Amendment sought to prohibit the use of $40 million for a referendum among the residents of Vieques, Puerto Rico regarding further use of the island training range by the Navy; and require that the President certify that all trespassing and other intrusions on the range have ceased and that comprehensive operational training has resumed before economic development funding of $40 million is made available.


An amendment numbered 8 printed in part B of House Report 106-549 to strike language in the bill that would permit $40 million to be used to fund a binding referendum for economic development in Vieques in Puerto Rico unless specified certifications are made by the President.

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