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Amendment Submitted by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), June 21, 2000
AMENDMENT NO. 3537

(PURPOSE: TO MAKE TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO LANGUAGE LIMITING SUPPORT FOR PLAN COLOMBIA)

Beginning on page 151, line 21, strike `(a)' and all that follows through line 7 on page 152 and insert the following:
(a) Limitation on Support for Plan Colombia:
(1) Limitation: Except as provided in paragraph (2), none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by any Act shall be available for support of Plan Colombia unless and until--

(A) the President submits a report to Congress requesting the availability of such funds; and

(B) Congress enacts a joint resolution approving the request of the President under subparagraph (A).

(2) Exceptions: The limitation in paragraph (1) does not apply to--

(A) appropriations made by this Act, the Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2001, or the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2001, for the purpose of support of Plan Colombia; or

(B) the unobligated balances from any other program used for their originally appropriated purpose to combat drug production and trafficking, foster peace, increase the rule of law, improve human rights, expand economic development, and institute justice reform in the countries covered by Plan Colombia.
On page 152, line 17, insert `in connection with support of Plan Colombia' after `Colombia'.
On page 152, line 19, strike `250' and insert `500'.
On page 152, strike lines 20 and 21.
On page 153, line 1, insert `United States' after `of'.
On page 153, line 4, strike `100' and insert`300'.
On page 153, between lines 18 and 19, insert the following:
(d) Statutory Construction: Nothing in this section may be construed to affect the authority of the President to carry out any emergency evacuation of United States citizens or any search or rescue operation for United States military personnel or other United States citizens.
(e) Report on Support for Plan Colombia: Not later than June 1, 2001, and not later than June 1 and December 1 of each of the succeeding four fiscal years, the President shall submit a report to Congress setting forth any costs (including incremental costs incurred by the Department of Defense) incurred by any department, agency, or other entity of the Executive branch of Government during the two previous fiscal quarters in support of Plan Colombia. Each such report shall provide an itemization of expenditures by each such department, agency, or entity.
On page 153, line 19, strike `(d) Monthly Reports: ', and insert `(f) Bimonthly Reports: '.
On page 153, line 21, strike `30' and insert `60'.
On page 154, line 1, insert `United States' after `and'.
On page 154, line 3, strike `(e)' and insert `(g)'.
On page 154, line 5, strike `subsection (a)(2)' and insert `subsection (a)(1)(B)'.
On page 154, line 9, strike `subsection (a)(1)' and insert `subsection (a)(1)(A)'.
On page 154, line 12, strike `subsection (a)(1)' and insert `subsection (a)(1)(A)'.
On page 155, line 12, strike `(f)' and insert `(h)'.

AMENDMENT NO. 3515

(PURPOSE: TO MAKE THE LIMITATION ON ASSIGNMENT OF UNITED STATES PERSONNEL IN COLOMBIA INAPPLICABLE TO CERTAIN INTELLIGENCE AND INTELLIGENCE-RELATED ACTIVITIES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT)

On page 155, between lines 18 and 19, insert the following:
(g) National Security Exemption: The limitation contained in subsection (b)(1) shall not apply with respect to any activity subject to reporting under title V of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 413 et seq.).

As of June 25, 2000, this document was also available online at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r106:S21JN0-228:
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