S.Con.Res.55 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the policy of the United States at the 55th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 06/12/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/12/2003 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Con.Res.55 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/12/2003)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) at the 55th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission the United States should remain firmly opposed to commercial whaling, and take other specified related steps; (2) at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the United States should oppose all efforts to reopen international trade in whale meat or to downlist any whale population; and (3) the United States should make full use of all appropriate diplomatic mechanisms, relevant international laws and agreements, and other appropriate mechanisms to implement these goals.
Urges the United States to take appropriate steps to convince foreign countries whose nationals are engaging in trade in whale meat or a taking which diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention to cease such trade or taking.