H.Res.1597 - Encouraging the United Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) for foreign corrupt practices.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maffei, Daniel B. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 07/30/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||07/30/2010 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 1597 Introduced in House (IH)] 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. RES. 1597 Encouraging the United Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) for foreign corrupt practices. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 30, 2010 Mr. Maffei (for himself, Mr. Lee of New York, and Mr. McMahon) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Encouraging the United Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) for foreign corrupt practices. Whereas Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people, including 189 United States citizens; Whereas the Scottish courts released al-Megrahi from prison on August 20, 2009, under the understanding that he was suffering from terminal prostate cancer; Whereas the Scottish authorities have never clarified why al-Megrahi could not receive humane treatment while still in captivity; Whereas al-Megrahi seems to have well outlived his original diagnosis; Whereas it is very troubling that al-Megrahi received a hero's welcome to his home country of Libya; Whereas British Petroleum (BP) admitted on July 15, 2010, that a delayed prisoner-transfer between Britain and Libya ``could have a negative impact'' on BP's oil negotiations; Whereas there are allegations that BP inappropriately attempted to affect the Scottish Government's decision and possibly even the doctor's diagnosis; and Whereas al-Megrahi's release sends an incredibly offensive message to the families that lost loved ones on Pan Am Flight 103: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives encourages the United Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) for foreign corrupt practices. <all>