TransAfrica Legislative Update
(Vol. 1, No. 4)
Washington, DC, United States
Contents: FAUNTROY SEEKS ADDITIONAL AID TO HAITI • HOUSE HEARINGS ON SOUTH AFRICA SANCTIONS BILL • The Congressional Task Force on Haiti recently returned from a fact finding mission, and its chair, Rep. Walter E. Fauntroy, introduced an amendment to supplemental appropriations bill H.R. 4515 that would provide $25.7 million in emergency economic and non-lethal military support to Haiti. The House Subcommittee on Africa held hearings on April 9 and 16 on H.R. 997, Ronald Dellums (D-CA) comprehensive South Africa sanctions bill introduced last year. The Dellums bill would ban all investment and trade with South Africa and prohibit South African aircraft from landing in the U.S. During last spring's drive in the House for sanctions against South Africa, H.R. 997 was overshadowed by selective sanctions legislation that was eventually adopted. Dellums has renewed efforts to pass H.R. 997 this year due to the deteriorating situation in South Africa and the apparent failure of President Reagan's executive order sanctions. The Reagan administration implemented a set of weak penalties against South Africa on September 9, 1985 that derailed efforts in the Senate to pass far more stringent sanctions.
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