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HR 1561 - Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations - Key Vote

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John Kasich voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (234-188) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that makes changes to United States' foreign relations policies, reauthorizes funding of $19.64 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for State Department activities, and reorganizes foreign affairs agencies.

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (52-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that makes changes to United States' foreign relations policies, reauthorizes funding of $19.64 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for State Department activities, and reorganizes foreign affairs agencies.

Highlights:
  • Eliminates the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the United States Information Agency, the Agency for International Development, and the International Development Cooperation Agency and consolidates them under the Secretary of State as of March 1, 1997.
  • Allows the President to withhold 20 percent of funds appropriated to the United Nations if any agency of the organization does not implement consensus-based decision-making procedures on budgetary matters that assure that significant attention is given to the specific interests of the United States.
  • Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit any alien who supports terrorist activities from entering the United States.
  • Prohibits United States participation in any international criminal court unless authorized by approved treaties or laws.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of State to refuse to issue or renew a passport to a non-custodial parent who owes more than $10,000 in child support payments and is the subject of an outstanding warrant.
  • Makes the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1994 permanent by eliminating termination provisions.
  • Creates a position within the State Department called the Coordinator for Counterterrorism to supervise international counterterrorism activities.
  • Prohibits the sharing of United States intelligence information with the United Nations or any affiliated organization unless it can be shown that the organization's procedures to protect the information are as strict as nations that the United States regularly shares similar intelligence information.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should require North Korea to dismantle all declared graphite-based nuclear reactors, allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct any inspections to account for the stocks of plutonium and other nuclear materials in North Korea, and to remove all spent fuel from their graphite-moderated nuclear reactors.
  • Prohibits the appropriation of funds for any activity that helps the Human Rights Committee resolve claims made by other parties that the United States is not fulfilling its obligations to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  • Requires the Secretary of State to create a Terrorist Lookout Committee in each United States Embassy.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the executive branch should stop paying for international peacekeeping operations in excess of authorized appropriations.
  • $6.84 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for diplomatic and consular programs.
  • $1.91 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for administration of foreign assistance.
  • $1.69 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1997 for contributions to international organizations.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (226-172) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that makes changes to United States' foreign relations policies, reauthorizes funding of $19.64 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for State Department activities, and reorganizes foreign affairs agencies.

Highlights:
  • Eliminates the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the United States Information Agency, the Agency for International Development, and the International Development Cooperation Agency and consolidates them under the Secretary of State as of March 1, 1997.
  • Allows the President to withhold 20 percent of funds appropriated to the United Nations if any agency of the organization does not implement consensus-based decision-making procedures on budgetary matters that assure that significant attention is given to the specific interests of the United States.
  • Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit any alien who supports terrorist activities from entering the United States.
  • Prohibits United States participation in any international criminal court unless authorized by approved treaties or laws.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of State to refuse to issue or renew a passport to a non-custodial parent who owes more than $10,000 in child support payments and is the subject of an outstanding warrant.
  • Makes the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1994 permanent by eliminating termination provisions.
  • Creates a position within the State Department called the Coordinator for Counterterrorism to supervise international counterterrorism activities.
  • Prohibits the sharing of United States intelligence information with the United Nations or any affiliated organization unless it can be shown that the organization's procedures to protect the information are as strict as nations that the United States regularly shares similar intelligence information.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should require North Korea to dismantle all declared graphite-based nuclear reactors, allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct any inspections to account for the stocks of plutonium and other nuclear materials in North Korea, and to remove all spent fuel from their graphite-moderated nuclear reactors.
  • Prohibits the appropriation of funds for any activity that helps the Human Rights Committee resolve claims made by other parties that the United States is not fulfilling its obligations to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  • Requires the Secretary of State to create a Terrorist Lookout Committee in each United States Embassy.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the executive branch should stop paying for international peacekeeping operations in excess of authorized appropriations.
  • $6.84 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for diplomatic and consular programs.
  • $1.91 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for administration of foreign assistance.
  • $1.69 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1997 for contributions to international organizations.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (82-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes changes to United States' foreign relations policies, reauthorizes funding of $23.94 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1999 for State Department activities, and reorganizes foreign affairs agencies.

Highlights:
  • Eliminates the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the United States Information Agency, the Agency for International Development, and the International Development Cooperation Agency and consolidates them under the Secretary of State.
  • Allows the President to withhold 20 percent of funds appropriated to the United Nations if any agency of the organization does not implement consensus-based decision-making procedures on budgetary matters that assure that significant attention is given to the specific interests of the United States.
  • Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit any foreign national who supports terrorist activities from entering the United States.
  • Prohibits United States participation in any international criminal court unless authorized by approved treaties or laws.
  • Requires the Secretary of State to create a Terrorist Lookout Committee in each United States Embassy.
  • Prohibits the sharing of United States intelligence information with the United Nations or any affiliated organization unless it can be shown that the organization's procedures to protect the information are as strict as nations that the United States regularly shares similar intelligence information.
  • Requires the President to report costs to Congress at least 5 days before any United Nations Security Council vote regarding new peacekeeping operations.
  • States the sense of the Senate that the U.N. Human Rights Committee should revoke its General Comment No. 24, which states that reservations made to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights may undermine the "effective implementation of the Covenant."
  • $11.71 billion for fiscal years 1996-1999 for the administration of foreign affairs, including $7.02 billion for diplomatic and consular programs.
  • $4.44 billion for fiscal years 1996-1999 for the United Nations, including $1.33 billion for international peacekeeping activities.
  • $2.88 billion for fiscal years 1996-1999 for migration and refugee assistance.
  • $225 million for fiscal years 1996 and 1997 for the Foreign Affairs Reorganization Transition Fund.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (222-192) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes changes to United States' foreign relations policies, reauthorizes funding of $44.92 billion for fiscal years 1996 - 1997 for State Department activities, and reorganizes foreign affairs agencies.

Highlights:
  • Eliminates the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the United States Information Agency, the Agency for International Development, and the International Development Cooperation Agency and consolidates them under the Secretary of State as of March 1, 1997.
  • Allows the President to withhold 20 percent of funds appropriated to the United Nations if any agency of the organization does not implement consensus-based decision-making procedures on budgetary matters that assure that significant attention is given to the specific interests of the United States.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of State to refuse to issue or renew a passport to a non-custodial parent who owes more than $10,000 in child support payments and is the subject of an outstanding warrant.
  • Makes the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1994 permanent by eliminating termination provisions.
  • Creates a position within the State Department called the Coordinator for Counterterrorism to supervise international counterterrorism activities.
  • Prohibits the use of funds available under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to assist any project that violates international workers' rights.
  • Prohibits businesses relocating outside of the U.S. or developing in an area where tax, labor, environment, and safety laws do not apply from receiving federal funds available under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 if it reduces employment opportunities within the country.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should require North Korea to dismantle all declared graphite-based nuclear reactors, allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct any inspections to account for the stocks of plutonium and other nuclear materials in North Korea, and to remove all spent fuel from their graphite-moderated nuclear reactors.
  • Prohibits the United States from giving assistance to North Korea or the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization unless it is in the United States' national interest.
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should oppose the entrance of any nation into NATO if that nation sells nuclear or military weapons to Iran or supports international terrorism.
  • Prohibits the use of funds to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), unless they have terminated all activities in the People's Republic of China or no coercive abortions have occurred in 12 months.
  • Prohibits assistance to countries which consistently opposed the United States position in the United Nations General Assembly during the most recent Assembly session.
  • $12.36 billion for foreign assistance.
  • $6.51 billion to the Foreign Military Financing program.
  • $4.6 billion for the Economic Support fund.
  • $3.39 billion for diplomatic and consular programs.
  • $1.7 billion for contributions to international organizations.
  • $1.6 billion for the Development Assistance fund.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorization bill, FY96-97, Foreign Relations

Sponsors

  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
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