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September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2773 proposed by Senator Coburn.
September 6, 2007, 8:17 pm ET - Coburn Amdt. No. 2773

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SA 2773. Mr. COBURN 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:
TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Sec. 699B. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used by the Department of State as a contribution to the United Nations or any subsidiary body of the United Nations, including any organization that is authorized to use the United Nations logo, until the Secretary of State certifies that the United Nations, such subsidiary body of the United Nations, or such organization, as the case may be,
is fully and publicly transparent about all of its spending, including for procurement purposes, that occurred during fiscal year 2007, including the posting on a publicly available web site of--
(1) copies of all contracts, grants, subcontracts, and subgrants awarded or utilized during fiscal year 2007;
(2) copies of all program reviews, audits, budgets, and project progress reports relating to fiscal year 2007; and
(3) any other financial information deemed necessary by the Secretary.
(b) The documents required to be made available under subsection (a) shall be in unredacted form, except that such information as determined necessary by the Secretary to protect the identity of whistleblowers or other informants to investigations and reports and proprietary information may be redacted.


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