H.R. 1084 (110th): Reconstruction and Stabilization Civilian Management Act of 2008

Feb 15, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Sam Farr
Representative for California's 17th congressional district
Read Text »
Last Updated
Mar 07, 2008
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6104 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2006

S. 3001 (Related)
Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009

Signed by the President
Oct 14, 2008


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 5, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Feb 15, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2007
Reported by Committee Feb 27, 2008
Passed House Mar 05, 2008
Full Title

To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, and the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to build operational readiness in civilian agencies, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

31 cosponsors (25D, 6R) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

3/5/2008--Passed House amended.
Reconstruction and Stabilization Civilian Management Act of 2008 -
Section 4 -
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the President, if in the U.S. national interest, to furnish assistance to assist in stabilizing and reconstructing a country or region that is in, or is in transition from, conflict or civil strife. Requires specified pre-notification by the President before making assistance available.
Limits: (1) program authority to FY2008-FY2010; and (2) annual fiscal year expenditures to $100 million.
Section 5 -
Amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to establish within the Department of State an Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization.
Sets forth Office functions.
Authorizes the Secretary of State to establish:
(1) a Response Readiness Corps (containing an active and standby component consisting of trained U.S. government personnel, including Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) employees) to provide stabilization and reconstruction activities in foreign countries or regions that are at risk, in, or are in transition from, conflict or civil strife; and
(2) a volunteer Civilian Reserve Corps (authorizes such individuals' employment and training).
Authorizes FY2007-FY2010 appropriations.
Prohibits the establishment and deployment of any Civilian Reserve Corps from substantively impairing state and local capacity and readiness.
Directs the Secretary to ensure the use of existing Department and USAID training and education programs.
Section 6 -
Authorizes: (1) the Secretary or the head of any U.S. agency, with respect to agency personnel, to extend to any individual assigned or deployed under this Act certain death gratuity, training, and travel benefits that are provided to Foreign Service members; and (2) the Secretary to accept detailees or assignments from other agencies and state or local employees on a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis.
Section 7 -
Directs the Secretary to develop an interagency strategy to respond to reconstruction and stabilization operations.
Sets forth strategy contents.
Section 8 -
Directs the Secretary to report annually (for six years) to the appropriate congressional committees respecting implementation of this Act.
Sets forth report requirements.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

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.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 1084 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus