AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1999 (Senate - July 15, 1998)

BROWNBACK (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENT NO. 3155 (Senate - July 15, 1998)

[Page: S8254]

Mr. COCHRAN (for Mr. Brownback for himself, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Gorton, Mr. Robb, Mr. Smith of Oregon, and Mrs. Feinstein) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 2159, supra; as follows:
At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following:

TITLE XX--INDIA-PAKISTAN RELIEF ACT

SEC. XX01. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `India-Pakistan Relief Act of 1998'.

SEC. XX02. WAIVER AUTHORITY.
(a) Authority: The President may waive for a period not to exceed one year upon enactment of this Act with respect to India or Pakistan the application of any sanction or prohibition (or portion thereof) contained in section 101 or 102 of the Arms Export Control Act, section 620E(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, or section 2(b)(4) of the Export Import Bank Act of 1945.
(b) Exception: The authority provided in subsection (a) shall not apply to any restriction in section 102(b)(2) (B), (C), or (G) of the Arms Export Control Act.
(c) Amounts made available by this section are designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balance Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended: Provided, That such amounts shall be available only to the extent that an official budget request that includes designation of the entire amount of the request as an emergency requirement as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, is transmitted by the President to the Congress.

SEC. XX03. CONSULTATION.
Prior to each exercise of the authority provided in section XX02, the President shall consult with the appropriate congressional committees.

SEC. XX04. REPORTING REQUIREMENT.
Not later than 30 days prior to the expiration of a one-year period described in section XX02, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on economic and national security developments in India and Pakistan.

SEC. XX05. APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES DEFINED.
In this title, the term `appropriate congressional committees' means the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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