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109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 90


Disapproving the granting of amnesty by the Government of Iraq to persons known to have attacked, kidnapped, wounded, or killed members of the Armed Forces of the United States or citizens of the United States in Iraq.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2006

Mr. Larson of Connecticut (for himself, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Tanner, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Stupak, Ms. McCollum of Minnesota, Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Kildee, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Matsui, Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Berry, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Reyes, Mrs. Maloney, Ms. Solis, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Olver, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. Towns, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Ms. Slaughter, Mrs. Tauscher, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Miller of North Carolina, Mr. Levin, and Mr. Cardin) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


JOINT RESOLUTION

Disapproving the granting of amnesty by the Government of Iraq to persons known to have attacked, kidnapped, wounded, or killed members of the Armed Forces of the United States or citizens of the United States in Iraq.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Findings.

Congress finds the following:

(1) The Armed Forces of the United States and Coalition military forces have served bravely in Iraq since the beginning of military operations in March 2003.

(2) The United States has provided approximately $320,000,000,000 for Operation Iraqi Freedom, including $28,000,000,000 in reconstruction assistance.

(3) Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than 2,500 members of the Armed Forces of the United States and members of Coalition military forces have been killed and more than 18,000 have been injured in operations to bring peace and stability to all the people of Iraq and an estimated 177 American civilians have been killed.

(4) During a recent press conference, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki discussed the possibility of granting amnesty to those “who weren’t involved in the shedding of Iraqi blood”.

(5) Adnan Ali al-Kadhami, a former top advisor to Prime Minister Maliki, recently said that “there is a patriotic feeling among the Iraqi youth and the belief that those attacks [against United States forces] are legitimate acts of resistance and defending their homeland. These people will be pardoned definitely, I believe”.

(6) Mr. Kadhami continues to maintain that “the Prime Minister himself has said that he is ready to give amnesty to the so-called resistance, provided they have not been involved in killing Iraqis”.

(7) The Iraqi government may still be considering a far-reaching plan that includes granting such an amnesty.

(8) 47 percent of Iraqis approve the attacks on the United States forces and 87 percent endorse a timetable for withdrawal.

(9) It is vital that Iraq and the United States together send the clearest possible signal that those committing acts of violence against American military forces and American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty.

SEC. 2. Statement of policy.

(a) Policy.—Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States that the United States opposes any effort by the Government of Iraq to grant amnesty to any person known to have attacked, kidnapped, wounded, or killed members of the Armed Forces of the United States or citizens of the United States.

(b) Sense of congress.—It is the sense of Congress that, immediately upon the enactment of this resolution, the President should notify the government of Iraq that the Government of the United States strongly opposes the granting of amnesty to any person who has attacked, kidnapped, wounded, or killed members of the Armed Forces of the United States or citizens of the United States.