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Whereas the United States delegation to the United Nations
working group relating to child soldiers, which included representatives from the Department of Defense, sup
ported the Geneva agreement on the optional protocol; Whereas on May 25, 2000, the United Nations General As
sembly unanimously adopted the optional protocol on the
use of child soldiers;
June 5, 2000; and
port of the optional protocol and a speedy process of re
view and signature: Now, therefore, be it 1 Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 2 concurring), That3
(1) the Congress joins the international commu4
nity in 5
(A) condemning the use of children as sol
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Congratulating the Republic of Latvia on the 10th anniversary of the reestablishment of its independence from the rule of the former Soviet Union.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MAY 4, 2000 Mr. SHIMKUS (for himself, Mr. Cox, Mr. CALVERT, Mr. ROHRABACHER, and
Mr. KUCINICH) submitted the following concurrent resołation; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Congratulating the Republic of Latvia on the 10th anniver
sary of the reestablishment of its independence from the rale of the former Soviet Union.
Whereas the United States had never recognized the forcible
incorporation of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania into the former Soviet Union;
Whereas the declaration on May 4, 1990, of the reestablish
ment of ful sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Latvia furthered the disintegration of the former
Soviet Union; Whereas Latvia since then has successfully built democracy,
passed legislation on human and minority rights that conform to European and international norms, ensured the rule of law, developed a free market economy, and
consistently pursued a course of integration into the community of free and democratic nations by seeking membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO); and Whereas Latvia, as a result of the progress of its political
and economic reforms, has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution toward the maintenance of international peace and stability by, among other actions, its participation in NATO-led peacekeeping operations in
Bosnia and Kosovo: Now, therefore, be it 1 Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 2 concurring), That the Congress
(1) congratulates Latvia on the occasion of the
(2) commends Latvia for its success in imple
menting political and economic reforms, which may
further speed the process of that country's integration into European and Western institutions.
Expressing the sense of Congress concerning the safety and well-being of
United States citizens injured while travelling in Mexico.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOVEMBER 17, 1999 Mr. HUNTER (for himself, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. PACKARD, and Mr.
CUNNINGHAM) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of Congress concerning the safety and
well-being of United States citizens injured while travelling in Mexico.
Whereas hundreds of United States citizens travel by auto
mobile to Mexico every day;
Whereas United States automobile insurance in not valid in
Mexico and travellers may purchase additional insurance
to cover potential liability or injury while in Mexico; Whereas in cases where additional insurance is not purchased
and a United States citizen is involved in an automobile accident, the American will be subject to a bond requirement before being permitted to return to the United States; and