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House Adopts Foreign Aid Bill

April 1, 1992
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The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would continue existing U.S. foreign aid levels for Israel and other countries for the next six months.

The bill, adopted by a vote of 275-131, would provide the Jewish state with the remaining $1.5 billion of economic and military assistance it had anticipated for the 1992 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

The Senate was to vote late Tuesday on the foreign aid bill, but action was postponed until Wednesday after some senators suggested adopting a non-binding resolution that would express support for providing Israel with loan guarantees.

President Bush has vowed to veto any foreign aid bill that provides loan guarantees for Israel without requiring the Jewish state to stop building housing in the administered territories.

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