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The House : Angola Guerrilla Aid

July 18, 1985

By a vote of 236 for and 185 against, the House adopted an amendment to permit U.S. military aid to South African-backed guerrillas fighting the Cuban-backed Marxist government of Angola.

The vote lifted a 10-year ban on such aid but authorized no money for the Angolan guerrillas. It was another example of Congress' new willingness to openly fund anti-Marxist rebel forces around the globe, at the risk of inextricable American involvement in foreign disputes.

The amendment was attached to HR 1555, the $12.6-billion foreign aid bill for fiscal 1986, which was passed and sent to conference with the Senate.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Dreier (R) x Rep. Martinez (D) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Torres (D) x

Military Aid to Cambodians

The House, voting 288 for and 122 against, adopted an amendment to permit for the first time the channeling of U.S. military aid to non-communist forces fighting the Vietnamese occupiers of Cambodia.

The vote authorized $5 million annually in military and economic aid in fiscal 1986-87. The amendment was attached to the 1986 foreign aid bill.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Dreier (R) x Rep. Martinez (D) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Torres (D) x

Abortion Organizations

Voting 234 for and 189 against, the House prohibited U.S. aid to any private international organization that advocates abortion as a method of family planning.

By law, U.S. money cannot be spent directly on abortions overseas--a stricter limitation than Congress has imposed on the funding of domestic abortions.

This amendment goes further to deny aid to non-governmental organizations, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, that use other than American funding in behalf of abortion.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Dreier (R) x Rep. Martinez (D) x Rep. Moorhead (R) x Rep. Roybal (D) x Rep. Torres (D) x

WHERE TO REACH THEM David Dreier, 33rd District Matthew Martinez, 30th District Carlos J. Moorhead, 22th District Edward R. Roybal, 25th District Esteban Torres, 34th District The State Senate Help for Dropouts

By a vote of 27 to 8, the Senate passed a bill by Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles), that provides a variety of counseling, tutoring and job placement services for students leaving high school before graduation.

Sent to the Assembly, the measure, SB65, appropriates $3.1 million to assist dropouts during the current fiscal year and $12.6 million in 1986-87.

How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Sen. Ayala (D) x Sen. Campbell (R) x Sen. Montoya (D) x Sen. Richardson (R) x Sen. Russell (R) x Sen. Torres (D) x

WHERE TO REACH THEM Ruben S. Ayala, 34th District William Campbell, 33rd District Joseph Montoya, 26th District H. L. Richardson, 25th District Newton R. Russell, 21st District Art Torres, 24th District

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