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Title: Appropriations bill, FY96, Foreign Relations
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt a conference report that appropriates $12.56 billion for foreign economic assistance, military operations, export financing, and related programs.
- Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the export of nuclear equipment, fuel, or technology to any country other than a current nuclear-weapon state.
- Prohibits the United Nations Population Fund from using funds from the United States for activities in China.
- Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should take more concrete steps to encourage Arab League countries to publicly renounce the boycotts of Israel.
- Requires the United States to stop using "antipersonnel landmines" for a period of one year beginning three years after the enactment, except along internationally recognized national borders or in protected demilitarized zones.
- Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Palestinian Liberation Organization must do more to demonstrate their disapproval of terrorism and ensure a peaceful settlement of the Middle East dispute.
- Prohibits the United States from giving funds to a country which supports international terrorism, unless the President waives the restriction for a specific country or type of aid.
- Bans funds from being used to pay for abortions.
- Caps economic assistance to Turkey at $33.5 million.
- $3 billion for Israel, including $1.2 for economic support, and $1.8 billion for military assistance.
- $2.42 billion for the Agency for International Development.
- $2.12 billion for Egypt, including $815 million for economic support, and $1.3 billion for military assistance.
- $944.17 million for export and investment assistance.
- $671 million for migration and refugee assistance.
- $641 million for assistance to nations of the former Soviet Union.
- $205 million for the Peace Corps.
- $11.5 million for the African Development Foundation.