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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 90 -MAY 31, 1947 [CHAPTER 90] JOINT RESOLTITON May 31, 1947 Providing for relief assistance to the people of countries devastated by war. [H. J . Res. 153] [Public Law 84] Resolved by the Senate and House of Representativesof the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby author- ized to be appropriated to the President not to exceed $350,000,000 for the provision of relief assistance to the people of countries devas- tated by war, such relief assistance to be limited to the following: Food, medical supplies, processed and unprocessed materials for clothing, fuel, fertilizer, pesticides, and seed: Provided, That from the funds authorized under this section the President shall make con- tributions to the International Children's Emergency Fund of the United Nations for the special care and feeding of children, and such contributions shall not be subject to the limitations and requirements provided in this joint resolution, but after $15,000,000 has been so contributed, no further contributions shall be made which would cause the aggregate amount so contributed by the United States (1) to constitute more than 57 per centum of the aggregate amount con- tributed to said fund by all governments not receiving assistance from said fund, including the United States; or (2) to exceed $40,000,000, whichever is the lesser. There shall be established and maintained, out of the funds author- ized under this joint resolution, a relief distribution mission for each of the countries receiving aid under this joint resolution. Such mis- sions shall be comprised solely of American citizens who shall have been investigated as to loyalty and security by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Such missions shall have direct supervision and control, in each country, of relief supplies furnished or otherwise made available under this joint resolution, and, when it is deemed desirable by the field administrator provided for in section 4, such missions shall be empowered to retain possession of such supplies up to the city or local community where such supplies are actually made available to the ultimate consumers. Not more than $15,000,000 of the funds authorized under this joint resolution shall be available for relief in any countries or territories other than Austria, Greece Hungary, Italy, Poland, Trieste, and China. This provision shall not imply any obligation to give relief to any of the countries mentioned. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law the Reconstruc- tion Finance Corporation is authorized and directed, until such time as an appropriation shall be made pursuant to this section, to make advances, not to exceed in the aggregate $75,000,000, to carry out the provisions of this joint resolution, in such manner and in such amounts as the President shall determine. From appropriations authorized under this section, there shall be repaid to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation the advances made by it under the authority contained herein. SEC. 2. (a) Under the direction of the President, such relief assist- ance shall be provided in the form of transfers of supplies, or the establishment in this country of credits subject to the control of the President, in such quantities and on such terms as the President may determine; except that no such transfers of supplies or establishment of credits may be made after June 30, 1948, and except that not more than 6 per centum of the amount herein authorized shall be used for the procurement of supplies outside the United States and its Terri- tories and possessions. (b) In carrying out this joint resolution, funds authorized herein may be used to pay necessary expenses related to the providing of Appropriation au- thorized. Post, pp. 613 , 942, 948. Contributions to In- ternational Children's Emergency Fund of United Nations. Post, p . 613. Post, p . 939. Relief distribution missions. Restriction on avail- ability of funds. Advances by it ('. Post, p. 938. Transfer of supplies; establishment of cred- its. Payment of ex- penses. 125