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      Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    IntroducedMay 5th, 2010

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Title

Haiti Empowerment, Assistance, and Rebuilding Act of 2010

Official Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2010 through 2014 to promote long-term, sustainable rebuilding and development in Haiti, and for other purposes.

Summary

Haiti Empowerment, Assistance, and Rebuilding Act of 2010 - (Sec. 4) States that it is U.S. policy, in partnership with the government of Haiti and in coordination with the international community, to: (1) support the sustainable recovery and rebuilding of Haiti; (2) build a long-term partnership with Haiti; (3) support the institutional development and capacity building of the government of Haiti and Haitian civil society organizations; and (4) promote development and rebuilding led by of all levels of Haitian government. (Sec. 5) Establishes within the Department of State a Senior Coordinator of the United States Government for Haiti who shall advise and coordinate all U.S. government policies related to Haiti during the five-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act. (Sec. 6) Directs the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with input provided by the Coordinator, to submit to Congress a multi-year strategy to provide assistance in support of Haiti's reconstruction. Sets forth reporting requirements. (Sec. 7) Authorizes FY2010-FY2011 appropriations to carry out the policy objectives and other purposes of this Act. States that amounts made available to carry this Act for: (1) economic assistance shall be provided in accordance with specified provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; and (2) assistance to security forces shall be subject to the applicable requirements under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act. Authorizes from fiscal year appropriations: (1) the Department of the Treasury (DOT) to contribute to a multi-donor Haitian trust fund for reconstruction and recovery, subject to the regular notification procedures of the appropriate congressional committees; and (2) transfers to the USAID development credit authority account for direct loans and loan guarantees. Encourages the President to utilize appropriate Haitian firms and community and local nongovernmental organizations. Authorizes a fiscal year set-aside for the Inspectors General of the Department of State, USAID, and other relevant agencies for audits and program reviews.