Description: TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 1443, THE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1973.
Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY)
Foreign Assistance Act of 1973 - Adds to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 a statement of policy regarding development assistance authorizations. Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1974 and 1975 for: (1) food and nutrition; (2) population planning and health; (3) education and human resources development; (4) selected development problems; and (5) selected countries and organizations.
Provides that no part of any appropriation made available to carry out this Act shall
be used to conduct any police training or related program in a foreign country or used to pay for the performance of abortions as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions.
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the Development Loan Fund; (2) technical cooperation and development grants; (3) housing guarantees; (4) the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; (5) the Alliance for Progress; and (6) programs relating to population growth.
Provides that in the case of the United Nations and its affiliated organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the President shall seek the establishment of a single group for the purpose of providing a program of review and evaluation of the activities of such organizations. Authorizes appropriations for international organizations and programs.
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the Contingency Fund of the Foreign Assistance Act; (2) military assistance; (3) security supporting assistance, and (4) international narcotics control.
Extends coverage under the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System to specified categories of personnel including Foreign Reserve Officers. Authorizes appropriations of $25,000,000 to the African Sahel Famine and Disaster Relief and Development Program.
Directs the President to establish a system for coordination of United States policies and programs which affect United States interests in the development of low-income countries and to establish a Development Coordination Committee to advise him with respect to such coordination.
Prescribes new requirements with regard to the content of the annual foreign assistance report and additional reports and information on the status of loans and guarantees made under this Act.
Authorizes the President to furnish assistance for relief and reconstruction of South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. States that no assistance shall be furnished to South Vietnam unless the President receives assurances that no assistance will be used for support of police, or prison construction and administration, within South Vietnam.
Authorizes to be appropriated in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, for the fiscal year 1974 not to exceed $504,000,000. Authorizes appropriations for assistance to South Vietnamese children.
Provides, under the Foreign Military Sales Act, that the United States Government shall reduce its sales, credit sales, and guaranties and defense services as soon as, and to the maximum extent, practicable. Authorizes appropriations under such act. Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the Asian Development Bank; and (2) the Albert Schweitzer Hospital.
Provides that no funds authorized or appropriated under this or any other law may be expended to finance military or paramilitary operations by the United States in or over Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. Declares that it is the sense of Congress that the President should deny any economic or military assistance to the government of any foreign country which practices the internment or imprisonment of that country's citizens for political purposes.
Expresses the declarations of Congress with regard to: (1) prisoners of war and individuals missing in action; (2) the rights of individuals in Chile; and (3) world food shortages.
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Bill titles: An Act to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, and for other purposes.; A bill to authorize the furnishing of defense articles and services to foreign countries and international organizations.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 119-189, p. H10554;
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