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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. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Dixon (D) x Rep. Levine (D) x Rep. Waxman (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. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Dixon (D) x Rep. Levine (D) x Rep. Waxman (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. Beilenson (D) x Rep. Berman (D) x Rep. Dixon (D) x Rep. Levine (D) x Rep. Waxman (D) x

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. Hart (D) x Sen. Roberti (D) x Sen. Rosenthal (D) x Sen. Watson (D) x

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