Summary: H.Res.332 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/14/1999)

Condemns the abduction of Houa Ly and Michael Vang and the current regime in Laos for its role in their disappearance.

Expresses to the Department of State: (1) congressional dissatisfaction with the flawed investigation of this case undertaken by Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain and the U.S. Embassy in Laos; and (2) the urgent need to initiate a new independent investigation free from coordination with the Government of Laos.

Calls upon the regime in Laos and the Department of State to expeditiously release any and all information regarding the whereabouts or current circumstances of Ly and Vang to their families and to Congress.

Urges the Lao Government to return Ly and Vang, or their remains, to U.S. authorities and their families in America at once.

Warns the Lao Government of the serious consequences, including sanctions, of any unjustified arrest, abduction, imprisonment, disappearance, or other act of aggression against U.S. citizens.

Urges the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, as well as its counterpart in the Senate, to suspend any further review, consideration, or action regarding normal trade relations status for Laos until Ly and Vang are fully accounted for and this case is satisfactorily resolved.