H.Con.Res.221 - Reaffirming United States support for peace and democracy in Central America.101st Congress (1989-1990)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Crockett, George W., Jr. [D-MI-13] (Introduced 11/02/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/03/1989 For Previous Action See S. Con. Res. 79. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
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Text: H.Con.Res.221 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
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Introduced in House
HCON 221 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 221 Reaffirming United States support for peace and democracy in Central America. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 2, 1989 Mr. CROCKETT (for himself, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. FASCELL, Mr. BROOMFIELD, Mr. HAMILTON, Mr. YATRON, Mr. SOLARZ, Mr. WOLPE, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. KOSTMAYER, Mr. TORRICELLI, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. FUSTER, Mr. OWENS of Utah, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. PAYNE of New Jersey, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. HOUGHTON, and Mr. GOSS) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Reaffirming United States support for peace and democracy in Central America. Whereas the governments of the countries of Central America have entered into a series of accords to promote peace and democracy in the region, most recently the Tela Accord of August 7, 1989; Whereas in those accords the Government of Nicaragua has made commitments to promote democracy and pluralism, foster the process of national reconciliation, and respect human, civil, social, economic, religious, and cultural rights; Whereas on February 14, 1989, in Costa del Sol, El Salvador, President Ortega committed the Government of Nicaragua to hold free and fair elections no later than February 25, 1990; Whereas the electoral process in Nicaragua is well underway with candidate selection and voter registration completed; Whereas the Bipartisan Accord on Central America of March 24, 1989, led to strong expression of bipartisan support for United States policy in Central America and specifically encourages the Government of Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan Resistance to continue the cessation of hostilities currently in effect; Whereas there have been incidents in which forces of the Government of Nicaragua and of the Nicaraguan Resistance have violated the cease-fire, but such incidents do not justify the termination of the ceasefire; and Whereas on November 1, 1989, President Ortega announced his decision to end the cease-fire between the Government of Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan Resistance that has been in place for the last 19 months, and to commence offensive military operations: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress-- (1) reaffirms its support for the goals of democracy, peace, freedom, and security in Central America and the terms of the Bipartisan Accord on March 24, 1989; (2) strongly supports the progress that has been made toward holding free and fair elections in Nicaragua on February 25, 1989; (3) condemns the action by President Ortega to end the cease-fire with the Nicaraguan Resistance and to begin offensive military operations, calls on him to reverse that decision, and calls on both the Government of Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan Resistance to abide by the cease-fire; and (4) would deplore any effort by the Government of Nicaragua to curtail, postpone, or cancel free and fair elections on February 25, 1990, or to use any pretense to impose emergency laws during the period leading up to the election, and would equally deplore any action by the Nicaraguan Resistance intended to disrupt those elections.