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22 U.S. Code § 2411 - Limitation upon exercise of special authorities

The President shall not exercise any special authority granted to him under section 2318(a), 2348a(c)(2), or 2360(a) of this title unless the President, before he intends to exercise any such authority, notifies the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate in writing of each such intended exercise, the section of this chapter under which such authority is to be exercised, and the justification for, and the extent of, the exercise of such authority.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424, known as the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2151 of this title and Tables.


1996—Pub. L. 104–164 substituted “before he intends” for “prior to the date he intends”.

1985—Pub. L. 99–83 inserted reference to section 2348a(c)(2) of this title.

1980—Pub. L. 96–533 struck out reference to section 2364(a) of this title.

1972—Pub. L. 92–226 struck out provision which limited exercise of special authority for purpose of providing additional assistance to Cambodia and which required thirty days notice to congressional committee (ten days in emergencies requiring immediate assistance) of intention to exercise such authority.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–83 effective Oct. 1, 1985, see section 1301 of Pub. L. 99–83, set out as a note under section 2151–1 of this title.

Funds Not To Be Used To Finance Introduction of United States Ground Combat Troops Into Cambodia or Provide Advisers for Security or Intelligence Forces in Cambodia; Assistance to Cambodia Not To Be Construed as Commitment by United States to Cambodia for Its Defense

Pub. L. 91–652, § 7, Jan. 5, 1971, 84 Stat. 1943, as amended by Pub. L. 92–226, pt. IV, § 408, Feb. 7, 1972, 86 Stat. 35, provided that:

In line with the expressed intention of the President of the United States, none of the funds authorized or appropriated pursuant to this or any other Act may be used to finance the introduction of United States ground combat troops into Cambodia, or to provide United States advisers to or for military, paramilitary, police, or other security or intelligence forces in Cambodia.
Military and economic assistance provided by the United States to Cambodia and authorized or appropriated pursuant to this or any other Act shall not be construed as a commitment by the United States to Cambodia for its defense.”
Executive Documents
Delegation of Functions

For delegation of functions of President under this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 12163, Sept. 29, 1979, 44 F.R. 56673, as amended, set out as a note under section 2381 of this title.