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Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in support of a free and fair referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.

Actions Overview (2)

11/09/1997Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/25/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

11/09/1997-8:49pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/09/1997-8:49pmOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11/09/1997-8:48pmDEBATE - The House resumed debate.
11/09/1997-8:38pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
11/09/1997-8:38pmConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10539-10540)
11/09/1997-8:37pmMr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
10/09/1997Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/09/1997Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/08/1997Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/08/1997Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/08/1997Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa.
10/08/1997Executive Comment Requested from State.
09/25/1997Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
09/25/1997Introduced in House

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House International Relations09/25/1997 Referred to
10/09/1997 Markup by
House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa10/08/1997 Referred to
10/08/1997 Markup by
10/08/1997 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (11/09/1997)

Expresses support for: (1) former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III in his mission as Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for the Western Sahara; and (2) a referendum on self-determination for the Western Sahara people that meets specified criteria. Requests the administration to support Baker in his mission of organizing such a referendum without military or administrative constraints.

Encourages the release of civilian political prisoners and prisoners of war held by Morocco and the Polisario Front.