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FY 2012 Appropriations Minibus

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Final conference report on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Agriculture, Commerce/Justice/Science (CJS), and Transportation/Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bills – also known as the “Mini-bus” (House Report 112-284) Fiscal Year 2012

 

Excerpts Related to North Korea

 

This document covers language relevant to North Korea policy in House Report 112-284, to accompany H.R. 2112.   The Bill language below can be accessed in the Conference Report here.  The Report Language can be found in the Congressional Record for November 14, 2011, H7481-7482.   As of November 16, 2011, the two houses still had to vote up or down on the omnibus.

 

Updates on the legislation can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov.

 

 

BILL LANGUAGE

 

(page 89)

16  SEC. 741. Funds made available by this Act under

17  title II of the Food for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1721 et seq.)

18  may only be used to provide assistance to recipient nations

19  if adequate monitoring and controls, as determined by the

20  Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Devel-

21  opment, are in place to ensure that emergency food aid

22  is received by the intended beneficiaries in areas affected

23  by food shortages and not diverted for unauthorized or

24  inappropriate purposes.

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD CONFERENCE AGREEMENT

FOOD FOR PEACE TITLE I DIRECT CREDIT AND FOOD FOR PROGRESS ACCOUNT

   (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

   Food for Peace Title II Grants

The conference agreement includes language in Section 741 to ensure humanitarian food assistance programs include sufficient monitoring and control mechanisms. The conferees believe that food aid should not be used as a political tool but that recipient nations do have obligations to ensure transparency and cooperation in the distribution of aid to affected populations. Should the U.S. government consider resumption of food assistance to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, it is expected that assurances will be given to protect the integrity of program execution, including monitoring, and that any remaining issues regarding previous year program delivery be satisfactorily resolved.

Last Updated on November 16, 2011