References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (b)(1) and (c), was in the original a reference to this Act, and was translated as referring to this title, meaning title III of Pub. L. 103–236, Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 432, known as the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994, which is classified principally to this chapter, to reflect the probable intent of Congress. For complete classification of title III to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6201 of this title and Tables.
December 23, 2016, and such date, referred to in subsec. (c), were in the original “the date of the enactment of this section” and “such date of enactment”, respectively, and were translated as meaning the date of enactment of Pub. L. 114–328, which amended this section generally, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2016—Pub. L. 114–328 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to the continued existence within the Executive branch, retention of existing Board members, Inspector General authorities, composition, term, selection, compensation, decisions, and immunity from civil liability of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
1999—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(7) [div. A, title V, § 502(2)], which directed amendment of par. (2) by inserting “, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate” at end, was executed by making the insertion before period at end, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(7) [div. A, title V, § 502(1)], substituted “appoint” for “designate”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(7) [div. A, title V, § 504], added subsec. (g).
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1322, amended heading and text of subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There is hereby established within the United States Information Agency a Broadcasting Board of Governors (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the ‘Board’).”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1323(b), substituted “Secretary of State” for “Director of the United States Information Agency” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1323(b), (c), in first sentence, substituted “Secretary of State” for “Director of the United States Information Agency”, and in last sentence, substituted “no Secretary of State” for “no Director of the United States Information Agency” and “Acting Secretary of State” for “acting Director of the agency”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1323(b), substituted “Secretary of State” for “Director of the United States Information Agency”.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name
Broadcasting Board of Governors renamed United States Agency for Global Media pursuant to section 6204(a)(22) of this title. The renaming was effectuated by notice to congressional appropriations committees dated May 24, 2018, and became effective Aug. 22, 2018.
References to Broadcasting Board of Governors
Pub. L. 116–94, div. G, title I, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2822, provided in part:
“That any reference to the ‘Broadcasting Board of Governors’ or ‘BBG’, including in any account providing amounts to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, in any Act making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs enacted before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 20, 2019] shall for this fiscal year, and any fiscal year thereafter, be construed to mean the ‘United States Agency for Global Media’ or ‘USAGM’, respectively.”