H.R.5339 - Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 198799th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] (Introduced 08/05/1986)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 99-747|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/17/1986 H.J.RES. 738 passed in Senate relating to this measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5339 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/05/1986)
Foreign Assistance and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1987 - Title I: Multilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 for the U.S. contribution to the: (1) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; (2) International Development Association; (3) Special Facility for Sub-Saharan Africa; (4) International Finance Corporation; (5) Inter-American Development Bank; (6) Asian Development Bank; (7) African Development Fund; and (8) African Development Bank. Limits the callable capital subscriptions of the United States to such development banks.
Makes appropriations for FY 1987 for international organizations and programs. Sets forth the method of allocating such funds.
Title II: Bilateral Economic Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 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; (4) the Child Survival Fund; (5) education and human resources for development programs; (6) energy and selected development activities, including an amount earmarked for the cooperative projects among the United States, Israel, and developing countries; (7) science and technology programs; (8) the private sector revolving fund, including a limit on obligations during FY 1987; (9) loan allocation programs, including specified repayment deadlines; (10) American schools and hospitals abroad; (11) international disaster assistance; (12) the Sahel development program, including a limit on contributions to such program; (13) payment to the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (14) the operating expenses of the Agency for International Development, including a requirement that not less than ten percent of the total FY 1987 development funds shall be available only for activities of economically and socially disadvantaged enterprises, historically black colleges and universities, and private and voluntary organizations which are controlled by black Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, or economically and socially disadvantaged individuals (including women); (15) the operating expenses of the Office of Inspector General of the Agency for International Development; (16) housing and other credit guaranty programs; and (17) the Economic Support Fund. Prohibits spending any of the development assistance funds appropriated by this Act to provide an amount which would result in the percentage of funds spent for centrally funded, country, or regional programs for areas other than Sub-Saharan Africa exceeding a specified percentage of the total funds designated for such programs in FY 1986. Earmarks a specified amount of development assistance funds for Haiti in order to support a transition to democracy. Prohibits making any development assistance funds available 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 Government.
Limits the use of the Economic Support Fund appropriations, including earmarking specified amounts for: (1) Israel; (2) Egypt; (3) Pakistan; (4) the International Fund for Northern Ireland and Ireland; (5) Jordan; (6) El Salvador for investigations into the murder of U.S. citizens in El Salvador; (7) the Administration of Justice program; and (8) countries receiving international narcotics control assistance. Authorizes the Agency for International Development to obligate additional cash transfers to Egypt as it deems necessary provided such additional cash transfers are made in support of a comprehensive structural economic reform program by Egypt and provided specified notifications are given to the Congress. 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. Requires that all economic support fund assistance made available to countries receiving international narcotics control assistance, to disadvantaged persons in South Africa, and to tied aid credit programs shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the appropriations committees. Requires any country that receives cash transfer assistance after February 1, 1987, in excess of a specified amount to maintain such funds in a separate account. Requires all local currencies generated with funds provided as a cash transfer to be deposited in a special account.
Makes appropriations for FY 1987 for the: (1) African Development Foundation; (2) Inter-American Foundation; (3) Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and (4) Peace Corps. Limits the FY 1987 amounts for OPIC loans and loan guarantees.
Makes appropriations for FY 1987 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) the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund; (4) anti-terrorism assistance; and (5) peacekeeping operations, provided not more than half of such funds which are allocated for the United Nations Force in Cyprus may be obligated until the Secretary of State reports to the Congress on how the contributing countries plan to eliminate the deficit of that Force.
Title III: Military Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 for: (1) military assistance; (2) international military education and training programs; and (3) foreign military credit sales. Earmarks a specified amount of military assistance funds to provide aircraft for narcotic control efforts. Prohibits obligating any of the military assistance funds for law enforcement agencies in El Salvador and Honduras until the Congress receives a specified notification. Limits the amount of military assistance funds that shall be used for overseas military program management. Requires that the congressional appropriations committees shall receive specified reports on El Salvador which are required under the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985. Prohibits making any of the military assistance funds available for Haiti except through the regular notification procedures.
Earmarks specified amounts of foreign military sales credits for Israel (with a specified amount earmarked for the Lavi program), Egypt, and Pakistan. Limits the total amount of FY 1987 foreign military sales loans. Prohibits making any of the foreign military sales credit 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 1987.
Title IV: Export Assistance - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 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, provided that such spending authority shall not be available after January 1, 1987, unless the Bank adjusts its accounting and financial reporting practices to reflect generally accepted accounting principles and reports its revised statements for FY 1985 to the congressional appropriations committees.
Makes appropriations for FY 1987 for the trade and development program and for the trade credit insurance program.
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.
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 or reparations to Angola, Cambodia, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Vietnam, South Yemen, or Syria; or (3) finance aid to any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup.
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, except for certain development assistance.
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 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, except that such notification requirement shall not apply to the reprogramming of certain funds.
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.
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 it is U.S. policy that the Economic Support Fund assistance provided to Israel shall not be less than the annual debt repayment from Israel to the United States.
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.
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, 1987, 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 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 limitations on aid to Bolivia during FY 1987.
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.
Prohibits using funds provided in this Act for Guatemala in Guatemala's rural resettlement program, except through regular notification procedures.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. Executive Directors of the multilateral development banks to: (1) promote a commitment by these institutions to add staff and make other changes to review the environmental effects of projects; (2) promote changes in these banks in their preparation of projects and country programs that will encourage staff and borrower countries to involve environment and public health ministers, to use the resources of available nongovernmental organizations in the preparation of projects and in bank-supported country program planning to allow informed participation by local communities in such projects; (3) promote the commitment of such banks to develop management plans to manage and rehabilitate the four principal biological foundations of developing economics; (4) promote a commitment of these banks to increase the proportion of their lending programs supporting environmentally beneficial projects, resource rehabilitation projects, and appropriate light capital technology projects; (5) promote the establishment within the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank of a component which provides training in environment and natural planning and program development; and (6) raise the issue of the progress of such banks in improving their environmental performance.
Directs the Secretaries of the Treasury and State and the Administrator of AID to coordinate a thorough evaluation of the potential environmental problems and possible solutions associated with specified types of proposed projects. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State to undertake additional measures to discuss ways of improving the environmental performance of the multilateral development banks. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to the appropriations committees on the progress made in implementing certain reforms.
Directs the Administrator of AID to: (1) instruct overseas missions of AID to prepare reports analyzing the effects of proposed multilateral development bank projects in the host country well in advance of approval of the projects; and (2) compile a categorized list of projects likely to affect adversely the environment, natural resources, or indigenous peoples. Requires the U.S. executive directors of the multilateral development banks to seek changes in projects if such report identifies adverse effects of such projects.
Requires the Administrator of AID to appoint a Committee on Health and the Environment to examine opportunities for assisting countries in the proper use of industrial chemicals and processes.
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 sterilization; (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 the Sudan if the Sudan is acting in a manner that would endanger the stability of the region or the Camp David peace process.
Requires 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 making any of the funds appropriated by this Act available to a private voluntary organization which fails to provide the records necessary for an AID audit.
Withholds a specified amount of military aid from El Salvador until the President reports to the appropriations committees that El Salvador has: (1) substantially concluded all investigations with respect to those responsible for the January 1981 murders of specified U.S. and Salvadoran land reformers; and (2) pursued all legal avenues to bring to trial and obtain a verdict of those responsible for such murders.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that all countries receiving U.S. foreign aid should cooperate in facilitating lasting solutions to refugee situations.
Calls upons the President to: (1) direct AID to work in a global effort to provide enhanced support toward achieving the goal of universal access to childhood immunization by 1990; and (2) appeal to the U.S. private sector to support efforts to reach this goal.
Prohibits making any of the funds appropriated by this Act available for: (1) any costs associated with Ethiopia's forced resettlement program; (2) Sudan or Liberia, except through the regular congressional notification procedures; or (3) Chile, except for international disaster assistance and projects funded through the Inter-American Foundation.
Earmarks certain funds to reimburse the U.S. Public Health Service or the Centers for Disease Control for the full cost of up to an additional 50 Public Health Service employees.
Provides for the funding of earmarks, limitations, and ceilings on foreign aid projects and activities for FY 1987.
Sets forth the method of reallocating funds appropriated by this Act for aid to countries which have not taken adequate steps to halt illicit drug production or trafficking.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank to develop a coordinated economic development plan for the assistance activities of the Bank for Haiti.
Limits total FY 1987 expenditures for foreign assistance programs or activities to a specified amount. Limits the amount that may be expended before October 1, 1987, pursuant to the discretionary budget authority made available by this Act. Prohibits cuts in specified activities and programs in order to meet such limitations. Requires the President to report to the appropriations committees every 90 days on the implementation of such limitations.
Amends the Bretton Woods Agreements Act to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank to take certain actions to promote an agreement that would eliminate unfair trade practices as a condition of financial assistance.