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September 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Israeli Finance Minister Yitzhak Modai said Tuesday that if the United States goes ahead with proposals to forgive Egypt's multibillion-dollar debt, Israel will demand that most of its debt to the Americans also be erased. Egypt owes the United States about $7 billion from previous arms sales, and Israel owes $4.6 billion. The two are the largest recipients of U.S. foreign aid. Each year, Israel receives $3 billion and Egypt gets $2.3 billion.
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March 21, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said after meeting Vice President Al Gore that he was aware Washington might cut its hefty economic aid program to Cairo. "We don't expect that the aid will last forever," he said. Egypt depends on the United States for more than $2 billion a year in military and other aid.
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March 21, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said after meeting Vice President Al Gore that he was aware Washington might cut its hefty economic aid program to Cairo. "We don't expect that the aid will last forever," he said. Egypt depends on the United States for more than $2 billion a year in military and other aid.
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January 8, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Defense Secretary William J. Perry told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday that the Clinton Administration would not cut its $2.1-billion aid package to Egypt and that he and other senior U.S. officials would defend the current level of support, despite the desire of new Republican leaders in Congress to trim foreign assistance. But Perry offered no guarantees that aid would not be cut after 1996, and U.S.
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February 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seventy-three senators have written President Bush to oppose any cuts in aid for Israel and Egypt, the largest recipients of U.S. assistance. "In the Middle East, we should reaffirm the support of the United States for upholding our foreign assistance commitments to Israel and Egypt," they said in a letter drafted by Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.).
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October 21, 1992 | Reuters
The United States has given Egypt $33 million to help rebuild infrastructure damaged in last week's earthquake, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. Egypt has received aid pledges for more than $230 million since the earthquake, which killed at least 552 people. The embassy statement said $30 million will go mainly to health and education ministries to rebuild facilities damaged in the quake and $3 million to repair Islamic monuments and other antiquities.
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April 13, 1993 | JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Other countries receiving U.S. aid will face across-the-board cuts when Congress appropriates additional long-term assistance for Russia, House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt declared Monday after returning from a congressional fact-finding trip to that nation. Although President Clinton has assured Israel and Egypt, the largest recipients of U.S. aid, that they would face no reductions, Gephardt said: "Everybody has to be willing to be flexible for the good of the whole."
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March 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
The United States is holding up $230 million in aid for Egypt because President Hosni Mubarak's government has failed to adopt acceptable economic reforms, State Department spokesman Charles Redman said Wednesday. Redman denied that the aid was contingent on Egypt's agreeing with the International Monetary Fund on an economic austerity package.
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March 5, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential senator, reflecting growing congressional alarm over faltering democratic reforms in the former Soviet Union, called Thursday for a bold new aid program to help Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and suggested cutting aid to Israel and Egypt to help pay for it. Warning that "time is running out" for Yeltsin, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.
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January 8, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Defense Secretary William J. Perry told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday that the Clinton Administration would not cut its $2.1-billion aid package to Egypt and that he and other senior U.S. officials would defend the current level of support, despite the desire of new Republican leaders in Congress to trim foreign assistance. But Perry offered no guarantees that aid would not be cut after 1996, and U.S.
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June 18, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House rejected attempts Thursday to cut President Clinton's aid package for Russia and the other former Soviet republics, voting overwhelmingly to approve a $13-billion foreign aid bill. The appropriations bill, which sets foreign aid levels for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, contains $1.4 billion less than Clinton requested and represents another in a series of cuts that U.S. foreign assistance has undergone over the last several years.
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April 13, 1993 | JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Other countries receiving U.S. aid will face across-the-board cuts when Congress appropriates additional long-term assistance for Russia, House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt declared Monday after returning from a congressional fact-finding trip to that nation. Although President Clinton has assured Israel and Egypt, the largest recipients of U.S. aid, that they would face no reductions, Gephardt said: "Everybody has to be willing to be flexible for the good of the whole."
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March 5, 1993 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential senator, reflecting growing congressional alarm over faltering democratic reforms in the former Soviet Union, called Thursday for a bold new aid program to help Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and suggested cutting aid to Israel and Egypt to help pay for it. Warning that "time is running out" for Yeltsin, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.
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October 21, 1992 | Reuters
The United States has given Egypt $33 million to help rebuild infrastructure damaged in last week's earthquake, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. Egypt has received aid pledges for more than $230 million since the earthquake, which killed at least 552 people. The embassy statement said $30 million will go mainly to health and education ministries to rebuild facilities damaged in the quake and $3 million to repair Islamic monuments and other antiquities.
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October 20, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate, in a sharp rebuke to the Bush Administration, voted overwhelmingly Friday to withhold more than $40 million in military assistance from El Salvador in an effort to press political and human rights reforms on its armed forces.
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September 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Israeli Finance Minister Yitzhak Modai said Tuesday that if the United States goes ahead with proposals to forgive Egypt's multibillion-dollar debt, Israel will demand that most of its debt to the Americans also be erased. Egypt owes the United States about $7 billion from previous arms sales, and Israel owes $4.6 billion. The two are the largest recipients of U.S. foreign aid. Each year, Israel receives $3 billion and Egypt gets $2.3 billion.
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November 22, 1989 | Times Wire Services
President Bush signed into law a $14.6-billion foreign aid bill Tuesday night that includes the first cash in a promised three-year aid program for Poland and Hungary. The measure includes $533 million in new aid for Poland and Hungary, aid that has become politically popular because of the wave of economic and political reform sweeping Eastern Europe.
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July 6, 1989
Despite $71 million in U.S. aid since 1978 for a low-income housing project in Egypt, it was not until this year that families were able to benefit, according to a report by the Agency for International Development. In the report, submitted to Congress, AID Inspector General Herbert L. Beckington complained about U.S. aid operations as a whole in Egypt, which gets $2.3 billion a year. He cited the project near Cairo--still under construction--as an example.
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February 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seventy-three senators have written President Bush to oppose any cuts in aid for Israel and Egypt, the largest recipients of U.S. assistance. "In the Middle East, we should reaffirm the support of the United States for upholding our foreign assistance commitments to Israel and Egypt," they said in a letter drafted by Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.).
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January 17, 1990 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signaling a potential change in congressional sentiment, staunch pro-Israel Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) called Tuesday for shifting at least $330 million in U.S. foreign aid from Israel and four other key recipients to Panama, Latin America's drug-fighting countries and Eastern Europe's "new democracies."
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