THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Norfolk, Virginia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 1, 1999
March 31, 1999
Presidential Determination No. 99-20
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
SUBJECT: Drawdown of Articles and Services to Support International
Relief Efforts Relating to the Kosovo Conflict
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 552(c)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the "Act"), I hereby determine that:
(1) as a result of an unforeseen emergency, the provision of
assistance under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act in amounts in excess of funds otherwise available for such assistance is important to the national interests of the United States; and
(2) such unforeseen emergency requires the immediate provision of
assistance under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act.
I therefore direct the drawdown of up to $25 million in commodities and services from the inventory and resources of the Department of Defense to support international relief efforts for Kosovar refugees.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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