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114th Congress    }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                      {     114-693

======================================================================



 
 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  2017

                                _______
                                

 July 15, 2016.--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. 5912]

    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, 
2017, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Overview...................................................
                                                                      4
Title--I Department of State and Related Agency:                2
                                                                     10
Department of State:                                            2
                                                                     10
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................     2
                                                                     10
        Diplomatic and Consular Programs...................     2
                                                                     10
        Capital Investment Fund............................     6
                                                                     18
        Office of Inspector General........................     6
                                                                     18
        Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.........     6
                                                                     19
        Representation Expenses............................     7
                                                                     20
        Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials.......     7
                                                                     21
        Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance....     8
                                                                     21
        Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service.     9
                                                                     24
        Repatriation Loans Program Account.................     9
                                                                     24
        Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan........     9
                                                                     25
        Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and 
            Disability Fund................................     9
                                                                     25
International Organizations:                                   10
                                                                     25
        Contributions to International Organizations.......    10
                                                                     25
        Contributions for International Peacekeeping 
            Activities.....................................    12
                                                                     28
International Commissions:                                     15
                                                                     30
        International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
            States and Mexico..............................    16
                                                                     30
        American Sections, International Commissions.......    16
                                                                     30
        International Fisheries Commissions................    17
                                                                     31
        Related Agency.....................................    17
                                                                     31
                Broadcasting Board of Governors............    17
                                                                     31
        Related Programs...................................    19
                                                                     33
                The Asia Foundation........................    19
                                                                     33
                United States Institute of Peace...........    19
                                                                     34
                Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue 
                    Trust Fund.............................    20
                                                                     34
                Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program.....    20
                                                                     34
                Israeli Arab Scholarship Program...........    21
                                                                     35
                East-West Center...........................
                                                                     35
                National Endowment for Democracy...........    21
                                                                     35
        Other Commissions..................................    21
                                                                     36
                Commission for the Preservation of 
                    America's Heritage Abroad..............    21
                                                                     36
                United States Commission on International 
                    Religious Freedom......................    22
                                                                     36
                Commission on Security and Cooperation in 
                    Europe.................................    22
                                                                     37
                Congressional-Executive Commission on the 
                    People's Republic of China.............    23
                                                                     37
                United States-China Economic and Security 
                    Review Commission......................    23
                                                                     37
Title II--United States Agency for International 
    Development:                                               24
                                                                     38
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    24
                                                                     38
                Operating Expenses.........................    24
                                                                     38
                Capital Investment Fund....................    25
                                                                     39
                Office of Inspector General................    25
                                                                     39
Title III--Bilateral Economic Assistance:                      26
                                                                     40
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    26
                                                                     40
                Global Health Programs.....................    26
                                                                     40
                Development Assistance.....................    31
                                                                     44
                International Disaster Assistance..........    32
                                                                     49
                Transition Initiatives.....................    32
                                                                     49
                Complex Crises Fund........................
                                                                     50
                Development Credit Authority...............    32
                                                                     50
                Economic Support Fund......................    35
                                                                     51
                Democracy Fund.............................    35
                                                                     55
                Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central 
                    Asia...................................    36
                                                                     55
        Department of State................................    37
                                                                     56
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........    37
                                                                     56
                United States Emergency Refugee and 
                    Migration Assistance Fund..............
                                                                     58
        Independent Agencies...............................    37
                                                                     59
                Peace Corps................................    37
                                                                     59
                Millennium Challenge Corporation...........    39
                                                                     59
                Inter-American Foundation..................    41
                                                                     59
                United States African Development 
                    Foundation.............................    41
                                                                     60
        Department of the Treasury.........................    42
                                                                     60
                International Affairs Technical Assistance.    42
                                                                     60
Title IV--International Security Assistance:                   43
                                                                     60
        Department of State................................    43
                                                                     60
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................    43
                                                                     60
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................    44
                                                                     63
                Peacekeeping Operations....................    47
                                                                     64
        Funds Appropriated to the President................    47
                                                                     65
                International Military Education and 
                    Training...............................    47
                                                                     65
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........    48
                                                                     65
Title V--Multilateral Assistance:                              51
                                                                     69
        Funds Appropriated to the President................
                                                                     69
                International Organizations and Programs...
                                                                     69
        International Financial Institutions...............    51
                                                                     69
                Global Environment Facility................    51
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the International 
                    Development Association................    52
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the International Bank for 
                    Reconstruction and Development.........    52
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Clean Technology Fund..
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Strategic Climate Fund.
                                                                     70
                Contribution to the Green Climate Fund.....
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the Inter-American 
                    Development Bank.......................    52
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.    52
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the Asian Development Bank.
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Bank...................................    53
                                                                     71
                Contribution to the African Development 
                    Fund...................................    53
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the International Fund for 
                    Agricultural Development...............    53
                                                                     72
                Global Agriculture and Food Security 
                    Program................................    53
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the North American 
                    Development Bank.......................    54
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the Global Infrastructure 
                    Facility...............................
                                                                     72
                Contribution to the Central America and 
                    Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance 
                    Program................................
                                                                     72
Title VI--Export and Investment Assistance:                    54
                                                                     73
        Export-Import Bank of the United States............    54
                                                                     73
        Overseas Private Investment Corporation............    57
                                                                     73
        Trade and Development Agency.......................    59
                                                                     74
Title VII--General Provisions:                                 59
                                                                     74
Title VIII--Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
    Terrorism:.............................................   266
                                                                     96
        Department of State................................   266
                                                                     96
        Administration of Foreign Affairs..................   266
                                                                     96
                Diplomatic and Consular Programs...........   266
                                                                     96
                Office of Inspector General................   267
                                                                     97
                Embassy Security, Construction, and 
                    Maintenance............................   268
                                                                     97
        International Organizations........................   268
                                                                     97
                Contributions to International 
                    Organizations..........................   268
                                                                     97
                Contributions for International 
                    Peacekeeping Activities................   268
                                                                     97
                Mechanism for Peace Operations Response....
                                                                     98
        Related Agency.....................................   269
                                                                     98
                Broadcasting Board of Governors............   269
                                                                     98
        United States Agency for International Development.   269
                                                                     98
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   269
                                                                     98
                Operating Expenses.........................   269
                                                                     98
                Capital Investment Fund....................
                                                                     98
        Bilateral Economic Assistance......................   270
                                                                     99
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   270
                                                                     99
                International Disaster Assistance..........   270
                                                                     99
                Transition Initiatives.....................   270
                                                                     99
                Complex Crises Fund........................
                                                                     99
                Economic Support Fund......................   270
                                                                     99
                Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central 
                    Asia...................................   271
                                                                    100
        Department of State................................   271
                                                                    100
                Migration and Refugee Assistance...........   271
                                                                    100
                United States Emergency Refugee and 
                    Migration Assistance Fund..............   271
                                                                    100
        International Security Assistance..................   272
                                                                    100
        Department of State................................   272
                                                                    100
                International Narcotics Control and Law 
                    Enforcement............................   272
                                                                    100
                Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining 
                    and Related Programs...................   272
                                                                    101
                Peacekeeping Operations....................   273
                                                                    101
        Funds Appropriated to the President................   273
                                                                    101
                Foreign Military Financing Program.........   273
                                                                    101
        General Provisions.................................   274
                                                                    101
Title IX--Additional General Provision:                       275
                                                                    102
        Spending Reduction Account.........................   275
                                                                    102
House of Representatives Reporting Requirements............
                                                                    102

                                OVERVIEW

    The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2017 for 
activities under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Programs is $52,080,000,000 in 
new discretionary budget authority, which is $595,000,000 below 
the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $691,443,000 below the 
fiscal year 2017 request. Within the total funding provided, 
the recommendation includes $14,895,000,000 in title VIII for 
Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism, 
pursuant to the authority contained in section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
1985.
    The Committee recommendation, as detailed in the bill and 
this report, yields savings by terminating or not providing 
funding for many accounts and reducing funds for programs from 
the prior year and the request, while targeting increases for 
higher priority programs.
    The Committee recommendation prioritizes security programs, 
including embassy security and international security 
assistance; humanitarian, health, and development assistance; 
programs that promote democracy and American ideals; and 
oversight, transparency, and accountability measures. The 
Committee provides guidance under this heading on 
reprogramming, notification, reporting, and consultation 
requirements contained in the bill and this report.

                           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 to the security of our allies and 
partners in the fight against terrorism. The bill reflects a 
commitment to support embassy security and international 
security assistance.

Embassy Security

    The Committee continues to prioritize the security of 
diplomatic and development staff and the facilities where they 
work by fully funding the request for Embassy Security, 
Construction, and Maintenance and Worldwide Security 
Protection. To ensure proper oversight of funds, the bill also 
expands reporting requirements for new embassy construction.

Near East

    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 for 
stability in the region.
    The Committee recommendation strongly supports Jordan by 
providing not less than $1,275,000,000 to meet economic and 
security needs and to address the extraordinary strain on 
Jordan from unrest in the region as the country continues to 
host significant numbers of refugees.
    The Committee recommendation also provides critical 
assistance to stop the advances of the Islamic State in Iraq 
and the Levant (ISIL) and other terrorist groups and promote 
stability in Iraq. The Committee expects that funds will be 
made available to promote security in all areas of Iraq, 
including the Kurdistan region, and specifically directs funds 
to address the security and economic challenges faced by the 
Kurdistan Regional Government. 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 recognizes the positive steps made by Tunisia 
along its democratic transition and notes with concern the 
terrorist threats Tunisia continues to face. Therefore, the 
Committee recommendation includes $160,400,000 for Tunisia, 
which is above the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the 
request, to address instability and bolster security, support 
the promotion of democracy, and help stabilize the economy.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about the nuclear 
ambitions of Iran and the resulting threat to the United States 
and our allies. The Committee recommendation strengthens 
reporting requirements from the prior year related to the Joint 
Comprehensive Plan of Action and other issues related to Iran.

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. The Committee expects 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 strong support for 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 the governments of El 
Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras since the crisis peaked 
during the summer of 2014, including through the development of 
a joint plan to address shared challenges in the region, and 
the progress made by these countries to meet conditions 
included in the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016.
    The Committee recommendation maintains funding at the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level for the United States Strategy 
for Engagement in Central America (the Strategy), but 
conditions all assistance to the central governments of the 
Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and 
Honduras to ensure their commitment is sustained. The funding 
recommendation to implement the Strategy prioritizes security 
and includes $393,000,000 for the Central America Regional 
Security Initiative (CARSI), which is above the fiscal year 
2016 enacted level and the request, in order to enhance border 
security; counter the activities of criminal gangs, drug 
traffickers and organized crime; and combat human smuggling and 
trafficking. The Committee believes that challenges in the 
region span more than just the Northern Triangle countries and 
includes enhanced resources to address security needs in 
neighboring countries, including targeted assistance to improve 
the capability of the Government of Costa Rica to respond to 
security challenges. The Committee supports continued resources 
to train security forces in the region and expects the 
Government of Colombia to continue to contribute its expertise 
in this area.

Ukraine and Other Countries in Europe and Eurasia

    The Committee is troubled by the continued threat faced by 
Ukraine and other countries in Europe and Eurasia due to 
Russian aggression. In response, the Committee recommendation 
takes the following steps: (1) prohibits any assistance to the 
central government of the Russian Federation; (2) maintains the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level for Assistance for Europe, 
Eurasia and Central Asia; (3) bolsters assistance to Ukraine; 
(4) provides $50,000,000 under Foreign Military Financing 
Program that can be accessed for European and Eurasian 
countries, which is in addition to funding otherwise provided 
to these countries; (5) makes funds available for broadcasting 
to the region to counter Russian propaganda and for independent 
media in Ukraine; and (6) maintains humanitarian accounts at 
the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, which will help address the 
significant number of displaced people affected by conflict in 
Ukraine and, if needed, to respond to further Russian 
aggression and resulting displacement.

Programs to Combat Terrorism

    The Committee continues to be concerned about the threat of 
terrorism globally and provides support throughout the bill for 
programs to address this threat to the national security of the 
United States.
    The Committee recommendation provides $419,500,000 for 
antiterrorism programs, which is above the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level and the request. Funds are intended to prevent 
and counter terrorist safe havens and to assist partners in the 
fight against ISIL and other terrorist groups. The Committee 
further notes the rise of terrorism in Africa and maintains the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level for the Trans-Sahara 
Counterterrorism Partnership and the Partnership for Regional 
East Africa Counterterrorism.

Programs to Combat Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking

    The Committee continues its focus on efforts to stop 
wildlife poaching and trafficking and notes that such 
activities provide lucrative resources for criminal networks, 
some with links to terrorism, thereby further contributing to 
instability around the world. The Committee recommendation 
includes $80,000,000 to address this crisis, which is above the 
request and the same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level.

            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 
2016. 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 is now at its 
highest level in the post-World War II era.
    As the Syrian conflict continues 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 funds under Economic Support 
Fund and Development Assistance to increase assistance to host 
communities with large refugee populations, and the Committee 
expects needs in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon to be prioritized.
    The Committee recommendation continues to devote 
significant resources to critical health concerns around the 
world, such as improving the health of mothers and children and 
combatting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The Committee 
highlights the inclusion of funds to promote global health 
security and address emerging health threats.
    The Committee recommendation maintains the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level for Development Assistance and the Millennium 
Challenge Corporation (MCC) and notes that economic growth and 
education are key aspects of long-term development. The 
Committee continues to support independent evaluations and 
monitoring of development programs and course corrections for 
programs that are not meeting their stated goals.

          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 a 
renewed focus on democracy promotion in order to overcome 
obstacles put in place by increasingly repressive governments.
    The Committee recommendation, therefore, exceeds the 
request for the National Endowment for Democracy and the 
Democracy Fund and maintains language in section 7032 for 
democracy programs at not less than the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level. The Committee recommendation also fully funds 
the request for international broadcasting activities, 
maintains funding for the Peace Corps, and increases funding 
for educational and cultural exchange programs in order to 
further promote American values and democratic principles.
    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 $65,000,000, which is above the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the request, and also by 
fully funding the request for the Office to Monitor and Combat 
Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State.

              OVERSIGHT, TRANSPARENCY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY

    The Committee takes seriously its responsibility to conduct 
proper oversight, and during calendar year 2016, the 
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
held eight hearings and briefings in order 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 jurisdiction of the Subcommittee, and the 
cooperation of GAO 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 within the jurisdiction of the 
Subcommittee, and maintained or strengthened provisions 
contained in prior years on multi-year commitments, direct 
funding for governments and local organizations, and the United 
Nations. In addition, the Committee continues its focus on 
reducing unnecessary expenditures and expects the Departments 
and agencies funded by this Act to work with the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to reduce printing and reproduction 
costs and directs agencies to provide information in the 
congressional budget justification (CBJ) for fiscal year 2018 
on reductions made in fiscal year 2017 as a result of such 
efforts.
    The Committee notes with concern the management challenges 
faced by the Department of State and USAID. For this reason, 
the Committee recommendation takes steps to promote improved 
management of resources provided in this Act with a focus on 
the following: (1) modernizing how assistance is provided to 
the militaries of our allies and partners; (2) addressing 
deficiencies in information technology, including financial 
systems, e-mail and records management, and cyber-security; and 
(3) providing funding for the ForeignAssistance.gov Web site to 
make foreign assistance data more accessible to the public.

 REPROGRAMMING, NOTIFICATION, REPORTING, AND CONSULTATION 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 the bill and 
this report, ``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 or welfare. The Committee expects the use of this 
authority to be extremely rare and directs the Secretary of 
State and the USAID Administrator to use this authority 
judiciously. Additional notification requirements are added in 
fiscal year 2017 to ensure appropriate Congressional oversight 
of funds.
    For the purposes of the bill and this report, the Committee 
directs that the term ``reporting procedures'' of the 
Committees on Appropriations shall mean a report must be 
provided to such Committees not later than 90 days after the 
conclusion of fiscal year 2017; and the terms ``consultation 
requirements'' of the Committees on Appropriations, ``in 
consultation with'' the Committees on Appropriations, and 
``consult with'' the Committees on Appropriations shall mean a 
consultation must occur with such Committees not later than 45 
days after enactment of this Act, unless another timeframe is 
specified.

            TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY


                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE


                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

    The Committee recommendation for Administration of Foreign 
Affairs provides funds for the broad range of activities 
necessary to support the operations and activities of more than 
275 diplomatic and consular posts in 190 countries. The 
Committee recommends a total of $8,151,985,000 for the 
activities of the Department of State in fiscal year 2017. Of 
the total amount provided, $7,993,085,000 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 
$6,071,348,000, (including funding provided in title VIII) as 
detailed in the table below, to meet urgent security 
requirements. The total amount provided is $454,501,000 above 
the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. Funds are made available for the purchase of property 
and for construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of United 
States diplomatic and consular missions and other posts 
overseas, the costs for the Department of State 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 (COM) authority and property worldwide.

                                                EMBASSY SECURITY
                                   [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   Changes from
               Program/Activity                   Fiscal Year     Fiscal Year       Committee       Fiscal Year
                                                     2016        2017  Request   Recommendation        2016
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Worldwide Security Protection (WSP)...........       3,395,100       3,714,689         3,714,689         319,589
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
Embassy Security, Construction, and                  2,221,747       2,356,659         2,356,659         134,912
 Maintenance\1\...............................
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Embassy Security...............       5,616,847       6,071,348         6,071,348         454,501
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Amounts do not include cost sharing reimbursements made available for construction and maintenance from other
  Federal agencies.

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................    $5,622,913,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................     6,539,932,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     6,094,501,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +471,588,000
  Change from request.................................      -445,431,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,094,501,000 for 
Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including up to 
$1,899,479,000 for WSP. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII.
    The Committee expects the Secretary of State to continue 
funding overseas inflation and Locally Employed Staff (LES) 
wage increases through funds made available in the Buying Power 
Maintenance Account.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the funds 
requested for new non-security positions, unless noted herein 
or specifically authorized by law. The Committee supports 
filling existing positions that become vacant due to attrition, 
as needed. If the Secretary of State intends to create new 
positions, the Committee will consider a reprogramming 
proposal, if funds are derived from the elimination of 
positions that are redundant or of lower priority.
    Funds made available under this heading are allocated in 
the following manner:
    Human resources.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$2,541,247,000 for human resources, of which $463,417,000 is 
for WSP. Funds support American salaries at overseas and 
domestic United States diplomatic missions. The Committee 
recommendation includes the amounts requested for the diversity 
recruitment initiative.
    Overseas programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,344,199,000 for overseas programs, of which not more than 
$12,000,000 is for the Bureau of Conflict Stabilization 
Operations. Funds for Overseas Programs support 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.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the funds 
requested for the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation 
under this heading. Support of such projects is more 
appropriately derived from funds appropriated under bilateral 
economic assistance accounts.
    Diplomatic policy and support.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $749,428,000 for the operational 
programs and management offices of the functional bureaus of 
the Department of State. The Committee recommendation includes 
the program increases requested for improvements to the Freedom 
of Information Act program and the Document Review Unit. The 
recommendation also includes $1,000,000 for the Office of the 
Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues and funds to support 
positions authorized in law for fiscal year 2017 for the Bureau 
of Intelligence and Research.
    Security programs.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,458,307,000 for security programs, of which $1,436,062,000 
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 2017, which: (1) 
permits not to exceed $14,000,000 to be transferred to 
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service for 
emergency evacuations and terrorism rewards; (2) 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 (3) makes available 
not to exceed $5,000,000 in fee collections until expended for 
various activities.
    International Center, Washington, D.C.--The Committee 
recommendation does not include a separate account for the 
International Center, as proposed in the request. The 
recommendation continues prior year language under this heading 
related to the collection of fees from other executive agencies 
and funds derived from the reserve authorized by section 5 of 
the International Center Act.

Border Security Program

    In addition to the funds appropriated under this heading, 
an estimated $4,197,681,000 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.
    Foreign fighters from the United States.--The Committee 
remains concerned about United States citizens who travel 
abroad who may be engaged in terrorist activity. The prospect 
of such United States nationals 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.
    Visa processing and training.--The Committee notes its 
continued focus on improving systems and procedures related to 
visa processing, including ensuring that State Department 
employees processing visa applications have the necessary 
training to review and process such applications in a secure 
and timely manner. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State, after consultation with other appropriate United States 
Government agencies, to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act, on capacity and infrastructure challenges in the visa 
processing system that existed as of October 1, 2015, 
modifications made to address such challenges as of September 
30, 2016, and recommendations for future actions. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to prioritize the national 
security interests of the United States when considering any 
modifications to the current visa review process.

Worldwide Security Protection

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,899,479,000 for 
WSP. Additional funds are provided under title VIII.
    The WSP program provides critical 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. Nearly 800 Diplomatic Security (DS) special agents 
serve in regional security offices at diplomatic posts 
worldwide. The DS special agents abroad, known as Regional 
Security Officers (RSOs), manage security programs and also 
provide the first line of defense for United States personnel, 
their families, United States diplomatic missions, and national 
security information. RSOs serve as the primary advisor to the 
COM on all security matters by developing and implementing 
security programs that shield United States missions and 
residences overseas from physical and technical attack. 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 information systems of the Department of State.
    Local guard forces.--The Committee is aware of the need to 
reexamine the use of host country personnel for local guard 
services at some sensitive overseas diplomatic posts. While 
host country personnel may have the will to protect, they may 
not have the capability, particularly in growing threat 
environments. Conversely, a local guard force may have the 
capability, but not the necessary will, to protect facilities 
and personnel. The Committee notes that the recommendation 
includes a total of $3,714,689,000 for WSP, which is 
$319,589,000 above the fiscal year 2016 level. Accordingly, the 
Committee requests that in developing the fiscal year 2017 
operating plan, the Secretary of State shall incorporate in 
such plan a strategy and funding recommendations for addressing 
this matter.
    Security training.--The Foreign Affairs Counter Threat 
(FACT) training course is one of the central training programs 
provided to COM personnel and their families to prepare them to 
safely live and work overseas. The Department of State has 
reported to the Committee that FACT training will be maintained 
at the Interim Training Facility until the new Foreign Affairs 
Training Center (FASTC) is fully operational. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to ensure that FACT training is 
not disrupted during the FASTC construction and transition 
process.
    Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations a progress report on the FASTC 
project. Semi-annual progress reports should be submitted until 
completion of the project. Each report shall include the 
current cost estimate, training course transition plans, and 
steps taken to reduce the impact of any job losses that may 
result at existing training sites once FASTC becomes 
operational.
    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.
    Security screening.--The Committee encourages the 
Department of State to assess the current status of security 
screening equipment deployed at overseas locations in high 
threat environments and identify where the greatest needs exist 
for upgraded physical and technical security screening 
technologies and countermeasures.

Other Matters

    Atrocity prevention.--The Committee recommendation includes 
funds to support the participation of the State Department in 
the activities of the Atrocities Prevention Board.
    Chief of Mission nominees.--The Committee expects the 
Secretary of State to continue to make publicly available the 
reports concerning COM nominees required under section 
304(a)(4) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, including posting 
such reports on the Web site of the Department of State within 
seven days of submission of a report to Congress.
    Child abduction and access.--The Committee notes that when 
making use of the waiver in section 204 of the Goldman Act, the 
Secretary of State is required to provide a detailed 
justification for such waiver involving a country with a 
pattern of non-compliance. The Committee expects the Secretary 
to comply with this requirement. Further, the Committee directs 
the Secretary to include in such justification the reason, if 
any, for why actions 4-8 under section 204(d) are not being 
taken.
    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 2016.
    Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).--The Committee 
recommendation includes the requested funds for human rights 
vetting. The recommendation also includes funds for support of 
the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The 
Committee remains concerned about the rise of anti-Semitism and 
the increase in anti-Semitic incidents around the world. The 
Committee supports efforts by the Department of State to 
emphasize Holocaust education.
    Foreign assistance data availability and transparency.--The 
Committee supports the ForeignAssistance.gov Web site, which 
makes official government data on foreign assistance publicly 
available. The Committee recommendation continues language in 
section 7031(d), which directs that funds appropriated under 
titles I and II, and funds made available to any independent 
agency in title III, be made available to support the ongoing 
provision of information on foreign assistance as a means of 
ensuring support for the collection, verification, and 
publication of such data.
    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.-- Not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, the Committee directs the Secretary of 
State 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.
    Intellectual property protection.--The Committee continues 
to strongly support the intellectual property enforcement and 
protection efforts of the Department of State.
    Intercountry adoptions.--The Committee strongly reaffirms 
its commitment to intercountry adoption as a means to offering 
a permanent family to a child and supports its inclusion among 
the range of options for providing permanency for children in 
accordance with the principles of the Hague Adoption 
Convention.
    The Committee urges the Department of State to proactively 
prioritize, and make funds available for, improving the 
capacity of foreign government agencies and nongovernmental 
organizations, through technical assistance that will help to 
prevent child abandonment and connect orphans, displaced, and 
abandoned children with permanent homes through family 
reunification, guardianship, and domestic and intercountry 
adoption.
    Furthermore, the Committee encourages the Department of 
State to better incorporate at the mission level, policies that 
reflect the commitment of the United States Government to the 
principle that every child has a right to a permanent family; 
that advocate for consideration of international placement of 
children where in-country placement does not serve the child's 
best interests and does not provide appropriate, protective, 
and permanent care quickly; and to streamline and strengthen 
the United States Government intercountry adoption programs and 
processes.
    Monitoring and Combating Trafficking in Persons.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $12,500,000 for the Office to 
Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Funds are provided 
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 also supports funds being made 
available to develop the Global Human Trafficking Hotline.
    The Committee directs that funds be made available for 
continued support of the United States Advisory Council on 
Human Trafficking, as authorized by section 115 of the Justice 
for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-22).
    Office for the Coordinator for Cyber Issues.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $5,497,000 for the Office for the 
Coordinator for Cyber Issues, including the additional Foreign 
Service position for expanding United States engagement on 
international cyberspace security issues.
    Office of Holocaust Issues.--The Committee recognizes the 
important work of the Office of Holocaust Issues and urges the 
Secretary of State to ensure the Office has sufficient funding 
to meet workload demands.
    Prisoner transfers from United States Naval Station, 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.--Section 7064 of this Act maintains the 
requirement that the Secretary of State 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 2017, 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.
    Protection of cultural properties.--The Committee is aware 
that the Department of State has under review the Second 
Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of 
Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. The Committee 
requests that the Secretary of State be prepared to discuss the 
status of such review during the hearing process on the fiscal 
year 2018 budget request.
    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.
    The Committee remains concerned that efforts to counter 
ISIL and other terrorist organizations are not effectively 
coordinated within the United States Government. The Committee 
expects the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Under 
Secretary for Public Diplomacy, to convene an interagency 
working group for the purpose of employing the tools of public 
diplomacy to counter propaganda targeted toward the United 
States and our allies and partners in a more focused and 
coordinated fashion. Further, the Committee directs the Under 
Secretary for Public Diplomacy to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 180 days after enactment of this 
Act, on such efforts.
    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. Accordingly, section 7033 of this Act designates 
$1,000,000 above the request to carry out section 103 of H.R. 
1150, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, as 
passed by the House of Representatives on May 16, 2016. Such 
funds will support the development and implementation of an 
international religious freedom curriculum. The Committee 
expects that amounts for curriculum development will be made 
available in accordance with the purposes and in the manner 
detailed in section 103(a) of H.R. 1150 and shall be awarded on 
a competitive basis.
    Sensitive records.--The Committee is aware of ongoing 
issues facing the Department of State regarding the secure 
management of sensitive records and is also aware of emerging 
technologies to secure and manage such records. The Department 
of State shall keep the Committee informed regarding efforts to 
better secure and manage sensitive information and the 
potential value in employing these emerging technologies.
    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.
    State Partnership Program.--The Committee believes the 
National Guard State Partnership Program strengthens security 
and disaster response cooperation between the United States and 
nations participating in the Partnership and builds 
professionalism and respect for civilian control of the 
military. The Committee expects the Department of State and the 
Department of Defense to continue to inform United States 
Embassy officials and foreign governments about the value of 
the State Partnership Program, including the objectives of the 
program, examples of successful engagements, and COM and 
Combatant Commander requests for the Program.
    United States citizens detained in Iran.--The Committee 
remains concerned about United States citizens missing and 
detained 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 2017.
    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.
    Funds in this Act under this heading are allocated 
according to the following table and are subject to sections 
7015 and 7076 of this Act.

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Category                         Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Human Resources......................................          2,541,247
        Worldwide Security Protection................          [463,417]
Overseas Programs....................................          1,344,199
Diplomatic Policy and Support........................            749,428
Security Programs....................................          1,458,307
        Worldwide Security Protection................        [1,436,062]
                                                      ------------------
    Subtotal, Diplomatic and Consular Programs                 6,093,181
     Appropriated Funds..............................
International Chancery Center........................              1,320
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Diplomatic and Consular Programs......          6,094,501
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Bureau/Office                       Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bureau of Administration:
        Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)............             33,960
Conflict Stabilization Operations....................             21,633
Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation...........                  -
Cultural Antiquities Task Force......................              1,000
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor:
        Human Rights Vetting.........................            [7,000]
        Office of International Religious Freedom....            [6,990]
        [Of which, Religious Freedom Curriculum                  [1,000]
         Development]................................
        Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom in            [1,000]
         the Near East and South Central Asia........
Office of Terrorism Financing and Economic Sanctions               5,150
 Policy..............................................
Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons..............             12,500
Legal Advisor:
        Document Review Unit.........................            [2,889]
Office of the Secretary:
    Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan                [1,000]
     Issues..........................................
    Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues.......            [5,497]
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                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $66,400,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        12,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................        12,600,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -53,800,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $12,600,000 for 
Capital Investment Fund. Funds provided are in addition to an 
estimated $283,300,000 in expedited passport fees, which will 
be used to support the information technology modernization 
effort, for a total of $295,900,000 in fiscal year 2017 for 
support of the Information Technology Strategic Plan of the 
Department of State.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................       $72,700,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................        87,069,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................        87,069,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +14,369,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $87,069,000 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.

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $590,900,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       639,773,000
Committee recommendation..............................       602,790,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +11,890,000
  Change from request.................................       -36,983,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $602,790,000 for 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.
    Citizen Exchange Program.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $112,000,000 for the Citizen Exchange Program. Citizen 
exchange programs provide American and foreign participants the 
opportunity to gain knowledge and share expertise and 
experiences through professional, youth, cultural, and other 
exchanges. Funds above the request are intended to support new 
competitive awards administered in cooperation with the various 
divisions within the Office of Citizen Exchanges.
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $4,125,000 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.
    Fulbright Program.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$236,000,000 for the Fulbright program. Active in over 160 
countries, the program provides exchange opportunities to 
create and sustain mutual understanding between students, 
scholars, teachers, and professionals in the United States and 
those from other countries. Within the amount provided, funds 
are available for continued support of the Hubert H. Humphrey 
Fellowship program.
    Mexico.--The Committee directs the Department of State to 
increase United States-Mexico academic exchanges at the high 
school, college, and post graduate level and to consult with 
Committees on Appropriations on such plans.
    New programs.--The Committee recommendation does not 
provide funds for new programs proposed in the fiscal year 2017 
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.
    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 Mexico and Central America and 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 2017 operating plan.
    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 2017. The Committee also directs that the operating plan 
include the amounts reserved within Academic Programs and 
Professional and Cultural Exchanges for `rapid response' 
flexibility.
    Funds made available under this heading are allocated in 
the following manner and are subject to the requirements of 
sections 7015 and 7076 of this Act.

                            EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                   Program/Activity                      Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Academic Programs:
    Fulbright Program................................            236,000
    Global Academic Exchanges........................             59,541
        English Language Programs....................           [43,000]
    Special Academic Exchanges.......................             15,900
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Academic Programs.....................            311,441
Professional and Cultural Exchanges:
    International Visitor Program....................             90,665
    Citizen Exchange Programs........................            112,000
        Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange............            [4,125]
Special Professional and Cultural Exchanges..........              5,575
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Professional and Cultural Exchanges.......            208,240
Young Leaders Initiative.............................             17,900
Program and Performance..............................              5,493
Exchanges Support....................................             59,716
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Exchange Programs.....................            602,790
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        REPRESENTATION EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................        $8,030,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................         8,263,000
Committee recommendation..............................         8,030,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................          -233,000
 

    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 Secretary 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 2016 enacted level........................       $30,036,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        30,344,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,036,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................          -308,000
 

    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 Bureau of Diplomatic Security of 
the Department of State. In addition, funds may be used for 
reimbursement for an extraordinary event in a jurisdiction that 
does not meet the regular program eligibility requirements, if 
specifically allowed. The Committee expects the Department of 
State to provide reimbursement to local jurisdictions on a 
timely basis if claims are fully justified.
    The Committee requests that the Department of State 
continue to submit to the Committees on Appropriations a semi-
annual report on the number of claims for extraordinary 
protective services that have been submitted by eligible 
jurisdictions that are certified as meeting the program 
requirements and the amount of unobligated funds available to 
pay such claims.
    Section 7034(i) of this Act continues authority for the 
Secretary of State to transfer expired unobligated balances 
from funds made available under Diplomatic and Consular 
Programs. The Committee directs the Department of State to 
include any expired balances transferred to this heading in the 
report required by the previous paragraph.

            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,473,896,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................     1,117,859,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,117,859,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -356,037,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,117,859,000 for 
Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance. An additional 
$1,238,800,000 is provided under this heading in title VIII, 
which brings the total in the bill for Embassy Security, 
Construction, and Maintenance to $2,356,659,000, the same as 
the request.
    The recommendation designates $358,698,000 for priority 
worldwide security upgrades, acquisition, and construction, and 
$759,161,000 for other repair, maintenance, construction, and 
operations costs.
    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.
    As of May 2016, 132 new facilities had been constructed 
under the new embassy construction program and another 57 
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 $173,700,000 for the 
CSCS contribution of the Department of State. In addition, 
$844,800,000 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 $2,202,500,000 for 
fiscal year 2017. 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 most vulnerable 
embassies and consulates.
    Enhanced notification and reporting requirements.--The 
Committee believes that the enhanced notification requirements 
in section 7004(d) are necessary to enable the Committee to 
conduct appropriate oversight of construction projects, and 
therefore continues, with modifications, these requirements as 
set forth below. The Committee has made these modifications to 
ensure standard and consistent reporting of key project factors 
to facilitate comparative analysis. For purposes of this 
section, the Department is directed to clearly define and 
consistently report the elements of each project factor and an 
explanation of any changes from previous reports or 
notifications for a project.
    Notifications made pursuant to section 7004(d) shall 
include, at a minimum, the following project factors: (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 and 
the reconciled appraised value of the project; (3) the detailed 
breakdown of the total project costs, including, at a minimum, 
the projected schedule and the following cost categories: site 
acquisition, project development, planning, design, 
construction, other construction costs, including costs planned 
for the procurement of art, value added tax, contingencies, and 
any other relevant costs; (4) the revenues derived from, or 
estimated to be derived from, real property sales associated 
with the project, if applicable; (5) the recommendations of the 
value engineering studies required pursuant to OMB Circular A-
131 and Bureau of Overseas Building Operations Policy and 
Procedure Directive, Cost 02 that have been completed for any 
new diplomatic facility justified in Appendix 1 of the CBJ for 
fiscal year 2017 for the Department of State, or not previously 
justified to the Committee and the Department's adjudication of 
those recommendations; (6) 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; (7) the number of 
waivers required pursuant to section 606 of Appendix G of 
Public Law 106-113, if applicable; (8) any religious, cultural, 
or political factors that may affect the cost, location, or 
construction timeline; (9) the current and projected number of 
desks, agency presence, and the projected number of United 
States direct hire staff, LES, and Third Country Nationals; 
(10) the current and projected number of beds, if applicable; 
and (11) the most recent rightsizing analysis, and a 
justification for exceeding the staffing projections of such 
rightsizing analysis, if applicable.
    The Committee remains concerned about growth in costs 
associated with the Mexico City Embassy and Beirut Embassy 
projects. Therefore, the Committee recommendation continues the 
requirement for quarterly reports for these projects in section 
7004(e). The reports should include the following: (1) the 
project factors as specified under Enhanced Notification 
Requirements in section 7004(d) of this Act that were used to 
develop the initial cost estimate to justify the project; (2) 
changes in these factors from the initial cost estimate to the 
current estimate, with an explanation of such changes; and (3) 
an explanation of cost containment measures being used to 
address cost growth from the initial estimates.
    Maintenance Cost Sharing (MCS).--The recommendation 
includes $184,998,000 for the Maintenance Cost Sharing program. 
This amount, combined with $215,000,000 in estimated MCS 
reimbursements from other agencies, provides a total of 
$399,998,000 for fiscal year 2017 for maintenance, repair, and 
renovation projects of existing facilities. Such projects are 
necessary to extend the useful life of existing infrastructure 
and protect prior year investments made through the CSCS 
program in new embassy compounds.
    Other repair, construction, and operations.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $759,161,000 for other repair, 
construction, 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 COM 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 2017 for operations, 
maintenance, and construction, and an accounting of the actual 
and anticipated proceeds of sales for all projects in fiscal 
year 2016.
    Procurement of art for embassies.--The Committee notes 
concerns about the cost of procuring art for new embassy and 
consulate compounds. The Committee understands that the current 
practice is to reserve 0.5 percent of the cost of new 
construction projects for such procurements. The Committee 
expects the Department of State to provide greater detail on 
such expenditures. Accordingly, the Committee has added the 
projected cost of art to the enhanced notification requirements 
delineated under this heading and directs the Secretary of 
State to include in the CBJ for fiscal year 2018 a table 
displaying the amount expended for the procurement of art in 
fiscal year 2016 and the amounts estimated for fiscal years 
2017 and 2018.

           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................        $7,900,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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 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 2017 due to an 
unanticipated increase in the number of loans.

                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................        $1,300,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................         1,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +1,000,000
  Change from request.................................        +1,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of $2,300,000 
for the Repatriation Loans Program Account for the subsidy cost 
of repatriation loans totaling up to $4,305,000, as authorized 
by 22 U.S.C. 2671.

              PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        31,963,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -1,963,000
 

    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 2016 enacted level........................      $158,900,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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 2016 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,344,458,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................     1,290,891,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,279,384,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -65,074,000
  Change from request.................................       -11,507,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,279,384,000 for 
Contributions to International Organizations. Additional funds 
are provided under title VIII.
    Compliance with reporting requirements.--The Department of 
State has not complied with multiple reporting requirements 
included under this heading in prior years, and section 7048(h) 
includes language withholding 10 percent of funding for the 
International Organizations Bureau until these reports are 
submitted.
    Major capital projects.--The Committee recommendation does 
not include funding for major capital projects for the United 
Nations (UN), including the UN Capital Master Plan (CMP), and 
section 7048(e) prohibits funds in this Act and prior Acts 
making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
operations, and related programs from being used for such 
projects. The Committee intends this prohibition to apply to 
any capital project for which the total assessed cost over the 
life of the project to all member states is expected to exceed 
$10,000,000.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Department of State to provide an updated 
report to the Committees on Appropriations 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 any 
remaining or expected unmet requirements due to cost over-runs 
from the initial CMP or that resulted from additional 
requirements after the initial CMP. The report should include 
options for the UN to absorb any additional costs within 
current resources.
    Operating plan.--Section 7076 of this Act requires an 
operating plan for funds under this heading be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act.
    Peace process.--The Committee is troubled by reports of 
one-sided resolutions that may come before the United Nations 
concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as efforts 
to reestablish the parameters for Middle East peace 
negotiations. Such resolutions may actually hinder the 
prospects for a resumption of negotiations between the parties. 
The Committee expects the Secretary of State to support the 
resumption of direct negotiations as the means of achieving a 
lasting peace. Furthermore, the Committee instructs the United 
States Ambassador to the United Nations to continue to employ 
the longstanding United States policy to veto one-sided 
Security Council resolutions when such resolutions are not 
consistent with United States policy.
    UN budget.--The Committee recommendation 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 at the time of the 
submission of the President's budget to Congress. The Committee 
recommendation also includes language carried in the prior year 
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 
and notes with disappointment the ascension to the UNHRC of 
countries with poor human rights records. The Committee remains 
concerned with the continued, disproportionate focus of the 
UNHRC on Israel and includes modified language in section 
7048(c) prohibiting funds to the UNHRC unless certain 
conditions are met.
    The Committee notes with concern the recent passage by the 
UNHRC of resolution A/HRC/31/L.39, which is counterproductive 
to achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The 
Committee does not expect the United States to participate in 
efforts related to the implementation of this resolution, and 
directs the Department of State to urge the UNHRC and other 
countries to do the same.
    Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit an updated 
report to the Committees on Appropriations on all United States 
contributions to the UNHRC for the preceding fiscal year, 
including 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 increase the accountability and operational 
efficiency of the UN and other international organizations.
    The Committee supports efforts to increase accountability 
by strengthening internal controls and systems to investigate 
and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. 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 ongoing waste, fraud, and 
abuse. The Committee recommendation continues language in 
section 7048(a) withholding a portion of funds until the 
Secretary of State certifies that certain transparency and 
accountability requirements have been met.
    The Committee supports efforts to increase operational 
efficiency by evaluating and prioritizing activities and 
terminating duplicative or unnecessary administrative costs. 
The Committee also supports efforts to examine and cancel 
expensive commercial leases and downsize operations in areas 
with high costs of living and construction costs. Not later 
than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
State is directed to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations on these matters. Such report should include a 
description of estimated cost savings and cost avoidance of 
reforms undertaken by the UN and affiliated agencies.
    UN Tax Equalization Fund.--The Committee notes that a 
balance of $27,650,137 remains available to the United States 
from the UN Tax Equalization Fund, which is accounted for in 
the Committee recommendation. The Committee believes that any 
UN credits available to the United States should either be 
returned to the United States or applied to the UN regular 
budget and such credits should not be used to pay for major 
capital projects.
    United States contributions to international 
organizations.--The Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
include the source of funds (including each Federal agency and 
account) and a concise description of the purpose of such funds 
in the report on United States financial contributions to 
international organizations required by section 405(b) of the 
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003.
    Voting practices of UN member states.--Not later than 120 
days after enactment of this Act, the Committee directs the 
Department of State to continue to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on the voting practices of UN 
member states.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................      $666,574,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................       806,930,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       563,866,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -102,708,000
  Change from request.................................      -243,064,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $563,866,000 for 
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities. 
Additional funds are provided under title VIII. The Committee 
provides funding for the UN Support Office for the African 
Union Mission in Somalia under Peacekeeping Operations instead 
of this heading.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the scope, 
duration, and costs of UN peacekeeping missions and includes 
language directing the Secretary of State to work with the UN 
and members of the UN Security Council to evaluate and 
prioritize peacekeeping missions, and to consider a draw down 
when mission goals have been substantially achieved. Not later 
than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
State is directed to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations describing efforts by the Department of State to 
review UN peacekeeping operations, including prioritization of 
missions and proposals for reducing the costs and scope of 
missions. The Committee notes that the CBJ for fiscal year 2017 
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 continues language requiring 
notification at least 15 days in advance of voting for any new 
or expanded mission, including the estimated cost and duration 
of the mission, the objectives of the mission, the national 
interest that will be served, and the exit strategy. The 
notification must also identify the sources of funds, including 
any reprogramming and transfers, that will be used to pay the 
cost of the new or expanded mission, and the estimated cost in 
future fiscal years. The Committee notes that the notification 
may be provided less than 15 days in advance of voting for a 
new or expanded mission in the event of an emergency. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to review the 
practices of the Department of State and USUN 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.
    Compliance with reporting requirements.--The Department of 
State has not complied with multiple reporting requirements 
included under this heading in prior years, and section 7048(h) 
includes language withholding 10 percent of funding for the 
International Organizations Bureau until these reports are 
submitted.
    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 bill requires that notifications and operating plans 
submitted under this heading include an estimate of all known 
credits.
    Operating plan.--Section 7076 of this Act requires an 
operating plan for funds under this heading be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act.
    Oversight and reform.--The Committee continues to support 
independent oversight of the UN to identify waste, fraud, and 
abuse, 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 continues language in section 
7048(a) withholding a portion of funds for the UN until the 
Secretary of State certifies that certain transparency and 
accountability requirements have been met.
    Peacekeeping rate.--The Committee recommendation does not 
include a requested provision to adjust the statutory rate for 
the United States assessment for peacekeeping activities. 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.
    Trafficking in persons and 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 that requires, prior to the obligation of funds, the 
Secretary of State to certify and report on a peacekeeping 
mission-by-mission basis that the UN is implementing effective 
policies and procedures to prevent UN employees, contractor 
personnel, and peacekeeping troops from trafficking in persons, 
exploiting victims of trafficking, or committing acts of 
illegal sexual exploitation or other violations of human 
rights.
    The Committee notes with great concern the continued sexual 
exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers and supports a zero-
tolerance policy. Accordingly, the Committee recommendation 
includes new language that requires the Secretary of State to 
evaluate and report on whether each mission has established and 
is effectively implementing policies and procedures to: (1) vet 
all peacekeeping personnel serving at such mission; (2) 
increase awareness about sexual exploitation and abuse, 
including through community outreach programs; (3) process 
complaint receipt, management, and assistance for victims of 
sexual exploitation and abuse; (4) promptly respond to reports 
of sexual exploitation and abuse with trained personnel; (5) 
promptly repatriate any peacekeeping unit for which an 
allegation of sexual abuse and exploitation has been 
substantiated; (6) complete investigations into allegations of 
sexual exploitation and abuse within six months and within 
three months if the allegations are egregious; (7) bring to 
justice individuals convicted of sexual abuse and exploitation; 
(8) suspend deployments from countries that fail to investigate 
and hold accountable individuals convicted of sexual abuse and 
exploitation; and (9) ensure transparency, including by making 
information about prosecutions publicly available.

                       International Commissions


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $73,707,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        76,534,000
Committee recommendation..............................        74,707,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +1,000,000
  Change from request.................................        -1,827,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes a total of 
$74,707,000 for International Boundary and Water Commission, 
United States and Mexico (IBWC), including $45,307,000 for 
Salaries and Expenses and $29,400,000 for Construction.
    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.
    The Committee notes the treaty obligations of Mexico to 
supply water deliveries to the Rio Grande and recognizes the 
importance of transparency concerning such matters. The 
Committee directs IBWC to regularly publish water delivery data 
on its Web site, including projections for the balance of water 
deliveries. The Committee expects IBWC to hold quarterly 
meetings with interested stakeholders to inform them of IBWC 
activities and receive feedback.

              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $12,330,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        12,258,000
Committee recommendation..............................        12,258,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           -72,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $12,258,000 for 
American Sections, International Commissions, of which 
$7,552,000 is for the International Joint Commission, 
$2,304,000 is for the International Boundary Commission, and 
$2,402,000 is for the Border Environment Cooperation 
Commission.
    The Committee remains concerned about the adverse impact on 
communities in the United States from the release of effluent 
from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Committee urges 
the Secretary of State to work with the relevant Federal 
agencies and the Government of Canada to facilitate an 
expeditious resolution to the matter and adherence by all 
parties to commitments made in international and bilateral 
agreements.

                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $36,681,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        32,502,000
Committee recommendation..............................        36,681,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        +4,179,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $36,681,000 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 were 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 are allocated in the 
following manner and are subject to the requirements of 
sections 7015 and 7076 of this Act:

                   INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                 Commission/Activity                     Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.......................             24,219
        Lake Champlain Basin.........................                [-]
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission..............              1,750
Pacific Salmon Commission............................              3,450
International Pacific Halibut Commission.............              4,150
Other Marine Conservation Organizations..............              3,112
                                                      ------------------
        Total, International Fisheries Commissions...             36,681
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................      $738,887,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       777,843,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       767,143,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +28,256,000
  Change from request.................................       -10,700,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget
  and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $767,143,000 under 
this heading to carry out United States international 
communications activities and operations overseen by the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), of which $758,267,000 is 
for international broadcasting operations and $8,876,000 is for 
broadcasting capital improvements. Additional funds are 
provided under title VIII.

                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommendation includes $758,267,000 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, and BBG. The recommendation also 
includes funding for broadcasting to Cuba under this account. 
Funds made available under the heading are allocated in the 
following manner and are subject to the requirements of 
sections 7015 and 7076 of this Act:

                  INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                   Federal Entities                      Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)..............             61,403
Voice of America (VOA)...............................            219,673
    OCO/GWOT--Afghanistan/Pakistan...................              2,200
    OCO/GWOT--Syria/Iraq.............................              2,600
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal, VOA Program Level..................            224,473
Office Cuba Broadcasting.............................             28,130
Technology, Services and Innovation..................            183,428
    Internet Freedom and Circumvention Activities....           [15,000]
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal, Federal Entities...................            492,634
        Subtotal, Federal Entities with OCO/GWOT.....            497,434
Independent Grantee Organizations:
                                                      ------------------
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty......................            118,388
    OCO/GWOT--Afghanistan/Pakistan...................              2,200
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal, RFE/RL Program Level...............            120,588
Radio Free Asia......................................             38,775
Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)..............            108,470
    OCO/GWOT--Syria/Iraq.............................              3,700
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal, MBN Program Level..................            112,170
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Grantees...........................            265,633
        Subtotal, Grantees with OCO/GWOT.............            271,533
                                                      ------------------
    Total, International Broadcasting Operations                 758,267
     (IBO)...........................................
                                                      ------------------
        Total, IBO Program Level with OCO/GWOT.......            768,967
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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.
    Countering ISIL and violent extremism.--The Committee 
recommendation includes funds for program enhancements to 
counter the misinformation of ISIL and other violent extremist 
groups in the Middle East, and Central and South Asia.
    The Committee directs the Chief Executive Officer of the 
BBG to coordinate with the Under Secretary of Pubic Diplomacy 
at the Department of State on efforts of the BBG to 
appropriately employ the tools of public diplomacy to counter 
propaganda targeted toward the United States and our allies and 
partners in a more focused and coordinated fashion and in a 
manner consistent with the standards of professional 
journalism.
    Countering Internet censorship.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $2,500,000 above the request 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.
    Countering Russian media.--The Committee recommendation 
includes the $7,800,000 program enhancement requested for BBG 
programs to counter Russian media. The Committee remains deeply 
concerned about the concerted effort 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 government propaganda.
    East Asia and the Pacific.--The Committee recommendation 
provides $38,775,000 for RFA, including funds to continue the 
Tibetan language service. The Committee strongly supports the 
Tibetan language services of the VOA and RFA which the 
Committee understands provide the only sources of independent 
information accessible to the people of Tibet.
    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 the VOA Spanish Division 
unless specifically authorized by a subsequent Act of Congress.
    VOA Africa.--The Committee notes the ongoing importance of 
VOA Africa programming, including programs in South Sudan, 
Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) focused 
on supporting democratic transitions and the development of 
civil society. The Committee urges BBG to continue to 
prioritize such programs.

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

    The Committee recommendation includes $8,876,000 for 
broadcasting capital improvements.

                            RELATED PROGRAMS


                          The Asia Foundation


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $17,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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 CBJ for fiscal year 2018 
detailing total revenue and support by category for fiscal year 
2016 and projected for fiscal year 2017.

                    United States Institute of Peace


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $35,300,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        37,884,000
Committee recommendation..............................        35,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -2,584,000
 

    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 information in the CBJ 
for fiscal year 2018 on the amount of funds received from other 
Federal agencies and the amount of revenue generated from fees 
and reimbursable agreements in fiscal year 2016, and projected 
for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

         Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................           $96,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................           122,000
Committee recommendation..............................           122,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           +26,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2017 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 2017 are projected to total $122,000.

                 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................          $400,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................           350,000
Committee recommendation..............................           350,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           -50,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2017 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 2017 are projected to total 
$350,000.

                    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................           $13,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................            47,000
Committee recommendation..............................            47,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           +34,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2017 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 2017 are projected to 
total $47,000.

                            East-West Center


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $16,700,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -16,700,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 
\1\The fiscal year 2017 request includes $10,800,000 for the East-West
  Center under Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs.

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

                 International Center, Washington, D.C.


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................         1,320,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -1,320,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include a separate 
account for International Center, Washington, D.C. as 
requested. Funds for the International Center are provided 
under Diplomatic and Consular Programs.

                    National Endowment for Democracy


 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $170,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       103,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................       170,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  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, including for the core institutes.
    The remaining $52,500,000 shall be for democracy, human 
rights, and rule of law programs; as well as for the next phase 
of the NED mid-to long-term strategic approach and response to 
immediate and unanticipated challenges or opportunities, 
regarding which the President of the NED shall consult with the 
core institutes on the use of such funds, and the core 
institutes shall be eligible to receive funds for such 
purposes.
    The Committee is concerned that new, more sophisticated, 
and transnational threats to democracy abroad have emerged in 
recent years. The NED, with its four core institutes, its 
global grants programs and activities, and its extensive 
experience, is uniquely positioned to lead a strategic response 
to such threats. The Committee commends the NED for building on 
its unparalleled experience and work in the most difficult 
political environments to develop a transnational approach to 
defending democratic norms, values, and institutions to address 
many key strategic challenges. The Department of State and 
USAID should recognize the ability of the NED to address these 
challenges.
    The Committee continues to support democracy and human 
rights programs for Tibet and directs that not less than the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2016 be continued for such 
purposes.
    Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
President of the NED is directed to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations 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 the 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 the 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 2016 enacted level........................          $676,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................           888,000
Committee recommendation..............................           888,000
  Change from enacted level...........................          +212,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $888,000 for 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 
as authorized.

      United States Commission on International Religious Freedom


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................        $3,500,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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 IRFA 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 2016 enacted level........................        $2,579,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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 2016 enacted level........................        $2,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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, the 
Commission's mission is to monitor compliance of the Government 
of the People's Republic of China (PRC) with international 
human rights standards and to track the development of the rule 
of law in the 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 2016 enacted level........................        $3,500,000
Fiscal Year 2017 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, the mission of the Commission 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 2016 enacted level\1\.....................    $1,143,614,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................     1,306,340,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,184,416,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +40,802,000
  Change from request.................................      -121,924,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,184,416,000 for 
Operating Expenses. Additional funds are provided under title 
VIII.
    Funds under this heading are provided for salaries and 
expenses of employees of USAID, personal service contractors, 
and employees hired by other Federal agencies but assigned to 
USAID.
    The Committee directs the USAID Administrator to provide an 
update to the report required by House Report 114-154 to 
reflect employment data as of the end of fiscal year 2017. Such 
report shall be subject to the reporting procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    The Committee notes that USAID must submit an operating 
plan to the Committees on Appropriations as required in section 
7076 of this Act.
    Diversity.--The Committee expects the USAID Administrator 
to continue initiatives, including fellowships, to promote 
diversity in the workforce.
    Procurement.--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 
mechanism.
    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.
    The Committee remains concerned about USAID limiting 
competition for certain contracts and grants. The Committee 
directs the USAID Administrator to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act, on any procurement actions for which competition was 
limited, and the justification for each such action taken, 
during fiscal year 2016.
    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. 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. Not 
later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, 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 recommends 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 recommends that USAID increase its engagement 
with United States engineering firms to assist the 
participation of such firms in the development of physical 
infrastructure projects funded by this Act.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $168,300,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        66,145,000
Committee recommendation..............................       199,985,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +31,685,000
  Change from request.................................      +133,840,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $199,985,000 for 
Capital Investment Fund.
    The Committee notes that USAID must submit an operating 
plan to the Committees on Appropriations as required in section 
7076 of this Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $66,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        67,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................        67,600,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +1,600,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $67,600,000 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 2017.

                TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                         GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................     $8,503,450,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................      8,576,500,000
Committee recommendation.............................      8,916,500,000
  Change from enacted level..........................       +413,050,000
  Change from request................................       +340,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $8,916,500,000 for 
Global Health Programs.

USAID Global Health Programs

    The Committee recommendation includes $3,246,500,000 for 
global health programs to be directly apportioned to USAID. The 
Committee recommendation includes $997,000,000 for maternal and 
child health; $125,000,000 for nutrition programs under this 
heading; $22,000,000 for programs benefiting vulnerable 
children; $236,000,000 to combat tuberculosis; $200,000,000 for 
global health security and emerging health threats; and 
$845,000,000 to prevent and treat malaria. Included under this 
heading is authority to provide a contribution to the United 
Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the Committee 
recommendation includes $132,500,000 for such contribution.
    Global health security and emerging health threats.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $200,000,000 to promote 
global health security and to address emerging health threats 
overseas. Not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, 
and prior to the initial obligation of funds, the Committee 
directs the USAID Administrator to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations a report on the proposed uses of such funds on a 
country and project basis. The Committee directs that such 
report shall be updated and submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations every 60 days until funds are obligated. The 
Committee directs the GAO to conduct a review of the use of 
funds provided and consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations on the elements of such review. USAID shall 
reimburse the GAO for the cost of such a review from funds 
provided under this heading.
    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 government 
agencies.
    The Committee does not include requested language to 
repurpose unobligated balances appropriated under title IX of 
Division J of Public Law 113-235 for malaria programs and 
instead provides additional funds under this heading for that 
purpose.
    Maternal and child health.--The health of a mother is 
directly related to the health of her children, and the 
Committee continues its commitment to maintain 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. 
Within the funds provided, the Committee also encourages USAID 
to continue supporting programs for maternal and neonatal 
tetanus.
    Subject to the consultation requirements of the Committees 
on Appropriations, USAID shall consider the need and cost-
effectiveness of supporting programs that focus on the 
following health issues: children with hydrocephalus; children 
with autism; programs for children with disabling burn 
injuries; non-communicable diseases; sickle cell disease; and 
neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and 
dementia.
    The Committee expects the USAID Administrator to consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations regarding steps taken to 
increase equitable access to qualified health workers in 
developing countries.
    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).--The Committee notes 
the success of USAID in combating NTDs and supports the 
continuation of these life-saving programs.
    Nutrition.--The Committee directs that not less than 
$125,000,000 shall be provided for nutrition programs under 
this heading, including continued funding for Vitamin A and 
iodine deficiency disorder programs. The Committee supports 
effective nutrition interventions to reduce stunting, increase 
breastfeeding, and treat severe malnutrition. The Committee 
expects the USAID Administrator to consult with the Committees 
on Appropriations regarding the use of funds in this Act to 
implement the Nutrition for Growth Compact.
    Pharmaceuticals.--The Committee is concerned about the 
potential side effects from pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical 
trials supported by funds in this Act. Not later than 90 days 
after enactment of this Act, the Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator to provide a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations on all pharmaceutical purchases and 
pharmaceutical trials planned to be supported during fiscal 
year 2017. The Committee expects USAID to require that 
recipients of pharmaceuticals and participants in 
pharmaceutical trials are fully informed of their potential 
side effects.
    Polio.--The Committee provides $59,000,000 for programs to 
combat and eradicate polio, of which not less than $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).
    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 7056 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 increase funding for 
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 are subject to the funding limitations 
and restrictions in this Act and section 104 of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as well as the consultation 
requirements of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Research.--The Committee directs the Department of State 
and USAID to coordinate and undertake a consultative process 
with the Department of Defense, the CDC, the National 
Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration, 
and the United States Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator 
(OGAC) as agencies develop their global health research 
priorities to ensure that United States investments in global 
health research are efficient, coordinated, and streamlined.
    Tuberculosis.--The Committee expects the USAID 
Administrator to consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
regarding the use of funds in this Act to implement the 
President's National Action Plan for Combating Drug Resistant 
Tuberculosis.
    Vaccines.--The Committee recommends a United States 
contribution of $275,000,000 for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance in 
recognition that vaccines are key to decreasing the number of 
children who die before age five.
    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.
    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.
    The Committee supports psychiatric care for children facing 
adversity and separation from their families due to conflict 
and economic instability and directs the USAID Administrator to 
allocate Displaced Child and Orphans Fund (DCOF) resources for 
such purposes. Not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act, the USAID Administrator is directed to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on planned funding levels and 
programs for this purpose.
    The Committee notes that six priority countries were 
selected for the United States Government Action Plan on 
Children in Adversity (APCA). The Committee encourages USAID to 
work to develop a coordinated strategy across all government 
agencies and a process for collaborative country planning for 
each of these six countries. The Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator to regularly update the Committee on APCA 
implementation.
    The Committee supports implementation of all three core 
objectives under the APCA, which focus on building strong 
beginnings, putting family care first, and protecting children 
from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. The Committee 
encourages USAID to apply DCOF resources to plan and budget for 
activities that support all APCA core objectives, including, 
but not limited to, increasing the percentage of children 
living within appropriate, permanent, and protective family 
care; reducing the percentage of children living in 
institutions; and increasing adequate nutrition, education 
opportunities, care, and protection for families and their 
children.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,000,000,000 to 
fight HIV/AIDS, which is the same as the fiscal year 2016 
enacted level. Of this amount, the Committee recommendation 
includes $5,670,000,000, which shall be directly apportioned to 
the Department of State. The Committee recommends continued 
support for a United States contribution to the Joint United 
Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
    The Committee recognizes the significant achievements of 
the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through 
the support of anti-retroviral treatment, testing, counseling, 
and other prevention measures. The Committee recommends 
prioritizing pregnant women within treatment programs to 
prevent mother-to-child transmission. Additionally, the 
Committee recommends that the United States Office of the 
Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) build upon the success of the 
Accelerating Children's Treatment Initiative, including a focus 
on capacity for HIV diagnostics and anti-retroviral treatment 
for infants and young children at the highest risk of dying 
without treatment.
    The Committee supports OGAC's engagement with post-
secondary institutions as authorized in section 204(c) of 
Public Law 110-293.
    Microbicides.--The Committee recommends continued support 
for microbicide development and directs OGAC to coordinate with 
USAID, NIH, 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.
    Program data.--The Committee supports the continued 
development of 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 strengthen and 
maintain these data sets and to continue to use this data to 
inform decision making.
    Public-private partnerships.--The Committee recognizes the 
important work by OGAC in partnering 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 OGAC to consider expanding these efforts to improve 
the health of women worldwide.
    Reporting requirement.--The Committee directs that the 
quarterly reporting requirement included in the Statement of 
Managers accompanying the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, 
and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 under the heading 
``Global HIV/AIDS Initiative'' shall cease as of the date of 
enactment of this Act. The Committee directs OGAC to continue 
to post information on obligations and expenditures on its Web 
site.
    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 recommends up to $1,350,000,000 to meet 
such commitment, and any funds not able to be obligated because 
of statutory limitations may be available for bilateral PEPFAR 
programs.
    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 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 update to the report 
required in House Report 113-185 on Global Fund issues related 
to financial systems, taxation, the United Nations Development 
Programme, and Secretariat budget transparency.
    Vulnerable children.--The Committee encourages OGAC to 
continue to align existing programs for vulnerable children 
with the goals and objectives of APCA and ensure that orphans 
and vulnerable children remain a priority within PEPFAR country 
programs. The Committee supports the continued integration of 
APCA's first objective into PEPFAR Mother-to-Child Transmission 
Programs; continued programming that focuses on strengthening 
families and preventing family separation, as well as 
identifying children outside of parental care for placement 
into permanent families; and continued support for efforts to 
meet the needs of children living outside of family care.

                         DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................     $2,780,971,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................      2,959,573,000
Committee recommendation.............................      2,780,971,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................       -178,602,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,780,971,000 for 
Development Assistance.

Agriculture

    The Committee includes $1,000,600,000 for food security and 
agriculture development. The Committee supports a comprehensive 
approach that links food security, agricultural production, and 
economic growth in order to address causes of hunger and 
poverty and also recommends integrating nutrition and the 
principles of sustainable natural resource management into 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. The Committee 
encourages additional public-private partnerships to assist 
USAID to cost effectively achieve its food security and Feed 
the Future goals. The Committee recognizes the importance of 
biofortification as a part of the global food security strategy 
and urges continued support for such efforts.
    The Committee 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 includes not less than $60,000,000 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. The Committee expects that the request level for the 
Feed the Future Innovation Labs will be designated in the CBJ 
for fiscal year 2018.
    Spend plan.--Section 7076 of this Act requires the USAID 
Administrator 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 the purpose of such 
transfer.

Economic Growth

    Microenterprise and microfinance.--The Committee 
recommendation includes not less than $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 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 the same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted 
level. 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 not less than 
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 $75,000,000 for a contribution.
    The Committee is concerned that USAID has not sufficiently 
integrated programs for pre-primary education into the basic 
education strategy. Not later than 90 days after enactment of 
this Act, the USAID Administrator is directed to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations on the criteria used 
to determine where pre-primary education programs are funded. 
The report should also include a list of countries and funding 
levels for all current pre-primary education programs.
    The Committee notes that violence against children can be 
pervasive in settings where children are expected to be safe 
and protected, such as homes and schools, and the negative 
impact such violence has on education outcomes. The Committee 
therefore encourages that basic education programs support the 
objectives and outcomes outlined in the United States 
Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity.
    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. The Committee supports funds for basic education 
programs in the Western Hemisphere. The Committee recommends 
USAID consider school-based eye health programs to help ensure 
access to eyeglasses for children.
    The Committee notes the reporting requirement contained in 
section 7060 of this Act and directs USAID to continue to 
consult with the Committees on Appropriations on progress made 
to reduce the funding pipeline of basic education assistance.
    Higher education.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$235,000,000 for assistance for higher education, which is 
$10,000,000 above the fiscal year 2016 level. The additional 
$10,000,000 is included for new partnerships between higher 
education institutions in the United States and Malawi. The 
Committee 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 to 
increase access to higher education through the use of this 
technology.
    In addition, the Committee recommendation includes not less 
than $35,000,000 for new programs to build institutional 
capacity of universities and colleges in developing nations 
through partnerships with United States universities. 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 supports the work of the USAID Global 
Development Lab to accelerate the creation, testing, and 
scaling of high-impact approaches to development and directs 
that $27,400,000 be made available for the Higher Education 
Solutions Network (HESN). The Committee expects that the 
request level for the HESN will be designated in the CBJ for 
fiscal year 2018.
    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 for 
underserved populations in the region.
    The Committee includes further direction on funds made 
available under this heading for Vietnam in section 7043 of 
this report and expects the USAID Administrator to consult with 
the Committees on Appropriations on the use of funds for higher 
education programs in the country.
    The Committee expects funds provided for higher education 
to be made available through open and competitive processes.

Global Programs

    The Committee includes language on conservation and 
programs to combat trafficking in persons under section 7060 of 
this report.
    African descent.--The Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator to consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
on steps taken by USAID to address the specific needs of people 
of African descent in countries in which USAID operates.
    Burn prevention.--The Committee supports burn prevention 
efforts through the distribution of fire-safe cookstoves and 
directs that USAID consult with the Committees on 
Appropriations 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 fiscal year 2016 level for programs that reduce 
the incidence of child marriage and to meet the needs of 
married girls.
    Domestic resource mobilization.--The Committee supports the 
efforts of USAID and the Office of Technical Assistance of the 
Department of the Treasury to help countries better mobilize 
their own financial resources. Domestic resource mobilization 
offers the opportunity to create tools and capacity in partner 
countries to increase the accountability of governments to 
their people and significantly raise new resources to invest in 
and achieve their health, education, and other development 
goals.
    Reconciliation programs.--The Committee provides 
$26,000,000 under this heading and Economic Support Fund 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.
    Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).--The Committee 
recommendation includes not less than $400,000,000 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 $145,000,000 of such funds be made available for 
programs and activities in sub-Saharan Africa, which should be 
prioritized for the poorest communities and countries in 
accordance with Public Law 113-289. The Committee expects these 
programs to include robust monitoring and evaluation and 
directs USAID to consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
on these efforts. Access to adequate water, sanitation, and 
hygiene is a critical component of disease prevention, and the 
Committee supports greater integration of WASH services with 
nutrition and health programs, which reinforces priority 
actions identified in the USAID Water and Development Strategy. 
The Committee notes that a lack of access to toilets, adequate 
sanitation, and hygiene products impacts women and girls in 
particular and recommends USAID address this issue in the 
design of WASH programs.
    Youth programs.--Not later than 120 days after enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
USAID Administrator, is directed to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on efforts to ensure foreign 
assistance adequately supports positive youth development 
outcomes.

                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\....................       $874,763,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\..........................        125,000,000
Committee recommendation\1\..........................        909,057,000
  Change from enacted level..........................        +34,294,000
  Change from request................................       +784,057,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $909,057,000 for 
International Disaster Assistance. When combined with funds 
provided under title VIII, the amount recommended is the same 
as the fiscal year 2016 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 2017.
    Child protection.--The Committee recognizes the need for 
additional protection of children in conflict and crisis 
settings and encourages the Office of Foreign Disaster 
Assistance to play an increasing leadership role to protect 
children in humanitarian crises.
    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 have access to humanitarian assistance and 
resettlement services.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\....................        $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\..........................         15,000,000
Committee recommendation\1\..........................         40,600,000
  Change from enacted level..........................        +10,600,000
  Change from request................................        +25,600,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $40,600,000 for 
Transition Initiatives. When combined with funds provided under 
title VIII, the amount recommended is the same as the request. 
The Committee directs that funds provided above the fiscal year 
2016 enacted level be made available to address regional 
instability resulting from violence caused by ISIL, with a 
particular focus on unmet needs in the Kurdistan region of 
Iraq.
    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 the 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 on Appropriations.
    The Committee directs OTI to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations summarizing new, ongoing, and 
completed country programs implemented by OTI in fiscal year 
2017, including programs supported with transferred funds, 
subject to the reporting requirements of the Committees on 
Appropriations.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\....................        $10,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\..........................         10,000,000
Committee recommendation.............................                  0
  Change from enacted level..........................        -10,000,000
  Change from request................................        -10,000,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the fiscal year
  2017 request include funds under this heading in title VIII designated
  pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) 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 2016 enacted level.......................        $40,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................         60,000,000
Committee recommendation.............................         40,000,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................        -20,000,000
Administrative Expenses:
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................         $8,120,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................         10,000,000
Committee recommendation.............................          8,120,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................         -1,880,000
 

    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 (DCA) 
program. The Committee recommendation includes an appropriation 
of $8,120,000 for administrative expenses.
    The bill includes a requirement that USAID notify the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to the use of gifts for DCA 
transactions or in transactions resulting in negative subsidy.
    The Committee notes that USAID must submit a spending 
report to the Committees on Appropriations as required in 
section 7076 of this Act.

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\....................     $1,896,315,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\..........................      2,408,454,000
Committee recommendation\1\..........................      1,601,559,000
  Change from enacted level..........................       -294,756,000
  Change from request................................       -806,895,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,601,559,000 for 
Economic Support Fund. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII.
    Funds appropriated under this heading in this Act are 
allocated according to the following table and are subject to 
section 7019.

                          ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                   Country/Program                      Budget Authority
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Africa...............................................            341,752
East Asia and the Pacific............................            115,410
Near East............................................          1,919,280
South and Central Asia...............................          1,077,055
Western Hemisphere...................................            528,304
Global Programs......................................             42,431
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Economic Support Fund.....................          4,024,232
                                                      ------------------
        of which, OCO/GWOT...........................        [2,422,673]
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    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 provides additional direction on programs in 
this region under section 7042 of this report.
    Democratic Republic of the Congo.--The Committee includes 
$75,188,000 for the DRC, which is the same as the request. 
Funds are provided to support economic and agricultural 
development opportunities, as a result of the improving 
investment climate in the DRC, including in eastern DRC. Funds 
should also support democracy and governance, rule of law, and 
civil society capacity building. The Committee notes the 
success of public-private partnerships to help small farmers 
with agricultural development initiatives and encourages USAID 
to continue to support such efforts.
    Somalia.--The Committee directs that funds be made 
available for Somalia at not less than the fiscal year 2016 
level. Funds should be used to support the formation of 
legitimate, durable institutions that will enhance peace and 
stability in the country. The Secretary of State is directed to 
submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the use 
of assistance for Somalia and shall consult with the Committees 
on the content of the report prior to submission.

East Asia and the Pacific

    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 includes $8,000,000, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, 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 includes $6,000,000, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level, to continue to support Tibetan 
communities in India and Nepal in the areas of education, 
skills development, and entrepreneurship.

Near East

    The Committee provides additional direction on programs in 
the region under section 7041 of this report.
    Lebanon.--The Committee includes not less than $12,000,000 
for scholarships for Lebanese students with high financial need 
to attend not-for-profit educational institutions in Lebanon 
that meet standards comparable to those required for American 
accreditation. Students graduating from public and private high 
schools in Lebanon should be eligible for scholarships if they 
demonstrate financial need, have strong academic records, and 
show potential to contribute to the long-term political, 
economic, and social development of Lebanon. The Committee 
directs that these funds be awarded through an open and 
competitive process.
    Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).--The Committee 
includes $70,000,000 for MEPI, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level. The Committee directs that $12,000,000 
be made available for the MEPI scholarship program.
    Middle East Regional Cooperation Program.--The Committee 
includes $5,000,000 for the Middle East Regional Cooperation 
Program, which is the same as the request.
    Near East Regional Democracy.--The Committee includes 
$32,000,000 for the Near East Regional Democracy program, which 
is the same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level. The 
Committee expects the funds provided above the request to be 
used to support programs to increase the participation of women 
in politics, including as candidates in elections, and in 
consultation with diaspora communities in the United States.

South and Central Asia

    The Committee provides additional direction on programs in 
this region under section 7044 of this report.
    The Committee 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

    The Committee provides additional direction on programs in 
this region under section 7045 of this report.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level for assistance for 
Colombia under this heading. The bill provides additional 
funding for Colombia pursuant to section 7045 of this Act and 
this report.
    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
provides $25,000,000 for CBSI, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee provides $143,000,000 for CARSI and further direction 
is included under section 7045 of the Act and this report.
    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 the 
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 the 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 to be implemented over a period of 12 months, 
shall be awarded only to organizations with experience 
promoting democracy inside Cuba.
    Mexico.--The Committee provides $49,004,000 for Mexico only 
for programs to support justice reform, promote good 
governance, protect human rights, implement crime and violence 
prevention programs, and facilitate United States-Mexico trade 
and investment. The Committee supports development programs 
along the United States-Mexico border that 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 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 implemented 
reforms. The Committee notes that programs supported by the 
United States have trained thousands of federal justice sector 
personnel, including attorneys, judges, and law students in 
Mexico.
    The Committee notes the increased efforts of the Government 
of Mexico to address the migration of unaccompanied, 
undocumented minors from Central America to the United States. 
The Committee expects the Department of State and USAID to work 
with the Government of Mexico to ensure unaccompanied children 
receive proper services.
    Venezuela.--The Committee provides $8,000,000 for democracy 
programs in Venezuela.

Global Programs

    Counterterrorism.--The Committee provides $6,000,000 for 
the Counterterrorism Bureau. The Committee does not include 
funds requested for the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund 
under this heading, but notes funds are provided under 
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs.
    Foreign assistance resources.--The Committee recommendation 
includes the request for the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance 
Resources to support aid transparency and evaluation.
    Forensic Anthropology.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $4,000,000 for forensic anthropology programs pursuant 
to section 7034(b)(3)(A).
    Green Climate Fund.--Section 7034 prohibits funds in this 
Act and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of 
State, foreign operations, and related programs for a 
contribution, grant, or any other payment to the Green Climate 
Fund.
    Independent media.--The Committee continues to support 
assistance for independent media, including in Afghanistan, 
Burma, and Pakistan.
    National Ocean Policy.--The Committee notes that no funds 
are requested in fiscal year 2017 for the implementation of the 
National Ocean Policy, and 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.
    Oceans and International Environmental Scientific 
Affairs.--The Committee includes only $1,500,000 for the Office 
of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs, 
which is the request level for wildlife trafficking.
    Parliamentary exchanges.--The Committee includes $1,900,000 
for the House Democracy Partnership and encourages coordination 
with USAID in implementing parliamentary strengthening 
programs.
    The Committee notes concerns about USAID decreasing 
legislative strengthening programs in emerging and 
transitioning democracies. The Committee directs the USAID 
Administrator to support legislative strengthening programs in 
those countries where the House Democracy Partnership is 
engaged in an active program.
    Protection of religious minorities.--The Committee includes 
$10,000,000 for programs to protect religious minorities 
pursuant to section 7033(b)(2) of this Act.
    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.
    Special Representatives.--The Committee includes 
$15,000,000, which is the same as the request, for the Office 
of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues and the Ambassador-at-Large 
for Global Women's Issues.

                             DEMOCRACY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................       $150,500,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................                  0
Committee recommendation.............................        150,500,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................       +150,500,000
 

    The Committee includes $150,500,000 for Democracy Fund, 
which is the same as the fiscal year 2016 enacted level.
    Funds included under this heading were requested under 
Development Assistance and Economic Support Fund. Of the funds 
provided, $82,250,000 shall be for the Human Rights and 
Democracy Fund of DRL at the Department of State, and 
$68,250,000 shall be for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance at USAID.

            ASSISTANCE FOR EUROPE, EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\....................       $491,119,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................                  0
Committee recommendation\1\..........................        491,119,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................       +491,119,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level and the Committee
  recommendation include funds under this heading in title VIII
  designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget
  and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $491,119,000 for 
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    Funds appropriated under this heading in this Act are 
allocated according to the following table and are subject to 
section 7019.

             ASSISTANCE FOR EUROPE, EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                   Country/Program                      Budget Authority
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Europe and Eurasia...................................            828,364
Central Asia.........................................            101,324
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central            929,688
     Asia............................................
                                                      ------------------
        of which, OCO/GWOT...........................          [438,569]
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    The Committee includes $3,000,000 pursuant to section 
7034(d) 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, bi-communal 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.
    Elections, governance, and judicial reform.--The Committee 
supports efforts by the Department of State to assist the 
countries in the region, including Albania, in conducting free 
and fair elections, improving governance, and implementing 
judicial reforms.
    Reconciliation programs.--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.
    Romania.--The Committee notes the receipt of the report 
required by House Report 114-154 on confiscated church property 
in Romania. Section 7077 of the Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016 
requires the Secretary of State to publicly post reports 
submitted to the Committee. The Committee expects the Secretary 
to post this report on the State Department Web site, if the 
appropriate determination is made, in a timely manner.
    Ukraine.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than the fiscal year 2017 request for assistance for Ukraine 
under this heading. The bill provides additional funding for 
assistance for Ukraine pursuant to section 7069 of this Act.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\....................       $931,886,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\..........................        922,597,000
Committee recommendation\1\..........................        771,096,000
  Change from enacted level..........................       -160,790,000
  Change from request................................       -151,501,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $771,096,000 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 
2016 enacted level.
    Of the funds made available under this heading in this 
title, the Committee recommendation includes not less than 
$35,000,000 to respond to small-scale emergency humanitarian 
requirements, $7,500,000 for refugees resettling in Israel, and 
not more than the fiscal year 2015 level of $394,254,000 for 
the United States Refugee Admissions Program.
    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.
    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 have access to 
humanitarian assistance and resettlement services.
    Refugees in Algeria.--The Committee urges the Secretary of 
State to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for 
Refugees (UNHCR), and other relevant international partners and 
governments to conduct a census in the refugee camps near 
Tindouf, Algeria and to make funds available as may be 
necessary to support such a census. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State to work with the UNHCR and other partner 
agencies and governments to seek appropriate and durable 
solutions including to ensure that those refugees in the camps 
near Tindouf, Algeria who wish to be voluntarily repatriated to 
their country of origin. The Committee notes it has previously 
raised concerns about the protracted refugee situation in the 
camps near Tindouf, Algeria. Not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations a report on the steps taken to 
conduct a census, whether all parties are cooperating, and what 
other actions have been taken to promote durable solutions to 
this protracted refugee situation.
    Resettlement in Israel.--The Committee recommendation 
includes not less than $7,500,000 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.
    Syrian refugees.--The Committee remains concerned about 
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) increase host country capacity to deliver basic 
services to their own citizens; (3) strengthen the ability of 
local governments to respond to the refugee influx; (4) employ 
policies and programs to close gaps in distribution of need-
based aid to at-risk minority populations; and (5) ensure that 
refugees have freedom of movement and meaningful access to 
economic opportunity.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of State shall submit to the Committee on 
Appropriations, a report detailing country commitments and 
plans, including non-traditional donors, to assist in the 
Syrian refugee crisis. The report should also include the type 
and duration of the pledge, and whether such countries have 
followed through with their commitments.
    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.
    The Secretary of State is directed to include in the annual 
report required by section 4 of the United Nations 
Participation Act of 1945 (Public Law 79-264) a justification 
of why it is in the national interest of the United States to 
provide funds to UNRWA. Such justification shall include an 
analysis of the current definition of Palestinian refugees that 
is used by UNRWA, how that definition corresponds with, or 
differs from, that used by UNHCR, other UN agencies, and the 
United States Government, and whether such definition furthers 
the prospects for lasting peace in the region. The Committee 
directs that such report be posted on the publicly available 
Web site of the Department of State.

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................        $50,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\..........................         10,000,000
Committee recommendation\1\..........................                  0
  Change from enacted level..........................        -50,000,000
  Change from request................................        -10,000,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2017 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 does not include funds under 
this heading in this title. Funds are provided under title 
VIII.

                          Independent Agencies


                              PEACE CORPS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................       $410,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................        410,000,000
Committee recommendation.............................        410,000,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................                  0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $410,000,000 for 
Peace Corps.
    The Committee recommendation for Peace Corps will provide 
support for the positive contributions of Americans serving as 
volunteers throughout the world, including volunteer safety and 
security operations. The Committee recommendation continues the 
ban on the use of funds for abortion, with certain exceptions, 
and requires an operating 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 a domestic or overseas office 
or country program. The Committee directs the Director of the 
Peace Corps to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, listing all decisions made during the fiscal 
year to change the status of offices or country programs and 
the justifications for such decisions, subject to the reporting 
procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

                    MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................       $901,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................      1,000,000,000
Committee recommendation.............................        901,000,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................        -99,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $901,000,000 for 
Millennium Challenge Corporation. The Committee recommendation 
includes a limitation of $105,000,000 for administrative 
expenses and not more than $100,000 may be for representational 
expenses.
    Corruption.--The Committee directs the CEO of the MCC to 
continue to update the Committees on Appropriations on efforts 
to seek 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 
congressional notifications submitted for new compacts.
    Reporting requirements.--The Committee directs the MCC to 
continue to adhere to the directives contained in House Report 
114-154 with respect to reporting requirements.

                       INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................        $22,500,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................         22,200,000
Committee recommendation.............................         22,500,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................           +300,000
 

    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.

              UNITED STATES AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................        $30,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................         28,200,000
Committee recommendation.............................         30,000,000
  Change from enacted level..........................                  0
  Change from request................................         +1,800,000
 

    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 2016 enacted level.......................        $23,500,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request.............................         33,500,000
Committee recommendation.............................         28,500,000
  Change from enacted level..........................         +5,000,000
  Change from request................................         -5,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $28,500,000 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 2016 enacted level\1\.....................      $894,821,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................       813,773,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     1,003,570,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +108,749,000
  Change from request.................................      +189,797,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,003,570,000 for 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. Additional 
funds are provided under title VIII.
    Funds appropriated under this heading in this Act are 
allocated according to the following table and are subject to 
section 7019.

           INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                  Country or Program                     Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Africa Regional Aviation Platform....................            $40,000
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative..................             25,200
Central America Regional Security Initiative.........            250,000
Combat Trafficking in Persons........................             45,000
Combat Wildlife Poaching and Trafficking.............             40,000
Demand Reduction.....................................             12,500
International Law Enforcement Academies..............             27,000
Mexico...............................................            100,000
Morocco..............................................              5,000
Philippines..........................................              9,000
Western Hemisphere Regional Security Cooperation.....             10,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act and 
prior to the initial obligation of funds appropriated under 
this heading, the Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the 
proposed uses of funds on a program and country-by-country 
basis for each program, project, and activity. The Committee 
notes that such report does not meet the notification 
requirements under section 7015 of this Act.
    The Committee recommendation includes funding to combat 
trafficking in persons as well as wildlife poaching and 
trafficking and provides further direction on these programs in 
section 7060 of this report.

Programs

    Africa regional aviation platform.--The Committee includes 
$40,000,000 to expand the Bureau of International Narcotics and 
Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) aviation assets into Africa. The 
Committee notes the INL Air Wing has experience operating in 
some of the most challenging, remote, and dangerous countries 
in the world and expects the aviation assets to be used to 
address some of the greatest security challenges for law 
enforcement in Africa, in particular to combat wildlife 
poaching and trafficking, and assist in counternarcotics 
operations and border security efforts, as appropriate. The 
Committee recommends demonstration programs be undertaken in 
Tanzania and one other country for this important work. The 
Committee notes that with respect to anti-poaching activities, 
helicopters have been successful as observation and transport 
mechanisms in East Africa. 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 and a timeline to full implementation. The Committee 
further directs the Secretary of State to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on the development of such plan. 
Additionally, the Committee directs the Secretary of State to 
review current air wing assets that could be redeployed and 
repurposed for use in Africa.
    Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).--The Committee 
includes $25,200,000 for CBSI, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level. The Committee supports activities 
provided under CBSI to combat organized crime and drug-related 
violence in a region particularly susceptible to the drug 
trade. Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State, in coordination with 
the USAID Administrator, to provide to the Committees on 
Appropriations a report on the uses of all funds provided for 
CBSI on a country-by-country basis for each program, project, 
and activity for fiscal years 2010 through 2016. The Committee 
further directs the report be updated for fiscal year 2017, 
subject to the reporting requirements of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI).--The 
Committee provides $250,000,000 for CARSI and further direction 
is included under section 7045 of the Act and this report.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level for assistance for 
Colombia under this heading. Further direction is provided 
under section 7045 of the Act and this report.
    Intellectual property rights.--The Committee supports 
international efforts of United States Government agencies to 
strengthen justice sector institutions and law enforcement in 
the area of intellectual property rights.
    Mexico.--The Committee includes funding to support Mexico's 
ability to combat organized crime and drug trafficking and 
secure its borders. Funding is also provided to assist the 
Mexican government in strengthening criminal justice 
institutions and building a modern border system. 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 is concerned about the illicit trafficking of 
narcotics, particularly heroin and fentanyl, through Mexico to 
the United States and directs the Department of State to 
prioritize programs to work with Mexico to reduce the flow of 
illicit narcotics.
    The Committee notes the increased efforts of the Government 
of Mexico to address the migration of unaccompanied, 
undocumented minors from Central America traveling to the 
United States. The Committee recommendation includes funding to 
continue to support efforts to secure Mexico's borders and 
encourages a continued focus on Mexico's southern border with 
Guatemala and Belize.
    The Committee directs the Department of State, in 
consultation with other relevant agencies, to provide a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations describing the 
implementation of assistance for Mexico since fiscal year 2008. 
Such report should detail information on activities and funding 
in support of border security, including Mexico's southern 
border. Such report shall be subject to the reporting 
requirements of the Committees on Appropriations.
    The Committee notes the ongoing collaboration between the 
United States and the Government of Mexico to strengthen 
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.
    Ukraine.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than the request for assistance for Ukraine under this heading. 
The Committee recommendation provides additional funding for 
assistance for Ukraine pursuant to section 7069 of this Act. 
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.
    Western Hemisphere regional security cooperation.--The 
Committee provides $10,000,000 to continue training and 
technical assistance among partner countries in the Western 
Hemisphere. The Committee notes that between 2010 and 2015, the 
Government of Colombia trained approximately 16,000 military 
and law enforcement officials from Central American countries. 
The Committee notes the expertise of Colombia in this area and 
expects training and technical assistance to continue.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................      $506,381,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................       454,196,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       506,381,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       +52,185,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $506,381,000 for 
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
Programs. Additional funds are provided under title VIII.
    Funds appropriated under this heading in this Act are 
allocated according to the following table and are subject to 
section 7019.

     NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Program                           Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nonproliferation Programs............................           $297,972
    Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund............           [30,000]
    Export Control and Related Border Security                  [65,000]
     Assistance......................................
    Global Threat Reduction..........................           [76,022]
Antiterrorism Programs...............................            419,500
    Antiterrorism Assistance Program.................          [191,500]
    Counterterrorism Financing.......................           [15,000]
    Terrorist Interdiction Program...................           [33,000]
    Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund...............          [175,000]
Conventional Weapons Destruction.....................            168,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining            885,472
     and Related Programs............................
                                                      ------------------
        Of which, OCO/GWOT...........................          [379,091]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Nonproliferation programs.--The Committee includes 
$297,972,000 for Nonproliferation Programs. 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.
    Antiterrorism programs.--The Committee includes 
$419,500,000 in this Act for Antiterrorism Programs, including 
$191,500,000 for the Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Program, 
which provides counterterrorism law enforcement training to 
critical partner countries. The Committee recommendation 
provides $25,000,000 above the request for ATA with a focus on 
increasing international airport and aviation security, 
including passenger and baggage screening, and crisis response. 
The Committee also directs the Department of State to review 
any unallocated ATA funding from the prior year and direct 
funding toward such activities. In programming such funds, the 
Department of State should consider national security risks to 
the United States and the extent to which countries are meeting 
international standards for airport and aviation security. Not 
later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
of State is directed to submit a spend plan to bolster airport 
and aviation security in key countries.
    The Committee recommendation supports efforts to assist 
countries at risk from terrorist activity enhance their border 
security capabilities through the Terrorist Interdiction 
Program. The Committee recommendation also supports efforts of 
the Department of State and other Federal agencies to assist 
foreign countries to detect, disrupt, and dismantle terrorist 
financial networks.
    The Committee recommendation includes $175,000,000 in this 
Act for the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) to 
prevent and counter terrorist safe havens and address the flow 
of foreign fighters to countries in which violent extremists or 
violent extremist organizations operate. Funds should be used 
to disrupt foreign fighter travel, increase border security, 
strengthen criminal laws, and incarcerate terrorists and their 
facilitators and financiers. Funds should also be made 
available to assist partners in the fight against ISIL. Of the 
total amount provided for CTPF, not less than $95,000,000 shall 
be made available to support the security forces of the 
Kurdistan Regional Government.
    Conventional Weapons Destruction.--The Committee includes 
$168,000,000 for Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs.
    Country levels.--The Committee provides not less than the 
request for Argentina, Egypt, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, 
Tunisia, and Ukraine. The Committee recommendation includes not 
less than the fiscal year 2016 level for assistance for 
Colombia under this heading, and further direction is provided 
under section 7045 of the Act and this report.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level\1\.....................      $131,361,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................       126,291,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................       162,254,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +30,893,000
  Change from request.................................       +35,963,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $162,254,000 for 
Peacekeeping Operations. Additional funds are provided under 
title VIII.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee includes language in section 
7034 of this Act requiring that funds should not be used to 
support military training or operations that include child 
soldiers.
    Near East.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$44,500,000 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 are intended 
to 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 recommendation allows 
bills to be paid for such mission up to the statutory rate.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


             INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $108,115,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       110,300,000
Committee recommendation..............................       110,300,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +2,185,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $110,300,000 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.
    Country levels.--The Committee provides not less than the 
request for Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, 
Morocco, Tunisia, and Ukraine. The Committee recommendation 
does not provide funding for Nicaragua.
    Report.--Section 7034(b) includes language carried in the 
prior year requiring a report on security assistance within 120 
days after enactment of this Act. With respect to assistance 
provided under this heading, the report should include a 
description of the type of course content provided for each 
country as well as an update on the implementation of reforms 
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 2016 enacted level\1\.....................    $4,737,522,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request\1\...........................     4,701,813,000
Committee recommendation\1\...........................     4,795,612,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +58,090,000
  Change from request.................................       +93,799,000
 
\1\In addition, the fiscal year 2016 enacted level, the fiscal year 2017
  request, and the Committee recommendation include funds under this
  heading in title VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii)
  of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

    The Committee recommendation includes $4,795,612,000 for 
Foreign Military Financing Program. Additional funds are 
provided under title VIII.
    The Committee recognizes that Foreign Military Financing 
(FMF) programs are a key component of building partner nation 
capacity to address common threats 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, 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 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 appropriated under this heading in this Act are 
allocated according to the following table and are subject to 
section 7019.

                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
                       Country                           recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative..................              7,500
Egypt................................................          1,300,000
Europe and Eurasia Regional..........................             50,000
Georgia..............................................             30,000
Israel...............................................          3,100,000
Iraq.................................................            250,000
Jordan...............................................            450,000
Mexico...............................................              7,000
Moldova..............................................             12,750
Morocco..............................................             10,000
Peru.................................................              1,800
Philippines..........................................             50,000
Tunisia..............................................             65,000
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    Argentina.--The Committee notes renewed security 
cooperation and engagement between Argentina and the United 
States. The Committee supports the use of funds in this Act and 
prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, 
foreign operations, and related programs for mutually agreed 
upon goals in the areas of counternarcotics, law enforcement, 
and peacekeeping.
    Asia and the Pacific.--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. The Committee 
encourages the Administration to continue to engage with allies 
in the region on the political, economic, and military 
implications of the strategic rise of the PRC, including 
through military assistance and sales programs. FMF resources 
should emphasize building the maritime security capabilities of 
United States partners in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The 
Secretary of State should also work with the Secretary of 
Defense to provide excess defense articles applicable to 
maritime security missions to countries in the region, as 
appropriate.
    Burma.--Funds were not requested and none are provided for 
assistance for Burma.
    Central America.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$37,540,000 for countries in Central America and further 
direction is included under section 7045 of the Act and this 
report.
    Child soldiers.--The Committee includes language in section 
7034 of this Act requiring that funds should not be used to 
support military training or operations that include child 
soldiers.
    Colombia.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level for assistance for 
Colombia under this heading. Further direction is provided 
under section 7045 of the Act and this report.
    Global coalition against ISIL.--The Committee recognizes 
the efforts of the more than 60 coalition partners contributing 
to the fight against ISIL. However, significant delays in the 
processing of FMF and FMS cases to partner nations continue to 
hamper coalition efforts. The Committee directs the Secretary 
of State to use the authorities provided in this Act to 
expedite the processing of these cases and related licenses to 
partners who receive such assistance and, in conjunction with 
the submission of the first quarterly report required by 
section 7034(b)(7), provide an update to the Committees on 
Appropriations on the actions taken to expedite such cases.
    Israel.--The Committee recommendation includes 
$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 recommendation 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 United States-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 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 the security of 
Israel and to ensuring that Israel's qualitative military edge 
and defense capabilities are maintained. The Committee 
understands that negotiations on a third MOU are ongoing and 
strongly urges the Administration to successfully conclude 
these negotiations before the current MOU expires.
    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 notes that section 
7041(e) prohibits funds for the Lebanese Internal Security 
Forces or the LAF if either organization is controlled by a 
foreign terrorist organization and the Committee directs the 
Secretary of State to consult with the Committee regarding the 
rigorous implementation of this provision.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee further directs the Secretary of State to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations, 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.
    Modernization initiative, withholding, and reporting 
requirement.--The Committee remains concerned that interagency 
processes have kept agreed-upon security assistance and sales 
from being delivered promptly and efficiently, often leaving 
United States allies and partners without the equipment 
necessary to achieve mutually-defined security objectives. The 
resulting delays can lead to losses on the battlefield, a loss 
of confidence among our partners, and a loss of jobs in the 
United States.
    To address these issues, section 7034(b) requires that not 
less than $5,000,000 under this heading, for the general costs 
of administering military assistance and sales, be made 
available to modernize sales programs authorized by Chapter 2 
of the Arms Export Control Act. Such funds should be used to 
conduct a top-to-bottom review of agency and interagency 
processes to identify structural and specific issues that cause 
unnecessary delays and recommend solutions. The review should 
be awarded on a competitive basis and be conducted by an 
independent, outside entity. In addition, the review should be 
conducted subject to the consultation requirements of the 
Committees on Appropriations, and the Committee expects ongoing 
consultations will occur, as necessary. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Defense, to post the solicitation for the review not later than 
120 days after enactment of this Act. To ensure the 
solicitation is posted in a timely manner, the bill withholds 
funding until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees 
on Appropriations that it has been posted. The review should be 
completed not later than September 30, 2017, and a copy 
provided to the Committees on Appropriations. Funds may also be 
made available to implement interim solutions to issues 
identified prior to the completion of such review, in 
consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 7034(b) also requires the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations a quarterly report on the status 
of pending sales made pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Arms Export 
Control Act. Such report shall include for each pending sale: 
(1) the country to which the sale is proposed to be made; (2) 
the amount of the proposed sale; (3) a description of the 
defense article or service; and (4) the anticipated timeline 
for completing the sale. For cases where the letter of request 
for the sale of defense articles or services have been pending 
for more than 150 days, the report shall include a description 
of the remaining steps that need to be completed before such 
sale can be sent to Congress as well as the number of personnel 
from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs currently 
assigned to such cases. Such report shall be subject to the 
consultation requirements of the Committee on Appropriations.
    Ukraine.--The Committee recommendation includes not less 
than the fiscal year 2016 enacted level for assistance for 
Ukraine to help the country defend its sovereign territory 
against Russian aggression. The Committee recommendation 
provides additional funding for assistance for Ukraine pursuant 
to section 7069 of this Act. The Committee notes that Ukraine, 
as a formal North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partner, 
is eligible for the full range of activities listed in the NATO 
Partnership Cooperation Menu, which comprises more than 1,600 
activities such as multilateral training exercises and 
equipment modernization. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
State to ensure that Ukraine has the appropriate training, 
lethal defensive weapons, and other equipment to continue to 
work closely with NATO.

                    TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $339,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       332,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................      -339,000,000
  Change from request.................................      -332,900,000
 

    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) internal budget.--The 
Committee expects the Secretary of the Treasury to submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations the information required in 
House Report 114-154 regarding IMF surcharges on loans and the 
internal budget for the IMF and directs the Secretary to 
provide updated information on such matters for calendar year 
2016.

Concerns about the World Bank Group

    Budget support.--The Committee continues to be concerned 
about the use of budget support, through Development Policy 
Loans and Program for Results. Not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act, the Committee directs the Secretary of 
the Treasury to report to the Committees on Appropriations on 
the ten countries receiving the highest levels of lending for 
each instrument during calendar year 2016.
    Road projects.--The Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Treasury to report to the Committees on Appropriations on steps 
being taken by the World Bank to ensure the roads it finances 
are built to adhere to appropriate safety standards. Such 
report shall be subject to the reporting procedures of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Safeguards review.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall 
instruct the United States Executive Director of the 
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the 
International Development Association to vote against any loan, 
grant, policy, or strategy if such institution has adopted and 
is implementing any social or environmental safeguard relevant 
to such loan, grant, policy, or strategy that provides less 
protection than World Bank safeguards in effect on September 
30, 2015.

                      GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $168,263,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       146,563,000
Committee recommendation..............................       146,563,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -21,700,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $146,563,000 for 
Global Environment Facility.

       CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................    $1,197,128,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     1,384,072,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,197,128,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -186,944,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,197,128,000 for 
Contribution to the International Development Association.

     CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND 
                              DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $186,957,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................         5,963,000
Committee recommendation..............................         5,963,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -180,994,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $5,963,000 for 
Contribution to the International Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE CLEAN TECHNOLOGY FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $170,680,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................      -170,680,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

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

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE STRATEGIC CLIMATE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $49,900,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -49,900,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

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

                 CONTRIBUTION TO THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       250,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -250,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution to the Green Climate Fund. 
Section 7034 prohibits funds in this Act and prior Acts making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, 
and related programs for a contribution, grant, or any other 
payment to the Green Climate Fund.

          CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $102,020,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        21,940,000
Committee recommendation..............................        21,940,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -80,080,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $21,940,000 for 
Contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $104,977,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        99,233,000
Committee recommendation..............................        99,233,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -5,744,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $99,233,000 for 
Contribution to the Asian Development Fund.

               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................        $5,608,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................        -5,608,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution to the Asian Development Bank.

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $34,118,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        32,418,000
Committee recommendation..............................        32,418,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -1,700,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

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

              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $175,668,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       214,332,000
Committee recommendation..............................       175,668,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -38,664,000
 

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

  CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
 Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level.......................       $31,930,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        30,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        -1,930,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

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

              GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $43,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        23,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        23,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -20,000,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $23,000,000 for 
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program.

          CONTRIBUTION TO THE NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $10,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        45,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        10,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -35,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $10,000,000 for 
Contribution to the North American Development Bank (NADBank).
    The Committee recommends a limitation on the amount that 
the United States Governor of the NADBank may subscribe to the 
callable portion of the United States share of the General 
Capital Increase.

           CONTRIBUTION TO THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        20,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -20,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution to Global Infrastructure 
Facility.

    CONTRIBUTION FOR CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN CATASTROPHE RISK 
                           INSURANCE PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        12,500,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -12,500,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for Contribution for Central America and 
Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program.

               TITLE VI--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE


                Export-Import Bank of the United States


                           INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................        $6,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................         5,700,000
Committee recommendation..............................         6,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................          +300,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $6,000,000 for 
Inspector General.
    The Committee directs the Inspector General to submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations its annual audit plan within 
the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $106,250,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       110,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       106,250,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................        -3,750,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $106,250,000 for 
Administrative Expenses and does not include funds for a 
subsidy appropriation.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation


                           NONCREDIT ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $62,787,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        88,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        62,787,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -25,213,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $62,787,000 for 
Noncredit Account for administrative expenses.

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $20,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        20,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        20,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 for 
Program Account for the direct and guaranteed loan credit 
programs of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
    The Committee recommendation does not extend the 
authorization of OPIC.
    The Committee directs the President of OPIC to include in 
the CBJ for fiscal year 2017 a confidential annex that 
describes new loans, guarantees, and insurance approved in 
fiscal year 2017 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.

                      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $60,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        80,700,000
Committee recommendation..............................        65,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................        +5,000,000
  Change from request.................................       -15,700,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $65,000,000 for Trade 
and Development Agency.
    Procurement assistance.--The Committee recommendation 
includes funds to support global procurement assistance from 
USTDA to educate and train foreign governments and public 
officials about how to establish procurement practices and 
policies for programs funded in this Act by USAID, MCC, and 
Department of State assistance programs. The Committee expects 
that such assistance will focus on training on risk mitigation 
measures, as well as on integrating life-cycle cost analysis 
and best-value determination in a fair, transparent manner.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 7001 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding allowances and differentials.
    Sec. 7002 includes language modified from 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 modified from 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 
extending for one year certain contract authority for award of 
local guard contracts.
    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; requiring a 
determination; and providing a waiver under certain conditions.
    Sec. 7009 includes language carried in the prior year 
setting limitations and conditions on transfers between 
appropriations accounts, requiring audits of certain transfers, 
and reporting requirements on transfers for the Department of 
State and USAID. The Committee notes that the Department of 
State has not complied with the reporting requirement for 
fiscal year 2016 and expects such report to be submitted 
promptly.
    Sec. 7010 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting first-class travel.
    Sec. 7011 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the availability of funds made available in the Act 
and new language placing a limitation on the authority unless 
certain conditions are met related to financial management.
    Sec. 7012 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for countries in default and allowing 
exceptions in certain circumstances.
    Sec. 7013 includes language carried in the prior year 
withholding assistance to a country where such assistance is 
subject to taxation, unless the Secretary of State makes 
certain determinations, and including a reporting requirement.
    The Committee notes that the taxation of foreign assistance 
by recipient countries remains a problem and directs the 
Secretary of State to prioritize finding a resolution to the 
issue by developing a comprehensive plan that addresses 
failures in preventing taxation of United States assistance.
    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 for funds made 
available in the Act.
    The Committee notes that all notification requirements 
apply to funds appropriated in title VIII and designated 
pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    The provision includes new language requiring notification 
for certain trust funds. The Committee directs that such 
notifications include the following information: (1) the office 
or bureau at USAID, the Department of State, or the Department 
of the Treasury that will oversee programs and expenditures of 
the trust fund; (2) the Web site link to publicly available 
expenditures of the trust fund; (3) assurances that the 
provisions of this Act or in statute pertaining to funds 
provided by title III will be adhered to and enforced; (4) a 
copy of the administrative agreement between the IFI and the 
United States, or if not available, a draft of the pending 
agreement; and (5) whether direct government assistance will be 
provided by the trust fund and specific risk mitigation and 
anti-corruption steps being taken by the trust fund.
    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 similar to 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 similar to the prior year 
regarding authorization requirements.
    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 language carried in the prior year 
relating to commerce, trade, and surplus commodities.
    Sec. 7026 includes language similar to 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 similar to 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 IFIs.
    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, corruption and 
human rights violations, and the foreign assistance Web site.
    In subsection (c), the Committee notes that the Department 
of State has interpreted the term ``significant corruption'' in 
this subsection to be corrupt activities that would result in a 
denial under the 2004 Presidential Proclamation 7750.
    Sec. 7032 contains language modified from the prior year 
regarding democracy programs funded in this Act.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the USAID Administrator to submit a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations on how USAID Missions are 
implementing the ``Amplifying Guidance'' in relation to the 
choice of acquisition and assistance instruments in democracy 
programs. The USAID Administrator shall consult with the 
Committee prior to the submission of such report. The Committee 
encourages the USAID Administrator to make decisions on the 
choice of instrument publicly available for each democracy 
program.
    The Committee expects country strategies to include 
performance measures for democracy programs which examine 
outcome, output, and efficiency measures.
    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.
    Sec. 7033 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding international religious freedom.
    The Committee commends the Secretary of State for the March 
17, 2016, assertion that ``Daesh [ISIL] is responsible for 
genocide against groups in areas under its control, including 
Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims.'' In light of this 
determination, and the ongoing concerns that these individuals 
are often unable to reach refugee camps, or are targeted for 
violence inside these camps, the Committee recommendation 
expands the directive in section 7033(b)(3) regarding 
humanitarian programs to ensure services reach these vulnerable 
populations. In addition, the Committee urges the Secretary to 
work with UNHCR and other international partners to improve 
access to secure locations for these vulnerable populations to 
obtain humanitarian and resettlement services.
    Sec. 7034 includes language modified from the prior year 
granting certain special authorities and limitations relating 
to funds made available in the Act.
    Subsection (b)(3)(B) is modified by including additional 
funds and countries. The Committee directs that not less than 
$8,000,000 be made available to combat human trafficking in 
Central America and Mexico through the use of DNA forensic 
technology, which is in addition to funds made available 
pursuant to section 7060(f) of this Act. The Committee notes 
that DNA forensic science and DNA databases have a unique 
capability to confirm identities and have proven to be an 
effective tool in deterring and preventing human trafficking. 
The Committee expects the Department of State to work in 
partnership to further develop the capacity of the governments 
of Central America and Mexico 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. Such funds shall be subject to the consultation 
requirements of the Committees on Appropriations.
    The report required in subsection (e) following the 
completion of the Partner Vetting System pilot program shall 
include the same criteria described in the explanatory 
statement accompanying the Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016. The 
Committees on Appropriations shall be consulted on new vetting 
programs or changes to existing vetting programs.
    The Committee notes that the extension of legal protection 
regarding the conviction issued by the Cairo Criminal Court on 
June 4, 2013, was made permanent in the Department of State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 
2016.
    Sec. 7035 continues language carried in the prior year 
related to the Arab League Boycott of Israel. The Committee is 
concerned about international efforts to stigmatize and isolate 
Israel through the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) 
movement. The Committee directs, as part of the annual report 
to Congress on the Arab League Boycott of Israel, that the 
President add information about the BDS campaign, covering 
companies, international organizations, countries, and other 
organizations, including state investment vehicles, that are 
involved in promoting the movement, as well as specific steps 
the Department of State has taken and expects to take to 
discourage or end politically-motivated efforts to boycott, 
divest from, or sanction Israel or Israeli entities.
    Sec. 7036 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 similar to 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 Middle East and North Africa.
    Subsection (a), Egypt, is modified from the prior year.
    Funds appropriated for Egypt in this Act are allocated 
according to the following table and are subject to section 
7019.

                                  EGYPT
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                       Account                         Budget  Authority
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Economic Support Fund................................            150,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              2,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                     3,000
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              1,800
Foreign Military Financing Program...................          1,300,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................          1,456,800
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    The Committee directs that not less than $35,000,000 of the 
funds made available for assistance for Egypt under Economic 
Support Fund should be made available for higher education 
programs, including not less than $10,000,000 for scholarships 
at not-for-profit institutions for Egyptian students with high 
financial need. The Committee notes that 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 notes with concern that the decision to 
move away from cash-flow financing may impede the military-to-
military relationship between Egypt and the United States and 
includes a requirement in paragraph (3) that the Secretary of 
State submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on 
the impact of restructuring military assistance for Egypt. The 
report shall include an assessment of the impact of 
restructuring assistance on the strength and stability of the 
Egyptian military, the collaborative relationship between the 
United States Armed Forces and the Egyptian military, and each 
limitation on procurement of equipment that has resulted from 
such restructuring.
    Subsection (b), Iran, includes language similar to the 
prior year regarding policy and bilateral and international 
sanctions with respect to the involvement of the Government of 
Iran in nuclear and ballistic missile development, support of 
terrorism, and compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of 
Action.
    For the purposes of the report required by subsection 
(b)(3)(B), the term ``international community'' shall mean the 
UN, China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United 
Kingdom, and the European Union.
    Not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the 
Treasury, shall submit to the appropriate congressional 
committees a report concerning the transfer to Iran of 
$1,700,000,000 that was announced on January 17, 2016. The 
report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include 
a classified annex. The Secretary shall consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on the content of such report 
prior to submission.
    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 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 continues to support programs to aid ethnic 
and religious minorities in the Nineveh plains and elsewhere in 
Iraq and Syria. Support for these communities should, to the 
maximum extent practicable, be directed to indigenous aid and 
security organizations on the ground who have a proven track 
record of supporting local communities. The Committee 
acknowledges the ongoing need for the GOI to continue 
integrating these communities into the civil and security 
infrastructure, while working toward reconciliation of 
transgressions that have led to marginalization of Iraq's most 
vulnerable communities.
    The Committee includes $332,500,000 under Economic Support 
Fund for Iraq, which is the same as the request, of which 
$260,000,000 is provided for a loan guarantee, subject to 
certain requirements. An additional $55,000,000 is provided 
above the request to assist the Kurdistan Regional Government 
in addressing the economic strains of the humanitarian crisis 
caused by the violence from ISIL.
    The Committee notes that the Constitution of Iraq states 
that regions and governorates shall be allocated an equitable 
share of national revenues. The Committee directs the Secretary 
of State to work with the GOI to ensure that the Kurdistan 
Regional Government receives sufficient funding and security 
assistance to address the ongoing security challenges posed by 
ISIL and other terrorist groups. Additionally, the Committee 
recommendation includes language directing that not less than 
17 percent of the proceeds of any loan guarantee, or direct 
loan, entered into between the United States and the Government 
of Iraq be made available to the Kurdistan Regional Government 
and the Kurdish Peshmerga.
    The USAID Administrator and the Secretary of State are 
directed to support programs in Iraq that address sectarianism, 
assist vulnerable populations, and strengthen governance, 
including promoting civil society. Programs should advance 
peace and reconciliation goals, at national and local levels, 
and build a strong foundation for the long-term stability of 
Iraq.
    The Committee notes the steps taken by the Department of 
State and United States Army Corps of Engineers to support the 
Government of Iraq in addressing structural vulnerabilities of 
the Mosul Dam. The Committee expects the Secretary of State to 
continue this support and to keep the Committees on 
Appropriations informed of the progress in restoration of the 
dam and any future funding requirements.
    Subsection (d), Jordan, includes language carried in the 
prior year relating to funding levels.
    The Committee recommendation includes not less than 
$1,275,000,000 for assistance for Jordan. Funds appropriated 
for Jordan in this Act are allocated according to the following 
table and are subject to section 7019.

                                 JORDAN
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                       Account                         Budget  Authority
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Economic Support Fund................................            812,350
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                     8,850
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              3,800
Foreign Military Financing Program...................            450,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................          1,275,000
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    The Committee notes the importance of the relationship with 
the Kingdom of Jordan and 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 support critical economic aid and to 
provide the assistance needed to ensure Jordan's success in 
coalition operations, including to strengthen Jordan's borders 
with Iraq and Syria.
    Subsection (e), Lebanon, is modified by deleting language 
making funds available notwithstanding a certain provision of 
law.
    Subsection (f), Libya, is modified from the prior year by 
deleting a funding directive and language on infrastructure 
projects.
    Subsection (g), Morocco, is similar to language in prior 
years 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. 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 almost twenty-five 
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 (i), Syria, is modified by limiting the 
authority related to non-lethal assistance to address the needs 
of civilians affected by conflict in Syria to title III funds, 
and by deleting paragraph (2) on Syrian organizations.
    The Committee remains 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 related UN Security Council 
resolutions; demand that all parties allow delivery of 
humanitarian assistance; ensure that both goods and services 
reach all civilians in need; and improve the protection of 
civilians.
    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 between the delivery of 
humanitarian and non-lethal assistance.
    The Committee continues to support programs to enable 
voluntary repatriation of Assyrian Christians and other 
minorities to their ancestral villages in the Khabor region of 
Syria and elsewhere. The Committee supports programs to prevent 
casualties and enable safe and voluntary repatriation to the 
region.
    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 future generations can play a meaningful role 
in the rebuilding of their country.
    The Committee recommends that programs be prioritized that 
support the participation of Syrian women in political and 
peace processes occurring at the national and local levels, 
including accessing leadership positions within governing 
bodies and ensuring meaningful consultation with women to 
inform national negotiations.
    Subsection (j) includes language similar to the prior year 
related to funding levels for Tunisia.
    Funds appropriated for Tunisia in this Act are allocated 
according to the following table and are subject to section 
7019.

                                 TUNISIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                       Account                          Budget Authority
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Economic Support Fund................................             74,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             13,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                     6,100
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              2,300
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             65,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................            160,400
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    Subsection (k), West Bank and Gaza, is modified from the 
prior year by deleting the waiver and modifying the 
requirements with respect to the International Criminal Court, 
modifying a funding reduction, and adding a new reporting 
requirement. The report required in paragraph (3) shall include 
steps taken by the Secretary of State as well as the 
Palestinian Authority to end the practice of payments to 
individuals imprisoned for acts of terrorism.
    The Committee notes the ongoing instability in Yemen and 
has not designated funding levels in fiscal year 2017. Any 
funds proposed for Yemen shall be notified pursuant to section 
7015 of this Act.
    Sec. 7042 includes modified language from the prior year 
regarding assistance for Africa.
    The Committee notes with concern the ongoing attacks on 
civilians by Boko Haram and encourages the Government of 
Nigeria to strengthen efforts to protect children, including 
those seeking to obtain an education, and to hold those who 
conduct such violent attacks accountable. The Committee directs 
that funds be made available at not less than the fiscal year 
2016 level for protection of civilian populations and to 
support victims of violence from Boko Haram. The Committee 
encourages USAID to address the unique needs of these victims, 
especially women and girls, into its programming. Funds made 
available in this Act for Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria 
may be used for counterterrorism programs, specifically to 
combat Boko Haram.
    The Committee directs the Department of State to continue 
the reporting requirement contained in the explanatory 
statement accompanying Public Law 113-76 on the Lord's 
Resistance Army during fiscal year 2017.
    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. 
The Committee commends the work of the Panel of Experts on 
South Sudan, which presented its final report in February 2016. 
The Panel found evidence that senior leaders on both sides of 
the conflict in South Sudan violated the August 2015 
Comprehensive Peace Agreement and met the criteria of the UN 
Security Council for the imposition of targeted sanctions. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to encourage members 
of the international community to implement and enforce 
meaningful, targeted sanctions on those responsible for the 
ongoing conflict. The Committee prioritizes funding to ensure 
that the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission and the 
Hybrid Court of the African Union have the necessary resources, 
technical expertise, and support to quickly and effectively 
fulfill their respective roles in implementing the overall 
provisions of the peace agreement. The Secretary of State is 
directed to ensure that data collected by bodies charged with 
monitoring ceasefire violations, attacks against civilians, 
violations of international humanitarian law, and general human 
rights monitoring is shared in a timely manner and is made 
publicly available, as appropriate. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of State to prioritize efforts in South Sudan to 
promote women's leadership and inclusion in national peace 
processes, and in the implementation of security, justice, and 
accountability mechanisms.
    The Committee notes the negative impact the drought is 
having on health and development gains in the Horn of Africa, 
particularly in Ethiopia. The Committee urges the Secretary of 
State and the USAID Administrator to ensure access to 
lifesaving humanitarian assistance, while safeguarding 
development gains through resilience programs. The Committee 
encourages the USAID Administrator to support the modernization 
and strengthening of meteorological and hydrological services 
that are key to resilience to extreme weather events in West 
Africa.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State to continue 
the reporting requirement under this section in House Report 
113-499 regarding the resumption of exit permits for adopted 
children in the DRC.
    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, does not include funding for security assistance, and 
conditions assistance to the central government. The Committee 
provides assistance to address the needs of displaced 
communities on the Thai-Burma border in subsection 
(a)(1)(B)(iii). The Committee recognizes a transition is 
underway in Burma that may require adjustments in programming 
to these communities and directs the USAID Administrator to 
consult with the Committee on any proposed changes in levels or 
types of assistance provided.
    The Committee recommendation includes $57,500,000 under 
Development Assistance for Vietnam. The Committee expects that 
funds appropriated under Educational and Cultural Exchange 
Programs and Development Assistance in this Act and prior Acts 
will support activities authorized by section 211 of the 
Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 2000, as amended.
    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 regional programs.
    Subsection (a)(2)(B) prohibits the obligation of funds for 
the Government of Afghanistan (GOA) until the Secretary of 
State certifies certain conditions are met, including that the 
necessary policies and procedures are in place to ensure GOA 
compliance with section 7013 of this Act regarding the 
prohibition on taxation of United States assistance. The 
Committee notes that per the requirements in section 7013, 200 
percent of the total taxes assessed by the GOA during fiscal 
year 2017 on funds appropriated in this Act shall be withheld 
from obligation in the next fiscal year for funds allocated for 
the GOA if the Secretary of State certifies that such taxes 
have not been reimbursed.
    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)(2)(B)(iii).
    The Committee supports continued funding for programs that 
support traditional Afghan businesses in crafts that serve as 
an economic catalyst by increasing exports.
    The Committee includes funds under International Narcotics 
Control and Law Enforcement for the recruitment, retention, and 
professionalization of women in the police forces of 
Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a report to 
the Committees on Appropriations on the extent to which the 
Government of Bangladesh is supporting human rights and 
workers' rights; implementing policies to protect freedom of 
expression, association, and religion, and due process of law; 
and ensuring free, fair, and participatory elections. The 
Committee directs that funds made available for assistance for 
Bangladesh shall include programs to improve labor conditions.
    Sec. 7045 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding programs and funding in the Western Hemisphere.
    Subsection (a), United States Strategy For Engagement In 
Central America (Strategy), provides up to $750,000,000 for the 
Strategy. Funds appropriated in this Act are allocated 
according to the following table and are subject to section 
7019.

        UNITED STATES STRATEGY FOR ENGAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                   Country/Program                      Budget Authority
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Development Assistance
    El Salvador......................................             75,000
    Guatemala........................................            117,500
    Honduras.........................................             97,500
    Nicaragua........................................             10,000
        Subtotal.....................................            300,000
Economic Support Fund
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....            143,000
        Subtotal.....................................            143,000
Global Health Programs--USAID
    Guatemala........................................             13,000
        Subtotal.....................................             13,000
Foreign Military Financing Program
    Belize...........................................              1,000
    Costa Rica.......................................              6,400
    El Salvador......................................              1,900
    Guatemala........................................              1,740
    Honduras.........................................              4,500
    Panama...........................................              2,000
    Western Hemisphere Regional......................             20,000
        Subtotal.....................................             37,540
International Military Education and Training (IMET)
    Belize...........................................                250
    Costa Rica.......................................                700
    El Salvador......................................                800
    Guatemala........................................                760
    Honduras.........................................                750
    Panama...........................................                700
        Subtotal.....................................              3,960
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....            250,000
    of which, Costa Rica.............................           [25,000]
        Subtotal.....................................            250,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and
 Related Programs
    Panama...........................................                500
        Subtotal.....................................                500
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    Regional.........................................              2,000
        Subtotal.....................................              2,000
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        Total, United States Strategy for Engagement             750,000
         in Central America..........................
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    The bill includes the requirement for an updated multi-year 
spend plan, which should identify funds to be transferred to 
other agencies, IFIs, or commissions, and the purpose of such 
transfers. The plan should also specify amounts planned for 
each of the central governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and 
Honduras.
    The bill includes modified language conditioning assistance 
for each of the central governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, 
and Honduras, and the Committee encourages the State Department 
and USAID to continue to work with the respective governments 
on such matters. The Committee directs the Secretary of State 
to continue to include in the portion of the report relating to 
commercial disputes, an assessment of the economic investment 
conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and a 
description of outstanding disputes, including the confiscation 
of real property, between United States entities and the 
governments of such countries.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State, in 
coordination with the USAID Administrator, to update the plan 
for monitoring and evaluation of programs funded by this Act 
and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of 
State, foreign operations, and related programs, to implement 
the Strategy, and provide the updated plan and results to the 
appropriate congressional committees not later than September 
30, 2017. The Committee directs that the plan submitted shall: 
(1) link the Strategy's objectives and sub-objectives to 
specific programs and their intended outcomes; (2) include 
performance indicators for each objective and sub-objective; 
and (3) establish benchmarks and annual goals for each 
indicator. The Committee expects the Department of State and 
USAID to use impact and performance evaluations to measure 
progress, adjust programs accordingly, and include such 
information in the plan submitted.
    Not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Comptroller General of the United States 
to initiate an assessment of programs funded that implement the 
United States Strategy for Engagement in Central America. The 
assessment should review programs implemented under the 
Strategy and examine whether the Strategy is achieving its 
stated goals and objectives. The assessment should also 
describe how programs funded under the Strategy differ from 
United States assistance programs for such countries in the 
past, and review the plan for monitoring and evaluation of the 
Strategy developed by the Department of State and USAID. The 
Comptroller General shall submit a report, including the 
findings of such assessment along with recommendations, as 
appropriate, to Congress.
    Country notification requirements are maintained for 
Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras in section 7015. The 
Committee directs that such notifications indicate whether 
funds will support: (1) current or new programs; the central 
government of such country; or an IFI or a commission; and (2) 
how such programs align with the Strategy and the plan for 
monitoring and evaluation.
    The Committee recommendation does not include funds for 
cash transfer assistance or major infrastructure projects. It 
is expected that if supported as part of the Plan of the 
Alliance for Prosperity, such projects would be financed by El 
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and other donors, including 
multilateral development banks.
    The Committee recommendation supports programs and 
activities to address the underlying factors for migration from 
the Northern Triangle to the United States.
    The Committee provides $300,000,000 for Development 
Assistance to support governance, transparency, and 
accountability; increase food security and education; and 
reduce poverty, especially in areas that have high levels of 
outward migration to the United States.
    The Committee encourages USAID to develop sustainable, 
community-based programs that enhance the capacity of national 
and local governments and civil society in the region. Programs 
should unite the public and private sectors with civil society 
in a common effort. The Committee encourages USAID to seek 
partners with extensive regional experience in working with all 
levels of government, international organizations, and civil 
society. USAID programs should leverage the private sector and 
prioritize programs that facilitate job creation.
    The Committee supports agricultural programs that seek to 
capitalize on the region's comparative advantages in this 
sector and encourages engagement with small- and medium-scale 
farmers to enable them to participate in value chains and 
increase their access to markets. The Committee encourages 
USAID to utilize the knowledge and experience of the United 
States land-grant university system in working on such issues.
    The Committee supports programs to repatriate and 
reintegrate migrants returning from the United States with a 
priority on ensuring unaccompanied children receive proper care 
and services.
    The bill includes the authority to transfer, following 
consultation with the Committees on Appropriations, funding 
under Development Assistance to the IDB and the IAF in support 
of the Strategy. The Committee recommends up to $15,000,000 for 
a transfer to the IAF.
    The Committee provides $143,000,000 under Economic Support 
Fund and $250,000,000 under International Narcotics Control and 
Law Enforcement for CARSI. The Committee believes that citizen 
security is a prerequisite for long-term development and 
sustained economic growth in the region. CARSI programs should: 
(1) support crime and violence prevention programs targeted at 
at-risk youth living in insecure neighborhoods and where there 
is significant criminal gang activity; (2) bolster border 
security; (3) counter criminal gangs, drug traffickers and 
organized crime; and (4) combat human smuggling and 
trafficking. The Committee expects programs to target areas 
with high levels of outward migration to the United States.
    The bill makes available CARSI funds to support 
international commissions against corruption and impunity after 
consultation with, and subject to the regular notification 
procedures of, the Committees on Appropriations. The Committee 
recommendation provides $5,000,000 for the International 
Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). The Committee 
expects congressional notifications submitted for CICIG, the 
Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in 
Honduras, and any similar Commission that may be established in 
El Salvador, to specify the activities to be supported, the 
planned agency oversight of such funds, and a brief description 
of the activities and investigations undertaken by such 
commission during the previous six months.
    The Committee provides not less than $3,250,000 from CARSI 
funds for the Office of the Attorney General of Guatemala, 
which shall be provided on a cost-matching basis. The Committee 
also supports programs to increase the capability of police 
sexual assault units in Guatemala in areas with the highest 
prevalence of sexual assault.
    The Committee supports efforts to strengthen the 
investigative capacity of the Salvadoran National Civil Police 
and the Salvadoran Public Prosecutors to lead effective 
criminal investigations and prosecutions of crimes against 
women and children, including sexual violence. The Committee 
provides not less than $3,000,000 from CARSI funds for the 
Salvadoran Public Prosecutors.
    The Committee recommendation includes not less than 
$8,000,000 from CARSI funds for programs to combat human 
trafficking in Central America through the use of DNA forensic 
technology, in accordance with 7034(b) of this Act. The 
Committee provides further direction on these matters in this 
report under that section.
    Not later than 45 days after the enactment of this Act, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of State, in coordination with 
the USAID Administrator, to provide to the Committees on 
Appropriations a report on the uses of all funds provided for 
CARSI on a country-by-country basis for each program, project, 
and activity for fiscal years 2010 through 2016. The Committee 
further directs the report be updated for fiscal year 2017, 
subject to the reporting requirements of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    The Committee recommendation includes Foreign Military 
Financing Program funding to support efforts by the security 
forces of Central American countries to increase border and 
maritime security and enhance the authority of law enforcement 
in areas at risk of exploitation by criminal organizations.
    The Committee notes that the United States and Costa Rica 
have a history of strong ties based on shared values and 
security cooperation. The Committee believes that this can 
serve as a model to meet shared challenges in other countries 
in the region and provides security assistance to support the 
efforts of Costa Rica. The Committee notes that recent 
immigration and human smuggling and trafficking through Costa 
Rica have stressed government systems that deal with such 
challenges. The Committee expects funds made available under 
Foreign Military Financing Program and International Narcotics 
Control and Law Enforcement to support Costa Rica's ability to 
control its territory, interdict illegal drugs and other 
contraband, and secure its borders.
    The Committee encourages the Export-Import Bank, USTDA, and 
OPIC to support private investment in, and exports to, Central 
America in support of the Strategy.
    Subsection (b), Colombia, provides not less than 
$300,095,000 for assistance for Colombia, which is the same as 
the fiscal year 2016 level. The Committee supports 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 notes the 
improvements made in the everyday lives of the Colombian people 
that have resulted over the last fifteen years.
    Paragraph (3) provides an additional $191,130,000 if a 
final peace accord is reached and the Secretary of State 
certifies and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that 
it is in the national interest of the United States to support 
the implementation of such an accord. In making such 
certification, the Secretary shall consider recent and expected 
actions by the Government of Colombia to: (1) combat illicit 
drug production, including through eradication and interdiction 
efforts, and enforcement of criminal penalties on drug 
traffickers; (2) resolve outstanding commercial and trade 
disputes with the United States; (3) work with the United 
States to extradite fugitives; and (4) train the security 
forces of partner countries in Central America in support of 
shared security goals. The Committee expects the report 
submitted to include information regarding these factors.
    The Committee provides funding under Economic Support Fund 
for USAID programs to expand the reach of democratic 
institutions, foster reconciliation, and create the conditions 
for sustained economic growth in Colombia. The Committee 
directs the USAID Administrator to develop a plan for 
consolidating existing development programs and to graduate and 
transition responsibility for long-standing programs that have 
met key development milestones to the Government of Colombia, 
as appropriate. In the event that a peace accord is reached and 
the required certification made, such programs and resources 
should be redeployed to areas to support the accord. Programs 
funded under Economic Support Fund shall be subject to the 
consultation requirements of the Committees on Appropriations.
    The Committee supports assistance for conflict-affected 
populations, Afro-Colombians, and indigenous communities. The 
Committee also supports human rights programs and the efforts 
of international and non-governmental human rights 
organizations. In the event that a peace accord is reached and 
the required certification made, additional Economic Support 
Fund funding should support expanding civilian government 
institutions into former conflict zones and addressing 
humanitarian and development needs of populations in war-torn 
areas. The Committee encourages funding for Colombian civil 
society, programs to support truth and reconciliation, support 
for victims, the protection of human rights defenders and other 
vulnerable groups, peacebuilding, and civic education, and 
encourages the participation of women in the peace process.
    The Committee includes funding under International 
Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement to combat illegal armed 
groups and drug trafficking organizations, prevent illicit 
narcotics from reaching the United States, and strengthen the 
Colombian National Police. The Committee is concerned about the 
recent spike in coca production and expects the Department of 
State to work with the Government of Colombia to reverse this 
trend.
    The Committee encourages a continued focus on justice and 
rule of law activities, including within the Colombian Armed 
Forces. Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of State is directed to submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on these issues. The report should 
include steps taken by the Government of Colombia to do the 
following: (1) subject cases involving members of the Colombian 
military who have been credibly alleged to have violated human 
rights to civilian jurisdiction; (2) uphold its international 
obligations by holding accountable persons responsible for 
crimes against humanity, war crimes, and other gross violations 
of human rights; (3) continue to dismantle illegal armed 
groups; and (4) take effective steps to protect the rights of 
human rights defenders, and indigenous and Afro-Colombian 
communities.
    In addition to funds made available under this heading, the 
Committee assumes that up to $7,000,000 of funds available 
under Economic Support Fund will be transferred to Migration 
and Refugee Assistance, as in prior years, to augment support 
to nongovernmental and international organizations that provide 
assistance to Colombian refugees in neighboring countries.
    Subsection (c), Cuba, includes 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, with certain exceptions and limitations, 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; language on the proposed 
privatization and merger of OCB and VOA Spanish; and language 
concerning Cuba democracy promotion programs. 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.
    Subsection (d), Haiti, withholds funding for assistance for 
the central Government of Haiti unless the Secretary of State 
certifies and reports that the Government of Haiti has 
installed a democratically elected president and seated newly 
elected members of parliament, and conditions such assistance 
on whether the government is taking certain steps.
    The Committee remains concerned about the lack of progress 
in self-reliance and governance in Haiti. 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.
    Sec. 7046 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding United States payments to UN 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, specifically the UN Human Rights 
Council and UNRWA, prohibiting funds for major capital projects 
of the UN, and withholding funds until certain reporting 
requirements have been met.
    Sec. 7049 includes language carried in the prior year 
related to assistance made available for community-based 
policing programs.
    Sec. 7050 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting certain diplomatic activities concerning the 
promotion of tobacco products.
    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 similar to 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 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. 7057 includes language carried in 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, 
conditioning contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, 
Tuberculosis and Malaria, and providing certain authorities.
    Sec. 7059 includes language carried 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 report shall include programs that address women's 
economic and political participation and empowerment; prevent 
and respond to gender-based violence; and support women, peace, 
and security.
    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 that sexual violence is pervasive in 
conflict settings and directs the USAID Administrator to ensure 
that children born as a result of rape and their mothers 
receive the necessary assistance on a non-discriminatory basis.
    Sec. 7060 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance for programs related to basic education, 
higher education, development, conservation, food security and 
agriculture development, microenterprise, programs to combat 
trafficking in persons, and water and sanitation.
    Subsection (b), Conservation, includes not less than 
$265,000,000 in title III for biodiversity conservation 
programs, which is the same as the fiscal year 2016 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 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 bill provides not less than $80,000,000 in titles III 
and IV be made available to address this urgent crisis, and the 
Committee directs 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; address poaching at the source; build 
capacity for site-based protection of wildlife; disrupt 
trafficking routes; enhance regional cooperation and anti-
trafficking networks; support regional wildlife enforcement 
networks, including not less than the fiscal year 2016 enacted 
level for the Wildlife Enforcement Network Southern Africa; 
improve port and border security at key transit points; promote 
community-based approaches for wildlife protection; and support 
programs to reduce consumer demand.
    The Committee encourages continued implementation of the 
National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of State to update the strategy 
required by the joint explanatory statement of Public Law 113-
76, and expects such strategy to include how funds are being 
used to implement the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife 
Trafficking. The Committee notes such strategy calls for the 
use of innovative and science-based analytical tools to combat 
wildlife poaching and trafficking. The Committee supports 
efforts to engage with the private sector and nongovernmental 
organizations in the development and use of such tools.
    The Committee notes the 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 recommendation provides the 
authority to expedite the provision of defense articles and 
encourages the use of this authority for this purpose.
    The Committee directs the Department of State and USAID to 
work with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 
the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of the Director 
of National Intelligence to integrate information and share 
data to support a common platform that will inform strategies 
to combat money laundering and illicit trade.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of State, the USAID 
Administrator, and the Director of USFWS to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations on the use of funds provided for 
these purposes, subject to the consultation requirements of the 
Committees on Appropriations. The Committee directs that the 
CBJ for fiscal year 2018 include country and program funding 
levels for programs to combat wildlife poaching and 
trafficking. The Committee 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 expertise from across the United States Government, 
including in partnership with the USFWS, and other agencies, as 
appropriate. The Committee also supports the international 
programs of the United States Forest Service. 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. 
MOUs 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 (f), Trafficking in Persons, includes not less 
than $65,000,000 for activities to combat trafficking in 
persons internationally, which is $5,000,000 above the fiscal 
year 2016 enacted level and $16,253,000 above the request. Of 
the amounts provided, $45,000,000 is included under 
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. The 
Committee notes $12,500,000 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. 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, INL, and USAID 
to closely coordinate implementation and notes the consultation 
requirement on the use of funds. Subsection (f)(2) requires the 
Secretary of State to submit a report, not later than 120 days 
after enactment of this Act, on the multifaceted anti-human 
trafficking program in Guatemala. The report shall include a 
detailed list of programs that have been supported with fiscal 
year 2015 and 2016 funds, outcomes for each of the programs, 
challenges and success stories that can be used to serve as a 
model for other countries, an explanation of how the response 
has been undertaken in a holistic manner, and the details of 
interagency coordination with respect to the program design and 
funding for the initiative.
    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 113-94.
    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 respond.
    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.
    Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of State, in consultation with the USAID 
Administrator, is directed to submit a report to the Committees 
on Appropriations on obligations and expenditures of all fiscal 
year 2016 funds managed by the Department of State and USAID to 
combat human trafficking and forced labor. The report shall 
include funding by program, project, and activity and describe 
the management structure at the Department of State and USAID 
used to program such funds.
    Sec. 7061 is a new provision prohibiting funds for computer 
networks unless certain conditions are met.
    Sec. 7062 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty.
    Sec. 7063 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding countries impacted by significant populations of 
refugees or internally displaced people.
    Sec. 7064 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the transfer of individuals detained at Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7065 includes language carried in the prior year on 
multi-year pledges.
    Sec. 7066 includes language modified from the prior year 
prohibiting funds for the use of torture.
    Sec. 7067 includes language similar to 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 modified from the prior year 
conditioning assistance for the independent states of the 
former Soviet Union, and language is modified from the prior 
year designating funding for Ukraine.
    The Committee is concerned about continued Russian 
influence over the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South 
Ossetia. The Committee expects that funds in this Act will not 
be made available for assistance, including financing, for 
programs in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, if 
such assistance supports sovereignty of Georgian territories, 
or involves the participation of Russian Government officials 
or other Russian owned enterprises.
    The Committee recommendation makes available a total of 
$663,465,000 for Ukraine. Up to $325,608,000 of this amount may 
be made available for the costs of loan guarantees and other 
economic, development, humanitarian, and security assistance if 
the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of 
the Treasury, reports to the Committees on Appropriations that 
the Government of Ukraine requires such assistance to proceed 
with economic and political reforms that will lead to economic 
sustainability or such assistance will address security and 
economic vulnerabilities caused by Russian aggression.
    Funds are provided in this Act to assist the Government of 
Ukraine in implementing its economic and political reforms, 
provide economic sustainability and increase security. The 
Committee encourages the Department of State and USAID to 
support the agricultural sector in Ukraine in order to improve 
exports, as well as increase engagement with rural women and 
small to medium-size farm holders. The Committee also supports 
assistance for independent media in Ukraine.
    The Committee recommendation includes not less than 
$31,000,000 under Global Health Programs for Ukraine. The 
Committee supports funds to assist vulnerable populations, 
particularly those affected by violence and to help relieve the 
suffering of the Ukrainian people.
    The Committee supports the efforts of the Organization for 
Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor the ongoing 
crisis in Ukraine.
    The Committee encourages the Export-Import Bank, OPIC, and 
USTDA to provide support to facilitate private investment in 
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 the International Monetary Fund.
    Sec. 7072 includes language carried in the prior year 
designating funding for the provision of certain defense 
articles.
    Sec. 7073 includes language modified from the prior year 
making funds available for activities to counter foreign 
fighters and violent extremist organizations. The Committee 
notes that section 7076 adds programs funded pursuant to 
section 7073 to the spend plan requirements. The spend plan 
should include a list of countries and funding levels provided 
in this Act, in prior years, and funds requested in fiscal year 
2018. Prior to submitting such spend plan, the Committee 
directs the Secretary of State to consult with the Committees 
on Appropriations on the criteria used to determine which 
programs funded under titles III and IV of this Act are 
applicable to this section, and the monitoring and evaluation 
of such programs.
    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 operating and spend plans for funds provided in this 
Act.
    The regional security initiatives to be addressed in the 
spend plans required by subsection (b)(1)(B) shall include: the 
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative; the Central America 
Regional Security Initiative; the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism 
Partnership; the Partnership for Regional East Africa 
Counterterrorism; the West Africa Regional Security Initiative; 
the Global Peace Operations Initiative, including Africa 
Contingency Operations Training and Assistance; the African 
Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership; the Africa Conflict 
Stabilization and Border Security program; the African Military 
Education Program; the Africa Maritime Security Initiative; the 
Security Governance Initiative; the Africa Regional Counter-
Terrorism Fund; the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund; the 
Regional Security Initiative; the Africa Capacity for Immediate 
Response to Crisis; the Maritime Security Technical Experts 
Program, and the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Law 
Enforcement Initiative.
    Sec. 7077 includes language modified from the prior year 
concerning public posting of reports, documents and records 
management.
    Sec. 7078 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding Internet freedom programs.
    Sec. 7079 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing certain limitations on assistance that may impact 
jobs in the United States.
    Sec. 7080 includes new language regarding the Export-Import 
Bank of the United States.

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

    Title VIII of the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $14,895,000,000, which is designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 for OCO/GWOT. Such funds are 
intended to address the extraordinary costs of diplomatic and 
development operations overseas, including embassy security; 
security assistance, economic stabilization, and peacekeeping 
programs; humanitarian activities; law enforcement and 
antiterrorism efforts; and oversight activities. 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 2016 enacted level........................    $2,561,808,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     2,132,249,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,410,386,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -151,422,000
  Change from request.................................      +278,137,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$2,410,386,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, including 
$1,815,210,000 for WSP. The full amount is designated pursuant 
to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will support the 
costs of operations and security in Afghanistan, Pakistan, 
Iraq, areas of unrest, and other high-risk and high-threat 
areas.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $66,600,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        54,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................        54,900,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -11,700,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$54,900,000 for Office of Inspector General. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support reviews, audits, and investigations of reconstruction 
activities in Afghanistan conducted by SIGAR. The Committee 
recommendation continues language from the prior year limiting 
the amounts the SIGAR makes available for printing and 
reproduction costs to no more than the amounts made available 
in fiscal year 2016.
    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 2016 enacted level........................      $747,851,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     1,238,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,238,800,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +490,949,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,238,800,000 for Embassy Security, Construction, and 
Maintenance. The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and will support construction and lease 
costs of facilities and additional security measures in high-
risk and high-threat areas.

                      International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $101,728,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        96,240,000
Committee recommendation..............................        66,614,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -35,114,000
  Change from request.................................       -29,626,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$66,614,000 for Contributions to International Organizations. 
The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and will support missions in Iraq and 
Afghanistan.

        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................    $1,794,088,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     1,588,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,385,670,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      -408,418,000
  Change from request.................................      -202,330,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,385,670,000 for Contributions to International Peacekeeping 
Activities. The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and will support peacekeeping activities in 
Africa and the Near East.

                MECHANISM FOR PEACE OPERATIONS RESPONSE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 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 Mechanism for Peace Operations Response.

                             RELATED AGENCY


                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $10,700,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................        10,700,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       +10,700,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$10,700,000 for International Broadcasting Operations. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
and will support United States international broadcasting to 
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Iraq.

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $139,262,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        98,460,000
Committee recommendation..............................        98,460,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -40,802,000
  Change from request.................................                 0
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$98,460,000 for Operating Expenses. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support USAID operations in Afghanistan.

                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       133,840,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      -133,840,000
 

    The Committee recommendation does not include an 
appropriation for the Capital Investment Fund in this title. 
Funds are provided under title II of this Act.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE


                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................    $1,919,421,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     1,832,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,885,127,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       -34,294,000
  Change from request.................................        53,127,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,885,127,000 for International Disaster Assistance. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
and will support the extraordinary costs of the United States 
response to international disasters and crises, including those 
resulting from conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and 
Syria.

                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $37,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        62,600,000
Committee recommendation..............................        37,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................       -25,600,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$37,000,000 for Transition Initiatives. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) 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.

                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................       $20,000,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        20,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................                 0
  Change from enacted level...........................       -20,000,000
  Change from request.................................       -20,000,000
 

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

                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................    $2,422,673,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     3,672,153,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,422,673,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................    -1,249,480,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$2,422,673,000 for Economic Support Fund. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support the costs of assistance for countries facing conflict 
and instability in the Near East, Africa, and South Asia.

            ASSISTANCE FOR EUROPE, EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $438,569,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................                 0
Committee recommendation..............................       438,569,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      +438,569,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$438,569,000 for Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central 
Asia. The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and will support countries in Europe and 
Eurasia to respond to Russian aggression and other instability 
in the region.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................    $2,127,114,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     1,876,003,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,287,904,000
  Change from enacted level...........................      +160,790,000
  Change from request.................................      +411,901,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$2,287,904,000 for Migration and Refugee Assistance. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
and will support the extraordinary cost of overseas assistance 
to respond to refugee crises.

     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................                $0
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................        40,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        50,000,000
  Change from enacted level...........................       +50,000,000
  Change from request.................................       +10,000,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes $50,000,000 for 
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
for overseas assistance to respond to unexpected emergency 
migration needs. The full amount is designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE


                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $371,650,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       324,240,000
Committee recommendation..............................       371,661,000
  Change from enacted level...........................           +11,000
  Change from request.................................       +47,421,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$371,661,000 for International Narcotics Control and Law 
Enforcement. The full amount is designated pursuant to section 
251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and will support law enforcement activities 
in the Near East, Africa, South Asia, and countries in Europe 
and Eurasia facing Russian aggression.

    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $379,091,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       214,254,000
Committee recommendation..............................       379,091,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      +164,837,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$379,091,000 for Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and 
Related Programs. The full amount is designated pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will support antiterrorism 
programs.

                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................      $469,269,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................       349,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................       469,269,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      +120,169,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$469,269,000 for Peacekeeping Operations. The full amount is 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and will 
support peacekeeping activities in Africa and the Near East.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

 
 
 
Fiscal Year 2016 enacted level........................    $1,288,176,000
Fiscal Year 2017 request..............................     1,012,150,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,288,176,000
  Change from enacted level...........................                 0
  Change from request.................................      +276,026,000
 

    The Committee recommendation includes an additional 
$1,288,176,000 for Foreign Military Financing Program. The full 
amount is designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
and will support security assistance in the Near East, Africa, 
South Asia, and countries in Europe and Eurasia facing Russian 
aggression.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

    Sec. 8001 includes language carried in the prior year 
noting that funds appropriated by this title are in addition to 
amounts appropriated or otherwise made available.
    Sec. 8002 includes language carried in the prior year 
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 is a new provision providing certain transfer 
authority.
    Sec. 8004 includes language providing that each amount 
designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) 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

    This bill does not include any rescissions.

                           Transfers of Funds

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

   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items

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

          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italics, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):

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

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TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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       establishing categories of aliens for purposes of refugee 
                             determinations

  Sec. 599D. (a) 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, 2015, [and 
        2016] 2016, and 2017 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, [2016] 2017.
          (2) Subsection (c) shall apply to decisions made 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act and before 
        October 1, [2016] 2017.
          (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, [2016] 2017.

    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, [2016] 2017, 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.
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  SECTION 12001 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005

  Sec. 12001. (a)(1) Notwithstanding section 514 of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321h), the President may 
transfer to Israel, in exchange for concessions to be 
negotiated by the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of 
the Secretary of State, any or all of the items described in 
paragraph (2).
  (2) The items referred to in paragraph (1) are armor, 
artillery, automatic weapons ammunition, missiles, and other 
munitions that--
          (A) are obsolete or surplus items;
          (B) are in the inventory of the Department of 
        Defense;
          (C) are intended for use as reserve stocks for 
        Israel; and
          (D) are located in a stockpile in Israel.
  (b) The value of concessions negotiated pursuant to 
subsection (a) shall be at least equal to the fair market value 
of the items transferred. The concessions may include cash 
compensation, services, waiver of charges otherwise payable by 
the United States, and other items of value.
  (c) Not later than 30 days before making a transfer under the 
authority of this section, the President shall transmit a 
notification of the proposed transfer to the Committees on 
Foreign Relations and Armed Services of the Senate and the 
Committees on International Relations and Armed Services of the 
House of Representatives. The notification shall identify the 
items to be transferred and the concessions to be received.
  (d) No transfer may be made under the authority of this 
section after September 30, [2017] 2018.
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FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1961

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TITLE XII--FAMINE PREVENTION AND FREEDOM FROM HUNGER

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Chapter 2--Military Assistance

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  Sec. 514. Stockpiling of Defense Articles for Foreign 
Countries.--(a) No defense article in the inventory of the 
Department of Defense which is set aside, reserved, or in any 
way earmarked or intended for future use by any foreign country 
may be made available to or for use by any foreign country 
unless such transfer is authorized under this Act or the Arms 
Export Control Act, or any subsequent corresponding 
legislation, and the value of such transfer is charged against 
funds authorized under such legislation or against the 
limitations specified in such legislation, as appropriate, for 
the fiscal period in which such defense article is transferred. 
For purposes of this subsection, ``value'' means the 
acquisition cost plus crating, packing, handling, and 
transportation costs incurred in carrying out this section.
  (b)(1) The value of defense articles to be set aside, 
earmarked, reserved, or intended for use as war reserve stocks 
for allied or other foreign countries (other than for purposes 
of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or in the 
implementation of agreements with Israel) in stockpiles located 
in foreign countries may not exceed in any fiscal year an 
amount that is specified in security assistance authorizing 
legislation for that fiscal year.
  (2)(A) The value of such additions to stockpiles of defense 
articles in foreign countries shall not exceed $200,000,000 for 
each of fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, [and 2017] 2017, 
and 2018.
  (B) Of the amount specified in subparagraph (A) for a fiscal 
year, not more than $200,000,000 may be made available for 
stockpiles in the State of Israel.
  (c) Location of Stockpiles of Defense Articles.--
          (1) Limitation.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
        no stockpile of defense articles may be located outside 
        the boundaries of a United States military base or a 
        military base used primarily by the United States.
          (2) Exceptions.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply with 
        respect to stockpiles of defense articles located in 
        the Republic of Korea, Thailand, any country that is a 
        member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, any 
        country that is a major non-NATO ally, or any other 
        country the President may designate. At least 15 days 
        before designating a country pursuant to the last 
        clause of the preceding sentence, the President shall 
        notify the congressional committees specified in 
        section 634A(a) in accordance with the procedures 
        applicable to reprogramming notifications under that 
        section.
  (d) No defense article transferred from any stockpile which 
is made available to or for use by any foreign country may be 
considered an excess defense article for the purpose of 
determining the value thereof.

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                            PUBLIC LAW 106-46

SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION OF QUORUM REQUIREMENT FOR THE EXPORT-IMPORT 
                    BANK OF THE UNITED STATES.

  (a) In General.--Section 3(c)(6) of the Export-Import Bank 
Act of 1945 (12 U.S.C. 635a(c)(6)) is amended to read as 
follows:
  ``(6) A quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of at 
least three members.''.
  (b) Exception.--Notwithstanding section 3(c)(6) of the 
Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, if, during the period that 
begins on [July 21, 1999, and ends on December 2, 1999] October 
1, 2016, and ends on September 30, 2019, there are fewer than 
three persons holding office on the Board of Directors of the 
Export-Import Bank of the United States, the entire membership 
of such Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum until the 
end of such period.

               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 2017 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 2017 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'', and 
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, and 
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 relates to post inspections.
    Under ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'', 
language modified from 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 modified from 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 carried in the prior year providing a 
limitation on the amount available for representation expenses.
    Under ``American Sections, International Commissions'', 
language carried in the prior year limiting 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 carried in 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 2017 and requiring notification.
    Under ``United States Commission on International Religious 
Freedom'', language carried in the prior year placing a 
limitation on representation expenses.
    Under ``Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 
Salaries and Expenses'', language carried in the prior year 
limiting 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 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, 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 ``Transition Initiatives'', language carried in 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 modified 
from the prior year authorizing transfers, setting funding and 
financing limitations, and requiring notification.
    Under ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia'', 
language carried in the prior year providing notwithstanding 
authority, designating coordination responsibilities, and 
designating certain funds for purposes of administrative 
authorities.
    Under ``Migration and Refugee Assistance'', language 
modified from the prior year designating amounts for small-
scale emergency humanitarian requirements, for refugees 
resettling in Israel, and for the United States Refugee 
Admissions Program.
    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 
modified from 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 modified from 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 notification for 
certain transfers, 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 similar to 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 modified from 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 representation and entertainment 
expenses.

Title VI

    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Program 
Account'', language carried in the prior year allowing for 
certain expenditures and setting limitations on funds.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, 
Administrative Expenses'', language carried in the prior year 
limiting representation expenses, allowing for the collection 
of certain fees, and requiring notifications.
    Under ``Export-Import Bank of the United States, Receipts 
Collected'', language carried in the prior year requiring 
sufficient fees to cover costs, and providing up to $10,000,000 
in excess receipts for an extended period of time.
    Under ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Noncredit 
Account'', language carried 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 carried 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 modified from 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 modified from 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 
extending for one year certain contract authority for award of 
local guard contracts.
    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 carried in the prior year 
setting limitations and conditions on transfers between 
appropriations accounts, requiring audits of certain transfers, 
and adding a reporting requirement.
    Sec. 7010 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting first-class travel.
    Sec. 7011 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the availability of funds made available in the Act, 
and a new certification and reporting requirement.
    Sec. 7012 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting assistance for countries in default and allowing 
exceptions in certain circumstances.
    Sec. 7013 includes language carried in the prior year 
withholding 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 similar to 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 similar to the prior year 
regarding authorization requirements.
    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 similar to 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 similar to 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 modified from the prior year on 
assistance regarding international religious freedom.
    Sec. 7034 includes language modified from the prior year 
granting certain special authorities relating to, and placing 
limitations on, 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 similar to 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 Middle East and North Africa.
    Sec. 7042 includes modified language from the prior year 
regarding assistance for Africa.
    Sec. 7043 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance for East Asia and the Pacific.
    Sec. 7044 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance for South and Central Asia.
    Sec. 7045 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance for the Western Hemisphere.
    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 major capital projects, including a 
reporting requirement, and withholding funds until certain 
conditions are met.
    Sec. 7049 includes language carried in the prior year 
related to assistance made available for community-based 
policing programs.
    Sec. 7050 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting certain diplomatic activities concerning the 
promotion of tobacco products.
    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 similar to 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 new language 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. 7057 includes language carried in 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 includes language carried in 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, development programs, food 
security and agriculture development, microenterprise, 
trafficking in persons, and water and sanitation.
    Sec. 7061 includes new language limiting funds for computer 
networks.
    Sec. 7062 includes language carried in the prior year 
prohibiting funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty.
    Sec. 7063 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding assistance to countries impacted by significant 
refugee populations or internally displaced persons.
    Sec. 7064 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding the transfer of individuals detained at Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba.
    Sec. 7065 includes language carried in the prior year 
regarding multi-year pledges.
    Sec. 7066 includes language modified from the prior year 
prohibiting funds for the use of torture.
    Sec. 7067 includes language similar to 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 modified from the prior year 
designating funds for Ukraine and regarding assistance for the 
independent states of the former Soviet Union.
    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 the International Monetary Fund.
    Sec. 7072 includes language carried in the prior year 
designating funding for the provision of certain defense 
articles.
    Sec. 7073 includes language modified from the prior year 
making funds available to counter foreign fighters and violent 
extremist organizations.
    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 language modified from the prior year 
regarding reports, documents, and records management.
    Sec. 7078 includes language modified from the prior year 
regarding Internet freedom programs.
    Sec. 7079 includes language modified from the prior year 
establishing certain limitations impacting jobs in the United 
States.
    Sec. 7080 includes new language regarding the Export-Import 
Bank of 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, designating funds, and 
requiring notification of any such transfers.
    Under ``Office of Inspector General'', language similar to 
the prior year designating an amount for the Special Inspector 
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, limiting printing and 
reproduction costs, and providing certain personnel 
authorities.
    Under ``Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance'', 
language carried in the prior year designating funds.
    Under ``Peacekeeping Operations'', language carried in 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 2017.
    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 providing transfer 
authority for funds under ``Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and 
Central Asia''.
    Sec. 8004 includes language carried in 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:

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                                                                           Appropriations in
         Agency/Activity               Last Year         Authorization       Last Year of      Appropriations in
                                      Authorized             Level           Authorization         the Bill
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Department of State/              2003..............  $5,290,390,000....  $5,874,914,000....  $11,697,171,000
 Administration of Foreign
 Affairs
Department of State/              2003..............  $1,529,702,000....  $1,672,000,000....  $3,295,534,000
 International Organizations
Department of State/              2003..............  $71,385,000.......  $57,730,000.......  $123,646,000
 International Commissions
Broadcasting Board of Governors.  2003..............  $644,486,000......  $599,560,000......  $777,843,000
Department of State/Related       2003..............  $72,000,000.......  $69,986,000.......  $187,519,000
 Programs.
United States Institute of Peace  2014..............  Such sums as may    $37,000,000.......  $35,300,000
                                                       be necessary.
Operating Expenses of the United  1987..............  $387,000,000......  $340,600,000......  $1,282,876,000
 States Agency for International
 Development
Capital Investment Fund.........  None..............  NA................  NA................  $199,985,000
United States Agency for          1987..............  $21,750,000.......  $21,000,000.......  $67,600,000
 International Development--
 Inspector General
                                                      Population          Population
                                                       ($290,000,000);.    ($234,625,000);.
Global Health Programs (see note  Population (1987);  Health and Disease  Health and Disease  $2,916,500,000
 below)                            Health and          Prevention          Prevention          (includes
                                   Disease             ($180,000,000);     ($166,762,000);     $461,000,000 for
                                   Prevention          Child Survival      Child Survival      Population)
                                   (1987); Child       Fund                Fund (75,000,000).
                                   Survival Fund       ($75,000,000).
                                   (1987).
Global Health Programs: HIV/AIDS  2013..............  $48,000,000,000     $5,720,499,000....  $6,000,000,000
                                                       over 5 years.
                                  Agriculture;        Agriculture         Agriculture         $2,780,971,000
                                   (1987) Education    ($760,000,000);     ($693,613,000);
                                   (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.......  $2,794,184,000
 Assistance (see note below)
                                  None (same
                                   authorities as
                                   International
                                   Disaster
                                   Assistance).
Transition Initiatives..........                      NA................  NA................  $77,600,000
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....  $4,024,232,000
Democracy Fund..................  None..............  NA................  NA................  $150,500,000
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia    1993..............  $410,000,000......
 and Central Asia
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......  $410,000,000
Millennium Challenge Corporation  2005..............  Such sums as may    $1,488,000,000....  $901,000,000
                                                       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........  $28,500,000
 International Affairs Technical
 Assistance
International Narcotics Control   1994..............  $171,500,000......  $100,000,000......  $1,375,231,000
 and Law Enforcement
Nonproliferation, Anti-           2003..............  $226,200,000......  NA................  $885,472,000
 terrorism, Demining and Related
 Programs (see note below)
Peacekeeping Operations.........  1999..............  $83,000,000.......  $76,500,000.......  $631,523,000
International Military Education  2003..............  $85,000,000.......  $79,480,000.......  $110,300,000
 and Training
Foreign Military Financing......  2003..............  $4,107,000,000....  $6,104,632,000....  $6,083,788,000
North American Development Bank.  1998..............  $225,000,000......  $56,500,000.......  $10,000,000
Overseas Private Investment       2016..............  Such sums as may    $62,574,000.......  $62,787,000
 Corporation Administrative                            be necessary.
 Expenses
Overseas Private Investment       2016..............  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, Broadcasting Board of
  Governors, Operating Expenses, International Disaster Assistance, Transition Initiatives, Economic Support
  Fund, Migration and Refugee Assistance, United States Emergency Refugee Migration and Assistance Fund,
  International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related
  Programs, Peacekeeping Operations, and Foreign Military Financing Program include funds appropriated in title
  VIII designated pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act
  of 1985.
Note: Programs recommended herein under ``Global Health Programs'' were last authorized under a different
  account structure than that recommended in this bill; the account structure included a number of functional
  accounts, as described above.
Note: Programs recommended herein under ``International Disaster Assistance'' account was formerly called the
  ``International Disaster and Famine Assistance'' account and was last authorized under that account name.
Note: Funds for the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Program (ERMA) are authorized in
  such amounts as may be necessary; however, appropriations which would result in a balance in the fund of more
  than $100,000,000 are prohibited (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)) absent a waiver of this provision of law.
Note: Programs recommended herein under ``Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs''
  include some major programs for which authorizations of appropriations were provided for fiscal year 2002;
  these programs include $73,000,000 authorized for antiterrorism assistance and $142,000,000 authorized for
  nonproliferation activities. In addition, some programs now in this account were previously in accounts that
  had authorizations of appropriations in prior years.

                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1)(A) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the following table compares 
the levels of new budget authority provided in the bill with 
the appropriate allocation under section 302(b) of the Budget 
Act.
    Budgetary Impact of Bill Prepared in Consultation with the 
Congressional Budget Office Pursuant to Sec. 308(a), Public Law 
93-344, As Amended, State, Foreign Operations and Related 
Programs

                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  Budget Authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  in   Committee    Amount  in
                                                               Allocation      Bill      Allocation      Bill
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General Purpose.............................................       37,185        37185       45,512    45,512\1\
Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism.....       14,895       14,895        5,090     5,090\1\
Mandatory...................................................          159          159          159          159
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                      Five Year Outlay Projections

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

       Projection of Outlays Associated with the Recommendation:


                        [In millions of dollars]
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2017.......................................................    20,382\1\
2018.......................................................       12,570
2019.......................................................        8,455
2020.......................................................        5,328
2021 and future years......................................        4,690
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

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

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

                          Program Duplication

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

                          Directed Rulemaking

    The bill does not direct any rule making.

      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with fiscal year 2016 enacted amounts and budget estimates 
presented for fiscal year 2017:


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                             MINORITY VIEWS

    The Department of State, foreign operations, and related 
programs appropriations bill provides resources that promote 
stability, peace, and economic prosperity while improving the 
lives of the most vulnerable and providing lifesaving treatment 
and assistance to millions throughout the world. The 
investments under the jurisdiction of this subcommittee are the 
best means to ensure that our nation does not have to pursue 
more costly military solutions.
    The allocation provides $37,185,000,000 in core funding and 
$14,895,000,000 in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) 
funding for a total of $52,080,000,000. The bill's allocation 
is $691,443,000 below the President's combined core and OCO 
request of $52,771,443,000 and $595,000,000 below the FY 2016 
enacted level. While the allocation is below what is needed, 
the Chair made efforts to address the concerns of the minority, 
and I greatly appreciate her courtesy throughout the committee 
process.
    With unprecedented levels of human suffering and so many 
diverse challenges throughout the world, the bill rightfully 
continues strong levels of funding for our allies, builds 
stability and security, and invests in human rights, democracy 
promotion, education and global health programs, including 
vital investments in nutrition, maternal and child health, and 
programs to combat tuberculosis, malaria, and GAVI. 
Additionally, the bill provides the President's request for 
HIV/AIDS funding through PEPFAR and includes $1,350,000,000 for 
the Global Fund.
    The Chairwoman's inclusion of $410,000,000 for the Peace 
Corps will help its volunteers continue to impact countless 
lives in the developing world while furthering our public 
diplomacy efforts. Just as important, the bill also provides 
$800,000,000 for basic education programs, which foster 
healthy, democratic societies, which is the linchpin to all our 
international goals and initiatives. The bill also includes a 
$75,000,000 contribution to the Global Partnership for 
Education, which will help leverage additional resources for 
education and ensure the greatest possible impact from U.S. tax 
dollars. I also appreciate the Chair providing $400,000,000 for 
clean water and basic sanitation; this assistance is 
fundamental to the health and economic well-being of families 
throughout the world.
    The State and Foreign Operations bill also confronts many 
other diverse challenges, including combating international 
terrorism, advancing peacekeeping efforts, disease control and 
mitigation activities, humanitarian and refugee response, 
export assistance, and international narcotics control, all of 
which require robust American leadership.
    Yet, these sensible investments are undermined by cuts that 
do not maximize taxpayer resources to the fullest extent and 
are encumbered with measures that ultimately hinder our shared 
goals. For example, the bill provides no funding for Green 
Climate Fund to address global climate change and continues 
efforts to override restrictions on the financing of coal-fired 
power plants abroad. Moreover, the short-sighted policy of 
cutting resources to International Organizations in effect 
makes our programs less effective and more costly. The 
Republican leadership of the House continues to saddle this 
bill with divisive policy riders such as the reinstitution of 
the Global Gag Rule, the prohibition of U.S. contributions to 
UNFPA, the politicization of global health programs, and 
failure to raise the cap assessments for UN Peacekeeping.
    These policies weaken our ability to build stronger, more 
stable communities and trade partners around the world. In an 
environment of constrained budgetary resources, the Congress 
should support--not abandon--those institutions that leverage 
our taxpayer dollars and stretch them much farther. If we turn 
our back on these institutions, we only limit our own impact 
and effectiveness. Attacks on family planning, the environment, 
and multilateral institutions are counterproductive to 
expanding our reach and enhancing the value of scarce tax 
dollars.
    Worse yet, the bill contains a new limitation on refugee 
assistance. While the cap in the bill does not shut down the 
refugee resettlement program, it closes the door to some of the 
most vulnerable people who face persecution and are seeking 
freedom and liberty for themselves and their families. The 
Refugee Admissions Program must stay true to its mandate to 
resettle the most vulnerable individuals from all religions, 
ethnicities and background. Capping the resettlement program is 
the camel's nose under the tent that will only lead to 
disqualifying refugees from protection based on their 
nationality or religion. The intensive vetting systems 
currently in place allow for the responsible admission 
ofmothers, children, and other victims of war, strife and the scourge 
of radical extremism, while protecting the American people and 
maintaining our unwavering compassion.
    Additionally, the bill does not contain dedicated funding 
for response to the deadly Zika virus. As Ranking Member and 
someone who has spent 22 years working to improve foreign 
assistance, I continue to argue that the best way to avoid 
having to appropriate emergency funds is to invest in the 
capacity to detect and respond to events, diseases or epidemics 
in their countries of origin before they reach our shores. At 
the same time we must be careful that such investments do not 
come at the expense of other development priorities. While I 
support the inclusion of $200,000,000 for global health 
security efforts to address health threats as they emerge, 
combined with the lower allocation, this new priority comes at 
the expense of other vital activities.
    I oppose the bill's inclusion of the Global Gag Rule 
(Mexico City Policy), the prohibition on funding for the United 
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the prohibition on funding for 
the Green Climate Fund, the capping on bilateral family 
planning and reproductive health programs at $461,000,000, and 
the limitation on refugee resettlement assistance. During the 
committee process, I offered an amendment which would have 
restored funding for the vital international organizations of 
the IO&P; account to last year's level; removed the Global Gag 
Rule and the prohibition on funding of UNFPA, replacing it with 
language on UNFPA that was carried in the FY 2016 Act; striking 
the cap on refugee admissions; restoring the IO&P; account; 
striking the Green Climate Fund prohibition; striking the Cuba 
diplomatic restrictions; striking the GITMO reporting 
requirement; and striking the ``coal'' restrictions. The 
amendment would have taken the bill back to current law and 
would not have changed any of the current provisions in law 
that restrict the use of family planning funds. I am very 
disappointed that this amendment failed on a party-line vote of 
20 to 29.
    I am similarly disappointed that the Committee rejected, on 
a party-line basis, amendments by Representative Tim Ryan on 
UNFPA contraceptive commodities and contraceptive services for 
Zika affected countries; Representative Barbara Lee on 
international peacekeeping and removing UN Peacekeeping 
assessment cap; Representative Betty McCollum on restoring 
funding for the Green Climate Fund; and Representative Rosa 
DeLauro on restoring funding for UNFPA activities.
    While this bill continues many important diplomatic and 
development programs that build stronger and more stable 
communities around the world, the inclusion of ``poison pill'' 
riders ultimately endangers our efforts and our strategic 
goals. These riders are short-sighted, and I hope my Republican 
colleagues will reconsider these positions as we continue the 
appropriations process.
    I look forward to working cooperatively with Chairwoman 
Granger and the full committee membership to improve the bill.

                                                     Nita M. Lowey.

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