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3 36(c)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C.

4 2776(c)(1)) is amended in the first sentence by inserting

5 at the end before the period the following: ", except that

certification shall not be required in the case of an appli7 cation for a license for export of a commercial communica8 tions satellite designated on the United States Munitions 9 List for launch from, and by nationals of, the United

10 States, or the territory of a member country of the North 11 Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Australia, Japan,

12 or New Zealand”.

June 29, 2000 (12:40 PM)

Amendment Offered by Mr. Gejdenson

to the Amendment Offered by

MR. ROHRABACHER

On line 11, after “(NATO)” insert “Russian

Federation, Ukraine,”.

Bereuter Amendment

to The Defense and Security Assistance Act of 2000

H.R.

DIPLOMATIC TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2001 in the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 (H.R. 3427, as enacted into law by section 1000(a)(7) of Public Law 106-113, and as contained in appendix G to such Public Law) may be obligated or expended for the purpose of changing the existing structure or function of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service or the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service Program Office as it existed on January 1, 2000, or for transferring or otherwise providing equipment or facilities of the Service or the Program Office to any other agency.

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To provide certain bencfits to Panama if Panama agrees to permit the

United States to maintain a presence there sufficient to carry out counternarcotics and related missions.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 16, 2000 Mr. GILMAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com

mittee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently deterinined by the Speaker, in cach case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL To provide certain benefits to Panama if Panama agrees

to permit the United States to maintain a presence there sufficient to carry out counternarcotics and related missions.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

4 This Act may be cited as the “United States-Panama 5 Partnership Act of 2000”.

6 SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

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(2) In order to defend the Panama Canal, the

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United States maintained a military presence in

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Panama for over 90 years.

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(3) In recent decades, the mission of United

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States military forces stationed in Panama evolved

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to include significant responsibilities for the conduct

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of counter narcotics operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and for the provision of logistical

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support to such operations by other countries and

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other agencies of the United States Government.

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(4) In accordance with the Panama Canal Trea

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ty of 1977, the United States withdrew all United

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States military personnel from Panama by December 31, 1999, and turned over all United States

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military facilities to the Government of Panama.

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(5) Under the terms of the Treaty Concerning

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the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal of 1977, the United States retains responsibilities for the defense of the Panama Canal.

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