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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 520 -DEC. 17,1947 authority contained herein. No interest shall be charged on advances made by the Treasury to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in implementation of this subsection. (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any commodity heretofore or hereafter acquired by any agency of the Government under any price-support program shall, to the extent that such com- modity is determined by the President to be appropriate for such pur- pose and in excess of domestic requirements, be utilized in providing aid under this Act or any other Act providing for assistance and relief to foreign countries, and shall be disposed of by such agency for such purpose at such price as may be determined by such agency, which price may be the equivalent of the domestic market price of a quantity of wheat having a caloric value equal to that of the quantity of the com- modity so disposed of. Any such agency shall report to the Congress on March 31, 1948, or as soon as practicable thereafter, the amount of losses incurred by it as the result of the disposition of commodities hereunder and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to cancel notes of such agency held by him in an amount equal to the amount of such losses. SEC. 12 . Personnel employed to carry out the purposes of this Act shall not be included in computing limitations on personnel established pursuant to the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945 (59 Stat. 298), as amended by section 14 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 219). SEC. 13. The President, from time to time, but not less frequently than once every calendar quarter, and until the end of the quarterly period after all operations under the authority of this Act have been completed, shall transmit to the Congress a report of operations under this Act. All information received pursuant to undertakings provided for by section 5 (d) of this Act shall, as soon as may be practicable after the receipt thereof, be reported to the Congress. Reports provided for under this section shall be transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives, if the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, is not in session. SEC. 14 . The functions, applicable records, and funds provided for the purposes of carrying out this Act shall be transferred to the admin- istration of any organization for general foreign aid which Congress may provide. To the extent that any funds may be made available under provisions of any other Act heretofore or hereafter passed relating to China, any funds reserved under this Act for China may be used for aid to the other countries named in section 2 of this Act. SEC. 15. After March 31, 1948, no funds may be obligated for the procurement of commodities provided for underthis Act. SEC. 16. (a) Clause (1) in the proviso in the first paragraph of the first section of the joint resolution of May 31, 1947 (Public Law 84, Eightieth Congress), is amended to read as follows: "(1) to constitute more than 57 per centum of the aggregate amount contributed to said fund by all governments, including the United States;"". (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall take effect as of May 31,1947. SEC. 17 . If any provision of this Act or the application of such provision to any circumstance shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the applicability of such provision to other circumstances shall not be affected thereby. SEC. 18. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to make inapplicable, in the case of commodities procured under the authority of this Act, the authority to prohibit or curtail exports granted by section 6 of the Act of July 2, 1940 (Public Law 703, Seventy-sixth Congress), as now in force or as hereafter amended. Approved December 17, 1947. 939 Commodities ac- quired under price- support programs. Post, p. 942. Report to Congres Nonapplication of certain personnel lim- itations. 5U.S.0. 947. Report to Congress. Transfer of func- tions, etc., to foreign aid organization. Time limitation. International Chil- dren's Emergency Fund of U. N. Ante, p. 125 . Saving clause. Authority to curtail military exports. 54 Stat. 714. 50U.S.C.app. 1701. Ant, pp. 214 . 32 post, p. W4.