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Calendar No. 512

109TH CONGRESS

Report

SENATE

2d Session

109-277
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2007

July 10, 2006- Ordered to be printed
Mr. MCCONNELL, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following
REPORT
[To accompany H.R. 5522]

The Committee on Appropriations to which was referred the bill (H.R. 5522), making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with an amendment, and an amendment to the title, and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.

Amounts in new budget authority
Total of bill as reported to the Senate $31,503,599,000
Amount of 2006 appropriations 34,310,268,000
Amount of 2007 budget estimate 33,939,993,000
Amount of House allowance 1 31,071,865,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
2006 appropriations -2,806,669,000
2007 budget estimate -2,436,394,000
House allowance +431,734,000
1 Includes $9,733,905,000 contained in another bill.

CONTENTS Page
Glossary of Terms 4
Summary of Estimates 6
Introduction 6
Country Overviews 8
Title I:
Department of State and Related Agency: Diplomatic and Consular Programs
25
Capital Investment Fund
26
Office of Inspector General
26
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs
26
Representation Allowances
29
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials
30
Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance
30
Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service
31
Repatriation Loans Program Account
31
Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan
31
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
32
Contributions to International Organizations
32
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities
33
International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
34
Construction
35
American Sections, International Commissions
35
International Fisheries Commission
35
Payment to the Asia Foundation
36
Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund
36
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund
36
Israeli Arab Scholarship Program
36
East-West Center
36
National Endowment for Democracy
37
Broadcasting Board of Governors, International Broadcasting Operations
37
Broadcasting to Cuba
38
Broadcasting Capital Improvements
38
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
38
Commission on International Religious Freedom
38
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
39
Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China
39
HELP Commission
39
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
39
United States Senate Interparliamentary Groups
39
United States Institute for Peace
40
Title II:
Export and Investment Assistance: Export-Import Bank of the United States
41
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
41
Trade and Development Agency
42
Title III:
Bilateral Economic Assistance: Bilateral Assistance
43
Child Survival and Health Programs Fund
43
Development Assistance
58
International Disaster and Famine Assistance
70
Transition Initiatives
70
Development Credit Authority
70
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
70
Operating Expenses of the United States Agency for International Development
71
Capital Investment Fund
71
Operating Expenses of the Office of the Inspector General
71
Other Bilateral Economic Assistance:
Economic Support Fund 71
Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States 76
Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union 76
Independent Agencies:
Inter-American Foundation 78
African Development Foundation 78
Peace Corps 78
Millennium Challenge Corporation 78
Department of State:
Global HIV/AIDS Initiative 79
Democracy Fund 79
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement 86
Andean Counterdrug Initiative 86
Migration and Refugee Assistance 88
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 88
Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related Programs 88
Conflict Response Fund 89
Department of the Treasury:
International Affairs Technical Training 89
Debt Restructing 89
Title IV:
Military Assistance: International Military Education and Training
90
Foreign Military Financing Program
90
Peacekeeping Operations
91
Title V:
Multilateral Economic Assistance: International Financial Institutions Summary
93
Global Environment Facility 93
Contribution to the International Development Association 93
Contribution to the Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund 93
Contribution to the Asian Development Bank:
Contribution to the Asian Development Fund 94
Contribution to the African Development Bank:
Contribution to the African Development Fund 94
Contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural Development 94
International Organizations and Programs
94
General Provisions--Titles II-V 96
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of the Sen- ate 98
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate 99
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate 100
Budget Impact Statement 106

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

ACI--Andean Counterdrug Initiative

ADB--Asian Development Bank

ADF--African Development Foundation

AFCP--Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation

ASEAN--Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASHA--American Schools and Hospitals Abroad

CASS--Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships

CCIF--Combatant Commander's Initiative Fund

CEELI--Central European Eurasian Legal Institute

CRSP--Collaborative Research Support Programs

CSCE--Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CSHPF--Child Survival Health Programs Fund

DA--Development Assistance

DF--Democracy Fund

DFA--Director for Foreign Assistance

DRL--Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

DROC--Democratic Republic of the Congo

EAP--Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

ERMA--Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund

ESF--Economic Support Fund

FMF--Foreign Military Financing

FSA--Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

GAIN--Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

GAO--Government Accountability Office

GEF--Global Environmental Facility

GHI--Global HIV/AIDS Initiative

GPOI--Global Peace Operations Initiative

HRDF--Human Rights and Democracy Fund

IAEA--International Atomic Energy Agency

IAF--Inter-American Foundation

IBO--International Broadcasting Operations

ICAO--International Civil Aviation Organization

IDFA--International Disaster and Famine Assistance

IFAD--International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFI--International Financial Institution

ILEA--International Law Enforcement Training Academies

IMET--International Military Education and Training

IMO--International Maritime Organization

INCLE--International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

IO&P--International Organization and Programs

LWVF--Leahy War Victims Fund

MCC--Millennium Challenge Corporation

MEPI--Middle East Partnership Initiative

MRA--Migration and Refugee Assistance

MTN--Middle East Television Network

NADR--Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs

NATO--North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NEA--Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

NED--National Endowment for Democracy

NGO--Nongovernmental organization

OAS--Organization of American States

OPIC--Overseas Private Investment Corporation

PEPFAR--President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

PKO--Peacekeeping Operations

PRC--People's Republic of China

RFA--Radio Free Asia

RFE/RL--Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

SEED--Assistance for Eastern European and Baltic States

SPDC--State Peace and Development Council [Burma)

TAF--The Asia Foundation

TB--Tuberculosis

TDA--Trade and Development Agency

TI--Transition Initiatives

U.N- United Nations

UNAIDS--Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

UNICEF--United Nations Children's Fund

UNIFEM--United Nations Development Fund for Women

USAID--United States Agency for International Development

USIP--United States Institute for Peace

VOA--Voice of America

WFP--World Food Program

WHO--World Health Organization

WID--Women in Development

WTO--World Trade Organization

INTRODUCTION

SUMMARY TABLE: AMOUNTS IN NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY
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Item                                             Budget request Committee recommendation Committee recommendation compared with budget estimate increase (+) or decrease (-) 
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Title I--Department of State and Related Agency $10,213,924,000           $9,676,528,000                                                                       -$537,396,000 
Title II--Export and investment assistance          -84,608,000             -91,608,000                                                                          -7,000,000 
Title III--Bilateral economic assistance         17,352,409,000           16,220,336,000                                                                      -1,132,073,000 
Title IV--Military assistance                     4,840,300,000            4,854,625,000                                                                         +14,325,000 
Title V--Multilateral economic assistance         1,617,968,000            1,567,468,000                                                                         -50,500,000 
Title VI--General Provisions                                                -723,750,000                                                                        -723,750,000 
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SUMMARY OF ESTIMATES

In fiscal year 2006, the Congress appropriated $34,310,268,000 for the State Department and Related Agencies and foreign operations and related programs, including supplemental appropriations. This year, the Committee recommends $31,503,599,000 of which $31,339,899,000 is for discretionary spending, and $163,700,000 is for mandatory spending.

Title I of the Committee recommendation contains items funded by the House in a different bill, H.R. 5672. The Committee believes that it is appropriate to fund these items in this bill, H.R. 5522. For ease of comparison, the Committee report sets forth in title I a `House allowance' as if these items had been contained in the House passed bill. These items were contained in the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R. 5672), as passed the House, but were not considered or contained in the Committee recommendation to the Senate on that bill.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Committee reaffirms its belief that a successful national security policy depends upon the integration of all components of America's national power, including diplomacy, intelligence, and economic and military might. The successful integration of these elements is impossible absent the funds contained in this act for security assistance, foreign assistance, economic assistance, humanitarian assistance, and the operation, maintenance, and support of the Nation's diplomatic corps and programs.

STATE DEPARTMENT AND USAID PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, AND BUDGETING

Five years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, the State Department and USAID lack strategic planning processes which ensure that the objectives identified in the National Security Strategy [NSS] are pursued through plans and programs. Section IX(B) of the NSS summarizes the progress the Nation has achieved in transforming key national security institutions; the Committee notes there is no mention of the State Department or USAID. The absence of a planning, programming, and budgeting system has been identified as a critical weakness by the new Director of Foreign Assistance, who concluded that `ad hoc decision making and fragmentation of approach leads to lack of strategic impact and poor accountability'.

As a first step to address this failure, the Committee directed the State Department (in Senate Report 109-96) to improve the budget justification materials supporting the fiscal year 2007 request. The Committee's intent was to assist the State Department in establishing a program and planning baseline against which appropriated funds could ultimately be executed and program objectives could be measured. Regrettably, the State Department ignored the reporting requirement.

The Committee directs the DFA to provide, not later than September 1, 2006, in classified form if necessary, a report detailing the State Department's plan for implementing and achieving the goals set forth in the NSS. The report shall include: a National Diplomatic Strategy that sets forth plans for executing each of the essential tasks identified in the NSS; a description of specific programs which support the plans identified in the NSS; and, a 3 year cost estimate (beginning with fiscal year 2008) for the implementation of the programs described in the report.

The Committee directs the State Department, in consultation with USAID, to report to the Committee not later than September 15, 2006 on a proposal to improve the justification materials that will support the fiscal year 2008 budget request.

The Committee is aware that the DFA intends to review the fiscal year 2007 budget request and justification materials for 35 countries, and that changes may occur in country allocations detailed in this act. The Committee supports this review, and expects State Department and USAID personnel, particularly those in the field, to fully cooperate with this important and necessary endeavor. The Committee requests to be consulted on a regular basis during the review process.

COUNTRY OVERVIEWS

In its review of the fiscal year 2007 budget request, the Committee identified numerous countries of interest and concern, which are discussed below:

AFRICA

ETHIOPIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                             28,813                  253,813                    +225,000 
DA                                22,810                   21,210                      -1,600 
ESF                                4,000                    1,500                      -2,500 
DF                                                          4,100                      +4,100 
GHI                              225,000                                             -225,000 
FMF                                2,000                    2,000                             
IMET                                 640                      640                             
NADR                                 625                      625                             
Total                            283,888                  283,888                             
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The Committee recommends $283,888,000 for assistance for Ethiopia, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee encourages all Ethiopian political parties to make serious and sustained efforts to peacefully resolve differences, and condemns the use of violence, including the May 2006 bombings in Addis Ababa. The Committee expects the Government of Ethiopia to abide by the rule of law, particularly in matters involving the political opposition.

The Committee recommends $4,100,000 for democracy programs in Ethiopia, and requests the State Department and USAID to consult with the Committee on the uses of these funds.

LIBERIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                              3,001                    3,001                             
DA                                29,499                   25,752                      -3,747 
ESF                               40,000                   26,500                     -13,500 
DF                                                         20,000                     +20,000 
FMF                                1,600                    1,600                             
IMET                                 245                      245                             
INCLE                                800                      800                             
PKO                               14,800                   14,800                             
Total                             89,945                   92,698                      +2,753 
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The Committee recommends $92,698,000 for assistance for Liberia, an increase of $2,753,000 above the budget request. The Committee notes that this assistance is in addition to the $50,000,000 provided to that country in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

The Committee reiterates its strong support for much needed political, legal, security and social reforms in Liberia, and encourages President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to continue to advance an aggressive reform agenda. The Committee expects the Government of Liberia to make the management of natural resources and anti-corruption programs top priorities. The Committee notes that Liberia is one of Africa's most resource rich countries, which, if managed wisely and in a fully transparent manner, could generate much needed state revenue.

In addition to other health and development programs, the Committee expects the State Department and USAID to support sustainable drug treatment and vocational programs for ex-combatants. The Committee believes that should this segment of Liberian society be neglected, political, economic, and social development in Liberia will be stymied.

The Committee expects the Government of Liberia, in coordination with the United Nations, the diplomatic community, and international aid agencies to arrest, prosecute, and appropriately punish U.N. peacekeeping personnel, aid workers and others allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of girls and women in Liberia.

SOMALIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DA                                 2,571                    1,000                      -1,571 
DF                                                          1,571                      +1,571 
Total                              2,571                    2,571                             
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The Committee recommends $2,571,000 for assistance for Somalia, an amount equal to the budget request, of which $1,000,000 is for basic education programs and $1,571,000 is for democracy and human rights programs.

The Committee is aware of the myriad programmatic challenges in Somalia, particularly following Islamic militia control of Mogadishu, but is concerned that the State Department is providing insufficient resources to a country of concern in Africa. The Committee is willing to consider additional funding to address terrorism and humanitarian concerns in Somalia in future appropriations acts, but only after the State Department articulates and justifies to the Committee a comprehensive, long term strategy (including a spending plan) that furthers U.S. interests in that country.

SUDAN


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                             20,400                   20,400                             
DA                                70,000                   65,851                      -4,149 
ESF                               60,000                   60,000                             
DF                                                          4,149                      +4,149 
IMET                                 100                      100                             
INCLE                              9,800                    9,800                             
NADR                               4,100                    4,100                             
PKO                               41,425                   41,425                             
Total                            205,825                  205,825                             
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The Committee recommends $205,825,000 for assistance for Sudan, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee notes these funds are in addition to the $352,090,000 provided to that country and/or the United Nations in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

ZIMBABWE


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                             10,822                   10,822                             
DA                                 1,400                                               -1,400 
ESF                                3,000                                               -3,000 
DF                                                          4,400                      +4,400 
Total                             15,222                   15,222                             
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The Committee recommends $15,222,000 for assistance for Zimbabwe, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee remains concerned with the destructive policies of President Robert Mugabe and the impact his mismanagement of the country has on the people of Zimbabwe. The Committee believes that absent political change in that country, the Government of Zimbabwe will remain a danger to the citizens it purports to represent, and regional neighbors.

EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

BURMA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ESF                                7,000                    5,000                      -2,000 
DF                                                          8,000                      +8,000 
Total                              7,000                   13,000                      +6,000 
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The Committee recommends $13,000,000 for assistance for democracy and humanitarian programs in Burma, an increase of $6,000,000 above the budget request.

The Committee calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners in Burma, and believes that the repressive policies and actions of the SPDC continue to pose a threat to the people of Burma and countries in the region. The Committee deplores the myriad human rights violations and illicit activities of the junta, including narcotics manufacturing and trafficking, and the continued military offensives against ethnic minorities in which rape is used as a weapon of war. The Committee believes that the United Nations Security Council should consider a resolution on Burma in a timely manner.

The Committee notes with concern the SPDC's increasing restrictions on the activities of international organizations providing humanitarian assistance inside Burma. The Committee regrets the harm this will cause to the health and welfare of the Burmese people.

The Committee expects NGOs working in Thailand on Burmese refugee issues to be funded at an amount above the fiscal year 2006 levels. In particular, the Committee recommends not less than $5,000,000 be provided to the Burma Border Consortium [BBC]. This is in addition to funds provided in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

CAMBODIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                 27,378                   27,378                             
DA                                     6,597                    5,687                        -910 
ESF                                   13,500                    1,000                     -12,500 
DF                                                             14,410                     +14,410 
FMF                                      500                      500                             
IMET                                      45                       45                             
NADR                                   5,050                    5,050                             
Peace Corps                            1,700                    1,700                             
Total                                 54,770                   55,770                      +1,000 
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The Committee recommends $55,770,000 for assistance for Cambodia, an increase of $1,000,000 above the budget request.

The Committee recognizes the State Department's efforts to craft a comprehensive U.S. policy toward Cambodia that centers on democracy, rule of law and security. For this reason, the Committee does not include restrictions on assistance for the central Government of Cambodia [GoC], but remains keenly aware of the absence of the rule of law in that country. The Committee again recommends that the State Department and other international donors hold the GoC accountable to its pledges to implement much needed political, legal and economic reforms.

The Committee believes that Prime Minister Hun Sen bears responsibility for demonstrating the leadership and political will necessary to effectively combat corruption at all levels of Cambodian society. The Committee requests the State Department and USAID to consult with the Committee prior to the obligation of assistance for the central Government of Cambodia for proposed activities not included in Section 554(a)(2) of Public Law 109-102, the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006.

The Committee recommends $14,410,000 for democracy and human rights programs in the DF account, to include assistance for democratic political parties in that country.

The Committee recognizes and appreciates the GoC's cooperation in counterterrorism matters. The Committee endorses IMET assistance for Cambodia, and recommends $500,000 in the FMF account, an amount equal to the request.

INDONESIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                             27,507                   27,507                             
DA                                26,724                   41,724                     +15,000 
ESF                               80,000                   45,386                     -34,614 
DF                                                         25,000                     +25,000 
FMF                                6,500                   10,000                      +3,500 
IMET                               1,285                    1,285                             
INCLE                              4,700                    4,700                             
NADR                               7,771                    7,771                             
Total                            154,487                  163,373                      +8,886 
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The Committee recommends $163,373,000 for assistance for Indonesia, an increase of $8,886,000 above the budget request.

The Committee recognizes the many shared interests and values of the United States and Indonesia, from strengthening democracy to countering terrorism, and recognizes the challenges facing that country as it continues to implement reforms. The Committee is pleased that significant United States assistance was made available to meet the natural disasters that severely impacted Indonesian communities and families. The Committee encourages the State Department and USAID to continue to make the advancement of U.S.-Indonesia relations a top priority.

The Committee believes that the Government of Indonesia should redouble efforts to mitigate the threat avian influenza poses in that country. Absent the political will to address this issue head on, the Committee fears that the impact of this disease could be catastrophic.

The Committee does not include restrictions on security assistance for Indonesia, and recommends $10,000,000 in the FMF account, an increase of $3,500,000 above the request.

The Committee remains concerned with the rule of law and human rights in Indonesia and requires the State Department to submit a report to the Committee on these matters by April 1, 2007.

MONGOLIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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ESF                                    7,500                    5,600                      -1,900 
DF                                                              1,900                      +1,900 
FMF                                    3,000                    3,000                             
IMET                                     910                      910                             
Peace Corps                            1,956                    1,956                             
Total                                 13,366                   13,366                             
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The Committee recommends $13,366,000 for assistance for Mongolia, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee recognizes and appreciates the contributions of the Government of Mongolia to counterterrorism efforts, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NORTH KOREA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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DF                                                          3,000                      +3,000 
Total                                                       3,000                      +3,000 
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The Committee recommends $3,000,000 under the DF for NED programs and activities targeted toward North Korea. The Committee regrets that the budget request does not contain funding for such programs, particularly given the threat North Korea poses to the entire region.

The Committee reiterates its grave concerns with North Korea's nuclear ambitions, and deplores the gross human rights abuses inflicted upon the North Korean people by their political and military leadership. The Committee strongly encourages the State Department to accelerate programs and activities that alleviate human suffering in that country in a manner that does not benefit the North Korean leadership.

The Committee directs the State Department to provide sufficient funding under the MRA account to address the urgent needs of North Korean refugees.

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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DA                                 4,267                   14,267                     +10,000 
DF                                   733                   35,000                     +34,267 
Total                              5,000                   49,267                     +44,267 
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The Committee recommends $49,267,000 for democracy and rule of law programs in the PRC, an increase of $44,267,000 above the budget request, of which $25,000,000 is made available to DRL and $10,000,000 is for the NED. In addition, the Committee recommends $10,000,000 in the DA account for programs and activities conducted by American educational institutions and NGOs relating to the environment, democracy, and the rule of law in the PRC.

The Committee again provides authority to conduct programs in Taiwan, on a cost matching basis, that furthers political and legal reforms.

The Committee strongly encourages the administration to request sufficient funding for democracy and rule of law programs in the PRC in its fiscal year 2008 budget request. Such action will serve as an indication that the State Department's Transformational Diplomacy initiative is serious and meaningful. The Committee regrets that the budget request contains only $733,000 for these purposes.

PHILIPPINES


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                 21,072                   21,072                             
DA                                    19,603                   18,702                        -901 
ESF                                   20,000                   12,251                      -7,749 
DF                                                              9,000                      +9,000 
FMF                                   17,600                   30,000                     +12,400 
IMET                                   2,865                    2,865                             
INCLE                                  1,900                    1,900                             
NADR                                   5,487                    5,487                             
Peace Corps                            2,910                    2,910                             
Total                                 91,437                  104,187                     +12,750 
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The Committee recommends $104,187,000 for assistance for the Philippines, an increase of $12,750,000 above the budget request.

The Committee remains concerned with the state of freedom, human rights and the rule of law in the Philippines, and provides $9,000,000 under the DF for programs to strengthen democracy and bolster an independent and free media.

The Committee is aware of the challenges the Government of the Philippines faces in combating terrorism, and recommends $30,000,000 under the FMF account, an increase of $12,400,000 above the budget request.

The Committee encourages the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to conclude a final peace agreement as soon as possible. The Committee notes that key components of such an agreement should be firm and unequivocal commitments to respond to, deter and prevent acts of terrorism, and robust assistance programs, including those sponsored by the United States Government, for the reintegration of former combatants. Should a peace agreement be concluded in a timely manner, the Committee expects the administration to request sufficient funding for these programs.

THAILAND


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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DF                                                              5,000                      +5,000 
FMF                                    1,300                    1,300                             
IMET                                   2,370                    2,370                             
INCLE                                    900                      900                             
NADR                                   2,134                    2,134                             
Peace Corps                            2,185                    2,185                             
Total                                  8,889                   13,889                      +5,000 
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The Committee recommends $13,889,000 for assistance for Thailand, an increase of $5,000,000 above the budget request.

The Committee appreciates the cooperation of the Government of Thailand in counterterrorism matters, and welcomes the refinement of Thailand's policy toward Burma. The Committee recognizes Thailand's support of refugees and other persons fleeing repression in Burma.

TIBET


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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ESF                                                         4,000                      +4,000 
DF                                                            250                        +250 
Total                                                       4,250                      +4,250 
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The Committee recommends $4,250,000 for assistance for programs and activities in Tibet, an increase of $4,250,000 above the budget request.

The Committee directs that $2,000,000 in the ESF account should be provided to The Bridge Fund and that the balance of funds should be made available on a fully competitive basis.

TIMOR-LESTE


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                                           3,000                      +3,000 
ESF                                   13,500                    6,500                      -7,000 
DF                                                              4,000                      +4,000 
FMF                                      500                      500                             
IMET                                     320                      320                             
Peace Corps                            1,703                    1,703                             
Total                                 16,023                   16,023                             
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The Committee recommends $16,023,000 for the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee remains concerned with the political situation in that country, and believes that the Government of Timor-Leste should take appropriate steps to investigate and prosecute those individuals responsible for the March 2006 violent demonstrations in Dili.

VIETNAM


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                                      54,000                     +54,000 
DA                                 2,440                    2,440                             
ESF                                1,000                    5,000                      +4,000 
DF                                                          2,000                      +2,000 
GHAI                              54,000                                              -54,000 
IMET                                  95                       95                             
NADR                               3,700                    3,700                             
Total                             61,235                   67,235                      +6,000 
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The Committee recommends $67,235,000 for assistance for Vietnam, an increase of $6,000,000 above the budget request. Of this amount, $5,000,000 is made available under the ESF account to promote economic reforms (including in the Central Highlands) and for environmental programs, $2,000,000 is made available under the DF for democracy and governance programs, and $2,444,000 is made available under DA for trade capacity development activities.

The Committee recommends $2,000,000 to continue training of Vietnamese officials on environmental remediation techniques, for an initial contribution to the development of a national plan for such remediation, and for pilot programs for the remediation of Vietnam conflict-era chemical storage sites, and to address the health needs of nearby communities. The Committee requests the State Department to consult with the Committee in a timely manner on the proposed uses of these funds.

EUROPE AND EURASIA

ARMENIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                                           5,839                      +5,839 
FSA                                   50,000                   34,201                     -15,799 
DF                                                              9,960                      +9,960 
FMF                                    3,500                    3,500                             
IMET                                     790                      790                             
NADR                                   2,040                    2,040                             
Peace Corps                            1,814                    1,814                             
Total                                 58,144                   58,144                             
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The Committee recommends $58,144,000 for assistance for Armenia, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee notes that Armenia recently signed an MCC compact totaling $235,000,000.

The Committee recommends $5,000,000 from the FSA regional account for humanitarian and relief assistance for Nagorno-Karabakh.

GEORGIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                                           4,803                      +4,803 
DA                                                                559                        +559 
FSA                                   58,000                   50,743                      -7,257 
DF                                                              8,895                      +8,895 
FMF                                   10,000                   10,000                             
IMET                                   1,235                    1,235                             
NADR                                   4,664                    4,664                             
Peace Corps                            1,944                    1,944                             
Total                                 75,843                   82,843                      +7,000 
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The Committee recommends $82,843,000 for assistance for Georgia, an increase of $7,000,000 above the budget request.

The Committee strongly encourages the Government of Georgia to continue to implement much needed economic and legal reforms.

The Committee appreciates the significant contribution the people of Georgia have made to countering terrorism worldwide, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.

KOSOVO


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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SEED                              79,000                   62,982                     -16,018 
DF                                                         16,018                     +16,018 
NADR                                 150                      150                             
Total                             79,150                   79,150                             
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The Committee recommends $79,150,000 for assistance for Kosovo, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee anticipates that significant transitions will occur in Kosovo following successful resolution of status issues, and that continued and increased assistance will be required to address governance, legal and economic reforms. The Committee requests the State Department to submit a report to the Committee not later than 45 days after the enactment of this act identifying the specific assistance needs in Kosovo up to and through the anticipated political transition and sources of funding to address these needs (including from other international donors).

RUSSIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                              2,970                   14,916                     +11,946 
DF                                                         28,884                     +28,884 
FSA                               58,000                   20,170                     -37,830 
IMET                                 790                      790                             
NADR                               2,100                    2,100                             
Total                             60,970                   63,970                      +3,000 
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The Committee recommends $63,970,000 for assistance for Russia, an increase of $3,000,000 above the budget request, of which $17,300,000 is for programs and activities in the Russian Far East. The Committee shares the concerns of the administration, as articulated by the Vice President, with the backsliding of democracy in Russia and the Government of Russia's use of energy as leverage over regional neighbors.

The Committee recognizes the important contribution to development activities in the Russian Far East by the University of Alaska [UA], and expects USAID to continue to work with the UA to establish and coordinate a strategic plan for development activities in that region.

UKRAINE


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                  2,176                   10,247                      +8,071 
FSA                                   85,000                   58,292                     -26,708 
DA                                                             25,000                     +25,000 
FMF                                   10,000                   10,000                             
IMET                                   1,725                    1,725                             
NADR                                   1,360                    1,360                             
Peace Corps                            5,132                    5,132                             
Total                                105,393                  111,756                      +6,363 
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The Committee recommends $111,756,000 for assistance for Ukraine, an increase of $6,363,000 above the budget request.

The Committee remains concerned with corruption in Ukraine, particularly within the energy sector. The Committee urges the Government of Ukraine to make combating corruption a top priority and to establish effective structures and mechanisms to address this issue.

NEAR EAST

EGYPT


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                                      22,146                     +22,146 
DA                                                         44,572                     +44,572 
ESF                              455,000                  301,827                    -153,173 
DF                                                         86,455                     +86,455 
FMF                            1,300,000                1,300,000                             
IMET                               1,235                    1,235                             
NADR                               1,860                    1,860                             
Total                          1,758,095                1,758,095                             
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The Committee recommends $1,758,095,000 for assistance for Egypt, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee notes that of the amount contained in the ESF request for Egypt, $44,572,000 is included under the DA account for basic education activities, $22,146,000 is included under the CSHPF for various health programs, and $86,455,000 is included under the DF for democracy, governance, and rule of law activities. These amounts are identical to those requested by the President, but are contained in more appropriate funding accounts.

Similar to previous fiscal years, the Committee includes certain restrictions on assistance for Egypt. Section 547(a)(3) specifies that cash transfer assistance is only available for the purpose of supporting Egyptian implementation of significant economic and political reforms, in addition to those taken in previous fiscal years, and if the Secretary of State determines and reports to the Committee that the United States Government and the Government of Egypt have entered into a written agreement which establishes benchmarks which demonstrate implementation of significant and additional economic and political reforms, and that all of those benchmarks have been met. Should the benchmarks not be met, the Secretary may reprogram funds, subject to prior consultation with and the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, and failing a determination by the Secretary by September 30, 2007, such funds will be reprogrammed for other purposes within the ESF account.

The Committee remains concerned with the lack of political reform in Egypt and the incarceration of secularist politicians, including Ayman Nour. The Committee believes the State Department should be far more vocal in publicly condemning human rights abuses occurring in Egypt.

The Committee directs the Secretary of State to submit a report to the relevant Committees of Congress no later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this act that details the Government of Egypt's harassment of, and discrimination against, Egyptian citizens who have converted religions overseas and returned to Egypt as Baha'is, Mormons, Evangelicals, Jews and other minority faiths. The Committee notes that Article 42 of Chapter 3 of the Egyptian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

The Committee rescinds $300,000,000 from prior year ESF assistance for Egypt, $100,000,000 above that rescinded in the House passed bill.

IRAQ


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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ESF                              478,770                  453,770                     -25,000 
DF                                                        108,000                    +108,000 
IMET                               1,185                    1,185                             
INCLE                            254,600                  171,600                     -83,000 
NADR                              18,230                   18,230                             
Total                            752,785                  752,785                             
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The Committee recommends $752,785,000 for assistance for Iraq, an amount equal to the request. The Committee reallocates funds for democracy, governance, and rule of law programs contained in the request under the ESF and INCLE accounts to the DF.

The Committee recognizes the leadership of Prime Minister Maliki in completing formation of a permanent cabinet, gaining control of sectarian militias, and pursuing insurgents throughout Baghdad and Iraq. Funds contained in the recommendation will assist the Iraqi government in capacity building efforts of the Iraqi ministries, reform of the criminal justice sector, trade capacity, and political and economic reforms.

ISRAEL


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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ESF                              120,000                  120,000                             
FMF                            2,340,000                2,340,000                             
NADR                                 320                      320                             
Total                          2,460,320                2,460,320                             
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The Committee recommends $2,460,320,000 for assistance for Israel, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee supports the budget request for $40,000,000 under the MRA account for the resettlement of humanitarian migrants from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia and other countries of distress to Israel. The Committee is aware that all eligible humanitarian migrants from Ethiopia are expected to travel to Israel by 2011, and expects funding for this purpose to decrease in subsequent fiscal years, including by $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 and $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2010.

JORDAN


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                                          17,000                     +17,000 
DA                                                             34,000                     +34,000 
ESF                                  245,000                  182,000                     -63,000 
DF                                                             12,000                     +12,000 
FMF                                  206,000                  206,000                             
IMET                                   3,060                    3,060                             
NADR                                   1,641                    1,641                             
Peace Corps                            1,614                    1,614                             
Total                                457,315                  457,315                             
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The Committee recommends $457,315,000 for assistance for Jordan, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee notes that of the amount contained in the budget request for Jordan, $17,000,000 is under CSHPF for various health programs, $34,000,000 is in DA for basic education, and $12,000,000 is under the DF account for democracy, governance and rule of law activities. These amounts are identical to those requested by the President, but are contained in more appropriate funding accounts.

The Committee recognizes and appreciates the contributions of Jordan in the global war on terror. The Committee encourages the administration to request additional ESF and FMF assistance for Jordan in future supplemental appropriations acts. The Committee notes that an additional $50,000,000 for assistance for Jordan was included by Congress in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

LEBANON


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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DA                                                            300                        +300 
ESF                               35,500                   25,200                     -10,300 
DF                                                         15,000                     +15,000 
FMF                                4,800                    4,800                             
IMET                                 935                      935                             
NADR                               2,000                    2,000                             
Total                             43,235                   48,235                      +5,000 
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The Committee recommends $48,235,000 for assistance for Lebanon, an increase of $5,000,000 above the budget request.

The Committee recognizes opportunities to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Lebanon, and recommends $15,000,000 under the DF for programs and activities for these purposes. The Committee encourages the State Department to develop a comprehensive strategy for the advancement of democracy and security in Lebanon, which, if properly implemented, could serve to blunt Syrian influence in that country. The Committee directs the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to submit a detailed plan to the Committee no later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this act on U.S. policy and programmatic objectives in Lebanon (to include the disarming of Hezbollah, the expansion of the Lebanese army to the southern part of that country, and the protection of Lebanon's eastern border). The Committee requests the Secretary to submit a report to the Committee 6 months after submission of the plan on progress toward fulfilling these objectives.

The Committee recommends $25,200,000 under the ESF account for assistance for Lebanon, of which not less than $6,000,000 shall be made available for scholarships and direct support of American educational institutions in Lebanon.

WEST BANK AND GAZA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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ESF                              150,000                   25,000                    -125,000 
Total                            150,000                   25,000                    -125,000 
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The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for assistance for the West Bank and Gaza, a decrease of $125,000,000 below the budget request.

The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem to continue programs and services that directly benefit the Palestinian people, often those most in need.

The Committee continues restrictions on assistance to the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Palestinian broadcasting.

The Committee rescinds $75,000,000 from prior year appropriated funds.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA

AFGHANISTAN


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                             42,800                   78,300                     +35,500 
DA                               150,000                  182,000                     +32,000 
ESF                              610,000                  381,500                    -228,500 
DF                                                        161,000                    +161,000 
IMET                               1,185                    1,185                             
INCLE                            297,390                  297,390                             
NADR                              22,550                   22,550                             
Total                          1,123,925                1,123,925                             
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The Committee recommends $1,123,925,000 for assistance for Afghanistan, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee commends the people of Afghanistan for continued support for political and economic reforms, but remains concerned with the growth and production of illicit narcotics. The Committee supports USAID's Alternative Livelihoods program as a means to combat poppy production and improve the lives and security of rural Afghans.

The Committee provides continued funding for assistance for Afghan civilians who have suffered losses as a result of the military operations against the Taliban and insurgents.

The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for agriculture and rural development programs to be administered over a period of 3 years through a national consortium of agriculture colleges and land-grant universities. These funds are in addition to the $5,000,000 provided for such purposes in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

The Committee is aware of the interests of the American University in Beirut to develop primary and secondary curricula, including textbooks, for schools in Afghanistan. The Committee recognizes that USAID has supported such efforts in the past, and requests USAID to consider such a program, if feasible.

The Committee appreciates the pressing health needs of the people of Afghanistan, and is aware of a proposal by the Afghan Medical Relief Foundation to improve access and care of diabetics. The Committee directs USAID, in consultation with the Ministry of Health in Afghanistan and other relevant organizations, to report to the Committee no later than 90 days after enactment of this act on the most pressing health needs of the Afghan people, including prioritization of diseases. The Committee requests USAID to consider a proposal from the Foundation within the context of Afghanistan's health needs as identified in this report.

PAKISTAN


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                             21,700                   61,700                     +40,000 
DA                                29,000                   53,433                     +24,433 
ESF                              350,000                  255,567                     -94,433 
DF                                                         30,000                     +30,000 
FMF                              300,000                  300,000                             
IMET                               2,075                    2,075                             
INCLE                             25,500                   25,500                             
NADR                              10,290                   10,290                             
TOTAL                            738,565                  738,565                             
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The Committee recommends $738,565,000 for assistance for Pakistan, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee notes that of the amount contained in the budget request for Pakistan, $61,700,000 is under CSHPF for various health programs, $53,433,000 is in DA for economic development, basic and higher education, and conflict mitigation activities, and $30,000,000 is under the DF account for democracy, governance and rule of law programs.

The Committee continues to recognize Pakistan as a key and essential ally in the war on terrorism, and recognizes the many sacrifices of Pakistani security forces in this endeavor. The Committee appreciates the myriad challenges facing the Government of Pakistan as it implements reform plans and programs, but remains gravely concerned with violations of human rights in that country. The Committee addresses specific concerns with democracy programs in Pakistan under the DF account.

WESTERN HEMISPHERE

BOLIVIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                 14,689                   14,689                             
DA                                    10,000                    7,534                      -2,466 
ESF                                    6,000                    2,900                      -3,100 
DF                                                              7,566                      +7,566 
ACI                                   66,000                   64,000                      -2,000 
FMF                                       25                       25                             
IMET                                      45                       45                             
Peace Corps                            3,080                    3,080                             
TOTAL                                 99,839                   99,839                             
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The Committee recommends $99,839,000 for assistance for Bolivia, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee condemns state seizure of Bolivia's natural gas fields, and is concerned with the economic impact such action will have in the region, particularly Brazil.

The Committee recognizes the past efforts of the Special Counter Narcotics Police Force (FELCN), UMOPAR, and the Bolivian Army to eradicate and interdict cocaine. Due to this record of strong cooperation the Committee recommends $64,000,000 for Bolivia under the ACI account. The Committee directs the State Department to provide a report, not later than October 15, 2006 describing the commitment of the Bolivian government to, and a status report of, the programs and activities funded by the recommended level of assistance.

COLOMBIA


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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ACI                              465,000                  465,000                             
FMF                               90,000                   90,000                             
IMET                               1,680                    1,680                             
NADR                               3,840                    3,840                             
TOTAL                            560,520                  560,520                             
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The Committee recommends $560,520,000 for assistance for Colombia, an amount equal to the budget request.

The Committee reaffirms its commitment to assist the efforts of Colombian President Uribe in destroying the threats of terrorism and narcotics in that country, and continues to support programs that bolster Colombian law enforcement, drug interdiction, alternative development and judicial capabilities. The Committee recommendation includes $90,000,000 under the FMF account for Colombia to provide operational support and specialized equipment.

HAITI


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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CSHPF                                 15,812                   78,812                     +63,000 
DA                                    23,143                   15,143                      -8,000 
ESF                                   50,000                   33,300                     -16,700 
DF                                                             24,700                     +24,700 
GHAI                                  63,000                                              -63,000 
FMF                                      775                      775                             
IMET                                     245                      245                             
INCLE                                 10,000                   10,000                             
Peace Corps                              564                      564                             
TOTAL                                163,539                  163,539                             
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The Committee recommends $163,539,000 for assistance for Haiti, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee notes that this assistance is in addition to the $20,000,000 provided to that country in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

The Committee remains concerned with the pressing needs of the people of Haiti, from the most basic of services to development aid. The Committee believes that the administration of President Preval must make establishment of the rule of law, including efforts to combat corruption and narcotics trafficking, a top priority. The Committee continues limitations on assistance to the notoriously corrupt Haitian National Police.

As in previous years, the Committee continues authority permitting the Government of Haiti to purchase defense article and services for the Coast Guard.

TITLE I

DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCIES

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

The Committee recommends a total of $9,676,528,000 for the Department of State and related agencies including the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The recommendation is $1,485,537,000 below the fiscal year 2006 funding level and $537,396,000 below the budget request.

ADMINISTRATION OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006 $4,313,734,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 1,383,625,000
Budget estimate, 2007 4,651,873,000
House allowance 4,460,084,000
Committee recommendation 4,495,084,000

The Committee recommends $4,495,084,000 for Diplomatic and Consular Programs, an amount $156,789,000 below the budget request. Of these funds, $3,699,914,000 is for ongoing operations, including public diplomacy activities, and $795,170,000 is for Worldwide Security Upgrades.

Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation- The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for the AFCP, an increase of $2,038,000 above the budget request. The Committee directs the State Department to support at least three projects of a significant scale and historic value, for which grants should not be less than $500,000, such as archeological restoration of Phnom Bakhen, Cambodia and Mayan archeological sites in the Peten region of Guatemala. The Committee directs the State Department to provide sufficient staff to support the AFCP and to develop Regional Cultural Preservation Officers, if feasible, at posts to facilitate preservation.

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor- The Committee recommends not less than $17,500,000 for the DRL, an increase of $757,000 above the budget request.

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs- The Committee recommends not less than $276,000,000 for EAP, an increase of $2,879,000 above the budget request. The Committee believes additional resources are required as the region remains of paramount importance to U.S. security interests.

Cultural Antiquities Task Force- The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for the Task Force to continue efforts initiated in 2004 to support local governments, museums, preservationists, and law enforcement to protect, recover, and restore cultural antiquities and sites worldwide, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cybersecurity- The Committee recommends $2,500,000 from within funds for computer network security for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. The funding is for state of the art computer investigative tools.

Human Resources Initiative- The Committee supports the Transformational Diplomacy initiative, and directs the DFA to consult with the Under Secretary of Management to ensure that proposed staffing adjustments are closely coordinated with both policy and programs. The Committee requests the DFA to report to the Committee on such consultations prior to the obligation or expenditure of funds for the Human Resources Initiative.

Implementation of Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative- The Committee includes a provision extending the deadline for implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, and requiring the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to certify certain conditions have been met prior to implementation. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State are directed to provide quarterly briefings to the Committee on the progress being made on meeting these requirements; the first briefing should be not later than December 1, 2006.

Trafficking in Persons- The Committee recommends not less than $4,500,000 for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, an amount equal to the budget request.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $58,143,000
Budget estimate, 2007 68,298,000
House allowance 58,143,000
Committee recommendation 58,143,000

The Committee recommends $58,143,000 for the Capital Investment Fund, which is $10,155,000 below the budget request.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006 $29,646,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 25,300,000
Budget estimate, 2007 32,508,000
House allowance 32,508,000
Committee recommendation 32,508,000

The Committee recommends $32,508,000 for the Office of Inspector General, an amount equal to the budget request.

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2006 $426,275,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 5,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 474,288,000
House allowance 436,275,000
Committee recommendation 445,522,000

The Committee recommends $445,522,000 for Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs, an amount which is $19,247,000 above the fiscal year 2006 funding level, but $28,766,000 below the budget request. Funds are allocated in the following table:

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                                                          Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Academic Programs:                                                                                                                                              
Fulbright Program: Students, Scholars, Teachers, Humphrey, Undergraduates                          200,316                  193,000                      -7,316 
Global Academic Exchanges:                                                                                                                                      
Educational Advising and Student Services                                                            6,027                    5,140                        -887 
English Language programs                                                                           16,591                   15,100                      -1,491 
Subtotal, Global Academic Exchanges                                                                 22,618                   20,240                      -2,378 
Special Academic Exchanges:                                                                                                                                     
Regional Graduate Fellowships                                                                       25,510                   24,950                        -560 
American Overseas Research Centers                                                                   3,816                    3,816                             
South Pacific Exchanges                                                                                500                      500                             
Timor-Leste Exchanges                                                                                  500                      500                             
Mobility Exchange Clearinghouse                                                                        500                      500                             
Benjamin A. Gilman Int'l Scholarship Program                                                         3,918                    3,918                             
Tibet Fund                                                                                             600                      600                             
Other Academic Programs                                                                                                       2,000                      +2,000 
Total, Academic Programs                                                                           258,278                  250,024                      -8,254 
Professional and Cultural Exchanges:                                                                                                                            
Int'l Visitor Leadership Program                                                                    81,741                   70,275                     -11,466 
Leaders in Education Initiative                                                                                             [4,000]                             
Citizen Exchanges Program: Professional/Cultural/Youth                                              73,294                   63,000                     -10,294 
YES Student Exchange                                                                                                       [25,000]                             
Special Professional and Cultural Exchanges:                                                                                                                    
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program                                                            3,256                    3,256                             
Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program                                                                    1,877                    1,877                             
Institute for Representative Government                                                                500                      500                             
Irish Institute                                                                                        800                    1,000                        +200 
Atlantic Corridor                                                                                      250                      250                             
Youth Science Leadership Institute of the Americas                                                     150                      150                             
Ngwang Choephel Fellows (Tibet)                                                                        500                      600                        +100 
Transportation, Technology, Business and Educational Exchange                                                                 2,000                      +2,000 
Pakistan Literacy Training Program                                                                     250                      250                             
Other Professional and Cultural Exchanges                                                                                     4,000                      +4,000 
Subtotal, Professional and Cultural Exchanges                                                        7,583                   13,883                      +6,300 
Total, Professional and Cultural Exchanges                                                         162,618                  147,158                     -15,460 
Program and Performance:                                                                                                                                        
Evaluation Program                                                                                   2,245                    1,000                      -1,245 
Alumni Global Networks Program                                                                       1,370                    1,340                         -30 
Subtotal, Program and Performance                                                                    3,615                    2,340                      -1,275 
Exchanges Support                                                                                   49,777                   46,000                      -3,777 
Total, Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs                                                  474,288                  445,522                     -28,766 
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Asia Programs- The Committee reiterates its support for exchange programs and activities targeted toward Asia, in particular the PRC, but remains concerned that the State Department's focus on this region remains uneven. Therefore, the Committee directs the DFA, in consultation with relevant Bureaus within the State Department, to submit a report to the Committee no later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this act on a comprehensive, multi-year strategy for the State Department's educational and cultural exchange programs in Asia that support U.S. national security interests in the region (including identifying those interests), a description of additional authorities required, if any, to implement more robust programs, and a proposed spending plan that spans fiscal years 2008 to 2011. In preparing this report, the DFA should consult with outside groups and organizations with ongoing activities in the region and those that implement American studies programs.

Historically Funded Exchanges- The Committee recommends $500,000 for the George Mitchell Fellowship Program and $500,000 for the Center for Hemispheric Policy.

National Security Language Initiative- The Committee supports the NSLI, particularly the State Department's effort to expand international exchange programs to people who would not traditionally study abroad and to a greater diversity of U.S. educational institutions. The Committee encourages the State Department to utilize exchange programs to support foreign language teachers, especially with U.S. public secondary schools with programs of international studies and foreign languages. The Committee supports summer, semester, and yearlong programs to students to reach a greater number of participants within available resources.

Other International Exchanges- In addition to academic and cultural exchanges requested by the President or historically funded by Congress, for which funding levels are specified in the accompanying chart, the Committee recommends a total of $6,000,000 to support, on a one-time basis only, other international exchanges that address issues of mutual interest and concern between the United States and the country of exchange. Proposals are to be submitted to the State Department for consideration within 90 days after the date of enactment of this act. The State Department shall consider and award up to $300,000 for each proposal that meets appropriate guidelines and qualifications established by the State Department after consultation with the Committee.

The following academic exchange programs shall be eligible for consideration:

--Educational Initiative for Central Eastern Europe.--A proposal for democracy, ethics, and freedom education programs.

--Johns Hopkins University- A proposal of the Center of Multilateral Cooperation for exchange and scholarship.

--Saint Michael's College Latin American Exchange.--A proposal to promote educational development in Latin America and strengthen cultural understanding in the Americas.

--South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.--A proposal to expand science, technology and engineering academic exchange with India, Serbia and Mongolia.

--Spelman College.--A proposal for student and faculty exchanges in China.

--University of Iowa.--Two proposals regarding educational exchanges with universities in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, and with Timor-Leste.

--Virginia Military Institute.--A proposal for an international student exchange program targeted toward the Middle East and North Africa.

--Washington Center.--A proposal for a study program for students from Latin America and Africa.

The following professional and cultural exchange programs shall be eligible for consideration:

--Father Mychal Judge Center.--A proposal for academic, civic and cultural exchange with Ireland.

--Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission.--A proposal for educational exchange associated with the 400th Anniversary of the Jamestown Colony.

--Morehouse College.--A proposal for exchange with emerging leaders in South Africa.

--Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.--A proposal for a civic education exchange with elected officials and students from Ukraine.

--Ohio Northern University.--A proposal for exchanges with young lawyers in emerging democracies.

--Southern Methodist University.--A proposal regarding the Rule of Law Forum.

--University of Alaska-Fairbanks.--A proposal for exchange to support the Permafrost Conference.

--University of Iowa.--A proposal for an international writing program.

--University of Missouri.--A proposal targeted toward alleviating poverty and poor nutrition in rural Vietnam.

--University of Vermont.--A proposal to expand foreign language teacher training for teachers of Chinese and Mandarin to pre-college students.

--World Scholar-Athlete Games.--A proposal to support the World Scholar-Athlete Games.

The Committee requests the State Department to submit a report to the Committee 180 days after enactment of this act detailing the proposals received and their disposition.

PLUS.--The Committee is aware that the State Department is reformulating this undergraduate exchange program and requests to be consulted on future plans for such activities.

REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES

Appropriations, 2006 $8,175,000
Budget estimate, 2007 8,201,000
House allowance 8,175,000
Committee recommendation 8,175,000

The Committee recommends $8,175,000 for Representation Allowances, an amount equal to the fiscal year 2006 level and $26,000 below the request.

Representation allowances provide reimbursement to Foreign Service officers for expenditures incurred in their official capacities abroad in establishing and maintaining relations with officials of foreign governments and appropriate members of local communities.

PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS

Appropriations, 2006 $9,270,000
Budget estimate, 2007 9,288,000
House allowance 9,270,000
Committee recommendation 9,270,000

The Committee recommends $9,270,000 for the Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials, an amount that is $18,000 below the budget request.

This account reimburses 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.

The Committee recommends that in instances where a local jurisdiction will realize a financial benefit from a visit from a foreign dignitary, such circumstances should be taken into account by the State Department in assessing the need for reimbursement under this program. The Committee expects the State Department to treat such submissions diligently and provide reimbursement to local jurisdictions on a timely basis if claims are fully justified.

EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

Appropriations, 2006 $1,489,726,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,539,529,000
House allowance 1,505,020,000
Committee recommendation 1,388,820,000

The Committee recommends $1,388,820,000 for Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance, $150,709,000 below the budget estimate.

This account allows the State Department to manage the United States Government's real property assets overseas in order to provide diplomatic and consular missions with secure, safe, and functional facilities.

Senate Report 109-96 directed the State Department to report for each fiscal quarter: the date planned for each construction contract to be awarded during the current year and budget year; actual costs for each contract award; the cost of each embassy construction project identified in the budget request; a comparison to the Long Range Overseas Building Plan; and any contract savings or overrun realized at contract signing or during execution. In addition to this report, the State Department shall notify the Committee by letter for each embassy construction contract awarded. This notification shall include the estimated contract award contained in the budget estimate, and the actual award fee.

The request sought funding for 10 capital projects. The Committee recommendation includes funding for nine projects, and notes that the State Department reports more than $960,000,000 in unobligated balances in this account. Combined with contract savings, profits from asset management, and the growing cash balances carried over due to Capital Security Cost Sharing, funds available for this account during the current fiscal year exceed $2,500,000,000.

The following table details the adjustments recommended by the Committee:


[In thousands of dollars]
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Capital Security Projects   Fiscal year 2007 estimated costs Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia                                127,800                  127,800                             
Antananarivo, Madagascar                             114,300                  114,300                             
Asuncion, Paraguay                                   116,200                                             -116,200 
Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro                          130,100                  130,100                             
Kinshasa, DRC                                        111,600                  111,600                             
Lusaka, Zambia                                        99,300                   99,300                             
Manila, Philippines                                  157,600                  157,600                             
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso                             96,900                   96,900                             
Riga, Lativa                                          97,100                   97,100                             
Tijuana, Mexico                                       92,700                   92,700                             
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U.S. Embassy Belgium- The Committee directs that from within the recommended level of funds an increase of $10,300,000 shall be available to complete the renovations and security enhancements for the embassy in Brussels.

U.S. Embassy Thailand.--The Committee recommends funding for the site preparation and planning for construction of functional and residential requirements on the Rajdamri Compound, as described in Option One in the State Department's `Report on Rajdamri Property Development Options Pursuant to the Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference Accompanying the Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Act, 2006'.

EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006 $9,872,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 15,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 4,940,000
House allowance 4,940,000
Committee recommendation 4,940,000

The Committee recommends $4,940,000 for Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service, which is equal to the budget request.

REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006 $1,302,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,285,000
House allowance 1,285,000
Committee recommendation 1,285,000

The Committee recommends $1,285,000 for the Repatriation Loans Program Account, which is equal to the budget request.

PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

Appropriations, 2006 $19,499,000
Budget estimate, 2007 15,826,000
House allowance 15,826,000
Committee recommendation 15,826,000

The Committee recommends $15,826,000 for the American Institute in Taiwan, which is equal to the budget request.

PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $131,700,000
Budget estimate, 2007 125,000,000
House allowance 125,000,000
Committee recommendation 125,000,000

The Committee recommends an appropriation of $125,000,000 for this account, which is equal to the budget request.

This appropriation is authorized by Public Law 96-465, 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.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CONFERENCES

CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Appropriations, 2006 $1,151,318,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,268,523,000
House allowance 1,122,318,000
Committee recommendation 1,151,318,000

The Committee recommends $1,151,318,000 for Contributions to International Organizations, a decrease of $117,205,000 below the budget request, and equal to the level of funding provided for fiscal year 2006.

The Committee notes that the budget request seeks an increase of $117,205,000 above the enacted level. This requested increase of more than 10 percent comes at a time when the United Nations has proved unable to adopt the majority of management reforms recommended by the Secretary General, or to agree on an operating budget for the current year. The Committee recognizes that the failure of the General Assembly to pass management reform, combined with the misconduct of U.N. peacekeeping forces in the DROC, procurement scandals, and misconduct related to the Oil-for-Food program, threaten to undermine public support for the United Nations. This support is further weakened by the refusal of the Security Council to respond adequately to three critical issues: Iran's uranium enrichment program, urgent humanitarian and peacekeeping needs in Darfur, Sudan, and the regional threat posed by the illegitimate regime in Burma. Continued support for the United Nations will depend on the institution's ability to effectively address these--and other--global and regional threats.

Notwithstanding the shortcomings of the Security Council, the Committee has sought to further the Nation's humanitarian interests in Darfur and the security challenge posed by Iran though other programs and means.

Within the recommended level of funding, the Committee directs that not less than $83,192,000 shall be available for the IAEA. The IAEA, through its attempts to implement the NPT safeguards agreement, has focused the world on Iran's uranium enrichment program. The Security Council has failed to agree to any credible political or economic sanctions in the face of the threat posed by Iran. The Committee recommends voluntary contributions to the IAEA under the NADR account.

Within the recommended level of funding, the Committee directs that not less than $62,332,000 shall be available for NATO. The NATO alliance provides critical staff planning and logistics support to the African Union Mission in Sudan [AMIS]. Although the Security Council has yet to approve a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Darfur, the Congress funded support for AMIS through the Peacekeeping Operations account in Public Law 109-234 and prior acts. The Committee recognizes the important contributions made by NATO to security and stability operations in Afghanistan.

Although the Committee recommends funding to alleviate the suffering of Burmese refugees through foreign assistance programs, the threat posed by the SPDC to the people of Burma and the countries in the region is suited for urgent consideration by the United Nations. The junta's policies and actions--whether through the conduct of military operations against ethnic minorities, narcotics manufacturing and trafficking, and the outright oppression of democratic parties--merit immediate consideration by the Security Council.

As the United Nations reconsiders the current scale of assessments, the Committee recommends to the State Department that the current rate of assessment should not be increased, and that the United Nations consider economic factors such as purchasing power parity and foreign currency exchange rates.

The budget justification materials provided to the Committee in support of funding for 45 international organizations and affiliated agencies were devoid of program and budget information. From the justification materials provided, it is unclear to the Committee what benefit is derived from membership in some of these organizations.

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

Appropriations, 2006 $1,022,275,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 129,800,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,135,327,000
House allowance 1,135,327,000
Committee recommendation 1,135,327,000

The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,135,327,000, an amount equal to the budget request for Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities.

United Nations peacekeeping missions are of great value in those cases when the deployment of forces: serves as a suitable substitute to ease the personnel and operations tempo of U.S. forces; furthers the goals of the global war on terror; furthers the goals of U.S. regional commanders and the national security strategy; and, promotes peace and stability in contested regions. The approval of additional peacekeeping missions nevertheless comes at a significant cost. The request of $1,135,327,000 represents an increase of more than 10 percent above the level provided in Public Law 109-108, the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006. In addition, the Committee recommends funding for other peacekeeping activities through the PKO account. The accompanying bill retains language that requires 15-day advance notice of any new or expanded mission. The Committee urges the Secretary of State to consider any additional missions with great scrutiny.

The following table details the program recommended by the Committee:


[In thousands of dollars]
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Peacekeeping Activities                                Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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U.N. Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights                           11,241                   11,241                             
U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon                                                    24,228                   24,228                             
U.N. Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara                                 5,000                    5,000                             
U.N. Mission in Kosovo                                                           50,000                   50,000                             
U.N. Observer Mission in Georgia                                                  9,416                    9,416                             
War Crimes Tribunal--Yugoslavia                                                  25,075                   25,075                             
War Crimes Tribunal--Rwanda                                                      19,228                   19,228                             
U.N. Operations in the DROC                                                     152,745                  152,745                             
U.N. Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea                                             39,296                   39,296                             
U.N. Mission in Liberia                                                         150,000                  150,000                             
U.N. Mission in Sudan                                                           441,873                  441,873                             
U.N. Operation in Cote d'Ivoire                                                  84,225                   84,225                             
U.N. Mission in Haiti                                                           123,000                  123,000                             
Total                                                                         1,135,327                1,135,327                             
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The Committee directs that the recommended level of funding shall be allocated for fiscal year 2007 as assessed for the missions in the table above. The State Department shall account for these funds by detailing funds available by fiscal year, assessed costs for each mission by fiscal year, and any changes to the recommended level of funding. The Committee notes that not less than $31,700,000 was provided for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Sudan, and $98,000,000 was provided for a U.N. mission in Darfur in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006. Although the United Nations has not deployed a peacekeeping force in Darfur, the Committee recommends funds for the eventual assessed costs of such a mission within the total for the U.N. mission in Sudan.

The budget request did not seek funding for the continued presence of a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Cyprus (UNFICYP) during fiscal year 2007. The Committee understands that the need for this mission will continue, and directs the State Department to meet assessed costs within the recommended level of funding.

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $27,643,000
Budget estimate, 2007 28,453,000
House allowance 28,453,000
Committee recommendation 28,453,000

The Committee recommends $28,453,000 for this account, which is equal to the budget request.

CONSTRUCTION

Appropriations, 2006 $5,232,000
Budget estimate, 2007 5,237,000
House allowance 9,237,000
Committee recommendation 5,237,000

The Committee recommends $5,237,000 for this account, an amount equal to the budget request.

None of the funds provided under this heading may be obligated until the State Department has submitted, and the Committee has approved, a spending plan in accordance with section 104 of this act.

The Committee directs that $250,000 be made available for the Rio Grande Canalization project.

AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2006 $9,911,000
Budget estimate, 2007 9,587,000
House allowance 9,587,000
Committee recommendation 10,000,000

The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for this account, which is $413,000 above the budget request.

Within the amount provided, $1,285,000 is for the International Boundary Commission, $6,540,000 is for the International Joint Commission, and $2,175,000 is for the Border Environment Cooperation Commission. Within the amount provided for the International Joint Commission, $500,000 is for the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2006 $23,694,000
Budget estimate, 2007 20,651,000
House allowance 20,651,000
Committee recommendation 23,711,000

The Committee recommends $23,711,000 for this account, which is an increase of $3,060,000 above the budget request.

The Committee recommendations are displayed, by program, in the following table:

INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                                 Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from  budget estimate 
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Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission                                     1,800                    1,800                              
Great Lakes Fisheries Commission [GLFC]                                    12,140                   15,500                       +3,360 
Pacific Salmon Commission                                                   2,800                    3,000                         +200 
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission                              250                      250                              
International Pacific Halibut Commission                                    2,300                    2,300                              
Other Commissions                                                           1,361                      861                         -500 
Total, International Fisheries Commissions                                 20,651                   23,711                       +3,060 
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Within the amount provided for the GLFC, $500,000 is for the eradication of lampreys in Lake Champlain. The GLFC is directed to give priority to States that have provided matching grants when distributing lampricide funds.

OTHER

PAYMENT TO THE ASIA FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2006 $13,821,000
Budget estimate, 2007 10,000,000
House allowance 13,821,000
Committee recommendation 14,000,000

The Committee recommends $14,000,000 for TAF, which is $4,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee strongly supports the programs and activities of TAF, and encourages TAF to coordinate with the State Department on a Books for Asia program for Burma.

CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN-WESTERN DIALOGUE TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $5,923,000
Budget estimate, 2007 750,000
House allowance 375,000
Committee recommendation 750,000

The Committee recommends $750,000 for the Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund (as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2078).

EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $494,000
Budget estimate, 2007 500,000
House allowance 500,000
Committee recommendation 500,000

The Committee recommends $500,000 from interest and earnings in the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund, authorized by the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-454).

ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2006 $370,000
Budget estimate, 2007 375,000
House allowance 375,000
Committee recommendation 375,000

The Committee recommends $375,000 from interest and earnings in the Israeli Arab Scholarship Endowment Fund, authorized by section 214 of Public Law 102-138, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993. The recommendation is equal to the budget request.

EAST-WEST CENTER

Appropriations, 2006 $18,994,000
Budget estimate, 2007 12,000,000
House allowance 3,000,000
Committee recommendation 19,000,000

The Committee recommends $19,000,000 for the East-West Center, an increase of $7,000,000 above the request.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

Appropriations, 2006 $74,042,000
Budget estimate, 2007 80,000,000
House allowance 50,000,000
Committee recommendation 8,800,000

The Committee recommends $8,800,000 for NED for administrative expenses under this heading. Program funds are contained under the DF account. The Committee strongly supports NED's programs and activities to strengthen democratic institutions around the world.

RELATED AGENCIES

BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS

INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

Appropriations, 2006 $620,000,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 10,274,000
Budget estimate, 2007 617,338,000
House allowance 646,279,000
Committee recommendation 617,338,000

The Committee recommends $617,338,000 for IBO, which is equal to the request.

This account funds the operating and engineering costs of VOA, RFE/RL, RFA, MTN, Worldnet Television, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The Committee strongly supports the important programs and activities of these organizations.

The Committee recommendations, by function, are displayed in the following table:

IBO
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                         Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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International Broadcasting Bureau [IBB]:                                                                                       
VOA                                                               170,760                  170,760                             
Engineering and Technical Services                                150,121                  150,121                             
Agency Direction                                                   29,879                   29,879                             
Management                                                         49,453                   49,453                             
Program Support                                                    20,668                   20,668                             
Subtotal, IBB                                                     420,881                  420,881                             
Independent Grantee Organizations:                                                                                             
RFE/RL                                                             75,515                   75,515                             
RFA                                                                31,138                   31,138                             
Middle East Broadcasting Networks                                  89,804                   89,804                             
Subtotal, Grantees                                                196,457                  196,457                             
Total, IBO                                                        617,338                  617,338                             
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Iran- The Committee notes that an additional $10,274,000 for international broadcasting efforts to Iran is contained in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

North Korea.--The Committee recommends not less than $5,000,000 for broadcasting into North Korea through RFA Korea Service and VOA Korea Service. The Committee is concerned about the lack of hours of original content broadcast daily, and the antiquated technology employed for transmissions. The Committee intends these funds to be used to increase original content and to improve the accessibility of radio transmissions by upgrading to medium wave radio technology.

BROADCASTING TO CUBA

Appropriations, 2006 ...........................
Budget estimate, 2007 $36,279,000
House allowance ...........................
Committee recommendation 36,279,000

The Committee recommends $36,279,000 for this account, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee requests to be consulted on the uses of these funds.

BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Appropriations, 2006 $10,893,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 25,826,000
Budget estimate, 2007 18,286,000
House allowance 7,624,000
Committee recommendation 7,624,000

The Committee recommends $7,624,000 for this account, an amount that is $10,662,000 below the budget request.

The Committee notes that an additional $25,826,000 for capital improvements relating to United States international broadcasting efforts to Iran is contained in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $493,000
Budget estimate, 2007 493,000
House allowance 493,000
Committee recommendation 493,000

The Committee recommends $493,000 for the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, which is equal to the budget request.

COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $3,258,000
Budget estimate, 2007 3,000,000
House allowance 3,000,000
Committee recommendation 3,000,000

The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the Commission on International Religious Freedom, an amount equal to the budget request.

COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $2,004,000
Budget estimate, 2007 2,110,000
House allowance 2,110,000
Committee recommendation 2,110,000

The Committee recommends $2,110,000 for the CSCE, which is equal to the budget request.

CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $1,876,000
Budget estimate, 2007 2,000,000
House allowance 2,000,000
Committee recommendation 2,000,000

The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for this Commission, which is equal to the budget request.

HELP COMMISSION

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 ...........................
Budget estimate, 2007 $1,000,000
House allowance 1,250,000
Committee recommendation 250,000

The Committee recommends $250,000 for the HELP Commission, an amount that is $750,000 below the request.

UNITED STATES-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $2,962,000
Budget estimate, 2007 4,000,000
House allowance 4,000,000
Committee recommendation 3,000,000

The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for this Commission, which is $1,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee provides that $1,500,000 shall be obligated only after the Secretary of State consults with the Committee on the findings of the GAO's audit of the Commission.

UNITED STATES SENATE INTERPARLIAMENTARY GROUPS

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $149,000
Budget estimate, 2007 ...........................
House allowance ...........................
Committee recommendation 325,000

The Committee recommends $325,000 for the United States Senate Interparliamentary Groups, of which $175,000 is for programs relating to China and $150,000 is for activities relating to Japan.

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $22,064,000
Budget estimate, 2007 26,979,000
House allowance 26,979,000
Committee recommendation 22,065,000

The Committee recommends $22,065,000 for the USIP, which is $4,914,000 below the budget request. The Committee notes that this amount is in addition to $5,000,000 included for USIP programs and activities on Iraq and Afghanistan included in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

GENERAL PROVISIONS--TITLE I

SEC. 101. Publicity or Propaganda.

SEC. 102. Availability of Funds.

SEC. 103. Consulting Services.

SEC. 104. Reprogramming of Funds.

SEC. 105. Peacekeeping Missions.

SEC. 106. Unobligated Balances Report.

SEC. 107. Restrictions on United Nations Delegations.

SEC. 108. Embassy Construction.

SEC. 109. Allowances and Differentials.

SEC. 110. Transfer Authority.

SEC. 111. United States Citizens Born in Jerusalem.

SEC. 112. Senior Policy Operating Group.

SEC. 113. State Department Authorities.

SEC. 114. Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation.

SEC. 115. Allocations.

SEC. 116. Peacekeeping Activities.

SEC. 117. Restriction on Contributions to the United Nations.

SEC. 118. Ceilings and Earmarks.

SEC. 119. Contracting With Persons Doing Business With Libya.

SEC. 120. Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs.

SEC. 121. Denial of Visas.

SEC. 122. Personnel Actions.

SEC. 123. Attendance at International Conferences.

SEC. 124. References.

SEC. 125. The United States-Japan Interparliamentary Group.

SEC. 126. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

TITLES II-V.

FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS

TITLE II

EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

Appropriations, 2006 $990,000
Budget estimate, 2007 988,000
House allowance 988,000
Committee recommendation 988,000

SUBSIDY APPROPRIATION

Appropriations, 2006 $99,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 26,382,000
House allowance 26,382,000
Committee recommendation 26,382,000

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $72,468,000
Budget estimate, 2007 75,234,000
House allowance 69,234,000
Committee recommendation 69,234,000

The Committee recommends $988,000 for the Inspector General, an amount equal to the budget request, and $69,234,000 for Administrative Expenses for the Export-Import Bank, which is $6,000,000 below the request. The Committee recommends $26,382,000 for the subsidy appropriation, an amount equal to the request.

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

SUBSIDY APPROPRIATION

DIRECT LOANS

Appropriations, 2006 $20,073,000
Budget estimate, 2007 20,035,000
House allowance 20,035,000
Committee recommendation 20,035,000

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $41,851,000
Budget estimate, 2007 45,453,000
House allowance 44,453,000
Committee recommendation 44,453,000

The Committee recommends $44,453,000 for OPIC administrative expenses, a decrease of $1,000,000 below the budget request.

TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Appropriations, 2006 $50,391,000
Budget estimate, 2007 50,300,000
House allowance 50,300,000
Committee recommendation 50,300,000

The Committee recommends $50,300,000 for the TDA, an amount equal to the budget request.

TITLE III

BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

Appropriations, 2006 $4,600,050,000
Budget estimate, 2007 4,014,526,000
House allowance 4,090,813,000
Committee recommendation 7,389,600,000

The amounts listed in the above table for fiscal year 2006 appropriations, the fiscal year 2007 budget estimate and the Committee recommendation, include funds appropriated or requested under child survival and health programs, development assistance, USAID operating expenses, USAID Inspector General operating expenses, mandatory retirement expenses, international disaster and famine assistance, transition initiatives, and credit programs.

CHILD SURVIVAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006 $1,569,150,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 7,800,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,433,000,000
House allowance 1,575,613,000
Committee recommendation 4,793,807,000

The Committee recommends a total of $4,793,807,000 for the CSHPF, which supports health programs and activities abroad, including those to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, and to reduce child mortality and morbidity rates. The Committee consolidates all funding contained in the budget request for health related programs under the CSHPF, and makes these funds available directly to the President for apportionment to USAID and the State Department. The Committee reiterates its strong support for a comprehensive approach to global health, with an emphasis on building local capacity in developing countries to conduct effective disease surveillance and deliver basic health services.

The Committee directs that of the funds provided under this heading, $2,894,000,000 shall be allocated to the State Department for programs and activities under the GHI, and $1,899,807,000 shall be allocated to USAID. Subaccount allocations are detailed in the following table:

CHILD SURVIVAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account                             Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Child Survival and Maternal Health                           421,503                  468,385                     +46,882 
Family Planning/Reproductive Health                          342,268                  465,268                    +123,000 
HIV/AIDS                                                   3,337,870                3,437,870                    +100,000 
Neglected Diseases                                                                     25,000                     +25,000 
Other Infectious Diseases                                    397,284                  367,284                     -30,000 
Vulnerable Children                                            9,000                   30,000                     +21,000 
Total                                                      4,507,925                4,793,807                    +285,882 
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PROGRAM ISSUES

CHILD SURVIVAL AND MATERNAL HEALTH

The Committee recommends $468,385,000 for child survival and maternal health activities, an amount that is $46,882,000 above the budget request. The Committee consolidates funds contained in the budget request for these purposes in the CSHPF ($323,000,000), ESF ($78,829,000), SEED ($1,318,000), FSA ($16,412,000), and ACI ($1,944,000) accounts under the CSHPF. Funds for child survival and maternal health activities are allocated in the following table:


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                    Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa:                                                                                                                   
Angola                                                         1,000                    1,000                             
Benin                                                          2,050                    2,050                             
Burundi                                                        1,100                    1,100                             
DROC                                                           8,650                    8,650                             
Djibouti                                                         660                      660                             
Ethiopia                                                       7,388                    7,388                             
Ghana                                                          2,950                    2,950                             
Guinea                                                         1,250                    1,250                             
Kenya                                                          1,000                    1,000                             
Liberia                                                        1,500                    1,500                             
Madagascar                                                     3,475                    3,475                             
Malawi                                                         2,200                    2,200                             
Mali                                                           3,900                    3,900                             
Mozambique                                                     4,600                    4,600                             
Nigeria                                                        4,000                    4,000                             
Rwanda                                                         2,250                    2,250                             
Senegal                                                        2,650                    2,650                             
Sierra Leone                                                     300                      300                             
South Africa                                                   2,000                    2,000                             
Sudan                                                         10,923                   10,923                             
Tanzania                                                       3,125                    3,125                             
Uganda                                                         2,260                    2,260                             
Zambia                                                         4,408                    4,408                             
Africa Regional                                                9,720                   21,720                     +12,000 
REDSO-ESA                                                      1,612                    1,612                             
West Africa Regional Program                                   1,012                    1,012                             
Subtotal, Africa                                              85,983                   97,983                     +12,000 
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                
Cambodia                                                       5,154                    5,154                             
Indonesia                                                     14,691                   14,691                             
Philippines                                                    4,362                    4,362                             
Timor-Leste                                                    1,500                    1,500                             
Asia Regional                                                    752                      752                             
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                           26,459                   26,459                             
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                       
Albania                                                        1,318                    1,318                             
Armenia                                                        2,098                    2,098                             
Azerbaijan                                                     1,703                    1,703                             
Georgia                                                        2,218                    2,218                             
Kazakhstan                                                     1,051                    1,051                             
Kyrgyzstan                                                     2,745                    2,745                             
Tajikstan                                                      1,550                    1,550                             
Turkmenistan                                                     643                      643                             
Ukraine                                                        2,353                    2,353                             
Uzbekistan                                                     1,371                    1,371                             
Central Asian Republics Regional                                 360                      360                             
Europe Regional                                                  320                      320                             
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                  17,730                   17,730                             
Near East:                                                                                                                
Egypt                                                          6,519                    6,519                             
Jordan                                                         6,500                    6,500                             
Yemen                                                          2,300                    2,300                             
Subtotal, Near East                                           15,319                   15,319                             
South Asia:                                                                                                               
Afghanistan                                                   46,464                   46,464                             
Bangladesh                                                     9,319                    9,319                             
India                                                         14,555                   14,555                             
Nepal                                                          4,965                    4,965                             
Pakistan                                                      47,665                   47,665                             
Subtotal, South Asia                                         122,968                  122,968                             
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                       
Bolivia                                                        5,500                    5,500                             
Colombia                                                       1,194                    1,194                             
Dominican Republic                                             2,780                    2,780                             
Ecuador                                                        1,500                    1,500                             
El Salvador                                                    3,000                    3,000                             
Guatemala                                                      4,346                    4,346                             
Haiti                                                          8,600                    8,600                             
Honduras                                                       3,288                    3,288                             
Nicaragua                                                      3,000                    3,000                             
Paraguay                                                       1,000                    1,000                             
Peru                                                           5,950                    5,950                             
LAC Regional                                                   2,475                    2,475                             
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                  42,633                   42,633                             
Global Health--USAID                                          69,568                   69,568                             
International Partnerships:                                                                                               
GAVI                                                          35,118                   70,000                     +34,882 
GAIN                                                           2,500                    2,500                             
Polio/WHO and bilateral missions                               3,225                    3,225                             
Subtotal, Intenational Partnerships                           40,843                   75,725                     +34,882 
Subtotal, USAID                                              110,411                  145,293                     +34,882 
Total                                                        421,503                  468,385                     +46,882 
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Christian Blind Missions International USA- The Committee recommends USAID consider and fund a proposal from CBMI-USA to address physical disabilities in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Facial Deformities in Children- The Committee recognizes the work of Operation Smile and recommends $2,000,000 for its medical and educational activities in developing countries. The Committee supports the expansion of Operation Smile's activities in countries with significant Muslim populations.

GAVI Fund.--The Committee recommends $70,000,000 for a contribution to the GAVI Fund, an increase of $34,882,000 above the budget request.

Iodine Deficiency Disorders- The Committee recommends at least $2,500,000 for the Kiwanis/UNICEF IDD partnership program.

Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante.--The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for the programs and activities of Zamni Lasante to improve child and maternal health in the Central Plateau of Haiti.

Polio- The Committee recommends $32,000,000 for programs to eradicate polio, and notes that according to the WHO only four countries remain polio-endemic: Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Project C.U.R.E.--The Committee is aware that Project C.U.R.E., a non-profit humanitarian relief organization, has redistributed tons of overstock and surplus medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in over 100 developing countries. The Committee endorses this cost-effective way of providing much needed medical and supplies to hospitals and clinics overseas, and recommends up to $2,000,000 for such purposes. The Committee believes that this is an example of the participatory activity USAID should encourage, and which is discussed further under the DA account.

Vitamin A and Other Micronutrients- The Committee recommends at least $30,000,000 for USAID's micronutrient program, of which at least $20,000,000 should be for programs related to Vitamin A deficiency.

FAMILY PLANNING/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

The Committee recommends $465,268,000 for family planning and reproductive health programs. The Committee consolidates funds requested for these purposes in the CSHPF ($294,000,000), ESF ($38,050,000), SEED ($531,000) and FSA ($9,687,000) accounts under the CSHPF. Funds are allocated in the following table:

FAMILY PLANNING/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account                             Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa:                                                                                                                   
Angola                                                         1,702                    1,702                             
Benin                                                          1,873                    1,873                             
DROC                                                           4,937                    4,937                             
Ethiopia                                                      17,025                   17,025                             
Ghana                                                          5,465                    5,465                             
Guinea                                                         2,043                    2,043                             
Kenya                                                          7,661                    7,661                             
Liberia                                                          511                      511                             
Madagascar                                                     3,524                    3,524                             
Malawi                                                         3,575                    3,575                             
Mali                                                           5,533                    5,533                             
Mozambique                                                     4,767                    4,767                             
Nigeria                                                       11,577                   11,577                             
Rwanda                                                         2,979                    2,979                             
Senegal                                                        2,447                    2,447                             
South Africa                                                   1,130                    1,130                             
Sudan                                                          1,000                    1,000                             
Tanzania                                                       4,937                    4,937                             
Uganda                                                         4,852                    4,852                             
Zambia                                                         2,724                    2,724                             
Zimbabwe                                                       1,021                    1,021                             
Africa Regional                                                1,700                   32,450                     +30,750 
REDSO-ESA                                                      1,653                    1,653                             
West Africa Regional Program                                   6,661                    6,661                             
Subtotal, Africa                                             101,297                  132,047                     +30,750 
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                
Cambodia                                                       2,735                    2,735                             
Indonesia                                                      1,500                    1,500                             
Philippines                                                   11,720                   11,720                             
Asia Regional                                                  1,000                   31,750                     +30,750 
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                           16,955                   47,705                     +30,750 
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                       
Albania                                                          300                      300                             
Armenia                                                        3,221                    3,221                             
Azerbaijan                                                     1,350                    1,350                             
Georgia                                                          356                      356                             
Kazakhstan                                                        86                       86                             
Kyrgyzstan                                                       242                      242                             
Russia                                                         2,650                    2,650                             
Tajikstan                                                        145                      145                             
Ukraine                                                        1,250                    1,250                             
Uzbekistan                                                       144                      144                             
Central Asian Republics Regional                                  33                       33                             
Europe Regional                                                  441                      441                             
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                  10,218                   10,218                             
Near East:                                                                                                                
Egypt                                                         13,017                   13,017                             
Jordan                                                        10,000                   10,000                             
Yemen                                                          2,383                    2,383                             
Subtotal, Near East                                           25,400                   25,400                             
South Asia:                                                                                                               
Afghanistan                                                   28,836                   28,836                             
Bangladesh                                                    12,892                   12,892                             
India                                                         11,291                   11,291                             
Nepal                                                          5,001                    5,001                             
Pakistan                                                      10,105                   10,105                             
Subtotal, South Asia                                          68,125                   68,125                             
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                       
Bolivia                                                        5,704                    5,704                             
Dominican Republic                                             1,800                    1,800                             
El Salvador                                                    2,144                    2,144                             
Guatemala                                                      5,205                    5,205                             
Haiti                                                          6,212                    6,212                             
Honduras                                                       3,246                    3,246                             
Jamaica                                                        1,000                    1,000                             
Nicaragua                                                      2,661                    2,661                             
Paraguay                                                       1,106                    1,106                             
Peru                                                           5,191                    5,191                             
LAC Regional                                                   1,367                   32,117                     +30,750 
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                  35,636                   66,386                     +30,750 
Global Health--USAID 1                                        84,637                  115,387                     +30,750 
Subtotal, USAID                                               84,637                  115,387                     +30,750 
Total                                                        342,268                  465,268                    +123,000 
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The Committee has not included the language contained in previous acts regarding abortion and involuntary sterilization (section 518). The prohibitions contained in that section are identical to those contained in permanent law, section 104(f) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Therefore, the Committee feels that it is unnecessary to repeat them. The Committee has renamed section 518 as `Voluntary Family Planning Programs' and includes in this new section language requiring that family planning programs be voluntary. This language, except for formatting changes, is identical to language currently found under the CSHPF and consists primarily of a provision commonly referred to as the Tiahrt Amendment. It is the Committee's intent that in all respects the change in format represents no change in the substance or scope of current law. Subsection (f) of new section 518 makes the provisions of that section applicable to foreign operations funds appropriated for fiscal year 2007 and for any subsequent fiscal year.

Fistula Repair- The Committee supports efforts to prevent and repair the physically and socially debilitating condition of fistula, and recommends $10,000,000 be made available to increase access to skilled birth attendants, train health personnel, and reduce the incidence of child marriage and gender based violence.

HIV/AIDS

The Committee recommends $3,437,870,000 for programs and activities to combat HIV/AIDS. The Committee consolidates funds requested for this purpose in the CSHPF ($425,000,000), ESF ($4,163,000), SEED ($492,000), FSA ($14,215,000) and GHI ($2,894,000,000) accounts under the CSHPF. Funds are allocated in the following table:

HIV/AIDS
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Account                                      Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa:                                                                                                                            
Angola                                                                  2,772                    2,772                             
Benin                                                                   1,980                    1,980                             
Botswana                                                               58,000                   58,000                             
Burundi                                                                 1,980                    1,980                             
Cote d'Ivoire                                                          47,000                   47,000                             
DROC                                                                    3,960                    3,960                             
Djibouti                                                                   75                       75                             
Ethiopia                                                              225,000                  225,000                             
Ghana                                                                   6,633                    6,633                             
Guinea                                                                  2,178                    2,178                             
Kenya                                                                 285,000                  285,000                             
Liberia                                                                   990                      990                             
Madagascar                                                              1,980                    1,980                             
Malawi                                                                 11,385                   11,385                             
Mali                                                                    3,960                    3,960                             
Mozambique                                                            124,000                  124,000                             
Namibia                                                                73,000                   73,000                             
Nigeria                                                               272,000                  272,000                             
Rwanda                                                                 82,000                   82,000                             
Senegal                                                                 5,786                    5,786                             
South Africa                                                          330,000                  330,000                             
Sudan                                                                   1,485                    1,485                             
Tanzania                                                              155,000                  155,000                             
Uganda                                                                188,000                  188,000                             
Zambia                                                                155,000                  155,000                             
Zimbabwe                                                                9,801                    9,801                             
Africa Regional                                                         2,513                    2,513                             
REDSO-ESA                                                               5,445                    5,445                             
Regional Center for Southern Africa                                     7,411                    7,411                             
West Africa Regional Program                                            8,217                    8,217                             
Subtotal, Africa                                                    2,072,551                2,072,551                             
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                         
Cambodia                                                               14,652                   14,652                             
Indonesia                                                               8,316                    8,316                             
Philippines                                                               990                      990                             
Vietnam                                                                54,000                   54,000                             
Asia Regional                                                           1,089                    1,089                             
Regional Development Mission                                           14,068                   14,068                             
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                                    93,115                   93,115                             
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                                
Albania                                                                   100                      100                             
Armenia                                                                   160                      160                             
Georgia                                                                 1,075                    1,075                             
Kazakhstan                                                                898                      898                             
Kyrgyzstan                                                                739                      739                             
Moldova                                                                   266                      266                             
Russia                                                                  8,291                    8,291                             
Tajikstan                                                               1,154                    1,154                             
Turkmenistan                                                              262                      262                             
Ukraine                                                                 5,244                    5,244                             
Uzbekistan                                                              1,012                    1,012                             
Central Asian Republics Regional                                        1,238                    1,238                             
Europe Regional                                                           652                      652                             
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                           21,091                   21,091                             
Near East:                                                                                                                         
Egypt                                                                   1,488                    1,488                             
Jordan                                                                    500                      500                             
Subtotal, Near East                                                     1,988                    1,988                             
South Asia:                                                                                                                        
Bangladesh                                                              2,673                    2,673                             
India                                                                  16,335                   16,335                             
Nepal                                                                   6,633                    6,633                             
Pakistan                                                                2,430                    2,430                             
Subtotal, South Asia                                                   28,071                   28,071                             
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                                
Bolivia                                                                 1,000                    1,000                             
Brazil                                                                  3,785                    3,785                             
Dominican Republic                                                      5,138                    5,138                             
El Salvador                                                             1,089                    1,089                             
Guatemala                                                               1,287                    1,287                             
Guyana                                                                 25,000                   25,000                             
Haiti                                                                  63,000                   63,000                             
Honduras                                                                5,136                    5,136                             
Jamaica                                                                 1,300                    1,300                             
Mexico                                                                  2,200                    2,200                             
Nicaragua                                                               1,000                    1,000                             
Peru                                                                    1,200                    1,200                             
Caribbean Regional                                                      5,140                    5,140                             
Central American Regional                                               5,000                    5,000                             
LAC Regional                                                              509                      509                             
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                          121,784                  121,784                             
Global Fund Contribution                                              200,000                  300,000                    +100,000 
Global Fund Contribution (from within funds)                                                 [300,000]                  [+300,000] 
Global Programs--GHI:                                                                                                              
Central Programs                                                      480,000                  472,000                      -8,000 
International Partnerships                                             27,000                   31,000                      +4,000 
UNAIDS                                                               [27,000]                 [31,000]                             
Other Bilateral Programs                                               50,000                   50,000                             
Strategic Information/Evaluation                                       36,000                   36,000                             
Technical Oversight and Management                                     65,000                   51,500                     -13,500 
Subtotal, Global Programs--GHI                                        658,000                  640,500                     -17,500 
Global Health--USAID                                                   64,179                   51,179                     -13,000 
International Partnerships--USAID:                                                                                                 
Microbicides                                                           32,000                   45,000                     +13,000 
Commodities                                                            30,205                   30,205                             
IAVI                                                                   13,500                   31,000                     +17,500 
Subtotal, International Partnerships                                   75,705                  106,205                     +30,500 
Program and Policy Coordination--USAID                                  1,386                    1,386                             
Subtotal, GHI and USAID                                               999,270                1,099,270                    +100,000 
Total                                                               3,337,870                3,437,870                    +100,000 
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Cambodian Children- The Committee recommends USAID consider and fund a proposal from PUAA The Foundation for Cambodia, in conjunction with the Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance, for a program to reduce the stigma and discrimination of Cambodian children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, to facilitate access to treatment for these children, and to provide social and socio-economic support to these children and their families.

Food and Nutrition- The Committee is aware that the provision of food and nutrition support is an important means of improving adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment regimes and reducing mortality. The Committee urges the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator, in consultation with the DFA and other groups and agencies responsible for food aid and nutrition, to more fully coordinate and integrate nutrition interventions within HIV/AIDS treatment and care programs.

The Global AIDS Coordinator, in consultation with the DFA, should report to the Committee no later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this act on the following regarding PEPFAR focus countries: (1) the level of funding within the Emergency Plan for fiscal year 2006 that was spent on food and nutritional support for people living with HIV/AIDS; and, (2) the steps the Global AIDS Coordinator has taken to address the challenges identified in the `Report on Food and Nutrition for People Living with HIV/AIDS', May 2006.

Global Fund- The Committee recommends $600,000,000 for a U.S. contribution to the Global Fund. Of this amount, $300,000,000 is to be derived from within funds requested for HIV/AIDS.

The Committee urges the Governments of Saudi Arabia, the PRC, and Kuwait to significantly increase their respective contributions to the Global Fund.

Media Programs- The Committee reiterates its support for USAID's media programs to combat HIV/AIDS, and recommends expansion of the program to other countries in Africa.

Microbicides.--The Committee recommends $45,000,000 for research on and development of microbicides as a means of combating HIV/AIDS, of which up to $5,000,000 is for the International Partnership for Microbicides.

Mother-to-Child Transmission- The Committee continues to strongly support programs that prevent mother-to-child transmission [PMTCT] of HIV. The Committee believes that additional resources are required to expand access to these programs, including care and treatment. The Committee directs the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to provide the resources and technical assistance necessary to expand access to PMTCT services, including effective drug regimes, and to encourage stronger linkages between PMTCT and care and treatment programs.

Orphans.--The Committee notes that section 403(b) of title IV of Public Law 108-25, the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003, mandates not less than 10 percent of HIV/AIDS assistance for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. The Committee directs the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to ensure that this level of assistance is made available.

Osmosis Technology- The Committee recognizes the importance of potable water to individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, and encourages USAID and the State Department to consider funding for a demonstration project utilizing forward osmosis technology to provide low cost, potable water to individuals participating in ARV regimes and for infant formula to infants of HIV-infected mothers.

Pediatric AIDS Corps- The Committee recommends the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator give full consideration to a proposal by the Pediatric AIDS Corps to continue ongoing efforts to treat pediatric AIDS patients and build local capacity for pediatric and family HIV/AIDS specialty care and treatment.

Pediatric Treatment- The Committee remains concerned that children may not have adequate access to HIV/AIDS treatment programs, and recommends the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator consider increased HIV/AIDS funding for the treatment of infants and children. The Committee directs the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to report to the Committee no later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this act on: the number of infants and children currently targeted for treatment as a percentage of total HIV/AIDS funds in PEPFAR focus countries; the feasibility of establishing a treatment ratio for infants and children; and, existing reporting mechanisms that identify pediatric populations in PEPFAR focus countries, including recommendations for improving these mechanisms.

Safe Blood for Africa- The Committee continues to support Safe Blood for Africa, which assists African nations through training and technical assistance to develop systems to ensure that blood supplies are screened for HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

Stay Alive Program.--The Committee reiterates its support for the Stay Alive Program of United Families International and encourages USAID and the State Department to provide funding for this program, especially for programs in Africa.

Targeted Evaluation- The Committee believes that targeted evaluation is essential to maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS programs and activities, including through evaluation of best practices, and programmatic innovation and implementation. The Committee directs the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator to submit a report to the Committee no later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this act outlining the approach toward targeted evaluation, including an outline of the resources provided for such purposes from fiscal years 2004 to 2006, and the amount proposed for fiscal year 2007.

Voice for Humanity- The Committee recognizes the successful programs conducted by VFH and recommends continued support of programs, as appropriate.

NEGLECTED DISEASES

The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for programs and activities to continue and expand support for an integrated response to the control of neglected diseases, including intestinal parasites, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, trachoma, and leprosy. The Committee requests to be consulted on the uses of these funds, including country-specific allocations.

OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Committee recommends a total of $367,284,000 for infectious diseases other than HIV/AIDS, an amount $30,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee consolidates funds contained in the budget request for these purposes, with modifications, in the CSHPF ($382,000,000), ESF ($3,247,000), SEED ($343,000) and FSA ($11,694,000) accounts under the CSHPF. Funds are allocated in the following table:

OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                    Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate                         Antimicrobial Resistance Total fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
                                                                  TB Malaria Avian influenza                                                                                                                      
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Africa:                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Angola                                                           400   7,500                                                                           7,900                    7,900                             
Benin                                                                  2,500                                                                           2,500                    2,500                             
Djibouti                                                         225                                                                                     225                      225                             
DROC                                                           1,550   2,500                                      273                                  4,323                    4,323                             
Ethiopia                                                       1,200   2,500                                      700                                  4,400                    4,400                             
Ghana                                                            500   2,500                                      495                                  3,495                    3,495                             
Kenya                                                          1,500   4,450                                                                           5,950                    5,950                             
Madagascar                                                             2,500                                                                           2,500                    2,500                             
Malawi                                                         1,400   2,500                                                                           3,900                    3,900                             
Mali                                                                   2,500                                                                           2,500                    2,500                             
Mozambique                                                     1,000   5,150                                      412                                  6,562                    6,562                             
Namibia                                                        1,180                                                                                   1,180                    1,180                             
Nigeria                                                        1,600   2,500                                                                           4,100                    4,100                             
Rwanda                                                                 2,500                                                                           2,500                    2,500                             
Senegal                                                          800   2,500                                                                           3,300                    3,300                             
South Africa                                                   2,000                                                                                   2,000                    2,000                             
Sudan                                                            500   2,500                                      792                                  3,792                    3,792                             
Tanzania                                                         400  11,500                                      700                                 12,600                   12,600                             
Uganda                                                         1,900   9,500                                                                          11,400                   11,400                             
Zambia                                                         1,000   6,270                                                                           7,270                    7,270                             
Africa Regional                                                2,410 111,259                                    2,273                                115,942                  115,942                             
REDSO-ESA                                                        800                                                                                     800                      800                             
Subtotal, Africa                                              20,365 183,129                                    5,645                                209,139                  209,139                             
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                                                                                                        
Cambodia                                                       3,500                                            1,337                                  4,837                    4,837                             
Indonesia                                                      3,000                                                                                   3,000                    3,000                             
Philippines                                                    4,000                                                                                   4,000                    4,000                             
Timor-Leste                                                      750                                              750                                  1,500                    1,500                             
Regional Development Mission--Asia                             1,650   3,495                                    1,794                                  6,939                    6,939                             
Asia Regional                                                                                                     446                                    446                      446                             
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                           12,900   3,495                                    4,327                                 20,722                   20,722                             
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                                                                                                               
Albania                                                          100                                                                                     100                      100                             
Armenia                                                           60                                              300                                    360                      360                             
Georgia                                                        1,109                                               45                                  1,154                    1,154                             
Kazakhstan                                                       564                                                                                     564                      564                             
Kyrgyzstan                                                       767                                                                                     767                      767                             
Moldova                                                                                                           312                                    312                      312                             
Russia                                                         3,575                                              400                                  3,975                    3,975                             
Tajikstan                                                        739                                                                                     739                      739                             
Turkmenistan                                                     495                                                                                     495                      495                             
Ukraine                                                        1,400                                                                                   1,400                    1,400                             
Uzbekistan                                                       859                                                                                     859                      859                             
Central Asian Republics Regional                                 859                                                                                     859                      859                             
Europe Regional                                                  243                                              210                                    453                      453                             
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                  10,770                                            1,267                                 12,037                   12,037                             
Near East:                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Egypt                                                                                                           1,122                                  1,122                    1,122                             
Subtotal, Near East                                                                                             1,122                                  1,122                    1,122                             
South Asia:                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Afghanistan                                                    1,300     200                                                                           1,500                    1,500                             
Bangladesh                                                     1,000                                                                                   1,000                    1,000                             
India                                                          4,700                                            1,485                                  6,185                    6,185                             
Nepal                                                                                                           1,386                                  1,386                    1,386                             
Pakistan                                                       1,500                                                                                   1,500                    1,500                             
Subtotal, South Asia                                           8,500     200                                    2,871                                 11,571                   11,571                             
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                                                                                                               
Bolivia                                                        1,000                                            1,485                                  2,485                    2,485                             
Brazil                                                         2,200                                                                                   2,200                    2,200                             
Dominican Republic                                             1,620                                                                                   1,620                    1,620                             
Ecuador                                                          500                                                                                     500                      500                             
El Salvador                                                                                                     1,115                                  1,115                    1,115                             
Haiti                                                          1,000                                                                                   1,000                    1,000                             
Honduras                                                         500                                                                                     500                      500                             
Jamaica                                                                                                           510                                    510                      510                             
Mexico                                                         1,520                                                                                   1,520                    1,520                             
Peru                                                             600                                              545                                  1,145                    1,145                             
Caribbean Regional Program                                       500                                                                                     500                      500                             
Central American Regional Program                                700                                                                                     700                      700                             
LAC Regional                                                   1,160   2,500                                      469                                  4,129                    4,129                             
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                  11,300   2,500                                    4,124                                 17,924                   17,924                             
Global Health                                                 28,110  33,876                                    7,783                                 69,769                   69,769                             
International Partnerships                                                            55,000                                                          55,000                   25,000                     -30,000 
Subtotal                                                      28,110  33,876          55,000                    7,783                                124,769                   94,769                     -30,000 
Total                                                         91,945 223,200          55,000                   27,139                                397,284                  367,284                     -30,000 
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Antimicrobial Resistance- The Committee recommends $27,139,000 for antimicrobial resistance programs, an amount equal to the budget request.

Avian Influenza Virus- The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for programs and activities to prevent and control the spread of the Avian influenza virus, an amount $30,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee notes that an additional $30,000,000 for these purposes was included in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery Act, 2006. The Committee understands the need for programmatic flexibility, and requests USAID to consult on the uses of these funds prior the initial obligation and expenditure of funds.

Malaria- The Committee recommends $223,200,000 for programs to combat malaria, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee directs that these funds should be made available in accordance with country strategic plans incorporating best public health practices including insecticide-treated bed nets, artemisinin combination therapies, and indoor residual spraying, and with significant support for purchase of commodities and equipment.

The Committee recommends up to $4,000,000 for the Malaria Vaccine Initiative and up to $4,000,000 for the Medicines for Malaria Venture, and requests to be consulted prior to the obligation of these funds.

The Committee strongly supports the Presidential Malaria Initiative [PMI], and anticipates that the budget request for the PMI for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 will total $300,000,000, respectively, and $500,000,000 in fiscal year 2010. The Committee expects the budget request for non-focus countries to combat malaria will total $90,000,000 for each of the 3 subsequent fiscal years.

TB- The Committee recommends $91,945,000 for programs to combat tuberculosis, an amount equal to the budget request.

VULNERABLE CHILDREN

The Committee recommends $30,000,000 for programs and activities that address the needs of vulnerable children, an increase of $21,000,000 above the budget request, of which not less than $1,500,000 is for programs in Afghanistan and not less than $3,200,000 is for programs in Sudan.

Blindness- The Committee recognizes the work of Helen Keller International and other organizations to assist blind children and children with low levels of vision. The Committee recommends at least $1,900,000 for children's blindness programs.

To the maximum extent practicable, the Committee intends funding for blind children to be focused on eye surgery and vision corrections for children, and is to be implemented in a manner that provides the most funds to the field.

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2006 $1,508,760,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 16,500,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,282,000,000
House allowance 1,294,000,000
Committee recommendation 1,400,018,000

The DA account consists of a wide range of poverty-reduction and long-term development activities including free market development, agriculture and rural development, urban, environment, and energy, basic education, and micro-credit programs.


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                                                            Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Democracy, Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance:                                                                                                                     
ASHA                                                                                                  16,000                   20,000                      +4,000 
Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation                                                           8,500                   13,860                      +5,360 
Office of Democracy and Governance:                                                                                                                               
Rule of Law Program                                                                                    2,500                    2,500                             
Elections and Political Processes Program                                                              7,150                   15,000                      +7,850 
Civil Society Program                                                                                  3,500                    3,500                             
Governance Program                                                                                     2,750                    2,750                             
Special Programs--Needs of Survivors                                                                [15,000]                   25,000                     +17,000 
Subtotal, Office of Democracy and Governance                                                          23,900                   48,750                     +24,850 
Office of Food for Peace                                                                               6,500                    6,500                             
Office of Military Affairs                                                                             1,200                      500                        -700 
Office of Private and Voluntary Contributions                                                         13,197                   18,197                      +5,000 
Cooperative Development Programs                                                                                             [10,000]                             
Increase Mobilization of Resources                                                                       500                                                 -500 
Total, Democracy, Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance                                                   69,797                  107,807                     +38,010 
Economic Growth, Agriculture, Trade:                                                                                                                              
USTTI                                                                                                                         [1,000]                             
Peregrin Fund                                                                                                                   [500]                             
IFDC                                                                                                                          [4,000]                             
Economic Growth                                                                                                                                                   
Increase Trade and Investment                                                                         12,831                   12,831                             
Improve Economic Policy/Business Environment                                                           2,842                    2,842                             
Improve Private Sector Competitiveness                                                                 2,266                    2,266                             
Strengthen Financial Services Sector                                                                   2,110                    2,110                             
Subtotal, Economic Growth                                                                             20,049                   20,049                             
Infrastructure and Engineering                                                                         8,482                    8,482                             
Poverty Reduction:                                                                                                                                                
Protect/Increase Assets and Livelihood for the Poor                                                   19,449                   19,449                             
Democratic Local Government/Decentralization                                                             400                      400                             
Subtotal, Poverty Reduction                                                                           19,849                   19,849                             
Education and Training:                                                                                                                                           
Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education                                                            5,767                    5,767                             
Increase Capacity of Higher Education                                                                  5,563                    5,563                             
Program Support                                                                                        1,610                    1,610                             
Subtotal, Education and Training                                                                      12,940                   12,940                             
Women in Development:                                                                                                                                             
Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education                                                            1,820                    1,820                             
Strengthen Justice Sector                                                                              1,609                    1,609                             
Improve Private Sector Competitiveness                                                                 1,727                    1,727                             
Reduce Trafficking in Persons                                                                            909                      909                             
Program Support                                                                                        1,751                    1,751                             
Subtotal, Women in Development                                                                         7,816                    7,816                             
Program Analysis, Implementation and Communication                                                     1,414                    1,200                        -214 
Environment and Science Policy:                                                                                                                                   
Improve Sustainability and Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity                           12,566                   22,566                     +10,000 
Increase Agricultural Sector Productivity                                                             10,009                   10,009                             
Improve Child Survival, Health and Nutrition                                                           2,120                    2,120                             
Increase Trade and Investment                                                                          1,908                    1,908                             
Reduce, Prevent and Mitigate Pollution                                                                   848                      848                             
Subtotal, Environment and Science Policy                                                              27,451                   37,451                     +10,000 
Natural Resources Management:                                                                                                                                     
Improve Sustainability and Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity                           15,978                   25,978                     +10,000 
Improve Access to Clean Water and Sanitation                                                             272                      272                             
Subtotal, Natural Resources Management                                                                16,250                   26,250                     +10,000 
Agriculture:                                                                                                                                                      
Increase Agricultural Sector Productivity (CRSP)                                                      14,905                   14,905                             
Increase Assets/Livelihood of Poor (CRSP)                                                              4,937                    9,937                      +5,000 
Increase Trade and Investment (CRSP)                                                                   4,931                    4,931                             
Subtotal, Agriculture                                                                                 24,773                   29,773                      +5,000 
Total, Economic Growth, Agriculture, Trade                                                           139,024                  163,810                     +24,786 
Global Awareness of U.S. Economic Assistance                                                           1,816                    1,000                        -816 
Learning from Experience                                                                               6,795                    4,000                      -2,795 
Global Development Alliance:                                                                                                                                      
Institutionalizing Alliance Building                                                                   3,000                    2,000                      -1,000 
Public-Private Alliance Building                                                                       7,000                    7,000                             
Subtotal, Global Development Alliance                                                                 10,000                    9,000                      -1,000 
Africa Programs:                                                                                                                                                  
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance                                                                72,986                                              -72,986 
Trade Capacity/Other Economic Growth                                                                  95,574                   95,574                             
Agriculture                                                                                          175,000                  175,000                             
Energy, Biodiversity and Other Environment                                                            73,217                   73,217                             
Basic Education                                                                                      127,304                  129,084                      +1,780 
Higher Education/Training/Workforce Development                                                        1,551                    1,551                             
Conflict Mitigation and Humanitarian Assistance                                                       17,825                   17,825                             
Subtotal, Africa                                                                                     563,457                  492,251                     -71,206 
East Asia and the Pacific Programs:                                                                                                                               
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance                                                                 6,409                                               -6,409 
Trade Capacity/Other Economic Growth                                                                  18,139                   18,139                             
Agriculture                                                                                            2,000                    2,000                             
Energy, Biodiversity and Other Environment                                                            28,156                   28,156                             
Basic Education                                                                                       29,433                   45,433                     +16,000 
Higher Education/Training/Workforce Development                                                        1,767                   11,767                     +10,000 
Conflict Mitigation and Humanitarian Assistance                                                                                                                   
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                                                                   85,904                  105,495                     +19,591 
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                                                               
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance                                                                                                                            
Trade Capacity/Other Economic Growth                                                                                                                              
Agriculture                                                                                                                                                       
Energy, Biodiversity and Other Environment                                                                                                                        
Basic Education                                                                                                                 6,864                      +6,864 
Higher Education/Training/Workforce Development                                                                                                                   
Conflict Mitigation and Humanitarian Assistance                                                                                                                   
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                                                                                    6,864                       6,864 
Near East:                                                                                                                                                        
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance                                                                                                                            
Trade Capacity/Other Economic Growth                                                                                                                              
Agriculture                                                                                            2,000                    2,000                             
Energy, Biodiversity and Other Environment                                                             2,500                    2,500                             
Basic Education                                                                                        3,400                   89,591                     +86,191 
Higher Education/Training/Workforce Development                                                        2,500                    2,500                             
Conflict Mitigation and Humanitarian Assistance                                                                                                                   
Subtotal, Near East                                                                                   10,400                   96,591                     +86,191 
South Asia:                                                                                                                                                       
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance                                                                31,800                                              -31,800 
Trade Capacity/Other Economic Growth                                                                  58,709                   58,709                             
Agriculture                                                                                           43,030                   43,030                             
Energy, Biodiversity and Other Environment                                                            18,523                   18,523                             
Basic Education                                                                                       48,292                  134,455                     +86,163 
Higher Education/Training/Workforce Development                                                        6,523                    6,523                             
Conflict Mitigation and Humanitarian Assistance                                                        6,078                    6,078                             
Subtotal, South Asia                                                                                 212,955                  267,318                     +54,363 
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                                                               
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance                                                                37,220                                              -37,220 
Trade Capacity/Other Economic Growth                                                                  35,828                   35,828                             
Agriculture                                                                                            9,421                     9421                             
Energy, Biodiversity and Other Environment                                                            51,996                   51,996                             
Basic Education                                                                                       40,387                   41,637                      +1,250 
Higher Education/Training/Workforce Development                                                        6,000                    6,000                             
Conflict Mitigation and Humanitarian Assistance                                                        1,000                    1,000                             
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                                                         181,852                  145,882                     -35,970 
Sports Programs                                                                                                               [8,000]                             
Total, Country Programs                                                                            1,054,568                1,114,401                     +58,883 
Total, Development Assistance                                                                      1,282,000                1,400,018                    +118,018 
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PROGRAM ISSUES

AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

The Committee recommends at least $275,000,000 for agriculture development programs and activities.

ACCESO.--The Committee supports funding for the promotion of sustainable cacao production in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia and believes such programs should be conducted in accordance with best economic and environmental practices. The Committee supports the work of the Andean Countries Cocoa Export Support Opportunity, a partnership between private industry, governments and international organizations to encourage the sustainable development in cacao-producing areas as an alternative to coca cultivation.

Dairy Development Programs.--The Committee continues its support for dairy development programs.

Food Aid Quality- The Committee remains concerned with reports that food aid distribution overseas has been disrupted, suspended and in some instances rejected due to quality concerns, and that these issues are damaging the reputation and humanitarian goals of the U.S. food aid program. The Committee supports efforts by USAID and other agencies to investigate these concerns. The Committee also recognizes that resolving these problems involve complex technical issues, and therefore directs that USAID consider and fund a proposal of the nonprofit organization that conducted the 2001 Micronutrient Compliance Review to support activities underway with the Food Aid Quality Enhancement Program to improve food aid product quality and nutrient delivery, consistent with the authority in 7 U.S.C. section 1736g-2(a)(2)(c).

International Arid Lands Consortium.--The Committee recommends USAID to support the work of the International Arid Lands Consortium in addressing water, agriculture, and energy issues in the Middle East and Central Asia.

International Fertilizer Development Center.--The Committee recommends $4,000,000 for the IFDC, of which $2,300,000 is for core support and $1,700,000 is for research and development activities.

AMERICAN SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS ABROAD

The Committee continues to recognize the important contributions made to U.S. foreign policy by institutions funded by the ASHA program and provides that not less than $20,000,000 shall be made available to support these institutions in fiscal year 2007. The Committee, once again, expects USAID to allocate sufficient sums to administer the ASHA program from funds provided for Operating Expenses, so it will not be necessary to expend any program funds for administrative purposes.

Although the Committee understands that ASHA funds are available for a variety of purposes, such as construction and equipment, libraries, computer technology, curriculum and staff support, and related expenses, the Committee reaffirms its intention that this assistance is not for permanent budget support to ASHA recipients. The Committee encourages ASHA to give priority to institutions which demonstrate a need and a commitment to private fundraising to match government support.

The Committee continues to be impressed with the contributions to United States interests made by several institutions and believes that they warrant consideration for further ASHA support, including: Lebanese American University, International College; The Johns Hopkins University's Centers in Nanjing, China and Bologna, Italy; the Cancer Center of the American British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico; the Hadassah Medical Organization; EARTH University's Center for Sustainability and Biodiversity in Costa Rica; the American University of Beirut; American University in Kosovo; the Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

BASIC EDUCATION

The Committee recommends $455,651,000 for basic education programs, including civic education and teacher training, an amount equal to the budget request. The Committee consolidates funds contained in the budget request for this purpose in the DA ($257,403,000), ESF ($191,304,000), SEED ($5,456,000), FSA ($1,408,000) and ACI ($250,000) accounts under DA.


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                              Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa:                                                                                                                             
Burundi                                                                  1,500                    1,500                             
DROC                                                                     4,000                    4,000                             
Djibouti                                                                 1,280                    1,280                             
Ethiopia                                                                 4,000                    4,000                             
Ghana                                                                    7,000                    7,000                             
Guinea                                                                   3,500                    3,500                             
Kenya                                                                    6,000                    6,000                             
Liberia                                                                 10,042                   10,042                             
Mali                                                                     7,000                    7,000                             
Namibia                                                                  2,500                    2,500                             
Nigeria                                                                  6,358                    6,358                             
Senegal                                                                  5,000                    5,000                             
Somalia                                                                  1,000                    1,000                             
South Africa                                                             2,560                    2,560                             
Sudan                                                                    8,700                    8,700                             
Tanzania                                                                 2,000                    2,000                             
Uganda                                                                   6,000                    6,000                             
Zambia                                                                   7,000                    7,000                             
Africa Regional                                                         43,644                   43,644                             
Subtotal, Africa                                                       129,084                  129,084                             
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                          
Cambodia                                                                 2,000                    2,000                             
Indonesia                                                               30,000                   30,000                             
Philippines                                                             10,733                   10,733                             
Asia Regional                                                            1,700                    1,700                             
Regional Development Mission                                             1,000                    1,000                             
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                                     45,433                   45,433                             
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                                 
Georgia                                                                    559                      559                             
Kyrgyzstan                                                                 154                      154                             
Macedonia                                                                5,255                    5,255                             
Tajikstan                                                                  195                      195                             
Uzbekistan                                                                 470                      470                             
Central Asian Republics Regional                                            30                       30                             
Europe Regional                                                            201                      201                             
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                             6,864                    6,864                             
Near East:                                                                                                                          
Egypt                                                                   44,572                   44,572                             
Jordan                                                                  34,000                   34,000                             
Lebanon                                                                    300                      300                             
Morocco                                                                  5,400                    5,400                             
Yemen                                                                    5,319                    5,319                             
Subtotal, Near East                                                     89,591                   89,591                             
South Asia:                                                                                                                         
Afghanistan                                                             81,000                   81,000                             
Bangladesh                                                               2,900                    2,900                             
India                                                                    3,730                    3,730                             
Nepal                                                                    2,392                    2,392                             
Pakistan                                                                44,433                   44,433                             
Subtotal, South Asia                                                   134,455                  134,455                             
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                                 
Bolivia                                                                    900                      900                             
Dominican Republic                                                       1,723                    1,723                             
El Salvador                                                              3,534                    3,534                             
Guatemala                                                                3,534                    3,534                             
Haiti                                                                    5,556                    5,556                             
Honduras                                                                 7,828                    7,828                             
Jamaica                                                                  3,285                    3,285                             
Mexico                                                                   1,389                    1,389                             
Nicaragua                                                                4,734                    4,734                             
Peru                                                                     2,700                    2,700                             
LAC Regional                                                             6,454                    6,454                             
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                            41,637                   41,637                             
Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade--USAID                            7,587                    7,587                             
Office of Global Development Alliance--USAID                             1,000                    1,000                             
Total                                                                  455,651                  455,651                             
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Africa/School Fees- The Committee recommends that up to $15,000,000 be made available for programs that increase access to basic education in sub-Saharan Africa through the reduction or elimination of school fees.

Consultation- The Committee directs USAID to consult with the Committee no later than 90 days after enactment of this act on proposed changes, if any, to basic education assistance for Malawi, DROC, Ghana, Senegal, Zambia and Honduras.

Girls' Empowerment- The Committee requests the DFA to develop a multi-year strategy on girls' empowerment through consultations with the Congress, other relevant Federal agencies, multilateral organizations such as UNICEF, and representatives of civil society.

The Committee requests the DFA to submit a report to the Committee no later than April 30, 2007 that includes: (1) an assessment, including data disaggregated by gender where possible, of the current U.S.-funded efforts to improve access of girls in developing countries to healthcare, education and training, and protection (including from child marriage, human trafficking, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases); (2) examples of best practices or programs that could be replicated; and (3) a multi-year strategy to address the unique needs, vulnerabilities, and potential of girls in developing countries.

CONFLICT MITIGATION AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

The Committee recommends at least $50,000,000 for conflict mitigation and humanitarian assistance programs and activities.

Children in Need- The Committee continues to support the work of Bellefaire Children's Bureau [JCB] and recommends funding for its Los Ninos Project, which will assist in transitioning older youth in Latin American countries who grow up in orphanages into independent living arrangements by teaching them marketable skills.

The Committee recommends USAID to continue support for the programs of the Fabretto Children's Foundation in Nicaragua.

Patrick Leahy War Victims Fund.--The Committee continues to strongly support the LWVF, which supports programs to assist persons who are disabled as a result of armed conflict. The Committee provides not less than $15,000,000 for this Fund.

Public and Small Business Participation.--The Committee is aware of many private American individuals and groups who want to donate assistance to needy people overseas. USAID has a long history of partnering with the U.S. private sector, most recently formalized as the Global Development Alliance, to leverage assistance to meet development objectives.

In the context of natural or manmade disasters, the generosity of the American public has been expressed in cash and in-kind donations, often provided through private relief agencies, to the victims of those disasters. The Committee believes there is an increasing desire on the part of the American public, either individually or through community, faith-based, or other local groups, to provide assistance. However, shipping items overseas, such as clothing and shelter that are suitable for affected populations, can be difficult to arrange and prohibitively expensive. These individuals and groups are not looking to the U.S. Government to provide financing for their donations. Instead, they want help in getting their donations to people in need. The U.S. small business community is also concerned that USAID is increasingly using large contractors and contracting mechanisms to provide foreign assistance, making it difficult or impossible for small business to compete.

The Committee believes USAID should harness the interest of these groups and individuals in furtherance of foreign assistance objectives. In testimony before the Committee on June 8, 2006, the USAID Administrator expressed support for the concept of a `clearinghouse' to link private U.S. organizations with counterparts in developing countries. Similarly, the Administrator noted that as the Global AIDS Coordinator, he established a special fund to allow small business to participate in programs to combat HIV/AIDS.

The Committee requests the USAID Administrator to submit a report, within 180 days from the date of enactment of the act, that addresses ways in which USAID can facilitate the participation of private citizens, community groups, and small business in the foreign assistance program. The report should address, in particular, the concept of establishing a clearinghouse for private contributions and a separate fund for U.S. small business, and should identify U.S. Government mechanisms and programs, as well as recommendations, for assisting in the delivery of such privately donated relief aid. The report should also include legislative changes that might be needed.

Sports Programs.--The Committee is aware that sports programs, including those that benefit persons with disabilities, enhance health and development and strengthen communities. The Committee notes that many organizations are involved in these efforts, including Right to Play, Playing for Peace, and Special Olympics. The Committee recommends a total of up to $8,000,000 for these programs.

Victims of Torture- The Committee recommends $13,000,000 for programs and activities that address the needs of victims of torture, an increase of $4,231,000 above the budget request. Of this amount, $8,199,000 should be from the DA account, and the balance from the ACI and ESF accounts. The Committee recommends support for centers for victims of torture that provide services consistent with the goals of Public Law 106-87, the Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 1999.

DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE

The Committee recommends at least $16,000,000 for democracy, human rights and governance programs and activities under the DA account, which shall be administered by the Office of Democracy and Governance.

ENERGY, BIODIVERSITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The Committee recommends at least $236,000,000 for programs and activities relating to energy, biodiversity, and the environment.

Biodiversity.--The Committee supports USAID's Amazon Basin Conservation Strategy, and recommends not less than $10,000,000, in addition to funds requested for activities to protect biodiversity in these countries in fiscal year 2007, to implement this initiative. The Committee understands that a central component of the strategy is to strengthen the capacity of indigenous peoples to protect their lands.

Birds of Prey.--The Committee recommends $500,000 for the Peregrine Fund's work in the International Raptor Center, to be matched by private contributions. The Committee notes that the Peregrine Fund continues to build a record of protecting birds of prey worldwide.

Energy- The Committee recommends $180,000,000 from all accounts in this act to support policies and programs in developing countries that promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and cleaner energy technologies, including $15,000,000 for USAID's Office of Energy and Information Technology.

The Committee recommends not less than $3,000,000 for the USAID/Department of Energy hydropower partnership Clean Energy Technology Exports Initiative [CETEI]. The Committee expects United States Government agencies to continue to participate in the nine-agency CETEI.

Great Apes.--The Committee recommends not less than $2,000,000 from funds made available for Indonesia under the DA country subaccount for continued support of programs conducted by NGOs, including the Orangutan Foundation and others, to protect the habitat of orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra.

The Committee supports continued funding for programs to protect great apes in Central Africa, including through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NGOs such as the Jane Goodall Institute, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and members of the International Gorilla Conservation Program.

Parks in Peril.--The Committee recommends up to $7,000,000 for the conservation programs of Parks in Peril.

Water.--The Committee recommends not less than $200,000,000 of the funds appropriated by this act for safe drinking water and sanitation supply projects, to be expended in accordance with Public Law 109-121, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005. The Committee supports establishment of a pilot project regarding new water purification technologies in developing countries, and recommends funding for a program to install solar driven submersible water pumps in Uganda.

The Committee directs USAID to report to the Committee no later than 90 days after enactment of the act on funding and implementation of its water projects, including the number and location of wells drilled, and the average cost per well.

HIGHER EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The Committee recommends at least $53,330,000 for programs and activities targeted toward higher education, training and workforce development.

Center for Entrepreneurship.--The Committee notes that the budget request does not contain assistance for Croatia. The Committee, however, requests USAID and the State Department to consider a proposal from the Center of Entrepreneurship for a distance learning program for the region.

CHOICE Humanitarian- The Committee recommends USAID consider and fund proposals from CHOICE Humanitarian to improve the quality of life through education and health projects in Latin America and Africa.

Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships- The Committee continues to support the CASS program to provide scholarships at American colleges for students from Latin America and elsewhere.

TRADE CAPACITY AND OTHER ECONOMIC GROWTH

The Committee recommends at least $283,000,000 for trade capacity and other economic growth activities.

Collaborative Research Support Programs.--The Committee recommends at least $29,773,000 for CRSPs, including for expansion of programs in Africa and South Asia and the creation of a CRSP focused on water issues. This reflects an increase of $5,000,000 above the budget request.

Commercial Development Programs.--The Committee recommends $225,000,000 from all accounts in the act for microenterprise development programs for the poor, especially women. The Committee expects USAID to preserve the viability of leading private NGO microfinance networks and PVOs in order to maximize assistance to poor clients. The Committee believes that the great majority of microenterprise development resources should be used to support the direct provision of services to the poorest microentrepreneurs through these networks. The Committee supports the implementation of poverty measure as a means of verifying that at least half of these resources are targeted toward the world's poorest people, and recommends up to $20,000,000 to increase incentives for microfinance service providers to accommodate people infected with HIV/AIDS.

Cooperative Development Program.--The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for USAID's CDP.

Millennium Development Goals- The Committee supports the Millennium Development Goals and recognizes the Millennium Village Project's comprehensive approach to addressing the economic, agriculture, health and nutrition, energy, water, environment, and technology needs of communities in poor countries. The Committee recommends that the DFA consider and fund this initiative.

Professional Services.--The Committee supports the work of the International Executive Service Corps, the Citizens Development Corps, and the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, and directs USAID to provide funding to these organizations at levels no less than they received in fiscal year 2006.

Property Rights.--The Committee recognizes the important contributions of the Institute of Liberty and Democracy in the promotion of property rights and the creation private real estate markets in Latin America, the former Soviet Union, and North Africa. The Committee directs USAID to continue its funding support for the Institute.

The Committee recognizes the work of the International Real Property Foundation (IRPF) to create private real estate markets and promote property rights abroad. The Committee directs USAID to continue its partnership with IRPF to introduce international real estate standards and best practices in developing countries.

United States Telecommunications Training Institute.--The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for USTTI.

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

The Committee received a large number of requests to fund specific activities at or through American institutions of higher education. The Committee strongly supports activities that advance international development and United States foreign policy goals. The Committee has reviewed the concepts proposed for funding, and recommends that USAID and/or the State Department (as appropriate for the proposed project) actively consider proposals submitted by the following organizations.

Unless a proposal demonstrates a unique, innovative, or proprietary capability, or demonstrates special considerations that justify limited or non-competitive treatment, the Committee expects that competitive procedures will be applied with regard to the proposals on the list that follows. The Committee also expects USAID to give priority to proposals that have technical merit, realistic budgets, matching contributions, and achievable objectives. Proposals are to be submitted to USAID and/or the State Department for consideration within 90 days after the date of enactment of this act.

No later than 60 days after the submission of the report required by section 653(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, USAID should submit a report to the Committee on the status of each activity identified below. Such a report should include: (1) the status of the funding proposal by the organization associated with each activity; (2) the degree to which the proposal is consistent with and would advance international development and United States foreign policy goals for the country or region in which the activity would take place; (3) the degree to which matching or other funds would be provided by the organization to complement the Federal contribution; (4) to the extent known at the time, any decision by USAID or the State Department on funding the activity, including the funding level; and (5) any other relevant information deemed important by USAID or the State Department. The Committee also expects to receive a second report on the status of these proposals no later than July 1, 2007.

With the foregoing in mind, the Committee recommends the following proposals for USAID and the State Department's active consideration:

Bowling Green State University- A proposal to establish a University Partnership Program between Bowling Green State University and universities in developing democracies.

Brandeis University- A proposal to establish global networks to assist countries that are developing democratic institutions.

Cleveland State University- A proposal to create a center for Local Public Administration and Economic Development in Southeastern Europe.

DePaul University- A proposal to develop a comprehensive approach to the rule of law in the Muslim world.

Eastern Michigan State University- A proposal, in conjunction with MA'AN Development Center in Ramallah, West Bank, to develop a program combining academic and hands-on training for staff and leaders of NGO's.

Georgetown University- A proposal to support the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program.

Iowa State University- A proposal to establish a program to reduce poverty.

Jackson State University- A proposal to create a consortium for international development to combat HIV/AIDS.

LaRoche College- A proposal to expand programs to educate young people from conflict, post-conflict, and developing regions of the world.

Mississippi State University- A proposal to address food security and micronutrient deficiency through sweet potato production and utilization in select African countries in order to increase economic opportunities for women, to finance education for children, and integrate sweet potatoes into their diets to enhance women's and children's health.

Mississippi State University- A proposal to provide assistance for small-scale and subsistence fisheries in countries impacted by the December 2004 tsunami in Asia.

Monmouth University- A proposal, in conjunction with the University of Ghana, to increase primary school enrollment, retention and academic performance, especially among girls in Ghana, and to decrease the incidences of human trafficking.

Northeastern University- A proposal to provide training for athletes to advocate human rights reforms.

Ohio State University- A proposal to continue support of the Haitian entrepreneurial agribusiness development.

Oregon State University- A proposal to expand the Program for Water Conflict Prevention and Resolution to assist in the prevention and resolution of international water resources-based conflict.

Temple University- A proposal to expand the criminal law procedure program with Tsinghua University.

Texas A&M University- A proposal to create a program to train career professionals from developing countries strengthen agriculture by developing and transferring new science and technology.

University of Alabama- A proposal to establish a pilot operation which will promote Central American grown food products in foreign markets and increase exports.

University of Alaska- A proposal to continue efforts in business development and expanding mission to health and public works efforts in the Russian Far East.

University of Hawaii at Manoa- A proposal to expand a project which will revitalize agricultural higher education at colleges and institutes of agriculture throughout Iraq.

University of Iowa- A proposal to establish a center for Digital Communications in Development and Education through the University's eGranary Digital Library.

University of Kentucky- A proposal for coal mine safety programs in the former Soviet Union.

University of Kentucky- A proposal, in conjunction with Indonesian universities, to further economic development opportunities in Indonesia.

University of Miami- A proposal to continue a collaborative initiative to improve child health in the Ukraine.

University of Missouri at St. Louis- A proposal to create a Center for International Community College Education and Leadership to support United States development policy abroad.

University of Montana- A proposal to provide technical assistance and professional training for countries in Central Asia.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln- A proposal to develop a joint program with the University of Zambia for research and outreach programs in Zambia.

University of Nebraska at Omaha- A proposal for a community-based education project in Afghanistan, and a proposal to support the Afghanistan Young Leaders Program.

Utah State University- A proposal, in conjunction with Texas A&M University, to develop an irrigational research, educational, and training program in the Middle East.

Utah Valley State College- A proposal to establish a center to develop and undertake programs overseas designed to combat HIV/AIDS.

Vermont Law School- A proposal to strengthen China's legal system and governance, particularly in the area of environmental law, through training of Chinese law faculty, and the creation of the first environmental law clinic in China.

Western Kentucky University- A proposal for the continued funding of an international journalist training program.

Western Kentucky University- A proposal to address environmental health issues in China.

INTERNATIONAL DISASTER AND FAMINE ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2006 $361,350,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 161,300,000
Budget estimate, 2007 348,800,000
House allowance 348,800,000
Committee recommendation 350,675,000

The Committee recommends $350,675,000 for IDFA, an amount which is $1,875,000 above the budget request.

The Committee appreciates that significant resources are required to address international disasters and famines, and encourages the administration to request sufficient funds for these purposes in fiscal year 2008.

TRANSITION INITIATIVES

Appropriations, 2006 $39,600,000
Budget estimate, 2007 50,000,000
House allowance 40,000,000
Committee recommendation 35,000,000

The Committee recommends $35,000,000 for TI, which is $15,000,000 below the budget request.

DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2006 ...........................
Budget estimate, 2007 $5,000,000
House allowance ...........................
Committee recommendation ...........................

OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2006 $7,920,000
Budget estimate, 2007 8,400,000
House allowance 8,400,000
Committee recommendation 8,400,000

PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $41,700,000
Budget estimate, 2007 38,700,000
House allowance 38,700,000
Committee recommendation 38,700,000

The Foreign Service retirement and disability fund is a mandatory expense of USAID.

OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2006 $623,700,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 101,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 678,826,000
House allowance 641,000,000
Committee recommendation 630,000,000

The Committee recommends $630,000,000 for USAID's operating expenses, which is $6,300,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and $48,826,000 below the fiscal year 2007 budget request.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $69,300,000
Budget estimate, 2007 131,800,000
House allowance 105,300,000
Committee recommendation 95,000,000

The Committee recommends $95,000,000 for the Capital Investment Fund, a decrease of $36,800,000 below the request and $25,700,000 above the fiscal year 2006 level.

OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2006 $35,640,000
Budget estimate, 2007 38,000,000
House allowance 39,000,000
Committee recommendation 38,000,000

The Committee recommends $38,000,000 for Operating Expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, an amount equal to the budget request.

OTHER BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006 $2,607,660,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 1,686,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 3,214,470,000
House allowance 2,652,470,000
Committee recommendation 2,227,113,000

The Committee recommends $2,227,113,000 for the ESF account, a decrease of $987,357,000 below the budget request.

The Committee notes that funds requested under ESF for health programs ($125,174,000), basic education ($191,134,000) and democracy, governance and rule of law activities ($456,744,000) are included in the CSHPF, DA and DF accounts, respectively. Funds are allocated in the following table:

ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                                   Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa:                                                                                                                                  
Africa Regional                                                               8,000                    5,000                      -3,000 
Africa Union                                                                  3,000                    3,000                             
Angola                                                                        2,500                      600                      -1,900 
Burundi                                                                       2,500                                               -2,500 
DROC                                                                          5,000                                               -5,000 
Djibouti                                                                      3,500                      375                      -3,125 
Ethiopia                                                                      4,000                    1,500                      -2,500 
Kenya                                                                         6,755                    2,500                      -4,255 
Liberia                                                                      40,000                   26,500                     -13,500 
Nigeria                                                                       5,000                                               -5,000 
Regional Organizations                                                        1,000                    1,000                             
Safe Skies                                                                    3,000                    3,000                             
Sierre Leone-Special Court                                                    2,500                   12,000                      +9,500 
South Africa                                                                  1,300                                               -1,300 
Sudan                                                                        60,000                   60,000                             
Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Initiative                                      6,000                    2,000                      -4,000 
Zimbabwe                                                                      3,000                                               -3,000 
Kimberley Process                                                                                      2,500                      +2,500 
Women's Justice Empowerment Initiative                                        7,250                    7,250                             
Subtotal, Africa                                                            164,305                  127,225                     -37,080 
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                               
ASEAN Regional                                                                3,400                    1,000                      -2,400 
Burma                                                                         7,000                    5,000                      -2,000 
Cambodia                                                                     13,500                    1,000                     -12,500 
Indonesia                                                                    80,000                   45,386                     -34,614 
Laos                                                                            500                      500                             
Mongolia                                                                      7,500                    5,600                      -1,900 
Pacific Islands                                                                 100                      100                             
Philippines                                                                  20,000                   12,251                      -7,749 
Tibet                                                                                                  4,000                      +4,000 
Timor-Leste                                                                  13,500                    6,500                      -7,000 
Vietnam                                                                       1,000                    5,000                      +4,000 
Environmental programs                                                                                 2,000                      +2,000 
Developing Asian Institutions Fund                                            2,000                    2,000                             
Regional Women's Issues                                                         800                      800                             
South Pacific Fisheries                                                      18,000                   18,000                             
Subtotal, East Asia and the Pacific                                         167,300                  109,137                     -58,163 
Europe and Eurasia:                                                                                                                      
Cyprus                                                                       15,000                   15,000                             
Irish Visa Program                                                            3,500                    3,500                             
OSCE Regional                                                                 1,000                    1,000                             
Subtotal, Europe and Eurasia                                                 19,500                   19,500                             
Near East:                                                                                                                               
Egypt                                                                       455,000                  301,827                    -153,173 
Iraq                                                                        478,770                  453,770                     -25,000 
Israel                                                                      120,000                  120,000                             
Jordan                                                                      245,000                  182,000                     -63,000 
Lebanon                                                                      35,500                   25,200                     -10,300 
Middle East Multilaterals                                                     1,000                    1,000                             
Middle East Partnership Initiative                                          120,000                   75,000                     -45,000 
Middle East Regional Cooperation                                              5,000                      500                      -4,500 
Morocco                                                                      18,000                    3,000                     -15,000 
West Bank/Gaza                                                              150,000                   25,000                    -125,000 
Yemen                                                                        12,000                                              -12,000 
Subtotal, Near East                                                       1,640,270                1,187,297                    -452,973 
South Asia:                                                                                                                              
Afghanistan                                                                 610,000                  381,500                    -228,500 
Bangladesh                                                                    5,000                                               -5,000 
India                                                                         6,500                    2,770                      -3,730 
Nepal                                                                         5,000                    4,000                      -1,000 
Pakistan                                                                    350,000                  255,567                     -94,433 
South Asia Regional                                                           2,000                    1,000                      -1,000 
Sri Lanka                                                                     4,000                    2,700                      -1,300 
Subtotal, South Asia                                                        982,500                  647,537                    -334,963 
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                                      
Bolivia                                                                       6,000                    2,900                      -3,100 
Cuba                                                                          9,000                    2,500                      -6,500 
Dominican Republic                                                           12,000                    7,000                      -5,000 
Ecuador                                                                       6,000                    3,822                      -2,178 
El Salvador                                                                  10,000                    6,000                      -4,000 
Guatemala                                                                    13,000                   10,000                      -3,000 
Haiti                                                                        50,000                   33,300                     -16,700 
Mexico                                                                        9,000                    2,800                      -6,200 
Nicaragua                                                                     3,000                                               -3,000 
Paraguay                                                                      2,000                                               -2,000 
Peru                                                                          4,000                    2,000                      -2,000 
Regional Anticorruption Initiatives                                           1,595                      595                      -1,000 
Summit of the Americas Support                                                2,000                    2,000                             
Third Border Initiative                                                       3,000                    3,000                             
Trade Capacity Building                                                      20,000                                              -20,000 
Venezuela                                                                     1,500                    1,500                             
LAC Regional                                                                                                                             
Subtotal, Western Hemisphere                                                152,095                   77,417                     -74,678 
Global:                                                                                                                                  
Asia Pacific Partnership                                                     26,000                                              -26,000 
HRDF                                                                         35,000                                              -35,000 
Disability Fund                                                                                        4,000                      +4,000 
OES Initiative                                                                8,000                    6,000                      -2,000 
Wheelchairs                                                                                           15,000                     +15,000 
UNHCHR Nepal                                                                                           2,500                      +2,500 
Reconciliation Programs                                                      11,000                   20,000                      +9,000 
Environmental Security and Sustainability Programs                                                     3,000                      +3,000 
Trafficking in Persons                                                        8,500                    8,500                             
Subtotal,Global                                                              88,500                   59,000                     -29,500 
Total, ESF                                                                3,214,470                2,227,113                    -987,357 
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Asia-Pacific Partnership- The Committee recommends $26,000,000 for the Asia-Pacific Partnership, an amount equal to the request, under the heading `Diplomatic and Consular Programs'. The Committee expects that Asia-Pacific Partnership activities will be coordinated with existing efforts to promote clean energy technology export and market deployment initiatives. The Committee requests the State Department to consult with the Committee prior to the obligation of funds for this Partnership.

Community Action Program in Iraq- The Committee recommends $50,000,000 for USAID's Community Action Program in Iraq.

Conflict Diamonds- The Committee recommends $2,500,000 to implement the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, including by strengthening the role and capacity of civil society groups in the Kimberely Process.

Cyprus- The Committee is aware of reports that funds made available for bicommunal projects on Cyprus have been obligated without appropriate consultation with the Government of Cyprus.

Disabilities- The Committee recommends $4,000,000 to address the needs and protect the rights of people with disabilities in developing countries, and commends the work of the Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities at the State Department and USAID. Of this amount, $1,500,000 should be made available to organizations that specialize in advocacy for people with disabilities. The Committee directs the DFA to submit a report to the Committee no later than June 30, 2007 describing USAID's programs and activities to address the needs and protect the rights of people with disabilities.

The Committee recommends $15,000,000 to support the provision of wheelchairs for needy persons in developing countries. Of this amount, the Committee recommends $5,000,000 be made available for the activities of the Wheelchair Foundation, and expects these funds to be matched by private donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The Committee also recommends $2,000,000 for the programs of the Free Wheelchair Mission.

East Asia and Pacific Environmental Initiatives- The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for environmental programs and activities in East Asia and the Pacific, in addition to those included under the Asia-Pacific Partnership.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Fund.--The Committee recommends $1,500,000 for a United States contribution to the Fund from funds allocated under regional accounts.

Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability- The Committee continues to support the work of FESS to address critical United States national security interests in the context of regional instability arising from resource scarcity and management practices, natural hazards, and other environmental stresses. The Committee recognizes the continued importance of the Foundation's conflict management and mitigation efforts, particularly initiatives to develop regional/global approaches to combat corruption, implement extractive industries' best practices, and promote effective reconstruction of post-conflict countries to promote stability and security. The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for FESS for these efforts.

Iraq Memory Foundation- The Committee recognizes the important contribution the Iraq Memory Foundation has made toward documenting Saddam Hussein's myriad abuses against the people of Iraq. The Committee encourages the State Department to collaborate with the Foundation to complete the Legacy of Evil Project and fully digitize and annotate Ba'ath Party regime documents.

Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund- The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for this Fund, which should be transferred to and merged with funds appropriated under the heading `Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund' in chapter 2 of title II of Public Law 108-106.

MEPI- The Committee recommends $75,000,000 for the Middle East Partnership Initiative, $45,000,000 below the budget request, of which $9,000,000 is for scholarship programs for students from countries with significant Muslim populations at not-for-profit institutions of basic and higher education in the Middle East that are accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and are not controlled by the government of the country in which they are located, including the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo, and the Lebanese American University. The Committee encourages the State Department to consider a proposal from the Manachem Begin Center to advance peace through educational outreach activities to key Israeli and Arab demographic sectors, enhanced Arab-Israeli contacts and exchanges, and reconciliation programs.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nepal- The Committee recommends $2,500,000 for the programs of the UNHCHR in Nepal.

Reconciliation Programs- The Committee recommends $20,000,000 under the ESF account to support reconciliation programs and activities which bring together individuals of different ethnic, religious and political backgrounds in countries affected by civil conflict and war. This global program seeks to promote understanding, mutual respect and reconciliation through the active participation of members of opposing groups. The Committee supports funding of local organizations in affected countries, and also believes that the following organizations are among those deserving consideration for support:

--The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, which brings college age Arabs and Israelis together to promote better relations and solve common environmental problems;

--Seeds of Peace, which promotes understanding between teenagers in the Middle East, South Asia, Cyprus, and the Balkans;

--Facing History and Ourselves, which promotes civic responsibility, tolerance and respect in post-conflict societies;

--Middle East People-to-People Coexistence Program, which seeks to facilitate interaction and cooperation among Israeli and Palestinian youth;

--Project Children, which brings together Protestant and Catholic children from Ireland; and

--Interns for Peace, which unites youth, women, and diverse ethnic groups in cooperative development in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Special Court for Sierra Leone- The Committee recommends not less than $12,000,000 for a contribution to the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

West Bank and Gaza- The Committee continues to support the First Regional Cooperative Program for Health to be conducted by the Hebrew University's Kuvin Center and Al Quds University.

The Committee supports democratic institutions in the West Bank and Gaza that are transparent and accountable, and recommends that USAID give full consideration to a proposal to establish a Palestinian Transparency and Accountability Center.

ASSISTANCE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC STATES

Appropriations, 2006 $357,390,000
Budget estimate, 2007 273,900,000
House allowance 227,900,000
Committee recommendation 211,138,000

The Committee recommends $211,138,000 for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, an amount $62,762,000 below the budget request.

The Committee notes that funds requested under SEED for health programs ($2,684,000), basic education ($5,456,000), and democracy, governance and rule of law activities ($51,722,000) are included in the CSHPF, DA, and DF accounts, respectively. Funds are allocated in the following table:

ASSISTANCE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND THE BALTIC STATES
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                       Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Albania                                          20,000                   13,393                      -6,607 
Bosnia and Herzegovina                           31,000                   21,648                      -9,352 
Kosovo                                           79,000                   62,982                     -16,018 
Macedonia                                        27,000                   13,777                     -13,223 
Serbia                                           62,000                   52,073                      -9,927 
Montenegro                                        8,500                    6,350                      -2,150 
OSCE Regional                                    28,500                   28,500                             
Regional SEED                                    17,900                   12,415                      -5,485 
TOTAL                                           273,900                  211,138                     -62,762 
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State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.--The Committee recommends not less than $4,000,000 shall be made available to the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for prosecution of cases stemming from the war in the former Yugoslavia.

ASSISTANCE FOR THE INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

Appropriations, 2006 $508,860,000
Budget estimate, 2007 441,000,000
House allowance 371,280,000
Committee recommendation 293,077,000

The Committee recommends $293,077,000 for the FSA account, a decrease of $147,923,000 below the budget request.

The Committee notes that funds requested under FSA for health programs ($52,008,000), basic education ($1,408,000), and democracy, governance and rule of law activities ($105,507,000) are included in the CSHPF, DA, and DF accounts, respectively. Funds are allocated in the following table:


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                   Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Armenia                                                      50,000                   34,201                     -15,799 
Azerbajian                                                   28,000                   17,813                     -10,187 
Belarus                                                      10,000                    5,063                      -4,937 
Georgia                                                      58,000                   50,743                      -7,257 
Kazakhstan                                                   19,000                   12,163                      -6,837 
Kyrgyz Republic                                              32,000                   21,297                     -10,703 
Moldova                                                      16,000                    9,344                      -6,656 
Russia                                                       58,000                   20,170                     -37,830 
Chechnya/Ingushetia/North Caucasus                                                   [5,000]                             
Tajikistan                                                   22,000                   13,971                      -8,029 
Turkmenistan                                                  5,000                    2,500                      -2,500 
Ukraine                                                      85,000                   58,292                     -26,708 
Uzbekistan                                                   15,000                    7,562                      -7,438 
Nagorno-Karabagh                                                                     [5,000]                             
OSCE Regional                                                12,000                   12,000                             
Central Asia Regional                                         1,570                      288                      -1,282 
Regional FSA                                                 29,430                   27,670                      -1,760 
TOTAL                                                       441,000                  293,077                    -147,923 
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Children With Disabilities- The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for programs and activities for children with disabilities in Russia. The Committee recommends that of these funds, $1,000,000 should be provided to the Firefly Children's Network.

Civilian Research and Development Foundation- The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for CRDF's activities under the FSA and other accounts in the act to channel research activities of weapons scientists into constructive directions, such as HIV/AIDS, antiterrorism, energy development and science education.

Coal Safety Programs- The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for coal safety programs in Ukraine.

Eurasia Foundation- The Committee recognizes the work of the Eurasia Foundation in promoting democratic institutions, independent media, and business education throughout the former Soviet Union. The Committee supports funding for the Foundation at a level comparable to previous fiscal years to continue this work.

Eurasian Medical Education Program- The Committee supports the Eurasian Medical Education Program of the American College of Physicians to address HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases in Russia, and recommends funding for this program at a level comparable to that in fiscal year 2006.

Oral History Project- The Committee recommends that of the funds made available for assistance for Ukraine, the State Department should make sufficient funds available to reprint the report of the Oral History Project of the Congressional Commission on the Ukraine Famine and to facilitate the distribution of the report to libraries, schools and universities in Ukraine as a gift from the American people to the people of Ukraine in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Ukraine famine.

U.S. Forest Service.--The Committee appreciates the work of the U.S. Forest Service in the Russian Far East to promote sustainable forestry management, habitat protection for endangered species (including the Siberian tiger and rare salmon), protected area management and ecotourism, and fire management. The Committee recommends not less than $500,000 to support and expand these efforts.

World Council of Hellenes- The Committee supports the Council's Primary Health Care Initiative in countries of the former Soviet Union, and recommends funding for this program at a level comparable to that in fiscal year 2006.

INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2006 $19,305,000
Budget estimate, 2007 19,268,000
House allowance 19,268,000
Committee recommendation 19,268,000

The Committee recommends $19,268,000 for the Inter-American Foundation, an amount equal to the request.

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2006 $22,770,000
Budget estimate, 2007 22,726,000
House allowance 22,726,000
Committee recommendation 26,000,000

The Committee recommends $26,000,000 for the African Development Foundation, an increase of $3,274,000 above the request.

PEACE CORPS

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2006 $318,780,000
Budget estimate, 2007 336,700,000
House allowance 324,587,000
Committee recommendation 318,780,000

The Committee recommends $318,780,000 for the Peace Corps, an amount equal to the fiscal year 2006 funding level and $17,920,000 below the budget request.

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

Appropriations, 2006 $1,752,300,000
Budget estimate, 2007 3,000,000,000
House allowance 2,000,000,000
Committee recommendation 1,877,000,000

The Committee recommends $1,877,000,000 for the MCC, an amount that is $1,123,000,000 below the request. The Committee unequivocally supports the foreign assistance objectives of the MCC: to provide such assistance in a manner that promotes economic growth and the elimination of extreme poverty and strengthens good governance, economic freedom, and investments in people.

In part, the funding level recommended by the Committee is due to the constraints of the 302(b) allocation for foreign assistance.

Coordination.--The Committee remains concerned that compacts and country plans for MCC projects should be coordinated with, and complementary to, other foreign assistance efforts of the United States. To ensure that the myriad foreign assistance and security assistance programs of the United States are integrated, efficient, and economical, the Deputy Secretary of State and the DFA shall submit a report to the Committee, not later than 15 days prior to the signing of each compact that includes, at a minimum: an assessment of the overall foreign assistance program in the subject country, to include a description of aggregate funding provided by the United States and the international donor community; an analysis of whether the MCC compact is duplicative with any other existing foreign assistance program, to include those of USAID; and, a description of any security assistance provided to the subject country.

Judicial Reform- The Committee recognizes that effective strategies to combat corruption, reform judicial systems, and strengthen the rule of law are essential to economic and democratic development and should be a central component in MCC compacts.

Education- The Committee recognizes that economic development cannot succeed without an educated workforce, and is concerned that of $1,800,000,000 of MCC funds committed through mid-2006, less than $13,000,000 is for education and in only one country. The Committee recommends that the MCC consider support for both basic and higher education in consideration of future compacts, and utilize the expertise of American institutions of higher education including Title XII land-grant colleges and universities. Eligible countries should be urged to include basic and higher education as a component in their proposals for MCC funding.

Environment.--The Committee notes that MCC programs often focus on the development of infrastructure to improve trade capacity and the movement of goods to markets. The Committee urges the MCC and Compact partner countries to responsibly consider environmental as well as economic factors in the planning and development of infrastructure. The Committee directs the MCC to submit a report not later than 90 days after enactment of the act, detailing the programmatic measures and investments the MCC intends to undertake to address any social and environmental costs directly resulting from infrastructure investments. In addition, the Committee encourages the MCC to (1) consult with environmental experts to develop infrastructure planning mechanisms to enable recipient countries to minimize the environmental and social costs of their compact proposals at the outset, and (2) actively encourage such countries to set aside an adequate portion of compact funds to implement effective environmental mitigation measures.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

GLOBAL HIV/AIDS INITIATIVE

Appropriations, 2006 $1,975,050,000
Budget estimate, 2007 2,894,000,000
House allowance 2,772,500,000
Committee recommendation ...........................

The Committee includes funding for the GHI under the CSHPF. The Committee consolidates all funds for health programs contained in the budget request under the CSHPF.

DEMOCRACY FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $94,050,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 22,500,000
Budget estimate, 2007 ...........................
House allowance ...........................
Committee recommendation 1,064,440,000

The Committee recommends $1,064,440,000 for democracy, governance, rule of law and human rights programs and activities. The Committee consolidates funds contained in the budget request for these purposes from DA ($144,500,000), ESF ($487,244,000), SEED ($51,722,000), FSA ($105,507,000), INCLE ($83,000,000), ACI ($9,800,000) and IOP ($10,000,000) under the DF account. Funds are allocated in the following table:

DEMOCRACY FUND
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                    Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa:                                                                                                                   
Angola                                                         5,968                    5,968                             
Benin                                                            400                      400                             
Burundi                                                        2,793                    2,793                             
DROC                                                           8,356                    8,356                             
Ethiopia                                                       4,100                    4,100                             
Ghana                                                            500                      500                             
Guinea                                                           579                      579                             
Kenya                                                          5,157                    5,157                             
Liberia                                                       17,247                   20,000                      +2,753 
Madagascar                                                       400                      400                             
Mali                                                           1,148                    1,148                             
Mozambique                                                     1,000                    1,000                             
Namibia                                                          775                      775                             
Nigeria                                                       15,352                   10,000                      -5,352 
REDSO-SA                                                       2,867                    2,867                             
Regional Center for Southern Africa                            1,850                    1,850                             
Rwanda                                                         1,648                    1,648                             
Senegal                                                        1,000                    1,000                             
Sierra Leone                                                   4,576                    4,576                             
Somalia                                                        1,571                    1,571                             
South Africa                                                   6,556                    6,556                             
Sudan                                                          4,149                    4,149                             
Tanzania                                                       1,074                    1,074                             
Uganda                                                         2,419                    2,419                             
West African Regional Program                                  6,954                    6,954                             
Africa Regional                                               10,352                    5,000                      -5,352 
Zambia                                                           750                      750                             
Zimbabwe                                                       4,400                    4,400                             
Subtotal                                                     113,941                  105,990                      -7,951 
East Asia and the Pacific:                                                                                                
Burma                                                                                   8,000                      +8,000 
Cambodia                                                      13,410                   14,410                      +1,000 
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan                                           733                   35,000                     +34,267 
Indonesia                                                     19,614                   25,000                      +5,386 
Mongolia                                                       1,900                    1,900                             
North Korea/NED                                                                         3,000                      +3,000 
Philippines                                                    8,650                    9,000                        +350 
Thailand                                                                                5,000                      +5,000 
Tibet/NED                                                                                 250                        +250 
Timor-Leste                                                    4,000                    4,000                             
Vietnam                                                                                 2,000                      +2,000 
Regional                                                       7,365                    7,365                             
Subtotal                                                      55,672                  114,925                     +59,253 
Europe and and Eurasia:                                                                                                   
Albania                                                        4,789                    4,789                             
Armenia                                                        9,960                    9,960                             
Azerbaijan                                                     7,134                    7,134                             
Belarus                                                        5,937                    5,937                             
Bosnia and Herzogovinia                                        9,352                    9,352                             
Eurasia Regional                                                 760                      760                             
Europe Regional                                                1,518                    1,518                             
Georgia                                                        8,895                    8,895                             
Kazakhstan                                                     4,238                    4,238                             
Kosovo                                                        16,018                   16,018                             
Kyrgyzstan                                                     6,056                    6,056                             
Macedonia                                                      7,968                    7,968                             
Moldova                                                        6,078                    7,500                      +1,422 
Montenegro                                                     2,150                    2,150                             
Russia                                                        28,884                   28,884                             
Serbia                                                         9,927                    9,927                             
Tajikistan                                                     4,246                    4,246                             
Turkmenistan                                                   1,100                    1,100                             
Ukraine                                                       18,637                   25,000                      +6,363 
Uzbekistan                                                     3,582                    3,582                             
Subtotal                                                     157,229                  165,014                      +7,785 
Near East:                                                                                                                
Egypt                                                         86,455                   86,455                             
Iraq                                                         108,000                  108,000                             
Jordan                                                        12,000                   12,000                             
Lebanon                                                       10,000                   15,000                      +5,000 
Libya                                                                                   2,000                      +2,000 
Syria                                                                                   1,500                      +1,500 
Morocco                                                        8,000                    5,000                      -3,000 
Yemen                                                          1,998                    1,998                             
Subtotal                                                     226,453                  231,953                      +5,500 
South Asia:                                                                                                               
Afghanistan                                                  161,000                  161,000                             
Bangladesh                                                     6,550                    6,550                             
Nepal                                                          2,500                    2,500                             
Pakistan                                                      30,000                   30,000                             
Sri Lanka                                                      2,050                    2,050                             
Subtotal                                                     202,100                  202,100                             
Western Hemisphere:                                                                                                       
Bolivia                                                        7,566                    7,566                             
Caribbean Regional Program                                     1,000                    1,586                        +586 
Cuba                                                           6,500                    6,500                             
Dominican Republic                                             4,000                    4,000                             
Ecuador                                                        6,578                    6,578                             
El Salvador                                                      250                      250                             
Guatemala                                                      6,091                    6,091                             
Guyana                                                         2,000                    2,000                             
Haiti                                                         24,700                   24,700                             
Honduras                                                       2,448                    2,448                             
Jamaica                                                        1,837                    1,837                             
LAC Regional                                                   8,421                    5,000                      -3,421 
Mexico                                                         8,200                    8,200                             
Nicaragua                                                      7,232                    7,232                             
Paraguay                                                       3,830                    3,830                             
Peru                                                           8,140                    8,140                             
Subtotal                                                     124,943                   95,958                      -2,835 
HRDF                                                          35,000                   45,000                     +10,000 
China/Taiwan/Hong Kong                                                                                                    
Islamic Country Initiative                                                                                                
NED-Core Programs                                                                      80,000                     +80,000 
U.N. Democracy Fund                                           10,000                    3,500                      -6,500 
Islamic Countries Initiative                                                           20,000                     +20,000 
Total                                                        925,338                1,064,440                    +165,252 
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Cote d'Ivoire Programs- The Committee encourages all parties in Cote d'Ivoire to work toward the holding of free and fair democratic presidential elections, as the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of the New Forces and pro-government militias proceeds. The Committee recommends that electoral assistance be made available from within regional funds to accelerate preparations for and the monitoring of upcoming presidential elections.

Iran Programs- The budget request did not contain funds for democracy programs in Iran. The Committee notes that $20,000,000 for these purposes is contained in Public Law 109-234, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006.

Iraq Programs- The Committee recommends $108,000,000 for democracy, governance, rule of law, and human rights programs in Iraq. The Committee directs that these funds be made available to those organizations identified under the ESF heading in chapter 3, title I of Conference Report 109-494, and only after consultation with the Committee.

Pakistan Programs- The Committee recommends that of the funds made available for assistance for Pakistan, $5,000,000 be made available for political party development programs and $3,000,000 be made available for media development activities, including those conducted by Internews.

Syria Programs- The Committee recommends $1,500,000 for democracy programs in Syria.

Tolerance Programs- The Committee recommends $5,000,000 of the funds made available for assistance for Indonesia should be made available for programs and activities that utilize Indonesian leaders to promote moderation and tolerance in Islamic communities in Indonesia and other Islamic countries, including in the Middle East. The Committee recognizes the significant achievements of the Indonesian people in consolidating and strengthening their democratic processes and institutions, and believes this experience should be widely shared with other Islamic countries. Of this amount, the Committee recommends $3,700,000 for the LibForAll Foundation for programs targeted toward Islamic youth in other countries in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The Committee directs that $4,000,000 of the funds made available for assistance for Indonesia should be made available for political party development programs and activities.

UNDEF.--The Committee recommends $3,500,000 for the U.N. Democracy Fund, a decrease of $6,500,000 below the budget request.

PROGRAM ISSUES

BUREAU OF NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS

The Committee believes the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs should be more aggressive in its support of democracy programs in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt, and requires that funds made available to the Bureau for the promotion of democracy shall be obligated and expended only after consultation with DRL.

CIVIL SOCIETY, FREE MEDIA AND THE RULE OF LAW

The Committee reiterates its strong support for programs that strengthen civil society and the rule of law, including the development of free and independent media and unfettered access to the Internet.

American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative- The Committee recommends continuation of CEELI and other rule of law programs in Asia, Africa and elsewhere at funding levels no less than fiscal year 2006 that are implemented through cooperative agreements.

International Association for Court Administration- The Committee recognizes IACA's activities to improve judicial administration in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Trade Unions- The Committee recognizes the role of trade unions in the promotion of democracy, the rule of law, and equitable economic development, and recommends DRL and USAID integrate trade unions in their strategies for promoting democracy overseas.

U.S.-Ukraine Foundation- The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for the Foundation's community partnership programs that support grassroots reform and civic participation in Ukraine.

Voice for Humanity- The Committee recognizes the successful programs conducted by VFH and recommends continued USAID support, where appropriate.

COORDINATION OF PROGRAMS

The Committee believes that democracy programs should further United States national security objectives, and that these objectives should be developed and prioritized through an interagency process. The Committee does not believe that sufficient coordination between USAID and the State Department has occurred to date, and notes that democracy strategies appear to be crafted by individual overseas missions. This results in haphazard and uneven support for democracy and the rule of law among missions and within regions. The Committee expects the DFA to make coordination of these programs a priority, and to ensure that missions, while having input into the creation of democracy strategies, will primarily serve to implement programs.

DEMOCRACY DEFINED

To ensure a common understanding of democracy programs among United States Government agencies, the Committee defines in the act the `promotion of democracy' to include programs that support good governance, human rights, independent media, and the rule of law, and otherwise strengthen the capacity of democratic political parties, NGOs, and citizens to support the development of democratic states, institutions and practices that are responsible and accountable to citizens.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The Committee strongly supports the NED and recommends $106,250,000 for its programs and activities worldwide, an increase of $26,250,000 above the budget request. The Committee notes that NED's administrative expenses are included in title I of this act. Funds for the NED are allocated in the following table:

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Region                                        Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa                                                                   9,600                   11,000                      +1,400 
Asia                                                                    10,640                   15,000                      +4,360 
Burma                                                                                             4,000                      +4,000 
China/Taiwan/Hong Kong                                                                           10,000                     +10,000 
North Korea                                                                                       3,000                      +3,000 
Tibet                                                                                               250                        +250 
Middle East/North Africa                                                24,070                   24,100                         +30 
Islamic Country Initiative                                                                        5,000                      +5,000 
Central and Eastern Europe                                               4,260                    5,000                        +740 
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union                            8,530                   10,000                      +1,470 
Russia                                                                                            4,000                      +4,000 
Latin America/Caribbean                                                  8,240                    9,000                        +760 
Multiregional                                                            4,260                    4,300                         +40 
Democratic Activities                                                    1,600                    1,600                             
Administration                                                           8,800                                               -8,800 
Total                                                                   80,000                  106,250                     +26,250 
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GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

The Committee retains a provision in current law that provides that any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement in excess of $10,000,000 shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations. As the Committee remains concerned with the cost effectiveness of USAID's reliance upon large contracts for democracy programs, particularly in the area of political development, the Committee recommends the President to emphasize the use of grants and cooperative agreements in the implementation of democracy programs.

The Committee requests the DFA, in consultation with relevant United States Government agencies, to submit a report to the Committee no later than 180 days after enactment of this act that clarifies the roles and responsibilities of contractors and grantees in the promotion of democracy abroad.

The Committee is aware that USAID proposes to utilize contracts for democracy programs in Central Asia. Given complex programmatic environments, the Committee directs USAID to consult with DRL and the Committee on a democracy strategy for that region.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Nepal.--The Committee welcomes recent positive political developments in Nepal and directs the State Department to work closely with other countries and international organizations to support efforts to peacefully resolve conflict in that country and to strengthen democratic institutions.

The Committee recommends the DFA to consider additional assistance for rural Nepali communities that are particularly vulnerable to Maoist influence, including for projects in reforestation, agriculture and to provide access to potable water.

The Committee remains concerned with human rights violations committed by both parties to the conflict. Of specific concern is the Maoist tactic of extortion, abduction and killing of civilians, and recruitment of children and any use of torture and summary execution by the Nepalese military.

Section 556 of this act conditions military assistance for security forces. The Committee is concerned specifically with reported abuses perpetrated by the Nepalese Army at Majharajgunj barracks. The Committee expects the Nepalese military to observe recognized standards of military conduct and human rights.

Guatemala- Section 556 of this act conditions military assistance for security forces. The Committee supports efforts of the State Department and the United Nations to encourage the Government of Guatemala to: (1) establish the U.N.-sponsored international commission to aid in investigating, dismantling and prosecuting networks responsible for acts of political violence, including those with links to security, judicial or other government institutions; (2) enact the necessary laws to effectively combat organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption; (3) complete a workable plan with reasonable timetables for ending the role of the Army in internal law enforcement and rebuilding the National Civilian Police; (4) enact the necessary laws to establish full civilian control of the military and intelligence agencies and to ensure that the military justice system conforms to international standards; and (5) implement the necessary fiscal reforms to finance the implementation of these measures.

The Committee is aware that a vast collection of records belonging to the Guatemalan National Police, some of which document political killings during the civil war, is being reviewed and preserved. These records have historical and judicial importance and the Committee recommends $100,000 from within funding for USAID to assist in their preservation.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY FUND

The Committee recommends $85,000,000 for the HRDF, and increase of $50,000,000 above the budget request, of which $25,000,000 is for programs and activities in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and $15,000,000 is for programs and activities in Islamic countries outside the Middle East. To ensure programmatic flexibility, the Committee provides the Assistant Secretary for DRL with responsibility for all policy, funding, and programming decisions regarding funds made available to DRL in this act.

ISLAMIC COUNTRIES INITIATIVE

The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for the promotion of democracy in countries located outside the Middle East region with significant Muslim populations, and where such programs would be important to United States efforts to respond to, deter, or prevent acts of international terrorism.

The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for programs and activities that provide professional training for journalists, and directs State to provide sufficient funds to Internews for this purpose.

INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2006 $472,428,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 107,700,000
Budget estimate, 2007 795,490,000
House allowance 703,600,000
Committee recommendation 712,490,000

The Committee recommends $712,490,000 for INCLE, an amount $83,000,000 below the request. The Committee includes $83,000,000 for rule of law programs for Iraq under the DF.

The Committee remains committed to supporting the Nation's allies in the global war on terror in strengthening law enforcement capabilities. Through the improvement of the Iraqi criminal justice system, the interdiction and eradication of opium in Afghanistan, and the strengthening of Pakistani security forces, these INCLE programs increase the ability of our allies to lawfully govern. The Committee recommendation includes: $297,390,000 for Afghanistan; $171,600,000 for Iraq; $25,500,000 for Pakistan; and $4,700,000 for Indonesia.

ILEAs- The Committee recommends an increase of $2,500,000, to the request from within funds provided under this account, to be allocated equally among the four ILEAs, with an equal share reserved for a new Latin America ILEA if it is established during fiscal year 2007.

NCMEC- The Committee recommends $650,000 from within funds provided under this account for the State Department to assist the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in developing a system for information sharing, tracking incidents, and identifying patterns of international child pornography.

ANDEAN COUNTERDRUG INITIATIVE

Appropriations, 2006 $727,155,000
Budget estimate, 2007 721,500,000
House allowance 506,850,000
Committee recommendation 699,400,000

The Committee recommends $699,400,000 for the ACI, a decrease of $22,100,000 from the request.

The Committee remains committed to the goals of the ACI, to eliminate the cultivation and refining of cocaine and opium, and to reduce the flow of drugs to the United States. The Committee recommends the level of funding identified in the request for each country program, as detailed in the following table:


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                                     Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Bolivia:                                                                                                                                   
Alternative Development [transfer to Democracy Fund]                           31,000                   29,000                      -2,000 
Interdiction                                                                   35,000                   34,000                      -1,000 
Brazil: Law enforcement/interdiction                                            4,000                    4,000                             
Colombia:                                                                                                                                  
Alternative Development                                                       125,000                  125,000                             
Interdiction                                                                  313,850                  313,850                             
Rule of Law                                                                    26,150                   30,150                      +4,000 
Ecuador:                                                                                                                                   
Alternative Development [transfer to Democracy Fund]                            8,400                    5,000                      -3,400 
Interdiction                                                                    8,900                    8,900                             
Panama: Law enforcement/interdiction                                            4,000                    4,000                             
Peru:                                                                                                                                      
Alternative Development [transfer to Democracy Fund]                           42,500                   38,100                      -4,400 
Interdiction                                                                   56,000                   53,000                      -3,000 
Venezuela: Law enforcement/interdiction                                         1,000                    1,000                             
Critical Flight Safety:                                                                                                                    
UH-1N SLEP                                                                     15,000                   10,000                      -5,000 
UH-1N engines                                                                   1,000                    1,000                             
OV-10D SLEP                                                                    10,100                    7,500                      -2,600 
Huey II conversion program                                                     24,500                   21,000                      -3,500 
Huey II procurement                                                             6,700                    6,700                             
Huey II Wiring Upgrade                                                          1,200                    1,200                             
Programmed maintenance                                                          7,200                    6,000                      -1,200 
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Critical Flight Safety Program- Senate Report 109-96 noted that State Department funds the acquisition, lease and operation and maintenance of aircraft by using country funds, interregional aviation support funds, air bridge denial funds and critical flight safety funds. The Report further suggested that the Department should consider a single operation and maintenance account to unify the disparate sources and reform the unwieldy structure for the funding of the aviation fleet. The State Department took no action to improve this organizational structure and within the request seeks $65,700,000 for the Critical Flight Safety Program, an increase of more than 100 percent over the current fiscal year.

The budget request seeks advance funding for two multi-year Service Life Extension Programs although no prototype remanufactured aircraft has yet to be completed. The Committee recommends funding that more realistically reflects the anticipated delivery schedule of these remanufactured aircraft. The State Department is to provide the Committee with a schedule for the delivery of these aircraft, and the cost per airframe. Although the request seeks $7,200,000 for a new start programmed depot maintenance program, the budget justification materials included no estimate of cost per maintenance availability or program schedule. The Committee recommends $6,000,000 and expects the State Department to provide a summary of maintenance costs per aircraft and schedule.

The Committee requires that all reprogramming of funds under this heading shall be subject to the same review and approval procedures by the State Department as apply to the reprogramming of ESF funds.

Forensic Assistance- The Committee is aware that Colombia is among the countries most affected by murder and kidnapping. EQUITAS, a non-profit scientific organization, uses forensic analysis to identify the remains of Colombians who have disappeared as a result of conflict. The Committee recommends up to $250,000 from within funds available to USAID to support EQUITAS's work.

MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2006 $783,090,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 75,700,000
Budget estimate, 2007 832,900,000
House allowance 750,206,000
Committee recommendation 832,900,000

The Committee recommends $832,900,000 for the MRA account, an amount equal to the budget request. Funds are allocated in the following table:


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Overseas Assistance:                                                                                                  
Africa                                                   235,920                  235,920                             
East Asia                                                 20,405                   20,405                             
Europe                                                    40,040                   40,040                             
Near East                                                113,325                  113,325                             
South Asia                                                44,424                   44,424                             
Western Hemisphere                                        21,978                   21,978                             
Migration                                                 11,640                   11,640                             
Strategic Global Priorities                               60,256                   60,256                             
Refugee Admissions                                       222,694                  222,694                             
Humanitarian Migrants to Israel                           40,000                   40,000                             
Administrative Expenses                                   22,218                   22,218                             
Total                                                    832,900                  832,900                             
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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement- The Committee notes that as the Magen David Adom Society of Israel has been accorded membership in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, restrictions on a headquarters contributions to the International Committee of the Red Cross are not continued.

UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $29,700,000
Budget estimate, 2007 55,000,000
House allowance 30,000,000
Committee recommendation 55,000,000

The Committee recommends $55,000,000 for the ERMA account, an amount equal to the budget request.

NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2006 $405,999,000
Budget estimate, 2007 449,430,000
House allowance 430,010,000
Committee recommendation 449,430,000

The Committee recommends $449,430,000 for the NADR account, an amount equal to the request. The Committee recommendation includes $209,050,000 for Nonproliferation programs, $157,480,000 for Anti-Terrorism programs, and $82,900,000 for Regional Stability and Humanitarian Assistance programs.

CONFLICT RESPONSE FUND

Appropriations, 2006 ...........................
Budget estimate, 2007 $75,000,000
House allowance ...........................
Committee recommendation ...........................

Although the budget request includes $75,000,000 for a Conflict Response Fund, the Committee recommends no funding for this new start program. During the Committee's review of the request, State Department officials cited studies and analysis conducted by the staff of the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization as evidence of that organization's value to the interagency planning process. Although the Committee repeatedly requested access to these studies, specifically those reported to have contained long term planning for peacekeeping, training and development programs in Sudan, no such documents were presented. The State Department requested funding for the establishment of a new Civilian Reserve Corps, which in theory would be capable of deploying to a conflict or post-war environment to aid in civilian administrations and coordination. The State Department is currently reviewing the legislative authorities, manning requirement, and operational concepts related to establishing such a capability, and these studies may produce a more defensible request for funding as part of a future budget request.

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Appropriations, 2006 $19,800,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 13,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 23,700,000
House allowance 23,700,000
Committee recommendation 23,700,000

The Committee recommends $23,700,000 for the International Affairs Technical Assistance program, an amount equal to the request.

DEBT RESTRUCTURING

Appropriations, 2006 $64,350,000
Budget estimate, 2007 182,799,000
House allowance 20,000,000
Committee recommendation 21,000,000

The Committee recommends $21,000,000 for bilateral Heavily Indebted Poor Country [HIPC] and poorest country debt reduction, HIPC Trust Fund, and Tropical Forest Conservation Act debt reduction programs. The Committee recommends $20,000,000 to support implementation of the Tropical Forest Conservation Act.

TITLE IV.

MILITARY ASSISTANCE

FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Appropriations, 2006 $85,877,000
Budget estimate, 2007 88,900,000
House allowance 88,000,000
Committee recommendation 88,900,000

The Committee continues its support for the IMET program and provides $88,900,000 for this account, as requested.

The Committee encourages additional support under the IMET account to U.S. allies in the war against international terrorism, including the Philippines, Georgia, Latvia, Indonesia, El Salvador, and Mongolia.

The recommended level of assistance for Guatemala is only to support efforts of the military to participate in internationl peacekeeping operations and improve disaster response capabilities.

FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2006 $4,455,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 4,550,900,000
House allowance 4,454,900,000
Committee recommendation 4,667,800,000

The Committee recommends $4,667,800,000 for the FMF account, an increase of $116,900,000 above the budget request. The Committee recommendation recognizes that FMF, combined with the national resources committed by our allies to improve their own capabilities, contributes to: their respective preparedness for national defense; regional stability; interoperability as a coalition member; and peacekeeping proficiency.

The following table details the adjustments recommended by the Committee:


[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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Item                                  Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Israel                                                       2,340,000                2,340,000                             
Jordan                                                         206,000                  206,000                             
Egypt                                                        1,300,000                1,300,000                             
Armenia                                                          3,500                    3,500                             
Azerbaijan                                                       4,500                    3,500                      -1,000 
Pakistan                                                       300,000                  300,000                             
Indonesia                                                        6,500                   10,000                      +3,500 
Phiilippines                                                    17,600                   30,000                     +12,400 
Nepal                                                            1,300                                               -1,300 
Combatant Commanders Inititative Fund                                                   100,000                    +100,000 
Administrative Expenses                                         43,500                   43,500                             
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Combatant Commanders Initiative Fund- The Committee recommends a new program to be funded within FMF. The purpose of the program is identical to GPOI, namely, to identify the critical shortfalls in the training, equipment, and capabilities of our allies to serve in peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations. The Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, in consultation with the Combatant Commanders of the U.S. Pacific, Central, European, and Southern Commands, shall identify the most critical training and equipment shortfalls of our peacekeeping partners and regional allies. The Assistant Secretary shall propose to the Committee, not later than October 15, 2006, a program and plan to address these shortfalls over a 3-year period. The Committee recommends $100,000,000 for this initiative.

Guatemala- The budget request did not seek funding for Guatemala. The Committee directs that within available funds up to $500,000 in assistance should be available for the Guatemalan Navy and Air Force. The recommended funding is only for aircraft spare parts and the purchase of outboard motors for Navy patrol boats on the Usumacinta River, which is a frequent transit route for drug traffickers.

Report.--Not later than 90 days after enactment of the act, and for each fiscal quarter thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committee that details the use of all funds appropriated under this heading. The report shall describe, at a minimum: all major end items procured; services or training provided or purchased; operation and maintenance services and contracts, to include logistics and commodities purchased; and the procurement of ordnance or ammunition.

PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

Appropriations, 2006 $173,250,000
Emergency supplemental (Public Law 109-234) 178,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 200,500,000
House allowance 170,000,000
Committee recommendation 97,925,000

The Committee recommends $97,925,000 for the PKO account, a decrease of $102,575,000 from the budget request. Funds recommended for Peacekeeping Operations support multilateral peacekeeping operations and training.

The following table details the adjustments recommended by the Committee:


[In thousands of dollars]
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Item                                                   Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Africa regional programs                                                          3,950                    3,950                             
Liberia Security Sector reform                                                   14,800                   14,800                             
Sudan Security Sector reform                                                     41,425                   41,425                             
GPOI (funded under Foreign Military Financing Program)                          102,575                                             -102,575 
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GPOI.--Within Public Law 109-102, Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act 2006, the Congress provided $175,000,000 for Peacekeeping Operations, of which $100,384,000 was for the GPOI. The purpose of the GPOI program, a Presidential initiative, is to train and equip foreign militaries for participation in peacekeeping missions and operations. The State Department, however, has failed to demonstrate a requisite level of commitment to the program, instead viewing funds provided for GPOI as a funding source for other activities. The Committee recommends no funding for GPOI under PKO and recommends a new program, the CCIF under the Foreign Military Financing Program.

In Senate Report 109-96 the Committee included a reporting requirement intended to insure that the State Department executed the GPOI program and the other programs funded within Peacekeeping Operations. The State Department ignored the Committee's guidance, and proved unable to articulate any plan for the use of fiscal year 2005 funding until calendar year 2006. The Committee recommends a reporting requirement, contained in section 531, to remedy this failure in planning and program management.

TITLE V

MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUMMARY

Appropriations, 2006 $1,277,238,000
Budget estimate, 2007 1,328,968,000
House allowance 1,298,218,000
Committee recommendation 1,261,343,000

The Committee recommends the total amount of paid-in capital funding shown above to provide for contributions to the International Development Association, the Global Environment Facility, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund, the Asian Development Fund, the African Development Bank and Fund, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Fund for Agriculture Development.

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Appropriations, 2006 $79,200,000
Budget estimate, 2007 56,250,000
Amended budget estimate, 2007 80,000,000
House allowance 56,250,000
Committee recommendation 80,000,000

The Committee recommends $80,000,000 for a contribution to the GEF, an amount equal to the request. The Committee notes that a budget amendment to increase the request for the GEF by $23,750,000 was received on June 27, 2006. This increase is offset by an amendment to the request for a contribution to the Asian Development Bank.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Appropriations, 2006 $940,500,000
Budget estimate, 2007 950,000,000
House allowance 950,000,000
Committee recommendation 950,000,000

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENTERPRISE FOR THE AMERICAS MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $1,725,000
Budget estimate, 2007 25,000,000
House allowance 23,000,000
Committee recommendation 15,000,000

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Appropriations, 2006 ...........................
Budget estimate, 2007 $23,750,000
Amended budget estimate, 2007 ...........................
House allowance ...........................
Committee recommendation ...........................

CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $99,000,000
Budget estimate, 2007 115,250,000
House allowance 110,250,000
Committee recommendation 57,625,000

CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Appropriations, 2006 $3,602,000
Budget estimate, 2007 5,018,416
House allowance 5,018,000
Committee recommendation 5,018,416

LIMITATION ON CALLABLE CAPITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Appropriations, 2006 $88,334,000
Budget estimate, 2007 78,621,847
House allowance 78,622,000
Committee recommendation 78,622,000

The Committee recommends $78,622,000 for the African Development Bank for the scheduled United States contribution, an amount equal to the request.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

Appropriations, 2006 $134,343,000
Budget estimate, 2007 135,700,000
House allowance 135,700,000
Committee recommendation 135,700,000

CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2006 $14,850,000
Budget estimate, 2007 18,000,000
House allowance 18,000,000
Committee recommendation 18,000,000

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2006 $326,163,000
Budget estimate, 2007 289,000,000
House allowance 327,570,000
Committee recommendation 306,125,000

The Committee provides $306,125,000 for the IO&P account. This amount is $17,125,000 above the budget request. Funds in this account are allocated in the following table:

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                 Fiscal year 2007 budget estimate Committee recommendation Change from budget estimate 
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Center for Human Settlements                                                                                  400                      400                             
IMO Maritime Security Programs                                                                                400                      400                             
International Civil Aviation Organization                                                                     950                      950                             
International Conservation Programs                                                                         5,906                    6,000                         +94 
International Contributions for Scientific, Educational, and Cultural Activities                            1,000                    1,000                             
International Development Law Organization                                                                    300                      300                             
International Panel on Climate Change/UN                                                                    5,320                    6,000                        +680 
Framework Convention on Climate Change Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund                                 19,000                   19,000                             
OAS Development Assistance Programs                                                                         5,225                    5,225                             
OAS Fund for Strengthening Democracy                                                                        2,500                    2,500                             
UN Children's Fund                                                                                        123,000                  127,500                      +4,500 
UN Democracy Fund                                                                                          10,000                                              -10,000 
UN Development Fund for Women                                                                                 950                    3,000                      +2,050 
UN Development Program                                                                                     94,500                  110,000                     +15,500 
UN Environment Program                                                                                      9,524                   10,500                        +976 
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs                                                      1,000                    1,000                             
UN Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights                                    1,425                    1,500                         +75 
UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture                                                                    4,750                    7,000                      +2,250 
UNIFEM Trust Fund                                                                                                                    1,000                      +1,000 
World Meteorological Organization                                                                           1,900                    1,900                             
World Trade Organization                                                                                      950                      950                             
Total                                                                                                     289,000                  306,125                     +17,125 
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UNDEF.--The Committee addresses the U.N. Democracy Fund under the DF account.

World Food Program.--The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for the WFP from funds from USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance under section 534(g) of this act. The Committee continues to strongly support the work of WFP.

GENERAL PROVISIONS--TITLES II-V

SEC. 501. Compensation for United States Executive Directors to International Financial Institutions.

SEC. 502. Restrictions on Voluntary Contributions to United Nations Agencies.

SEC. 503. Limitation on Residence Expenses.

SEC. 504. Unobligated Balances Report.

SEC. 505. Limitation on Representational Allowances.

SEC. 506. Prohibition on Taxation of United States Assistance.

SEC. 507. Prohibition Against Direct Funding for Certain Countries.

SEC. 508. Military Coups.

SEC. 509. Transfers.

SEC. 510. Commercial Leasing of Defense Articles.

SEC. 511. Availability of Funds.

SEC. 512. Limitation on Assistance to Countries in Default.

SEC. 513. Commerce and Trade.

SEC. 514. Surplus Commodities.

SEC. 515. Notification Requirements.

SEC. 516. Limitation on Availability of Funds for International Organizations and Programs.

SEC. 517. Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.

SEC. 518. Voluntary Family Planning Programs.

SEC. 519. Export Financing Transfer Authorities.

SEC. 520. Special Notification Requirements.

SEC. 521. Definition of Program, Project, and Activity.

SEC. 522. Child Survival and Health Activities.

SEC. 523. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

SEC. 524. Notification on Excess Defense Equipment.

SEC. 525. Aircraft Procurement.

SEC. 526. Limitation on Funds Relating to Attendance of Federal Employees at Conferences Occurring Outside the United States.

SEC. 527. Prohibition on Bilateral Assistance to Terrorist Countries.

SEC. 528. Debt-for-Development.

SEC. 529. Separate Accounts.

SEC. 530. Enterprise Fund Restrictions.

SEC. 531. Report on Peacekeeping Operations.

SEC. 532. Authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-American Foundation and African Development Foundation.

SEC. 533. Impact on Jobs in the United States.

SEC. 534. Special Authorities.

SEC. 535. Arab League Boycott of Israel.

SEC. 536. Eligibility for Assistance.

SEC. 537. Reservations of Funds.

SEC. 538. Unobligated Balances. (Note: This provision also pertains to Title I of this act.)

SEC. 539. Prohibition on Publicity or Propaganda.

SEC. 540. Prohibition of Payments to United Nations Members.

SEC. 541. Nongovernmental Organizations--Documentation.

SEC. 542. Prohibition on Assistance to Foreign Governments that Export Lethal Military Equipment to Countries Supporting International Terrorism.

SEC. 543. Withholding of Assistance for Parking Fines and Real Property Taxes Owed by Foreign Countries.

SEC. 544. War Crimes Tribunals Drawdown.

SEC. 545. Landmines.

SEC. 546. Prohibition of Payment of Certain Expenses.

SEC. 547. Assistance for Egypt.

SEC. 548. Palestinian Statehood.

SEC. 549. Restrictions Concerning the Palestinian Authority and PLO.

SEC. 550. Limitation on Assistance for the PLO, the Palestinian Authority, and the West Bank of Gaza.

SEC. 551. Western Hemisphere.

SEC. 552. Sub-Saharan Africa.

SEC. 553. East Asia and the Pacific.

SEC. 554. Afghanistan.

SEC. 555. Central Asia.

SEC. 556. Limitation on Assistance to Security Forces.

SEC. 557. Foreign Military Training Report.

SEC. 558. Authorization Requirement.

SEC. 559. Authorization.

SEC. 560. Contributions to United Nations Population Fund.

SEC. 561. War Criminals.

SEC. 562. User Fees.

SEC. 563. Funding for Serbia.

SEC. 564. Community-Based Police Assistance.

SEC. 565. Special Debt Relief for the Poorest.

SEC. 566. Authority to Engage in Debt Buybacks or Sales.

SEC. 567. Reporting Requirement.

SEC. 568. Excess Defense Articles for Central and South European Countries and Certain Other Countries.

SEC. 569. United States Agency for International Development Management (Including Transfer of Funds).

SEC. 570. Environment Programs.

SEC. 571. Disability Programs.

SEC. 572. Security in Asia.

SEC. 573. Peace Corps Personal Services Contractors Separation Pay.

SEC. 574. Rescissions.

SEC. 575. Allocations.

SEC. 576. References.

SEC. 577. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

SEC. 578. Indonesia Report.

SEC. 579. Orphans, Displaced and Abandoned Children.

SEC. 580. Assistance for Foreign Nongovernmental Organizations.

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE SENATE

Rule XVI, paragraph 7 requires that every report on a general appropriation bill filed by the Committee must identify each recommended amendment, with particularity, which proposes an item of appropriation which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously passed by the Senate during that session.

Items providing funding for fiscal year 2007 which lack authorization are as follows:

Administration of Foreign Affairs;

International Organizations;

International Commissions;

Other Department of State;

Broadcasting Board of Governors;

Commission on International Religious Freedom;

U.S. Institute of Peace;

Child Survival and Health Programs Fund;

Development Assistance;

International Disaster and Famine Assistance;

Transition Initiatives;

Development Credit Authority;

USAID Operating Expenses;

USAID Operating Expenses, Office of Inspector General;

USAID Capital Investment Fund;

Economic Support Fund;

Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States;

Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union;

Inter-American Foundation;

African Development Foundation;

Peace Corps;

Millennium Challenge Corporation;

Democracy Fund;

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement;

Andean Counterdrug Initiative;

Migration and Refugee Assistance;

United States Emergency Migration and Refugee Assistance Fund;

Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Assistance;

International Affairs Technical Assistance;

Debt Restructuring;

International Military Education and Training;

Foreign Military Financing Program;

Peacekeeping Operations;

International Organizations and Programs;

Asian Development Fund;

and African Development Fund.

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE SENATE

Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 29, 2006, the Committee ordered reported, en bloc: H.R. 5427, making appropriations for Energy and Water for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title; H.R. 5522, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title; H.R. 5386, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and H.R. 5441, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute, with each bill subject to further amendment and each subject to the budget allocation, by a recorded vote of 28-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:

Yeas Nays
Chairman Cochran
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. DeWine
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Allard
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE SENATE

Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee report on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute or part of any statute include `(a) the text of the statute or part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by the Committee.'

In compliance with this rule, the following changes in existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is printed in italic, and existing law in which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

TITLE 8--ALIENS AND NATIONALITY

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CHAPTER 12--IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY

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SUBCHAPTER II--IMMIGRATION

PART I--SELECTION SYSTEM

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Sec. 1157. Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees

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AMENDMENTS

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PART V--ADJUSTMENT AND CHANGE OF STATUS

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Sec. 1255. Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of personadmitted for permanent residence

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AMENDMENTS

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TITLE 22--FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

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CHAPTER 7--INTERNATIONAL BUREAUS, CONGRESSES, ETC.

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SUBCHAPTER XII--INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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Sec. 283. Acceptance of membership by United States in Inter-American Development Bank

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SEC. 39. FIRST REPLENISHMENT OF THE RESOURCES OF THE ENTERPRISE FOR THE AMERICAS MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT FUND.

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CHAPTER 32--FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

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SUBCHAPTER I--INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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PART III--INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

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Sec. 2227. Withholding of United States proportionate share for certain programs of international organizations

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CHAPTER 58--DIPLOMATIC SECURITY

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SUBCHAPTER IV--DIPLOMATIC SECURITY PROGRAM

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Sec. 4856. Efficiency in contracting

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PUBLIC LAW 106-113

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APPENDIX E--H.R. 3425

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TITLE V--INTERNATIONAL DEBT RELIEF

SEC. 501. ACTIONS TO PROVIDE BILATERAL DEBT RELIEF.

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CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2004, PUBLIC LAW 108-199

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DIVISION D--FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2004

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TITLE VI--MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACT OF 2003

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SEC. 607. ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES.

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CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005, PUBLIC LAW 108-447

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DIVISION D--FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005

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TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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HIPC DEBT REDUCTION AND TRUST FUND

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INTELLIGENCE REFORM AND TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT OF 2004, PUBLIC LAW 108-458

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TITLE VII--IMPLEMENTATION OF 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

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SUBTITLE B--TERRORIST TRAVEL AND EFFECTIVE SCREENING

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SEC. 7209. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

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BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED
[In millions of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                                                               Budget authority                             Outlays                
                                                                                                                                                                           Committee allocation Amount of bill Committee allocation Amount of bill 
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution for 2007: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations:                                                                         
Mandatory                                                                                                                                                                                   164            164                   NA          1 164 
Discretionary                                                                                                                                                                            31,340         31,340                   NA       1 33,612 
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:                                                                                                                                                                                          
2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 16,043 
2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7,914 
2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3,311 
2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2,215 
2011 and future years                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1,867 
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 2007                                                                                                                                 NA                                  NA                
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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2006 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007
[In thousands of dollars]
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Item                                                                                                                              2006 appropriation Budget estimate House allowance Committee recommendation Senate Committee recommendation compared with (+ or -)                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2006 appropriation Budget estimate House allowance 
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TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
DEPARTMENT OF STATE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Administration of Foreign Affairs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Diplomatic and consular programs                                                                                                           3,633,018       3,856,703       3,664,914                3,699,914                                                +66,896        -156,789         +35,000 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                              1,383,625                                                                                                      -1,383,625                                 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                              (-3,949)        (-4,000)        (-4,000)                 (-4,000)                                                  (-51)                                 
Worldwide security upgrades                                                                                                                  680,716         795,170         795,170                  795,170                                               +114,454                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-148)                                                                                                 16,000                                                                                                         -16,000                                 
Rescission (Public Law 109-148)                                                                                                              -10,000                                                                                                         +10,000                                 
Total, Diplomatic and consular programs                                                                                                    5,703,359       4,651,873       4,460,084                4,495,084                                             -1,208,275        -156,789         +35,000 
Capital investment fund                                                                                                                       58,143          68,298          58,143                   58,143                                                                -10,155                 
Centralized IT modernization program                                                                                                          68,482                                                                                                         -68,482                                 
Office of Inspector General                                                                                                                   29,646          32,508          32,508                   32,508                                                 +2,862                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 25,300                                                                                                         -25,300                                 
Educational and cultural exchange programs                                                                                                   426,275         474,288         436,275                  445,522                                                +19,247         -28,766          +9,247 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                  5,000                                                                                                          -5,000                                 
Representation allowances                                                                                                                      8,175           8,201           8,175                    8,175                                                                    -26                 
Protection of foreign missions and officials                                                                                                   9,270           9,288           9,270                    9,270                                                                    -18                 
Embassy security, construction, and maintenance                                                                                              591,152         640,161         605,652                  605,652                                                +14,500         -34,509                 
Worldwide security upgrades                                                                                                                  898,574         899,368         899,368                  783,168                                               -115,406        -116,200        -116,200 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)                                                                                                 -20,000                                                                                                         +20,000                                 
Emergencies in the diplomatic and consular service                                                                                             9,872           4,940           4,940                    4,940                                                 -4,932                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-148)                                                                                                 15,000                                                                                                         -15,000                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                (3,949)         (4,000)         (4,000)                  (4,000)                                                  (+51)                                 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                                (-987)                                                                                                          (+987)                                 
Repatriation Loans Program Account:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Direct loans subsidy                                                                                                                             703             695             695                      695                                                     -8                                 
Administrative expenses                                                                                                                          599             590             590                      590                                                     -9                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                  (987)                                                                                                          (-987)                                 
Total, Repatriation loans program account                                                                                                      1,302           1,285           1,285                    1,285                                                    -17                                 
Payment to the American Institute in Taiwan                                                                                                   19,499          15,826          15,826                   15,826                                                 -3,673                                 
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement andDisability Fund                                                                                 131,700         125,000         125,000                  125,000                                                 -6,700                                 
Total, Administration of Foreign Affairs                                                                                                   7,980,749       6,931,036       6,656,526                6,584,573                                             -1,396,176        -346,463         -71,953 
International Organizations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Contributions to international organizations, current year assess-ment                                                                     1,151,318       1,268,523       1,122,318                1,151,318                                                               -117,205         +29,000 
Contributions for international peacekeeping activities, current year                                                                      1,022,275       1,135,327       1,135,327                1,135,327                                               +113,052                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                129,800                                                                                                        -129,800                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Total, International Organizations and Conferences                                                                                         2,303,393       2,403,850       2,257,645                2,286,645                                                -16,748        -117,205         +29,000 
International Commissions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico:                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                         27,643          28,453          28,453                   28,453                                                   +810                                 
Construction                                                                                                                                   5,232           5,237           9,237                    5,237                                                     +5                          -4,000 
American sections, international commissions                                                                                                   9,911           9,587           9,587                   10,000                                                    +89            +413            +413 
International fisheries commissions                                                                                                           23,694          20,651          20,651                   23,711                                                    +17          +3,060          +3,060 
Total, International commissions                                                                                                              66,480          63,928          67,928                   67,401                                                   +921          +3,473            -527 
Other                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Payment to the Asia Foundation                                                                                                                13,821          10,000          13,821                   14,000                                                   +179          +4,000            +179 
International Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue                                                                                       5,923             750             375                      750                                                 -5,173                            +375 
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship program                                                                                                           494             500             500                      500                                                     +6                                 
Israeli Arab scholarship program                                                                                                                 370             375             375                      375                                                     +5                                 
East-West Center                                                                                                                              18,994          12,000           3,000                   19,000                                                     +6          +7,000         +16,000 
National Endowment for Democracy                                                                                                              74,042          80,000          50,000                    8,800                                                -65,242         -71,200         -41,200 
Total, Department of State                                                                                                                10,464,266       9,502,439       9,050,170                8,982,044                                             -1,482,222        -520,395         -68,126 
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                            493             493             493                      493                                                                                        
Commission on International Religious Freedom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                          3,258           3,000           3,000                    3,000                                                   -258                                 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                          2,004           2,110           2,110                    2,110                                                   +106                                 
Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                          1,876           2,000           2,000                    2,000                                                   +124                                 
HELP Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                                          1,000           1,250                      250                                                   +250            -750          -1,000 
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                          2,962           4,000           4,000                    3,000                                                    +38          -1,000          -1,000 
United States Senate Interparliamentary Groups                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Salaries and expenses                                                                                                                            149                                                      325                                                   +176            +325            +325 
United States Institute of Peace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Operating expenses                                                                                                                            22,064          26,979          26,979                   22,065                                                     +1          -4,914          -4,914 
Additional funding (Sec. 122 Div. J)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Total, United States Institute of Peace                                                                                                       22,064          26,979          26,979                   22,065                                                     +1          -4,914          -4,914 
U.S.-Canada Alaska Railroad Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Salaries and expenses (rescission)                                                                                                            -2,000                                                                                                          +2,000                                 
Department of State                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust fund (rescission)                                                                                                           -10,000                                                                                                         +10,000 
RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Broadcasting Board of Governors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
International Broadcasting Operations                                                                                                        620,000         617,338         646,279                  617,338                                                 -2,662                         -28,941 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 10,274                                                                                                         -10,274                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Broadcasting to Cuba                                                                                                                                          36,279                                   36,279                                                +36,279                         +36,279 
Broadcasting capital improvements                                                                                                             10,893          18,286           7,624                    7,624                                                 -3,269         -10,662                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 25,826                                                                                                         -25,826                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-13)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Total, Broadcasting Board of Governors                                                                                                       666,993         671,903         653,903                  661,241                                                 -5,752         -10,662          +7,338 
Total, title I, Department of State and Related Agencies                                                                                  11,162,065      10,213,924       9,733,905                9,676,528                                             -1,485,537        -537,396         -57,377 
Appropriations                                                                                                                           (9,583,240)    (10,213,924)     (9,743,905)              (9,676,528)                                              (+93,288)      (-537,396)       (-67,377) 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                              (-4,936)        (-4,000)        (-4,000)                 (-4,000)                                                 (+936)                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                (4,936)         (4,000)         (4,000)                  (4,000)                                                 (-936)                                 
TITLE II--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Subsidy appropriation                                                                                                                         99,000          26,382          26,382                   26,382                                                -72,618                                 
Administrative expenses                                                                                                                       72,468          75,234          69,234                   69,234                                                 -3,234          -6,000                 
Inspector General                                                                                                                                990             988             988                      988                                                     -2                                 
Negative subsidy                                                                                                                             -35,000         -45,000         -45,000                  -45,000                                                -10,000                                 
Rescission                                                                                                                                   -37,000                                                                                                         +37,000                                 
Total, Export-Import Bank of the United States                                                                                               100,458          57,604          51,604                   51,604                                                -48,854          -6,000                 
OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Noncredit account:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Administrative expenses                                                                                                                       41,851          45,453          44,453                   44,453                                                 +2,602          -1,000                 
Insurance fees and other offsetting collections                                                                                             -240,000        -258,000        -258,000                 -258,000                                                -18,000                                 
Subsidy appropriation                                                                                                                         20,073          20,035          20,035                   20,035                                                    -38                                 
Total, Overseas Private Investment Corporation                                                                                              -178,076        -192,512        -193,512                 -193,512                                                -15,436          -1,000                 
FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Trade and Development Agency                                                                                                                  50,391          50,300          50,300                   50,300                                                    -91                                 
Total, title II Export and investment assistance                                                                                             -27,227         -84,608         -91,608                  -91,608                                                -64,381          -7,000                 
TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
United States Agency for International Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Child survival and health programs fund                                                                                                    1,569,150       1,433,000       1,575,613                4,793,807                                             +3,224,657      +3,360,807      +3,218,194 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                              (-5,940)                                                                                                        (+5,940)                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                  7,800                                                                                                          -7,800                                 
Development assistance                                                                                                                     1,508,760       1,282,000       1,294,000                1,400,018                                               -108,742        +118,018        +106,018 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                             (-20,790)       (-21,000)       (-21,000)                (-25,000)                                               (-4,210)        (-4,000)        (-4,000) 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                                                             (135,000)                                                                                                      (-135,000) 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 16,500                                                                                                         -16,500                                 
International disaster assistance & famine assistance                                                                                        361,350         348,800         348,800                  350,675                                                -10,675          +1,875          +1,875 
International disaster and famine assistance:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-148)                                                                                                 56,330                                                                                                         -56,330                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                161,300                                                                                                        -161,300                                 
Subtotal, Disaster assistance                                                                                                                578,980         348,800         348,800                  350,675                                               -228,305          +1,875          +1,875 
Transition Initiatives                                                                                                                        39,600          50,000          40,000                   35,000                                                 -4,600         -15,000          -5,000 
Development Credit Authority:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
(By transfer)                                                                                                                               (20,790)        (21,000)        (21,000)                 (25,000)                                               (+4,210)        (+4,000)        (+4,000) 
Administrative expenses                                                                                                                        7,920           8,400           8,400                    8,400                                                   +480                                 
Africa House and Infrastructure Facility                                                                                                                       5,000                                                                                                          -5,000                 
Subtotal, Development assistance                                                                                                           3,728,710       3,127,200       3,266,813                6,587,900                                             +2,859,190      +3,460,700      +3,321,087 
Payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund                                                                                 41,700          38,700          38,700                   38,700                                                 -3,000                                 
Operating expenses of the U.S. Agency for International Develop-ment                                                                         623,700         678,826         641,000                  630,000                                                 +6,300         -48,826         -11,000 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                101,000                                                                                                        -101,000                                 
(By transfer, emergency)                                                                                                                        (80)                                                                                                           (-80)                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                (5,940)                                                                                                        (-5,940)                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Subtotal, USAID                                                                                                                              724,700         678,826         641,000                  630,000                                                -94,700         -48,826         -11,000 
Capital Investment Fund                                                                                                                       69,300         131,800         105,300                   95,000                                                +25,700         -36,800         -10,300 
Operating expenses of the U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General                                               35,640          38,000          39,000                   38,000                                                 +2,360                          -1,000 
Total, USAID                                                                                                                               4,600,050       4,014,526       4,090,813                7,389,600                                             +2,789,550      +3,375,074      +3,298,787 
Other Bilateral Economic Assistance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Economic support fund:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Israel                                                                                                                                       237,600         120,000         120,000                  120,000                                               -117,600                                 
Egypt                                                                                                                                        490,050         455,000         455,000                  301,827                                               -188,223        -153,173        -153,173 
Other                                                                                                                                      1,880,010       2,639,470       2,077,740                1,805,286                                                -74,724        -834,184        -272,454 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                              1,686,000                                                                                                      -1,686,000                                 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                              (-5,000)                                                 (-5,000)                                                               (-5,000)        (-5,000) 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                                                            (-135,000)                                                                                                      (+135,000) 
Iraqi Relief and Reconstruction Fund (by transfer)                                                                                           (5,000)                                                  (5,000)                                                               (+5,000)        (+5,000) 
(By transfer, emergency)                                                                                                                     (5,000)                                                                                                        (-5,000)                                 
Subtotal, Economic support fund                                                                                                            4,293,660       3,214,470       2,652,740                2,227,113                                             -2,066,547        -987,357        -425,627 
International Fund for Ireland                                                                                                                13,365                          10,800                                                                         -13,365                         -10,800 
Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States                                                                                          357,390         273,900         227,900                  211,138                                               -146,252         -62,762         -16,762 
Assistance for the Independent States of the former Soviet Union                                                                             508,860         441,000         371,280                  293,077                                               -215,783        -147,923         -78,203 
Trade Capacity Enhancement Fund                                                                                                                                              522,000                                                                                                        -522,000 
Total, Other Bilateral Economic Assistance                                                                                                 5,173,275       3,929,370       3,784,720                2,731,328                                             -2,441,947      -1,198,042      -1,053,392 
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Inter-American Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Appropriation                                                                                                                                 19,305          19,268          19,268                   19,268                                                    -37                                 
African Development Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Appropriation                                                                                                                                 22,770          22,726          22,726                   26,000                                                 +3,230          +3,274          +3,274 
Peace Corps                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Appropriation                                                                                                                                318,780         336,700         324,587                  318,780                                                                -17,920          -5,807 
Millenium Challenge Corporation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Appropriation                                                                                                                              1,752,300       3,000,000       2,000,000                1,877,000                                               +124,700      -1,123,000        -123,000 
Department of State                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Global HIV/AIDS initiative                                                                                                                 1,975,050       2,894,000       2,772,500                                                                      -1,975,050      -2,894,000      -2,772,500 
Democracy Fund                                                                                                                                94,050                                                1,064,440                                               +970,390      +1,064,440      +1,064,440 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 22,500                                                                                                         -22,500                                 
International narcotics control and law enforcement                                                                                          472,428         795,490         703,600                  712,490                                               +240,062         -83,000          +8,890 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                107,700                                                                                                        -107,700                                 
Subtotal, Narcotics control                                                                                                                  580,128         795,490         703,600                  712,490                                               +132,362         -83,000          +8,890 
Andean Counterdrug Initiative                                                                                                                727,155         721,500         506,850                  699,400                                                -27,755         -22,100        +192,550 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Migration and refugee assistance                                                                                                             783,090         832,900         750,206                  832,900                                                +49,810                         +82,694 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 75,700                                                                                                         -75,700                                 
United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund                                                                                 29,700          55,000          30,000                   55,000                                                +25,300                         +25,000 
Nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs                                                                              405,999         449,430         430,010                  449,430                                                +43,431                         +19,420 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Subtotal, Nonproliferation                                                                                                                   405,999         449,430         430,010                  449,430                                                +43,431                         +19,420 
Conflict response fund                                                                                                                                        75,000                                                                                                         -75,000                 
Subtotal, Department of State                                                                                                              4,693,372       5,823,320       5,193,166                3,813,660                                               -879,712      -2,009,660      -1,379,506 
Department of the Treasury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
International Affairs Technical Assistance                                                                                                    19,800          23,700          23,700                   23,700                                                 +3,900                                 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                 13,000                                                                                                         -13,000                                 
Debt restructuring                                                                                                                            64,350         182,799          20,000                   21,000                                                -43,350        -161,799          +1,000 
Subtotal, Department of the Treasury                                                                                                          97,150         206,499          43,700                   44,700                                                -52,450        -161,799          +1,000 
Total, title III, Bilateral economic assistance                                                                                           16,677,002      17,352,409      15,478,980               16,220,336                                               -456,666      -1,132,073        +741,356 
Appropriations                                                                                                                          (14,429,172)    (17,352,409)    (15,478,980)             (16,220,336)                                           (+1,791,164)    (-1,132,073)      (+741,356) 
Emergency appropriations                                                                                                                 (2,247,830)                                                                                                    (-2,247,830)                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                               (31,730)        (21,000)        (21,000)                 (30,000)                                               (-1,730)        (+9,000)        (+9,000) 
(By transfer emergency appropriations)                                                                                                       (5,080)                                                                                                        (-5,080)                                 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                             (-31,730)       (-21,000)       (-21,000)                (-30,000)                                               (+1,730)        (-9,000)        (-9,000) 
(Transfer out emergency appropriations)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
TITLE IV--MILITARY ASSISTANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
International Military Education and Training                                                                                                 85,877          88,900          88,000                   88,900                                                 +3,023                            +900 
Foreign Military Financing Program:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Grants:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Israel                                                                                                                                     2,257,200       2,340,000       2,340,000                2,340,000                                                +82,800                                 
Egypt                                                                                                                                      1,287,000       1,300,000       1,300,000                1,300,000                                                +13,000                                 
Other                                                                                                                                        910,800         910,900         814,900                1,027,800                                               +117,000        +116,900        +212,900 
Subtotal, Grants                                                                                                                           4,455,000       4,550,900       4,454,900                4,667,800                                               +212,800        +116,900        +212,900 
(Limitation on administrative expenses)                                                                                                     (41,600)        (43,500)        (42,500)                 (43,500)                                               (+1,900)                        (+1,000) 
Total, Foreign Military Financing                                                                                                          4,455,000       4,550,900       4,454,900                4,667,800                                               +212,800        +116,900        +212,900 
Peacekeeping operations                                                                                                                      173,250         200,500         170,000                   97,925                                                -75,325        -102,575         -72,075 
Emergency appropriations (Public Law 109-234)                                                                                                178,000                                                                                                        -178,000                                 
Rescission (emergency appropriations)                                                                                                         -7,000                                                                                                          +7,000                                 
Total, title IV, Military assistance                                                                                                       4,885,127       4,840,300       4,712,900                4,854,625                                                -30,502         +14,325        +141,725 
Appropriations                                                                                                                           (4,714,127)     (4,840,300)     (4,712,900)              (4,854,625)                                             (+140,498)       (+14,325)      (+141,725) 
Emergency appropriations                                                                                                                   (178,000)                                                                                                      (-178,000)                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
(Limitation on administrative expenses)                                                                                                     (41,600)        (43,500)        (42,500)                 (43,500)                                               (+1,900)                        (+1,000) 
TITLE V--MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
International Financial Institutions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
World Bank Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Contribution to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Global Environment Facility                                        79,200          80,000          56,250                   80,000                                                   +800                         +23,750 
Contribution to the International Development Association                                                                                    940,500         950,000         950,000                  950,000                                                 +9,500                                 
Contribution to Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency                                                                                       1,287                                                                                                          -1,287                                 
Total, World Bank Group                                                                                                                    1,020,987       1,030,000       1,006,250                1,030,000                                                 +9,013                         +23,750 
Contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank: Contribution to the Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund              1,725          25,000          23,000                   15,000                                                +13,275         -10,000          -8,000 
Inter-American Investment Corporation                                                                                                          1,725                                                                                                          -1,725                                 
Total, Inter-American Development Bank                                                                                                         3,450          25,000          23,000                   15,000                                                +11,550         -10,000          -8,000 
Contribution to the Asian Development Bank: Contribution to the Asian Development Fund                                                        99,000         115,250         110,250                   57,625                                                -41,375         -57,625         -52,625 
Total, Asian Development Bank                                                                                                                 99,000         115,250         110,250                   57,625                                                -41,375         -57,625         -52,625 
Contribution to the African Development Bank:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Paid-in capital                                                                                                                                3,602           5,018           5,018                    5,018                                                 +1,416                                 
(Limitation on callable capital subscriptions)                                                                                              (88,334)        (78,622)        (78,622)                 (78,622)                                               (-9,712)                                 
Contribution to the African Development Fund                                                                                                 134,343         135,700         135,700                  135,700                                                 +1,357                                 
Total, African Development Bank                                                                                                              137,945         140,718         140,718                  140,718                                                 +2,773                                 
Contribution to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Paid-in capital                                                          1,006                                                                                                          -1,006                                 
Contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural Development                                                                           14,850          18,000          18,000                   18,000                                                 +3,150                                 
Total, International Financial Institutions                                                                                                1,277,238       1,328,968       1,298,218                1,261,343                                                -15,895         -67,625         -36,875 
International Organizations and Programs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Appropriation                                                                                                                                326,163         289,000         327,570                  306,125                                                -20,038         +17,125         -21,445 
Total, title V, Multilateral economic assistance                                                                                           1,603,401       1,617,968       1,625,788                1,567,468                                                -35,933         -50,500         -58,320 
(Limitation on callable capital subscript)                                                                                                  (88,334)        (78,622)        (78,622)                 (78,622)                                               (-9,712)                                 
TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Sec. 574 Rescission                                                                                                                                                                                  -375,000                                               -375,000        -375,000        -375,000 
Sec. 538 unobligated balances                                                                                                                                                                        -348,750                                               -348,750        -348,750        -348,750 
Sec. 572 Security in Asia                                                                                                                      9,900                                                                                                          -9,900                                 
Sec. 6093 Iraqi Relief and Reconstruction fund (by transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Foreign Military financing program (Sec. 6113) (by transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Child Survival and Health programs (Sec. 6118) (by transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
(Sec. 577)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Sudan (Sec. 569)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Rescission                                                                                                                                                                  -388,100                                                                                                        +388,100 
Total, title VI, General Provisions                                                                                                            9,900                        -388,100                 -723,750                                               -733,650        -723,750        -335,650 
Appropriations                                                                                                                               (9,900)                                               (-348,750)                                             (-358,650)      (-348,750)      (-348,750) 
Rescissions                                                                                                                                                                 -388,100                 -375,000                                               -375,000        -375,000         +13,100 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Grand total                                                                                                                               34,310,268      33,939,993      31,071,865               31,503,599                                             -2,806,669      -2,436,394        +431,734 
Appropriations                                                                                                                          (30,349,613)    (33,939,993)    (31,469,965)             (31,878,599)                                           (+1,528,986)    (-2,061,394)      (+408,634) 
Emergency appropriations                                                                                                                 (4,016,655)                                                                                                    (-4,016,655)                                 
Rescissions                                                                                                                                  -49,000                        -388,100                 -375,000                                               -326,000        -375,000         +13,100 
Rescissions of emergency appropriations                                                                                                       -7,000                                                                                                          +7,000                                 
(By transfer)                                                                                                                               (36,666)        (25,000)        (25,000)                 (34,000)                                               (-2,666)        (+9,000)        (+9,000) 
(By transfer emergency appropriations)                                                                                                       (5,080)                                                                                                        (-5,080)                                 
(Transfer out)                                                                                                                             (-36,666)       (-25,000)       (-25,000)                (-34,000)                                               (+2,666)        (-9,000)        (-9,000) 
(Transfer out emergency appropriations)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
(Limitation on administrative expenses)                                                                                                     (41,600)        (43,500)        (42,500)                 (43,500)                                               (+1,900)                        (+1,000) 
(Limitation on callable capital subscript)                                                                                                  (88,334)        (78,622)        (78,622)                 (78,622)                                               (-9,712)                                 
(Emergency Supplemental (Public Law 108-106))                                                                                            (4,021,735)                                                                                                    (-4,021,735)                                 
RECAPITULATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Title I--Department of State and Related                                                                                                  11,162,065      10,213,924       9,733,905                9,676,528                                             -1,485,537        -537,396         -57,377 
Title II--Export and investment assistance                                                                                                   -27,227         -84,608         -91,608                  -91,608                                                -64,381          -7,000                 
Title III--Bilateral economic assistance                                                                                                  16,677,002      17,352,409      15,478,980               16,220,336                                               -456,666      -1,132,073        +741,356 
Title IV--Military assistance                                                                                                              4,885,127       4,840,300       4,712,900                4,854,625                                                -30,502         +14,325        +141,725 
Title V--Multilateral economic assistance                                                                                                  1,603,401       1,617,968       1,625,788                1,567,468                                                -35,933         -50,500         -58,320 
Title VI--General Provisions                                                                                                                   9,900                        -388,100                 -723,750                                               -733,650        -723,750        -335,650 
Prior year outlays                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Total, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs                                                                                    34,310,268      33,939,993      31,071,865               31,503,599                                             -2,806,669      -2,436,394        +431,734 
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