Summary: H.R.3733 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/19/1989)

Democracy in El Salvador Act of 1989 - Makes El Salvador ineligible for any American assistance or military financing, except for humanitarian assistance. Provides that such assistance shall be disbursed directly to private voluntary relief organizations.

Makes such sanctions inapplicable if the President certifies (and the Congress approves such certification by joint resolution) that the Government of El Salvador: (1) has prosecuted those responsible for the murders of certain faculty members of the Jose Simeon Canas Central American University; (2) has removed from public office and responsibilities all those connected with death squad activity; (3) has established a judiciary free from political pressures; (4) is taking every measure to avoid civilian casualties and is allowing neutral humanitarian organizations to evacuate the dead and wounded and to provide emergency relief to civilians; (5) is abiding by the Geneva Convention with regard to combatants; and (6) is seeking to establish a cease-fire in the civil war.

Provides that a motion to consider such a joint resolution shall be treated as highly privileged in the Congress.