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~tA~r-~~t~9F-a ~t S 323.1. Ap.prov ~ R~wR,l# 5/tl~/'r 68D40 2Q0910047-,8 millions of needy persons who depend upon these programs for their Income and their health care continues to wo en. The National Urban League's scat of black America 1980? reported that (M at AFDC payments have been sis- niftca fly eroded by InEati.on ... (B)etween 1973 d 1979. the average state ma xlmum for a. y of four withot t- other incoamte (in co teat 1979, dales) dropped from 3124 to 349a-,=auth. in N. : it'ot=k thebasic-cath.alloa ,ce for a f oL -Jour : w m. set at. =59 a month xclusiae of-shelter--in 1974. It remains 259 today. Irt that time, con .- sumer p have increa3e4 by 64 per tonishingly. P cent of maiortty of mtaority cb lids with children now r Before their 18th live in a Tamale-he AFDC payments. our children dependen governments--which s State governments.-aut-thts of Federal reimbursement only to those States that pro and food stamp benefits in decent level of cash assistance and he care for their reediest residents.. minimum F'rdr al reimbursement level under the "Medicaid formula" (which 8o?ierns both the medicaid and AFDC programs) from 50 percent to 73 percent in fiscal 1982, rising to 90 percent in fis- cal 5933 and thereafter. The bill re- quires that the additional-Federal fund- .d.'M *1 t .108 of L~sues 4 vet} add, ..however, tlla it me zo- quote: likely--a-it" is female- at scans Wit.. prior to and 78 percent eivek, ArDC -payments, irthd3y. one-third of here are likely to household receiving dren. A third of upon their State, text, but be- rents, and burden on "passed localities residential . sh ing In amounts. sufficient to elirn-. facilities through government controlled inn the local share. When fully ins- sources. in many cases these are either spar f expenditures for medicaid would or denied arbitrarily. However, in the be o 10 percent-(down from the. Ares- United States, these governments are al- ent av age of 44 percent) and, the lowed to purchase both types of property State . ( State-local) share or AFDC in Washington, D.C. All own either oftIce cash ben is would also be 10 percent ? or residential space. (down fro the present average of--48 Venezuela will not allow the Depart- Percent). relent to purchase scat housing units in - The easen propose of this btIZ .the - the capital pity. which imposes difcul- of paying for bo welfare and medic- ropoiitan area for official Pu nrosm aid. This is emir consistent with the: -- Zl`uwait, Bahrain, andthe-United Arab edations. of. the Emirates will not allow the United States NatiolialGovermnors. Ociattom It-Ls not to purchase badly needed s boaslnz scar -,sites, which would allow residential cant-: States-retal`n-;rstr'uetion and.ellminaation of.exor tee' short-term lease charges. Yet these seine distances levels, governments own residentid units. in our $oonk4they capital; area.. i or^ example;_- ,tn. Darns., therm: The i ,_ .~, ~... .Qatar:`.lia?costs.'tha?-tf.Swciarenuneszv" L. would. rn Indonesia,, the Bnvernmeut heat de- mption termined that the U.S. Government may spar- no longer own its. more thaa-20 properties .hat . asid is now in the process of converting -.7 es-XT d- these to long-term leaseholds. Tie new e ground rents will be. considerable. WO- nests is free to buy,. lease, and, sell in the United States. In Algeria, a prior expropriat'.an of - e' U.S. property remains unresolved. Our n- present facilities. are very inadequateand our efforts to secure long-termn office and. residential properties have met with neg. ative results. Our Embassies In the Soviet U. East European, and. other countries with state directed economies are required to deal through service organizations with in the Ministr es of Foreign Aflalra for rl practically all administrative support and services,- that Is, housing. matate- ` Hance, utilities, employees,. tickets for cultural and athletic . Performances, travel,. at cetera. These. organizations us often Impose a substantial surcharge for often unnecessary or. unwanted "sere r. tees." The total cost to the US. Govern- of ment and Its employees amounts to bun- that. large -structural change, a realm meat of fiscal responsibility would ca Fo sions. in the United;States, thereby pro moting-the secure and efficient operatia of the U.S. missions abroad; to the Co mittee on Foreign Relations. ioaaiGN MSsSsONs ACT oT29ee- . Mr. PERCY. Mr. President, today r a introducing a bill which I call the Fo elfin Missions Act of 1982. An identical bill its. being introduced in the--House This legislation is designed to Provide matta Personnel but. not tourists: a,"tee"-- the means to remedy & serious and grow- -equal to one nights, lodging for holding: ingimbalance between the treatment ac- a hotel- reservation. Thus, a traveler is corded In many countries to oMeIalrmis. required to pay, for one extra day- or that made available to foreign govern- . the room was occupied. met mission ins. the United States. - At In many areas of the world, both the present the Department of State lacks U.S. Government and Its employees en- authorit7 compared to that enjoyed by counter serious inequities regarding the many other governments to enforce rec- Import or export, of privately owned ve- iprocity in an appropriate manner. - hides and other personal effects. Em- In an increasing number of countries, ployees of these governments' farei : for example, the United States is denied mission in the United States do not face suitable locations for our missions-or these same restrictions; problems eft, long-term rights to property or facilities, for example, in Mexico, Venezuela. Stag- often resulting in diminished seeu'rity-, apore, Guatemala,. and at ma-any Eurba excessive or discriminatory costs, co in- sues in the Nye .st. . adequate facilities which signidonatiy ' ? At the same tiu .e, rnissions at those: reduce the effectiveness of our missions. same countries are allowed in the United - For example: States, to ?rcquire: property and goods In the Soviet Union and East European freely or obtain benefits or public serf--- countries, the United States is barred ices, often without limitation. The U.S. Approved For Release 2005/07/12 : CIA-RDP85-00988R000200110041-8 -S 0 0212 W ,,R fft1 EC WIVRO MOM 09020011004 .1r X981 Government and its personnel are often eign missions in the United States is an rent accorded U.S. missions over- confronted by serious inequities concern- Important aspect of the conduct of for- seas and that given foreign. missions in ing the payment of taxes on goods and eign affairs and should be directly: un- the United States. I ask unanimous con- services obtained in the host country. For der the supervision of the Secretary of sent that this bill be printed in the Rsc- example; in Chile and Malta the Em- State. On the other hand, responsibility can at this point. - baasy is not exempt from the payment for the hard decisions to deny or impose There being no objection, the bill was of a gasoline tax of 48 cents and 25 cents conditions on benefits desired by foreign ordered to be printed in the Rxcoan, as per .-_llon resp-?-tive1-- *n !Yugoslavi_ missi ns _l_ ___l _l 1. -' _.__-- - - ha ?__ . --l - .. _ . cent tax on heating oil. Department which deal with foreign . Be tt-enacted by the Sma!a and Howe of A number of countries also require a missions on substantive issues on a daily ..Regr entattves of the United stater a/ transaction tax on certain construction basis. 't'hese concerns will be met of - Amerces to Congress assembled, ir'bat (a) this material&.An. example is_PortugaLwhere festively by placing the responsibility is State i)epartrnent Basic- Authorities -Alt at Delhi; all Embassy: administrative and staffed by Foreign Service-. members, support staff- and spe- d-staff such .other:- Government employees, experts y - . as Lit4ary of Con rpem=nel do note necessary t- .s :" 1. Tae seeretary:, receive duty-free `i Secretary' of-State w .set ttse tb+ar, Aht i the r~xaar ds,d tryradd for ; jar_& aa-neea for reciprocity- or other fac- In most cases, the n~epartmeut.lsc . to In. ourrelsti+ with oil . lie c x os r?n ?,m~r: authority to' fmposa-. ' rThe purposes served: include-the follow- . ? t _ ' ca gr_a.s is situations .and are therefore rarely used. Assisting in resolving disputes. In- Polley .sit tt~al ta" eft 048rat n "An proposed Tore- Missions AM.- - t___..i:_ or _-_ .. _-- a curve and Cl tions? of foreign miss s- in the United In carrying out the provisions of the states of ioret r- States and the-benefit&,available to thenn bill, the Director is authorized to assist nattonat organ a fro Feder 1 State and. 1-_.-1 --_Lh rl _. - -.. _ _ _ Lies, public utilities and--private persons may be cleared tl lough the Federal Gov- ernment and adjusted: according to U.S. neees abroad as well as national secur city interests at home In this way. the conditions, -under Which foreign--missions operate in the United States can be made to reflect the conditions under which missions of the United States are required to operate in the -countries represented by, such for- governments represented by mission is The bill specifically provides that the "S; ' 202 a(a) 4 - T?-Jt,_A 4~4w 4ww will have an - to prsvidte fair, equitable Ant:-nondis- - r- .l>a,.:i,,. 41.sl4YneY.4 4w-TT,Q,.w.i oiwYw tart' May include& -requirement to pEiy zattorr tar W bedeW . to - In the working can w, casts . of .operating US- missions, im rrA/ Yai V' of UlK46V --chailg~ beuseii in carryfug out th a e provisions of f proved working conditions for'U.S. Per- . the hill In additio the W-6.- Tau 1V eigss relations. The bills authorities may requim a waiver. oy any foreign- mis- ties , a.u also be applied to i n t ernational organize- scan of any recourse- against any' govern reque boos to a limited ctant where neces- mental authority. -public service entity, (o: a . ..,Yes 1-J, .14. Viu se up- an -_ Dailies from lawsuits. and will thus'. ea- pendent Office of Foreign Mfssionsbl th Dit tt th~ aeerecoro carry oue, pro- wF within the Department of State. The Of- -a 41..,, 1,;11 .,.-w- wPW _ai.. \-- ointed~by the~Secretary of State.. The The bill also provides that issues con- reteryn>