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September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2719 proposed by Senator Boxer.
September 6, 2007, 6:33 pm ET - Boxer Amdt. No. 2719

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 2719. Mrs. BOXER (for herself, Ms. Snowe, Ms. Collins, Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Lautenberg, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Feingold, Mrs. Murray, Ms. Mikulski, and Mr. Obama) proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for
other purposes; as follows:

On page 410, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:
REMOVAL OF CERTAIN RESTRICTIVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO FOREIGN NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Sec. 699B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, or policy, in determining eligibility for assistance authorized under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), foreign nongovernmental organizations shall not be ineligible for such assistance solely on the basis of health or medical services, including counseling and referral services, provided by such organizations with non-United States Government funds if such services do not violate
the laws of the country in which they are being provided and would not violate United States Federal law if provided in the United States, and shall not be subject to requirements relating to the use of non-United States Government funds for advocacy and lobbying activities other than those that apply to United States nongovernmental organizations receiving assistance under part I of such Act.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)