Subject: US Senate: Foreign Affairs Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007

[Indonesia excerpts]

109th CONGRESS

1st Session S. 600

[Report No. 109-35]

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State and international broadcasting activities for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, for the Peace Corps for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, for foreign assistance programs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 10, 2005

Mr. LUGAR, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported the following original bill; which was read twice and placed on the calendar

A BILL

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State and international broadcasting activities for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, for the Peace Corps for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, for foreign assistance programs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Foreign Affairs Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007'.

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SEC. 2238. REQUIREMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE TO INDONESIA.

(a) FINDINGS- Congress makes the following findings:

(1) The cooperation offered by the Government of Indonesia in working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the investigation into the murders of two United States Citizens and one Indonesian citizen that occurred on August 31, 2002, in Timika, Indonesia is appreciated and welcomed by Congress.

(2) The successful conclusion of the investigation into those murders and bringing the responsible individuals to justice will require the continued cooperation of the Government of Indonesia.

(b) REQUIREMENT FOR REPORT- None of the funds made available under section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763) or under chapter 5 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2347 et seq.) for fiscal year 2006 may be made available for assistance to the Government of Indonesia or to the Indonesian Armed Forces until the Secretary submits a report to the appropriate congressional committees that describes--

(1) the status of the investigation of the murders of two United States citizens and one Indonesian citizen that occurred on August 31, 2002 in Timika, Indonesia, the status of any individuals indicted within the United States or Indonesia for crimes relating to those murders, and the status of judicial proceedings relating to those murders;

(2) the ability of United States officials to investigate those murders, including the ability to conduct unimpeded interviews during fiscal year 2005 in Indonesia with individuals identified by officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or other United States officials;

(3) the efforts made during fiscal year 2005 by the Government of the United States or the Government of Indonesia to arrest individuals indicted for crimes relating to those murders;

(4) the ability of United States officials to access documents or other items determined by United States officials to be pertinent to the investigation of those murders;

(5) the ability of United States officials, working in cooperation with Indonesian officials, to take evidence that may be related to those murders from Indonesia for analysis in the United States;

(6) the cooperation provided by the Government of Indonesia, the police in Indonesia, the Armed Forces of Indonesia, or the judiciary in Indonesia in response to requests related to those murders made by the Secretary of State or the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during fiscal year 2005; and

(7) any other actions taken during fiscal year 2005 by the Government of Indonesia, the police in Indonesia, the Armed Forces of Indonesia, or the judiciary in Indonesia to bring the individuals responsible for those murders to justice.

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SEC. 2521. UNITED STATES POLICY ON TSUNAMI RELIEF AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ACEH, INDONESIA.

(a) FINDINGS- Congress makes the following findings:

(1) The destruction in South and Southeast Asia caused by the tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004, has created a possible opportunity for progress in resolving the 30-year dispute between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).

(2) In negotiations during February 2005, the GAM and Government of Indonesia made important progress in resolving some of their differences, prompting the Vice President of Indonesia to say he was pleased with the progress of the talks and that `[t]he result is much better than [the result of] previous meetings'.

(3) In a joint statement, issued on January 25, 2005, the Co-Chairs of the Tokyo Conference on Reconstruction and Development of Sri Lanka stated that tsunami assistance should adhere to `basic principles of equity' and be `sensitive to and strengthens the Peace Process'.

(b) POLICY- It should be the policy of the United States to work to formulate a joint statement with other donor countries which are providing assistance for tsunami relief and reconstruction efforts in Aceh, Indonesia, that calls for the provision of such assistance--

(1) to be equitably distributed throughout the impacted areas of Indonesia; and

(2) to be used to strengthen and support the negotiations between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement.


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