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(1) Nine Members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Five Members shall be selected from the majority party and four Members shall be selected, after consultation with the minority leader of the House, from the minority party.

(2) Nine Members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate. Five Members shall be selected from the majority party of the Senate, after consultation with the majority leader, and four Members shall be selected, after consultation with the minority leader of the Senate, from the minority party.

(3) One member of the Department of State appointed by the President of the United States.

(4) One member of the Department of Defense appointed by the President of the United States.

(5) One member of the Department of Commerce appointed by the President of the United States. (b) There shall be a Chairman and a Cochairman of the Commission.

(c)5 At the beginning of each odd-numbered Congress, the Presi. dent of the Senate, on the recommendation of the majority leader, shall designate one of the Senate Members as Chairman of the Commission. At the beginning of each even-numbered Congress, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate one of the House Members as Chairman of the Commission.

(d) 5 At the beginning of each odd-numbered Congress, the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate one of the House Members as Cochairman of the Commission. At the beginning of each even-numbered Congress, the President of the Senate, on the recommendation of the majority leader, shall designate one of the Senate Members as Cochairman of the Commission.

SEC. 4.6 In carrying out this Act, the Commission may require, by subpena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandums, papers, and documents as it deems necessary. Subpenas may be issued over the signature of the Chairman of the Commission or any member designated by him, and may be served by any person designated by the Chairman or such member. The Chairman of the Commission, or any member designated by him, may administer oaths to any witness.

"(3) One member of the Department of State appointed by the President of the United States.

“(4) One member of the Defense Department appointed by the President of the United States.

"(5) One member of the Commerce Department appointed by the President of the United States.".

Sec. 6(bX1) of Public Law 99–7 (99 Slat. 14), provided that the provisions of sec, 3(c) and (d) shall take effect on the first day of the One Hundredth Congress. Sec. 3(c) of Public Law 99_7 (99 Stat. 18) further stated:

"On the effective date of this subsection, the President of the Senate, on the recommendation of the majority leader, shall designate one of the Senate Members to serve as Chairman of the Commission for the duration of the Ninety-ninth Congress, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate one of the House Members to serve as Cochairman of the Commission for the duration of the Ninety-ninth Congress.".

622 U.S.C. 3004.

SEC. 5.7 In order to assist the Commission in carrying out its duties, the President shall submit to the Commission an annual 8 report,9 which shall include (1) a detailed survey of actions by the signatories of the Final Act reflecting compliance with or violation of the provisions of the Final Act, and (2) a listing and description of present or planned programs and activities of the appropriate agencies of the executive branch and private organizations aimed at taking advantage of the provisions of the Final Act to expand East-West economic cooperation and to promote a greater interchange of people and ideas between East and West.

SEC. 6.10 The Commission is authorized and directed to report to the House of Representatives and the Senate with respect to the matters covered by this Act on a periodic basis and to provide information to Members of the House and Senate as requested. For each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made the Commission shall submit to Congress a report on its expenditures under such appropriation.

Sec. 7.11 (a)(1) 12 There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission for each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to enable it to carry out its duties and functions. Appropriations to the Commission are authorized to remain available until expended.

(2) 12 Appropriations to the Commission shall be disbursed on vouchers approved

(A) jointly by the Chairman and the Cochairman, or

(B) by a majority of the members of the personnel and administration committee established pursuant to section 8(a). (b) 13 For purposes of section 502(b) of the Mutual Security Act of 1954, the Commission shall be deemed to be a standing committee of the Congress and shall be entitled to use of funds in accordance with such sections.

(c) 14 Not to exceed $6,000 of the funds appropriated to the Commission for each fiscal year may be used for official reception and representational expenses.

(d) 15 Foreign travel for official purposes by Commission members and staff may be authorized by either the Chairman or the Cochairman.

722 U.S.C. 3005. In a memorandum of February 10, 1992, for the Secretary of State, the President delegated funclions in this section to the Secretary (57 F.R. 5367).

8 Sec. 171(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Slal. 679), struck out “a scmiannual" and inserted in lieu thereof "an annual".

Sec. 171(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Slat. 679), struck out "lhe first one w be submitted six months aller the date of enactment of this Act" from this point (two commas following “report” were not struck out by the amendment).

10 22 U.S.C. 3006.

11 22 U.S.C. 3007(a). See scc. 102 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101-246; 104 Stat. 19) for current authorization and restrictions.

12 Secs. 7(aX1) and (2) were amended and restated by Public Law 99-7 (99 Stat. 18). Previously, sec. 702 of Public Law 95-426 authorized $550,000 to assist in meeting the expenses of the Commission. This latuer authorization replaced a previous one of $350,000.

13 Subsec. (b) was added by Public Law 94-534.

14 Subsec. (c) was added by sec. 401 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1980 and 1981 (Public Law 96-60; 93 Stat. 403).

10 Subsec. (d) was added by sec. 4 of Public Law 99–7 (99 Stat. 18).

SEC. 8.16 (a) The Commission shall have a personnel and administration committee composed of the Chairman, the Cochairman, the senior Commission member from the minority party in the House of Representatives, and the senior Commission member from the minority party in the Senate.

(b) All decisions pertaining to the hiring, firing, and fixing of pay of Commission staff personnel shall be by a majority vote of the personnel and administration committee, except that

(1) the Chairman shall be entitled to appoint and fix the pay of the staff director, and the Cochairman shall be entitled to appoint and fix the pay of his senior staff person; and

(2) the Chairman and Cochairman each shall have the authority to appoint, with the approval of the personnel and administration committee, at least four professional staff members who shall be responsible to the Chairman or the Cochair

man (as the case may be) who appointed them. The personnel and administration committee may appoint and fix the pay of such other staff personnel as it deems desirable.

(c) All staff appointments shall be made without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and general schedule pay rates.

(d) 17 (1) For purposes of pay and other employment benefits, rights, and privileges and for all other purposes, any employee of the Commission shall be considered to be a congressional employee as defined in section 2107 of title 5, United States Code.

(2) For purposes of section 3304(c)(1) of title 5, United States Code, staff personnel of the Commission shall be considered as if they are in positions in which they are paid by the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

(3) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection shall be effective as of June 3, 1976.

SEC. 9.18 For purposes of costs relating to printing and binding, including the costs of personnel detailed from the Government Printing Office, the Commission shall be deemed to be a committee of the Congress.

18 22 U.S.C. 3008. Sec. 8 was amended and restated by sec. 5 of Public Law 99-7 (99 Stat 18). It previously read as follows:

"Sec. 8. The Commission may appoint and fix the pay of such sta/T personnel as it deems desirable, without regard to the provisions of litle 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and

I and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such lille relating to classification and general schedule pay rates.".

17 Sec. GBX2) of Public Law 99_7 (99 Slal. 14) provided that subsec. (d) shall be effective as of June 3, 1976.

18 Sec. 9 was added by sec. 134 of the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 1986 (Public Law 99-190; 99 Stat 1322).

b. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Appropriations, 1995

Partial text of Public Law 103-317 (Departments of Commerce, Justice, and

State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995; H.R. 4603), 108 Stat. 1724 at 1754, approved August 26, 1994

AN ACT Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and

State, the Judiciary, and related agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and making supplemental appropriations for these departments and agencies for the fiscal ycar ending September 30, 1994, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE IV-RELATED AGENCIES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION ON SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, as authorized by Public Law 94-304, $1,090,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by section 3 of Public Law 99–7.

c. Helsinki Human Rights Day Public Law 103–294 (S.J. Res. 195), 108 Stat. 1460, approved August 11, 1994 JOINT RESOLUTION To designate August 1, 1994, as "Helsinki Human Rights

Day". Whereas August 1, 1994, is the 19th anniversary of the signing of

the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in

Europe (CSCE) (hereafter referred to as the “Helsinki Accords"); Whereas the participating States have declared their determination

to fully respect and apply the Helsinki Principles Guiding Relations among participating States, including respect for human rights, the territorial integrity of States, and the inviolability of

frontiers; Whereas the participating States have declared that “the protection

and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the strengthening of democratic institutions continue to be a

vital basis for our comprehensive security”; Whereas the participating States have declared that "respect for

human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the rights of persons belonging to national minorities, democracy, the rule of law, economic liberty, social justice, and environmental respon

sibility are our common aims"; Whereas the participating States have acknowledged that "there is

still much work to be done in building democratic and pluralistic societies, where diversity is fully protected and respected in prac

tice"; Whereas the war in Bosnia and Hercegovina has resulted in orga

nized, systematic, and premeditated war crimes and genocide

and has threatened stability and security in Europe; Whereas ethnic tensions, civil unrest, and egregious human rights

abuses in several of the newly admitted CÁCE States continue to

result in significant violations of CSCE commitments; and Whereas the CSCE has contributed to positive developments in Eu

rope by promoting and furthering respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all individuals and groups and provides an appropriate framework for the further development of such rights and freedoms and genuine security and cooperation among the participating States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unit. ed States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. HELSINKI HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.

(a) DESIGNATION.—August 1, 1994, the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, is designated as “Helsinki Human Rights Day".

(b) PROCLAMATION.—The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation reasserting America's commitment to full

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