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Title: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 with Iraq Withdrawal Timeline
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates for specified activities related to the global war on terror, to the Departments of Agriculture, of Justice, of Defense, of Energy, of Homeland Security, of Veterans Affairs, and of State.
- Appropriates the following:
- $207.26 billion to the Department of Defense, including $1.34 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers for construction and flood control;
- $5.90 billion to the Department of State;
- $1.42 billion to the Department of Agriculture;
- $810 million to the Department of Health and Human Services;
- $6.81 billion to the Department of Homeland Security;
- $1.73 billion to the Department of the Interior;
- $155 million to the Department of Commerce;
- $158 million to the Department of Justice;
- $150 million to the Department of Energy for Defense Nuclear nonproliferation;
- $80 million to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for tenant-based rental assistance;
- $63 million to the Legislative Branch;
- $25 million to the Small Business Administration for the Disaster Loans Program Account; and
- $10 million to the Office of the Inspector General.
- Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to (Sec. 1311):
- Establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq; or
- Exercise United States control over any oil resource of Iraq.
- Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being used in contravention to the laws and regulations enacted to implement the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Sec. 1313).
- Requires that the Secretary of Defense submit a report once a month until October 1, 2008, to the Congressional Defense Committees, that contains individual transition readiness assessments by unit of Iraq and Afghan security forces. (Sec. 1314).
- Prohibits funds appropriated in Chapter 3 of this Act from being obligated or expended to provide award fees to any defense contractor contrary to the provisions of section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2007. (Sec. 1315).
- Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless they have been certified in writing to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed Services that the unit is fully mission capable. (Sec. 1901).
- Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to initiate the development of, continue the development of, or execute any order that extends the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom beyond 365 days for any unit of the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard (Sec. 1902).
- Prohibits funds appropriated in this or any other Act from being used to initiate the development of, continue the development of, or execute any order that extends the deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom beyond 210 days for any unit of the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve. (Sec. 1902).
- Requires that the President make and transmit to Congress determinations on or before July 1, 2007 stating whether the Government of Iraq (Sec. 1904):
- Has given United States Armed Forces and Iraqi Security Forces the authority to pursue all extremists;
- Is making substantial progress in meeting its commitment to pursue reconciliation initiatives, and
- And United States Armed Forces are making substantial progress in reducing the level of sectarian violence in Iraq.
- States that if in the transmissions to Congress required by Title I, Chapter 9, Sec. 1904 the president determines that the conditions have not been met, or if the president is unable to make the certification, the Secretary of Defense shall commence redeployment of the Armed Forces from Iraq and complete such redeployment within 180 days (Sec. 1904).
- Expresses the gratitude of Congress and the American people to the members of the United States Armed Forces (Sec. 1907).
- Acknowledges the president as the commander in chief, and that Congress has the power solely to declare war (Sec. 1908).
- Requires that certain heads of executive agencies develop and implement a plan to minimize the use of contracts entered into using procedures other than competitive procedures. (Sec. 5001).
- Requires that certain heads of executive agencies develop and implement a plan to minimize the use of cost-reimbursement type contracts (Sec. 5002).
- Raises the minimum wage to (Sec. 7102):
- $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after the date of enactment;
- $6.55 an hour beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and
- $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day.