H.R.5481 - 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. Durbin, Richard [D-IL-20] (Introduced 08/03/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||08/21/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5481 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/03/1990)
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.
Authorizes the President to provide humanitarian assistance to Lithuania. Directs the Administrator of the Agency for International Development to: (1) furnish such assistance through voluntary relief agencies; and (2) ensure that Lithuanians receive such assistance as soon as possible.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that other nations and voluntary relief agencies should respond to the need of the Lithuanian people by providing or facilitating emergency humanitarian assistance.