Summary: S.1892 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/27/1983)

Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1984 - Title I: Multilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1984 for the U.S. contribution to the: (1) Inter-American Development Bank; (2) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; (3) International Development Association; (4) Asian Development Bank; (5) African Development Fund; and (6) African Development Bank. Limits the callable capital subscriptions of the United States to the: (1) Inter-American Development Bank; (2) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; (3) Asian Development Bank; and (4) African Development Bank.

Makes appropriations for FY 1984 for international organizations and programs. Prohibits making any such funds available to the United Nations Fund for Science and Technology. Requires such funds to be allocated in a specified manner.

Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1984 for: (1) agriculture, rural development, and nutrition programs; (2) population planning, providing that none of the funds may be available to the World Health Organization's Special Program of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction; (3) health programs; (4) education and human resources development; (5) energy resources development; (6) the Private Sector Revolving Fund; (7) science and technology programs; (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, which appropriations are limited to ten percent of the total contributions to the program; (11) Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (12) Economic Support Fund, with specified amounts earmarked for Israel, Egypt, and El Salvador; (13) peacekeeping operations; (14) operating expenses of the Agency for International Development, with a limit on the amount that may be used for foreign affairs administrative support; (15) trade and development programs; (16) housing and other credit guaranty programs; (17) overseas training and special development activities (foreign currency program); (18) international narcotics control; (19) the Inter-American Foundation; (20) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; (21) the Peace Corps, provided none of the funds are used to pay for abortions; (22) migration and refugee assistance, provided none of the funds shall be used to assist in the migration to the Western Hemisphere of any person not having a security clearance based on reasonable standards to insure against Communist infiltration in the Western Hemisphere and provided that only a limited amount of the funds shall be available for the administrative expenses of the Office of Refugee Programs of the State Department; and (23) anti-terrorism assistance.

Requires that at least 30 percent of the obligational authority provided for the first seven programs shall be available for loans for FY 1984.

Title III: Military Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1984 for: (1) military assistance programs, provided a specified amount is earmarked for Turkey; (2) international military education and training; and (3) foreign military credit sales program, with specified minimum amounts available only for Israel and Egypt, provided that of the amount provided for the total credit sale ceiling during the current fiscal year specified minimum amounts shall be available only for Israel, Greece, and Turkey. Sets the limits for FY 1984 on: (1) the gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans exclusive of loan guaranty defaults; and (2) total commitments to guarantee loans. Authorizes a specified amount to be made available to the Special Defense Acquisition Fund for FY 1984.

Title IV: Export-Import Bank of the United States - Authorizes the Export-Import Bank to make such expenditures within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to the Bank and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by the Government Corporation Control Act as may be necessary in carrying out the program set forth in the current fiscal year budget provided none of such funds may be used for the export of nuclear equipment, fuel, or technology except to specified countries. Limits the FY 1984 gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans and the total commitment to guarantee loans. Limits the amount that shall be available for administrative expenses during the current fiscal year.

Title V: General Provisions - Sets forth general provisions governing the use of funds appropriated by this Act, including: (1) a prohibition against using any such funds to lobby for abortion; (2) a requirement that the President submit an annual report to Congress which assesses the degree of support by the government of each foreign country for the foreign policy of the United States and a prohibition against providing assistance to a country which is engaged in a consistent pattern of opposition to U.S. foreign policy; (3) a prohibition against payments under loan guarantees or credit assurance agreements to Poland in the absence of a declaration of default of Poland with respect to such loans or credits; (4) a prohibition against making funds available to Syria, a deobligation of all funds previously obligated to Syria, and permission for the Administrator of the Agency for International Development to adopt and assume liability for contracts with contractors which had been funded by the Agency for International Development before enactment of this Act (including contracts with Syria); (5) a requirement that 30 percent of the funds appropriated for El Salvador shall be set aside until Salvadoran authorities have substantially concluded investigations into the case of the national guardsmen charged with murder in the deaths of four U.S. churchwomen and have brought the accused to trial and have obtained a verdict.