September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2725 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Gregg.
September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2725 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Full Text of this Amendment
On page 369, line 8 after the period, insert the following:
(d) National Budget Transparency.--(l) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for assistance for the central government of any country that fails to make publicly available on an annual basis its national budget, to include income and expenditures.
(2) The Secretary of State may waive subsection (d)( 1) on a country-by-country basis if the Secretary reports to the Committees on Appropriations that to do so is important to the national interests of the United States.
(3) The reporting requirement pursuant to section 585(b) of Public Law 108-7 regarding fiscal transparency and accountability in countries whose central governments receive United States foreign assistance shall apply to this Act.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)