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House Report 112-494 - STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2013

[House Report 112-494]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-494

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 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  2013

                                _______
                                

  May 25, 2012.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

          Ms. Granger, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 5857]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, 
and related programs, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2013, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Summary of the Bill........................................
                                                                      4
Committee Recommendations..................................
                                                                      4
Title I--Department of State and Related Agency:
  Department of State:                                          2
                                                                      6
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................     2
                                                                      6
        Diplomatic and Consular Programs...................     2
                                                                      7
        Capital Investment Fund............................     6
                                                                     12
        Office of Inspector General........................     7
                                                                     12
        Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.........     7
                                                                     13
        Representation Allowances..........................     7
                                                                     14
        Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials.......     7
                                                                     14
        Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance....     8
                                                                     15
        Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service.     9
                                                                     16
        Repatriation Loans Program Account.................     9
                                                                     17
        Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan........     9
                                                                     17
        Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
            Disability Fund................................    10
                                                                     17
  International Organizations:
        Contributions to International Organizations.......    10
                                                                     18
        Contributions for International Peacekeeping 
            Activities.....................................    11
                                                                     20

  International Commissions:
        International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
            States and Mexico..............................    14
                                                                     22
        American Sections, International Commissions.......    14
                                                                     22
        International Fisheries Commissions................    15
                                                                     23
        Related Agency.....................................    15
                                                                     23
                Broadcasting Board of Governors............    15
                                                                     23
        Related Programs...................................    17
                                                                     25
                The Asia Foundation........................    17
                                                                     25
                United States Institute of Peace...........    18
                                                                     26
                Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue 
                    Trust Fund.............................    18
                                                                     26
                Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program.....    18
                                                                     26
                Israeli Arab Scholarship Program...........    19
                                                                     27
                East-West Center...........................
                                                                     27
                National Endowment for Democracy...........    19
                                                                     27
        Other Commissions..................................    20
                                                                     28
                Commission for the Preservation of 
                    America's Heritage Abroad..............    20
                                                                     28
                United States Commission on International 
                    Religious Freedom......................    20
                                                                     28
                Commission on Security and Cooperation in 
                    Europe.................................    20
                                                                     29
                Congressional-Executive Commission on the 
                    People's Republic of China.............    21
                                                                     29
                United States-China Economic and Security 
                    Review Commission......................    21
                                                                     30
Title II--United States Agency for International 
    Development:
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    22
                                                                     30
                Operating Expenses.........................    22
                                                                     30
                Capital Investment Fund....................    24
                                                                     33
                Office of Inspector General................    24
                                                                     33
Title III--Bilateral Economic Assistance:
        Global Health Programs.............................    25
                                                                     33
        Development Assistance.............................    30
                                                                     38
        International Disaster Assistance..................    31
                                                                     42
        Transition Initiatives.............................    31
                                                                     43
        Complex Crises Fund................................
                                                                     44
        Development Credit Authority.......................    32
                                                                     44
        Economic Support Fund..............................    34
                                                                     44
        Democracy Fund.....................................    35
                                                                     51
        Department of State................................    36
                                                                     52
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........    36
                                                                     52
                United States Emergency Refugee and 
                    Migration Assistance Fund..............    36
                                                                     54
        Independent Agencies...............................    37
                                                                     55
                Peace Corps................................    37
                                                                     55
                Millennium Challenge Corporation...........    38
                                                                     55
                Inter-American Foundation..................    40
                                                                     57
                African Development Foundation.............    41
                                                                     57
        Department of the Treasury.........................    42
                                                                     57
                International Affairs Technical Assistance.    42
                                                                     57
                Debt Restructuring.........................    42
                                                                     58
Title IV--International Security Assistance:
        Department of State................................    42
                                                                     58
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................    42
                                                                     58
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................    44
                                                                     63
                Peacekeeping Operations....................    45
                                                                     64
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    46
                                                                     65
                International Military Education and 
                    Training...............................    46
                                                                     65
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........    47
                                                                     66
Title V--Multilateral Assistance:
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    51
                                                                     69
                International Organizations and Programs...    51
                                                                     69
        International Financial Institutions...............    52
                                                                     70
                Global Environment Facility................    52
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the International 
                    Development Association................    52
                                                                     72
                Contribution to International Bank for 
                    Reconstruction and Development.........    52
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the Clean Technology Fund..
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund.
                                                                     73
                Global Agriculture and Food Security 
                    Program................................    53
                                                                     73
                Contribution to the Inter-American 
                    Development Bank.......................    53
                                                                     73
                Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.    54
                                                                     73
                Contribution to the Asian Development Bank.    53
                                                                     73
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Fund...................................    54
                                                                     74
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Bank...................................    54
                                                                     74
                Contribution to the International Fund for 
                    Agricultural Development...............    55
                                                                     74
Title VI--Export and Investment Assistance:
        Export-Import Bank of the United States............    55
                                                                     75
        Overseas Private Investment Corporation............    59
                                                                     76
        Trade and Development Agency.......................    61
                                                                     77
Title VII--General Provisions:                                 61
                                                                     77
Title VIII--Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
    Terrorism:
        Department of State:
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................   202
                                                                     82
                Diplomatic and Consular Programs...........   202
                                                                     82
                Conflict Stabilization Operations..........   203
                                                                     83
                Office of the Inspector General............   204
                                                                     83
                Embassy Security, Construction, and 
                    Maintenance............................   204
                                                                     84
        International Organizations........................   204
                                                                     84
                Contributions to International 
                    Organizations..........................   204
                                                                     84
        United States Agency for International Development:
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   205
                                                                     84
                Operating Expenses.........................   205
                                                                     84
        Bilateral Economic Assistance......................   205
                                                                     85
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   205
                                                                     85
                International Disaster Assistance..........   205
                                                                     85
                Transition Initiatives.....................   206
                                                                     85
                Economic Support Fund......................   206
                                                                     85
                Department of State........................   207
                                                                     88
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........   207
                                                                     88
                International Security Assistance..........   207
                                                                     88
                Department of State........................   207
                                                                     88
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................   207
                                                                     88
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................   207
                                                                     89
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   208
                                                                     89
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........   208
                                                                     89
                Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund.
                                                                     90
        General Provisions.................................   208
                                                                     90
Title IX--Additional General Provision:
        Spending Reduction Account.........................   210
                                                                     91
        House of Representatives Reporting Requirements....
                                                                     91

                                OVERVIEW

    The Committee recommendation for the fiscal year 2013 
budget for activities under the jurisdiction of the 
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
is $40,132,000,000 in new discretionary budget authority, which 
is $2,008,000,000, or five percent, below the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $6,337,257,000, or fourteen percent, below 
the fiscal year 2013 request. In addition, the recommendation 
includes $8,244,517,000 in title VIII to support Overseas 
Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism (OCO/GWOT), 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, which is $2,958,270,000 
below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the 
fiscal year 2013 request. The Committee notes that the total 
amount provided in this bill, including funds designated as 
OCO/GWOT, decreases by nine percent from the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level.
    The Committee recognizes that the economic prosperity and 
national security of the United States are paramount, and the 
programs prioritized by the Committee reflect this reality. The 
Committee recommendation yields savings by cutting lower-
priority funding, and enhances oversight and transparency 
measures put in place in the fiscal year 2012 Act. The 
Committee recommendation, as detailed in the bill and 
accompanying report, supports the following: (1) national 
security programs; (2) humanitarian programs; (3) programs that 
promote democratic principles; and (4) oversight and management 
reforms.

                       National Security Programs

    The Committee remains focused on supporting programs that 
are critical to the national security of the United States. 
This commitment is clearly demonstrated by the unwavering 
support for Israel, reflected by full funding for the United 
States-Israel Memorandum of Understanding. The Committee 
recommendation also includes continued support for other 
critical allies, such as Jordan, and makes additional 
assistance available to help Jordan address needs that have 
arisen as a result of unrest in neighboring countries.
    Additionally, to address the immediate security needs in 
this hemisphere, the Committee recommendation restores 
reductions proposed in the request for key countries in Latin 
America. The Committee believes it is critical to continue 
robust support for counternarcotics and law enforcement 
efforts, as well as assistance for rule of law and judicial 
reform activities in Mexico, Colombia, Central America, and the 
Caribbean to fight drug trafficking and violent crime before it 
reaches the borders of the United States. The security and 
stability of these neighbors directly affects the United 
States.
    The Committee understands the importance of United States 
assistance to secure and stabilize the front-line states of 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. The Committee notes that in 
spite of a lower funding allocation, these countries remain a 
priority, and the Committee provides the necessary funding to 
meet the critical objectives that are closely connected to 
military efforts. The Committee is committed to applying the 
lessons learned from the transition in Iraq to the upcoming 
transition in Afghanistan and includes a new certification 
requirement to ensure that funds are spent wisely, necessary 
agreements with the host government are in place, and security 
concerns are addressed.

                         Humanitarian Programs

    The Committee notes that foreign assistance is an essential 
means for advancing foreign policy and national security 
objectives and that such assistance also reflects the values, 
generosity, and goodwill of the people of the United States. 
The Committee believes that even during these very difficult 
economic times at home, the most vulnerable populations around 
the world, those who are affected by disease, hunger, and 
displacement due to conflict and natural disasters, cannot be 
overlooked. The Committee notes that these conditions can 
threaten and destabilize countries and governments, and could 
undermine our national security.
    For this reason, the Committee restores some of the cuts 
proposed in the request to Global Health Programs and maintains 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted levels for Development Assistance 
and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Because the Committee 
has moved away from providing supplemental appropriations, the 
recommendation provides refugee and disaster assistance at a 
level commensurate with the five-year average appropriation.

              Programs that Support Democratic Principles

    The Committee notes that during this time of unprecedented 
political change in many countries around the world, American 
leadership is critical and support for democracy promotion is 
of the utmost importance. For this reason, the bill designates 
not less than the requested level for the promotion of 
democracy and provides the fiscal year 2012 operating level for 
public diplomacy efforts of the Department of State and the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors, including Voice of America.
    The Committee is concerned about the harassment and 
persecution faced by civil society around the world, and 
includes a prohibition on funds going directly to any foreign 
government that interferes with such operations. The Committee 
further expects the Department of State and the United States 
Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the 
role of civil society in democracy and governance strategies in 
order to hold governments accountable, spur democratic change 
including through free and fair elections, and improve the 
effectiveness of government institutions. The Committee 
includes new language prohibiting funds from being provided 
directly to any foreign government unless that government is 
sincerely committed to democratic principles and reform.
    The Committee includes a new requirement that the Secretary 
of State submit a report on how United States assistance for 
democracy promotion complies with the provision in the bill 
prohibiting prior approval by foreign governments for 
democracy, human rights, and governance assistance. The 
Committee further directs the Administrator of USAID, in 
consultation with relevant United States Government agencies, 
to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not 
later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, clarifying the 
roles and responsibilities of contractors and grantees in the 
promotion of democracy abroad, particularly in the area of 
political development.

                    OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT REFORMS

    The Committee takes seriously its responsibility to conduct 
proper oversight, and during calendar year 2012, the 
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
held nine hearings and member briefings to further examine the 
proposals included in the budget request in order to remove 
redundant or inefficient programs, address vulnerabilities for 
fraud and corruption, and improve transparency of assistance 
programs. In addition to receiving testimony and responses from 
Administration officials, the Committee also received written 
testimony from the public. Additionally, the Surveys and 
Investigations (S&I) staff of the Committee began three 
reviews, and S&I continues to provide updates on studies 
previously conducted.
    Proper management of taxpayer dollars must be a paramount 
focus of all Government agencies, and this is particularly 
important for the Department of State, USAID, and other 
agencies charged with advancing the interests of the United 
States around the world. Waste, fraud, and abuse in the 
programs funded in this bill will not be tolerated. Reflecting 
its commitment to oversight and management reforms, the 
Committee has maintained and strengthened provisions contained 
in the fiscal year 2012 bill on multi-year commitments, direct 
Government-to-Government assistance, the United Nations, and 
contributions to international financial institutions.
    The Committee terminates ten accounts and rescinds old and 
lower-priority funds for a savings of $159,700,000. The bill 
again includes a separate OCO/GWOT title to fund critical 
programs such as security assistance for Iraq and the special 
inspector general for reconstruction in Afghanistan. This bill 
maintains the pledge to ensure that these temporary and 
extraordinary costs are on a glide path downward by reducing 
OCO/GWOT appropriations by twenty-six percent below fiscal year 
2012 enacted level.

            TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY


                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

    The Committee recommendation for Administration of Foreign 
Affairs provides funds for the broad range of activities 
necessary to support the operations and activities of more than 
260 posts in over 180 countries. The Committee recommends a 
total of $8,733,797,000 for the Department of State's 
Administration of Foreign Affairs activities, which is 
$283,689,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$1,013,979,000 below the request. Of the total amount provided, 
$8,574,897,000 is derived from general-purpose discretionary 
funds and $158,900,000 is mandatory spending.

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $6,550,947,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     7,068,619,000
Committee recommendation..............................     6,276,051,000
    Change from request...............................      -792,568,000
    Change from enacted level.........................     -274,896,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, the fiscal year 2013
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated Overseas Contingency Operations/
  Global War on Terrorism (OCO/GWOT) pursuant to the Balanced Budget and
  Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,276,051,000 for 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including up to 
$1,279,267,000 for Worldwide Security Protection (WSP). 
Additional funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee recommendation is $274,896,000 below the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $792,568,000 below the 
request. Within this total, the recommendation includes up to 
$1,279,267,000 for Worldwide Security Protection, which is 
$75,733,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$149,201,000 below the request and is available until expended.
    The Committee recommendation includes not less than 
$469,386,000 for public diplomacy. The Committee continues to 
strongly support public diplomacy at the Department of State 
and expects the Secretary to include projected funding for 
public diplomacy in the operating plan for fiscal year 2013 
required by section 7076 of the bill including projected 
spending in both Human Resources and Overseas Programs 
categories.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the funds 
requested for hiring new staff above attrition in fiscal year 
2013.
    The Committee recommendation also does not include the 
requested extension of authority for Foreign Service overseas 
comparability pay adjustments. The authority to grant overseas 
comparability pay is a matter within the jurisdiction of the 
authorization committee and should be considered in the context 
of legislation addressing the authorities and compensation 
rules governing the Foreign Service.
    Funds made available under this heading are allocated in 
the following manner:
    Human resources.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$2,318,106,000 for human resources, of which $216,963,000 is 
for Worldwide Security Protection. Funds in this category 
support American salaries at overseas and domestic United 
States diplomatic missions.
    Overseas programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,898,176,000 for overseas programs, which supports the 
operational programs of regional bureaus of the Department of 
State. Funds support the operations of United States embassies, 
consulates, and other diplomatic posts worldwide.
    Diplomatic policy and support.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $861,188,000 for the operational 
programs and management offices of the functional bureaus of 
the Department of State.
    Security programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,198,581,000 for security programs, of which $1,062,304,000 
is for Worldwide Security Protection. Funds support the 
personnel, equipment and training necessary for the protection 
of diplomatic personnel, overseas diplomatic missions, 
residences, and domestic facilities and information.

Fees and Transfers

    The Committee recommendation also includes language carried 
in prior years and requested for fiscal year 2013, which: (1) 
permits not to exceed $10,000,000 to be transferred to 
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service for 
emergency evacuations and terrorism rewards; (2) provides 
$1,806,600 in fees collected from other Executive Branch 
agencies and $520,150 from reserves for use of facilities at 
the International Center Complex, as authorized by law and for 
development, maintenance, and security of additional properties 
for the use as an International Center by foreign governments 
or international organizations; (3) provides not to exceed 
$15,000 from reimbursements, surcharges, and fees for use of 
Blair House facilities in accordance with the State Department 
Basic Authorities Act of 1956; and (4) makes not to exceed 
$5,000,000 in fee collections available until expended for 
various activities.
    International Center, Washington, D.C.--The Committee 
recommendation does not include a separate appropriation 
account for the International Center, as proposed in the fiscal 
year 2013 budget request. Instead, the recommendation continues 
prior year language under this heading related to the 
collection of fees from other executive agencies and funds 
derived from the reserve authorized by section 5 of the 
International Center Act. The Committee recommendation does not 
include the funds requested for the development of the former 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center property at this time. The 
Committee understands that the Department of State has 
commissioned a study of the Walter Reed property that will not 
be completed until later this year. The Committee urges the 
Department of State to work with the committees of jurisdiction 
to amend the International Center Act to authorize any proposed 
expansion.

Border Security Program

    In addition to the funds appropriated under this heading, 
an estimated $1,976,337,000 will become available through 
authorized fees and surcharges for the Department's Border 
Security program, of which $1,366,956,000 is from the 
collection of Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees, $48,961,000 is 
from the collection of Fraud Prevention fees, and $560,420,000 
is from collection of Enhanced Border Security Program fees. 
The Committee recommendation does not include the requested 
extension of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) 
surcharge authority. The Committee understands that the 
extension of this authority is under consideration by the 
authorization committee of jurisdiction. If enacted, the WHTI 
surcharge will make available an additional $301,560,000 for 
the Border Security program. This would bring the total amount 
for the program to $2,277,897,000, an increase of $36,914,000 
above the projected fiscal year 2012 level, to address workload 
increases in the passport and visa program and the proposed 
security enhancements.
    Visa processing.--The Committee supports the proposed 
expansion of visa processing capacity at high-volume posts, 
such as Brazil and the People's Republic of China. The 
Committee notes that section 7076 of division I of Public Law 
112-74 included language permitting the Secretary of State to 
develop and conduct a pilot program for the processing of B-1 
and B-2 visas using secure remote videoconferencing technology 
as a method for conducting visa interviews of applicants. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the status of a pilot program, the 
design, and projected completion date. In the event a 
determination has been made not to conduct a videoconferencing 
pilot program, the report should provide the reasons for such 
determination.

Worldwide Security Protection

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,279,267,000 for 
Worldwide Security Protection (WSP) within the funds 
appropriated under this heading in this title, which is 
$75,733,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$149,201,000 below the request. Additional funds are provided 
under title VIII for the WSP costs in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    The WSP program provides the core funding for the 
protection of life, property, and information of the Department 
of State. WSP funding supports a worldwide guard force 
protecting overseas diplomatic missions, residences, and 
domestic facilities. More than 1,700 diplomatic security 
personnel are deployed worldwide to protect United States 
Government staff and facilities. In addition, the WSP program 
appropriation supports the protection of national security 
information and the integrity of the Department of State's 
network of information systems.

Other Matters

    Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq operations.--The Committee 
recommendation includes a total of $2,774,968,000 under this 
heading in titles I and VIII of this Act for diplomatic and 
security operations in the front-line states of Afghanistan, 
Pakistan, and Iraq. The recommendation takes into account the 
revised requirements for operations in Iraq that resulted from 
the Department of State's initial review of the program in 
early 2012. The Committee understands that the Department of 
State is continuing to review the diplomatic and operational 
presence in the frontline states of Afghanistan, Pakistan and 
Iraq. The Committee expects these reviews to yield a smaller, 
more streamlined, operational footprint than was originally 
planned in the fiscal year 2013 budget.
    The Committee does not support the requested increase in 
staffing in the frontline states, other than the increases 
necessary to provide security for diplomatic and development 
personnel.
    Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.--The Committee 
recommendation does not include funding for the Ambassador's 
Fund for Cultural Preservation. Furthermore, section 7077 
rescinds $5,700,000 from unobligated funds appropriated under 
this heading in division I of the Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 
(Public Law 112-74). Given the extremely difficult economic 
realities facing our country, the Committee does not believe 
that dedicating funds to these activities is justified.
    American Institute in Taiwan.--The Committee recommendation 
includes authority for the Secretary of State to transfer up to 
$15,300,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading to 
funds appropriated under the heading Payment to the American 
Institute in Taiwan. The transfer of these funds will be needed 
to offset the loss of non-immigrant visa fee revenue in the 
event that Taiwan qualifies as a Visa Waiver Program country in 
fiscal year 2013.
    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).--The 
Committee recommendation includes the requested level for 
fiscal year 2013 for DRL.
    The Committee encourages DRL to continue its efforts to 
combat human trafficking and exploitative labor practices 
overseas.
    Bureau of Energy Resources.--The Committee recommendation 
does not include the $5,400,000 and 22 new positions proposed 
in the fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Bureau of Energy 
Resources.
    Conflict Stabilization Operations (CSO).--The Committee 
recommendation continues the authority provided in fiscal year 
2012 for the Secretary of State to transfer up to $35,000,000 
of the funds appropriated under this heading to CSO. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    Export Control.--The Committee expects the Secretary of 
State to consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the 
Export Control Reform initiative.
    Increasing diversity of the Foreign Service.--The Committee 
supports ongoing partnerships between the Department of State 
and community colleges and universities that focus on 
recruiting and preparing students from institutions with large 
minority populations for positions in the United States Foreign 
Service. The Committee directs that funding for these 
partnerships be done on a competitive basis and that the 
operating plan required by section 7076 of the bill include 
amounts planned to support the partnerships in fiscal year 
2013.
    Mass atrocities prevention.--The Committee notes the 
Department of State's efforts to train relevant personnel in 
genocide and mass atrocities prevention and directs the 
Department of State to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on progress in implementing this training.
    Mexico.--The Committee recognizes a need for greater 
economic engagement between the United States and Mexico and 
urges the Department of State to explore new opportunities in 
this area, including engagement with private sector Chief 
Executive Officers and business leaders in both countries, in 
order to enhance dialogue and cooperative efforts to improve 
economic growth, increase global market competitiveness, 
improve United States-Mexico trade and investment, create jobs, 
and raise living standards for citizens of both countries, 
within a framework that fully respects and supports national 
sovereignty and interests.
    Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons 
(TIP).--The Committee recommendation includes not less than the 
requested amount for TIP and urges the Secretary of State to 
post the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline and 
website information in all appropriate United States diplomatic 
and consular facilities where visas are processed.
    Opportunities for Domestic Manufacturers.--The Committee 
directs the Department of State, in consultation with the 
Administrator of the USAID, to provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on manufactured products purchased 
by each agency, or which are purchased on the agency's behalf, 
on a regular basis and are not currently manufactured in the 
United States. An interim report is required no later than 180 
days after the date of enactment of this Act, with a final 
report due no later than 365 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act. The final report shall also be shared with the 
President's Manufacturing Council and the Administrator of the 
Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
    Victims of terrorism compensation.--The Committee notes 
that the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related 
Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (division J of Public Law 
110-161) included $4,000,000 under this heading for 
compensation of the families of Foreign Service members killed 
in terrorist bombings of the United States embassies in 
Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, on August 7, 1998. 
The language of the 2008 Act also withheld the funds from 
obligation until enactment of subsequent authorizing 
legislation establishing the eligibility criteria and payment 
amounts. Despite several bills passing the House of 
Representatives authorizing such payments, no bill has been 
enacted into law and the $4,000,000 remains unobligated. The 
Committee again urges the Secretary of State to forward to 
Congress a legislative proposal providing for appropriate 
compensation to Department of State employees killed in 
terrorist attacks since 1998 and recommends expeditious 
consideration of such legislation by the committees of 
jurisdiction. The Committee directs that, if authorized during 
fiscal year 2013, up to $11,200,000 of the funds appropriated 
under this heading in this Act and prior acts should be made 
available for such compensation.
    Western Hemisphere Affairs.--The Committee is aware of 
steps taken by the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs to 
promote stable democracies throughout the region through racial 
and ethnic equality initiatives, including coordinating and 
implementing the joint action plans developed with the 
governments of Colombia and Brazil. The Committee 
recommendation includes funds to support these initiatives 
during fiscal year 2013, including the continued implementation 
of the Brazil and Colombia joint action plans on racial 
equality.
    The Committee understands that the Department of State is 
working to expand educational linkages and partnerships with 
governments in the Western Hemisphere region, with the goal of 
increasing higher education exchanges between the United States 
and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Committee urges the 
Secretary of State to work to provide opportunities to students 
of disadvantaged backgrounds or historically underserved 
populations to participate in the exchange expansion 
initiative. The Committee also encourages the Department of 
State to secure both private and public sector partners to 
support the participation of economically disadvantaged 
students.
    Western Sahara.--The Committee is concerned about the 
growing acts of violence and terrorism in the Sahel region in 
North Africa and the rising influence of Al Qaeda across North 
Africa. Additionally, Al Qaeda's growing ties with members of 
the Polisario, residents of the Tindouf camps, and other 
militants in the region highlight the importance of redoubling 
diplomatic efforts to resolve the longstanding dispute over the 
Western Sahara, which can lessen the political unrest and 
economic crises that resulted from the conflict and the 
resolution of the protracted refugee situation in Algeria. The 
Committee recommends the Secretary of State treat as a more 
urgent priority a negotiated settlement to the dispute, based 
on autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty and work with the 
parties of the conflict, the United Nations High Commissioner 
for Refugees (UNHCR), and other relevant international partners 
to reach a durable solution, including a census, refugee 
resettlement, and/or voluntary repatriation.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $59,380,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        83,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................        59,380,000
    Change from request...............................       -23,920,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $59,380,000 for 
Capital Investment Fund, which is the same as the fiscal year 
2012 enacted level and $23,920,000 below the request. These 
funds are in addition to an estimated $156,000,000 in expedited 
passport fees, which will be used to support the information 
technology modernization effort, for a total of $215,380,000 in 
fiscal year 2013 for support of the Department of State's 
Information Technology Strategic Plan of the Department of 
State.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................       $61,904,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        65,622,000
Committee recommendation..............................        60,154,000
    Change from request...............................        -5,468,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -1,750,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, the fiscal year 2013
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced
  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $60,154,000 under 
this heading for support of the oversight personnel and 
activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the 
Department of State. Additional funds are provided under title 
VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee recommendation deletes language carried in 
prior years waiving the statutory requirement that all posts be 
inspected every five years. The Committee understands that this 
statutory language is under consideration by the authorizing 
committee of jurisdiction.
    The funds appropriated will support the audits, 
investigations, and inspections of worldwide operations and 
programs of the Department of State and Broadcasting Board of 
Governors. The Committee urges the OIG to continue the 
coordination of audit plans and activities involving Department 
of State operations and programs in Afghanistan and in Iraq 
with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan 
Reconstruction (SIGAR) and the Special Inspector General for 
Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), as long as appropriate, to both 
ensure the development of comprehensive oversight plans and to 
avoid duplication and overlap.
    The Committee directs the OIG to coordinate with the SIGIR 
as the SIGIR transitions out of its role in Iraq to ensure that 
the necessary audit and investigation activities are continued 
into fiscal year 2013 and beyond.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................      $583,200,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       586,957,000
Committee recommendation..............................       586,957,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       +3,757,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $586,957,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs, which is $3,757,000 
above the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the 
request.
    Funding provided under this heading supports international 
educational, professional, and cultural exchange programs, 
including the Fulbright student and scholar exchanges, Citizen 
Exchanges and the International Visitors Program, as well as 
related staff and administrative costs.
    Within the funds appropriated under this heading, the 
recommendation includes: $328,461,000 for academic programs; 
$193,842,000 for professional and cultural exchanges, including 
not less than the request for the International Visitor 
Leadership Program and the Citizen Exchange Programs; 
$59,600,000 for exchanges support; and $5,054,000 for program 
evaluation. Section 7076 of the bill includes a requirement 
that the Secretary of State submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations an operating plan for funds appropriated in 
titles I and II of this Act. The Committee expects that such 
plan will include the distribution of unobligated balances and 
recoveries, as well as any transfers to this account from other 
accounts in fiscal year 2013.
    Special academic, professional and cultural exchange 
programs.--The Committee recommendation does not specify 
amounts for special academic, professional and cultural 
exchange programs, as was the practice in prior years. The 
Committee encourages the Secretary of State to continue support 
of these programs where consistent with strategic priorities, 
including Tibetan exchanges and fellowships, the Benjamin A. 
Gilman International Scholarship Program, the Mike Mansfield 
Fellowship Program, and the George Mitchell Fellowship Program. 
The Committee expects that funds for special exchange programs 
will be awarded on a competitive basis and the planned levels 
for each will be included in the fiscal year 2013 operating 
plan.
    Other exchanges.--The Committee also encourages the 
Department of State to continue, on a competitive basis, 
exchange programs targeting high priority areas and grounds, 
including the Future Leaders Exchange programs, critical 
language programs, and programs providing overseas training in 
strategic languages for Americans.
    Western Hemisphere.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of State to expand support of educational and 
cultural exchange programs with countries in Latin and Central 
America and increase opportunities in the region for students 
from disadvantaged backgrounds or historically underserved 
populations to participate.
    Fee limitation.--The Committee recommendation includes a 
limitation of not to exceed $5,000,000 on the use of fees or 
other payments received from or in connection with English 
teaching, educational advising and counseling, and exchange 
visitor programs as authorized by law. This is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the request.

                       REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $7,300,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         7,484,000
Committee recommendation..............................         7,300,000
    Change from request...............................          -184,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $7,300,000 for 
Representation Allowances authorized by section 905 of the 
Foreign Service Act of 1980, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $184,000 below the request. These 
funds are used to reimburse 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. The Department of State is directed to continue 
the submission of a semi-annual report to the Committees on 
Appropriations containing detailed information on the allotment 
and expenditure of this appropriation.

              PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $27,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        28,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................        27,000,000
    Change from request...............................        -1,200,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $27,000,000 for 
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials (PFMO), which is 
the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $1,200,000 
below the request.
    Funds provided under the PFMO heading are used to reimburse 
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. To be eligible for 
reimbursement under the regular program, the costs must be 
incurred in a city with 20 or more consular or diplomatic 
missions staffed by accredited personnel and all costs must be 
certified as eligible by the Department of State's Bureau of 
Diplomatic Security. In addition, funds may be used for 
reimbursement for an extraordinary event in a jurisdiction that 
does not meet the regular program eligibility requirements, if 
specifically authorized. The Committee expects the Department 
of State to provide reimbursement to local jurisdictions on a 
timely basis if claims are fully justified.
    The Committee requests that the Department of State 
continue to submit to the Committees on Appropriations a semi-
annual report on the number of claims for extraordinary 
protective services that have been submitted by eligible 
jurisdictions and certified as meeting the program 
requirements, and the amount of unobligated funds available to 
pay such claims.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,537,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,637,724,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,526,200,000
    Change from request...............................      -111,524,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -10,800,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency
  Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes a total appropriation 
of $1,526,200,000 for Embassy Security, Construction, and 
Maintenance, which is $10,800,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $111,524,000 below the request. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The recommendation designates $688,799,000 for priority 
worldwide security upgrades, acquisition, and construction, and 
$837,401,000 for other maintenance, construction, and 
operations costs.
    This account provides funds to manage United States 
Government real property overseas, maintain Government-owned 
and long-term leased properties at approximately 274 locations, 
and to lease office and functional facilities and residential 
units, not only for the Department of State, but also for all 
United States employees overseas.
    The recommendation continues language carried in this Act 
in previous years that prohibits funds from being used for 
acquisition of furniture, furnishings, and generators for other 
departments and agencies.
    Capital Security Cost Sharing Program (CSCSP).--The 
Committee recommendation continues a provision (section 7004) 
requiring all agencies and departments to fully meet their 
capital cost sharing obligations under subsection (e) of 
section 604 of the Secure Embassy Construction and 
Counterterrorism Act of 1999, in order to be allocated office 
space or other accommodations in newly constructed or renovated 
diplomatic facilities. In addition, the recommendation 
continues language in section 7004, similar to that carried in 
fiscal year 2012, directing the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget, to determine the annual program level and agency shares 
in a manner that is proportional to the Department of State's 
contribution to the CSCSP. The Committee directs that funds 
appropriated in prior Acts not be used to augment the 
Department of State's contribution for purposes of determining 
the capital cost sharing obligation of other agencies for 
fiscal year 2013.
    Limitation on the New London Embassy.--Section 7006 of this 
Act continues the limitation on the use of funds, other than 
the revenues generated from real property sales located in 
London, United Kingdom, for site acquisition and mitigation, 
planning, design or construction of the New London Embassy and 
requires regular reporting on the project's progress and cost.
    Operating plan.--Section 7076 of the bill requires the 
Secretary of State to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations an operating plan for funds appropriated in 
titles I and II of this Act. Such plan should include all 
resources available to the Department in fiscal year 2013 for 
operations, maintenance, and construction, and an accounting of 
the actual and anticipated proceeds of sales for all projects 
in fiscal year 2012.
    Worldwide Security Upgrades (WSU).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $688,799,000 for security projects, 
which is $86,201,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and the same as the request. The funds made available for WSU 
projects will continue at a reduced pace the multi-year capital 
security program of constructing new secure replacement 
facilities for the Department of State's most vulnerable 
embassies and consulates and providing additional compound 
security measures and upgrades. Much progress already has been 
made. As of the end of calendar year 2011, 88 new facilities 
had been constructed under the program and another 41 
facilities were under design or construction. Combined, these 
projects represent over half of the 195 facilities identified 
for replacement following the bombings in Nairobi and Dar es 
Salaam in 1998. The Committee expects that projects undertaken 
by this program will continue to address the security of the 
highest priority facilities.

           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $9,300,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         9,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................         9,300,000
    Change from request...............................          -200,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $9,300,000 to enable 
the Secretary of State to meet unforeseen emergencies arising 
in the Diplomatic and Consular Service, which is the same as 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $200,000 below the 
request. Funding provided under this heading is available until 
expended.
    This appropriation provides resources for the Department of 
State to meet emergency requirements in the conduct of foreign 
affairs. Funds are available for: (1) travel and subsistence 
expenses for relocation of American employees of the United 
States Government and their families from troubled areas to the 
United States and/or safe-haven posts; (2) allowances granted 
to Department of State employees and their dependents evacuated 
to the United States for the convenience of the Government; and 
(3) payment of rewards for information concerning terrorist 
activities.
    The recommendation continues prior year language providing 
the authority to transfer up to $1,000,000 from this heading to 
the Repatriation Loans Program heading. This authority will 
ensure an adequate level of resources for loans to American 
citizens through the Repatriation Loans Program should 
additional funds be required in fiscal year 2013 due to an 
unanticipated increase in the number of loans.

                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $1,447,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         1,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,447,000
    Change from request...............................          -353,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of $1,447,000 
for the Repatriation Loans Program Account, of which $737,000 
is for the subsidy cost of repatriation loans and $710,000 is 
for the administrative costs of the program, as authorized by 
22 U.S.C. 2671. The recommendation is the same as the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $353,000 below the request.
    This account provides emergency loans to assist destitute 
Americans abroad who have no other source of funds to return to 
the United States.

              PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $21,108,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        37,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................        21,108,000
    Change from request...............................       -16,092,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $21,108,000 for 
Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan, which is the same 
as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $16,092,000 below the 
request. The recommendation, combined with funds derived from 
visa fee revenue and other reimbursements, will support direct 
and indirect operating expenses. Any remaining funds will be 
set aside for special projects and consular service upgrades.
    The Taiwan Relations Act requires that programs concerning 
Taiwan be carried out by the American Institute in Taiwan and 
authorizes funds to be appropriated to the Secretary of State 
to carry out the provisions of the Act. The Institute 
administers programs in the areas of economic and commercial 
services, cultural affairs, travel services, and logistics. The 
Department of State contracts with the American Institute in 
Taiwan to carry out these activities.
    The Committee recommendation includes authority for the 
Secretary of State to transfer up to $15,300,000 of the funds 
appropriated under the Diplomatic and Consular Programs heading 
to funds appropriated under this heading, in the event that 
Taiwan becomes a Visa Waiver Program country in fiscal year 
2013 and these funds are needed to cover residual consular 
costs that result from the loss of non-immigrant visa fee 
revenue.

     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $158,900,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       158,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................       158,900,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $158,900,000 for 
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the 
request.
    This appropriation, which is considered mandatory for 
budget scorekeeping purposes, is authorized by the Foreign 
Service Act of 1980, 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. The Retirement Fund is maintained through 
contributions made by participants, matching government 
contributions, special government contributions (including this 
account), interest on investments, and voluntary contributions.

                      International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,449,700,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,570,005,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,310,769,000
    Change from request...............................      -259,236,000
    Change from enacted level.........................     -138,931,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency
  Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,310,769,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations, which is 
$138,931,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$259,236,000 below the request. Additional funds are provided 
under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee notes that, due to the application of Public 
Law 101-246 and Public Law 103-236, United States contributions 
are currently being withheld from the United Nations 
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 
The funding recommendation reflects the deduction of the 
amounts requested for assessed contributions to UNESCO in 
fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
    Funds in this account are provided to pay assessments for 
United States membership in international organizations 
pursuant to treaties, conventions, or specific Acts of 
Congress, including the United Nations (UN) and affiliated 
agencies.
    Membership in international organizations.--The Committee 
notes that the joint explanatory statement of the conference 
accompanying the State, Foreign Operations, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) requires 
the Secretary of State to conduct a review of United States 
membership in each international organization supported by this 
account and prioritize United States participation in, and 
funding for, each organization in accordance with United States 
policy goals. The review is also expected to include any recent 
reforms taken by the organizations. The Committee expects the 
Secretary of State to update the report not later than 90 days 
after enactment of this Act.
    The Committee expects each international organization, and 
the Department of State representatives to those organizations, 
to work to develop processes to evaluate, prioritize, and 
terminate programs. The Committee further expects efforts will 
be made to contain overall budgets by eliminating duplicative 
activities, excessive administrative costs, and inefficient 
operations.
    United Nations reform.--The Committee expects the 
Department of State and the United States Mission to the UN 
(USUN) to keep UN reform a high priority, and expects the 
Department and USUN to work in conjunction with other UN member 
states to achieve the most effective and efficient UN possible. 
The Committee continues to closely monitor the management 
reform efforts initiated in prior years to identify overlapping 
and outdated mandates in order to make the UN more efficient, 
accountable, and transparent.
    The Committee expects the Department of State to encourage 
and support the UN to build a strong and lasting capability to 
investigate waste, fraud, and abuse. The Committee directs USUN 
and the Department of State to continue to advocate for an 
independent Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) to 
improve internal controls, efficiency, and effectiveness of the 
UN. The Committee also expects the UN and each specialized 
agency to have a designated official to carry out an 
independent ethics function, and to provide protection from 
retaliation to whistleblowers who volunteer information 
concerning waste, fraud, or abuse within the agency.
    The Committee recommendation includes modified language in 
title VII withholding a portion of the funds for the United 
Nations or any international organization until the Secretary 
of State certifies that certain transparency requirements have 
been met. The Committee recommendation provides the Secretary 
the ability to waive the requirement to avert a humanitarian 
crisis.
    The Committee recommendation includes prior year language 
under this heading requiring that the Secretary of State report 
to the Committees on Appropriations not later than May 1, 2013, 
on any credits available to the United States from the United 
Nations Tax Equalization Fund (TEF) and provide semi-annual 
updates on the estimates of assessed costs for the current and 
following fiscal year, including offsets from available TEF 
credits and updated foreign currency exchange rates.
    Americans working for the United Nations.--The Committee 
recognizes that Americans provide many skills that can 
contribute to making the UN more efficient, effective, and 
accountable and encourages the Department of State to continue 
efforts to increase the number of qualified Americans employed 
by the UN and other international organizations.
    Capital Master Plan (CMP).--The Committee recommendation 
includes language prohibiting funds in this bill for the 
design, renovation, and construction of the UN Headquarters. 
The Committee expects USUN and the Department of State to 
continue to monitor the progress of the UN Headquarters CMP and 
directs the Department of State to provide an updated report to 
the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the current status of the CMP, 
including its initial scope and costs, any modifications made 
or planned, and the total contributions made to date by each UN 
Member state.
    Operating plan.--The Committee includes language in title 
VII requiring an operating plan for Contributions to 
International Organizations, not later than 30 days after 
enactment of this Act. The Committee expects the operating plan 
to include each international organization funded, a notation 
of any exchange rate fluctuations that occurred since the 
Congressional budget justification was developed, and a 
description of any TEF credits applied. This operating plan may 
also serve as one of the semi-annual updates required under the 
third proviso of the Contributions to International 
Organizations account.
    United Nations regular budget.--The Committee includes 
language carried in prior years requiring that any proposal to 
increase funding for any UN program without identifying an 
offsetting decrease in the UN budget must be communicated to 
the Committees on Appropriations in advance of the formal 
notification, consideration, and adoption of such a proposal in 
the General Assembly.
    United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).--The Committee 
is deeply concerned about the credibility and effectiveness of 
the UNHRC, especially because of its disproportionate focus on 
Israel. The Committee also notes with disappointment the 
ascension to the UNHRC of countries with poor human rights 
records. The Committee recommendation includes modified 
language in title VII prohibiting funds to the UNHRC unless 
certain conditions are met.
    Organization of American States (OAS).--The Committee is 
concerned that the OAS may not be fully pursuing some of its 
obligations under the Inter-American Democratic Charter and 
directs the Department of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 90 days after enactment of this 
Act, on efforts the United States is taking to push the OAS to 
uphold all aspects of the Charter.
    Voting practices of the United Nations.--The Committee 
directs the Department of State to continue to submit a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 120 days 
after enactment of this Act, on the voting practices of UN 
member states.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $1,828,182,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     2,098,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,828,182,000
    Change from request...............................      -270,318,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,828,182,000 for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities, which 
is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$270,318,000 below the request. The Committee provides funding 
for the UN logistics and support package for the African Union 
Mission in Somalia under Peacekeeping Operations, instead of 
under this heading.
    The Committee recommendation retains language carried in 
the prior year requiring 15-day advance notice of any new or 
expanded mission, together with a statement of cost, duration, 
national interest, exit strategy, and source of funds. The 
recommendation also continues language stating that funds shall 
be made available for peacekeeping activities unless the 
Secretary of State determines that American manufacturers and 
suppliers are not being provided equal procurement 
opportunities, language making a portion of appropriations 
available for two fiscal years, language prohibiting funds for 
any peacekeeping mission that will involve United States Armed 
Forces under the command and control of a foreign national 
unless certain requirements have been met, and language 
requiring a report on any credits available from United Nations 
peacekeeping missions or the Tax Equalization Fund and 
requiring that these credits may only be available through the 
regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations. The Committee does not include the request to 
make all funds under this heading available for two fiscal 
years.
    Peacekeeping cap.--The Committee recommendation does not 
include a requested provision to adjust the authorized level of 
the United States assessment for peacekeeping activities from 
25 percent to 27.2 percent. The Committee understands that this 
matter is under review by the authorization committee of 
jurisdiction.
    Re-evaluating peacekeeping priorities.--The Committee urges 
the Department of State and USUN to work with the UN Department 
of Peacekeeping Operations to re-evaluate all peacekeeping 
activities by addressing the number of missions, limiting the 
scope of missions, reconsidering changes to mandates when 
political resolutions have stalled, and contemplating phase-out 
and withdrawal when mission goals have been substantially 
achieved. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
provide a report, not later than 180 days after enactment of 
this Act, on efforts made to address these issues.
    Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).--The 
Committee continues to support the efforts of the UN's OIOS to 
identify waste, fraud, and abuse (including sexual abuse in 
peacekeeping operations), and to recommend specific reforms to 
ensure that such practices are eradicated. The Committee 
expects the Department of State to provide the necessary 
support to ensure that OIOS oversight is brought to bear on UN 
peacekeeping missions. The Committee directs the Department to 
request a performance report on the efforts of OIOS to identify 
waste, fraud, and abuse, and provide the information to the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Trafficking in persons and illegal sexual exploitation.--
The Committee remains concerned about cases of UN peacekeepers 
abusing the people they have been sent to protect. The 
Committee recommendation includes language, modified from the 
prior year, requiring that, prior to obligating or expending 
funds for any new or expanded peacekeeping mission, the UN has 
taken necessary measures to prevent UN employees, contractor 
personnel, and peacekeeping troops serving in the mission from 
trafficking in persons, exploiting victims of trafficking, or 
committing acts of illegal sexual exploitation or other 
violations of human rights, and that the UN bring to justice 
individuals who engage in such acts while participating in the 
peacekeeping mission, including the prosecution in the home 
countries of such individuals in connection with such acts.
    Operating plan.--The Committee includes language in section 
7076 requiring an operating plan for Contributions to 
International Peacekeeping Activities, not later than 30 days 
after enactment of this Act. The Committee expects the 
operating plan to include each peacekeeping mission funded and 
a description of any credits applied.

                       International Commissions


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $76,175,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        77,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................        76,175,000
    Change from request...............................          -925,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$76,175,000 for International Boundary and Water Commission, 
United States and Mexico (IBWC), which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $925,000 below the request. 
The recommendation also continues the limitation on 
representation expenses.
    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommendation for 
Salaries and Expenses is $44,722,000, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $1,978,000 below the 
request.
    Construction.--The Committee recommendation for IBWC 
construction includes $31,453,000, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $1,053,000 above the 
request. Within the amount provided, $1,479,000 is for the 
Water Quality Program, $24,074,000 is for the Water Quantity 
Program (including not less than $9,564,000 for Rio Grande 
Flood Control System Rehabilitation), and $5,900,000 is for the 
Resource and Asset Management Program.
    Rio Grande Flood Control System Rehabilitation.--The 
Committee recommendation includes funding for the Rio Grande 
Flood Control System Rehabilitation Project to continue and 
maintain levee projects along the Rio Grande River, as well as 
funding for environmental, hydrologic and hydraulic studies 
along the Rio Grande Valley, which are consistent with the 
projects outlined within the Mexican Water Treaty of 1944, 
Treaty Series 994.
    Cross-border sediment flow.--The Committee encourages the 
IBWC to better mitigate cross-border sediment flow from Mexico 
to the United States. Cross-border sediment flow threatens 
estuary ecosystems along the border and is an impediment to 
ecological sustainability in the border region.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $11,687,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        12,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................        11,687,000
    Change from request...............................          -513,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $11,687,000 for 
American Sections, International Commissions, which is the same 
as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $513,000 below the 
request. Funds will support United States treaty obligations 
regarding the expenses of the International Boundary Commission 
($2,279,000), the International Joint Commission ($7,012,000), 
United States and Canada, and the Border Environment 
Cooperation Commission ($2,396,000) for fiscal year 2013.
    The Committee understands the International Joint 
Commission is in the process of updating water regulation 
levels and releases for the St. Lawrence River and Lake 
Ontario. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to ensure 
that any new regulatory plan approved by the Commission is 
based upon clear, current, and in-depth study, including a 
thorough examination of the economic impact on stakeholders of 
the final plan.

                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $36,300,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        32,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................        32,468,000
    Change from request...............................          -332,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        -3,832,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $32,468,000 for 
International Fisheries Commissions, which is $3,832,000 below 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $332,000 below the 
request.
    The Committee recommendation includes funds to support the 
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and the Pacific Salmon 
Commission at not less than the request. The Committee intends 
that the funds made available for the Great Lakes Fisheries 
Commission be used only for meeting the United States 
obligations under the 1954 Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries.
    Funds appropriated under this heading support the United 
States share of the expenses of International Fisheries 
Commissions and related organizations, as well as the travel 
expenses of the United States commissioners. The Commissions 
funded by this appropriation were established by treaties and 
agreements negotiated by the United States, ratified by the 
President and received the advice and consent of the Senate. 
The treaties protect access to shared international fisheries 
resources and support other vital economic and environmental 
interests. The commercial and recreational fisheries managed by 
these organizations generate income from $12 to $15 billion 
annually for the United States.
    The Committee recommendation includes funds for the 
operational costs of the International Pacific Halibut 
Commission. The Committee expects the Department of State to 
ensure that the Commission's operational requirements, 
including the cost of office space, are met prior to initiating 
any new or expanded programmatic activities.
    Section 7076 of this bill includes a requirement that the 
Secretary of State submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
an operating plan for funds appropriated in titles I and II of 
this Act.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................      $747,130,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       720,149,000
Committee recommendation..............................       747,130,000
    Change from request...............................       +26,981,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $747,130,000 under 
this heading to carry out United States international 
communications activities and operations overseen by the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), of which, $740,100,000 
is for international broadcasting operations and $7,030,000 is 
for broadcasting capital improvements.

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommendation for International Broadcasting 
Operations under this heading is $740,100,000, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $28,542,000 
above the request. In addition, the recommendation allows a 
transfer of funds to support broadcasting to the Afghanistan/
Pakistan border region from funds appropriated in title VIII 
under the Economic Support Fund heading and designated as OCO/
GWOT. The Committee expects that the fiscal year 2013 operating 
plan required by section 7076 of this Act will include the 
distribution of the transferred funds by BBG activity.
    This account funds the operating, program, and engineering 
costs of Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio 
Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), the Middle East 
Broadcasting Networks, Radio and TV Marti, and the BBG. The 
recommendation also includes funding for broadcasting to Cuba 
under this account. Funds made available under the heading 
should be allocated in the following manner and are subject to 
the requirements of section 7019 of this Act:

                  INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee
             Program                FY2013       Committee        vs.
                                   Request    recommendation    request
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal:
    Voice of America............   $189,068          $206,164    $17,096
    Broadcasting to Cuba........     23,594            28,062      4,468
    International Broadcasting      262,802           263,193        391
     Bureau.....................
    Engineering and Technical     .........         [190,592]          -
     Services (non-add).........
    BBG/IBB Operations (non-add)  .........          [72,601]          -
                                 ---------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Federal.......    475,464           497,419     21,955
Independent Grantee
 Organizations:
    Radio Free Europe/Radio          92,517            93,247        730
     Liberty (RFE/RL)...........
    Radio Free Asia (RFA).......     35,707            41,564      5,857
    Middle East Broadcasting        107,870           107,870          0
     Networks...................
                                 ---------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Grantees......    236,094           242,681      6,587
                                 ---------------------------------------
            Total, International    711,558           740,100     28,542
             Broadcasting
             Operations.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommendation continues a requirement that 
the BBG notify the Committees on Appropriations within 15 days 
of any determination by the Board that any of its broadcast 
entities were found to be in violation of the principles, 
standards, or journalistic code of ethics.
    The Committee recommendation also continues the directive 
to expand unrestricted access to information on the Internet 
through the development and use of circumvention technologies. 
The Committee commends BBG for its work in this area and 
requests that the operating plan required by section 7076 of 
the bill include amounts planned for internet freedom 
activities in fiscal year 2013.
    Broadcasting to Asia.--The Committee supports maintaining a 
diversified broadcasting program to China that includes the 
continuation of short wave broadcast services. The Committee 
does not concur with the proposed cuts in VOA and RFA 
broadcasting to East Asia. The Committee directs the BBG to 
continue such broadcasts, including to China (Cantonese and 
Mandarin), Tibet, Laos, and Vietnam, at not less than the 
fiscal year 2012 levels as measured both by funding and 
broadcast platform hours.
    The Committee recognizes the VOA for its essential 
contribution to the public diplomacy efforts of the United 
States. The Committee encourages VOA to examine the feasibility 
and cost of initiating broadcasting in the Sindhi language in 
Pakistan and be prepared to report on its findings during the 
Committee's hearings on the President's fiscal year 2014 budget 
request.
    With the exception of the proposed enhancements for news 
and current affairs television broadcasts to Egypt, the 
Committee recommendation does not include the funds requested 
for program enhancements. The Committee will consider those 
enhancements during the review of the BBG's operating plan for 
fiscal year 2013, if acceptable savings are found from other 
activities.
    Broadcasting to Afghanistan and Pakistan border region.--
The Committee recommendation allows the Secretary of State to 
transfer funds to this heading from funds appropriated under 
the Economic Support Fund heading, and designated for OCO/GWOT, 
to support the extraordinary costs of both RFE/RL's Radio 
Mashaal and VOA's Radio Deewa to ensure support of these 
activities at not less than the fiscal year 2012 level.
    Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $28,062,000 for OCB, Radio and TV 
Marti, pursuant to the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act of 1983 
and the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act of 1990, which is 
the same as the fiscal year 2012 program level and $4,468,000 
above the request.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

    The Committee recommendation includes $7,030,000 for 
broadcasting capital improvements, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 program level and $1,561,000 below the 
request.

                            RELATED PROGRAMS


                          The Asia Foundation


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $17,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        15,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................        15,400,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................        -1,600,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $15,400,000 for The 
Asia Foundation (TAF), which is $1,600,000 below the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and the same as the request.
    Authorized by The Asia Foundation Act of 1983, TAF operates 
programs in offices throughout Asia. TAF program priorities are 
developed in consultation with the Department of State and 
focus at the country and regional levels on building democratic 
institutions and improving governance, supporting policies and 
institutions required for open markets, increasing 
opportunities for women's participation and empowerment, and 
encouraging stability and cooperative relations among nations 
in the Asia-Pacific region.
    The Committee encourages TAF to continue to seek donations 
from private foundations and corporations, competitively bid 
awards from governmental and multilateral development agencies, 
and fee-based or reimbursable agreements as a means of 
sustaining its activities, programs and offices in an 
environment of fiscal constraint. The Committee requests that 
TAF continue to include a summary table in its annual 
Congressional budget justification detailing total revenue and 
support by category for fiscal year 2012 and projected for 
fiscal year 2013.

                    United States Institute of Peace


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................       $30,589,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        37,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................        37,400,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       +6,811,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $37,400,000, as 
authorized, for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), 
which is $6,811,000 above the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and the same as the request. The Committee notes that USIP 
received $8,411,000 in fiscal year 2012 from funds appropriated 
under this heading in title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee urges USIP to continue to seek competitively 
bid awards from other Federal agencies and to fully implement 
fee-based or reimbursable agreements, where appropriate, as a 
means of sustaining its activities and programs in an 
environment of fiscal constraint. The Committee requests USIP 
continue to include in the annual Congressional budget 
justification information on the amount of funds received in 
fiscal year 2011 from other Federal agencies, and the amount of 
revenue generated from fees and reimbursable agreements in 
fiscal year 2012, and projected for fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

               Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................          $840,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................           798,000
Committee recommendation..............................           798,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................           -42,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes the appropriation for 
fiscal year 2013 of interest and earnings from the Center for 
Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund, as authorized by 
section 633 of Public Law 108-199. Interest and earnings for 
fiscal year 2013 are projected to total $798,000.

                 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................          $500,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................           449,000
Committee recommendation..............................           449,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................           -51,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2013 of interest and earnings from the Eisenhower Exchange 
Fellowship Program Trust Fund, as authorized by sections 4 and 
5 of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990. Interest 
and earnings for fiscal year 2013 are projected to total 
$449,000.

                    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................          $375,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................           374,000
Committee recommendation..............................           374,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................            -1,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2013 of interest and earnings from the Israeli Arab Scholarship 
Endowment Fund, as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign 
Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993. 
Interest and earnings for fiscal year 2013 are projected to 
total $374,000.

                            East-West Center


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $16,700,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        10,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -10,800,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -16,700,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include funding for 
the East-West Center, which is $16,700,000 below the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $10,800,000 below the request.

                    National Endowment for Democracy


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $117,764,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       104,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       122,764,000
    Change from request...............................       +18,764,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        +5,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $122,764,000 for the 
National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which is an increase of 
$5,000,000 above the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$18,764,000 above the request.
    Of the total, the Committee directs that $104,000,000 shall 
be allocated in the traditional and customary manner, as in 
prior years, to include the core institutes.
    The Committee includes section 7032, a new provision on 
democracy promotion that consolidates and modifies related 
provisions in current law.
    The Committee supports NED's funding for the Parliamentary 
Forum of the Community of Democracies, including the Office of 
the Secretary General, to advance democracy and democratic 
institutions around the world.
    The Committee supports not less than amounts provided in 
fiscal year 2012 to train and educate Tibetans in democracy 
activities and for human right monitoring in Tibet. The 
Committee suggests that NED consult with the Department of 
State's Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues on 
implementation of its programs related to Tibet.
    The President of NED is directed to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the proposed uses of these funds on a 
regional and country basis. The report should include a 
description of programmatic goals for each region and country, 
and how the planned use of funds will meet such goals. The 
Committee directs NED to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations in advance of any significant deviation from the 
plans outlined in such report. This grant to the Department of 
State is a pass-through directly to NED and therefore funds 
under this heading shall not be subject to prior approval by 
the Department of State or USAID or to administrative or 
management surcharges, and minimal expenses, if any, should be 
charged to general Department of State operating expenses. 
Further, the NED should not be precluded from competitively 
bidding on other grant solicitations.

                           Other Commissions


      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................          $634,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................           602,000
Committee recommendation..............................           602,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................           -32,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $602,000 for 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 
as authorized by section 1303 of Public Law 99-83, which is the 
$32,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and is the 
same as the request.
    The Committee directs the Commission to submit its 
Congressional budget justification not later than 30 days after 
the submission date of the President's budget recommendations 
for fiscal year 2014. All submissions shall include at minimum 
a five-year history of appropriations, the appropriations 
language requested, and a summary of both the built-in and 
programmatic changes recommended in the request.

      United States Commission on International Religious Freedom


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $3,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         3,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,000,000
    Change from request...............................          -500,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $3,000,000 for the 
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, as 
authorized by title II of the International Religious Freedom 
Act of 1998, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
level and $500,000 below the request.
    The Commission conducts independent reviews, reports on 
facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom 
abroad, and recommends options for United States policies with 
respect to foreign countries engaging in or tolerating 
violations of religious freedom.
    The Committee directs the Commission to submit its 
Congressional budget justification not later than 30 days after 
the submission date of the President's budget recommendations 
for fiscal year 2014. All submissions shall include at minimum 
a five-year history of appropriations, the appropriations 
language requested, and a summary of both the built-in and 
programmatic changes recommended in the request.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $2,715,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         2,579,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,579,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................          -136,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,579,000 for 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, as authorized 
by Public Law 94-304, which is $136,000 below the fiscal year 
2012 enacted level and the same as the request.
    The Commission was established in 1976 to monitor the acts 
of the signatories that reflect compliance with or violation of 
the articles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and 
Cooperation in Europe, with particular regard to provisions 
relating to human rights and cooperation in humanitarian 
fields.
    The Committee directs the Commission to submit its 
Congressional budget justification not later than 30 days after 
the submission date of the President's budget recommendations 
for fiscal year 2014. All submissions shall include at minimum 
a five-year history of appropriations, the appropriations 
language requested, and a summary of both the built-in and 
programmatic changes recommended in the request.

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


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $1,996,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         2,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,996,000
    Change from request...............................            -4,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,996,000 for 
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, as authorized by 
title III of the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $4,000 below the 
request.
    Created in the China Relations Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-
286), the Commission's mission is to monitor the Chinese 
government's compliance with international human rights 
standards and to track the development of the rule of law in 
China. The Commission reports annually on these issues to the 
President and the Congressional leadership, making 
recommendations for policy action and legislation, when 
appropriate.
    The Committee directs the Commission to submit its 
Congressional budget justification not later than 30 days after 
the submission date of the President's budget recommendations 
for fiscal year 2014. All submissions shall include at minimum 
a five-year history of appropriations, the appropriations 
language requested, and a summary of both the built-in and 
programmatic changes recommended in the request.

      United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $3,493,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         3,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,493,000
    Change from request...............................            -7,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $3,493,000 for United 
States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, as 
authorized by section 1238 of the Floyd D. Spence National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $7,000 below the 
request.
    The Committee recommendation continues by reference the 
authorities, conditions and limitations carried under this 
heading in division F of Public Law 111-117 that provide an 
administrative framework for the operations of the Commission. 
The Committee notes that the Commission has been a strong voice 
and important source of information for members of Congress, 
journalists, and for China scholars and analysts.
    Created in the National Defense Authorization Act, 2001 
(Public Law 106-398), the Commission's mission is to monitor, 
investigate, and assess the ``national security implications of 
the bilateral trade and economic relationship'' between the 
United States and the People's Republic of China. The 
Commission reports annually on these issues to Congress, making 
recommendations for policy action and legislation when 
appropriate.
    The Committee directs the Commission to submit its 
Congressional budget justification not later than 30 days after 
the submission date of the President's budget recommendations 
for fiscal year 2014. All submissions shall include at minimum 
a five-year history of appropriations, the appropriations 
language requested, and a summary of both the built-in and 
programmatic changes recommended in the request.

      TITLE II--UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,092,300,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,263,045,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,015,706,000
    Change from request...............................      -247,339,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -76,594,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, the fiscal year 2013
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced
  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,015,706,000 for 
USAID Operating Expenses, which is $76,594,000 below the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $247,339,000 below the request. 
Additional funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Funds under this heading are provided for salaries and 
expenses of overseas and domestic employees of USAID, personal 
service contractors, and employees hired by other Federal 
agencies but assigned to USAID. Funds under this heading are 
also provided to support resident USAID staff overseas as well 
as headquarters staff that support field programs and manage 
regional and worldwide activities.
    As in fiscal year 2012, the Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID to provide a report, not later than 60 
days after enactment of this Act, that details the number of 
people employed by USAID, the category of employment (direct 
hire, personal service contractor, Participating Agency Service 
Agreement, and similar categories), the veteran status of 
direct hires employed by USAID, the office or overseas post to 
which they are assigned or detailed, the appropriation account 
used to fund the employees, specific legislative authority 
needed to hire the employees, and if hired by another Federal 
agency, the additional administrative expenses charged by that 
agency. The Committee directs that this employment report 
reflect data as of the end of fiscal year 2012.
    As in past years, USAID is directed to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations 15 days prior to any procurement 
action that involves awarding of a sole source contract or 
other non-competitive grant or contract; raising the ceiling on 
an existing Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC); issuing a new 
IQC; awarding an umbrella grant; or raising the ceiling on an 
existing umbrella grant. The Committee expects the thresholds 
for notification to be the same as in the prior year. The 
Committee notes that this requirement does not apply for 
assistance in critical priority countries and assistance for 
humanitarian response or post-conflict situations.
    New programs.--The Committee includes a provision under 
this heading that makes all new programs, fellowships, and 
initiatives not previously justified in the Congressional 
budget justification subject to the regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations. The Committee 
directs the Administrator of USAID to award fellowship programs 
on a competitive basis.
    Diversity engagement.--The Committee supports continued 
funding for fellowships as part of USAID's Diversity Engagement 
Program and encourages USAID to provide continued funding for a 
fellowship program in honor of the late Donald M. Payne to 
support graduate school, professional development, and entry 
into USAID's Foreign Service. The Committee directs that 
funding be provided on a competitive basis. The Committee 
recommendation includes continued funding for the Office of 
Civil Rights and Diversity for recruitment activities.
    Faith-based organizations.--The Committee notes the 
important role that faith-based organizations (FBOs) play in 
the delivery of foreign assistance and expects USAID to ensure 
compliance with existing Federal laws protecting the rights of 
FBOs, including rights related to employment practices, from 
discrimination in competing for and administering projects 
funded with United States foreign assistance.
    Innovative technologies.--The Committee recognizes the 
efforts of non-governmental organizations working in poor 
communities in developing nations that are advancing innovative 
technologies to provide long-term solutions to combat hunger 
and poverty.
    Procurement reform.--The Committee remains cautious about 
USAID's rapid implementation of its procurement reform efforts. 
The Committee recommendation includes new language requiring 
the Administrator of USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations prior to issuing guidance through a Procurement 
Information Bulletin that changes current regulations on 
acquisition and assistance. The Committee has not included 
authorization language as requested for a working capital fund. 
The Committee agrees that oversight of procurement, whether 
local or at headquarters, should be strongly supported.
    Direct Government-to-Government assistance.--The Committee 
remains concerned about USAID's intentions to increase funding 
to host countries for their own procurement actions. While the 
Committee supports efforts to develop capacity and 
sustainability of foreign recipient governments, the Committee 
remains concerned that USAID's procurement goals are neither 
realistic nor in the best interest of the United States 
taxpayer. The Committee recommendation continues section 
7031(a), which is intended to ensure that transparency, 
accountability, and anti-fraud measures are in place prior to 
the provision of such assistance. Specifically, the Committee 
disagrees with any assumption of acceptable levels of fraud in 
USAID programs. Additionally, the provision includes a new 
certification that the recipient country demonstrates a 
commitment to democracy and a new subsection prohibiting 
assistance for the purpose of paying a foreign country's debt 
to multilateral development banks or United Nations 
assessments.
    Closing of missions.--USAID provides assistance to 101 
countries worldwide and maintains an on-the-ground presence in 
87 missions. The Committee encourages USAID to identify savings 
through closing missions, especially in countries where foreign 
assistance is no longer necessary and directs the Administrator 
of USAID to provide an estimate to the Committees on 
Appropriations for fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015 resulting 
from closing missions and identifying the location of such 
missions.
    Partner vetting system.--The Committee includes language in 
section 7034, modified from prior years, regarding a global 
partner vetting system.
    Security training.--The Committee recommends that security 
training be offered to all implementers of programs funded in 
this Act for the purpose of promoting democracy or civil 
society in a closed society or a state, in which the government 
is otherwise hostile to democratic reforms. Such implementers 
shall include nongovernmental organizations and their sub-
grantees, as well as contractors and their subcontractors. Such 
training should be tailored to the special challenges of 
working within the particular state or region in which the 
entities being trained will be operating. The Committee 
recommends that costs for such security training be provided 
from funds made available under this heading. The Committee 
directs the Administrator of USAID, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 90 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the costs associated with this training initiative. The 
Committee further directs the Secretary of State and the 
Administrator of USAID to jointly consult with the Committees 
on Appropriations on efforts in fiscal year 2013 to meet this 
goal.
    Mass atrocities prevention.--The Committee notes USAID's 
efforts to train relevant personnel in genocide and mass 
atrocities prevention and directs USAID to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on progress implementing this 
training.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $129,700,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       134,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................       129,700,000
    Change from request...............................        -5,200,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $129,700,000 for the 
Capital Investment Fund, which is the same as the fiscal year 
2012 enacted level and $5,200,000 below the request. Funds made 
available under this heading, including the obligation of 
collections, are subject to the regular notification procedures 
of the Committees on Appropriations.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................       $46,500,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        50,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................        50,500,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       +4,000,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $50,500,000 for 
Office of Inspector General, which is $4,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the request.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
provide a summary of the oversight that will be undertaken 
during fiscal year 2013 as part of its operating plan that is 
required in title VII of this Act.

                TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                         GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $8,167,860,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     7,854,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     8,017,711,000
    Change from request...............................      +163,711,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -150,149,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $8,017,711,000 for 
Global Health Programs, which is $150,149,000 below the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $163,711,000 above the request.
    The Committee includes assistance under this heading for 
countries previously included under Assistance for Europe, 
Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA).

                      USAID GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,474,851,000 for 
global health programs to be directly apportioned to USAID, 
which is $150,149,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and $29,149,000 below the request.
    The Committee supports the fiscal year 2012 funding level 
for bilateral maternal and child health, programs for 
vulnerable children, nutrition, malaria, and tuberculosis. The 
Committee does not support the reductions proposed for these 
programs in the President's budget request. Funding for family 
planning and reproductive health programs is the same as the 
fiscal year 2008 level.
    Maternal and child health.--The Committee directs that not 
less than the fiscal year 2012 levels be provided for bilateral 
maternal and child health programs. The health of a mother is 
directly related to the health of her children, and the 
Committee is committed to maintaining an emphasis on expanding 
access to programs that have been proven effective in reducing 
maternal and child mortality.
    The Committee recommends that USAID implement a multi-
faceted nutrition program that includes agriculture, food aid, 
and health interventions and keep the Committees on 
Appropriations updated on its progress as necessary.
    Within funds provided, the Committee also encourages USAID 
to continue supporting iodine deficiency disorder programs and 
vulnerable children programs, including childhood blindness and 
cleft lip/palate treatment.
    The Committee requests that USAID consult with the 
Committee on the estimated need and cost-effectiveness of a 
program to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, treat 
children with hydrocephalus, assist children affected by 
trauma, and support children with autism.
    Polio.--The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is one of 
the largest, most successful, public-private health initiatives 
ever undertaken. Funds provided under this heading will allow 
USAID to continue to provide critical technical and operational 
support for immunization and disease surveillance activities in 
order to capitalize on the historic opportunity to interrupt 
transmission of polio.
    Neglected tropical diseases.--The Committee notes the 
success by USAID in combating neglected tropical diseases and 
supports the continuation of these successful life-saving 
programs.
    Microbicides.--The Committee recommends continued support 
for microbicide development and directs the Office of the 
Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to coordinate with USAID, the 
National Institutes of Health, other Federal agencies, and 
donors in order to advance microbicide development and 
implementation.
    Vaccines.--The Committee strongly supports the Global 
Alliance for Vaccines Initiative (GAVI) and recognizes that a 
country's immunization coverage rate directly relates to child 
mortality and overall development of a country. Additionally, 
the Committee commends the GAVI Secretariat for its commitment 
to a strong Office of Inspector General and GAVI's efforts to 
post all audits on its web site for public accessibility. The 
Committee notes that prior funding provided in this Act has 
only been used for the purchase of vaccines, and has not 
supported the cash assistance program. The Committee expects 
this practice to continue. Additionally, the Committee directs 
that the United States contribution from this and prior acts 
only be available for those vaccines that have a direct impact 
on child survival, such as vaccines for rotavirus and 
pneumococcal.
    The Committee agrees that developing a vaccine is essential 
to the fight against HIV and malaria and encourages USAID to 
continue funding to support their advancement.
    Health technology.--The Committee continues to support 
USAID's health technologies programs, including the development 
of technologies that maximize the limited resources available 
for global health and ensure that products and medicines 
developed for use in low-resource settings reach the people 
that need such products and medicines.
    Healthcare workforce.--The Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID, in consultation with the Global AIDS 
Coordinator at the Department of State, to submit a 
comprehensive strategy, not later than 90 days after enactment 
of this Act, for increasing equitable access to qualified 
health workers in developing countries, particularly in 
underserved areas.
    Reproductive health/voluntary family planning.--The 
Committee recommendation includes section 7058 which provides 
not more than $461,000,000, the same as the fiscal year 2008 
level, for reproductive health and voluntary family planning in 
this Act. This provision also addresses funds provided under 
the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' for reproductive health 
and family planning.
    The Committee has continued prior year language that does 
the following: (1) requires that none of the funds appropriated 
in this Act, or any unobligated balances, may be made available 
to any organization or program, which as determined by the 
President, supports or participates in the management of a 
program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization; (2) 
states that funds cannot be used to pay for the performance of 
abortions as a method of family planning or to motivate or 
coerce any person to practice abortion; (3) specifies that 
population funds shall be available only to voluntary family 
planning projects that offer, either directly or through 
referral, information about access to a broad range of family 
planning methods and services; (4) requires that in awarding 
grants for natural family planning under section 104 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act, no applicant shall be discriminated 
against because of such applicant's religious or conscientious 
commitment to offer only natural family planning; and (5) 
requires the provision of accurate information related to 
condoms.
    The Committee includes language in section 7065 prohibiting 
funds for any foreign nongovernmental organization that 
promotes or performs abortion, except in cases of rape or 
incest or when the life of the mother would be endangered if 
the fetus were carried to term.
    Theft of drugs.--The Committee is alarmed by reports that a 
portion of drugs procured with bilateral and multilateral funds 
appropriated for global health programs were stolen by 
speculators and dealers. The Committee notes that results must 
be judged on delivery of life-saving medications to sick 
patients, not whether these medicines are simply provided to a 
central distribution point. The Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID and the Global AIDS Coordinator to 
provide to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 
days after enactment of this Act, a strategy for addressing the 
theft of medicines, including an assessment of the breadth of 
the problem of drug theft, which drugs are stolen and from 
which countries, and specific steps taken to date to fight the 
misappropriation of drugs funded through appropriations 
provided for bilateral and multilateral activities.
    Report.--The Committee recognizes that several Federal 
agencies implement global health funding provided in this Act 
and directs the Department of State and USAID to provide a 
government-wide funding summary for fiscal year 2012, and 
projected for fiscal year 2013, including funding provided in 
other appropriations bills, to the Committees on Appropriations 
not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act. The 
Committee expects the report to include a description of the 
differentiation of goals, implementing partners, and auditing 
standards for each Federal agency.
    Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia.--In fiscal year 2013, 
the Congressional budget justification reflected assistance 
requested for countries in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia 
through the Economic Support Fund, International Narcotics 
Control and Law Enforcement, and Global Health Programs 
accounts instead of under the Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and 
Central Asia (AEECA) heading. The Committee recommendation does 
not include the AEECA heading and funds programs for these 
countries in the relevant program accounts.

Department of State, Office of the United States Global AIDS 
        Coordinator (OGAC)

    The Committee recommendation includes $5,542,860,000 to be 
directly apportioned to the Department of State for programs to 
prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. This level is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $192,860,000 above the 
request. This level of funding assumes $4,242,860,000 for the 
bilateral programs under the President's Emergency Plan for 
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and $1,300,000,000 for the Global Fund to 
Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (the Global Fund).
    In addition to funds in this paragraph, the Committee 
provides the fiscal year enacted 2012 level for HIV/AIDS 
programs under this heading that are directly apportioned to 
USAID. Therefore, the bill provides a total of $5,892,860,000 
to fight HIV/AIDS.
    The Committee's recommendation supports: a United States 
contribution to UNAIDS; continued investment in implementation 
research, including operations research and impact evaluation; 
efforts to expand prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission 
programs; and funding for pediatric HIV treatment programs in 
order to meet the targets included in the PEPFAR statute and in 
the PEFPAR five-year plan. The Committee encourages OGAC to 
identify new tools to diagnose and safely treat children living 
with HIV.
    Needles.--The Committee directs that no funds in fiscal 
year 2013 may be used for needle exchange programs.
    Cost efficiencies.--The Committee is committed to ensuring 
that every available dollar in PEPFAR funds goes toward 
providing effective services. Given the now-established 
benefits of antiretroviral treatment in improving health and 
preventing new infections, the Committee supports PEPFAR's 
efforts to continue to reduce per patient costs for such 
treatment. The Committee directs OGAC to consult with the 
Committee on its efforts to achieve such savings not later than 
45 days after enactment of this Act.
    Administrative and overhead costs.--The Committee directs 
OGAC to report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later 
than 45 days after enactment of this Act, on the amount and 
percentage of administrative and overhead costs for PEPFAR 
funds for fiscal year 2012 by implementing agency.
    Media.--The Committee recommends that USAID and OGAC 
continue to support HIV-related media prevention programming, 
which can serve as an effective prevention tool.
    Reports.--The Committee directs that the Administrator of 
USAID and the Global AIDS Coordinator include in its annual 
report to Congress as required by Public Law 109-95, the 
funding levels for programs included in Public Law 110-293 
relating to orphans and other children affected by HIV/AIDS for 
fiscal year 2012 and estimated for fiscal year 2013.
    Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the 
Global Fund).--The Committee is supportive of a performance-
based, results-oriented multilateral funding mechanism to 
combat HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The Committee 
commends the Global Fund Board for adopting the recommendations 
of the High-Level Independent Review Panel on Fiduciary 
Controls and Oversight Mechanism (the High-Level Panel) and 
directs OGAC to continue to update the Committees on 
Appropriations on the Global Fund's execution of the High-Level 
Panel's recommendations throughout the year.
    The Committee recommendation designates that up to five 
percent of funds provided to the Global Fund may be used for 
Global Fund technical assistance. OGAC should continue to 
support efforts to strengthen country coordinating mechanisms 
and principal recipients, improve procurement and supply chains 
in-country, and increase technical capacity of implementing 
governments and organizations. The Committee encourages the use 
of the Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical 
Assistance, funded through transferred funds, in providing 
procurement and budgetary specialists on a temporary basis to 
Global Fund countries.
    Oversight of the Global Fund remains a top priority for the 
Committee. The Committee continues to support the independence 
of the Office of Inspector General and continues language to 
withhold 10 percent of funds provided to the Global Fund until 
the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees on 
Appropriations that the Global Fund's Secretariat and Board 
have not adopted policies that would make the work of the 
Office of Inspector General less transparent or less 
comprehensive.
    As in past years, the Secretary of State is directed to 
provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later 
than 120 days after enactment of this Act, that contains the 
most recent Global Fund audit information, commitment and 
disbursement data, and a summary of the recipient and sub-
recipient expenditures as reported to the United States 
Government.
    In addition to the certification required in section 7058 
concerning the function and role of the Office of Inspector 
General, the Committee directs the Secretary of State to report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 days 
after enactment of this Act and updated every six months until 
September 30, 2013, on the following:
          (1) a description of improvements made to the Global 
        Fund's financial systems and fiduciary controls for 
        grant management in the prior six months;
          (2) a list of countries that tax Global Fund 
        assistance and the estimated tax collected each year, 
        by country;
          (3) the status of the United Nations Development 
        Programme's transition plan for each country in which 
        it operates as an implementer of Global Fund grants; 
        and
          (4) the degree of Board access to, and transparency 
        of, internal Secretariat budgetary expenditures, 
        including contingency funds and other unspecified funds 
        used at the discretion of Secretariat personnel.

                         DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $2,519,950,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     2,525,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,519,950,000
    Change from request...............................        -5,550,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,519,950,000 for 
Development Assistance, which is the same as the fiscal year 
2012 enacted level and $5,550,000 below the request.
    The Committee endorses USAID's commitment to support 
programs that create conditions where assistance will no longer 
be needed because countries have become financially independent 
and, therefore, encourages USAID to demonstrate where and how 
this goal is being achieved. The Committee supports USAID's 
proposal to focus Development Assistance in countries that 
demonstrate a commitment to improving transparent, accountable, 
and responsible governance, where United States assistance is 
most likely to produce significant and sustainable development 
results. The Committee urges USAID to ensure that its 
assistance does not compete with emerging small businesses, 
entrepreneurs, and local economies in recipient countries, and 
instead works to strengthen them. The Committee expects the 
Department of State and USAID to ensure programs and policies 
for learning, evaluation, and research include assessments of 
organizations implementing United States foreign assistance and 
directs the Administrator of USAID to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on these efforts.

Agriculture

    The Committee supports the goals of the Feed the Future 
Initiative and notes that funds should support food security 
and agriculture development programs. These investments are 
expected to enhance stability in fragile areas, reduce 
dependence on foreign aid, and increase goodwill toward the 
United States. The Committee notes the important role of 
agriculture research in food security and supports the budget 
request for Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs). 
The Committee understands that USAID has supported efforts to 
ensure the long-term productivity of global agriculture by 
conserving and making available key collections of diverse 
crops and the Committee supports continuing these efforts.
    Spend plan.--Pursuant to title VII, the Administrator of 
USAID is required to submit a spend plan on food security and 
agriculture development detailing the proposed use of funds by 
account, office, and country, prior to funds being obligated. 
The spend plan should also specify any funds to be transferred 
to other agencies or international financial institutions and 
for what purpose.

Economic Growth

    Cooperative development programs.--The Committee recognizes 
the important role that cooperatives and credit unions play in 
overseas development assistance programs and directs USAID to 
provide $10,000,000 to these programs.
    Microfinance.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$265,000,000 in this Act for microenterprise and microfinance 
development programs. The Committee notes the successful track 
record of microfinance programs and directs that funds be 
targeted to the poor, especially women. The Committee 
encourages investment in a variety of financial services that 
allows the poor to save, borrow, and access insurance, 
remittances, and other key services. The Committee urges the 
Administration to prioritize investment in microfinance in sub-
Saharan Africa and directs USAID to consult with the Committees 
on Appropriations on efforts to focus existing resources for 
this program. As required by section 251(c) of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, USAID is to target half of all 
microfinance and microenterprise funds to the very poor, 
defined as those living on less than $1.25 a day. For the 
purposes of conducting poverty assessments for microenterprise 
and microfinance programs, USAID may certify for use external 
poverty assessment tools if determined to be commensurate with 
its current poverty survey tools. The Committee supports the 
efforts of the Department of State to promote and preserve the 
independence of civil society and private enterprise in 
Bangladesh, including the banking sector.
    Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).--The Committee 
notes that several countries are negotiating with the 
Administration on second compacts with the MCC. MCC compacts 
are intended to be a catalyst for change in poorer countries 
helping to lay the groundwork for the private sector to 
increase investments and thereby generate long-term economic 
growth. The Committee directs the Administrator of USAID to 
submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later 
than 120 days after enactment of this Act, on the efforts USAID 
is taking to graduate MCC's second compact countries from 
official development assistance and provide an estimate of 
potential savings.
    Trade capacity building.--The Committee continues to 
support labor and environment capacity building activities 
related to the free trade agreements with the countries of 
Central America, Colombia, Peru, and the Dominican Republic to 
ensure that United States workers and businesses can compete on 
a level playing field.

Education

    American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA).--The 
Committee recommendation includes $23,000,000 for the American 
Schools and Hospitals Abroad program, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level. The Committee recognizes the 
important contributions made by institutions funded by this 
program, particularly its programs in Africa and the Middle 
East. The Committee endorses ASHA support for new applicants 
that demonstrate the best of American ideas and practices in 
the regions they serve. The Committee expects ASHA funds to 
continue to be allocated through an open and competitive 
process.
    Basic education.--The Committee believes education should 
be a key component of the United States Government strategy in 
developing countries. An educated citizenry will result in 
sustained economic growth, strengthened democratic 
institutions, the empowerment of women and girls, and decreased 
extremism. The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$800,000,000 for basic education programs in this Act, which is 
the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, of which 
$260,000,000 is provided under this heading. The Committee 
encourages USAID to prioritize the special needs of girls' 
education and schools in conflict or post-conflict settings. 
Given education's importance to achieving the goals of 
presidential initiatives and other objectives of the United 
States, the Committee believes that basic education should be 
identified as a core development objective and considered an 
agency priority for budget and strategy.
    The Committee believes that schools can be centers of 
learning and development for an entire community and expects 
that programs in other sectors should be integrated with 
schools and educational programs as much as possible. USAID 
should prioritize technical assistance for local governments to 
foster communities of learning and should encourage recipient 
countries and other donors to pursue comprehensive development 
efforts to support these programs. USAID is directed to consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations on this initiative on a 
regular basis.
    The Committee supports United States participation in the 
Global Partnership for Education and has provided authority to 
USAID to make a contribution to the Partnership in fiscal year 
2013. The Committee has taken this contribution into account in 
its consideration of resources under title III of this Act and 
directs USAID to report to the Committees on Appropriations, 
not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, on the 
planned uses of this contribution. As part of the report, the 
Committee directs USAID to include progress toward the 
development of a performance-based financing system based on 
mutual accountability between donors and recipients for 
achieving measurable results in access and quality; and efforts 
to expand civil society participation in the Partnership's 
governance.
    University programs.--The Committee recognizes the value of 
USAID's work with American institutions of higher education and 
supports their contributions to development assistance and 
foreign policy goals. The Committee continues to support 
partnerships between higher education institutions in Africa 
and the United States and expects that proposals will be 
considered through an open and competitive process. The 
Committee notes USAID's recent competitive opportunities to 
partner with and leverage the technical expertise and resources 
of universities to solve global development challenges. The 
Committee expects the Administrator of USAID to provide regular 
updates on these efforts.

Global Programs

    Child marriage.--The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State, in consultation with the Ambassador-at-Large of the 
Office for Global Women's Issues, and other relevant United 
States Government agencies to submit a report to the Committees 
on Appropriations, not later than 180 days after enactment of 
this Act, detailing a multi-year United States Government 
strategy to prevent child marriage that will inform and empower 
at-risk girls, as well as their families and communities, in 
developing countries. The strategy should focus on areas with 
high prevalence of child marriage and identify diplomatic and 
programmatic initiatives to address these issues.
    Conservation.--The Committee notes USAID's ongoing efforts 
in conservation and directs the Department of State, in 
consultation with USAID, to provide a report to the Committees 
on Appropriations on actions being taken by the United States 
to support anti-poaching activities in southern Africa, 
including efforts to combat the recent increase of trade in 
rhinoceros horns. This report should also detail diplomatic and 
development efforts to deter trading in Asia of poached items 
from Africa.
    Development Innovation Ventures (DIV).--The Committee 
directs the Administrator of USAID to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 120 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the DIV program. The report shall 
include a detailed accounting of all funds used for DIV by 
project including evaluation methods and specific outcomes as 
they relate to the goals and objectives of the program; a 
demonstration of how the program is helping USAID become more 
efficient and cost-effective; and a description of what steps 
USAID is taking to coordinate with other federal agencies to 
avoid duplication and leverage prior investments.
    Gender-based violence.--The Committee recommendation 
continues support for programs that address sexual and gender-
based violence pursuant to section 7061. The Committee directs 
that the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
Ambassador-at-Large of the Office for Global Women's Issues, 
should identify and take emergency measures to respond to 
violence against women and girls in situations of armed 
conflict and directs the Secretary of State to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations, as necessary.
    Reconciliation programs.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $26,000,000 in this Act to continue support for 
USAID's reconciliation programs, which is the same amount 
provided in fiscal year 2012. The Committee expects funds to be 
provided through an open and competitive process. The Committee 
directs not less than $10,000,000 of these funds be provided to 
support people-to-people reconciliation programs in the Middle 
East to foster reconciliation between Arab and Israeli 
populations. The Committee notes that an initiative to build 
understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect among the next 
generation of Israeli and Palestinian leaders was included in 
the joint explanatory statement accompanying the State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 
(Public Law 112-74) and expects USAID to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on these programs.
    Water, sanitation, and hygiene.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $315,000,000 in this Act for water and 
sanitation supply projects. The Committee directs that this 
funding be provided pursuant to Public Law 109-121 and should 
prioritize the poorest communities and countries, including in 
sub-Saharan Africa.
    Women's leadership capacity.--The Committee notes that 
empowering women to be leaders in their communities has 
transformative economic and social benefits. The Committee 
recommendation includes $20,000,000 for women's leadership 
training programs. The Committee intends that these funds will 
support projects that promote women's political, economic, and 
social advancement in developing countries.

Country programs

    Ethiopia.--The Committee encourages the Administrator of 
USAID, in cooperation with other donors, to support programs to 
promote sustainable development in Ethiopia that will help 
prevent famine and desertification. In addition, the Committee 
encourages the Department of State and USAID to support 
programs that promote human and political rights in Ethiopia.
    Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua.--The Committee does not 
support proposed increases in Development Assistance for 
Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua for programs other than to 
promote democracy and combat illicit drugs.
    Mexico.--The Committee recommendation includes $33,350,000 
for assistance for Mexico which is the same as the fiscal year 
2012 level. An additional $35,000,000 is included for Mexico 
under Economic Support Fund. The Committee expects this 
assistance to be directed only to programs for rule of law and 
human rights, good governance, civil society, education, and 
private sector competitiveness.

                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................      $825,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       960,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       772,602,000
    Change from request...............................      -187,398,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -52,398,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency
  Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $772,602,000 for 
International Disaster Assistance, which is $52,398,000 below 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $187,398,000 below the 
request. Additional funds are provided under title VIII for 
OCO/GWOT. The amount recommended is consistent with the five-
year average appropriation for International Disaster 
Assistance.
    This account funds humanitarian relief, rehabilitation, and 
reconstruction in countries affected by natural and man-made 
disasters, as well as support for disaster mitigation, disaster 
risk reduction, prevention, and preparedness. This includes the 
purchase of commodities, such as temporary shelter, blankets, 
and supplementary and therapeutic food; potable water; medical 
supplies; and agricultural rehabilitation. Program 
beneficiaries include disaster victims, conflict victims, and 
internally displaced persons.
    The Committee notes that the consultation requirements 
included in joint explanatory statement accompanying the 
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) have not yet 
occurred. The Committee directs the Administrator of USAID to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 
30 days after enactment of this Act, on the status of efforts 
to address requirements from fiscal year 2012.
    The Committee expects the reporting requirements contained 
in the joint explanatory statement accompanying the State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
2010 (Public Law 111-117) on the use of funds for emergency 
food security to continue for fiscal year 2013 and directs the 
Administrator of USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on the content of the report.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................       $50,141,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        57,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................        50,141,000
    Change from request...............................        -7,459,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency
  Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $50,141,000 for 
Transition Initiatives, which is the same as the fiscal year 
2012 enacted level and $7,459,000 below the request. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Funds provided in this account support programs targeting 
key transitions to democracy for countries in crisis and quick 
impact activities for conflict prevention or stabilization.
    The Committee recommendation continues the requirement that 
USAID submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations five 
days prior to starting a new program and maintains a provision 
which allows for the transfer of up to $15,000,000 to this 
heading if the Secretary of State determines and reports to the 
Committees on Appropriations that it is in the national 
interest. Prior consultation with the Committees on 
Appropriations is required before transferred funds may be made 
available.
    The Committee continues to direct USAID's Office of 
Transition Initiatives (OTI) to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations at the end of the fiscal year 
summarizing new, ongoing, and completed country programs 
implemented by OTI in fiscal year 2013, including programs 
supported with transferred funds. The Committee notes that the 
consultation requirement included in the prior year has not yet 
occurred and directs OTI to consult with the Committee, not 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, on the content 
and design of the report for fiscal year 2013 prior to 
submission.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................       $10,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        50,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -50,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -10,000,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation does not include funding for 
the Complex Crises Fund, which is $10,000,000 below the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $50,000,000 below the request.

                      DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Program Account:
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $40,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        40,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        40,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
Administrative Expenses:
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................         8,300,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         8,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................         8,200,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................          -100,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes a ceiling of 
$40,000,000 on the amount that may be transferred from 
bilateral economic assistance accounts for the subsidy cost of 
loan guarantees under the Development Credit Authority program, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the 
request. The Committee recommendation includes an appropriation 
of $8,200,000 for administrative expenses, which is $100,000 
below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the 
request.
    The Committee notes that the USAID must submit an operating 
plan for funds provided under this heading to the Committees on 
Appropriations as required in title VII of this Act.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $3,001,745,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     4,848,571,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,916,719,000
    Change from request...............................    -1,931,852,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -85,026,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, the fiscal year 2013
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced
  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,916,719,000 for 
Economic Support Fund (ESF), which is $85,026,000 below the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $1,931,852,000 below the 
request. Additional funds are provided under title VIII for 
OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee notes section 7031 regarding direct 
government-to-government assistance has been modified to 
prohibit assistance to any agency or ministry that is headed or 
controlled by a foreign terrorist organization.
    The Committee notes that funds are requested under this 
heading to advance United States interests by helping countries 
meet political, economic, and security needs. The Committee 
expects that these funds will be allocated in a manner that 
gives weight to national security and foreign policy 
objectives, including whether countries are helping advance 
United States foreign policy goals. The Committee expects the 
Secretary of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 180 days after enactment of this 
Act, on criteria used to determine foreign assistance 
allocations, including whether a country's voting coincidence 
with the United States in the United Nations is considered.

Africa

    Liberia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$124,276,000 for assistance for Liberia, which is the same as 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level. The Committee supports 
programs that address the need for sustainable agriculture, 
energy including hydroelectric power, and education including 
vocational training.
    Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).--The Committee includes 
section 7043(e) requiring that funds be made available for 
areas in countries affected by the LRA. The Committee directs 
not less than $10,000,000 from the State Africa Regional and 
USAID Regional programs to support the goals of the Lord's 
Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act 
(Public Law 111-172), including for programs to improve 
physical access, telecommunications infrastructure and early-
warning mechanisms and to support the disarmament, 
demobilization, and reintegration of former LRA combatants, 
especially child soldiers. The Committee includes a new 
reporting requirement on progress toward the goals of the 
Administration's counter-LRA strategy and the policy objectives 
of Public Law 111-172.
    South Sudan.--The Committee recommendation supports the 
budget request. The Committee expects that funds will be used 
to continue programs that promote rule of law, good governance 
through strong democratic institutions, and economic growth.
    Sudan.--The Committee directs that not more than the fiscal 
year 2012 level be made available for assistance for Sudan and 
notes that section 7043 prohibits funds from being provided 
directly to the Government of Sudan.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about the ongoing 
violence in Sudan, including in Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and 
Blue Nile and the continued conflict between Sudan and South 
Sudan. The Committee notes that the humanitarian situation in 
the border region has deteriorated because of ongoing violence 
and the prevention of humanitarian access to the region by the 
Government of Sudan. The Committee urges the Administration to 
continue to prioritize all diplomatic and development efforts 
to address the immediate humanitarian crisis and resolve 
outstanding issues laid out in the Comprehensive Peace 
Agreement for long-term stability and economic development for 
the region.
    Zimbabwe.--The Committee recommendation supports the budget 
request for Zimbabwe. The Committee remains concerned about the 
lack of progress in Zimbabwe on respect for democratic 
freedoms, economic growth, human rights, and meeting the needs 
of its people. The Committee expects the highest level of 
transparency for these programs and that funds will be provided 
to civil society and other democratic forces in the country.

Asia

    Burma.--The Committee recommends that funds provided for 
Burma, including along the Thai-Burma border, should support 
programs for independent media activities.
    China.--The Committee recommendation includes a prohibition 
on direct assistance to the Government of China from this 
account.
    Tibet.--The Committee recommendation continues assistance 
to support activities which preserve cultural traditions and 
promote sustainable development and environmental conservation 
in Tibetan communities in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and in 
other Tibetan autonomous areas in the People's Republic of 
China.

Europe and Eurasia

    The Committee recommendation merges assistance previously 
appropriated under Assistance for Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and 
Central Asia (AEECA) for countries in this region into Global 
Health Programs, International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement (INCLE) and this heading, as requested. The 
Committee believes that the United States retains a long-term 
national security interest in these countries becoming stable, 
market-based democracies, and supports continued engagement 
with the region, including through foreign assistance programs. 
The Committee notes that the Coordinator of United States 
Assistance to Europe and Eurasia for the region has helped to 
align assistance with foreign policy priorities, develop whole-
of-government assistance strategies for each country, and 
leverage resources from other international donors. The 
Committee does not intend for the merger of accounts to in any 
way diminish support for the region or the role of the 
Coordinator.
    Armenia.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than $40,000,000 for assistance to Armenia under Global Health 
Programs, International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, 
and this heading, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level.
    International Fund for Ireland.--The Committee 
recommendation does not include funds for the International 
Fund for Ireland.
    Nagorno-Karabakh.--The Committee continues to support a 
peaceful settlement of the ongoing dispute between Armenia and 
Azerbaijan over the status of Nagorno-Karabakh. As this process 
moves forward, the Committee continues to urge all parties to 
refrain from threats of violence and to support confidence-
building measures that facilitate interaction among the 
parties, in order to address regional security and people-to-
people programs. The Committee expects that funds provided will 
address ongoing humanitarian needs and the plight of the 
victims of the conflict, including at least $5,000,000 for 
humanitarian and development programs in Nagorno-Karabakh.
    Georgia.--The Committee directs the Coordinator of United 
States Assistance to Europe and Eurasia at the Department of 
State, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation, to report to the Committees 
on Appropriations describing the effects of United States 
assistance from fiscal years 2005-2012 of programs conducted in 
Samstskhe-Javakheti and a strategy for future development of 
this region.
    Ukraine.--The Committee continues to encourage efforts to 
strengthen democratic processes, accountable governance, 
independent media, judicial reform, and anti-corruption efforts 
in Ukraine. The Committee is concerned about recent declines in 
democratic governance, particularly the abuse of power to 
create unfair conditions for political competition, and 
encourages close monitoring by the Department of State of 
upcoming national elections.

Near East

    Egypt.-- The Committee recommendation includes $250,000,000 
under this heading for assistance for Egypt, which is the same 
as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the request. The 
Committee recognizes that the success of Egypt's economy is 
critical to maintaining stability in the region. The Committee 
notes, however, that changes within Egypt over the last year 
necessitate additional oversight of these funds by the 
Congress. For that reason, the Committee includes requirements 
in sections 7042 and 7015 of this Act that must be met prior to 
the obligation of funds for Egypt. The Committee notes that 
section 7042(a)(1)(C) contains new language requiring the 
Secretary of State to consult the Committees on Appropriations 
prior to any decision to waive the requirements in section 
7042(a)(1)(B); and section 7015(f) contains new language 
requiring that the Committees on Appropriations must be 
notified 15 days in advance of the obligation of funds for 
Egypt.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act, detailing the status of human 
rights within Egypt. The report should include whether the 
Government of Egypt is providing adequate protection for 
religious minorities, including protection of Coptic 
Christians, their property, and places of worship.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, on all assistance provided under this 
heading for Egypt from fiscal year 2008 through 2012. The 
report should include the following: (1) the ministries, 
agencies, or instrumentalities of the Government of Egypt that 
received funding; (2) United States, international, or Egyptian 
organizations that received funding; (3) a description of the 
purpose of each program, project, or activity; (4) whether each 
program, project, or activity complied with mandatory audit 
requirements; and (5) a description of whether each program, 
project, or activity fulfilled its stated purpose.
    Jordan.--The Committee recommendation includes $360,000,000 
for assistance for Jordan, which is the same as the request. 
The Committee directs that an additional $50,000,000 of the 
funds included for Middle East Response be provided to Jordan 
to address urgent needs that have developed as a result of 
unrest in the region. The Committee recognizes Jordan's 
continuing leadership and commitment to advancing efforts to 
bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians and notes 
Jordan's contributions to the international security forces in 
Afghanistan.
    Lebanon.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than $12,000,000 for scholarships for Lebanese students with 
high financial need to attend educational institutions in 
Lebanon that meet standards comparable to those required for 
American accreditation. The Committee directs that these funds 
be awarded through an open and competitive process.
    Middle East Regional Cooperation Program.--The Committee 
recommendation includes not less than $5,000,000 for the Middle 
East Regional Cooperation Program to support collaborative 
research between Arab and Israeli scientists and other forms of 
technical cooperation between Arab and Israeli scientists, 
students, and communities on topics relevant to development in 
the Middle East.
    Tunisia.--The Committee notes the positive steps taken in 
Tunisia toward a peaceful democratic transition and includes 
$10,000,000, which is the same as the request. The Committee 
supports making additional funds available for Tunisia from 
funds described under Middle East Response under this heading.
    West Bank and Gaza.--The Committee recommendation continues 
the prohibition of economic assistance to the Palestinian 
Authority if they obtain the same standing as a member state or 
full membership as a state at the United Nations, or any 
specialized agency, outside of a negotiated agreement with 
Israel. The Committee includes a new requirement that prior to 
the obligation of economic assistance for the West Bank and 
Gaza, the Secretary of State must certify that the assistance 
is advancing Middle East peace, improving security in the 
region, or supporting critical and immediate humanitarian 
needs.

Western Hemisphere

    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $26,200,000 for CBSI, which is the same 
as the request. The Committee intends that these funds will be 
used to support efforts to build capacity within the judicial 
sector to investigate and manage prosecutions adequately and 
build effective oversight mechanisms to combat corruption of 
government officials.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee recommendation includes $47,500,000 for CARSI, which 
is the same as the request. The Committee intends that these 
funds will support judicial reform, economic and social 
development targeted to reduce gangs and drug trafficking, and 
rule of law efforts including re-establishing effective state 
presence in areas of high risk.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$155,000,000 for Colombia, which is the same as the request, 
and is to be apportioned directly to USAID for continued 
support of new and ongoing development programs. The Committee 
endorses the proposed use of funds in the request to support 
conflict-affected populations including Afro-Colombians and 
other indigenous communities and refugees that have been 
displaced from Colombia. The Committee recommends that the 
Secretary of State continue to work with the UNHCR, and other 
relevant international partners and governments to seek 
appropriate and durable solutions for Colombian refugees. 
Within the total provided for Colombia in this account, not 
less than $7,000,000 shall be transferred to the Migration and 
Refugee Assistance account to help address these concerns.
    The Committee is encouraged by the Government of Colombia's 
emphasis on victims' restitution and land return. The Committee 
expects United States diplomacy and assistance programs to 
assist the Colombian Government in developing plans for local 
communities, in consultation with those communities, and with 
emphasis on strengthening local civilian governments.
    Cuba.--The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 
for Cuba, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
level and $5,000,000 above the request. The Committee directs 
that these funds shall be provided directly to the National 
Endowment for Democracy (NED) for programs to promote democracy 
and strengthen civil society in Cuba as authorized by section 
109(a) of the Cuban Liberty and Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 
1996 and section 1705 of the Cuban Democracy Act (CDA) of 1992. 
The Committee expects NED to work with the core institutes and 
other grantees that have extensive, continuous, and current 
experience in Cuba. Assistance provided for Cuba under this 
heading shall not be used for business promotion, economic 
reform, social development, or other purposes not expressly 
authorized by section 109(a) of the LIBERTAD Act.
    Haiti.--The Committee is concerned about the number of 
Haitians that remain displaced and continue to suffer from 
gender-based violence, internal displacement, cholera, and lost 
livelihoods after the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. 
While the Committee recognizes the complex challenges facing 
Haiti, these conditions continue despite more than a billion 
dollars of assistance provided by the United States in 
immediate response to the earthquake and additional annual 
appropriations provided since that time. The Committee directs 
USAID and the State Department to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the assistance provided to Haiti since 2010, including 
obligation and expenditure data, overall progress of the 
rebuilding and development efforts, and the mechanisms in place 
for consultation and participation of the Haitian government, 
civil society, grassroots networks, and the Haitian Diaspora.
    Mexico.--The Committee recommendation includes $35,000,000 
for assistance for Mexico, which is the same as the request. An 
additional $33,350,000 is included for Mexico under Development 
Assistance. The Committee expects this assistance to be 
directed only to programs for rule of law and human rights, 
good governance, civil society, education, and private sector 
competitiveness. The Committee supports USAID's border 
development programs to address the root causes of violence and 
instability, including poverty and unemployment of border 
residents.
    The Committee notes the report required in the explanatory 
statement accompanying the Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 
(Public Law 112-74) has not been submitted to the Committee and 
directs that an additional report be submitted for fiscal year 
2013 detailing how programs funded under this heading and under 
Development Assistance are addressing the root cause of 
violence and instability.
    Venezuela.--The Committee does not support the proposed 
decrease in funding for democracy programs in Venezuela and 
directs that $5,000,000 be made available for these programs, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level.

Global and Regional Programs

    Middle East Response.--The Committee recommendation does 
not include the Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund as 
requested, but provides $175,000,000 under this heading and 
$25,000,000 under Foreign Military Financing to promote 
regional peace and security, political and economic reform, and 
stabilization efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Of 
these funds, the Committee directs $70,000,000 for the Middle 
East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), $5,000,000 for USAID's 
Office of Middle East Partnerships, and not less than 
$50,000,000 for Jordan.
    The Committee continues to support the role that American 
educational institutions play in promoting democratic 
principles by providing educational opportunities to students 
in the region. Of the amounts provided for MEPI programs, 
$10,000,000 should be used to continue a scholarship program to 
educate students from countries with significant Muslim 
populations at not-for-profit institutions of higher education 
that meet the standards comparable to those required for 
American accreditation. These funds are to be awarded through 
an open and competitive process. The Committee supports efforts 
to promote peace and stability in the Middle East including 
programs that combat incitement and propaganda.
    The Committee is troubled by the ongoing violence in Syria 
and notes that funds under this heading should continue to be 
made available to assist the Syrian people. All funds for Syria 
are subject to the notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations, pursuant to section 7015(f) of this Act.
    National Ocean Policy.--The Committee understands that no 
funds are requested in fiscal year 2013 for the implementation 
of the National Ocean Policy. The Committee recommendation 
includes no funding for this purpose. The Committee further 
notes that any funds obligated in support of this policy are 
subject to the notification requirements contained in this Act.
    Parliamentary exchanges.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $1,900,000 for the House Democracy Partnership 
programs, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
level.
    Polio.--The Committee supports the budget request under 
this heading for polio eradication.
    Rule of law.--The Committee believes the rule of law is 
fundamental to promoting democracy and sustainable development. 
The Committee notes that the rule of law is strengthened by 
promoting independent judiciaries, human rights and women's 
rights, combating human trafficking and corruption, and 
increasing public accountability and access to justice. The 
Committee directs continued support for these programs that 
advance the rule of law worldwide.
    Trafficking in persons.--The Committee recommendation 
includes not less than $38,207,000 under this heading, 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, and 
Development Assistance for activities to combat trafficking in 
persons internationally, which is the same as the request. The 
Committee also includes the request level under Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs for the State Department Office to Monitor 
and Combat Trafficking in Persons. The Committee urges the 
Secretary of State and the Administrator of USAID to continue 
to incorporate efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery 
into all aspects of foreign assistance and expects that systems 
are in place to ensure programs contribute to decreasing 
vulnerability to, or prevalence of, human trafficking and 
slavery, consistent with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 
of 2000.
    The Committee urges the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights 
and Labor at the Department of State to continue its efforts to 
combat human trafficking and exploitative labor practices 
overseas.
    The Committee directs the Ambassador-at-Large for Combating 
Human Trafficking to include in the next Trafficking in Persons 
Report a section on best practices in slavery eradication to 
highlight innovations and partnerships in prevention, 
protection, and prosecution of the perpetrators of trafficking; 
and a section to highlight the vulnerability of refugee 
populations to human trafficking and to make recommendations 
for the prevention of refugee trafficking.
    The Committee expects that the President's Interagency Task 
Force on Human Trafficking and the Senior Policy Operating 
Group should include the Director of the Peace Corps.
    Vulnerable populations.--The Committee continues to support 
health, rehabilitation, education, and welfare programs in 
cooperation with local partners to promote the well-being of 
vulnerable populations, such as the aged, people with 
disabilities, children at risk, and refugees.

                             DEMOCRACY FUND

 
 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $114,770,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       119,770,000
    Change from request...............................      +119,770,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        +5,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $119,770,000 for 
Democracy Fund, which is $5,000,000 above the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $119,770,000 above the request.
    Democracy Funds included under this heading were requested 
under the Development Assistance and Economic Support Fund 
headings. Of the funds provided, $70,500,000 shall be for the 
Human Rights and Democracy Fund of the Bureau of Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), at the Department of State; and 
$49,270,000 shall be for the Office of Democracy and Governance 
of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian 
Assistance at USAID.
    The Committee notes the technical expertise of both DRL and 
USAID's Office of Democracy and Governance in global democracy 
promotion to respond quickly and effectively to political 
events on the ground and to create both short-term and long-
term strategies to strengthen democracy. The Committee includes 
section 7032, a new provision on democracy promotion that 
consolidates and modifies related provisions in current law. 
The Committee notes that democracy promotion activities in this 
Act are not subject to prior approval by foreign governments 
and requires the Secretary of State to report to the Committees 
on Appropriations on steps taken to ensure compliance with this 
prohibition in section 7032.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,639,100,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,625,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,454,400,000
    Change from request...............................      -171,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................     -184,700,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency
  Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,454,400,000 for 
Migration and Refugee Assistance, which is $184,700,000 below 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $171,000,000 below the 
request. Additional funds are provided under title VIII for 
OCO/GWOT. When combined with the funds appropriated for 
Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund, the amount 
recommended is consistent with the five-year average 
appropriation for refugee assistance.
    Afghanistan.--The Committee is concerned with the dramatic 
rise in conflict-induced displacement in Afghanistan. The 
Committee urges the Special Representative for Afghanistan and 
Pakistan to ensure that United States Government strategies to 
address these issues, such as the Country Assistance Strategy, 
are incorporated into other existing regional and planned 
international development strategies.
    Colombian refugees.--In addition to funds available under 
this heading, the Committee recommendation includes a transfer 
of $7,000,000 from funds available under the Economic Support 
Fund heading to this heading for assistance to nongovernmental 
and international organizations that provide assistance to 
Colombian refugees in neighboring countries. The Committee 
remains concerned about the unmet humanitarian needs of the 
growing population of displaced persons from Colombia. The 
Committee recommends that the Secretary continue to work with 
UNHCR and other relevant international partners and governments 
to seek appropriate and durable solutions for Colombian 
refugees.
    The Committee remains concerned about ongoing refugee 
crises in the Western Hemisphere, including Colombian refugees, 
and urges the Secretary of State to continue programs to 
provide urgent protection and assistance. The Committee expects 
the Department of State to brief the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act, on plans for these programs in fiscal year 2013, including 
the strategy for involving international and nongovernmental 
organizations.
    Minority communities in the Middle East.--Recent events in 
the Middle East, from the Arab Spring and unrest in Syria to 
the continued transition in Iraq, have intensified the 
challenges facing minority communities, including Armenian and 
other Christian populations, within these areas of conflict, 
instability, and transition. The Committee urges the Secretary 
of State to continue support of humanitarian and resettlement 
assistance for members of these vulnerable communities.
    Protracted refugee situations.--The Committee supports the 
initiative of the Department of State's Bureau of Population, 
Refugees, and Migration on six protracted refugee situations 
(Afghans in Pakistan, Bhutanese in Nepal, Burmese in Thailand, 
Croatians and Bosnians in Serbia, Liberians in West Africa and 
Somalis in Kenya). The Committee encourages the Department of 
State to continue its work on the initiative and its 
collaboration on implementation with USAID, international 
organizations, UNHCR, and non-governmental organizations.
    Resettlement in Israel.--The Committee recommendation 
includes not less than $15,000,000 for refugees from the former 
Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and other refugees resettling in 
Israel, the same as the request.
    Sudan and South Sudan.--The Committee urges the Secretary 
of State to press the governments of Sudan and South Sudan, and 
the international community, to take all possible measures to 
avoid the creation of a large stateless population.
    Syrian refugees.--As the situation in Syria deteriorates, 
the Committee urges the Department of State to work with 
neighboring countries to keep borders open to those fleeing 
violence and to provide access to schools and medical 
facilities.
    The Committee understands that effective expansion of 
relief efforts in the region associated with the unrest in 
Syria will require increased partnerships with local, non-
governmental organizations and community-based organizations. 
The Committee encourages the Department of State to further 
diversify these partnerships.
    Tibetan refugees.--The Committee urges the Secretary of 
State to continue, at not less than the fiscal year 2012 level, 
the allocation of funds in support of Tibetan refugees in Nepal 
and India. The Committee remains concerned about the plight of 
Tibetans in Nepal, including new arrivals and the long-staying 
population. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to press 
the Government of Nepal to reaffirm its long tradition of 
permitting Tibetan refugees to safely transit Nepal, and to 
respect the rights of, and provide legal protections to, 
Tibetans residing in Nepal. In addition, the Committee 
encourages the Department of State to continue to engage the 
Government of Nepal on durable solutions, including enactment 
of a refugee law, providing status to undocumented Tibetan 
refugees, and resettlement of Tibetan refugees in the United 
States.
    United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) 
accountability.--The Committee recommendation includes a 
general provision in title VII prohibiting any funds 
appropriated under this heading from being made available to 
UNRWA until the Secretary of State determines and reports to 
the Committees on Appropriations that UNRWA is:
          (1) utilizing Operations Support Officers in the West 
        Bank and Gaza to inspect UNRWA installations and 
        reporting any inappropriate use;
          (2) acting promptly to deal with any staff or 
        beneficiary violation of its own policies (including 
        the policies on neutrality and impartiality of 
        employees) and the legal requirements under section 
        301(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961;
          (3) taking necessary and appropriate measures to 
        ensure it is operating in compliance with the 
        conditions of section 301(c) of the Foreign Assistance 
        Act of 1961 and continuing regular reporting to the 
        Department of State on actions it has taken to ensure 
        conformance with such conditions;
          (4) taking steps to improve the transparency of all 
        educational materials currently in use in UNRWA-
        administered schools;
          (5) using curriculum materials in UNRWA-supported 
        schools and summer camps designed to promote tolerance, 
        non-violent conflict resolution and human rights;
          (6) not engaging in operations with financial 
        institutions or related entities in violation of 
        relevant United States law and is enhancing its 
        transparency and financial due diligence and working to 
        diversify its banking operations in the region; and
          (7) in compliance with the United Nations Board of 
        Auditors' biennial audit requirements and is 
        implementing in a timely fashion the Board's 
        recommendations.
    The Committee remains concerned about reports of host 
country textbooks used in UNRWA schools that include 
inflammatory and inaccurate information about the United States 
and the State of Israel, anti-Semitic teaching, as well as the 
glorification of terrorists. The Committee notes that UNRWA 
schools serve as an alternative to Hamas schools in Gaza and 
have undertaken efforts to include human rights and non-violent 
conflict resolution training in their curriculum. The Committee 
urges the Department of State to continue its work with UNRWA 
and host governments to ensure educational materials used in 
UNRWA schools are free of such inflammatory and inaccurate 
information and to report to the Committees on Appropriations 
on the additional steps taken to mitigate the use and influence 
of such material and any recommendations for improving 
transparency and accuracy of host country textbooks.
    Vulnerable populations.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of State to proactively identify and process new 
groups for resettlement, including Congolese refugees 
throughout Africa, Chin refugees in Mizoram State and in New 
Delhi, Colombian, Somali, and Sudanese refugees, as well as 
other populations of concern.

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $27,200,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        50,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        47,000,000
    Change from request...............................        -3,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       +19,800,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $47,000,000 for 
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
(ERMA), which is $19,800,000 above the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
level and $3,000,000 below the request.
    This account serves as a contingency fund from which the 
President can draw in order to respond to urgent and 
unanticipated humanitarian crises in a constantly changing 
international environment.

                          Independent Agencies


                              PEACE CORPS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $375,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       374,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................       375,000,000
    Change from request...............................          +500,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $375,000,000 for 
Peace Corps, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 enacted 
level and $500,000 above the request.
    The Committee recommendation for Peace Corps will provide 
support for the positive contributions of Americans serving as 
volunteers throughout the world. The Committee recommendation 
maintains the ban on use of funds for abortion, and requires a 
spend plan pursuant to title VII.
    The Committee notes that following the enactment of the 
Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act (Public Law 
112-57), Peace Corps has codified existing sexual assault risk-
reduction and response operations and has begun to implement 
new measures. The Committee supports Peace Corps' continued 
efforts to improve the safety and security of volunteers as a 
top priority.
    The Committee continues the requirement that Peace Corps 
consult with and notify the Committees on Appropriations prior 
to any decisions to open, close, significantly reduce, or 
suspend an office or country program. The Committee directs the 
Director of the Peace Corps to submit a report, not later than 
180 days after enactment of this Act and every 180 days 
thereafter, listing all notified decisions on the status of 
offices or country programs in the previous six months and the 
justifications for such decisions.

                    MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $898,200,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       898,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................       898,200,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $898,200,000 for the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which is the same as 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the request. The 
Committee directs that not more than $105,000,000 shall be for 
administrative expenses and not more than $100,000 may be for 
representational expenses, the same as the fiscal year 2012 
levels.
    The Committee includes prior year language that requires 
the MCC to only enter into compacts for which it has complete 
funding available from existing appropriations and notify prior 
to signing any new country compact or new threshold country 
program, terminating or suspending any country compact or 
threshold country program, or commencing negotiations for any 
new compact or threshold country program.
    MCC is directed to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations prior to entering into compacts using funds 
appropriated under this Act.
    Board of Directors.--The Committee urges the Administration 
to expedite the filling of current vacancies on the MCC's Board 
of Directors, as required by section 604 of the Millennium 
Challenge Corporation Act of 2003.
    Corruption.--The Committee directs the MCC to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act, which includes an updated 
assessment of the current practices, procedures, and 
recommendations for improvements in assessing patterns of 
corruption in MCC partner countries. This review should include 
updated recommendations for improvements in the MCC's ability 
to identify and track patterns of corruption, the MCC's process 
for determining the actions necessary to inhibit corruption, 
and the process to determine if the level of corruption 
warrants termination or suspension of the MCC compact.
    Investment funds.--The Committee remains concerned about 
the use of appropriated funds to establish private equity 
funds, investment funds, and development funds. As in prior 
years, the Committee directs the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
of the MCC to require that such funds be audited annually in 
accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by 
independent certified public accountants.
    Additionally, the Committee directs the CEO of the MCC to 
provide an annual written report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 120 days after enactment of this 
Act, that includes the following information for each fund: the 
identity, selection process, and professional background of 
current and past managers; the fees and compensation currently 
provided to senior management; the level of MCC financing 
provided at the end of the previous fiscal year; a 
comprehensive and detailed description of the fund's 
operations, activities, financial condition, and 
accomplishments for the preceding fiscal year; and the audit 
plan for each fund.
    MCC mandate.--The Committee expects that the mandate of the 
MCC to increase economic growth and reduce poverty will not be 
diluted in new compacts that are being negotiated. The 
Committee expects that projects funded with MCC compact funds 
will display compelling economic rates of return (ERR). 
Therefore, the Committee directs the CEO of the MCC to include 
the corresponding ERR estimated for each line item funded in 
the compact in the congressional notifications for new 
compacts.
    Reporting requirements.--In the fiscal year 2013 operating 
plan transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations, as 
required by title VII, the CEO of the MCC is directed to 
include the following on a country-by-country basis on the 
funds appropriated under this heading: the status of 
negotiations and the approximate range of value of proposed 
compacts; a summary of compacts in implementation, including 
the projected expenditure and disbursement of compact funds 
during fiscal year 2013 and subsequent fiscal years as 
determined by the country compact; a summary of threshold 
country programs in implementation and development, including 
the approximate range of value of the threshold country 
agreements; major programmatic changes to existing compacts 
funded by this Act or prior acts; and the use of administrative 
funds. The Committee directs the CEO of the MCC to update this 
report semi-annually.

                       INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $22,500,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        18,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................        18,100,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................        -4,400,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $18,100,000 for 
Inter-American Foundation (IAF), which is $4,400,000 below the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the request. The 
Committee notes that the IAF continues to provide targeted 
micro-enterprise and community-based programs throughout the 
region.
    The Committee directs the IAF to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to exercising the authority 
in section 7025 of this Act.
    The Committee notes that the IAF must submit an operating 
plan to the Committees on Appropriations as required in title 
VII of this Act.

                     AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        24,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        24,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................        -6,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $24,000,000 for 
African Development Foundation (ADF), which is $6,000,000 below 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the request.
    The Committee directs the ADF to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to exercising the authority 
in section 7025 of this Act.
    The Committee notes that the ADF must submit an operating 
plan to the Committees on Appropriations as required in title 
VII of this Act.

                       Department of the Treasury


               INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................       $25,448,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        25,448,000
Committee recommendation..............................        25,448,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $25,448,000 for 
International Affairs Technical Assistance by the Department of 
the Treasury, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
level and the request.
    The Committee recommends that the Office of the United 
States Global AIDS Coordinator at the Department of State and 
the USAID Bureau for Global Health consider accessing technical 
advisors from the Department of the Treasury when programming 
funds for procurement and oversight capacity building in 
recipient countries.

Other Department of the Treasury Reports

    Libya.--The Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to 
report to the Committees on Appropriations on the amount of 
Qaddafi family assets that remain blocked by the United States 
Government pursuant to Executive Order 13566.

                           DEBT RESTRUCTURING

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $12,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       250,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from request...............................      -250,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -12,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes no funds for Debt 
Restructuring by the Department of the Treasury, which is 
$12,000,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$250,000,000 below the request.
    The Committee condemns the ongoing violence occurring along 
the border between Sudan and South Sudan. The Committee does 
not include funding for any debt cancellation for the Sudanese 
government and continues to include a prohibition in section 
7043 of this Act.

              TITLE IV--INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE


                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\....................     $1,061,100,000
Fiscal year 2013 request.............................      1,456,502,000
Committee recommendation.............................      1,061,100,000
    Change from request..............................       -395,402,000
    Change from enacted level........................                  0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, the fiscal year 2013
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced
  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,061,100,000 for 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE), 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$395,402,000 below the request. Additional funds are provided 
under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee includes assistance under this heading for 
countries previously included under Assistance for Europe, 
Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA).
    The Committee has not included the requested provision that 
would allow funds previously appropriated to the Andean region 
under the Andean Counterdrug Programs and Andean Counterdrug 
Initiative headings to be reprogrammed without regard to 
geographic or purpose limitations. The Committee intends that 
funds previously appropriated to the Andean region shall be 
used within that region.
    The Committee recommendation continues language that 
requires the Secretary of State to provide to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 45 days after enactment of this 
Act, and prior to the initial obligation of funds, a report on 
the proposed uses of all funds on a country-by-country basis 
for each proposed program, project, or activity. The Committee 
notes that this report does not meet the notification 
requirements under section 7015, which requires 15-day advance 
notice of programs not justified or in excess of the budget 
justification materials provided to Congress. However, this 
report should serve as a baseline spend plan for the fiscal 
year. The Committee expects the report to contain at least the 
level of detail provided in the fiscal year 2010 INCLE 45-day 
country-by-country report.
    The Committee notes that under extenuating circumstances, 
the Department of State must exercise authority that allows 
funds to be spent ``notwithstanding any other provision of 
law'' per section 481(a)(4) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961. While the Committee understands the need for the 
Department to exercise this authority, the Committee strongly 
encourages its judicious use and directs the Secretary of State 
to notify the Committees on Appropriations in writing within 
five days each time such authority is used, and provide a 
justification for such action.

Global Programs

    Demand reduction.--The Committee supports the budget 
request for demand reduction programs and expects that these 
funds will continue to provide positive outcomes for neglected 
populations, such as women and children, and mobilize community 
capacity to deal with drugs and gangs in countries around the 
world.
    Human rights.--The Committee expects the Department of 
State to continue to ensure that training provided through 
funds made available under this heading include a human rights 
component and that all existing United States laws regarding 
human rights are applied.
    Judicial reform.--The Committee notes that fair and 
transparent justice systems are critical components to improve 
the rule of law and the administration of justice particularly 
in countries confronting organized crime and drug trafficking. 
The Committee directs that funds be made available to support 
programs that strengthen and promote independent and effective 
judiciaries to advance the rule of law worldwide.
    Trafficking in persons.--The Committee recommendation 
supports the request of $24,786,000 in INCLE funding for 
activities to prevent trafficking in persons. The Committee 
recommendation also provides funds under Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs, Economic Support Fund, and Development 
Assistance for trafficking programs.

Country and Regional Programs

    Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.--The Committee 
recommendation includes additional funds for the front-line 
states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq under title VIII of 
this Act.
    Bolivia.--The Committee remains concerned with the 
Government of Bolivia's commitment to combat transnational 
crime and support interdiction efforts. The Committee 
recommendation includes language carried in the prior year 
requiring that the Secretary of State determine and report that 
providing assistance is in the national security interest.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$142,000,000 which is the same as the request, for rule of law, 
interdiction, and eradication activities in Colombia. The 
Committee continues to recognize the strategic importance of 
Colombia, and acknowledges the successes made and the 
measurable improvements achieved in the everyday lives of the 
Colombian people that have resulted over the last decade.
    In addition to funds provided in the previous paragraph, 
the Committee recommends $18,600,000 to support the efforts of 
the Government of Colombia to provide training and technical 
assistance to partners in the region and around the world. The 
Committee encourages the Department of State to work with the 
Government of Colombia to leverage these activities to best 
address counternarcotics and law enforcement challenges 
worldwide.
    The Committee continues to support aerial eradication 
efforts in Colombia and intends that the Department of State 
will continue its current practices to: 1) investigate and 
evaluate complaints to health or licit crops and provide fair 
compensation for meritorious claims; 2) support programs that 
provide alternative sources of income for small-acreage growers 
and communities whose illicit crops are targeted in aerial 
eradication programs; and 3) only conduct aerial eradication 
programs in national parks and reserves if there are no other 
effective alternatives and efforts, and if such programs are 
done in a manner consistent with Colombian law.
    The Committee commends the Government of Colombia for its 
efforts to bring the government into ungoverned territories and 
supports programs that combine military security and civilian 
development strategies. The Committee views this as an 
innovative approach, and notes that success hinges on the full 
participation of civilian government institutions, inter-agency 
coordination, strict respect for human rights, and the 
inclusion of local populations.
    The Committee encourages a continued focus on justice and 
rule of law activities, including efforts to address human 
rights abuses within the Colombian Armed Forces, and provides 
not less than the requested amount for these activities. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to report, not later 
than 45 days after the enactment of this Act, on the proposed 
uses of funding for Colombia's judicial agencies. The report 
should include how assistance is designed to reduce impunity 
and protect due process, and include any associated benchmarks 
that have been established for the offices of the Colombian 
Attorney General, Inspector General, and Ombudsman. The 
Committee encourages the Department of State to support the 
Attorney General's Human Rights Unit to strengthen the 
investigative capacity to address sexual violence and to 
establish a national registry of sexual violence cases.
    In section 7045, the Committee directs the Secretary of 
State to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, 
not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, on the 
efforts the Colombian Armed Forces are taking to address human 
rights. The report shall include steps taken to: 1) suspend 
members who have been credibly alleged to have violated human 
rights, or to have aided, abetted or benefitted from 
paramilitary organizations or other illegal armed groups; 2) 
promptly refer these cases to civilian jurisdiction; 3) 
cooperate fully with civilian prosecutors and judicial 
authorities; 4) sever links with and dismantle paramilitary 
organizations or other illegal armed groups; 5) respect the 
rights of human rights defenders, journalists, trade unionists, 
and other social activists, and the rights and territory of 
indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities; and 6) implement 
procedures to distinguish between civilians and combatants in 
their operations. The Committee directs the Secretary of State 
to consult with Colombian and international human rights 
organizations not less than 30 days prior to submitting this 
report.
    Guatemala.--The Committee directs that funds should be made 
available for the International Commission against Impunity in 
Guatemala (CICIG). The Committee urges the Department of State 
to continue to cooperate with the CICIG and encourages all 
parties in Guatemala to fully comply with the CICIG's 
recommendations.
    Liberia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$17,000,000, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 level 
for assistance for Liberia. The Committee supports a holistic 
approach to the Liberian justice sector with enhanced focus on 
areas such as immigration, corrections, parole and plea 
bargaining, investigative capacity, prosecution capability, and 
an intermediate criminal justice system.
    Mexico.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$248,500,000, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 level 
for assistance for Mexico to support its war against organized 
crime and drug-trafficking along the United States-Mexico 
border. The Committee notes the strong commitment of the 
Government of Mexico to these efforts. The Committee intends 
that the resources provided will assist the Government of 
Mexico to strengthen civilian and judicial institutions, anti-
corruption efforts, and rule of law activities to foster long-
term reform objectives.
    The Committee supports close and sustained coordination in 
law enforcement efforts and intelligence-sharing between the 
United States and Mexico to combat the activities of drug 
trafficking organizations along our southern border. The 
Committee continues to direct the Department of State to work 
with all appropriate federal, state, and local entities to 
create a comprehensive, joint border security strategy to 
address violence associated with drug trafficking, gun-running, 
illegal alien smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and 
across the international border between the United States and 
Mexico.
    The Committee expects that equipment and training funded in 
this Act and in prior acts will be expedited to enhance the 
ability of federal, state, and local entities to conduct law 
enforcement, counternarcotics, and counterterrorism operations 
throughout Mexico, particularly where drug trafficking 
organizations are challenging the Mexican authorities for 
control of major cities, including those on the United States-
Mexico border. The Committee continues to be concerned with the 
delivery of assistance to Mexico and directs the Department of 
State, in consultation with the Departments of Defense, 
Homeland Security and Justice, to provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, describing the implementation of 
assistance for Mexico since fiscal year 2008 and to use all 
appropriate means necessary to ensure the prompt delivery of 
equipment and training. The Committee further directs these 
agencies, and other relevant United States Government agencies, 
to provide in such report an assessment of the transnational 
criminal organizations operating in Mexico, including an 
assessment of the income-generating activities of these 
organizations and recommendations on how to combat the 
operations, financial networks, and money laundering techniques 
of such organizations. This report, or a portion thereof, may 
be submitted in classified form if necessary.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 
days after enactment of this Act, on the efforts of the 
Government of Mexico to investigate and prosecute in the 
civilian justice system, in accordance with Mexican and 
international law, military and police personnel who are 
credibly alleged to have violated human rights; to enforce 
prohibitions on the use of testimony obtained through torture; 
and the efforts of the Mexican military and police to cooperate 
with civilian judicial authorities in such cases.
    Partnership for Regional East Africa Counterterrorism 
(PREACT).--The Committee supports the President's request for 
PREACT.
    Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership (TSCTP).--The 
Committee recommendation includes $4,500,000 for TSCTP, which 
is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level.

Western Hemisphere Regional

    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee strongly supports efforts to combat the corrosive 
effects of drug trafficking, organized crime, and gangs in 
Central America and includes $70,000,000 for these purposes, 
which is an increase of $10,000,000 above the President's 
request. CARSI funding will help countries enhance their law 
enforcement operations and reform the justice sector, thereby 
making them key partners in the fight against transnational 
criminal networks. The Committee believes that cooperation 
within the region is critical to ensure the security of these 
countries and the United States.
    The Committee directs the Department of State to submit a 
report, not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, on 
the activities that were conducted with previous appropriations 
and the achievements associated with those funds, as well as 
activities that will be funded in fiscal year 2013 and the 
goals that are expected to be reached.
    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
also strongly supports CBSI in order to combat organized crime 
and drug-related violence and includes $30,000,000, which is 
the same as the fiscal year 2012 level. The Committee believes 
that strong integration of similar programs in Mexico, 
Colombia, and the countries of Central America will contribute 
to enhanced security in the region and the United States.
    The Committee directs the Department of State to submit a 
report, not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, on 
the activities that were conducted with previous appropriations 
and the achievements associated with those funds, as well as 
activities that will be funded in fiscal year 2013 and the 
goals that are expected to be reached.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................      $590,113,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       635,668,000
Committee recommendation..............................       590,113,000
    Change from request...............................       -45,555,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency
  Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $590,113,000 for 
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs 
(NADR), which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and $45,555,000 below the request. Additional funds are 
provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations in writing within five days of 
exercising authority allowing funds made available under this 
heading to be spent ``notwithstanding any other provision of 
law'', and such notification shall include a justification of 
such activities.
    The Committee continues authority contained in section 301 
of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and intends that this 
authority only apply to voluntary contributions to the 
International Atomic Energy Agency and for a United States 
contribution to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty 
Preparatory Commission. The Committee expects to be consulted 
prior to any other uses of this authority.
    The Committee notes that language carried in section 7076 
requires the submission of a spend plan for certain countries 
and programs not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act. The Committee requests that the spend plan integrate the 
funds appropriated under this heading and in title VIII of this 
Act for OCO/GWOT where appropriate, and the OCO/GWOT amounts 
should be separately identified in the integrated plan.
    The Committee recommendation does not include language 
carried in the prior year regarding public-private partnerships 
because the Committee understands that the State Department has 
not relied on this authority in recent years. The Committee 
recommendation modifies language carried in the prior year 
regarding administrative expenses and caps the amount based on 
historical spending levels.
    Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF).--The Committee 
continues to support the NDF, and the recommendation includes 
$30,000,000 for such activities. The Committee continues prior 
year language requiring prior consultation on all NDF 
activities. The Committee emphasizes that nonproliferation 
programs of the Department of State and other Federal agencies 
are critical to protect the United States, and the Committee 
urges close coordination among all agencies involved in 
nonproliferation activities.
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).--The Committee 
is concerned by the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) 
findings on the IAEA's Technical Cooperation Program's 
provision of assistance to state sponsors of terrorism, such as 
Cuba, Syria, Iran, and Sudan. The Committee directs that such 
assistance should only be provided when necessary to advance 
the goals of the United States concerning promotion of peaceful 
nuclear activities and nuclear non-proliferation. The Committee 
directs that prior to the obligation of funds, the Secretary of 
State shall report to the Committees on Appropriations on steps 
taken to address the recommendations in the 2009 GAO report on 
this topic.
    Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.--The Committee 
directs that any funds provided to support the International 
Monitoring System (IMS) related to the Comprehensive Nuclear 
Test-Ban Treaty, including efforts to enhance the verification 
regime, shall be subject to prior consultation with, and the 
regular notification procedures of, the Committees on 
Appropriations. The Committee directs the Department of State 
to submit a report, not later than 30 days after enactment of 
this Act, on all IMS projects implemented by United States 
Government agencies in fiscal years 2008 through 2012.
    Middle East Nuclear Free Zone.--The Committee notes with 
great concern Iran's continued pursuit of a nuclear weapons 
capability and views such efforts as a serious threat to the 
region. The Committee understands that preparatory steps are 
underway for a regional conference to discuss a Middle East 
zone free of weapons of mass destruction and systems for their 
delivery, as referenced in the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty 
Review Conference final document. The Committee expects the 
Administration to continue to insist on its publicly stated 
policies for the establishment of such a conference.
    Terrorist interdiction programs.--The Committee supports 
the Terrorist Interdiction Program to allow immigration and 
border control officials in foreign countries to identify 
suspect persons.
    Counterterrorism financing.--The Committee notes that 
strengthening banking services is an important component of a 
comprehensive approach to counter terrorist financing and 
continues to support efforts of the Departments of State and 
other Federal agencies in assisting foreign countries to 
detect, disrupt, and dismantle terrorist financial networks.
    Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).--The Committee does not 
include the requested amount for the CVE program in the NADR 
account but notes that funds may be provided for such purposes 
from the Economic Support Fund account.
    Demining and mine victim assistance.--The Committee 
recognizes the importance of mine removal, mine victim 
assistance, and the proper storage and disposition of small 
arms/light weapons and notes the significant contributions made 
to date in helping the countries of southeastern Europe to 
become mine-safe. The Committee further encourages the 
Department of State to expand its work to other regions.
    Unexploded ordnance destruction.--The Committee supports 
continued efforts related to unexploded ordnance destruction, 
particularly in Laos.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................      $302,818,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       249,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................       345,000,000
Change from request...................................       +95,900,000
Change from enacted level.............................      +42,182,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $345,000,000 for 
Peacekeeping Operations, which is $42,182,000 above the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $95,900,000 above the request. The 
Committee provides funding for the UN logistics and support 
package for the African Union Mission in Somalia under this 
heading, instead of under Contributions to International 
Peacekeeping Activities.
    The Committee expects that notifications submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations will identify when funds are being 
provided notwithstanding any other provision of law, and upon 
which authority the Department is relying.
    Africa.--The Committee supports the President's request for 
the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, South Sudan, and 
the Partnership for Regional East Africa Counterterrorism. The 
Committee does not support the proposed decrease in funding for 
the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership.
    Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).--The Committee supports the 
President's request to assist security forces to counter the 
LRA and includes section 7043(e) requiring that funds be 
provided to areas affected by the LRA and a report on 
implementation of the Administration's counter-LRA strategy.
    Somalia.--The Committee recommendation includes language 
allowing funds under this heading to be used to pay assessed 
expenses of international peacekeeping activities for 
logistical support to the African Union Mission in Somalia. 
Should additional resources be required, the Committee includes 
authority to transfer additional funds from ``Contributions for 
International Peacekeeping Activities'' to this heading, 
subject to prior consultation with the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Near East.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than $26,000,000 for the Multinational Force and Observers 
Mission (MFO) in the Sinai. The Committee supports the work of 
the MFO and notes that if additional resources are needed for 
force protection enhancements during fiscal year 2013, the 
Committee expects the Department of State to submit a 
notification, pursuant to section 7015 of this Act.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee recommendation includes 
language that funds should not be used to support military 
training or operations that include child soldiers.
    Police.--The Committee does not include the request under 
this heading for limited notwithstanding of section 660 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for capacity building efforts of 
formed police units/gendarmes to participate in peacekeeping 
operations. The Committee notes that funds are requested for 
similar purposes under International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


             INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $105,788,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       102,643,000
Committee recommendation..............................       102,643,000
Change from request...................................                 0
Change from enacted level.............................        -3,145,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $102,643,000 for 
International Military Education and Training (IMET), which is 
$3,145,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the 
same as the request.
    The Committee notes that IMET and Expanded IMET programs 
are a valuable part of United States security assistance. The 
Committee recognizes that in addition to providing professional 
training and education, IMET also exposes foreign students to 
American democratic values, particularly respect for civilian 
control of the military and the government, and for 
internationally recognized standards of individual and human 
rights. IMET serves as an effective tool to strengthen military 
alliances and international coalitions critical to United 
States national security.
    Country-by-country report.--The Committee recommendation 
retains language carried in the prior year requiring a detailed 
description of proposed activities for each country funded in 
this account. The regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations remain in effect, requiring that 
the Committee be notified 15 days in advance of obligation for 
any funds not justified, or in excess of amounts justified, in 
the Congressional budget justification.
    Armenia and Azerbaijan.--The Committee recommendation 
continues the policy of parity in military assistance provided 
to Armenia and Azerbaijan.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee notes that no funds should 
be provided for countries found to be in violation of the Child 
Soldiers Prevention Act during fiscal year 2013 (Public Law 
110-457).

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level\1\.....................    $5,210,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     5,472,320,000
Committee recommendation..............................     5,210,000,000
    Change from request...............................      -262,320,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2012 enacted level, the fiscal year 2013
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced
  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $5,210,000,000 for 
Foreign Military Financing Program (FMF), which is the same as 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $262,320,000 below the 
request. Additional funds are provided under title VIII for 
OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee recognizes that FMF is a key component to 
building partner nation capacity and helping allies defend 
themselves. FMF provides grants for the acquisition of United 
States defense equipment, services, and training. The Committee 
notes that such assistance enables key allies and friendly 
nations to improve defensive capabilities and fosters bilateral 
military relationships with the United States and 
interoperability with United States forces.
    The Committee recommendation continues prior year language 
allowing the Secretary of State the ability to expedite the 
procurement of defense articles or services for foreign 
security forces, following consultation with, and notification 
of, the Committees on Appropriations.
    Budget request.--The Committee directs that the classified 
country-by-country budget request for this account should be 
submitted for fiscal year 2014 concurrent with the submission 
of the President's fiscal year 2014 budget request.
    Armenia and Azerbaijan.--The Committee recommendation 
continues the policy of parity in military assistance provided 
to Armenia and Azerbaijan, and includes the requested level for 
each country.
    Bahrain.--The Committee notes the importance of Bahrain to 
the United States regional security strategy. The Committee 
expects the Secretary of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not less than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the steps taken by the Government of Bahrain to protect 
freedom of expression and association, and due process of law.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$40,000,000 for assistance for Colombia and supports funds 
being used for maritime interdiction and riverine operations.
    Egypt.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,300,000,000 in assistance for Egypt, which is the same as 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the request. The 
Committee recognizes that continued military-to-military 
cooperation between the United States and Egypt is critical 
during this period of transition. The Committee notes, however, 
that changes within Egypt over the last year necessitate 
additional oversight of these funds by the Congress. For that 
reason, the Committee includes requirements in sections 7042 
and 7015 of this Act that must be met prior to the obligation 
of funds for Egypt. The Committee notes that section 
7042(a)(1)(C) contains new language requiring the Secretary of 
State to consult the Committees on Appropriations prior to any 
decision to waive the requirements in section 7042(a)(1)(B); 
and section 7015(f) contains new language requiring that the 
Committees on Appropriations must be notified 15 days in 
advance of the obligation of funds for Egypt.
    Guatemala.--The Committee supports the budget request for 
Guatemala and notes that no funds are requested for the 
Guatemalan Army, except for support for the Army Corps of 
Engineers and for e-IMET courses. The Committee expects that if 
the decision is made to provide assistance to the Guatemalan 
Army during fiscal year 2013 other than in the manner 
previously justified to the Congress, a notification will be 
submitted pursuant to section 7015 of this Act. The Committee 
further expects that any such notification will be accompanied 
by a detailed justification describing steps made to address 
the issues described under this heading in the joint 
explanatory statement accompanying the Department of State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 
(Public Law 112-74).
    Honduras.--The Committee recommendation includes language, 
modified from the prior year, in section 7045, withholding 
funds for Honduras until certain conditions are met.
    Israel.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$3,100,000,000 in grants for military assistance to Israel, 
which is $25,000,000 above the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and the same as the request. The Committee notes that of the 
funds provided for assistance for Israel, not less than 
$815,300,000 is available for offshore procurement of military 
equipment. The Committee continues prior year language that 
funds shall be made available within 30 days of enactment of 
this Act.
    The Committee notes that funding supports the 
$30,000,000,000 ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 
signed on August 16, 2007, between the Department of State and 
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which established the 
framework for United States military assistance to Israel and 
calls for $3,100,000,000 in fiscal year 2013. This MOU reflects 
the unshakable commitment of the United States to Israel's 
security and provides for an increased level of military 
assistance to help Israel maintain its technological edge in 
light of the increased threats it faces in the region. The 
Committee recognizes that the United States-Israel partnership 
is integral to United States national security interests and 
supports this framework agreement as a continuation of a 
valuable strategic relationship.
    Jordan.--The Committee recommendation includes $300,000,000 
for assistance for Jordan, which is the same as the request. 
The Committee notes that the Kingdom of Jordan continues to 
play a critical role in advancing peace and stability in the 
region.
    Lebanon.--The Committee recommendation includes language in 
section 7042 requiring that certain conditions be met prior to 
the obligation of funds for Lebanon. The Committee notes that 
in addition to placing conditions on assistance, language in 
section 7042 requires: 1) a detailed spend plan, 2) 
notifications to include specific reference to lethal military 
equipment; and 3) a report on actions taken to ensure that 
equipment provided to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is used 
only for intended purposes. The Committee intends that 
assistance provided to the LAF will not be used against Israel, 
and such assistance will not affect Israel's qualitative 
military edge in the region. The Committee further directs the 
Secretary of State to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 90 days after enactment of this 
Act, in classified form if necessary, on the performance of the 
LAF, including an assessment of the operational capabilities of 
such forces and how the training, curriculum, and equipment 
provided by the United States contributes to those 
capabilities.
    Libya.--The Committee recommendation includes language in 
section 7042 requiring that certain conditions be met prior to 
the obligation of funds for Libya. In addition, all funds are 
subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Mexico.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than $7,000,000 for assistance for Mexico, which is the same as 
the request.
    Morocco.--The Committee supports not less than $8,000,000 
for Morocco, which is the same as the request. The Committee 
supports making additional funds available for Morocco from 
funds described under Middle East Response under this heading, 
subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Oman.--The Committee supports not less than $8,000,000 for 
Oman, which is the same as the request. The Committee supports 
making additional funds available for Oman from funds described 
under Middle East Response under this heading, subject to the 
regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Pakistan.--The Committee recommendation includes language 
in section 7046 requiring that certain conditions be met prior 
to the obligation of assistance for Pakistan. Funds may also be 
made available under title VIII of this Act for assistance to 
Pakistan.
    Philippines.--The Committee recommendation includes not 
less than $13,500,000 for the Philippines, which is the same as 
the request, and notes that additional funds may be made 
available pursuant to section 7015 of this Act. The Committee 
encourages further enhancement of the strategic relationship 
between the United States and the Philippines, including the 
pursuit of mutual interests such as freedom of navigation and 
regional cooperation on maritime security.
    Sri Lanka.--Prior to the obligation of funds for Sri Lanka, 
the Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to 
address concerns raised in section 7046(d) of the Department of 
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74).
    Tunisia.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than $15,000,000 for Tunisia, which is the same as the request. 
The Committee supports making additional funds available for 
Tunisia from funds described under Middle East Response under 
this heading, subject to the regular notification procedures of 
the Committees on Appropriations.
    Yemen.--The Committee recommendation includes language in 
section 7042 requiring that certain conditions be met prior to 
the obligation of assistance to Yemen.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee notes that no funds should 
be provided for countries found to be in violation of the Child 
Soldiers Prevention Act during fiscal year 2013 (Public Law 
110-457).
    Middle East Response.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $25,000,000 to promote regional peace and security, as 
well as stabilization efforts, in the Middle East and North 
Africa. The Committee directs that a spend plan be provided to 
the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of 
funds for these purposes.
    Military assistance and sales.--The Committee remains 
concerned about the military modernization of the People's 
Republic of China (PRC) and the increasing frequency of 
aggressive claims in territorial disputes, including on the 
seas and in cyberspace. In response, regional neighbors are 
reviewing defense postures and updating their military 
hardware. The Committee encourages the Administration to 
continue to engage with allies in the region, such as Taiwan, 
the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan, on the political, 
economic, and military implications of the strategic rise of 
the PRC, including through military assistance and sales 
programs.

                    TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $348,705,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       327,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................       276,500,000
    Change from request...............................       -50,800,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -72,205,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $276,500,000 for 
International Organizations and Programs, which is $72,205,000 
below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $50,800,000 below 
the request. The recommendation includes no funds for the 
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change/UN Framework 
Convention on Climate Change. The Committee recommendation 
assumes no funds are provided for Multilateral Action 
Initiatives.
    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural 
Organization (UNESCO).--The Committee notes that, due to the 
application of Public Law 101-246 and Public Law 103-236, 
United States contributions are currently being withheld from 
UNESCO. The funding recommendation reflects the deduction of 
the amounts requested for voluntary contributions to UNESCO in 
fiscal year 2013.
    United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $131,755,000 for UNICEF, the same as 
the fiscal year 2012 level.
    Transparency and accountability of United Nations 
agencies.--The Committee recommendation includes language, 
modified from the prior year, that requires that financial and 
performance audits of United Nations agencies and international 
organizations be fully available to the United States 
Government and posted on the agencies' web sites. The Secretary 
of State may waive the requirement on an agency by agency basis 
to avert a humanitarian crisis. In addition to the report 
required, the Committee directs the Department of State to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations regularly on the 
status and progress of each agency.
    United Nations Women's Fund.--The Committee supports UN 
Women's mandate to streamline UN efforts to address the needs 
of women and girls globally and create accountability for the 
effectiveness of these initiatives.

                  INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

    The Committee notes that the following accounts received 
appropriations in fiscal year 2012, were not requested in 
fiscal year 2013, and no funds are provided in this Act: 
Contribution to the International Development Association--
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative, Inter-American Investment 
Corporation, and Contribution to the Enterprise for the 
Americas Multilateral Investment Fund, Contribution to the 
African Development Fund--Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    IMF bailouts of European nations.--The Committee is 
troubled that the IMF continues to agree to bailout packages 
that are unprecedented in size relative to a foreign country's 
quota contribution to the IMF. The Committee expresses its 
concern that IMF agreements have been accepted by its European 
members as an alternative means of fiscal discipline rather 
than abiding by prior European Union treaty obligations.
    Internal IMF budget.--In the 111th Congress, the 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 111-32) 
authorized the IMF to sell 12,965,649 ounces of its gold to 
augment the IMF's internal operating budget. The Committee 
recognizes that the gold sales are now complete and over 
$10,000,000,000 in profits were generated; however, the need 
for such budget augmentation has been eliminated given the 
increase in internal revenue from surcharges on increased 
lending to nations in distress. The Committee to date has not 
been consulted on the use of the proceeds of these gold sales 
by the IMF. The Committee recommendation includes a new 
provision in section 7071 that directs the Secretary of the 
Treasury to report to the Committees on Appropriations, not 
later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, with a 
description and estimate of IMF surcharges on outstanding and 
new loans by year; the IMF's internal use of funds derived from 
such surcharges; and the IMF's internal budget for the calendar 
years 2010, 2011, and 2012.

General Capital Increases (GCIs) of the Multilateral Development Banks

    Certification on reforms.--The Committee has included 
section 7078, similar to the enacted fiscal year 2012 Act, 
which requires the Secretary of the Treasury to certify and 
report to the Committees on Appropriations that a number of 
reforms have been implemented before funds may be disbursed for 
the GCIs to the multilateral development banks. The Committee 
expects that this report will include detailed descriptions on 
efforts taken to implement the agreed upon reforms, 
whistleblower protections for employees, and transparency and 
accountability of the multilateral development banks' programs.

Concerns About the World Bank Group

    Budget support.--The Committee is concerned with the 
increased use of budget support, or ``Development Policy 
Loans'' in World Bank lending. Such budget support made up 47 
percent of World Bank lending in fiscal year 2010, a 
drastically higher level than in past years due to the 
financial crisis. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
Treasury to keep the Committees on Appropriations updated on 
efforts to lessen the use of budget support to its historical 
levels of under 30 percent.
    International Finance Corporation.--The World Bank's 
private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, 
provides commercial financing in support of private investments 
in developing countries including the arrangement of loan 
syndications for large investment banks and private equity 
funds. The Committee directs the Secretary of the Treasury to 
continue to work to increase the transparency of the IFC's 
transactions and notes the inclusion of language in title VII 
of this Act.

North American Development Bank (NADBank)

    The Committee is aware that the NADBank expanded the 
eligible portfolio of loans that it can undertake in December 
2011. As part of this change, the NADBank created the Community 
Action Plan, which will provide small grants to communities 
along the United States-Mexico border. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the Committee, not 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, a detailed list 
of all grants made by the NADBank under this new facility, the 
level of retained earnings or other resources used to support 
the program, and new loans made under the expanded eligibility 
criteria for calendar year 2012.

                      GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $89,820,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       129,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................        64,700,000
    Change from request...............................       -64,700,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -25,120,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $64,700,000 for the 
Global Environment Facility (GEF), which is $25,120,000 below 
the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $64,700,000 below the 
request.

       CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $1,325,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,358,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,325,000,000
    Change from request...............................       -33,500,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,325,000,000 for a 
Contribution to the International Development Association 
(IDA), which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and $33,500,000 below the request.

     CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND 
                              DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $117,364,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       186,957,000
Committee recommendation..............................        58,682,000
    Change from request...............................      -128,275,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -58,682,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $58,682,000 for the 
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 
for the second year of the General Capital Increase, which is 
$58,682,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$128,275,000 below the request.
    The Committee has not provided any funding requested for 
the IBRD's new Selective Capital Increase given that no funds 
can be obligated until it is authorized.
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommends a limitation on 
the amount that the United States Governor of the IBRD may 
subscribe to the callable portion of the United States share of 
the General Capital Increase.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $184,630,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       185,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from request...............................      -185,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -184,630,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include funds 
requested under this heading, which is $184,630,000 below the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $185,000,000 below the 
request.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE STRATEGIC CLIMATE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $49,900,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        50,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -50,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -49,900,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include funds 
requested under this heading, which is $49,900,000 below the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $50,000,000 below the 
request.

              GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $135,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       134,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        99,800,000
    Change from request...............................       -34,200,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -35,200,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $99,800,000 for the 
World Bank's Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, 
which is $35,200,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and $34,200,000 below the fiscal year 2013 request.

          CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $75,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       102,020,000
Committee recommendation..............................        51,010,000
    Change from request...............................       -51,010,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -23,990,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $51,010,000 for the 
Contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for 
the paid-in portion of the IDB's General Capital Increase, 
which is $23,990,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level 
and $51,010,000 below the request.
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommends a limitation on 
the amount that the United States Governor of the IDB may 
subscribe to the callable portion of the United States share of 
the General Capital Increase.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $100,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       115,250,000
Committee recommendation..............................       100,000,000
    Change from request...............................       -15,250,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $100,000,000 for 
Contribution to the Asian Development Fund, which is the same 
as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $15,250,000 below the 
request.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $106,586,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       106,799,000
Committee recommendation..............................        53,293,000
    Change from request...............................       -53,506,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -53,293,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $53,293,000 for 
Contribution to the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) for the third 
year of the General Capital Increase, which is $53,293,000 
below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $53,506,000 below 
the request.
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommends a limitation on 
the amount that the United States Governor of the AsDB may 
subscribe to the callable portion of the United States share of 
the General Capital Increase.
    China.--The Committee is concerned about the continued 
level of financing the AsDB provides to China and directs the 
Secretary of Treasury to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the steps taken to negotiate with the Government of 
China to become a net donor to the AsDB.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $172,500,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       195,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       172,500,000
    Change from request...............................       -22,500,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $172,500,000 for 
Contribution to the African Development Fund, which is the same 
as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $22,500,000 below the 
request.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $32,418,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        32,418,000
Committee recommendation..............................        16,209,000
    Change from request...............................       -16,209,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -16,209,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $16,209,000 for 
Contribution to the African Development Bank (ADB), which is 
$16,209,000 below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$16,209,000 below the request.
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommends a limitation on 
the amount that the United States Governor of the ADB may 
subscribe to the callable portion of the United States share of 
the General Capital Increase.

  CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        30,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        19,850,000
    Change from request...............................       -10,150,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -10,150,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $19,850,000 for 
Contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural 
Development, which is $10,150,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $10,150,000 below the request.

               TITLE VI--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE


Consolidation of Federal Export and Trade Agencies

    Consolidation or reorganization of agencies.--The Committee 
notes that it has not been consulted on the Administration's 
plan to consolidate the export and trade agencies within the 
Federal Government. The Congress must approve any 
reorganization, and therefore the Committee expects to be 
consulted by the Administration before it finalizes any 
proposal that would consolidate agencies that are funded by 
this Act.
    Audits.--The Committee remains concerned about the absence 
of oversight by an inspector general of Overseas Private 
Investment Corporation (OPIC) transactions, as required of 
other bilateral trade and development programs in this Act 
including the Export-Import Bank, the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation, and USAID. The Committee directs the President of 
OPIC, the President of the Export-Import Bank, and the 
President of the Trade and Development Agency, in consultation 
with the Office of Management and Budget, to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, on plans for a consolidated export and 
trade office of inspector general.

                Export-Import Bank of the United States


                           INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $4,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................         4,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................         4,400,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................          +400,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $4,400,000 for the 
Inspector General, which is $400,000 above the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and the same as the request.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
provide to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 
days after enactment of this Act, a spend plan and a summary of 
the oversight work that will be undertaken during the fiscal 
year.

                         SUBSIDY APPROPRIATION

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $58,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        38,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        38,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       -20,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $38,000,000 for the 
Export-Import Bank Subsidy Appropriation, which is $20,000,000 
below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and the same as the 
request.
    The Committee directs the President of the Export-Import 
Bank to include in its fiscal year 2014 Congressional budget 
justification a confidential annex that describes new loans, 
guarantees, and insurance approved in fiscal year 2012 by 
category, recipient, country, level of authorization, and 
source year of financing used for authorizations greater than 
$50,000,000. The annex shall include additional detail, 
including description of the positive subsidy assigned to the 
largest projects as well as the level of guarantee provided.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $89,900,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       103,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................        94,900,000
    Change from request...............................        -9,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        +5,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $94,900,000 for 
Export-Import Bank Administrative Expenses, which is $5,000,000 
above the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $9,000,000 below 
the request.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation


                           NONCREDIT ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $54,990,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        60,784,000
Committee recommendation..............................        54,990,000
    Change from request...............................        -5,794,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $54,990,000 for OPIC 
Noncredit Account for administrative expenses, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $5,794,000 below 
the request.

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $25,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        31,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        25,000,000
    Change from request...............................        -6,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $25,000,000 for the 
subsidy appropriation for the direct and guaranteed loan credit 
programs of OPIC, which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $6,000,000 below the request.
    As in fiscal year 2012, the Committee directs the President 
of OPIC to include in its fiscal year 2014 Congressional budget 
justification a confidential annex that describes new loans, 
guarantees, and insurance approved in fiscal year 2012 by 
category, recipient, country, level of OPIC resources provided, 
and source year of financing used as well as any updates to the 
previous fiscal year 2011 report. The conferees also direct 
OPIC to provide additional detail, including a description of 
the positive and negative subsidy assigned to the largest 
projects as well as the level of guarantee provided.
    Investment funds.--As in prior years, the Committee directs 
OPIC to continue to provide written reports on a semi-annual 
basis, including the following information for each investment 
fund: the identity, selection process, and professional 
background of current and past managers; the fees and 
compensation currently provided to senior management; the 
amount of OPIC guarantees and actual investments made at the 
end of the previous six months; and any additional pertinent 
data.
    Local currency guarantees.--The Committee directs OPIC to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations before exercising 
local currency loan guarantee authority, and to provide to the 
Committees on Appropriations, prior to the consultation, 
justification for the need to exercise such authority, the use 
of OPIC subsidy required, the degree to which the United States 
would be exposed to additional risk as a result of such 
transactions, and which other United States Government agencies 
have been consulted.
    Non-governmental and private and voluntary organizations.--
The Committee directs the President of OPIC to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations before any future financing for 
nongovernmental organizations or private and voluntary 
organizations is approved.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $50,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        57,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................        50,000,000
    Change from request...............................        -7,600,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $50,000,000 for Trade 
and Development Agency (TDA), which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $7,600,000 below the request.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee recommends nine of the general provisions 
carried in the fiscal year 2012 Act be deleted. These 
provisions (sections 7006, 7032, 7065, 7074, 7076, 7077, 7080, 
7081, 7083, 7084, 7085) are either addressed elsewhere in 
permanent law, have been considered, or are under 
consideration, by the appropriate authorizing committee, or are 
no longer necessary.
    The Committee recommends the following new and revised 
provisions:
    Sec. 7004, ``Embassy Construction'', is modified by 
deleting subsection (e) and moving subsection (f) to section 
7006.
    Sec. 7006, ``Limitation on the New London Embassy'', is a 
new provision, similar to section 7004 in the prior year, which 
prohibits appropriated funds from being made available for site 
acquisition and mitigation, planning, design or construction of 
the New London Embassy and includes a reporting requirement on 
the ongoing costs of the project.
    Sec. 7010, ``Reporting Requirement'', is modified to 
include funds made available in this and prior acts.
    Sec. 7015, ``Notification Requirements'', is modified in 
subsection (c) by expanding the 10 percent threshold exception 
for reprogramming notifications to titles V and VI of the Act 
and making technical and conforming changes, requiring that 
notifications submitted to the Committees on Appropriations 
identify when funds are being provided notwithstanding any 
other provision of law and include a justification; and in (f) 
deleting Colombia and Mexico and adding Egypt, Lebanon, and 
Syria.
    Sec. 7028, ``Impact on Jobs in the United States'', is 
modified by adding a new subsection (3) relating to the 
outsourcing of domestic jobs overseas.
    Sec. 7029, ``International Financial Institutions'', is 
modified by deleting subsections (b).
    Sec. 7031, ``Financial Management and Budget 
Transparency'', is modified in (a) to include new certification 
requirements for the provision of direct government-to-
government assistance; and a new subsection is added that 
prohibits the provision of assistance for the payment of any 
United Nations dues or assessments for any foreign country or 
to service debts with multilateral development banks for any 
foreign country. The Committee notes that that the requirements 
in this section shall apply to all agencies receiving funds 
that are made available by this Act, and that the $10,000,000 
threshold for application of the subsection is cumulative over 
the life of a program.
    Sec. 7032, ``Promotion of Democracy'', is a new provision 
that in subsection (a) designates a funding level for programs; 
includes modifications to requirements previously carried in 
section 7034, including a report on compliance with the 
provision; and directs that funds made available to build 
institutional capacity should only be provided to assist 
governments that are sincere in their pursuit of democracy; and 
in subsection (b) prohibits direct Government-to-Government 
assistance to countries interfering with the operations of 
civil society. In subsection (a), the Committee intends for the 
Department of State to determine a country's sincerity by its 
performance on the indicators in the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation's ``Ruling Justly'' category, and expects that a 
country receiving direct Government-to-Government assistance 
should show a positive trend of improvement on the overall 
Ruling Justly category over the past three years.
    Sec. 7034, ``Special Provisions'', is modified in 
subsection (c) by replacing the ``shall'' with ``may''; in 
subsection (d) replacing ``should'' with ``may''; deleting 
subsections (f), (g), (j), (k), (l), (m), (n), (o), (p) (q) and 
(r) of the fiscal year 2012 Act; moving subsection (h) to 
section 7032; and in subsection (f), deleting the first proviso 
and including new provisos relating to the reporting 
requirement concerning the Partner Vetting System.
    Sec. 7039, ``Assistance to the West Bank and Gaza'', is 
modified by adding subsection (h).
    Sec. 7040, ``Limitation on Assistance for the Palestinian 
Authority'', is modified in subsection (f)(1).
    Sec. 7041, ``Limitations'', similar to section 7086 in the 
prior year is modified in subsection (a) by removing the waiver 
authority.
    Sec. 7042, ``Near East'', similar to section 7041 in the 
prior year, is modified by including certain restrictions on 
funds for the Governments of Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, and Yemen; 
by deleting subsection (b) ``Enterprise Funds''; in subsection 
(c) ``Iraq'', by deleting (4) and modifying (5)(A) to limit 
funds to not exceed the fiscal year 2012 level until a number 
of certifications have been met; and by deleting subsections 
(g) and (h).
    Sec. 7043, ``Africa'', is modified in subsection (a) by 
making funds available to promote natural resource 
transparency; by deleting subsections (c), (d) and (e) from the 
fiscal year 2012 Act; in subsection (c)(3)(C) limiting funds 
for certain purposes; and in subsection (h) ``Lord's Resistance 
Army'', substituting ``shall'' for ``should'' and expanding the 
provision of funds to include supporting the goals of the 
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Disarmament and Northern Uganda 
Recovery Act, and including a new reporting requirement 
detailing progress toward implementation of the 
Administration's counter-LRA strategy.
    Sec. 7044, ``Asia'', is modified in subsection (b) 
``Burma'' by substituting ``should'' for ``shall''; by deleting 
subsections (d) ``Indonesia'', (g) ``Philippines'', and (h) 
``Vietnam''; in subsection (d) ``North Korea'' by expanding the 
prohibition on Economic Support Funds to assistance for the 
government of North Korea; in subsection (e) ``People's 
Republic of China'' by including (3) which prohibits funds 
under the headings ``Global Health Programs'', ``Development 
Assistance'', and ``Economic Support Fund'' for assistance for 
the Government of China except for programs in Tibetan 
communities and to detect, prevent, and treat infectious 
disease.
    Sec. 7045, ``Western Hemisphere'', is modified by 
incorporating by reference section 7045(a) up through the fifth 
proviso and (a)(3) and by modifying the reporting requirement; 
by striking subsections (b) and (e); and by striking the dollar 
level and adding Colombia in subsection (f).
    Sec. 7046, ``South Asia'', is modified in subsection (a) 
``Afghanistan'' by including new conditions and deleting dollar 
amounts; by deleting subsection (b) ``Nepal'' and subsection 
(d) ``Sri Lanka''; and in subsection (c) ``Pakistan'' by 
deleting (1)(B) and (2)(B) through (2)(F).
    Sec. 7049, ``United Nations'', is modified in subsection 
(a) withholding a portion of the funds for the United Nations 
and international organizations until certain accountability 
and transparency measures are met; in subsection (b) expanding 
the restriction to all funds in this Act and deleting (b)(3); 
in subsection (c) allowing a waiver of the prohibition on 
funding for the United Nations Human Rights Council if the 
Secretary of State determines and reports that it is in the 
national security interest of the United States and the Council 
is taking steps to remove Israel as a permanent agenda item and 
reports on such steps; in subsection (d) specifying a number of 
transparency and accountability reforms for the United Nations 
Relief and Works Agency that must be met before receiving funds 
from this Act; in (e) prohibits funds in this Act for the 
United Nations Headquarters in New York construction, design 
and renovation; and in subsection (f) allowing the Secretary of 
State to waive the prohibitions in subsections (a) and (d) to 
avert a humanitarian crisis.
    Sec. 7058, ``Global Health Activities'', is modified by 
deleting subsections (b) and (c); and by including a new 
subsection (b) limiting the level of funds provided in this Act 
for family planning to not more than $461,000,000.
    Sec. 7060, ``Programs to Promote Gender Equality'', is 
modified by deleting subsection (e).
    Sec. 7061, ``Gender-Based Violence'', is modified by 
striking ``Complex Crises Fund'' from subsection (a).
    Sec. 7062, ``Sector Allocations'', is modified by striking 
(a)(2), (b), and (c); by modifying (b) ``Food Security and 
Agriculture Development'' by deleting the dollar amounts and 
limiting the authority; by deleting subsection (f)(2) and; by 
modifying subsection (g) ``Trafficking in Persons'' by striking 
$36,000,000 and inserting $38,000,000.
    Sec. 7063, ``Central Asia'' is modified to only apply to 
the Government of Uzbekistan.
    Sec. 7065, ``Limitations on Family Planning/Reproductive 
Health'' is a new provision that prohibits funds to the UNFPA; 
prohibits funds for population planning activities or other 
population assistance to foreign nongovernmental organizations 
that promote or perform abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Sec. 7066, ``International Prison Conditions'', is modified 
by deleting (a) and (b) and modifying (c) as requested.
    Sec. 7067, ``Prohibition on Use of Torture'', is modified 
by deleting subsection (b).
    Sec. 7071, ``International Monetary Fund ``, is modified by 
deleting subsection (c); and inserting a new subsection 
requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, a description and estimate of IMF 
surcharges on outstanding and new loans by calendar year; the 
IMF's internal use of funds derived from such surcharges; and 
details of the IMF's internal budget for the calendar years 
2010, 2011, and 2012.
    Sec. 7075, ``Enterprise Funds'', is modified in subsection 
(b).
    Sec. 7076, ``Operating and Spend Plans'', similar to 
section 7078 in the prior year, is modified by requiring spend 
plans for assistance for West Bank and Gaza, Libya, and for 
USAID's Development Credit Authority program.
    Sec. 7077, ``Rescissions'', similar to section 7079 in the 
prior year, modified to contain two rescissions of prior year 
funds.
    Sec. 7078, ``Reforms Related to General Capital 
Increases'', similar to section 7082 in the prior year is 
modified in subsection (a) requiring the Secretary of the 
Treasury to certify and report to the Committees on 
Appropriations that the reforms in (1) through (8) are 
implemented prior to the disbursement of funds for the General 
Capital Increases for the multilateral development banks; and 
by deleting subsection (d).
    Sec. 7080, ``Limitation on Political Disclosure 
Requirements'', is a new provision prohibiting funds in this 
Act to implement political disclosure requirements.
    Sec. 7081, ``Limitation Relating to Individuals Detained at 
Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba'' is a new provision 
requiring the Secretary of State to notify the Committees on 
Appropriations before certain actions are taken.
    Sec. 7082, ``Limitations on Certain Awards'', is a new 
provision that prohibits funds from being used to enter into a 
contract or other agreement with any corporation that was 
convicted of a felony criminal violation or any unpaid Federal 
tax liability has been assessed.
    Sec. 7083, ``Budget Presentations'', is a new provision 
limiting the obligation of funds until the Committees on 
Appropriations receive certain documents.

             Provisions Retained From Fiscal Year 2012 Act

    The following general provisions from the fiscal year 2012 
Act were retained in the fiscal year 2013 Act unchanged except 
for technical corrections, references to prior fiscal years, 
and new section numbers where appropriate:
    Sec. 7001. Allowances and Differentials.
    Sec. 7002. Unobligated Balances Report.
    Sec. 7003. Consulting Services.
    Sec. 7005. Personnel Actions.
    Sec. 7007. Prohibition Against Direct Funding for Certain 
Countries.
    Sec. 7008. Coups d'Etat.
    Sec. 7009. Transfer Authority.
    Sec. 7011. Availability of Funds.
    Sec. 7012. Limitation on Assistance to Countries in 
Default.
    Sec. 7013. Prohibition on Taxation of United States 
Assistance.
    Sec. 7014. Reservations of Funds.
    Sec. 7016. Notification on Excess Defense Equipment.
    Sec. 7017. Limitation on Availability of Funds for 
International Organizations and Programs.
    Sec. 7018. Prohibition on Funding for Abortions and 
Involuntary Sterilization.
    Sec. 7019. Allocations.
    Sec. 7020. Prohibition of Payment of Certain Expenses.
    Sec. 7021. Prohibition on Assistance to Governments 
Supporting International Terrorism.
    Sec. 7022. Authorization Requirements.
    Sec. 7023. Definition of Program, Project, and Activity.
    Sec. 7024. Authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-American 
Foundation and African Development Foundation.
    Sec. 7025. Commerce, Trade and Surplus Commodities.
    Sec. 7026. Separate Accounts.
    Sec. 7027. Eligibility for Assistance.
    Sec. 7030. Debt-For-Development.
    Sec. 7033. Multi-year Commitments.
    Sec. 7035. Arab League Boycott of Israel.
    Sec. 7036. Palestinian Statehood.
    Sec. 7037. Restrictions Concerning the Palestinian 
Authority.
    Sec. 7038. Prohibition on Assistance to the Palestinian 
Broadcasting Corporation.
    Sec. 7047. Prohibition of Payments to United Nations 
Members.
    Sec. 7048. War Crimes Tribunals Drawdown.
    Sec. 7050. Community-Based Police Assistance.
    Sec. 7051. Attendance at International Conferences.
    Sec. 7052. Aircraft Transfer and Coordination.
    Sec. 7053. Parking Fines and Real Property Taxes Owed by 
Foreign Governments.
    Sec. 7054. Landmines and Cluster Munitions.
    Sec. 7055. Prohibition on Publicity or Propaganda.
    Sec. 7056. Limitation on Residence Expenses.
    Sec. 7057. United States Agency for International 
Development Management.
    Sec. 7059. Prohibition on Promotion of Tobacco.
    Sec. 7064. Requests for Documents.
    Sec. 7068. Extradition.
    Sec. 7069. Commercial Leasing of Defense Articles.
    Sec. 7070. Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.
    Sec. 7072. Repression in the Russian Federation.
    Sec. 7073. Prohibition on First-Class Travel.
    Sec. 7074. Serbia.
    Sec. 7079. Use of Funds in Contravention of This Act.

  TITLE VIII--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

    Title VIII of the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $8,244,517,000 for the temporary and extraordinary 
requirements of overseas operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, 
and Iraq, which is $2,958,270,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and the same as the request. All funds 
appropriated in this title are designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant 
to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 for support of contingency 
operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.
    In addition to appropriations in this title, the 
recommendation includes appropriations in titles I, II, III and 
IV for enduring costs of diplomatic and development operations 
in these frontline states. The Committee directs that the 
operating and spend plans required by title VII of this Act, 
where appropriate, integrate the additional funds provided in 
this title for OCO/GWOT, as well as separately identify the 
OCO/GWOT amounts.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $4,389,064,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     4,311,745,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,707,727,000
    Change from request...............................    -1,604,018,000
    Change from enacted level.........................    -1,681,337,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$2,707,727,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including 
$654,918,000 for Worldwide Security Protection (WSP). The 
recommendation is $1,681,337,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $1,604,018,000 below the request and the 
amounts are designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 for support of contingency operations in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.
    Afghanistan.--The Committee recommendation includes the 
requested authority to transfer up to $150,000,000 to other 
agencies to directly support the deployment of civilian experts 
from these agencies. The Committee directs that the operating 
plan required by title VII include the projected transfer 
amount, by agency, in fiscal year 2013. Additionally, the plan 
should include a detailed plan for facilities construction and 
improvements, projected levels of all staff under Chief of 
Mission authority, by agency and by location, and for the 
Department of State's air mobility requirements. Finally, the 
spend plan should include detail on the planned expenditures 
for public diplomacy, including strategic communications, and 
for WSP.
    The Committee notes that insufficient information has been 
provided to the Committee on transition requirements in 
Afghanistan for the Department of State and the impact of the 
withdrawal of United States' forces. Accordingly, the bill 
includes in section 7046(a) a limitation on the obligation of 
15 percent of the funds appropriated under this heading for 
operations and security in Afghanistan until the Secretary of 
State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the 
Administrator of USAID, submits to the Committees on 
Appropriations a report detailing the plans for civilian 
operations, personnel and security as the drawdown of combat 
troops in Afghanistan proceeds. In addition, the report shall 
include the extent to which agreements have been secured with 
the Government of Afghanistan in support of the planned 
diplomatic and development footprint.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the language 
requested under this heading authorizing the use of up to 
$525,000,000 for construction and other expenses for carrying 
out the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926.

                   CONFLICT STABILIZATION OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $8,500,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................         8,500,000
    Change from request...............................        +8,500,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $8,500,000 for 
Conflict Stabilization Operations, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $8,500,000 above the 
request. The full amount is designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985. In addition, title I of the bill 
includes authority for the Secretary of State to transfer up to 
$35,000,000 from funds appropriated under the Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs heading in support of conflict stabilization 
operations. The Committee requests that the operating plan 
required by title VII of the bill for funds made available 
under this heading include details on projected staffing for 
conflict stabilization operations, a list of deployments and 
planned deployments for the fiscal year, and incorporate both 
the amounts appropriated under this heading and any amount 
transferred from funds appropriated in title I of the bill.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $67,182,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        49,901,000
Committee recommendation..............................        58,619,000
    Change from request...............................        +8,718,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        -8,563,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$58,619,000 for Office of the Inspector General, which is 
$8,563,000 below fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $8,718,000 
above the request. The full amount is designated OCO/GWOT 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to support the expanded 
oversight requirements of reconstruction activities in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
    Within the total, $55,369,000 is for the Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General of 
the Department of State (OIG) to work closely with the Special 
Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) as the SIGIR 
draws down its operations and completes the transition of 
remaining work to the permanent oversight offices of the OIG.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................       $33,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        10,800,000
    Change from request...............................       +10,800,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -22,200,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$10,800,000 for Embassy Security, Construction, and 
Maintenance, which is $22,200,000 below fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $10,800,000 above the request. The full 
amount is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 for support of contingency operations in 
Iraq.

                      International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $101,300,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       101,300,000
    Change from request...............................      +101,300,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$101,300,000 for Contributions to International Organizations, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$101,300,000 above the request. The full amount is designated 
for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 for support of 
contingency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $255,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................        84,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       258,407,000
    Change from request...............................      +174,407,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        +3,407,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$258,407,000 for Operating Expenses, which is $3,407,000 above 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $174,407,000 above the 
request and is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 for support of operations in Afghanistan, 
Iraq and Pakistan.
    The amount appropriated under the heading is consistent 
with the assistance programs USAID will oversee that are 
appropriated in this title. The Committee expects that USAID's 
Afghanistan presence will eventually be scaled back to an 
``enduring'' level once the extraordinary assistance 
requirements associated with the global war on terrorism begin 
to decline. The Committee directs that the operating plan 
required by title VII include detail on staffing levels by 
location.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $150,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       150,000,000
    Change from request...............................      +150,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$150,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance, which is 
the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $150,000,000 
above the request. The full amount is designated for OCO/GWOT 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 for response to conflict-
induced displacement in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq and the 
corresponding increase in humanitarian needs.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................        $6,554,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................         6,554,000
    Change from request...............................        +6,554,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$6,554,000 for Transition Initiatives, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $6,554,000 above the 
request. The full amount is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 to support contingency operations 
in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $2,761,462,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,037,871,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,293,259,000
    Change from request...............................    +1,255,388,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -468,203,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$2,293,259,000 for Economic Support Fund, which is $468,203,000 
below the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $1,255,388,000 
above the request. The full amount is designated for OCO/GWOT 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 for support of 
contingency operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.
    Iraq.--The Committee provides funds to strengthen democracy 
and civil society, build government capacity, and expand anti-
corruption efforts. The Committee urges the Department of State 
and USAID to continue efforts to encourage the incorporation of 
women in stabilizing Iraq and creating its government 
institutions. The Committee further expects funds to be 
provided to support an Iraqi women's democracy initiative.
    The Committee continues to recognize the importance of 
providing targeted assistance to the ethno-religious minorities 
in Iraq to ensure their survival. The Committee continues the 
reporting requirement from the previous year, directs the 
Secretary of State to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act, detailing a comprehensive United States Government policy 
to address the plight of these communities, including those 
living in the Nineveh Plains. The policy should be informed in 
part by both the recommendations of the diaspora community in 
the United States and the struggling communities within Iraq 
and should be forward-looking, rather than a summary of 
previously funded projects and initiatives.
    Further, the Committee directs the Department of State to 
establish a long-term comprehensive plan to provide durable 
solutions for internally displaced Iraqis and Iraqi refugees. 
The plan should also focus on the large number of Iraqi 
refugees presently residing in Syria, and should explore 
possible alternatives in light of the escalating violence and 
instability in Syria.
    Afghanistan.--Funds appropriated under this heading that 
are available for Afghanistan are subject to the terms and 
conditions of section 7046(a). The Committee notes that the 
political, economic, and security situation in Afghanistan 
necessitates that conditions on assistance from prior years on 
corruption and the rights of women and girls are continued. The 
bill includes new requirements to address plans for the 
transition and security for implementing partners.
    The Committee continues restrictions on assistance included 
in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 to address corruption. The 
Committee expects USAID's development of the Accountable 
Assistance for Afghanistan (A\3\) initiative to be fully 
implemented for fiscal year 2013 and the Administrator of USAID 
to keep the Committee informed on implementation of the 
initiative and other efforts to enhance oversight and minimize 
waste, fraud, and abuse.
    The Committee directs that programs continue to focus on 
women and girls, including training and equipment to improve 
the capacity of women-led Afghan nongovernmental organizations, 
and support for the activities of such organizations. The 
Committee further intends that there will be a continued focus 
on maternal and child health programs in Afghanistan.
    The Committee remains concerned about security for 
implementing partners that have transitioned from Personal 
Security Contractors (PSCs) to the Afghan Public Protection 
Force (APPF) for their protection needs in Afghanistan. The 
Committee includes new language withholding funds until the 
Secretary of State certifies that the needed contracts and 
services are in place.
    The Committee remains concerned about providing assistance 
to Afghanistan directly through the government. The Committee 
maintains robust restrictions from fiscal year 2012 on direct 
government-to-government assistance in section 7031 of this 
Act.
    The Committee notes the work of the Afghanistan 
Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and its National Solidarity 
Program in helping to build the capacity of Afghan communities 
to participate in and manage their own development projects. 
The Committee encourages continued support for these programs.
    The Committee supports a continued focus on the rule of law 
and expects USAID to coordinate with the Bureau of Democracy, 
Human Rights, and Labor at the Department of State for 
democracy, governance, and rule of law programs in Afghanistan.
    Training for the media in Pakistan and Afghanistan is 
essential to the development of an independent and free media. 
The Committee recommends continuing funding under the Bureau of 
Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and USAID for programs and 
activities that support the development of independent media, 
including radio, in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    The Committee is unaware of any efforts to resolve concerns 
raised by the Committee in fiscal year 2012 regarding reports 
of implementing partners receiving tax bills from the 
Government of Afghanistan that include United States foreign 
assistance in addition to funds legitimately identified for 
revenue collection. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State to develop a policy, not later than 180 days after 
enactment of this Act, in coordination with the Government of 
Afghanistan, and following consultation with implementing 
partners, to prohibit illegitimate taxation and collection of 
United States' foreign assistance. The Committee notes that 
USAID has prevented this problem by including clauses in 
contracts and agreements that explicitly restate the 
prohibition.
    The Committee is concerned about the dramatic rise in 
conflict-induced displacement in Afghanistan and the 
corresponding increase in humanitarian needs. The Committee 
urges the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan 
to develop a comprehensive inter-agency strategy to address 
this displacement, including: (1) an assessment of the 
Government of Afghanistan's capacity to prevent, mitigate, and 
respond to forced displacement and provide durable solutions 
for internally displaced Afghans and Afghan refugees; and (2) a 
coherent plan to strengthen the capacity of the Government of 
Afghanistan to address the causes and consequences of 
displacement in Afghanistan.
    The Committee supports the concept of a New Silk Road that 
will lower trade barriers, create jobs, reinforce political 
stability and regional cooperation between Afghanistan and its 
neighbors in order to better integrate the Central Asian 
region. The Committee directs the Special Representative for 
Afghanistan and Pakistan to provide regular updates on progress 
on this initiative.
    Title VII of the bill requires a spend plan for Afghanistan 
by program, project, and activity including levels of funding 
planned as direct government-to-government assistance. The 
Committee directs that the spend plan shall also include 
descriptions of expected results and clearly defined metrics 
for measuring progress or failure.
    Pakistan.--The Committee recommendation includes a new 
provision prohibiting funds for Pakistan until the Secretary of 
State provides a certification pursuant to section 7046(b) of 
this Act. The Committee directs that projects supported by the 
Department of State and USAID must demonstrate that they foster 
economic development and decrease the appeal of extremism. The 
Committee supports continued focus on the rule of law and 
expects USAID to coordinate with the Bureau of Democracy, Human 
Rights, and Labor at the Department of State for democracy, 
governance, and rule of law programs in Pakistan. The Committee 
is concerned about discrimination against minority communities 
in Pakistan whose ability to practice their faiths in severely 
constrained by law. The Committee urges the Department of State 
and USAID to ensure that programs include minority groups and 
to press the Government of Pakistan to take all necessary steps 
to end discrimination and to safeguard freedom of religion.
    The Committee believes that programs in Pakistan should aim 
to reduce unemployment, illiteracy, and disenfranchisement 
among the most impoverished individuals and communities. The 
Committee supports programs that can provide transparency and 
accountability of funds and encourage local community 
engagement to address its own development needs.
    The Committee supports continued efforts to interdict 
precursor materials from Pakistan to Afghanistan that are used 
to manufacture improvised explosive devices and programs to 
train border and customs officials in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
    The Committee remains concerned about the Administration's 
goal to channel 50 percent of assistance to Pakistan directly 
through the government. The Committee includes robust 
restrictions on providing assistance in this manner in section 
7031 of this Act. Title VII of the bill requires a spend plan 
for Pakistan by program, project, and activity including levels 
of funding planned as direct government-to-government 
assistance pursuant to section 7031 of this Act.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $229,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       229,000,000
    Change from request...............................      +229,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$229,000,000 for Migration and Refugee Assistance, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and $229,000,000 
above the request. The full amount is designated for OCO/GWOT 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 for response to conflict-
induced displacement in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq and the 
corresponding increase in humanitarian needs.

                   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE


                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $983,605,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................     1,050,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,297,000,000
    Change from request...............................      +247,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      +313,395,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,297,000,000 for International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement (INCLE), which is $313,395,000 above the fiscal 
year 2012 enacted level and $247,000,000 above the request. The 
full amount is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 to support contingency operations in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.
    Iraq.--Funds provided will continue to support the Police 
Development Program (PDP) in Iraq and will build on the work of 
the United States military over the past several years to 
develop a professional and capable Ministry of Interior and 
Iraqi Police Services. The central goal of the program is to 
help the Ministry of Interior in Iraq to develop the 
capabilities needed to manage and sustain internal security 
operations that are capable of maintaining stability and 
supporting the rule of law. The Committee recommendation takes 
into account the revised estimates for the PDP as a result of 
the Department of State's initial review in early 2012 and 
directs the Department of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the expected number of police advisors, locations, and 
security costs related to the PDP, and the extent to which the 
Government of Iraq has committed to sustaining the PDP into the 
future.
    Afghanistan.--The Committee directs the Secretary of State 
to submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, detailing the 
requirements for the Department of State's Bureau of 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs program in 
Afghanistan by program, project, and activity to include which 
of the proposed programs are new, expanded, or transitioning 
from the United States military.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $120,657,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        75,351,000
    Change from request...............................       +75,351,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -45,306,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$75,351,000 for Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and 
Related Programs, which is $45,306,000 below fiscal year 2012 
enacted level and $75,351,000 above the request. The full 
amount is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 to support contingency operations in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................    $1,102,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       911,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,102,000,000
    Change from request...............................      +191,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,102,000,000 for Foreign Military Financing Program (FMF), 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2012 enacted level and 
$191,000,000 above the request. The full amount is designated 
for OCO/GWOT pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to support 
contingency operations in Pakistan and Iraq.
    Iraq.--Funds appropriated under this heading in this title 
reflect the second year of the transition of responsibility for 
security assistance programs from the Department of Defense to 
the Department of State. Funding provided in fiscal year 2013 
will continue to ensure the sustainment of advances that Iraq 
has made in assuming responsibility for its own security. The 
Committee expects the Department of State, in consultation with 
the Department of Defense, to submit a detailed spend plan to 
the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of 
funds.
    Pakistan.--Funds provided under this heading may be made 
available to support FMF for Pakistan and additional funds may 
be made available by transfer to the Pakistan Counterinsurgency 
Capability Fund (PCCF). The Committee notes that funds provided 
under this heading may be made only if the conditions contained 
in section 7046 of this Act are met prior to the obligation of 
funds.

               PAKISTAN COUNTERINSURGENCY CAPABILITY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal year 2012 enacted level........................      $850,000,000
Fiscal year 2013 request..............................       800,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from request...............................      -800,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -850,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include a new 
appropriation for Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund 
(PCCF). Section 8004 of the bill includes authority to transfer 
funds appropriated in this title under the INCLE and FMF to 
PCCF, subject to prior notification to the Committees on 
Appropriations of any such transfer and in accordance with 
section 7046 of this Act.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

    Section 8001. Continues prior year language noting that 
funds appropriated by this title are in addition to amounts 
appropriated or otherwise made available in the bill.
    Section 8002. Continues prior year language directing that 
appropriations in this title are subject to the authorities and 
conditions applicable to such appropriations accounts in prior 
titles in the bill, unless noted otherwise.
    Section 8003. Rescinds $54,000,000 of OCO/GWOT funds 
appropriated under the Diplomatic and Consular Programs heading 
in prior acts.
    Section 8004. Provides authority to transfer funds 
appropriated under INCLE and FMF in this title to funds 
previously made available under PCCF, subject to prior 
notification of the Committees on Appropriations. The Committee 
expects that if any transfer occurs pursuant to this authority, 
it will not exceed the amount requested in the Congressional 
budget justification for fiscal year 2013 for PCCF. The 
Committee further notes that the conditions of section 7046 
must be met prior to the obligation of funds.
    Section 8005. Provides that each amount designated for OCO/
GWOT in this title shall be available only if the President 
subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits such 
designations to the Congress.
    Transfer Authority.--The Committee recommendation does not 
include language carried in the prior year allowing funds to be 
transferred between certain assistance accounts, nor does the 
recommendation include requested language allowing funds to be 
transferred between certain operational accounts.

                 TITLE IX--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISION


                       Spending Reduction Account

    Section 9001 establishes a Spending Reduction Account, as 
required by clause 2(j) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives.

            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    The following items are included in accordance with various 
requirements of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Appropriations:

                          Full Committee Votes

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(b) of rule XIII of 
the House of Representatives, the results of each roll call 
vote on an amendment or on the motion to report, together with 
the names of those voting for and those against, are printed 
below:


         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill that directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to 
continue ongoing activities in fiscal year 2013 that require 
annual authorization or additional legislation, which to date 
has not been enacted.
    The bill includes provisions that place limitations on the 
use of funds in the bill or change existing limitations and 
that might under some circumstances be construed as changing 
the application of existing law.
    The bill includes a number of provisions, that have been 
virtually unchanged for many years, which are technically 
considered legislation.
    The bill provides that several of the appropriations shall 
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year. 
In all cases it is deemed desirable to carry such language in 
order to provide for orderly administration of such programs 
and effective use of funds.
    In various places in the bill, the Committee recommendation 
continues the prior year practice of designating amounts within 
appropriation accounts in order to fund specific programs and 
has adjusted some designations.
    The bill contains a number of general provisions and other 
language provisos that have been carried in the bill in past 
years that include limitations and conditions on funding 
provided in the Act.
    Additional changes in the fiscal year 2013 bill, which may 
be construed as changing existing law, are as follows:

Title I

    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' language is 
included designating funding, transfer authority to other 
accounts within ``Administration of Foreign Affairs'', and 
limitations on certain programs, offices, and activities.
    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' language, 
carried in prior years, is included designating the 
availability and use of certain fees and transfers from other 
agencies.
    Under ``Capital Investment Fund'' language, carried in 
prior years, is included stating that section 135(e) of Public 
Law 103-236 shall not apply.
    Under ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'', 
language, carried in prior years, is included designating the 
availability and use of certain fees.
    Under ``Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance'' 
language, carried in prior years, is included placing 
limitations on the uses of funds and requiring submission of an 
operating plan.
    Under ``Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular 
Service'' language, carried in prior years, is included 
permitting the transfer of not to exceed $1,000,000 to the 
``Repatriation Loans Program Account''.
    Under ``Repatriation Loans Program Account'' language, 
carried in prior years, directing that costs shall be defined 
as in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    Under ``Contributions to International Organizations'' 
language, carried in prior years, is included requiring 
submission to the Committees on Appropriations of the United 
Nations biennial budget, a report on available credits and 
limiting the use of such credits, notification of any increase 
in the United Nations program, without a corresponding offset, 
requiring that any payment of arrearages must be mutually 
agreed upon, and prohibiting contributions to an international 
organization for interest costs for loans incurred on or after 
October 1, 1984.
    Under ``Contributions to International Peacekeeping 
Activities'' language, similar to language carried in prior 
years, is included prohibiting funds from being obligated for 
any new or expanded United Nations peacekeeping mission unless 
the Committees on Appropriations are notified in advance 
concerning several matters and the Secretary of State 
determines that American manufacturers and suppliers are not 
being given opportunities to provide equipment and services, 
and requiring a report on available credits and limiting the 
use of such credits.
    Under ``International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
States and Mexico'' and ``American Sections, International 
Commissions'', language, carried in prior years, is included 
providing a limitation on the amount available for 
representation expenses.
    Under ``International Broadcasting Operations'', language, 
carried in prior years, setting limitations on funds available 
for certain expenses and receipts, requiring the BBG to make 
funds available to expand unrestricted access to information on 
the Internet through the development and use of circumvention 
technologies, and requiring notifications regarding certain 
determinations and modifications to BBG language programs and 
services.
    Under ``National Endowment for Democracy'' language, 
carried in prior years designating amounts for programs and 
requiring submission of a spend plan.
    Under ``Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's 
Republic of China'', and ``United States-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission'' language, carried in prior years, 
placing a limitation on official representation expenses.
    Under ``United States-China Economic and Security Review 
Commission'', several provisos are included relating to 
personnel and financial management authorities, similar to 
language carried in fiscal year 2009.

Title II

    Under ``Operating Expenses of the United States Agency for 
International Development'', language, similar to language 
carried in prior years, is included prohibiting USAID from 
financing construction or entering into leases, except when 
necessary for continuity of operations; allowing the transfer 
of funding into the ``Operating Expenses of the United States 
Agency for International Development'' account; requiring 
notifications and consultations; designating funding; and 
limiting and placing restrictions on representation and 
entertainment expenses.
    Under ``Capital Investment Fund'', language is included 
designating funding and requiring consultations.
    Under ``Operating Expenses of the United States Agency for 
International Development Office of Inspector General'', 
language is included designating funding and requiring 
notifications.

Title III

    Under ``Global Health Programs'' language, carried in prior 
years, is included placing restrictions and requirements 
related to family planning and abortion; designating funding 
and purposes; and allowing the use of five percent of the 
contribution to the Global Fund for USAID technical assistance 
programs.
    Under ``Development Assistance'', language is included 
designating funding.
    Under ``International Disaster Assistance'', language is 
included designating funding.
    Under ``Transition Initiatives'', language is included 
designating funding; outlining the use of the funds; requiring 
Congressional notification at least 5 days prior to the 
initiation of a country program; and allowing the use of 
additional funds in the Act for the same purposes and with the 
same authorities as funds in Transition Initiatives.
    Under ``Development Credit Authority'', language is 
included authorizing transfers of up to $40,000,000, when added 
to the funds transferred pursuant to the authority contained 
under this heading in Public Law 107-115; capping the level of 
guarantees or direct loans for one country to $300,000,000; 
capping guarantees at $750,000,000; defining the use of funds; 
and designating funding for administrative expenses.
    Under ``Economic Support Fund'', language is included that 
establishes funding levels; transfers funds to the National 
Endowment for Democracy for Cuba democracy programs; provides 
for a portion of the assistance for Colombia to be transferred 
to the ``Migration and Refugee Assistance'' account to aid 
Colombian refugees; and allows funds to be made available for 
countries identified in Public Law 101-179 and Public Law 102-
511.
    Under ``Democracy Fund'', language is included that 
establishes funding levels for certain democracy assistance 
programs.
    Under ``Migration and Refugee Assistance'', language is 
included designating funds to resettle humanitarian migrants to 
Israel and to respond to small-scale emergency humanitarian 
requirements.
    Under ``Peace Corps'', language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, allowing the Director to transfer funds to help 
mitigate exchange rate losses, placing limitations on certain 
activities, and requiring notifications.
    Under ``Millennium Challenge Corporation'', language is 
included designating funding; allowing the use of up to 5 
percent of funds to carry out section 616 of the Millennium 
Challenge Act of 2003 upon the provision of a report to 
Congress; restricting the ability of the MCC to enter into 
compacts until certain conditions are met; making reprogramming 
of funds subject to notification; revising the income 
eligibility criteria for lower and lower-middle income 
candidate countries; and limiting and placing restrictions on 
entertainment and representation allowances.
    Under ``Inter-American Foundation'', language, carried in 
prior years, is included designating funding and limiting 
certain activities.
    Under ``African Development Foundation'', language, carried 
in prior years, is included allowing for the investment of 
project funding by grantees, notwithstanding section 505(a)(2) 
of the African Development Foundation Act to allow the waiver 
of the $250,000 limitation and exceeding the limit of $250,000 
if the increase is due to currency fluctuation, designating 
funding, and requiring a report.
    Under ``International Affairs Technical Assistance'', 
language is included designating funding, and provides funding 
notwithstanding any other provision of law.

Title IV

    Under ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement'', the Department of State is given the authority 
to use section 608 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to 
provide excess property to a foreign country; waives section 
482(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act, subject to notification; 
requires a report prior to obligation of funds; prohibits funds 
for the Bolivian military and police; and includes a 
requirement for reporting of modifications to the security 
strategy of the Palestinian Authority.
    Under ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and 
Related Programs'' language, carried in prior years, provides 
funds for the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund with a 
number of requirements to notify; conditions a contribution on 
a determination; limits administrative expenses for the 
demining program; and extends availability of ``Anti-terrorism 
Assistance'' and ``Export Control and Border Security'' funding 
to 2014.
    Under ``Peacekeeping Operations'' establishes a funding 
floor for the contribution to the Multinational Force and 
Observers; provides that a portion of funds made available for 
Somalia may be used to pay assessed cost of international 
peacekeeping activities and is available for two years; 
prohibits funds from being used to train child soldiers; and 
provides that all funds are subject to regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Under ``International Military Education and Training'' 
language, carried in prior years, is included which allows a 
portion of the funds to be available for two years; provides 
that civilian personal may receive training if such 
participation will contribute to overall objectives of the 
program; provides that funding for certain countries is 
available only through the regular notification procedures; and 
establishes a cap on entertainment allowances.
    Under ``Foreign Military Financing Program'' language is 
included providing the Secretary of State with authority 
expedite procurement of defense articles subject to prior 
consultation; establishes funding levels for Israel, Egypt, and 
Jordan; provides funds for the procurement in Israel of defense 
articles; requires that all funds for Israel must be disbursed 
within 30 days of enactment of this Act; allows funds for Egypt 
to be transferred to an interest bearing account; establishes a 
limitation on funds used to fulfill programs initiated under 
authorities from other Acts until programs are justified to the 
Committees on Appropriations; sets a limitation on 
administrative expenses; provides not more than $885,000,000 
from certain other funds may be obligated for expenses incurred 
pursuant to section 43(b) of the Arms Export Control Act; 
establishes a cap on entertainment allowances; sets 
limitations; and requires notifications.

Title V

    Under ``International Organizations and Programs'', 
language is included designating funding; prohibiting funds for 
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change/United Nations 
Framework Convention on Climate Change; and indicating that 
section 301 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 does not 
apply to certain contributions.
    Under ``Global Environment Facility'', language is included 
designating funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the International Development 
Association'', language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the International Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development'', language is included 
designating funding.
    Under ``Limitation on Callable Capital Subscriptions'', 
language is included designating a limitation on funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the Global Agriculture and Food 
Security Program'', language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the Inter-American Development 
Bank'', language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Limitation on Callable Capital Subscriptions'', 
language is included designating a limitation on funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the Asian Development Bank'', 
language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Limitation on Callable Capital Subscriptions'', 
language is included designating a limitation on funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the Asian Development Fund'', 
language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the African Development Bank'', 
language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Limitation on Callable Capital Subscriptions'', 
language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the African Development Fund'', 
language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Contribution to the International Fund for 
Agriculture Development'', language is included designating 
funding.

Title VI

    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Inspector 
General'', language is included designating funding.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Program 
Account'', language is included setting a limitation on funds 
to countries having detonated nuclear explosives unless 
designated an eligible nuclear weapon state as defined in 
Article IX of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear 
Weapons; extends authority contained in sections 1(a) and (b) 
of Public Law 103-428.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Subsidy 
Appropriation'', language is included designating funding 
levels; provides that funds are appropriated under the 
authorities of the Credit Reform Act of 1990; designating the 
availability of funds; and makes funds for tied aid subject to 
notification.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, 
Administrative Expenses'', language is included designating 
funds and limiting representation expenses; extending 
subsection (a) of section 117 of the Export Enhancement Act of 
1992 until October 1, 2013; and requiring fees to be charged.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Receipts 
Collected'', language is included providing that receipts 
collected pursuant to the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as 
amended, and the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended, 
will be credited as offsetting collections to the account, 
resulting in a $0 appropriation from the General Fund, and 
providing that up to $50,000,000 in receipts in excess of 
obligations are available from September 1, 2013 until 
September 30, 2016.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Noncredit 
Account'', language is included designating funding levels; 
limiting representation expenses; and providing that certain 
costs shall not be considered administrative costs.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Program 
Account'', language is included designating funding levels and 
availability; making funds available for the cost of direct and 
guaranteed loans under the authorities of the Credit Reform Act 
be derived by transfer from the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation Noncredit Account; designating funding 
availability; providing authority for OPIC to undertake 
programs in Iraq; requiring certain notifications; and making 
funds available for administrative expenses.
    Under ``Trade and Development Agency'', language is 
included designating funding levels setting representation and 
entertainment allowances.

Title VII

    Under ``General Provisions'':
    Sec. 7001 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding allowances and differentials.
    Sec. 7002 includes language, carried in prior years, 
requiring the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of 
Governors to provide quarterly reports on the cumulative 
balances of any unobligated funds.
    Sec. 7003 includes language requiring that consulting 
service contracts shall be a matter of public record.
    Sec. 7004 includes language, carried in prior years, 
requiring inter-agency cost sharing with respect to the 
construction and use of diplomatic facilities and setting 
limitations and notification requirements. Prior year language 
relating to the New London Embassy is moved to section 7006.
    Sec. 7005 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding certain personnel actions and the authority to 
transfer funds between appropriations accounts.
    Sec. 7006 includes language, similar to prior years 
(section 7004) with respect to construction of the New London 
Embassy.
    Sec. 7007 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting assistance to Cuba, North Korea, Cuba, Iran and 
Syria.
    Sec. 7008 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting assistance for countries whose duly elected head of 
government is deposed by military coup or decree, or a military 
coup or decree in which the military plays a decisive role.
    Sec. 7009 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, setting limitations and conditions on transfers 
between appropriations accounts, and requiring audits of 
certain transfers.
    Sec. 7010 includes language, similar to that in prior 
years, directing the provision of specified quarterly reports.
    Sec. 7011 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding the availability of funds made available in the Act.
    Sec. 7012 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting assistance for countries in default, unless there 
is a Presidential determination that such assistance is in the 
national interest of the United States.
    Sec. 7013 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting assistance to a country in which the assistance is 
subject to taxation, unless the Secretary of State makes 
certain determinations.
    Sec. 7014 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding the reservation of funds and the 
designation of certain funding levels.
    Sec. 7015 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, establishing the reprogramming notification 
requirements regarding funds made available in the Act.
    Sec. 7016 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding the notification requirements concerning the 
provision of excess Department of Defense articles.
    Sec. 7017 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding the availability of funds for international 
organizations and programs.
    Sec. 7018 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting funding for abortions and involuntary 
sterilization.
    Sec. 7019 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding certain funding allocations specified in the report 
accompanying the Act.
    Sec. 7020 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting the use of assistance for entertainment expenses.
    Sec. 7021 includes language, carried in the prior year, 
prohibiting assistance for countries that support international 
terrorism.
    Sec. 7022 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, extending certain authorities necessary to expend 
funds made available under the Act.
    Sec. 7023 includes language, carried in prior years, 
defining the terms ``program'', ``project'' and ``activity''.
    Sec. 7024 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding certain authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-
American Foundation and the African Development Foundation.
    Sec. 7025 includes limitation language, carried in prior 
years, relating to commerce, trade, and surplus commodities.
    Sec. 7026 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding the requirement that separate accounts be established 
for cash transfers and assistance that generates local 
currencies and establishing certain conditions on the use of 
those funds.
    Sec. 7027 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding assistance through nongovernmental 
organizations and assistance provided under the Public Law 480 
program.
    Sec. 7028 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
establishing certain limitations on assistance that may impact 
jobs in the United States.
    Sec. 7029 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, establishing certain conditions on funds 
appropriated to international financial institutions.
    Sec. 7030 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding ``debt-for-development'' programs.
    Sec. 7031 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding management of assistance and budget 
transparency of recipient countries.
    Sec. 7032 includes new language regarding the designation 
of funds for programs that promote democracy and establishing 
criteria for the administration of these programs.
    Sec. 7033 includes language, similar to that carried in the 
prior year, on multi-year commitments.
    Sec. 7034 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, granting certain special authorities relating to 
funds made available under the Act.
    Sec. 7035 includes language, carried in prior years, 
expressing the sense of Congress related to the Arab League 
Boycott of Israel.
    Sec. 7036 includes language, carried in prior years, 
establishing limitations on the use of funds in support of a 
Palestinian state.
    Sec. 7037 includes language, carried in prior years, 
establishing restrictions on the use of funds for the purpose 
of conducting official United States Government business with 
the Palestinian Authority.
    Sec. 7038 includes language, carried in prior years, 
restricting assistance to the Palestinian Broadcasting 
Corporation.
    Sec. 7039 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
placing conditions on assistance for the West Bank and Gaza.
    Sec. 7040 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
placing limitations on any assistance for the Palestinian 
Authority and prohibiting assistance to Hamas.
    Sec. 7041 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
placing limitations on assistance for the Palestinian Authority 
relating to United Nations membership.
    Sec. 7042 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
placing conditions on assistance for countries in the Egypt, 
Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen; extending certain 
reporting requirements relating to Iran; and setting guidelines 
for, and limitations on, the provision of assistance in Iraq.
    Sec. 7043 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
placing conditions on assistance for certain countries in 
Africa; designating certain funding levels; placing limitations 
on assistance for Sudan and Zimbabwe; setting guidelines for 
assistance for South Sudan; and designating funding in areas 
affected by the Lord's Resistance Army and related to war 
crimes.
    Sec. 7044 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
placing conditions on assistance for Burma, North Korea, 
Cambodia, the People's Republic of China; and including 
authorities for assistance for Tibet.
    Sec. 7045 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
setting guidelines on assistance for Colombia; extending 
authorities for Haiti; conditioning assistance for Honduras; 
designating availability of funds for trade capacity programs; 
and addressing the costs and maintenance of aircraft funded in 
this Act.
    Sec. 7046 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, setting limitations on assistance for Afghanistan; 
including reporting and auditing requirements for assistance 
for Afghanistan; conditioning assistance for Pakistan; 
including reporting requirements for Pakistan; and providing 
authority for regional cross border programs.
    Sec. 7047 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding authority for the President to drawdown certain funds 
to support the United Nations War Crimes tribunals or 
commissions.
    Sec. 7048 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding United States payments to United Nations members.
    Sec. 7049 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, conditioning funds made available to the United 
Nations (UN) until certain transparency measures are met; 
setting limitations on contributions to the United Nations 
agencies and specifically the UN Human Rights Council and 
UNRWA; prohibiting funds for construction of the UN 
Headquarters; and including a reporting requirement.
    Sec. 7050 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, related to assistance made available for 
community-based policing programs.
    Sec. 7051 includes language, carried in prior years, 
establishing limitations on funds available under the Act being 
used to support attendance at international conferences.
    Sec. 7052 includes language, carried in prior years, 
relating to aircraft transfer and coordination.
    Sec. 7053 includes language, carried in prior years, 
relating to unpaid parking fines and real property taxes owed 
by foreign countries.
    Sec. 7054 includes language, carried in prior years, 
relating to landmines and cluster munitions.
    Sec. 7055 includes language, carried in prior years, 
limiting funding for publicity or propaganda purposes within 
the United States.
    Sec. 7056 includes language, carried in prior years, 
limiting the amount of funds made available under title II of 
the Act for residence expenses of the United States Agency for 
International Development.
    Sec. 7057 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding certain management conditions and authorities of the 
United States Agency for International Development.
    Sec. 7058 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
regarding global health activities.
    Sec. 7059 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding the promotion of tobacco products.
    Sec. 7060 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding programs that promote gender equality.
    Sec. 7061 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding gender-based violence programs.
    Sec. 7062 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
regarding assistance for programs related to basic education, 
food security and agriculture development, microenterprise, 
reconciliation, trafficking in persons, water, and women's 
leadership capacity; and establishing notification 
requirements.
    Sec. 7063 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding assistance for Uzbekistan.
    Sec. 7064 includes language, carried in prior years, 
limiting assistance for nongovernmental organizations that do 
not provide documents necessary for auditing purposes.
    Sec. 7065 includes new language regarding assistance for 
family planning programs and reproductive health.
    Sec. 7066 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
regarding funds to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign 
prisons.
    Sec. 7067 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
prohibiting funds for the use of torture.
    Sec. 7068 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting funds for a country that does not cooperate in the 
extradition to the United States of certain individuals.
    Sec. 7069 includes language, carried in prior years, 
regarding commercial leasing of defense articles.
    Sec. 7070 includes language, carried in prior years, 
conditioning assistance for the independent states of the 
former Soviet Union.
    Sec. 7071 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, regarding the International Monetary Fund.
    Sec. 7072 includes language, carried in fiscal year 2009, 
regarding repression of religion, political opposition and the 
media in the Russian Federation.
    Sec. 7073 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting first class travel by employees of agencies funded 
in this Act.
    Sec. 7074 includes language, carried in prior years, 
conditioning assistance for Serbia.
    Sec. 7075 includes language, modified from the prior year, 
establishing restrictions on funds made available under titles 
III through VI of the Act to support enterprise funds.
    Sec. 7076 includes language, similar to that carried in 
prior years, requiring spending and operating plans for funds 
provided in this Act.
    Sec. 7078 includes language, similar to that carried in the 
prior year, conditioning funds provided as contributions to the 
multilateral development banks.
    Sec. 7079 includes language, carried in prior years, 
prohibiting funds for programs in contravention of this Act.
    Sec. 7080 includes new language prohibiting funds in this 
Act for implementing rules, regulations, or executive orders 
relating to disclosure of political contributions.
    Sec. 7081 includes language imposing a limitation on funds 
to any country, regarding the transfer of individuals detained 
at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7082 includes new language prohibiting funds in this 
Act for contracts or other agreements to any corporation with a 
felony criminal conviction or unpaid Federal tax liability.
    Sec. 7083 includes new language relating to the provision 
of the Department of State's Congressional budget 
justification.

Title VIII

    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', includes 
language designating funding amounts, allowing the transfer of 
funds to other federal departments and agencies, and requiring 
notification of any such transfers.
    Under ``Office of Inspector General'', includes language, 
carried in prior years, designating an amount for the Special 
Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
    Under ``Economic Support Fund'', includes language 
permitting a transfer of up to a specified amount to funds made 
available under the heading ``International Broadcasting 
Operations''.
    Sec. 8001 includes language, carried in the fiscal year 
2012 Act, stating that funds appropriated in title VIII are in 
addition to amounts appropriated in the bill for fiscal year 
2013.
    Sec. 8002 includes language, carried in the fiscal year 
2012 Act, stating that funds appropriated in title VIII shall 
be available under the authorities and conditions applicable to 
such appropriations accounts, unless directed otherwise in the 
bill.
    Sec. 8004 includes language permitting the transfer of 
funds from ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement'' and ``Foreign Military Financing Program'' in 
title VIII of the bill to ``Pakistan Counterinsurgency 
Capability Fund''.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized By Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(B) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law for the period concerned:

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                                                                           Appropriations in
         Agency/Activity               Last Year         Authorization       Last Year of      Appropriations in
                                      Authorized             Level           Authorization         the Bill
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Department of State/               2003.............   $5,290,390,000...   $5,874,914,000...   $11,360,543,000
 Administration of Foreign
 Affairs.
Department of State/               2003.............   $1,529,702,000...   $1,672,000,000...   $3,138,951,000
 International Organizations.
Department of State/               2003.............   $71,385,000......   $57,730,000......   $120,330,000
 International Commissions.
Department of State/Related        2003.............   $72,000,000......   $69,986,000......   $139,785,000
 Programs.
Broadcasting Board of Governors.   2003.............   $644,486,000.....   $599,560,000.....   $747,130,000
Export Import Bank of the U.S.     2012.............   Such sums as may    $58,000,000......   $38,000,000
 Subsidy Appropriation.                                be necessary.
Export Import Bank of the U.S.     2012.............   Such sums as may    $89,900,000......   $94,900,000
 Administrative Expenses.                              be necessary.
Overseas Private Investment        2012.............   Such sums as may    $54,990,000......   $54,990,000
 Corporation Administrative                            be necessary.
 Expenses.
Overseas Private Investment        2012.............   Such sums as may    $25,000,000......   $25,000,000
 Corporation Noncredit Account.                        be necessary.
Global Health Programs (see note   Population         Population          Population           $2,474,851,000
 below).                           (1987); Health      ($290,000,000);     ($234,625,000);     (includes
                                   and Disease         Health and          Health and          $461,000,000 for
                                   Prevention          Disease             Disease             Population)
                                   (1987); Child       Prevention          Prevention
                                   Survival Fund       ($180,000,000);     ($166,762,000);
                                   (1987).             Child Survival      Child Survival
                                                       Fund                Fund (75,000,000).
                                                       ($75,000,000).
Development Assistance (see note   Agriculture;        Agriculture         Agriculture         $2,519,950,000
 below).                           (1987) Education    ($760,000,000);     ($693,613,000);     (includes:
                                   (1987); Energy      Education           Education           $260,000,000 for
                                   and selected        ($180,000,000);     ($155,000,000);     basic education;
                                   development         Energy and          Energy and          other programs
                                   activities (1987).  selected            selected            difficult to
                                                       development         development         determine due to
                                                       activities          activities          changing
                                                       ($207,000,000).     ($149,990,000).     definitions of
                                                                                               programs since
                                                                                               last authorized)
    Transition Initiatives......   None (same          NA...............   NA...............   $56,695,000
                                   authorities as
                                   International
                                   Disaster
                                   Assistance).
Development Credit Authority....   None.............   NA...............   NA...............   $40,000,000 (by
                                                                                               transfer)
Development Credit Authority--     None.............   NA...............   NA...............   $8,200,000
 administrative expenses.
Operating Expenses of the United   1987.............   $387,000,000.....   $340,600,000.....   $1,274,113,000
 States Agency for International
 Development.
Capital Investment Fund.........   None.............   NA...............   NA...............   $129,700,000
Operating Expenses of the United   1987.............   $21,750,000......   $21,000,000......   $50,500,000
 States Agency for International
 Development--Inspector General.
Economic Support Fund...........   1987.............   $3,800,000,000...   $3,555,000,000...   $5,209,978,000
Democracy Fund..................   None.............   NA...............   NA...............   $119,770,000
Inter-American Foundation.......   1993.............   $31,000,000......   $30,960,000......   $18,100,000
African Development Foundation..   1987.............   $3,872,000.......   $6,500,000.......   $24,000,000
Peace Corps.....................   2003.............   $365,000,000.....   $295,069,000.....   $375,000,000
Millennium Challenge Corporation   2005.............   Such sums as may    $1,488,000,000...   $898,200,000
                                                       be necessary.
International Narcotics Control    1994.............   $171,500,000.....   $100,000,000.....   $2,358,100,000
 and Law Enforcement.
Migration and Refugee Assistance   2003.............   $820,000,000.....   $781,884,000.....   $1,683,400,000
U.S. Emergency Refugee and         1962.............   Such amounts as     NA...............   $47,000,000
 Migration Assistance Fund (note                       may be necessary.
 below).
Nonproliferation, Anti-            2003.............   $226,200,000.....   NA...............   $665,464,000
 terrorism, Demining and Related
 Programs (see note below).
International Military Education   2003.............   $85,000,000......   $79,480,000......   $102,643,000
 and Training.
Foreign Military Financing......   2003.............   $4,107,000,000...   $6,104,632,000...   $6,312,000,000
Peacekeeping Operations.........   1999.............   $83,000,000......   $76,500,000......   $345,000,000
International Organizations and    1987.............   $236,084,000.....   $237,264,000.....   $276,500,000
 Programs.
Global Agriculture and Food        None.............   NA...............   NA...............   $99,800,000
 Security Program.
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Note: Amounts for Administration of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations, Operating Expenses,
  International Disaster Assistance, Transition Initiatives, Economic Support Fund, Migration and Refugee
  Assistance, Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs, and Foreign Military Financing
  Program include funds appropriated in title VIII of the bill and designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to the
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
Note: Programs recommended herein under ``Global Health Programs'' were last authorized under a different
  account structure than that recommended in this bill; the account structure included a number of functional
  accounts, as described above.
Note: Programs recommended herein under ``International Disaster Assistance'' account was formerly called the
  ``International Disaster and Famine Assistance'' account and was last authorized under that account name.
Note: Funds for the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Program (ERMA) are authorized in
  such amounts as may be necessary; however, appropriations which would result in a balance in the fund of more
  than $100,000,000 are prohibited (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)) absent a waiver of this provision of law.
Note: Programs recommended herein under ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs''
  include some major programs for which authorizations of appropriations were provided for fiscal year 2002;
  these programs include $73,000,000 authorized for antiterrorism assistance and $142,000,000 authorized for
  nonproliferation activities. In addition, some programs now in this account were previously in accounts which
  had authorizations of appropriations in prior years.

                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is submitted describing 
the rescissions recommended in the accompanying bill:

 
 
 
 
Department of State--Diplomatic and Consular Programs.        $5,700,000
Bilateral Economic Assistance--Economic Support Fund..       100,000,000
Department of State--Diplomatic and Consular Programs,        54,000,000
 designated for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global
 War on Terrorism.....................................
 

                           Transfers of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
transfers of funds included in the accompanying bill:
    Under the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' in 
title I, language is included permitting the transfer of up to 
$15,300,000 of the funds made available under the heading to 
``Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan''.
    Under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' in title III, 
language is included transferring $20,000,000 to ``National 
Endowment for Democracy''.
    Under the heading ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' in 
title VIII, language is included permitting the transfer of up 
to $150,000,000 of the total funds made available under the 
heading to any other department or agency of the United States 
to support operations in and assistance for Afghanistan.
    Under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' in title VIII, 
language is included permitting the transfer of up to 
$4,400,000 of the funds under the heading to ``Broadcasting 
Board of Governors, International Broadcasting Operations'' for 
support of broadcasting to the border-region of Afghanistan and 
Pakistan.

   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items

    Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives, neither the bill nor this report contain 
any congressional earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited 
tariff benefits as defined in clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives.

           Compliance With Rule XIII CL. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee notes that the 
accompanying bill does not propose to repeal or amend a statute 
or part thereof.

                 Comparison With The Budget Resolution

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1)(A) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the following table compares 
the levels of new budget authority provided in the bill with 
the appropriate allocation under section 302(b) of the Budget 
Act.

 BUDGETARY IMPACT PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 808(a), PUBLIC
                                             LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         302(b) Allocation                   This Bill
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Budget                          Budget
                                                     authority        Outlays        authority        Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mandatory.......................................             159             159             159          \1\159
Discretionary...................................          48,377          51,023          48,377          51,023
  General Purpose...............................          40,132          48,569          40,132          48,569
  Overseas Contingency..........................           8,245           2,454           8,245           2,454
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the following table contains 
five-year projections associated with the budget authority 
provided in the accompanying bill as provided to the Committee 
by the Congressional Budget Office.

[In millions of dollars]

Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:

    2013...................................................... \1\20,738
    2014......................................................    13,241
    2015......................................................     7,861
    2016......................................................     3,640
    2017 and future years.....................................     2,882

\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
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               Assistance To State And Local Governments

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Congressional Budget Office has provided the following 
estimates of new budget authority and outlays provided by the 
accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and local 
governments.

Financial assistance to State and local governments for 2013        \1\0

\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
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                        Constitutional Authority

    Pursuant to clause section 6(e) of the rules of the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, 
the following statement is submitted regarding the specific 
powers granted to the Congress in the Constitution to enact the 
accompanying bill or joint resolution.

        The principal constitutional authority for this 
        legislation is clause 7 of section 9 of article I of 
        the Constitution of the United States (the 
        appropriation power), which states: ``No Money shall be 
        drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of 
        Appropriations made by Law . . . .'' In addition, 
        clause 1 of section 8 of article I of the Constitution 
        (the spending power) provides: ``The Congress shall 
        have the Power . . . to pay the Debts and provide for 
        the common Defense and general Welfare of the United 
        States . . . .'' Together, these specific 
        constitutional provisions establish the congressional 
        power of the purse, granting the Congress the authority 
        to appropriate funds, to determine their purpose, 
        amount, and period of availability, and to set forth 
        terms and conditions governing their use.

      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with fiscal year 2012 enacted amounts and budget estimates 
presented for fiscal year 2013:



MINORITY VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVE NORM DICKS AND REPRESENTATIVE NITA M. 
                                 LOWEY

    Diplomacy and development, critical components of the 
United States' national security strategy, are essential to 
making Americans safe at home and abroad. Since the inception 
of a foreign assistance appropriations subcommittee in the form 
of the Special Subcommittee on Foreign Aid Appropriations (the 
Marshall Plan Subcommittee) in 1949, this subcommittee has 
supported our national security interests as they intersect 
with our interests abroad. From rebuilding war-ravaged Europe 
to providing life-saving treatment to millions of people in 
sub-Saharan Africa, the subcommittee's bill has improved the 
lives of the most vulnerable peoples in the world for over 
sixty years. By addressing the root causes of conflict, the 
foreign assistance investments under the jurisdiction of the 
subcommittee promote stability, peace, and economic growth 
while comprising less than 1% of our overall federal budget. 
Funding these investments now is the best and most effective 
way we can ensure that our nation does not have to pursue 
unilateral military solutions later, which are ultimately far 
more expensive in blood and treasure.
    Throughout the years this bill has been considered on a 
bipartisan basis and we want to thank Chairwoman Granger for 
continuing the long-standing tradition of finding common ground 
on national security issues. She is a superb chair of this 
Subcommittee and we greatly appreciate her courtesy, observance 
of regular order, and consistently involving the minority in 
the drafting of the bill and report as well as throughout the 
committee process.
    The Committee recommendation for FY 2013 for State, Foreign 
Operations is $40.132 billion in core funding and $8.245 
billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), for a total 
of $48.377 billion. This is 2.5% above last year's House mark, 
but 9.3% below the FY 2012 enacted level and 11.6% below the 
President's request. While it is $563 million higher than the 
House allocation provided for State, Foreign Operations in FY 
2012, it is nevertheless inadequate to meet the needs of many 
programs and activities in the bill. In comparison, the FY 2013 
allocation for the Senate State, Foreign Operations bill is 
$49.8 billion in core and $3.1 billion in OCO for a total of 
$52.9 billion, or $4.5 billion (8.5%) higher than the House 
allocation.
    We are extremely disappointed that House Republicans walked 
away from the bipartisan agreement to establish $1.047 trillion 
as the Committee's allocation. Basing this bill's allocation on 
an unrealistic overall discretionary budget directly results in 
significant cuts to vital diplomatic and development programs 
and prevents any new commitment of resources to address the 
myriad of global challenges facing the United States.
    However, within the constrained 302(b) allocation, we 
greatly appreciate the Chair's efforts to include many of our 
top priorities. We are pleased that the bill provides 
assistance at the President's request level to Israel, an 
important ally in a volatile region of the world which is 
critical to our national security interests. The bill also 
continues to meet our commitments to other important Middle 
East partners. Funding is provided to Egypt but the 
prohibitions on economic and security assistance are continued 
if the Government of Egypt does not adhere to the peace treaty 
with Israel and other important conditions. We also support the 
continuation of conditions on aid to the Palestinian Authority 
and the provisions withholding economic assistance should the 
Palestinians obtain membership at the United Nations or its 
specialized agencies outside of an agreement with Israel. These 
conditions, as well as language maintaining restrictions on 
Iran, assist Congress in maintaining oversight over programs in 
a rapidly-changing environment.
    The bill realigns its scarce core resources away from 
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, cutting funding by a total of 
29% from the President's budget request and moving almost all 
of the funding for these frontline countries to the OCO title. 
This makes valuable core funding available for critical 
programs, projects and activities throughout the rest of the 
world.
    The bill provides robust funding for our global health 
efforts and funds PEPFAR at last year's levels, which is $193 
million above the request, and includes $1.3 billion for the 
Global Fund, which is the same as FY 2012. Additionally, we 
support report language that maintains current funding levels 
for child survival and maternal health, nutrition, malaria, 
tuberculosis and programs for vulnerable children. By 
harnessing the ingenuity and technological capacity of our 
country, the United States saves thousands of lives each year.
    The bill also funds the development assistance account at 
the FY 2012 enacted level. These funds build stronger and more 
stable communities around the world by building a government's 
capacity to care for their citizens for generations to come and 
their resilience to withstand future challenges. Our goal must 
be to eventually phase-out assistance to countries, and our 
development assistance programs are key to this outcome. By 
working together with developing country partners to build food 
security, support women through microloans, integrate 
environmental sustainability, and provide a basic education to 
children and young adults, the bill ensures that our own future 
is more secure.
    We are also pleased that the bill provides $800 million for 
basic education programs. These programs foster healthy, 
democratic societies that are the linchpin to all other 
national goals and initiatives. Additionally, we support a 
United States contribution to the Global Partnership for 
Education which will help leverage these dollars and ensure 
that the taxpayer is getting the greatest impact possible for 
their tax dollar. We also appreciate the Chair maintaining 
funding for clean water and basic sanitation as this assistance 
is fundamental to the health and economic wellbeing of families 
all over the world, particularly women. The funding included in 
this bill for these programs helps achieve child survival goals 
and prevent deadly disease outbreaks.
    While we note that the Chair accommodated numerous 
Democratic priorities, we nevertheless are extremely 
disappointed that the Republican leadership of the House 
continues to target family planning programs for cuts and 
divisive policy riders. Evidence has shown time and again that 
these programs lead to fewer unwanted pregnancies, fewer 
abortions, and fewer maternal and infant deaths. These are 
goals that all in Congress share. The United Nations recently 
released new numbers showing that maternal deaths have been cut 
by almost half in the last 20 years, in part due to the United 
Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) efforts throughout the world. 
A study by Stanford University showed that abortions more than 
doubled in African countries most affected by the Mexico City 
Policy when it was implemented by the Bush Administration. It 
is therefore incomprehensible that the Republican Majority 
continues to insist on including provisions proven to result in 
more abortions because they prevent women around the world from 
gaining access to essential information and health care 
services.
    Therefore, we do not support the inclusion of the Mexico 
City Policy, or the prohibition on funding for UNFPA, or the 
capping of bilateral family planning and reproductive health 
programs at $461 million. An amendment was offered by the 
Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, Nita Lowey, which would 
have replaced the Global Gag Rule and the prohibition on 
funding of UNFPA with the UNFPA language that was included in 
the FY 2012 Appropriations Act. The amendment would not have 
changed any of the current provisions in law that restricts the 
use of family planning funds. We are very disappointed that 
this amendment failed by a vote of 23 to 27.
    Two additional amendments were offered to restore funding 
for UNFPA, the largest provider of reproductive health and 
family planning services in the world. Representative Rosa 
DeLauro offered the first amendment which failed by a vote of 
24 to 24. It would have provided the President's request for 
UNFPA and restricted funding solely for the prevention and 
treatment of obstetric fistulas, changing traditional practices 
around female genital mutilation, and providing safe delivery 
kits for pregnant women. The Committee's rejection of this 
amendment is a tragedy for the 3 million women who face female 
genital mutilation and the often deadly complications that 
follow, and the 2 million women who suffer the shame and 
isolation caused by obstetric fistulas as a result of long, 
obstructed labor. Representative Barbara Lee offered the second 
amendment which failed by a vote of 22 to 27. It would have 
provided the President's request to UNFPA to provide 
reproductive health and basic family planning services in the 
roughly 100 poorest countries where the United States provides 
no bilateral funding.
    The bill also eliminates funding to accounts and programs 
that address global climate change such as the 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Strategic 
Climate Fund and the Clean Technology Fund. By not providing 
funding for these programs, the bill threatens to roll back 
advances in developing countries that are likely to be the 
hardest hit by extreme changes in weather patterns and rising 
sea levels. Climate change is not just about the environment. 
The funding helps to reduce poverty and promote economic growth 
in these countries. Evidence shows that failure to provide 
these funds increases the risk of conflict and generates 
conditions that could lead to failed states and make 
populations more vulnerable to radicalization.
    We are also concerned about the funding levels provided in 
the bill for the operating expenses of the Department of State 
and the United States Agency for International Development 
(USAID). Inadequate funding jeopardizes the training, support 
and security needed by new and existing staff to meet 21st 
century requirements and to minimize reliance on the military 
to carry out essential diplomatic and development missions. The 
bill assumes a freeze on all non-Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq 
operations and does not include the requested funds for new 
hires. The bill also does not provide the authority requested 
by the Administration to continue pay comparability, which in 
effect will require a significant reduction in pay, beyond a 
pay freeze, to the Foreign Service and diplomatic workforce. 
The funding cuts in this bill will begin to take USAID and 
State Department backwards and make it difficult to retain or 
hire the caliber of individuals necessary to accomplish the 
national security objectives and goals required of the Foreign 
Service.
    Further, we are concerned that this bill does not include 
authorization for a Working Capital Fund at USAID. Such a fund 
is critical to USAID's ability to provide the necessary 
accountability and oversight over its large and complex 
programs, especially those in the front-line states, new 
countries such as South Sudan, and fragile countries such as 
Yemen and Somalia. For almost two decades, USAID program 
resources have outpaced staffing by more than two to one, 
leading to an overreliance on external contractors and grantees 
for the technical management of programs and also insufficient 
oversight of performance monitoring to ensure that taxpayers 
see maximum results for each dollar spent. With a working 
capital fund, USAID will have a consistent funding stream 
dedicated to management and oversight that is commensurate with 
its program levels.
    The bill also cuts funding for multilateral assistance by 
$734 million below the FY 2012 enacted level and $715 million 
below the President's request for FY 2013 and cuts the 
multilateral development banks (such as the World Bank and 
Asian Development Bank) by 46% from the FY 2012 enacted level 
and 50% from the request. The FY 2012 appropriations bill 
provided capital increases for the multilateral development 
banks for the first time in decades. Shortchanging these 
commitments will not just impact United States influence at 
these institutions but may also jeopardize their AAA credit 
rating causing them to borrow on less favorable terms and 
affecting their entire portfolio.
    These multilateral institutions are vital components in 
protecting our national security interests by both alleviating 
suffering and playing a pivotal role in helping countries to 
build trade capacity and become reliable economic partners. By 
supporting growth in emerging economies, we open new business 
opportunities and promote job creation at home.
    The Committee adopted, by a vote of 30 to 20, an amendment 
to prohibit funds in the bill from being used to advocate for 
or agree to any provision of a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty 
that would restrict United States citizens' right to bear arms. 
However, the Treaty discussions are solely on the illegal arms 
trade and have no bearing on the legal possession or purchase 
of firearms or the protections of the Second Amendment of the 
United States Constitution. It was unfortunate that this 
amendment was approved because, without agreed-upon controls to 
govern trade in small arms, we make it easier for weapons to be 
diverted and fall into the hands of warlords, drug traffickers, 
and criminal cartels. Transnational criminal organizations and 
gangs use such illegal arms and weapons against innocent 
civilians to fuel conflicts all over the world, as seen in the 
violence currently occurring along the United States' southern 
border. The Treaty does not interfere with legal trade or with 
sovereign nations' laws on guns and would not prohibit citizens 
of any country from possessing legal firearms.
    The Committee adopted an amendment to cut off bilateral 
economic assistance to countries that admit President Omar al-
Bashir of Sudan within their borders. There is clear evidence 
that President Bashir has committed vile acts against his own 
people and the international community must hold him 
accountable for his crimes. We are in agreement that the United 
States government should use its diplomatic tools to encourage 
the political isolation of President Bashir, as well as others 
indicted by the International Criminal Court. However, the 
United States' bilateral relationship with a country has many 
facets and cutting off assistance based on a single factor 
could put in motion events that jeopardize regional stability, 
limit our influence with important allies and harm our national 
security. We hope that the Committee and the Administration 
will continue to work closely to address any potential 
concerns.
    Working to reduce the enormous suffering across the globe 
is a bipartisan goal--one that is rooted in the fundamental 
generosity of the American people and based on the overriding 
national security needs of the United States. This is neither a 
Democratic cause nor a Republican cause; it is an American 
cause and the right thing to do. We want to reiterate our 
appreciation to Chairwoman Granger for working with us. While 
the allocation was not at a level we feel is necessary to meet 
the growing demands of critical components of our national 
security strategy, we want to again acknowledge the many hard 
choices that the Chair had to make and the thoughtful 
distribution of such limited resources.
    We look forward to continuing to work cooperatively with 
the Chair and the full committee membership to improve the bill 
as we continue through the appropriations process.

                                   Nita M. Lowey.
                                   Norman D. Dicks.