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.”
See also: companion measure S. 1215 on 7/20/01.
Became public law 107-077 (11/14/01 conference report passed House 411-15; 11/15/01 conference report passed Senate 98-1)