H.R.3296 - Baltic Nations Assistance Act102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Broomfield, William S. [R-MI-18] (Introduced 09/11/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/25/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East. (All Actions)|
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HR 3296 IH 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3296 To declare that Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia shall be eligible for assistance under United States assistance programs for Eastern Europe. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 11, 1991 Mr. BROOMFIELD (for himself and Mr. DURBIN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs A BILL To declare that Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia shall be eligible for assistance under United States assistance programs for Eastern Europe. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Baltic Nations Assistance Act'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that-- (1) Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are separate nations in Europe with distinct territorial, cultural, and historical features; (2) the United States recognized the independent nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on July 26, 1922; (3) the United States has never recognized the forced annexation of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia into the Soviet Union; (4) Lithuania reaffirmed its independence from the Soviet Union on March 11, 1991, and Latvia and Estonia reaffirmed their independence from the Soviet Union on August 21, 1991; (5) the United States reaffirmed its recognition of the independent nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on September 2, 1991; (6) the Soviet Union recognized the independence of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on September 6, 1991; (7) the Soviet occupation of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian territory has led to widespread economic and environmental problems; and (8) United States assistance programs for Eastern Europe are designed to respond to circumstances similar to those in the Baltic nations. SEC. 3. ELIGIBILITY OF BALTIC NATIONS FOR UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia shall be considered to be eligible East European countries for purposes of any program of assistance for Eastern Europe carried out pursuant to the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, or any other Act.