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22 USC CHAPTER 74, SUBCHAPTER I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
From Title 22—FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSECHAPTER 74—FOREIGN AFFAIRS AGENCIES CONSOLIDATION

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL PROVISIONS

§6501. Purposes

The purposes of this chapter are—

(1) to strengthen—

(A) the coordination of United States foreign policy; and

(B) the leading role of the Secretary of State in the formulation and articulation of United States foreign policy;


(2) to consolidate and reinvigorate the foreign affairs functions of the United States within the Department of State by—

(A) abolishing the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the United States Information Agency, and the United States International Development Cooperation Agency, and transferring the functions of these agencies to the Department of State while preserving the special missions and skills of these agencies;

(B) transferring certain functions of the Agency for International Development to the Department of State; and

(C) providing for the reorganization of the Department of State to maximize the efficient use of resources, which may lead to budget savings, eliminated redundancy in functions, and improvement in the management of the Department of State;


(3) to ensure that programs critical to the promotion of United States national interests be maintained;

(4) to assist congressional efforts to balance the Federal budget and reduce the Federal debt;

(5) to ensure that the United States maintains effective representation abroad within budgetary restraints; and

(6) to encourage United States foreign affairs agencies to maintain a high percentage of the best qualified, most competent United States citizens serving in the United States Government.

(Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XI, §1102, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–765.)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this subdivision", meaning subdiv. A of div. G of Pub. L. 105–277, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–765, known as the Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998. For complete classification of this subdivision to the Code, see Short Title note below and Tables.

Short Title

Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, §1001, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–761, provided that: "This division [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the 'Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998'."

Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XI, §1101, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–765, provided that: "This subdivision [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the 'Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998'."

§6502. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) ACDA

The term "ACDA" means the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

(2) AID

The term "AID" means the United States Agency for International Development.

(3) Agency; Federal agency

The term "agency" or "Federal agency" means an Executive agency as defined in section 105 of title 5.

(4) Appropriate congressional committees

The term "appropriate congressional committees" means the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

(5) Covered agency

The term "covered agency" means any of the following agencies: ACDA, USIA, IDCA, and AID.

(6) Department

The term "Department" means the Department of State.

(7) Function

The term "function" means any duty, obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, activity, or program.

(8) IDCA

The term "IDCA" means the United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

(9) Office

The term "office" includes any office, administration, agency, institute, unit, organizational entity, or component thereof.

(10) Secretary

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of State.

(11) USIA

The term "USIA" means the United States Information Agency.

(Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XI, §1103, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–766.)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this subdivision", meaning subdiv. A of div. G of Pub. L. 105–277, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–765, known as the Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998. For complete classification of this subdivision to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6501 of this title and Tables.

Change of Name

Committee on International Relations of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Foreign Affairs of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007.

§6503. Report on budgetary cost savings resulting from reorganization

The Secretary of State shall submit a report, together with the congressional presentation document for the budget of the Department of State for each of the fiscal years 2000 and 2001, to the appropriate congressional committees describing the total anticipated and achieved cost savings in budget outlays and budget authority related to the reorganization implemented under this chapter, including cost savings by each of the following categories:

(1) Reductions in personnel.

(2) Administrative consolidation, including procurement.

(3) Program consolidation.

(4) Consolidation of real properties and leases.

(Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XI, §1104, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–767.)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original "this subdivision", meaning subdiv. A of div. G of Pub. L. 105–277, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–765, known as the Foreign Affairs Agencies Consolidation Act of 1998. For complete classification of this subdivision to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6501 of this title and Tables.