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Titles (7)

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Appropriations bill FY97, Foreign Operations (Identified by CRS)
Foreign Operations FY97 Appropriations bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Bank for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Middle East and North Africa Act
  • NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (6)

Date Actions Overview
09/17/1996Conference committee actions: Conference held.
07/26/1996Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 93-7. Record Vote No: 248.
06/27/1996Committee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator McConnell with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 104-295.
06/11/1996Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 366 - 57 (Roll no. 228).
05/29/1996The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 104-600, by Mr. Callahan.
05/29/1996Introduced in House

All Actions (309)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/17/1996-6:32pmConference held.
Action By: Joint
07/30/1996-4:30pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Callahan, Porter, Livingston, Lightfoot, Wolf, Packard, Knollenberg, Forbes, Bunn, Wilson, Yates, Pelosi, Torres, Lowey, and Obey.
07/30/1996-4:29pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/30/1996-4:29pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H8793)
07/30/1996-4:29pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
07/30/1996-4:27pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Wilson motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion require the managers on the part of the House to insist on the funding level for UNICEF as passed by the House.
07/30/1996-4:26pmHouseMr. Wilson moved that the House instruct conferees.
07/30/1996-4:26pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/30/1996-4:25pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H8792-8793)
07/30/1996-4:25pmHouseMr. Callahan asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
07/29/1996SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/26/1996SenateSenate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees McConnell; Specter; Mack; Jeffords; Gregg; Shelby; Bennett; Hatfield; Leahy; Inouye; Lautenberg; Harkin; Mikulski; Murray; Byrd. (consideration: CR S8964)
07/26/1996SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 93-7. Record Vote No: 248.
07/26/1996SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to.
07/26/1996SenateAmendment SP 5078 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 73-27. Record Vote No: 247.
07/26/1996SenateS.Amdt.5078 Amendment SP 5078 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 73-27. Record Vote No: 247.
07/26/1996SenateS.Amdt.5088 Amendment SP 5088 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 22-78. Record Vote No: 246.
07/26/1996SenateAmendment SP 5088 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 22-78. Record Vote No: 246.
07/26/1996SenateS.Amdt.5088 Considered by Senate.
07/26/1996SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8943-8965)
07/26/1996SenateS.Amdt.5078 Considered by Senate.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5089 Amendment SP 5089 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5089 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5089 Proposed by Senator Murkowski to Amendment SP 5078. To provide conditions for funding North Korea's implementation of the nuclear framework agreement.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5089 proposed by Senator Murkowski to Amendment SP 5078.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5078 proposed by Senator Lieberman.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5078 Proposed by Senator Lieberman. To reallocate funds for the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5088 Proposed by Senator Simpson. To strike the provision which extends reduced refugee standards for certain groups.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5088 proposed by Senator Simpson.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5087 Amendment SP 5087 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5087 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5086 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5086 Amendment SP 5086 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5085 Amendment SP 5085 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5085 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5084 Amendment SP 5084 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5084 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5087 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Pell. To express the sense of the Senate that the United States Government should encourage other governments to draft and participate in regional treaties aimed at avoiding any adverse impacts on the physical environment or environmental interests of other nations or a global commons area, through the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments, where appropriate.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5087 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Pell.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5086 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy. To provide for the transfer of unobligated and unearmarked funds to International Organizations and Programs.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5086 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5085 Proposed by Senator McConnell. To establish the Bank for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Middle East and North Africa.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5085 proposed by Senator McConnell.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5084 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Cochran. To reduce the contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5084 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Cochran.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5058 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81-16. Record Vote No: 245.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5058 Amendment SP 5058 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81-16. Record Vote No: 245.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5018 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-46. Record Vote No: 244.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5018 Amendment SP 5018 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-46. Record Vote No: 244.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5082 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5082 Amendment SP 5082 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5081 Amendment SP 5081 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5081 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5080 Amendment SP 5080 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5080 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5079 Amendment SP 5079 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5079 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5082 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Abraham.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5082 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Abraham. To provide for $5,000,000 earmarked for a land and resource management institute to identify nuclear contamination at Chernobyl.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5081 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Abraham. To provide for $15,000,000 earmarked for the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program from the Development Assistance Account.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5081 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Abraham.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5080 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Bingaman. To express the sense of the Senate in opposition to the military overthrow of the Government of Burundi and to encourage the swift and prompt end to the current crisis, and for other purposes.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5080 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Bingaman.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5079 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Helms. To require the deobligation of certain unexpended economic assistance funds.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5079 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Helms.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5019 Amendment SP 5019 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5019 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5019 Motion to table SP 5019 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45-54. Record Vote No: 243.
07/25/1996SenateMotion to table SP 5019 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45-54. Record Vote No: 243.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5047 Amendment SP 5047 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96-3. Record Vote No: 242.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5047 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96-3. Record Vote No: 242.
07/25/1996SenateMotion to table SP 5045 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65-35. Record Vote No: 241.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5045 Motion to table SP 5045 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65-35. Record Vote No: 241.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5065 Amendment SP 5065 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5065 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5064 Amendment SP 5064 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5064 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5063 Amendment SP 5063 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5063 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5062 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5062 Amendment SP 5062 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5061 Amendment SP 5061 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5061 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5060 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5060 Amendment SP 5060 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5059 Amendment SP 5059 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5059 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5065 Proposed by Senator McConnell. To provide for a report on activities of the military forces of the People's Republic of Korea.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5065 proposed by Senator McConnell.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5064 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator McCain. To treat adult children of former internees of Vietnamese reeducation camps as refugees for purposes of Orderly Departure Program.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5064 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator McCain.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5063 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Pressler. To state the sense of the Senate on delivery by China of ballistic missile technology to Syria.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5063 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Pressler.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5062 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Pressler. To state the sense of the Senate on the delivery by the People's Republic of China of cruise missiles to Iran.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5062 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Pressler.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5061 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Lieberman. To urge continued and increased United States support for the efforts of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to bring to justice the perpetrators of gross violations of international law in the former Yugoslavia.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5061 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Lieberman.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5060 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Kyl. To allocate funds for commercial law reform in the independent states of the former Soviet Union.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5060 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Kyl.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5059 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Inouye. To express the sense of the Congress regarding expansion of eligibility for Holocaust survivor compensation by the Government of Germany.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5059 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Inouye.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5058 proposed by Senator Brown.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5058 Proposed by Senator Brown. To amend the NATO Participation Act of 1994 to expedite the transition to full membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization of emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5047 Proposed by Senator Domenici. To restrict the availability of funds under the Act for Mexico until drug kingpins are extradited or prosecuted.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5047 proposed by Senator Domenici.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5046 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5046 Amendment SP 5046 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5046 Proposed by Senator Kerry to Amendment SP 5045. To promote the establishment of a permanent multilateral regime to govern the transfer of conventional arms.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5046 proposed by Senator Kerry to Amendment SP 5045.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5045 Proposed by Senator Dorgan. To provide congressional review of and clear standards for the eligibility of foreign governments to be considered for United States military assistance and arms transfers.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5045 proposed by Senator Dorgan.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5044 Amendment SP 5044 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5044 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5043 Amendment SP 5043 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5043 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5042 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5042 Amendment SP 5042 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5041 Amendment SP 5041 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5041 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5040 Amendment SP 5040 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5040 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5039 Amendment SP 5039 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5039 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5044 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown. To express the sense of the Congress that Romania is making significant progress toward admission to NATO.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5044 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5043 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown. To express the sense of the Congress regarding Croatia.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5043 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5042 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Specter. To permit certain claims against foreign states to be heard in United States courts where no extradition treaty with the state existed at the time the claim arose and where no other adequate and available remedies exist.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5042 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Specter.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5041 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown. To express the sense of the Congress that the United States should take steps to improve economic relations between the United States and the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5041 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5040 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Graham. To make Haiti eligible to purchase defense articles and services.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5040 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Graham.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5039 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Moynihan. To require certain reports on the situation in Burma.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5039 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Moynihan.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5028 Amendment SP 5028 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 70-28. Record Vote No: 240.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5028 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 70-28. Record Vote No: 240.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5027 Amendment SP 5027 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43-56. Record Vote No: 239.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5027 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43-56. Record Vote No: 239.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5034 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5034 Amendment SP 5034 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5033 Amendment SP 5033 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5033 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5032 Amendment SP 5032 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5032 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5031 Amendment SP 5031 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5031 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5030 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5030 Amendment SP 5030 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5034 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Simon.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5034 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Simon. To clarify the use of certain development funds for Africa.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5033 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Faircloth. To require a GAO study and report on the grants provided to foreign governments, foreign entities, and international organizations by United States agencies.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5033 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Faircloth.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5032 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Faircloth. To require that the United Nations vote report to include information about American foreign assistance.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5032 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Faircloth.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5031 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown. To allocate funds for demining operations in Afghanistan.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5031 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Brown.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5030 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Helms. To express the sense of Congress regarding the conflict in Chechnya.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5030 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Helms.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5029 Amendment SP 5029 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5029 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5029 Proposed by Senator Murkowski. To express the sense of the Congress regarding implementation of United States-Japan Insurance Agreement.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5029 proposed by Senator Murkowski.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5028 Proposed by Senator Helms. To prohibit United States voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its specialized agencies if the United Nations attemps to implement or impose taxation on United States persons to raise revenue for the United Nations.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5028 proposed by Senator Helms.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5027 Proposed by Senator Smith. To strike funds made available for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5027 proposed by Senator Smith.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5026 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5026 Amendment SP 5026 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5025 Amendment SP 5025 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5025 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5023 Amendment SP 5023 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5024 Amendment SP 5024 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5023 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5024 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5022 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5022 Amendment SP 5022 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5021 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5021 Amendment SP 5021 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5020 Amendment SP 5020 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5020 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5026 proposed by Senator McConnell.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5026 Proposed by Senator McConnell. To amend the notification requirements provisions.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5025 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy. To provide additional funds to support the International Development Association.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5025 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5024 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy. To require a report on actions of the Government of Tunisia with respect to civil liberties and the independence of the judiciary.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5024 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5023 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy. To delete a section of the bill relating to a landmine use moratorium.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5023 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Leahy.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5022 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Inouye.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5022 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Inouye. To earmark funds for support of the United States Telecommunications Training Institute.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5021 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Reid. To restrict the use of funds for any country that permits the practice of female genital mutilation.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5021 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Reid.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5020 Proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Bumpers. To allocate foreign assistance funds for Mongolia.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5020 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Bumpers.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5019 Proposed by Senator Cohen. To promote the improvement of the lives of the peoples of Burma through democratization, market reforms and personal freedom.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5019 proposed by Senator Cohen.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5017 Amendment SP 5017 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96-0. Record Vote No: 238.
07/25/1996SenateAmendment SP 5017 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96-0. Record Vote No: 238.
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5017 Considered by Senate.
07/25/1996SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8741-8777, S8781-8820, S8833-8863)
07/25/1996SenateS.Amdt.5018 Considered by Senate.
07/24/1996SenateS.Amdt.5018 Proposed by Senator Coverdell. To increase the amount of funds available for international narcotics control programs, offset by reductions in other appropriations.
07/24/1996SenateAmendment SP 5018 proposed by Senator Coverdell.
07/24/1996SenateS.Amdt.5017 Proposed by Senator McCain. To require information on cooperation with United States anti-terrorism efforts in the annual country reports on terrorism.
07/24/1996SenateAmendment SP 5017 proposed by Senator McCain.
07/24/1996SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S8617-8633)
06/27/1996SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
06/27/1996SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 470.
06/27/1996SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator McConnell with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 104-295.
06/18/1996SenateSubcommittee on Foreign Operations. Approved for full committee consideration with amendments favorably.
Action By: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations
06/12/1996SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
06/11/1996-3:47pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/11/1996-3:47pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 366 - 57 (Roll no. 228).
06/11/1996-3:23pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
06/11/1996-3:22pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
06/11/1996-3:22pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3540.
06/11/1996-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1141 On agreeing to the Frank (MA) amendment (A026) Failed by recorded vote: 149 - 272 (Roll no. 227).
06/11/1996-2:21pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of June 6, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 45 minutes of debate on the Frank (MA) amendment.
06/11/1996-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1141 Amendment (A026) offered by Mr. Frank (MA).
06/11/1996-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1140 On agreeing to the Souder amendment (A025) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/11/1996-2:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of June, 6, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Souder amendment.
06/11/1996-2:03pmHouseH.Amdt.1140 Amendment (A025) offered by Mr. Souder.
06/11/1996-2:03pmHouseH.Amdt.1139 By unanimous consent, the Obey amendment was withdrawn.
06/11/1996-1:40pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of June 6, 1996, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 45 minutes of debate on the Obey amendment.
06/11/1996-1:40pmHouseH.Amdt.1139 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/11/1996-1:40pmHouseH.Amdt.1138 By unanimous consent, the Zimmer amendment was withdrawn.
06/11/1996-1:31pmHouseH.Amdt.1138 Amendment (A023) offered by Mr. Zimmer.
06/11/1996-1:30pmHouseH.Amdt.1137 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A022) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/11/1996-1:24pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement made last week, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Obey amendment.
06/11/1996-1:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1137 Amendment (A022) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/11/1996-1:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1136 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A021) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/11/1996-1:19pmHouseH.Amdt.1136 Amendment (A021) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/11/1996-1:18pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
06/11/1996-1:17pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6142-6159)
06/06/1996-12:01pmHouseMr. Callahan asked unanimous consent that during the further consideration of the bill in the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, no further amendments to the bill be in order except as follows: The Obey amendment Nos. 54, 58, 76; Frank (MA) amendment No. 10; Souder amendment No. 69; and Zimmer amendment No. 75. Mr. Callahan asked further unanimous consent that the time for debate on each amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes, except the Obey amendment No. 54 and Frank (MA) amendment No. 10 shall each be debatable for not to exceed 45 minutes, and that consideration of the amendments proceed without intervening motion except one motion to rise if offered by Mr. Callahan. Agreed to without objection.
06/05/1996-10:30pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3540 as unfinished business.
06/05/1996-10:30pmHouseOn motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
06/05/1996-10:30pmHouseMr. Callahan moved that the Committee rise.
06/05/1996-10:29pmHouseH.Amdt.1131 On agreeing to the Burton amendment (A020) Failed by recorded vote: 127 - 296 (Roll no. 218).
06/05/1996-10:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1130 On agreeing to the Radanovich amendment (A019) Agreed to by recorded vote: 268 - 153 (Roll no. 217).
06/05/1996-10:13pmHouseH.Amdt.1128 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A017) Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 181 (Roll no. 216).
06/05/1996-10:05pmHouseH.Amdt.1127 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A016) Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 231 (Roll no. 215).
06/05/1996-9:42pmHouseThe Chair put the question on agreeing to the Burton amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Ackerman demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-8:00pmHouseH.Amdt.1131 Amendment (A020) offered by Mr. Burton.
06/05/1996-7:59pmHouseThe Chair put the question on agreeing to the Radanovich amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Radanovich demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-7:03pmHouseH.Amdt.1130 Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Radanovich.
06/05/1996-7:01pmHouseH.Amdt.1129 By unanimous consent, the Radanovich amendment was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-6:59pmHouseH.Amdt.1129 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Radanovich.
06/05/1996-6:58pmHouseThe Chair put the question on agreeing to the Obey amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Obey demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-6:52pmHouseH.Amdt.1128 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/05/1996-6:51pmHouseThe Chair put the question on agreeing to the Obey amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Obey demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-6:38pmHouseH.Amdt.1127 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/05/1996-6:37pmHouseH.Amdt.1122 On agreeing to the Visclosky amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 301 - 118, 1 Present (Roll no. 214).
06/05/1996-6:11pmHouseH.Amdt.1126 Mr. Gilman raised a point of order against the Obey amendment (A015). Mr. Gilman stated that the amendment calls for a limitation on an Appropriations bill and was not in order prior to the reading of the last line of the bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/05/1996-6:09pmHouseH.Amdt.1126 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/05/1996-6:09pmHouseH.Amdt.1125 Mr. Gilman raised a point of order against the Obey amendment (A014). Mr. Gilman stated that the amendment would make changes to existing law and, therefore, constituted legislation on an Appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/05/1996-5:59pmHouseH.Amdt.1125 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/05/1996-5:57pmHouseH.Amdt.1124 Mr. Callahan raised a point of order against the Waters amendment (A013). Mr. Callahan stated that the amendment would appropriate funds without authorization and was, therefore, in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/05/1996-5:52pmHouseH.Amdt.1124 Amendment (A013) offered by Ms. Waters.
06/05/1996-5:52pmHouseH.Amdt.1123 By unanimous consent, the Skaggs amendment was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-5:29pmHouseH.Amdt.1123 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Skaggs.
06/05/1996-5:28pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Visclosky amendment, the Chair put the question and declared that by a voice vote the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Visclosky asked for a recorded vote and under the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the day.
06/05/1996-4:16pmHouseMr. Callahan asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of the bill it shall be in order to consider the following amendments in the sequence in which they appear, notwithstanding the state of the reading of the bill for amendment: 1. Amendment No. 42, by Mr. Obey; 2. amendment No. 44, by Mr. Obey; 3. amendment No. 29, by Mr. Obey; and 4. amendment No. 30, by Mr. Obey. Agreed to without objection.
06/05/1996-3:57pmHouseH.Amdt.1122 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Visclosky.
06/05/1996-3:57pmHouseH.Amdt.1121 On agreeing to the Burton amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/05/1996-3:53pmHouseH.Amdt.1121 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Burton.
06/05/1996-3:52pmHouseH.Amdt.1120 By unanimous consent, the Kennedy (MA) amendment was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-3:47pmHouseH.Amdt.1120 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Kennedy (MA).
06/05/1996-3:42pmHouseH.Amdt.1119 On agreeing to the Traficant amendment (A008) Agreed to by recorded vote: 415 - 1 (Roll no. 213).
06/05/1996-3:18pmHouseH.Amdt.1119 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Traficant.
06/05/1996-3:18pmHouseH.Amdt.1118 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/05/1996-3:06pmHouseH.Amdt.1118 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/05/1996-3:04pmHouseH.Amdt.1117 On agreeing to the Burton amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 233 (Roll no. 212).
06/05/1996-2:42pmHouseMr. Wilson asked unanimous consent that consideration of title IV be passed over and that Mr. Obey be allowed to offer amendments to the title at a later time. Agreed to without objection.
06/05/1996-2:39pmHouseMr. Wilson asked unanimous consent that consideration of title III be passed over and that Mr. Obey be allowed to offer amendments to the title at a later time. Objection was heard.
06/05/1996-2:39pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Burton amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Burton demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 445, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1117 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Burton.
06/05/1996-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.1116 By unanimous consent, the Burton amendment was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-1:59pmHouseH.Amdt.1116 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Burton.
06/05/1996-1:54pmHouseH.Amdt.1115 Mr. Callahan raised a point of order against the Payne (NJ) amendment (A004). Mr. Callahan stated that the amendment appropriated funds for a program not yet authorized. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/05/1996-1:43pmHouseH.Amdt.1115 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Payne (NJ).
06/05/1996-1:40pmHouseMr. Gilman raised a point of order against the content of the measure. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/05/1996-1:38pmHouseH.Amdt.1114 On agreeing to the Manzullo amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 236 (Roll no. 211).
06/05/1996-1:28pmHouseH.Amdt.1113 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 334 - 77 (Roll no. 210).
06/05/1996-1:05pmHouseCONTINUATION OF POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that the Committee would resume proceedings on amendments postponed earlier in the following order: Obey and Manzullo.
06/05/1996-1:04pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Manzullo amendment, the Chair put the question and declared that by a voice vote the noes had prevailed. Mr. Manzullo asked for a recorded vote and under the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the day.
06/05/1996-12:25pmHouseH.Amdt.1114 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Manzullo.
06/05/1996-12:24pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Obey amendment, the Chair put the question and declared that by a voice vote the noes had prevailed. Mr. Obey asked for a recorded vote and under the rule, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the day.
06/05/1996-12:07pmHouseH.Amdt.1113 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Obey.
06/05/1996-12:06pmHouseH.Amdt.1112 By unanimous consent, the Lightfoot amendment was withdrawn.
06/05/1996-12:01pmHouseH.Amdt.1112 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Lightfoot.
06/05/1996-11:18amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
06/05/1996-11:18amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 445 and Rule XXIII.
06/05/1996-11:18amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable James V. Hansen to act as Chairman of the Committee.
06/05/1996-11:17amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3540 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Upon adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to consider the bill in the Committee of the Whole. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 1(b) of rule X or clause 7 of rule XXI shall be waived. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2, 5(b) or 6 of rule XXI shall be waived, with certain exceptions specified in the text of the resolution. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. After reading of the final lines of the bill, a motion that the Committee of the Whole rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as have been adopted shall, if offered by the Majority Leader or a designee, have precedence over a motion to amend.
06/05/1996-11:17amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 445. (consideration: CR H5832-5921)
06/05/1996-11:17amHouseRule H. Res. 445 passed House.
05/30/1996-9:56pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 445 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3540 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered except motion to recommit. Upon adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to consider the bill in the Committee of the Whole. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 1(b) of rule X or clause 7 of rule XXI shall be waived. Points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2, 5(b) or 6 of rule XXI shall be waived, with certain exceptions specified in the text of the resolution. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. After reading of the final lines of the bill, a motion that the Committee of the Whole rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as have been adopted shall, if offered by the Majority Leader or a designee, have precedence over a motion to amend.
05/29/1996HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 298.
05/29/1996HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 104-600, by Mr. Callahan.
05/29/1996HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
05/29/1996HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
05/22/1996HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
05/22/1996HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
04/30/1996HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
03/06/1996HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
02/06/1996HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
02/06/1996HouseReferred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

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Senate Appropriations06/12/1996 Referred to
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06/27/1996 Reported by S. Rept. 104-295
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Export and Investment Assistance

Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance

Title III: Military Assistance

Title IV: Multilateral Economic Assistance

Title V: General Provisions

Title VI: NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996

Title VII: Middle East Development Bank

Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 - Title I: Export and Investment Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1997 for: (1) Export-Import Bank subsidies; (2) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and (3) the Trade and Development Agency.

Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1997 for: (1) expenses of the President under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; (2) the Agency for International Development (AID) for specified development assistance (including transfers of funds) allowing availability of limited amounts for the Inter-American Foundation, the African Development Foundation, and the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program; (3) assistance to Vietnam to reform its trade regime through, among other things, reform of its commercial and investment legal codes; (4) AID's Office of Population and the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute; (5) specified projects aimed at reunification of Cyprus; (6) democracy and humanitarian activities in Burma; (7) private and voluntary organizations; (8) international disaster assistance; (9) debt restructuring; (10) micro and small enterprise development programs; (11) guaranteed loans under the worldwide housing guarantees program; (12) the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (13) operating expenses of AID and the AID Office of Inspector General; (14) Economic Support Fund (ESF) assistance (but not for Zaire); (15) economic assistance for Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, and the independent states of the former Soviet Union; (16) the Peace Corps (but with a ban on fund use for abortions); and (17) the Department of State for international narcotics control, migration and refugee assistance, and nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, and related programs and activities.

Title III: Military Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1997 for: (1) international military education and training (with a ban on such assistance to Zaire and Guatemala); (2) foreign military financing and direct loans and grants (earmarking amounts for Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey, and for the participation of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in the Partnership for Peace Program; and (3) international peacekeeping operations.

Prohibits foreign military financing for: (1) any non-North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) country participating in the Partnership for Peace Program except through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations; and (2) Zaire, Sudan, Peru, Liberia, and Guatemala.

Title IV: Multilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1997 for the U.S. contribution to the: (1) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) for the Global Environment Facility (GEF); (2) Interim Trust Fund of the International Development Association; (3) International Finance Corporation; (4) Inter-American Development Bank; (5)Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund; (6) Asian Development Bank; (7) Asian Development Fund; (8) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and (9) North American Development Bank.

Makes appropriations for FY 1997 for international programs and organizations, with restrictions, including a ban on the use of funds for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for activities in China.

Title V: General Provisions - Sets forth limits on the use of appropriations identical or very similar to restrictions enacted in the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1996 (P.L. 104-107), notably with respect to: (1) countries supporting the Arab boycott of Israel, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Liberia, Montenegro, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Serbia, terrorist countries or countries supporting terrorism or giving sanctuary to war criminals; (2) financial incentives to induce a business to relocate outside the United States or assistance to develop certain kinds of export processing zones in foreign countries; and (3) limitations on funds to the territory of the Bosniac-Croat Federation.

(Sec. 517) Declares it continues to be U.S. policy that funds allocated to Israel from the ESF shall not be less than the annual debt repayment from Israel to the United States.

(Sec. 518) Prohibits the use of development assistance funds for abortions or involuntary sterilizations (including to lobby for or against abortions).

(Sec. 519) Bars the use of funds to: (1) pay for abortions as a method of family planning, or to coerce or motivate any person to practice abortions; or (2) lobby for or against abortion.

(Sec. 521) Prohibits the use of funds for Colombia, Guatemala, Pakistan, Zaire, among other specified countries, except through the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations.

(Sec. 533) States that direct costs associated with meeting a foreign customer's additional or unique requirements will continue to be allowable under contracts for sales of defense articles under the Arms Export Control Act, with loadings applicable to such costs permitted at the same rates applicable to procurement of like items purchased by the Department of Defense for its own use.

(Sec. 542) Authorizes the President, subject to notification of the congressional appropriations committees, to direct the transfer of defense articles to the Bosnia and Herzegovina governments, without reimbursement, if he certifies to the Congress that the transfer of such articles would assist that nation in self-defense and promote the security and stability of the region. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 550) Authorizes for FY 1997 the provision of nonlethal excess defense articles, without regard to certain restrictions, to countries for which U.S. foreign assistance has been requested and for which receipt of such articles was separately justified for the fiscal year. Authorizes provision of excess defense articles to Jordan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and countries eligible to participate in the Partnership for Peace.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to repeal the termination of, thus making permanent, authority for the transfer of excess defense articles to NATO and non-NATO allies on NATO's southern flank. Amends the Arms Export Control Act to remove purchases pursuant to sales under it from the aggregate acquisition ceiling for ordered excess defense articles.

(Sec. 561) Authorizes the expenditure of Department of Defense funds during FY 1997 for the packing and transportation of excess defense articles to countries eligible to participate in the Partnership for Peace.

(Sec. 566) Declares the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds available in this Act should be American-made. Requires each Federal agency head to notify any entity using assistance or contract funds under this Act of this declaration.

(Sec. 568) Imposes certain economic sanctions against Burma until the President certifies to the Congress that Burma has made progress in improving human rights and implementing democracy.

(Sec. 569) Requires the Secretary of Labor to report to the appropriate congressional committees on Burma's compliance or non- compliance with international labor standards, and on U.S. efforts to end violations of fundamental labor rights in Burma.

(Sec. 570) Authorizes the President (similarly to authority under P.L. 104-107) to: (1) reduce certain debts owed the United States by eligible countries; and (2) sell, reduce, or cancel certain loans under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 in order to facilitate debt-for-equity, debt-for-development, or debt-for-nature swaps, or debt buybacks.

(Sec. 578) Requires denial of a visa to travel to the United States (subject to waiver on U.S. national interest grounds) to any current or former senior official of a government receiving funds under this Act if the Secretary of State has credible evidence that such official has committed, ordered, or attempted to thwart investigation of gross violation of an internationally recognized human right.

(Sec. 580) Requires the Secretary of State to report annually to the Congress (in some instances optionally in classified form) on the cooperation of foreign countries in: (1) the apprehension, conviction, and punishment of individuals responsible for acts of international terrorism against U.S citizens or interests; and (2) the prevention of further such acts against U.S. citizens in the respective foreign countries.

(Sec. 581) Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Director of each international financial institution to vote against any loan or other use of the institution's funds, other than to address basic human needs, for the government of any country with a known history of female genital mutilation which has not made the practice illegal nor taken steps to implement educational programs to prevent it.

(Sec. 582) Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the Japanese Ministry of Finance should immediately and completely comply with all provisions of the United States-Japan Insurance Agreement; and (2) the U.S. Government should use all resources at its disposal to bring about such full compliance.

(Sec. 583) Expresses the sense of the Congress with respect to the conflict in Chechnya.

(Sec. 584) Requires the Secretary of State's annual report to the Congress on voting practices at the United Nations to include a side- by-side comparison of individual countries' overall support for the United States at the United Nations and the amount of U.S. assistance provided to such country in that fiscal year.

(Sec. 585) Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to the Congress on all assistance furnished directly or indirectly to foreign countries, foreign entities, and international organizations by domestic Federal agencies (whose primary mission is to carry out functions unrelated to foreign affairs, defense, or national security) and other Federal agencies.

(Sec. 586) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to pay any voluntary U.S. contribution to the United Nations or any of its specialized agencies if the United Nations attempts to implement or impose any taxation or fee on any U.S. persons or borrows funds from any international financial institution.

(Sec. 587) Declares that the Government of Haiti shall be eligible to purchase defense articles and services under the Arms Export Control Act for the civilian-led Haitian National Police and Coast Guard, except as otherwise stated in law.

(Sec. 588) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should take steps to promote more open, fair, and free trade between the United States and Central European countries.

(Sec. 589) Amends the Federal judicial code to revise the limitation on foreign sovereign immunity when money damages are sought against a foreign state for personal injury or death caused by a kind of violent act engaged in or materially supported by an official, employee, or agent of such foreign state.

(Sec. 590) Declares the sense of the Congress that: (1) Croatia should be commended for its contributions to NATO and the various peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia; and (2) the United States should support the active participation of Croatia in activities appropriate for qualifying for NATO membership, provided Croatia meets certain requirements.

(Sec. 591) Declares the sense of the Congress that Romania is making significant progress in meeting certain requirements and should be evaluated for membership in the NATO Participation Act's transition assistance program at the earliest opportunity.

(Sec. 592) Calls upon the Government of Germany to negotiate in good faith with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to broaden the categories of those eligible for compensation so that the injustice of uncompensated Holocaust survivors may be corrected before it is too late.

(Sec. 593) Declares the sense of the Senate that: (1) the People's Republic of China should immediately halt the delivery of cruise missiles and other advanced conventional weapons to Iran; and (2) the President should enforce all appropriate U.S. laws with respect to such delivery.

(Sec. 594) Declares the sense of the Senate that: (1) the People's Republic of China should continue to honor its agreement with the United States not to export ballistic missiles or related technology to Syria in violation of the Missile Technology Control Regime; and (2) the President should exercise all available legal authority to prevent such export.

(Sec. 595) Declares that, for purposes of eligibility for the Orderly Departure Program for nationals of Vietnam, certain Vietnamese aliens shall be considered refugees of special humanitarian concern, and shall be admitted to the United States for resettlement.

(Sec. 596) Directs the Secretary of State to report to the Committee on Appropriations about certain military activities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

(Sec. 597) Requires the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration to report to the President on certain individuals indicted as major drug traffickers believed to reside in Mexico. Prohibits the availability of certain international military education and training funds to Mexico unless the President certifies that Mexico has extradited such individuals to the United States, or has apprehended and begun to prosecute them. Provides for waiver of this prohibition in specified circumstances.

(Sec. 598) Amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require the President to deobligate certain unexpended economic assistance funds.

(Sec. 599) Declares the sense of the Senate condemning any violent action to overthrow the Government of Burundi, calling all parties to the conflict in Burundi to exercise restraint, and urging the Administration to continue diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful resolution to such conflict.

(Sec. 599A) Declares the sense of the Senate with respect to encouragement of additional regional treaties for transboundary activities that are undertaken in environmentally sound ways.

(Sec. 599B) Declares the sense of the Senate in support of U.S. and NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR) efforts to cooperate fully with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Title VI: NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996 - NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996 - Declares it is the policy of the United States to: (1) assist the transition to full membership in NATO of emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe; and (2) work to construct a political and security relationship between an enlarged NATO and the Russian Federation.

(Sec. 604) Expresses the sense of the Congress that in order to promote security in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Moldova, and Ukraine: (1) the United States should support the full and active participation of these countries in activities that will qualify them for NATO membership; (2) the U.S. Government should press the European Union to admit as soon as possible any country qualifying for membership; and (3) the United States and NATO should support military and peacekeeping initiatives between and among such countries, NATO countries, and Russia.

(Sec. 605) Expresses the sense of the Congress that Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania should not be disadvantaged in seeking membership into NATO.

(Sec. 606) Designates Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia as eligible to receive certain assistance for transition to full membership in NATO. Requires the President to designate as eligible for such assistance other emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe that meet specified criteria.

(Sec. 607) Authorizes appropriations for NATO enlargement assistance.

(Sec. 608) Authorizes the availability of certain funds for the Regional Airspace Initiative and the Partnership for Peace Information Management System.

(Sec. 609) Declares that the transfer of excess defense articles to countries intending to participate in NATO (including countries of NATO's southern flank) shall be given priority, to the maximum extent feasible, over the delivery of such articles to other countries, except certain countries specified under the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1995.

(Sec. 610) Declares that Congress endorses U.S. efforts to modernize the defense capability of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and any other countries the President designates under the NATO Participation Act of 1994, by exploring options for the sale or lease to such countries of weapons systems compatible with those used by NATO members, including air defense systems, advanced fighter aircraft, and telecommunications infrastructure.

(Sec. 611) Amends the NATO Participation Act of 1994 to establish a presidential and congressional procedure for termination of eligibility for assistance for Partnership for Peace countries which: (1) no longer meet certain eligibility criteria; (2) are hostile to the NATO alliance; or (3) pose a national security threat to the United States.

Title VII: Middle East Development Bank - Bank for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Middle East and North Africa Act - Authorizes the President to accept membership for the United States in the Bank for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, including subscription to up to a specified number of shares of stock in such Bank.