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114th Congress   }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session     }                                       {     114-154

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 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  2016

                                _______
                                

 June 15, 2015.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2772]

    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, 
2016, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Overview...................................................
                                                                      4
Title I--Department of State and Related Agency:                2
                                                                      9
Department of State:                                            2
                                                                      9
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................     2
                                                                      9
        Diplomatic and Consular Programs...................     2
                                                                     10
        Capital Investment Fund............................     6
                                                                     16
        Office of Inspector General........................     6
                                                                     17
        Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.........     6
                                                                     17
        Representation Expenses............................     7
                                                                     18
        Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials.......     7
                                                                     19
        Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance....     7
                                                                     19
        Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service.     8
                                                                     22
        Repatriation Loans Program Account.................     9
                                                                     22
        Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan........     9
                                                                     22
        Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
            Disability Fund................................     9
                                                                     23
International Organizations:                                    9
                                                                     23
        Contributions to International Organizations.......     9
                                                                     23
        Contributions for International Peacekeeping 
            Activities.....................................    12
                                                                     25
International Commissions:                                     15
                                                                     27
        International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
            States and Mexico..............................    16
                                                                     27
        American Sections, International Commissions.......    16
                                                                     27
        International Fisheries Commissions................    17
                                                                     28
        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
                                                                     31
                Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue 
                    Trust Fund.............................    20
                                                                     31
                Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program.....    20
                                                                     31
                Israeli Arab Scholarship Program...........    21
                                                                     32
                East-West Center...........................
                                                                     32
                National Endowment for Democracy...........    21
                                                                     32
        Other Commissions..................................    21
                                                                     33
                Commission for the Preservation of 
                    America's Heritage Abroad..............    21
                                                                     33
                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.............    23
                                                                     34
                United States-China Economic and Security 
                    Review Commission......................    23
                                                                     34
Title II--United States Agency for International 
    Development:                                               24
                                                                     34
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    24
                                                                     34
                Operating Expenses.........................    24
                                                                     34
                Capital Investment Fund....................    25
                                                                     36
                Office of Inspector General................    25
                                                                     36
Title III--Bilateral Economic Assistance:                      26
                                                                     37
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    26
                                                                     37
                Global Health Programs.....................    26
                                                                     37
                Development Assistance.....................    31
                                                                     41
                International Disaster Assistance..........    32
                                                                     45
                Transition Initiatives.....................    32
                                                                     46
                Complex Crises Fund........................
                                                                     46
                Development Credit Authority...............    33
                                                                     46
                Economic Support Fund......................    35
                                                                     47
                Democracy Fund.............................    35
                                                                     52
        Department of State................................    35
                                                                     53
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........    35
                                                                     53
                United States Emergency Refugee and 
                    Migration Assistance Fund..............    36
                                                                     55
        Independent Agencies...............................    36
                                                                     55
                Peace Corps................................    36
                                                                     55
                Millennium Challenge Corporation...........    38
                                                                     55
                Inter-American Foundation..................    40
                                                                     56
                United States African Development 
                    Foundation.............................    40
                                                                     57
        Department of the Treasury.........................    41
                                                                     57
                International Affairs Technical Assistance.    41
                                                                     57
Title IV--International Security Assistance:                   41
                                                                     57
        Department of State................................    41
                                                                     57
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................    41
                                                                     57
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................    42
                                                                     61
                Peacekeeping Operations....................    44
                                                                     62
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    45
                                                                     63
                International Military Education and 
                    Training...............................    45
                                                                     63
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........    45
                                                                     64
Title V--Multilateral Assistance:                              49
                                                                     67
        Funds Appropriated to the President................
                                                                     67
                International Organizations and Programs...
                                                                     67
        International Financial Institutions...............    49
                                                                     67
                Global Environment Facility................
                                                                     68
                Contribution to the International 
                    Development Association................    49
                                                                     68
                Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative........
                                                                     69
                Contribution to the International Bank for 
                    Reconstruction and Development.........
                                                                     69
                Contribution to the Clean Technology Fund..
                                                                     69
                Contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund.
                                                                     69
                Contribution to the Green Climate Fund.....
                                                                     69
                Global Agriculture and Food Security 
                    Program................................
                                                                     69
                Contribution to the Inter-American 
                    Development Bank.......................
                                                                     70
                Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral 
                    Investment Fund........................
                                                                     70
                North American Development Bank............
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.    49
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Asian Development Bank.
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Bank...................................
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Fund...................................    49
                                                                     71
                Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative........
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the International Fund for 
                    Agricultural Development...............
                                                                     71
Title VI--Export and Investment Assistance:                    50
                                                                     71
        Export-Import Bank of the United States............    50
                                                                     71
        Overseas Private Investment Corporation............    53
                                                                     72
        Trade and Development Agency.......................    55
                                                                     73
Title VII--General Provisions:                                 55
                                                                     73
Title VIII--Global War on Terrorism:                          223
                                                                     87
        Department of State................................   223
                                                                     87
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................   223
                                                                     87
                Diplomatic and Consular Programs...........   223
                                                                     87
                Conflict Stabilization Operations..........
                                                                     87
                Office of Inspector General................   224
                                                                     87
                Embassy Security, Construction, and 
                    Maintenance............................   224
                                                                     88
        International Organizations........................   225
                                                                     88
                Contributions to International 
                    Organizations..........................   225
                                                                     88
                Peace Operations Response Mechanism........
                                                                     88
        Related Agency.....................................   225
                                                                     88
                Broadcasting Board of Governors............   225
                                                                     88
        United States Agency for International Development.   225
                                                                     89
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   225
                                                                     89
                Operating Expenses.........................   225
                                                                     89
        Bilateral Economic Assistance......................   226
                                                                     89
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   226
                                                                     89
                International Disaster Assistance..........   226
                                                                     89
                Transition Initiatives.....................   226
                                                                     89
                Complex Crises Fund........................
                                                                     90
                Economic Support Fund......................   226
                                                                     90
        Department of State................................   227
                                                                     90
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........   227
                                                                     90
        International Security Assistance..................   227
                                                                     91
        Department of State................................   227
                                                                     91
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................   227
                                                                     91
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................   228
                                                                     91
                Peacekeeping Operations....................   228
                                                                     92
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   229
                                                                     92
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........   229
                                                                     92
        General Provisions.................................   229
                                                                     93
Title IX--Additional General Provision:                       230
                                                                     93
        Spending Reduction Account.........................   230
                                                                     93
House of Representatives Reporting Requirements............
                                                                     93
Minority Views.............................................
                                                                    132

                                OVERVIEW

    The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2016 for 
activities under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Programs is $47,834,000,000 in 
new discretionary budget authority, which is $1,431,000,000 
below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level (excluding emergency 
appropriations) and $6,113,291,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
request. Within the total funding provided, the recommendation 
includes $7,334,000,000 in title VIII to address the Global War 
on Terrorism (GWOT), pursuant to the authority contained in 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    The Committee recommendation yields savings by terminating 
or not providing funding for many accounts and reducing funds 
for programs from the prior year and the request.
    The Committee recommendation, as detailed in the bill and 
this report, prioritizes security programs, including embassy 
security and international security assistance; humanitarian, 
health, and development assistance; programs that promote 
democracy and other American ideals; and oversight, 
transparency, and accountability measures. The Committee also 
provides guidance on reprogramming and notification 
requirements contained in the bill.

                           SECURITY PROGRAMS

    The Committee continues its focus on supporting programs 
that are critical to the national security interests of the 
United States, as well as the security of our allies and 
partners in the fight against terrorism. The bill reflects a 
commitment to support embassy security, diplomatic security, 
and international security assistance and provides the total 
amount requested for such activities in titles I, IV, and VIII 
in this Act.

Embassy Security

    The Committee once again prioritizes the security of our 
diplomatic and development staff and the facilities where they 
work by fully funding the fiscal year 2016 request for Embassy 
Security, Construction, and Maintenance and Worldwide Security 
Protection. When these funds are combined with planned agency 
contributions for new embassy construction, the level meets the 
funding recommendation of the Benghazi Accountability Review 
Board. The bill also expands reporting requirements for new 
embassy construction to ensure proper oversight of such funds.

Counterterrorism activities

    The Committee is concerned about the growing threat of 
terrorism globally and provides support throughout the bill for 
programs to address this issue.
    The Committee is troubled by the flow of foreign terrorist 
fighters traveling to Syria, Iraq and other countries to join 
the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other 
terrorist groups. According to the Department of State, more 
than 22,500 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria and Iraq. 
The Committee recommendation requires the Secretary of State to 
develop a strategy for countering foreign terrorist fighters. 
The Committee also provides direction to the Secretary of State 
to take action to deny or revoke passports of Americans 
traveling to join such groups, as appropriate.
    The Committee recommendation provides $104,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2015 enacted level specifically to prevent and 
counter terrorist safe havens and to address foreign terrorist 
fighters. The Committee further notes the rise of terrorism in 
Africa and fully funds the requests for the Trans-Sahara 
Counterterrorism Partnership and the Partnership for Regional 
East Africa Counterterrorism.

Middle East and North Africa

    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 also supports the request for 
security and economic assistance for Egypt and notes that 
maintaining security cooperation with Egypt is critical.
    The Committee recommendation strongly 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 
more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.
    The Committee recommendation also provides critical 
assistance for Iraq to promote stability and to stop the 
advances of ISIL and other terrorist groups. The Committee 
expects that funds will be made available to promote security 
in all areas of Iraq, including Kurdistan. The Committee notes 
that a spend plan and advance notification are required before 
funds are obligated for Iraq, pursuant to sections 7015 and 
7076 of this Act.
    The Committee notes the positive steps made by Tunisia 
along its democratic transition, but also notes with concern 
the terrorist threats Tunisia faces. Therefore, the Committee 
recommendation includes $134,400,000 for Tunisia, which is the 
same as the request, to support its democratic transition, 
stabilize the economy, address instability, and bolster 
security.
    The Committee notes the ongoing unrest in Yemen. Due to the 
uncertain security environment and lack of a U.S. diplomatic 
presence inside the country to monitor assistance, there are 
significant challenges to providing economic, health, and 
security assistance. For this reason, the Committee has 
deferred consideration of the funding requested for fiscal year 
2016. The Committee recommendation continues to support 
humanitarian assistance, as appropriate, but notes the 
difficult operating environment for implementers of such 
programs.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about Iran's nuclear 
ambitions and the resulting threat to the United States and our 
allies. The Committee has, therefore, maintained periodic 
reporting requirements related to the Joint Plan of Action and 
any successor agreements, so that the Congress is informed 
about compliance with the current agreement and any final 
agreement that may be reached.

Afghanistan and Pakistan

    The Committee notes the continued importance of United 
States assistance to secure and stabilize Afghanistan and 
Pakistan. The Committee understands that the staffing and 
programming requirements in these countries will remain under 
continuous review and, for that reason, has not designated 
specific funding recommendations and 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 
notifications before funds are obligated for Afghanistan and 
Pakistan, pursuant to sections 7015 and 7076 of this Act.

Latin America

    To address security concerns in Latin America, the 
Committee recommendation provides funding above the request for 
assistance to Colombia, Mexico, and the Caribbean Basin. The 
Committee believes it is critical to continue robust support 
for counternarcotics and law enforcement efforts, as well as 
assistance for rule of law and judicial reform activities in 
the region, in order to fight drug trafficking and violent 
crime before it reaches the borders of the United States.
    The Committee remains concerned about the thousands of 
unaccompanied children that continue to arrive at the southern 
border of the United States from Central America. The Committee 
notes the positive steps taken by El Salvador, Guatemala and 
Honduras since the crisis peaked during the summer of 2014. The 
countries have now developed a joint plan to address shared 
problems in the region. The Committee prioritizes funding for 
these countries, but conditions assistance to ensure the 
commitment by these countries is sustained. The Committee 
recommendation provides $296,500,000 for the Central America 
Regional Security Initiative to enhance border security, 
counter the activities of criminal gangs, drug traffickers and 
organized crime, and combat human smuggling and trafficking.

Ukraine and Other Countries in Europe and Eurasia

    The Committee is troubled by the threat faced by Ukraine 
and other countries in Europe and Eurasia due to Russian 
aggression. The Committee recommendation provides $524,000,000 
for Ukraine, which is $10,000,000 above the request, in order 
to support security and economic stability. In addition, funds 
are made available under International Broadcasting Operations 
for broadcasting to the region to counter Russian propaganda 
and funds are provided under Economic Support Fund to bolster 
independent media in Ukraine. Funding is also maintained at the 
fiscal year 2015 enacted level for International Disaster 
Assistance, and the Committee expects humanitarian assistance 
to be provided from this account to address the significant 
number of displaced people affected by conflict in Ukraine. The 
Committee also encourages the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation (OPIC) to support investments in Ukraine. In 
addition, $50,000,000 is provided under Foreign Military 
Financing under title VIII, above amounts requested, for 
European and Eurasian countries facing Russian aggression. The 
bill prohibits any assistance to the central government of the 
Russian Federation.

            HUMANITARIAN, HEALTH, AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

    The Committee notes that foreign assistance helps to 
advance foreign policy and national security objectives and 
that such support also reflects the values, generosity, and 
goodwill of the American people. The Committee understands that 
disease, hunger, poverty, 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.
    To address crises around the world resulting from large-
scale displacement and instability, the Committee 
recommendation maintains the extraordinary level of funding 
provided for disaster and refugee assistance in fiscal year 
2015. The Committee notes that, according to the Office of the 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of 
refugees, asylum-seekers, and displaced people now exceeds 50 
million people, the highest level in the post-World War II era.
    As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year and the 
security and humanitarian situation grows more complex in the 
surrounding region, the Committee remains concerned about the 
increasing burden and resulting instability in the communities 
that host refugees and displaced persons. In addition to funds 
provided under International Disaster Assistance, Migration and 
Refugee Assistance, and Emergency Refugee and Migration 
Assistance, the Committee recommendation provides $100,000,000 
under title VIII for Economic Support Fund to increase 
assistance to host communities with large refugee populations. 
The Committee expects needs in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon to be 
prioritized.
    The Committee recommendation also maintains the fiscal year 
2015 total funding levels for Global Health Programs, 
Development Assistance, and the Millennium Challenge 
Corporation. The Committee continues to devote significant 
resources to critical health and development concerns, such as 
combatting HIV/AIDS, expanding educational opportunities, and 
improving the health of mothers and children. The Committee 
believes that significant advances can be made toward the 
eradication of polio and to improving vaccination rates of 
children in the poorest countries, and provides resources to 
prioritize these issues.

          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, increases funding for the 
National Endowment for Democracy and the Democracy Fund above 
the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and includes not less than 
the fiscal year 2015 enacted level for democracy programs. The 
Committee recommendation also exceeds the fiscal year 2015 
level for international broadcasting.
    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. The Committee continues its 
commitment to address this issue by increasing funding for 
anti-trafficking programs to $58,000,000, which is $15,000,000 
above the request. The Committee recommendation extends an 
initiative begun in fiscal year 2015 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 2015, the 
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
held nine hearings and 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 (GAO) 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, the United States Agency 
for International Development (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 or strengthened provisions contained in prior year 
appropriations Acts on multi-year commitments, direct funding 
for governments and local organizations, and the United 
Nations.
    In addition, the Committee notes with concern management 
challenges by the Department of State and USAID. For this 
reason, the Committee recommendation takes steps to promote 
better management of resources provided in this Act. The 
Committee recommendation does the following: (1) requires 
additional reporting on funds provided in this Act that are 
transferred to other agencies, (2) rescinds balances and 
reduces account funding levels due to large funding pipelines 
of unexpended balances, and (3) eliminates certain 
reprogramming and transfer authorities that were previously 
available.

              REPROGRAMMING AND NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    The Committee recommendation grants limited reprogramming 
authorities to ensure that funds are devoted to the highest 
priorities, particularly due to changes in circumstances of 
countries facing unrest, terrorism, and violence. The Committee 
notes that reprogramming notifications must be submitted 
subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations. For the purposes of this Act, 
``regular notification procedures'' means notification must be 
provided 15 days in advance of obligation of funds. The 
Committee cautions that, pursuant to section 7015(e), advance 
notification requirements 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 
USAID to use this authority judiciously.

            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 over 275 
diplomatic and consular posts in 190 countries. The Committee 
recommends a total of $9,573,022,000 for the activities of the 
Department of State in fiscal year 2016. Of the total amount 
provided, $9,414,122,000 is derived from discretionary funds 
and $158,900,000 is mandatory spending. Additional funds are 
provided under title VIII.
    Embassy security.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$5,614,997,000, (including funding provided in title VIII) as 
detailed in the table below, to meet urgent security 
requirements, including those identified by the Benghazi 
Accountability Review Board (ARB) and other Department of State 
reviews. The total amount provided is $173,121,000 above the 
fiscal year 2015 enacted level and the same as 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 continued 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. While the recommendation 
includes the full request for Worldwide Security Protection 
(WSP), the $99,134,000 requested for a Foreign Affairs Security 
Training Center (FASTC) is not available for obligation until 
FASTC is specifically authorized by a subsequent Act of 
Congress.

                                                EMBASSY SECURITY
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Changes from
               Program/Activity                   Fiscal Year     Fiscal Year       Committee       fiscal year
                                                     2015        2016 Request    Recommendation        2015
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Worldwide Security Protection.................       3,117,821       3,395,100         3,395,100         277,279
Embassy Security, Construction, and                  2,324,055       2,219,897         2,219,897        -104,158
 Maintenance\1\...............................
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Embassy Security...............       5,441,876       5,614,997         5,614,997         173,121
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Amounts do not include cost sharing reimbursements made available for construction and maintenance from other
  Federal agencies.

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................    $6,461,172,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................     7,097,075,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     6,530,428,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        69,046,000
  Change from request.................................      -565,904,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)
  Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,529,685,000 for 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including up to 
$2,327,137,000 for WSP. In addition, $743,000 is available for 
the International Center, for a total appropriation of 
$6,530,428,000 under this heading in this title. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    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 2015, funds to support 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 2015.
    Funds made available under this heading are allocated in 
the following manner:
    Human resources.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$2,316,212,000 for human resources, of which $358,833,000 is 
for WSP. Funds support American salaries at overseas and 
domestic United States diplomatic missions.
    The Committee recommendation includes the amounts requested 
for training Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) at the Foreign 
Service Institute (FSI) of the Department of State.
    Overseas programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,473,829,000 for overseas programs, which supports the 
operational programs of regional bureaus of the Department of 
State. Funds support the operations of United States embassies, 
consulates, and other diplomatic posts worldwide. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    Diplomatic policy and support.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $753,170,000 for the operational 
programs and management offices of the functional bureaus of 
the Department of State. The Committee recommendation provides 
not less than the amounts contained in the fiscal year 2015 
financial plan for Information Resource Managment, 
Administration, Comptroller and Global Financial Services, and 
the Office of the Legal Advisor.
    Security programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,986,474,000 for security programs, of which $1,968,304,000 
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 2016, 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 
$1,840,900 in fees collected from other executive branch 
agencies and $743,000 from reserves for use of facilities at 
the International Center, 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 until expended for 
various activities.

Border Security Program

    In addition to the funds appropriated under this heading, 
an estimated $3,564,275,000 will become available through 
currently authorized fees and surcharges, as well as proposed 
extensions of expiring fees and surcharges if authorized, for 
the Border Security Program. These funds will support 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.
    Countering the flow of foreign fighters from the United 
States.--The Committee is concerned about reports of United 
States citizens traveling abroad to fight with terrorist groups 
in conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa. The 
prospect of United States nationals joining with foreign 
terrorists abroad poses a serious threat to both United States 
national security and foreign policy objectives. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to work with interagency 
partners to identify such persons and to take action to deny or 
revoke passports of Americans in accordance with the authority 
of 22 CFR 51.60(c)(4), as appropriate.

Worldwide Security Protection

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,327,137,000 for 
WSP. Additional funds are provided under title VIII.
    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 2,500 direct-hire security personnel are 
deployed worldwide to support and protect United States 
Government staff and facilities. In addition, the WSP 
appropriation supports the protection of national security 
information and the integrity of the Department of State's 
network of information systems.
    Foreign Affairs Security Training.--The Committee supports 
the efforts of the Department of State to expand training 
capacity for diplomatic security personnel and FSOs, consistent 
with the recommendations of the Benghazi ARB and subsequent 
reviews. To that end, the recommendation includes the full WSP 
request. However, the Committee is aware of ongoing reviews of 
FASTC by the authorizing committee of jurisdiction and the GAO. 
Accordingly, paragraph (6)(D) under this heading directs that 
funds appropriated in this Act, or in prior Acts making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, 
and related programs, may not be obligated or expended for 
FASTC until such center is specifically authorized by a 
subsequent Act of Congress. In the event FASTC is not 
specifically authorized before September 30, 2016, the funds 
requested may be made available to support and expand security 
training at sites in existence prior to October 1, 2014 and for 
other embassy security activities.
    Local Guard Program.--The Office of Inspector General (OIG) 
recently conducted an audit to determine whether security 
contractors complied with Local Guard Program (LGP) contract 
requirements for vetting the suitability of local guards at 
posts overseas and whether Regional Security Officers (RSOs) 
performed adequate oversight of the vetting process. The 
Committee directs the Department of State to comply with the 
unresolved OIG recommendations and standardize Department-wide 
oversight guidance to ensure consistent documentation and 
oversight of the LGP vetting and approval process.
    Sensitive Information.--The Committee notes that growing 
regional unrest and threats to United States diplomatic 
facilities and personnel have resulted in the evacuation of 
many overseas posts. The Committee urges the Secretary of State 
to ensure that overseas diplomatic posts have the necessary 
capabilities to quickly, safely, and permanently destroy 
sensitive information that must be left behind, including 
through exploring new tools and equipment to enhance such 
capabilities.

Other Matters

    Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.--The Committee 
recommendation prohibits funds under this heading from 
supporting the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.
    Child Marriage.--The Committee is concerned that the 
Department of State has not published a strategy for the 
prevention of child marriage as required by Public Law 113-4 
and directs that the Secretary of State report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on the status of the strategy and 
the timeline for its submission to the Congress.
    Columbia River Treaty.--The Committee understands the 
United States Entity submitted the ``Regional Recommendation 
for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024'' to the 
Department of State on December 13, 2013, and an interagency 
policy committee is currently reviewing the recommendation. The 
Committee directs the Department of State to work with other 
participating agencies to press for a conclusion to the review 
process and to expeditiously begin negotiations with Canada to 
modernize the Columbia River Treaty in calendar year 2015.
    Conflict Stabilization Operations.--The Committee 
recommendation defers funding for the Bureau of Conflict and 
Stabilization Operations (CSO) until such time as the OIG 
confirms that the Bureau has resolved all fundamental issues 
involving the Bureau's mission, the extent of its overlap with 
other bureaus and interagency partners, and staff size and 
organization identified in both the OIG's March 2014 inspection 
report of the Bureau and the subsequent compliance follow-up 
review.
    Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $30,046,000 for DRL, including the 
requested funds for human rights vetting in accordance to 
section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
    Funds provided to DRL's Human Rights and Democracy Fund 
strengthen civil society, promote democracy, and protect human 
rights by providing rapid response support to embattled 
activists, victims of religiously motivated violence, 
nongovernmental organizations, and survivors of gender-based 
violence. DRL also works directly with governments and 
organizations to compile information about international human 
rights violations such as human trafficking and forced labor, 
and publishes the annual Country Reports on Human Rights 
Practices.
    The Committee is concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism 
and the increase in anti-Semitic incidents around the world. 
The Committee notes that lack of education about the Holocaust 
may contribute to denial or misrepresentation of such events. 
Therefore, the Committee supports the efforts of the Department 
of State to emphasize the importance of Holocaust education.
    Foreign assistance data availability and transparency.--The 
Committee notes that a Department of State OIG report issued in 
February 2015 determined that data on overseas transactions and 
information on the recipient countries and foreign assistance 
sectors is incomplete. The Committee is concerned that efforts 
to facilitate tracking and managing of foreign assistance 
programs and related reporting have been piecemeal. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State, in coordination with 
the USAID Administrator, to comply with the recommendations 
made in the OIG's Management Assistance Report, ``Department 
Financial Systems Are Insufficient to Track and Report on 
Foreign Assistance Funds'' (ISP-I-15-14), including the 
development and implementation of a comprehensive plan with 
target completion dates and to report on such plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act.
    In addition, the Committee urges the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the USAID Administrator, to continue to 
support evaluation activities, capacity building, and 
collaborative evaluations aimed at improving aid transparency.
    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 described in section 301 of the 
United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and to transmit it 
to the appropriate congressional committees.
    Intercountry Adoptions.--The Committee notes that 
intercountry adoption to the United States has declined over 
the last decade. There is concern that this is in part due to 
the misinterpretation of the principle of subsidiarity in the 
Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption. The Committee 
supports the inclusion of intercountry adoption as one of the 
options for securing permanent families for children.
    The Committee urges the Secretary of State to utilize both 
diplomatic and development tools to proactively prioritize 
improving the capacity of foreign government agencies and 
nongovernmental organizations to prevent child abandonment and 
connect orphans, displaced, and abandoned children with 
permanent homes through the following: (1) considering every 
child as having a fundamental right to belong in a permanent 
family; (2) in-country family reunification, guardianship, and 
adoption; (3) advocating for consideration of international 
placement of children where in-country placement serving the 
child's best interests and providing appropriate, protective, 
and permanent care is not readily available; and (4) through 
streamlining and strengthening intercountry adoption programs 
and processes.
    Additionally, the Committee encourages the Secretary of 
State to consider, where appropriate, advocating for concurrent 
planning by foreign governments as a means of accelerating the 
placement of children in a permanent family.
    Monitoring and Combating Trafficking in Persons.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $12,000,000 for the Office to 
Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Funds are provided 
above the budget request to ensure the Office can fulfill the 
mandates 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 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.
    The Committee recommends the President's Interagency Task 
Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking and the Senior Policy 
Operating Group incorporate survivors in discussions on human 
trafficking.
    Prisoner transfers from United States Naval Station, 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.--Section 7064 of this Act requires the 
Secretary of State to notify the Committees on Appropriations 
of the terms of any agreement with the United States to receive 
by transfer an individual detained at the United States Naval 
Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, not later than five days after 
the conclusion of the agreement, including whether funds 
appropriated by this or prior Acts making appropriations for 
the Department of State, foreign operations, and related 
programs will be made available for assistance for such country 
pursuant to such agreement.
    Section 7064 also requires the Secretary of State to 
provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later 
than 45 days after enactment of this Act and every 45 days 
thereafter through fiscal year 2016, 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 diplomacy.--The Committee continues to support 
public diplomacy personnel and programs and expects the 
Secretary of State to include projected funding for public 
diplomacy in the operating plan required by section 7076 of 
this Act.
    Real property.--The Committee expects the Secretary of 
State to help facilitate resolutions of commercial disputes for 
United States entities seeking return of real property seized, 
held, or expropriated by foreign governments, as appropriate.
    Religious Freedom.-- The Committee is pleased that the 
Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom is working to advance 
religious freedom programs and initiatives as a critical 
component of United States diplomatic efforts, pursuant to the 
International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998 and directs 
the Secretary of State to consider elevating this position 
within the organizational structure of the Department of State.
    The Committee recognizes that the steady growth of 
religious persecution and decline of religious freedom around 
the world highlights the need to have United States diplomats 
trained to understand and advocate for religious freedom, as 
required by IRFA. The Committee notes that the advancement of 
religious freedom would help persecuted religious minorities, 
further political stability, enhance economic growth, and 
undermine religion-related violence and terrorism. Section 708 
of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 requires the Secretary of 
State to develop training, but the Committee believes 
additional focus is required to appropriately address this 
issue. The Committee directs the standardization of a 
curriculum for all FSOs at the Foreign Service Institute to 
provide effective religious freedom training for United States 
diplomats focused on the meaning and value of religious 
freedom, its relationship to United States national security, 
and how to advance it in foreign policy.
    The Committee recommends that the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the Ambassador-at-Large for International 
Religious Freedom and the Director of FSI, to establish a 
competitive grant process under the direction of the 
Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom for the 
development of an international religious freedom curriculum 
and has included up to $1,000,000 for such development. The 
Committee intends that the curriculum emphasize the following 
components:
    (1) the meaning and strategic value of religious freedom; 
(2) how violations of religious freedom harm fundamental United 
States interests; (3) how the advancement of religious freedom 
can advance United States national security, including goals 
such as countering terrorism, encouraging economic growth, and 
the development of stable civil societies and democracies; (4) 
explanations of how restricting religious freedom hinders 
economies, human rights, quality of life, and the spread of 
democracy; and (5) how United States international religious 
freedom policy should be carried out in practice by FSOs and 
other foreign policy officials.
    The Committee directs that the Secretary of State consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations on the scope and content 
of the curriculum.
    Small business.--The Secretary of State is encouraged to 
expand opportunities for small businesses to compete for 
Department of State contracts, including small businesses owned 
and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged 
individuals.
    Turkey.--The Committee supports strengthening Turkey's 
commitment to democratic principles, due process, and the rule 
of law through the continued engagement with civil society 
groups. The Committee encourages the Secretary of State to 
further dialogue with Turkey to incorporate the importance of 
media freedom, separation of powers, human rights, and the rule 
of law into ongoing discussions on trade and investment, 
security, and culture and education.
    United States citizens detained in Iran.--The Committee 
remains concerned about United States citizens detained or 
missing in Iran. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to 
prioritize these cases, and to continue to press the Government 
of Iran for the immediate release of those detained and to 
provide any information it possesses regarding any United 
States citizens that have disappeared within its borders.
    Workforce diversity.--The Committee supports the efforts of 
the Department of State to increase diversity in hiring, 
retention, and promotion within its workforce, including the 
allocation of funds to continue and expand its recruitment 
programs, professional development activities, and outreach 
efforts in fiscal year 2016.
    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.

                    Diplomatic and Consular Programs


                           BUREAUS AND OFFICES
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                    Bureau/Office                        Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons..............             12,000
Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.              1,000
Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues...........              4,025
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor...................             30,046
        0ffice of International Religious Freedom                  4,065
         (non-add)...................................
Office of Terrorism Financing and Economic Sanctions               4,100
 Policy..............................................
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                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $56,400,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        66,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................        56,400,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -10,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $56,400,000 for 
Capital Investment Fund. Funds provided are in addition to an 
estimated $168,000,000 in expedited passport fees, which will 
be used to support the information technology modernization 
effort, for a total of $224,400,000 in fiscal year 2016 for 
support of the Information Technology Strategic Plan of the 
Department of State.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................       $73,400,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................        82,400,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................        82,400,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +9,000,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $82,400,000 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.
    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 expects 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) in order to ensure the 
development of comprehensive oversight plans and to avoid 
duplication and overlap.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $589,900,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       623,079,000
Committee recommendation..............................       582,531,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -7,369,000
  Change from request.................................       -40,548,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $582,531,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.
    New programs.--The Committee recommendation does not 
provide funds for new programs proposed in the fiscal year 2016 
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.
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.--The Committee 
is concerned by the Department of State's proposal to reduce 
funding for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program 
(CBYX). This program is integral for the continuation of a 
strong relationship between the United States and Germany. The 
Committee does not support the proposed program reduction in 
fiscal year 2015 and has included $4,000,000 for the CBYX 
program in fiscal year 2016.
    Eurasia and Central Asia.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of State to continue support of educational and 
cultural exchange programs with countries in Eurasia and 
Central Asia.
    Mexico.--The Committee supports expansion of programs to 
increase U.S.-Mexico academic exchanges at the high school, 
college, and post graduate level. Such initiatives should be 
supported through existing Department of State programs, funds, 
and transfers, subject to the regular notification procedures 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    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 importance to United States national security.
    Special Academic, Professional, and Cultural Exchanges.--
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 exchanges and fellowships. The Committee 
expects funds for special academic, professional, and cultural 
exchange programs to be awarded on a competitive basis and the 
planned levels for each to be included in the fiscal year 2016 
operating plan.
    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 to increase opportunities for students 
from disadvantaged backgrounds or historically underserved 
populations to participate.
    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 2016.
    Funds in this Act under this heading are allocated 
according to the following table and are subject to section 
7019 of this Act.

                            EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                   Program/Activity                      Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Academic Programs:
    Fulbright Program................................            237,489
    Global Academic Exchanges........................             60,526
    Special Academic Exchanges.......................             23,900
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Academic Programs.........................            321,915
Professional and Cultural Exchanges:
    International Visitor Program....................             89,665
    Citizen Exchange Programs........................            102,000
        Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (non-add)..              4,000
Special Professional and Cultural Exchanges..........              5,575
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Professional and Cultural Exchanges...            197,240
Program and Performance..............................              6,852
Exchanges Rapid Response.............................  .................
Exchanges Support....................................             56,524
                                                      ------------------
            Total, Exchange Programs.................            582,531
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                        REPRESENTATION EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level.......................         $8,030,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request.............................          8,446,000
Committee recommendation.............................          8,030,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................           -416,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $8,030,000 for 
Representation Expenses authorized by section 905 of the 
Foreign Service Act of 1980.
    Funds provided under this heading are used to reimburse 
FSOs 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 2015 enacted level.......................        $30,036,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request.............................         29,807,000
Committee recommendation.............................         30,036,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................           +229,000
 

    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(j) 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 2015 enacted level\1\....................     $2,063,255,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\..........................      2,085,097,000
Committee recommendation\1\..........................      2,085,097,000
  Change from enacted level..........................        +21,842,000
  Change from request................................                  0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,085,097,000 for 
Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    The recommendation designates $1,300,000,000 for priority 
worldwide security upgrades (WSU), acquisition, and 
construction, and $785,097,000 for other repair, maintenance, 
construction, and operations costs.
    Worldwide Security Upgrades.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $1,300,000,000 for embassy security projects, which is 
the same as the request. Within the total, $1,015,000,000 is 
for the Capital Security Construction program, $184,000,000 is 
for the Maintenance Cost Sharing program, and $101,000,000 is 
for the Compound Security program.
    New Embassy Construction Program.--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 Capital Security Cost Share (CSCS) 
contribution of the Department of State. 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 2016.
    As of January 2015, 120 new facilities had been constructed 
under the new embassy construction program and another 42 
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 recommendation includes $1,015,000,000 for 
the Department of State's CSCS contribution. In addition, 
$134,800,000 is included under this heading in title VIII for 
overseas facility construction. These amounts, combined with 
$1,184,000,000 in estimated CSCS reimbursements from other 
agencies, provides a total for construction and design of new 
secure embassy and consulate compounds of $2,199,000,000 for 
fiscal year 2016. 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 Committee is 
concerned by the increasing costs to construct new embassy 
compounds and the cost escalation that has occurred for several 
new embassy construction projects. For example, the cost 
estimate of the new embassy in Mexico City, Mexico rose over 30 
percent from the time the site was purchased to the time of 
notification of design, and a May 19, 2015 GAO review of the 
Kabul, Afghanistan construction project concluded that the cost 
for the 2009 and 2010 construction contracts had increased by 
27 percent. In order for the Committee to conduct appropriate 
oversight of construction projects, section 7004 of the bill 
continues the enhanced notification requirements begun during 
fiscal year 2015.
    Notifications made pursuant to section 7004(d) shall 
continue to 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 that may increase 
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 
that 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.
    Reports on new embassy construction projects.--Section 7004 
also continues the conditions and reporting requirements on the 
New London Embassy and the Embassy to the Holy See. In 
addition, section 7004 includes new reporting requirements on 
the Mexico City, Mexico embassy and Beirut, Lebanon new embassy 
compound projects.
    Cost containment.--Section 7004(f) includes a new 
requirement to ensure that the Department of State has 
conducted the value engineering studies required pursuant to 
the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Policy and 
Procedure Directive on value engineering dated May 26, 2004 on 
all new embassy construction projects justified to the 
Committees on Appropriations in the congressional budget 
justification for fiscal year 2016 or new projects not 
previously justified to the Committees on Appropriations that 
are subject to the regular notification procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Other repair, maintenance, construction, and operations.--
The Committee recommendation includes $785,097,000 for other 
repair, maintenance, and operations costs. 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 under Chief of Mission authority.
    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 2016 for operations, 
maintenance, and construction, and an accounting of the actual 
and anticipated proceeds of sales for all projects in fiscal 
year 2015.

           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................        $7,900,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................         7,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................         7,900,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  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 the following purposes: (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 2016 due to an 
unanticipated increase in the number of loans.

                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................        $1,300,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................         1,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  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 2015 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        30,341,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................          -341,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $30,000,000 for 
Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan. The Committee 
recommendation supports operating expenses of the American 
Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and funds may also be made available 
for special projects and consular upgrades.
    The Taiwan Relations Act requires that programs concerning 
Taiwan be carried out by the AIT 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 AIT to carry out these activities.

     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $158,900,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 a mandatory program 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 2015 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,399,151,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     1,540,029,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,399,151,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -140,878,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and
  Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,399,151,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations. Additional funds 
are provided under title VIII.
    Capital Master Plan (CMP).--The Committee notes that no 
funds were requested and none are provided for the design, 
renovation, and construction of the United Nations (UN) 
Headquarters and section 7048(e) prohibits funds in this Act 
from being used for such purposes. 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.
    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 45 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, an estimate 
of all known credits currently available to the United States, 
and updated assessment costs including offsets from available 
credits and updated foreign currency exchange rates.
    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 
(OECD).--The Committee appreciates the efforts of the 
Department of State and OECD to improve the transparency of the 
OECD. The Department of State should continue to work with the 
OECD to prioritize scarce resources for essential OECD 
functions and ensure that OECD-supported studies and 
publications are objective, adhere to sound scientific 
principles, and provide an opportunity for affected 
stakeholders to provide public comments.
    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 and the 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
    UN budget.--The Committee includes language, carried in the 
prior year, requiring the Secretary of State to transmit to the 
Committees on Appropriations the most recent biennial budget 
prepared by the UN. The Committee also includes language, 
carried in prior years, requiring 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. The 
Committee notes that no funds were requested and none are 
provided in this Act for a contribution to UNESCO.
    UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).--The Committee is 
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(c) prohibiting funds to the UNHRC unless certain 
conditions are met. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State, not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, to 
submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on all 
United States contributions to the UNHRC for the preceding 
fiscal year, to include amounts provided through the UN Regular 
Budget and through voluntary contributions.
    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 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 continues language from the 
prior year directing a review and report by the Secretary of 
State of the budgetary and personnel procedures of the UN and 
affiliated agencies funded under this heading.
    The Committee recommendation includes language in section 
7048(a) 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 or respond to a humanitarian crisis.
    United States contributions to international 
organizations.--The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
include in the annual report required by section 405(b) of the 
Foreign Relations Act, Fiscal Year 2003, a detailed description 
of the source of funds (including account and federal agency) 
and the purpose for each contribution made to each 
international organization.
    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 2015 enacted level........................    $2,118,891,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     2,930,223,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,118,891,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -811,332,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,118,891,000 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 continues to be concerned about the 
extraordinary increase in the scope, duration, and costs of UN 
Peacekeeping operations and includes language directing the 
Secretary of State to report on efforts to work with the UN and 
members of the UN Security Council to evaluate and prioritize 
peacekeeping missions, and consider phase-out and withdrawal 
when mission goals have been substantially achieved. The 
Committee notes that the budget request includes funding to 
enable Department of State 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 requiring 
notification 15 days in advance of any new or expanded mission, 
together with a statement of cost, duration, the objectives 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 advance notification requirement may be submitted less 
than 15 days in the event of an emergency. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to review the Department's 
practices to ensure the appropriate and judicious application 
of this provision.
    The Committee recommendation 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 continues language 
requiring the Secretary of State to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations on any credits available to the United States. 
The Committee also directs that notifications and operating 
plans submitted under this heading shall 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 funds under 
this heading to be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations not later than 45 days after enactment of this 
Act. The Committee expects the operating plan to include each 
peacekeeping mission funded and a description of any credits 
applied, available, or expected to be available.
    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 language in section 
7048(a) 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 or respond to a humanitarian crisis.
    Peacekeeping rate.--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 directs the Department of State and USUN to 
seek a reduction of the United States-assessed rate for 
international peacekeeping activities and ensure UN 
Peacekeeping costs are shared on a more equitable basis.
    South Sudan.--The committee commends the UN Peacekeeping 
Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for its focus on protection of 
civilians, creating the conditions for the delivery of 
humanitarian assistance, and supporting efforts to achieve a 
sustainable political settlement. The Committee directs the 
Department of State to work with the Government of South Sudan 
on its compliance with its Status of Forces Agreement with 
UNMISS.
    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 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 trafficking in persons, illegal 
sexual exploitation and other violations of human rights, and 
that the UN is bringing to justice individuals who engage in 
such acts while participating in the peacekeeping mission.

                       International Commissions


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $73,707,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        75,681,000
Committee recommendation..............................        73,707,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -1,974,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$73,707,000 for International Boundary and Water Commission, 
United States and Mexico (IBWC).
    Salaries and Expenses.--The Committee recommendation for 
Salaries and Expenses is $45,307,000. The Committee adopts the 
request to reclassify certain activities associated with 
equipment from the IBWC Construction account to the Salaries 
and Expenses account.
    Construction.--The Committee recommendation for IBWC 
Construction includes $28,400,000. The Committee recommendation 
includes not less than the request for the Rio Grande Flood 
Control System Rehabilitation Project to continue and maintain 
levee projects along the Rio Grande, including environmental, 
hydrologic, hydraulic, and low water weir studies along the Rio 
Grande Valley that are consistent with the projects outlined 
within the Mexican Water Treaty of 1944, Treaty Series 994.
    Risk reduction in dams.--The Committee understands there 
are currently investigations underway regarding risk reduction 
among certain dams and directs the IBWC Commissioner to consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations, not less than 60 days 
after the enactment of this Act, on the status of such 
investigations.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $12,561,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        12,330,000
Committee recommendation..............................        12,330,000
  Change from enacted level...........................          -231,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $12,330,000 for 
American Sections, International Commissions, of which 
$7,508,000 is for the International Joint Commission, 
$2,422,000 is for the International Boundary Commission, and 
$2,400,000 is for the Border Environment Cooperation 
Commission.
    The Committee is concerned about the adverse impact on 
communities in the United States of the release of effluent 
from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and that despite the 
provision of funding to construct a sewage treatment plant by 
the Canadian government, the local communities in Canada have 
not agreed to a treatment option. The Committee urges the 
Secretary of State to work with the relevant federal agencies 
and the Canadian government to facilitate an expeditious 
resolution to the matter.

                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $36,681,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        32,054,000
Committee recommendation..............................        33,181,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -3,500,000
  Change from request.................................        +1,127,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $33,181,000 for 
International Fisheries Commissions.
    Funds appropriated under this heading support the United 
States share of the expenses of the 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.
    Funds made available under the heading should be allocated 
in the following manner and are subject to the requirements of 
sections 7019 and 7076 of this Act:

                   INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                 Commission/Activity                     Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.......................             21,127
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission..............              1,750
Pacific Salmon Commission............................              3,050
International Pacific Halibut Commission.............              4,150
Other Marine Conservation Organizations:.............              3,104
                                                      ------------------
    Total, International Fisheries Commissions.......             33,181
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................      $731,367,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       751,436,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       742,791,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +11,424,000
  Change from request.................................        -8,645,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation includes funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and
  Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $742,791,000 under 
this heading to carry out United States international 
communications activities and operations overseen by the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), of which $737,991,000 is 
for international broadcasting operations and $4,800,000 is for 
broadcasting capital improvements.

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommendation includes $737,991,000 for 
International Broadcasting Operations. Additional funds are 
included in title VIII.
    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
                   Federal Entities                      Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BBG/International Broadcasting Bureau Operations.....             61,010
Voice of America (VOA)...............................            204,844
    GWOT--Afghanistan/Pakistan (non-add).............              2,200
    GWOT--Syria/Iraq (non-add).......................              2,198
                                                      ------------------
            Subtotal, VOA Program Level..............            209,242
Office Cuba Broadcasting.............................             28,130
Technology, Services, and Innovation.................            183,586
    Internet Freedom (non-add).......................             17,500
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal, Federal............................            477,570
            Subtotal, Federal Entities with GWOT.....            481,968
Independent Grantee Organizations:
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).............            114,600
    GWOT--Afghanistan/Pakistan (non-add).............              2,200
                                                      ------------------
            Subtotal, RFE/RL Program Level...........            116,800
Radio Free Asia......................................             38,500
Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)..............            107,321
    GWOT--Syria/Iraq (non-add).......................              2,198
                                                      ------------------
            Subtotal, MBN Program Level..............            109,519
            Subtotal, Grantees.......................            260,421
                                                      ------------------
            Subtotal, Grantees with GWOT.............            264,819
    Subtotal, International Broadcasting Operations              737,991
     (IBO)...........................................
            Subtotal, IBO Program Level with GWOT....            746,787
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 the Balkans.--The Committee expects the BBG 
to monitor the media environment in the Balkans, including in 
Macedonia, to ensure that residents have access to independent 
media that provides continuous access to local, national, and 
global news.
    Countering Russian media.--The Committee recommendation 
includes the $15,400,000 requested for continuing and enhancing 
programs to counter revisionist Russian media. The Committee is 
deeply concerned by the concerted efforts of the Russian 
government to use media to subvert Russian-speaking citizens of 
former Soviet Republics, including the Baltic States and 
Ukraine, and supports the development of indigenously produced 
Russian-language media in these countries to counter Russian 
government propaganda.
    East Asia and the Pacific.--The Committee recommendation 
provides 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 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 the only sources of independent 
information accessible to the people of Tibet.
    Internet freedom.--The Committee recommendation continues 
the funding directive of $17,500,000 for expansion of 
unrestricted access to information on the Internet in 
accordance with section 7078 of this Act. 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.
    Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB).--The Committee 
recommendation provides not less than $28,130,000 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. In addition, section 7045(c) 
of this Act prohibits implementation of the proposed 
restructuring and merger of OCB and VOA's Spanish Division 
unless specifically authorized by a subsequent Act of Congress. 
The Committee directs BBG to ensure that OCB is not required to 
support non-OCB transmission and personnel costs. Additionally, 
the Committee directs that prior to any relocation of an OCB 
bureau, center, or office the BBG notify the Committees on 
Appropriations as per section 7015(a) of this Act.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

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

                            RELATED PROGRAMS


                          The Asia Foundation


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $17,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 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 directs TAF to 
include a summary table in the 2017 congressional budget 
justification detailing total revenue and support by category 
for fiscal year 2015 and projected for fiscal year 2016.

                    United States Institute of Peace


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $35,300,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        36,987,000
Committee recommendation..............................        35,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -1,687,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $35,300,000, for the 
United States Institute of Peace (USIP), as authorized.
    The Committee notes that USIP receives funds 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 USIP activities and 
programs in a fiscally constrained environment. In addition, 
the Committee directs USIP to include in the 2017 congressional 
budget justification information on the amount of funds 
received from other Federal agencies and the amount of revenue 
generated from fees and reimbursable agreements in fiscal year 
2015, and projected for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

         Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................           $83,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................            96,000
Committee recommendation..............................            96,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           +13,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2016 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 2016 are projected to total $96,000.

                 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................          $400,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................           400,000
Committee recommendation..............................           400,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2016 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 2016 are projected to total 
$400,000.

                    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................           $26,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................            13,000
Committee recommendation..............................            13,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           -13,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2016 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 2016 are projected to 
total $13,000.

                            East-West Center


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $16,700,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 an 
appropriation for the East-West Center.

                    National Endowment for Democracy


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $135,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       103,450,000
Committee recommendation..............................       170,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +35,000,000
  Change from request.................................       +66,550,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $170,000,000 for the 
National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
    Of the total amount provided, the Committee directs that 
$117,500,000 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 2015 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 the funds 
provided under this heading 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 2015 enacted level........................          $644,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................           676,000
Committee recommendation..............................           676,000
  Change from enacted level...........................               +32
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $676,000 for 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 
as authorized by Chapter 3123 of Public Law 113-287.

      United States Commission on International Religious Freedom


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................        $3,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 2015 enacted level........................        $2,579,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 2015 enacted level........................        $2,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 
the People's Republic of China (PRC). 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 2015 enacted level........................        $3,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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.
    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 2015 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,090,836,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................     1,360,000,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,058,110,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -32,726,000
  Change from request.................................      -301,890,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,058,110,000 for 
USAID Operating Expenses. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII.
    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 headquarters staff that support field 
programs and manage regional and worldwide activities.
    The Committee directs the USAID Administrator to consult 
with the Committees prior to the submission of the fiscal year 
2016 operating plan.
    As in prior years, the Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator 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. 
Additionally, the USAID Administrator shall include the 
staffing levels and position titles for all Washington-based 
and overseas employees by bureau, office, or other unit. The 
Committee directs that this employment report reflect data as 
of the end of fiscal year 2015.
    As in prior 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.
    Diversity.--The Committee expects the USAID Administrator 
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.
    Procurement.--The Committee expects that, to the maximum 
extent practicable, the USAID Administrator 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 USAID 
Administrator to 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 
provide contracts and grants through limited competition. The 
Committee directs the USAID Administrator to report to the 
Committee, not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, 
on any procurement actions that exclude United States-based 
businesses or non-governmental organizations in fiscal year 
2015.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the 
difficulty with which United States companies, including small, 
minority-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises, 
universities and non-governmental organizations, have in 
navigating the acquisition and assistance process at USAID. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the USAID Administrator to 
designate at least one official, publicly named and whose 
contact information is easily available on the USAID Web site, 
to serve as a contact. This individual shall be available to 
answer questions and guide these entities through the 
acquisition and assistance system for contracts, grants, and 
other awards. The Committee directs the USAID Administrator to 
regularly update the Committee on its progress in assisting 
these entities in competing for USAID acquisition and 
assistance awards.
    The Committee recommends for a second year 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 and furthers investments 
by the United States.
    Procurement guidance.--The Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator 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.
    The Committee directs USAID to ensure that technical 
officers comply with statutory and regulatory requirements in 
selecting the appropriate instrument type when administering 
all contracts and awards. USAID shall consult with the 
Committee on the guidelines used when selecting the appropriate 
assistance mechanism.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $130,815,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       203,326,000
Committee recommendation..............................       169,580,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +38,765,000
  Change from request.................................       -33,746,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $169,580,000 for the 
Capital Investment Fund, including an increase of $38,765,000 
to pay USAID's Capital Security Cost Sharing assessment for 
fiscal year 2016.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $54,285,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        63,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        63,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +8,715,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $63,000,000 for 
Office of Inspector General.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
submit its annual audit plan within the first quarter of fiscal 
year 2016.

                TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                         GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................    $8,453,950,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     8,181,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     8,453,950,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      +272,950,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $8,453,950,000 for 
Global Health Programs.

USAID Global Health Programs

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,783,950,000 for 
global health programs to be directly apportioned to USAID.
    The Committee recommendation includes $882,000,000 for 
maternal and child health; $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 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. Included under 
this heading is authority to provide a contribution to the 
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
    Within the funds provided, the Committee also encourages 
USAID to continue supporting programs for neonatal and maternal 
tetanus and cleft lip/palate treatment.
    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, 
programs for children with disabling burn injuries, non-
communicable diseases, and neurological disorders, including 
Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
    Polio.--The Committee recommendation provides $59,000,000 
for programs to combat and eradicate polio, of which 
$51,500,000 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). Additionally, 
as in the prior year, the Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator to consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
prior to the initial obligation of funds.
    The Committee notes the existing authority under section 
634A of the Foreign Assistance Act to transfer funds provided 
in this Act, and such authority may be relied upon in an 
international infectious disease outbreak.
    Malaria.--The Committee reaffirms its support for the 
Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat 
Malaria Globally as established in Public Law 110-293, 
including oversight of relevant programs across different 
government agencies.
    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 and 
iodine deficiency disorder programs.
    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).--The Committee notes 
the success of USAID in combating NTDs and supports the 
continuation of these successful life-saving programs. The 
Committee recognizes that the eradication of several NTDs is 
possible in this generation and urges USAID to focus efforts on 
elephantiasis, river blindness, and blinding trachoma. The 
Committee encourages USAID to continue supporting research into 
new drugs to address NTDs. The Committee supports funding above 
the request for programs to combat NTDs.
    Vaccines.--The Committee recommends a United States 
contribution of $235,000,000 for the GAVI Alliance for fiscal 
year 2016 in recognition that vaccines are key to decreasing 
the number of children who die before age 5.
    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 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.
    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.
    The Committee encourages USAID to support fertility-
awareness models of family planning that are proven effective, 
including those that rely on mobile and internet technologies. 
Awards should be made through an open and competitive process 
and subject to the funding limitations and restrictions in this 
Act and section 104 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
    Vulnerable children.--The Committee directs that not less 
than $22,000,000 shall be provided to support programs and 
activities that address the needs of vulnerable children, 
including childhood blindness programs and implementation of 
the Action Plan for Children in Adversity (APCA).
    The Committee is concerned with the slow progress toward 
implementation of APCA and directs the USAID Administrator to 
publicly identify six pilot countries, in accordance with 
Public Law 109-95. The Committee recognizes that private 
sources of funds will be leveraged as part of this plan, the 
Committee expects that funds provided under this heading in 
this and prior Acts will be used for implementation of APCA, 
and the Committee directs USAID to consult with the Committees 
on Appropriations prior to the initial obligation of funds.
    The Committee expects the Secretary of State to include 
implementation plans for each pilot country in the annual 
report required by Public Law 109-95.
    The Committee supports the work of the Senior Policy 
Operating Group and directs such group to promote inter-agency 
coordination and effective implementation of APCA.
    Of the funds recommended for implementation of APCA, the 
Committee encourages USAID to address violence against children 
in school settings in its programs.
    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 investments 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 
expanding these efforts to improve the health of women 
worldwide.
    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.
    Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats.--The 
Committee continues to monitor the implementation of emergency 
funds provided in title IX of division J of Public Law 113-235 
to prevent, detect, and combat Ebola. The Committee applauds 
USAID-supported health workers for their contributions to 
fighting this deadly disease. The Committee recommendation 
continues to support expanded surveillance to address the role 
of wildlife in the emergence and spread of new pathogens, and 
the Committee notes the need for disaster preparedness training 
for front-line health workers in disaster-prone regions to 
strengthen national and community resilience.
    The Committee is concerned that weak health systems and the 
lack of equitable access to qualified health workers increases 
the spread of infectious diseases, therefore USAID should 
include specific targets for strengthened health systems and 
access to health workers in their country strategies.
    The Committee notes the importance of early identification 
of individuals with infectious diseases and encourages USAID to 
work with industry partners to implement rapid screening 
testing methods that are cost effective and efficient.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,000,000,000 to 
fight HIV/AIDS, the same as the fiscal year 2015 level. Of this 
amount, the Committee recommends that $5,670,000,000 shall be 
directly apportioned to the Department of State.
    The Committee recognizes the significant achievements of 
the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through 
the support of anti-retroviral treatment, testing, and 
counseling.
    The Committee recommends continued support for a United 
States contribution to UNAIDS, prevention of mother-to-child 
transmission (MTCT) programs to enhance retention and adherence 
to treatment; and access for women and girls to HIV/AIDS 
prevention, care, and treatment services. The Committee notes 
the importance of HIV testing to HIV prevention and encourages 
OGAC to do greater outreach to both men and women. 
Additionally, the Committee recommendation prioritizes 
pediatric HIV treatment programs with a focus on early infant 
diagnoses, age-appropriate pediatric formulations of treatment, 
and adherence support.
    The Committee encourages OGAC to continue to develop high 
quality data sets including site-specific program data, 
information regarding site and service delivery quality, and 
program efficiency data to inform where and how PEPFAR 
resources should be allocated to have the greatest impact.
    The Committee encourages OGAC to continue to implement 
programs for orphans and vulnerable children that align with 
the goals and objectives of the APCA and continue to integrate 
the Strong Beginnings objective into MTCT programs. 
Additionally, the Committee recommendation supports programs 
designed to identify and prevent HIV in children who are living 
outside of family care as a result of the AIDS pandemic, and to 
support and to work with governments and civil society to 
develop systems necessary to ensure children are in 
appropriate, protective, and permanent family care.
    Of the funds made available under this heading, not less 
than $2,500,000 shall be transferred to the USAID Office of 
Inspector General and $1,500,000 shall be transferred to the 
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector 
General for the cost of auditing programs implemented by the 
respective agency. The Committee directs OGAC to ensure 
vigorous oversight of its programs and recommends funding 
levels commensurate with historical levels.
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
(Global Fund).--The Committee is supportive of the Global Fund 
and its performance-based, results-oriented multilateral 
funding mechanism to combat HIV/AIDS and other infectious 
diseases. The Committee recommendation includes sufficient 
funds to meet the United States commitment to the Global Fund. 
The Committee recommends up to $1,350,000,000 to meet such 
commitment. Any funds not able to be obligated because of 
statutory limitations may be available for bilateral PEPFAR 
programs.
    The Committee directs the United States Global AIDS 
Coordinator to consult with the Committee prior to the initial 
obligation of funds made available for technical assistance 
related to the activities of the Global Fund.
    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 withholding 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.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to provide to 
the Committees on Appropriations an 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 2015 enacted level........................    $2,507,001,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     2,999,694,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,507,001,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -492,693,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,507,001,000 for 
Development Assistance.

Agriculture

    The Committee includes $1,006,000,000 for food security and 
agriculture development. The Committee encourages USAID to 
provide private voluntary organizations greater access to 
grants and cooperative agreements to carry out food security 
and agriculture programs and activities under section 103 of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. The Committee 
also 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.
    The Committee notes that a lack of access to food 
destabilizes countries, endangers national security, and 
compromises individual and economic productivity. The Committee 
supports assistance for research institutions in the United 
States and abroad, as well as universities in foreign countries 
that will serve as a link to local communities. The Committee 
supports partnerships that will build local capacity to support 
sustainable agriculture programs.
    The Committee recommendation provides $15,000,000 for a 
contribution as authorized by section 3202 of Public Law 110-
246, as amended by section 3206 of Public Law 113-79.
    Feed the Future Innovation Labs.--The Committee 
recommendation provides up to $65,000,000 for the Feed the 
Future Innovation Labs, and the Committee commends USAID for 
its increased engagement with United States universities to 
capitalize on the unparalleled research capacities of United 
States institutions of higher education to solve the world's 
most challenging agricultural development and food security 
problems.
    Spend plan.--Pursuant to section 7076 of this Act, the 
USAID Administrator is required to submit a spend plan on food 
security and agriculture development and the Committee expects 
such plan to detail 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 such funds will be transferred.

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 USAID Administrator to prioritize 
investments 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 purpose. 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 the use of poverty measurement tools developed or 
approved by USAID. The Committee supports microenterprise and 
microfinance programs to promote economic development in Mexico 
and Central America.
    Trade capacity building.--The Committee continues to 
support capacity building activities related to the free trade 
agreements with the countries of Central America, Colombia, 
Peru, and the Dominican Republic to ensure that United States 
workers and businesses can compete on a level playing field.

Education

    American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA).--The 
Committee recommendation includes $26,000,000 for the ASHA 
program, which is $3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2015 enacted 
level, in response to the increased demand for such funds. The 
Committee continues to recognize 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 $70,000,000 for a contribution, 
which is the same as the request. 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.
    USAID is also directed to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on the next education strategy. Such strategy 
should include lessons learned from the 2011 strategy as well 
as interim targets to assess progress.
    The Committee notes the reporting requirement contained in 
section 7060 of this Act and directs USAID to continue its 
consultations with the Committees on Appropriations on progress 
made to reduce the funding pipeline of basic education 
assistance.
    Higher education.--The Committee provides $225,000,000 for 
assistance for higher education and 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. The Committee provides $25,000,000 for new 
partnerships focused on building institutional capacity between 
universities and colleges in the United States and universities 
in developing nations. The Committee directs USAID to initiate 
new competitive grants for partnerships of a sufficient length 
and size to make a transformational impact on colleges and 
universities in developing nations. The Committee also notes 
the important role United States universities have played in 
advancing recent innovations in e-learning and directs USAID to 
include a focus within the new partnerships between United 
States universities and universities in developing countries to 
increase quality and access to higher education through the use 
of technology.
    The Committee notes that reaching underserved populations 
in Latin America and the Caribbean with educational programs of 
sufficient duration to provide leadership, language skills, and 
career training is important for countries' economic and social 
development. 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.
    Burn prevention.--The Committee supports USAID's efforts in 
relation to burn prevention through the distribution of fire-
safe cookstoves and directs that USAID consult with the 
Committee on the estimated need and cost effectiveness of 
programs that focus on essential treatment for children with 
disabling burn injuries. The Committee further directs that 
USAID integrate burn prevention and treatment into existing 
programs, as appropriate.
    Child marriage.--The Committee recommends funding at not 
less than the prior year for programs that reduce the incidence 
of child marriage and to meet the needs of married girls and 
directs the Secretary to consult with the Committee prior to 
the obligation of funds.
    Domestic Resource Mobilization--The Committee supports 
efforts by USAID to encourage increased host country 
investments of their own financial resources in support of 
health, education, and other development goals.
    Victims of torture.--The Committee supports continued 
funding for USAID victims of torture programs.
    Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).--The Committee 
recommendation includes not less than $382,500,000 in this Act 
for long-term, sustainable water supply, sanitation, and 
hygiene projects pursuant only to Public Law 109-121, as 
amended by Public Law 113-289. 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. Access 
to adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene is a critical 
component of disease prevention, and the Committee directs the 
USAID Administrator to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on its efforts to incorporate the goal of clean 
water across health and development programs. 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. The Committee notes that a lack of 
access to toilets and adequate sanitation impacts women and 
girls in particular and recommends USAID work to ensure this 
issue is addressed in the design of WASH programs.

                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................      $560,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................       931,000,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,085,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +525,000,000
  Change from request.................................      +154,000,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,085,000,000 for 
International Disaster Assistance. When combined with funds 
provided under title VIII, the amount recommended is the same 
as the fiscal year 2015 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 2016.
    Needs assessments--The Committee is concerned about the 
recent devastation due to natural disasters in Nepal and 
Vanuatu and directs the Department of State and USAID to 
transmit to the Committees on Appropriations updated needs 
assessments.
    Minority communities.--Conflict and instability intensify 
the challenges facing minority communities, including Christian 
populations. The Committee urges the USAID Administrator to 
ensure that eligible individuals and families from such 
communities are not overlooked in the delivery of humanitarian 
assistance and resettlement services.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................       $47,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        67,600,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................        47,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -20,600,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and
  Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $47,000,000 for 
Transition Initiatives. When combined with funds provided under 
title VIII, the amount recommended is the same as the fiscal 
year 2015 enacted level.
    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 following 
requirements: (1) funds made available under this heading may 
only be administered by USAID's Office of Transition 
Initiatives (OTI); (2) five days prior to starting a new 
program, USAID must submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations; and (3) 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 2016, including programs 
supported with transferred funds.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................       $20,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 2015 enacted level includes funds under
  this heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for the Complex Crises Fund.

                      DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY

 
 
 
Program Account:
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $40,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        40,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        40,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0
Administrative Expenses:
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................        $8,120,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................         9,200,000
Committee recommendation..............................         8,120,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -1,080,000
 

    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 
$8,120,000 for administrative expenses.
    The Committee notes that USAID must submit a spending 
report for funds provided under this heading to the Committees 
on Appropriations, as required by section 7076 of this Act.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................    $2,632,529,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................     3,952,161,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,817,315,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -815,214,000
  Change from request.................................    -2,134,846,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,817,315,000 for 
Economic Support Fund. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII.
    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

    The Committee supports continued funding for the Central 
African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, 
Somalia, and South Sudan. Additional direction is provided 
under section 7042 of this report.

East Asia

    People's Republic of China (PRC).--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

    Ukraine.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$429,000,000 for economic support and democracy programs for 
Ukraine, which includes the costs of loan guarantees. The 
Committee supports the use of funds to enhance the productivity 
and efficiency of Ukraine's agriculture sector, direct 
engagement with rural women and midsize to small farm holders, 
and efforts to improve agriculture exports through investments 
in infrastructure, food processing, and marketing. The 
Committee encourages USAID to prioritize funding for activities 
that can be leveraged through partnerships with the private 
sector. The Committee supports the efforts of the Organization 
for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor the ongoing 
crisis in Ukraine.
    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.
    Cyprus.--The Committee notes that 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. The Committee notes that such programs are subject to 
the requirements of section 7015 of this Act.
    Moldova.--The Committee is concerned about recent financial 
irregularities in the Moldovan banking system and recommends 
that the Secretary of State prioritize assistance under this 
heading to address oversight and governance of the financial 
sector.
    Romania.--The Committee directs the Department of State to 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act, on steps taken by the 
Government of Romania and the Department of State to restore 
confiscated church property to legal owners.

Near East

    Jordan.--The Committee recommendation provides not less 
than $1,000,000,000 for assistance for Jordan, consistent with 
section 7041(d) of this Act. Funds are provided under this 
heading, Foreign Military Financing Program, and in title VIII 
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 (MEPI).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $70,000,000 for the Middle East 
Partnership Initiative, which is the same as the request. The 
Committee directs that $10,000,000 be made available for the 
MEPI scholarship program.
    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 2015 enacted 
level. The Committee expects the funds provided above the 
request to 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 recognizes that it is in the 
national security interest of the United States to support a 
democratic and prosperous Tunisia and provides not less than 
$55,000,000 for this purpose. The Committee notes that economic 
growth in Tunisia could be furthered through policies that 
reduce barriers to investment and growth. The Committee 
recommends that technical assistance be prioritized in order to 
support Tunisia's institutional capacity to ensure that its 
reform agenda is successfully implemented. The Committee 
directs that funds also be made available to support young 
entrepreneurs.

South and Central Asia

    The Committee recommendation supports 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 
$133,000,000 for Colombia to be directly apportioned to USAID 
to continue existing programs and activities.
    The Committee supports assistance for 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 for 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 that $7,000,000 be 
transferred to the Migration and Refugee Assistance account to 
help address these concerns.
    The Committee supports 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 
protect 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 USAID 
Administrator shall 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.
    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $26,000,000 for CBSI, which is the same 
as the request.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee recommendation includes $81,500,000 for CARSI, which 
is the same as the request. Programs funded under this heading 
should support crime and violence prevention programs targeted 
at at-risk youth living in insecure neighborhoods, especially 
in communities that are major contributors of migrants to the 
United States and where there is significant criminal gang 
activity. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
include information on these activities in the strategy 
required by section 7045(a).
    Cuba.--The Committee recommendation includes $30,000,000 
for programs to promote democracy and strengthen civil society 
in Cuba, of which not less than $8,000,000 shall be for NED. 
The remaining funds should be administered by DRL, the Bureau 
of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) and USAID, and the 
Committee encourages these bureaus and USAID to consider the 
unique capabilities of the core institutes of NED in 
implementing similar programs. 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, economic 
reform, entrepreneurship or any other assistance that is not 
democracy-building. With respect to grantee selection and 
implementation, the Committee directs that grants exceeding 
$1,000,000, or a period of 12 months, shall be awarded only to 
organizations with experience promoting democracy inside Cuba.
    Haiti.--The Committee remains concerned about the lack of 
progress in self-reliance and governance in Haiti more than 
five years after the earthquake. The Committee expects the 
Department of State to provide regular updates on progress in 
Haiti, including through existing reporting requirements and 
those contained in section 7045(g).
    The Committee notes the significant unobligated balances 
for assistance for Haiti from prior years and, given the 
continued high level of need in the country, directs the 
Department of State and USAID to review and prioritize programs 
and take steps to execute these funds in a responsible manner. 
The Committee directs the Department of State to include 
information on assistance for Haiti in the report required by 
section 7002 of this Act regarding unobligated balances. The 
Committee will make funding decisions on new appropriations to 
be provided in fiscal year 2016, as appropriate.
    Mexico.--The Committee does not provide funds requested for 
Mexico under Development Assistance and instead includes 
$39,000,000 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.
    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 more 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.
    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 inclusive development of 
persons with disabilities 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 Ukraine and other 
countries of the former Soviet Union.
    National Ocean Policy.--The Committee notes that no funds 
are requested in fiscal year 2016 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 (HDP) 
and encourages coordination between HDP and USAID in 
implementing parliamentary strengthening programs.
    Reconciliation programs.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $26,000,000 under this heading and Development 
Assistance to support people-to-people reconciliation programs 
that bring together individuals of different ethnic, religious, 
and political backgrounds from areas of civil strife and war, 
of which $10,000,000 shall be for reconciliation activities 
between Israelis and Palestinians. Funds shall be awarded 
through a competitive grant process. 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 2015 enacted level........................      $130,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       140,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +10,000,000
  Change from request.................................      +140,500,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $140,500,000 for 
Democracy Fund, which is $10,000,000 above the fiscal year 2015 
enacted level.
    Funds included under this heading were requested under 
Development Assistance and Economic Support Fund. Of the funds 
provided, $77,750,000 shall be for the Human Rights and 
Democracy Fund of DRL at the Department of State, and 
$62,750,000 shall be for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance at USAID.
    The Committee directs that $8,500,000 of the funds made 
available for DRL be used for the promotion of international 
religious freedom. The Committee expects such funds to help 
create and support training of a new generation of defenders of 
religious freedom, including legal and political advocates and 
advocacy networks, strengthen legal representation, and build 
the capacity of religious communities and rights defenders to 
protect against religious freedom violations, mitigate societal 
or sectarian violence, or minimize legal or other restrictions 
of the right to the freedom of religion. The funding should 
focus on projects targeting religious freedom violations and 
combat religious extremism in countries that are on Tier 1 or 
Tier 2 lists issued annually by of the United States Commission 
on International Religious Freedom.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................      $931,886,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................     1,634,595,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     2,092,611,000
  Change from enacted level...........................    +1,160,725,000
  Change from request.................................      +458,016,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,092,611,000 for 
Migration and Refugee Assistance. When combined with additional 
funds for Migration and Refugee Assistance provided under title 
VIII, the amount recommended is the same as the fiscal year 
2015 enacted level.
    Burmese refugees.--The Committee continues to support 
humanitarian services to displaced Burmese living in Burma and 
surrounding countries.
    Children in Disaster and Conflict.--The Committee 
recognizes the need for enhanced protection of children 
separated from their families as a result of civil conflict or 
natural disaster and encourages the Secretary of State and the 
USAID Administrator to support identification, tracing for such 
children, and the development of systems for identifying, 
enumerating, and documenting children outside of family care.
    Colombian refugees.--In addition to funds available under 
this heading, the Committee 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.
    Human Trafficking Survivors.--The recommendation includes 
funds to continue services for human trafficking survivors and 
their families.
    Minority communities.--Conflict and instability in the 
Middle East and Africa intensify the challenges facing minority 
communities, including Christian populations. The Committee 
urges the Secretary of State to ensure that eligible 
individuals and families from such communities are not 
overlooked in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and 
resettlement services.
    Resettlement in Israel.--The Committee recommendation 
includes a directive that not less than $10,000,000 of the 
amounts appropriated under this heading shall 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.
    South Sudanese refugees.--The Committee supports continued 
assistance for South Sudanese refugees who have fled to 
neighboring Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The Committee notes 
with concern that services for refugees in many of the areas 
into which South Sudanese are arriving were already under great 
strain. The Committee supports the efforts to meet the needs of 
the most vulnerable and at-risk refugees. Furthermore, the 
Committee believes that the Secretary of State should encourage 
the governments of such countries to allocate sufficient land 
for the hosting of refugees.
    Sudanese refugees.--The Committee is concerned about the 
increasing number of arrivals of refugees from Sudan into South 
Sudan. The internal South Sudan conflict has put tremendous 
pressure on available resources. The Committee encourages the 
Secretary of State to ensure that Sudanese refugees in South 
Sudan receive protection and assistance in keeping with 
international refugee conventions.
    Syrian refugees.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
plight of refugees from Syria and the burden they face as well 
as the strain on host communities. The Committee urges the 
Department of State to continue to do the following: (1) help 
host countries 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 and 
meaningful access to economic opportunity.
    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 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 certifies and reports to the Committees on 
Appropriations that UNRWA is:
    (1) utilizing Operations Support Officers in the West Bank, 
Gaza, and other fields of operation to inspect UNRWA 
installations and reporting any inappropriate use;
    (2) acting promptly to address 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) implementing procedures to maintain the neutrality of 
its facilities, including implementing a no-weapons policy, and 
conducting regular inspections of its installations, to ensure 
they are only used for humanitarian or other appropriate 
purposes;
    (4) 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;
    (5) 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 incitement;
    (6) 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
    (7) in compliance with the United Nations Board of 
Auditors' biennial audit requirements and is implementing in a 
timely fashion the Board's recommendations.
    The Committee directs that in reviewing whether UNRWA is 
meeting the requirements of paragraph (2), the Secretary of 
State shall ensure that UNRWA's employment policies prohibit 
staff from being members of militant political parties or a 
Foreign Terrorist Organization designated pursuant to section 
219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, including members 
of Hamas.

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $50,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 provides funds 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 2015 enacted level........................      $379,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       410,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       379,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -30,500,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $379,500,000 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 continues the 
ban on the use of funds for abortion, with certain exceptions, 
and requires a spend plan pursuant to section 7076 of this Act.
    The Committee recommendation continues the requirement that 
the 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 2016, 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 2015 enacted level........................      $899,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     1,250,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       899,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -350,500,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $899,500,000 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 recommendation does not include provisions 
carried in prior years relating to country eligibility and 
public disclosure. These matters are under consideration by the 
authorizing committee of jurisdiction.
    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 2016 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: 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 2016 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 making appropriations 
for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related 
programs; and the use of administrative funds. The Committee 
directs the CEO of the MCC to update this report semi-annually.

                       INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $22,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 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 supports up to $15,000,000 being made 
available by transfer from Development Assistance to this 
heading to implement programs consistent with the strategy 
submitted to the Committees on Appropriations pursuant to 
section 7045(a) of this Act.
    The Committee notes that the IAF must submit an operating 
plan to the Committees on Appropriations pursuant to section 
7076 of this Act.

              UNITED STATES AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        26,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        +4,000,000
 

    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 2015 enacted level........................       $23,500,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        28,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        23,500,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -4,500,000
 

    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 2015 enacted level\1\.....................      $853,055,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................       967,771,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       935,020,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       +81,965,000
    Change from request...............................       -32,751,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $935,020,000 for 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    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 Aviation Platform....................            $40,000
Central America Regional Security Initiative.........            205,000
    [of which, DNA Forensic Technology]..............           [10,000]
    [of which, Guatemala Police Sexual Assault Units]            [3,000]
    [of which, International Commission Against                  [5,000]
     Impunity in Guatemala]..........................
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative..................             28,500
Colombia.............................................            145,250
Demand Reduction.....................................             12,500
International Law Enforcement Academies..............             27,000
Judicial Reform......................................              3,000
Mexico...............................................            110,000
Morocco..............................................              3,000
Trafficking in Persons...............................             39,000
    [of which, Guatemala]............................            [9,200]
Tunisia..............................................             12,000
Wildlife Trafficking.................................             25,000
Western Hemisphere Regional Security Cooperation.....             10,000
Ukraine..............................................             10,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a 
report 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 appropriated under this 
heading, on the proposed uses of funds on a program and 
country-by-country basis for each program, project, and 
activity. The Committee expects the report to contain at least 
the level of detail provided in the fiscal year 2010 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement 45-day 
country-by-country report. The Committee notes that such report 
does not meet the notification requirements under section 7015 
of this Act.
    The Committee recommendation includes funding for human 
trafficking and wildlife trafficking and provides further 
direction on these programs in section 7060 of this report.

Country and regional programs

    Africa Regional Aviation platform.--The Committee 
recommendation includes funding to expand the Bureau of 
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs aviation 
assets into Africa. The Committee notes the receipt of the 
report submitted by the Secretary of State on the feasibility 
of establishing an aviation platform in Africa to combat the 
wildlife poaching and trafficking crisis, assist in 
counternarcotics operations and border security efforts, and 
provide for the evacuation of diplomatic facilities. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to develop an 
implementation plan, not later than 90 days after enactment of 
this Act, which should include the location, size, and mandate 
of such a regional aviation platform. The Committee also 
expects that such plan will include an analysis of partner 
nations' criminal justice infrastructure, capabilities, and 
capacities. The Secretary of State is directed to consult with 
the Committees on Appropriations on the development of such 
plan.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes funding to 
support Colombia's efforts to expand state presence, provide 
citizen security and access to government services, and counter 
illicit crop cultivation and narcotics trafficking. The 
Committee continues to recognize the strategic importance of 
Colombia, and acknowledges the successes and the improvements 
made in the everyday lives of the Colombian people that have 
resulted over the last fifteen years.
    The Committee notes the recent decision by the Government 
of Colombia to discontinue certain aerial eradication 
techniques in Colombia, which have been an effective tool 
against illicit crop cultivation. The Committee expects the 
Department of State to work with the Government of Colombia to 
develop other cost-effective counternarcotics measures. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on these issues prior to 
submitting the country-by-country report required under this 
heading.
    The Committee notes the continued progress made by the 
Government of Colombia to improve human rights and dismantle 
illegal armed groups and encourages a continued focus on 
justice and rule of law activities, including efforts to 
address cases of human rights abuse within the Colombian Armed 
Forces. The Secretary of State is directed to submit a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 days 
after enactment of this Act, on these issues. The report should 
include steps taken by the Colombian government to do the 
following: (1) subject only to civilian jurisdiction cases 
involving members of the Colombian military responsible for 
gross violations of human rights and the actions of the 
Colombian military in cooperation with civilian prosecutors and 
judicial authorities in such cases; (2) uphold its 
international obligations by investigating, prosecuting, and 
punishing persons responsible for crimes against humanity, war 
crimes, and other gross violations of human rights, including 
by not offering amnesty to such persons; (3) continue to 
dismantle illegal armed groups; (4) continue to protect the 
rights of human rights defenders, journalists, trade unionists, 
and other social activists; and (5) continue to respect the 
rights and territory of indigenous and Afro-Colombian 
communities, including protecting them from forced 
displacement, killings, and other violations.
    In addition to funds described above, the Committee 
recommendation provides $10,000,000 for Western Hemisphere 
Regional Security Cooperation, which can be used to support 
efforts by the Government of Colombia to provide training and 
technical assistance to partners in the region and around the 
world. The Committee notes that between 2009 and 2013, Colombia 
trained more than 22,000 military and law enforcement officials 
from Central American and Caribbean countries. The Committee 
encourages the Department of State to continue to work with 
Colombia to leverage these activities to address 
counternarcotics and law enforcement challenges in the region.
    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 level. 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 drug trafficking, 
gun-running, illegal alien smuggling, human trafficking, 
violence, and kidnapping along and across the border between 
the United States and Mexico.
    The Committee notes the efforts of the Government of Mexico 
to address the migration of unaccompanied, undocumented minors 
from Central America to the United States. The Committee 
recommendation includes funding to continue to support efforts 
to secure Mexico's borders. The Committee encourages a 
continued focus on Mexico's southern border with Guatemala and 
Belize. The Committee directs the Secretary of State to include 
information on these activities in the strategy required by 
section 7045(a).
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the pace of 
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. Such report should also include 
information about 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 notes the ongoing collaboration between the 
United States and the Government of Mexico on strengthening 
Mexico's judicial system. 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 do 
the following: (1) investigate and prosecute violations of 
human rights in civilian courts; (2) enforce prohibitions 
against torture and the use of testimony obtained through 
torture; (3) promptly transfer detainees to the custody of 
civilian judicial authorities, in accordance with Mexican law, 
and cooperate with such authorities in such cases; and (4) 
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.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee directs $205,000,000 for CARSI, which is the same as 
the request. Programs funded under this heading should support 
border security, counter the activities of criminal gangs, drug 
traffickers and organized crime, and combat human smuggling and 
trafficking. The Committee recommendation includes funds 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 Secretary of State to include 
information on these activities in the strategy required by 
section 7045(a).
    In accordance with section 7045(a) of this Act, the 
Committee directs that $10,000,000 be made available to combat 
human trafficking in Central America 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 expects the Department of State to work to further 
develop the capacity of governments to utilize DNA forensic 
science and databases 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 
expects these funds to be provided through an open and 
competitive process. The Committee notes that, as of June 1, 
2015, the Department of State has not implemented the directive 
included in fiscal year 2015 for this purpose, and the 
Committee expects the Department to make progress on these 
programs as soon as practicable.
    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
supports activities provided under CBSI to combat organized 
crime and drug-related violence in a region particularly 
susceptible to the drug trade.
    Reports.--Section 7045(e) 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.
    The Committee also directs the Secretary of State, in 
coordination with the USAID Administrator, 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 2014. The Committee 
further directs the report be updated not later than October 
15, 2015, for funds made available in fiscal year 2015.
    Ukraine.--The Committee supports programs in Ukraine that 
strengthen the rule of law, fight corruption, and improve law 
enforcement, including the development of the patrol police.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................      $586,260,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................       609,334,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       588,076,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        +1,816,000
    Change from request...............................       -21,258,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $588,076,000 for 
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs. Additional funds are provided under title VIII.
    The Committee notes that funds provided under this heading 
are subject to the notification requirements in section 7015, 
including the requirement to identify when funds are being 
provided notwithstanding any other provision of law. The 
Committee directs the Department of State to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 30 days after 
enactment of this Act, regarding the notifications procedures 
for funds under this heading.
    Funds are recommended for the following programs:

     NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Program                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nonproliferation Programs............................           $286,706
    [of which, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund]           [27,000]
    [of which, Export Control and Related Border                [58,716]
     Security Assistance]............................
    [of which, Global Threat Reduction]..............           [69,540]
Anti-terrorism Programs..............................            149,091
Conventional Weapons Destruction.....................            152,279
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining        588,076,000
     and Related Programs............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Anti-terrorism Programs.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $149,091,000 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 $286,706,000 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.
    Regional Stability and Humanitarian Assistance.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $152,279,000 for Conventional 
Weapons Destruction Programs and supports continued efforts 
related to unexploded ordnance destruction, particularly in 
Laos and other countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific 
Islands.
    Country levels.--The Committee recommendation provides not 
less than the request for Morocco, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................      $144,993,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................       430,200,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       231,274,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       +86,281,000
    Change from request...............................      -198,926,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $231,274,000 for 
Peacekeeping Operations. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII.
    Africa Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership.--The 
Committee recommendation does not include funds for the Africa 
Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership but notes that 
significant investments continue to be made in the Global Peace 
Operations Initiative, which has a similar mandate.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee recommendation includes 
language requiring that funds should not be used to support 
military training or operations that include child soldiers.
    Near East.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$35,000,000 for the Multinational Force and Observers Mission 
in the Sinai. The Committee directs that funds made available 
above the level of the United States contribution may support 
ongoing and new force protection requirements.
    Somalia.--Consistent with prior years, the Committee 
recommendation includes funds under this heading in title VIII 
for the UN Support Office for the African Union Mission in 
Somalia, instead of under Contributions for International 
Peacekeeping Activities. The Committee allows bills to be paid 
for such mission up to the authorized rate.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


             INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $106,074,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       111,715,000
Committee recommendation..............................       108,115,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        +2,041,000
    Change from request...............................        -3,600,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $108,115,000 for 
International Military Education and Training.
    The Committee notes that International Military Education 
and Training (IMET) and Expanded International Military 
Education and Training (E-IMET) programs are a valuable part of 
United States security assistance. 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 
internationally recognized standards of individual and human 
rights. IMET and E-IMET serve as tools to strengthen military 
alliances and international coalitions that are critical to 
United States national security.
    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).
    Country levels.--The Committee recommendation provides not 
less than the request for Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, and 
Ukraine. The Committee recommendation does not provide funding 
for Burma or Thailand.
    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, 
2016, on the uses of assistance on a country-by-country basis 
for fiscal year 2016. The report should also include 
information on changes made in the current fiscal year to 
enhance IMET and E-IMET effectiveness and recommendations for 
the following fiscal year.

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level\1\.....................    $5,014,109,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request\1\...........................     5,166,542,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     5,160,559,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      +146,450,000
    Change from request...............................        -5,983,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2015 enacted level, the fiscal year 2016
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of
  the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $5,160,559,000 for 
Foreign Military Financing Program. Additional funds are 
provided under title VIII.
    The Committee recognizes that Foreign Military Financing 
(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 the following: (1) countries in the 
Middle East and North Africa to confront terrorist threats, (2) 
Central American countries to address border security, (3) 
African countries to address the wildlife trafficking and 
poaching crisis, (4) countries in the Asia-Pacific region 
facing threats to their territory, and (5) countries in Europe 
and Eurasia facing Russian aggression.
    Funds are recommended for programs in the following 
countries:

                    FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Country                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colombia.............................................            $27,000
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative..................              7,500
Central America Regional Security Initiative.........             10,000
Egypt................................................          1,300,000
Georgia..............................................             20,000
Israel...............................................          3,100,000
Mexico...............................................              7,000
Moldova..............................................             12,750
Morocco..............................................             12,000
Philippines..........................................             50,000
Tunisia..............................................             62,500
Ukraine..............................................             47,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Burma.--The Committee recommendation does not provide 
funding for Burma.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee provides funding to support efforts by Central 
American security forces to build border and maritime security 
and enhance the ability of such governments to extend their 
authority into areas at risk of exploitation by criminal 
organizations. Funds should address these regional challenges 
and are in addition to bilateral funds provided under this 
heading. The Committee notes that funding for these activities 
was requested, but not as part of CARSI. However, the Committee 
recommendation provides funds for these programs under CARSI 
because they are consistent with the goals of that initiative. 
The Committee directs the Secretary of State to include 
information on these activities in the strategy required by 
section 7045(a).
    Bahrain.--The Committee notes Bahrain's progress to engage 
in a national dialogue to promote reform and governance and 
supports funds in this Act being made available for Bahrain.
    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).
    Egypt.--The United States and Egypt have shared a strategic 
relationship based on mutual interest in peace and stability 
for decades, beginning with the Camp David Accords. One of the 
pillars of this strategic partnership has been United States 
security assistance to Egypt. The Committee continues to urge 
the Secretary of State to take steps to enhance the military-
to-military relationship with Egypt, including by expediting 
the delivery of equipment withheld since 2013. The Committee 
includes requirements in section 7041(a) of this Act regarding 
assistance for Egypt.
    GAO report.--The Committee is concerned that inter-agency 
bureaucratic processes have kept agreed-upon security equipment 
from being delivered promptly and efficiently, leaving United 
States allies and partners without the items necessary for 
achieving mutually defined security objectives. In order to 
better understand these issues, the Committee requests that the 
GAO examine the inter-agency processes for implementing the FMF 
and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs. The resulting report 
should include recommendations regarding a reasonable length of 
time to fulfill requests and recommendations to increase the 
efficiency of the processes to meet the recommended timeline. 
The report should also include an assessment of the extent to 
which previous recommendations have been adopted and have 
improved the efficiency of the FMF and FMS processes, 
particularly with respect to information management and the 
establishment of performance measures to assess the timeliness 
of the process. The Committee requests that the GAO report be 
provided to the appropriate congressional committees by May 1, 
2016.
    Global coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the 
Levant (ISIL).--Security threats in the Middle East continue to 
present serious challenges to United States national security 
as well as the security and stability of the Middle East 
region, and security assistance for United States' allies and 
partners in the region remain a critical element in addressing 
these challenges. The Committee recognizes the efforts of more 
than 60 coalition partners in the fight against ISIL. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to expedite FMF and 
FMS cases and related licenses to coalition partners who 
receive such assistance.
    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 2016, a notification will be submitted 
pursuant to section 7015 of this Act. The Committee notes the 
importance of the security forces in Guatemala in providing a 
comprehensive approach to border security.
    Israel.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$3,100,000,000 in grants for military assistance to Israel, 
which is the same as the budget 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 U.S.-Israel MOU. The Committee 
further notes the continued importance of Israel as a major 
strategic partner and ally of the United States in an 
increasingly 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 to 
the benefit of both the United States and Israel. 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 strongly urges the Administration to 
successfully conclude these negotiations before the current MOU 
expires.
    Jordan.--The Committee notes the importance of the 
relationship with the Kingdom of Jordan and notes the strong 
leadership that Jordan continues to play in advancing peace and 
stability in the region and in the ongoing campaign to defeat 
ISIL. The United States should continue to provide the 
assistance needed to ensure Jordan's success in coalition 
operations, including assistance to strengthen Jordan's borders 
with Iraq and Syria. The Committee provides funds under this 
heading and under title VIII for Jordan.
    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 LAF 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.
    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, cooperation on 
maritime security, and work on counterterrorism issues.
    Ukraine.--The Committee believes that the existence of an 
independent, democratic, and prosperous Ukraine is in the 
national interest of the United States. The Committee strongly 
urges the President to exercise the authority to provide 
Ukraine with lethal weapons of a defensive nature to enhance 
the ability of the people of Ukraine to defend their sovereign 
territory from Russian aggression.
    The Committee also directs the Secretary of State to ensure 
that Ukraine has the appropriate training and equipment to 
continue to work closely with NATO countries. The Committee 
notes that as a formal member of NATO's Partnership for Peace 
program, Ukraine is eligible for more than 1,600 activities 
such as multilateral training exercises and equipment 
modernization, and the Committee directs the Secretary of State 
to expedite such assistance.

                    TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $344,170,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       315,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................      -344,170,000
    Change from request...............................      -315,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for International Organizations and Programs. The 
Committee notes that funds under Global Health Programs may be 
made available as a contribution to UNICEF.

                  International Financial Institutions


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Quota reform.--The Committee recommendation does not 
include an appropriation or authorization for the IMF, which 
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 2015.

Concerns about the World Bank Group

    Budget support and Program for Results.--The Committee 
continues to be concerned about the use of budget support, also 
known as Development Policy Loans, and Program for Results in 
World Bank lending. 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 ten 
countries receiving the highest levels of lending for each 
instrument during calendar year 2015.
    Safeguards review.--The Committee notes the World Bank's 
ongoing review of its safeguard policies and directs the 
Secretary of the Treasury to regularly consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations 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 2014 and 2015 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 has taken place 
in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, including any cases of double 
charging for services and programs.
    Road projects.--The Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Treasury to consult with the Committees on Appropriations on 
steps being taken by the World Bank to ensure the roads it 
finances are built to appropriate safety standards.

                      GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       136,563,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................      $168,263,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................      -136,563,000
    Change from request...............................      -168,263,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Global Environment Facility. The Committee 
notes that funds under title III of this Act may be made 
available as a grant to the Global Environment Facility for 
biodiversity programs, subject to the regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

       CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................    $1,287,800,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     1,290,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,167,850,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -119,950,000
    Change from request...............................      -122,750,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,167,850,000 for 
Contribution to the International Development Association.

                  MULTILATERAL DEBT RELIEF INITIATIVE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       111,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................      -111,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative for the 
International Development Association.

     CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND 
                              DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $186,957,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       192,920,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................      -186,957,000
    Change from request...............................      -192,920,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for paid-in or callable capital for Contribution 
to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $184,630,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       170,680,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................      -184,630,000
    Change from request...............................      -170,680,000
 

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

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE STRATEGIC CLIMATE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $49,900,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        59,620,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       -49,900,000
    Change from request...............................       -59,620,000
 

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

                 CONTRIBUTION TO THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       150,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................      -150,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution to the Green Climate Fund. The 
Committee directs that no funds may be made available for the 
Green Climate Fund in this Act or prior Acts making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, 
and related programs.

              GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        43,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -43,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Global Agriculture and Food Security Program 
(GAFSP); however, the Committee notes that funds in title III 
of this Act may be made available as a grant to GAFSP for Feed 
the Future countries supported by USAID.

          CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $102,020,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       102,020,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................      -102,020,000
    Change from request...............................      -102,020,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for paid-in or callable capital for Contribution 
to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

        ENTERPRISE FOR THE AMERICAS MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................        $3,378,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................        -3,378,000
    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 request.

                    NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        45,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -45,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for North American Development Bank.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $104,977,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       166,086,000
Committee recommendation..............................       104,977,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -61,109,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $104,977,000 for 
Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $106,586,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................         5,608,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................      -106,586,000
    Change from request...............................        -5,608,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for paid-in or callable capital for Contribution 
to the Asian Development Bank.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $32,418,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        34,118,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       -32,418,000
    Change from request...............................       -34,118,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation paid-in or callable for Contribution to the 
African Development Bank.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $175,668,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       227,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................       175,668,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -51,832,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $175,668,000 for 
Contribution to the African Development Fund.

                  MULTILATERAL DEBT RELIEF INITIATIVE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        13,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -13,500,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative for the 
African Development Fund.

  CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        31,930,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       -30,000,000
    Change from request...............................       -31,930,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for International Fund for Agricultural 
Development (IFAD); however, the Committee notes that funds in 
title III of this Act may be made available as a grant to IFAD 
for Feed the Future countries supported by USAID.

               TITLE VI--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE


                Export-Import Bank of the United States

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
authorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States 
(Export-Import Bank). Nothing in the Committee recommendation 
should be interpreted or construed as extending the date in 
section 7 of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945. Funds made 
available under this heading may not be made available for any 
function of the Export-Import Bank, including to acquire new 
obligations to support the cost, administration, or acquisition 
of any new loans, financing, guarantees, or other obligations, 
after June 30, 2015 or after the date specified in section 7 of 
the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, whichever is later, except 
as permitted by section 7 of such Act.

                           INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................        $5,750,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................         6,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................         6,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................          +250,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,000,000 for 
Export-Import Bank Inspector General.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations its annual audit 
plan within the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $106,250,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       117,700,000
Committee recommendation..............................       106,250,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -11,450,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $106,250,000 for 
Export-Import Bank Administrative Expenses and does not include 
an appropriation for the Export-Import Bank Subsidy 
Appropriation. Funds made available under this heading may not 
be made available for any function of the Export-Import Bank, 
including to acquire new obligations to support the cost, 
administration, or acquisition of any new loans, financing, 
guarantees, or other obligations, after June 30, 2015 or after 
the date specified in section 7 of the Export-Import Bank Act 
of 1945, whichever is later, except as permitted by section 7 
of such Act.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation


                           NONCREDIT ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $62,787,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        83,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................        62,787,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -20,713,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $62,787,000 for 
Overseas Private Investment Corporation Noncredit Account for 
administrative expenses.

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $25,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        20,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        20,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        -5,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 for the 
program account for the direct and guaranteed loan credit 
programs of OPIC.
    The Committee recommendation does not extend the 
authorization of OPIC.
    The Committee directs the President of OPIC to include in 
the fiscal year 2017 congressional budget justification a 
confidential annex that describes new loans, guarantees, and 
insurance approved in fiscal year 2016 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 encourages OPIC to provide significant 
support for private investments in Ukraine, particularly in the 
energy, agriculture, and high technology sectors, including 
political risk insurance.

                      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $60,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        73,700,000
Committee recommendation..............................        60,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       -13,700,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $60,000,000 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. The Committee directs USTDA to consult with 
the Committees on Appropriations on the uses of funds provided 
in fiscal year 2015.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 7001 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding allowances and differentials.
    Sec. 7002 includes language carried in the prior year 
requiring agencies to provide quarterly reports on the 
cumulative balances of any unobligated funds.
    Sec. 7003 includes language carried in the prior year 
requiring that consulting service contracts shall be a matter 
of public record.
    Sec. 7004 includes language similar to the prior year 
requiring inter-agency cost sharing with respect to the 
construction and use of diplomatic facilities, setting 
limitations and expanding notification and oversight 
requirements, and placing conditions and restrictions on 
certain funds.
    Sec. 7005 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding certain personnel actions and the authority to 
transfer funds between appropriations accounts.
    Sec. 7006 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding local guard contract authorities.
    Sec. 7007 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for the governments of Cuba, North 
Korea, Iran, and Syria.
    Sec. 7008 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 modified from the prior year 
setting limitations and conditions on transfers between 
appropriations accounts, requiring audits of certain transfers, 
and new language prohibiting transfers until certain reporting 
requirements are met.
    Sec. 7010 includes language similar to the prior year 
directing a report on security assistance.
    Sec. 7011 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding the availability of funds made available in the Act.
    Sec. 7012 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for countries in default and providing 
certain waiver authority.
    Sec. 7013 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
regarding the reservation of funds and the designation of 
certain funding levels.
    Sec. 7015 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing the notification requirements regarding funds made 
available in the Act. Countries subject to notification include 
Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, Cuba, Ecuador, El 
Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, 
Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Serbia, 
Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan, 
Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
    The Committee notes that all notification requirements 
apply to funds appropriated in title VIII and designated 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    Sec. 7016 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding the notification requirements concerning the 
provision of excess Department of Defense articles.
    Sec. 7017 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding the availability of funds for international 
organizations and programs.
    Sec. 7018 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funding for abortions and involuntary 
sterilization.
    Sec. 7019 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding funding directives specified in tables in the report 
accompanying the Act.
    Sec. 7020 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting the use of assistance for certain representation 
expenses.
    Sec. 7021 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for governments that support 
international terrorism.
    Sec. 7022 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting first-class travel.
    Sec. 7023 includes language carried in the prior year 
defining the terms ``program'', ``project'', and ``activity''.
    Sec. 7024 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding certain authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-
American Foundation, and the United States African Development 
Foundation.
    Sec. 7025 includes limitation language carried in the prior 
year relating to commerce, trade, and surplus commodities.
    Sec. 7026 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
regarding assistance through nongovernmental organizations and 
assistance provided under the Food for Peace Act.
    Sec. 7028 includes language modified from 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 the prior year 
regarding debt-for-development programs.
    Sec. 7031 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding management of direct assistance to governments, 
budget transparency of recipient countries, and corruption and 
human rights violations.
    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. For the 
purposes of implementing subsection (c) and applying 
Presidential Proclamation 7750, the Committee directs the 
Secretary of State to consider the confiscation of properties 
belonging to American companies by corrupt Cuban officials as 
having serious adverse effects on international activity of 
U.S. businesses and on the national interests of the United 
States.
    Sec. 7032 contains language modified from the prior year 
regarding democracy programs funded in this Act.
    Subsection (g) includes modified language directing funds 
to the Western Hemisphere for democracy promotion. The 
Committee directs an additional $10,000,000 above the budget 
request for democracy promotion activities in Venezuela, 
Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State and the USAID Administrator, in consultation 
with the NED, 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 supports continued investments in programs 
that enhance the success of elections, including through 
comprehensive programs that use flexible and cost-effective 
methods to help prepare for and manage elections, train 
political parties, educate voters, and enhance transparency and 
accountability.
    The Committee remains concerned about USAID activities in 
countries that have non-permissive environments, and the 
Committee recommendation includes a new provision in subsection 
(i) requiring the Secretary of State and the USAID 
Administrator to notify Congress within 30 days of a decision 
to change the objectives or the content of a democracy and 
governance program or to close a program due to the 
increasingly repressive nature of the host country government.
    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.
    The Committee notes that the Department of State has not 
transmitted the report required under the explanatory statement 
accompanying division J of Public Law 113-235 regarding 
coordination of democracy programs and directs the Secretary of 
State to transmit such report.
    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 in the Act.
    The report required in subsection (f) shall include the 
estimated timeline and criteria for evaluating the Partner 
Vetting System pilot program for expansion, including efforts 
to standardize and streamline vetting processes and under what 
circumstances direct vetting should be used; consideration of 
exemptions for humanitarian and democracy assistance; privacy 
and data protection concerns of implementing partners; 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.
    Sec. 7035 continues language carried in the prior year 
related to the Arab League Boycott of Israel. The reporting 
requirements included under this section in House Report 113-
499 related to boycott, divestment, and sanctions shall 
continue in effect for fiscal year 2016.
    Sec. 7036 includes language carried in the prior year 
establishing limitations on the use of funds in support of a 
Palestinian state.
    Sec. 7037 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
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 countries in the Near East.
    Subsection (a), Egypt, is modified from the prior year. 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 directs the Secretary of State, 
in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, to expedite 
delivery of defense articles that were withheld from delivery 
to Egypt in October 2013 and to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act, if any articles remain to be delivered as of October 1, 
2016. The Committee expects the report to include the timeline 
for delivering any outstanding items.
    The Committee continues language carried in the prior year 
that deems the inappropriate prosecution and conviction of 
United States nongovernmental organization personnel invalid 
for the purposes of U.S. law.
    Subsection (b), Iran, includes language similar to the 
prior year regarding policy with respect to the nuclear weapons 
program of Iran and requiring reports concerning Iran sanctions 
and the Joint Plan of Action.
    The report required by subsection (b)(3)(B) shall include 
the following: (1) a list of all current United States 
bilateral and multilateral sanctions against Iran; (2) a list 
of all United States and foreign entities that the Secretary of 
State has reason to believe may be in violation of existing 
United States bilateral and multilateral sanctions; (3) a 
detailed description of United States efforts to enforce 
sanctions, including a list of all investigations initiated in 
the 12 months preceding the date of enactment of this Act that 
have resulted in a determination that a sanctions violation has 
occurred, and actions taken by the United States Government 
pursuant to the determination; (4) any case in which sanctions 
were waived or otherwise not imposed against an entity which 
was determined to have engaged in activities for which 
sanctions should be imposed and the reason why action was not 
taken to sanction the entity; and (5) a description of United 
States diplomatic efforts to expand bilateral and multilateral 
sanctions against Iran and strengthen international efforts to 
enforce existing sanctions.
    The report required by subsection (b)(3)(C) shall 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; (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; and (5) an accounting of Iran's current 
financial support for promoting terrorism and regional 
instability, and any significant changes in that level of 
support between reporting periods.
    Subsection (c), Iraq, is similar to language carried in the 
prior year regarding the use and distribution of assistance for 
Iraq and prohibiting the use of funds to either construct 
diplomatic facilities in Iraq in the absence of a land use 
agreement or enter into a permanent basing rights agreement 
with the Government of Iraq (GOI).
    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 with regard to 
their resources, needs, and the percentage of the population. 
The Committee directs the Secretary of State to work with the 
GOI to ensure that the Kurdish Regional Government receives 
sufficient revenues and security assistance to address the 
ongoing security challenges posed by ISIL and other terrorist 
groups. In addition, the Secretary should work with the GOI to 
ensure that the assistance and security needs of other ethnic 
and religious minority communities are met.
    Subsection (d), Jordan, includes language carried in the 
prior year relating to funding levels.
    Subsection (e), Lebanon, is modified by deleting paragraph 
(3) related to funds being made available notwithstanding 
provisions of law.
    Subsection (f), Libya, is modified by deleting paragraph 
(4), adding a provision prohibiting funding for the Government 
of Libya (GOL) if the GOL is controlled by a foreign terrorist 
organization, and by modifying requirements relating to the 
oversight of assistance.
    Subsection (g), Morocco, is modified by requiring that 
funds made available for assistance for Morocco shall also be 
made available for any region or territory administered by 
Morocco, including the Western Sahara and by adding a 
consultation requirement. The Committee recommendation includes 
not less than the request for Morocco in title III of this Act 
and makes funds available for assistance for any region or 
territory administered by Morocco, including the Western 
Sahara. The Committee expects funds to support democratic 
reforms and economic development. The Committee remains 
concerned by the failure to resolve the longstanding dispute 
over the Western Sahara and the protracted refugee situation in 
the Polisario-run camps near Tindouf, Algeria. The Committee 
believes that the Secretary of State should pursue a negotiated 
settlement to the dispute, consistent with United States policy 
to support a solution to the issue based on a formula of 
autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty. These redoubled diplomatic 
efforts can lead to a realistic and lasting settlement, the 
completion of a UN Peacekeeping mission that has existed for 
more than twenty years, and a more stable region. The Committee 
also encourages the Administration to support private sector 
investment in the Western Sahara. The Committee recommendation 
includes a requirement to consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on all of these issues not later than 45 days 
after enactment of this Act.
    Subsection (h), Syria, includes language carried in the 
prior year conditioning the use of funds made available for 
non-lethal assistance to address the needs of civilians 
affected by conflict in Syria.
    The Committee is greatly concerned that nearly 5 million 
people are living in hard-to-reach or besieged areas in Syria 
with little or no access to humanitarian assistance. The 
Committee urges the Department of State to utilize all 
diplomatic means to ensure all parties to the conflict and UN 
agencies fully implement UN Security Council Resolutions 2139 
and 2191, demanding all parties to allow delivery of 
humanitarian assistance, ensuring that both goods and services 
reach all civilians in need, and improving the protection of 
civilians. The Committee further urges the Secretary of State 
and USAID Administrator, as appropriate, to expand the use of 
international non-governmental organizations as a means of 
providing humanitarian services to communities inside Syria 
that are in need.
    The Committee notes the continued volatile security 
situation inside Syria and urges the Secretary of State and 
USAID Administrator to ensure protocols are in place to 
maintain appropriate distinctions when delivering humanitarian 
and non-lethal assistance.
    The Committee recognizes that children are particularly 
vulnerable from the conflict in Syria and urges 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.
    Subsection (i), West Bank and Gaza, is modified by deleting 
the waiver in paragraph (2) and by modifying the funding 
reduction in paragraph (3).
    Sec. 7042 includes modified language from the prior year 
regarding assistance for Africa. The Committee notes that funds 
provided for assistance for Africa should not support land-
grabbing and forced evictions.
    The Committee is concerned that the conflict and 
humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), if 
unresolved, could contribute to long-term regional instability, 
therefore, the Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
consider amendments to its interagency strategy that would 
promote political stability in the CAR.
    Assistance provided for Ethiopia should prioritize market-
based solutions to improve resilience and inclusion of 
Ethiopia's most vulnerable populations.
    The Committee encourages USAID to increase funding to Niger 
to address critical development needs including education, 
maternal and child health. The Committee is aware of the 
important security role the Government of Niger is playing in 
the Sahel region and their increased security cooperation with 
the United States.
    The Committee supports continued funding for Somalia to 
support legitimate, durable institutions that will enhance 
stability and economic development.
    The Committee directs the Department of State to continue 
the reporting requirement contained in the explanatory 
statement accompanying Public Law 113-76 on the LRA during 
fiscal year 2016.
    Funds in this Act may not be made available to the central 
Government of South Sudan until the Secretary of State 
certifies that the conditions in section 7042(f) have been met. 
With funds made available in this Act, the Committee directs 
the Secretary of State to prioritize efforts in South Sudan to 
support an inclusive peace process; support civil society, 
independent media, and transparency initiatives for oil 
revenues; work to ensure humanitarian access and support for 
child protection and prevention of violence against women; and 
promote women's leadership and inclusion in national processes. 
The Committee further directs the Department of State and USAID 
to ensure that education programming is fully incorporated into 
the respective humanitarian and post-conflict reconstruction 
programs in South Sudan and urges the Secretary of State to 
make every effort to address the problem of schools being used 
for military purposes. The Committee also supports the 
prioritization of agricultural development programs in areas of 
South Sudan that can help build the capacity and resilience of 
small, community farmers and recognizes the role of such 
programs in building and maintaining the conditions for peace 
in parts of the country where that is now possible. The 
Committee urges the Secretary of State to work to strengthen 
the capacity of the South Sudan Country Task Force on 
Monitoring and Reporting to monitor and verify reports of grave 
violations against children and to support implementation of 
action plans by parties of the conflict to prevent such 
violations.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations of any assistance planned for the 
Government of the DRC as required by section 7031(a) and 
notwithstanding the dollar threshold designated in paragraph 
7031(a)(2). The Committee further directs the Secretary of 
State to transmit the report required under this section in 
House Report 113-499 regarding the resumption of exit permits 
for adopted children in the DRC prior to submitting any 
notifications for assistance.
    The Committee expects bilateral programs to transition from 
emergency assistance to development programs to break chronic 
cycles of poverty in the DRC. The Committee supports assistance 
for the DRC to help facilitate free and fair national elections 
and to ensure the inclusion of civil society in the independent 
election commission.
    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. Funds made available 
in this Act for Nigeria may be used for counterterrorism 
programs, specifically to combat Boko Haram and assist women 
and girls targeted by Boko Haram. The Committee is concerned 
about the effects of kidnappings and violent acts conducted by 
Boko Haram, particularly against women and girls. The Committee 
encourages USAID to work to address the unique needs of these 
women and girls into its programming.
    Sec. 7043 includes language modified from the prior year 
containing limitations, directives, and authorities for 
diplomatic and development activities and programs in Burma, 
North Korea, the PRC, and Tibet.
    The Committee recommendation continues the authority and 
funding for economic and development assistance for the people 
of Burma, but includes no funding for security assistance and 
conditions on assistance to the central government.
    Sec. 7044 includes language modified from the prior year 
containing limitations, directives, and authorities for 
diplomatic and development activities and programs in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and for cross border programs.
    The report required by subsection (a)(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 ongoing withdrawal of United 
States Armed Forces from Afghanistan on such environment; (2) 
an assessment of the security requirements at current and 
planned diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan, the number of 
personnel at such facilities, including locally employed staff, 
contractors, and United States Government personnel; (3) 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; (4) a descriptive timeline 
from fiscal years 2016 to 2017 for civilian staff at Embassy 
Kabul, including anticipated operations costs for each fiscal 
year by agency, and (5) an assessment of whether 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.
    The Committee expects the Secretary of State to consider 
the meaningful inclusion of Afghan women in the political 
process as a factor when making the certification required by 
subsection (a)(3).
    Section 7044(a)(4)(D) requires the Secretary of State, or 
the USAID Administrator, as appropriate, to consult with the 
appropriate congressional committees prior to exercising the 
authority of this subparagraph. Such consultation shall include 
a presentation of the goals, strategy, and impact of the 
program.
    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.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, on the extent to which the Government of 
Bangladesh is supporting human rights including workers' 
rights; implementing policies to protect freedom of expression, 
association, and religion, and due process of law; and ensuring 
free, fair and participatory elections.
    Sec. 7045 includes language modified from the prior year 
designating assistance to Central America, setting guidelines 
on assistance for Colombia and Haiti, requiring a report on 
Honduras, addressing the costs and maintenance of aircraft 
funded in this Act, and including language regarding trade 
capacity programs. Subsection (c), Cuba, includes the 
following: language concerning Cuba democracy promotion 
programs; language on the proposed privatization and merger of 
OCB and VOA Spanish; and language prohibiting funds from being 
used for the establishment of a United States diplomatic 
presence in Cuba or to facilitate the establishment or 
operation of a diplomatic mission of Cuba in the United States 
beyond that which was in existence prior to December 17, 2014 
until the President determines and reports to the Committees on 
Appropriations the requirements and factors specified in 
section 205 of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity 
(LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 have been met. The Committee notes that 
one of the factors for determination in section 205 is the 
extradition to the United States of all persons sought by the 
United States Department of Justice for crimes committed in the 
United States.
    Sec. 7046 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding United States payments to United Nations members.
    Sec. 7047 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding authority for the President to drawdown certain funds 
to support UN war crimes tribunals or commissions.
    Sec. 7048 includes language modified from the prior year 
conditioning funds made available to the UN until certain 
transparency measures are met, setting limitations on 
contributions to UN agencies and specifically the UN Human 
Rights Council and UNRWA, prohibiting funds for construction of 
the UN Headquarters, and including a reporting requirement on 
funds withheld from the UN.
    Sec. 7049 includes language carried in the prior year 
related to assistance made available for community-based 
policing programs.
    Sec. 7050 rescinds certain funds.
    Sec. 7051 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting funds available under the Act from being used to 
support attendance at international conferences.
    Sec. 7052 includes language carried in the prior year 
relating to aircraft transfer and coordination.
    Sec. 7053 includes language carried in the prior year 
relating to unpaid parking fines and real property taxes owed 
by foreign countries.
    Sec. 7054 includes language carried in the prior year 
relating to landmines and cluster munitions.
    Sec. 7055 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting funding for publicity or propaganda purposes within 
the United States.
    Sec. 7056 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting the amount of funds made available under title II of 
the Act for residence expenses of USAID.
    Sec. 7057 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding certain management conditions and authorities of 
USAID.
    Sec. 7058 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding global health activities, placing a funding 
limitation on international family planning programs, and 
conditioning contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, 
Tuberculosis and Malaria.
    Sec. 7059 carries language from the prior year regarding 
programs that support gender equality. 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, 
particularly women-led civil society groups, working to counter 
terrorism.
    The Committee notes the positive role women play in 
addressing development challenges and supports including women 
entrepreneurs in science and technology programming.
    The Committee directs the USAID Administrator to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act, on efforts to disaggregate 
the impact of United States assistance on populations of 
strategic concern such as age, sex, and geographic area.
    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.
    Subsection (b), Conservation, includes $250,000,000 in 
title III for biodiversity conservation programs, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. The Committee notes 
funds from biodiversity programs are used to meet the funding 
directive to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking. 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 encourages 
programs to support Guatemala's Mayan Biosphere. The Committee 
further 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 $55,000,000 in 
titles III and IV be made available to address this urgent 
crisis, including not less than $10,000,000 for programs to 
combat rhinoceros poaching. Funds to address the wildlife 
poaching and trafficking crisis should be used to strengthen 
law enforcement capacity, to address poaching at the source, to 
build capacity for site-based protection of wildlife, to 
disrupt trafficking routes, to enhance regional cooperation and 
anti-trafficking networks, to support regional wildlife 
enforcement networks, to improve port and border security at 
key transit points, to promote community-based approaches for 
wildlife protection, and to support programs to reduce consumer 
demand, primarily 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 tools. 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 of security forces to address poaching 
and wildlife trafficking and expects these requirements to be 
addressed, including through the provision of excess defense 
articles and the expedited procurement of defense articles and 
services, as appropriate.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State, USAID 
Administrator, 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 directs that the fiscal 
year 2017 congressional budget justification include country 
and program funding levels for programs to combat wildlife 
poaching and trafficking. The Committees also directs USAID and 
the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement 
Affairs to include monitoring and evaluation components in 
wildlife trafficking implementation agreements and include data 
from such monitoring and evaluation efforts in its reports to 
Congress.
    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 also supports the U.S. Forest 
Service's international programs. 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 supports continued United States leadership 
of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership and includes $39,400,000 
for the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment 
(CARPE). The Committee directs that $17,500,000 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.
    Subsection (e), Trafficking in Persons, includes not less 
than $58,000,000 for activities to combat trafficking in 
persons internationally, which is $5,400,000 above the fiscal 
year 2015 enacted level and $14,800,000 above the request. Of 
the amounts provided, $39,000,000 is included under 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. The 
Committee notes $12,000,000 is provided under Diplomatic and 
Consular Programs for the operational costs of the Office to 
Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), which is 
described further under Diplomatic and Consular Programs in 
this report.
    The Committee directs that $10,000,000 be made available to 
continue a multifaceted anti-human trafficking program in 
Guatemala, which includes the Development Assistance request of 
$800,000 and an additional $9,200,000 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 directs that $5,000,000 be made available for 
child protection compacts. The Committee expects that 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 will consider funds in this Act being made 
available for innovative ways to end modern slavery, including 
to provide awards through an open and competitive process to 
support collaboration with governments, civil society 
organizations, and the private sector, if authorized, and 
subject to the funding limitations and restrictions in this 
Act, section 104 of the Foreign Assistance Act and other 
provisions of law, prior consultation with the appropriate 
congressional committees, and the regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations and section 634A 
of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
    The Committee urges the USAID Administrator 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, project design, and methods for program 
evaluation. The Committee believes the Secretary of State and 
the USAID Administrator should ensure that foreign assistance 
programs relating to humanitarian assistance, food security, 
poverty reduction, social and economic growth and development, 
education, and democracy and governance contribute to decreased 
vulnerability to or prevalence of human trafficking and forced 
labor, consistent with United States policy, including with 
section 107A(e) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 
2000.
    Sec. 7061 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting assistance for nongovernmental organizations that do 
not provide documents necessary for auditing purposes.
    Sec. 7062 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty.
    Sec. 7063 is a new provision prohibiting funds to UNFPA and 
prohibiting funds for population planning activities or other 
population assistance to foreign nongovernmental organizations 
that promote or perform abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Sec. 7064 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the transfer of individuals detained at Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7065 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding funds to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign 
prisons.
    Sec. 7066 includes language similar to the prior year 
prohibiting funds for the use of torture.
    Sec. 7067 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
regarding commercial leasing of defense articles.
    Sec. 7069 includes language carried in the prior year 
conditioning assistance for the independent states of the 
former Soviet Union and new language designating funding for 
Ukraine.
    Sec. 7070 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance to Russia and other countries.
    Sec. 7071 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding lending by, and the whistleblower policies of, the 
International Monetary Fund.
    Sec. 7072 includes language carried in the prior year 
designating funding for the provision of certain defense 
articles.
    Sec. 7073 is a new provision making funds available in this 
Act and requiring a strategy on foreign terrorist fighters.
    Sec. 7074 includes language carried in the prior year 
establishing restrictions on enterprise funds.
    Sec. 7075 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funds for programs in contravention of this Act.
    Sec. 7076 includes language modified from the prior year 
requiring spending and operating plans for funds provided in 
this Act.
    Sec. 7077 includes new language withholding a portion of 
funds appropriated by the Act for Department of State 
operations until the Secretary of State makes certain 
certifications concerning updating policies, directives, and 
oversight necessary to comply with Federal statutes, 
regulations, and presidential executive orders and memoranda 
concerning the preservation of all records made or received in 
the conduct of official business, including record emails.
    Sec. 7078 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding Internet freedom programs.
    Sec. 7079 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting certain diplomatic activities concerning the 
promotion of tobacco products.
    Sec. 7080 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing certain limitations on assistance that may impact 
jobs in the United States.

                  TITLE VIII-- GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

    Title VIII of the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $7,334,000,000 which is designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 for diplomatic operations, 
development programs, and humanitarian response in support of 
the global war on terrorism. Funds in this title 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 2015 enacted level........................    $1,350,803,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     1,507,422,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,507,422,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      +156,619,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,507,422,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including 
$1,067,963,000 for WSP. The amounts are designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will support diplomatic 
operations, programs, and activities in support of the global 
war on terrorism, particularly in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, 
and other areas of unrest.

                   CONFLICT STABILIZATION OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $15,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       -15,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Conflict Stabilization Operations in this 
Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $56,900,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        56,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................        56,900,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$56,900,000 for Office of Inspector General. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support review, audits and investigations of reconstruction 
activities in Afghanistan conducted by SIGAR. The Committee 
recommendation continues language from fiscal year 2015 
limiting the amounts the SIGAR makes available for printing and 
reproduction costs to no more than the amounts made available 
in fiscal year 2015.
    The Committee notes the ongoing transition 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 long-term plan for 
transitioning the responsibility for oversight of projects in 
Afghanistan as the assistance program moves to a more 
traditional development program.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $260,800,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       134,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................       134,800,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -126,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$134,800,000 for Embassy Security, Construction, and 
Maintenance. The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and will support lease costs for properties 
throughout Iraq and physical security improvements to 
facilities in Kabul, Afghanistan.

                      International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $74,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        74,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       +74,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$74,400,000 for Contributions to International Organizations. 
The full amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
1985 to support missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

                  PEACE OPERATIONS RESPONSE MECHANISM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       150,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................      -150,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Peace Operations Response Mechanism.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $10,700,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................         8,796,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        -1,904,000
    Change from request...............................        +8,796,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$8,796,000 for International Broadcasting Operations. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
will support the delivery of independent media in Afghanistan 
and Pakistan and counter ISIL narrative in the Middle East.

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $125,464,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        65,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        65,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -60,464,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$65,000,000 for Operating Expenses. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will fund 
USAID operations in Afghanistan.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................    $1,335,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       810,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       810,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -525,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$810,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
will support humanitarian operations in response to conflict-
induced displacement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, 
Pakistan, Syria, and Turkey.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $20,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        20,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................                 0
    Change from request...............................       +20,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$20,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
will support rapid response programs to prevent and mitigate 
the destabilizing effects of conflict, including in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
    Change from enacted level.........................       -30,000,000
    Change from request...............................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Complex Crises Fund in this Act.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................    $2,114,266,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................     2,183,330,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,106,775,000
    Change from enacted level.........................        -7,491,000
    Change from request...............................       -76,555,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$2,106,755,000 for Economic Support Fund. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support development activities in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, 
and the extraordinary needs in the Middle East related to the 
Syrian crisis.
    The Committee notes that the lack of access to education 
and economic opportunity are key risk factors for youth 
embracing extremist ideology. The Committee urges the Secretary 
of State and USAID Administrator to target funds made available 
under this heading for activities that reduce unemployment, 
improve literacy, and foster economic opportunity.
    The Committee notes the ongoing support of USAID for non-
government organizations that support Afghan traditional 
businessmen and women. The Committee encourages USAID to 
continue support for such programs.
    In addition to funds provided under International Disaster 
Assistance, Migration and Refugee Assistance, and Emergency 
Refugee and Migration Assistance, the Committee recommendation 
provides $100,000,000 under this heading to increase assistance 
to host communities with large refugee populations with 
priority given to Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. These funds are 
intended to support an integrated humanitarian and development 
approach to meet the requirements of refugees and host 
communities and to help mitigate increased tensions between 
such communities and refugees.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................    $2,127,114,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       819,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       966,389,000
    Change from enacted level.........................    -1,160,725,000
    Change from request...............................      +147,389,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$966,389,000 for Migration and Refugee Assistance. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
will support humanitarian operations in response to conflict-
induced displacement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, 
Pakistan, Syria, and Turkey.

                   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE


                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $443,195,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       226,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       366,650,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -76,545,000
    Change from request...............................      +140,650,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$366,650,000 for International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement. The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 to support counterterrorism and law 
enforcement activities, including in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the 
Middle East, and Africa.
    Afghanistan and Pakistan police forces.--The Committee 
includes funding for the recruitment, retention, and 
professionalization of women in the police forces of 
Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Foreign terrorist fighters.--The Committee is concerned 
about the flow of foreign fighters traveling to Syria, Iraq, 
and other countries to join ISIL and other terrorist groups. 
The Committee encourages bilateral engagement and the use of 
funds in this Act, as well as the leveraging of multilateral 
organizations such as INTERPOL, to counter this threat, and 
includes $4,000,000 above amounts requested for this purpose. 
The Committee expects these activities to be incorporated into 
the strategy required under section 7073. Funds shall be 
subject to prior notification and the regular notification 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................       $99,240,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       390,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       170,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       +70,760,000
    Change from request...............................      -220,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$170,000,000 for Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and 
Related Programs. The full amount is designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 to support Anti-terrorism Programs.
    Anti-terrorism Programs.--The Committee recommendation 
provides funds under this heading for Anti-terrorism Programs. 
When combined with funds provided in title IV, the amount is 
$100,000,000 above the fiscal year 2015 enacted level. The 
Committee expects these funds to support programs to prevent 
and counter terrorist safe havens and to address foreign 
fighter flows. The Committee is concerned about the flow of 
foreign fighters traveling to Syria, Iraq, and other countries 
to join ISIL and other terrorist groups and provides funds 
under this heading to implement the strategy required by 
section 7073.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $328,698,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................        65,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       306,868,000
    Change from enacted level.........................       -21,830,000
    Change from request...............................      +241,868,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$306,868,000 for Peacekeeping Operations. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support peacekeeping operations in areas of conflict in Africa 
affected by terrorism and instability.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2015 enacted level........................      $866,420,000
Fiscal Year 2016 request..............................       640,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       740,000,000
    Change from enacted level.........................      -126,420,000
    Change from request...............................      +100,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$740,000,000 for Foreign Military Financing Program. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to 
support activities in Iraq, Pakistan, the Middle East and North 
Africa, including Jordan, and countries facing Russian 
aggression.
    Countering Russian aggression.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $50,000,000 above the request to 
support partners and allies in Europe and Eurasia to defend 
their sovereign territory from Russian aggression. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of funds 
provided under this heading.
    Iraq.--The Committee supports the request for Iraq to 
enhance the country's security and defeat ISIL. The Committee 
expects the Secretary of State to ensure that assistance 
provided under this heading is appropriately distributed to 
security forces with a national security mission in Iraq, 
including the Kurdish Peshmerga.
    The Committee recommendation includes language in section 
7041(c) of this Act, making assistance available for Iraq to 
promote governance, security, and internal and regional 
stability, including in Kurdistan and other areas impacted by 
conflict and among Iraq's religious and ethnic minority 
communities. The Committee also expects funds made available in 
this title to enhance the security of Iraq's religious and 
ethnic minority populations, including Christians, that have 
been adversely affected by the conflict.
    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 on the use of funds under this 
heading.
    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 of 
this Act requiring that certain conditions be met prior to the 
obligation of assistance for Pakistan.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 8001. Continues prior year language noting that funds 
appropriated by this title are in addition to amounts 
appropriated or otherwise made available.
    Sec. 8002. Continues prior year language directing that 
funds appropriated by this title are subject to the authorities 
and conditions applicable to such headings in prior titles, 
unless noted otherwise.
    Sec. 8003. Subsection (a) provides transfer authority from 
``Economic Support Fund'' to ``United States Agency for 
International Development, Funds Appropriated to the President, 
Office of the Inspector General''.
    Sec. 8004. Provides that each amount designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 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.

            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

[GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT]

         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


 
 
 
    Economic Support Fund.............................      $200,000,000
 

                           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 italics, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):

  OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 
                                  1999


                          (Public Law 105-277)

AN ACT Making omnibus consolidated and emergency appropriations for the 
     fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, and for other purposes.



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DIVISION A--OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS

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TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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  Sec. 616. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
made available in this Act shall be used to issue visas to any 
person who--
          (1) has been credibly alleged to have ordered, 
        carried out, or materially assisted in the 
        extrajudicial and political killings of Antoine Izmery, 
        Guy Malary, Father Jean-Marie Vincent, Pastor Antoine 
        Leroy, Jacques Fleurival, Mireille Durocher Bertin, 
        Eugene Baillergeau, Michelange Hermann, Max Mayard, 
        Romulus Dumarsais, Claude Yves Marie, Mario Beaubrun, 
        Leslie Grimar, Joseph Chilove, Michel Gonzalez, and 
        Jean-Hubert Feuille;
          (2) has been included in the list presented to former 
        President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by former National 
        Security Council Advisor Anthony Lake in December 1995, 
        and acted upon by President Rene Preval;
          (3) was sought for an interview by the Federal Bureau 
        of Investigation as part of its inquiry into the March 
        28, 1995, murder of Mireille Durocher Bertin and Eugene 
        Baillergeau, Jr., and was credibly alleged to have 
        ordered, carried out, or materially assisted in those 
        murders, per a June 28, 1995, letter to the then 
        Minister of Justice of the Government of Haiti, Jean-
        Joseph Exume;
          (4) was a member of the Haitian High Command during 
        the period 1991 through 1994, and has been credibly 
        alleged to have planned, ordered, or participated with 
        members of the Haitian Armed Forces in--
                  (A) the September 1991 coup against any 
                person who was a duly elected government 
                official of Haiti (or a member of the family of 
                such official), or
                  (B) the murders of thousands of Haitians 
                during the period 1991 through 1994; or
          (5) has been credibly alleged to have been a member 
        of the paramilitary organization known as FRAPH who 
        planned, ordered, or participated in acts of violence 
        against the Haitian people.
  (b) Exemption.--Subsection (a) shall not apply if the 
Secretary of State finds, on a case-by-case basis, that the 
entry into the United States of a person who would otherwise be 
excluded under this section is necessary for medical reasons or 
such person has cooperated fully with the investigation of 
these politics murders. If the Secretary of State exempts any 
such person, the Secretary shall notify the appropriate 
congressional committees in writing.
  [(c) Reporting Requirement.--(1) T he United States chief of 
mission in Haiti shall provide the Secretary of State a list of 
those who have been credibly alleged to have ordered or carried 
out the extrajudicial and political killings mentioned in 
paragraph (1) of subsection (a).
  [(2) The Secretary of State shall submit the list provided 
under paragraph (1) to the appropriate congressional committees 
not later than 3 months after the date of enactment of this 
Act.
  [(3) The Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate 
congressional committees a list of aliens denied visas, and the 
Attorney General shall submit to the appropriate congressional 
committees a list of aliens refused entry to the United States 
as a result of this provision.
  [(4) The Secretary of State shall submit a report under this 
subsection not later than 6 months after the date of enactment 
of this Act and not later than March 3. of each year thereafter 
as long as the Government of Haiti has not completed the 
investigation of the extrajudicial and political killings and 
has not prosecuted those implicated for the killings specified 
in paragraph (1) of subsection (a).]
  (d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``appropriate 
congressional committees'' means the Committee on International 
Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

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    SECTION 570 OF THE OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1997


                          (Public Law 104-208)

                          POLICY TOWARD BURMA

  Sec. 570. (a) Until such time as the President determines and 
certifies to Congress that Burma has made measurable and 
substantial progress in improving human rights practices and 
implementing democratic government, the following sanctions 
shall be imposed on Burma:
  (1) Bilateral assistance.--There shall be no United States 
assistance to the Government of Burma, other than:
          (A) humanitarian assistance,
          (B) subject to the regular notification procedures of 
        the Committees on Appropriations, counter-narcotics 
        assistance under chapter 8 of part I of the Foreign 
        Assistance Act of 1961, or crop substitution 
        assistance, if the Secretary of State certifies to the 
        appropriate congressional committees that--
                  (i) the Government of Burma is fully 
                cooperating with United States counter-
                narcotics efforts, and
                  (ii) the programs are fully consistent with 
                United States human rights concerns in Burma 
                and serve the United States national interest, 
                and
          (C) assistance promoting human rights and democratic 
        values.
  (2) Multilateral assistance.--The Secretary of the Treasury 
shall instruct the United States executive director of each 
international financial institution to vote against any loan or 
other utilization of funds of the respective bank to or for 
Burma.
  (3) Visas.--Except as required by treaty obligations or to 
staff the Burmese mission to the United States, the United 
States should not grant entry visas to any Burmese government 
official.
  (b) Conditional Sanctions.--The President is hereby 
authorized to prohibit, and shall prohibit United States 
persons from new investment in Burma, if the President 
determines and certifies to Congress that, after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Government of Burma has physically 
harmed, rearrested for political acts, or exiled Daw Aung San 
Suu Kyi or has committed large-scale repression of or violence 
against the Democratic opposition.
  (c) Multilateral Strategy.--The President shall seek to 
develop, in coordination with members of ASEAN and other 
countries having major trading and investment interests in 
Burma, a comprehensive, multilateral strategy to bring 
democracy to and improve human rights practices and the quality 
of life in Burma, including the development of a dialogue 
between the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) and 
democratic opposition groups within Burma.
  [(d) Presidential Reports.--Every six months following the 
enactment of this Act, the President shall report to the 
Chairmen of the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee 
on International Relations and the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees on the following:
  [(1) progress toward democratization in Burma;
  [(2) progress on improving the quality of life of the Burmese 
people, including progress on market reforms, living standards, 
labor standards, use of forced labor in the tourism industry, 
and environmental quality; and
  [(3) progress made in developing the strategy referred to in 
subsection (c).]
  (e) Waiver Authority.--The President shall have the authority 
to waive, temporarily or permanently, any sanction referred to 
in subsection (a) or subsection (b) if he determines and 
certifies to Congress that the application of such sanction 
would be contrary to the national security interests of the 
United States.
  (f) Definitions.--
  (1) The term ``international financial institutions'' shall 
include the International Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development, the International Development Association, the 
International Finance Corporation, the Multilateral Investment 
Guarantee Agency, the Asian Development Bank, and the 
International Monetary Fund.
  (2) The term "new investment" shall mean any of the following 
activities if such an activity is undertaken pursuant to an 
agreement, or pursuant to the exercise of rights under such an 
agreement, that is entered into with the Government of Burma or 
a nongovernmental entity in Burma, on or after the date of the 
certification under subsection (b):
          (A) the entry into a contract that includes the 
        economical development of resources located in Burma, 
        or the entry into a contract providing for the general 
        supervision and guarantee of another person's 
        performance of such a contract;
          (B) the purchase of a share of ownership, including 
        an equity interest, in that development;
          (c) the entry into a contract providing for the 
        participation in royalties, earnings, or profits in 
        that development, without regard to the form of the 
        participation:
        Provided, That the term ``new investment'' does not 
        include the entry into, performance of, or financing of 
        a contract to sell or purchase goods, services, or 
        technology.
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      FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1990


TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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       establishing categories of aliens for purposes of refugee 
                             determinations

  Sec. 599D. (a) In General.--In the case of an alien who is 
within a category of aliens established under subsection (b), 
the alien may establish, for purposes of admission as a refugee 
under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, that 
the alien has a well-founded fear of persecution on account of 
race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social 
group, or political opinion by asserting such a fear and 
asserting a credible basis for concern about the possibility of 
such persecution.
  (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, 2014, [and 2015] 
        2015, and 2016 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).
  (c) Written Reasons for Denials of Refugee Status.--Each 
decision to deny an application for refugee status of an alien 
who is within a category established under this section shall 
be in writing and shall state, to the maximum extent feasible, 
the reason for the denial.
  (d) Permitting Certain Aliens Within Categories to Reapply 
for Refugee Status.--Each alien who is within a category 
established under this section and who (after August 14, 1988, 
and before the date of the enactment of this Act) was denied 
refugee status shall be permitted to reapply for such status. 
Such an application shall be determined taking into account the 
application of this section.
  (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, [2015] 2016.
          (2) Subsection (c) shall apply to decisions made 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act and before 
        October 1, [2015] 2016.
          (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, [2015] 2016.

    adjustment of status for certain soviet and indochinese parolees

  Sec. 599E. (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall adjust 
the status of an alien described in subsection (b) to that of 
an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if the 
alien--
          (1) applies for such adjustment,
          (2) has been physically present in the United States 
        for at least 1 year and is physically present in the 
        United States on the date the application for such 
        adjustment is filed,
          (3) is admissible to the United States as an 
        immigrant, except as provided in subsection (c), and
          (4) pays a fee (determined by the Attorney General) 
        for the processing of such application.
  (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, [2015] 2016, after being 
        denied refugee status.
  (c) Waiver of Certain Grounds for Inadmissibility.--The 
provisions of paragraphs (4), (5), and (7)(A) of section 212(a) 
of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall not apply to 
adjustment of status under this section and the Attorney 
General may waive any other provision of such section (other 
than paragraph (2)(C) or subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (E) of 
paragraph (3)) with respect to such an adjustment for 
humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or when it is 
otherwise in the public interest.
  (d) Date of Approval.--Upon the approval of such an 
application for adjustment of status, the Attorney General 
shall create a record of the alien's admission as a lawful 
permanent resident as of the date of the alien's inspection and 
parole described in subsection (b)(2).
  (e) No Offset in Number of Visas Available.--When an alien is 
granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for 
permanent residence under this section, the Secretary of State 
shall not be required to reduce the number of immigrant visas 
authorized to be issued under the Immigration and Nationality 
Act.

               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 2016 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 general provisions and other language 
that has 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 2016 bill, which may 
be construed as changing existing law, are as follows:

Title I

    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', language 
similar to the prior year providing 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 the prior year designating the availability and use 
of certain fees and transfers from other agencies.
    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', new language 
conditioning the obligation of certain funds made available for 
security training.
    Under Office of Inspector General, language carried in the 
prior year notwithstanding section 209(a)(1) of the Foreign 
Service Act of 1980 as it related to post inspections.
    Under ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'', 
language carried in the prior year on the use of certain fees, 
and a reporting requirement.
    Under ``Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance'', 
language carried in the prior year 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 the prior year permitting the 
transfer of not to exceed $1,000,000 to the ``Repatriation 
Loans Program Account''.
    Under ``Repatriation Loans Program Account'', language 
carried in the prior year 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 similar to the prior year requiring submission to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the United Nations biennial 
budget, limiting the use of funds, and establishing a number of 
notification and reporting requirements.
    Under ``Contributions for International Peacekeeping 
Activities'', language similar to the prior year limiting the 
use of funds 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 similar to the prior year providing a 
limitation on the amount available for representation expenses.
    Under ``International Fisheries Commissions'', language 
carried in the prior year providing authority to pay United 
States expenses in advance, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324.
    Under ``International Broadcasting Operations'', language 
carried in the prior year 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, 
extending certain personnel authorities, requiring a review of 
certain programs, restricting representation expenses, and 
requiring notifications.
    Under ``Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program'', language 
carried in the prior year limiting the use of funds relating to 
compensation.
    Under ``Commission for the Preservation of America's 
Heritage Abroad'', language is carried similar to the prior 
year allowing the Commission to procure certain services 
notwithstanding paragraph (3) of section 312304(b) of Public 
Law 113-287 during fiscal year 2016 and requiring notification.
    Under ``United States Commission on International Religious 
Freedom'', language carried in the prior year 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 the prior 
year placing a limitation on representation expenses.
    Under ``United States-China Economic and Security Review 
Commission'', language carried in the prior year 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 the prior year 
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 the 
prior year requiring notifications.

Title III

    Under ``Global Health Programs'', language similar to the 
prior year placing restrictions and requirements related to 
family planning and abortion, requiring direct apportionment to 
agencies, designating the use of funds, requiring 
notifications, and setting a cap on administrative expenses.
    Under ``Development Assistance'', language similar to the 
prior year designating the use of funds.
    Under ``Transition Initiatives'', language similar to the 
prior year designating the use of funds, requiring a report 
prior to the initiation of a country program, requiring prior 
consultations, 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 
the prior year authorizing transfers and setting funding and 
financing limitations.
    Under ``Migration and Refugee Assistance'', language 
carried in the prior year designating amounts for small scale 
emergency humanitarian requirements and for refugees resettling 
in Israel.
    Under ``Peace Corps''', language carried in the prior year 
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 
similar to the prior year placing a cap on administrative 
expenses, establishing certain funding conditions and 
notification requirements, limiting and restricting 
entertainment and representation allowances.
    Under ``Inter-American Foundation'', language carried in 
the prior year limiting representation expenses.
    Under ``United States African Development Foundation'', 
language carried in the prior year allowing for the investment 
of project funding by grantees, limiting the use of interest 
earned, allowing certain building leases, and requiring a 
report.
    Under ``International Affairs Technical Assistance'', 
language carried in the prior year providing funds 
notwithstanding any other provision of law.

Title IV

    Under ``International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement'', language similar to the the prior year 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 similar to the prior year 
designating the use of funds, providing authorities for funds, 
and establishing certain funding conditions and notification 
requirements.
    Under ``Peacekeeping Operations''', language carried in the 
prior year 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 similar to the prior year allowing certain civilian 
personnel to receive training and limiting entertainment 
allowances.
    Under ``Foreign Military Financing Program'', language 
similar to the prior year 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 VI

    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Program 
Account'', language similar to the prior year allowing for 
certain expenditures and setting limitations on funds.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, 
Administrative Expenses''', language similar to the prior year 
limiting representation expenses, allowing for the collection 
of certain fees, and requiring notifications, and new language 
concerning authorization.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Receipts 
Collected'', language carried in the prior year requiring 
sufficient fees to cover costs, and new language concerning 
authorization.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Noncredit 
Account'', language as in the prior year limiting 
representation expenses, and providing that certain costs shall 
not be considered administrative costs.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Program 
Account'', language as in the prior year 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 carried in 
the prior year restricting representation and entertainment 
allowances and designating the use of funds.

Title VII

    Sec. 7001 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding allowances and differentials.
    Sec. 7002 includes language carried in the prior year 
requiring agencies to provide quarterly reports on the 
cumulative balances of any unobligated funds.
    Sec. 7003 includes language carried in the prior rear 
requiring that consulting service contracts shall be a matter 
of public record.
    Sec. 7004 includes language similar to the prior year 
requiring inter-agency cost sharing with respect to the 
construction and use of diplomatic facilities, setting 
limitations and expanding notification and oversight 
requirements, and placing conditions and restrictions on 
certain funds.
    Sec. 7005 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding certain personnel actions and the authority to 
transfer funds between appropriations accounts.
    Sec. 7006 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding local guard contract authorities.
    Sec. 7007 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for the governments of Cuba, North 
Korea, Iran, and Syria.
    Sec. 7008 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 modified from the prior year 
setting limitations and conditions on transfers between 
appropriations accounts, requiring audits of certain transfers, 
and new language prohibiting transfers until certain reporting 
requirements are met.
    Sec. 7010 includes language similar to the prior year 
directing a report on security assistance.
    Sec. 7011 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding the availability of funds made available in the Act.
    Sec. 7012 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for countries in default and providing 
certain waiver authority.
    Sec. 7013 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
regarding the reservation of funds and the designation of 
certain funding levels.
    Sec. 7015 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing the notification requirements regarding funds made 
available in the Act.
    Sec. 7016 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding the notification requirements concerning the 
provision of excess Department of Defense articles.
    Sec. 7017 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding the availability of funds for international 
organizations and programs.
    Sec. 7018 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funding for abortions and involuntary 
sterilization.
    Sec. 7019 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding funding directives specified in tables in the report 
accompanying the Act.
    Sec. 7020 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting the use of assistance for certain representation 
expenses.
    Sec. 7021 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for governments that support 
international terrorism.
    Sec. 7022 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting first-class travel.
    Sec. 7023 includes language carried in the prior year 
defining the terms ``program'', ``project'', and ``activity''.
    Sec. 7024 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding certain authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-
American Foundation, and the United States African Development 
Foundation.
    Sec. 7025 includes limitation language carried in the prior 
year relating to commerce, trade, and surplus commodities.
    Sec. 7026 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
regarding assistance through nongovernmental organizations and 
assistance provided under the Food for Peace Act.
    Sec. 7028 includes language modified from 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 the prior year 
regarding debt-for-development programs.
    Sec. 7031 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding management of direct assistance to governments, 
budget transparency of recipient countries, and corruption and 
human rights violations.
    Sec. 7032 contains language modified from the prior year 
regarding democracy programs funded in this Act.
    Sec. 7033 includes language carried in the prior year on 
multiyear pledges.
    Sec. 7034 includes language modified from the prior year 
granting certain special authorities relating to funds made 
available in the Act.
    Sec. 7035 continues language carried in the prior year 
related to the Arab League Boycott of Israel.
    Sec. 7036 includes language carried in the prior year 
establishing limitations on the use of funds in support of a 
Palestinian state.
    Sec. 7037 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
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 countries in the Near East.
    Sec. 7042 includes modified language from the prior year 
regarding assistance for Africa.
    Sec. 7043 includes language modified from the prior year 
containing limitations, directives, and authorities for 
diplomatic and development activities and programs in Burma, 
North Korea, the PRC, and Tibet.
    Sec. 7044 includes language modified from the prior year 
containing limitations, directives, and authorities for 
diplomatic and development activities and programs in 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and for cross border programs.
    Sec. 7045 includes language modified from the prior year 
designating assistance to Central America, setting guidelines 
on assistance for Colombia and Haiti, requiring a report on 
Honduras, addressing the costs and maintenance of aircraft 
funded in this Act, and including language regarding trade 
capacity programs.
    Sec. 7046 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding United States payments to United Nations members.
    Sec. 7047 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding authority for the President to drawdown certain funds 
to support UN war crimes tribunals or commissions.
    Sec. 7048 includes language modified from the prior year 
conditioning funds made available to the UN, setting 
limitations on contributions to UN agencies, prohibiting funds 
for construction of the UN Headquarters, and including a 
reporting requirement.
    Sec. 7049 includes language carried in the prior year 
related to assistance made available for community-based 
policing programs.
    Sec. 7050 rescinds certain funds.
    Sec. 7051 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting funds available under the Act from being used to 
support attendance at international conferences.
    Sec. 7052 includes language carried in the prior year 
relating to aircraft transfer and coordination.
    Sec. 7053 includes language carried in the prior year 
relating to unpaid parking fines and real property taxes owed 
by foreign countries.
    Sec. 7054 includes language carried in the prior year 
relating to land mines and cluster munitions.
    Sec. 7055 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting funding for publicity or propaganda purposes within 
the United States.
    Sec. 7056 includes language carried in the prior year 
limiting the amount of funds made available under title II of 
the Act for residence expenses of USAID.
    Sec. 7057 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding certain management conditions and authorities of 
USAID.
    Sec. 7058 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding global health activities, placing a funding 
limitation on international family planning programs, and 
conditioning contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, 
Tuberculosis and Malaria.
    Sec. 7059 carries language from the prior year regarding 
programs that support gender equality.
    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 
limiting assistance for nongovernmental organizations that do 
not provide documents necessary for auditing purposes.
    Sec. 7062 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty.
    Sec. 7063 is a new provision prohibiting funds to UNFPA and 
prohibiting funds for population planning activities or other 
population assistance to foreign nongovernmental organizations 
that promote or perform abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Sec. 7064 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the transfer of individuals detained at Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7065 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding funds to eliminate inhumane conditions in foreign 
prisons.
    Sec. 7066 includes language similar to the prior year 
prohibiting funds for the use of torture.
    Sec. 7067 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 the prior year 
regarding commercial leasing of defense articles.
    Sec. 7069 includes language carried in the prior year 
conditioning assistance for the independent states of the 
former Soviet Union, and new language designating funding for 
Ukraine.
    Sec. 7070 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance to Russia and other countries.
    Sec. 7071 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding lending by, and the whistleblower policies of, the 
International Monetary Fund.
    Sec. 7072 includes language carried in the prior year 
designating funding for the provision of certain defense 
articles.
    Sec. 7073 is a new provision making funds available in this 
Act and requiring a strategy on foreign terrorist fighters.
    Sec. 7074 includes language carried in the prior year 
establishing restrictions on enterprise funds.
    Sec. 7075 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funds for programs in contravention of this Act.
    Sec. 7076 includes language modified from the prior year 
requiring spending and operating plans for funds provided in 
this Act.
    Sec. 7077 includes new language withholding a portion of 
funds appropriated by the Act for Department of State 
operations until the Secretary of State makes certain 
certifications.
    Sec. 7078 includes language similar to the prior year 
regarding Internet freedom programs.
    Sec. 7079 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting certain diplomatic activities concerning the 
promotion of tobacco products.
    Sec. 7080 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing certain limitations impacting jobs in the United 
States.

Title VIII

    Under ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', language 
carried in the prior year 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 
the prior year designating an amount for the Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and limiting printing 
and reproduction costs.
    Under ``Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance'', 
language similar to that carried in the prior year designating 
funds.
    Under ``Peacekeeping Operations''', language similar to the 
prior year designating funds for assessed contributions.
    Sec. 8001 includes language carried in the prior year 
stating that funds appropriated in title VIII are in addition 
to amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2016.
    Sec. 8002 includes language carried in the prior year 
stating that funds appropriated in title VIII shall be 
available under the authorities and conditions applicable to 
such appropriations accounts, unless otherwise directed in the 
Act.
    Sec. 8003 includes new language permitting and setting 
limitations on the transfer of funds from ``Economic Support 
Fund'' to ``United States Agency for International Development, 
Funds Appropriated to the President, Office of Inspector 
General''.
    Sec. 8004 is the same as the prior year, 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:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                           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....  $11,113,244,000
 Administration of Foreign
 Affairs.
Department of State/              2003..............  $1,529,702,000....  $1,672,000,000....  $3,592,442,000
 International Organizations.
Department of State/              2003..............  $71,385,000.......  $57,730,000.......  $119,218,000
 International Commissions.
Broadcasting Board of Governors.  2003..............  $644,486,000......  $599,560,000......  $751,587,000
Department of State/Related       2003..............  $72,000,000.......  $69,986,000.......  $187,509,000
 Programs.
United States Institute of Peace  2015..............  Such sums as may    $35,300,000.......  $35,300,000
                                                       be necessary.
Operating Expenses of the United  1987..............  $387,000,000......  $340,600,000......  $1,123,110,000
 States Agency for International
 Development.
Capital Investment Fund.........  None..............  NA................  NA................  $169,580,000
Operating Expenses of the United  1987..............  $21,750,000.......  $21,000,000.......  $63,000,000
 States Agency for International
 Development--Inspector General.
                                                      Population........  Population........
                                  Population........  ($290,000,000);...  ($234,625,000);...
                                  (1987); Health and  Health and Disease  Health and Disease  $2,453,950,000
                                   Disease             Prevention          Prevention
                                   Prevention.         ($180,000,000);.    ($166,762,000);.
Global Health Programs (see note  (1987); Child       Child Survival      Child Survival      (includes
 below).                           Survival Fund       Fund                Fund (75,000,000).  $461,000,000 for
                                   (1987).             ($75,000,000).                          Population)
Global Health Programs: HIV/AIDS  2013..............  $48,000,000,000     $5,720,499,000....  $6,000,000,000
                                                       over 5 years.
                                  Agriculture;        Agriculture         Agriculture         $2,507,001,000
                                   (1987).             ($760,000,000);.    ($693,613,000);.
                                  Education (1987);.  Education           Education           ..................
                                                       ($180,000,000);.    ($155,000,000);.
Development Assistance (see note  Energy and          Energy and          Energy and          (programs
 below).                           selected            selected            selected            difficult to
                                   development         development         development         determine due to
                                   activities (1987).  activities          activities          changing
                                                       ($207,000,000).     ($149,990,000).     definitions of
                                                                                               programs since
                                                                                               last authorized)
International Disaster            (1987)............  $25,000,000.......  $70,000,000.......  $1,895,000,000
 Assistance (see note below).
Transition Initiatives..........  None (same          NA................  NA................  $67,000,000
                                   authorities as
                                   International
                                   Disaster
                                   Assistance).
Development Credit Authority....  None..............  NA................  NA................  $40,000,000 (by
                                                                                               transfer)
Development Credit Authority--    None..............  NA................  NA................  $8,120,000
 administrative expenses.
Economic Support Fund...........  1987..............  $3,800,000,000....  $3,555,000,000....  $3,924,090,000
Democracy Fund..................  None..............  NA................  NA................  $140,500,000
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......  $379,500,000
Millennium Challenge Corporation  2005..............  Such sums as may    $1,488,000,000....  $899,500,000
                                                       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......  $1,301,670,000
 and Law Enforcement.
Nonproliferation, Anti-           2003..............  $226,200,000......  NA................  $758,076,000
 terrorism, Demining and Related
 Programs (see note below).
Peacekeeping Operations.........  1999..............  $83,000,000.......  $76,500,000.......  $538,142,000
International Military Education  2003..............  $85,000,000.......  $79,480,000.......  $108,115,000
 and Training.
Foreign Military Financing......  2003..............  $4,107,000,000....  $6,104,632,000....  $5,900,559,000
Export Import Bank of the United  2015..............  Such sums as may    $125,500,000......  $106,250,000
 States, Administrative Expenses.                      be necessary.
Overseas Private Investment       2015..............  Such sums as may    $62,574,000.......  $62,787,000
 Corporation Administrative                            be necessary.
 Expenses.
Overseas Private Investment       2015..............  Such sums as may    $27,371,000.......  $20,000,000
 Corporation Program Account.                          be necessary.
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Note: Amounts for Administration of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations, Operating Expenses,
  International Disaster Assistance, Transition Initiatives, Economic Support Fund, Migration and Refugee
  Assistance, Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs, and Foreign Military Financing
  Program include funds appropriated in title VIII of the bill.
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--STATE, FOREIGN
                                        OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  in   Committee    Amount  in
                                                               Allocation      Bill      Allocation      Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Purpose.............................................       40,500       45,000       47,055    \1\46,960
Global War on Terrorism\2\..................................        7,334        7,334        1,947     \1\1,519
Mandatory...................................................          159          159          159          159
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism.

                      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:
    2016..............................................         \1\18,483
    2017..............................................            12,061
    2018..............................................             7,547
    2019..............................................             4,592
    2020 and future years.............................             4,754
 
\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        \1\0
 governments..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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 2015 enacted amounts and budget estimates 
presented for fiscal year 2016:

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             MINORITY VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVE NITA M. LOWEY

    The Department of State, foreign operations appropriations 
bill is traditionally considered on a bipartisan basis, and I 
want to thank Chairwoman Granger for continuing the long-
standing practice of working to find common ground on national 
security issues. The diplomatic and development investments 
made in this bill, comprising less than 1 percent of our 
overall discretionary budget, are our best defense against 
political instability, economic disparity, and widespread 
poverty and disease, all of which provide fertile ground for 
violence, radicalization, and terrorism.
    While I appreciate the Chairwoman's efforts on this bill, 
the Republican Budget imposes unrealistic ceilings that fail to 
recognize that in order to achieve our national security 
interests we must respond to global demands for education, 
health, and the environment; invest in public diplomacy; and 
work multilaterally to combat terrorism, boost economic growth, 
and maintain stability. There is simply no way this 
appropriations process can succeed unless the Committee on 
Appropriations is allowed to put into place reasonable 
allocations that give all appropriations bills a chance of 
being enacted.
    I am particularly concerned with this bill's allocation. 
The Committee recommendation for the Department of State, 
foreign operations appropriations bill is $40,500,000,000 in 
base funding and $7,334,000,000 in Overseas Contingency 
Operations (OCO) funding for a total of $47,834,000,000. This 
is $6,113,000,000 (11.3 percent) below the President's combined 
base and OCO request of $53,947,000,000 and $1,431,000,000 (3 
percent) below the FY 2015 enacted level (not including the 
Ebola emergency supplemental funding).
    Such deep cuts in our engagement overseas will not 
significantly reduce our deficit or help pay down our debt. 
However, they will leave us vulnerable to the spread of 
extremist ideology, substantially weaken our standing in the 
world, and make it more difficult to achieve our goals on the 
global stage. Our security is based on more than military 
strength; it is closely linked to the internal political, 
economic and social health in the developing world. 
International economic interdependence is a matter of fact, not 
opinion. Security and development are intimately connected, and 
the programs in this bill serve our fundamental values, as well 
as our economic interests, by giving some of the world's most 
vulnerable people a chance to succeed.
    The State Department and USAID are continually called upon 
to respond to spontaneous and simultaneous crises. Just in the 
past year, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the refugee 
crisis in Central America, the earthquake in Nepal, and the 
devastating conflicts in the Middle East and Africa have all 
required the leadership of the United States through programs 
in this bill.
    Providing the request level would bolster development and 
humanitarian efforts, which in turn spur economic progress and 
advance our national security. General Mattis, when he was the 
head of CENTCOM, testified, ``If you don't fund the State 
Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition 
ultimately.'' Similarly, former Defense Secretary Bob Gates 
always reminded us, ``Development is a lot cheaper than war.''
    While the Chairwoman accommodated some Democratic 
priorities, the shortcomings in the proposed funding levels are 
exacerbated by the inclusion of traditional Republican riders 
attacking women's reproductive rights as well as new 
politically-motived provisions such as restricting funding to 
establish diplomatic relations in Cuba, or hiding behind a 
provision, innocently titled ``Preservation and Transparency of 
Department of State Records,'' to keep alive the Benghazi 
political scapegoating exercise.
    I do not support the inclusion of the Global Gag Rule 
(Mexico City Policy), or the prohibition on funding for United 
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), or the capping of bilateral 
family planning and reproductive health programs at 
$461,000,000.
    Additionally, the drastic retreat from our engagement with 
the United Nations, the World Bank, and other multilateral 
organizations would compromise many of our objectives. Our 
bilateral efforts are strengthened by strong multilateral 
investments with international organizations such as UNDP, UN 
WOMEN, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, 
which are completely unfunded. Especially given the woefully 
inadequate allocation for this bill, investing in multilateral 
institutions would be a common-sense and highly effective way 
to multiply the impact of taxpayer dollars.
    While the bill maintains the development assistance account 
at the FY 2015 level, it is a reduction of $492,700,000 from 
the request. These funds build stronger and more stable 
communities around the world by building governments' 
capacities to care for their own citizens for generations to 
come so that we can eventually phase-out our assistance. 
However, the cuts from the request and the use of development 
assistance funding to provide contributions to meet unfunded 
multilateral programs not funded in the House bill will slow 
our progress and have an adverse impact on programs to build 
food security, support women's empowerment and governance, and 
promote environmental sustainability.
    I am also deeply concerned about the funding levels 
provided in the bill for the operating expenses of the 
Department of State and the United States Agency for 
International Development (USAID). While I support the funding 
for embassy security and personnel protection, the three 
percent cut to operations accounts at the State Department and 
USAID jeopardize the training and support needed by our 
diplomatic and development professionals to meet 21st century 
requirements and to minimize reliance on the military or 
contractors to carry out essential diplomatic and development 
missions. The bill does not include the requested funds for new 
hires (with the exception of diplomatic security), nor does it 
provide the authority requested by the Administration to 
continue pay comparability, in effect requiring a significant 
reduction in pay, beyond a pay freeze, to the Foreign Service 
and diplomatic workforce. The funding cuts would make it 
difficult to retain or hire the caliber of individuals 
necessary to accomplish our national security objectives and 
goals.
    Further, I am concerned that this bill also eliminates 
funding to accounts and programs that address global climate 
change such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 
the Strategic Climate Fund, the Clean Technology Fund, and the 
Green Climate Fund. Withholding these funds threatens to 
rollback advances in developing countries that will be the 
hardest hit by extreme changes in weather patterns and rising 
sea levels. Climate change is not just about the environment. 
The funding also helps to reduce poverty and promote economic 
growth in these countries. Evidence shows that failure to 
provide these funds increases the risk of conflict and 
generates conditions that could lead to failed states and make 
populations more vulnerable to radicalization.
    The Minority proposed amendments in the Committee that were 
unfortunately primarily rejected along party lines. This bill 
would be much improved with my amendments to strike the new 
punitive language politicizing State Department operations and 
record management and to reinstate funding for economic 
assistance and multilateral institutions to the President's 
request. I also proposed striking language that would implement 
the Global Gag Rule and providing $35,000,000 to UNFPA along 
with clarifying language related to support of non-governmental 
organizations. Other amendments would have ensured this bill 
adequately addressed the global impact of climate change, 
supported the President's diplomatic efforts in Cuba, and 
provided additional support for UN Peacekeeping and countering 
Russian propaganda. I am disappointed that the Committee did 
not pass these measures to improve the bill.
    This bill traditionally has been committed to helping poor 
countries provide opportunities for their people. The U.S. 
Chamber of Commerce stated in a letter sent to the Committee on 
Appropriations urging support of full funding for State, 
foreign operations appropriations bill:

        . . . the U.S. Chamber of Commerce . . . urges you to 
        support full funding for the U.S. International Affairs 
        Budget--including the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), 
        the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the 
        U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the 
        National Endowment for Democracy (NED) . . . The 
        International Affairs budget and these agencies play a 
        vital enabling role for U.S. companies to tap foreign 
        markets and create jobs and prosperity at home . . . 
        Although it represents about 1% of the total federal 
        budget, the International Affairs budget is critical to 
        creating jobs, saving lives, protecting U.S. diplomats 
        and embassies abroad, and fighting terrorism and the 
        spread of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. foreign 
        assistance programs provide technical advice and build 
        stronger political, legal, and economic policy regimes 
        in developing countries that help these nations to 
        become reliable trading partners. At a time when export 
        opportunities represent a potential lifeline to the 
        U.S. economy and a motor for domestic job creation, 
        these international programs are more important than 
        ever . . . The MDBs provide vital financial assistance 
        to developing countries with minimal U.S. investment 
        but significant impact . . .

    I wholeheartedly agree with the Chamber's sentiments.
    In the last year of World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
gave his fourth inaugural address to the Nation. As the war 
raged on, some people suggested that we ought not to be 
involved in the affairs of other nations, but President 
Roosevelt made a profound case for the importance of the United 
States' engagement around the world.
    He said: ``We have learned that we cannot live alone at 
peace, that our own well-being is dependent on the well-being 
of other nations far away. We have learned that we must live as 
men and not as ostriches, not as dogs in the manger. We have 
learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human 
community.''
    President Roosevelt's words from 70 years ago ring even 
truer today. We cannot turn our backs on the people of the 
world. Our engagement and assistance are not only moral 
imperatives; they serve our interests to promote economic 
stability, global and national security, and democracy.
    Foreign assistance is rooted in the fundamental generosity 
of the American people and I want to note that even faced with 
many divergent demands, and the constraints of an unrealistic 
Republican Budget Resolution, the bill continues the unwavering 
support and assistance at the President's request level to 
Israel, an important ally in a volatile region of the world. 
Our strategic alliance with Israel is indispensable, and the 
funding we provide to Israel helps protect our own national 
security interests as well as the security of the only bulwark 
of democracy in the region. The bill also continues commitments 
to other important partners by providing $1,000,000,000 to 
support Jordan, a steadfast ally for peace that is often called 
upon to defend regional stability and security. I also support 
the continuation of conditions on aid to the Palestinian 
Authority as well as language maintaining restrictions on Iran.
    The bill sustains our commitment to embassy and diplomatic 
security and to protecting diplomats and development 
professionals on the front lines, enabling them to implement 
programs that make the world safer and more secure. 
Additionally I am pleased that the bill includes robust funding 
for basic education, which is fundamental to all of our other 
development goals and remains a moral, economic, and national 
security imperative. Our contribution to the Global Partnership 
for Education will help leverage basic education programs and 
ensure that the taxpayer is getting the greatest impact 
possible for their tax dollars. Support for clean water and 
basic sanitation is fundamental to the health and economic 
wellbeing of families throughout the world, as well as our 
global health investments, including nutrition, maternal and 
child health, programs to combat tuberculosis, malaria, and 
pandemic threats, as well as PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and the 
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI).
    Unfortunately, the overall allocation fails to meet the 
growing demands placed on the State Department and the other 
international affairs agencies, and in combination with 
politically-motivated riders, ultimately endangers our 
strategic goals.
    While foreign assistance funding is an easy target in a 
time of fiscal belt tightening, working to reduce the enormous 
suffering across the globe should be a bipartisan goal--one 
that is based on the overriding national security needs of the 
United States. In the past we have made this commitment in a 
spirit of partnership with developing countries to seek real 
solutions that will produce strong, stable partners and help 
grow the world economy. Although this bill continues many 
important diplomatic and development programs, it falls short 
of this worthy goal.
    Again, I thank Chairwoman Granger. I look forward to 
continuing to work cooperatively with the Chairwoman and the 
full committee membership as we continue through the 
appropriations process. I am committed to working to find 
common ground and improve this bill as the process moves 
forward.

                                   Nita M. Lowey.

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