H.R.5262 - To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the provision of medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance to the Lithuanian people to alleviate suffering during the current emergency.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 07/12/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/27/1990 Executive Comment Requested from State. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5262 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/12/1990)
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to declare that the Congress recognizes that prompt U.S. assistance is necessary to alleviate the emergency in Lithuania caused by the Soviet blockade.
Directs the Administrator of the Agency for International Development to: (1) furnish humanitarian assistance to Lithuania during such emergency; and (2) solicit donations of humanitarian assistance for Lithuania and cooperate with private relief agencies attempting to provide such assistance. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide all necessary airlift and sealift to transport such assistance as soon as an agreement between the United States and the nations surrounding Lithuania has been concluded.
Urges the President to begin negotiations with the nations surrounding Lithuania regarding the importation of critical humanitarian assistance.