H.R. 2404 (103rd): Foreign Assistance Authorization Act of 1993

Jun 14, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Passed House)
Lee Hamilton
Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 17, 1993
107 pages
Related Bills
S. 1467 (Related)
Foreign Assistance Act of 1993

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 16, 1993

H.Res. 197 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 16, 1993


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 16, 1993 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jun 14, 1993
Referred to Committee Jun 14, 1993
Passed House Jun 16, 1993
Full Title

To authorize appropriations for foreign assistance programs, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

Jun 16, 1993 2:06 p.m.
Agreed to 246/186
Jun 16, 1993 2:16 p.m.
Agreed to 421/2
Jun 16, 1993 3:28 p.m.
Failed 118/317
Jun 16, 1993 4:28 p.m.
Failed 201/233
Jun 16, 1993 5:02 p.m.
Agreed to 426/0


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6/16/1993--Passed House amended.
Title I - Reform of Foreign Assistance Programs Title II: Authorizations for Foreign Assistance Programs Title III: Regional Provisions Title IV: Provisions Relating to Arms Transfers Title V: Other Foreign Assistance Provisions Title VI: Bosnia-Hercegovina Title VII: Miscellaneous Provisions Foreign Assistance Authorization Act of 1993
Title I - Reform of Foreign Assistance Programs
Section 101 -
Requires the President to submit to the Congress a plan for comprehensive reform of U.S. foreign assistance programs and of the agency primarily responsible for administering development assistance.
Section 102 -
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require the President to establish a program performance, monitoring, and evaluation capacity with respect to such agency and to report annually to the Congress on: (1) the progress of the agency in achieving sustainable development objectives; and (2) the impact on economic development of U.S. economic assistance on a country-by-country basis.
Section 103 -
Revises objectives of assistance programs and repeals specified development assistance authorities.
Title II - Authorizations for Foreign Assistance Programs
Section 201 -
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1994 for:
(1) specified development assistance;
(2) international disaster assistance;
(3) American schools, libraries, and hospitals abroad;
(4) assistance for the Philippines;
(5) economic assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States;
(6) assistance for the independent states of the former Soviet Union;
(7) the Inter-American Foundation;
(8) the African Development Foundation;
(9) the International Fund for Ireland;
(10) foreign military financing and international military education and training;
(11) economic support fund (ESF) assistance;
(12) anti-terrorism assistance;
(13) a nonproliferation and disarmament fund; and
(14) the Peace Corps. Reduces the amount previously authorized for international narcotics control for FY 1994.
Prohibits the amount appropriated for FY 1994 pursuant to the authorizations made in this title from exceeding the amount which is $360 million less than the sum of the specified authorization amounts for that fiscal year.
Section 202 -
Declares that the Congress expects that certain amounts of assistance will be allocated for child survival activities and the Vitamin A deficiency program and related activities.
Section 203 -
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1994 for worldwide housing guarantees and raises the ceiling on the amount of loans available under such program.
Section 204 -
Raises the ceiling on insurance and guarantees issued by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and extends OPIC programs through FY 1995.
Section 205 -
Authorizes the President to reduce the debt owed by an eligible country as a result of housing guarantees or credits or guarantees extended under the Arms Export Control Act. Defines an "eligible country" as a country with a heavy debt burden that is eligible to borrow from the International Development Association but not from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Title III - Regional Provisions
Section 302 -
Amends the African Development Foundation Act to authorize the African Development Foundation to employ persons who are not U.S. citizens.
Section 303 -
Allocates assistance for establishing conflict resolution capabilities within specified African organizations and for facilitating reductions in the size of armed forces of Subsaharan African countries.
Section 305 -
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to remove restrictions on assistance to nongovernmental organizations financed or controlled by the South African Government if they meet certain conditions relating to promotion of democracy and assistance to disadvantaged South Africans. (Secs. 306 and 307) Bars specified economic and military assistance for Sudan and Zaire.
Section 308 -
Makes humanitarian assistance available to Afghanistan.
Section 311 -
Directs the President to report to the Congress on progress towards the withdrawal of personnel of any independent state of the former Soviet Union from the Cienfuegos nuclear facility in Cuba. Makes ineligible for assistance any independent state that:
(1) is providing assistance for, or engaging in nonmarket based trade with Cuba; or
(2) knowingly transfers sophisticated conventional weaons to Iran in numbers and types that are destabilizing.
Authorizes the President to provide assistance to the independent states in exchange for materials or commodities.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should enter into agreements with the independent states which provide for eventual reimbursement of assistance.
Directs the President to study and report to the Congress on:
(1) the possible use of barter or exchange of resources as methods of reimbursement for assistance provided to the independent states; and
(2) the collateralization of loans and investment guarantees provided by the U.S. Government for project financing in such states using resources or prospective revenues.
Section 312 -
Authorizes the President to use funds for the independent states to provide assistance to Mongolia.
Section 313 -
Bars international military education and training assistance for Malta.
Section 314 -
Extends the administration of justice assistance program. Makes such assistance avilable for Panama.
Section 317 -
Earmarks ESF and foreign military financing assistance for Israel and Egypt and ESF assistance for Middle East cooperative programs.
Section 319 -
Prohibits international military education and training assistance for India unless the President certifies to the Congress that India is taking steps to address human rights problems.
Title IV - Provisions Relating to Arms Transfers
Section 402 -
Amends the Arms Export Control Act to increase the aggregate ceiling on excess defense articles for delivery to foreign countries or international organizations.
Section 403 -
Makes East European countries eligible to receive excess defense articles.
Section 406 -
Establishes limits on additions to stockpiles in South Korea, Israel, and Thailand.
Section 407 -
Prohibits the sale or lease of defense articles or services to any country or international organization which is known to have sent letters to U.S. firms requesting, or soliciting information about, compliance with the secondary or tertiary Arab boycott. Provides for presidential waivers, subject to certain conditions.
Title V - Other Foreign Assistance Provisions
Section 503 -
Provides that certain restrictions with respect to foreign assistance shall not restrict assistance in support of a nongovernmental organization's programs (with exceptions).
Section 504 -
Prohibits the use of funds authorized for foreign assistance programs for FY 1994 for:
(1) financial incentives to businesses for inducing them to relocate outside the United States if it will reduce the number of individuals employed in the United States;
(2) establishing any export processing zone or designated area in which the tax, tariff, labor, environment, and safety laws of a country do not apply to activities in such area, unless the President certifies that such assistance is not likely to cause a loss of jobs within the United States; or
(3) assistance for a project that contributes to the violation of workers' rights.
Section 505 -
Requires the Director of the Trade and Development Agency to carry out a capital projects pilot program in developing countries and countries making the transition from a nonmarket to a market economy.
Section 506 -
Provides for the establishment of a Microenterprise Development Fund within the agency primarily responsible for administering development assistance.
Section 507 -
Requires the administrator of such agency to report to the Congress on the incorporation of the Agenda 21 principles of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development into foreign assistance activities.
Section 509 -
Requires the annual deobligation of specified unexpended foreign assistance funds that have been obligated for more than four years.
Section 510 -
Revises provisions concerning the use of assistance funds for procurement outside the United States.
Section 511 -
Terminates assistance to countries in violation of assistance agreements.
Section 513 -
Makes at least ten percent of the annual authorization amount for specified development and disaster assistance available for activities of U.S. disadvantaged enterprises and minority universities.
Section 514 -
Bars security assistance to countries that consistently opposed the U.S. position during the most recent session of the United Nations General Assembly. Waives such prohibition under certain conditions.
Title VI - Bosnia-Hercegovina
Bosnia-Hercegovina Self-Defense Act of 1993 -
Section 603 -
Authorizes the President to terminate the arms embargo of Bosnia-Hercegovina upon receipt of a request from that country for assistance in exercising its right of self-defense under the United Nations Charter.
Section 604 -
Authorizes the President, if such request is made, to direct the drawdown of defense articles and services and military education and training to provide assistance. Bars members of the armed forces who provide such assistance abroad from performing combatant duties.
Title VII - Miscellaneous Provisions
(Secs. 701 and 702) Requires the President to direct the U.S. Representative to: (1) the United Nations to urge the Security Council to deploy United Nations troops to Kosovo; and (2) the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) to urge the CSCE to increase the number of permanent CSCE observer missions in Kosovo.

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