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(1) 12 purchase special purpose passenger motor vehicles without regard to any price limitation otherwise established by law.

(m)13 pay obligations arising under international agreements, conventions, and binational contracts to the extent oth

erwise authorized by law. SEC. 3.14 The Secretary of State is authorized to

(a) obtain insurance on official motor vehicles operated by the Department of State in foreign countries, and pay the expenses incident thereto;

(b) rent tie lines and teletype equipment;

(c) provide ice and drinking water for United States Embassies and Consulates abroad;

(d) pay excise taxes on negotiable instruments which are negotiated by the Department of State abroad;

(e) 15 pay the actual expenses of preparing and transporting to their former homes the remains of persons, not United States Government employees, who may die away from their homes while participating in international educational exchange activities under the jurisdiction of the Department of State;

(f) pay expenses incident to the relief, protection, and burial of American seamen, and alien seamen from United States vessels in foreign countries and in the United States, Territories and possessions;

(g) pay the expenses incurred in the acknowledgment of the services of officers and crews of foreign vessels and aircraft in rescuing American seamen, airmen, or citizens from shipwreck or other catastrophe abroad or at sea;

(h) rent or lease, for periods of less than ten years, such offices, buildings, grounds, and living quarters for the use of the Foreign Service abroad as he may deem necessary, and make payments therefor in advance;

(i) maintain, improve, and repair properties rented or leased pursuant to authority contained in subsection (h) of this section and furnish fuel, water, and utilities for such properties;

(j) 16 provide emergency medical attention and dietary supplements, and other emergency assistance, for United States citizens incarcerated abroad or destitute United States citizens abroad 17 who are unable to obtain such services otherwise, such assistance to be provided on a reimbursable basis to the extent feasible;

13 Sec. 120 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 658), also struck out "and" at the end of subsec. (); struck out the period ending subsec. (k), and inserted in lieu thereof "; and" (previously amended by Public Law 102-20); and also added a new subsection, originally designated as "(1)". Sec. 162(kX4) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 409), redesignated the second subsec. (1) as subsec. (m).

14 22 U.S.Č. 2670.

16 Authority granted to the Secretary of State under subsec. (e) was abolished by sec. 9(aX7) of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (establishing the ICA).

16 Subsec. () was added by sec. 2 of Public Law 95-45 (91 Stat. 221).

17 The words "or destitute United States citizens abroad" were added by sec. 108(a) of Public Law 95 426 (92 Stat. 966). Sec. 108(b) of the same Act provided that this amendment would take effect on October 1, 1978.

(k) 18 subject to the availability of appropriated funds, obtain insurance on the historic and artistic articles of furniture, fixtures, and decorative objects which may from time-to-time be within the responsibility of the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State for the Diplomatic Rooms of the Department: 19

(1) 20 make payments in advance, of the United States share of necessary expenses for international fisheries commissions, from appropriations available for such purpose; and 19

(m) 19 establish, maintain, and operate passport and dispatch agencies. SEC. 4.21 (a) 22 The Secretary of State is authorized to

(1)22 subject to subsection (b), make expenditures, from such amounts as may be specifically appropriated therefor, for unforeseen emergencies arising in the diplomatic and consular service and, to the extent authorized in appropriation Acts, funds expended for such purposes may be accounted for in accordance with section 291 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 107); 23 and

(2) 22 delegate to subordinate officials the authority vested in him by section 291 of the Revised Statutes 23 pertaining to cer

tification of expenditures. (b) 22 (1) Expenditures described under subsection (a) shall be made only for such activities as

(A) serve to further the realization of foreign policy objectives;

(B) are a matter of urgency to implement;

(C) with respect to activities the expenditures for which are required to be certified under subsection (a), require confidentiality in the best interests of the conduct of foreign policy by the United States; and

(D) are not otherwise prohibited by law. (2) Activities described in paragraph (1) include

(A) the evacuation of United States Government employees and their dependents and private United States citizens when their lives are endangered by war, civil unrest, or natural disaster;

(B) loans made to destitute citizens of the United States who are outside the United States and made to provide for the return to the United states of its citizens;

(C) visits by foreign chiefs of state or heads of government to the United States;

18 Subsec. (k) was added by sec. 126(b) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204; 101 Stat. 1342).

19 Sec. 162(kX3) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 409), struck out "and" at the end of subsec. (k); struck out the period at the end of subsec. (1), and inserted in lieu thereof a semicolon; and added a new subsec. (m).

20 Sec. 166 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 676), added a new subsec. (1).

21 22 U.S.C. 2671.

2 Sec. 122 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (Public Law 98-164; 97 Stat. 1023), redesignated existing subsecs. (a) and (b) as pars. (1) and (2), redesignated the existing text as subsec. (a), added the reference to subsec. (b) in par. (1) of subsec. (a), and added new subsecs. (b), (c), and (d).

23 See 31 U.S.C. 3526(e), pursuant to sec. 4(b) of Public Law 97-258 (96 Stat. 1067), which enacted title 31 U.S.C.

(D) travel of delegations representing the President at any inauguration or funeral of a foreign dignitary;

(E) travel of the President, the Vice President, or a Member of Congress to a foreign country, including advance arrangements, escort, and official entertainment;

(F) travel of the Secretary of State within the United States and outside the United States, including official entertainment;

(G) official representational functions of the Secretary of State and other principal officers of the Department of State;

(H) official functions outside the United States the expenses for which are not otherwise covered by amounts appropriated for representation allowances;

(I) investigations and apprehension of groups or individuals involved in fraudulent issuance of United States passports and visas; and

(J) gifts of nominal value given by the President, Vice President, or Secretary of State to a foreign dignitary. (c) 22 The Inspector General of the Department of State 24 shall conduct a periodic 25 audit of the Department of State's emergency expenditures and prepare and transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate an annual report indicating whether such expenditures were made in accordance with subsections (a) and (b) of this section,

(d) With regard to the repatriations loan program, the Secretary of State shall

(1) require the borrower to provide a verifiable address and social security number at the time of application;

(2) require a written loan agreement which includes a repayment schedule;

137 bar passports from being issued or renewed for those individuals who are in default;

14 rerer any loan more than one year past due to the Department of Justice for litigation;

15 cocain addresses from the Internal Revenue Service for all delinquent accounts which have social secunty numbers;

o report defaults to commercial credit bureaus as provided in section 3.11 ot die 31, United States Code;

be permitted to use any funds neesday to contract with commercial action agences notwithsandingan 3718.c) omie 31, United States Code:

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failure to pay any portion of a debt more than ninety days past due; and

(11) implement the interest and penalty provisions in paragraphs (8), (9), and (10) for all current and future loans, regardless of whether the debts were incurred before or after May 1, 1983. SEC. 5.26 The Secretary of State is authorized to

(a) provide for participation by the United States in international activities which arise from time to time in the conduct of foreign affairs for which provision has not been made by the terms of any treaty, convention, or special Act of Congress: Provided, That this subsection shall not be construed as granting authority to accept membership for the United States in any international organization, or to participate in the activities of any international organization for more than one year without approval by the Congress; and

(b) pay the expenses of participation in activities in which the United States participates by authority of subsection (a) of this section, including, but not limited to the following:

(1) Employment of aliens;

(2) Travel expenses without regard to the Standardized Government Travel Regulations and to the rates of per diem allowances in lieu of subsistence expenses under the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 57015708).27

(3) Travel expenses of persons serving without compensation in an advisory capacity while away from their homes or regular places of business not in excess of those authorized for regular officers and employees traveling in connection with said international activities; and

(4) Rental of quarters by contract or otherwise. Sec. 6.28 The provisions of section 8 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287e), and regulations thereunder, applicable to expenses incurred pursuant to that Act, may be applicable to the obligation and expenditure of funds in connection with United States participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization.

SEC. 7.29 The exchange allowances or proceeds derived from the exchange or sale of passenger motor vehicles in possession of the Foreign Service abroad, in accordance with section 201(c) of the Act of June 30, 1949 (40 U.S.C. 481(c)), shall be available without fiscal

26 22 U.S.C. 2672. The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995 (title V of Public Law 103_317; 108 Stat. 1763), provided:

“INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND CONTINGENCIES "For necessary expenses authorized by section 5 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, in addition to funds otherwise available for these purposes, contributions for the United States share of general expenses of international organizations and conferences and representation to such organizations and conferences as provided for by 22 U.S.C. 2656 and 2672 and personal services without regard to civil service and classification laws as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5102, $6,000,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2696(c), of which not to exceed $200,000 may be expended for representation as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 4085.".

27 Formerly 5 U.S.C. 835-842, until codified by sec. 7(b) of Public Law 89-554 (80 Stat. 378; approved September 6, 1966).

23 22 U.S.C. 2673. 222 U.S.C. 2674.

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