June 9, 2006(Key vote)
Title: Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $22.09 billion in funding for foreign operations and related programs for the fiscal year 2007.
Appropriates $5.19 billion for the State Department, including $2.77 billion for the Global HIV/AIDS Initiative; $750.21 million for migration and refugee assistance; and $703.60 million for international narcotics control and law enforcement.
Appropriates $4.45 billion for the Foreign Military Financing Program, including $2.34 billion for Israel; $1.3 billion for Egypt; $216 million for Jordan; and $90 million for Columbia.
Appropriates $4.09 billion for the U.S. Agency for International Development, including $1.57 billion for child survival and health programs; $1.29 billion for development assistance; and $348.8 million for international disasters and famine assistance.
Appropriates $2.65 billion for the Economic Support Fund, including $455 million for Egypt; $250.5 million for Jordan; $225 million for Afghanistan; $120 million for Israel; and $35.5 million for Lebanon.
Appropriates $2 billion for the Millennium Challenge Corporation to monitor the activities of the Millennium Challenge Account, which provides development assistance to those countries that establish certain economic and human rights criteria.
Appropriates $324.59 million for the Peace Corps.
Prohibits any use of the funds for direct financial support to Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Iran or Syria (Secs. 507, 589).
Prohibits the use of funds to pay for abortions as a method of family planning, to motivate or coerce any individual to practice abortion, or perform involuntary sterilizations (Sec. 518).
Bars bilateral assistance funds to nations that support terrorism or provide a haven for terrorists, unless the President justifies the use of aid for national security or humanitarian reasons (Sec. 526).