Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Global Partnerships Act of 2012 - Sets forth provisions regarding global poverty and related matters, including:
(1) reduction of global poverty;
(2) acceleration of economic growth;
(3) micro enterprise and small and medium enterprise assistance;
(4) food security;
(5) child survival and maternal health;
(6) combating disease;
(7) family planning and reproductive health;
(9) the environment;
(10) safe water, sanitation, and housing;
(11) gender equality;
(12) democratic governance; and
(13) humanitarian and disaster assistance.
Sets forth provisions regarding advancing peace and mitigating conflict, including:
(1) peacekeeping and related missions,
(2) strategies and assessments, and
(3) organizations and personnel.
Sets forth provisions regarding human rights and democracy, including:
(1) violence against women and girls,
(2) the rule of law, and
(3) child protection.
Sets forth provisions regarding strategic partnerships, including:
(1) the Economic Support Fund,
(2) security partnership assistance,
(3) drawdown authority,
(4) defense article loans and stockpiling,
(5) foreign military financing,
(6) international military education and training,
(7) excess defense article transfers,
(8) cooperative project agreements,
(9) foreign military sales,
(10) arms export controls,
(11) defense article leases and retransfers,
(12) enforcement and monitoring of arms sales,
(13) congressional review of arms sales, and
(14) land mines and cluster munitions.
Sets forth provisions regarding transnational threats, including:
(1) nuclear, missile, and chemical and biological nonproliferation; and
(2) counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism authorities.
Sets forth provisions regarding the global environment, including:
(1) debt-for-nature exchanges, and
(2) commercial debt-for-nature exchanges.
Sets forth provisions regarding trade and investment, including:
(1) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC),
(2) the United States Trade and Development Agency, and
(3) enterprise funds.
Sets forth provisions regarding strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and congressional notification.
Sets forth provisions regarding policy restrictions and special authorities with respect to:
(1) human rights;
(4) terrorism, including in the Middle East;
(5) trade and commerce; and
(6) policy authorities.
Sets forth provisions regarding organization, management, and human resources, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Revises specified provisions of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003, the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, and the Fulbright-Hays Act.
House Democratic Caucus Summary
The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.
So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.
We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.