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versity, community and nongovernmental organizations engaged in agricultural extension work in developing nations.

Are there any other Members seeking recognition or seeking to offer amendments to the amendment in the nature of a substitute? If not, the question is on adopting the Gilman amendment in the nature of a substitute. All those in favor of the amendment, signify by saying aye. All those opposed, say no.

The amendment is agreed to. The previous question is ordered, without objection.

The gentleman from New Jersey, Mr. Smith, is recognized to offer a motion.

Mr. SMITH. Mr. Chairman, I move that the Chairman be requested to seek consideration of the pending bill, H.R. 4002, as amended, on the suspension calendar.

Chairman GILMAN. The question is on the motion of the gentleman from New Jersey. Those in favor of the motion, signify by saying aye. Those opposed, say no.

The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.

Without objection, the Chair or his designee is authorized to make motions under rule XXII with respect to a conference on this bill or a counterpart from the Senate. Further proceedings on this measure are postponed.

I am asking Mr. Smith to preside for a short few minutes while I have to attend to a matter in the anteroom.

Mr. BEREUTER. Mr. Chairman.
Mr. SMITH (presiding). Yes.

Mr. BEREUTER. I regret that I missed an opportunity to be here, because I was in markup, on the legislation introduced by Mr. Brady. If I had been here, I would have voted aye. I ask unanimous consent that my statement in support of it be made a part of the record.

Mr. SMITH. Without objection, your statement will be made a part of the record.

[The prepared statement of Mr. Bereuter appears in the appendix.]

H. CON. RES. 297–CONGRATULATING THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY

Mr. SMITH. We will now consider H. Con. Res. 297. The clerk will report the title of the bill.

Ms. BLOOMER. H. Con. Res. 297, resolution congratulating the Republic of Hungary on the millennium of its foundation as a state.

Mr. SMITH. This resolution was not referred to the subcommittee. Without objection, the clerk will read the preamble and text of the resolution in that order.

Ms. BLOOMER. Whereas the ancestors of the Hungarian nation

Mr. SMITH. Without objection, the text is considered as read. [The bill appears in the appendix.]

Mr. SMITH. The gentleman from California, Mr. Lantos, is recognized to offer an amendment.

[The amendment appears in the appendix.] Mr. LANTOS. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

When this topic was brought before us by inadvertence or otherwise, it was a profoundly flawed resolution, leaving out significant segments of Hungary's population as having contributed to the economic, cultural, political life of the country. The Committee saw fit to delay dealing with this issue until the resolution can be perfected. It is now perfected, and I strongly urge my colleagues to vote for its approval.

Mr. SMITH. Would any other Member like to be heard on the amendment?

The gentleman from California. Mr. ROHRABACHER. I would like to take this opportunity to salute Mr. Lantos. Here we have got a resolution about Hungary, and we have got this freedom fighter Mr. Lantos, this champion of justice who has emerged from Hungary to come here and be with us in the United States. That in itself should give us reason to be grateful to Hungary for giving us such a great voice and a great colleague to be with.

When I am saying that, I am totally in control of my faculties. This is not delusional on my part whatsoever.

Mr. GEJDENSON. Will the gentleman yield?
Mr. ROHRABACHER. Certainly.

Mr. GEJDENSON. The gentleman is clearly making sense this time, as compared to some people here occasionally.

Mr. ROHRABACHER. I totally adopt this and salute Mr. Lantos. I thank my friend for the great contributions that he makes.

Mr. SMITH. The Chair recognizes Mr. Gillmor.

Mr. GILLMOR. I just briefly want to speak in favor of this resolution.

First, I would probably be in trouble at home if I did not, because both of my wife's grandparents came over from Hungary in the first part of the 1900's. They do have a very storied and glorious history.

I was in Hungary with a few of my colleagues recently. We had the opportunity to see the crown of St. Stephen, the thousand-yearold crown which I think personifies a lot of that history.

Also, I want to point out many, many Hungarians came to Ohio. In fact, Cleveland, Ohio, with a Hungarian population of 200,000, has more Hungarians than any city in the world except for Budapest.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. SMITH. Is there any further debate on the amendment in the nature of a substitute?

The gentleman from New Jersey, Mr. Payne.

Mr. PAYNE. I, too, would like to compliment the gentleman for the substitute that has really made a complete picture of the resolution.

I also would like to say that the history of Hungary is a very interesting and colorful history. The tremendous courage shown in 1956-I am not sure that this resolution deals with any current history. I know we were able to get St. Stephen's in a thousand years ago, but I don't see the tremendous courage of the 1956 uprising when Cardinal Mindszenty and others spoke out for independence and freedom. But I would certainly associate myself with the remarks from Mr. Lantos and others who have joined in supMr. SMITH. I would just like to yield myself such time as I may consume, and I would ask unanimous consent that my statement and that of Mr. Gilman be made a part of the record.

[The prepared statements of Mr. Smith and Mr. Gilman appear in the appendix.]

Mr. SMITH. I think Mr. Lantos's text substantially improves what was a flawed resolution. I just want to make one brief point, and that is that there are ongoing concerns about the Roma minority in Hungary as well as in other parts of Europe. At the OSCE summit in Istanbul last year, Hungary committed itself to adopting antidiscrimination legislation designed to prevent and to punish that kind of discrimination.

I have held a number of hearings with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on Roma issues, and Hungary regrettably does rise to the point where there needs to be more efforts made, and hopefully they will do so.

This is an excellent resolution. I do thank the gentleman from California for substantially improving the underlying text.

Are there any other comments by Members of the Committee? If not, the question is on the adoption of the Lantos amendment in the nature of a substitute. All those in favor of the amendment, say aye. All those opposed, say no.

The amendment is agreed to. The previous question is ordered, without objection.

The gentleman from Nebraska, Mr. Bereuter, is recognized to offer a motion.

Mr. BEREUTER. Mr. Chairman, I move that the Chairman be requested to seek consideration of the pending resolution as amended on the suspension calendar.

Mr. SMITH. The question is on the motion of the gentleman from Nebraska. All those in favor of the motion, say aye; those opposed, no.

The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. Further proceedings on this measure are postponed.

S. CON. RES. 81-REGARDING RABIYA KADEER

Mr. BEREUTER. Mr. Chairman, is it possible that we are going to take up S. Con. Res. 81 now?

Mr. SMITH. That is what we would like to do.
Mr. BEREUTER. Thank you very much.

Mr. SMITH. We will now consider S. Con. Res. 81 relative to Rabiya Kadeer. The Chair lays the resolution before the Committee. The clerk will report the title of the resolution.

Ms. BLOOMER. S. Con. Res. 81, a resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Government of the People's Republic of China should immediately release Rabiya Kadeer, her secretary, and her son, and permit them to move to the United States, if they so desire.

Mr. SMITH. This resolution was referred to the Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific and on International Operations and Human Rights, and was reported from each of those two subcommittees without amendment.

Without objection, the clerk will read the preamble and text of

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d to join her family in the United States.
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