S.2522 - Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2001106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 05/09/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 106-291|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/18/2000 Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 4 roll call votes|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 4811, which became Public Law 106-429.|
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Summary: S.2522 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2001 - Title I: Export and Investment Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 2001 for: (1) direct loans, loan guarantees, tied-aid grants, insurance, and administrative expenses under Export-Import Bank programs; (2) Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) direct and guaranteed loans and credit and insurance programs, including administrative expenses; and (3) the Trade and Development Agency.
Introduced in Senate (05/09/2000)
Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 2001 for: (1) expenses of the President in carrying out certain programs under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; (2) the Agency for International Development (AID) for specified development assistance (allowing availability of limited amounts for the African Development Foundation, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), agriculture and rural development programs (including plant biotechnology research and development), the University of Missouri International Laboratory for Tropical Agriculture Biotechnology, research and training of foreign scientists at the University of California, Davis, California, the Center to Promote Biotechnology in International Agriculture at Tuskegee University, Alabama, the International Fertilizer Development Center, the United States Telecommunications Training Institute, the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program, an international media training center, and Carelift International); (3) global health and related activities, including the prevention, treatment, and control of, and research on, infectious diseases (like HIV-AIDS) in developing countries; (4) specified projects aimed at reunification of Cyprus; (5) specified assistance for Lebanon for scholarships and direct support of the American educational institutions there; (6) food, medicine, and other humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people; (7) democracy and humanitarian activities in Burma; (8) specified assistance for the preservation of habitats and related activities for endangered wildlife; (9) international disaster assistance; (10) administrative expenses to carry out direct and guaranteed loan programs under the development credit authority program account; (11) the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (12) operating expenses of AID and the AID Office of Inspector General; (13) Economic Support Fund (ESF) assistance (earmarking amounts for Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and East Timor); (14) ESF assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States (earmarking amounts for Montenegro, Croatia, Kosova, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, subject to specified conditions); (15) assistance for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union (earmarking amounts for Russia, the Russian Far East, Georgia, Armenia, and Mongolia, subject to specified conditions); (16) the Peace Corps (but with a prohibition on the use of such funds for abortions); (17) international narcotics control and law enforcement; (18) migration and refugee assistance; (19) the Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund; (20) nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining, and related programs and activities (including U.S. contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), subject to a specified condition, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Preparatory Commission, the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), subject to specified conditions, and the Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund); (21) international affairs technical assistance activities of the Department of the Treasury; and (22) debt restructuring of concessional loans, guarantees, and credits made to least developed countries.
Bars the use of development assistance funds for: (1) coercive abortions or involuntary sterilizations (but allowing them for voluntary family planning projects in developing nations that meet specified requirements); and (2) U.S. private and voluntary organizations which obtain less than 20 percent of annual funding from sources other than the U.S. Government.
Prohibits the availability of certain funds to the Government of the Russian Federation until the Secretary of State certifies that it is: (1) fully cooperating with international efforts to investigate allegations of war crimes and atrocities in Chechnya; and (2) providing full access to international non-government organizations providing humanitarian relief to refugees and internally displaced persons there. Withholds 50 percent of funds appropriated to the Government of the Russian Federation until the President certifies to the Committees on Appropriations that it has terminated arrangements to provide Iran with technology to develop a nuclear program.
Title III: Military Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 2001 for: (1) expanded international military education and training (IMET) to Indonesia and Guatemala (subject to a specified condition); (2) foreign military financing grants (earmarking amounts for Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Georgia (including drawdowns of defense articles and services)); and (3) international peacekeeping operations (subject to certain conditions). Grants U.S. consent to the transfer by Turkey to Georgia of defense articles sold by the United States to Turkey.
Prohibits foreign military financing for Sudan, Liberia, and Guatemala.
Title IV: Multilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 2001 for the U.S. contribution to: (1) the Global Environment Facility of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank); (2) the International Development Association; (3) the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency; (4) the Inter-American Investment Corporation; (5) the Asian Development Fund; (6) the African Development Bank; (7) the African Development Fund; and (8) the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Makes appropriations for FY 2001 for international programs and organizations. Sets certain restrictions on international organization funding, including prohibiting the use of funds made available to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) for activities in China. Prohibits the use of funds for the KEDO, the United Nations Fund for Science and Technology, or the IAEA.
Title V: General Provisions - Sets forth limits on the use of appropriations, including that no more than 15 percent of such appropriations shall be obligated during the last month of availability.
(Sec. 502) Prohibits the use or transfer of funds for bilateral funding of international financial institutions.
(Sec. 503) Sets forth limits on the use of appropriations, including no more than specified maximums for official residence expenses, entertainment expenses, and representation allowances for AID, and for entertainment and representation allowances for the Trade and Development Agency. Limits the use of funds for entertainment expenses of the Peace Corps, and of entertainment and representation allowances under the Foreign Military Financing Program.
(Sec. 506) Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) the export of nuclear equipment, fuel, or technology (except for nuclear safety purposes); (2) direct assistance or reparations to Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, or Syria; (3) assistance to any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree; (4) certain transfers between appropriations accounts without prior presidential consultation with Congress; (5) assistance to any government in default in excess of a year on payments on a U.S. loan (except for any narcotics-related assistance for Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru); and (6) assistance (except in certain circumstances) for production of any commodity for export by a foreign country, if the commodity is likely to be in surplus on world markets when the resulting productive capacity is expected to become operative, and if the assistance will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers of a similar commodity.
(Sec. 514) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Directors of specified international financial institutions to oppose any assistance for the production or extraction of any commodity or mineral for export if it is in surplus on world markets and such assistance will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers of a similar commodity.
(Sec. 516) Declares that funds appropriated for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs, that are returned or not made available for international organizations and programs shall remain available for obligation until FY 2002.
(Sec. 517) Prohibits the availability of assistance for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union to a Government of such an Independent State, unless such Government is making progress in implementing comprehensive economic reforms based on market principles, private ownership, respect for commercial contracts, and equitable treatment of foreign private investment. Prohibits the availability of assistance also: (1) if such a Government applies or transfers U.S. assistance to any entity for the purpose of expropriating or seizing ownership of assets, investments, or ventures (unless the President determines such assistance is in the national interest); (2) if such a Government directs action in violation of the territorial integrity or national sovereignty of any other Independent State of the former Soviet Union; or (3) to enhance its military capability (except for demilitarization, demining, or nonproliferation programs).
(Sec. 518) Prohibits the use of development assistance funds for abortions or involuntary sterilizations as methods of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions, or provide any financial incentive to undergo sterilization.
(Sec. 519) Limits to no more than five percent the amount of export financing funds (other than for administrative expenses) that can be transferred from one appropriation to another, with no appropriation being increased by more than 25 percent by such transfer.
(Sec. 520) Prohibits the use of funds for Colombia, Haiti, Liberia, Pakistan, Panama, Serbia, Sudan, or the Democratic Republic of Congo, except through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(Sec. 522) Makes funds available to AID for health, family planning, child survival, environment, basic education, infectious disease activities, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) research and control in developing countries.
(Sec. 523) Bars funding for indirect assistance or reparations to Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, North Korea, or China unless the President certifies that the withholding of such funds is contrary to the U.S. national security interest.
(Sec. 524) Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to notify the Committees on Appropriations before providing excess DOD articles to certain NATO and major non-NATO countries.
(Sec. 526) Authorizes the availability of ESF funds to provide general support and grants for nongovernmental organizations located outside of China that have as their primary purpose fostering democracy in that country.
(Sec. 527) Prohibits bilateral assistance funds to any country which the President determines grants sanctuary from prosecution to any individual or group which has committed an act of international terrorism or otherwise supports such activities. Authorizes a waiver of this prohibition by the President for national security and humanitarian reasons, requiring notification to the Committees on Appropriations.
(Sec. 528) Authorizes the commercial leasing of defense articles (instead of government-to-government sale) to Israel, Egypt, NATO, and major non-NATO allies if the President determines that there are compelling foreign policy or national security reasons.
(Sec. 529) Requires all AID contracts and subcontracts to include a clause requiring that U.S. insurance companies have a fair opportunity to bid for insurance when insurance is necessary or appropriate.
(Sec. 530) Prohibits U.S. sale of Stinger missiles in the Persian Gulf region, with certain exceptions.
(Sec. 531) Authorizes nongovernmental organizations which are AID grantees or contractors to place funds made available to them under this Act in interest bearing accounts in order to enhance their participation in economic activities under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, including endowments and debt-for-development and debt-for-nature exchanges.
(Sec. 532) Directs the Administrator of AID to require foreign countries that receive foreign assistance which results in the generation of local currencies to deposit such currencies in a separate account to be used to finance foreign assistance activities.
(Sec. 533) Prohibits payments to any international financial institution while the U.S. Executive Director to the institution is compensated at a rate in excess of that for Level IV of the Executive Schedule.
(Sec. 534) Bars assistance to any country that is not in compliance with the United Nations (UN) sanctions against Iraq, unless the President certifies to the Congress that such assistance: (1) is in the U.S. national interest; (2) will directly benefit the needy people in that country; or (3) will be humanitarian assistance for foreign nationals who have fled Iraq and Kuwait.
(Sec. 535) Declares that provisions under this or any other Act authorizing appropriations for foreign operations or export financing shall not be construed to prohibit activities authorized by the Peace Corps Act or the African Development Foundation Act. Requires an agency to report to the Committees on Appropriations whenever it is conducting or proposing activities in a country for which such assistance is prohibited.
Declares that limits on the availability of funds for international organizations and programs shall not be construed as applying to the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
(Sec. 536) Prohibits the use of funds to provide: (1) any financial incentive to a business for purposes of inducing it to relocate outside the United States if it will reduce the number of employees in the United States; (2) assistance for establishing or developing in a foreign country an export processing zone or other designated area in which a country's tax, tariff, labor, environment, and safety laws do not apply to activities in the area, unless the President certifies that such assistance is not likely to cause a loss of U.S. jobs; or (3) assistance for any project that contributes to the violation of internationally recognized workers rights in the recipient country.
(Sec. 537) Prohibits the availability of funds under this Act for the Republic of Serbia (except for Kosova or Montenegro or for assistance to promote democratization).
(Sec. 538) Declares that funds appropriated under this Act for Afghanistan, Lebanon, Montenegro, and for victims of war, displaced children, displaced Burmese, humanitarian assistance for Romania, and humanitarian assistance for the peoples of Kosova may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law. Prohibits the use of funds made available to Cambodia for military or paramilitary purposes.
Authorizes the use of foreign assistance funds to support tropical forestry and biodiversity conservation programs, and (subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations) energy programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Authorizes AID to employ personal services contractors to administer programs for the West Bank and Gaza.
Authorizes the President to waive certain prohibitions with respect to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) if the President determines and certifies to Congress that it is in the national interest.
(Sec. 539) Expresses the sense of the Congress with respect to: (1) immediate public renunciation by Arab League countries of the boycott of Israel (reinstated in 1997) and of American firms having commercial ties with Israel; and (2) steps the President should take to encourage such renunciation.
(Sec. 540) Authorizes the use of ESF funds to strengthen the administration of justice in countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and in other regions. Repeals certain provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 that earmark foreign assistance funds for strengthening the administration of justice in such countries.
(Sec. 541) Declares that restrictions on assistance to foreign countries contained in this Act or any other Act (except those relating to international terrorism or human rights violations) shall not be construed to restrict assistance: (1) in support of certain programs of nongovernmental organizations; or (2) under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (Public Law 480).
(Sec. 542) Authorizes the reprogramming of earmarked appropriations for other programs within the same account, provided certain requirements are met.
(Sec. 544) Prohibits the use of funds for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States that were not authorized before the enactment of this Act. Makes specified funds available to private and voluntary organizations to deal with world hunger problems abroad.
(Sec. 545) Declares that assistance under this Act should make full use of American resources, including commodities, products, and services, to the maximum extent possible.
Declares the sense of Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all agricultural commodities, equipment, and products purchased with funds made available in this Act should be American-made. Requires Federal agency heads, in providing financial assistance to or entering into any contract with any entity using funds made available in this Act, to notify such entity of this intention.
(Sec. 548) Prohibits the use of funds to pay any assessments, arrearages, or dues of any U.N. member (including costs for attendance of another country's delegation at international conferences).
(Sec. 548) Prohibits the provision of funds to a private voluntary organization that fails to provide any document, file, or record necessary to the auditing requirements of AID.
(Sec. 549) Prohibits the provision of funds to any foreign government that provides lethal military equipment to a country that the Secretary of State has determined has a terrorist government, unless the President determines that the furnishing of such assistance is in the U.S. national interest.
(Sec. 550) Withholds assistance to a foreign country in an amount equal to 110 percent of the total unpaid parking fines and penalties owed by the country to the District of Columbia.
(Sec. 551) Prohibits the obligation of any appropriations for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for the West Bank and Gaza unless the President has exercised certain authorities to suspend prohibitions on assistance to the PLO.
(Sec. 552) Permits the President to provide up to a specified amount of commodities and services to the UN War Crimes Tribunal if doing so will contribute to a just resolution of charges regarding genocide or other violations of international law in the former Yugoslavia.
(Sec. 553) Authorizes disposal on a grant basis in foreign countries of demining equipment used in support of the clearance of land mines and unexploded ordnance for humanitarian purposes.
(Sec. 554) Prohibits the obligation of appropriations to create in Jerusalem a new U.S. agency office for the purpose of conducting U.S. business with the Palestinian Authority over Gaza and Jericho (or any successor Palestinian governing entity) provided for in the Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles.
(Sec. 555) Prohibits the obligation of certain funds appropriated for Informational Program activities to pay for: (1) alcoholic beverages; (2) food (other than food provided at a military installation) not provided in conjunction with Informational Program trips where students do not stay at a military installation; or (3) entertainment expenses for recreational activities.
(Sec. 556) Declares that direct costs associated with a foreign customer's additional or unique requirements with respect to the sale of defense articles shall continue to be an allowable cost under the Arms Export Control Act.
(Sec. 557) Authorizes the President to reduce amounts owed to the United States by eligible countries as a result of: (1) housing guarantees made pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; (2) credits extended or guarantees issued under the Arms Export Control Act; or (3) any obligation to pay for purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities guaranteed by the Commodity Credit Corporation.
Permits exercise of such authority only: (1) to implement multilateral official debt relief and referendum agreements known as the Paris Club Agreed Minutes; and (2) with respect to countries with heavy debt burdens that are eligible to borrow from the International Development Association (but not from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) (IDA-only countries). Prescribes additional conditions for the exercise of such authority. Declares that a reduction of debt shall not be considered assistance for purposes of any provision limiting assistance to a country.
(Sec. 558) Authorizes the President to engage in certain debt buybacks or sales. Authorizes sale, reduction, or cancellation of certain loans to foreign governments, upon receipt of payment from an eligible purchaser that plans to use such loans only for the purposes of engaging in debt-for-equity swaps, debt-for-development swaps, or debt-for-nature swaps. Limits such authority to funds appropriated by this Act under the heading of debt restructuring.
(Sec. 559) Bars the use of funds made available by this Act for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs from being made available to the Government of Haiti until the Secretary of State reports to the Committees on Appropriations that it has held free and fair elections to seat a new parliament.
(Sec. 560) Requires a specified annual report of the Secretary of State containing the voting record of each foreign member country of the UN to include a side-by-side comparison of each country's overall support for the United States at the UN and the amount of U.S. assistance provided to it in FY 1999.
(Sec. 561) Prohibits the United States from paying any voluntary contribution to the UN, including the UN Development Program, unless the President certifies to Congress 15 days in advance of such payment that the UN is not engaged in any effort to implement or impose any taxation on U.S. persons in order to raise revenue for itself or any of its specialized agencies.
(Sec. 562) Makes the Government of Haiti eligible to purchase U.S. defense articles and services for the civilian-led Haitian National Police and Coast Guard.
(Sec. 563) Prohibits the obligation of any appropriations for the PLO unless the President certifies to Congress that it is in the U.S. national security interests.
(Sec. 564) Prohibits the use of funds for the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State believes they have committed gross violations of human rights, unless the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that such country is taking steps to bring the responsible persons to justice.
(Sec. 565) Provides for bilateral and multilateral assistance sanctions (with humanitarian, democratization, and certain infrastructure project exceptions) against countries harboring war criminals indicted with respect to the former Yugoslavia. Prohibits the provision of bilateral assistance for programs in which publicly indicted war criminals are known to have any financial interest or communities that are not in compliance with specified sections of the Dayton Agreement relating to war crimes and the Tribunal. Requires the Secretary of State to report to the appropriate congressional committees on the location, if known, of publicly indicted war criminals, on country, entity, and municipality authorities known to have obstructed the work of the Tribunal, and on sanctioned countries, entities, and municipalities.
(Sec. 566) Prohibits the use of funds for the Government of Russian Federation unless the President certifies to specified congressional committees that the Federation has not enacted laws or promulgated executive orders that discriminate against religious minorities in violation of international agreements on human rights and religious freedoms to which it is a party.
(Sec. 567) Subjects the availability of funds in this Act to support programs or activities promoting country participation in the Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.
(Sec. 568) Prohibits funds appropriated under this Act from being provided to the Central Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Sec. 569) Requires the President to submit to specified congressional committees a plan for the distribution of the assets of an Enterprise Fund before any distribution resulting from liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Fund.
(Sec. 570) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive directors of international financial institutions to oppose loans to Cambodia (except loans to support basic human needs). Prohibits the availability of funds under this Act for assistance for the Central Government of Cambodia.
(Sec. 571) Amends the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1993, with respect to a certain human rights report, to repeal the requirement that countries receiving U.S. foreign assistance report on their military expenditures and efforts to reduce them.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the Committees on Appropriations on how provisions of such Act are being implemented requiring the U.S. director of each international financial institution to: (1) oppose any loan to a country that does not have in place a civilian audit system that reviews the receipts and expenditures with respect to its armed forces and security forces; and (2) request their institution to prepare an annual report which identifies its lending practices with respect to each major borrowing country.
(Sec. 572) Earmarks specified funds for KEDO for administrative expenses and heavy fuel oil costs associated with the Agreed Framework (Joint Declaration on Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula).
Earmarks other amounts to KEDO if the President certifies to Congress that North Korea is complying with the provisions of the Agreed Framework.
(Sec. 573) Authorizes investment of funds made available to grantees of the African Development Foundation pending expenditure for project purposes when authorized by the President of the Foundation.
(Sec. 574) Bars the use of funds appropriated under this Act to provide equipment, technical support, consulting services, or any other assistance to the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation.
(Sec. 575) Authorizes voluntary separation incentive payments to AID employees to eliminate AID positions and functions contained in a mandatory strategic plan outlining such payments.
(Sec. 576) Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to propose or issue rules, regulations, decrees, or orders for implementation, or in preparation for implementation, of the Kyoto Protocol to the United States Framework Convention on Climate Change, which has not been submitted to the Senate for advice and consent to ratification pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, and which has not entered into force.
(Sec. 577) Makes funds available for FY 2001 for defense article stockpiles in foreign countries, including the Republic of Korea.
(Sec. 578) Authorizes the President to abolish the Inter-American Foundation. Transfers all functions of the Foundation to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who also shall be responsible for its administration and the wind-up of any outstanding affairs of the Foundation.
(Sec. 579) Directs the Secretary of State, 30 days prior to the initial obligation of ESF funds for the bilateral West Bank and Gaza program, to certify to the appropriate congressional committees that procedures have been established to assure the Comptroller General will have access to appropriate U.S. financial information in order to review the uses of such funds for the Program.
(Sec. 580) Makes IMET and foreign military financing program funds available to the Government of Indonesia if the President determines and reports to the appropriate congressional committees that the Indonesian government and the Indonesian armed forces are taking specified actions to: (1) bring to justice, and cooperate with investigations and prosecutions of, members of the armed forces and militia groups with respect to human rights violations in Indonesia and East Timor; (2) allow safe passage for refugees returning home to East Timor from West Timor; and (3) not impede the activities of the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor.
(Sec. 581) Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to establish a working capital fund for AID expenses of personal and nonpersonal services, equipment and supplies.
(Sec. 582) Declares that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) (except Montenegro or Kosova) shall be deemed a state sponsor of terrorism for purposes of granting U.S. courts jurisdiction to award money damages for personal injury caused to or death of a U.S. national by an act of terrorism by an official, employee, or agent of FRY.
(Sec. 583) Requires the Secretary of State to consult with the appropriate congressional committees and leadership of Congress to devise a mechanism to provide for congressional input before making any determination on the nature or quantity of defense articles and services to be made available to Taiwan.
(Sec. 584) Imposes certain economic and political sanctions against Serbia unless the President certifies to specified congressional committees that Serbia has met specified requirements with respect to succession issues following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, cooperation with war crimes investigations and prosecutions, democratic reforms, and the future of Kosova. Exempts the governments of Montenegro and Kosova from such sanctions.
(Sec. 585) Urges the export of U.S. clean coal technology, especially its promotion for use in environmental and energy infrastructure programs, projects, and activities.
(Sec. 586) Amends the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000 to repeal the requirement that a specified amount of foreign military financing funds to Israel be disbursed within 30 days of enactment of such Act.
(Sec. 587) Repeals a specified provision under the International Financial Institutions Act requiring a certain annual report on the financial operations of the IMF.
(Sec. 588) Extends the authorities of the General Accounting Office (GAO) until all available funds appropriated under the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act are expended.
(Sec. 590) Declares, for purposes of eligibility for U.S. foreign assistance, that foreign nongovernmental organizations and multilateral organizations shall not be: (1) subject to requirements related to the use of non-U.S. Government funds for advocacy and lobbying activities more restrictive than those that apply to U.S. nongovernmental organizations receiving such assistance; and (2) ineligible for such assistance solely on the basis of health or medical services provided by such organizations with non-U.S. Government funds if such services do not violate U.S. laws or the country's laws.
Title VI: Plan Colombia - Makes appropriations for FY 2000 (sic) for expenses of the President and the Department of State to support Central and South America and Caribbean counternarcotics activities (earmarking amounts for Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and other countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean which are cooperating with the U.S. counternarcotics objectives), procurement, refurbishing, and support for UH-1H Huey II helicopters, and administration of demobilizing and rehabilitating activities for child soldiers in Colombia. Requires the Secretary of State to report to the Committees on Appropriations on the proposed uses of such assistance on a country-by-country basis.
(Sec. 6101) Makes such counternarcotics assistance available to Colombia for FY 2000 and 2001 only if the Secretary of State certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that: (1) the President of Colombia has directed that Colombian Armed Forces personnel who have committed gross violations of human rights will be brought to justice in Colombia's civilian courts; (2) the Commander of such forces is promptly suspending from duty any Colombian Armed Forces personnel who have committed such violations or who have aided or abetted paramilitary groups; and (3) that the Colombian Armed Forces and Colombian Government are cooperating with civilian authorities in investigating, prosecuting, and punishing such violators.
(Sec. 6102) Directs the President to report to specified congressional committees on the current U.S. policy and strategy regarding U.S. counternarcotics assistance for Colombia and neighboring countries.
(Sec. 6103) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Government of Colombia should develop and apply ecologically sound methods for eradicating illicit crops which in turn could reduce loss of life there and in the United States; (2) the effectiveness of U.S. counternarcotics assistance to Colombia depends on their law enforcement officials' having unimpeded access to all of its national territory for purposes of carrying out the interdiction of illegal narcotics and the eradication of illicit crops; and (3) the governments of countries receiving assistance under this title should take steps to prevent the creation of safe havens for narcotics traffickers by ensuring their prompt arrest, prosecution, and sentencing, and if requested, extradition to the United States.
(Sec. 6104) Directs the Secretary of State, during the period of the Plan Colombia, to report to specified congressional committees on the extradition of narcotics traffickers.
(Sec. 6105) Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this title for the support of the aerial spraying of any herbicide unless specified conditions are met.
(Sec. 6106) Bars the use of appropriated funds under any Act, with specified exceptions, for support of Plan Colombia until: (1) the President reports to Congress requesting the availability of such funds; and (2) Congress enacts a joint resolution approving the request.
Bars the use of appropriated funds under this or any other Act, with specified exceptions, for the assignment in Colombia of U.S. military personnel that would cause the number of such personnel to exceed 250, or the employment of any U.S. civilians as contractors in support of Plan Colombia that would cause their number to exceed 100. Authorizes the President to waive such limitations.
Makes additional funds available to the President and AID for international disaster assistance for Mozambique and Southern Africa.
Declares that the value of defense articles and services and IMET to Southern Africa shall not be counted against the ceiling limitation in any fiscal year.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001 to the Department of Defense as reimbursement for such drawdowns for southern Africa.
Makes additional funds available for salaries and expenses of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Rescinds a specified amount of unobligated funds earmarked for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.