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[H. Con. Res. 296 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 296

 Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the President's $87 
   billion supplemental appropriation request for the occupation and 
                        reconstruction of Iraq.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 8, 2003

 Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas (for herself, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Filner, Mr. 
  Davis of Illinois, Mr. Payne, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mr. 
Honda, Mr. Towns, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, 
and Mr. Rush) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
 referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition 
to the Committees on Armed Services and Select Intelligence (Permanent 
Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
   each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the President's $87 
   billion supplemental appropriation request for the occupation and 
                        reconstruction of Iraq.

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that the enactment of the President's 
$87 billion supplemental appropriation request for the occupation and 
reconstruction of Iraq should be done by means of a bifurcated vote of 
Congress subject to the following conditions:
            (1) Two separate votes should be taken in Congress--
                    (A) the first to address funding specifically 
                designated for the support of military functions; and
                    (B) the second to address funding specifically 
                designated for the reconstruction of Iraq, including--
                            (i) details concerning the types of 
                        expenditures contemplated; and
                            (ii) the extent of monetary contributions, 
                        if any, from any allies of the United States or 
                        from any international coalition that includes 
                        the United States.
            (2) A United Nations resolution should be prepared and 
        approved by the Security Council which includes--
                    (A) an identification of those allies which will 
                assist the United States in its efforts toward the 
                democratization and reconstruction of Iraq;
                    (B) the total number and phasing of troops to be 
                deployed in these efforts;
                    (C) an explanation of the extent of burden-sharing 
                that can be expected from allies; and
                    (D) an exit plan that accounts for the return of 
                members of the Armed Services to the United States.
            (3) Public congressional hearings should be held to 
        establish the credibility of any evidence for the existence of 
        any weapons of mass destruction, including any nuclear weapons 
        capability, possessed by Iraq, and which led to the inception 
        of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
            (4) A report should be prepared which focuses on the 
        intelligence relied upon that convinced the President that the 
        protection of national security necessitated a preemptive 
        attack on Iraq.
            (5) A report should be prepared regarding those 
        administrative personnel who provided intelligence reports to 
        Congress, including the basis upon which the personnel 
        determined the intelligence warranted an immediate attack 
        against Iraq.
            (6) A process should be established that guarantees 
        minority-, small-, and women-owned business participation to 
        fulfill the reconstruction requirements in Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Noble Eagle.
            (7) A fully funded medical and psychological program should 
        be established to help the returning members of the Armed 
        Forces who served or will serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom, 
        Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation Noble Eagle, their 
        families, and other veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom deal 
        with any cases of post-traumatic stress disorder that they may 
        experience.
            (8) An exit plan should be prepared which details a 
        schedule for a return to the United States for members of the 
        Armed Forces and the continued oversight necessary through 
        allied efforts to maintain a stable government in Iraq.
            (9) A schedule should be established which outlines any 
        further proposed funding requests, including an estimate of how 
        many more requests will be made and how such funding will be 
        sourced so as to avoid increasing further the national deficit.
            (10) Thorough and comprehensive congressional hearings 
        should be held by all committees of jurisdiction, including the 
        Committees on International Relations, Armed Services, 
        Appropriations, and the Judiciary, requiring that the 
        Administration provide extensive background details necessary 
        to allow the House of Representatives to make an informed 
        decision prior to the first full vote on the $87 billion 
        supplemental appropriations request, as well as a detail report 
        documenting how the prior $79 billion request was expended.
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