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highsea
07-29-2004, 03:54 AM
This is how it stands after getting through the house. It is likely that the Senate will make some adjustments, but overall, I think this is what we are going to fork out this next year on Foreign Aid, not counting the usual end-of-year supplemental appropriation.

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On 07/15/2004, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 4818: making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005 by a vote of 365 - 41.

The total cost of the bill from Appropriations Committee was listed at $19.4 billion dollars. Below is a breakout of most of the entries in the bill.


Israel: $2.56 billion (13.2 %)
Provides $73 million increase for Foreign Military Financing for Israel to increase the Total funding to $2.2 billion
$360 million - Economic Support Fund
Afghanistan: 1.377 billion (7%)
$400 million to train and equip the new Afghan National Army
$977 million humanitarian, reconstruction, and related assistance

Pakistan: $300 million for military assistance for Pakistan (1.5%)

Poland:An increase of $46 million, for a total of $66 million (0.3 %)

Egypt: 1.835 billion (9.5%)
$1.3 billion - Foreign Military Financing
$535 million - Economic Support Fund
Agency for International Development (USAID): $4.2 billion (21.6%)
Child Survival Health $1.6485 billion
Development assistance $1.429 billion
International Disaster and Famine $ 335.5 million
Democracy Transition Initiatives $ 47.5 million
Cost of direct loans and loan guarantees $ 21 million
Retirement and disability fund $ 42.5 million
Operating expenses $ 618 million
Economic Support Fund $2.45 billion (12.6 %)
Egypt: $535 million
Israel: $360 million
Jordan $250 million
Pakistan $200 million
Cyprus $ 13.5 million
Lebanon $ 35 million
Haiti $ 50 million
Timor-Leste $ 22 million
Sudan $311 million
Ireland $18.5 million (0.095%)

Support for East European Democracy (SEED) $375 million (1.9%)

FREEDOM Support Act (Independent States of the former Soviet Union) $550 million (2.8%)

Inter-American Foundation $16.238 million (0.08 %)

African Development Foundation $18.579 million (0.095 %)

Peace Corps $330 million (1.7%)

The Andean Counter drug Initiative: $731 million (3.8%)

International Military Education Training (IMET): $90 million (0.5%)

Millennium Challenge Corporation: $1.25 billion (6.4%)

Global HIV/AIDS Initiative $1.26 billion (6.5%)

International Narcotics Control $328.82 million (1.7%)

Immigration and Refugee Assistance (UNHCR IFRC) $756 million (3.9%)

Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance $20 million (0.1%)

Anti-terrorism, demining and related programs $382 million (2.0 %)

International Affairs Technical Assistance $19 million (0.1%)

Debt Restructuring $105 million (0.5%)

Foreign Military Financing $4.7775 billion (24.6%)
Israel $ 2.2 billion grant
$580 million (procurement in Israel of defense articles and services)
Egypt $1.3 billion
Pakistan $150 million
Administration $40 million
DOD Expenses Arms Export Control Act $367 million
Peacekeeping Operations $104 million (0.5%)

International Development Association $850 million (4.4%)

Americas Multilateral Investment Fund $25 million (0.1%)

Asian Development Fund $112 million (0.5%)

African Development Bank $5.1 million (0.03 %)
Callable capital portion of the United States $79,532,933
African Development Fund $118 million (0.6%)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development $35 million (0.2%)
Callable capital portion of the United States $121,996,662
International Fund for Agricultural Development $15 million (0.07%)

United Nations Environment Program $323 million (1.6%)

Democracy Programs
Tibet NGOs $4 million
Tibet human rights $250,000
Human Rights and Democracy Fund $27 million
Democracy and human rights in Iran and Syria $1.5 million
<hr /></blockquote> My Source (http://www.foreignaidwatch.org/modules.php?op=modload&amp;name=News&amp;file=article&amp;sid= 792&amp;mode=thread&amp;order=0&amp;thold=0)

This may or not be interesting to the board, but it is interesting to me. This is something we are all shelling out for. Iraq is not included here, as it is still on a war footing. Count on another billion (minimum) next year for Iraq.

Oh, yeah. The House jerked $25,000 from Saudi Arabia from this bill because they weren't doing enough to fight terrorism. Does anybody think Saudi Arabia is going to notice $25,000?? /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

-CM

Wally_in_Cincy
07-29-2004, 06:23 AM
I'm sure it will all be well spent too /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif (on mansions and prostitutes for those in charge of doling it out)

No surprises here except for one. Why are we giving $311 mil to Sudan? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif. Should we not dangle that like a carrot so they clean up their mess? Maybe we are.

If I form my own country (Wallitania) can I get some of this gravy? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

pooltchr
07-29-2004, 07:45 AM
So let's see if I got this right...
We help fund the military for Isreal, Egypt, Pakastan, Afghanistan....
Now if a couple of these countries should decide to start a war, they use the toys we bought them to do it?
Then we help fund the UN peacekeeping forces to get in the middle and referee.
Seems like if we pulled back all that money, most countries in the world couldn't afford to start a war!

Wally_in_Cincy
07-29-2004, 08:00 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> Seems like if we pulled back all that money, most countries in the world couldn't afford to start a war! <hr /></blockquote>

No, they would just kill each other with machetes, like in Rwanda.