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HR 4603 EAS

In the Senate of the United States,

July 22 (legislative day, July 20), 1994.

Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 4603) entitled ‘An Act making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and making supplemental appropriations for these departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1994, and for other purposes’, do pass with the following

AMENDMENTS:

    ( 1 ) Page 2, line 12, strike out [Struck out->][ $94,100,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $96,600,000

    ( 2 ) Page 2, after line 19 insert:

    It is the sense of the Senate that of the funds appropriated under this title that are made available to the National Institute of Justice for criminal justice research funds should be allocated for research on the crime of stalking and strategies to protect the victims of such crimes.

    ( 3 ) Page 2, line 26, strike out [Struck out->][ $68,500,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $68,000,000

    ( 4 ) Page 3, line 12, strike out all after ‘System’ over to and including ‘862)’ in line 3 on page 4 and insert: : Provided, That funds made available in fiscal year 1995 under subpart 1 of part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, may be obligated for programs for the prosecution of driving while intoxicated charges and the enforcement of other laws relating to alcohol use and the operation of motor vehicles

    ( 5 ) Page 4, line 15, strike out [Struck out->][ $804,280,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $423,000,000

    ( 6 ) Page 4, line 16, strike out all after ‘the’ over to and including ‘records’ in line 6 on page 5 and insert: provisions of subpart 1 of Part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, for grants to States under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs.

    In addition, for grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by section 106(b) of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, Public Law 103-159 (107 Stat. 1536), $100,000,000, to remain available until expended, to upgrade criminal history records

    ( 7 ) Page 5, after line 6, insert:

    It is the sense of the Senate that $200,000 of the funds appropriated under this title to the Department of Justice for discretionary grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs should be granted to the National Victim Center to conduct criminal justice and victim service provider training on the crime of stalking.

    ( 8 ) Page 5, line 13, strike out all after ‘Assistance,’ down to and including ‘$15,000,000’ in line 21 and insert: $144,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized by section 299 of part I of title II and section 506 of title V of said Act, as amended by Public Law 102-586, of which: (a) $100,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by parts A, B, and C of title II of said Act; (b) $10,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by sections 281 and 282 of part D of title II of said Act for prevention and treatment programs relating to juvenile gangs; (c) $10,000,000

    ( 9 ) Page 6, line 5, strike out all after ‘amended,’ down to and including ‘Centers’ in line 17 and insert: $9,750,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized by sections 214B, 218, and 224 of said Act, of which: (a) $500,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by section 213 of said Act for regional children’s advocacy centers; (b) $1,000,000 shall be available for expenses authorized by section 214 of said Act for local children’s advocacy centers; (c) $1,500,000 shall be available for technical assistance and training, as authorized by section 214A of said Act, of which $1,500,000 is for a grant to the American Prosecutor Research Institute’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse

    ( 10 ) Page 7, strike out lines 6 to 13

    ( 11 ) Page 7, after line 13, insert:

STATE CORRECTIONAL GRANTS

    For grants to States to develop, construct, or expand correctional facilities, including military style boot camp prison programs and regional prisons, in order to provide secure prison space for the confinement of violent and non-violent offenders, as authorized in H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $175,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    ( 12 ) Page 7, after line 13, insert:

DRUG COURTS

    For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to implement drug court programs which combine intensive probationary supervision and mandatory drug testing and treatment as an alternative punishment for young, non-violent drug offenders, as authorized in H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    ( 13 ) Page 7, after line 13, insert:

GRANTS TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN

    For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women, and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving crimes against women, as authorized in the Violence Against Women Act contained in H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $86,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    ( 14 ) Page 7, after line 13, insert:

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS SUPERVISION GRANTS

    For grants to community-based organizations to provide year-round supervised sports programs, and extracurricular and academic programs for children in order to promote the positive character development of such children, as authorized in H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $37,000,000, to remain available until expended.

OUNCE OF PREVENTION COUNCIL

    For grants by the Ounce of Prevention Council, as authorized in H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $3,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    ( 15 ) Page 7, line 26, strike out [Struck out->][ $119,904,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $121,267,000

    ( 16 ) Page 8, line 6, strike out all after ‘in’ down to and including ‘$24,069,000’ in line 8 and insert: H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $24,300,000

    ( 17 ) Page 8, after line 22 insert:

COMMUNITY POLICING

    For grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized in H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, for the Cops on the Beat Program, including salaries and expenses in connection therewith, $1,300,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph may also be available to carry out the provisions of section 501 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1365).

    ( 18 ) Page 9, line 1, strike out [Struck out->][ $13,150,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $13,456,000

    ( 19 ) Page 10, line 13, strike out [Struck out->][ $411,786,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $428,664,000

    ( 20 ) Page 11, line 10, strike out all after ‘in’ down to and including ‘$4,695,000’ in line 12 and insert: H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $2,000,000

    ( 21 ) Page 12, line 6, strike out all after ‘laws,’ down to and including ‘1995’ in line 20 and insert: $85,155,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed $33,460,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees collected for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18(a)) shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 1995, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1995 appropriation estimated at not more than $51,695,000: Provided further, That any fees received in excess of $33,460,000 collected during fiscal year 1995 shall be available until expended

    ( 22 ) Page 12, line 26, strike out [Struck out->][ $820,177,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $832,723,000

    ( 23 ) Page 13, strike out all after line 20 over to and including line 2 on page 14 and insert:

    In addition, for reasonable and necessary expenses to implement the Attorney General’s Violent Crime Task Force Initiative, $25,000,000, including the reasonable and necessary expenses of intergovernmental, interlocal, cooperative and task force agreements, however denominated, and contracts with State and local prosecutive and law enforcement agencies engaged in the investigation and prosecution of crimes of violence and drug trafficking crimes.

    ( 24 ) Page 14, line 5, strike out all after ‘Program,’ down to and including ‘$38,876,000’ in line 25 and insert: $104,889,000, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 589a(a), to remain available until expended, for activities authorized by section 115 of the Bankruptcy Judges, United States Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-554), of which $64,292,000 shall be derived from the United States Trustee System Fund: Provided, That deposits to the Fund are available in such amounts as may be necessary to pay refunds due depositors: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed $40,597,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees collected pursuant to section 589a(f) of title 28, United States Code, as amended by section 111 of Public Law 102-140 (105 Stat. 795), shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided further, That the $104,889,000 herein appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 1995, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1995 appropriation estimated at not more than $64,292,000: Provided further, That any of the aforementioned fees collected in excess of $40,597,000

    ( 25 ) Page 15, line 16, strike out [Struck out->][ $390,185,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $403,055,000

    ( 26 ) Page 16, line 1, strike out [Struck out->][ $299,465,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $298,216,000

    ( 27 ) Page 18, line 9, strike out [Struck out->][ $383,250,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $369,943,000

    ( 28 ) Page 19, line 7, strike out [Struck out->][ $2,178,218,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $2,230,511,000

    ( 29 ) Page 20, line 21, strike out [Struck out->][ $742,497,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $760,801,000

    ( 30 ) Page 21, line 17, strike out [Struck out->][ 346 ][<-Struck out] and insert: 813

    ( 31 ) Page 21, line 22, strike out [Struck out->][ $1,098,602,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,164,856,000

    ( 32 ) Page 22, line 4, after ‘$25,000’ insert: during the calendar year beginning January 1, 1995

    ( 33 ) Page 22, line 14, strike out all after ‘in’ down to and including ‘$116,842,000’ in line 20 and insert: H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1993, as passed by the Senate, $264,200,000, of which not to exceed $199,000,000

    ( 34 ) Page 22, after line 22 insert:

CONSTRUCTION

    For planning, construction, renovation, equipping and maintenance of buildings and facilities necessary for the administration and enforcement of the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and alien registration, not otherwise provided for, $100,000,000, to remain available until expended.

    ( 35 ) Page 22, after line 22 insert:

IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY FUND

    For necessary expenses of the immigration emergency fund as authorized by section 404(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, $8,500,000, to remain available until expended.

    ( 36 ) Page 23, line 9, strike out [Struck out->][ $2,356,404,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $2,400,104,000

    ( 37 ) Page 24, line 19, strike out [Struck out->][ $10,344,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $10,144,000

    ( 38 ) Page 25, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $238,094,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $243,324,000

    ( 39 ) Page 29, line 7, strike out [Struck out->][ and thereafter ][<-Struck out]

    ( 40 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 109. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302 or any other law, in litigation involving unusually high costs, the Department of Justice may receive and retain reimbursement for salaries and expenses, for fiscal year 1995 and thereafter, from any other governmental component being represented in the litigation.

    ( 41 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 110. Paragraph 524(c)(9) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by amending subparagraph (D) to read as follows:

    ‘(D) Subject to the notification procedures contained in section 605 of Public Law 103-121, and after satisfying the transfer requirement in subparagraph (B) above, any excess unobligated amounts remaining in the Fund on September 30, 1994 shall be available to the Attorney General, without fiscal year limitation, for any federal law enforcement, litigative/prosecutive, and correctional activities, or any other authorized purpose of the Department of Justice. Any amounts provided pursuant to this section may be used under authorities available to the organization receiving the funds. For purposes of this paragraph, ‘excess unobligated amounts’ means total unobligated amounts in the Fund on September 30 less the sum of amounts unavailable for obligation except by court order, amounts previously declared as a surplus available to the Attorney General for obligation, and amounts required to be reserved to ensure the availability of funds in the next fiscal year for purposes authorized under paragraph (1).’.

    ( 42 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 111. Public Law 103-121 (107 Stat. 1161) is amended by inserting the words ‘and California’ after the phrase ‘for projects on the northern border of the United States’.

    ( 43 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 112. SENSE OF THE SENATE- It is the sense of the Senate that the Attorney General should:

      (a) Evaluate the number of individuals illegally crossing the United States-Mexico border;

      (b) Develop and implement a policy that seeks to curb the number of illegal border crossings;

      (c) Ensure that any policy developed seeks to curb the number of crossings equally along the entirety of the Southwest border; and

      (d) Ensure that such policy enables law enforcement officials to shift resources to address any increases in the number of illegal border crossings wherever they may occur.

    ( 44 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 113. (a) The Senate finds that--

      (1) $14,000,000,000 is owed to over 9,000,000 children as a result of interstate child support evasion;

      (2) chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code, effective since October 25, 1992, makes willful avoidance of child support payments across State lines a Federal crime;

      (3) chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code, is a useful Federal tool to assist in the collection and enforcement of interstate child support cases;

      (4) the President has committed to improve interstate child support enforcement as a part of his welfare reform initiative;

      (5) despite such commitment, only five cases have been tried or filed under chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code;

      (6) custodial parents with legitimate cases for prosecution seeking to bring charges under chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code, are being turned away by local Federal law enforcement officials or referred back to State child support agencies; and

      (7) despite Justice Department guidelines, many local Federal law enforcement agencies continue to display a fundamental lack of knowledge concerning the existence and means of enforcement of chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code.

    (b) It is the sense of the Senate that the Attorney General of the United States should immediately address the deficiencies in the enforcement of chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code, to make local Federal law enforcement agencies more responsive to the needs of custodial parents owed interstate child support and to significantly increase the number of cases filed and prosecuted under chapter 11A of title 18, United States Code.

    ( 45 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 114. Section 1404(a)(5)(B) of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10603(a)(5)(B)) is amended by striking ‘1994’ and inserting ‘1995’.

    ( 46 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 115. SENSE OF CONGRESS- It is the sense of Congress that the President of the United States and the President-elect of Mexico should meet as soon as possible following the August elections in Mexico to discuss bilateral issues of mutual concern with the objective of deepening and strengthening the ties between the two neighbors, with emphasis on cooperation to establish equitable and effective regulation of the flow of citizens across the border between Mexico and the United States.

    ( 47 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 116. Of the funds appropriated by this Act for Contributions to International Organizations and Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities in title V, and for Contributions for International Peacekeeping Operations in title VII, not less than $350,000,000 shall be made available until expended to carry out the provisions of section 501 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1365), to reimburse States for the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens.

    ( 48 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

SEC. 117. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING THE CASE OF UNITED STATES V. KNOX.

    (a) DECLARATIONS- The Congress declares that--

      (1) the Congress has passed legislation to protect children against the evils of child pornography, including the Child Protection Act of 1984, and provided for the enforcement of those laws;

      (2) on November 4, 1993, the Senate, by a vote of 100-0, and on April 20, 1994, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 425-3, rejected the Justice Department’s new, narrow interpretation of the Federal child pornography statutes as delineated by the Solicitor General in the case of United States v. Knox and implored the Justice Department to properly enforce the law and protect our Nation’s children;

      (3) on June 9, 1994, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of United States v. Knox rejected the Justice Department’s narrow interpretation of the Federal child pornography statutes and reaffirmed the conviction of Stephen Knox; and

      (4) the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit properly interpreted the Child Protection Act of 1984.

    (b) SENSE OF THE SENATE- It is the sense of the Senate that--

      (1) the Justice Department should accept the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of United States v. Knox;

      (2) the Justice Department should vigorously oppose any effort by the defendant in that case, or any other party, to overturn the decision in that case; and

      (3) in the future the Justice Department should exercise its prosecutorial discretion in accord with that decision.

    ( 49 ) Page 30, after line 3 insert:

    SEC. 118. It is the sense of the Senate that--

      (1) any alien who is being deported upon release from imprisonment for commiting an offense which is an aggravated felony, as defined under immigration laws, should be escorted out of the United States by a Federal law enforcement official or employee of the Service; and

      (2) the Attorney General must take adequate safeguards and determine that there is no threat to the public health and safety in deporting any alien described in paragraph (1) where the Attorney General knows or has reason to know that the alien has a communicable disease of public health significance (as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Servces).

    ( 50 ) Page 30, line 9, strike out [Struck out->][ $9,500,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $8,413,000

    ( 51 ) Page 30, line 14, strike out all after ‘Commissioner’ down to and including ‘Schedule’ in line 16

    ( 52 ) Page 31, line 11, strike out [Struck out->][ $238,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $240,000,000

    ( 53 ) Page 32, strike out all after line 11 over to and including ‘1995’ in line 1 on page 33 and insert: $198,232,000, of which not to exceed $300,000 shall remain available until September 30, 1996, for research and policy studies: Provided, That $116,400,000 of offsetting collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to section 9 of title I of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 1995, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1995 appropriation estimated at $81,832,000

    ( 54 ) Page 33, line 11, after ‘403(2)’ insert: : Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be used to repeal, to retroactively apply changes in, or to continue a reexamination of, the policies of the Federal Communications Commission with respect to comparative licensing, distress sales and tax certificates granted under 26 U.S.C. 1071, to expand minority ownership of broadcasting licenses, including those established in the Statement of Policy on Minority Ownership of Broadcasting Facilities, 68 F.C.C. 2d 979 and 69 F.C.C. 2d 1591, as amended 52 R.R. 2d 1313 (1982) and Mid-Florida Television Corp., 69 F.C.C. 2d 607 (Rev. Bd. 1978), which were effective prior to September 12, 1986, other than to close MM Docket No. 86-484 with a reinstatement of prior policy and a lifting of suspension of any sales, licenses, applications, or proceedings, which were suspended pending the conclusion of the inquiry: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated to the Federal Communications Commission by this Act may be used to diminish the number of VHF channel assignments reserved for noncommercial educational television stations in the Television Table of Assignments (section 73.606 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations): Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to repeal, to retroactively apply changes in, or to begin or continue a reexamination of the rules and the policies established to administer such rules of the Federal Communications Commission as set forth at section 73.3555(d) of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations, other than to amend policies with respect to waivers of the portion of section 73.3555(d) that concerns cross-ownership of a daily newspaper and an AM or FM radio broadcast station

    ( 55 ) Page 34, line 8, strike out all after ‘expenses;’ down to and including ‘$45,000’ in line 25 and insert: $98,928,000: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed $33,460,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees collected for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 18(a)) shall be retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 1995, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1995 appropriation estimated at not more than $65,468,000: Provided further, That any fees received in excess of $33,460,000 collected during fiscal year 1995 shall be available until expended: Provided further, That section 605 of Public Law 101-162 (103 Stat. 1031), as amended, is further amended by striking ‘$25,000’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘$40,000’

    ( 56 ) Page 35, line 15, after ‘403(2)’ insert: : Provided further, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph are subject to the limitations and provisions of sections 10(a) and 10(c) (notwithstanding section 10(e)), 11(b), 18, and 20 of the Federal Trade Commission Improvements Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-252; 94 Stat. 374), except that this proviso shall cease to be effective upon enactment of an Act authorizing appropriations for the Federal Trade Commission for fiscal year 1995

    ( 57 ) Page 35, strike out all after line 17 over to and including ‘Provided,’ in line 16 on page 36 and insert:

    For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation expenses, $57,856,000, of which not to exceed $10,000 may be used toward funding a permanent secretariat for the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be available for expenses for consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with foreign governmental and other regulatory officials, members of their delegations, appropriate representatives and staff to exchange views concerning developments relating to securities matters, development and implementation of cooperation agreements concerning securities matters and provision of technical assistance for the development of foreign securities markets, such expenses to include necessary logistic and administrative expenses and the expenses of Commission staff and foreign invitees in attendance at such consultations and meetings including: (i) such incidental expenses as meals taken in the course of such attendance, (ii) any travel or transportation to or from such meetings, and (iii) any other related lodging or subsistence: Provided, That immediately upon enactment of this Act, the rate of fees under section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77f(b)) shall increase from one-fiftieth of 1 per centum to one twenty-ninth of 1 per centum and such increase shall be deposited as an offsetting collection to this appropriation, to remain available until expended, to recover costs of services of the securities registration process: Provided further, That such fee increase shall be repealed upon enactment of legislation amending the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish a new fee system in fiscal year 1995 for full cost recovery of Commission expenses: Provided further,

    ( 58 ) Page 38, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $279,420,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $260,000,000

    ( 59 ) Page 38, line 13, strike out all after ‘Technology,’ down to and including ‘Fund’ in line 17 and insert: $554,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $1,710,000 may be transferred to the ‘Working Capital Fund’: Provided, That notwithstanding the time limitations imposed by 15 U.S.C. 278k(c)(1) and (5) on the duration of Federal financial assistance that may be awarded by the Secretary of Commerce to Regional Centers for the Transfer of Manufacturing Technology (‘Centers’), such Federal financial assistance for a Center may continue beyond six years and may be renewed for additional periods, not to exceed three years each, at a rate not to exceed one-third of the Center’s total annual costs, subject before any such renewal to a positive evaluation of the Center and to a finding by the Secretary of Commerce that continuation of Federal funding to that Center is in the best interest of the Regional Centers for the Transfer of Manufacturing Technology Program

    ( 60 ) Page 39, line 15, strike out [Struck out->][ $1,792,978,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,850,000,000

    ( 61 ) Page 39, line 16, strike out all after ‘Provided,’ over to and including ‘further,’ in line 5 on page 40

    ( 62 ) Page 40, line 8, strike out all after ‘Fisheries’ down to and including ‘obligation’ in line 13 and insert: : Provided further, That grants to States pursuant to sections 306 and 306(a) of the Coastal Zone Management Act, as amended, shall not exceed $2,000,000 and shall not be less than $500,000: Provided further, That of the total amount included in this paragraph for the National Marine Fisheries Service, $450,000 shall be made available for payment to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission within 90 days of enactment of this Act, as part of the United States match to the increased Canadian contribution pursuant to the Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries. This sum shall not affect other appropriations provided for the Commission under this Act: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated in this paragraph, $22,000,000 shall be available for the integrated program office for convergence of civilian and military polar-orbiting meteorological satellites

    ( 63 ) Page 40 lines 18 and 19, strike out [Struck out->][ for purposes set forth in 16 U.S.C. 1456a(b)(2) ][<-Struck out] and insert: of which not to exceed $3,671,000 may be used for program administration costs and of which $4,129,000 shall be used for the purposes set forth in 16 U.S.C. 1455

    ( 64 ) Page 40, line 25, strike out [Struck out->][ $52,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $100,000,000

    ( 65 ) Page 42, strike out lines 1 to 5

    ( 66 ) Page 43, line 13, strike out [Struck out->][ $16,900,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $17,250,000

    ( 67 ) Page 43, line 18, strike out [Struck out->][ $141,272,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $135,000,000

    ( 68 ) Page 43, line 24, strike out [Struck out->][ $142,576,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $145,000,000

    ( 69 ) Page 44, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $48,615,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $46,937,000

    ( 70 ) Page 46, line 2, strike out [Struck out->][ $268,723,000, to remain available until expended ][<-Struck out] and insert: $262,000,000, to remain available until expended

    ( 71 ) Page 47, line 7, strike out [Struck out->][ $38,823,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $36,161,000

    ( 72 ) Page 47, lines 19 and 20, strike out [Struck out->][ $42,428,000, of which $30,300,000 shall remain available until expended ][<-Struck out] and insert: $44,000,000, of which $31,872,000 shall remain available until expended

    ( 73 ) Page 48, line 13, strike out [Struck out->][ $14,907,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $17,907,000

    ( 74 ) Page 48, line 17, after ‘amended’ insert: : Provided further, That in addition to fees currently being assessed and collected, the Administration shall charge users of its services, products, and information, fees sufficient to result in an additional $3,000,000, to be deposited in the General Fund of the Treasury

    ( 75 ) Page 48, line 23, strike out [Struck out->][ $88,329,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $75,000,000

    ( 76 ) Page 49, line 10, strike out [Struck out->][ $10,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $11,237,000

    ( 77 ) Page 49, strike out lines 13 to 19

    ( 78 ) Page 49, line 25, strike out [Struck out->][ $21,056,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $20,981,000

    ( 79 ) Page 50, line 2, after ‘canceled’ insert: : Provided further, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1535(d), the Secretary of Commerce is authorized to retain and use as offsetting collections all funds transferred, or previously transferred, from other Government agencies for all costs incurred in telecommunications research, engineering, and related activities by the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences of the NTIA in furtherance of its assigned functions under this paragraph and such funds received from other Government agencies shall remain available until expended

    ( 80 ) Page 50, line 6, strike out [Struck out->][ $26,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $30,000,000

    ( 81 ) Page 50, line 17, strike out [Struck out->][ $700,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,500,000

    ( 82 ) Page 50, line 23, strike out [Struck out->][ $70,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $52,000,000

    ( 83 ) Page 51, line 2, after ‘Act’ insert: including support of the Advisory Council on National Information Infrastructure

    ( 84 ) Page 51, line 25, strike out [Struck out->][ and for trade adjustment assistance, $338,524,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $412,198,000

    ( 85 ) Page 52, line 20, after ‘realignment’ insert: : Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated in this paragraph, $10,000,000, shall be available for the trade adjustment assistance program and $174,000,000 shall be available for grants pursuant to title I of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 as amended

    ( 86 ) Page 52, line 24, strike out [Struck out->][ $32,205,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $36,000,000

    ( 87 ) Page 55, line 5, after ‘account’ insert: : Provided, That not to exceed $6,177,000 may be allocated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    ( 88 ) Page 55, line 24, strike out [Struck out->][ $24,157,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $24,323,000

    ( 89 ) Page 56, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $3,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $3,045,000

    ( 90 ) Page 56, line 12, strike out [Struck out->][ $13,438,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $13,362,000

    ( 91 ) Page 56, line 18, strike out [Struck out->][ $11,685,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $11,765,000

    ( 92 ) Page 57, line 4, strike out [Struck out->][ $2,323,455,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $2,409,318,000

    ( 93 ) Page 58, line 23, strike out [Struck out->][ $62,692,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $56,000,000

    ( 94 ) Page 59, line 12, strike out [Struck out->][ $97,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $97,532,000

    ( 95 ) Page 60, line 1, strike out [Struck out->][ $46,500,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $47,734,000

    ( 96 ) Page 60, line 6, strike out [Struck out->][ $18,828,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $19,739,000

    ( 97 ) Page 60, line 24, strike out [Struck out->][ $8,468,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $9,200,000

    ( 98 ) Page 62, after line 2 insert:

    SEC. 305. Section 612(l) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by deleting ‘1994’ and inserting ‘1999’.

    ( 99 ) Page 62, after line 2 insert:

    SEC. 306. Section 377 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

    ‘(p) Upon an election by a bankruptcy judge or magistrate judge under subsection (f) of this section, all of the accrued employer contributions and accrued interest on those contributions made on behalf of the bankruptcy judge or magistrate judge to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund as defined under section 8348 of title 5, United States Code, shall be transferred to the fund established under section 1931 of title 28, United States Code: Provided, however, That if the bankruptcy judge or magistrate judge elects under section 2(c) of the Retirement and Survivors’ Annuities for Bankruptcy Judges and Magistrates Act of 1988, Public Law 100-659, to receive a retirement annuity under both this section and title 5, United States Code, only the accrued employer contributions and accrued interest on such contributions made on behalf of the bankruptcy judge or magistrate judge for service credited under this section may be transferred.’.

    ( 100 ) Page 62, line 16, strike out [Struck out->][ $76,100,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $78,000,000

    ( 101 ) Page 63, line 10, strike out [Struck out->][ $179,415,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $138,000,000

    ( 102 ) Page 63, strike out lines 14 to 19 and insert:

    Of the unobligated balances available under this heading, $158,000,000 are rescinded.

    ( 103 ) Page 65, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $1,494,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,894,000

    ( 104 ) Page 65, line 24, strike out [Struck out->][ $1,320,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,384,000

    ( 105 ) Page 66, line 24, strike out [Struck out->][ $258,900,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $233,468,000

    ( 106 ) Page 67, line 3, after ‘board’ insert: ; and to help defray the cost of the Small Business Development Center Program

    ( 107 ) Page 67, line 8, strike out [Struck out->][ $73,300,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $72,000,000

    ( 108 ) Page 67, line 12, after ‘amended’ insert: , of which $5,000,000 shall be available to carry out Defense economic transition technical assistance as authorized by 15 U.S.C. 648(c)(3)(G)

    ( 109 ) Page 67, strike out lines 19 to 22

    ( 110 ) Page 68, line 4, strike out [Struck out->][ $8,500,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $9,221,000

    ( 111 ) Page 68, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $321,067,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $277,143,000

    ( 112 ) Page 68, line 6, after ‘note’ insert: , of which $1,216,000 shall be for the micro-loan guarantee program and shall be available until expended, and

    ( 113 ) Page 68, line 23, after ‘Provided’ insert: further

    ( 114 ) Page 69, line 25, strike out all after ‘401.’ over to and including ‘402.’ in line 11 on page 70

    ( 115 ) Page 71, after line 2 insert:

    SEC. 402A. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Small Business Administration in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.

    ( 116 ) Page 71, line 7, strike out all after ‘amended,’ down to and including ‘$12,500,000’ in line 16 and insert: $400,000,000; of which $341,865,000 is for basic field programs; $8,950,000 is for Native American programs; $12,759,000 is for migrant programs; $1,402,000 is for law school clinics; $1,274,000 is for supplemental field programs; $795,000 is for regional training centers; $9,611,000 is for national support; $10,564,000 is for State support; $100,000 is for client initiatives; $1,101,000 is for the Clearinghouse; $651,000 is for computer assisted legal research regional centers; and $10,928,000

    ( 117 ) Page 72, strike out lines 9 to 22

    ( 118 ) Page 74, line 5, strike out [Struck out->][ $1,700,200,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,780,439,000

    ( 119 ) Page 74, line 5, strike out all after ‘$1,700,200,000’ over to and including ‘103-236’ in line 11 on page 75 and insert: : Provided, That hereafter all receipts received from a new charge for expedited passport processing shall be deposited in this account as an offsetting collection and shall be available until expended: Provided further, That of the total amount made available in this paragraph, not less than $5,000,000 shall be available only for payments to the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to section 505 of this Act

    ( 120 ) Page 76, lines 6 and 7, strike out [Struck out->][ Provided further, ][<-Struck out] and insert: Provided,

    ( 121 ) Page 76, line 18, strike out [Struck out->][ $385,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $391,373,000

    ( 122 ) Page 77, line 23, strike out [Struck out->][ $396,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $421,760,000

    ( 123 ) Page 78, line 2, strike out [Struck out->][ $92,864,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $117,864,000

    ( 124 ) Page 78, line 10, strike out all after ‘2696(c)’ down to and including ‘conditions’ in line 13

    ( 125 ) Page 79, line 11, strike out all after ‘Congress,’ down to and including ‘organization’ in line 15 and insert: $873,222,000

    ( 126 ) Page 79, line 21, after ‘Act’ insert: : Provided further, That certification under section 401(b) of Public Law 103-236 may only be made if the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives are notified of the steps taken to meet the requirements of section 401(b) of Public Law 103-236 at least 15 days in advance of the proposed certification

    ( 127 ) Page 80, line 8, strike out all after ‘security,’ down to and including ‘arrearages’ in line 11 and insert: $500,000,000, of which not to exceed $277,788,000 is available to pay arrearages: Provided, That funds shall be available for peacekeeping expenses only upon a certification by the Secretary of State to the appropriate committees of the Congress that American manufacturers and suppliers are being given opportunities to provide equipment, services and material for United Nations peacekeeping activities equal to those being given to foreign manufacturers and suppliers

    ( 128 ) Page 81, line 14, strike out [Struck out->][ $13,947,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $12,858,000

    ( 129 ) Page 81, line 17, strike out [Struck out->][ $6,644,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $7,733,000

    ( 130 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

    SEC. 505. Section 140 of Public Law 103-236 is amended--

      (1) by inserting after subsection (d)(3) the following new subsection (e):

    ‘(e) Fingerprint Checks-

      ‘(1) Effective not later than March 31, 1995, the Secretary of State shall in the ten countries with the highest volume of immigrant visa issuance for the most recent fiscal year for which data are available require the fingerprinting of applicants over sixteen years of age for immigrant visas. The Department of State shall submit records of such fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to ascertain whether such applicants previously have been convicted of a felony under State or Federal law in the United States, and shall pay all appropriate fees.

      ‘(2) The Secretary shall prescribe and publish such regulations as may be necessary to implement the requirements of this subsection, and to avoid undue processing costs and delays for eligible immigrants and the United States Government.’; and

      (2) in subsections (d)(4) and (d)(5), by changing the word ‘procedure’ to ‘procedures’, by changing the words ‘this subsection’ each time they appear to ‘subsections (d) and (e)’, and by redesignating paragraphs (d)(4) and (d)(5), respectively, as subsections (f) and (g).

    ( 131 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

    SEC. 506. (a) Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (U.S.C. 1182), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection (o):

    ‘(o) An alien who has been physically present in the United States shall not be eligible to receive an immigrant visa within ninety days following departure therefrom unless--

      ‘(1) the alien was maintaining a lawful nonimmigrant status at the time of such departure, or

      ‘(2) the alien is the spouse or unmarried child of an individual who obtained temporary or permanent resident status under section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act or section 202 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 at any date, who--

        ‘(A) as of May 5, 1988, was the unmarried child or spouse of the individual who obtained temporary or permanent resident status under section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act or section 202 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986;

        ‘(B) entered the United States before May 5, 1988, resided in the United States on May 5, 1988, and is not a lawful permanent resident; and

        ‘(C) applied for benefits under section 301(a) of the Immigration Act of 1990.’.

    (b) Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1255), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

    ‘(i)(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (c) of this section, an alien physically present in the United States who--

      ‘(A) entered the United States without inspection; or

      ‘(B) is within one of the classes enumerated in subsection (c) of this section

    may apply to the Attorney General for the adjustment of his or her status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. The Attorney General may accept such application only if the alien remits with such application a sum equalling five times the fee required for the processing of applications under this section as of the date of receipt of the application, but such sum shall not be required from a child under the age of seventeen, or an alien who is the spouse or unmarried child of an individual who obtained temporary or permanent resident status under section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act or section 202 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 at any date, who--

      ‘(i) as of May 5, 1988, was the unmarried child or spouse of the individual who obtained temporary or permanent resident status under section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act or section 202 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986;

      ‘(ii) entered the United States before May 5, 1988, resided in the United States on May 5, 1988, and is not a lawful permanent resident; and

      ‘(iii) applied for benefits under section 301(a) of the Immigration Act of 1990. The sum specified herein shall be in addition to the fee normally required for the processing of an application under this section.

    ‘(2) Upon receipt of such an application and the sum hereby required, the Attorney General may adjust the status of the alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if--

      ‘(A) the alien is eligible to receive an immigrant visa and is admissible to the United States for permanent residence; and

      ‘(B) an immigrant visa is immediately available to the alien at the time the application is filed.

    ‘(3) Sums remitted to the Attorney General pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection shall be disposed of by the Attorney General as provided in sections 286 (m), (n), and (o) of this title.’.

    (c) The provisions of these amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act shall take effect on October 1, 1994.

    (d) The Immigration and Naturalization Service shall conduct full fingerprint identification checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation for all individuals over sixteen years of age adjusting immigration status in the United States pursuant to this section.

    ( 132 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

SEC. 507. REPORT ON AU PAIR PROGRAM.

    The Director of the United States Information Agency shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations, within 90 days of enactment of this Act, containing the following:

      (1) The number of persons accepted and the number of persons rejected each year for admission to the United States under a J Visa as part of the au pair program;

      (2) The guidelines and/or a summary of the procedures used by each au pair agency regarding screening of prospective au pairs for prior criminal activity and other relevant information;

      (3) the guidelines and/or a summary of the procedures used by each au pair agency regarding training of au pairs in child care and in relevant United States laws;

      (4) The procedures used by each au pair agency to ensure that au pairs abide by local, State, and Federal laws, and the United States Information Agency’s policies and procedures for dealing with au pairs who violate such laws;

      (5) The mechanisms available to the United States Information Agency to enforce compliance with au pair agency guidelines and procedures;

      (6) The contractual relationship between au pair agencies and individuals located overseas who select and screen prospective au pairs, and the guidelines and standards which apply to these individuals;

      (7) The procedures used by each au pair agency to check personal character and employment references for each prospective au pair; and

      (8) The procedures used by each au pair agency to deal with au pairs who are determined by their host family to be unsuitable.

    ( 133 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

    SEC. 508. Of the funds appropriated in title V and in chapter II of title VII, up to $100,000,000 may be transferred, at the discretion of the President and subject to the regular notification procedures of the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to support humanitarian relief in and around Rwanda.

    ( 134 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

    SEC. 509. (a) No later than March 1, 1995, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report describing the technical cooperation activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency with countries on the list of terrorist countries.

    (b) As used in this section--

      (1) the term ‘appropriate congressional committees’ means the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; and

      (2) the term ‘list of terrorist countries’ means the list of countries the governments of which have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism, as determined by the Secretary of State under section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979.

    ( 135 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

PAYMENTS-IN-KIND AS ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

    SEC. 510. It is the sense of the Congress that--

      (1) United States assessed contributions to peacekeeping operations conducted by the United Nations may consist of contributions of excess defense articles or may be in the form of payments made directly to United States companies providing goods and services in support of United Nations peacekeeping activities; and

      (2) such contributions should be made in consultation with the Secretaries of State and Defense.

    ( 136 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

SEC. 511. HIGH-LEVEL VISITS FOR TAIWAN.

    Section 2(b) of the Taiwan Relations Act (22 U.S.C. 3301(b)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘and’ at the end of paragraph (5);

      (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (6) and inserting ‘; and’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(7) to establish regular, cabinet-level contacts with Taiwan through exchanges of visits between cabinet-level officials of Taiwan and the United States.’.

    ( 137 ) Page 84, after line 8, insert:

SEC. 512. MEMBERSHIP IN A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION AS A BASIS FOR EXCLUSION FROM THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT.

    Section 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)) is amended--

      (1) in clause (i)(II) by inserting ‘or’ at the end;

      (2) by adding after clause (i)(II) the following:

        ‘(III) is a member of an organization that engages in, or has engaged in, terrorist activity or who actively supports or advocates terrorist activity,’; and

      (3) by adding after clause (iii) the following:

        ‘(iv) TERRORIST ORGANIZATION DEFINED- As used in this Act, the term ‘terrorist organization’ means an organization which commits terrorist activity as determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General.’.

    ( 138 ) Page 84, after line 8 insert:

SEC. 513. INELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE VISAS AND EXCLUSION FROM ADMISSION TO THE UNITED STATES.

    None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to issue a visa to any alien who illegally confiscates or has confiscated or has directed or overseen the illegal confiscation of the property of a United States person, or converts or has converted for personal gain property otherwise illegally confiscated from a United States person.

    ( 139 ) Page 84, after line 8 insert:

SEC. 514. SENSE OF THE SENATE CONDEMNING THE SINKING OF THE ‘13TH OF MARCH’ BY THE GOVERNMENT IN CUBA.

    (a) FINDINGS-

      (1) There are credible reports that on July 15, 1994 Cuban government vessels fired high-pressure water hoses, repeatedly rammed and deliberately sunk the ‘13th of March’, a tugboat carrying 72 unarmed cuban citizens.

      (2) About forty of the men, women, and children passengers on the ‘13th of March’ drowned as a result of Cuban government actions, including most or all of the twenty children aboard.

      (3) The President of the United States ‘deplored’ the sinking of the ‘13th of March’ as ‘another example of the brutal nature of the Cuban regime’.

      (4) All of the men who survived the sinking of the ‘13th of March’ have been imprisoned by the cuban government.

      (5) The freedom to emigrate is an internationally recognized human right and freedom’s fundamental guarantor of last resort.

      (6) The Cuban government, by jamming TV and Radio Marti, denies the Cuban people the right of free access to information, including information about this tragedy.

    (b) It is the sense of the Senate to--

      (1) comdemn the Cuban government for deliberately sinking the ‘13th of March’, causing the deaths of about 40 Cuban citizens, including about twenty children;

      (2) urge the President to direct the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations to seek a resolution in the United Nations Security Council that--

        (A) condemns the sinking of the ‘13th of March’;

        (B) provides for a full internationally supervised investigation of the incident; and

        (C) urges the Cuban government to release from prison and cease intimidation measures against all survivors of the sinking of the ‘13th of March’.

    ( 140 ) Page 84, line 13, after ‘$54,500,000,’ insert: of which not less than $9,500,000 is available until expended only for payment of United States contributions to the Preparatory Commission for the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and

    ( 141 ) Page 85, line 15, strike out [Struck out->][ $44,200,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $43,500,000

    ( 142 ) Page 85, line 21, strike out [Struck out->][ $1,247,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $1,000,000

    ( 143 ) Page 86, line 18, strike out [Struck out->][ $476,362,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $480,362,000

    ( 144 ) Page 88, line 4, strike out [Struck out->][ $237,812,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $242,388,000

    ( 145 ) Page 88, lines 7 and 8, strike out [Struck out->][ $500,000 is for the American Studies Collections program ][<-Struck out] and insert: $600,000 is available for the Institute for Representative Government and $500,000 is available for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program

    ( 146 ) Page 88, line 14, strike out [Struck out->][ $2,100,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $2,500,000

    ( 147 ) Page 89, line 16, strike out [Struck out->][ $476,796,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $475,478,000

    ( 148 ) Page 90, line 5, after ‘expenses’ insert: : Provided further, That on the date upon which the Board for International Broadcasting Act of 1973 (22 U.S.C. 2871, et seq.) is repealed, as provided for by section 310(e) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, fiscal years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 442), funds made available for expenses of the Board for International Broadcasting shall be made available until expended only for expenses necessary to enable the Broadcasting Board of Governors to carry out the authorities provided in section 305(a) of Public Law 103-326, including the appointment of staff personnel as authorized by section 305(a)(11) of Public Law 103-236

    ( 149 ) Page 90, line 5, strike out all after ‘expenses’ down to and including ‘Germany’ in line 9

    ( 150 ) Page 90, line 21, after ‘103-236’ insert: : Provided further, That funds appropriated under this Act used by the Board for International Broadcasting or the Broadcasting Board of Governors to relocate offices or operations of RFE/RL, Incorporated, from Munich, Germany to Prague, Czech Republic, shall be made available only from funds provided for the Board for International Broadcasting in this paragraph: Provided further, That not less than the amount appropriated by this Act for the Office of Inspector General, Board of International Broadcasting shall be available for semiannual reviews of RFE/RL, Inc. and that on-site review is maintained at the current level throughout the duration of the relocation transition

    ( 151 ) Page 91, line 2, strike out [Struck out->][ $85,314,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $93,165,000

    ( 152 ) Page 91, strike out lines 4 to 20 and insert:

BROADCASTING TO CUBA

    For expenses necessary to enable the United States Information Agency to carry out the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1465 et seq.) (providing for the Radio Marti Program or Cuba Service of the Voice of America), the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act (22 U.S.C. 1465aa et seq.), and the International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (title III of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1994, Public Law 103-236), including the purchase, rent, construction, and improvement of facilities for radio and television transmission and reception, and purchase and installation of necessary equipment for radio and television transmission and reception, $24,809,000, to remain available until expended.

RADIO FREE ASIA

    For expenses necessary to carry out the Radio Free Asia program as authorized by section 309 of the International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (title III of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1994, Public Law 103-236), $18,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $8,000,000 is for the purchase, rent, construction, and improvement of facilities for radio transmission and reception and purchase and installation of necessary equipment.

    ( 153 ) Page 92, line 2, strike out [Struck out->][ $20,500,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $24,500,000

    ( 154 ) Page 92, strike out lines 6 to 12

    ( 155 ) Page 92, line 17, strike out [Struck out->][ $33,000,000 ][<-Struck out] and insert: $35,000,000

    ( 156 ) Page 96, after line 9 insert:

    SEC. 608. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce any guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission covering harassment based on religion, when it is made known to the Federal entity or official to which such funds are made available that such guidelines do not differ in any respect from the proposed guidelines published by the Commission on October 1, 1993 (58 Fed. Reg. 51266).

    ( 157 ) Page 96, after line 9 insert:

    SEC. 609. None of the funds provided by this Act may be used to approve any export license applications for the launch of United States origin satellites on launch vehicles of the People’s Republic of China or Russia unless--

      (1) there exists an agreement between the United States and the People’s Republic of China or Russia dealing with commercial launch services,

      (2) the United States Trade Representative certifies, in this case, that the People’s Republic of China or Russia is in full compliance with the terms of that agreement with regard to the respective satellite, components or technology related thereto for which the export license request is pending, and

      (3) the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, certifies that none of the entities dealing with the commercial launch service or their subsidiaries have been found by the United States Government to have engaged in any missile-related transfer prohibited by the Arms Export Control Act or the Export Administration Act of 1979, and

      (4) the Secretary of State certifies that none of the equipment or technical data acquired by Chinese or Russian entities as a direct result of providing commercial launch services for United States-origin satellites will enhance the military capabilities of the People’ Republic of China or Russia.

    ( 158 ) Page 96, after line 9 insert:

    SEC. 610. No funds appropriated herein, or by any other Act, shall be used to pay administrative expenses or the compensation of any officer or employee of the United States to deny or refuse entry into the United States of any goods on the United States Munitions List manufactured or produced in the People’s Republic of China, for which authority had been granted to import into the United States, on or before May 26, 1994, and which were, on or before May 26, 1994, in a bonded warehouse or foreign trade zone, in port, or, as determined by the United States on a case-by-case basis, in transit.

    ( 159 ) Page 96, after line 9 insert:

SEC. 611. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

    (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds that--

      (1) the liberties protected by our Constitution include religious liberty protected by the first amendment;

      (2) citizens of the United States profess the beliefs of almost every conceivable religion;

      (3) Congress has historically protected religious expression even from governmental action not intended to be hostile to religion;

      (4) the Supreme Court has written that ‘the free exercise of religion means, first and foremost, the right to believe and profess whatever religious doctrine one desires’;

      (5) the Supreme Court has firmly settled that under our Constitution the public expression of ideas may not be prohibited merely because the content of the ideas is offensive to some;

      (6) Congress enacted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to restate and make clear again our intent and position that religious liberty is and should forever be granted protection from unwarranted and unjustified government intrusions and burdens;

      (7) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has written proposed guidelines to title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, published in the Federal Register on October 1, 1993, that expand the definition of religious harassment beyond established legal standards set forth by the Supreme Court, and that may result in the infringement of religious liberty;

      (8) such guidelines do not appropriately resolve issues related to religious liberty and religious expression in the workplace;

      (9) properly drawn guidelines for the determination of religious harassment should provide appropriate guidance to employers and employees and assist in the continued preservation of religious liberty as guaranteed by the first amendment;

      (10) the Commission states in its proposed guidelines that it retains wholly separate guidelines for the determination of sexual harassment because the Commission believes that sexual harassment raises issues about human interaction that are to some extent unique; and

      (11) the subject of religious harassment also raises issues about human interaction that are to some extent unique in comparison to other harassment.

    (b) CATEGORY OF RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT IN PROPOSED GUIDELINES- For purposes of issuing final regulations under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in connection with the proposed guidelines published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on October 1, 1993 (58 Fed. Reg. 51266), the Chairperson of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall ensure that--

      (1) the category of religion shall be withdrawn from the proposed guidelines;

      (2) any new guidelines for the determination of religious harassment shall be drafted so as to make explicitly clear that symbols or expressions of religious belief consistent with the first amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 are not to be restricted and do not constitute proof of harassment;

      (3) the Commission shall hold public hearings on such new proposed guidelines; and

      (4) the Commission shall receive additional public comment before issuing similar new regulations.

    ( 160 ) Page 96, after line 20 insert:

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Economic Development Administration

economic development assistance programs

    For an additional amount for ‘Economic Development Assistance Programs’ pursuant to the Public Works and Economic Development Assistance Act of 1965 as amended, to be used for grants to assist States and local communities in recovering from the flooding and damage caused by Tropical Storm Alberto and other disasters, $50,000,000 to remain available until expended; and in addition $5,000,000 to remain available until expended, which may be transferred to and merged with the appropriations for ‘Salaries and expenses’: Provided, That the entire amount is designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided further, That the entire amount shall be available only to the extent an official budget request, for a specific dollar amount, that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement, as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted to Congress.

    ( 161 ) Page 96, line 25, strike out all after ‘earthquake’ over to and including line 1 on page 97 and insert: , the flooding and other damage caused by Tropical Storm Alberto in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, and other disasters and associated administrative expenses, $470,000,000, which shall be

    ( 162 ) Page 97, line 9, after ‘loans’ insert: , including not to exceed $2,500,000 for the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration for audits and reviews of disaster loans and the disaster loan program, and said sums may be transferred to and merged with appropriations for ‘Salaries and expenses’ and ‘Office of Inspector General’

    ( 163 ) Page 98, strike out all after line 14 over to and including line 2 on page 99

Attest:

Secretary.

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