Summary: H.J.Res.247 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/22/1985)

Sets forth specified findings of the Congress with respect to the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. States that the Congress will monitor developments in Nicaragua and will determine if progress toward peace and democratic institutions there will warrant U.S. economic assistance. Sets forth specified actions the United States will take if progress is not made by Nicaragua. States that the Congress is concerned about human rights violations by both the Sandinistas and the armed opposition groups.

Provides for the continued prohibition on funding for military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua.

Authorizes the President to allocate for FY 1985 $4,000,000 for payment to the Contadora nations for expenses incurred from implementation of a Contadora agreement and $10,000,000 for humanitarian assistance for Nicaraguan refugees. Specifies the source of such funds.

Requires the President to report to the Congress with respect to Sandinista actions relating to democracy in Nicaragua and progress for peace by the Contadora process.

Permits the President to submit to the Congress a request for authority to take specified actions with respect to Nicaragua. Sets forth congressional procedures with respect to such request.