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(2) 2 EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.—
(A) FULBRIGHT ACADEMIC EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.-For the
"Fulbright Academic Exchange Programs", $130,538,000
for the fiscal year 1994 and $126,312,000 for the fiscal year
1995.

(B) OTHER PROGRAMS.-For "Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program", "Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Pro"International Visitors Program", "Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program", "Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program", "Claude and Mildred Pepper Scholarship Program of the Washington Workshops Foundation", "Citizen Exchange Programs", "Congress-Bundestag Exchange Program", "Newly Independent States and Eastern Europe Training", "Institute for Representative Government", "American Studies Collections", "South Pacific Exchanges", "East Timorese Scholarships", "Cambodian Scholarships", and "Arts America", $96,962,000 for the fiscal year 1994 and $97,046,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

"UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY

"SALARIES AND EXPENSES

"Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other Act, not to exceed $2,000,000 of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-121 may be used to carry out projects involving security construction and related improvements for Agency facilities not physically located together with Department of State facilities abroad: Provided, That such funds may remain available until expended.".

Title III, chapter 2 of the same Act (108 Stat. 27), rescinding certain budget authority, provided the following:

"UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY

"SALARIES AND EXPENSES

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(RESCISSION)

"Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-121, $2,000,000 are rescinded.".

2 The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (Title V of Public Law 103-121; 108 Stat. 1191), provided the following:

"EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

"For expenses of Fulbright, International Visitor, Humphrey Fellowship, Citizen Exchange, Congress-Bundestag Exchange, and other exchange programs, as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (91 Stat. 1636), to include other educational and cultural exchange programs, $242,000,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2455.

"ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

"For necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (22 U.S.C. 2452), all interest and earnings accruing to the Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund on or before September 30, 1994, to remain available until expended.".

Title III, chapter 2, of Public Law 103-211 (108 Stat. 28), rescinding certain budget authority, however, provided the following:

"EDUCATIONAL and Cultural EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

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(RESCISSION)

"Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-121, $850,000 are rescinded.".

(3) 3 BROADCASTING TO CUBA.-For "Broadcasting to Cuba", $21,000,000 for the fiscal year 1994 and $27,609,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

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(4) INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING ACTIVITIES.-For "International Broadcasting Activities" under title III, $541,676,000 for the fiscal year 1994, and $609,740,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

(5) 5 OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.-For "Office of the Inspector General", $4,247,000 for the fiscal year 1994 and $4,396,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

(6) 6 CENTER FOR CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE BETWEEN EAST and west.-For "Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West", $26,000,000 for the fiscal year 1994 and $24,500,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

3 The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (Title V of Public Law 103-121; 108 Stat. 1192), provided $14 million for radio broadcasting to Cuba and $7 million for television broadcasting to Cuba for fiscal year 1994. That Act also established an Advisory Panel on Radio Marti and TV Marti. For provisos relating to appropriations, and function of the Advisory Panel, see Public Law 103-121, page 1175.

The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (Title V of Public Law 103-121; 108 Stat. 1189), provided the following:

"BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING

"GRANTS AND EXPENSES

"For expenses of the Board for International Broadcasting, including grants to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Incorporated, as authorized by the Board for International Broadcasting Act of 1973, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2871-2883), $210,000,000, of which not to exceed $52,000 may be made available for official reception and representation expenses.".

Title III, chapter 2, of Public Law 103-211 (108 Stat. 27, 28), rescinding certain budget authority, however, provided the following:

"BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING

"ISRAEL RELAY STATION

(RESCISSION)

"Of the funds made available under this heading, $1,700,000 are rescinded.

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"RADIO CONSTRUCTION

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(RESCISSION)

"Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103–121, $2,000,000 are rescinded.".

5 The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (Title V of Public Law 103-121; 108 Stat. 1190), provided the following:

"OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

"For salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 3), and in accordance with the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 1105(a)(25), $4,247,000.".

6 The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (Title V of Public Law 103-121; 108 Stat. 1191), provided the following:

"EAST-WEST CENTER

"To enable the Director of the United States Information Agency to provide for carrying out the provisions of the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West Act of 1960 (22 U.S.C. 2054-2057), by grant to the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West in the State of Hawaii, $26,000,000: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay any salary, or to enter into any contract providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the rate authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376.".

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(7) TITLE V OF PUBLIC LAW 98-164.-To carry out title V of Public Law 98-164, $35,000,000 for the fiscal year 1994 and $35,000,000 for the fiscal year 1995.

(b) LIMITATIONS.

(1) Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for "Salaries and Expenses" under section 201(a)(1) for fiscal year 1995, $500,000 is authorized to be appropriated for expenses and activities related to United States participation in the 1996 Budapest World's Fair (Budapest Expo '96).

(2) Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for "Fulbright Academic Exchange Programs' under subsection (a)(2)(A)—

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(A) $3,000,000 is authorized to be available for fiscal year 1995 for the Vietnam Scholarship Program established by section 229 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138); and

(B) $1,500,000 is authorized to be available for fiscal year 1994 and $2,000,000 is authorized to be available for fiscal year 1995, for the "Environment and Sustainable Development Exchange Program" established by section 241. (3) of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for "Other Programs" under subsection (a)(2)(B) $1,000,000 is authorized to be available for each of the fiscal years 1994 and 1995 for the "American Studies Collections" program established under section 235.

PART B-USIA AND RELATED AGENCIES AUTHORITIES AND

ACTIVITIES

SEC. 221. USIA OFFICE IN LHASA, TIBET.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE.-The Director of the United States Information Agency shall seek to establish an office in Lhasa, Tibet, for the purpose of

(1) disseminating information about the United States; (2) promoting discussions on conflict resolution and human rights;

(3) facilitating United States private sector involvement in educational and cultural activities in Tibet; and

(4) advising the United States Government with respect to Tibetan public opinion.

(b) REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR OF USIA.-Not later than April 1 of each year, the Director of the United States Information Agency shall submit a detailed report on developments relating to the implementation of this section to the Committee on Foreign Relations

7 The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994 (Title V of Public Law 103-121; 108 Stat. 1194), provided the following:

"NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

"For grants made by the United States Information Agency to the National Endowment for Democracy as authorized by the National Endowment for Democracy Act, $35,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated under this heading may be disbursed to grantees who have not reimbursed the National Endowment for Democracy, from nongovernmental funds, for disallowed expenditures by such grantees for first class travel, alcohol and entertainment, identified in the March 1993 report of the Inspector General of the United States Information Agency.".

of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 222.8 CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES. * * *

SEC. 223.9 EMPLOYMENT AUTHORITY.

For fiscal years 1994 and 1995, the Director of the United States Information Agency may, in carrying out the provisions of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, employ individuals or organizations by contract for services to be performed in the United States or abroad, who shall not, by virtue of such employment, be considered to be employees of the United States Government for the purposes of any law administered by the Office of Personnel Management, except that the Director may determine the applicability to such individuals of section 804(5) of that Act.

SEC. 224.10 BUYING POWER MAINTENANCE ACCOUNT. *

SEC. 225.11 CONTRACT AUTHORITY.

SEC. 226. UNITED STATES TRANSMITTER IN KUWAIT.

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this or any other Act may be obligated or expended for the design, development, or construction of a United States short-wave radio transmitter in Kuwait.

SEC. 227.12 FULBRIGHT-HAYS ACT AUTHORITIES. *

SEC. 228.13 SEPARATE LEDGER ACCOUNTS FOR NED GRANTEES.

SEC. 229. COORDINATION OF UNITED STATES EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.

(a) COORDINATION.-Section 112 of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2460) 14 is amended by adding at the end the following:

"(f(1) The President shall ensure that all exchange programs conducted by the United States Government, its departments and agencies, directly or through agreements with other parties, are reported at a time and in a format prescribed by the Director. The President shall ensure that such exchanges are consistent with United States foreign policy and avoid duplication of effort.

"(2) Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, and annually thereafter, the President shall submit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report pursu

8 Sec. 222 amended sec. 801 of the United States Informational and Educational Exchange Act of 1948; see page 924.

922 U.S.C. 1474 note.

10 Sec. 224 amended sec. 704(c) of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 to establish the Buying Power Maintenance account; see page 921.

11 Sec. 225 amended sec. 802(b) of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 relating to the distribution of radio and television programs; see page 925.

12 Sec. 227 amended the Fulbright-Hays Act (Public Law 87-256; 22 U.S.C. 2455) at sec. 105(a); see page 1029.

13 Sec. 228 amended sec. 504(h)(1) of the National Endowment for Democracy Act (title V of Public Law 96–164; 22 U.S.C. 4413(h)(1)). See page 1060.

14 For text of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended, see beginning at page 1022.

ant to paragraph (1). Such report shall include information for each exchange program supported by the United States on the objectives of such exchange, the number of exchange participants supported, the types of exchange activities conducted, the total amount of Federal expenditures for such exchanges, and the extent to which such exchanges are duplicative.".

(b) REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR OF USIA.-Not later than 120 days. after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the United States Information Agency shall submit to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report

(1) detailing the range of exchange programs administered by the Agency;

(2) identifying possible areas of duplication of inefficiency; and

(3) recommending program consolidation and administrative restructuring as warranted.

SEC. 230.15 LIMITATION CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITIONS.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States Information Agency shall not obligate or expend any funds for a United States Government funded pavilion or other major exhibit at any international exposition or world's fair registered by the Bureau of International Expositions in excess of amounts expressly authorized and appropriated for such purpose.

SEC. 231.16 PRIVATE SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES. *

SEC. 232.17 AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO PUBLIC INQUIRIES.

SEC. 233.18 TECHNICAL AMENDMENT RELATING TO NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH AND TRAINING. ***

SEC. 234. DISTRIBUTION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF CERTAIN MATERIALS OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY. Notwithstanding section 208 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1a) and the second sentence of section 501 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1461), 19 the Director of the United States Information Agency may make available for distribution within the United States the following:

(1) The United States Information Agency's Thomas Jefferson Paper Show, which commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson.

(2) The documentary entitled "Crimes Against Humanity", a film about the ensuing conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

15 22 U.S.C. 2452 note.

16 Sec. 231 amended the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Public Law 87-256) at sec. 104(e)(4); see page 1028.

17 Sec. 232 amended sec. 208 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (Public Law 99-93; 22 U.S.C. 1461-1a); see page 982.

18 Sec. 233 amended sec. 228(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 22 U.S.C. 2452 note); see page 960.

19 See box note at page 913-914.

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