Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002

July 20, 2001
November 29, 2001
Indefinitely postponed

No cosponsors

The section on the State Department includes:
Israeli-Arab Scholarship Program: Provides the available interest from the endowment set up to support this program to be expended on the program, $375,000.

Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation: Includes a prohibition against the U.S. using funds from this act to assist the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation. The final House committee report (107-278, 11/9/01) to the bill explains further: “Training that supports accurate and responsible broadcasting is not included among the types of assistance prohibited. The conferees agree that neither the Department of State, nor the BBG [Broadcasting Board of Governors], shall provide any assistance to the PBC that could support restrictions of press freedoms or the broadcasting of inaccurate, inflammatory messages.”

Egypt: The original House report (107-139, 7/13/01) cites concern about “government-sanctioned, anti-Israel and anti-Copt press activities” in Egypt and encourages the Department of State to use “every opportunity to encourage Egypt to grant the same basic rights to all its citizens.”

Forbids outlays for any U.S. consulate or diplomatic facility in Jerusalem unless it is under the supervision of the U.S. ambassador; forbid outlays for any U.S. document that does not list Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; and allows, for purposes of registration of birth or nationality, if a citizen was born in Jerusalem to list the country as Israel.

See also: companion measure H.R. 2500 on 7/13/01 which passed instead.

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