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Introduced in House (09/16/1994)

[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 276 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 276

     Concerning deployment of United States Armed Forces in Haiti.



                             August 3, 1994

 Mr. Skaggs (for himself, Mr. Boehlert, and Mr. Durbin) submitted the 
following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on 
                            Foreign Affairs

                           September 16, 1994

   Additional sponsors: Mr. Mazzoli, Mr. Traficant, Mr. Cooper, Ms. 
Danner, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Kasich, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Hall of 
  Texas, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Regula, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. 
Stark, Mr. Coppersmith, Mr. Miller of California, Mr. Deal, Mr. McHale, 
Mr. Edwards of California, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Walker, Mr. 
 Meehan, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mrs. Mink, Mr. Fields of Texas, 
Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Beilenson, Mr. LaRocco, Mr. Lightfoot, 
  Mr. McHugh, Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Camp, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. 
Kildee, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Minge, Mr. Visclosky, Mr. Costello, 
    Mr. Leach, Mrs. Lloyd, Ms. Pelosi, Ms. Furse, Mr. Stenholm, Ms. 
 Woolsey, Mr. Levy, Mr. Brown of California, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Smith of 
 Texas, Mr. Gunderson, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Synar, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Wheat, 
 Mr. Mann, Mr. Sangmeister, Mr. Parker, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Brewster, Mr. 
 Spratt, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Poshard, Mr. Zimmer, Ms. English of Arizona, 
  Mr. Lazio, Mr. Volkmer, Mr. Filner, Mr. McCloskey, Mr. Cramer, Mr. 
   Glickman, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Wise, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Williams, Mr. 
 Coleman, Mr. Pete Geren of Texas, Mr. Payne of Virginia, Mr. Farr of 
California, Mrs. Unsoeld, Mr. Goodling, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. 
 Dicks, Ms. Dunn, Mr. Holden, Mr. Weldon, Mr. Slattery, Mr. McMillan, 
  Mr. Bryant, Mrs. Schroeder, Mr. Penny, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. 
    Shays, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Barcia of 
 Michigan, Mrs. Bryne, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Herger, Ms. Harman, 
  Mr. Hutchinson, Ms. Schenk, Ms. Shepherd, Ms. Long, Mr. McKeon, Mr. 
                   Wyden, Mr. Manton, and Mr. Cardin


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

     Concerning deployment of United States Armed Forces in Haiti.

Whereas Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution vests the 
        authority to declare war in the Congress;
Whereas at the request of the United States, the United Nations Security Council 
        on July 31, 1994, adopted Security Council Resolution 940, which 
        authorizes United Nations member states to form a multinational force 
        under unified command and control and, in this framework, to use all 
        necessary means to facilitate the departure from Haiti of the military 
        leadership, consistent with the Governor's Island Agreement, the prompt 
        return of the legitimately elected President, and the restoration of the 
        legitimate authorities of the Government of Haiti, and to establish and 
        maintain a secure and stable environment that will permit implementation 
        of the Governors Island Agreement; and
Whereas officials of the United States Government have indicated they expect the 
        United States to lead any multinational force implementing United 
        Nations Security Council Resolution 940 and the United States has 
        deployed United States Armed Forces in the region in preparation for 
        possible use in Haiti: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that--
            (1) the President is required to obtain the prior approval 
        of the Congress before United States Armed Forces may undertake 
        offensive military action against the military leadership of 
        Haiti in accordance with United Nations Security Council 
        Resolution 940; and
            (2) the President is recognized as having the inherent 
        authority to use United States Armed Forces to protect or 
        evacuate United States citizens from imminent danger or for 
        humanitarian purposes.