This bill, the original version of which was titled ‘Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011,’ would provide funding for disaster relief following Hurricane Sandy. The following amendment relates to Israel and the Palestinians:
S. A. 3410, introduced on 12/20/12 by Rand Paul (R-KY), no cosponsors.
This amendment would offset all funding provided by the bill by cutting an equal amount from U.S. foreign assistance programs. The cuts would target the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which oversees U.S. assistance programs in the West Bank and Gaza; the Economic Support Fund, which funds USAID programs; and the foreign military financing program, which provides grants for Israeli military purchases. The amendment was defeated in the Senate 3–91 on 12/28/12.
See also: H.R. 1473 of 4/11/11, and H.R. 5856 of 5/25/12.
Last major action: 12/28/12 passed in Senate 62–32 (12/19/11 passed in House 235–189).