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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts

SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania NEAL SMITH, Iowa

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland

J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin

LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California

C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida LOUIS STOKES, Ohio

JACK F. KEMP, New York TOM BEVILL, Alabama

RALPH REGULA, Ohio BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida

GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas

VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania

ELDON RUDD, Arizona BOB TRAXLER, Michigan

CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts

MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma CHARLES WILSON, Texas

BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana BILL GREEN, New York NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington

TOM LOEFFLER, Texas MATTHEW F. McHUGH, New York

JERRY LEWIS, California WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida

JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas

HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota
JULIAN C. DIXON, California
VIC FAZIO, California
W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina
LES AUCOIN, Oregon
DANIEL K. AKAKA, Hawaii
WES WATKINS, Oklahoma
WILLIAM H. GRAY III, Pennsylvania
BERNARD J. DWYER, New Jersey
WILLIAM R. RATCHFORD, Connecticut
BILL BONER, Tennessee
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland
BOB CARR, Michigan
ROBERT J. MRAZEK, New York

KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director

(II)

COMMERCE, JUSTICE, STATE, AND JUDICIARY

APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1984

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1984.

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REPROGRAMMING FUNDS FOR UNITED STATES MISSION

TO THE VATICAN

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

WITNESSES

KENNETH W. DAM, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE
RONALD I. SPIERS, UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT
ROGER B. FELDMAN, COMPTROLLER
JOHN H. KELLY, ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY, BUREAU OF EUROPEAN

AND CANADIAN AFFAIRS
MARY A. RYAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUREAU OF EUROPEAN AND CA-
NADIAN AFFAIRS

Mr. SMITH. The meeting will come to order.

We have before us this morning a reprogramming request from the Department of State. Ordinarily, we don't hold hearings on reprogramming requests, and for the edification of those that are not acquainted with our procedures, briefly they are these:

There is an authorization and an appropriation, a two-track system. The authorizing committee passes an authorization, and we handle funding in an annual appropriations bill. Sometimes there are things that come up during the year that were not anticipated, and a Department or agency sends up a reprogramming request. In such cases the Subcommittee looks it over, and usually approves it. If it happens to be a policy question or something like that, we usually have a public hearing on it. That is the reason I thought we ought to have a public hearing this morning.

This reprogramming request involves the funding to support the establishment of an Embassy to the Vatican. We received a reprogramming request on December 16, 1983 while we were not in session. We received an amendment to that request since that time.

At this point we will insert in the record a copy of the reprogramming request dated December 16, 1983 as well as a copy of a supplementary fact sheet dated January 24, 1984.

We shall also insert in the record at this point, a copy of section 134 of Public Law 98–164 and a copy of the act entitled “An Act

(1)

Making Appropriations for the Consular and Diplomatic Expenses of the Government for the Year Ending 30 June 1868 and for Other Purposes”. Section 134 of Public Law 98-164 repealed the provision in the earlier act which prohibited the expenditure of funds for the support of an American embassy to the Vatican.

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