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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 1011

Celebrating 140 years of diplomatic relations between the United States 
                              and Romania.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 18, 2020

Mr. Wilson of South Carolina (for himself and Mr. Meeks) submitted the 
 following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign 
                                Affairs

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Celebrating 140 years of diplomatic relations between the United States 
                              and Romania.

Whereas the United States marks the significance of 140 years of diplomatic 
        relations with Romania and congratulates Romania on its achievements as 
        a stable and vibrant democracy and its commitment to being a responsible 
        member of the international community;
Whereas the United States regards Romania as a critical North Atlantic Treaty 
        Organization (NATO) ally in Central and Southeast Europe;
Whereas the United States supports Romania's significant contribution to NATO's 
        collective defense, including its decision to host the Aegis Ashore 
        missile defense site in Deveselu and meeting the NATO target of spending 
        2 percent of GDP on defense;
Whereas the Romanian armed forces have supported NATO and United States 
        counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other theaters for 
        almost two decades, contributing more than 30,000 total combat and 
        support personnel to those missions;
Whereas Romania has played a critical role in NATO cybersecurity activities, and 
        was the first country to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with 
        the United States Government on the secure implementation of 5G 
        technology;
Whereas Romania has been a driving force leading to the establishment of the 
        Three Seas Initiative, and one of the first countries to invest in the 
        Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund, which aims at increasing energy 
        independence and infrastructure connectivity across Central Europe, 
        thereby strengthening the United States and European security;
Whereas Romania has been a champion of energy security in Europe, supporting the 
        United States Government's Partnership for Transatlantic Energy 
        Cooperation (P-TEC) initiative as leading partner on civil nuclear 
        energy;
Whereas, during the first half of 2019, Romania conducted its first Presidency 
        of the Council of the European Union and promoted an agenda advancing 
        important United States-European Union goals such as energy security, 
        intellectual property, human rights, and regional cooperation across the 
        Balkans and the Black Sea areas;
Whereas, in 2019, Romanians all across America commemorated 30 years since 
        Romania's liberation from the former communist regime, a powerful 
        reminder of the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 and a celebration of 
        the triumphant call of freedom, liberty, and dignity;
Whereas for over more than a century, successive generations of Romanian 
        Americans have contributed economically and culturally to American 
        society;
Whereas the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlight the need for 
        close cooperation between the United States, Romania, and other allies 
        and partners, including through assistance with targeted funds and 
        medical emergency equipment and the swift and successful return of 
        peoples to their home countries; and
Whereas, as a sign of solidarity and friendship between the Romanian and the 
        American people, Romania has sent its first medical and expert support 
        and advisory mission to the State of Alabama to assist with local COVID-
        19 efforts: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) celebrates the 140th anniversary of diplomatic 
        relations between the United States and Romania;
            (2) supports Romania and the Romanian people's steadfast 
        pursuit of democratic, political, social, and economic 
        progress;
            (3) reaffirms the close bonds between the United States and 
        Romania based on shared interests and values;
            (4) reaffirms that the Joint Declaration on Strategic 
        Partnership for the 21st Century Between the United States of 
        America and Romania, announced in 2011, has enhanced the 
        security and prosperity of both Romania and the United States; 
        and
            (5) supports the continued strengthening of the 
        relationship between the United States and Romania and the 
        further pursuit of transatlantic unity and solidarity.
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