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

SA 2725. Mr. GREGG submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 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 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.)