Summary: S.1819 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1819. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (06/12/2019)

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Permanent General Provisions Act of 2019

This bill makes permanent various foreign relations-related provisions. These include

  • a general requirement that expenditures under certain Department of State contracts for consulting services are made public;
  • a general prohibition against providing certain types of foreign assistance to a country whose duly elected head of government has been deposed in a military coup d'etat, a country in default of certain U.S. government loans, or a country that supports international terrorism;
  • a general prohibition against assistance by the Export-Import Bank or the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for the non-U.S. production of a commodity for export that will likely be in surplus and where such surplus will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers;
  • various requirements relating to how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handles funds for certain types of assistance;
  • a provision generally authorizing aircraft procured for certain State Department programs to be used in any other program or region;
  • a provision authorizing the extension of the employment of certain USAID personnel for up to four years;
  • a provision generally requiring certain foreign-relations-related programs to provide timely access to documents to the relevant Inspector General office; and
  • a provision authorizing assistance to certain countries for such countries to commercially lease certain defense articles from U.S. commercial suppliers.