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HR 2333 - State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Howard Berman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Howard Berman made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-236 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -

Title: State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $12.31 billion for the State Department, U.S. Informational Agency, and other agencies for fiscal years 1994 and 1995.

Highlights:
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that if North Korea continues to prohibit International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from entering the country, then the United States should reintroduce "tactical nuclear weapons" in South Korea (Sec. 726).
  • Determines that additional sanctions be placed against North Korea, unless the President decides to waive certain sanctions in the national interest of the United States (Sec. 709).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should end the arms embargo of Bosnia (Sec. 725).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that the U.S. should continue to increase the effort to normalize relations with Vietnam by ending the U.S. trade embargo (Sec. 718).
  • Expresses the sense of Congress approving the establishment of the International Criminal Court but will refuse ratification of the treaty if representatives from terrorist organizations were allowed "to sit in judgment on American citizens" in the Court (Sec. 169).
  • $4.95 billion for the Administration of Foreign Affairs, including $3.32 billion for diplomatic and consular programs and $589.70 million for the acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad (Sec. 101).
  • $2.55 billion for international organizations and conferences, including $910.22 million for peacekeeping activities and operations (Sec. 102).
  • $2.76 billion for U.S. informational, educational, and cultural programs, including $1.12 billion for international broadcasting activities (Sec. 201).
  • $1.33 billion for migration and refugee assistance (Sec. 104).
  • $454.49 million for the Peace Corps (Sec. 701).
Note:

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 - Conference Report Adopted (House) -

Title: State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $12.31 billion for the State Department, U.S. Informational Agency, and other agencies for fiscal years 1994 and 1995.

Highlights:
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that if North Korea continues to prohibit International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from entering the country, then the United States should reintroduce "tactical nuclear weapons" in South Korea (Sec. 726).
  • Determines that additional sanctions be placed against North Korea, unless the President decides to waive certain sanctions in the national interest of the United States (Sec. 709).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should end the arms embargo of Bosnia (Sec. 725).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that the U.S. should continue to increase the effort to normalize relations with Vietnam by ending the U.S. trade embargo (Sec. 718).
  • Expresses the sense of Congress approving the establishment of the International Criminal Court but will refuse ratification of the treaty if representatives from terrorist organizations were allowed "to sit in judgment on American citizens" in the Court (Sec. 169).
  • $4.95 billion for the Administration of Foreign Affairs, including $3.32 billion for diplomatic and consular programs and $589.70 million for the acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad (Sec. 101).
  • $2.55 billion for international organizations and conferences, including $910.22 million for peacekeeping activities and operations (Sec. 102).
  • $2.76 billion for U.S. informational, educational, and cultural programs, including $1.12 billion for international broadcasting activities (Sec. 201).
  • $1.33 billion for migration and refugee assistance (Sec. 104).
  • $454.49 million for the Peace Corps (Sec. 701).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (92-8) - (Key vote)

Title: State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $12.31 billion for the State Department, U.S. Informational Agency, and other agencies for fiscal years 1994 and 1995.

Highlights:
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that if North Korea continues to prohibit International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from entering the country, then the United States should reintroduce "tactical nuclear weapons" in South Korea (Sec. 726).
  • Determines that additional sanctions be placed against North Korea, unless the President decides to waive certain sanctions in the national interest of the United States (Sec. 709).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should end the arms embargo of Bosnia (Sec. 725).
  • Expresses the sense of the Senate that the U.S. should continue to increase the effort to normalize relations with Vietnam by ending the U.S. trade embargo (Sec. 718).
  • Expresses the sense of Congress approving the establishment of the International Criminal Court but will refuse ratification of the treaty if representatives from terrorist organizations were allowed "to sit in judgment on American citizens" in the Court (Sec. 169).
  • $4.95 billion for the Administration of Foreign Affairs, including $3.32 billion for diplomatic and consular programs and $589.70 million for the acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad (Sec. 101).
  • $2.55 billion for international organizations and conferences, including $910.22 million for peacekeeping activities and operations (Sec. 102).
  • $2.76 billion for U.S. informational, educational, and cultural programs, including $1.12 billion for international broadcasting activities (Sec. 201).
  • $1.33 billion for migration and refugee assistance (Sec. 104).
  • $454.49 million for the Peace Corps (Sec. 701).
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.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (273-144) - (Key vote)

Title: State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $14.86 billion for the State Department, U.S. Informational Agency, and other agencies for fiscal years 1994 and 1995.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the use of funds available to the United Nations Population Fund to pay for the performance of abortions as a method of family planning, to motivate or coerce any individual to practice abortion, or perform involuntary sterilizations (Sec. 103).
  • $5.27 billion for the Administration of Foreign Affairs, including $3.38 billion for diplomatic and consular programs and $774.00 million for the acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad (Sec. 101).
  • $3.93 billion for international organizations and conferences, including $1.39 billion for peacekeeping activities and operations (Sec. 103).
  • $2.93 billion for U.S. informational educational and cultural programs, including $1.32 billion for international broadcasting activities (Sec. 201).
  • $1.35 billion for migration and refugee assistance (Sec. 105).
  • $1.12 billion for the Agency for International Development (Sec. 102).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: State Department FY94-95 Authorization Bill

Sponsors

  • Lee H. Hamilton (IN - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)