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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-499

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 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  2015

                                _______
                                

 June 27, 2014.--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

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 5013]

    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, 
2015, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Overview...................................................    --
                                                                      4
Committee Recommendations..................................    --
                                                                      4
Title I--Department of State and Related Agency:                2
                                                                      8
Department of State:                                            2
                                                                      8
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................     2
                                                                      8
        Diplomatic and Consular Programs...................     2
                                                                      9
        Capital Investment Fund............................     6
                                                                     16
        Office of Inspector General........................     6
                                                                     16
        Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.........     7
                                                                     16
        Representation Expenses............................     7
                                                                     17
        Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials.......     7
                                                                     18
        Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance....     8
                                                                     18
        Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service.     9
                                                                     21
        Repatriation Loans Program Account.................     9
                                                                     21
        Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan........     9
                                                                     21
        Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
            Disability Fund................................     9
                                                                     22
International Organizations:                                   10
                                                                     22
        Contributions to International Organizations.......    10
                                                                     22
        Contributions for International Peacekeeping 
            Activities.....................................    12
                                                                     24
International Commissions:                                     15
                                                                     26
        International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
            States and Mexico..............................    16
                                                                     26
        American Sections, International Commissions.......    16
                                                                     27
        International Fisheries Commissions................    17
                                                                     27
        Related Agency.....................................    17
                                                                     28
                Broadcasting Board of Governors............    17
                                                                     28
        Related Programs...................................    19
                                                                     30
                The Asia Foundation........................    19
                                                                     30
                United States Institute of Peace...........    19
                                                                     30
                Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue 
                    Trust Fund.............................    20
                                                                     31
                Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program.....    20
                                                                     31
                Israeli Arab Scholarship Program...........    21
                                                                     31
                East-West Center...........................    --
                                                                     32
                National Endowment for Democracy...........    21
                                                                     32
        Other Commissions..................................    21
                                                                     32
                Commission for the Preservation of 
                    America's Heritage Abroad..............    21
                                                                     32
                United States Commission on International 
                    Religious Freedom......................    22
                                                                     33
                Commission on Security and Cooperation in 
                    Europe.................................    22
                                                                     33
                Congressional-Executive Commission on the 
                    People's Republic of China.............    22
                                                                     33
                United States-China Economic and Security 
                    Review Commission......................    23
                                                                     34
Title II--United States Agency for International 
    Development:                                               23
                                                                     34
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    23
                                                                     34
                Operating Expenses.........................    23
                                                                     34
                Capital Investment Fund....................    25
                                                                     36
                Office of Inspector General................    25
                                                                     36
Title III--Bilateral Economic Assistance:                      25
                                                                     37
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    25
                                                                     37
                Global Health Programs.....................    26
                                                                     37
                Development Assistance.....................    31
                                                                     40
                International Disaster Assistance..........    31
                                                                     45
                Transition Initiatives.....................    32
                                                                     45
                Complex Crises Fund........................    --
                                                                     46
                Development Credit Authority...............    33
                                                                     46
                Economic Support Fund......................    34
                                                                     46
                Democracy Fund.............................    35
                                                                     52
        Department of State................................    35
                                                                     52
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........    35
                                                                     52
                United States Emergency Refugee and 
                    Migration Assistance Fund..............    36
                                                                     52
        Independent Agencies...............................    36
                                                                     55
                Peace Corps................................    36
                                                                     55
                Millennium Challenge Corporation...........    37
                                                                     55
                Inter-American Foundation..................    40
                                                                     56
                United States African Development 
                    Foundation.............................    41
                                                                     56
        Department of the Treasury.........................    42
                                                                     57
                International Affairs Technical Assistance.    42
                                                                     57
Title IV--International Security Assistance:                   42
                                                                     57
        Department of State................................    42
                                                                     57
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................    42
                                                                     57
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................    43
                                                                     62
                Peacekeeping Operations....................    45
                                                                     63
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    46
                                                                     64
                International Military Education and 
                    Training...............................    46
                                                                     64
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........    46
                                                                     64
Title V--Multilateral Assistance:                              50
                                                                     68
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    50
                                                                     68
                International Organizations and Programs...    50
                                                                     68
        International Financial Institutions...............    50
                                                                     68
                Global Environment Facility................    50
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the International 
                    Development Association................    51
                                                                     70
                Contribution to International Bank for 
                    Reconstruction and Development.........    51
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Clean Technology Fund..    --
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund.    --
                                                                     71
                Global Agriculture and Food Security 
                    Program................................    --
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the Inter-American 
                    Development Bank.......................    51
                                                                     71
                Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral 
                    Investment Fund........................    --
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.    52
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the Asian Development Bank.    52
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Fund...................................    53
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Bank...................................    53
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the International Fund for 
                    Agricultural Development...............    53
                                                                     72
Title VI--Export and Investment Assistance:                    54
                                                                     72
        Export-Import Bank of the United States............    54
                                                                     72
        Overseas Private Investment Corporation............    57
                                                                     73
        Trade and Development Agency.......................    59
                                                                     74
Title VII--General Provisions:                                 59
                                                                     74
Title VIII--Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
    Terrorism:                                                211
                                                                     88

        Department of State................................   211
                                                                     89
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................   211
                                                                     89
                Diplomatic and Consular Programs...........   211
                                                                     89
                Conflict Stabilization Operations..........    --
                                                                     89
                Office of the Inspector General............   212
                                                                     89
                Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.    --
                                                                     90
                Embassy Security, Construction, and 
                    Maintenance............................   212
                                                                     90
        International Organizations........................    --
                                                                     90
                Contributions to International 
                    Organizations..........................    --
                                                                     90
        Related Agency.....................................    --
                                                                     91
                Broadcasting Board of Governors............    --
                                                                     91
        Related Programs...................................    --
                                                                     91
                United States Institute of Peace...........    --
                                                                     91
        United States Agency for International Development.   213
                                                                     91
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   213
                                                                     91
                Operating Expenses.........................   213
                                                                     91
                Office of Inspector General................    --
                                                                     91
        Bilateral Economic Assistance......................   213
                                                                     92
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   213
                                                                     92
                International Disaster Assistance..........   213
                                                                     92
                Transition Initiatives.....................    --
                                                                     92
                Complex Crises Fund........................    --
                                                                     92
                Economic Support Fund......................   214
                                                                     92
        Department of State................................   214
                                                                     93
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........   214
                                                                     93
        International Security Assistance..................   214
                                                                     93
        Department of State................................   214
                                                                     93
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................   214
                                                                     93
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................   215
                                                                     93
                Peacekeeping Operations....................   215
                                                                     93
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   216
                                                                     94
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........   216
                                                                     94
        General Provisions.................................   216
                                                                     94
Title IX--Additional General Provision:                       219
                                                                     94
        Spending Reduction Account.........................   219
                                                                     94
House of Representatives Reporting Requirements............    --
                                                                     94

                                OVERVIEW

    The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2015 for 
activities under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Programs is $48,293,425,000 in 
new discretionary budget authority, which is $707,575,000 below 
the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and $276,538,000 below the 
fiscal year 2015 request.
    Within the total funding provided, the recommendation 
includes $5,912,425,000, 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. The Committee continues 
to ensure that these temporary and extraordinary costs are on a 
glide-path downward by reducing OCO/GWOT appropriations by nine 
percent below the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.
    The Committee recommendation yields savings by terminating 
or not providing funding for eleven accounts and reducing funds 
for many other programs from the prior year and the budget 
request. The Committee recommendation, as detailed in the bill 
and accompanying report, prioritizes security programs, 
including embassy security and international security 
assistance; humanitarian, health, and development programs; 
programs that promote democracy and other American ideals; and 
oversight, transparency, and accountability measures.

Security Programs

    The Committee remains focused on supporting programs that 
are critical to the national security of the United States. The 
bill once again prioritizes the security of our diplomatic and 
development staff and the facilities where they work. The 
Committee recommendation therefore maintains the fiscal year 
2014 level for Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance 
and Worldwide Security Protection. When these funds are 
combined with agency contributions for new embassy 
construction, the level meets the funding recommendation of the 
Benghazi Accountability Review Board. The bill also includes 
additional reporting requirements for new embassy construction 
to ensure proper oversight.
    The Committee continues to provide unwavering support for 
Israel's security, which is reflected by full funding for the 
United States-Israel Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at 
$3,100,000,000. The Committee recommendation also supports 
Jordan by providing not less than $1,000,000,000 to meet 
ongoing economic and security needs and to address the 
extraordinary strain Jordan faces from unrest in the region, 
including by hosting nearly 600,000 Syrian refugees.
    To address concerns about instability in Latin America, the 
Committee recommendation rejects proposed reductions in the 
request for assistance to Colombia, Mexico, Central America, 
and the Caribbean Basin. The Committee believes it is critical 
to continue robust support for counternarcotics and law 
enforcement efforts, programs that promote economic growth and 
trade, as well as assistance for rule of law and judicial 
reform activities in the region, in order to fight drug 
trafficking and violent crime before it reaches the borders of 
the United States. The Committee notes with serious concern the 
increased number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) arriving 
in the United States, which now represents a true humanitarian 
crisis whose victims are among the most vulnerable.
    For these reasons, the Committee recommendation includes 
not less than $120,000,000 above the request to support the 
following initiatives for Mexico and Central American 
countries: not less than $88,000,000 for enhanced border 
security initiatives, with a focus on the southern border of 
Mexico; not less than $20,000,000 to combat human trafficking 
and smuggling; not less than $10,000,000 to support the 
repatriation and reintegration of citizens from such countries; 
and not less than $2,000,000 to support a regional dialogue on 
such issues.
    The Committee notes the limits of the Administration's 
current policies on UACs and further expects that addressing 
the influx of UACs will require substantial cooperation and 
participation from the countries of origin. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to work with government 
officials in Mexico and Central American countries to 
accurately explain the immigration laws of the United States, 
as well as the dangers posed by transnational criminal 
organizations that are engaged in human trafficking and 
smuggling, to the citizens of those countries. The Committee 
further directs the Secretary of State to immediately increase 
efforts within these countries to build the capacity for the 
safe return of their citizens and to develop methods to 
expedite repatriation to such countries. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of State to provide monthly reports to the 
Committees on Appropriations on efforts to work with the 
governments of Mexico and Central American countries to safely 
repatriate and reintegrate citizens of such countries, as 
appropriate.
    For this reason, the bill provides funding to enhance 
border security initiatives for Mexico and Central America; 
requires the Secretary of State to develop a strategy for 
implementing such border security initiatives, with a focus on 
the southern border of Mexico; directs the Secretary of State 
to provide quarterly updates to the Committees on 
Appropriations on the strategy and funding provided; and notes 
that the Secretary of State should work with the heads of other 
Federal departments and agencies to develop the strategy, as 
appropriate.
    The Committee notes the continued importance of United 
States assistance to secure and stabilize the frontline states 
of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. The Committee understands 
that the staffing and programmatic requirements in these 
countries will remain under continuous review and therefore has 
not designated specific funding recommendations by country but 
directs the Administration to refine its plans for programs, 
facilities, and staff in consultation with the Committees on 
Appropriations. The Committee further requires spend plans and 
advance notification before funds are obligated for these 
countries, pursuant to sections 7015 and 7076 of this Act.
    The Committee notes its commitment to responsibly reducing 
the cost of civilian operations and assistance in Afghanistan 
as the United States military draws down its forces. At the 
same time, the Committee highlights the development gains in 
many key sectors over the last decade in Afghanistan, including 
progress made in health, education, empowerment of women, and 
counter-narcotics and expects funding to continue for such 
programs but at a reduced level. The Committee prohibits new 
major reconstruction projects and programs that cannot be 
sustained or that do not have adequate oversight.
    The Committee is concerned about the volatile situation in 
Iraq. In order to provide the flexibility to address emerging 
threats around the world, the Committee recommendation rejects 
the reductions in the budget request and includes funding 
consistent with the fiscal year 2014 level for international 
security assistance in title IV of this Act. The Committee has 
also designated funds for the Middle East and North Africa 
region as described in the following paragraph, which may be 
directed toward addressing the security situation in Iraq, 
subject to prior consultation with, and the regular 
notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations. 
In addition, the Committee recommendation maintains the fiscal 
year 2014 level for humanitarian assistance to help address the 
needs of people displaced by the growing conflict in Iraq.
    The Committee recognizes the implications for United States 
national security in the Middle East and North Africa region 
and notes the extraordinary needs related to the Syrian crisis, 
political transitions underway in the region, and renewed 
violence in Iraq. The recommendation also provides $530,000,000 
of OCO/GWOT spending to help promote stability, reform, and 
democracy in the region. Of the amount provided, the Committee 
directs that not less than $340,000,000 will be devoted to 
programs in Jordan. Remaining funds should be used to support 
host communities in Lebanon and other countries affected by the 
Syrian refugee crisis, non-lethal assistance for civilians 
affected by the conflict in Syria, and to promote economic 
growth, stability and security, and democratic change. The 
Committee notes concern about water scarcity in the region and 
expects to be consulted on any programs focused on addressing 
these needs. The Committee notes that the resources provided 
for International Disaster Assistance, Migration and Refugee 
Assistance, and Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance are 
also intended to continue vital humanitarian activities 
worldwide, including related to the Syria crisis.
    The Committee notes that there are many areas of the world 
that are facing unrest, and if funds are re-directed toward 
unplanned or unrequested contingencies that emerge in countries 
where the United States has national security interests, the 
Committee requires notification 15 days in advance of any 
obligation of funds. The Committee notes that the advance 
notification requirement may only be waived if failure to do so 
would pose a substantial risk to human health and welfare. The 
Committee expects the use of this authority to be extremely 
rare and directs the Secretary of State and Administrator of 
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to 
use this authority judiciously.

Humanitarian and Health Programs

    The Committee notes that foreign assistance is often 
essential to advance foreign policy and national security 
objectives and that such assistance also reflects the values, 
generosity, and goodwill of the American people. The Committee 
understands that disease, hunger, and displacement of 
vulnerable people around the world can threaten and destabilize 
countries and governments and thereby undermine the national 
security of the United States. For this reason, the Committee 
continues to provide robust funding levels for global health 
activities, development assistance, and the Millennium 
Challenge Corporation. The recommendation maintains the 
extraordinary level of funding provided for disaster and 
refugee assistance in fiscal year 2014 due to crises around the 
world, including large-scale displacement, outbreaks of 
disease, and food insecurity in Syria, South Sudan, and the 
Central African Republic.

Programs that Promote Democracy and American Ideals

    The Committee notes that during this time of unprecedented 
political change in many countries around the world, American 
leadership is critical. It is imperative that assistance is 
provided to advance democracy worldwide. The Committee is 
concerned about increased repression of civil society in many 
countries, which inhibits the ability of citizens to exercise 
their fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of association, 
speech, and religion. This disturbing global trend requires new 
approaches to promote democracy in order to overcome obstacles 
put in place by increasingly repressive governments. The 
Committee notes that finding new approaches does not mean 
retreating from America's role in advancing democracy 
worldwide.
    The Committee, therefore, rejects the cuts to democracy 
programs in the budget request and also exceeds the fiscal year 
2014 level and the fiscal year 2015 request for international 
broadcasting. The Committee expects the Department of State and 
USAID to continue to support the role of civil society in 
democracy and governance strategies around the world, but 
cautions that such activities should not place at risk core 
development and health programs.
    The bill addresses aggression faced by countries such as 
Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries and 
demonstrates support for democracies in Central and Eastern 
Europe by significantly enhancing resources for security 
assistance, economic assistance, and broadcasting with 
$215,000,000 in additional funding above the fiscal year 2015 
request.
    The Committee places special emphasis on efforts to address 
human trafficking, so that men, women and children around the 
world can live without fear of exploitation and have the 
freedom to choose their own future. This bill demonstrates a 
bipartisan commitment to addressing this issue by increasing 
funding for anti-trafficking programs, including the staff to 
oversee those programs and work with other countries to end 
modern slavery. The Committee supports the efforts of the 
Office to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking to lead the 
international response and encourages other Department of State 
bureaus and offices and United States Government agencies to 
deepen their engagement on these efforts. The Committee further 
proposes an initiative to holistically address all aspects of 
human trafficking within government institutions and society.

Oversight, Transparency, and Accountability

    The Committee takes seriously its responsibility to conduct 
proper oversight, and during calendar year 2014, the 
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
held eight hearings and member briefings in order to further 
examine the programs in the Subcommittee's jurisdiction to 
prioritize funding requests; understand the political, 
economic, and security situation in critical countries around 
the world; and improve transparency and effectiveness of 
programs. Additionally, the Surveys and Investigations staff of 
the Committee continues to review programs and provide updates 
on studies that began in prior years. The Government 
Accountability Office also provides reports on matters within 
the Subcommittee's jurisdiction and their cooperation is 
greatly appreciated.
    Proper management of taxpayer dollars must be a focus of 
all United States 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, transparency, and accountability, 
the Committee has fully funded the requests for the Inspectors 
General of agencies in the Subcommittee's jurisdiction, and 
maintained and strengthened provisions contained in prior year 
appropriations Acts on multi-year commitments, direct funding 
for governments and local organizations, and the United Nations 
(UN).

            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 
diplomatic posts in 190 countries. The Committee recommends a 
total of $9,737,678,000 for these activities of the Department 
of State in fiscal year 2015. Of the total amount provided, 
$9,578,778,000 is derived from general-purpose discretionary 
funds and $158,900,000 is mandatory spending. Additional funds 
are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Embassy Security.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$5,441,876,000, as detailed in the table below, to meet urgent 
security requirements, including those identified by the 
Benghazi Accountability Review Board and other Department of 
State reviews. The total amount provided is the same as the 
fiscal year 2014 enacted level and $46,355,000 above the budget 
request. Funds are made available for the purchase of property 
and for construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance at over 
275 United States diplomatic and consular missions and other 
posts overseas, the Department of State's costs associated with 
the expansion of the Marine Security Guard Program, and the 
personnel and equipment required to protect United States 
Government employees and their families under Chief of Mission 
authority and property worldwide. Consistent with the budget 
request, the Committee recommendation reduces the funds 
recommended for new construction and increases funds 
recommended for support of the personnel and equipment needed 
to protect both people and facilities.

                                                EMBASSY SECURITY
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from
               Program/Activity                   Fiscal year     Fiscal year       Committee       fiscal year
                                                     2014        2015 request    recommendation        2014
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Worldwide Security Protection.................      $2,767,525      $3,117,821        $3,117,821        $350,296
Embassy, Security, Construction, and                 2,674,351       2,277,700         2,324,055        -350,296
 Maintenance\1\...............................
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Embassy Security...............       5,441,876       5,395,521         5,441,876              0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Amounts do not include cost sharing reimbursements made available for construction and maintenance from other
  Federal agencies.

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $6,605,701,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     6,783,043,000
Committee recommendation..............................     6,740,180,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +134,479,000
  Change from request.................................      -42,863,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $6,740,180,000 for 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including up to 
$2,128,115,000 for Worldwide Security Protection (WSP), 
$512,427,000 for public diplomacy international information 
programs, and $533,000 for the International Center. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the funds 
requested for the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation, 
the new Rapid Response Program, and the Locally Engaged Staff 
(LES) wage and step increases. The Committee notes that in 
fiscal year 2014 funds to cover LES wage and step increases 
were funded by transfer from the Buying Power Maintenance 
Account and not from funds appropriated under this heading for 
fiscal year 2014.
    Funds made available under this heading are allocated in 
the following manner:
    Human resources.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$2,331,050,000 for human resources, of which $331,885,000 is 
for WSP and $133,306,000 is for public diplomacy. Funds support 
American salaries at overseas and domestic United States 
diplomatic missions.
    Overseas programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,793,664,000 for overseas programs, which support the 
operational programs of regional bureaus of the Department of 
State. Within the total, $379,121,000 is for public diplomacy. 
Funds support the operations of United States embassies, 
consulates, and other diplomatic posts worldwide. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Diplomatic policy and support.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $800,462,000 for the operational 
programs and management offices of the functional bureaus of 
the Department of State.
    Security programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,813,938,000 for security programs, of which $1,796,230,000 
is for WSP. 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 similar 
to prior years and requested for fiscal year 2015, 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 $533,000 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 Department of 
State Basic Authorities Act of 1956; and (4) makes available 
not to exceed $5,000,000 in fee collections available until 
expended for various activities.

Border Security Program

    In addition to the funds appropriated under this heading, 
an estimated $2,903,834,000 will become available through 
authorized fees and surcharges for the Border Security Program, 
of which $2,210,090,000 is from the collection of Machine 
Readable Visa fees, $50,074,000 is from the collection of Fraud 
Prevention fees, and $643,040,000 is from collection of other 
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 $300,420,000 for the Border Security program. This 
would bring the total amount for the program to $3,204,254,000 
to address the growing workload in the passport and visa 
program and maintain consular operations that protect United 
States citizens overseas, safeguard security interests of the 
United States, facilitate entry of legitimate travelers, and 
foster economic growth.
    Visa program.--The Committee understands the Bureau of 
Consular Affairs has established a working group to examine and 
assess the risks, benefits, and security issues of using video 
technology in the visa adjudication process. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations the results of the review, including plans for 
conducting a video interview pilot.
    The Committee remains concerned that granting United States 
entry visas to high-level officials from dangerous and 
oppressive states, especially Communist Party members from 
Cuba, raises national security, foreign policy, and human 
rights concerns, and is inconsistent with section 102(e) of the 
Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act (LIBERTAD) of 1996 
(Public Law 104-114), Section 1 of Presidential Proclamation 
5377, and Presidential Proclamation 8697 regarding human 
rights. As such, the Committee directs the Secretary of State 
to take all necessary measures to ensure that high-level Cuban 
government officials and their immediate family members do not 
gain United States entry in the future.
    The Committee notes the engagement of the Bureau of 
Consular Affairs in a joint working group with the adjudicators 
of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to 
develop guidance and increase expertise on the difficult 
adjudications involving L-1B visas. The Committee supports both 
the development and implementation of such guidance as a means 
of better facilitating the ability of global companies to 
transfer specialized personnel within the company through the 
expeditious adjudication of L-1B visa requests.

Worldwide Security Protection

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,128,115,000 for 
WSP. Additional funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/
GWOT.
    The WSP program provides the core funding for the 
protection of life, property, and information of the Department 
of State and supports a worldwide guard force protecting 
overseas diplomatic missions, residences, and domestic 
facilities. Roughly 2,000 direct-hire diplomatic security 
personnel are deployed worldwide to support and 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.
    In order to more accurately account for the costs of 
security for Department of State personnel, facilities and 
programs, the amount recommended includes the shift of 421 
positions and $141,797,000 from positions and funds previously 
allocated to the regional and functional bureaus to WSP, as 
proposed in the budget request.
    The Committee notes that no funds were requested, and the 
Committee recommendation includes no funds, for a Foreign 
Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC). The Committee directs 
the Department of State to notify the appropriate congressional 
committees prior to any obligation or expenditure of funds for 
the FASTC project. This requirement shall include funds made 
available in this Act, from prior Acts making appropriations 
for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related 
programs, and from Public Law 111-5. The notification shall 
provide a detailed plan and cost estimate for the project, and 
the basis for the determination that safety and security 
training for all Department of State personnel who require such 
training cannot reasonably be provided at existing Federal law 
enforcement training facilities.
    The Committee supports the efforts of the Department of 
State to train and educate the international law enforcement 
community in anti-terrorism and associated activities. However, 
the Committee is aware of concerns that funds connected with 
such support are being used to procure training systems made in 
countries other than the United States. If an equivalent 
domestic alternative is available, the Committee directs the 
Department of State take the necessary steps to ensure funds 
are being used to procure products and training services from 
United States-based businesses.

Other Matters

    Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.--The Committee 
recommendation includes language prohibiting funds under this 
heading from supporting the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural 
Preservation. Given fiscal constraints, support of cultural 
preservation projects from the Department of State's core 
operating account cannot be justified.
    Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).--The 
Bangladesh ICT is a national court based on a Bangladeshi 
statute, and the Committee is concerned by recent assertions by 
the Government of Bangladesh that ICT defendants are not 
afforded certain rights otherwise guaranteed under 
international law. The Committee requests that the Secretary of 
State strongly encourage the Government of Bangladesh to amend 
the ICT statute to affirmatively acknowledge its obligation to 
conduct these trials in accordance with international fair 
trial and due process standards; to accept UN participation in 
the proceedings; and, if necessary, to consider moving the ICT 
to a third country.
    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).--The 
Committee recommendation includes the funds requested for DRL, 
including $2,750,000 for vetting individuals receiving security 
assistance. The Committee believes that there are situations 
that may require working with units of security forces that may 
have previously contained members credibly alleged to have 
committed violations of human rights and therefore urges the 
Administration to work with the appropriate congressional 
committees to address this issue. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State to comply with the directive in section 
7034(l) of the joint explanatory statement accompanying 
division K of Public Law 113-76, and to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act, on ways to improve the vetting process.
    Conflict Stabilization Operations.--The Committee 
recommendation continues the authority for the Secretary of 
State to allocate up to $41,600,000 of the funds appropriated 
under this heading to Conflict Stabilization Operations.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the response of the Department of 
State to the 43 recommendations of the March 2014 report 
entitled Inspection of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization 
Operations (ISP-I-14-06), Office of Inspector General of the 
Department of State. The Committee expects, as part of the 
recommended workforce and workload analysis, that the Bureau 
will review similar functions performed by the Office of 
Transition Initiatives, USAID, as well as other bureaus in the 
Department.
    The Committee encourages the Assistant Secretary of State 
for Conflict and Stabilization Operations to explore all 
appropriate means of supporting the employment of veterans in 
the operations and programs of the Bureau.
    Debt repayment.--The Committee is concerned about the 
continued dispute between Argentina and its creditors and notes 
that the Secretary of State, in a hearing before the 
Subcommittee, said that he has urged Argentina to repay its 
debts to the United States Government and to engage with 
creditors, public and private. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury to submit 
a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 
days after enactment of this Act, on steps the Government of 
Argentina is taking to normalize relations with its creditors.
    Guatemala.--The Committee expects the Government of 
Guatemala to continue to resolve cases involving Guatemalan 
children and American adoptive parents and expects the 
Department of State to work to assist in the resolution of 
outstanding cases, as appropriate.
    Hong Kong Policy Act report.--The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State, not later than 45 days after enactment of 
this Act, to update the report delineated in section 301 of the 
United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and transmit it to 
the appropriate congressional committees.
    Lobbying restrictions.--The Committee remains concerned 
about the perception that former senior United States 
Government diplomatic officials are representing foreign 
entities or governments that the Department of State has 
determined to be a state sponsor of terrorism or a country of 
particular concern after leaving government service. The 
Committee urges the Secretary of State to examine this matter 
and to take appropriate steps, either administratively or 
through a legislative proposal, to ensure that appropriate 
rules are in place.
    Mexico.--The Committee recognizes a need for greater 
economic engagement between the United States and Mexico and 
urges the Department of State to explore opportunities in this 
area, including engagement with 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.
    Monitoring and Combating Trafficking in Persons.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $12,000,000 for the Office to 
Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Additional funds are 
provided above the budget request to ensure the Office can 
fulfill their mandate from the Trafficking Victims Protection 
Act and subsequent authorizations, including to support the 
coordination of the President's Interagency Task Force and 
Senior Policy Operating Group, deployment of rapid response 
teams, production of the Trafficking in Persons Report, 
implementation of child protection compacts, diplomatic 
engagement and technical assistance, and to provide proper 
management and oversight of increased assistance appropriated 
in this Act to combat trafficking in persons.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to post the 
National Human Trafficking Resources Center hotline, email 
address, and Web site information in all United States 
Embassies and Consulates in areas where visa applications are 
processed.
    Permanent Memorial Fund.--The Committee notes that the 
Secretary of State has authority under section 25 of the State 
Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 and Section 635(d) of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, to receive 
donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, or 
public entities and encourages the Secretary to consider 
exercising those authorities for the purposes of making a 
United States contribution to the Permanent Memorial Fund.
    Prisoner transfers from United States Naval Station, 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.--Section 7064 of this Act prohibits the 
obligation of funds for any country that concludes an agreement 
with the United States to receive by transfer an individual 
detained at the United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, 
Cuba, unless the Secretary of State notifies the Committees on 
Appropriations of the terms of such agreement not later than 
five days after the conclusion of the agreement.
    Section 7064 also requires the Secretary of State to report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days 
after enactment of this Act and every 45 days thereafter 
through fiscal year 2015, summarizing negotiations over the 
previous 45 days between Department of State personnel and 
officials of Foreign governments over the potential transfer to 
such governments of an individual, or individuals, detained at 
United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The report may be 
provided in classified form if necessary.
    Public access to federally funded research.--The Committee 
understands that major Federal research agencies are in the 
process of drafting and implementing plans to enable public 
access to federally funded research findings in accordance with 
guidance the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) 
issued in February 2013. The Committee encourages the 
Department of State and USAID to work with OSTP to draft and 
implement similar plans for providing public access to findings 
that result from research funded by using funds made available 
in this Act.
    Public diplomacy pilot program.--The Committee encourages 
the Department of State to explore the development of 
competitively-awarded public diplomacy pilot projects focused 
on the Near East and Northern Africa that leverage public-
private partnerships and build the capacity of local partners 
and independent foreign media channels to promote themes 
essential to United States Government public diplomacy goals.
    Real property.--The Committee expects the Secretary of 
State to help facilitate a resolution for United States 
companies seeking return of real property seized or held by 
foreign governments, as appropriate.
    Special envoys.--The Committee recommendation includes up 
to $1,000,000 for a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom 
of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central 
Asia, if authorized. The Committee urges the Secretary of State 
to eliminate positions within the Department of State, not 
otherwise authorized or required by law, as a means of 
offsetting the cost.
    Syria.--The Committee urges the Secretary of State to 
utilize all diplomatic means to ensure that parties to the 
conflict fully implement UN Security Council Resolution 2139, 
demanding all parties to allow delivery of humanitarian 
assistance and to ensure that such assistance is reaching the 
Syrian people.
    Tibet.--The Committee recommendation includes $1,000,000 
for the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
    The Committee previously provided funding for a United 
States consulate in Lhasa, Tibet, and directed the Department 
of State not to consent to opening a consular post in the 
United States by the People's Republic of China (PRC) until 
such time as the PRC consents to opening a United States 
consular post in Lhasa, Tibet. The Committee again directs the 
Secretary of State to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 45 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the status of efforts to establish a United States 
consulate in Lhasa, Tibet, and a description of the 
restrictions, if any, on travel to and within the Tibet 
Autonomous Region and other Tibetan autonomous jurisdictions 
faced by United States diplomatic personnel, and any requests 
of the PRC Government for additional consular posts in the 
United States.
    United States Interests Section in Havana (USINT).--The 
Committee appreciates the USINT's critical role in furthering 
important United States policy goals. The Committee encourages 
the Department of State to ensure that USINT personnel and 
facilities are accessible to pro-democracy activists in Cuba 
and other independent members of civil society. The Committee 
further encourages USINT to actively facilitate connections 
between Americans in the United States, or Americans who travel 
to Cuba, with Cuban pro-democracy activists, independent labor 
unions, independent librarians, independent human rights 
groups, independent religious organizations, and other Cubans 
not affiliated with the government who are working for change 
from within Cuba, and to keep the Committee informed on its 
efforts.
    Western Hemisphere.--The Committee is aware of the work of 
the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs to promote stable 
democracies throughout the region through racial and ethnic 
equality initiatives, including coordinating and implementing 
joint action plans with governments such as Brazil and 
Colombia. The Committee recommendation includes resources to 
continue and strengthen these initiatives during fiscal year 
2015.
    Workforce diversity.--The Committee notes the receipt of 
the fiscal year 2014 report on initiatives to increase 
workforce diversity. The Committee supports the commitment of 
the Department of State to increase diversity in hiring, 
retention, and promotion and has included sufficient funding to 
continue and expand its recruitment programs, professional 
development activities, and outreach efforts in fiscal year 
2015. The Committee again requests the Secretary of State 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 
days after enactment of this Act, on initiatives to increase 
diversity in the Department of State's workforce. The report 
shall detail racial and ethnic minority recruitment, retention, 
and promotion efforts; professional development support for 
mid-career and senior professionals, including in the Senior 
Executive and Foreign Services; and diversity training for 
Department of State mid-career and senior leadership.
    The Committee supports ongoing partnerships between the 
Department of State and community colleges, universities, and 
other institutions to improve the diversity and excellence of 
the United States Foreign Service (Foreign Service) by 
preparing both graduate and undergraduate students for 
positions in the Foreign Service. The Committee does not 
support the decision of the Department of State to eliminate 
undergraduate fellowships.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $76,900,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        56,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................        56,400,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -20,500,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $56,400,000 for 
Capital Investment Fund. Funds provided are in addition to an 
estimated $160,387,000 in expedited passport fees, which will 
be used to support the information technology modernization 
effort, for a total of $216,787,000 in fiscal year 2015 for 
support of the Information Technology Strategic Plan of the 
Department of State.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................       $69,406,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        73,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................        73,400,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +3,994,000
  Change from request.................................                0

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $73,400,000 for 
support of the oversight personnel and activities of the Office 
of Inspector General 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 
language is under consideration by the authorizing committee of 
jurisdiction.
    Funds provided under this heading 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 Office of Inspector General 
to continue the coordination of audit plans and activities 
involving Department of State operations and programs in 
Afghanistan with the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan 
Reconstruction (SIGAR), to ensure the development of 
comprehensive oversight plans and to avoid duplication and 
overlap.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................      $560,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       577,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................       568,628,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +8,628,000
  Change from request.................................       -9,272,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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 $568,628,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs, of which not less 
than $236,974,000 shall be for the Fulbright Program, not less 
than $85,534,000 shall be for the International Visitor 
Leadership Program, and not less than $101,035,000 is for the 
Citizen Exchanges Program.
    Section 7076 of this Act includes a requirement that the 
Secretary of State submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
an operating plan for funds appropriated under this heading. 
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 2015.
    New programs.--The Committee recommendation does not reduce 
core academic, professional and cultural exchange program 
funding by over $30,000,000 in order to support new and 
expanded program initiatives, as proposed in the request. Such 
initiatives may be supported through existing Department of 
State programs, funds, and transfers, subject to the regular 
notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Special academic, professional, and cultural exchange 
programs.--The Committee encourages the Secretary of State to 
continue support of special academic, professional, and 
cultural exchange programs where consistent with strategic 
priorities, including Tibetan and Ngwang Choephel Fellows 
exchanges. 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 
2015 operating plan.
    Other exchanges.--The Committee recognizes the value of 
competitive exchange programs for young people, including the 
Youth Exchange and Study program; the Future Leaders Exchange; 
educator programs, including critical language programs; and 
programs providing overseas training in strategic languages for 
Americans. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to 
continue to prioritize exchange programs from countries with 
high United States national security importance.
    Western Hemisphere.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of State to continue support of educational and 
cultural exchange programs with Mexico and countries in Central 
and South America and increase opportunities in the region for 
students from disadvantaged backgrounds or historically 
underserved populations to participate.

                        REPRESENTATION EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $7,300,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         7,679,000
Committee recommendation..............................         7,679,000
  Change from enacted level...........................          +379,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $7,679,000 for 
Representation Expenses authorized by section 905 of the 
Foreign Service Act of 1980.
    Funds provided under this heading 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 submit semi-annual reports to the Committees on 
Appropriations containing detailed information on the allotment 
and expenditure of this appropriation.

              PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $28,200,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        30,036,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,036,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +1,836,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $30,036,000 for 
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials.
    Funds provided under this 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 allowed. 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 that are certified as meeting the program 
requirements and the amount of unobligated funds available to 
pay such claims.
    Section 7034(i) of this Act continues authority for the 
Secretary of State to transfer expired unobligated balances 
from funds made available under the heading ``Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs''. The Committee directs the Department of 
State to include any expired balances transferred to funds 
under this heading in the semi-annual report required by the 
previous paragraph.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $2,399,351,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     2,016,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,063,255,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -336,096,000
  Change from request.................................      +46,355,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $2,063,255,000 for 
Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The recommendation designates $1,240,500,000 for priority 
worldwide security upgrades (WSU), acquisition, and 
construction, and $822,755,000 for other repair, maintenance, 
construction, and operations costs.
    The recommendation continues prior year language that 
prohibits funds from being used for acquisition of furniture, 
furnishings, and generators for other departments and agencies.
    Worldwide Security Upgrades.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $1,240,500,000 for embassy security projects, which is 
the same as the request. Within the total, $986,500,000 is for 
the Capital Security Construction program, $130,000,000 is for 
the Maintenance Cost Sharing program, and $124,000,000 is for 
the Compound Security program.
    Capital Security Construction Program (CSC).--The Committee 
recommendation continues language in 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 
of this Act, similar to language carried in prior years, 
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 
Capital Security Cost Sharing Program (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 2015.
    As of February 2014, 111 new facilities had been 
constructed under the program and another 32 facilities were 
under design or construction. The Committee expects that 
projects undertaken by this program will continue to address 
the security needs of the highest priority facilities. The 
Committee notes that fiscal year 2015 is the first year, since 
fiscal year 2012, that all other participating Federal agencies 
will contribute the full proportional share under the capital 
security cost sharing program. Additionally, fiscal year 2015 
includes $105,000,000 in reimbursements from the Border 
Security Program.
    The Committee recommendation includes $986,500,000 for the 
Department of State's CSCSP contribution. In addition, 
$250,000,000 is included under this heading in title VIII for 
overseas contingency operations for overseas facility 
construction. These amounts, combined with $951,900,000 in CSCP 
reimbursements from other agencies, provides a total for 
construction and design of new secure embassy and consulate 
compounds of $2,188,400,000 for fiscal year 2015. This amount 
is consistent with the recommendation of the Benghazi 
Accountability Review Board and fully supports the accelerated 
multi-year program to construct new secure replacement 
facilities for the Department of State's most vulnerable 
embassies and consulates.
    Enhanced notification requirements.--The Congressional 
Budget Justification for Department of State Operations, Fiscal 
Year 2015 estimates the cost for construction of the New 
Embassy Compound in Mexico City, Mexico at $763,500,000. The 
Committee is troubled that this is an escalation in cost of 
more than 38 percent in the two years since the initial 
estimate was provided. Cost increases of this magnitude, as 
well as reports of other new embassy project cost escalations, 
are of great concern to the Committee. Accordingly, in order to 
enhance the oversight of new construction projects, the 
Committee recommendation modifies and expands section 7004(d) 
of the bill to require that all notifications for the purchase 
of land and for the award of construction contracts be subject 
to the regular notification procedures of, and prior approval 
by, the Committees on Appropriations.
    Notifications made pursuant to section 7004(d) shall 
include the following information, at a minimum: (1) the 
location and size of the property to be acquired, including the 
proximity to existing United States diplomatic facilities and 
host government ministries; (2) the justification of need for 
acquiring the property and construction of new facilities; (3) 
the total projected cost of the project delineated by site 
acquisition, project development, design/construction, and any 
other relevant costs; (4) any unique requirements of the 
project which may drive up the cost of the project, such as 
consular workload, legal environment, physical and/or security 
requirements, and seismic capabilities; (5) any religious, 
cultural, or political factors which may affect the cost, 
location, or construction timeline; (6) the current and 
projected number of desks, agency presence, and the projected 
number of United States direct hire staff, Locally Engaged 
Staff, and Third Country Nationals; (7) the current and 
projected number of beds, if applicable; (8) the most recent 
rightsizing analysis; and (9) a justification for exceeding the 
staffing projections of such rightsizing analysis, if 
applicable.
    Additionally, the Committee directs the Department of State 
to carefully review the design and cost of the Mexico City new 
embassy compound and to provide updated design plans and 
options for reducing the cost of the facility to the Committees 
on Appropriations prior to the obligation of additional funds 
for this project from funds made available in this Act or prior 
Acts.
    Limitation on the New London Embassy.--Section 7004(e)(1) 
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 
continues the requirement for regular reporting on the progress 
and cost of the project.
    Other repair, maintenance, construction, and operations.--
The Committee recommendation includes $822,755,000 for other 
repair, maintenance, and operations, including $58,355,000 for 
the Major Rehabilitation program. These funds support the 
management of United States Government real property overseas, 
maintenance of Government-owned and long-term leased properties 
at over 275 locations, and leasing of office and functional 
facilities and residential units, not only for the Department 
of State, but also for all United States employees overseas.
    Operating plan.--Section 7076 of this Act requires the 
Secretary of State to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations an operating plan for funds appropriated under 
this heading. Such plan should include all resources available 
to the Department in fiscal year 2015 for operations, 
maintenance, and construction, and an accounting of the actual 
and anticipated proceeds of sales for all projects in fiscal 
year 2014.

           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $9,242,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         7,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................         7,900,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -1,342,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $7,900,000 to enable 
the Secretary of State to meet unforeseen emergencies arising 
in the Diplomatic and Consular Service. 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, including 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 2015 due to an 
unanticipated increase in the number of loans.

                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $1,537,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         1,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................          -237,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes a total of $1,300,000 
for the Repatriation Loans Program Account for the subsidy cost 
of repatriation loans, as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2671.

              PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $31,221,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        30,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -1,221,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $30,000,000 for 
Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan. The recommendation 
supports 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.

     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $158,900,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       158,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................       158,900,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $158,900,000 for 
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund.
    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 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,265,762,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,517,349,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,340,162,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +74,400,000
  Change from request.................................     -177,187,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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 $1,340,162,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations.
    Capital Master Plan (CMP).--The Committee recommendation 
includes language in section 7048(e) prohibiting funds in this 
Act for the design, renovation, and construction of the UN 
Headquarters. The Committee 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, the total current 
cost, contributions made to date by each UN Member state, and 
the remaining unmet requirements due to cost over-runs from the 
initial CMP or that resulted from additional requirements after 
the initial CMP. The report should note the unpaid 
contributions still expected.
    Credits.--The Committee recommendation includes language, 
modified from the prior year, requiring that the Secretary of 
State report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later 
than May 1, 2015, and monthly thereafter, on all known credits 
available to the United States and provide updates on the 
estimates of assessed costs for the following fiscal year, 
including offsets from available credits and updated foreign 
currency exchange rates. The Committee also includes language 
directing that notifications and operating plans submitted 
under this heading include an estimate of all known credits 
currently available to the United States. The Committee directs 
that this information be included even if not proposed to 
offset assessed costs in such notifications and operating 
plans.
    Operating plan.--The Committee includes language in section 
7076 of this Act requiring that an operating plan for 
Contributions to International Organizations be submitted to 
the Committees on Appropriations 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 credits applied, available, or expected to 
be available. The Committee recommendation also includes a 
requirement that the Secretary of State certify to the 
Committees on Appropriations that the operating plan includes 
all known credits at the time that the plan is submitted.
    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 
(OECD).--The Committee directs the Department of State to work 
with the OECD to improve the transparency of the OECD and to 
allow affected stakeholders to have an opportunity to provide 
public comments on OECD-supported publications.
    Prioritization of international organizations.--The 
Committee expects the Secretary of State to prioritize United 
States participation in, and funding for, each UN organization 
in accordance with United States interests and policy goals. 
The Committee expects the Department of State to prioritize 
payments for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and 
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    Report on contributions to the UN and UN agencies.--The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State, not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act and in consultation with the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the heads 
of other departments and agencies, as appropriate, to submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations a report on all United States 
contributions to the UN and UN affiliated agencies and related 
bodies. The report shall include: the total amount of all 
assessed and voluntary contributions of the United States 
Government to the UN and UN affiliated agencies and related 
bodies for the preceding fiscal year; the approximate 
percentage of each contribution when compared with all 
contributions from other sources; and a description of each 
contribution, including the amount, whether assessed or 
voluntary, the department or agency of the United States 
Government that made the contribution, and the purpose. The 
report should also include information on in-kind contributions 
from the United States Government to the UN and UN affiliated 
agencies and related bodies. The Committee also directs the 
Department of State to post a public version of the report on 
the Department of State's Web site.
    UN budget.--The Committee includes language, modified from 
the prior year, requiring the Secretary of State to transmit to 
the Committees on Appropriation the most recent biennial budget 
prepared by the UN and to incorporate such information in the 
annual congressional budget justification. The Committee also 
includes language, carried in prior years, which requires the 
Secretary of State to notify the Committees on Appropriations, 
at least 15 days in advance of any UN action to increase 
funding for any UN program without identifying an offsetting 
decrease elsewhere in the UN budget.
    UN 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. No 
funds are requested or provided under this heading.
    UN 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 Section 
7048 prohibiting funds to the UNHRC unless certain conditions 
are met.
    UN 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 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.
    The Committee expects the Department of State and USUN to 
encourage and support the UN to build a strong and lasting 
capability to investigate waste, fraud, and abuse. The 
Committee directs the Department of State and USUN to continue 
to advocate for improving internal controls, efficiency, and 
effectiveness of the UN. The Committee 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.
    The Committee expects each international organization, and 
the United States 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.
    The Committee recommendation includes modified language in 
section 7048 of this Act withholding a portion of the funds for 
the UN, including peacekeeping operations, 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.
    Voting practices of UN Member States.--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 2014 enacted level........................    $1,765,519,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     2,518,565,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,765,519,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -753,046,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $1,765,519,000 for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities. The 
Committee provides funding for the UN logistics and support 
package for the African Union Mission in Somalia under 
Peacekeeping Operations, instead of this heading.
    The Committee is concerned with the extraordinary increase 
in the scope, duration, and costs of UN Peacekeeping 
operations. The Committee directs the Department of State and 
USUN to work with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations 
to 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 to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 180 days after 
enactment of this Act, on efforts made to address these issues. 
The Committee notes that the budget request includes funding to 
enable State Department personnel to review UN mission budgets 
and effectiveness and expects the findings of such efforts to 
be included in the report.
    The Committee recommendation includes language, modified 
from the prior year, requiring 15-day advance notice of any new 
or expanded mission, together with a statement of cost, 
duration, the goals of the mission and the national interest, 
exit strategy, and source of funds. The notification must also 
indicate whether a reprogramming or transfer of existing funds 
or a request for additional appropriations will be required. 
The Committee notes that the fiscal year 2015 request does not 
include funding for a UN mission in the Central African 
Republic and therefore no funds have been provided. If the 
State Department receives a bill from the UN for this mission 
that requires fiscal year 2015 or prior year funds, the 
Committee will consider a reprograming or transfer of funds.
    The Committee 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 and 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.
    Credits.--The Committee recommendation includes language 
requiring that the Secretary of State submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than May 1, 2015, and 
monthly thereafter, on all known credits available to the 
United States. The Committee also directs that notifications 
and operating plans submitted under this heading include an 
estimate of all known credits currently available to the United 
States.
    Operating plan.--The Committee includes language in section 
7076 of this Act requiring an operating plan for Contributions 
for International Peacekeeping Activities to be submitted to 
the Committees on Appropriations. The Committee expects the 
operating plan to include each peacekeeping mission funded and 
a description of any credits applied, available, or expected to 
be available. The Committee also directs the Secretary of State 
to certify to the Committees on Appropriations that the 
operating plan includes all known credits at the time that the 
plan is submitted.
    Oversight and reform.--The Committee continues to support 
independent oversight of the UN to identify waste, fraud, and 
abuse (including sexual abuse in peacekeeping operations), and 
the Committee supports reforms to ensure that such practices 
are eliminated. The Committee expects the Department of State 
to provide the necessary support to ensure oversight of UN 
peacekeeping missions.
    The Committee recommendation includes modified language in 
section 7048 of this Act withholding a portion of the funds for 
the UN, including peacekeeping operations or any international 
organization, until the Secretary of State certifies that 
certain transparency requirements have been met.
    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 28 percent. The Committee includes new language 
to ensure that United States contributions for assessed 
peacekeeping costs factor in any credits applied in the prior 
year.
    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, similar to language 
carried in 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, 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, and to make information about such 
cases publicly available in the country in which an alleged 
crime occurs and on the UN Web site.

                       INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $77,438,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        71,876,000
Committee recommendation..............................        77,438,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        +5,562,000


    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$77,438,000 for International Boundary and Water Commission, 
United States and Mexico (IBWC).
    Salaries and Expenses.--The Committee recommendation for 
Salaries and Expenses is $44,000,000.
    Construction.--The Committee recommendation for IBWC 
Construction includes $33,438,000, of which $10,438,000 is for 
the Rio Grande Flood Control System Rehabilitation Project to 
continue and maintain levee projects along the Rio Grande, 
including funds above the request 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.
    The Committee notes with concern that Mexico continues to 
fall short of its obligations under the Treaty for the 
Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and 
the Rio Grande of 1944 (``Water Treaty''). The March 19, 2014 
report of the Department of State to the Congress on actions 
taken to ensure that the water deficits owed by Mexico to the 
United States do not increase and that allocations comply with 
the Water Treaty stated that as of February 15, 2014, Mexico 
still needed to supply 910,000 acre-feet over the remaining 20 
months of the current five-year cycle. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of State to press the Government of Mexico to 
adopt a proactive water delivery plan that both eliminates the 
water deficit of the current cycle, and avoids the accumulation 
of such deficits in the future. Furthermore, the Committee 
directs that during fiscal year 2015 the Secretary, in 
consultation with the IBWC Commissioner, report to the 
appropriate congressional committees on a quarterly basis on 
the status of water deliveries by Mexico, the remaining deficit 
in the current cycle, and actions taken to ensure that the 
water deficits owed by Mexico to the United States are met by 
the end of 2015.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $12,499,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        12,311,000
Committee recommendation..............................        12,311,000
  Change from enacted level...........................          -188,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $12,311,000 for 
American Sections, International Commissions, of which 
$7,413,000 is for the International Joint Commission, 
$2,525,000 is for the International Boundary Commission, and 
$2,373,000 is for the Border Environment Cooperation 
Commission.

                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $35,980,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        31,446,000
Committee recommendation..............................        32,980,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -3,000,000
  Change from request.................................        +1,534,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $32,980,000 for 
International Fisheries Commissions.
    The Committee recommendation includes $20,709,000 for the 
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and $4,350,000 for the 
International Pacific Halibut Commission. 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, and ratified by the 
President with 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.
    Section 7076 of this Act includes a requirement that the 
Secretary of State submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
an operating plan for funds appropriated under this heading.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................      $729,080,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       721,260,000
Committee recommendation..............................       743,480,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +14,440,000
  Change from request.................................      +22,220,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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 $743,480,000 under 
this heading to carry out United States international 
communications activities and operations overseen by the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), of which $738,680,000 is 
for international broadcasting operations and $4,800,000 is for 
broadcasting capital improvements.

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommendation includes $738,680,000 for 
International Broadcasting Operations, which is $10,000,000 
above the comparable level for fiscal year 2014.
    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 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
                      BBG Entity                         Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Entities
    International Broadcasting Operations (IBO)......            $61,039
    Voice of America.................................            213,342
    Office of Cuba Broadcasting......................             28,266
    Technology, Services and Innovation..............            162,800
Independent Grantee Organizations
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty..................            103,850
    Radio Free Asia..................................             38,720
    Middle East Broadcasting Networks................            105,163
Other
    Internet Freedom.................................             25,500
                                                      ------------------
        Total IBO....................................            738,680
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommendation continues the 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.
    Broadcasting to East and Southeast Asia.--The Committee 
recommendation includes the full amount requested for RFA and 
supports efforts to increase investments in video, mobile, and 
digital programming for Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam. The 
Committee also supports maintenance of a diversified 
broadcasting program in the region, including the continuation 
of shortwave broadcast services to China and Vietnam.
    The Committee recommendation includes funds to continue the 
Tibetan language services of RFA and VOA. The Committee 
strongly supports these broadcasting efforts, which the 
Committee understands provide two of the only sources of 
independent information accessible to the people of Tibet.
    International Broadcasting Bureau Operations.--The 
Committee recommendation defers a decision on the digital media 
enhancements proposed in the budget request due to the absence 
of detail on the effect of the proposed offsetting reductions 
to the Bureau's operations. The Committee directs the BBG to 
include detail on the effects of the proposed operating cost 
cuts as well as the requested digital enhancements in the 
operating plan required by section 7076 of this Act.
    Internet freedom.--The Committee recommendation continues 
the funding directive of $25,500,000 for expansion of 
unrestricted access to information on the Internet. The 
Committee supports work to enhance access to information and 
independent media, including the operational expansion through 
competitively awarded procurements of field-tested programs 
that provide unmonitored and uncensored access to the Internet 
for large numbers of users and research and development of 
existing and new technologies. The Committee directs the BBG to 
detail the purposes and amounts planned for internet freedom in 
fiscal year 2015 as part of the operating plan required by 
section 7076 of this Act.
    Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB).--The Committee 
recommendation includes not less than $28,266,000 for OCB Radio 
and TV Marti broadcasting to the people of Cuba, pursuant to 
the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act of 1983 and the Television 
Broadcasting to Cuba Act of 1990. The amount provided above the 
fiscal year 2014 program level is intended to mitigate the 
impact of absorbing transmission and personnel costs. The 
Committee directs BBG to ensure that OCB is not required to 
cover non-OCB transmission and personnel costs.
    Public-private partnerships.--The Committee encourages the 
BBG to, where appropriate, support on a competitive basis the 
development of public-private partnerships that build the 
capacity of local partners and independent foreign media 
channels to promote themes essential to United States 
Government broadcasting interests and public diplomacy goals.
    Reductions.--The Committee does not support the proposed 
reductions in VOA Persian, VOA Latin American Division, the 
elimination of VOA Balkan services, or the reduction to RFE/
RL's Belarussian radio services.
    Russian language media.--The Committee recommendation 
supports the development of indigenously-produced Russian 
language media to counter Russian government propaganda and 
encourages the BBG to work with the Department of State to 
expand efforts in this area.
    Ukraine and the region.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $10,000,000 above the request to continue and enhance 
VOA and RFE/RL broadcasting services to Ukraine and the region 
consistent with the United States International Programming to 
Ukraine and Neighboring Regions Act (Public Law 113-96).
    VOA Greek Service.--The Committee notes that the BBG 
discontinued the Greek Service in fiscal year 2014 and has not 
requested funds for fiscal year 2015. However, the Committee is 
concerned about the reported growth in Russian and Chinese 
broadcasting services in the region and believes that now is 
not the time to retreat from broadcasting in region. The 
Committee urges the BBG to reexamine the decision to suspend 
the Greek Service.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

    The Committee recommendation includes $4,800,000 for 
broadcasting capital improvements.

                            RELATED PROGRAMS


                          The Asia Foundation





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $17,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        12,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        17,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        +5,000,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $17,000,000 for The 
Asia Foundation (TAF).
    Authorized by The Asia Foundation Act of 1983, TAF operates 
programs 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 notes that in fiscal year 2013, TAF received 
over $121,748,000 in program revenue from other Federal and 
non-Federal sources. The Committee supports the efforts of TAF 
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 program activities. The Committee 
requests that TAF include a summary table in its annual 
congressional budget justification detailing total revenue and 
support by category for fiscal year 2014 and projected for 
fiscal year 2015.

                    United States Institute of Peace





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................       $30,984,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        35,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................        35,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +4,316,000
  Change from request.................................                0

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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 $35,300,000, for the 
United States Institute of Peace (USIP), as authorized.
    The Committee notes that USIP received over $15,717,000 in 
fiscal year 2013 from interagency transfers, reimbursements, 
and offsetting receipts to support USIP programs. The Committee 
urges USIP to continue to seek competitive awards from Federal 
agencies and to fully implement fee-based or reimbursable 
agreements, where appropriate, as a means of sustaining its 
activities and programs in a fiscally constrained environment. 
In addition, the Committee requests USIP include in the annual 
congressional budget justification information on the amount of 
funds received in fiscal year 2013 from other Federal agencies, 
and the amount of revenue generated from fees and reimbursable 
agreements in fiscal year 2014, and projected for fiscal years 
2015 and 2016.

         Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................           $90,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................            83,000
Committee recommendation..............................            83,000
  Change from enacted level...........................            -7,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2015 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 2015 are projected to total $83,000.

                 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................          $400,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................           400,000
Committee recommendation..............................           400,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2015 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 2015 are projected to total 
$400,000.

                    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................           $13,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................            26,000
Committee recommendation..............................            26,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           +13,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2015 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 2015 are projected to 
total $26,000.

                            East-West Center





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $16,700,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        10,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -16,700,000
  Change from request.................................       -10,800,000


    The Committee recommendation does not include funding for 
the East-West Center.

                    National Endowment for Democracy





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $135,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       103,450,000
Committee recommendation..............................       135,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       +31,550,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $135,000,000 for the 
National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
    Of the total, the Committee directs that $100,000,000 shall 
be allocated in the traditional and customary manner, as in 
prior years, to include the core institutes.
    The Committee continues to support democracy and human 
rights programs for Tibet and directs that not less than the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2014 be continued for such 
purposes.
    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 should continue to be 
provided 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 2014 enacted level........................          $690,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................           644,000
Committee recommendation..............................           644,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           -46,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $644,000 for 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 
as authorized by section 1303 of Public Law 99-83.

      United States Commission on International Religious Freedom


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $3,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         3,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $3,500,000 for the 
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, as 
authorized by title II of the International Religious Freedom 
Act of 1998.
    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.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $2,579,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         2,579,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,579,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $2,579,000 for 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, as authorized 
by Public Law 94-304.
    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.

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


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $2,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         2,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $2,000,000 for the 
Congressional-Executive Commission on China.
    Established by 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.

      United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $3,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         3,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $3,500,000 for United 
States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    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 an important source of information for members of Congress, 
journalists, and China scholars and analysts.
    Established by 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 PRC. The Commission reports annually on 
these issues to Congress, making recommendations for policy 
action and legislation when appropriate.

      TITLE II--UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,059,229,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,318,816,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,082,229,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +23,000,000
  Change from request.................................     -236,587,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $1,082,229,000 for 
USAID Operating Expenses. 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 USAID staff overseas, as well as 
headquarters staff that support field programs and manage 
regional and worldwide activities.
    As in past years, the Committee directs the Administrator 
of USAID to provide a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, 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 2014.
    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 fiscal year 2012.
    Audits.--The Committee provides $7,000,000 to address the 
backlog of incurred cost audits.
    Direct government-to-government assistance.--The Committee 
remains concerned about USAID providing assistance directly to 
host countries for their own procurement actions. The Committee 
recommendation continues section 7031 of this Act, which is 
intended to ensure that transparency, accountability, and anti-
fraud measures are in place prior to the provision of such 
assistance. The Committee disagrees with any assumption of 
acceptable levels of fraud in USAID programs.
    Diversity.--The Committee expects the Administrator of 
USAID to continue initiatives, including fellowships, to 
promote diversity in the workforce.
    Faith-based organizations (FBOs).--The Committee recognizes 
the important role that 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.
    New programs and reprogramming.--The Committee includes 
language in section 7015 of this Act making notification 
requirements for USAID operations consistent with Department of 
State operations. These notification requirements include, but 
are not limited to, new programs, fellowships, and initiatives 
not previously justified in the congressional budget 
justification.
    Procurement.--The Committee expects that, to the maximum 
extent practicable, the Administrator of USAID shall ensure 
that United States small, minority-owned, veteran, and 
disadvantaged business enterprises fully participate in the 
provision of goods and services. The Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID to prepare and submit to the Committees 
on Appropriations an annual report that describes the actions 
taken to meet this objective and the success of those efforts.
    The Committee remains concerned about USAID's policy to 
increase the number of contracts and grants that are provided 
through local systems. The Committee expects any such 
procurement actions will meet international best practices for 
transparency. Additionally, the Committee notes that bids 
representing best value for public funds with the best chances 
of sustainability into future years should be prioritized. 
Therefore, the Committee recommendation includes new funding in 
title VI of this Act for the United States Trade and 
Development Agency (USTDA) to provide technical procurement 
advisory assistance and services for USAID and other Federal 
agencies for middle income and lower income countries that need 
assistance developing and aligning their standards and 
regulations with the broader international community. The 
Committee asserts that adopting international best practices 
focused on value-based procurement ultimately helps the long-
term sustainability of USAID projects as well as furthers 
United States' investments.
    Procurement guidance.--The Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on any proposed significant or substantive 
change to USAID guidance or directives related to acquisition 
and assistance prior to issuing such guidance or directives to 
USAID posts worldwide.
    Ukraine.--The Committee encourages USAID to partner with 
the National Guard State Partnership Program to provide and 
deliver humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, with particular 
emphasis on agricultural assistance to rural women.
    USAID Working Capital Fund.--The Committee recommendation 
does not include language requested establishing a working 
capital fund.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $117,940,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       130,815,000
Committee recommendation..............................       130,815,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +12,875,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $130,815,000 for the 
Capital Investment Fund. 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 2014 enacted level1.......................       $45,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        54,285,000
Committee recommendation..............................        54,285,000
  Change from enacted level...........................         9,285,000
  Change from request.................................                0

1In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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 $54,285,000 for 
Office of Inspector General.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
provide a summary of the oversight that will be undertaken 
during fiscal year 2015 as part of its operating plan that is 
required by section 7076 of this Act.

                TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                         GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................    $8,439,450,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     8,050,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     8,307,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -132,450,000
  Change from request.................................      +257,000,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $8,307,000,000 for 
Global Health Programs.

USAID Global Health Programs

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,637,000,000 for 
global health programs to be directly apportioned to USAID.
    The Committee recommendation includes: $732,000,000 for 
maternal and child health funding; $115,000,000 for nutrition 
programs under this heading; $22,000,000 for programs 
benefiting vulnerable children; $236,000,000 to combat 
tuberculosis; and $674,000,000 to prevent and treat malaria.
    Maternal and child health.--The Committee directs that not 
less than $732,000,000 be provided for maternal and child 
health programs under this heading. 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 proven effective in reducing 
maternal and child mortality. From funds provided under this 
heading, the Committee directs USAID to increase funding for 
programs to prevent and treat obstetric fistula to not less 
than $14,000,000.
    Within the funds provided, the Committee also encourages 
USAID to continue supporting iodine deficiency disorder and 
cleft lip/palate treatment programs.
    The Committee requests that USAID consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on the estimated need and cost-
effectiveness of programs that focus on the following health 
issues: children with hydrocephalus, children with autism, burn 
prevention programs and Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
    Polio.--The Committee recommends $59,000,000 for programs 
to combat and eradicate polio, of which $51,000,000 is provided 
under this heading. The Committee notes that global polio 
eradication programs are also funded by the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC). The bill includes new language in 
section 7058 that provides transfer authority from funds made 
available in title III in this Act to contain a polio outbreak 
if the President determines and reports to the Committees on 
Appropriations that such outbreak is severe and is spreading 
internationally. The Committee notes that any transfer of funds 
is subject to prior consultation and notification of the 
Committees on Appropriations. Additionally, as in the prior 
year, the Committee directs the Administrator of USAID to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the 
initial obligation of funds.
    Nutrition.--The Committee directs that not less than 
$115,000,000 shall be provided for nutrition programs under 
this heading, including continued funding for Vitamin A 
programs.
    Neglected tropical diseases.--The Committee notes the 
success of USAID in combating neglected tropical diseases and 
supports the continuation of these successful life-saving 
programs, including intestinal worm infections. The Committee 
encourages USAID to continue supporting research into new drugs 
to address these diseases.
    Vaccines.--The Committee recommends a United States 
contribution of $200,000,000 for the GAVI Alliance for fiscal 
year 2015.
    The Committee agrees that developing a vaccine is essential 
to the fight against malaria and HIV and encourages USAID to 
continue funding to support their advancement as part of a 
comprehensive prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategy to 
reduce malaria and HIV worldwide.
    Health technology.--The Committee continues to support 
USAID's health technologies programs and directs USAID to 
coordinate and undertake a consultative process with the 
Department of Defense, CDC, the National Institutes of Health, 
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office of the 
United States Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to ensure that 
United States investments in global health research are 
efficient, coordinated, and streamlined.
    Healthcare workforce.--The Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID and the Global AIDS Coordinator to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations on USAID's 
strategy, progress, and results for increasing access to 
quality health care through frontline health workers, 
particularly at the community level with a focus on underserved 
areas. USAID should consider supporting disaster preparedness 
training for frontline health workers in disaster-prone regions 
to strengthen national and community resilience.
    Reproductive health/voluntary family planning.--The 
Committee recommendation includes section 7058 of this Act, 
which provides not more than $461,000,000 for reproductive 
health and voluntary family planning in this Act. This 
provision also addresses funds provided under Economic Support 
Fund for reproductive health and family planning.
    The Committee recommendation continues 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 7063 of this Act 
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.
    Vulnerable children.--The Committee directs that not less 
than $22,000,000 shall be provided for programs to support 
programs and activities that address the needs of vulnerable 
children, including childhood blindness programs and funds to 
implement the Action Plan for Children in Adversity. The 
Committee directs that the USAID Administrator consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to the initial obligation of 
funds.
    Public-private partnerships.--The Committee recognizes the 
important work of a number of innovative partnerships by USAID 
and OGAC with the private sector and other institutional donors 
to leverage public and private investment in global health. 
These efforts are instrumental in combating a number of health 
issues unique to the survival of women and mothers in sub-
Saharan Africa, including screening for disease, education and 
awareness campaigns, and other critical improvements to the 
overall health systems and services in some of the most 
underserved areas. The Committee encourages USAID to consider 
new programs that reduce childhood mortality through clean 
water and available commercial products.
    Microbicides.--The Committee recommends continued support 
for microbicide development and directs OGAC to coordinate with 
USAID, the National Institutes of Health, other Federal 
agencies, and donors in order to advance microbicide 
development and implementation. The Committee directs OGAC to 
update the Committees on Appropriations on a regular basis on 
the progress made in achieving an effective microbicide.
    Pharmaceutical products.--The Committee is concerned about 
reports that pharmaceutical products requiring serious warnings 
about potential side effects by the FDA are being purchased by 
USAID for overseas distribution. The Committee directs the 
Administrator of USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on the extent of such practices and to report to 
the Committees, not later than 45 days after enactment of this 
Act, explaining current policies, practices, and controls in 
place that are necessary to ensure that individual recipients 
are fully informed of the risks of such drugs and proposed 
changes to the existing activities where necessary.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,000,000,000 to 
fight HIV/AIDS, the same as the enacted fiscal year 2014 level. 
Of this amount, $4,320,000,000 shall be directly apportioned to 
the Department of State for bilateral programs and 
$1,350,000,000 for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and 
Malaria (the Global Fund) if such contribution will not cause 
the United States to exceed 33 percent of the total amount of 
funds contributed to the Global Fund from all sources.
    The Committee recognizes the significant achievements of 
the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the 
support of anti-retroviral treatment, testing, and counseling. 
The Committee recommends continued support for a balanced 
approach of prevention, treatment, and care; a United States 
contribution to UNAIDS; and continued prioritization of 
prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) programs and 
pediatric HIV treatment programs. The Committee directs that no 
funds in fiscal year 2015 may be used for needle exchange 
programs.
    Vulnerable children.--The Committee encourages the Office 
of the Global AIDS Coordinator to continue to implement 
programs for orphans and vulnerable children that align with 
the goals and objectives of the Action Plan for Children in 
Adversity and continue to integrate the Strong Beginnings 
objective into MTCT programs.
    Testing.--The Committee encourages OGAC to identify new 
tools to diagnose and safely treat children living with HIV and 
notes the importance of HIV testing as an important element of 
HIV prevention. The Committee notes advances made in rapid and 
oral fluid testing and expects USAID to use testing methods 
that are cost effective and efficient.
    The Global Fund.--The Committee is supportive of a 
performance-based, results-oriented multilateral funding 
mechanism to combat HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. 
Oversight of the Global Fund remains a top priority as well as 
continued support for an independent Office of Inspector 
General, therefore the Committee recommendation 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 
of the Global Fund 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 Committee directs the Secretary of 
State 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.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to provide to 
the Committees on Appropriations a semi-annual update to the 
report required in House Report 113-185 on Global Fund issues 
related to financial systems, taxation, United Nations 
Development Programme, and Secretariat budget transparency.

                         DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................    $2,507,001,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     2,619,984,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,527,697,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +20,696,000
  Change from request.................................       -92,287,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $2,527,697,000 for 
Development Assistance.

Agriculture

    The Committee supports USAID's focus on a comprehensive 
approach that links food security, agricultural production, and 
economic growth and also recommends integrating nutrition and 
the principles of sustainable natural resource management as 
part of this approach. The Committee notes the importance of 
women in increasing sustainable agriculture production and 
expects assistance and training to focus on women in order to 
create long-term solutions to food insecurity and malnutrition. 
The Committee continues to support programs that increase 
access for smallholder farmers to land tenure and encourages 
USAID to leverage the expertise in the United States land-grant 
system, including by using information communications 
technology to link smallholder farmers, local universities, and 
land grant universities.
    Collaborative Innovation Labs.--The Committee supports the 
additional USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs, modeled after 
the Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs), which 
leverage United States university research capacities in 
agriculture while also building the human and institutional 
capacity of developing countries. The Committee directs USAID 
to continue to distinguish the former CRSPs from the new 
Innovation Labs by referring to them as Collaborative 
Innovation Labs.
    Global Crop Diversity Trust.--The Committee acknowledges 
the important work of the Global Crop Diversity Trust to ensure 
the long term productivity of agriculture worldwide and the 
expanded mission of the Trust to oversee all major 
international seed collections. The Committee directs that 
$15,000,000 be made available for a contribution to the 
endowment of the Trust, pursuant to Public Law 113-79.
    Spend plan.--Pursuant to section 7076 of this Act, 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

    Microenterprise and microfinance.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $265,000,000 in this Act for 
microenterprise and microfinance development programs. The 
Committee notes that USAID is required to target half of all 
microfinance and microenterprise funds to the very poor, 
defined as those living on less than $1.25 a day, pursuant to 
section 251(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. The 
Committee directs the Administrator of USAID to prioritize 
investment in microenterprise and microfinance in sub-Saharan 
Africa to reach the poorest and most marginalized and to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations on efforts to 
focus existing resources for this program. The Committee 
encourages investment in a variety of financial services that 
allow the poor to save, borrow, and access insurance, 
remittances, and other key services. The Committee is concerned 
about the very low integration of poverty measurement tools, 
which has resulted in insufficient evidence showing USAID's 
fulfillment of the legal target to reach the very poor. The 
Committee recommends that USAID work with partner organizations 
to increase use of poverty measurement tools developed or 
approved by USAID.
    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. The Committee notes the ongoing 
negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and 
supports similar programs for the countries party to the 
negotiations, as appropriate.
    Workforce training.--The Committee notes that effective 
workforce training programs must balance skills training with 
job creation in order to foster market-driven employment 
systems. USAID should increase support for programs that 
respond to both supply and demand by balancing skills 
investments with investments aimed at employment creation. 
Industries with high growth potential should be identified 
based on prospects for long-term growth and employment creation 
for young people.

Education

    American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA).--The 
Committee recommendation includes $23,000,000 for the ASHA 
program, which is the same as the fiscal year 2014 enacted 
level. The Committee recognizes the important contributions 
made to United States foreign policy interests by institutions 
funded by this program, including fostering a positive image of 
the United States around the world. The Committee notes the 
distinct mandate of ASHA from other USAID development programs, 
including the focus on public diplomacy and fostering American 
values, ideas and practices. The Committee also notes that many 
of the successful ASHA programs operate in countries that are 
largely absent of other USAID programs. USAID should consider 
the strategic impact that ASHA programs can have in particular 
countries and regions in fostering a stronger commitment to 
fundamental American values. The Committee expects ASHA funds 
to continue to be allocated through an open and competitive 
process. The Committee expects USAID to allocate funds to 
administer the ASHA program from funds provided for Operating 
Expenses on a proportionate basis with other agency programs.
    Basic education.--The Committee believes basic 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 and 
directs USAID to use meaningful metrics in evaluating its basic 
education programs. The Committee supports increased United 
States participation in the Global Partnership for Education 
and includes not less than $50,000,000 for a contribution. The 
Committee encourages USAID to prioritize the special needs of 
girls' and women's literacy and education, including in 
conflict or post-conflict settings.
    The Committee believes that schools can be centers of 
learning and development for an entire community and expects 
programs in other sectors to 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, as well as stakeholders during continued 
implementation of the basic education strategy to sustain 
progress in literacy and basic education programs. Such 
consultations should include how the strategy will impact all 
age groups.
    Higher education.--The Committee supports the efforts of 
USAID to increase engagement with United States universities in 
order to harness their unparalleled research capacities to 
address the most challenging international development 
problems. Consistent with the USAID Human and Institutional 
Capacity Development Framework, the Committee urges USAID to 
similarly increase engagement with United States universities 
to build the human and institutional capacity of developing 
nations through higher education institutional partnerships. 
The Committee notes the important role United States 
universities have played in advancing recent innovations in e-
learning and directs USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on new partnerships between United States 
universities and universities in developing countries to 
increase access and quality of higher education through the use 
of technology.
    The Committee is concerned about the impact of significant 
decreases in planned funding for educational exchanges for 
underserved populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The 
Committee notes that reaching these populations with 
educational programs of sufficient duration to provide 
leadership, language skills, and career training is important 
for the economic and social development of the countries 
served. Therefore, the Committee urges USAID to prioritize 
educational opportunities at post-secondary institutions in the 
United States for underserved populations in the region.

Global Programs

    The Committee includes language on conservation and anti-
trafficking in persons programs under section 7060 of this 
report.
    Atrocities prevention.--The Committee notes the efforts of 
the Department of State and USAID to train relevant personnel 
in genocide and mass atrocities prevention and expects these 
issues to be mainstreamed into country planning strategies.
    Child marriage.--The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State, in consultation with the Administrator of USAID, to 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations an update to the 
strategy to prevent and respond to child marriage as required 
in the joint explanatory statement accompanying division K of 
Public Law 113-76. The Committee recommends continued funds for 
programs that reduce the incidence of child marriage consistent 
with section 1207 of Public Law 113-4, and directs the 
Secretary to consult with the Committee prior to the obligation 
of funds.
    Children in Adversity.--The Committee supports the work of 
the USAID Coordinator for Children in Adversity and expects to 
be updated on efforts to oversee foreign assistance for 
vulnerable children and on efforts to coordinate with other 
United States Government agencies involved in addressing these 
matters.
    Global Development Lab (Lab).--The Committee supports the 
efforts of USAID to strengthen development by utilizing 
science, technology, innovation, and partnerships, including 
through other United States Government agencies, as 
appropriate. The Committee notes the mission of the Lab is to 
find breakthrough development innovations to solve development 
challenges faster and cheaper in support of United States 
foreign policy and development goals and expects the 
Administrator of USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on successes from the Lab in achieving these 
objectives.
    Victims of torture.--The Committee supports continued 
funding for USAID victims of torture programs.
    Water, sanitation, and hygiene.--The Committee 
recommendation includes not less than $365,000,000 in this Act 
for long-term, sustainable water supply, sanitation, and 
hygiene projects pursuant only to Public Law 109-121. The 
Committee directs that not less than $135,000,000 of such funds 
be made available for programs and activities in sub-Saharan 
Africa which should be prioritized for the poorest communities 
and countries. The Committee expects these programs to include 
robust monitoring and evaluation, including pre- and post-
project, and directs USAID to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on these efforts. The Committee supports public-
private partnerships to leverage additional non-Federal 
investments and expertise for water and sanitation-related 
programs, including through the Development Credit Authority, 
as appropriate.

Country Programs

    Bangladesh.--The Committee directs that funds made 
available for assistance for Bangladesh shall include programs 
to improve labor conditions in the readymade garment, shrimp, 
and fish export sectors.
    Central America.--The Committee includes not less than the 
budget request for assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and 
Honduras. The Committee expects funds to be made available 
under this heading to support the repatriation and 
reintegration of citizens of such countries.
    Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).--The Committee notes 
that the investment climate in eastern DRC provides 
opportunities for the United States private sector and 
encourages USAID to leverage such opportunities in support of 
development and economic growth.
    Ethiopia.--The Committee is concerned with growing 
restrictions on the independent media and encourages the 
Department of State to work with the Government of Ethiopia, 
civil society, and regional partners as appropriate to support 
a robust independent media in Ethiopia. The Committee expects 
that programs be prioritized to promote human rights, political 
freedoms, independent media, and effective and inclusive 
governance. 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.
    Philippines.--The Committee commends the rapid and 
comprehensive response to Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 and 
supports the budget request for the Philippines, including for 
long-term recovery efforts in typhoon-affected areas that 
emphasize strengthening livelihoods and education. Funds should 
also be provided to strengthen disaster risk-reduction 
programs.

                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................      $876,828,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       665,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,026,828,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +150,000,000
  Change from request.................................     +361,828,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $1,026,828,000 for 
International Disaster Assistance (IDA). When combined with 
additional funds for IDA provided under title VIII for OCO/
GWOT, the amount recommended is the same as the fiscal year 
2014 enacted level.
    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 expects the reporting requirement included 
under this heading in the joint explanatory statement 
accompanying division K of Public Law 113-76 to continue for 
fiscal year 2015 and notes that the consultation requirement 
from fiscal year 2014 is overdue.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................       $48,177,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        67,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................        67,600,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +19,423,000
  Change from request.................................                0

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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 $67,600,000 for 
Transition Initiatives.
    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 requirements 
that funds made available under this heading be administered 
only by USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI); five 
days prior to starting a new program USAID must submit a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations; and up to $15,000,000 of 
funds appropriated by this Act to carry out the provisions of 
part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 may be used for 
the purposes and with the authorities provided under this 
heading if the Secretary of State determines it is in the 
national interest and following consultation with the 
Committees.
    The Committee continues to direct 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 2015, including programs 
supported with transferred funds.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................       $20,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        30,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -20,000,000
  Change from request.................................      -30,000,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 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.

                      DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY




Program Account:
Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $40,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        40,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        40,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0
Administrative Expenses:
Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................         8,041,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         8,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................         8,041,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................          -159,000


    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. 
The Committee recommendation includes an appropriation of 
$8,041,000 for administrative expenses.
    The Committee notes that USAID must submit an operating 
plan for funds provided under this heading to the Committees on 
Appropriations, as required by section 7076 of this Act.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level 1......................    $2,982,967,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     3,398,694,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,986,612,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +3,645,000
  Change from request.................................     -412,082,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $2,986,612,000 for 
Economic Support Fund. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee notes that funds are requested under this 
heading to advance United States interests by helping countries 
meet political, economic, and security needs.

Africa

    Counter-Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).--The Committee 
continues the requirements in section 7042 making funds 
available for assistance for countries affected by the LRA and 
directs that not less than $10,000,000 be made available to 
support the goals of the 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 directs that the reporting requirement 
included in the joint explanatory statement accompanying 
division K of Public Law 113-76 to continue during fiscal year 
2015.
    Democratic Republic of Congo.--The Committee recommendation 
includes the budget request for assistance for the DRC and 
expects that humanitarian assistance and development programs 
be coordinated to address the common development and security 
challenges in conflict settings. The Committee supports the 
increased United States diplomatic engagement that has helped 
to stabilize eastern DRC. The Committee notes the commitments 
made by the DRC Government toward security sector reform, 
elections, and improved governance and expects that assistance 
be provided to support these efforts.
    South Sudan.--The Committee notes the crisis in South Sudan 
requires a new framework for United States assistance and 
directs the Secretary of State and Administrator of USAID to 
prioritize assistance that focuses on the provision of basic 
services and livelihoods investments, especially for vulnerable 
communities. Funds should also be used to build community 
resilience by addressing food insecurity, education, and 
community-based governance programs that support peacebuilding, 
reconciliation, and civic education. The Committee is concerned 
about protecting democratic principles in South Sudan, the 
world's newest nation, including freedom of the press and a 
robust civil society, and directs the Department of State and 
USAID to support greater media freedom and civil society space. 
The Department of State and USAID are further directed to 
encourage the Government of South Sudan to implement increased 
transparency and anti-corruption measures related to the oil 
sector. Funds made available for security assistance should be 
used to professionalize the security forces, including human 
rights and accountability to civilian authorities.
    Sudan.--The Committee recommendation does not include funds 
for Sudan debt relief and continues the prohibition on 
assistance to the Government of Sudan in section 7042 of this 
Act. The Committee notes that the request for debt relief is 
not justified as Sudan remains on the Department of State's 
terrorism watch list and is headed by an indicted war criminal.
    Zimbabwe.--The Committee is concerned that Zimbabwean 
entities are circumventing United States sanctions through 
indirect imports of diamonds extracted in Zimbabwe, processed 
in intermediary countries, then shipped to the United States. 
The Committee directs the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
coordination with the Secretary of State, to ensure that United 
States companies are required to carry out supply chain due 
diligence according to OECD guidance to prevent such indirect 
imports of Zimbabwean diamonds.

East Asia

    People's Republic of China.--The Committee recommendation 
includes a prohibition on direct assistance to the Government 
of the PRC from this account.
    Tibet.--The Committee recommendation continues assistance, 
at levels not less than prior years, to support activities that 
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 PRC. The Committee notes the 
development challenges facing Tibetan communities in South Asia 
and directs USAID to continue to support Tibetan communities in 
India and Nepal in the areas of education, skills development, 
and entrepreneurship, at or above current levels.

Europe and Eurasia

    The Committee recommendation includes $85,000,000 above the 
request for enhanced economic support and democracy programs 
for Ukraine and other independent states of the Former Soviet 
Union and Central and Eastern Europe.
    The Committee recommendation includes $3,000,000 in support 
of the directive in section 7034(e) of this Act regarding 
research and training authorized by the Soviet-Eastern European 
Research and Training Act of 1983.
    Chernobyl.--The Committee is concerned that the Chernobyl 
New Safe Confinement Project (``the Project''), managed by the 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
continues to experience significant cost overruns. Therefore, 
prior to the initial obligation of funds paid to the EBRD, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, on efforts to increase transparency, 
accountability, and oversight of the Project.
    Cyprus.--The Committee notes no funds are requested for 
Cyprus but should the Secretary of State decide to provide 
funds, such assistance must be used only for scholarship 
programs, bicommunal projects, and measures aimed at 
reunification of the island and designed to reduce tensions and 
promote peace and cooperation between the two communities on 
Cyprus.

Near East

    Iraq.--The Committee is concerned about the growing 
instability inside Iraq. The Committee recommendation includes 
funding in support of democratic governance, protection for 
vulnerable populations, and the promotion of economic 
opportunities.
    The Committee supports continued efforts to incorporate 
women in stabilizing Iraq and creating its democratic 
government institutions, including through a women's democracy 
initiative.
    The Committee continues to recognize the importance of 
providing targeted assistance to the ethno-religious minorities 
in Iraq. The Committee expects the reporting requirement on 
ethno-religious minorities from the previous year to continue, 
and 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 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 ensure that particular attention is given to 
vulnerable groups such as religious minorities, including the 
Christian community, and Iraqis who assisted the United States 
mission in Iraq.
    Jordan.--The Committee recommendation includes $360,000,000 
for assistance for Jordan, which is the same as the request. 
The Committee includes an additional $340,000,000 of the funds 
appropriated in title VIII of this Act for assistance for 
Jordan to respond to the extraordinary needs related to the 
crisis in Syria, including expanded access to education and 
continued delivery of municipal services.
    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 Partnership Initiative.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $70,000,000 for the Middle East 
Partnership Initiative, which is the same as the request.
    Middle East Regional Cooperation Program.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $5,000,000 for the Middle East Regional 
Cooperation Program, which is the same as the request.
    Near East Regional Democracy.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $32,000,000 for the Near East Regional Democracy 
program, which is the same as the fiscal year 2014 enacted 
level. The Committee expects the funds provided above the 
request be used to support programs to increase women's 
participation in politics, including as candidates in 
elections, and in consultation with diaspora communities in the 
United States.
    Tunisia.--The Committee notes the positive steps taken in 
Tunisia's democratic transition and includes not less than 
$30,000,000, which is the same as the request. The Committee 
recognizes that significant needs remain and expects the 
Department of State and USAID to ensure the progress made in 
advancing democratic values and economic growth is sustained.
    South and Central Asia.--The Committee recommendation 
supports New Silk Road regional economic integration programs 
that support transit, trade, and energy linkages in the region 
and increase economic growth and stability by expanding trade 
through neighboring countries.

Western Hemisphere

    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$141,500,000 for Colombia to be directly apportioned to USAID 
to continue alternative development programs, institution 
building and local governance activities, and support for 
vulnerable populations and victims of violence.
    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 UN High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), and other 
relevant international partners and governments to seek 
appropriate and durable solutions for Colombian refugees. 
Within the total provided for Colombia under this heading, the 
Committee directs $7,000,000 to be transferred to the Migration 
and Refugee Assistance account to help address these concerns.
    The Committee supports the ongoing human rights programs 
and planned funding for the UN Office of the High Commissioner 
for Human Rights and the Defensoria del Pueblo, and notes the 
efforts by the Government of Colombia to provide protection for 
human rights defenders and activists, victims and land rights 
leaders, and vulnerable and minority communities.
    The Committee notes that should a formal peace agreement be 
reached in Colombia that is in the national security interests 
of the United States, the Secretary of State and the 
Administrator of USAID should consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on any proposed use of funds under this heading 
to support the implementation of such agreement. The Committee 
notes that any funds made available for such purpose from 
within existing funds designated for Colombia or from funds 
reprogrammed from other countries or activities will be subject 
to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) and 
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
directs not less than the fiscal year 2014 level for CBSI and 
not less than $70,000,000 for CARSI. The Committee expects that 
funds made available for CARSI will support national and 
municipal-based crime prevention strategies and economic and 
social development efforts focused on youth vulnerable to 
violence related to drug trafficking, gangs, and other criminal 
organizations. The Committee recommendation includes funding 
above the request to support the repatriation and reintegration 
of citizens from countries receiving CARSI funding.
    Cuba.--The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 
for programs to promote democracy and strengthen civil society 
in Cuba. The Committee directs that funds shall only be used 
for programs and activities pursuant to section 109(a) of the 
Cuban Liberty and Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 and section 
1705 of the Cuban Democracy Act (CDA) of 1992, and shall not be 
used for business promotion, or economic reform. With respect 
to grantee selection and implementation, the Committee directs 
that the criteria used for selecting grantees include pro-
democracy experience inside Cuba. The Committee expects that at 
least a majority of funds provided through each grant be 
programmed inside Cuba.
    Haiti.--The Committee recommendation includes the budget 
request for assistance for Haiti and notes that conditions on 
assistance for the Government of Haiti are included in section 
7045 of this Act.
    Mexico.--The Committee does not provide funds requested for 
Mexico under Development Assistance and instead includes 
$46,100,000 under this heading to be used only for programs for 
rule of law and human rights, justice and security, good 
governance, civil society, education, private sector 
competitiveness and economic growth, including to improve 
United States-Mexico trade and investment. The Committee 
supports USAID's Mexico border development programs to address 
the root causes of violence and instability, including poverty 
and unemployment of border residents.
    The Committee recognizes that the United States and Mexico 
face difficult challenges in securing our shared border, while 
also facilitating the efficient flow of commerce and trade. The 
Committee notes the efforts of the Department of State and 
other United States Government agencies to engage with their 
Mexican counterparts on issues of common concern, such as 
efforts to improve port of entry infrastructure, equipment and 
technology. The Committee believes that efforts to address 
these challenges could be strengthened through a more formal 
engagement to develop common or complementary approaches in 
areas of mutual interest, including border infrastructure; 
immigration enforcement; facilitating the flow of trade and 
passengers; and cross-border violence and criminal networks. 
The Committee encourages the Department of State, in 
cooperation with other United States Government agencies, to 
explore new opportunities for cooperation with Mexican 
authorities, such as through a cross border working group.
    The Committee supports judicial reform efforts in Mexico 
and notes the positive outcomes in states that have already 
implemented reforms. The Committee notes that United States 
supported programs have trained thousands of federal justice 
sector personnel, including attorneys, judges, and law students 
in Mexico.
    Regional.--The Committee notes that journalists and social 
and labor rights activists in Central and South American 
countries have been threatened and assassinated, and recommends 
continued support for programs to help protect them.
    Western Hemisphere Promotion of Democracy.--The Committee 
includes additional funds above the budget request to promote 
democracy in the Western Hemisphere pursuant to section 7032 of 
this Act and notes that further direction for these funds is 
provided in this report under such section.

Global and Regional Programs

    Disability programs.--The Committee notes USAID's ongoing 
support for programs that support disability inclusive 
development and encourages continued funding for such programs 
pursuant to Public Law 108-406.
    Independent media.--The Committee continues to support 
assistance for independent media in frontline states such as 
Afghanistan and Pakistan, countries in or emerging from 
transition such as Burma and Tunisia, and countries of the 
former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.
    National Ocean Policy.--The Committee understands that no 
funds are requested in fiscal year 2015 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.
    Reconciliation programs.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $10,000,000 for USAID's competitive grant program to 
support people-to-people reconciliation activities between 
Israelis and Palestinians. The Committee expects the Department 
of State and USAID to ensure that funds provided for 
reconciliation programs in the Middle East include a rigorous 
vetting and evaluation process and are consistent with United 
States foreign policy objectives in the region.
    The Committee expects that funds may be made available to 
further the economic, social development, and reconciliation 
goals of Public Law 99-415 at levels consistent with amounts 
provided in prior years.
    Rule of law and judicial reform.--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 continues to support programs to develop 
fair and transparent judicial systems that advance the rule of 
law worldwide.
    University programs.--The Committee notes the important 
role that American educational institutions play by providing 
educational opportunities to students in the Middle East 
region. The Committee continues to support scholarship programs 
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 and directs the Secretary of State to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the funding 
levels for these purposes.

                             DEMOCRACY FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $130,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       130,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      +130,500,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $130,500,000 for 
Democracy Fund.
    Funds included under this heading were requested under 
Development Assistance and Economic Support Fund. Of the funds 
provided, $70,500,000 shall be for the Human Rights and 
Democracy Fund of DRL at the Department of State, and 
$60,000,000 shall be for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance at USAID.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,774,645,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,582,374,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,299,704,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +525,059,000
  Change from request.................................     +717,330,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the request, and the
  Committee recommendation include funds appropriated under this heading
  in title VIII and designated OCO/GWOT pursuant to the Balanced Budget
  and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,299,704,000 for 
Migration and Refugee Assistance (MRA). When combined with 
additional funds for MRA provided under title VIII for OCO/
GWOT, the amount recommended is the same as the fiscal year 
2014 enacted level.
    Burmese refugees.--The Committee continues to support 
humanitarian services to displaced Burmese living in Burma and 
surrounding countries.
    Colombian refugees.--In addition to funds available under 
this heading, the Committee recommendation includes language 
under Economic Support Fund in this report noting the 
expectation that funds will be transferred to this account to 
augment assistance to nongovernmental and international 
organizations that provide assistance to Colombian refugees in 
neighboring countries. 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.
    Eritrean refugees.--The Committee is troubled by reports of 
human trafficking of Eritreans and other vulnerable refugees in 
the Sinai and urges the continuation of interagency efforts to 
identify the traffickers, rescue those trafficked, and to help 
prevent Eritrean refugees in the United States from being 
extorted by those involved in trafficking.
    Minority communities.--Conflict and instability in the 
Middle East and Africa intensify the challenges facing minority 
communities, including Christian populations, within these 
areas of conflict, instability, and transition. The Committee 
urges the Secretary of State to continue humanitarian and 
resettlement assistance for members of these vulnerable 
communities, both inside and outside their countries of origin.
    Resettlement in Israel.--The Committee recommendation 
includes a directive that not less than $10,000,000 of the 
amounts appropriated under this heading be made available for 
refugees from the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and 
other refugees resettling in Israel, which is the same as the 
request and similar to language carried in prior years. The 
Committee is aware of a significant increase in refugees from 
Ukraine and Ethiopia resettling in Israel and directs the 
Department of State to carefully monitor the growth in arrivals 
and to review the level of resources required in the future.
    Safety of humanitarian workers.--The Committee notes 
concern over the safety of healthcare and other workers in 
conflict zones and encourages the Department of State to take 
additional steps to ensure the safety of all people providing 
and receiving humanitarian assistance.
    South Sudan.--The Committee urges the Department of State 
to support the growing humanitarian needs of displaced South 
Sudanese refugees living in neighboring countries.
    Syrian refugees.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
plight of refugees from Syria and the burden they face as well 
as their host communities. The Committee urges the Department 
of State to continue to: (1) help host countries to expand 
their national systems to accommodate refugee needs; (2) assist 
host country capacity to deliver basic services to their own 
citizens; (3) strengthen the ability of local governments to 
respond to the refugee influx; and (4) ensure that refugees 
have freedom of movement, the right to settle in local 
communities, and meaningful access to economic opportunity.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about ongoing reports 
that humanitarian assistance is not reaching all communities 
inside Syria and that the Government of Syria continues to 
block the delivery of services outside of government-controlled 
areas. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to expand the 
use of international non-governmental organizations as a means 
of getting humanitarian services to communities inside Syria 
that are in need.
    Tibetan refugees.--The Committee supports the continued 
allocation of funds to assist Tibetan refugees in Nepal and 
India at a level commensurate with prior years. The Committee 
remains concerned about the challenges facing Tibetan refugees 
in Nepal, including new arrivals and the long-staying 
population, and again 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.
    United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) 
accountability.--The Committee recommendation includes language 
in section 7048(d) of this Act prohibiting 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, and other fields of operation to inspect UNRWA 
installations and report any inappropriate use;
    (2) acting promptly to address 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 ensure the content of all educational 
materials currently taught in UNRWA-administered schools and 
summer camps is consistent with the values of human rights, 
dignity, and tolerance and does not induce in incitement;
    (5) not engaging in operations with financial institutions 
or related entities in violation of relevant United States law 
and is taking steps to improve the financial transparency of 
the organization; and
    (6) in compliance with the United Nations Board of 
Auditors' biennial audit requirements and implementing in a 
timely fashion the Board's recommendations.

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $50,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        50,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        50,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $50,000,000 for 
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund.
    This account serves as a contingency fund from which the 
President can draw in order to respond to urgent and 
unanticipated humanitarian crises.

                          Independent Agencies


                              PEACE CORPS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $379,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       380,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       379,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................            -1,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $379,000,000 for 
Peace Corps.
    The Committee recommendation for Peace Corps will provide 
support for the positive contributions of Americans serving as 
volunteers throughout the world, including volunteer safety and 
security operations. The Committee recommendation includes the 
ban on use of funds for abortion, with certain exceptions, and 
requires a spend plan pursuant to section 7076 of this Act.
    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 to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 30 days after the 
end of fiscal year 2015, listing all decisions made during the 
fiscal year to change the status of offices or country programs 
and the justifications for such decisions.

                    MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $898,200,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,000,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       898,200,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -101,800,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $898,200,000 for the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The Committee 
recommendation includes a limitation of $105,000,000 for 
administrative expenses and not more than $100,000 may be for 
representational expenses. The Committee notes that $30,000,000 
remains unobligated from prior years and expects these funds to 
be reprogrammed for new compacts in 2015.
    Corruption.--The Committee remains concerned about weak 
judicial systems and corruption in MCC compact countries, 
particularly in second compact countries, which in some cases 
prevents private sector contracts from being enforced. The 
Committee urges the CEO of the MCC to keep the Committees on 
Appropriations updated as MCC seeks better data on governance 
and other measures of corruption.
    MCC mandate.--The Committee continues to direct the CEO of 
the MCC to include the corresponding Economic Rate of Return 
estimated for each line item funded in the compact in the 
congressional notifications for new compacts.
    Reporting requirements.--In the fiscal year 2015 operating 
plan that must be submitted pursuant to section 7076 of this 
Act, 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 2015 and 
subsequent fiscal years as determined by the country compact; a 
summary of threshold country programs in implementation, 
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.
    Second compacts.--The Committee directs the CEO of the MCC 
to update the report on second compacts countries required by 
House Report 113-185 as new second compact countries are 
selected. The Committee continues to direct that such 
information shall be included for all future congressional 
notifications that provide funds for second compacts.

                       INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $22,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        18,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................        22,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        +4,400,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $22,500,000 for 
Inter-American Foundation (IAF).
    The Committee directs the IAF to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to exercising the authority 
in section 7024 of this Act.
    The Committee notes that the IAF must submit an operating 
plan pursuant to section 7076 of this Act.

              UNITED STATES AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        24,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        +6,000,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $30,000,000 for 
United States African Development Foundation (USADF).
    The Committee directs the USADF to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to exercising the authority 
in section 7024 of this Act for new grants.
    The Committee notes that the USADF must submit an operating 
plan to the Committees on Appropriations as required in section 
7076 of this Act.

                       Department of the Treasury


               INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $23,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        23,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................        23,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $23,500,000 for 
International Affairs Technical Assistance by the Department of 
the Treasury.

              TITLE IV--INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE


                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,005,610,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       721,911,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,005,610,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................     +283,699,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $1,005,610,000 for 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE). 
Additional funds are provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Funds are recommended for programs in the following 
countries and programs and are subject to the requirements of 
section 7019 of this Act:

           INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                  Country or Program                     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Africa Regional......................................            $63,970
    [of which, Aviation Platform]....................             40,000
Colombia.............................................            149,000
International Commission Against Impunity in                       5,000
 Guatemala...........................................
Guatemala Police Sexual Assault Units................              3,000
Mexico...............................................            148,131
Western Hemisphere Regional..........................            129,500
    [of which, Regional Security Cooperation]........              4,500
Central America Regional Security Initiative.........            100,000
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative..................             25,000
Demand Reduction.....................................             12,500
International Law Enforcement Academy................             27,000
Judicial Reform......................................              3,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommendation modifies language carried in 
the prior year 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 program and country funds, a report on the 
proposed uses of all funds on a program and 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 of this Act, 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 
fiscal year 2015. 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 recommendation includes funding levels on 
human trafficking and wildlife trafficking in section 7060 of 
this Act and provides further direction on these programs in 
section 7060 of the report accompanying this Act.

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 are applied.
    International Law Enforcement Academy.--The Committee 
provides funds above the request for the International Law 
Enforcement Academies and the Regional Training Centers, and 
expects the additional funds to be used to address wildlife 
poaching and trafficking.
    Judicial reform.--The Committee notes that fair and 
transparent judicial 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 recommendation supports programs that strengthen 
and promote independent and effective judiciaries to advance 
the rule of law worldwide and that such programs shall be 
awarded on a competitive basis.
    Regional aviation platform.--The Committee includes 
$40,000,000 above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level for the 
Africa Regional Program and directs that these funds be used to 
expand the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law 
Enforcement Affairs (INL) aviation assets into Africa; 
consistent with the provisions of section 7052. The Committee 
notes that the INL Air Wing has experience operating in some of 
the most challenging, remote, and dangerous countries in the 
world. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to conduct 
a review, not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, 
on the location, size, and mandate of such an expansion, and to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the findings 
of the review. The Committee expects these assets be used to 
combat the wildlife poaching and trafficking crisis, 
counternarcotics, border security, and evacuations of 
diplomatic facilities if needed.

Country and Regional Programs

    East Asia and the Pacific.--The Committee supports 
continued investments for the Asia Pacific Regional Maritime 
Initiative.
    Europe and Eurasia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$15,000,000 above the request to enhance security, combat 
corruption, and support the rule of law in Ukraine and other 
independent states of the Former Soviet Union and Central and 
Eastern Europe.

Western Hemisphere

    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes funding 
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 described in the previous paragraph, 
the Committee notes that funds are provided under the Western 
Hemisphere Regional program 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 continue to 
work with the Government of Colombia to leverage these 
activities to best address counternarcotics and law enforcement 
challenges worldwide. The Committee appreciates that human 
rights are an integral part of the training provided through 
United States assistance. The Committee expects that anti-human 
trafficking operations will be part of any training courses 
that are supported with funds in this Act.
    The Committee continues to support aerial eradication 
efforts in Colombia and intends that the Department of State 
will continue its current practices to: (1) ensure that 
chemical herbicides do not pose unreasonable risks or adverse 
effects to humans or the environment and to investigate and 
evaluate complaints to health or illicit 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 encourages a continued focus on justice and 
rule of law activities, including efforts to address human 
rights abuses within the Colombian Armed Forces. 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 progress made by the Colombian 
Armed Forces to address human rights. The report should include 
steps taken to promptly refer to civilian jurisdiction during 
investigation and prosecution cases involving members of the 
Colombian military who have been credibly alleged to have 
violated human rights, or to have aided, abetted, or benefitted 
from criminal or illegal armed groups and Colombian military 
actions to cooperate with civilian prosecutors and judicial 
authorities; actions to dismantle paramilitary successor groups 
and to protect the rights of human rights defenders, 
journalists, trade unionists, and other social activists; and 
efforts to demonstrate respect for the rights and territory of 
indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.
    Guatemala.--The Committee urges the Department of State to 
continue to cooperate with the International Commission against 
Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and encourages all parties in 
Guatemala to fully comply with the CICIG's recommendations.
    The Committee directs that not less than $3,000,000 shall 
be provided to increase the capability of police sexual assault 
units in Guatemala in areas of highest prevalence for the 
purpose of protecting women and children from sexual assault, 
and deterring sexual violence through effective investigation, 
apprehension, and prosecution of perpetrators.
    Mexico.--The Committee recommendation includes funding to 
combat organized crime and drug-trafficking in Mexico and to 
help Mexico secure its borders. 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 at the federal, state, and 
local levels to foster long-term reform objectives.
    The Committee supports close and sustained coordination of 
law enforcement efforts and intelligence-sharing between the 
United States and Mexico to combat the activities of drug 
trafficking organizations along our shared border. The 
Committee continues to direct the Department of State to work 
with all appropriate federal, state, and local entities to 
share best practices 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 recommendation includes funding above the 
request to continue efforts to secure Mexico's borders with a 
focus on Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and Belize. 
The Committee expects that equipment and training funded in 
this and prior Acts will be expedited to enhance the ability of 
federal, state, and local entities to conduct law enforcement, 
counternarcotics, border control, and counterterrorism 
operations throughout Mexico, particularly where drug 
trafficking organizations are challenging Mexican authorities 
for control of major cities, including those on the United 
States-Mexico border. The Committee supports funding to provide 
nonintrusive inspection equipment and border improvements, 
including to enhance technology and communications 
interoperability.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the delivery 
of assistance to Mexico and directs the Department of State, in 
consultation with other relevant agencies, 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 that such 
report should include 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 progress achieved by 
the Government of Mexico to investigate and prosecute within 
the new legal framework military and police personnel who are 
credibly alleged to have violated human rights; enforce 
prohibitions on torture and the inadmissibility of testimony 
obtained through torture; and search for the victims of forced 
disappearances and investigate and prosecute those responsible 
for such crimes. The Committee notes the recent changes made to 
the Code of Military Justice and the enactment of a new 
National Penal Procedures Code in Mexico and expects the report 
to include an analysis of the impact of such changes in the 
ongoing process of strengthening its judicial institutions.

Western Hemisphere Regional

    Central America Regional Security Initiative.--The 
Committee supports efforts to combat the corrosive effects of 
drug trafficking, organized crime, and gangs in Central America 
and recommends not less than the fiscal year 2014 level for 
these purposes. 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 organizations. The Committee 
recommendation includes $30,000,000 above the request and 
directs that $20,000,000 be made available for enhanced border 
security initiatives with a focus on Guatemala and Belize to 
assist with efforts to secure their border with Mexico.
    The Committee directs the remaining $10,000,000 be made 
available to combat human trafficking through the use of DNA 
forensic technology, which is in addition to funds made 
available pursuant to section 7060(e) of this Act. The 
Committee supports the Department of State's focus on victim 
identification and emphasis on partnerships and technology. The 
Committee notes that DNA forensic science and DNA databases 
have a unique capability to confirm identities and have proven 
to be an effective tool in deterring and preventing human 
trafficking in Central America, Mexico, and the United States. 
The Committee expects the Department of State to work in 
partnership with countries in Central America, by further 
developing the capacity of governments to utilize DNA forensic 
science and databases and strengthening regional cooperation to 
combat trafficking in persons. These efforts should include 
collaboration with local law enforcement, civil society, and 
academic institutions, and also leverage investments from the 
private sector. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
consult with Committees on Appropriations, not later than 30 
days after enactment of this Act, on the use of funds. The 
Committee expects these funds to be provided through an open 
and competitive process.
    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, on how each Central American 
government is strengthening their criminal justice system and 
United States assistance efforts to support these measures.
    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.--The Committee also 
supports CBSI in order to combat organized crime and drug-
related violence and recommends not less than the fiscal year 
2014 level for these purposes. The Committee believes that 
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.
    Report.--The Committee directs the Secretary of State, in 
coordination with the Administrator of USAID, to provide to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, a report on the uses of all funds 
provided under this and any other heading for CBSI and CARSI on 
a country-by-country basis for each program, project, and 
activity for fiscal years 2010 through 2013. The Committee 
further directs the report be updated not later than October 
15, 2014, for funds made available in fiscal year 2014.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................      $630,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       605,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................       672,796,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +42,796,000
  Change from request.................................      +67,396,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation 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 $672,796,000 for 
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs. Additional funds are provided under title VIII for 
OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee notes that funds provided under this heading 
are subject to the notification requirements in section 
7015(c), including the requirement to identify when funds are 
being provided notwithstanding any other provision of law.
    Anti-terrorism Programs.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $225,500,000 for Anti-terrorism Programs. The 
Committee notes the importance of Anti-terrorism Assistance 
programs, which provide counterterrorism law enforcement 
training to critical partner countries. The Committee supports 
efforts of the Department of State and other Federal agencies 
in assisting foreign countries to detect, disrupt, and 
dismantle terrorist financial networks. The Committee also 
supports efforts to assist immigration and border control 
officials in foreign countries to identify suspect persons.
    Nonproliferation Programs.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $294,500,000 for Nonproliferation Programs. The 
Committee continues prior year language requiring prior 
consultation on all Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund 
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.
    The Committee continues authority from prior years to 
provide voluntary contributions to certain organizations. The 
Committee notes the efforts of the IAEA on international 
safeguards, nuclear safety, and nuclear security and encourages 
the Department of State to collaborate with the IAEA to prevent 
the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. 
The Committee notes that the fiscal year 2014 Committee 
recommendation directed the Department of State to submit a 
report regarding recommendations made by the Commission on the 
Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and 
Terrorism and expects the report to be submitted as soon as 
possible.
    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, particularly in the run up to the 2015 
Non-Proliferation Review Conference.
    The Committee is concerned about Russia's compliance with 
its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces 
Treaty and directs the Secretary of State to keep Congress 
fully apprised of any noncompliance matters. The Committee 
believes that when countries do not uphold their arms control 
obligations, they should be held accountable.
    Regional Stability and Humanitarian Assistance.--The 
Committee recognizes the importance of mine removal, mine 
victim assistance, and the proper storage and disposition of 
small arms/light weapons. The Committee supports continued 
efforts related to unexploded ordnance destruction, 
particularly in Laos.
    Europe and Eurasia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$5,000,000 above the request to enhance security cooperation 
with Ukraine and other independent states of the Former Soviet 
Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................      $235,600,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       221,150,000
Committee recommendation..............................       221,150,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -14,450,000
  Change from request.................................                0

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $221,150,000 for 
Peacekeeping Operations. Consistent with prior years, the 
Committee recommendation includes $145,800,000 for the UN 
Support Office for the African Union Mission in Somalia under 
this heading, instead of under Contributions for International 
Peacekeeping Activities. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Africa Regional.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$23,600,000, which is the same as the request, to support 
regional counterterrorism, maritime, and border security 
programs. The Committee notes this is an increase from fiscal 
year 2014 levels and expects that the additional funds be used 
to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee recommendation includes 
language that funds should not be used to support military 
training or operations that include child soldiers.
    Near East.--The Committee recommendation includes the 
budget request for the Multinational Force and Observers 
Mission in the Sinai. The Committee expects that any funds from 
this Act for force protection requirements of the Mission shall 
be subject to prior consultation with, and the regular 
notification procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


             INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $105,573,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       107,474,000
Committee recommendation..............................       107,474,000
  Change from enacted level...........................            +1,901
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $107,474,000 for 
International Military Education and Training (IMET). The 
Committee notes that the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations apply to funds provided under this 
heading.
    The Committee notes that IMET and Expanded IMET (E-IMET) 
programs are a valuable part of United States security 
assistance. The Committee recognizes that in addition to 
providing professional training and education, IMET 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 and E-IMET serve as tools to 
strengthen military alliances and international coalitions 
critical to United States national security.
    Burma.--The Committee recommendation does not provide 
funding for assistance for Burma.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee notes that no funds should 
be provided for countries in contravention of the Child 
Soldiers Prevention Act (Public Law 110-457) during fiscal year 
2015.
    Country-by-country report.--The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State to submit a detailed report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than September 30, 
2015, on the uses of assistance on a country-by-country basis 
for fiscal year 2015.

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level\1\.....................    $5,389,280,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     5,110,645,000
Committee recommendation..............................     5,540,258,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +150,978,000
  Change from request.................................     +429,613,000

\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, the fiscal year 2015
  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 $5,540,258,000 for 
Foreign Military Financing Program (FMF). Additional funds are 
provided under title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    The Committee recognizes that FMF is a key component of 
building partner nation capacity and helping allies and 
partners defend themselves. FMF provides grants for the 
acquisition of United States defense equipment, services, and 
training. The Committee notes that such assistance enables 
nations to improve defensive capabilities and fosters bilateral 
military relationships with the United States and builds 
interoperability in joint missions.
    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. The Committee notes the 
limited use of this authority and encourages its use more 
broadly, including for African countries to address the 
wildlife poaching crisis.
    Funds are recommended for programs in the following 
countries:

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Country                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colombia.............................................            $28,500
Egypt................................................          1,300,000
Israel...............................................          3,100,000
Jordan...............................................            300,000
Mexico...............................................              7,000
Morocco..............................................              7,000
Philippines..........................................             50,000
Western Hemisphere Regional..........................              7,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Burma.--The Committee notes there is no funding requested 
for assistance for Burma and the Committee recommendation does 
not provide assistance for Burma under this heading.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee notes that no funds should 
be provided for countries in contravention of the Child 
Soldiers Prevention Act (Public Law 110-457) during fiscal year 
2015.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$28,500,000 for assistance for Colombia and supports funds 
being used for maritime interdiction and riverine operations.
    Europe and Eurasia.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$100,000,000 above the request to enhance security cooperation 
with Ukraine and other independent states of the Former Soviet 
Union and Central and Eastern Europe. The Committee notes that 
Ukraine, as a formal NATO partner, is eligible for the full 
range of activities listed on NATO's Partnership Cooperation 
Menu, which comprises more than 1,600 activities such as 
multilateral training exercises and equipment modernization. 
The Committee directs the Secretary of State to ensure that 
Ukraine has the appropriate training and equipment to continue 
to work closely with NATO.
    Egypt.--The Committee recognizes that continued military-
to-military cooperation between the United States and Egypt is 
critical. The Committee continues requirements in section 
7041(c) of this Act regarding assistance for Egypt.
    Guatemala.--The Committee notes that no funds are requested 
for the Guatemalan Army. The Committee expects that if the 
decision is made to provide assistance to the Guatemalan Army 
during fiscal year 2015, a notification will be submitted 
pursuant to section 7015 of this Act. The Committee also 
expects that any such notification will include a detailed 
description of steps taken to address the issues described in 
the joint explanatory statement accompanying division K of 
Public Law 113-76.
    Iraq.--The Committee notes that funds are provided under 
this heading in this Act for assistance to Iraq to enhance the 
country's security. The Committee recommendation includes 
language in section 7041(c) of this Act, requiring that 
assistance for Iraq should be made available to promote 
internal and regional stability. In accordance with section 
7076 of this Act, 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.
    Israel.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$3,100,000,000 in grants for military assistance to Israel, 
which is 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 the funding provided supports the 
current $30,000,000,000 ten-year MOU. The Committee further 
notes the importance of Israel as a major strategic partner and 
ally of the United States in a very unstable and critical 
region of the world. The Committee continues to support the 
framework for United States military assistance to Israel as 
embodied in the current and previous MOUs. The Committee 
recognizes that the United States-Israel partnership is 
integral to United States national security interests in the 
region and supports the continuation of the MOU framework to 
strengthen the strategic partnership. The Committee emphasizes 
that the MOU reflects the commitment of the United States to 
Israel's security and to ensuring that Israel's qualitative 
military edge and defense capabilities are maintained. The 
Committee understands that negotiations have begun on a third 
MOU and urges the Administration to continue and successfully 
conclude these negotiations before the current MOU expires in 
2017.
    Jordan.--The Committee notes that the Kingdom of Jordan 
continues to play a critical role in advancing peace and 
stability in the region. The Committee notes the extraordinary 
impact of the Syrian crisis on countries in the region, and 
directs additional funding under title VIII for Jordan, which 
is above the $300,000,000 provided under this heading. The 
Committee expects the Department of State to strongly consider 
providing additional assistance for border security needs along 
the borders of Jordan with Syria and Iraq. The Committee 
directs that OCO/GWOT funds shall be provided for Jordan 
through amounts noted for the Middle East and North Africa 
response.
    Lebanon.--The Committee recommendation includes language in 
section 7041(e) of this Act requiring that certain conditions 
be met prior to the obligation of funds for assistance for 
Lebanon. The Committee intends that assistance provided to the 
Lebanese Armed Forces (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. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
regularly consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the 
activities of the Lebanese Armed Forces and assistance provided 
by the United States.
    Military assistance and sales.--The Committee remains 
concerned about the military modernization of the 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.
    Pakistan.--The Committee notes that funds are provided 
under this heading in this Act for assistance to Pakistan. The 
Committee recommendation includes language in section 7044(c) 
of this Act requiring that certain conditions be met prior to 
the obligation of assistance for Pakistan.
    Philippines.--The Committee supports assistance for the 
Philippines to enhance 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.--The Committee recommendation includes language 
in section 7044(c) of this Act prohibiting assistance for Sri 
Lanka unless the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees 
on Appropriations that the Government of Sri Lanka is: (1) 
conducting credible, thorough investigations of war crimes and 
violations of international humanitarian law by government 
forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; (2) bringing 
to justice individuals who have been credibly alleged to have 
committed such violations; (3) supporting and cooperating with 
any UN investigation of war crimes and violations of 
international humanitarian law; (4) implementing policies to 
protect judicial independence; freedom of expression, 
association, assembly, and religion; the right of political 
parties, civil society organizations, and journalists to 
operate without harassment or interference; and due process of 
law, including ending arrest and detention under emergency-type 
regulations; (5) providing access to detainees by humanitarian 
organizations; and (6) implementing policies to promote 
reconciliation and justice including the demilitarization of 
public administration and development activities in the north, 
and devolution of power.
    Yemen.--The Committee recommendation includes language in 
section 7041(k) of this Act prohibiting funds for assistance 
for Yemen if the Armed Forces of Yemen are controlled by a 
foreign terrorist organization. The Committee also directs that 
assistance for the Armed Forces of Yemen should be made 
available only if such forces are cooperating with the United 
States on counterterrorism efforts against al Qaeda and other 
terrorist organizations.
    Western Hemisphere Regional.--The Committee continues to 
support assistance for the countries in the Western Hemisphere 
to address counternarcotics and security priorities in the 
region, including border security.

                    TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $344,020,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       303,439,000
Committee recommendation..............................       271,270,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -72,750,000
  Change from request.................................       -32,169,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $271,270,000 for 
International Organizations and Programs. 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.
    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 
2015.
    United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $132,000,000 for UNICEF, the same as 
the fiscal year 2014 level.
    Transparency and accountability of United Nations 
agencies.--The Committee recommendation includes language, 
modified from the prior year, that withholds a portion of funds 
to United Nations agencies and international organizations 
until the Secretary of State certifies that financial and 
performance audits are publicly available and whistleblowers 
are protected from retaliation.
    United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture 
(UNVFVT).--The Committee supports continued funding for a 
United States voluntary contribution to UNVFVT.
    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 
(UNHCHR).--The Committee supports continued funding for a 
United States voluntary contribution to UNHCHR and urges the 
UNHCHR to provide sufficient funding to its offices throughout 
Central and South America.

                  INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Quota reform.--The Committee recommendation does not 
include the appropriation and authorization language that was 
requested.
    Internal IMF budget.--The Committee directs the Secretary 
of the Treasury to submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
an update to the report required by section 7070(c) of division 
K of Public Law 113-76 to provide estimates of IMF surcharges 
on outstanding and new loans and the IMF's internal budget for 
calendar year 2014.

Concerns about the World Bank Group

    Budget support.--The Committee continues to be concerned 
about the use of budget support, also known as Development 
Policy Loans, in World Bank lending. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of the Treasury to keep the Committee updated on 
efforts to decrease the use of budget support and keep such 
support to its historical levels of under 30 percent of World 
Bank lending.
    International Finance Corporation (IFC).--The IFC provides 
commercial financing in support of private investments in 
developing countries including the arrangement of loan 
syndications for financial intermediaries, including large 
investment banks and private equity funds. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of the Treasury to continue to work to 
increase the IFC's transparency of such transactions and keep 
the Committees on Appropriations updated on any improvements, 
if achieved.
    Procurement review.--The Committee directs the Secretary of 
the Treasury to report to the Committees on Appropriations, not 
later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, on the status 
of the World Bank procurement review, including the potential 
impact of any pending recommendations.
    Safeguards review.--The Committee notes the World Bank's 
review of its safeguard policies and directs the Secretary of 
the Treasury to report to the Committees on Appropriations, not 
later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, on the status 
of the safeguards review, including the potential impact of any 
pending recommendations.
    Trust funds.--The Committee is concerned about adequate 
oversight of World Bank-administered trust funds. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the level of United States 
contributions to World Bank-administered trust funds in fiscal 
years 2013 and 2014 by trust fund and source of contribution, a 
description of fiduciary and performance oversight of such 
trust funds and steps needed for improvement, and an assessment 
for each trust fund as to whether mismanagement, including any 
cases of double charging for services and programs, has taken 
place in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
    Fragile and conflict affected states.--The Committee notes 
that the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) 
reviewed the World Bank's approach to providing assistance to 
fragile and conflict-affected states and directs the Secretary 
of the Treasury to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on implementation of IEG recommendations 
necessary to improve effectiveness of World Bank programs in 
such countries.

North American Development Bank (NADBank)

    Community Action Plan.--As in the prior year, the Committee 
directs the Secretary of the Treasury to provide a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act, detailing all grants made by the NADBank 
under the Community Action Plan 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 2013 and estimated for calendar year 2014.
    Consultation.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations on options the NADBank is 
reviewing to expand the scope of projects that can be 
considered, including the financing of infrastructure projects 
in the border region. Additionally, the Secretary shall consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations on NADBank's long-term 
capital needs, as well as potential strategies for increasing 
NADBank's engagement of private sector capital.
    Ports-of-Entry.--The Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Treasury to provide to the Committees on Appropriations, not 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, a detailed 
assessment of the study being conducted by NADBank, in 
collaboration with the appropriate United States Federal 
agencies and Mexico, to map priority ports-of-entry 
infrastructure projects and identify potential financing 
structures for those projects.

                      GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $143,750,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       136,563,000
Committee recommendation..............................       136,563,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -7,187,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $136,563,000 for 
Global Environment Facility.

       CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................    $1,355,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,290,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,290,600,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -64,400,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $1,290,600,000 for 
Contribution to the International Development Association.
    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative.

     CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND 
                              DEVELOPMENT




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $186,957,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       192,921,000
Committee recommendation..............................       186,957,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -5,964,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $186,957,000 for 
Contribution to the International Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development (IBRD). The Committee recommendation does not 
include funds for Transition Fund.
    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 2014 enacted level........................      $184,630,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       201,253,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................      -184,630,000
  Change from request.................................      -201,253,000


    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution to the Clean Technology Fund.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE STRATEGIC CLIMATE FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $49,900,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        63,184,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -49,900,000
  Change from request.................................       -63,184,000


    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund.

              GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $133,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................      -133,000,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2015 request.

          CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $102,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       102,020,000
Committee recommendation..............................       102,020,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           +20,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $102,020,000 for 
Contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommendation includes 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.

        ENTERPRISE FOR THE AMERICAS MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $6,298,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -6,298,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral 
Investment Fund, which is the same as the fiscal year 2015 
request.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $109,854,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       115,250,000
Committee recommendation..............................       109,854,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -5,396,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $109,854,000 for 
Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $106,586,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       112,194,000
Committee recommendation..............................       106,586,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -5,608,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $106,586,000 for 
Contribution to the Asian Development Bank (AsDB).
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommendation includes 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.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $32,418,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        34,119,000
Committee recommendation..............................        32,418,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -1,701,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $32,418,000 for 
Contribution to the African Development Bank (AfDB).
    Callable capital.--The Committee recommendation includes a 
limitation on the amount that the United States Governor of the 
AfDB may subscribe to the callable portion of the United States 
share of the General Capital Increase.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $176,336,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       195,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       176,336,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -18,664,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $176,336,000 for 
Contribution to the African Development Fund.

  CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        30,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $30,000,000 for 
Contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural 
Development.

               TITLE VI--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE


                Export-Import Bank of the United States


                           INSPECTOR GENERAL




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $5,100,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................         5,750,000
Committee recommendation..............................         5,750,000
  Change from enacted level...........................          +650,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $5,750,000 for the 
Export-Import Bank of the United States (Export-Import Bank) 
Inspector General.
    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.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $115,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       117,650,000
Committee recommendation..............................       105,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -10,500,000
  Change from request.................................       -12,650,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $105,000,000 for 
Export-Import Bank Administrative Expenses and does not include 
an appropriation for the Export-Import Bank Subsidy 
Appropriation.
    The Committee recommendation does not extend the Export-
Import Bank's authorization that expires at the end of fiscal 
year 2014.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation


                           NONCREDIT ACCOUNT




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $62,574,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        71,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................        62,574,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -9,226,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $62,574,000 for 
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Noncredit 
Account for administrative expenses.

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $27,371,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        25,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        25,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -2,371,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes $25,000,000 for the 
program account for the direct and guaranteed loan credit 
programs of OPIC.
    The Committee recommendation does not extend OPIC's 
authorization that expires at the end of fiscal year 2014.
    The Committee directs the President of OPIC to include in 
its fiscal year 2016 congressional budget justification a 
confidential annex that describes new loans, guarantees, and 
insurance approved in fiscal year 2014 by category, recipient, 
country, level of OPIC resources provided, and source year of 
financing used, as well as any updates to the previous report. 
The Committee also directs OPIC to provide additional detail, 
including a description of the positive and negative subsidy 
assigned to the largest projects and the level of guarantee 
provided.
    The Committee directs OPIC to continue to adhere to the 
directives contained in House Report 112-494 with respect to 
investment funds, local currency guarantees, and non-
governmental and private and voluntary organizations.
    The Committee directs the President of OPIC to provide an 
update on the report to the Committees on Appropriations 
required in House Report 113-185 on the following: efforts to 
conduct an actuarial review of OPIC's loan portfolio to project 
the long-term health of its programs and plans to post such 
review on the agency's Web site; steps taken to increase 
oversight for loans and guarantees not subject to the Credit 
Committee for approval; steps taken to measure the long-term 
development impact of OPIC loans and investment funds after 
OPIC financing has been provided; and steps taken to increase 
oversight for OPIC's newest investment vehicles, including but 
not limited to ``impact'' investment funds and microfinance 
investment vehicles.

                      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $55,073,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        67,700,000
Committee recommendation..............................        57,573,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +2,500,000
  Change from request.................................       -10,127,000


    The Committee recommendation includes $57,573,000 for Trade 
and Development Agency.
    Procurement assistance.--The Committee recommendation 
includes up to $2,500,000 to support global procurement 
assistance from USTDA to educate and train foreign governments 
and public officials about how to establish procurement 
practices and policies for programs funded in this Act by 
USAID, MCC, and Department of State assistance programs. The 
Committee expects that such assistance will focus on training 
on risk mitigation measures, as well as on integrating life-
cycle cost analysis and best-value determination in a fair, 
transparent manner.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS


           Provisions Retained From the Fiscal Year 2014 Act

    The Committee recommends retaining the following general 
provisions from division K of Public Law 113-76 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. 7006. Prohibition on First-Class Travel.
    Sec. 7007. Prohibition Against Direct Funding for Certain 
Countries.
    Sec. 7009. Transfer Authority.
    Sec. 7010. Reporting Requirement.
    Sec. 7011. Availability of Funds.
    Sec. 7012. Limitation on Assistance to Countries in 
Default.
    Sec. 7014. Reservations of Funds.
    Sec. 7016. Notification on Excess Defense Equipment.
    Sec. 7018. Prohibition on Funding for Abortions and 
Involuntary Sterilization.
    Sec. 7019. Allocations.
    Sec. 7020. Representation and Entertainment 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 United States 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 Pledges.
    Sec. 7035. Arab League Boycott of Israel.
    The Committee recommendation retains language regarding the 
Arab League Boycott of Israel without modification. The 
Committee is concerned about international efforts to 
stigmatize and isolate Israel through the BDS (boycott, 
divestment, and sanctions) movement. The Committee urges the 
Secretary of State to use all available tools and opportunities 
to oppose this movement and to recognize it as an impediment to 
peace. The Committee directs, as part of the annual report to 
Congress on the Arab League Boycott of Israel, that the 
President add information about the BDS campaign, covering 
companies, organizations and countries, including state 
investment vehicles, that are involved in promoting the 
movement, as well as specific steps the Department of State has 
taken and expects to take to discourage or end politically-
motivated efforts to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel 
or Israeli entities.
    Sec. 7036. Palestinian Statehood.
    Sec. 7037. Restrictions Concerning the Palestinian 
Authority.
    Sec. 7038. Prohibition on Assistance to the Palestinian 
Broadcasting Corporation.
    Sec. 7039. Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza.
    Sec. 7046. Prohibition of Payments to United Nations 
Members.
    Sec. 7047. War Crimes Tribunals Drawdown.
    Sec. 7049. Community-Based Police Assistance.
    Sec. 7050. Prohibition on Promotion of Tobacco.
    Sec. 7051. 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. 7061. Arms Trade Treaty.
    Sec. 7062. Request for Documents.
    Sec. 7067. Extradition.
    Sec. 7068. Commercial Leasing of Defense Articles.
    Sec. 7072. Special Defense Acquisition Fund.
    Sec. 7074. Enterprise Funds.
    Sec. 7075. Use of Funds in Contravention of This Act.

 New Provisions or Provisions Revised Compared to the Fiscal Year 2014 
                                  Act

    The Committee recommends revising provisions in division K 
of Public Law 113-76 and adding new provisions, as follows:
    Sec. 7004, Diplomatic Facilities, is modified in subsection 
(d) by expanding the notification requirements for acquisition 
of property or award of construction contracts for overseas 
diplomatic facilities; in subsection (e) by continuing in 
modified form the limitation on funds for the New London 
Embassy and the relocation of the Embassy to the Holy See; and 
by deleting subsection (f).
    The Committee recommendation continues the requirements of 
section 7004(e)(2) of Public Law 113-76 regarding a report that 
must be submitted prior to funds being obligated for the 
relocation of the United States Embassy to the Holy See. The 
Committee notes that the Department of State has committed to 
ensuring that the United States Embassy to the Holy See has the 
equivalent stature and ceremonial nature as other United States 
Embassies in Rome.
    Sec. 7008, Coups d'Etat, is modified by including a new 
requirement regarding a determination by the Secretary of 
State; and allowing funds to be restored under certain 
conditions.
    Sec. 7013, Prohibition on Taxation of United States 
Assistance, is modified in (g)(2) by modifying the reference to 
individual income taxes.
    Sec. 7015, Notification Requirements, is modified in (a)(6) 
by adding ``branches'' or ``other units of personnel''; in 
subsection (c) by expanding requirements for reprogramming 
notifications; and in (f) deleting Bahrain, Bolivia, Ecuador, 
Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, Tunisia, and Venezuela.
    The Committee notes that under extenuating circumstances 
the Secretary of State must exercise authority that allows 
funds to be spent ``notwithstanding any other provision of 
law''. While the Committee understands the need for the 
Secretary of State to exercise this authority, the Committee 
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. The Committee notes that this 
requirement is in addition to the last proviso of section 
7015(c) of this Act.
    The Committee notes that all notification requirements 
apply to funds appropriated in title VIII for OCO/GWOT.
    Sec. 7017, Limitation on Availability of Funds for 
International Organizations and Programs, is modified to change 
the subsection 7049(a) to 7048(a).
    Sec. 7028, Local Competition, is modified by deleting 
subsection (c).
    The Committee directs the Administrator of USAID to submit 
a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 
October 30, 2015, on acquisition and assistance instruments. 
The report should include a description of USAID policy and 
guidance on determining the type of mechanism, including the 
number of awards and corresponding value of each type of award, 
and whether such awards were made at USAID missions or 
centrally. The Committee directs the Administrator of USAID to 
consult with Committees on Appropriations on the level and type 
of data to be included in such report.
    Sec. 7029, International Financial Institutions, is 
modified as follows: modifying the certification required in 
(a) to include ``taking steps'' to require certain policies, by 
changing the ``should'' to ``may'', and by applying the 
provision to trust funds for which funds are made available in 
title V in this and prior Acts; and by deleting subsection (f).
    Sec. 7031, Financial Management and Budget Transparency, is 
modified in subsection (d) by limiting the authority to funds 
made available under Economic Support Fund.
    In subsection (c), the Committee notes that the Department 
of State has interpreted the term ``significant corruption'' in 
this subsection to be corrupt activities that would result in a 
denial under the 2004 Presidential Proclamation 7750.
    Sec. 7032, Democracy Programs, is modified by deleting the 
overall funding directive; deleting the expansion of the 
definition to include rescue scholars; deleting the 
requirements on assistance for the People's Republic of China 
and North Korea; and modifying requirements on governance 
programs.
    Subsection (f) includes new language directing funds for 
the Western Hemisphere for democracy promotion. The Committee 
includes an additional $10,000,000 above the budget request. Of 
the additional $10,000,000, the Committee directs $3,000,000 
for Venezuela for a total of $8,000,000 when combined with 
funds requested for such purposes; $2,000,000 for Nicaragua, 
for a total of $8,000,000 when combined with funds requested 
for such purposes; and $5,000,000 to support democracy programs 
in Bolivia and Ecuador. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State and the Administrator of USAID, in consultation with the 
National Endowment for Democracy, to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the use of such funds.
    The Committee continues to support the efforts of the 
Parliamentary Forum for Democracy in advancing democracy and 
democratic institutions around the world. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of State and the Administrator of USAID, in 
consultation with the National Endowment for Democracy, to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 
45 days after enactment of this Act, on how to expand such 
efforts.
    The Committee supports continued investments in programs 
that enhance the success of elections, including through 
comprehensive programs that help prepare for and manage 
elections, train political parties, educate voters, and enhance 
transparency and accountability.
    The Committee notes that elections are scheduled to take 
place in 14 African countries during 2015 and directs the 
Secretary of State and Administrator of USAID to consult with 
the Committees on Appropriations on conflict mitigation plans 
for such countries.
    The Committee remains concerned about USAID activities in 
countries that have non-permissive environments. The Committee 
is aware that USAID is undergoing a review of democracy 
programs in closed societies in order to develop a policy 
framework that will guide decisions on such programs based on 
analysis of certain factors, including assessing risk for 
partners and for USAID programs more broadly. The Committee 
supports such a review and directs the Administrator of USAID 
to continue to consult with the Committees on Appropriations on 
the development of the policy framework and plans for how it 
will be implemented, which should include the steps USAID will 
take to ensure the safety of partners that work in closed 
societies as well as the training provided and identification 
of security risks.
    The Committee notes the important role the media plays in 
building democratic societies and continues to support efforts 
to increase access to information and professionalize media 
internationally. However, the Committee is troubled by reports 
that certain United States-funded independent media programs 
may exhibit bias in their reporting and in the activities they 
support. The Committee directs the Department of State and 
USAID to ensure that funds provided for independent media 
programs only support organizations that provide neutral, 
unbiased reporting that accurately represents a wide array of 
viewpoints and principles of journalistic integrity; are 
competitively awarded; and include cost-matching requirements, 
as appropriate. The Committee expects the spend plan required 
for democracy programs to include how programs for independent 
media ensure that reporting, and any media training on 
reporting, will reflect these principles.
    The Committee notes the proliferation of laws that restrict 
freedom of religion and expression, which has especially 
impacted religious minorities. The Committee is particularly 
concerned that blasphemy laws are being used to silence 
journalists and citizens engaging in legitimate political 
discourse, and that enforcement of apostasy laws are being 
targeted against women and religious minorities, often 
resulting in indefinite detention or death without trial. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State and the Administrator 
of USAID to ensure that religious freedom is included in 
governance programming and activities. The Committee further 
directs that assistance be made available to communities 
affected by blasphemy and apostasy laws and notes the directive 
under Migration and Refugee Assistance with respect to 
humanitarian assistance for vulnerable and minority 
communities.
    Sec. 7034, Special Provisions, is modified in subsection 
(e) by replacing ``may'' with ``shall'' and adding authority to 
allow funds to be used for a contribution to establish and 
maintain memorial sites of genocide; in subsection (h) by 
replacing ``may'' with ``should''; in subsection (j) by 
deleting paragraphs (1) and (2) and deleting subsections (i), 
(k), (l), (n), (o), (p), (q), and (r). Paragraphs (1), (2) and 
(7) of subsection (m) are deleted.
    The bill deletes subsection (s) because the expanded 
authority for the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund as enacted in 
fiscal year 2014 will continue to apply.
    The report required in subsection (f) shall include the 
estimated timeline and criteria for evaluating the Partner 
Vetting System (PVS) pilot program for expansion, including 
efforts to standardize and streamline vetting processes and 
under what circumstances direct vetting should be used; a 
description of consultations with governmental and 
nongovernmental stakeholders affected by the pilot program, 
including long-standing implementing partners and United States 
Government staff based in the field; concerns raised during 
such consultations; and any changes USAID and the Department of 
State plan to make in response to such concerns. The Committee 
expects the PVS pilot program, which is intended to safeguard 
against the inadvertent disbursement of funds to a terrorist or 
terrorist organization, will be fully implemented and directs 
all stakeholders within the United States Government to 
coordinate such implementation to maximize efficiency, and 
ensure its equal application to the programs and activities of 
the Department of State and USAID.
    Sec. 7040, Limitation on Assistance for the Palestinian 
Authority, is modified in subsection (f) by prohibiting funds 
to any power-sharing government that is based on agreement with 
Hamas, unless conditions required in the Palestinian Anti-
terrorism Act of 2006 (PATA) are met. The Committee has not 
allocated funds for the Palestinian Authority because the 
current government was put in place based on an agreement with 
Hamas. The Committee has, therefore, deferred the decision to 
provide funds until it can be determined that such government 
is actually adhering to the requirements included in the PATA.
    Sec. 7041, Near East, is similar to section 7041 in the 
prior year, with the following modifications:
    Subsection (a) is modified by deleting funding directive 
under Economic Support Fund; including different notification 
requirements; including a reporting requirement on the 
withholding of defense articles; and updating certification 
requirements on fiscal year 2015 funds for Egypt.
    The Committee directs that not less than $35,000,000 of the 
funds made available for assistance for Egypt under Economic 
Support Fund should be made available for higher education 
programs, including not less than $10,000,000 for scholarships 
at not-for-profit institutions for Egyptian students with high 
financial need.
    The Committee notes the lack of clarity in the 
Administration's policy toward Egypt and therefore directs the 
Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Defense and the Administrator of USAID, to submit a strategy to 
the appropriate congressional committees, not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act, on United States bilateral 
assistance to Egypt. The Committee expects the strategy to be 
based on a multi-year strategic review of military and economic 
assistance to assess its effectiveness in achieving United 
States key national security objectives, advancing Egypt's 
political transition through democratic principles, and growing 
the Egyptian economy. The strategy should address how 
assistance will strengthen the Egyptian government's capacity 
on counterterrorism, border security, and protection of 
religious minorities, including Coptic Christians, as well as 
strengthen democratic institutions, stimulate private sector 
growth, and foster a vibrant civil society and free press.
    The Committee notes the conditions in section 7041(a)(1), 
requiring that funds available for Egypt may only be made 
available if the Secretary of State certifies to the Committees 
on Appropriations that such government is sustaining the 
strategic relationship with the United States and is meeting 
its obligations under the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. The 
Committee expects that these factors will be considered when 
developing the strategy described.
    The Committee remains concerned by the lack of resolution 
with respect to the inappropriate prosecution and conviction of 
United States nongovernmental organization personnel in Egypt 
and the negative impact it could have on their ability to 
pursue employment that involves international travel. The 
Committee expects the Department of State to take all necessary 
measures with the Government of Egypt to ensure the convictions 
are overturned and notes the authority to withhold funds in 
subparagraph (2)(C).
    The Committee notes USAID's support for programs that 
address the unique and historical antiquities in Egypt and 
appreciates the role these efforts have in supporting economic 
development.
    Subsection (b), Iran, is modified by deleting the 
subsection that incorporates prior year law by reference, and 
inserting a policy statement on Iran, prohibition on funds, and 
requiring two reports. The Committee directs that the report 
required in paragraph (B) include an assessment of the 
following: (1) Iran's compliance with its commitments under the 
Joint Plan of Action; (2) any significant change in its nuclear 
program and of the estimated breakout time needed to secure the 
minimum amount of fissile material required for a nuclear 
explosive device; (3) any significant change in Iran's 
ballistic missile development and acquisition programs, 
including warheads and other delivery vehicles; and (4) the 
adequacy of existing inspection and verification measures to 
detect Iran's ability to engage in clandestine activities, 
including acquiring nuclear-related material, equipment, or 
technology from foreign sources, and any actions required to 
improve such measures.
    Subsection (c), Iraq, is modified by changing paragraph 
(1), deleting paragraph (2), and modifying paragraph (3) by 
deleting the reporting requirement and the withholding of 
funds.
    The Committee notes that Article 121 of the Constitution of 
Iraq states that regions and governorates shall be allocated an 
equitable share of the national revenues sufficient to 
discharge their responsibilities and duties, but having regard 
to their resources, needs, and the percentage of the 
population. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
work with the government of Iraq to ensure that the Kurdish 
Regional Government receives sufficient revenues and security 
assistance to address the increasing security challenges in the 
region.
    Subsection (d), Jordan, is modified in paragraph (1)(B) 
relating to funding levels.
    Subsection (e), Lebanon, is modified by deleting paragraph 
(3) related to notwithstanding authority.
    Subsection (f), Libya, is modified by deleting paragraph 
(2) and inserting a requirement related to vetting procedures.
    Subsection (g), Loan Guarantees and Enterprise Funds, is 
modified by deleting subparagraph (B) providing authority for 
enterprise funds.
    Subsection (h), Morocco, is modified by requiring that 
funds made available for Morocco also be made available for 
regions and territories administered by Morocco, including the 
Western Sahara. The report required in this subsection shall 
include: (1) a description of the needs related to development 
and democratic reform in the regions and territories 
administered by Morocco and how funds made available in title 
III of this Act for assistance for Morocco will be used to 
address such needs; and (2) steps taken to resolve the 
longstanding dispute over the Western Sahara, based on autonomy 
under Moroccan sovereignty, including efforts to address 
durable humanitarian solutions to the protracted refugee crisis 
in the camps near Tindouf, Algeria.
    Subsection (i), Syria, is not modified; however, the 
Committee notes the impact of the Syrian crisis on minority 
populations and other vulnerable communities in Syria and the 
region and encourages the Department of State and USAID to 
provide need-based aid to such populations and communities. The 
Committee notes the volatile security situation inside Syria 
and urges the Department of State and USAID to continue to 
consider appropriate protocols when determining how best to 
deliver humanitarian and non-lethal civilian assistance.
    The Committee recognizes that children are particularly 
vulnerable from the conflict in Syria and encourages the 
Department of State and USAID to continue to prioritize access 
to programs that assist children with recovery from trauma and 
develop their skills so they can play a meaningful role in the 
rebuilding of their country and the stability of the region.
    The Committee recognizes the extraordinary needs related to 
the Syrian crisis, political transitions in the Middle East and 
North Africa, and renewed violence in Iraq and provides an 
additional $530,000,000 in title VIII under Economic Support 
Fund, International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, Non-
proliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs, 
and Foreign Military Financing Program for the purposes 
described in the overview of this report. Of the funds 
provided, the Committee directs not less than $340,000,000 for 
assistance for Jordan. Any funds provided to support activities 
described in subsection (i) should be made available from 
remaining funds.
    Subsection (j), West Bank and Gaza, is modified by deleting 
the waiver in paragraph (2), and including a withholding of 
funds to the Palestinian Authority of an amount equivalent to 
that expended by the Palestinian Authority in payments related 
to acts of terror.
    Sec. 7042, Africa, is modified by deleting subsections (c), 
(d), (e), (g), (h), (i), (k), (l), and (m); in subsection (b) 
by changing the funding designations and deleting paragraph 
(2); inserting a new subsection (d) regarding funds for natural 
resource transparency; and inserting a new subsection (f) on 
South Sudan.
    The Committee commends the work of International Criminal 
Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Special Court for Sierra 
Leone (SCSL) in ensuring justice for the victims and survivors 
of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The 
Committee notes the SCSL has completed its mission and 
transitioned to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone and 
further notes the ICTR has concluded all trials at first 
instance and will complete appeals cases next year. Section 
7047 of this Act continues the war crimes tribunals drawdown 
authority.
    The Committee directs the Department of State to continue 
the reporting requirement contained in the Joint Explanatory 
Statement of Public Law 113-76 on the LRA during fiscal year 
2015.
    The Committee directs that none of the funds appropriated 
by this Act for bilateral economic assistance may be made 
available for assistance to the central government of any 
country that admits President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. The 
prohibition shall apply unless the Secretary of State 
determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that 
such admission occurred for the purposes of bringing to justice 
President Omar al-Bashir for crimes against humanity, war 
crimes, or genocide, or furthering the peace process between 
Sudan and South Sudan. The prohibition shall not apply to 
assistance provided for humanitarian purposes.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a 
report, not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, on 
steps taken by the Department of State and the Government of 
the Democratic Republic of Congo to resume the issuance of exit 
permits for legally adopted Congolese children who have already 
received immigrant travel visas to the United States.
    The Committee condemns Boko Haram for its violent attacks 
on civilian targets, including schools, mosques, churches, 
villages, and agricultural centers in Nigeria and encourages 
the Government of Nigeria to strengthen efforts to protect 
children seeking to obtain an education and to hold those who 
conduct such violent attacks accountable. The Committee further 
encourages the Department of State and USAID to continue their 
support for initiatives that promote the human rights of women 
and girls in Nigeria.
    Sec. 7043, East Asia and the Pacific, is modified by 
deleting subsections (a) and (c), paragraphs (b)(3), (d)(1) and 
(2) from the prior year and replacing subsection (e)(3) with a 
prohibition of certain assistance for the Government of the 
PRC.
    The committee recommendation continues the authority and 
funding for economic and development assistance for the people 
of Burma, but includes no funding under the headings 
``International Military Education and Training'' and ``Foreign 
Military Financing Program'' to support Burma's military. Prior 
to the provision of such assistance in the future, the 
Committee expects the Government of Burma to continue its 
democratic transition, including by: (1) ensuring Burma's 
military is no longer committing human rights abuses, is 
undertaking meaningful steps to improve accountability of 
security forces, and is punishing military officials found 
guilty of violating such rights; (2) amending the constitution 
to ensure civilian control of the military and the transparency 
of its budget; and (3) allowing unfettered access to all areas 
in Burma by domestic and international humanitarian 
organizations and human rights monitors.
    The Committee expects the Secretary of State to continue to 
work with the Government of the Philippines to make progress on 
the following: (1) strengthening the government institutions 
that are working to eliminate extrajudicial executions and 
forced disappearances, (2) promoting military officers who 
demonstrate professionalism and respect for human rights, and 
(3) preventing violence and intimidation against journalists or 
members of legal and other civil society organizations who 
advocate for human rights.
    Sec. 7044, South Asia, is modified by deleting subsections 
(b), (c), and (e). Subsection (a) ``Afghanistan'', is modified 
in paragraph (2) ``Assistance'' and paragraph (3) 
``Certification requirement''.
    The report required in subparagraph (1)(B) shall include: 
(1) an assessment of the security environment in Afghanistan 
with respect to United States Government facilities and 
personnel, and the impact of the withdrawal of United States 
Armed Forces from Afghanistan on such environment; (2) an 
assessment of the security requirements at current and planned 
diplomatic facilities throughout Afghanistan, the number of 
personnel at such facilities, including locally employed staff, 
contractors, and United States Government personnel; (3) a 
description of the duties of such personnel, and costs 
associated with contractor personnel; (4) a justification for 
each ongoing or planned construction project, and the plans 
for, and status of, each such project, including verification 
of land-use agreements; (5) the types of any non-traditional 
equipment to be used by the Department of State to meet the 
security requirements at each facility identified in (2), and 
whether agreement with the host government exists to use such 
equipment; (6) a description of contingency plans, including 
evacuation, at each facility; (7) a descriptive timeline from 
fiscal years 2015 to 2017 for downsizing the civilian and sub-
provincial presence and staff at Embassy Kabul, including 
anticipated reductions in operations costs and staffing for 
each fiscal year by agency and for each current and planned 
facility, and modifications to ongoing or planned construction 
projects to reflect the planned reductions in staff; (8) 
diplomatic and development programs supported by the United 
States at each such facility, including program timelines, 
benchmarks, and quantitative and qualitative metrics; and (9) a 
determination that all Department of State and USAID projects 
implemented by organizations requiring security in Afghanistan 
have qualified and reliable security personnel, equipment, and 
services, and that such security is cost effective and 
efficient.
    Subparagraph (2)(A) requires that funds appropriated under 
the headings ``Economic Support Fund'' and ``International 
Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement'' for assistance for 
Afghanistan shall be prioritized for the following programs: 
civil society, anti-trafficking, counter-narcotics, education, 
elections, gender, health, private sector development, rule of 
law, stabilization and local governance, and to address food 
insecurity.
    The Committee directs that the spend plan required for 
Afghanistan in section 7076 of this Act include achievable and 
sustainable goals, benchmarks for measuring progress, and 
expected results. The Committee further directs the spend plan 
be updated 6 months after the initial submission of such plan 
with the status of achieving these goals and benchmarks.
    Subsection (b) Pakistan, is modified by deleting 
subparagraphs (1)(B), (2)(B), (2)(C), and (2)(D). The Committee 
is deeply concerned about the plight of religious minorities in 
Pakistan and urges the Department of State to prioritize 
programs that assist law enforcement in developing and 
implementing a plan for the protection of religious minority 
communities and their places of worship. The Committee expects 
the Department of State to consider conditioning non-
humanitarian assistance on substantive improvements in 
religious freedom including efforts to reform or repeal 
Pakistan's blasphemy laws and anti-Ahmadi laws. The Committee 
directs the Department of State and USAID to support inter-
faith initiatives that honor the legacy of the late Shahbaz 
Bhatti, the Christian Cabinet minister who was assassinated 
because he was an outspoken critic of his country's blasphemy 
laws. The Committee further directs that the spend plan 
required by section 7076 include efforts to promote religious 
freedom including in the areas outlined above.
    The Committee encourages the Department of State and USAID 
to support programs that are transparent, accountable, and 
encourage local community engagement to address Pakistan's 
development needs.
    Sec. 7045, Western Hemisphere, is modified by deleting 
subsections (c) and (f) concerning Guatemala and Mexico; by 
updating guidelines on assistance for Colombia in subsection 
(a), Cuba in subsection (b), Haiti in subsection (c), and 
Honduras in subsection (d); and by including a new section (e) 
relating to border security and human trafficking. Subsection 
(d) requires the Secretary of State to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the steps being taken by the 
Government of Honduras to address certain matters related to 
human rights. The Committee expects the report to address 
whether the Government of Honduras is taking steps to do the 
following: (1) implement policies to protect freedom of 
expression and association, and due process of law; (2) 
investigate and prosecute in the civilian justice system, in 
accordance with Honduran and international law, personnel who 
are credibly alleged to have violated human rights; and (3) 
cooperate with civilian judicial authorities in such cases.
    Sec. 7048, Limitations on the United Nations, is modified 
in subsection (a) by including the United Nations Department of 
Peacekeeping Operations in the annual withholding and deleting 
the ability to waive the condition; in subsection (b) expanding 
the restriction to all funds in this Act and deleting (b)(3); 
in subsection (c) prohibiting funds for the United Nations 
Human Rights Council unless the Secretary of State determines 
and reports that participation 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 subsection (f) allowing the Secretary of State to waive 
the prohibitions in subsections (a) and (d) to avert a 
humanitarian crisis; and in subsection (g) applying the 
reporting requirement to all funds made available for 
contributions.
    Sec. 7058, Global Health Activities, is modified by 
deleting the proviso in subsection (a), modifying subsection 
(c) to include polio, deleting subsection (d), and inserting a 
new subsection (b) limiting the level of funds provided in this 
Act for family planning to not more than $461,000,000.
    Sec. 7059, Gender Equality, is modified in subsection (c) 
by requiring a funding level for gender-based violence.
    The Committee directs the Ambassador-at-Large for Global 
Women's Issues, Department of State, and the Senior Coordinator 
for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, USAID, to jointly 
submit a report, not later than 180 days after enactment of 
this Act, on the allocation of funds for gender-related 
programs and activities for the previous fiscal year.
    The Committee encourages the Department of State and USAID 
to continue to support programs that engage and assist women 
working to counter the threat of violent extremism.
    The Committee notes the positive role women play in 
addressing development challenges, and supports including women 
entrepreneurs in science and technology programming.
    Sec. 7060, Sector Allocations, is modified in subsection 
(a) by providing a funding level in subparagraph (1)(C) and 
modifying funding levels and purposes in paragraph (2), by 
deleting subsections (b), (c), and (f), in subsection (d) by 
modifying funding levels, in subsection (g) by modifying 
funding levels and inserting paragraph (2), and by inserting a 
new subsection (b).
    Subsection (e), Trafficking in Persons, includes not less 
than $58,000,000 for activities to combat trafficking in 
persons internationally, which is $10,000,000 above the fiscal 
year 2014 estimate and $11,000,000 above the budget request. Of 
the amounts provided, $39,000,000 is included under 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, of which 
$33,000,000 is directed for programs administered by the Office 
to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP). The 
Committee notes $12,000,000 is provided under D&CP; for the 
operational costs of J/TIP, which is described further under 
D&CP; in this report.
    The Committee directs that $10,000,000 be made available to 
support a multifaceted anti-human trafficking program in 
Guatemala, which includes the Development Assistance budget 
request of $1,500,000 and an additional $8,500,000 from 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. The 
Committee expects these funds to support a holistic response, 
including through the criminal justice system, local 
governments, and community and faith-based organizations. The 
Committee notes funding for this initiative is focused on 
Guatemala in order to maximize impact and is intended to serve 
as a model for other countries in combating human trafficking. 
The Committee expects J/TIP, the Bureau for International 
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and USAID to closely 
coordinate implementation and notes the consultation 
requirement on the use of funds.
    The Committee expects remaining funds will be prioritized 
for countries with the greatest need and to continue to support 
child protection compacts pursuant to Public Law 113-4. The 
Committee notes the rapid escalation of cyber-sex crime in the 
Philippines and supports efforts to enhance the capacity of the 
Philippine National Police to adequately respond.
    The Committee urges the Administrator of USAID to 
strengthen implementation of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons 
(C-TIP) policy. The Administrator should ensure that USAID 
personnel and implementing partners are appropriately educated 
and trained according to the Counter-Trafficking in Persons 
Field Guide. C-TIP activities should be integrated into other 
development programs and methods for program evaluation in 
order to decrease vulnerability to or prevalence of human 
trafficking and forced labor, consistent with section 107A(e) 
of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
    Subsection (b), Conservation, includes $225,000,000 in 
title III for biodiversity conservation programs, which is 
$12,500,000 above fiscal year 2014. The Committee notes funds 
from biodiversity are used to meet the funding directive to 
combat wildlife poaching and trafficking and has, therefore, 
increased the total amount provided for biodiversity. The 
Committee directs not less than $2,000,000 to implement and 
enforce the Lacey Act (section 8204 of Public Law 110-246), 
$10,500,000 for biodiversity programs in the Brazilian Amazon, 
including efforts that seek to build the capacity of Brazil to 
manage its own protected areas, and $20,000,000 for such 
programs in the Andean Amazon. The Committee also supports 
programs to protect sustainable landscapes, in addition to 
funding for biodiversity conservation. The Committee notes that 
demand for paper and wood products is rapidly increasing and 
that programs that support responsible forest management are 
needed to assist in protecting vulnerable forests, such as high 
conservation value forests, from illegal logging and 
encroachment.
    The Committee remains concerned about the wildlife poaching 
and trafficking crisis and the continued negative effect it is 
having on international security and stability and the 
implications for endangered species. The Committee notes that 
the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products is 
estimated at $8,000,000,000 to $10,000,000,000 annually. The 
Committee recognizes the severity of poaching in Africa, 
particularly with respect to elephant ivory and rhinoceros 
horn, and the destabilizing effect it has on regional security, 
including by providing a significant source of financing for 
armed groups with links to transnational organized crime and 
terrorism.
    The Committee directs that not less than $45,000,000 in 
titles III and IV be made available to address this urgent 
crisis, including to strengthen law enforcement capacity, 
enhance regional cooperation and anti-trafficking networks, 
improve port and border security at key transit points, promote 
community-based approaches for wildlife protection, and support 
programs to reduce consumer demand in Asia. The Committee 
encourages expeditious implementation of the National Strategy 
for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The Committee notes such 
strategy calls for the use of innovative and science-based 
analytical tools to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking. 
The Committee supports efforts to engage with the private 
sector and nongovernmental organizations in the development and 
use of such tolls. The Committee also encourages leveraging 
private sector expertise for programs aimed at reducing demand 
for illegal wildlife products.
    The Committee notes the continued immediate need for 
training and equipment and expects these requirements to be 
addressed, including by the provision of excess defense 
articles and the expedited procurement of defense articles and 
services, as appropriate.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State, Administrator 
of USAID, and Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS) to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 45 days after enactment of this 
Act, on the use of funds provided for these purposes. The 
Committee further directs the Secretary of State to update the 
strategy required in the joint explanatory statement of Public 
Law 113-76, and expects such strategy to include how funds are 
being used to implement the National Strategy for Combating 
Wildlife Trafficking. The Committee notes the absence of 
funding details for these purposes in the fiscal year 2015 
congressional budget justification and directs that the fiscal 
year 2016 congressional budget justification include country 
and program funding levels for programs to combat wildlife 
poaching and trafficking.
    The Committee expects that international conservation 
programs administered by the Department of State and USAID will 
utilize the expertise from across the United States Government, 
including in partnership with the USFWS, and other agencies, as 
appropriate. The Committee notes the ongoing threats to other 
endangered species and supports continued funding for programs 
to protect great apes and tigers, including for habitat 
conservation. The Committee notes that democracy has been 
restored in Madagascar and encourages USAID to support 
activities that protect its unique ecosystem.
    The Committee supports continued United States leadership 
of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership and includes $31,000,000 
for the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment 
(CARPE). The Committee directs that $15,500,000 of the funds 
made available for CARPE be apportioned directly to the USFWS 
to support further development and implementation of a Central 
African regional wildlife law enforcement network and to build 
local capacity for wildlife protection in such region. These 
programs should include the professionalization of park guards 
and other wildlife law enforcement officials and the provision 
of tools and technologies for measuring, evaluating, and 
improving the effectiveness of wildlife law enforcement patrols 
and site-based protection and conservation activities.
    The Committee notes that the success of CARPE depends on 
building the capacity of Central African governments to 
professionally manage and protect their countries' resources. 
Memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements should be 
used to provide a roadmap, with benchmarks for measuring 
progress, to carry out environmental impact assessments, social 
and environmental management plans, fisheries management, and 
training of an effective force for wildlife conservation and 
park management. Buy-in by governments, in coordination with 
other implementing partners, is necessary for CARPE to become a 
comprehensive and sustainable program.
    Sec. 7063, Limitations on Family Planning/Reproductive 
Health, is a new provision that prohibits funds to the UNFPA 
and prohibits funds for population planning activities or other 
population assistance to foreign nongovernmental organizations 
that promote or perform abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Sec. 7064, 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 when certain actions are taken and requiring the 
Secretary of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations every 45 days on the status of negotiations with 
foreign governments on the transfer of individuals detained at 
United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7065, International Prison Conditions, is modified by 
deleting the two provisos relating to Assistant Secretary of 
State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).
    Sec. 7066, Prohibition on Use of Torture, is modified by 
deleting (b).
    Sec. 7069, Post-Soviet States, is a general provision 
similar to ``Independent States of the Former Soviet Union'' 
and ``Sovereignty of the Post-Soviet States'' in the prior 
year. Subsection (a) modifies subsection (a) of ``Sovereignty 
of the Post-Soviet States'' to prohibit funds for assistance 
for the central Government of the Russian Federation; 
subsection (b) is similar to subsection (a) of ``Independent 
States of the Former Soviet Union'' but restricts the waiver 
except as otherwise provided in subsection (a) and requires a 
consultation; subsection (c) inserts authorities carried in 
subsection (b) of ``Independent States of the Former Soviet 
Union'' except for funds for the central Government of the 
Russian Federation; includes a new subsection (e) providing 
funds for Ukraine and other countries in the region; and 
deletes subsections (b) through (f) of ``Sovereignty of the 
Post-Soviet States''.
    Sec. 7070, International Monetary Fund, is modified by 
deleting subsection (c). The Committee notes that under title 
V, the Secretary of the Treasury is directed to provide an 
update on this report in fiscal year 2015.
    Sec. 7071, Impact on Jobs in the United States, is modified 
by applying the provision to funds made available in prior 
Acts. Paragraph (4) is modified by deleting the date, deleting 
country limitations, and including directions for the World 
Bank Groups' Energy Sector to the list of policies.
    Sec. 7073, Limitation on Certain Awards, is modified by 
deleting subsection (c).
    Sec. 7076, Budget Documents, is modified by adding a 
requirement that a spend plan is required for all funds 
provided in the Act for the countries and purposes described 
and for all the sectors enumerated in section 7060 of the Act. 
A new subsection (c) requires a spending report for Development 
Credit Authority.
    Sec. 7077, Global Internet Freedom, is modified in (a) by 
deleting the funding directive and the requirement for a 
separate spend plan.
    Sec. 7078, Liu Xiaobo Plaza, is a new provision naming the 
street in front of the Embassy of the People's Republic of 
China, Liu Xiaobo Plaza.

              Provisions Deleted From Fiscal Year 2014 Act

    The Committee recommends nine general provisions that were 
included in division K of Public Law 113-76 be deleted in 
fiscal year 2015 because they are either addressed elsewhere in 
permanent law, have been considered, or are under 
consideration, by the appropriate authorizing committees, or 
are no longer necessary. The deleted provisions are the 
following:
    Sec. 7006. Local Guard Contracts.
    Sec. 7061. Uzbekistan.
    Sec. 7063. United Nations Population Fund.
    Sec.7064. Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
    Sec. 7071. Sovereignty of Post-Soviet States.
    Sec. 7079. Disability Programs.
    Sec. 7082. Death Gratuity and Other Benefits.
    Sec. 7083. Preadoption Visitation Requirement.

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

    Title VIII of the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $5,912,425,000 which is designated for OCO/GWOT 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Funds appropriated as 
OCO/GWOT under this title address the costs of contingency 
operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq; conflict 
stabilization and response efforts, including in the Middle 
East and North Africa; and other programs that address 
counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and humanitarian crises 
resulting from conflict. The Committee notes that OCO/GWOT 
funds are expected to phase out over time and that the 
Committee recommendation is $607,575,000 below the fiscal year 
2014 enacted level.
    The Committee recommendation does not designate funding 
levels for country programs or other activities under this 
title but notes that funds provided are subject to the 
operating and spend plan requirements of section 7076 of this 
Act, where applicable.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................    $1,391,109,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,553,425,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,508,458,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +117,349,000
  Change from request.................................       -44,967,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,508,458,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including 
$989,706,000 for WSP. 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 to support contingency 
operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and other areas of 
unrest.

                   CONFLICT STABILIZATION OPERATIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $8,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -8,500,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include funds under 
this heading in this Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $49,650,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        56,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................        56,900,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +7,250,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$56,900,000 for Office of Inspector General. 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 contingency operations, including for oversight 
requirements of reconstruction activities in Afghanistan 
conducted by SIGAR and by the Inspector General of the 
Department of State. The Committee recommendation includes 
language limiting the amounts the SIGAR makes available for 
printing and reproduction costs to no more than the amounts 
made available in fiscal year 2014.
    The Committee notes the transition underway in Afghanistan 
and the implications the drawdown will have on funds made 
available for reconstruction activities. The Committee urges 
the SIGAR to work with the Inspectors General of the Department 
of State and USAID on developing a plan for the transition of 
responsibility for oversight of projects in Afghanistan as the 
program moves from the reconstruction phase of the past several 
years to a more traditional development program.
    The Committee directs that the operating plan required by 
section 7076 detail the amounts made available under this 
heading for the SIGAR.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $8,628,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -8,628,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include additional 
funds under this heading.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $275,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       260,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................       260,800,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -14,200,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$260,800,000 for Embassy Security, Construction, and 
Maintenance. 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. Within the total, $10,800,000 is to cover lease 
properties throughout Iraq and $250,000,000 is for WSU.
    The Committee notes that the report on alternatives for 
Consulate Basrah required by section 7041(c)(3) of the 
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2014 has not been received. Accordingly, 
the Committee recommendation does not designate the additional 
WSU funds for construction of a new consulate compound in 
Basrah, Iraq, as was requested. Any decision to purchase land 
and/or construct Consulate Basrah is subject to the 
notification and prior approval requirement of section 7004(d) 
of this Act. If Consulate Basrah construction does not move 
forward, the Committee expects to be consulted prior to the 
funds under this heading being reprogrammed or transferred.

                      International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $74,400,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -74,400,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include additional 
funds under this heading.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $4,400,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -4,400,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include additional 
funds under this heading.

                            RELATED PROGRAMS


                    United States Institute of Peace





Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $6,016,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -6,016,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include additional 
funds under this heading.

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $81,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................        65,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        65,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -16,000,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$65,000,000 for Operating Expenses. 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.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $10,038,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -10,038,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include additional 
funds under this heading.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $924,172,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       635,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       774,172,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -150,000,000
  Change from request.................................      +139,172,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$774,172,000 for International Disaster Assistance. 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, 
including response to conflict-induced displacement, including 
in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, and 
Turkey, and the corresponding increase in humanitarian needs.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................        $9,423,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -9,423,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include additional 
funds under this heading.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $20,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -20,000,000
  Change from request.................................                 0


    The Committee recommendation does not include funds under 
this heading in this Act.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................    $1,656,215,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................     1,678,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,524,634,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -131,581,000
  Change from request.................................      -153,766,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,524,634,000 for Economic Support Fund. 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, Iraq, Jordan, 
Pakistan, and for the extraordinary needs related to the Syrian 
crisis and transitions in the Middle East.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................    $1,284,355,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       465,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       759,296,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -525,059,000
  Change from request.................................      +294,296,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$759,296,000 for Migration and Refugee Assistance. 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 for 
response to conflict-induced displacement, including in 
Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, and 
Turkey.

                   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE


                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $344,390,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       396,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       344,390,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -51,610,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$344,390,000 for International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement. 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 for the extraordinary 
needs related to the Syrian crisis and transitions in the 
Middle East.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................       $70,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        20,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -50,000,000
  Change from request.................................       +20,000,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$20,000,000 for Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and 
Related Programs. 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 the Middle East and North Africa.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $200,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       115,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       260,879,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +60,879,000
  Change from request.................................      +145,879,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$260,879,000 for Peacekeeping Operations. 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, including peacekeeping 
activities in Somalia.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM




Fiscal year 2014 enacted level........................      $530,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 request..............................       537,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       337,896,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -192,104,000
  Change from request.................................      -199,104,000


    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$337,896,000 for Foreign Military Financing Program. 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 Iraq, 
Pakistan, and in the Middle East and North Africa, including 
Jordan.

                     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.
    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, unless noted otherwise.
    Section 8003. Subsection (a) provides enhanced transfer 
authority to the Department of State if the Secretary of State 
determines that such transfer is necessary for implementation 
of the recommendations of the Benghazi Accountability Review 
Board or other security requirements. Subsection (b) provides 
funds for urgent and unanticipated peacekeeping requirements 
and requires the Secretary of State to submit a determination 
before such authority can be used. The Committee notes that 
this authority is only provided to address extraordinary 
circumstances and directs the Secretary of State to use this 
authority judiciously.
    Section 8004. 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.

                 TITLE IX--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISION


                       Spending Reduction Account

    Section 9001 establishes a Spending Reduction Account, as 
required by clause 3(d)(5) of H. Res. 5 (113th Congress).

            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    The following materials are submitted in accordance with 
various requirements of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives:


         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.

                              Rescissions

    The bill does not include any rescissions.

                           Transfers of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following list includes the 
transfers of funds included in the accompanying bill:
    In title III, under Peace Corps, language is included to 
transfer funds to the Foreign Currency Fluctuations Account.
    In title VIII, under Diplomatic and Consular Programs, 
language is included to transfer funds to other accounts for 
Afghanistan.

   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, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

      FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1990

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TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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       establishing categories of aliens for purposes of refugee 
                             determinations

  Sec. 599D. (a) * * *
  (b) Establishment of Categories.--
          (1) For purposes of subsection (a), the Attorney 
        General, in consultation with the Secretary of State 
        and the Coordinator for Refugee Affairs, shall 
        establish--
                  (A) one or more categories of aliens who are 
                or were nationals and residents of an 
                independent state of the former Soviet Union or 
                of Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania and who share 
                common characteristics that identify them as 
                targets of persecution in that state on account 
                of race, religion, nationality, membership in a 
                particular social group, or political opinion,
                  (B) one or more categories of aliens who are 
                or were nationals and residents of Vietnam, 
                Laos, or Cambodia and who share common 
                characteristics that identify them as targets 
                of persecution in such respective foreign state 
                on such an account; and
          (C) one or more categories of aliens who are or were 
        nationals and residents of the Islamic Republic or Iran 
        who, as members of a religious minority in Iran, share 
        common characteristics that identify them as targets of 
        persecution in that state on account of race, religion, 
        nationality, membership in a particular social group, 
        or political opinion.
          (2)(A) Aliens who are (or were) nationals and 
        residents of an independent state of the former Soviet 
        Union or of Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania and who are 
        Jews or Evangelical Christians shall be deemed a 
        category of alien established under paragraph (1)(A).
          (B) Aliens who are (or were) nationals of an 
        independent state of the former Soviet Union or of 
        Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania and who are current 
        members of, and demonstrate public, active, and 
        continuous participation (or attempted participation) 
        in the religious activities of, the Ukrainian Catholic 
        Church or the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, shall be 
        deemed a category of alien established under paragraph 
        (1)(A).
          (C) Aliens who are (or were) nationals and residents 
        of Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia and who are members of 
        categories of individuals determined, by the Attorney 
        General in accordance with ``Immigration and 
        Naturalization Service Worldwide Guidelines for 
        Overseas Refugee Processing'' (issued by the 
        Immigration and Naturalization Service in August 1983) 
        shall be deemed a category of alien established under 
        paragraph (1)(B).
          (3) Within the number of admissions of refugees 
        allocated for each of fiscal years 1990, 1991, and 1992 
        for refugees who are nationals of the Soviet Union 
        under section 207(a)(3) of the Immigration and 
        Nationality Act (and within the number of such 
        admissions allocated for each of fiscal years 1993, 
        1994, 1995, and 1996 for refugees who are nationals of 
        the independent states of the former Soviet Union, 
        Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania under such section) and 
        within the number of such admissions allocated for each 
        of fiscal years 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 
        1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 
        2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, [and 2014] 2014, 
        and 2015 for refugees who are nationals of the 
        independent states of the former Soviet Union, Estonia, 
        Latvia, and Lithuania under such section, 
        notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
        President shall allocate one thousand of such 
        admissions for such fiscal year to refugees who are 
        within the category of aliens described in paragraph 
        (2)(B).

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  (e) Period of Application.--
          (1) Subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on the 
        date of the enactment of this Act and shall only apply 
        to applications for refugee status submitted before 
        October 1, [2014] 2015.
          (2) Subsection (c) shall apply to decisions made 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act and before 
        October 1, [2014] 2015.
          (3) Subsection (d) shall take effect on the date of 
        the enactment of this Act and shall only apply to 
        reapplications for refugee status submitted before 
        October 1, [2014] 2015.

    adjustment of status for certain soviet and indochinese parolees

  Sec. 599E. (a) * * *
  (b) Aliens Eligible for Adjustment of Status.-- The benefits 
provided in subsection (a) shall only apply to an alien who--
          (1) was a national of an independent state of the 
        former Soviet Union or of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, 
        Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia, and
          (2) was inspected and granted parole into the United 
        States during the period beginning on August 15, 1988, 
        and ending on September 30, [2014] 2015, after being 
        denied refugee status.

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               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 2015 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 2015 bill, which may 
be construed as changing existing law, are as follows:
Title I
    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', transfer 
authority to other accounts within ``Administration of Foreign 
Affairs'', limitations on certain programs, offices, and 
activities.
    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', language 
carried in prior years designating the availability and use of 
certain fees and transfers from other agencies.
    Under ``Capital Investment Fund'', language carried in 
prior years stating that section 135(e) of Public Law 103-236 
shall not apply.
    Under ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'', 
language carried in prior years designating the availability 
and use of certain fees.
    Under ``Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance'', 
language carried in prior years placing limitations on the uses 
of funds, restricting representation expenses, and requiring 
submission of an operating plan.
    Under ``Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular 
Service'', language carried in prior years 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 and 
capping total obligations.
    Under ``Contributions to International Organizations'', 
language carried in prior years 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, requiring notification to the Committees on 
Appropriations and limiting the use of funds.
    Under ``Contributions for International Peacekeeping 
Activities'', language similar to language carried in prior 
years limiting the use of funds, a report on available credits 
and limiting the use of such credits, and establishing a number 
of notification and reporting requirements.
    Under ``International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
States and Mexico'' and ``American Sections, International 
Commissions'', language carried in prior years providing a 
limitation on the amount available for representation expenses.
    Under ``International Fisheries Commissions'', language 
carried in prior years providing authority to pay United States 
expenses in advance, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324.
    Under ``International Broadcasting Operations'', language 
carried in prior years setting limitations on funds available 
for certain expenses and receipts, requiring the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors (BBG) make funds available to expand 
unrestricted access to information on the Internet through the 
development and use of circumvention technologies, extending 
certain personnel authorities, requiring a review of certain 
programs, restricting representation expenses, and requiring 
notifications.
    Under ``Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program'', language 
carried in prior years limiting the use of funds relating to 
compensation.
    Under ``United States Commission on International Religious 
Freedom'', language carried in prior years placing a limitation 
on representation expenses.
    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 representation expenses.
    Under ``United States-China Economic and Security Review 
Commission'', language carried in prior years incorporating by 
reference several provisos relating to personnel and financial 
management authorities that were carried in in the Department 
of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations Act, 
2009.
Title II
    Under ``Operating Expenses, United States Agency for 
International Development'', language carried in prior years 
limiting financing construction or entering into leases, 
allowing transfers of funds, limiting and restricting 
representation and entertainment expenses.
    Under ``Capital Investment Fund'', language carried in 
prior years requiring notifications.
Title III
    Under ``Global Health Programs'', language carried in prior 
years placing restrictions and requirements related to family 
planning and abortion, requiring direct apportionment to 
agencies, designating the use of funds, and setting a cap on 
administrative expenses.
    Under ``Development Assistance'', language designating the 
use of funds.
    Under ``Transition Initiatives'', language similar to prior 
years designating the use of funds, requiring a report prior to 
the initiation of a country program, and allowing the use of 
additional funds in the Act for the same purposes as funds 
under this heading following consultation.
    Under ``Development Credit Authority'', language carried in 
prior years authorizing transfers and setting funding and 
financing limitations.
    Under ``Migration and Refugee Assistance'', language 
similar to prior years designating amounts for small scale 
emergency humanitarian requirements and for refugees resettling 
in Israel.
    Under ``Peace Corps'', language carried in prior years 
limiting representation expenses, requiring consultations, 
allowing the Director to transfer funds to help mitigate 
exchange rate losses, and placing limitations on certain 
activities.
    Under ``Millennium Challenge Corporation'', language 
carried in prior years placing a cap on administrative 
expenses, establishing certain funding conditions and 
notification requirements, revising income eligibility criteria 
for lower and lower-middle income candidate countries, limiting 
and restricting entertainment and representation allowances.
    Under ``Inter-American Foundation'', language carried in 
prior years limiting representation expenses.
    Under ``United States African Development Foundation'', 
language carried in prior years allowing for the investment of 
project funding by grantees, limiting the use of interest 
earned, and requiring a report.
    Under ``International Affairs Technical Assistance'', 
language carried in prior years providing funds notwithstanding 
any other provision of law.
Title IV
    Under ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement'', language similar to prior years giving the 
Department of State the authority to provide excess property to 
a foreign country, waiving a section of the Foreign Assistance 
Act, subject to notification, requiring reports, and permitting 
funds for certain purposes.
    Under ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and 
Related Programs'', language carried in prior years designating 
the use of funds, providing authorities for funds, establishing 
certain funding conditions and notification requirements.
    Under ``Peacekeeping Operations'', language similar to 
prior years designating the use of funds, providing certain 
authorities, establishing prohibitions for the use of funds, 
and requiring notifications.
    Under ``International Military Education and Training'', 
language carried in prior years requiring notification, 
allowing certain civilian personnel to receive training, and 
limiting entertainment allowances.
    Under ``Foreign Military Financing Program'', language 
similar to prior years designating the use of funds, requiring 
consultations and notifications, designating the use of funds, 
establishing requirements for the disbursement and transfer of 
certain funds, establishing limitations and conditions on 
funds, limiting administrative and entertainment expenses.
Title V
    Under ``International Organizations and Programs'', 
language is included prohibiting funds for the 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change/United Nations 
Framework Convention on Climate Change; and indicating that 
section 307(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 does not 
apply to certain contributions.
Title VI
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Program 
Account'', language as in prior years allowing for the certain 
expenditures, setting limitations on funds and extending 
authority contained in sections 1(a) and (b) of Public Law 103-
428.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, 
Administrative Expenses'', language similar to prior years 
limiting representation expenses, extending the authority of 
subsection (a) of section 117 of the Export Enhancement Act of 
1992, allowing for the collection of certain fees, and 
requiring notifications.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Receipts 
Collected'', language carried in prior years requiring 
sufficient fees to cover costs, providing up to $10,000,000 in 
excess receipts for an extended period of time.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Noncredit 
Account'', language as in prior years limiting representation 
expenses, and providing that certain costs shall not be 
considered administrative costs.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Program 
Account'', language as in prior years designating transfer 
authority from ``Noncredit Account'', providing program 
authority in Iraq, requiring certain notifications, and 
designating funds for administrative expenses.
    Under ``Trade and Development Agency'', language similar to 
prior years restricting representation and entertainment 
allowances and designating the use of funds.
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 agencies to provide quarterly reports on the 
cumulative balances of any unobligated funds.
    Sec. 7003 includes language carried in prior years 
requiring that consulting service contracts shall be a matter 
of public record.
    Sec. 7004 includes language similar to prior years 
requiring inter-agency cost sharing with respect to the 
construction and use of diplomatic facilities, setting 
limitations and notification requirements, placing conditions 
and restrictions on certain funds.
    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 carried in prior years 
prohibiting first-class travel.
    Sec. 7007 includes language carried in prior years 
prohibiting assistance for the governments of Cuba, North 
Korea, Iran, and Syria.
    Sec. 7008 includes language similar to prior years 
prohibiting assistance for countries whose duly elected head of 
government is deposed by military coup or decree, or a coup or 
decree in which the military plays a decisive role, requires a 
determination, and provides a waiver under certain conditions.
    Sec. 7009 includes language carried in prior years setting 
limitations and conditions on transfers between appropriations 
accounts, and requiring audits of certain transfers.
    Sec. 7010 includes language carried 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, and provides 
certain waiver authority.
    Sec. 7013 includes language similar to prior years 
prohibiting assistance to a country in which the assistance is 
subject to taxation, unless the Secretary of State makes 
certain determinations, and including a reporting requirement.
    Sec. 7014 includes language carried in prior years 
regarding the reservation of funds and the designation of 
certain funding levels.
    Sec. 7015 includes language similar to prior years 
establishing the 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 similar to 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 prior years 
prohibiting assistance for countries that support international 
terrorism.
    Sec. 7022 includes language 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 United States 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 carried in prior years 
regarding assistance through nongovernmental organizations and 
assistance provided under the Food for Peace Act.
    Sec. 7028 includes new language similar to the prior year 
conditioning funds provided to local organizations through 
limited competitions.
    Sec. 7029 includes language modified from the prior year 
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 modified from the prior year 
regarding management of assistance and budget transparency of 
recipient countries.
    Sec. 7032 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the designation of funds for programs that promote 
democracy and establishing criteria for the administration of 
these programs.
    Sec. 7033 includes language carried in the prior year on 
multi-year pledges.
    Sec. 7034 includes language modified from the prior year 
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 carried in 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 regarding Hamas.
    Sec. 7041 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, 
Libya, Syria, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.
    Sec. 7042 includes language modified from the prior year 
designating use of funds for Central African Republic, 
counterterrorism programs, areas affected by the Lord's 
Resistance Army, programs to promote natural resource 
transparency, and South Sudan; and placing limitations on 
assistance for Sudan and Zimbabwe.
    Sec. 7043 includes language modified from the prior year 
including authorities for Burma, Tibet and Vietnam, and placing 
conditions on assistance for North Korea and the People's 
Republic of China.
    Sec. 7044 includes language modified from the prior year 
setting limitations on assistance for Afghanistan, conditioning 
assistance for Pakistan and Sri Lanka, including reporting 
requirements, and providing authority for regional cross border 
programs.
    Sec. 7045 includes language modified from the prior year 
setting guidelines on assistance for Colombia, designating 
funding for Cuba, extending authorities and conditioning 
assistance for Haiti, requiring a report on Honduras, 
designating availability of funds for border security 
initiatives for Mexico and Central America and trade capacity 
programs, and addressing the costs and maintenance of aircraft 
funded in this Act.
    Sec. 7046 includes language carried in prior years 
regarding United States payments to United Nations members.
    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 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 UN agencies and 
specifically the UN Human Rights Council and UNRWA, prohibiting 
funds for construction of the UN Headquarters, and including a 
reporting requirement.
    Sec. 7049 includes language carried in prior years related 
to assistance made available for community-based policing 
programs.
    Sec. 7050 includes language carried in prior years 
regarding the promotion of tobacco products.
    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, setting funding guidelines 
and transfer authority for polio and pandemic viruses, placing 
a funding limitation on international family planning programs, 
and conditioning contributions to the Global Fund to Fight 
AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
    Sec. 7059 includes language similar to that carried in 
prior years regarding programs that promote gender equality and 
women's leadership, and respond to gender-based violence and 
conflict prevention.
    Sec. 7060 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance for programs related to basic education, 
higher education, conservation, food security and agriculture 
development, microenterprise, trafficking in persons, water and 
sanitation, and establishing notification requirements.
    Sec. 7061 includes language carried in the prior year 
reading prohibition on funds to implement the Arms Trade 
Treaty.
    Sec. 7062 includes language carried in prior years limiting 
assistance for nongovernmental organizations that do not 
provide documents necessary for auditing purposes.
    Sec. 7063 includes new language limiting assistance for 
international family planning programs and prohibiting funds 
for the United Nations Population Fund.
    Sec. 7064 includes new language limiting funds to any 
country, regarding the transfer of individuals detained at 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7065 includes language similar to prior years 
regarding funds to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign 
prisons.
    Sec. 7066 includes language similar to prior years 
prohibiting funds for the use of torture.
    Sec. 7067 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. 7068 includes language carried in prior years 
regarding commercial leasing of defense articles.
    Sec. 7069 includes language modified from prior years 
conditioning assistance for the independent states of the 
former Soviet Union and prohibiting funds to the central 
government of the Russian Federation, and includes new language 
designating funding for Ukraine and other countries in the 
region.
    Sec. 7070 includes language similar to prior years 
regarding lending by and whistleblower policies of 
International Monetary Fund.
    Sec. 7071 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing certain limitations on assistance that may impact 
jobs in the United States.
    Sec. 7072 includes language carried in prior years 
designating funding for the provision of certain defense 
articles.
    Sec. 7073 includes language similar to the prior year 
prohibiting funds for certain contracts.
    Sec. 7074 includes language carried in the prior year 
establishing restrictions on enterprise funds.
    Sec. 7075 includes language carried in prior years 
prohibiting funds for programs in contravention of this Act.
    Sec. 7076 includes language similar to prior years 
requiring spending and operating plans for funds provided in 
this Act.
    Sec. 7077 includes language similar to prior years 
regarding the availability of funds to promote Internet freedom 
globally.
    Sec. 7078 includes new language naming a street in front of 
the Embassy of the People's Republic of China.
Title VIII
    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', language 
carried in prior years allowing the transfer of funds to other 
federal departments and agencies, and requiring notification of 
any such transfers.
    Under ``Office of Inspector General'', language carried in 
prior years designating an amount for the Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and limiting printing 
and reproduction costs.
    Under ``Peacekeeping Operations'', language similar to 
prior years designating funds for assessed contributions.
    Sec. 8001 includes language carried in prior years stating 
that funds appropriated in title VIII are in addition to 
amounts appropriated in the bill for fiscal year 2015.
    Sec. 8002 includes language carried in prior years 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. 8003 includes language similar to the prior year 
permitting and setting limitations on the transfer of funds 
from ``Administration of Foreign Affairs'' if necessary for 
security requirements, and permits funds for unanticipated 
peacekeeping requirements subject to a determination.
    Sec. 8004 is new language designating funds.

                  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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Department of State/              2003..............  $5,290,390,000....  $5,874,914,000....  $11,404,936,000
 Administration of Foreign
 Affairs.
Department of State/              2003..............  1,529,702,000.....  1,672,000,000.....  3,105,681,000
 International Organizations.
Department of State/              2003..............  71,385,000........  57,730,000........  122,729,000
 International Commissions.
Broadcasting Board of Governors.  2003..............  644,486,000.......  599,560,000.......  738,680,000
Department of State/Related       2003..............  72,000,000........  69,986,000........  152,509,000
 Programs.
United States Institute of Peace  2014..............  Such sums as may    37,000,000........  35,300,000
                                                       be necessary.
Operating Expenses of the United  1987..............  387,000,000.......  340,600,000.......  1,147,229,000
 States Agency for International
 Development.
Capital Investment Fund.........  None..............  NA................  NA................  130,815,000
Operating Expenses of the United  1987..............  21,750,000........  21,000,000........  54,285,000
 States Agency for International
 Development--Inspector General.
Global Health Programs (see note  Population (1987);  Population          Population          2,637,000,000
 below).                           Health and          ($290,000,000);     ($234,625,000);     (includes
                                   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).
Global Health Programs: HIV/AIDS  2013..............  48,000,000,000      5,720,499,000.....  5,670,000,000
                                                       over 5 years.
Development Assistance (see note  Agriculture;        Agriculture         Agriculture         2,527,697,000
 below).                           (1987) Education    ($760,000,000);     ($693,613,000);     (programs
                                   (1987); Energy      Education           Education           difficult to
                                   and selected        ($180,000,000);     ($155,000,000);     determine due to
                                   development         Energy and          Energy and          changing
                                   activities (1987).  selected            selected            definitions of
                                                       development         development         programs since
                                                       activities          activities          last authorized)
                                                       ($207,000,000).     ($149,990,000).
International Disaster            1987..............  25,000,000........  70,000,000........  1,801,000,000
 Assistance (see note below).
    Transition Initiatives......  None (same          NA................  NA................  67,600,000
                                   authorities as
                                   International
                                   Disaster
                                   Assistance).
Development Credit Authority....  None..............  NA................  NA................  40,000,000 (by
                                                                                               transfer)
Development Credit Authority--    None..............  NA................  NA................  8,041,000
 administrative expenses.
Economic Support Fund...........  1987..............  3,800,000,000.....  3,555,000,000.....  4,511,246,000
Democracy Fund..................  None..............  NA................  NA................  130,500,000
Migration and Refugee Assistance  2003..............  820,000,000.......  781,884,000.......  3,059,000,000
U.S. Emergency Refugee and        1962..............  Such amounts as     NA................  50,000,000
 Migration Assistance Fund (note                       may be necessary.
 below).
Peace Corps.....................  2003..............  365,000,000.......  295,069,000.......  379,000,000
Millennium Challenge Corporation  2005..............  Such sums as may    1,488,000,000.....  898,200,000
                                                       be necessary.
Inter-American Foundation.......  1993..............  31,000,000........  30,960,000........  22,500,000
United States African             1987..............  3,872,000.........  6,500,000.........  30,000,000
 Development Foundation.
Department of the Treasury,       1999..............  5,000,000.........  1,500,000.........  23,500,000
 International Affairs Technical
 Assistance.
International Narcotics Control   1994..............  171,500,000.......  100,000,000.......  1,350,000,000
 and Law Enforcement.
Nonproliferation, Anti-           2003..............  226,200,000.......  NA................  692,796,000
 terrorism, Demining and Related
 Programs (see note below).
Peacekeeping Operations.........  1999..............  83,000,000........  76,500,000........  482,029,000
International Military Education  2003..............  85,000,000........  79,480,000........  107,474,000
 and Training.
Foreign Military Financing......  2003..............  4,107,000,000.....  6,104,632,000.....  5,878,154,000
International Organizations and   1987..............  236,084,000.......  237,264,000.......  271,270,000
 Programs.
International Development         2014..............  4,075,500,000 over  1,355,000,000.....  1,290,600,000
 Association.                                          3 years.
African Development Fund........  2014..............  585,000,000 over 3  176,336,000.......  176,336,000
                                                       years.
Asian Development Fund..........  2013..............  461,000,000 over 3  100,000,000.......  109,854,000
                                                       years.
Export Import Bank of the United  2014..............  Such sums as may    125,500,000.......  105,000,000
 States.                                               be necessary.
Overseas Private Investment       2014..............  Such sums as may    62,574,000........  62,574,000
 Corporation Administrative                            be necessary.
 Expenses.
Overseas Private Investment       2014..............  Such sums as may    27,371,000........  25,000,000
 Corporation Program Account.                          be necessary.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

                 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 of Bill Prepared in Consultation with the Congressional Budget Office Pursuant to Sec. 308(a),
                  Public Law 93-344, As Amended, State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             302(b) Allocation                This bill
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Budget                       Budget
                                                           authority      Outlays       authority      Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary.........................................          42,381    42,319\1\          42,381    43,897\1\
Overseas Contingencies................................           5,912     3,142\1\           5,912     1,275\1\
Mandatory.............................................             159          159             159          159
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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 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:
    2015.............................................          16,993\1\
    2016.............................................             12,143
    2017.............................................              7,960
    2018.............................................              5,075
    2019 and future years............................              5,249
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

               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.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Budget
                                               authority       Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Financial assistance to State and local                  0          0\1\
 governments..............................
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                          Program Duplication

    No provision of this bill establishes or reauthorizes a 
program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of 
another Federal program, a program that was included in any 
report from the Government Accountability Office to Congress 
pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program 
related to a program identified in the most recent Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance.

                          Directed Rulemaking

    The bill does not direct any rule making.

      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 2014 enacted amounts and budget estimates 
presented for fiscal year 2015:



            ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVE NITA M. LOWEY

    Foreign assistance provided by the Department of State, 
foreign operations appropriations bill (SFOPS) is based on the 
fundamental generosity of the American people and protects and 
advances our national security, economic prosperity, and global 
leadership.
    The investments under the jurisdiction of this subcommittee 
respond to the demands placed on the State Department and the 
other international affairs agencies in an increasingly 
dangerous and dynamic global context. The bill provides 
$42,381,000,000 in base funding and $5,912,425,000 in overseas 
contingency operations (OCO) for a total of $48,293,425,000, 
which is $276,538,000 below the President's request and 
$707,575,000 below the FY 2014 enacted level.
    With so many challenges throughout the world, I am pleased 
that this bill bolsters our allies, builds stability and 
security, responds to urgent humanitarian needs, invests in 
global health programs and education, and, to a lesser degree, 
supports multilateral cooperation. It provides resources that 
over the years have improved the lives of the most vulnerable 
and provided life-saving treatment and assistance to millions 
while promoting stability, peace, and economic prosperity. 
Chairwoman Granger and I continue this subcommittee's tradition 
of finding common ground on vital national security issues. The 
Chairwoman and her staff made every effort to include the 
concerns of the minority and, on behalf of the Democratic 
members of the Committee, I thank her for courtesy, 
thoughtfulness and fairness throughout the committee process.
    The funding in this bill will save countless lives and is a 
critical component of the global battle against disease. It 
provides $8,307,000,000 for global health programs, which is 
$257,000,000 above the FY 2015 request and reaffirms our 
commitment to global health initiatives including nutrition, 
maternal and child health, programs to combat tuberculosis, 
malaria, and pandemic threats, and provides funding for PEPFAR, 
the Global Fund, and the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative 
(GAVI). Additionally, the bill funds humanitarian accounts at 
the same level as FY 2014 and $1,512,626,000 higher than the 
request.
    Assistance is provided at the President's request level for 
Israel, a bulwark of democracy and a vital ally in a volatile 
region of the world. Our strategic alliance with Israel is 
reaffirmed, which is particularly important given the breakdown 
of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the influence of Hamas 
in the Palestinian unity government, Iran's continued quest for 
nuclear weapons, and the recent turmoil in Iraq, Syria, and 
Libya. The bill continues prior year language on halting anti-
Israel incitement, and maintains conditions on any prospective 
assistance to the Palestinian Authority, requiring them to 
demonstrate a commitment to peace, coexistence, and security 
cooperation with Israel. It also defers funding decisions for 
the new Palestinian unity government.
    Moreover, the funding in this bill helps protect our own 
national security interests as well as the security of our 
allies in the Middle East, and I am pleased that we provide 
more than $1,000,000,000 in funding for Jordan. Funding is also 
provided in this bill to Egypt, but is conditioned on the 
Government of Egypt holding parliamentary elections and taking 
steps to support a democratic transition and governing 
democratically. The bill recognizes the volatile situation in 
Egypt and our hope that this important ally will emerge from 
its current turmoil a stronger, pluralistic state that respects 
the rights of all of its citizens. These conditions, as well as 
language maintaining restrictions on Iran, ensure oversight of 
assistance that addresses critical security imperatives in a 
rapidly-changing environment.
    The bill also provides $800,000,000 for basic education 
programs, which foster healthy, democratic societies that are 
the linchpin to all our international goals and initiatives. I 
am pleased we provide a $50,000,000 contribution to the Global 
Partnership for Education which will help leverage additional 
resources for education and ensure that the U.S. taxpayer is 
getting the greatest possible impact for their tax dollars. I 
also appreciate the Chair providing $365,000,000 for clean 
water and basic sanitation; this assistance is fundamental to 
the health and economic well-being of families throughout the 
world.
    The bill includes significant funding for the Peace Corps. 
The volunteers from the Peace Corps impact countless lives in 
the developing world each year while furthering our public 
diplomacy efforts. I am also very pleased that the committee 
amended the bill to correct an inequity on health care access 
for Peace Corps volunteers that was long overdue.
    While I have noted that the Chairwoman accommodated 
numerous Democratic priorities, I remain frustrated that the 
Republican leadership of the House continues to target family 
planning programs for cuts and divisive policy provisions. 
These attacks are counterproductive and result in more 
abortions because they prevent women around the world from 
gaining access to essential information and health care 
services. I do not support the inclusion in the bill of the 
Mexico City Policy, the prohibition on funding for the United 
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), or the capping of bilateral 
family planning and reproductive health programs at 
$461,000,000.
    I am disappointed that the bill provides no funding for 
multilateral programs that address global climate change--such 
as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Strategic 
Climate Fund and the Clean Technology Fund--and continues 
efforts to override restrictions on the financing of coal-fired 
power plants abroad. Dramatic changes in climate are predicted 
to be a major driver of conflict around the world. Failure to 
provide these funds increases this risk and generates 
conditions that could lead to failed states and make 
populations more vulnerable to radicalization. The bill 
unnecessarily restrains the Administration's ability to support 
countries looking toward renewable and clean energy sources and 
ignores that developing countries 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. This 
funding protects the health and development advances we've 
achieved and promotes economic growth in these countries. The 
development of renewable energy can create jobs both in the 
United States and in the developing world.
    The bill also includes policy provisions such as capping UN 
peacekeeping activities at 25% and limiting the use of UN 
peacekeeping credits to make up funding shortfalls, restricting 
funding for pay comparability, and removing human rights 
conditions on funding for Colombia, Mexico, Central America, 
the Philippines and Indonesia. These decisions are short-
sighted, and I hope we will reconsider these positions as we 
continue through the appropriations process.
    Our goal must be to work for greater sustainability in our 
investments and ``graduate'' countries from our assistance. But 
the process of development cannot be truncated. These programs 
build stronger and more stable communities around the world by 
raising the health, education and economic well-being of 
citizens and building government capacity for generations to 
come. Participation in multilateral institutions such as the 
World Bank, United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund 
is vital to help the United States share the global burden and 
tackle challenges bigger than any single country. Bolstering 
development and diplomacy spurs our economic progress and has a 
positive impact on our national security.
    In conclusion, I commend Chairwoman Granger's efforts and 
reiterate my strong support for the many positive aspects of 
this bill. At the same time, I am committed to working in a 
constructive, bipartisan manner on making the necessary 
improvements to this bill.

                                                     Nita M. Lowey.