Summary: H.R.2224 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/27/1987)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1988 - Authorizes funds to be appropriated from the Panama Canal Commission Fund to the Panama Canal Commission for FY 1988 for operating expenses including expenses for: (1) the hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; (2) the purchase of passenger motor vehicles; (3) official receptions and representation expenses; (4) expert and consultant services; (5) a residence for the Administrator of the Commission; (6) uniforms; (7) employee recreation and community projects; and (8) the operation of guide services.

Specifies a maximum amount of funds which may be used for capital outlays.

Authorizes additional appropriations for salary increases, retirement and employee benefits, payments to Panama, and increased fuel costs.

Requires the Commission to report to the Congress concerning: (1) the condition of the Panama Canal and potential adverse effects on U.S. shipping and commerce; (2) the effect on canal operations of the military forces under General Noriega; and (3) an evaluation of the effect on canal operations if the Panamanian Government continues to withhold its consent to major factors in the U.S. Senate's ratification of the Panama Canal Treaties.