H.R.3228 - Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 198699th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] (Introduced 08/01/1985)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 99-252 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||08/01/1985 Placed on Union Calendar No: 157.|
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Summary: H.R.3228 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/01/1985)
Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1986 - Title I: Multilateral Economic Assistance Funds Appropriated to the President - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 for the U.S. contribution to the: (1) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; (2) International Development Association; (3) International Finance Corporation; (4) Inter-American Development Bank; (5) Asian Development Bank; (6) African Development Fund; and (7) African Development Bank. Limits the callable capital subscriptions of the United States to such development banks.
Makes appropriations for FY 1986 for international organizations and programs. Sets forth the method of allocating such funds.
Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 for the Agency for International Development for: (1) agriculture, rural development, and nutrition programs, including amounts earmarked for new projects using surplus dairy products and for the Vitamin A Deficiency Program; (2) population programs with a prohibition against funding programs that support coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization; (3) health programs, including a specified amount earmarked for Project ORBIS; (4) the Child Survival Fund; (5) education and human resources for development programs, including a specified amount for scholarships for South African students; (6) energy and selected development activities, including an amount earmarked for the cooperative projects among the United States, Israel, and developing countries; (7) Central American development assistance; (8) science and technology programs; (9) the private sector revolving fund, including a limit on obligations during FY 1986; (10) loan allocation programs, including specified repayment deadlines; (11) American schools and hospitals abroad; (12) international disaster assistance; (13) the Sahel development program, including a limit on contributions to such program; (14) payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (15) the operating expenses of the Agency for International Development, including a requirement that not less than ten percent of the total FY 1986 development funds shall be available only for activities of economically and socially disadvantaged enterprises, historically black colleges and universities, and private and voluntary orgnizations which are controlled by black Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, or economically and socially disadvantaged individuals (including women); (16) trade credit insurance program; (17) housing and other credit guaranty programs; and (18) the Economic Support Fund. Prohibits, subject to certain conditions, making any development assistance funds available after January 1, 1986, to any U.S. private and voluntary organization which obtains less than 25 percent of its total annual funding for international activities from sources other than the Federal Government.
Limits the use of the Economic Support Fund appropriations, including earmarking specified amounts for: (1) Israel; (2) Egypt; (3) Pakistan; (4) El Salvador for investigations into the murder of U.S. citizens in El Salvador; (5) the International Development Association's Special Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa; (6) Zimbabwe; and (7) Guatemala for development activities aimed at improving the lives of the poor in Guatemala. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the recommended levels of aid for Egypt and Israel are based in great measure on their continued participation in the Camp David Accords and upon the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Urges Egypt and Israel to continue to try to restore a full diplomatic relationship and achieve realization of the Camp David Accords. Requires that any appropriations made to El Salvador that are placed in El Salvador's Central Reserve Bank shall be maintained in a separate account and not commingled with any other funds.
Transfers certain funds earmarked for Lebanon in FY 1985 to: (1) the Child Survival Fund; (2) the United Nations Children's Fund; (3) the American University of Beirut; and (4) the international narcotics control program.
Deobligates and rescinds certain funds in the Syrian Termination Account.
Makes appropriations for FY 1986 for the: (1) African Development Foundation; (2) the Inter-American Foundation; and (3) the Peace Corps. Authorizes appropriations for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Limits the FY 1986 amounts for OPIC loans and loan guarantees.
Makes appropriations for FY 1986 to the Department of State for: (1) international narcotics control; (2) migration and refugee assistance, with a specified amount earmarked to assist refugees settling in Israel and provided none of the funds are used to aid in the migration to any Western nation of any person not having a security clearance based on reasonable standards to ensure against communist infiltration of the West; (3) antiterrorism assistance; and (4) peacekeeping operations.
Title III: Military Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 for: (1) military assistance; (2) international military education and training program; (3) foreign military credit sales; and (4) the guaranty reserve fund established under the Arms Export Control Act. Earmarks specified amounts of the military assistance funds for the Philippines. Directs the President to report to the Congress on October 1, 1985, and on April 1, 1986, on the extent to which certain objectives have been met in El Salvador.
Earmarks specified amounts of foreign military sales credits for Israel (with a specified amount earmarked for the Lavi program), Egypt, and Pakistan. Releases Israel and Egypt from their liability to repay such amounts. Limits the total amount of FY 1986 foreign military sales loans. Sets forth the ratio of foreign military sales credits to military assistance and international military education and training assistance for Greece and Turkey. Requires specified amounts of the foreign military sales credit funds to be: (1) transferred to military assistance funds to be available only for Tunisia; and (2) the Economic Support Fund to be available only for the Philippines. Prohibits making any of the foreign military sales credit funds available to the Philippines for foreign military sales. Prohibits making any of such funds available to Guatemala unless the President makes a specified certification to the Congress.
Limits the amount that may be obligated for the Special Defense Acquisition Fund during FY 1986.
Title IV: Export-Import Bank of the United States - Makes appropriations for FY 1986 for the Export-Import Bank to make certain expenditures and certain contracts and commitments. Prohibits the use of such funds to make expenditures, contracts, or commitments for nuclear exports to a country other than a nuclear-weapon State. Sets the maximum amounts for direct loans and loan guarantees by the Export-Import Bank. Limits the amount that the Export-Import Bank may spend for administrative expenses.
Title V: General Provisions - Prohibits using any of the funds appropriated in this Act, other than appropriations for international organizations and programs, for certain water or related land resource projects proposed for construction within the United States. Limits the percentage of appropriation items, with specified exceptions, that shall be obligated or reserved during the last month of availability. Prohibits using any of the funds appropriated by this Act or any of the counterpart funds generated by this Act to pay pensions, annuities, retirement pay, or adjusted service compensation to persons serving in the armed forces of a recipient country. Prohibits using certain funds appropriated or made available pursuant to this Act for: (1) making payments on procurement contracts which do not authorize the termination of such contract for the convenience of the United States; or (2) paying any assessments, arrearages, or dues of any member of the United Nations. Prohibits using any of the funds contained in title II of this Act to carry out the transfer of funds to international or multilateral lending organizations.
Sets the maximum amounts of the funds appropriated or made available by this Act that shall be used for official residence expenses, entertainment expenses, and representation allowances of the Agency for International Development. Prohibits using certain funds appropriated or made available pursuant to this Act to finance the export of nuclear equipment, fuel, or technology or to provide assistance for the training of foreign nations in nuclear fields.
Prohibits using funds appropriated by this Act to: (1) help the government of any country repress the legitimate rights of the population; (2) finance aid to Mozambique unless the President waives this prohibition upon determining and reporting to the Congress that furnishing such assistance would further U.S. foreign policy interests; or (3) finance aid or reparations to Angola, Cambodia, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Vietnam, South Yemen, or Syria.
Prohibits obligating funds made available by this Act under an appropriation account to which they were not appropriated without the prior approval of both congressional Appropriations committees. Continues the availability of certain AID funds provided the Appropriations Committees are notified.
Prohibits using funds appropriated by this Act: (1) for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not authorized before enactment of this Act; and (2) to furnish assistance to a country which is in default for more than a year in a loan made by the United States pursuant to a program for which funds are appropriated under this Act.
Prohibits appropriations contained in this Act from remaining available after the expiration of the current fiscal year unless expressly provided in this Act.
Prohibits making available any of the funds appropriated or made available pursuant to this Act to any international financial institution whose U.S. representative: (1) cannot upon request obtain the amounts and names of borrowers for all loans of such institution; or (2) cannot upon request obtain any document developed by the management of such institution.
Prohibits obligating any of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act to the Export-Import Bank and any of the appropriations for direct foreign assistance for any country that gives sanctuary to war criminals or international terrorists unless the President finds that national security requires otherwise.
Prohibits using funds appropriated for direct assistance and Export-Import Bank funds and Overseas Private Investment Corporation funds to finance any loan or other assistance for establishing or expanding production of any commodity for export by any country other than the United States if the commodity is likely to be in surplus on world markets and if the assistance will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers of the same, similar, or competing commodity. Provides that such prohibition shall not apply to the Export-Import Bank if the benefits to U.S. industry and employment are likely to outweigh injury to U.S. producers. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive directors of specified international finance institutions to oppose assistance by these institutions for the production of any commodity for export if it is in surplus on world markets and if the assistance will cause substantial injury to U.S. producers of the same, similar, or competing commodity.
Prohibits using specified funds made available under this Act for operations not justified or in excess of the amount justified to the Appropriations Committees for obligation under any of these specific headings for FY 1986 unless the Appropriations Committees are notified 15 days in advance.
Limits expenditures for consulting services through procurement contracts.
Prohibits using funds appropriated under this Act to lobby for abortion. Prohibits making such funds available for any country that fails to take adequate measures to prevent narcotic drugs or other controlled substances from being sold illegally within the jurisdiction of such country to U.S. Government personnel or from entering the United States unlawfully
Prohibits any of the international organizations and programs funds from being available for the U.S. proportionate share for any programs for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Southwest African Peoples Organization, Libya, Iran, or, at the discretion of the President, certain communist countries.
Requires the President to report to the Congress annually on the degree of support of each foreign country for U.S. foreign policy. Prohibits making any foreign aid funds available to a country which is engaged in a consistent pattern of opposition to U.S. foreign policy.
Authorizes Israel to use any loan which is or was made available to it under the Arms Export Control Act and for which repayment is or was forgiven before using any other loan made available under such Act.
Authorizes using funds appropriated under this Act to procure construction or engineering services from certain advanced developing countries if such countries permit U.S. firms to compete for construction or engineering service financed from assistance programs of such countries.
Prohibits U.S. employees from recognizing or negotiating with the PLO or representatives of the PLO so long as the PLO does not recognize Israel's right to exist, does not accept Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, and does not renounce the use of terrorism.
Declares that none of the funds made available in this Act shall be restricted for obligation or disbursement solely as a result of the policies of a multilateral institution.
Declares that funds appropriated for EL Salvador under this Act shall not be obligated or spent if the President of El Salvador is deposed by military coup or decree unless the funds are reappropriated by the Congress.
Prohibits ceilings or earmarks contained in this Act from being applied to funds made available by subsequent Acts unless such subsequent Acts specifically so direct.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State to submit to specified congressional committees by February 1, 1986, a report on the domestic economic policies of those nations receiving U.S. economic aid.
Prohibits obligating or spending any economic support funds or foreign military sales credit funds for Lebanon except as provided through a specified notification process.
Limits to 50 percent the amount of the funds made available by this Act for each of Bolivia, Colombia, Jamaica, and Peru that shall be obligated unless the President reports to the Congress that these countries are sufficiently responsive to U.S. concerns on drug control and that the added expenditures for each country are in the national interest. Imposes additional limitations on aid to Bolivia during FY 1986.
Prohibits using funds made available in this Act to make available to El Salvador any helicopters or other aircraft and prohibits issuing licenses for the export of such aircraft to El Salvador unless specified Congressional Committees are notified at least 15 days before such occurrences.
Declares that funds appropriated for Guatemala under this Act shall not be obligated or spent if the President of Guatemala is deposed by military coup or decree unless the funds are reappropriated by the Congress. Prohibits using funds provided in this Act for Guatemala in Guatemala's rural resettlement program. Requires such funds to be provided through private and voluntary agencies to the maximum extent possible.
Prohibits using funds appropriated by this Act to support military or paramilitary operations within Nicaragua by any group.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Directors of the international financial institutions to ensure that: (1) these institutions have made a commitment to add staff to review the environmental effects of projects; (2) these institutions have begun changes in their preparation of projects and country programs that will encourage staff and borrower countries to involve environment and public health ministers and to use the resources of available nongovernmental organizations in the preparation of projects and in bank-supported country program planning; (3) these institutions have made a commitment to increase the proportion of their lending programs supporting environmentally beneficial projects, resource rehabilitation projects, and appropriate or light capital technology projects; and (4) the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank has begun to institute a component which provides training in environmental and natural planning and program development.
Prohibits making development assistance funds available to: (1) pay for abortions as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions; (2) pay for involuntary sterilization as a method of family planning or to coerce or provide any financial incentive to any person to undergo sterilizations; (3) pay for biomedical research which relates to the methods of, or performance of, abortions or involuntary sterilization as a means of family planning; or (4) any country or organization if the use of such funds by such country or organization would violate any of the abortion or involuntary sterilization provisions. Reaffirms the congressional commitment to population, development assistance and to the need for informed voluntary family planning.
Earmarks a specified amount of the development assistance and Economic Support Fund assistance appropriated by this Act for the Afghan people.
Prohibits making any of the funds provided in this Act available for: (1) the Sudan if the Sudan is acting in a manner that would endanger the stability of the region or the Camp David peace process; or (2) for Morocco if Morocco is acting in a manner that would endanger the stability of the region.
Authorizes the President to make available to the Cambodian non-communist resistance forces a specified amount of the funds appropriated by this Act for military assistance and for the Economic Support Fund. Prohibits using any of the funds appropriated by this Act to aid the Khmer Rouge.
Prohibits disbursing funds made available by this Act to a country unless that country has taken adequate appropriate steps to provide airport security against potential terrorism.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that no foreign military sales financing appropriated by this Act may be used to finance the procurement by Jordan of U.S. advanced aircraft, new air defense weapons systems, or other new advanced military weapons systems and no notification may be made with respect to a proposed sale to Jordan of such aircraft or systems unless Jordan is publicly committed to the recognition of Israel and negotiation with Israel.