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106TH CONGRESS

2D SESSION

H. CON. RES. 322

Bxpressing the sense of the Congress regarding Vietnamese Americans and

others who seek to improve social and political conditions in Vietnam.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 11, 2000
Mr. Davis of Virginia (for himself, Mr. ROGAN, Mr. ROHRABACHBB, Mr.

MORAN of Virginia, Mr. Surth of New Jersey, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr.
BILBRAY, Mr. DELAY, Mrs. MORRLLA, Mr. ROYCE, Mr. CAMPBELL, Ms.
LOFOREN, Mr. WOLP, and Ms. SANCHBZ) mbmitted the following con-
current resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International
Relations

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding Vietnamese

Americans and others who seek to improve social and
political conditions in Vietnam.

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Whereas the Armed Forces of the United States and the

Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam fought to

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gether for the causes of freedom and democracy in the

former Republic of Vietnam; Whereas the Armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam suf

fered enormous casualties, including over 250,000 deaths and more than 750,000 wounded between 1961 and 1975

for the cause of freedom; Whereas many officers and enlisted personnel suffered im

prisonment and forcible reeducation at the direction of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;

Whereas on June 19 of each year, the Vietnamese American

community traditionally commemorates those who gave their lives in the struggle to preserve the freedom of the

former Republic of Vietnam; Whereas June 19 serves as a reminder to Vietnamese Ameri

cans that the ideals and values of democracy are precious

and should be treasured; and Whereas the Vietnamese American community plays a critical

role in raising international awareness of human rights concerns regarding the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Now, therefore, be it

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Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate

2 concurring), That the Congress

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(1) commends the sacrifices of those who served

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in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam;

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whose efforts have focused, and continue to focus, international attention on human rights violations in

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3 Amend the title so as to read: “Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding the sacrifices of individuals who served in the Armed Forces of the former Republic of Vietnam.”.

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106TH CONGRESS

20 SESSION

H. R. 4002

To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to revise and improve
provisions relating to famine prevention and freedom from hunger.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MARCH 16, 2000 Mr. BRADY of Texas (for himself, Mr. Davis of Florida, and Mr. BEREUTER)

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

A BILL To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to revise

and improve provisions relating to famine prevention and freedom from hunger.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

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This Act may be cited as the "Famine Prevention

5 and Freedom from Hunger Improvement Act of 2000".

6 SEC. 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

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(a) DECLARATIONS OF POLICY.-(1) The first sen

8 tence of section 296(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 9 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220a(a)) is amended to read as follows:

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1 “The Congress declares that, in order to achieve the mu2 tual goals among nations of ensuring food security, human 3 health, agricultural growth, trade expansion, and the wise

4 and sustainable use of natural resources, the United

5 States should mobilize the capacities of the United States 6 land-grant universities, other eligible universities, and

7 their public and private partners in the United States and 8 other countries for (1) global research on problems affect9 ing food, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, (2) improved 10 human capacity and institutional resource development for 11 the global application of agricultural and related environ

12 mental sciences, (3) agricultural development and trade

13 research and extension services in the United States and

14 other countries to support the entry of rural industries

15 into world markets, and (4) providing for the application

16 of agricultural sciences to solving food, health, nutrition,

17 rural income, and environmental problems, especially such

18 problems of low-income, food deficit countries.".

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(2) The second sentence of section 296(a) of the For

20 eign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220a(a)) is

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(A) in paragraph (1), by striking "in this coun

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try” and inserting “with and through the private

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sector in this country and to understanding processes of economic development”;

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