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FY 2008 Budget in Brief
Bureau of Resource Management
February 5, 2007
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE FEE COLLECTIONS


Overview

Like other U.S. Government agencies, the Department of State has the authority to charge user fees pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 9701. The Department also has specific statutory authority to charge certain consular fees (8 U.S.C. 1351; 22 U.S.C. 214, 4201, 4215, 4219, 4223, 4225), as well as certain other fees - for example, fees for the use of the National Foreign Affairs Training Center authorized in section 53 of the State Department Basic Authorizations Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2725). While certain of these fees are required to be deposited into miscellaneous receipts, a number of fee authorities specifically permit the Department to charge and retain the fees collected. The following section cites the authority for major fee collections and notes the use of each fee.


Fee Collections by Bureau

BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS

Machine Readable Visa Fees

Section 140 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 102-236), as amended, authorizes the Department to charge a fee for processing machine readable non-immigrant visas and to deposit such fees as offsetting collections to any Department appropriation to recover the costs of providing consular services. These fees finance much of the Department's Border Security Program.

Expedited Passport Fees
The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995 (P.L. 103-317) authorizes the Department to charge and retain a fee for expedited passport services, to be deposited as an offsetting collection. These fee receipts currently are dedicated to information technology programs.

Passport Security Surcharge and Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge
The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005 (P.L. 108-447) authorizes the Department to charge and retain surcharges related to consular services in support of enhanced border security. These fees finance a significant portion of the Department's Border Security Program.

H-1B and L Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee
Section 426 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (P. L. 108-447) authorizes one-third of fees collected for H-1B and L applications to be available to the Department of State for fraud prevention and detection activities. Section 402 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terrorism and Tsunami Relief (Public Law 109-13) expands the program to cover H-2B visas. These fees are part of the Department's Border Security Program.

Western Hemisphere Travel Surcharge
The Passport Services Enhancement Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-167) authorizes the Department to charge a fee to meet increased demand for passports as a result of the Department's implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. This program, enacted through Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to develop and implement a plan by January 2008 that requires U.S. citizens and certain non-U.S. citizens to present a passport or other secure documentation proving identity and citizenship when entering the United States.

Diversity Visa Fees
Section 636 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-208) provides that the State Department may collect and retain a fee that ensures the recovery of the cost to the Department of allocating and processing applications for visas to be issued under the Diversity Lottery Program. These fee collections are available until expended to provide consular services and are deposited as an offsetting collection.

FBI Fingerprint Fees
The Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995 (P.L. 103-317) provides that thereafter all receipts received from an increase in the charge for immigration visas attributable to the cost of processing an applicant's fingerprints shall be deposited as an offsetting collection. This allows State to pass on to the visa applicant the cost of FBI fingerprint checks, for which the FBI charges State a fee.

Affidavit of Support Fees
Section 232 of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 2000 and 2001 (P.L. 106-113), as amended, authorizes the Department to charge and retain fees relating to affidavits of support required under section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. These fee collections are available until expended and are deposited as an offsetting collection to recover the cost of providing consular services.


BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Commercial Services Fees
Section 52 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2724) authorizes the Department to collect certain fees to recover the cost of providing commercial services at posts abroad in countries where the Department of Commerce does not perform commercial services. These fees are available until September 30 of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the funds were deposited.

BUREAU OF POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS

Defense Trade Control Fees
Registration fees are charged by the Office of Defense Trade Controls in accordance with Section 45 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2717) and are available without fiscal year limitation for specified expenses related to Defense Trade Control licensing, compliance, and enforcement activities.

BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS

Information and Educational Exchange Fees
As authorized by section 810 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act (22 U.S.C. 1475e) and pursuant to annual appropriations, fees or other payments received are available until expended from the following:
 • English Teaching Program
 • Library Program
 • Publication Program
 • Book Program
 • Student Advising Program
 • Exchange Visitor Services.


FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE

Fees for Use of National Foreign Affairs Training Center
Section 53 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2725) authorizes the Secretary to charge a fee for use of the National Foreign Affairs Training Center of the Department of State. Amounts collected (including reimbursements and surcharges) are deposited as an offsetting collection to Department of State appropriations to recover the costs of such use and remain available for obligation until expended.

BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION

Fees for Use of Diplomatic Reception Rooms
Section 54 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act (22 U.S.C. 2726) authorizes theSecretary to charge a fee for use of the diplomatic reception rooms of the Department of State. Amounts collected (including reimbursements and surcharges) are deposited as an offsetting collection to Department of State appropriations to recover the costs of such use and remain available for obligation until expended.



($ in thousands)

Revenue Source

FY 2006

Actual

FY 2007

Estimate

FY 2008

Request

Machine Readable Visas Processing Fees

Carryforward Allocations

65,629

54,786

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

142,485

84,038

98,960

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

661,699

707,700

783,085

Total Collections Available

869,813

846,524

894,045

Carryforward Allocations Planned

13,020

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

772,755

747,564

861,950

Total Allocations

785,775

747,564

861,950

Carryforward Allocations Returned

52,609

54,786

-

Unallocated Collections

31,429

44,174

20,095

Ending Unallocated Collections

84,038

98,960

20,095

Western Hemisphere Travel Surcharge

Carryforward Allocations

-

-

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

-

8,425

8,425

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

8,425

103,800

130,200

Total Collections Available

8,425

103,800

130,200

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

-

103,800

130,200

Total Allocations

-

103,800

130,200

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

8,425

8,425

8,425

Ending Unallocated Collections

8,425

8,425

8,425

Passport Security Surcharge

Carryforward Allocations

-

358

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

12,628

25,662

26,020

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

139,761

223,650

239,700

Total Collections Available

152,419

249,670

265,720

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

126,757

223,650

239,700

Total Allocations

126,757

223,650

239,700

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

25,662

26,020

26,020

Ending Unallocated Collections

25,662

26,020

26,020

Immigrant Visa Security Surcharge

Carryforward Allocations

-

-

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

6,889

23,062

23,062

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

39,461

26,965

26,965

Total Collections Available

42,361

50,027

50,027

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

23,288

26,965

26,965

Total Allocations

23,288

26,965

26,965

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

23,062

23,062

23,062

Ending Unallocated Collections

23,062

23,062

23,062

Diversity Fee (Border Security)

Carryforward Allocations

-

-

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

2,000

2,000

2,000

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

15,100

15,100

15,100

Total Collections Available

17,100

17,100

17,100

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

15,100

15,100

15,100

Total Allocations

15,100

15,100

15,100

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

2,000

2,000

2,000

Ending Unallocated Collections

2,000

2,000

2,000

H-1B and L Visa Fraud Detection Fee

Carryforward Allocations

-

1,095

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

28,534

68,079

69,174

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

43,745

31,800

31,800

Total Collections Available

72,279

100,974

100,974

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

4,200

31,800

31,800

Total Allocations

4,200

31,800

31,800

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

68,079

69,174

69,174

Ending Unallocated Collections

68,079

69,174

69,174

Visa Fingerprint Fees

Carryforward Allocations

-

-

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

10,799

14,687

16,047

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

5,608

2,860

3,000

Total Collections Available

16,407

17,547

19,047

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

1,720

1,500

1,500

Total Allocations

1,720

1,500

1,500

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

14,687

16,047

17,547

Ending Unallocated Collections

14,687

16,047

17,547

Affidavit of Support Fees

Carryforward Allocations

-

-

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

33,993

37,890

36,690

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

20,697

19,000

19,000

Total Collections Available

54,690

56,890

55,690

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

16,800

20,200

21,200

Total Allocations

16,800

20,200

21,200

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

37,890

36,690

34,490

Ending Unallocated Collections

37,890

36,690

34,490

Diversity Lottery Fees

Carryforward Allocations

-

429

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

5,251

7,702

6,131

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

7,251

5,500

5,500

Total Collections Available

12,502

13,631

11,631

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

4,800

7,500

7,500

Total Allocations

4,800

7,500

7,500

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

429

-

Unallocated Collections

7,702

5,702

4,131

Ending Unallocated Collections

7,702

6,131

4,131

Expedited Passport Fees

Carryforward Allocations

7,972

32,404

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

31,844

55,609

69,193

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

177,254

202,000

238,000

Total Collections Available

217,070

290,013

307,193

Carryforward Allocations Planned

7,972

32,404

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

153,489

188,416

243,002

Total Allocations

161,461

120,820

243,002

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

55,609

69,193

64,191

Ending Unallocated Collections

55,609

69,193

64,191

Defense Trade Control Fees

Carryforward Allocations

1,018

2,558

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

-

-

2,558

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

9,447

7,310

7,310

Total Collections Available

10,465

9,868

9,868

Carryforward Allocations Planned

1,018

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

9,447

7,310

7,310

Total Allocations

10,465

7,310

7,310

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

2,558

-

Unallocated Collections

-

-

2,558

Ending Unallocated Collections

-

2,558

2,558

Commercial Service Fees

Carryforward Allocations

-

-

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

9

-

-

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

7

20

20

Total Collections Available

16

20

20

Carryforward Allocations Planned

-

-

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

16

20

20

Total Allocations

16

20

20

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

-

-

Unallocated Collections

-

-

-

Ending Unallocated Collections

-

-

-

Sec. 810 USI & EE Act Fees

Carryforward Allocations

5,153

2,816

-

Prior Year Collections Unallocated

322

2,590

1,543

Current Year Collections Projected (Net)

5,781

6,000

6,000

Total Collections Available

11,256

11,406

7,543

Carryforward Allocations Planned

5,153

1,273

-

Current Year Allocation Plan

3,191

6,000

6,000

Total Allocations

8,344

7,273

6,000

Carryforward Allocations Returned

-

1,543

-

Unallocated Collections

2,590

-

1,543

Ending Unallocated Collections

2,590

1,543

1,543



LEGISLATIVE LANGUAGE

FY 2008 Budget Request



DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

For necessary expenses of the Department of State and the Foreign Service not otherwise provided for, including employment, without regard to civil service and classification laws, of persons on a temporary basis (not to exceed $700,000 of this appropriation), as authorized by section 801 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948; representation to certain international organizations in which the United States participates pursuant to treaties ratified pursuant to the advice and consent of the Senate or specific Acts of Congress; arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament activities as authorized; acquisition by exchange or purchase of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by law; and for expenses of general administration, $3,977,940,000: Provided, That of the amount made available under this heading, not to exceed $10,000,000 may be transferred to, and merged with, funds in the "Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Service" appropriations account, to be available only for emergency evacuations and terrorism rewards: Provided further, That funds available under this heading may be available for a United States Government interagency task force to examine, coordinate and oversee United States participation in the United Nations headquarters renovation project: Provided further, That funds appropriated under this heading are available, pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1108(g), for the field examination of programs and activities in the United States funded from any account contained in this title.

In addition, not to exceed $1,558,390 shall be derived from fees collected from other executive agencies for lease or use of facilities located at the International Center in accordance with section 4 of the International Center Act; in addition, as authorized by section 5 of such Act, $490,000, to be derived from the reserve authorized by that section, to be used for the purposes set out in that section; in addition, as authorized by section 810 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act, not to exceed $6,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be credited to this appropriation from fees or other payments received from English teaching, library, motion pictures, and publication programs and from fees from educational advising and counseling and exchange visitor programs; and, in addition, not to exceed $15,000, which shall be derived from reimbursements, surcharges, and fees for use of Blair House facilities.
In addition, for the costs of worldwide security upgrades, $964,760,000, to remain available until expended.

CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

For necessary expenses of the Capital Investment Fund, $70,743,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized: Provided, That section 135(e) of Public Law 103-236 shall not apply to funds available under this heading.

EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

For necessary expenses for carrying out the Foreign Service Buildings Act of 1926 (22 U.S.C. 292-303), preserving, maintaining, repairing, and planning for buildings that are owned or directly leased by the Department of State, renovating, in addition to funds otherwise available, the Harry S Truman Building, and carrying out the Diplomatic Security Construction Program as authorized, $792,534,000, to remain available until expended as authorized, of which not to exceed $25,000 may be used for domestic and overseas representation as authorized: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be available for acquisition of furniture, furnishings, or generators for other departments and agencies.

In addition, for the costs of worldwide security upgrades, acquisition, and construction as authorized, $806,900,000, to remain available until expended.


OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General, $32,508,000, notwithstanding section 209(a)(1) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-465), as it relates to post inspections.

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

For expenses of educational and cultural exchange programs, as authorized, $486,400,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $5,000,000, to remain available until expended, may be credited to this appropriation from fees or other payments received from or in connection with English teaching, educational advising and counseling programs, and exchange visitor programs as authorized.

REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES

For representation allowances as authorized, $8,175,000.

PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS

For expenses, not otherwise provided, to enable the Secretary of State to provide for extraordinary protective services, as authorized, $18,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary of State to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and Consular Service, $19,000,000, to remain available until expended as authorized, of which not to exceed $1,000,000 may be transferred to and merged with the "Repatriation Loans Program Account", subject to the same terms and conditions.

REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

For the cost of direct loans, $678,000, as authorized: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan program, $607,000, which may be paid to and merged with funds in the "Diplomatic and Consular Programs" account.

PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

For necessary expenses to carry out the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8), $16,351,000.

PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

For payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund, as authorized by law, $122,500,000.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to meet annual obligations of membership in international multilateral organizations, pursuant to treaties ratified pursuant to the advice and consent of the Senate, conventions or specific Acts of Congress, $1,354,400,000: Provided, That any payment of arrearages under this title shall be directed toward special activities that are mutually agreed upon by the United States and the respective international organization: Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be available for a United States contribution to an international organization for the United States share of interest costs made known to the United States Government by such organization for loans incurred on or after October 1, 1984, through external borrowings, except that such restriction shall not apply to loans to the United Nations for renovation of its headquarters.

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

For necessary expenses to pay assessed and other expenses of international peacekeeping activities directed to the maintenance or restoration of international peace and security, $1,107,000,000, of which 15 percent shall remain available until September 30, 2009: Provided, That it is the sense of the Congress that at least 15 days in advance of voting for the new or expanded mission in the United Nations Security Council (or in an emergency as far in advance as is practicable): (1) the Committees on Appropriations and other appropriate committees of the Congress should be notified of the estimated cost and length of the mission, the national interest that will be served, and the planned exit strategy; (2) the Committees on Appropriations and other appropriate committees of the Congress should be notified that the United Nations has taken appropriate measures to prevent United Nations employees, contractor personnel, and peacekeeping forces serving in any United Nations peacekeeping mission from trafficking in persons, exploiting victims of trafficking, or committing acts of illegal sexual exploitation, and to hold accountable individuals who engage in such acts while participating in the peacekeeping mission; and (3) notification pursuant to section 605 of this Act should be submitted, and the procedures therein followed, setting forth the source of funds that will be used to pay for the cost of the new or expanded mission: Provided further, That funds shall be available for peacekeeping expenses only upon a certification by the Secretary of State to the appropriate committees of the Congress that American manufacturers and suppliers are being given opportunities to provide equipment, services, and material for United Nations peacekeeping activities equal to those being given to foreign manufacturers and suppliers.

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, to meet obligations of the United States arising under treaties, or specific Acts of Congress, as follows:

INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

For necessary expenses for the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, and to comply with laws applicable to the United States Section, including not to exceed $6,000 for representation; as follows:

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For salaries and expenses, not otherwise provided for, $30,430,000.

CONSTRUCTION

For a detailed plan, preparation, and construction of authorized projects, $71,725,000, to remain available until expended, of which up to $66,000,000 is for construction in the United States of secondary wastewater treatment capability at the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant and which shall become available only after the International Boundary and Water Commission determines that negotiations to implement section 804 of P.L. 106-457, as amended, are terminated: Provided, That if the International Boundary and Water Commission executes an agreement pursuant to section 804, up to $3,000,000 of the amount otherwise provided for the South Bay Plant may be transferred to "Salaries and Expenses," International Boundary and Water Commission.


INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

For necessary expenses for international fisheries commissions, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by law, $21,000,000: Provided, That the United States' share of such expenses may be advanced to the respective commissions pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3324.

AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided, for the International Joint Commission and the International Boundary Commission, United States and Canada, as authorized by treaties between the United States and Canada or Great Britain, and for the Border Environment Cooperation Commission as authorized by Public Law 103-182, $10,395,000, of which not to exceed $9,000 shall be available for representation expenses incurred by the International Joint Commission.

PAYMENT TO THE ASIA FOUNDATION

For a grant to the Asia Foundation, as authorized by the Asia Foundation Act (22 U.S.C. 4402), $10,000,000, to remain available until expended, as authorized.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

For grants made by the Department of State to the National Endowment for Democracy as authorized by the National Endowment for Democracy Act, $80,000,000, to remain available until expended.

EAST-WEST CENTER

To enable the Secretary of State to provide for carrying out the provisions of the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West Act of 1960, by grant to the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West in the State of Hawaii, $10,000,000: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay any salary, or enter into any contract providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the rate authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376.

CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN-WESTERN DIALOGUE

For necessary expenses of the Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue, the total amount of the interest and earnings accruing to such Fund on or before September 30, 2008, to remain available until expended.

EISENHOWER EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

For necessary expenses of Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, Incorporated, as authorized by sections 4 and 5 of the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Act of 1990 (20 U.S.C. 5204-5205), all interest and earnings accruing to the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund on or before September 30, 2008, to remain available until expended: Provided, That none of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay any salary or other compensation, or to enter into any contract providing for the payment thereof, in excess of the rate authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5376; or for purposes which are not in accordance with OMB Circulars A-110 (Uniform Administrative Requirements) and A-122 (Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations), including the restrictions on compensation for personal services.



ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (22 U.S.C. 2452), all interest and earnings accruing to the Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund on or before September 30, 2008, to remain available until expended.

MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary to enable the Secretary of State to provide, as authorized by law, a contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross, assistance to refugees, including contributions to the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and other activities to meet refugee and migration needs; salaries and expenses of personnel and dependents as authorized by the Foreign Service Act of 1980; allowances as authorized by sections 5921 through 5925 of title 5, United States Code; purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles; and services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, $773,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not more than $23,000,000 may be available for administrative expenses.

UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 2(c) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601(c)), and notwithstanding section 2(c)(2) of such Act, $55,000,000, to remain available until expended.

GENERAL PROVISIONS-DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY
SEC. 401. Funds appropriated under this title shall be available, except as otherwise provided, for allowances and differentials as authorized by subchapter 59 of title 5, United States Code; for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and for hire of passenger transportation pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1343(b).

SEC. 402. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of State in this title may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Broadcasting Board of Governors in this title may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided further, That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.

SEC. 403. Funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act my be used to provide equipment, technical support consulting services, or any other form of assistance to the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) only if that assistance is directed at promoting reform, improving the professionalism of the PBC and its staff, and promoting messages of tolerance rather than incitement in PBC programming.

SEC. 404. (a) The Senior Policy Operating Group on Trafficking in Persons, established under section 105(f) of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7103(f)) to coordinate agency activities regarding policies (including grants and grant policies) involving the international trafficking in persons, shall coordinate all such policies related to the activities of traffickers and victims of severe forms of trafficking.
(b) None of the funds provided in this or any other Act shall be expended to perform functions that duplicate coordinating responsibilities of the Operating Group.
(c) The Operating Group shall continue to report only to the authorities that appointed them pursuant to section 105(f).

SEC. 405. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available under this title shall be expended for any purpose for which appropriations are prohibited by section 616 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999.
(b) The requirements in subsections (b) and (c) of section 616 of that Act shall continue to apply during fiscal year 2008.

SEC. 406. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a project to construct a diplomatic facility of the United States may not include office space or other accommodations for an employee of a Federal agency or department if the Secretary of State determines that such department or agency has not provided to the Department of State the full amount of funding required by subsection (e) of section 604 of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (as enacted into law by section 1000(a)(7) of Public Law 106-113 and contained in appendix G of that Act; 113 Stat. 1501A-453), as amended by section 629 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005.
(b) Notwithstanding the prohibition in subsection (a), a project to construct a diplomatic facility of the United States may include office space or other accommodations for members of the Marine Corps.

SEC. 407. Ceilings and earmarks contained in this title shall not be applicable to funds or authorities appropriated or otherwise made available by any subsequent Act unless such Act specifically so directs. Earmarks or minimum funding requirements contained in any other Act shall not be applicable to funds appropriated by this title.

SEC. 408. (a) In General. .-Section 404(b)(2)(B) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287e note) is further amended at the end by adding the following:
"(v) For assessments made during calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, 27.1 percent."


FY 2007 Supplemental and Additional FY 2008 Funding Requests



DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

(2007 supplemental now requested)
For an additional amount for "Diplomatic and Consular Programs,"$912,996,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008, of which $67,155,000 for World Wide Security Upgrades is available until expended.

(Additional 2008 funding now requested)
For an additional amount for "Diplomatic and Consular Programs,"$1,881,608,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

(2007 supplemental now requested)
For an additional amount for "Office of Inspector General," $35,000,000, to remain available until December 31, 2008: Provided, That these funds shall be transferred to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction for reconstruction oversight.

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

(2007 supplemental now requested)
For an additional amount for "Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs,"$20,000,000, to remain available until expended.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

(Additional 2008 funding now requested)
For an additional amount for "Contributions to International Organizations," $53,000,000.

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

(2007 supplemental now requested)
For an additional amount for "Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities," $200,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

(2007 supplemental now requested)
For an additional amount for "Migration and Refugee Assistance," $71,500,000, to remain available until September 30, 2008.

(Additional 2008 funding now requested)
For an additional amount for "Migration and Refugee Assistance," $35,000,000, to remain available until expended.



UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE
FUND

(2007 supplemental now requested)
For an additional amount for "United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund," $30,000,000, to remain available until expended.




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