ERIC Number: ED246132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Refugee Assistance Extension Act of 1983. October 5, 1983--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. Report No. 98-404.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
This report was submitted by the House Judiciary Committee to accompany H.R. 3729, the Refugee Assistance Extension Act of 1983, a proposed amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. After listing amendments, the report defines the bill's purpose as the extension for two years of the funding authorization for domestic resettlement activities under the Refugee Extension Act and the promotion of a more effective and coordinated approach to refugee resettlement. It next provides a history of the legislation and an analysis of the bill's four levels of funding (social services, targeted assistance to heavily impacted areas, health screening and initial treatment, and "all other activities"). Following this are discussions of expenditures and auditing, education assistance and transfer of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, responsibilities of voluntary agencies (Volags), medical assistance, and block grants. Next, the four committee amendments are analyzed. Administration testimony on the initial legislation is then reported. Finally, the report concludes with an estimate of the cost, budgetary information, the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate, oversight statements, an inflationary impact statement, the Committee's recommendation for enactment, and finally, Chapter 2 of "The Immigration and Nationality Act, Title IV--Miscellaneous and Refugee Assistance," which is printed to include both original and amended language. (KH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.