Nov 10, 78 • State-Georgetown • 285801

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ORIGIN H-03
INFO OCT-01 AID-01 SS-15 ARA-10 NSCE-00 ISO-00 FSE-00 ABF-01 TRSE-00 SSO-00 /031 R
DRAFTED BY H:ELKRIZEK/A/BF/FC:JEMANION
APPROVED BY H:ELKRIZEK
BF/OF:FFULGHAM(SUBS)
TREASURY:REWING(SUBS)
DESIRED DISTRIBUTION
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O 100302Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS STATE 285801
CODEL RYAN

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: OREP (CODEL RYAN)
SUBJECT: CODEL RYAN: AUTHORIZATION
REF: STATE 284988

1. THERE FOLLOWS BELOW AUTHORIZATION FOR REP. LEO J. RYAN AND MR. JAMES SCHOLLAERT FOR VISIT TO GUYANA NOVEMBER 14-19 AND EXPLANATION OF NEW FUNDING PROCEDURES FOR CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL.

2. AUTHORIZATION: PROVISIONS OF CA-10315 DTD 10/16/72 APPLY. USE OF STATE ACCOUNT 19X6875.3, ALLOT. 9900 OR

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19FT510 ACCOUNT WHERE AVAILABLE EQUIVALENT TO US DOLS 75 PER DAY OR MAXIMUM RATE OF USG PER DIEM ALLOWANCE, WHICHEVER IS GREATER, PLUS ACTUAL TRANSPORTATION COSTS AUTHORIZED REP. LEO J. RYAN AND MR. JAMES SCHOLLAERT BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

3. COMPLETE FISCAL INSTRUCTIONS REFLECTING NEW LEGISLATION (SECTION 22, PL-95-384 ENACTED 9/26/78 WHICH AMENDS SECTION 502(B), MUTUAL SECURITY ACT OF 1954) ARE BEING DEVELOPED. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PROCEDURES STATE 123593 DTD 5/27/77 CONTINUE WITH EXCEPTION THAT ALL CHARGES PREVIOUSLY MADE AGAINST 20A1510 NOW SHOULD BE CHARGED AGAINST ACCOUNT 19X6875.3, ALLOT. 9900. SUCH CHARGES WILL BE REPORTED ON SF-1221 AND FS 478 FOR OFFICE OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

4. THE NEW LAW ALSO PROVIDES FOR PAYMENT OF PER DIEM EXCEEDING EQUIVALENT US DOLS 75 IN THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE THE MAXIMUM RATES OF PER DIEM ALLOWANCES ESTABLISHED IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT STANDARDIZED REGULATIONS ARE GREATER THAN EQUIVALENT US DOLS 75 PER DAY, EXCLUSIVE OF THE ACTUAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION.

5. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT POSTS PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT TELEGRAPHICALLY (A/BF/OF, INFO H) ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION CONCERNING THE USE OF LOCAL CURRENCIES, ITEMIZED AS CHARGES TO EITHER 19FT510 ACCOUNT OR 19X6875.3, ALLOT. 9900 INDICATING PER DIEM, TRANSPORTATION, AND OTHER OFFICIAL PURPOSES, AND DETAILED BY COMMITTEE AND BY EACH MEMBER OR EMPLOYEE OF A CODEL OR STAFFDEL AS SOON AS AVAILABLE AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE TRAVELLER(S). THE DEPARTMENT WILL

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TRANSMIT THIS INFORMATION ON A TIMELY BASIS TO THE CONGRESS TO ENABLE THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES TO MEET THE THIRTY DAY AND QUARTERLY REPORTING DEADLINES AS REQUIRED BY THE NEW LAW.

VANCE

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Originally posted on February 11th, 2020.

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