H.Res.282 - A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Government should support the peace initiatives of the four-nation Contadora group, should indicate its willingness to cease the flow of arms into Central America in conjunction with other nations, and should terminate all programs of assistance to guerrilla forces in Nicaragua.98th Congress (1983-1984)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Barnes, Michael D. [D-MD-8] (Introduced 07/26/1983)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||08/04/1983 Referred to Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.282 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/26/1983)
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that it should not be U.S. foreign policy to overthrow governments with which the United States disagrees politically. Urges the President to indicate U.S. support for the Contadora Group initiative by endorsing specified proposals of the Group.
States that the United States should: (1) announce its willingness to pursue negotiations with all Central American nations and to stop U.S. arms shipments; (2) offer technical assistance to the Group to assist in the verification of such a freeze on arms traffic in the region; (3) stop funding guerrilla forces seeking to overthrow Nicaragua; and (4) exert diplomatic efforts to persuade other involved governments to cease activities aimed at destabilizing the existing Central American governments.