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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to approve an agreement between the United States and the Republic of Palau.

Actions Overview (1)

03/01/2016Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

04/05/2016Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-426.
03/01/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1136-1137)
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Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 03/01/2016
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 03/01/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/01/2016 Referred to
04/05/2016 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (03/01/2016)

This bill approves, with specified exceptions, the agreement and appendices signed by the United States and the Republic of Palau on September 3, 2010, in connection with the Compact of Free Association between the United States and Palau.

If Palau withdraws more than $5 million from the trust fund set up by the Compact in FY2016, or more than $8 million in FY2017, certain amounts will be withheld from Palau until it reimburses the fund for the total amounts withdrawn that exceeded $5 million in FY2016 or $8 million in FY2017.

The bill authorizes appropriations to: (1) subsidize postal services to Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia for FY2017-FY2024; and (2) carry out specified federal responsibilities under the Compact through FY2023.

The bill repeals specified offset requirements.

Funding is provided through:

  • FY2018 to reduce government arrears of Palau,
  • FY2023 for additional economic assistance, and
  • FY2024 for infrastructure projects.

Funding is provided through FY2024 to create an Infrastructure Maintenance Fund for routine and periodic maintenance of major capital improvement projects. (Palau is required to provide specified quarterly amounts for the Fund.)

The bill revises specified passport requirements.