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[121 STAT. 2303]
[121 STAT. 2303]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007

121 STAT. 2303

respond to, deter, or prevent acts of international terrorism: Provided further, That funds used for such purposes should support new initiatives and activities in those countries: Provided further, That $15,000,000 shall be made available for an internet freedom initiative to expand access and information in closed societies, including in the Middle East and Asia: Provided further, That the Department of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the initial obligation of funds made available pursuant to the previous proviso; and (2) $100,000,000 for the National Endowment for Democracy: Provided, That of the funds appropriated by this Act under the headings ‘‘Development Assistance’’, ‘‘Economic Support Fund’’, ‘‘Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States’’, and ‘‘Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union’’, an additional $11,000,000 should be made available to support the ongoing programs and activities of the National Endowment for Democracy. (b) Funds appropriated by this Act that are made available for the promotion of democracy may be made available notwithstanding any other provision of law and, with regard to the National Endowment for Democracy, any regulation. Funds appropriated under this heading are in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes. (c) For the purposes of funds appropriated by this Act, the term ‘‘promotion of democracy’’ means programs that support good governance, human rights, independent media, and the rule of law, and otherwise strengthen the capacity of democratic political parties, governments, nongovernmental organizations and institutions, and citizens to support the development of democratic states, institutions, and practices that are responsive and accountable to citizens. (d) Any contract, grant or cooperative agreement (or any amendment to any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement) in excess of $2,500,000 for the promotion of democracy under this Act shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.


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For necessary expenses to carry out section 481 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, $558,449,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010: Provided, That during fiscal year 2008, the Department of State may also use the authority of section 608 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, without regard to its restrictions, to receive excess property from an agency of the United States Government for the purpose of providing it to a foreign country under chapter 8 of part I of that Act subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That the Secretary of State shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and prior to the initial obligation of funds appropriated under this heading, a report on the proposed uses of all funds under this heading on a country-by-country basis for each proposed program, project, or activity: Provided further, That none of the funds provided under this heading for counter narcotics activities in Afghanistan shall be made available for eradication programs through the aerial spraying of herbicides: Provided

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