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SA 2739. Mr. LEAHY 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; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 281, line 26, strike ``infrastructure''

At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following:

Multilateral Development Banks Accountability

SEC. . (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any treaty or other international agreement), no court in the United States shall decline on the ground of an immunity accorded under treaty or other international agreement to hear any prosecution or civil action brought against any officer or employee of any multilateral development bank (``MDB'') of which the United States is a member, or any civil action brought against such MDB, in any case involving a claim of sexual
abuse or harassment, retaliation for filing a grievance concerning a management practice of such MDB, or retaliation against any person for acting as a whistleblower regarding any activity of such MDB.

(b) In this section, the term ``multilateral development bank'' has the meaning given that term in section 1307 of the International Financial Institutions Act (22 U.S.C. 262m-7) and also includes the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Global Environment Facility.



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