Except as provided under this section no funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of State may be used to pay any expense associated with the closing of any overseas public diplomacy post abroad.
Not less than 45 days before the closing of any overseas public diplomacy post abroad the Secretary of State shall notify the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.
This section shall not apply to any overseas public diplomacy post closed—
(1)because of a break or downgrading of diplomatic relations between the United States and the country in which the post is located; or
(2)where there is a real and present threat to United States diplomats in the city where the post is located and where a travel advisory warning against travel by United States citizens to the city has been issued by the Department of State.
1998—Pub. L. 105–277, § 1335(a)(5)(D), substituted “Overseas public diplomacy” for “USIA” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1335(a)(5)(A), (B), substituted “Department of State” for “United States Information Agency” and “overseas public diplomacy post” for “United States Information Agency post”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1335(a)(5)(A), (C), substituted “overseas public diplomacy post” for “United States Information Agency post” and “Secretary of State” for “Director of the United States Information Agency”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1335(a)(5)(A), substituted “overseas public diplomacy post” for “United States Information Agency post” in introductory provisions.
Section 206(b) ofPub. L. 102–138, which provided that reductions could not be made in number of American employees of United States Information Agency stationed abroad until number of such employees was same percentage of total number of American employees of Agency as number of American employees of Agency stationed abroad in 1981 was to total number of American employees at Agency at same time in 1981, was repealed by Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XIII, § 1336(4),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–790.
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