In 1936, FDR proposed that the Cash and Carry policy replace the Neutrality Acts of 1936 at a session in the US Congress. The act would allow the sale of goods to opponents, as long as they arrange for the transport using their own ships and paid immediately in cash. The act would allow the US to stay neutral, while still being able to provide material aid for Britain and other countries in the war. However, the act would eventually cause Britain and European Allies to become in debt, so a new plan would have to be revised, called the Lend-Lease program, that would demand payment at a later time. The act contributed to the U.S. maintaining their non-intervention in the war, until Germany and Japan both declared war on the U.S.