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(a) SUBORDINATE UNITS.-Section 298(a) of the

4 Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220c(d)) is

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23 Section 300 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 24 (22 U.S.C. 2220e) is amended by striking "April 1" and 25 inserting "September 1".

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Congratulating the Repablic of Hungary on the millennium of its foundation

as a state.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APRIL 3, 2000 Mr. PALLONE (for himself and Mr. ISTOOK) submitted the following concur

rent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Re lations

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Congratulating the Republic of Hungary on the millennium

of its foundation as a state.

Whereas the ancestors of the Hungarian nation, seven tribes

excelling in horsemanship and handicrafts, settled in the

Carpathian basin around the end of the 9th century, Whereas during the next century this tribal association had

accommodated itself to a permanently settled status; Whereas the ruler of the nation at the end of the first millen

nium, Prince Stephen, realized with great foresight, that the survival of his nation depends on its adapting itself

to its surroundings by becoming a Christian kingdom; Whereas in 1000 A.D. Stepben, later canonized as Saint Ste

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crowned with a crown requested from Pope Sylvester I

of Rome; Whereas, by those acts, King Saint Stephen established Hun

gary as one of the seven Christian kingdoms of Europe of the time and anchored his nation in Western civiliza

tion forever; Whereas during the past 1000 years, in spite of residing on

the traditional warpath of invaders from the East and the West, the Hungarian nation showed great vitality in preserving its unique identity, language, culture, and tra

ditions; Whereas our own nation has benefited immensely from the

hard work, dedication, scientific knowledge, and cultural gifts of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Hun

gary, and

Whereas in this year Hungary also celebrates the tenth anni

versary of its first post-communist free and democratic elections, the first such elections within the former Soviet empire: Now, therefore, be it

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Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate

2 concurring), That the Congress3

(1) congratulates the Republic of Hungary, and 4 Hungarians everywhere, on the one thousandth anni

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versary of the foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary by King Saint Stephen; and

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(2) commends the Republic of Hungary for the great determination, skill, and sense of purpose it demonstrated in its recent transition to a democratic

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state dedicated to upholding universal rights and lib

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erties, a free market economy, and integration into

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European and transatlantic institutions.

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II.L.C.

AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE

TO H. CON. RES. 297

OFFERED BY MR. LANTOS

Strike the preamble and the text of the resolution and insert the following:

Whereas the ancestors of the Hungarian nation, 7 tribes

excelling in horsemanship and handicrafts, settled in the Carpathian basin around the end of the 9th cen

tury; Whereas during the next century this tribal association

had accommodated itself to a permanently settled

status; Whereas the ruler of the nation at the end of the first

millennium, Prince Stephen, realized with great foresight that the survival of his nation depends on its adapting itself to its surroundings by becoming a Christian kingdom and linking its future to Western

civilization; Whereas in 1000 A.D. Stephen, later canonized as Saint

Stephen, adopted the Christian faith and was
crowned with a crown which he requested from Pope

Sylvester II of Rome;
Whereas, by those acts, Saint Stephen, King of Hungary,

established his domain as 1 of the 7 Christian king-
doms of Europe of the time and anchored his nation

in Western civilization forever; Whereas during the past 1,000 years, in spite of residing

on the traditional crossroads of invaders from the East and the West, the Hungarian nation showed

June 28, 2000 (11:08 AM)

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