H.Con.Res.276 - Concerning deployment of United States Armed Forces in Haiti.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Skaggs, David E. [D-CO-2] (Introduced 08/03/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/13/1994 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H9098) (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 276 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 2d Session H. CON. RES. 276 Concerning deployment of United States Armed Forces in Haiti. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 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. <all>