May 7, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 67 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 149, No. 67
(Senate - May 07, 2003)
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[Page S5877] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TEXT OF AMENDMENTS SA 535. Mr. WARNER (for himself, Mr. Levin, Mr. Roberts, and Mr. Sessions) proposed an amendment to the resolution of ratification for Treaty Doc. 108-4, Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These protocols were opened for signature at Brussels on March 26, 2003, and signed that day on behalf of the United States and the other parties to the North Atlantic Treaty; as follows: At the end of section 2, add the following new declaration: (10) Consideration of certain issues with respect to nato decision-making and membership.-- (A) Sense of the senate.--It is the sense of the Senate that, not later than the date that is eighteen months after the date of the adoption of this resolution, the President should place on the agenda for discussion at the North Atlantic Council-- (i) the NATO ``consensus rule''; and (ii) the merits of establishing a process for suspending the membership in NATO of a member country that no longer complies with the NATO principles of democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law set forth in the preamble to the North Atlantic Treaty. (B) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the discussion at the North Atlantic Council of each of the issues described in clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (A), the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that describes-- (i) the steps the United States has taken to place these issues on the agenda for discussion at the North Atlantic Council; (ii) the views of the United States on these issues as communicated to the North Atlantic Council by the representatives of the United States to the Council; (iii) the discussions of these issues at the North Atlantic Council, including any decision that has been reached with respect to the issues; (iv) methods to provide more flexibility to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe to plan potential contingency operations before the formal approval of such planning by the North Atlantic Council; and (v) methods to streamline the process by which NATO makes decisions with respect to conducting military campaigns. ____________________