Text of the Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act of 2013

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 4, 2013 but was never passed by the House. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 4, 2013 (Considered and Passed by the Senate).

This is not the latest text of this bill.



1st Session

S. 227


February 4, 2013

(for himself, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Graham, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Casey, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Cardin, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Reed, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Nelson, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Schumer, and Mr. Paul) introduced the following bill; which was read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed


To authorize the transfer of certain funds to improve security at United States embassies and other diplomatic facilities worldwide, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Embassy Security Funds Transfer Act of 2013 .


Transfer of certain funds for improvement of security at United States embassies and other diplomatic facilities worldwide


Transfer authority

Funds appropriated by title VIII of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2012 (division I of Public Law 112–74 ; 125 Stat. 1265) under the headings Diplomatic and Consular Programs and Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance may be transferred between such headings.




In general

Any funds transferred to a heading under subsection (a) shall be merged with funds in the heading to which transferred, and shall, except as provided in paragraph (2), be available subject to the same terms and conditions as the funds with which merged.


Duration of availability

Any funds transferred under subsection (a) shall be available for the same period for which such funds were originally appropriated.


Notification procedures

Any transfer of funds under subsection (a) shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives.