The War Supplemental

Friday, March 04, 2005

The War Supplemental

From the White House's fact-sheet on the funds requested in the supplemental war appropriations bill
Sudan/Darfur: To address needs for the humanitarian crisis in this part of Africa, this request includes $242.4 million for food aid, refugee assistance, and support for the needs of displaced persons. The request also includes $100 million to support the people of Sudan and to help implement the north-south elements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that was signed on January 9, 2005.

International Peacekeeping: This supplemental request includes $780 million for Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities to support the United States' share of new peacekeeping missions, including those in Haiti, Cote D'Ivoire, Burundi and an anticipated mission in Sudan. These missions help ensure humanitarian assistance can move freely and work towards elections can proceed, as well as relieve the requirements for additional deployments of U.S. forces.
From the Appropriations Committee's "Highlights of the War Supplemental"
$92 million for humanitarian assistance for the Darfur region of Sudan.

International Peacekeeping - Committee recommends cutting $200 million in U.S. contribution to international peacekeeping missions. Total funding recommended is $580 million, the bulk of which is for the Sudan.
As the Washington Post reports, House Republican leaders "said they plan to approve all but $800 million of Bush's $81.9 billion request in emergency funding."

Bush requested more than $1 billion for aid to Sudan and peacekeeping operations - Republicans are going to give him $670 million.

I sure hope the GOP has some big plans for that $160 million they are going to save by cutting humanitarian aid to Darfur by 60%.

0 comments in The War Supplemental

Post a Comment

The War Supplemental | Demagogue Copyright © 2010