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a particular focus on the industries or sectors identified in paragraph (2)
(4) Any other information the Administrator determines appropriate.
(b) PLAN TO INCREASE SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING.–The plan required for the report under subsection (a)(3) shall include the following matters:
(1) Proposals and milestones that apply to all contracts entered into by or on behalf of the Agency in Washington, D.C., and proposals and milestones that apply to all contracts entered into by or on behalf of the Agency by offices outside Washington, D.C.
(2) Proposals and milestones of the Agency to increase the amount of subcontracting to businesses described in such subsection (a)(3) by the prime contractors of the Agency.
(3) With the milestones described in paragraph (2), a description of how the Administrator plans to use the failure of a prime contractor to meet goals as a ranking factor for evaluating any other submission from the contractor for future contracts by the Agency.
(c) ANNUAL REPORTS.-Not later than January 31, 2004, Deadlines. January 31, 2005, and January 31, 2006, the Administrator shall submit to the designated congressional committees a report for the preceding fiscal year that contains a description of the percentage of total contract and grant and cooperative agreement dollar amounts that were entered into by the Agency, and the total number of contracts and grants and cooperative agreements that were awarded by the Agency, to small businesses in each category specified in clauses (i) through (v) of subsection (a)(1)(A) during such fiscal year. The report for a fiscal year shall include, separately stated for contracts and grant and cooperative agreements entered into by the Agency, the percentage of the contracts and grant and cooperative agreements, respectively, that were awarded to small businesses in each such category, as computed on the basis of dollar amounts. The report shall also include a description of achievements toward measurable milestones for direct contracts of the Agency entered into by offices outside of Washington, D.C., and for subcontracting by prime contractors of the Agency. (d) DEFINITIONS.— In this section:
(1) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
(2) AGENCY.—The term "Agency" means the United States Agency for International Development.
(3) DESIGNATED CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term "designated congressional committees” means
(A) the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives; and
(B) the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Small Business of the Senate.
SEC. 688. PROGRAM TO IMPROVE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND 22 USC 2152e.
PRACTICES IN LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES. (a) IN GENERAL.
The President, acting through the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, is authorized, under such terms and conditions as the President
may determine, to carry out a program to improve building construction codes and practices in Ecuador, El Salvador, and other Latin American countries (in this section referred to as the “program”). (b) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION.
(1) IN GENERAL.—The program shall be in the form of grants to, or contracts with, organizations described in paragraph (2) to support the following activities:
(A) TRAINING.-Training of appropriate professionals in Latin America from both the public and private sectors to enhance their understanding of building and housing codes and standards.
(B) TRANSLATION AND DISTRIBUTION.- Translating and distributing in the region detailed construction manuals, model building codes, and publications from organizations described in paragraph (2), including materials that address zoning, egress, fire and life safety, plumbing, sewage, sanitation, electrical installation, mechanical installation, structural engineering, and seismic design.
(C) OTHER ASSISTANCE.—Offering other relevant assistance as needed, such as helping government officials develop seismic micro-zonation maps or draft pertinent legislation, to implement building codes and practices that will help improve the resistance of buildings and housing in the region to seismic activity and other natural disasters.
(2) COVERED ORGANIZATIONS.—Grants and contracts provided under this section shall be carried out through United States organizations with expertise in the areas described in paragraph (1), including the American Society of Testing Materials, the Underwriters Laboratories, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the International Code Council, and
the National Fire Protection Association. SEC. 689. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO HIV/AIDS AND UNITED
NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS. It is the sense of the Congress that the President should direct the Secretary and the United States Representative to the United Nations to urge the United Nations to adopt an HIV/AIDS mitigation strategy as a component of United Nations peacekeeping operations. SEC. 690. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO MAGEN DAVID ADOM
(1) It is the mission of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found,
without discrimination. (2) The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a worldwide institution in which all national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies have equal status.
(3) The Magen David Adom Society is the national humanitarian society in the State of Israel.
(4) Since 1949 the Magen David Adom Society has been refused admission into the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and has been relegated to observer status without a vote because it has used the Red Shield of David,
the only such national organization denied membership in the
(1) the International Committee of the Red Cross should immediately recognize the Magen David Adom Society;
(2) the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies should grant full membership to the Magen David Adom Society immediately following recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross of the Magen David Adom Society as a full member of the International Committee of the Red Cross:
(3) the Red Shield of David should be accorded the same protections under international law as the Red Cross and the Red Crescent; and
(4) the United States should continue to press for full membership for the Magen David Adom Society in the Inter
national Red Cross Movement. SEC. 691. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING THE LOCATION OF PEACE
CORPS OFFICES ABROAD. It is the sense of the Congress that, to the degree permitted by security considerations, the Secretary should give favorable consideration to requests by the Director of the Peace Corps that the Secretary exercise his authority under section 606(a)(2)(B) of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (22 U.S.C. 4865(a)(2)(B)) to waive certain requirements of that Act in order to permit the Peace Corps to maintain offices in foreign countries at locations separate from the United States embassy. SEC. 692. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO RESOLUTION OF THE
TAIWAN STRAIT ISSUE. It is the sense of the Congress that Taiwan is a mature democracy that fully respects human rights and it is the policy of the United States that any resolution of the Taiwan Strait issue must be peaceful and include the assent of the people of Taiwan. SEC. 693. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO DISPLAY OF THE AMER
ICAN FLAG AT THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN. It is the sense of the Congress that the American Institute in Taiwan and the residence of the director of the American Institute in Taiwan should publicly display the flag of the United States in the same manner as United States embassies, consulates, and official residences throughout the world. SEC. 694. REPORTS ON ACTIVITIES IN COLOMBIA.
22 USC 2291
note. (a) REPORT ON REFORM ACTIVITIES. —
(1) IN GENERAL.-Not later than 180 days after the date Deadlines. of the enactment of this Act, and not later than April 1 of each year thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the status of activities funded or authorized, in whole or in part, by the Department or the Department of Defense in Colombia to promote alternative developmentrecovery and resettlement of internally displaced persons, judicial reform, the peace process, and human rights.
(2) CONTENTS.-Each such report shall contain the following:
(A) A summary of activities described in paragraph (1) during the previous 12-month period.
(B) An estimated timetable for the conduct of such activities in the subsequent 12-month period.
(C) An explanation of any delay in meeting timetables
(D) An assessment of steps to be taken to correct
(1) DECLARATION OF POLICY.—It is the policy of the United
(2) REPORT.-Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and not later than April 1 of each year thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the activities of United States businesses that have entered into agreements in the previous 12-month period with the Department or the Department of Defense to carry out counternarcotics activities in Colombia.
(3) CONTENTS.-Each such report shall contain the following:
(A) The name of each United States business described in paragraph (2) and description of the counternarcotics activities carried out by the business in Colombia.
(B) The total value of all payments by the Department and the Department of Defense to each such business for such activities.
(C) A written statement justifying the decision by the Department and the Department of Defense to enter into an agreement with each such business for such activities.
(D) An assessment of the risks to personal safety and potential involvement in hostilities incurred by employees of each such business as a result of their activities in Colombia.
(E) A plan to provide for the transfer of the counternarcotics activities carried out by such United States businesses to Colombian nationals, in particular personnel of the Colombian antinarcotics police.
(4) DEFINITION.-In this subsection, the term "United
forms contracts involving personal services.
(1) Heroin originating from Colombia is beginning to dominate the illicit market of that narcotic in the United States partly because law enforcement has struggled to interdict effectively what is often voluminous importations of small quantities of Colombia's inexpensive and pure heroin.
(2) Destruction of opium, from which heroin is derived, at its source in Colombia is traditionally one of the best strategies to combat the heroin crisis in the United States, according to Federal law enforcement officials.
(3) There is a growing alarm concerning the spillover effect of Plan Colombia on Ecuador, a frontline state. The northern region of Ecuador, including the Sucumbios province, is an area of particular concern.
(4) As a result of Plan Colombia-related activities, drug traffickers, guerrillas, and paramilitary groups have made incursions from Colombia into Ecuador, increasing the level of violence and delinquency in the border region.
(b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 150 days after the Deadline. date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees which sets forth a statement of policy and comprehensive strategy for United States activities in Colombia related to
(1) the eradication of all opium cultivation at its source in Colombia; and
(2) the impact of Plan Colombia on Ecuador and the other adjacent countries to Colombia. SEC. 696. REPORT ON EXTRADITION POLICY AND PRACTICE.
Not later than May 1, 2003, the Secretary shall submit a Deadline. report to the appropriate congressional committees on extradition practice between the United States and governments of foreign countries with which the United States has an extradition relationship. The report shall include
(1) an aggregate list, by country, of,
(A) the number of extradition requests made by the
(B) the number of fugitives extradited by that country
(A) the number of extradition requests made by that
(B) the number of fugitives extradited by the United States to that country in 2002;
(3) any other relevant information regarding difficulties the United States has experienced in obtaining the extradition of fugitives (including a discussion of the unwillingness of treaty partners to extradite nationals or where fugitives may face capital punishment or life imprisonment); and
(4) a summary of the Department's efforts in 2002 to negotiate new or revised extradition treaties, and its agenda for
such negotiations in 2003. SEC. 697. SPECIAL COURT FOR SIERRA LEONE.
(a) FINDING.-Congress finds that prompt establishment of a Special Court for Sierra Leone is an important step in restoring a credible system of justice and accountability for the crimes committed in Sierra Leone and would contribute to the process of national reconciliation in that country.