H.R. 11771 (93rd): Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriation Act

93rd Congress, 1973–1974. Text as of Jan 02, 1974 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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87 STAT. ]        PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974                                              1049

Public Law 93-240
                                 AN A C T                                    January 2, 1974
Making appropriations for Foreign Assistance and related programs for tlie     [H. R»II771]
         fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, and for other purposes.

   Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
                                                                        Foreign Assist-
United States of America in Congress assemhled^ That the following ance    and Related
sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise programs Appro-
appropriated, for Foreign Assistance and related programs for the ^'97%"°" ^''^'
fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, and for other purposes, namely:

   TITLE I—FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT ACTIVITIES
                FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

  For expenses necessary to enable the President to carry out the
provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and 22usc*2*m
for other purposes, to remain available until June 30, 1974, unless note.
otherwise specified herein, as follows:

                         ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

  Food and nutrition. Development Assistance: For necessary
expenses to carry out the provisions of section 103, $284,000,000:            Ante, p. 715.
Provided, That in addition to the amounts provided for loans to carry
out the purposes of this paragraph, such amounts as are provided for
under section 203 shall also be available for loans, together with all       '^"'®' ?• 717.
such amounts to remain available until expended.
  Population planning and health. Development Assistance: For
necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 104,
$135,000,000: Provided, That in addition to the amounts provided for
loans to carry out the purposes of this paragraph, such amounts as are
provided for under section 203 shall also be available for loans,
together all such amounts to remain available until expended:
Provided further, That not more than $112,500,000 appropriated or
made available under this Act shall be used for the purposes of section
291 during the current fiscal year.                                           si stat. 452.
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   Education and human resources development. Development
Assistance: For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of sec-
tion 105, $89,000,000: Provided, That in addition to the amounts pro-
vided for loans to carry out the purposes of this paragraph, such
amounts as are provided for under section 203 shall also be available
for loans, together all such amounts to remain available until
expended.
   Selected development problems, Development Assistance: For nec-
essary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 106, $40,500,000:
Provided, That in addition to the amounts provided for loans to carry
out the purposes of this paragraph, such amounts as are provided for
under section 203 shall also be available for loans, together all such
amounts to remain available until expended.
   Selected countries and organizations, Development Assistance: For
necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 107,
$36,500,000: Provided, That in addition to the amounts provided
for loans to carry out the purposes of this paragraph, such amounts
as are provided for under section 203 shall also be available for loans,
together all such amounts to remain available until expended.
   Limitation on grants. Development Assistance: Of the new
obligational authority appropriated under this Act to carry out the

1050 PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 [87 STAT. Ante, p. 715. proyisioiis of sectloiis 103-107, not more than $300,000,000 shall be available for grants. International organizations and programs: For necessary expenses Ante. p. 718. ^^ ^^^.^.y ^^^ ^^^ provislons of section 301, $125,000,000, of which $15,000,000 shall be available only for the United Nations Children's Fund and of which $14,300,000 shall be available only for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. United Nations Environment F u n d : For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 2 of the United Nation's Environ- Ante, p. 713. ment Program Participation Act of 1973, $7,500,000. American schools and hospitals abroad: For necessary expenses Ante, p . 717. to carry out the provisions of section 214, $19,000,000. American schools and hospitals abroad (special foreign currency program) : For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 214, $6,500,000 in foreign currencies which the Treasury Department determines to be excess to the normal requirements of the United States, to remain available until expended. National Association of the Partners of the Alliance, Inc.: F o r Ante, p. 718. ueccssarv expenses to carry out the proA'isions of section 252(b) $750,000"! Indus Basin Development Fund, grants: For necessary expenses to Ante. p. 719. carry out the provisions of section 302(b) (2) with respect to Indus Basin Development Fund, grants, $9,000,000: Provided, That no other funds appropriated or made available under this Act shall be used for the purposes of such section during the current fiscal year. Indus Basin Development Fund, loans: For expenses authorized by section 302(b)(1), $2,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no other funds appropriated or made available under this Act shall be used for the purposes of such section during the current fiscal year. United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Arab refugees): For 83 Stat. 819; ueccssary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 302(e), Ante, p. 719. $2,000,000. Albert Schweitzer Hospital: For necessary expenses to carry out Ante, p. 733. gcctiou 33 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1973, $1,000,000. Contingency fund: For necessary expenses, $15,000,000, to be used Ante, p. 719. ^^j, ^^ie purposes set forth in section 451. International narcotics control: For necessary expenses to carry sf^stat^ Ante, 496; p . 719. (^^^^ thc provisious of section 481, $42,500,000. African Sahel famine and disaster relief assistance: F o r necessary Ante, p . 725. expenses to carry out the provisions of section 639A, $25,000,000. Administrative expenses: For necessary expenses, $40,000,000, to Ante, p . 724. be used for the purposes set forth in section 637 ( a ) . Administrative and other expenses: For expenses authorized by 22 use 2397. sectioii 637(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and by section 305 of the Mutual Defense Assistance Control Act of 22 u s e 1613d. 1951, as amended, $4,800,000. Unobligated balances as of June 30.1973, of funds heretofore made available under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 75 Stat. 424. as amended, except as otherwise provided by law, are hereby continued 22 u s e 2151 note."^"" ' "' available for the fiscal year 1974, for the same general purposes for which appropriated and amounts certified pursuant to section 1311 t^stat°2*oV5°' ^^ ^^^^ Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1955, as having been obli- 31 use 200. gated against appropriations heretofore made under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, for the same general purpose as any of the subparagraphs under "Economic Assistance", •'Security Supporting Assistance", and "Indochina Postwar Recon- struction Assistance', are hereby continued available for the same
87 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 1051 period as tlie respective appropriations in such subparagraphs for the same general purpose: Frovided^ That such unobligated balances as of June 30, 1973, and such amounts certified pursuant to section 1811 of the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1955, as having been 8/lta!!*208^5°' obligated against appropriations heretofore made under the authority 31 use 200*. of section 531 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, are ^e stat. 26. hereby continued aAailable for the fiscal year 1974 for expenses to carry out the provisions of section 531 or section 801 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended: Provided further^ That such Ante,p.i2z. purpose relates to a project or program previously justified to Con- gress and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Eepre- sentati\es and the Senate are notified prior to the reobligation of funds for such projects or programs. M I L I T A R Y ASSISTANCE Military assistance: For necessary expenses to carry out the pro- visions of section 503 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as ^"'®' P- ^^O. amended, including administrative expenses and purchase of passen- ger motor vehicles for replacement only for use outside of the United States, $450,000,000: Provided^ That none of the funds contained in this paragraph shall be available for the purchase of new automotive vehicles outside of the United States. I N D O C H I N A r O S T W A R RECONSTRUCTION ASSISTANCE Indochina postwar reconstruction assistance: For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 801 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, $450,000,000. SECURITY S U P P O R T I N G ASSISTANCE Security supporting assistance: For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 531 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, $112,500,000: Prodded^ That of the funds appropriated ^ under this paragraph, not less than $50,000,000 shall be allocated to Israel. OVERSEAS PRIVATE I N V E S T M E N T CORPORATION The Overseas Private Investment Corporation is authorized to make such expenditures within the limits of funds available to it and in accordance with law (including not to exceed $10,000 for entertainment allowances), and to make such contracts and commitments without i-egard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 849), ^i stat. 584. as may be necessary in carrying out the program set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, reserves: For expenses authorized by section 235(f), $25,000,000, to remain available until 83 stajt^. su^ expended. 22 u— -- s e 2195. INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION The Inter-American Foundation is authorized to make such expend- itures within the limits of funds available to it and in accordance with the law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 849), as may be necessary in carrying out its authorized programs during
1052 PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 [87 STAT. the current fiscal year: Provided^ That not to exceed $10,000,000 shall be available to carry out the authorized programs during the current fiscal year. GENEKAL PKOVISIONS Flood control and related SEC. 101. None of the funds herein appropriated (other than funds projects. appropriated for "International organizations and programs" and "Indus Basin Development Fund") shall be used to finance the con- struction of any new flood control, reclamation, or other water or related land resource project or program which has not met the standards and criteria used in determining the feasibility of flood control, reclamation, and other water and related land resource pro- grams and projects proposed for construction within the United States of America as per memorandum of the President dated May 15, 1962. Obligation of SEC. 102. Except for the appropriations entitled "Contingency funds, restriction, fund", and appropriations of funds to be used for loans, not more than 20 per centum of any appropriation item made available by this title shall be obligated and/or reserved during the last month of avail- ability. Military person- nel of recipient SEC. 103. None of the funds herein appropriated nor any of the countries, annui- counterpart funds generated as a result of assistance hereunder or ties. any prior Act shall be used to pay pensions, annuities, retirement pay, or adjusted service compensation for any persons heretofore or here- after serving in the armed forces of any recipient country. SEC. 104. None of the funds appropriated or made available pursu- ant to this Act for carrying out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, 75 Stat. 424. as amended, may be used for making payments on any contract for 22 u s e 2151 note. procurement to which the United States is a party entered into after the date of enactment of this Act which does not contain a provision authorizing the termination of such contract for the convenience of the United States. SEC. 105. None of the funds appropriated or made available under this Act for carrying out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to make payments with respect to any capital project financed by loans or grants from the United States where the United States has not directly approved the terms of the con- tracts and the firms to provide engineering, procurement, and con- struction services on such projects. SEC. 106. Of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant to this Act, not more than $12,000,000 may be used during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, in carrying out research under section 241 of 75 Stat. 433; the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. 77 Stat. 382. 22 u s e 2201, SEC. 107. None of the funds appropriated or made available pursu- ant to this Act for carrying out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used to pay in whole or in part any assessments, arrearages, or dues of any member of the United Nations. Construction in underdeveloped SEC. 108. None of the funds made available by this Act for carry- countries. ing out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be obligated for financing, in whole or in part, the direct costs of any con- tract for the construction of facilities and installations in any under- developed country, unless the President shall have promulgated regulations designed to assure, to the maximum extent consistent with the national interest and the avoidance of excessive costs to the United States, that none of the funds made available by this Act and there- after obligated shall be used to finance the direct costs under such
87 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 1053 contracts for construction work performed by persons other than qualified nationals of the recipient country or qualified citizens of the United States: Pmvkled. however. That the President may waive the application of this section if it is important to the national interest. SEC. 109. None of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant p/J'duc^rlor'usi to this Act for carryinji' out the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as in Vietnam. amended, may be used to finance the procurement of iron and steel 22 us^c'2?5*i" ])roducts for use in Vietnam containing- any component acquired by the note. producer of the commodity, in the form in which imported into the country of production, from sources other than the L^nited States. SEC'110. Xone of the funds contained in title I of this Act may be used to carry out the provisions of sections 209(d) and 251(h) of tlie Foi'eii2"n Assistance Act of 1961. as amended. 22n "^^ ^^^^' SEC. 111. Xone of the funds appropriated or made available pursu- Aid to North ant to this Act shall be used to provide assistance to the Democratic Vietnam. Republic of Vietnam (Xoi-tli Vietnam). SEC. 112. Xone of the funds appropriated or made available pursu- ^^^^^ ^tuce o ant to this Act, and no local currencies generated as a result of assist- pri^ons.^° ance furnished under this Act, may be used for the support of police, or prison construction and administration within South Vietnam, for training, including computer training, of South Vietnamese with respect to police, criminal, or prison matters, or for computers or computer parts for use for South Vietnam w^ith respect to police, criminal, or prison matters. SEC. 113. I t is the sense of the Congress that excess foreign curren- ti^L^of ^'se^^''^''" cies on deposit with the L'nited States Treasury, having been acquired without the payment of dollars, should be used to underwrite local costs of United States foreign assistance programs to the extent to which they are available. Therefore, none of the funds appropriated by this title shall be used to acquire, directly or indirectly, currencies or credits of a foreign country from non-United States Treasury sources when there is on deposit in the United States Treasury excess currencies of that country having been acquired Avithout payment of dollars. SEC. 114. Xone of the funds made available under this Act for "Food Ji^°s^''^^°^°'^'.. and Xutrition, Development Assistance," "Population Planning and priation"commit- Health, Development Assistance," "Education and Human Resources '«^s- Development, Development Assistance," "Selected Development Prob- lems, Development Assistance," "Selected Countries and Organiza- tions, Development Assistance," "International Organizations and Programs," "American Schools and Hospitals Abroad," "Interna- tional Xarcotics Control," "Indochina postwar reconstruction assist- ance," "Security supporting assistance," "Military assistance," or "Migration and refugee assistance" shall be available for obligation for activities, programs, projects, countries, or other operations unless the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Repre- sentatives are previously notified five days in advance. T I T L E II—FOREIGX^ M I L I T A R Y C R E D I T S A L E S FOREIGN !AIILITARY CREDIT SALES For expenses not otherAvise provicled for, necessary to enable the President to carrv out the provisions of the Foreign Military Sales Act. $325,000,000^: Provkled That of the amount provided for the ^^ ^*s^^-2V5°- total aggregate credit sale ceiling durmg the current fiscal year, not note, less than $300,000,000 shall be allocated to Israel.
1054 PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 [87 STAT. TITLE III—FOREIGN ASSISTANCE (OTHER) INDEPENDENT AGENCY ^ ACTION—INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS PEACE CORPS For expenses necessary for Action to carry out the provisions 22 use 2501 of the Peace Corps Act (75 Stat. 612), as amended, $76,000,000. note DEPARTMENT OF H E A L T H , EDUCATION, AND WELFARE ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES IN THE UNITED STATES F o r expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Migration 22 use 2601 juid Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-510), relating note to aid to refugees within the United States, including hire of pas- 80 Stat. 416. senger motor vehicles, and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $129,000,000: Provided^ That funds from this appropriation shall be used to reimburse the Secretary of State to cover the costs incurred by the Department of State in connection with the movement of refugees from Cuba to the United States. DEPARTMENT OF STATE MIGRATION A N D REFUGEE ASSISTANCE For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to enable the Secretary of State to provide, as authorized by law, a contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross and assistance to ref- ugees, including contributions to the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; salaries and expenses of personnel and dependents as authorized by the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended (22 U.S.C. 60 Stat. 999. 801-1158) ; allowances as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5921-5925; hire of 80 Stat. 510. passenger motor vehicles; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $9,504,000, of which not to exceed $8,184,000 shall remain avail- able until December 31, 1974: Provided^ That no funds herein appropriated shall be used to assist directly in the migration to any nation in the Western Hemisphere of any person not having a security clearance based on reasonable standards to insure against Communist infiltration in the Western Hemisphere. ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES FROM THE SOVIET UNION For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 101(b) 86 Stat. 489. of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1972, $36,500,000. 22 u s e 2680 note. FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT , . INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS i I N V E S T M E N T I N ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK For payment by the Secretary of the Treasury of a United States contribution to the Consolidated Special Funds of the Asian Devel- opment Bank, as authorized by the Act of March 10, 1972 (Public 22 us^c 2\^5i. L*^^^^ 92-245), $50,000,000, to remain available until expended.
87 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 1055 INVESTMENT IN INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK For payment to the Inter-American Development Bank by the Secretary of the Treasury for the United States subscription to (1) paid-in capital stock; (2) callable capital stock; and (3) the United States share of the increase in the resources of the Fund for Special Operations authorized by the Acts of December 30, 1970 (Public Law 91-599), and March 10, 1972 (Public Law 92-246), l2vsc2S3o" $418,380,000, to remain available until expended. se stat. 59.°* 22 u s e 283p. INVESTMENT I N INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION F o r payment by the Secretary of the Treasury of the second install- ment of the United States contribution to the third replenishment of the resources of the International Development Association as author- ized by the Act of March 10,1972 (Public Law 92-247), $320,000,000, se sta^. eo.^ to remain available until expended. TITLE IV—EMERGENCY SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND D I S A S T E R R E L I E F A S S I S T A N C E EMERGENCY SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR ISRAEL For emergency security assistance for Israel, $2,200,000,000: Provided, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be available only upon enactment into law of authorizing legislation: Provided further, That any part of any funds appropriated in this paragraph used to furnish military assistance shall be accounted for in accordance with section 108 of the Mutual Security Appropria- tion Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 438), as amended: Provided further, That 22 use 1819,, of the funds appropriated under this paragraph, not more than $1,500,000,000 may be available for grant military assistance: Pro- vided further. That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph in excess of $1,700,000,000 shall be obligated unless the President determines such obligations will be in the national interest and pro- vides Congress with detailed justifications and notification ten days prior to any such obligation of funds. EMERGENCY MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR CAMBODIA For emergency military assistance for Cambodia, $150,000,000: Provided, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be ac- counted for in accordance with section 108 of the Mutual Security Appropriation Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 438), as amended: Provided fur- ther, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be available only upon enactment into law of authorizing legislation. DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE F o r necessary expenses for disaster relief and rehabilitation in Pakistan, the Sahel region of Africa and Nicaragua, $150,000,000: Provided, That the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be available only upon enactment into law of authorizing legislation. T I T L E V — E X P O R T - I M P O R T BANK O F T H E UNITED STATES The Export-Import Bank of the United States is hereby author- ized to make such expenditures within the limits of funds and bor-
1056 PUBLIC LAW 93-240-JAN. 2, 1974 [87 STAT. rowing authority available to such corporation, and in accord with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Govern- 59 Stat. 598; ment Corporation Control Act, as amended, as may be necessary 61 Stat. 584. 31 u s e 849. in carrying out the program set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation, except as hereinafter provided. LIMITATION ON PROGRAM ACTIVITY Not to exceed $7,650,000,000 (of which not to exceed $3,800,000,000 shall be for equipment and services loans) shall be authorized during the current fiscal year for other than administrative expenses. LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES Not to exceed $8,655,000 (to be computed on an accrual basis) shall be available during the current fiscal year for administrative expenses, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, services as authorized by 80 Stat. 416. 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to exceed $18,000 for entertainment allow- ances for members of the Board of Directors: Provided^ That (1) fees or dues to international organizations of credit institutions engaged in financing foreign trade, (2) necessary expenses (including special services performed on a contract or fee basis, but not including other personal services) in connection with the acquisition, operation, maintenance, improvement, or disposition of any real or personal property belonging to the Bank or in which it has an interest, includ- ing expenses of collections of pledged collateral, or the investigation or appraisal of any property in respect to which an application for a loan has been made, and (3) expenses (other than internal expenses of the Bank) incurred in connection with the issuance and servicing of guarantees, insurance, and reinsurance, shall be considered as non- administrative expenses for the purposes hereof. TITLE VI—GENERAL PROVISIONS Publicity and SEC. 601. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall propaganda. be used for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not heretofore authorized by the Congress. Inspector SEC. 602. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall General, Foreign Assistance. be used for expenses of the Inspector General, Foreign Assistance, after the expiration of the thirty-five day period which begins on the date the General Accounting Office or any committee of the Congress, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, charged with consider- ing foreign assistance legislation, appropriations, or expenditures, has delivered to the Office of the Inspector General, Foreign Assist- ance, a written request that it be furnished any document, paper, communication, audit, review, finding, recommendation, report, or other material in the custody or control of the Inspector General, Foreign Assistance, relating to any review, inspection or audit ar- ranged for, directed, or conducted by him, unless and until there has been furnished to the General Accounting Office or to such commit- tee or subcommittee, as the case may be, (A) the document, paper, communication, audit, review, finding, recommendation, report, or other material so requested or (B) a certification by the President, personally, that he has forbidden the furnishing thereof pursuant to such request and his reason for so doing. Fiscal year SEC. 603. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall limitation. remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
87 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 93-241-JAN. 2, 1974 1057 SEC. 604. None of the funds contained in this Act shall be used to furnish petroleum fuels produced in the continental United States to Southeast Asia for use by non-United States nationals. TITLE VII—EEGIONAL RAIL REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1973 DEPARTMENT or TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF T H E SECRETARY Interim Operating Assistance For necessary expenses for Interim Operating Assistance under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, $35,000,000, to remain Ante, p. 985. available imtil expended and to be derived by transfer from the Urban Mass Transportation Fund: Provided, That this appropriation shall become effective only upon enactment into law by the 93d Con- gress of H.R. 9142 or similar legislation. Salaries and Expenses For an additional amount for "salaries and expenses," $3,000,000, to remain available until expended and to be derived by transfer from the appropriation for transportation, planning, research and develop- ment. Office of the Secretary: Provided, That this appropriation shall become effective only upon enactment into law by the 93d Congress of H.R. 9142 or similar legislation. UNITED STATES RAILWAY ASSOCIATION ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES For necessary administrative expenses to enable the United States Railway Association to carry out its functions under the Re^onal Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, $6,000,000, to remain available until expended and to be derived by transfer from the appropriations for railroad research and high-speed ground transportation research and development. Federal Railroad Administration: Provided, That this appropriation shall become effective only upon enactment into law by the 93d Congress of H.R. 9142 or similar le^slation. This Act may be cited as the "Foreign Assistance and Related Short title. Programs Appropriation Act, 1974". Approved January 2, 1974. Public Law 93-241 AN ACT January 2, 1974 To amend the Act of March 16, 1926 (relating to the Board of Public Welfare in [H. R.11238; the District of Columbia), to provide for an improved system of adoption of children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a)(1) sec- D.C. Board of Public Welfare. tion 11 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a Board of Public Adoption of Welfare in and for the District of Columbia, to determine its func- children. tions, and for other purposes", approved March 16, 1926 (D.C. Code, sec. 3-114), is amended to read as follows: 44 Stat. 210. 22-150 O - 75