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S.1268: A bill to approve an agreement between the United States and the Republic of Palau.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Approves, with specified exceptions, the agreement and appendices signed by the United States and the Republic of Palau on September 3, 2010, in connection with the Compact of Free Association between the United States and Palau.

Provides that, if Palau withdraws more than $5 million from the trust fund set up by the Compact in any of FY2011-FY2014, certain amounts will be withheld from Palau until it reimburses the fund for the total amounts withdrawn that exceeded $5 million in any of those fiscal years.

Authorizes appropriations to: (1) subsidize postal services to Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia for FY2014-FY2024, and (2) carry out specified federal responsibilities under the Compact.

Repeals specified offset requirements.

Provides funding through FY2023 for: (1) the trust fund, and (2) economic assistance.

Provides funding through FY2024 to create an Infrastructure Maintenance Fund for r...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 11, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-177.
June 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5505-5506)