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Amendments Introduced by Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Mississippi), March 29 and March 30, 2000

(Taylor's amendments sought to place a "cap" of 300 on the number of U.S. military personnel that could be present in Colombia at any given time.)


Amendment offered March 30, 2000, and passed by a voice vote:

To restrict funding for in excess of 300 U.S. military personnel in Colombia.

On page 80 after line 11, insert the following new section:

Sec. . None of the funds made available by this Act may be expended for the support of in excess of 300 United States military personnel in Colombia.


Amendment offered March 29, 2000, and ruled out of order:

Page 5, after line 7, insert the following new section:

Sec. 1202. (a) Limitation on number of Military Personnel in Columbia: The number of members of the Armed Forces of the United States in Colombia at any time may not exceed 300.

(b) Exceptions: (1) The limitation in subsection (a) does not apply to members of the Armed Forces of the United States in Colombia for the purpose of rescuing or retrieving United States military or civilian government personnel. The period for which a member of the Armed Forces of the United States may be in Colombia under this paragraph may not exceed 30 days unless expressly authorized by law.

(2) The limitation in subsection (a) does not apply to a member of the Armed Forces assigned to the United States Embassy in Colombia as an attache or as a member of the Marine Corps security detachment.

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