In June 2006, President Bush signed emergency supplemental funding bill HR.4939 providing assistance for Gulf Coast hurricane victims and appropriating funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bill also included a provision forbidding funding of the Palestinian Authority until it "demonstrated its commitment to the principles of nonviolence, the recognition of Israel, and the acceptance of previous agreements and obligations."
(a) PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE- None of the funds appropriated by this Act or any prior Act making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs, may be obligated or expended for assistance for the Palestinian Authority unless the Secretary of State determines, and so reports to the Committees on Appropriations, that the Palestinian Authority has complied with the standards contained in the Quartet's January 30, 2006 Statement on the Situation in the Middle East that a future Palestinian government must be committed to nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations, including the Roadmap.
(b) WAIVER AUTHORITY-
(c) REPORT- Whenever the waiver authority pursuant to subsection (b) is exercised, the President shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations describing how the funds will be spent and the accounting procedures in place to ensure proper oversight and accountability.'.
(b) Effective on the date of enactment of this Act, none of the funds appropriated under the heading Economic Support Fund' in Public Law 109-102 (119 Stat. 2217) or any prior Act making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing and related programs may be obligated for assistance for the West Bank and Gaza until the Secretary of State consults with the Committees on Appropriations, submits a revised plan for such assistance to the Committees on Appropriations, and determines and reports to the Committees on Appropriations that appropriate procedures and safeguards exist to ensure that United States assistance is not provided to or through any individual, private or government entity, or educational institution, that the Secretary knows or has reason to believe advocates, plans, sponsors, engages in, or has engaged in, terrorist activity.
SEC. 1305. Of the funds appropriated under the heading Subsidy Appropriation' for the Export-Import Bank of the United States that are available for tied-aid grants in title I of Public Law 107-115 and under such heading in prior Acts making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs, $37,000,000 are rescinded.
SEC. 1306. To the extent not otherwise authorized, supervision and administrative costs of the Department of Defense associated with a construction project funded with the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund may be obligated at the time a construction contract is awarded or, for pre-existing contracts, by September 30, 2006: Provided, That for the purposes of this section, supervision and administration costs include all in-house Government costs.