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Last Updated:6/19/02
Amendment introduced, and later withdrawn, by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), June 6, 2002
The Senator from Florida [Mr. GRAHAM], for himself and Mr. DeWine, Mr. McCain, Mr. Miller, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, and Mr. Allard, proposes an amendment numbered 3569.

(Purpose: To provide authority regarding the availability of funds for the Department of Defense for counterterrorism activities in Colombia)

At the end of chapter 3 of title I, add the following:

SEC. 307. (a) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR ASSISTANCE FOR COLOMBIA.--In fiscal year 2002, funds described in subsection (b) shall be available for the following purposes:

(1) To support a unified campaign against narcotics trafficking and against activities by organizations designated as terrorist organizations, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).

(2) To take actions to protect human health and welfare in emergency circumstances, including rescue operations.

(b) FUNDS.--The funds described in this subsection are as follows:

(1) Funds available to the Department of Defense in this Act for assistance to the Government of Colombia.

(2) Funds available to the Department of Defense in appropriations Acts enacted before the date of the enactment of this Act for assistance to the Government of Colombia that remain available for obligation.

(c) CONSTRUCTION.--The authority in subsection (a) is in addition to any other authority under law regarding the availability of assistance to the Government of Colombia.

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