Subject: CONG: Congress appropriates $750,000 for East Timor scholarship

CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 2862, SCIENCE, STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006

-- (House of Representatives - November 07, 2005)

[Page: H9713]

Mr. WOLF submitted the following conference report and statement on the bill (H.R. 2862) making appropriations for Science, the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes:

Conference Report (H. Rept. 109-272)

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

The conference agreement includes a total of $431,790,000 under this heading, instead of $410,400,000 as proposed by the House and $440,200,000 as proposed by the Senate. The following chart displays the conference agreement on the distribution of funds by program or activity under this account:

Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs

[Budget authority in thousands of dollars]

Conference agreement

Academic Programs:

Timor Leste Exchanges

750

The conference agreement includes, by reference, language in the House report regarding Fulbright exchanges with Tibet, Traditional Public/Private Partnership grants, artistic and cultural exchanges, and religious freedom exchanges. The conference agreement also includes, by reference, language in the Senate report requiring an assessment of exchange capacity between and among developing countries and the United States, and on the Timor-Leste Scholarship Program.

 


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