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HR 1141 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report - Key Vote

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

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 106-31 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (64-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that provides emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1999 totaling $14.5 billion, $1.7 billion of which was offset by cuts in other programs.

Highlights:
  • $5 billion for military projects in and around Kosovo and in Southwest Asia.
  • $900 million for tornado disaster relief to Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Tennessee.
  • $621 million for the Central America and Caribbean disaster recovery fund.
  • $266 million for the State Department's migration and refugee assistance programs.
  • $230 million in supplemental funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to alleviate damage for natural disasters.
  • $225 million for economic assistance to Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.
  • $200 million for the U.S. Coast Guard's operating expenses.
  • $116.1 million for the Defense Department's operation and maintenance.
  • $100 million for economic and military assistance to Jordan.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (269-158) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report on a bill that provides emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1999 totaling $14.5 billion, $1.7 billion of which was offset by cuts in other programs.

Highlights:
  • $5 billion for military projects in and around Kosovo and in Southwest Asia.
  • $900 million for tornado disaster relief to Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Tennessee.
  • $621 million for the Central America and Caribbean disaster recovery fund.
  • $266 million for the State Department's migration and refugee assistance programs.
  • $230 million in supplemental funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to alleviate damage for natural disasters.
  • $225 million for economic assistance to Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.
  • $200 million for the U.S. Coast Guard's operating expenses.
  • $116.1 million for the Defense Department's operation and maintenance.
  • $100 million for economic and military assistance to Jordan.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (220-211) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1999 totaling $1.3 billion, $1.1 billion of which was offset by cuts in other programs.

Highlights:
  • $1.10 billion for the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund, including $175 million for emergency farm loans.
  • $621 million for the Agency for International Development (AID) to provide direct disaster assistance to Central American countries and Caribbean islands in the aftermath of hurricanes and earthquakes.
  • $178.6 million for the Defense Department's operation and maintenance funding, including $37.6 million for additional overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid.
  • $100 million for military and economic assistance to Jordan.
  • $80 million for the Immigration and Naturalization Services to address the expected influx of undocumented immigrants from Central America as a result of Hurricane Mitch.
  • Cuts $120 million from the original $525 million fund dedicated to buying weapons grade plutonium and uranium from Russia.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations-Conference Report

Sponsors

  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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