H.R.2745 - United Nations Reform Act of 2005

To reform the United Nations, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: United Nations Reform Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Short: Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005 as reported to house.
  • Short: Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005 as passed house.
  • Official: To reform the United Nations, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Latest Amendment Status Purpose View All Amendments [27]
 
H.Amdt 320 Fail An amendment in the nature of a substitute numbered 13 printed in part 2 of House Report 109-132 which contains all the reforms of H.R. 2745, with the following differences: (1) Rather than require withholding dues if certain reforms are not met, the substitute authorizes the Secretary of State to withhold up to 50% of our U.N. dues, but would not mandate such a cut; (2) Rather than withhold a portion of U.S. dues to the U.N. if its member states refuse to change certain programs from the `assessed' to the `voluntary' budget, the substitute authorizes the Secretary of State to withhold up to 50% of U.S. dues to the U.N. dues if substantial progress has not been made to carry out such a change; (3) while keeping the U.N. reforms on peacekeeping, the substitute provides the Secretary of State with a waiver in the event that a new or expanded mission is essential to America's national interest; (4) the substitute also ensures that we do not withhold funds from the U.N. when it is separate specialized agencies, such as the World Health Organization or the World Intellectual Property Organization, that have failed to make necessary reforms; (5) the substitute provides for an extension of the authority to pay our peacekeeping dues at 27.1 percent for the next two years, ensuring that we do not immediately go into arrears at the U.N.; and.the amendment includes incentives by supporting an effort to pay our dues on time (we now pay in the last quarter of the calendar year), supports an increased U.N. budget for the large number of new offices that will be needed to implement the reforms, supports a well structured buyout of unneeded U.N. personnel and supports a contribution to the U.N. Democracy Fund.
H.Amdt 319 Fail An amendment numbered 12 printed in part 2 of House Report 109-132 to change the amount of regular U.S. dues withheld from 50% to 75%.
H.Amdt 318 Pass An amendment numbered 11 printed in part 2 of House Report 109-132 to prohibit an employee from any U.N. entity, bureau, division, department, or specialized agency from having unauthorized contact, including business contact, with a Member State that is subject to U.N. sanctions.
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Jun 21, 2005Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 133.
Jun 20, 2005Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Jun 17, 2005Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Latest Vote

Result: Passed - June 17, 2005

Roll call number 282 in the House

Question: On Passage: H R 2745 Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act

 

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