SPACE LAUNCH LIABILITY INDEMNIFICATION EXTENSION ACT

Bill Number: 
H.R. 3547
Date of Last Action: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Country(s): 
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Relevant Text: 

Cooperative Threat Reduction Account

For assistance to the republics of the former Soviet Union
and, with appropriate authorization by the Department of
Defense and Department of State, to countries outside of the
former Soviet Union, including assistance provided by
contract or by grants, for facilitating the elimination and
the safe and secure transportation and storage of nuclear,
chemical and other weapons; for establishing programs to
prevent the proliferation of weapons, weapons components, and
weapon-related technology and expertise; for programs
relating to the training and support of defense and military
personnel for demilitarization and protection of weapons,
weapons components and weapons technology and expertise, and
for defense and military contacts, $500,455,000, to remain
available until September 30, 2016.
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special provisions
(e) Research and Training.--Funds appropriated by this Act
under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'' may be made
available to carry out the Program for Research and Training
on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former
Soviet Union as authorized by the Soviet-Eastern European
Research and Training Act of 1983 (22 U.S.C. 4501-4508).
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independent states of the former soviet union

Sec. 7069. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act
under the headings ``Global Health Programs'', ``Economic
Support Fund'', and ``International Narcotics Control and Law
Enforcement'' shall be made available for assistance for a
government of an Independent State of the former Soviet Union
if that government directs any action in violation of the
territorial integrity or national sovereignty of any other
Independent State of the former Soviet Union, such as those
violations included in the Helsinki Final Act: Provided,
That such funds may be made available without regard to the
restriction in this subsection if the President determines
that to do so is in the national security interest of the
United States.
(b) Funds appropriated by this Act under the heading
``Economic Support Fund'' may be made available,
notwithstanding any other provision of law, for assistance
and related programs for the countries identified in section
3(c) of the Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) Act
of 1989 (Public Law 101-179) and section 3 of the FREEDOM
Support Act (Public Law 102-511) and may be used to carry out
the provisions of those Acts: Provided, That such assistance
and related programs from funds appropriated by this Act
under the headings ``Global Health Programs'', ``Economic
Support Fund'', and ``International Narcotics Control and Law
Enforcement'' shall be administered in accordance with the
responsibilities of the coordinator designated pursuant to
section 601 of the Support for Eastern European Democracy
(SEED) Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-179) and section 102 of
the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511).
(c) Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act shall not apply
to--
(1) activities to support democracy or assistance under
title V of the FREEDOM Support Act and section 1424 of Public
Law 104-201 or non-proliferation assistance;
(2) any assistance provided by the Trade and Development
Agency under section 661 of the Foreign Assistance Act of
1961 (22 U.S.C. 2421);
(3) any activity carried out by a member of the United
States and Foreign Commercial Service while acting within his
or her official capacity;
(4) any insurance, reinsurance, guarantee, or other
assistance provided by the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation under title IV of chapter 2 of part I of the
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2191 et seq.);
(5) any financing provided under the Export-Import Bank Act
of 1945; or
(6) humanitarian assistance.
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sovereignty of the post-soviet states

Sec. 7071. (a) Prior to the obligation of funds
appropriated under title III of this Act that are available
for assistance for the central Government of the Russian
Federation, the Secretary of State shall consult with the
Committees on Appropriations on how such assistance supports
the national interests of the United States.
(b)(1) Funds appropriated by this Act for assistance to the
Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) shall be made available to
advance the signing and implementation of Association
Agreements, trade agreements, and visa liberalization
agreements with the European Union, and to reduce their
vulnerability to external pressure not to enter into such
agreements with the European Union.
(2) Not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act,
the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the
Committees on Appropriations on actions taken by the
Government of the Russian Federation to apply pressure on
Eastern Partnership countries to prevent their further
integration with European institutions and harmonization with
European legal norms; an assessment of whether the Government
of the Russian Federation is violating its obligations as a
member of the World Trade Organization by erecting non-tariff
barriers against imports of goods from these countries; and a
description of actions taken or planned by the United States
Government to ensure that the Eastern Partnership countries
maintain full sovereignty in their foreign policy
decisionmaking.
(c) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the
Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on
Appropriations describing efforts by the Government of the
Russian Federation to investigate and prosecute law
enforcement and government personnel credibly alleged to be
responsible for gross violations of human rights against
Russian individuals affiliated with nongovernmental and civil
society organizations, the private sector, social activism,
opposition political parties, and the media.
(d) Funds appropriated by this Act shall be made available
for democracy and rule of law programs in countries of the
former Soviet Union: Provided, That not later than 90 days
after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall
submit to the Committees on Appropriations a multi-year
strategy, including cost estimates, objectives, and oversight
mechanisms, for such programs on a country-by-country basis.
(e) Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the
Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on
Appropriations detailing the support of the Government of the
Russian Federation for the Government of Syria, including
arms sales and the use of such arms against civilian
populations, and for the Government of Iran, including
support for nuclear research cooperation and sanctions
relief.
(f) The Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees
on Appropriations a description of steps taken by the United
States Government to assist in the restoration of the
territorial integrity of Georgia.