H.R. 3081 - Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors
Listed in Alphabetical Order
July 08, 2009  12:27 PM

Blackburn (TN)

#4

Withdrawn Would make an across-the-board cut of 5% to all funding accounts in the bill.

Blackburn (TN)

#19

Would reduce appropriations in the bill by 5%, $2.45 billion.

Blumenauer (OR)/
Payne (NJ)

#48

Withdrawn Would increase funding for improved access to safe water and sanitation by $90 million, offset with an equal reduction in the Foreign Military Financing Program.

Blunt (MO)

#83

Would limit funds transferred to any entity of the Palestinian Authority until the President certifies to the appropriate committees that the ruling Fatah Party has abrogated specified clauses in its Party Constitution that call for the destruction of Israel.

Blunt (MO)

#84

Would prevent funds in the bill from being used for a contribution for the International Seabed Authority.

Broun (GA)

#25

Would strike funding for the International Fund for Ireland ($18 million).

Broun (GA)

#26

Would reduce funding for the International Fund for Ireland by $3 million to equal the FY2009 enacted level ($15 million).

Broun (GA)

#27

Would strike funding for the U.S. Institute of Peace ($49,220,000).

Broun (GA)

#28

Would reduce funding for the U.S. Institute of Peace by $18,220,000 to equal the FY2009 enacted level ($31 million).

Broun (GA)

#29

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used for activities with groups listed in United States of America v. Holy Land Foundation et. al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Appendix A, CR no. 3:04-CR-240-G.

Broun (GA)

#30

Would reduce discretionary funding in the bill across the board by a half of a percent.

Broun (GA)

#37

Would reduce discretionary funding in the bill by 1 percent.

Broun (GA)

#38

Would reduce discretionary funding in the bill by 2.5 percent.

Broun (GA)

#39

Would reduce discretionary funding in the bill by 5 percent.

Broun (GA)

#40

Would reduce the funding level for the International Development Association to the FY09 enacted level, saving taxpayers $120 million.

Broun (GA)

#41

Would eliminate the $58 million subsidy for the Export-Import Bank.

Brown-Waite (FL)

#52

Would increase aid to Israel by $500 million through the FMF Program Account, offset by a decrease in funding to the Diplomatic and Consular Programs account.

Brown-Waite (FL)

#53

Would reduce overall spending in the bill by $17.7 billion, a 15% decrease from FY2009 levels.

Brown-Waite (FL)

#54

Would reduce overall spending in the bill by $12.223 billion, which would keep funding at FY2009 levels.

Burton (IN)

#34

Would prohibit funds appropriated in the bill from being used to pay for or reimburse legal expenses incurred by current or former United Nations officers or employees in connection with proceedings arising out of alleged malfeasance in connection with the employment of such officers or employees with the United Nations. If the UN does pay or reimburse any such expenses, an equal dollar amount shall be withheld from US contributions to the UN's regular budget.

Burton (IN)

#42

Would prohibit funds from being used to establish diplomatic or commercial ties in or with Iran.

Burton (IN)

#43

Would express the sense of the House that legislation should be enacted to expand economic sanctions against Iran.

Burton (IN)

#44

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used in assistance to Gaza unless Hamas recognizes Israel's right to exist.

Burton (IN)

#45

Would prohibit funds from being used to carry out official or unofficial contact with any officials or representatives of the Cuban government.

Burton (IN)

#46

Would express the sense of Congress that regardless of differences of policy regarding international funding for abortion, Congress is united in its support of Israel.

Buyer (IN)

#32

Would reduce funding for: Diplomatic and Consular Programs by $1.2 billion; Operating Expenses for USAID by $330 million; and Global Health by $670 million. This would reflect FY2009 enacted funding levels.

Conaway (TX)/
Bean (IL)

#3

Would insert a sense of the House that any reduction in the amount appropriated by the Act, achieved as a result of amendments adopted by the House, should be dedicated to deficit reduction.

Cuellar (TX)

#49

Withdrawn Would prohibit the use of funds for first class travel for employees of agencies funded by the bill, in contravention of Federal regulations.

Davis, Susan (CA)

#33

Withdrawn Would withhold 10% of funds appropriated under the heading "Economic Support Fund" for assistance to the Government of Afghanistan until the Secretary of State certifies that the Shia Personal Status Law has been repealed or amended by the Government of Afghanistan. In order to provide a sufficient level of flexibility to the State Department and maintain funding designated for Afghan women, the amendment permits the Secretary to waive this provision if doing so is in the interests of the US and does not apply to funds designated for the needs of Afghan women and girls.

Dent (PA)/
Castle (DE)

#47

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to grant a visa in adherence with the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 243d should a foreign country deny or unreasonably delay accepting an alien who is a citizen, subject, national, or resident of that country that has been ordered to be removed from the United States.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)

#85

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being made available for the one-time special educational, professional, and cultural exchange grants program, reducing the cost of the bill by $8 million.

Fortenberry (NE)

#69

Would increase funding for USAID's child survival account by $60 million, offset by reducing funding for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Garrett (NJ)/
Murphy, Patrick (PA)

#50

Would prohibit funds made available in the Act from being used to enter into diplomatic relations with Cuba if the Government of Cuba notifies the Department of State of its refusal to extradite to the United States any individual convicted of a criminal offense in the United States for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or for killing a law enforcement officer in the United States.

Garrett (NJ)

#51

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to give assistance to any individual who is a member of or affiliated with an organization designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)).

Garrett (NJ)

#74

Sense of Congress that the Government of Brazil should immediately return all children of the United States who are being held wrongfully in Brazil in contravention of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention). In addition, it would express the sense of Congress that President and the Secretary of State should vigorously impress upon Brazil the importance of abiding by their obligations under the Hague Convention with respect to international child abduction cases involving children from the United States.

Gingrey (GA)

#7

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to carry out activities of a labor organization pursuant to subsections (a) and (c) of 5 U.S.C. section 7131 (allowing the use of civilian federal employee paid work time for union activities).

Granger (TX)

#55

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used by the Secretary of the Treasury to negotiate an agreement in contravention of certain provisions of law.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#57

Withdrawn Would transfer $300,000 within the Department of State Diplomatic and Counselor Programs Account (D&CP) to provide 1-3 additional Foreign and Career Service Officers with expertise in combating racism and discrimination to staff the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (JAPER).

Heller (NV)

#36

Would eliminate funding for International Financial Institutions.

Hensarling (TX)/
Conaway (TX)/
Gingrey (GA)/
Blackburn (TN)

#62

Would prohibit any funds in the bill from being used to enforce section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Hensarling (TX)

#63

Would reduce spending in the bill by $12.223 billion, bringing the bill to the FY2009 level (excluding emergency supplemental appropriations).

Hensarling (TX)

#64

Would rescind any unobligated funding provided for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the recently-enacted FY2009 War Supplemental.

Hensarling (TX)

#66

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used by the State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues for activities to promote abortion.

Hensarling (TX)

#70

Would strike the funding for the Strategic Climate Fund.

Hensarling (TX)

#71

Would strike the funding for the Clean Technology Fund.

Herseth Sandlin (SD)/
Goodlatte (VA)/DeFazio (OR)/Bilbray (CA)

#18

Would prohibit the use of funds for the visa lottery program.

Hodes (NH)/
Bean (IL)

#35

Would require all agencies who receive funds under this act to report to the Government Accountability Office on expired undisbursed grant accounts. Specifically, the agencies would be required to report on 1) future action to resolve the grant accounts; 2) the method that the department or agency is taking to track these expired grant accounts; 3) which grant accounts could be returned to the United States Treasury; and 4) the number and total finances in the expired grant accounts for the past three fiscal years.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#6

Would increase the Democracy Fund by $20 million to $140 million of which $80 million shall be made available for the Human Rights and Democracy Fund of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State, and $60 million shall be made available for the Office of Democracy and Governance of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, US Agency for International Development. The offset for the increase would come from the Department of State general funds.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#11

Withdrawn Would increase funds for microenterprise and microfinance development programs by $35 million offset by removing $35 million from funds for International Operations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#12

Withdrawn Would increase the appropriation for the State Department's Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs by $2 million, offset by a reduction in funding for international broadcasting operations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Jordan (OH)

#5

Would reduce spending by $16,040,000,000 in order to reflect FY2008 levels.

King, Steve (IA)

#68

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to employ illegal workers as defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Lewis, Jerry (CA)

#56

Would reduce the total amount of Title V funding in the bill, Multilateral Assistance, by $505,896,000.

Lowey (NY)

#72

Revised Would prohibit any military assistance (FMF Funds) for the Government of Sri Lanka.

Luetkemeyer (MO)

#8

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to make contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Lynch (MA)

#17

Withdrawn Would transfer $18,040,000 from the Export-Import Bank's Administrative Expenses to Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs. The intent is to bring the Counterterrorism Financing and the Small Arms/Light Weapons Destruction subaccounts back to the full amounts requested by the Administration.

Mack (FL)

#65

Revised Would increase funding for the Democracy Fund by $47.1 million, offset by a reduction in assessed contributions to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Marshall (GA)

#31

Would increase overall funding for the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of State by $18,122,000. Within the total, it increases funding for the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of State by $9,061,000; increases the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) by $4,530,500; and increases funding for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) by $4,530,500. It is offset by $22,000,000 from the Department of State General Administration Account.

McCaul (TX)

#9

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being spent on programs or projects named after a Senator, Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner of the Congress.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#13

Withdrawn Would increase funding by $5 million for Sierra Leone to address the world's highest maternal mortality rate, offset by a reduction in the Economic Support Fund (ESF) for Iraq.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#14

Withdrawn Would increase funding by $10 million to address the high rate of maternal mortality in Liberia, offset by reducing the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) account and the State Department's General Administration account by $5 million each.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#15

Withdrawn Would increase by $16 million appropriations to improve maternal health and reduce global maternal mortality rates in developing countries, offset by reducing funding for the State Department's Administration account.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#16

Withdrawn Would provide an increase of $16 million to improve maternal health and reduce global maternal mortality rates in developing countries, offset by reducing the increases to the Capital Investment Fund ($11 million) and the Millennium Challenge Accounts ($5 million).

Neugebauer (TX)

#10

Would reduce appropriations in the act by the amount included in PL 111-5, the American Reinvestment and Recover Act, $593,122,000.

Payne (NJ)

#76

Sense of Congress that it is in the interest of the U.S. to provide security, economic and other types of assistance to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Somalia in order to prevent a terrorist takeover and to assist the people of Somalia.

Payne (NJ)

#77

Sense of Congress that it is in the interest of the U.S. to strengthen the forces of democracy within the coalition government of Zimbabwe and to foster stability, democracy, economic development, and to help end poverty in Zimbabwe.

Price, Tom (GA)/
Wittman (VA)

#1

Would reduce appropriations in the bill by $488,430,000.

Price, Tom (GA)

#2

Would reduce appropriations in the bill by $100 million.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

#58

Would increase by $15 million funding to the National Endowment for Democracy, offset by a reduction in assessed contributions to the OAS.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

#59

Would increase by $65 million funding for Economic Support Funds for democracy assistance to the people of Iran to compensate for cuts in democracy assistance to Iran, given recent events. It is offset by reducing funding for Contributions to International Organizations for contributions to the United Nations.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)/
Garrett (NJ)

#60

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used for a contribution for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

#67

Would increase Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel by $8.6683 million, offset by reducing funding for the U.S. voluntary contribution to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by the same amount (the amount of IAEA technical cooperation to state sponsors of terrorism from 2007 to 2008.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

#73

Would prohibit funding to any government whose arms export policies, procedures, or sales within the previous 5 calendar years have resulted in the combat deaths of any member of the United States Armed Forces.

Roskam (IL)

#61

Would prohibit the use of funds in the bill to be used for a contribution to any United Nations organization, agency, or program in which Iran holds a leadership position.

Smith, Christopher (NJ)/
Stupak (MI)/
Sensenbrenner (WI)

#75

Would put limits on funding for foreign or non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion and to strengthen existing conditions to limit funding for organizations that support or co-manage programs of coercive population control.

Stearns (FL)

#20

Would reduce the amount allocated to the International Organizations Account by $92,600,000, restoring the account to the FY2009 enacted level.

Stearns (FL)

#21

Would reduce the amount appropriated to the Peace Corps (Independent Agencies) by $76,560,000 to match the President's request of $373,440,000.

Stearns (FL)

#22

Would transfer $25 million from the Peace Corps account to the Millennium Challenge Corporation account, matching the President's FY2010 request of $1.425 billion for Millennium Challenge.

Stearns (FL)

#23

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used for a United States contribution to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Stearns (FL)

#24

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used for any new construction of any headquarters for the United Nations in any location in the United States.

Waters (CA)/Grijalva (AZ)

#78

Would require the U.S. to oppose any IMF loan for a country facing a recession that includes contractionary conditions, unless the IMF can show quantitatively that the conditions are necessary to avoid a more severe adjustment in the future.

Waters (CA)/Grijalva (AZ)

#79

Would require the U.S. to support IMF reform by 1) opposing any IMF loan for a country facing a recession that includes contractionary conditions, unless the IMF can show that the conditions are necessary to avoid a more severe adjustment in the future; 2) opposing any IMF loan for a country unless the terms of the loan have been approved by the parliament of the country; and 3) using the voice, vote and influence of the U.S. to ensure that the IMF is held to high standards of transparency.

Waters (CA)/Grijalva (AZ)

#80

Would require the U.S. to use the voice, vote, and influence of the U.S. to ensure that the IMF is held to high standards of transparency.

Waters (CA)/Grijalva (AZ)

#81

Would require the U.S. to oppose any IMF loan for a country unless the terms of the loan have been approved by the parliament of the country.

Waters (CA)

#82

Would increase funding for the International Development Association (IDA) by $85 million, fully funding the Administration's request, not offset.

Weiner (NY)

#86

Revised Would prohibit funding for aid to any government that owes money in parking fines and property taxes to New York City and Washington, DC.

Weiner (NY)

#87

Would prohibit funds from being used for embassies in Israel unless they are located in Jerusalem.

Weiner (NY)

#88

Would prohibit funds in the bill from being used for the sale of JDAMs to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Weiner (NY)

#89

Would strike Presidential waiver authority on the blocking of aid to Saudi Arabia.