Summary: H.R.4559 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (12/16/1981)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-416)

Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1982 - Title I: Multilateral Economic Assistance - Appropriates fiscal year 1982 funds to the President for the U.S. contributions to the: (1) Inter-American Development Bank; (2) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; (3) International Finance Corporation; (4) International Development Association; (5) Asian Development Bank and the Asian Development Fund; and (6) African Development Fund. Specifies the maximum amount of callable capital stock to which the U.S. Governors of such Banks may subscribe. Limits the salary of the U.S. Directors of such banks. Appropriates a specified sum for international organizations and programs. Prohibits using such funds for the United Nations Fund for Science and Technology or the U.N. Decade for Women. Earmarks a specified amount for the U.N. Development Program. Limits the amount of such funds available for the U.N. Children's Fund and the U.N. Environment Program.

Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes fiscal year 1982 appropriations to the Agency for International Development for development assistance programs relating to: (1) agriculture, rural development, and nutrition; (2) voluntary population planning; (3) health programs; (4) education and human resources development, with a specified amount earmarked for scholarships for South African students; (5) energy and selected development activities; (6) science and technology; (7) loan allocation, with specified repayment periods for loan recipients based on a country's per capita gross national product; (8) American schools and hospitals abroad; (9) international disaster assistance, with a specified amount earmarked for earthquake relief and reconstruction in southern Italy; (10) the Sahel development program, with a specified amount earmarked for the African Development Foundation; (11) the Economic Support Fund, with specified sums earmarked for Egypt, Israel, Sudan, Poland, Tunisia, Costa Rica, and Cyprus; (12) peacekeeping operations; (13) the operating expenses of the Agency for International Development, with a prohibition on using such funds to create a separate agency within the International Development Cooperation Agency without prior notification of Congress; (14) trade and development programs; (15) housing and credit guaranty programs; and (16) international narcotics control.

Appropriates a specified sum to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

Prohibits using any of the funds appropriated for voluntary population planning programs for the World Health Organization's Special Program of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

Prohibits using any of the funds appropriated for the Economic Support Fund for the Special Retirements Fund.

Makes certain Polish currencies held by the United States available for use in Poland to serve U.S. interests.

Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1982 for the Inter-American Foundation and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), with limitations on OPIC's direct and guaranteed loans.

Appropriates fiscal year 1982 funds for the Peace Corps.

Appropriates fiscal year 1982 funds to the Department of State for migration and refugee assistance. Earmarks a specified amount of such funds for aid for refugees and displaced persons in Africa. Limits the amount of such funds available for the administrative expenses of the State Department's Office of Refugee Programs.

Title III: Military Assistance - Appropriates fiscal year 1982 funds to the President for: (1) military assistance; (2) international military education and training; (3) foreign military credit sales, with specified amounts earmarked for Egypt and Israel and with limitations on the amounts of direct and guaranteed loans.

Title IV: Export-Import Bank of the United States - Authorizes the Export-Import Bank to make expenditures without regard to fiscal year limitations, unless otherwise specified. Prohibits expenditures for nuclear exports to any country that has detonated a nuclear explosive after enactment of this Act. Specifies limitations on the amounts of direct and guaranteed loans and on administrative expenses.

Title V: General Provisions - Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) financing construction of any water or related land resource development project which has not met specified standards; (2) pensions for persons who have served in the armed forces of any recipient country; (3) procurement contracts which do not permit termination for U.S. convenience; (4) dues of any member of the United Nations; (5) the transfer of appropriated funds among international lending organizations; (6) financing nuclear exports for providing nuclear training assistance to foreign nationals; (7) assisting countries to violate human rights; (8) assistance to Mozambique (unless it would further U.S. foreign policy interests), Angola, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, Syria, Libya, Iraq, or South Yemen; (9) obligation under an appropriation account to which they were not appropriated, without prior congressional approval; (10) unauthorized publicity purposes within the United States; (11) obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless otherwise permitted; (12) assistance to countries which are more than one year in default on loan payments to the United States; (13) international financial institutions which do not make available to the U.S. representatives information concerning loans or documents; (14) any government which aids or abets international terrorism; (15) assisting the production of commodities for export, if such commodities will likely be in surplus on world markets and will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers; and (16) the obligation of specified funds for programs not justified or in excess of the amount justified, without prior congressional notification.

Limits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) obligation during the last month of availability; (2) official residence expenses, entertainment expenses, and representation allowances of the Agency for International Development; and (3) consulting services.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive directors of specified international financial institutions to oppose assistance for the production of export commodities in surplus on World markets if such assistance will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers.

Prohibits using appropriated funds for lobbying for abortion.