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P.L. 105-277: USIA Incorporated Into DOS Provisions

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 98102149 (posted Oct. 21, 1998)"

TITLE XIII--UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY

CHAPTER 1--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 1301. EFFECTIVE DATE.

This title, and the amendments made by this title, shall take effect on the earlier of-

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(1) October 1, 1999; or

(2) the date of abolition of the United States Information Agency pursuant to the reorganization plan described in section 1601.

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CHAPTER 2--ABOLITION AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

SEC. 1311. ABOLITION OF UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY.

The United States Information Agency (other than the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the International Broadcasting Bureau) is abolished.

SEC. 1312. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS.

(a) In General.--There are transferred to the Secretary of State all functions of the Director of the United States Information Agency and all functions of the United States Information Agency and any office or component of such agency, under any statute, reorganization plan, Executive order, or other provision of law, as of the day before the effective date of this title.

(b) Exception.--Subsection (a) does not apply to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the International Broadcasting Bureau, or any function performed by the Board or the Bureau.

SEC. 1313. UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY.

Section 1(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a(b)), as amended by this division, is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

``(3) Under secretary for public diplomacy.--There shall be in the Department of State, among the Under Secretaries authorized by paragraph (1), an Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, who shall have primary responsibility to assist the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary in the formation and implementation of United States public diplomacy policies and activities, including international educational and cultural exchange programs, information, and international broadcasting.''.

SEC. 1314. ABOLITION OF OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OF UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS.

(a) Abolition of Office.--The Office of Inspector General of the United States Information Agency is abolished.

(b) Amendments to Inspector General Act of 1978.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``the Office of Personnel Management, the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``or the Office of Personnel Management''; and

(2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``the United States Information Agency,''.

(c) Executive Schedule.--Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking the following: ``Inspector General, United States Information Agency.''.

(d) Amendments to Public Law 103-236.--Subsections (i) and (j) of section 308 of the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 6207 (i) and (j)) are amended--

(1) by striking ``Inspector General of the United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service''; and

(2) by striking ``, the Director of the United States Information Agency,''.

(e) Transfer of Functions.--There are transferred to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service the functions that the Office of Inspector General of the United States Information Agency exercised before the effective date of this title (including all related functions of the Inspector General of the United States Information Agency).

CHAPTER 3--INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING

SEC. 1321. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF PURPOSE.

Congress finds that--

(1) it is the policy of the United States to promote the right of freedom of opinion and expression, including the freedom ``to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers'', in accordance with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

(2) open communication of information and ideas among the peoples of the world contributes to international peace and stability, and the promotion of such communication is in the interests of the United States;

(3) it is in the interest of the United States to support broadcasting to other nations consistent with the requirements of this chapter and the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994; and

(4) international broadcasting is, and should remain, an essential instrument of United States foreign policy.

SEC. 1322. CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS.

Section 304(a) of the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 6203(a)) is amended to read as follows:

``(a) Continued Existence Within Executive Branch.--

``(1) In general.--The Broadcasting Board of Governors shall continue to exist within the Executive branch of Government as an entity described in section 104 of title 5, United States Code.

``(2) Retention of existing board members.--The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors appointed by the President pursuant to subsection (b)(1)(A) before the effective date of title XIII of the Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998 and holding office as of that date may serve the remainder of their terms of office without reappointment.

``(3) Inspector general authorities.--

``(A) In general.--The Inspector General of the Department of State and the Foreign Service shall exercise the same authorities with respect to the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the International Broadcasting Bureau as the Inspector General exercises under the Inspector General Act of 1978 and section 209 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 with respect to the Department of State.

``(B) Respect for journalistic integrity of broadcasters.-- The Inspector General shall respect the journalistic integrity of all the broadcasters covered by this title and may not evaluate the philosophical or political perspectives reflected in the content of broadcasts.''.

SEC. 1323. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING ACT OF 1994.

(a) References in Section.--Whenever in this section an amendment or repeal is expressed as an amendment or repeal of a provision, the reference shall be deemed to be made to the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.).

(b) Substitution of Secretary of State.--Sections 304(b)(1)(B), 304(b) (2) and (3), 304(c), and 304(e) (22 U.S.C. 6203(b)(1)(B), 6203(b) (2) and (3), 6203(c), and 6203(e)) are amended by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Secretary of State''.

(c) Substitution of Acting Secretary of State.--Section 304(c) (22 U.S.C. 6203(c)) is amended by striking ``acting Director of the agency'' and inserting ``Acting Secretary of State''.

(d) Standards and Principles of International Broadcasting.--Section 303(b) (22 U.S.C. 6202(b)) is amended--

(1) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``, including editorials, broadcast by the Voice of America, which present the views of the United States Government'' after ``policies'';

(2) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (9) as paragraphs (5) through (10), respectively; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

``(4) the capability to provide a surge capacity to support United States foreign policy objectives during crises abroad;'';

(e) Authorities of the Board.--Section 305(a) (22 U.S.C. 6204(a)) is amended--

(1) in paragraph (1)--

(A) by striking ``direct and''; and

(B) by striking ``and the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act'' and inserting ``, the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act, and Worldnet Television, except as provided in section 306(b)'';

(2) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``, after consultation with the Secretary of State,'' after ``annually,'';

(3) in paragraph (9)--

(A) by striking ``, through the Director of the United States Information Agency,''; and

(B) by adding at the end the following new sentence: ``Each annual report shall place special emphasis on the assessment described in paragraph (2).'';

(4) in paragraph (12)--

(A) by striking ``1994 and 1995'' and inserting ``1998 and 1999''; and

(B) by striking ``to the Board for International Broadcasting for such purposes for fiscal year 1993'' and inserting ``to the Board and the International Broadcasting Bureau for such purposes for fiscal year 1997''; and

(5) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:

``(15)(A) To procure temporary and intermittent personal services to the same extent as is authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, at rates not to exceed the daily equivalent of the rate provided for positions classified above grade GS-15 of the General Schedule under section 5108 of title 5, United States Code.

``(B) To allow those providing such services, while away from their homes or their regular places of business, travel expenses (including per diem in lieu of subsistence) as authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code, for persons in the Government service employed intermittently, while so employed.

``(16) To procure, pursuant to section 1535 of title 31, United States Code (commonly known as the `Economy Act'), such goods and services from other departments or agencies for the Board and the International Broadcasting Bureau as the Board determines are appropriate.

``(17) To utilize the provisions of titles III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, and X of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, and section 6 of Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 1977, as in effect on the day before the effective date of title XIII of the Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998, to the extent the Board considers necessary in carrying out the provisions and purposes of this title.

``(18) To utilize the authorities of any other statute, reorganization plan, Executive order, regulation, agreement, determination, or other official document or proceeding that had been available to the Director of the United States Information Agency, the Bureau, or the Board before the effective date of title XIII of the Foreign Affairs Consolidation Act of 1998 for carrying out the broadcasting activities covered by this title.''.

(f) Delegation of Authority.--Section 305 (22 U.S.C. 6204) is amended--

(1) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), and (d) as subsections (c), (d), and (e), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection:

``(b) Delegation of Authority.--The Board may delegate to the Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, or any other officer or employee of the United States, to the extent the Board determines to be appropriate, the authorities provided in this section, except those authorities provided in paragraph (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (9), or (11) of subsection (a).''.

(g) Broadcasting Budgets.--Section 305(c)(1) (as redesignated) is amended--

(1) by striking ``(1)'' before ``The Director''; and

(2) by striking ``the Director of the United States Information Agency for the consideration

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of the Director as a part of the Agency's budget submission to''.

(h) Repeal.--Section 305(c)(2) (as redesignated) is repealed.

(i) Implementation.--Section 305(d) (as redesignated) is amended to read as follows:

``(d) Professional Independence of Broadcasters.--The Secretary of State and the Board, in carrying out their functions, shall respect the professional independence and integrity of the International Broadcasting Bureau, its broadcasting services, and the grantees of the Board.''.

(j) Foreign Policy Guidance.--Section 306 (22 U.S.C. 6205) is amended--

(1) in the section heading, by striking ``FOREIGN POLICY GUIDANCE'' and inserting ``ROLE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE'';

(2) by inserting ``(a) Foreign Policy Guidance.--'' immediately before ``To'';

(3) by striking ``State, acting through the Director of the United States Information Agency,'' and inserting ``State'';

(4) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``, as the Secretary may deem appropriate''; and

(5) by adding at the end the following:

``(b) Certain Worldnet Programming.--The Secretary of State is authorized to use Worldnet broadcasts for the purposes of continuing interactive dialogues with foreign media and other similar overseas public diplomacy programs sponsored by the Department of State. The Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall provide access to Worldnet for this purpose on a nonreimbursable basis.''.

(k) International Broadcasting Bureau.--Section 307 (22 U.S.C. 6206) is amended--

(1) in subsection (a), by striking ``within the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``under the Board'';

(2) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``Chairman of the Board, in consultation with the Director of the United States Information Agency and with the concurrence of a majority of the Board'' and inserting ``President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate'';

(3) by redesignating subsection (b)(1) as subsection (b);

(4) by striking subsection (b)(2); and

(5) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

``(c) Responsibilities of the Director.--The Director shall organize and chair a coordinating committee to examine and make recommendations to the Board on long-term strategies for the future of international broadcasting, including the use of new technologies, further consolidation of broadcast services, and consolidation of currently existing public affairs and legislative relations functions in the various international broadcasting entities. The coordinating committee shall include representatives of Radio Free Asia, RFE/RL, Incorporated, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and, as appropriate, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the Voice of America, and Worldnet.''.

(l) Repeals.--The following provisions of law are repealed:

(1) Subsections (k) and (l) of section 308 (22 U.S.C. 6207 (k), (l)).

(2) Section 310 (22 U.S.C. 6209).

SEC. 1324. AMENDMENTS TO THE RADIO BROADCASTING TO CUBA ACT.

The Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act (22 U.S.C. 1465 et seq.) is amended--

(1) by striking ``United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(2) by striking ``Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Board'';

(3) by striking ``the Director of the United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``the Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(4) in section 4 (22 U.S.C. 1465b), by striking ``the Voice of America'' and inserting ``the International Broadcasting Bureau'';

(5) in section 5 (22 U.S.C. 1465c)--

(A) by striking ``Board'' each place it appears and inserting ``Advisory Board''; and

(B) in subsection (a), by striking the first sentence and inserting ``There is established within the Office of the President the Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting (in this division referred to as the `Advisory Board').''; and

(6) by striking any other reference to ``Director'' not amended by paragraph (3) each place it appears and inserting ``Board''.

SEC. 1325. AMENDMENTS TO THE TELEVISION BROADCASTING TO CUBA ACT.

The Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act (22 U.S.C. 1465aa et seq.) is amended--

(1) in section 243(a) (22 U.S.C. 1465bb(a)) and section 246 (22 U.S.C. 1465dd), by striking ``United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(2) in section 243(c) (22 U.S.C. 1465bb(c))--

(A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``USIA''; and

(B) by striking `` `USIA Television'' and inserting ``the `Television'';

(3) in section 244(c) (22 U.S.C. 1465cc(c)) and section 246 (22 U.S.C. 1465dd), by striking ``Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Board'';

(4) in section 244 (22 U.S.C. 1465cc)--

(A) in the section heading, by striking ``OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY'';

(B) in subsection (a)--

(i) in the first sentence, by striking ``The Director of the United States Information Agency shall establish'' and inserting ``There is''; and

(ii) in the second sentence--

(I) by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors''; and

(II) by striking ``the Director of the Voice of America'' and inserting ``the International Broadcasting Bureau'';

(C) in subsection (b)--

(i) by striking ``Agency facilities'' and inserting ``Board facilities''; and

(ii) by striking ``Information Agency'' and inserting ``International''; and

(D) in the heading of subsection (c), by striking ``USIA''; and

(5) in section 245(d) (22 U.S.C. 1465c note), by striking ``Board'' and inserting ``Advisory Board''.

SEC. 1326. TRANSFER OF BROADCASTING RELATED FUNDS, PROPERTY, AND PERSONNEL.

(a) Transfer and Allocation of Property and Appropriations.--

(1) In general.--The assets, liabilities (including contingent liabilities arising from suits continued with a substitution or addition of parties under section 1327(d)), contracts, property, records, and unexpended balance of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, arising from, available to, or to be made available in connection with the functions and offices of USIA transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors by this chapter shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors for appropriate allocation.

(2) Additional transfers.--In addition to the transfers made under paragraph (1), there shall be transferred to the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors the assets, contracts, property, records, and unexpended balance of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds, as determined by the Secretary, in concurrence with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, to support the functions transferred by this chapter.

(b) Transfer of Personnel.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law--

(1) except as provided in subsection (c), all personnel and positions of USIA employed or maintained to carry out the functions transferred by this chapter to the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the same grade or class and the same rate of basic pay or basic salary rate and with the same tenure held immediately preceding transfer; and

(2) the personnel and positions of USIA, as determined by the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Director of USIA, to support the functions transferred by this chapter shall be transferred to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, including the International Broadcasting Bureau, at the same grade or class and the same rate of basic pay or basic salary rate and with the same tenure held immediately preceding transfer.

(c) Transfer and Allocation of Property, Appropriations, and Personnel Associated With Worldnet.--USIA personnel responsible for carrying out interactive dialogs with foreign media and other similar overseas public diplomacy programs using the Worldnet television broadcasting system, and funds associated with such personnel, shall be transferred to the Department of State in accordance with the provisions of title XVI of this subdivision.

(d) Incidental Transfers.--The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, when requested by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, is authorized to make such incidental dispositions of personnel, assets, liabilities, grants, contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds held, used, arising from, available to, or to be made available in connection with functions and offices transferred from USIA, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

SEC. 1327. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

(a) Continuing Legal Force and Effect.--All orders, determinations, rules, regulations, permits, agreements, grants, contracts, certificates, licenses, registrations, privileges, and other administrative actions--

(1) that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to become effective by the President, any Federal agency or official thereof, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, in the performance of functions exercised by the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States Information Agency on the day before the effective date of this title, and

(2) that are in effect at the time this title takes effect, or were final before the effective date of this title and are to become effective on or after the effective date of this title, shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in accordance with law by the President, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or other authorized official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation of law.

(b) Pending Proceedings.--

(1) In general.--The provisions of this chapter, or amendments made by this chapter, shall not affect any proceedings, including notices of proposed rulemaking, or any application for any license, permit, certificate, or financial assistance pending before the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States Information Agency at the time this title takes effect, with respect to functions exercised by the Board as of the effective date of this title but such proceedings and applications shall be continued.

(2) Orders, appeals, and payments.--Orders shall be issued in such proceedings, appeals shall be taken therefrom, and payments shall be made pursuant to such orders, as if this chapter had not been enacted, and orders issued in any such proceedings shall continue in effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or revoked by a duly authorized official, by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation of law.

(3) Statutory construction.--Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to prohibit the discontinuance or modification of any such proceeding under the same terms and conditions

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and to the same extent that such proceeding could have been discontinued or modified if this chapter had not been enacted.

(c) Nonabatement of Proceedings.--No suit, action, or other proceeding commenced by or against any officer in the official capacity of such individual as an officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or any commission or component thereof, shall abate by reason of the enactment of this chapter. No cause of action by or against the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or any commission or component thereof, or by or against any officer thereof in the official capacity of such officer, shall abate by reason of the enactment of this chapter.

(d) Continuation of Proceedings With Substitution of Parties.--

(1) Substitution of parties.--If, before the effective date of this title, USIA or the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or any officer thereof in the official capacity of such officer, is a party to a suit which is related to the functions transferred by this chapter, then effective on such date such suit shall be continued with the Broadcasting Board of Governors or other appropriate official of the Board substituted or added as a party.

(2) Liability of the board.--The Board shall participate in suits continued under paragraph (1) where the Broadcasting Board of Governors or other appropriate official of the Board is added as a party and shall be liable for any judgments or remedies in those suits or proceedings arising from the exercise of the functions transferred by this chapter to the same extent that USIA would have been liable if such judgment or remedy had been rendered on the day before the abolition of USIA.

(e) Administrative Actions Relating to Promulgation of Regulations.--Any administrative action relating to the preparation or promulgation of a regulation by the Broadcasting Board of Governors relating to a function exercised by the Board before the effective date of this title may be continued by the Board with the same effect as if this chapter had not been enacted.

(f) References.--Reference in any other Federal law, Executive order, rule, regulation, or delegation of authority, or any document of or relating to the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States Information Agency with regard to functions exercised before the effective date of this title, shall be deemed to refer to the Board.

SEC. 1328. REPORT ON THE PRIVATIZATION OF RFE/RL, INCORPORATED.

Not later than March 1 of each year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the progress of the Board and of RFE/ RL, Incorporated, on any steps taken to further the policy declared in section 312(a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995. The report under this subsection shall include the following:

(1) Efforts by RFE/RL, Incorporated, to terminate individual language services.

(2) A detailed description of steps taken with regard to section 312(a) of that Act.

(3) An analysis of prospects for privatization over the coming year.

(4) An assessment of the extent to which United States Government funding may be appropriate in the year 2000 and subsequent years for surrogate broadcasting to the countries to which RFE/RL, Incorporated, broadcast during the year. This assessment shall include an analysis of the environment for independent media in those countries, noting the extent of government control of the media, the ability of independent journalists and news organizations to operate, relevant domestic legislation, level of government harassment and efforts to censor, and other indications of whether the people of such countries enjoy freedom of expression.

CHAPTER 4--CONFORMING AMENDMENTS

SEC. 1331. REFERENCES.

(a) In General.--Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, any reference in any statute, reorganization plan, Executive order, regulation, agreement, determination, or other official document or proceeding to--

(1) the Director of the United States Information Agency or the Director of the International Communication Agency shall be deemed to refer to the Secretary of State; and

(2) the United States Information Agency, USIA, or the International Communication Agency shall be deemed to refer to the Department of State.

(b) Continuing References to USIA or Director.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to section 146 (a), (b), or (c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (22 U.S.C. 4069a(f), 4069b(g), or 4069c(f)).

SEC. 1332. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE.

Title 5, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in section 5313, by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency.'';

(2) in section 5315--

(A) by striking ``Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency.''; and

(B) by striking ``Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, the United States Information Agency.'' and inserting ``Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau.''; and

(3) in section 5316--

(A) by striking ``Deputy Director, Policy and Plans, United States Information Agency.''; and

(B) by striking ``Associate Director (Policy and Plans), United States Information Agency.''.

SEC. 1333. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN LAWS.

(a) Application to Functions of Department of State.-- Section 501 of Public Law 80-402 (22 U.S.C. 1461), section 202 of Public Law 95-426 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1), and section 208 of Public Law 99-93 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1a) shall not apply to public affairs and other information dissemination functions of the Secretary of State as carried out prior to any transfer of functions pursuant to this subdivision.

(b) Application to Functions Transferred to Department of State.--Section 501 of Public Law 80-402 (22 U.S.C. 1461), section 202 of Public Law 95-426 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1), and section 208 of Public Law 99-93 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1a) shall apply only to public diplomacy programs of the Director of the United States Information Agency as carried out prior to any transfer of functions pursuant to this subdivision to the same extent that such programs were covered by these provisions prior to such transfer.

(c) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Except as provided in section 501 of Public Law 80-402 and section 208 of Public Law 99-93, funds specifically authorized to be appropriated for such public diplomacy programs shall not be used to influence public opinion in the United States, and no program material prepared using such funds shall be distributed or disseminated in the United States.

(d) Reporting Requirements.--The report submitted pursuant to section 1601(f) of this subdivision shall include a detailed statement of the manner in which the special mission of public diplomacy carried out by USIA prior to the transfer of functions under this subdivision shall be preserved within the Department of State, including the planned duties and responsibilities of any new bureaus that will perform such public diplomacy functions. Such report shall also include the best available estimates of--

(1) the amounts expended by the Department of State for public affairs programs during fiscal year 1998, and on the personnel and support costs for such programs;

(2) the amounts expended by USIA for its public diplomacy programs during fiscal year 1998, and on the personnel and support costs for such programs; and

(3) the amounts, including funds to be transferred from USIA and funds appropriated to the Department, that will be allocated for the programs described in paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively, during the fiscal year in which the transfer of functions from USIA to the Department occurs.

(e) Congressional Presentation Document.--The Department of State's Congressional Presentation Document for fiscal year 2000 and each fiscal year thereafter shall include--

(1) the aggregated amounts that the Department will spend on such public diplomacy programs and on costs of personnel for such programs, and a detailed description of the goals and purposes for which such funds shall be expended; and

(2) the amount of funds allocated to and the positions authorized for such public diplomacy programs, including bureaus to be created upon the transfer of functions from USIA to the Department.

SEC. 1334. ABOLITION OF UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY.

(a) Abolition.--The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is abolished.

(b) Repeals.--Section 604 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1469) and section 8 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1977 are repealed.

SEC. 1335. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

(a) The United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.) is amended--

(1) in section 505 (22 U.S.C. 1464a)--

(A) by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(B) by striking ``United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(C) in subsection (b)--

(i) by striking ``Agency's'' and all that follows through `` `USIA-TV')'' and inserting ``television broadcasts of the United States International Television Service''; and

(ii) in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), by striking ``USIA- TV'' each place it appears and inserting ``The United States International Television Service''; and

(D) in subsections (d) and (e), by striking ``USIA-TV'' each place it appears and inserting ``the United States International Television Service'';

(2) in section 506(c) (22 U.S.C. 1464b(c))--

(A) by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(B) by striking ``Agency'' and inserting ``Board''; and

(C) by striking ``Director'' and inserting ``Board'';

(3) in section 705 (22 U.S.C 1477c)--

(A) by striking subsections (a) and (c); and

(B) in subsection (b)--

(i) by striking ``(b) In addition, the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``The Department of State''; and

(ii) by striking ``program grants'' and inserting ``grants for overseas public diplomacy programs'';

(4) in section 801(7) (22 U.S.C. 1471(7))--

(A) by striking ``Agency'' and inserting ``overseas public diplomacy''; and

(B) by inserting ``other'' after ``together with''; and

(5) in section 812 (22 U.S.C. 1475g)--

(A) by striking ``United States Information Agency post'' each place it appears and inserting ``overseas public diplomacy post'';

(B) in subsection (a), by striking ``United States Information Agency'' the first place it appears and inserting ``Department of State'';

(C) in subsection (b), by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Secretary of State''; and

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(D) in the section heading, by striking ``USIA'' and inserting ``OVERSEAS PUBLIC DIPLOMACY''.

(b) Section 212 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (22 U.S.C. 1475h) is amended--

(1) by striking ``United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Department of State'';

(2) in subsection (a), by inserting ``for carrying out its overseas public diplomacy functions'' after ``grants'';

(3) in subsection (b)--

(A) by striking ``a grant'' the first time it appears and inserting ``an overseas public diplomacy grant''; and

(B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``such'' before ``a grant'' the first place it appears;

(4) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting ``overseas public diplomacy'' before ``grants'';

(5) in subsection (c)(3), by inserting ``such'' before ``grant''; and

(6) by striking subsection (d).

(c) Section 602 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (22 U.S.C. 2452a) is amended--

(1) in the second sentence of subsection (a), by striking ``United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Department of State''; and

(2) in subsection (b)--

(A) by striking ``appropriations account of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``appropriate appropriations account of the Department of State''; and

(B) by striking ``and the United States Information Agency''.

(d) Section 305 of Public Law 97-446 (19 U.S.C. 2604) is amended in the first sentence, by striking ``, after consultation with the Director of the United States Information Agency,''.

(e) Section 601 of Public Law 103-227 (20 U.S.C. 5951(a)) is amended by striking ``of the Director of the United States Information Agency and with'' and inserting ``and''.

(f) Section 1003(b) of the Fascell Fellowship Act (22 U.S.C. 4902(b)) is amended--

(1) in the text above paragraph (1), by striking ``9 members'' and inserting ``7 members'';

(2) in paragraph (4), by striking ``Six'' and inserting ``Five'';

(3) by striking paragraph (3); and

(4) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3).

(g) Section 803 of the Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1992 (50 U.S.C. 1903) is amended--

(1) in subsection (b)--

(A) by striking paragraph (6); and

(B) by redesignating paragraphs (7) and (8) as paragraphs (6) and (7), respectively; and

(2) in subsection (c), by striking ``subsection (b)(7)'' and inserting ``subsection (b)(6)''.

(h) Section 7 of the Federal Triangle Development Act (40 U.S.C. 1106) is amended--

(1) in subsection (c)(1)--

(A) in the text above subparagraph (A), by striking ``15 members'' and inserting ``14 members'';

(B) by striking subparagraph (F); and

(C) by redesignating subparagraphs (G) through (J) as subparagraphs (F) through (I), respectively;

(2) in paragraphs (3) and (5) of subsection (c), by striking ``paragraph (1)(J)'' each place it appears and inserting ``paragraph (1)(I)''; and

(3) in subsection (d)(3) and subsection (e), by striking ``the Administrator and the Director of the United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``and the Administrator''.

(i) Section 3 of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-637; 20 U.S.C. 80f) is amended--

(1) in subsection (b)--

(A) in the text preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``19 members'' and inserting ``17 members'';

(B) by striking paragraph (7);

(C) by striking ``10'' in paragraph (10) and inserting ``9''; and

(D) by redesignating paragraphs (8) through (10) as paragraphs (7) through (9), respectively; and

(2) in subsection (c), by striking ``(9)'' and inserting ``(8)''.

(j) Section 624 of Public Law 89-329 (20 U.S.C. 1131c) is amended by striking ``the United States Information Agency,''.

(k) The Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3901 et seq.) is amended--

(1) in section 202(a)(1) (22 U.S.C. 3922(a)(1)), by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(2) in section 210 (22 U.S.C. 3930), by striking ``United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(3) in section 1003(a) (22 U.S.C. 4103(a)), by striking ``United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors''; and

(4) in section 1101(c) (22 U.S.C. 4131(c)), by striking ``the United States Information Agency,'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors,''.

(l) The State Department Authorities Act of 1956, as amended by this division, is further amended--

(1) in section 23(a) (22 U.S.C. 2695(a)), by striking ``United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors'';

(2) in section 25(f) (22 U.S.C. 2697(f))--

(A) by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors''; and

(B) by striking ``with respect to their respective agencies'' and inserting ``with respect to the Board and the Agency'';

(3) in section 26(b) (22 U.S.C. 2698(b)), as amended by this division--

(A) by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency, the chairman of the Board for International Broadcasting,'' and inserting ``Broadcasting Board of Governors,''; and

(B) by striking ``with respect to their respective agencies'' and inserting ``with respect to the Board and the Agency''; and

(4) in section 32 (22 U.S.C. 2704), as amended by this division, by striking ``the Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``the Broadcasting Board of Governors''.

(m) Section 507(b)(3) of Public Law 103-317 (22 U.S.C. 2669a(b)(3)) is amended by striking ``, the United States Information Agency,''.

(n) Section 502 of Public Law 92-352 (2 U.S.C. 194a) is amended by striking ``the United States Information Agency,''.

(o) Section 6 of Public Law 104-288 (22 U.S.C. 2141d) is amended--

(1) in subsection (a), by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency,''; and

(2) in subsection (b), by striking ``the Director of the United States Information Agency'' and inserting ``the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy''.

(p) Section 40118(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking ``, the Director of the United States Information Agency,''.

(q) Section 155 of Public Law 102-138 is amended--

(1) by striking the comma before ``Department of Commerce'' and inserting ``and''; and

(2) by striking ``, and the United States Information Agency''.

(r) Section 107 of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C. 6037) is amended by striking ``Director of the United States Information Agency'' each place it appears and inserting ``Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau''.

SEC. 1336. REPEALS.

The following provisions are repealed:

(1) Sections 701 (22 U.S.C. 1476), 704 (22 U.S.C. 1477b), 807 (22 U.S.C 1475b), 808 (22 U.S.C 1475c), 811 (22 U.S.C 1475f), and 1009 (22 U.S.C. 1440) of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948.

(2) Section 106(c) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2456(c)).

(3) Section 565(e) of the Anti-Economic Discrimination Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 2679c(e)).

(4) Section 206(b) of Public Law 102-138.

(5) Section 2241 of Public Law 104-66.

(6) Sections 1 through 6 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1977 (91 Stat. 636).

(7) Section 207 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204; 22 U.S.C.

 
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