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SEC. 227.17 LAW AND BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE

STUDENTS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, LITHUANIA, LATVIA,

AND ESTONIA. (a) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to establish a scholarship program designed to bring students from the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to the United States for study in the United States.

(b) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AUTHORITY.–Subject to the availability of appropriations under subsection (d), the President, acting through the United States Information Agency, shall provide scholarships (including partial assistance) for study at United States institutions of higher education together with private and public sector internships by nationals of the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia who have completed their undergraduate education and would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the United States due to financial limitations. (C) GUIDELINES.—The scholarship program under this section shall be carried out in accordance with the following guidelines:

(1) Consistent with section 112(b) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2460(b)), all programs created pursuant to this Act shall be nonpolitical and balanced, and shall be administered in keeping with the highest standards of academic integrity and cost-effectiveness.

(2) The United States Information Agency shall design ways to identify promising students for study in the United States.

(3) The United States Information Agency should develop and strictly implement specific financial need criteria. Scholarships under this Act may only be provided to students who meet the financial need criteria.

(4) The program may utilize educational institutions in the United States, if necessary, to help participants acquire necessary skills to fully participate in professional training.

(5) Each participant shall be selected on the basis of academic and leadership potential in the fields of business administration, economics, law, or public administration. Scholarship opportunities shall be limited to fields that are critical to economic reform and political development in the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, particularly business administration, economics, law, or public administration.

(6) The program shall be flexible to include not only training and educational opportunities offered by universities in the United States, but to also support internships, education, and training in a professional setting.

(7) The program shall be flexible with respect to the number of years of education financed, but in no case shall students be brought to the United States for less than one year.

(8) Further allowance shall be made in the scholarship for the purchase of books and related educational material relevant to the program of study.

(9) Further allowance shall be made to provide opportunities for professional, academic, and cultural enrichment for scholarship recipients.

(10) The program shall, to the maximum extent practicable, offer equal opportunities for both male and female students to study in the United States.

(11) The program shall, to the maximum extent practicable, offer equal opportunities for students from each of the Soviet republics, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

(12) The United States Information Agency shall recommend to each student who receives a scholarship under this section that the student include in their course of study programs which emphasize the ideas, principles, and documents upon which the United States was founded. (d) FUNDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1992 AND FISCAL YEAR 1993.— There are authorized to be appropriated to the United States Information Agency $7,000,000 for fiscal year 1992, and $7,000,000 for fiscal year 1993, to carry out this section.

(e) COMPLIANCE WITH CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT.-Any authority provided by this section shall be effective only to the extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts. (f) 18 DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM AND SCHOLARSHIPS.

(1) The scholarship program established by this section shall be known as the “Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program".

(2) Scholarships provided under this section shall be known

as "Muskie Fellowships". SEC. 228.17 NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH AND TRAINING.

(a) NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST STUDIES.–The Director of the United States Information Agency may expend from the amount authorized for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, such sums as are appropriate to assist graduate and postdoctoral studies by United States scholars on the Near and Middle East.

(b) REPORT.-The Director of the United States Information Agency shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress at the end of each fiscal year in which assistance is provided under subsection (a) a report concerning such assistance.

(c) RECOMMENDATIONS.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the United States Information Agency, in consultation with qualified government agencies and appropriate private organizations and individuals, shall submit to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives recommendations concerning the conduct of educational and cultural exchange programs administered and funded by the Agency.

(d) DEFINITION.–For purposes of this section, the term "Near and Middle East" refers to the region consisting of those countries and peoples covered by the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs of the Department of State on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act and includes the Republic of Turkey.19

18 Sec. 801 of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511; 106 Stat. 3352) added subsec.

19 Sec. 233 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-230; 108 S 441, inserted "and includes the Republic of Turkey".

SEC. 229.17. 20 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VIETNAMESE.

(a) IN GENERAL.-Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency shall make available for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993, 15 scholarships for Vietnamese residents in Vietnam qualified to study in the United States for the purpose of studying in the United States. Each scholarship made available under this subsection shall be for not less than one semester of study in a United States college or university.

(b) PREFERENCE IN AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS.-In awarding scholarships under this section, preference shall be given to candidates intending to pursue studies in economics and commercial law.

20 Sec. 201(bX2XA) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 421), continued this program, authorizing $3,000,000 to be available for fiscal year 1995.

d. United States Information Agency Authorization, Fiscal Years

1990 and 1991 Partial text of Public Law 101-246 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal

Years 1990 and 1991; H.R. 3792), 104 Stat. 15, approved February 16, 1990; amended by Public Law 102-138 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993; H.R. 1415), 105 Stat. 647, approved October 28, 1991; and by Public Law 102-499 (H.R. 6047), 106 Stat. 3264, approved October 24, 1992

O TELEVISION AND FILM SERVICE.— For "Television and File Service", $31,000,000 for the fiscal year 1990 and $240,000 for the fiscal year 1991. 3) NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY.–For National Endowment for Democracy" $25,000,000 for the fiscal year 1900 and $25,000,000 for the fiscal year 1991.

14* CENTER FOR CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE BEWEEN EAST AND WEST.–For “Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West", $20,700,000 for the fiscal year 1990 and $26,000,000 for the fiscal year 1991. : SEVILLE WORLD'S FAIR.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), there are marized to be appropriated to the United States Information

zacy for fiscal year 1990 $7,300,000 for United States participaz in the World's Fair in Seville, Spain.

. Funds made available under this title for any educational or sural exchange program, Voice of America programming to

, or any overseas post of the United States Information ay may not be transferred or otherwise made available for the poses of paragraph (1). 9.3825 DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION WITHIN THE UNITED

STATES. * *

NOTE.—Sections of this Act amend State Department, USIA, and other foreign affairs legislation and are incorporated in the appropriate Acts.

AN ACT To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1990 and 1991 for the

Department of State, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE II-UNITED STATES INFORMATIONAL,

EDUCATIONAL, AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS

PART A-UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY SEC. 201. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.—The following amounts are authorized to be appropriated for the United States Information Agency (other than for the Voice of America) to carry out international information, educational, cultural, and exchange programs under the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, the Mutual Educational and Cultural Ex. change Act of 1961, Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 1977, and other purposes authorized by law:

(1) i SALARIES AND EXPENSES. For "Salaries and Expenses”, $410,000,000

for the fiscal year 1990 and $432,640,000 for the fiscal year 1991.

21.24. DISTRIBUTION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF UNITED STATES

INFORMATION AGENCY FILM ENTITLED “LONG JOURNEY

HOME". twithstanding section 208 of the Foreign Relations Authorizaz Act

, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1(a)) and the and sentence of section 501 of the United States Information s Education Exchange Act of 1948 6 (22 U.S.C. 1461)

(1) the Director of the United States Information Agency shall make available to the Archivist of the United States a master copy of the film entitled “Long Journey Home"; and

2 upon evidence that necessary United States rights and licenses have been secured and paid for by the person seeking domestic release of the film, the Archivist shall

(A) reimburse the Director for any expenses of the Agency in making that master copy available;

Je Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Apasos Act

, 1990 (Public Law 101-162; 103 Stat. 1029), provided not less than $32,800,000

for television and film service, notwithstanding sec. 209(e) of Public Law 100–204, for She Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies ApTests Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-162; 103 Stat. 1030), provided $17.000.000 for the NationDepartments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Ap

uus Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-515, 104 Stat. 2147), provided $25.000.16. for the latepersent for Democracy for fiscal year 1991.

tuns Act, 1990 Public Law 101-162, 103 Stat. 1030), provided $3), S.A. de East

the center for fiscal year 1990.

The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies App propriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-162; 4103 Stat. 1029), provided $638,569,000, for salaries propriations Act, 1991 (Public Law Justisi sanda State. Theod, provided $652,757,000, for salaries

The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies and and expenses, with several provisos.

(962)

TZS Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-515, 104 Stat. 2147), provided L WATH, or a per

Departments of Commerce

, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Peza. Ako

se 9 amended sec. 501 of the United States Information and Educational Extana Act

2USC. 1461).

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(2) 2 TELEVISION AND FILM SERVICE.—For “Television and Film Service", $31,000,000 for the fiscal year 1990 and $32,240,000 for the fiscal year 1991.

(3) 3 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY.–For “National Endowment for Democracy” $25,000,000 for the fiscal year 1990 and $25,000,000 for the fiscal year 1991.

(4) 4 CENTER FOR CULTURAL AND TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.—For “Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West", $20,700,000 for the

fiscal year 1990 and $26,000,000 for the fiscal year 1991. (b) SEVILLE WORLD's Fair.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), there are authorized to be appropriated to the United States Information Agency for fiscal year 1990 $7,300,000 for United States participation in the World's Fair in Seville, Spain.

(2) Funds made available under this title for any educational or cultural exchange program, Voice of America programming to China, or any overseas post of the United States Information Agency may not be transferred or otherwise made available for the purposes of paragraph (1). SEC. 202.5 DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION WITHIN THE UNITED

STATES. *

SEC. 203. DISTRIBUTION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF UNITED STATES

INFORMATION AGENCY FILM ENTITLED “LONG JOURNEY

HOME”. Notwithstanding section 208 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1(a)) and the second sentence of section 501 of the United States Information and Education Exchange Act of 1948 6 (22 U.S.C. 1461)

(1) the Director of the United States Information Agency shall make available to the Archivist of the United States a master copy of the film entitled “Long Journey Home"; and

(2) upon evidence that necessary United States rights and licenses have been secured and paid for by the person seeking domestic release of the film, the Archivist shall

(A) reimburse the Director for any expenses of the Agency in making that master copy available;

2 The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Ap propriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-162; 103 Stat. 1029), provided not less than $32,800,000 specifically for television and film service, notwithstanding sec. 209(e) of Public Law 100-204, for fiscal year 1990.

3 The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-162, 103 Stat. 1030), provided $17,000,000 for the National Endowment for Democracy for fiscal year 1990.

The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-515; 104 Stat. 2147), provided $25,000,000, for the National Endowment for Democracy for fiscal year 1991.

* The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-162; 103 Stat. 1030), provided $20,700,000 for the EastWest Center for fiscal year 1990.

The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-515; 104 Stat. 2147), provided $23,000,000, for fiscal year 1991.

5 Sec. 202 amended sec. 501 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1461).

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