HR 2601 IH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2601

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 24, 2005

Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. PAYNE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS

TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AUTHORITIES AND ACTIVITIES

TITLE III--ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

TITLE IV--INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

TITLE V--CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING

TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 101. ADMINISTRATION OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

SEC. 102. CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.

SEC. 103. INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS.

SEC. 104. MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 105. CENTERS AND FOUNDATIONS.

SEC. 106. UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING ACTIVITIES.

TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AUTHORITIES AND ACTIVITIES

SEC. 201. INTERFERENCE WITH PROTECTIVE FUNCTIONS.

`Sec. 117. Interference with certain protective functions

SEC. 202. INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION FUND.

SEC. 203. RETENTION OF MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENTS.

SEC. 204. BUYING POWER MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT.

SEC. 205. ACCOUNTABILITY REVIEW BOARDS.

SEC. 206. DESIGNATION OF COLIN L. POWELL RESIDENTIAL PLAZA.

SEC. 207. REMOVAL OF CONTRACTING PROHIBITION.

TITLE III--ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

SEC. 301. EDUCATION ALLOWANCES.

SEC. 302. OFFICIAL RESIDENCE EXPENSES.

SEC. 303. INCREASED LIMITS APPLICABLE TO POST DIFFERENTIALS AND DANGER PAY ALLOWANCES.

SEC. 304. HOME LEAVE.

SEC. 305. OVERSEAS EQUALIZATION AND COMPARABILITY PAY ADJUSTMENT.

`SEC. 415. OVERSEAS COMPARABILITY PAY ADJUSTMENT.

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`Percentage                       Time Period 
               7.5                  Before January 1, 1999. 
              7.75   January 1, 1999, to December 31, 1999. 
               7.9   January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2000. 
              7.55 January 11, 2003, to September 30, 2004. 
               7.5              After September 30, 2004.'. 
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SEC. 306. FELLOWSHIP OF HOPE PROGRAM.

`SEC. 506. FELLOWSHIP OF HOPE.

SEC. 307. REGULATIONS REGARDING RETIREMENT CREDIT FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE PERFORMED ABROAD.

SEC. 308. SUSPENSION OF FOREIGN SERVICE MEMBERS WITHOUT PAY.

SEC. 309. DEATH GRATUITY.

SEC. 310. CLARIFICATION OF FOREIGN SERVICE GRIEVANCE BOARD PROCEDURES.

SEC. 311. REPEAL OF RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE.

SEC. 312. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 5 PROVISIONS ON RECRUITMENT, RELOCATION, AND RETENTION BONUSES.

SEC. 313. LIMITED APPOINTMENTS IN THE FOREIGN SERVICE.

SEC. 314. STATEMENT OF CONGRESS.

SEC. 315. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING ADDITIONAL UNITED STATES CONSULAR POSTS.

TITLE IV--INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

SEC. 401. REDI CENTER.

SEC. 402. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION FOR THE UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

SEC. 403. INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN-WESTERN DIALOGUE.

TITLE V--CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING

SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 502. MIDDLE EAST BROADCASTING NETWORKS.

`SEC. 309A. MIDDLE EAST BROADCASTING NETWORKS.

SEC. 503. IMPROVING SIGNAL DELIVERY TO CUBA.

SEC. 504. ESTABLISHING PERMANENT AUTHORITY FOR RADIO FREE ASIA.

SEC. 505. PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTING PROGRAM.

SEC. 506. COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS EDUCATION BENEFITS.

TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

SEC. 601. STATEMENT OF POLICY RELATING TO DEMOCRACY IN IRAN.

SEC. 602. DUAL GATEWAY POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND.

SEC. 603. TRANS-SAHARA COUNTER-TERRORISM INITIATIVE.

SEC. 604. REPORT ON HAITI.

SEC. 605. REPORTS ON ACQUISITION AND MAJOR SECURITY UPGRADES.

SEC. 606. REPORT ON REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.

SEC. 607. VERIFICATION REPORTS TO CONGRESS.

SEC. 608. REPORTS ON PROTECTION OF REFUGEES FROM NORTH KOREA.

SEC. 609. REPORTS ON ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE UNITED STATES TO ENCOURAGE RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.

SEC. 610. REPORT ON SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AT OVERSEAS MISSIONS.

SEC. 611. REPORT ON INTERNET JAMMING.

SEC. 612. REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF STATE EMPLOYMENT COMPOSITION.

SEC. 613. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING KOREAN FULBRIGHT PROGRAMS.

SEC. 614. LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN AFRICA.

SEC. 615. PROHIBITION ON COMMEMORATIONS RELATING TO LEADERS OF IMPERIAL JAPAN.

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