,000
Other Bilateral Programs.....................................           50,000           50,000  ...............
Strategic Information/Evaluation.............................           35,000           31,000           -4,000
Technical Oversight/Management...............................           62,535           58,535           -4,000
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................        1,970,000        2,020,000          +50,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION

    The Committee continues to strongly support programs to 
prevent mother-to-child transmission [MTCT] of HIV as an 
integral component of a comprehensive approach to combat HIV/
AIDS. Due to cost and infrastructure limitations, MTCT services 
are only available to less than 10 percent of the women who 
need them worldwide. Additional resources are required for 
infrastructure improvements as well as education and training 
of health care workers. Further, linkages between MTCT and 
comprehensive care and treatment services must be created for 
women, children and families.
    The Committee recommends the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator, 
in coordination with USAID, to provide the assistance necessary 
to significantly expand access to MTCT services, improve the 
ability of programs to offer the most effective drug regimes 
possible in all instances, and encourage stronger linkages 
between MTCT and care and treatment programs.

                      PEDIATRIC HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

    As an estimated 2.5 million children under the age of 15 
years are infected with HIV/AIDS, the Committee directs the 
Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to allocate appropriate resources 
to address: pediatric treatment needs in resource-poor 
countries, including the development and purchase of high-
quality, low-cost pediatric formulations of anti-retrovirals 
and other HIV/AIDS medicines; pediatric-specific training for 
doctors and other appropriate personnel; and the purchase of 
pediatric-appropriate diagnostic technologies.

              REPORT ON HIV/AIDS HEALTH WORKFORCE STRATEGY

    The Committee directs the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to 
submit a report not later than 180 days after enactment of the 
Act, with the following information with respect to each focus 
country:
    (a) the additions in health workforce capacity required to 
meet the goals of the United States Leadership Against HIV/
AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (22 U.S.C. 7601 et 
seq.) that are related to disease prevention, care, and 
treatment, without reducing the capacity of the health system 
to deliver other health interventions; and
    (b) the Coordinator's strategy, developed in consultation 
with national governments and international donors and 
organizations, including funding projections, for meeting the 
shortfall in health workforce capacity.

                             DEMOCRACY FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................    $175,000,000

    The Committee commends the President for his commitment to 
freedom and reiterates its strong support for programs that 
promote democracy, human rights, independent media, and the 
rule of law globally. The Committee recognizes that the success 
of democracy building efforts requires a sustained commitment 
beyond the holding of a single election, and demonstrates its 
strong support for freedom by fully funding the budget request 
for security assistance, democracy, rule of law, development, 
and law enforcement programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, and 
Pakistan, among other countries.
    To improve the effectiveness of these programs and to 
enhance oversight, the Committee recommends $175,000,000 in a 
new account that centralizes funding for these activities. Of 
these funds, $85,000,000 is for programs to be administered by 
DRL, $80,000,000 is for NED, and $10,000,000 is for the 
establishment of a democracy fund at the United Nations. The 
Committee expects to be consulted prior to the obligation of 
any funds for the U.N. democracy fund.
    The Committee allocates funds for NED in the following 
table:

                                        NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Fiscal year
                           Region                               2006 budget        Committee       Change from
                                                                  estimate      recommendation   budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Africa......................................................            6,620            9,500            +2,880
Asia........................................................            6,497           15,000            +8,503
Middle East/North Africa....................................           37,856           23,500           -14,356
Central and Eastern Europe..................................            2,965            5,000            +2,035
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union...............            5,476           10,000            +4,524
Latin America/Caribbean.....................................            6,262            9,000            +2,738
Multiregional...............................................            3,731            6,000            +2,269
Democratic Activities.......................................            1,793            2,000              +207
Administration..............................................            8,800           [8,800]           -8,800
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
      Total.................................................           80,000           80,000            +8,800
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommends not less than $1,448,200,000 for 
democracy, human rights, and rule of law programs under title 
III of this Act. This amount is equivalent to the budget 
request and is intended to serve as a floor for such programs. 
The Committee notes that increases in funding for democracy, 
human rights and rule of law activities for specific countries 
or regions are included under a number of accounts and general 
provisions in this Act.
    The Committee remains concerned that the State Department 
and USAID do not share a common definition of a ``democracy 
program''. For the purposes of this Act, a democracy program 
means technical assistance and other support to strengthen the 
capacity of democratic political parties, governments, non-
governmental institutions, and/or citizens, in order to support 
the development of democratic states, institutions and 
practices that are responsive and accountable to citizens.
    The Committee reiterates the importance of political party 
development programs, as elections serve as catalysts for 
freedom, evidenced most recently in Georgia and Ukraine. The 
Committee expects the State Department and USAID, in 
particular, to understand this basic tenant of democracy 
building and to provide adequate funding for these programs.
    The Committee endorses several provisions of the ADVANCE 
Democracy Act of 2005, as introduced in the Senate on March 3, 
2005, including: the clear definition of responsibilities 
assigned to the State Department's Under Secretary for Global 
Affairs and the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor; the establishment of an Office of 
Democratic Movements and Transitions within DRL; the 
establishment of regional democracy hubs; and the creation of a 
Democracy Promotion and Human Rights Advisory Board. The 
Committee further recommends that USAID consider the creation 
of a Bureau for Democracy and Human Rights Promotion to 
highlight the importance of this U.S. foreign policy objective. 
The Committee expects the State Department and USAID to consult 
within 90 days after enactment of implementation of these 
recommendations.
    The Committee recognizes the importance of a free and 
independent media in emerging democracies, and supports the 
programs implemented by nonprofit organizations, including 
Internews and the International Research and Exchanges Board 
[IREX].
    The Committee strongly supports CEPPS in its current form. 
The Committee commends CEPPS partners for their collective 
commitment to democracy and human rights, demonstrated most 
recently by their presence in Iraq, and the results of their 
work there and in places such as Afghanistan, Ukraine and 
Kyrgyzstan. The Committee objects to an expansion of CEPPS 
partners beyond current parameters.
    The Committee remains concerned with the cost effectiveness 
of USAID's reliance upon large contracts for democracy 
programs, particularly in the area of political development, 
and caps such contracts at a total of $250,000,000. The 
Committee expects USAID to rely on NGOs, operating under 
assistance mechanisms, whose experience and accomplishments in 
democracy promotion activities are unparalleled--and under 
utilized by the Agency. This includes the Solidarity Center, 
NDI, CIPE, Freedom House, IRI, CEELI, and Internews, among 
other organizations.

          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $326,189,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     620,000,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     523,874,000
House allowance.........................................     437,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     523,874,000

    The Committee recommends $523,874,000 for the INCLE 
account, an amount equal to the request.
    The Committee remains committed to supporting the Nation's 
allies in the global war on terror in strengthening law 
enforcement capabilities. Through the improvement of Iraq 
security forces, the National Police in Afghanistan, and the 
Pakistani police and Frontier Corps, our allies lessen the 
requirements for the presence of deployed U.S. military 
personnel. The Committee reaffirms its commitment to 
strengthening the institutions, police, and security forces in 
allied countries, some of them in the infant stages of 
democracy. Among other programs identified in the request, the 
Committee recommends funding fully the country programs for 
Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.
    INL Aviation Programs.--The Bureau of International 
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs [INL] oversees an 
aviation fleet of more than 200 aircraft obtained through 
lease, Excess Defense Articles, or procurement. The fixed life 
cycle cost of acquisition, operation and maintenance, 
contractor logistics support and personnel associated with this 
fleet represents a significant constraint on the State 
Department's country programs. Moreover, the unwieldy structure 
of funding the aviation fleet is antithetical to responsible 
program management and adequate congressional oversight. 
Funding for aviation support is embedded in the INCLE account 
and the ACI account under several subaccounts and activities, 
such as country programs, interregional aviation support, the 
air bridge denial program, and the critical flight safety 
program. The lack of central program management and funding has 
resulted in contract cost growth, poor execution, and 
inadequate financial management.
    The Committee directs the Comptroller General to conduct a 
review of the State Department's management and oversight of 
the aviation fleet. This review shall consider: whether 
appropriated funds have been adequately accounted for, to 
include the matching of obligations to disbursements; the 
adequacy of contract management and oversight; recommended 
changes to the structure of program management and oversight; 
and, the practicability of unifying appropriated funds for 
State Department aviation programs into separate accounts for 
aviation operation and maintenance and aviation procurement. 
The financial management portion of the report shall also 
detail current levels of obligations, expenditures, and 
unobligated and unexpended balances for fiscal years 2001-2005.
    The Committee requires that all reprogramming of funds 
under this heading shall be subject to the same review and 
approval procedures by the State Department as apply to the 
reprogramming of ESF funds.
    ILEAs.--The Committee recommends an increase of $2,500,000, 
to the request from within funds provided under this account, 
to be allocated equally among the four ILEAs, with an equal 
share reserved for a new Latin America ILEA if it is 
established during fiscal year 2006.

                     ANDEAN COUNTERDRUG INITIATIVE

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $725,152,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     734,500,000
House allowance.........................................     734,500,000
Committee recommendation................................     734,500,000

    The Committee recommends $734,500,000 for the ACI, an 
amount equal to the request.
    The Committee remains committed to the goals of the ACI, to 
eliminate the cultivation and refining of cocaine and opium, 
and to reduce the flow of drugs to the United States. The 
Committee recommends the level of funding identified in the 
request for each country program: $80,000,000 for Bolivia, 
$6,000,000 for Brazil, $463,000,000 for Colombia, $20,000,000 
for Ecuador, $4,500,000 for Panama, $97,000,000 for Peru, and 
$3,000,000 for Venezuela. Although the Committee recommends 
funding of $21,000,000 to sustain the Air Bridge Denial 
program, the State Department should consider these funds for 
consolidation under a single aviation operation and maintenance 
account, as referred to under the INCLE account.
    The Committee provides no funding for the Critical Flight 
Safety Program. The State Department funds the acquisition, 
lease and operation and maintenance of aircraft by using 
country funds, interregional aviation support funds, and air 
bridge denial funds. The lack of oversight of contract costs 
and execution has resulted in annual price and program growth 
of more than ten percent from 2001-2006.
    The Committee requires that all reprogramming of funds 
under this heading shall be subject to the same review and 
approval procedures by the State Department as apply to the 
reprogramming of ESF funds.

                                COLOMBIA

    The Committee reaffirms its commitment to assist the 
efforts of Colombian President Uribe in destroying the threats 
of terrorism and narcotics in that country.
    The Committee continues to support programs that bolster 
Colombian law enforcement, drug interdiction, and judicial 
capabilities. The Committee recommendation includes $90,000,000 
for FMF for Colombia to provide operational support and 
specialized equipment.
    The Committee is increasingly concerned, however, that the 
aerial eradication program is falling far short of predictions 
and that coca cultivation is shifting to new locations. Since 
the start of Plan Colombia, over 525,000 hectares of coca crops 
have been sprayed, yet coca cultivation has decreased by only 7 
percent. Last year alone, 136,555 hectares were sprayed, but 
the total area under cultivation, estimated by the State 
Department at 114,000 hectares, remained essentially unchanged 
from the previous year. There is no indication that the 
quantity of cocaine entering the United States has decreased.
    The Committee recommendation includes ACI funding for 
alternative development, humanitarian assistance, judicial 
reform, and protecting human rights.
    The Committee includes language, similar to last year, 
requiring the Secretary of State to certify that human rights 
conditions have been met prior to the obligation of 25 percent 
of the assistance for the Colombian military, and to consult 
with the appropriate congressional committees and the Office of 
the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia 
regarding the conditions, prior to making a certification.
    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for programs to 
protect human rights, and expects to be consulted prior to any 
decision regarding the use of these funds.
    The Committee is aware that Afro-Colombians face many 
difficult problems, including poverty and discrimination. The 
Committee recommends assistance to address the economic and 
social needs of Afro-Colombians, particularly IDPs in the Choco 
region, through the Afro-Latino Development Alliance.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the EPA and appropriate Colombian 
authorities, to submit a report not later than 180 days after 
enactment of the Act, with the following information: the 
results of a GIS analysis of the proximity of small, shallow 
water bodies to coca and poppy fields and of tests to determine 
the toxicity of the spray mixture to Colombian amphibians; and, 
an assessment of potential impacts of the spray program on 
threatened species, including in Colombia's national parks.

                        SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee is aware of a computer surveillance 
technology shared by the State Department and the Drug 
Enforcement Administration that has proven useful to Plan 
Colombia. The Committee recommends that of the funds available 
for Plan Colombia, $5,000,000 be made available for technology 
related to the monitoring of web-based communications to combat 
extortion, kidnapping, narcotics trafficking, and terrorism in 
Colombia.

                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $763,840,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     120,400,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     892,770,000
House allowance.........................................     790,720,000
Committee recommendation................................     900,000,000

    The Committee recommends $900,000,000 for the MRA account, 
an increase of $7,230,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee expects some of the additional funds to address 
humanitarian needs of refugees in Sudan and other parts of 
Africa.

                            BURMESE REFUGEES

    The Committee provides that funds under the MRA and ERMA 
accounts shall be made available to NGOs located in Thailand 
for humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons in 
Burma. The Committee expects NGOs working in Thailand on 
Burmese refugee issues to be funded at amounts above the fiscal 
year 2005 level. The Committee recommends not less than 
$4,000,000 be provided to the Burma Border Consortium.
    The Committee also recommends an additional $3,000,000 
under the ESF account for assistance for community-based 
organizations operating in Thailand to provide food, medical 
and other humanitarian assistance to IDPs in eastern Burma. The 
State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration is to manage these funds.

                                 HMONG

    The Committee remains concerned with the plight of the 
Hmong in Laos, who served honorably with the United States 
during the Vietnam conflict. The Committee condemns the 
repressive actions against ethnic minorities by the Government 
of Laos, and directs the State Department to provide funding to 
NGOs to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of the Hmong.

                         RESETTLEMENT IN ISRAEL

    The Committee recommends not less than $40,000,000 for the 
resettlement of humanitarian migrants from the former Soviet 
Union, Ethiopia and other countries of distress to Israel. The 
Committee is aware of the efforts and commitment of the Jewish 
Agency for Israel, in coordination with the Government of 
Israel, to bring all eligible humanitarian migrants residing in 
Ethiopia to Israel over the next 3 years, and recommends 
adequate funding be provided for this purpose.

                          SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

    The Committee believes that more needs to be done to 
address sexual exploitation and violence against women and 
girls, particularly among displaced and refugee populations. 
The Committee directs the State Department's Bureau for 
Population, Refugees and Migration to submit a multi-year plan, 
not later than 90 days after enactment of the Act, to expand 
support for NGO programs that target gender-based violence in 
humanitarian and conflict settings beginning in fiscal year 
2006.

                            TIBETAN REFUGEES

    The Committee recommends not less than $2,000,000 for 
Tibetan refugees in Nepal and India.

            EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $29,760,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      40,000,000
House allowance.........................................      30,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      40,000,000

    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 for the ERMA account, 
an amount equal to the budget request.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $398,784,000
Emergency supplemental..................................      24,600,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     440,100,000
House allowance.........................................     400,350,000
Committee recommendation................................     440,100,000

    The Committee recommends $440,100,000 for Nonproliferation, 
Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related Programs, an amount equal 
to the request. The Committee recommendation includes 
$198,850,000 for Nonproliferation programs, including for the 
destruction of small arms and light weapons, $150,500,000 for 
Anti-Terrorism programs, and $90,750,000 for Regional Stability 
and Humanitarian Assistance programs.
    Anti-terrorism Training Assistance Program.--The Committee 
supports the use of facilities at the New Mexico Institute of 
Mining and technology for the training of foreign law 
enforcement officials, and encourages the continuation of 
current programs.
    Freeport of Riga.--The Committee is aware of security and 
transparency matters relating to the Freeport of Riga in Latvia 
and directs the State Department to make funds available for an 
assessment of security and counter corruption needs. The 
Committee expects the State Department to submit a report to 
the Committee not later than 180 days after the enactment of 
this Act on specific programs and activities the State 
Department will implement to address these needs.

                         CONFLICT RESPONSE FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................    $100,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      74,000,000

    The Committee recommends $74,000,000 for the Conflict 
Response Fund, a decrease of $26,000,000 below the budget 
request.

                       Department of the Treasury


                INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL TRAINING

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $18,848,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      20,000,000
House allowance.........................................      20,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

                           DEBT RESTRUCTURING

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $99,200,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      99,750,000
House allowance.........................................      65,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      99,750,000

    The Committee recommends $99,750,000, an amount equal to 
the budget request, for bilateral Heavily Indebted Poor Country 
[HIPC] and poorest country debt reduction, HIPC Trust Fund, and 
Tropical Forest Conservation Act debt reduction programs. The 
Committee recommends $20,000,000 to support implementation of 
the Tropical Forest Conservation Act.

                     TITLE IV--MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President

             INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $89,012,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      86,744,000
House allowance.........................................      86,744,000
Committee recommendation................................      86,744,000

    The Committee continues its support for the IMET program 
and provides $86,744,000 for this account, as requested.
    The Committee encourages additional support under the IMET 
account to U.S. allies in the war against international 
terrorism, including the Philippines, Georgia, Latvia, 
Indonesia, El Salvador, and Mongolia.

                       FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING

                          GRANT PROGRAM LEVEL

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $4,742,232,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     250,000,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   4,588,600,000
House allowance.........................................   4,442,500,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,603,600,000

    The Committee recommends $4,603,600,000 for the FMF 
account, an increase of $15,000,000 above the budget request. 
The Committee recommends funding fully the budget request for 
Pakistan for equipment essential to that country's 
participation in Operation Enduring Freedom. The Committee 
recommendation recognizes that FMF financing, combined with the 
national resources committed by coalition allies, is a critical 
tool for improving the capabilities of coalition allies.
    The following table details the adjustments recommended by 
the Committee:

                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Fiscal year                     Change from
                              Item                                  2006 budget      Committee        budget
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pakistan........................................................         300,000         300,000  ..............
Mongolia........................................................           2,500           4,000          +1,500
Latvia..........................................................           5,000           6,500          +1,500
Jordan..........................................................         206,000         210,000          +4,000
Georgia.........................................................          12,000          14,000          +2,000
Lebanon.........................................................  ..............           1,000          +1,000
Poland..........................................................          30,000          35,000          +5,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Not later than 90 days after enactment of the Act, and for 
each fiscal quarter thereafter, the Secretary of State shall 
submit a report to the Committee that details the use of all 
funds appropriated under this heading. The report shall 
describe, at a minimum: all major end items procured; services 
or training provided or purchased; operation and maintenance 
services and contracts, to include logistics and commodities 
purchased; and the procurement of ordnance or ammunition.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $103,168,000
Emergency supplemental..................................     314,400,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     195,800,000
House allowance.........................................     177,800,000
Committee recommendation................................     195,800,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $195,800,000, 
an amount equal to the budget request for the PKO account. 
Funds support multilateral peacekeeping operations that are not 
funded through assessed contributions to the United Nations. 
The Committee recommends $114,000,000, an amount equal to the 
request, for the Global Peace Operations Initiative. The 
Committee supports the administration's efforts, through the 
African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program, 
to train African militaries to carry out peacekeeping and 
humanitarian relief operations.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of the Act, and for 
each fiscal quarter thereafter, the Secretary of State shall 
submit a report to the Committee that details the use of all 
funds appropriated under this heading. The report shall 
describe, at a minimum: all countries and regional 
organizations receiving assistance under this heading; major 
end items procured; services or training provided or purchased; 
operation and maintenance services and contracts, to include 
logistics and commodities purchased: the procurement of 
ordnance or ammunition; a description of any U.S. military 
organization providing training or assistance; and, the status 
and description of each foreign unit receiving training.

               TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

              International Financial Institutions Summary

Appropriations, 2005....................................  $1,219,199,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................   1,335,330,000
House allowance.........................................   1,227,830,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,288,396,000

    The Committee recommends the total amount of paid-in 
capital funding shown above to provide for contributions to the 
International Development Association, the Global Environment 
Facility, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, the 
Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund, 
the Asian Development Fund, the African Development Bank and 
Fund, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and 
the International Fund for Agriculture Development.

         International Bank for Reconstruction and Development


                      GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $106,640,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     107,500,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     107,500,000

                 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $843,200,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     950,000,000
House allowance.........................................     950,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     900,000,000

    The Committee is concerned that the World Bank is 
considering implementing the proposal ``Increasing the Use of 
Country Systems in Procurement'' that would effectively reverse 
the trend by the Bank to promote transparency and standardize 
procurement procedures among the regional MDBs. The Committee 
believes that such an approach could weaken anticorruption 
efforts.

      CONTRIBUTION TO THE MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT GUARANTEE AGENCY

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      $1,742,000
House allowance.........................................       1,742,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,300,000

             (LIMITATION ON CALLABLE CAPITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS)

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................    ($8,127,000)
House allowance.........................................     (8,127,000)
Committee recommendation................................     (8,127,000)

    The Committee recommends $1,300,000 for past payments due 
to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, an amount 
equal to the request.

       CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN INVESTMENT CORPORATION

Appropriations, 2005....................................................
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      $1,742,000
House allowance.........................................       1,742,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,500,000

    The Committee recommends $1,500,000 for past payments due 
to the Inter-American Investment Corporation, a decrease of 
$242,000 to the request.

                    Inter-American Development Bank


                      MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $10,912,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       1,742,000
House allowance.........................................       1,742,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,742,000

                         Asian Development Bank


                         ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $99,200,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     115,250,000
House allowance.........................................     115,152,000
Committee recommendation................................     100,000,000

    The Committee provides that the Secretary of the Treasury 
shall instruct the U.S. executive director at each appropriate 
international financial institution, which includes the ADB, to 
vote against any loan or financial or technical assistance or 
any other utilization of funds to and for Burma. The Committee 
expects continued vigilance in ensuring that no loans or other 
forms of assistance are provided either directly or indirectly 
to Burma.

                        African Development Bank

Appropriations, 2005....................................      $4,067,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       5,638,000
House allowance.........................................       5,638,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,638,000

             (LIMITATION ON CALLABLE CAPITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS)

Appropriations, 2005....................................  ($106,000,000)
Budget estimate, 2006...................................    (88,334,000)
House allowance.........................................    (88,334,000)
Committee recommendation................................    (88,334,000)

    The Committee recommends $5,638,000 for the African 
Development Bank for the scheduled United States contribution, 
an amount equal to the request.

                        AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $105,152,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     135,700,000
House allowance.........................................     135,700,000
Committee recommendation................................     135,700,000

            European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $35,148,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................       1,016,000
House allowance.........................................       1,016,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,016,000

            INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2005....................................     $14,880,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................      15,000,000
House allowance.........................................      15,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,000,000

                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2005....................................    $325,767,000
Budget estimate, 2006...................................     281,908,000
House allowance.........................................     328,958,000
Committee recommendation................................     330,000,000

    The Committee provides $330,000,000 for the IO&P; account. 
This amount is $48,092,000 above the budget request. Funds in 
this account are allocated in the following table:

                                                      IO&P;
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Fiscal year
                                                                2006 budget        Committee       Change from
                                                                  estimate      recommendation   budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Center for Human Settlements................................  ...............              150              +150
IMO Maritime Security Programs..............................              400              400   ...............
International Civil Aviation Organization...................              950              950   ...............
International Conservation Programs.........................            5,914            6,400              +486
International Contributions for Scientific, Educational, and            1,000            1,000   ...............
 Cultural Activities........................................
International Panel on Climate Change/U.N...................            5,320            6,000              +680
Framework Convention on Climate Change Montreal Protocol               21,500           21,500   ...............
 Multilateral Fund..........................................
OAS Development Assistance Programs.........................            5,225            5,225   ...............
OAS Fund for Strengthening Democracy........................            2,500            3,000              +500
U.N. Children's Fund........................................          114,000          128,000           +14,000
U.N. Development Fund for Women.............................              950            2,500            +1,550
U.N. Development Program....................................           95,000          110,000           +15,000
U.N. Environment Program....................................            9,524           11,000            +1,476
U.N. International Democracy Fund...........................           10,000         [10,000]           -10,000
U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [UN              600            1,025              +425
 OCHA]......................................................
U.N. Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field              1,425            1,500               +75
 of Human Rights............................................
U.N. Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture..................            4,750            7,000            +2,250
UNIFEM Trust Fund...........................................  ...............            1,500            +1,500
World Meteorological Organization...........................            1,900            1,900   ...............
World Trade Organization....................................              950              950   ...............
Reserved to be allocated....................................  ...............           20,000           +20,000
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
      Total.................................................          281,908          310,000           +48,092
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    The Committee notes that the proposed $10,000,000 
contribution to a new U.N. democracy fund is contained under 
the heading, ``Democracy Fund''.

                           WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for the WFP from funds 
from USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian 
Assistance under section 6034(h) of this bill. The Committee 
continues to strongly support the work of the WFP.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 6001. Compensation for United States Executive 
Directors to International Financial Institutions.
    Sec. 6002. Restrictions on Voluntary Contributions to 
United Nations Agencies.
    Sec. 6003. Limitation on Residence Expenses.
    Sec. 6004. Limitation on Expenses.
    Sec. 6005. Limitation on Representational Allowances.
    Sec. 6006. Prohibition on Taxation of United States 
Assistance.
    Sec. 6007. Prohibition Against Direct Funding for Certain 
Countries.
    Sec. 6008. Military Coups.
    Sec. 6009. Transfers.
    Sec. 6010. Commercial Leasing of Defense Articles.
    Sec. 6011. Availability of Funds.
    Sec. 6012. Limitation on Assistance to Countries in 
Default.
    Sec. 6013. Commerce and Trade.
    Sec. 6014. Surplus Commodities.
    Sec. 6015. Notification Requirements.
    Sec. 6016. Limitation on Availability of Funds for 
International Organizations and Programs.
    Sec. 6017. Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.
    Sec. 6018. Prohibition on Funding for Abortions and 
Involuntary Sterilization.
    Sec. 6019. Export Financing Transfer Authorities.
    Sec. 6020. Special Notification Requirements.
    Sec. 6021. Definition of Program, Project, and Activity.
    Sec. 6022. Child Survival and Health Activities.
    Sec. 6023. Afghanistan.
    Sec. 6024. Notification on Excess Defense Equipment.
    Sec. 6025. Aircraft Procurement.
    Sec. 6026. Democracy Programs.
    Sec. 6027. Prohibition on Bilateral Assistance to Terrorist 
Countries.
    Sec. 6028. Debt-for-Development.
    Sec. 6029. Separate Accounts.
    Sec. 6030. Enterprise Fund Restrictions.
    Sec. 6031. Burma.
    Sec. 6032. Authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-American 
Foundation and African Development Foundation.
    Sec. 6033. Impact on Jobs in the United States.
    Sec. 6034. Special Authorities.
    Sec. 6035. Arab League Boycott of Israel.
    Sec. 6036. Eligibility for Assistance.
    Sec. 6037. Reservations of Funds.
    Sec. 6038. Ceilings and Earmarks.
    Sec. 6039. Prohibition on Publicity or Propaganda.
    Sec. 6040. Prohibition of Payments to United Nations 
Members.
    Sec. 6041. Nongovernmental Organizations--Documentation.
    Sec. 6042. Prohibition on Assistance to Foreign Governments 
that Export Lethal Military Equipment to Countries Supporting 
International Terrorism.
    Sec. 6043. Withholding of Assistance for Parking Fines and 
Real Property Taxes Owed by Foreign Countries.
    Sec. 6044. Limitation on Assistance for the PLO for the 
West Bank and Gaza.
    Sec. 6045. War Crimes Tribunals Drawdown.
    Sec. 6046. Landmines.
    Sec. 6047. Restrictions Concerning the Palestinian 
Authority.
    Sec. 6048. Prohibition of Payment of Certain Expenses.
    Sec. 6049. Haiti.
    Sec. 6050. Limitation on Assistance to the Palestinian 
Authority.
    Sec. 6051. Limitation on Assistance to Security Forces.
    Sec. 6052. Foreign Military Training Report.
    Sec. 6053. Authorization Requirement.
    Sec. 6054. Cambodia.
    Sec. 6055. Palestinian Statehood.
    Sec. 6056. Colombia.
    Sec. 6057. Illegal Armed Groups.
    Sec. 6058. Prohibition on Assistance to the Palestinian 
Broadcasting Corporation.
    Sec. 6059. West Bank and Gaza Program.
    Sec. 6060. Contributions to United Nations Population Fund.
    Sec. 6061. War Criminals.
    Sec. 6062. User Fees.
    Sec. 6063. Funding for Serbia.
    Sec. 6064. Community-Based Police Assistance.
    Sec. 6065. Special Debt Relief for the Poorest.
    Sec. 6066. Authority to Engage in Debt Buybacks or Sales.
    Sec. 6067. Reporting Requirement.
    Sec. 6068. Reconciliation Programs.
    Sec. 6069. Sudan.
    Sec. 6070. Peacekeeping Activities.
    Sec. 6071. Excess Defense Articles for Central and South 
European Countries and Certain Other Countries.
    Sec. 6072. Indonesia.
    Sec. 6073. Limitation on Contracts.
    Sec. 6074. Environment Programs.
    Sec. 6075. Uzbekistan.
    Sec. 6076. Central Asia.
    Sec. 6077. Disability Programs.
    Sec. 6078. Zimbabwe.
    Sec. 6079. Tibet.
    Sec. 6080. Discrimination Against Minority Religious Faiths 
in the Russian Federation.
    Sec. 6081. War Crimes in Africa.
    Sec. 6082. Admission of Refugees.
    Sec. 6083. Unobligated Balances.
    Sec. 6084. Security in Asia.
    Sec. 6085. United Nations Development Program in Burma.
    Sec. 6086. Democracy Exception.
    Sec. 6087. University Programs.
    Sec. 6088. Rescission.
    Sec. 6089. Cooperation with Cuba on Counter-Narcotics 
Matters.
    Sec. 6090. Francophone Countries.
    Sec. 6091. Transfer of Funds.
    Sec. 6092. Organized Crime and Corruption in Central 
America.
    Sec. 6093. Iraq.
    Sec. 6094. Neglected Diseases.
    Sec. 6095. Orphans, Displaced and Abandoned Children.
    Sec. 6096. Forensic Assistance.
    Sec. 6097. Coordinator for Indigenous Peoples Issues.
    Sec. 6098. Reprogramming of Funds.
    Sec. 6099. Peacekeeping Missions.
    Sec. 6100. Unobligated Balances Report.
    Sec. 6101. Restrictions on United Nations Delegations.
    Sec. 6102. Embassy Construction.
    Sec. 6103. Allowances and Differentials.
    Sec. 6104. Transfer Authority.
    Sec. 6105. United States Citizens Born in Jerusalem.
    Sec. 6106. Senior Policy Operating Group.
    Sec. 6107. State Department Authorities.
    Sec. 6108. Report on Indonesian Cooperation.
    Sec. 6109. West Papua Report.
    Sec. 6110. Demobilization of Foreign Terrorist 
Organizations.
    Sec. 6111. Assistance for Foreign Nongovernmental 
Organizations.
    Sec. 6112. Statement.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Rule XVI, paragraph 7 requires that every report on a 
general appropriation bill filed by the Committee must identify 
each recommended amendment, with particularity, which proposes 
an item of appropriation which is not made to carry out the 
provisions of an existing law, a treaty stipulation, or an act 
or resolution previously passed by the Senate during that 
session.
    Items providing funding for fiscal year 2006 which lack 
authorization are as follows:
    Overseas Private Investment Corporation;
    Child Survival and Health Programs Fund;
    Development Assistance;
    International Disaster and Famine Assistance;
    Transition Initiatives;
    Development Credit Authority;
    USAID Operating Expenses;
    USAID Operating Expenses, Office of Inspector General;
    USAID Capital Investment Fund;
    Economic Support Fund;
    Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltics;
    Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet 
Union;
    Inter-American Foundation;
    African Development Foundation;
    Peace Corps;
    Millennium Challenge Corporation;
    Democracy Fund;
    International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement;
    Andean Counterdrug Initiative;
    Migration and Refugee Assistance;
    Emergency Migration and Refugee Assistance;
    Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related 
Assistance;
    Conflict Response Fund;
    Treasury Technical Assistance;
    Debt Restructuring;
    International Military Education and Training;
    Foreign Military Financing Program;
    Peacekeeping Operations;
    International Organizations and Programs;
    International Development Association;
    Asian Development Fund; and
    African Development Fund.

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 30, 2005, 
the Committee ordered reported, H.R. 3057, making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, 
and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2006, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute and an amendment to the title, subject to 
further amendment and subject to the budget allocations, by a 
recorded vote of 28-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as 
follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Cochran
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. DeWine
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Allard
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee report on 
a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute or 
part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the Committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets, new matter is printed in italic, and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

TITLE 22--FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



CHAPTER 32--FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



SUBCHAPTER II--MILITARY ASSISTANCE AND SALES

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



Part V--International Military Education and Training

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



Sec. 2347. General authority

    [The President] (a) The President is authorized to furnish, 
on such terms and conditions consistent with this chapter as 
the President may determine (but whenever feasible on a 
reimbursable basis), military education and training to 
military and related civilian personnel of foreign countries. 
Such civilian personnel shall include foreign governmental 
personnel of ministries other than ministries of defense, and 
may also include legislators and individuals who are not 
members of the government, if the military education and 
training would (i) contribute to responsible defense resource 
management, (ii) foster greater respect for and understanding 
of the principle of civilian control of the military, (iii) 
contribute to cooperation between military and law enforcement 
personnel with respect to counternarcotics law enforcement 
efforts, or (iv) improve military justice systems and 
procedures in accordance with internationally recognized human 
rights. Such training and education may be provided through--
            (1) attendance at military educational and training 
        facilities in the United States (other than Service 
        academies) and abroad;
            (2) attendance in special courses of instruction at 
        schools and institutions of learning or research in the 
        United States and abroad; and
            (3) observation and orientation visits to military 
        facilities and related activities in the United States 
        and abroad.
    (b) The President shall seek reimbursement for military 
education and training furnished under this chapter from 
countries using assistance under section 23 of the Arms Export 
Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763: relating to the Foreign Military 
Financing Program) to purchase such military education and 
training at a rate comparable to the rate charged to countries 
receiving grant assistance for military education and training 
under this chapter.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


CHAPTER 39--ARMS EXPORT CONTROL

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



          SUBCHAPTER II--FOREIGN MILITARY SALES AUTHORIZATIONS


Sec. 2761. Sales from stocks

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


(h) Reciprocal quality assurance, inspection, contract administrative 
                    services, and contract audit defense services; 
                    catalog data and services

            (1) The President is authorized to provide (without 
        charge) quality assurance, inspection, contract 
        administration services, and contract audit defense 
        services under this section--
                    (A) in connection with the placement or 
                administration of any contract or subcontract 
                for defense articles, defense services, or 
                design and construction services entered into 
                after October 29, 1979, by, or under this 
                chapter on behalf of, a foreign government 
                which is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty 
                Organization or the Governments of Australia, 
                New Zealand, Japan, or Israel, if such 
                government provides such services in accordance 
                with an agreement on a reciprocal basis, 
                without charge, to the United States 
                Government; or
                    (B) *  *  *  
            (2) In carrying out the objectives of this section, 
        the President is authorized to provide cataloging data 
        and cataloging services, without charge, to the North 
        Atlantic Treaty Organization [or to any member 
        government of that Organization if that Organization or 
        member government], to any member of that Organization, 
        or to the Governments of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, 
        or Israel if that Organization, member government, or 
        the Governments of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, or 
        Israel provides such data and services in accordance 
        with an agreement on a reciprocal basis, without 
        charge, to the United States Government.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


      FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1990, PUBLIC LAW 101-167

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



TITLE I--MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    Sec. 501. *  *  *  

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    Sec. 599D. (a) *  *  *  
    (b) *  *  *  
            (1) *  *  *  

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (3) Within the number of admissions of refugees 
        allocated for fiscal year 1990 for refugees who are 
        nationals of the Soviet Union under section 207(a)(3) 
        of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and within the 
        number of such admissions allocated for each of fiscal 
        years 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 
        1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, [and 2005] 
        2005, and 2006 for refugees who are nationals of the 
        independent states of the former Soviet Union, Estonia, 
        Latvia, and Lithuania under such section 
        notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
        President shall allocate one thousand of such 
        admissions for such fiscal year to refugees who are 
        within the category of aliens described in paragraph 
        (2)(B).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (e) Period of Application.--
            (1) Subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on 
        the date of the enactment of this Act and shall only 
        apply to applications for refugee status submitted 
        before October 1, [2005] 2006.
            (2) Subsection (c) shall apply to decisions made 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act and before 
        October 1, [2005] 2006.
            (3) Subsection (d) shall take effect on the date of 
        the enactment of this Act and shall only apply to 
        reapplications for refugee status submitted before 
        October 1, [2005] 2006.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    Sec. 599E. (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall 
adjust the status of an alien described in subsection (b) to 
that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if 
the alien--
            (1) *  *  *  

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Aliens Eligible for Adjustment of Status.--The benefits 
provided in subsection (a) shall only apply to an alien who--
            (1) *  *  *  
            (2) was inspected and granted parole into the 
        United States during the period beginning on August 15, 
        1988, and ending on September 30, [2005] 2006, after 
        being denied refugee status.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


PUBLIC LAW 107-57

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



SECTION 1. EXEMPTIONS AND WAIVER OF APPROPRIATIONS ACT PROHIBITIONS 
                    WITH RESPECT TO PAKISTAN.

    (a) *  *  *  

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Fiscal Year [2003] 2006.--
            (1) Waiver.--The President is authorized to waive, 
        with respect to Pakistan, any provision of the foreign 
        operations, export financing, and related programs 
        appropriations Act for fiscal year [2003] 2006 that 
        prohibits direct assistance to a country whose duly 
        elected head of government was deposed by decree or 
        military coup, if the President determines and 
        certifies to the appropriate congressional committees 
        that such waiver--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SECTION 3. EXEMPTION OF PAKISTAN FROM FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PROHIBITIONS 
                    RELATING TO FOREIGN COUNTRY LOAN DEFAULTS.

    The following provisions of law shall not apply with 
respect to Pakistan:
            (1) *  *  *  
            [(2) Such provision of the Foreign Operations, 
        Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations 
        Act, 2002, as is comparable to section 512 of the 
        Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related 
        Programs Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-429; 
        114 Stat. 1900A-25).]
            (2) Such provision of the annual foreign 
        operations, export financing, and related programs 
        appropriations Acts for fiscal years 2005 and 2006, as 
        are comparable to section 512 of the Foreign 
        Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
        Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-429; 114 Stat. 
        1900A-25).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SECTION 6. TERMINATION DATE.

    Except as otherwise provided in section 1 or 3, the 
provisions of this Act shall terminate on October 1, [2003] 
2006.

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution
 for 2006: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations:
    Mandatory...............................................          174          174          174      \1\ 174
    Discretionary...........................................       31,671       31,668       34,827   \1\ 34,824
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2006....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........   \2\ 14,590
    2007....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        9,202
    2008....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        3,969
    2009....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        2,045
    2010 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        1,732
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA  ...........           NA  ...........
 2006.......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.


                 COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006
                                                                                    [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                            Senate Committee recommendation compared with (+ or
                                                                                                                                                                      )
                               Item                                       2005         Budget estimate   House allowance      Committee    -----------------------------------------------------
                                                                      appropriation                                        recommendation         2005
                                                                                                                                              appropriation    Budget estimate   House allowance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


          TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

                        DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                 Administration of Foreign Affairs

Diplomatic and consular programs..................................        3,522,316         3,783,118         3,747,118         3,755,118          +232,802           -28,000            +8,000
    (Transfer out)................................................          (-4,000)          (-4,000)          (-4,000)          (-4,000)  ................  ................  ................
    Worldwide security upgrades...................................          649,904           689,523           689,523           689,523           +39,619   ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................          734,000   ................  ................  ................         -734,000   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Diplomatic and consular programs.....................        4,906,220         4,472,641         4,436,641         4,444,641          -461,579           -28,000            +8,000

Capital investment fund...........................................           51,452           133,000            69,121            58,895            +7,443           -74,105           -10,226
Centralized IT modernization program..............................           76,812   ................  ................           74,105            -2,707           +74,105           +74,105
Office of Inspector General.......................................           30,029            29,983            29,983            33,000            +2,971            +3,017            +3,017
Educational and cultural exchange programs........................          355,932           430,400           410,400           440,200           +84,268            +9,800           +29,800
Representation allowances.........................................            8,524             8,281             8,281             8,281              -243   ................  ................
Protection of foreign missions and officials......................            9,762             9,390             9,390             9,390              -372   ................  ................
Embassy security, construction, and maintenance...................          603,510           615,800           603,510           603,800              +290           -12,000              +290
    Worldwide security upgrades...................................          900,134           910,200           910,200           900,200               +66           -10,000           -10,000
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................          592,000   ................  ................  ................         -592,000   ................  ................
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service................              987            13,643            10,000            13,643           +12,656   ................           +3,643
    (By transfer).................................................           (4,000)           (4,000)           (4,000)           (4,000)  ................  ................  ................
    (Transfer out)................................................  ................          (-1,000)          (-1,000)          (-1,000)          (-1,000)  ................  ................

Repatriation Loans Program Account:
    Direct loans subsidy..........................................              604               712               712               712              +108   ................  ................
    Administrative expenses.......................................              599               607               607               607                +8   ................  ................
    (By transfer).................................................  ................           (1,000)           (1,000)           (1,000)          (+1,000)  ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Repatriation loans program account...................            1,203             1,319             1,319             1,319              +116   ................  ................

Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan.......................           19,222            19,751            19,751            19,751              +529   ................  ................
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund.....          132,600           131,700           131,700           131,700              -900   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Administration of Foreign Affairs....................        7,688,387         6,776,108         6,640,296         6,738,925          -949,462           -37,183           +98,629

                    International Organizations

Contributions to international organizations, current year assess-        1,166,212         1,296,500         1,144,265         1,166,212   ................         -130,288           +21,947
  ment............................................................
Contributions for international peacekeeping activities, current            483,455         1,035,500         1,035,500         1,035,500          +552,045   ................  ................
 year.............................................................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................          680,000   ................  ................  ................         -680,000   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, International Organizations and Conferences..........        2,329,667         2,332,000         2,179,765         2,201,712          -127,955          -130,288           +21,947

                     International Commissions

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and
 Mexico:
    Salaries and expenses.........................................           26,880            28,700            27,000            28,700            +1,820   ................           +1,700
    Construction..................................................            5,239             6,600             5,300             5,300               +61            -1,300   ................
American sections, international commissions......................            9,466             9,879             9,500            10,400              +934              +521              +900
International fisheries commissions...............................           21,688            25,123            22,000            25,623            +3,935              +500            +3,623
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, International commissions............................           63,273            70,302            63,800            70,023            +6,750              -279            +6,223

                               Other

Payment to the Asia Foundation....................................           12,827            10,000            10,000            15,000            +2,173            +5,000            +5,000
International Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue..........            6,906             1,000   ................            2,000            -4,906            +1,000            +2,000
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship program............................              493               500               500               500                +7   ................  ................
    Additional funding (Sec. 122 Div. J)..........................              992   ................  ................  ................             -992   ................  ................
Israeli Arab scholarship program..................................              370               375               375               375                +5   ................  ................
East-West Center..................................................           19,240            13,024             6,000            20,000              +760            +6,976           +14,000
National Endowment for Democracy..................................           59,199            80,000            50,000             8,800           -50,399           -71,200           -41,200
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Department of State..................................       10,181,354         9,283,309         8,950,736         9,057,335        -1,124,019          -225,974          +106,599
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
   Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Salaries and expenses.............................................              492               499               499               499                +7   ................  ................

           Commission on International Religious Freedom

Salaries and expenses.............................................            2,960             3,000             3,200             1,000            -1,960            -2,000            -2,200

         Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Salaries and expenses.............................................            1,806             2,030             2,030             2,030              +224   ................  ................

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

Salaries and expenses.............................................            1,875             1,900             1,900             1,900               +25   ................  ................

                          HELP Commission

Salaries and expenses.............................................              987             1,000             1,000   ................             -987            -1,000            -1,000

    United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Salaries and expenses.............................................            2,960             4,000             4,000             2,800              -160            -1,200            -1,200

        United States Senate-China Interparliamentary Group

Salaries and expenses.............................................               98   ................  ................              150               +52              +150              +150

                 United States Institute of Peace

Operating expenses................................................           22,693            21,850            22,850            21,850              -843   ................           -1,000
    Additional funding (Sec. 122 Div. J)..........................           99,200   ................  ................  ................          -99,200   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States Institute of Peace.....................          121,893            21,850            22,850            21,850          -100,043   ................           -1,000

              U.S.-Canada Alaska Railroad Commission

Salaries and expenses (rescission)................................  ................           -2,000            -2,000   ................  ................           +2,000            +2,000

                         RELATED AGENCIES

                  Broadcasting Board of Governors

International Broadcasting Operations.............................          583,107           603,394           620,000           603,394           +20,287   ................          -16,606
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................            4,800   ................  ................  ................           -4,800   ................  ................
Broadcasting to Cuba..............................................  ................           37,656   ................           37,656           +37,656   ................          +37,656
Broadcasting capital improvements.................................            8,446            10,893            10,893            10,893            +2,447   ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................            2,500   ................  ................  ................           -2,500   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Broadcasting Board of Governors......................          598,853           651,943           630,893           651,943           +53,090   ................          +21,050
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
      Total, title I, Department of State and Related Agencies....       10,913,278         9,967,531         9,615,108         9,739,507        -1,173,771          -228,024          +124,399
          Appropriations..........................................       (8,899,978)       (9,969,531)       (9,617,108)       (9,739,507)        (+839,529)        (-230,024)        (+122,399)
          (Transfer out)..........................................          (-4,000)          (-5,000)          (-5,000)          (-5,000)          (-1,000)  ................  ................
          (By transfer)...........................................           (4,000)           (5,000)           (5,000)           (5,000)          (+1,000)  ................  ................
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
            TITLE II--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE

              EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES

Subsidy appropriation.............................................           59,322           186,500           125,000           125,000           +65,678           -61,500   ................
Administrative expenses...........................................           72,614            73,200            68,200            73,200              +586   ................           +5,000
Inspector General.................................................  ................            1,000   ................            1,000            +1,000   ................           +1,000
Negative subsidy..................................................          -33,000           -35,000           -35,000           -35,000            -2,000   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Export-Import Bank of the United States..............           98,936           225,700           158,200           164,200           +65,264           -61,500            +6,000

              OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

Noncredit account:
    Administrative expenses.......................................           42,542            42,274            42,274            42,274              -268   ................  ................
    Insurance fees and other offsetting collections...............         -278,000          -240,000          -240,000          -240,000           +38,000   ................  ................
Subsidy appropriation.............................................           23,808            20,276            20,276            20,276            -3,532   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Overseas Private Investment Corporation..............         -211,650          -177,450          -177,450          -177,450           +34,200   ................  ................

                FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

Trade and Development Agency......................................           51,088            48,900            50,900            50,900              -188            +2,000   ................
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
      Total, title II, Export and investment assistance...........          -61,626            97,150            31,650            37,650           +99,276           -59,500            +6,000
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
             TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

        United States Agency for International Development

Child survival and health programs fund...........................        1,537,600         1,251,500         1,497,000         1,659,000          +121,400          +407,500          +162,000
    (Transfer out)................................................          (-6,000)  ................          (-6,000)  ................          (+6,000)  ................          (+6,000)
Development assistance............................................        1,448,320         1,103,233         1,460,000         1,675,000          +226,680          +571,767          +215,000
    (Transfer out)................................................         (-21,000)         (-21,000)         (-21,000)         (-21,000)  ................  ................  ................
    (Transfer out)................................................         (-24,000)  ................  ................  ................         (+24,000)  ................  ................
International disaster assistance.................................          367,040           655,500           356,000           400,000           +32,960          -255,500           +44,000
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    International disaster and famine assistance (Emergency)......           17,856   ................  ................  ................          -17,856   ................
    (By transfer emergency appropriations)........................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    (By transfer) (Public Law 108-106)............................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-324)...................          100,000   ................  ................  ................         -100,000   ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................           90,000   ................  ................  ................          -90,000   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Disaster assistance...............................          574,896           655,500           356,000           400,000          -174,896          -255,500           +44,000

Transition Initiatives............................................           48,608           325,000            50,000            50,000            +1,392          -275,000   ................
Development Credit Authority:
    (By transfer).................................................          (21,000)          (21,000)          (21,000)          (21,000)  ................  ................  ................
    Administrative expenses.......................................            7,936             8,000             8,000             8,000               +64   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Development assistance............................        3,617,360         3,343,233         3,371,000         3,792,000          +174,640          +448,767          +421,000

Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund.....           42,500            41,700            41,700            41,700              -800   ................  ................
Operating expenses of the U.S. Agency for International Develop-            613,056           680,735           630,000           620,000            +6,944           -60,735           -10,000
 ment.............................................................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    (By transfer).................................................           (6,000)  ................           (6,000)  ................          (-6,000)  ................          (-6,000)
    (By transfer).................................................          (24,000)  ................  ................  ................         (-24,000)  ................  ................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106) (Transfer to U.S.   ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
     AID Office of Inspector General).............................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................           24,400   ................  ................  ................          -24,400   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, USAID.............................................          637,456           680,735           630,000           620,000           -17,456           -60,735           -10,000

Capital Investment Fund...........................................           58,528            77,700            77,700            77,700           +19,172   ................  ................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital investment fund...........................           58,528            77,700            77,700            77,700           +19,172   ................  ................

Operating expenses of the U.S. Agency for International                      34,720            36,000            36,000            36,000            +1,280   ................  ................
 Development Office of Inspector General..........................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106) (By transfer).....  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................            2,500   ................  ................  ................           -2,500   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating expenses................................           37,220            36,000            36,000            36,000            -1,220   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, USAID................................................        4,393,064         4,179,368         4,156,400         4,567,400          +174,336          +388,032          +411,000

                Other Bilateral Economic Assistance

Economic support fund:
    Israel........................................................          357,120           240,000           240,000           240,000          -117,120   ................  ................
    Egypt.........................................................          530,720           495,000           495,000           495,000           -35,720   ................  ................
    Other.........................................................        1,574,800         2,301,375         1,823,525         2,301,375          +726,575   ................         +477,850
    Economic support fund (Public Law 108-106)....................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
        (By transfer emergency)...................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
        (Transfer out)............................................        (-150,000)  ................  ................         (-10,000)        (+140,000)         (-10,000)         (-10,000)
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................        1,433,600   ................  ................  ................       -1,433,600   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Economic support fund.........................        3,896,240         3,036,375         2,558,525         3,036,375          -859,865   ................         +477,850

International Fund for Ireland....................................           18,352   ................           13,500   ................          -18,352   ................          -13,500
Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States...............          393,427           382,000           357,000           395,000            +1,573           +13,000           +38,000
Assistance for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union..          555,520           482,000           477,000           565,000            +9,480           +83,000           +88,000
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................           70,000   ................  ................  ................          -70,000   ................  ................
Iraq relief and reconstruction fund (Public Law 108-106)..........  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    (Transfer out) (Public Law 108-106)...........................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    (Transfer out emergency)......................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Debt relief (Public Law 108-106)..............................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    CPA operating expenses (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Tsunami Recvery and Reconstruction Fund (emergency appropriations           656,000   ................  ................  ................         -656,000   ................  ................
 Public Law 109-13)...............................................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Other Bilateral Economic Assistance..................        5,589,539         3,900,375         3,406,025         3,996,375        -1,593,164           +96,000          +590,350

                       INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                     Inter-American Foundation

Appropriation.....................................................           17,856            17,826            19,500            20,000            +2,144            +2,174              +500

                  African Development Foundation

Appropriation.....................................................           18,848            18,850            20,500            25,000            +6,152            +6,150            +4,500

                            Peace Corps

Appropriation.....................................................          317,440           345,000           325,000           320,000            +2,560           -25,000            -5,000
    (By transfer).................................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................

                  Millenium Challenge Corporation

Appropriation.....................................................        1,488,000         3,000,000         1,750,000         1,800,000          +312,000        -1,200,000           +50,000

                        Department of State

Global HIV/AIDS initiative........................................        1,373,920         1,970,000         1,920,000         2,020,000          +646,080           +50,000          +100,000
    (Transfer out)................................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Democracy Fund....................................................  ................  ................  ................          175,000          +175,000          +175,000          +175,000
International narcotics control and law enforcement...............          326,189           523,874           442,400           523,874          +197,685   ................          +81,474
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................          620,000   ................  ................  ................         -620,000   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Narcotics control.................................          946,189           523,874           442,400           523,874          -422,315   ................          +81,474

Andean Counterdrug Initiative.....................................          725,152           734,500           734,500           734,500            +9,348   ................  ................
    (By transfer).................................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Migration and refugee assistance..................................          763,840           892,770           790,720           900,000          +136,160            +7,230          +109,280
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................          120,400   ................  ................  ................         -120,400   ................  ................
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund.....           29,760            40,000            30,000            40,000           +10,240   ................          +10,000
Nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs...          398,784           440,100           400,350           440,100           +41,316   ................          +39,750
    (By transfer).................................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................           24,600   ................  ................  ................          -24,600   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Nonproliferation..................................          423,384           440,100           400,350           440,100           +16,716   ................          +39,750

Conflict response fund............................................  ................          100,000   ................           74,000           +74,000           -26,000           +74,000
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Department of State...............................        4,382,645         4,701,244         4,317,970         4,907,474          +524,829          +206,230          +589,504

                    Department of the Treasury

International Affairs Technical Assistance........................           18,848            20,000            20,000            20,000            +1,152   ................  ................
Debt restructuring................................................           99,200            99,750            65,000            99,750              +550   ................          +34,750
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Department of the Treasury........................          118,048           119,750            85,000           119,750            +1,702   ................          +34,750
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
      Total, title III, Bilateral economic assistance.............       16,325,440        16,282,413        14,080,395        15,755,999          -569,441          -526,414        +1,675,604
          Appropriations..........................................      (13,822,084)      (16,282,413)      (14,080,395)      (15,755,999)      (+1,933,915)        (-526,414)      (+1,675,604)
          Emergency appropriations................................       (2,503,356)  ................  ................  ................      (-2,503,356)  ................  ................
      (By transfer)...............................................          (51,000)          (21,000)          (27,000)          (21,000)         (-30,000)  ................          (-6,000)
      (By transfer emergency appropriations)......................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
      (Transfer out)..............................................        (-201,000)         (-21,000)         (-27,000)         (-31,000)        (+170,000)         (-10,000)          (-4,000)
      (Transfer out emergency appropriations).....................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
                   TITLE IV--MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

International Military Education and Training.....................           89,012            86,744            86,744            86,744            -2,268   ................  ................
Foreign Military Financing Program:
    Grants:
        Israel....................................................        2,202,240         2,280,000         2,280,000         2,280,000           +77,760   ................  ................
        Egypt.....................................................        1,289,600         1,300,000         1,300,000         1,300,000           +10,400   ................  ................
        Other.....................................................        1,253,392         1,008,600           862,300         1,023,600          -229,792           +15,000          +161,300
        Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106) (by transfer).         (150,000)  ................  ................  ................        (-150,000)  ................  ................
            (Transfer out)........................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
        Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..............          250,000   ................  ................  ................         -250,000   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal, Grants........................................        4,995,232         4,588,600         4,442,300         4,603,600          -391,632           +15,000          +161,300

    (Limitation on administrative expenses).......................          (40,000)          (42,500)          (41,600)          (42,500)          (+2,500)  ................            (+900)
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Foreign Military Financing...........................        4,995,232         4,588,600         4,442,300         4,603,600          -391,632           +15,000          +161,300

Peacekeeping operations...........................................          103,168           195,800           177,800           195,800           +92,632   ................          +18,000
    (Emergency appropriation).....................................           74,400   ................  ................  ................          -74,400   ................  ................
    Emergency supplemental (Public Law 108-106)...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
    Omnibus Appropriations (transfer from DoD) (Public Law 108-             (79,360)  ................  ................  ................         (-79,360)  ................  ................
     447) (Sec. 117)..............................................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)..................          240,000   ................  ................  ................         -240,000   ................  ................
    Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13) (by transfer               (50,000)  ................  ................  ................         (-50,000)  ................  ................
     emergency)...................................................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Peacekeeping operations.........................          417,568           195,800           177,800           195,800          -221,768   ................          +18,000
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
        Total, title IV, Military assistance......................        5,501,812         4,871,144         4,706,844         4,886,144          -615,668           +15,000          +179,300
            Appropriations........................................       (4,937,412)       (4,871,144)       (4,706,844)       (4,886,144)         (-51,268)         (+15,000)        (+179,300)
            Emergency appropriations..............................         (564,400)  ................  ................  ................        (-564,400)  ................  ................
        (By transfer).............................................         (229,360)  ................  ................  ................        (-229,360)  ................  ................
        (Transfer out)............................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
        (Limitation on administrative expenses)...................          (40,000)          (42,500)          (41,600)          (42,500)          (+2,500)  ................            (+900)
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
             TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

               International Financial Institutions

                         World Bank Group

Contribution to the International Bank for Reconstruction and               106,640           107,500   ................          107,500              +860   ................         +107,500
 Development: Global Environment Facility.........................
Contribution to the International Development Association.........          843,200           950,000           950,000           900,000           +56,800           -50,000           -50,000
Contribution to Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency..........  ................            1,742             1,742             1,300            +1,300              -442              -442
    (Limitation on callable capital subscriptions)................  ................           (8,127)           (8,127)           (8,127)          (+8,127)  ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, World Bank Group.....................................          949,840         1,059,242           951,742         1,008,800           +58,960           -50,442           +57,058

Contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank: Contribution            10,912             1,742             1,742             3,742            -7,170            +2,000            +2,000
 to the Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund..
Inter-American Investment Corporation.............................  ................            1,742             1,742             1,500            +1,500              -242              -242

Contribution to the Asian Development Bank: Contribution to the              99,200           115,250           115,250           100,000              +800           -15,250           -15,250
 Asian Development Fund...........................................

Contribution to the African Development Bank:
    Paid-in capital...............................................            4,067             5,638             5,638             3,638              -429            -2,000            -2,000
    (Limitation on callable capital subscriptions)................  ................          (88,334)          (88,334)          (88,334)         (+88,334)  ................  ................
    Contribution to the African Development Fund..................          105,152           135,700           135,700           135,700           +30,548   ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, African Development Bank.............................          109,219           141,338           141,338           139,338           +30,119            -2,000            -2,000

Contribution to the European Bank for Reconstruction and
 Development:
    Paid-in capital...............................................           35,148             1,016             1,016             1,016           -34,132   ................  ................
    (Limitation on callable capital subscriptions)................         (121,997)           (2,250)           (2,250)           (2,250)        (-119,747)  ................  ................
Contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural                      14,880            15,000            15,000            15,000              +120   ................  ................
 Development......................................................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, International Financial Institutions.................        1,219,199         1,335,330         1,227,830         1,269,396           +50,197           -65,934           +41,566
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
             International Organizations and Programs

Appropriation.....................................................          325,767           281,908           328,958           330,000            +4,233           +48,092            +1,042
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
      Total, title V, Multilateral economic assistance............        1,544,966         1,617,238         1,556,788         1,599,396           +54,430           -17,842           +42,608
      (Limitation on callable capital subscript)..................         (121,997)          (98,711)          (98,711)          (98,711)         (-23,286)  ................  ................
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
                   TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Expenditure transfer (Sec. 542)...................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13) (recission)..........       -1,000,000   ................  ................  ................       +1,000,000   ................  ................
Rescission........................................................  ................  ................          -64,000   ................  ................  ................          +64,000
Sec. 6083 unobligated balances....................................  ................  ................  ................         -200,296          -200,296          -200,296          -200,296
Sec. 6084 Security in Asia........................................  ................  ................  ................           25,000           +25,000           +25,000           +25,000
Sec. 6093 Iraqi Relief and Reconstruction fund (by transfer)......  ................  ................  ................          (10,000)         (+10,000)         (+10,000)         (+10,000)
Sec. 6098 U.S.-Canada Alaska Railroad Commission (rescission).....  ................  ................  ................           -2,000            -2,000            -2,000            -2,000
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title VI, General Provisions.........................       -1,000,000   ................          -64,000          -177,296          +822,704          -177,296          -113,296
          Appropriations..........................................  ................  ................  ................        (-175,296)        (-175,296)        (-175,296)        (-175,296)
          Rescissions.............................................       -1,000,000   ................          -64,000            -2,000          +998,000            -2,000           +62,000
      (By transfer)...............................................  ................  ................  ................          (10,000)         (+10,000)         (+10,000)         (+10,000)
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
      Grand total.................................................       33,223,870        32,835,476        29,926,785        31,841,400        -1,382,470          -994,076        +1,914,615
          Appropriations..........................................      (29,142,814)      (32,837,476)      (29,992,785)      (31,843,400)      (+2,700,586)        (-994,076)      (+1,850,615)
          Emergency appropriations................................       (5,081,056)  ................  ................  ................      (-5,081,056)  ................  ................
          Contingent emergency appropriations.....................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
          Rescissions.............................................       -1,000,000            -2,000           -66,000            -2,000          +998,000   ................          +64,000
      (By transfer)...............................................         (284,360)          (26,000)          (32,000)          (36,000)        (-248,360)         (+10,000)          (+4,000)
      (By transfer emergency appropriations)......................          (50,000)  ................  ................  ................         (-50,000)  ................  ................
      (Transfer out)..............................................        (-205,000)         (-26,000)         (-32,000)         (-36,000)        (+169,000)         (-10,000)          (-4,000)
      (Transfer out emergency appropriations).....................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
      (Limitation on administrative expenses).....................          (40,000)          (42,500)          (41,600)          (42,500)          (+2,500)  ................            (+900)
      (Limitation on callable capital subscript)..................         (121,997)          (98,711)          (98,711)          (98,711)         (-23,286)  ................  ................
      (Emergency Supplemental (Public Law 108-106))...............       (5,131,056)  ................  ................  ................      (-5,131,056)  ................  ................
                                                                   =============================================================================================================================
                          RECAPITULATION

Title I--Department of State and Related..........................       10,913,278         9,967,531         9,615,108         9,739,507        -1,173,771          -228,024          +124,399
Title II--Export and investment assistance........................          -61,626            97,150            31,650            37,650           +99,276           -59,500            +6,000
Title III--Bilateral economic assistance..........................       16,325,440        16,282,413        14,080,395        15,755,999          -569,441          -526,414        +1,675,604
Title IV--Military assistance.....................................        5,501,812         4,871,144         4,706,844         4,886,144          -615,668           +15,000          +179,300
Title V--Multilateral economic assistance.........................        1,544,966         1,617,238         1,556,788         1,599,396           +54,430           -17,842           +42,608
Title VI--General Provisions......................................       -1,000,000   ................          -64,000          -177,296          +822,704          -177,296          -113,296
Prior year outlays................................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs......       33,223,870        32,835,476        29,926,785        31,841,400        -1,382,470          -994,076        +1,914,615
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