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[Congressional Record: April 8, 2003 (Senate)]
[Page S4982-S4994]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr08ap03-177]                         



 
        EMERGENCY WARTIME SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2003

  On April 7, 2003, the Senate amended and passed H.R. 1559, as 
follows:

         Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives 
     (H.R. 1559) entitled ``An Act making emergency wartime 
     supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
     September 30, 2003, and for other purposes.'', do pass with 
     the following amendment:
       Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

     That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
     the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 
     ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes, namely:

[ ... ]

DEPARTMENT OF STATE Administration of Foreign Affairs DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS For an additional amount for ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'', $83,420,000: Provided, That $15,600,000, to remain available until December 31, 2003, shall only be available for medical services: Provided further, That $2,000,000 shall only be available for the Consular Affairs requirements relating to American citizen services: Provided further, That $30,020,000 shall only be available for Machine Readable Visa fee shortfalls affecting the Border Security Program: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, any shortfall in fee revenue resulting from a decrease in the number of visa applications to the United States shall be offset by a direct transfer of funds equal to the amount of the shortfall from the Diplomatic and Consular Programs general account to the Appropriations Point Deliminator Account Number X0113.6: Provided further, That $35,800,000 shall only be available for costs associated with the re-establishment of a United States diplomatic presence in Baghdad, Iraq, of which $17,900,000 is for operational requirements, including housing, furniture, sundries, travel, vehicles, and office supplies and furnishings, and $17,900,000 is for security, of which $5,300,000 is for information technology, $1,945,000 is for courier shipments, $3,789,000 is for temporary duty assignments, and $2,503,000 is for armored vehicles, spares, and repairs. In addition, for the costs of worldwide security upgrades, including increased local guard protection, chemical and biological countermeasures, requirements relating to intelligence, the assignment of temporary personnel to United States diplomatic presences, armored vehicles, and the security of the domestic facilities of the Department of State, $10,000,000, to remain available until December 31, 2003.

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