Statement on Aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
recently signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for
Fiscal Year 1989. That act provided $27 million for limited humanitarian aid
for the Nicaraguan democratic resistance through
Shortly, Congress will adjourn for the year, and its Members will return to their States and districts. If, during adjournment, the Sandinista regime attacks the resistance, available resources may not be enough to protect and sustain the freedom fighters until the new Congress convenes. In the event the Sandinistas attempt to capitalize on this situation, they should know I would not hesitate to call the 100th Congress back into session to consider emergency assistance to the freedom fighters.