Colombia: U.S. Assistance and Current Legislation (FY2000-FY2001) [Updated July 5, 2001] [open pdf - 170KB]
From the Summary: "On February 7, 2000, the Clinton Administration, as part of its annual budget request, asked Congress for FY2000 supplemental appropriations of $954 million for assistance to Colombia and other Andean counternarcotics efforts. FY2000 allocated funding for Colombia, from appropriations made in 1999, already totals some $164.0 million. At the same time, the Administration requested $318 million for FY2001 assistance to Colombia and other regional efforts, in addition to the $150 million that it previously indicated it had planned to allocate to Colombia in FY2001. The Clinton Administration's 'Plan Colombia' program, as it became known, was intended to substantially increase the assistance provided to Colombia. The proposal's centerpiece was funding for the 'Push into Southern Colombia' program, which would include training and equipping two new army CN battalions, and providing funding to purchase new and sustain existing Blackhawk and Huey helicopters to transport them. Other assistance was included for interdiction, resettlement of displaced persons, economic development, and programs to improve Colombian National Police(CNP) eradication capabilities and to support human rights monitors, improve the justice system and strengthen the rule of law."
CRS Report for Congress, RL30541