Speaking at the American University in Cairo after talks with Hamas leaders from, Carter said Palestinians in Gaza were being "starved to death" and received fewer calories a day than people in the poorest parts of Africa.
"It's an atrocity what is being perpetrated as punishment on the people in Gaza. It's a crime... I think it is an abomination that this continues to go on," Carter said.
I think it's an abomination that Carter continues to go on.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group. Israel accused Carter, the broker of the first Arab-Israeli peace accord, of "dignifying" extremists. But Carter vowed to meet Hamas' supreme leader this week in Syria.He holds a doctorate in comparative religion from the UK's University of Manchester, where his dissertation was a study of the role of women in Islam and Judaism. So says Wikipedia -- Yael.
Carter, a Nobel Peace laureate, also laid a wreath at Yasser Arafat's grave.... During the graveside ceremony, a two-man honor guard escorted the 83-year-old Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Carter placed the wreath on the grave, then solemnly nodded before turning away. Later, a Palestinian host told Carter that Arafat's resting place was temporary, and the Palestinians hope to move his remains to Jerusalem one day. Carter did not react.
.... Carter also attended a reception organized by his office for Palestinian dignitaries in Ramallah. At the gathering, Carter embraced Nasser Shaer, a senior Hamas politician, meeting participants said. Embraces between men are a common custom in Arab culture.
"We hugged each other, and it was a warm reception," Shaer said. "Carter asked what he can do to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel ... and I told him the possibility for peace is high."
Shaer, who served as deputy prime minister and education minister in the Hamas-led Palestinian government that unraveled last year, is considered a leading member of the Islamic militant group's pragmatic wing. After a stint in an Israeli prison last year, he is now a professor at a West Bank university, teaching comparative religion.
Palestinians say Shaer, an academic, was not involved in Hamas attacks against Israel, and Israel has [detained him twice but] never charged him with violent activity.
Carter's office refused to comment on the closed meeting.
Carter is scheduled to meet Khaled Mashaal, the group's exiled leader, in Damascus on Friday.
Two students of the American University in Cairo, AUC attend a speech for former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, unseen in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 17, 2008. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter defended on Wednesday his talks with the militant Hamas group... (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Meanwhile, there seems to be some momentum in Congress for legislation that would discontinue federal funding of The Carter Center (almost $20 million since 2001).
These are the good guys (so far):
Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI)
Phone: (202) 225-5802
Fax: (202) 226-2356
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
(Funny, they're all Republicans.) You should thank them... and do whatever you can to SUPPORT H.R. 5816, the CARTER (Coordinated American Response to Extreme Radicals) Act.
The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Appropriations ... along with these:
H.R. 22: To make appropriations for military construction and family housing projects for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2007, and for other purposes. H.R. 373: To make 1 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2007. H.R. 374: To make 2 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2007. H.R. 379: To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2007. H.R. 627: Keep Our PACT Act H.R. 775: Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq, 2007 H.R. 1635: Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2007 H.R. 2084: Family Budget Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 2187: To make emergency supplemental appropriations for Katrina recovery for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. H.R. 3508: Preventing Government Shutdown Act of 2007 H.R. 3583: Government Shutdown Prevention Act H.R. 3869: Making appropriations to the Department of Transportation to repair and reconstruct the bridge that collapsed on August 1, 2007, on Interstate Route I-35W in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the year ending September 30, 2008. H.R. 4104: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 H.R. 4275: Keeping Americans Warm Act of 2007 H.R. 4960: Immigration Law Corrections Act of 2008 H.R. 5180: Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for the Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. H.R. 5222: To rescind funds appropriated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, for the City of Berkeley, California, and any entities located in such city, and to provide that such funds shall be transferred to the Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps account of the Department of Defense for the purposes of recruiting. H.R. 5444: Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for summer youth employment activities. H.R. 5796: To provide funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation for mortgage foreclosure mitigation activities. H.R. 5800: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a windfall profit tax on oil and natural gas (and products thereof) and to appropriate the proceeds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. [H.R. 5816: To prohibit assistance for the Carter Center located in Atlanta, Georgia.]
... and to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which has an even longer To-Do List. This will blow your mind, and it's for "this legislative session" only.
H.R. 120: ICARE Act
H.R. 175: To provide assistance to combat HIV/AIDS in India, and for other purposes.
H.R. 177: Pursuit of International Education (PIE) Act of 2007
H.R. 181: Peace Stamp for the Peace Corps Act
H.R. 216: Baseball Diplomacy Act
H.R. 217: Cuba Reconciliation Act
H.R. 224: To provide that no Federal funds may be used for the design, renovation, construction, or rental of any headquarters for the United Nations in any location in the United States unless the President transmits to Congress a certification that the United Nations has adopted internationally-recognized best practices in contracting and procurement.
H.R. 225: To withhold United States funding from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
H.R. 270: Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007
H.R. 351: To establish the Independent Commission on the 2004 Coup d'Etat in the Republic of Haiti.
H.R. 353: To prohibit the use of funds for an escalation of United States forces in Iraq above the numbers existing as of January 9, 2007.
H.R. 360: 9-11 Commission Combating Proliferation Implementation Act
H.R. 394: To provide for payment of certain claims against the Government of Iran.
H.R. 413: To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243) and to require the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq.
H.R. 491: To provide for the mandatory revocation of passports of individuals who are more than $5,000 in arrears in child support payments.
H.R. 502: Prosperous and Secure Neighbor Alliance Act of 2007
H.R. 508: Bring the Troops Home and Iraq Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007
H.R. 525: To amend the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 to require that, in order to determine that a democratically elected government in Cuba exists, the government extradite to the United States convicted felon William Morales and all other individuals who are living in Cuba in order to escape prosecution or confinement for criminal offenses committed in the United States.
H.R. 533: Iraq Transition Act of 2007
H.R. 619: Global Democracy Promotion Act
H.R. 624: Free Trade With Cuba Act
H.R. 645: Comprehensive Strategy for Iraq Act of 2007
H.R. 654: Export Freedom to Cuba Act of 2007
H.R. 663: New Direction for Iraq Act of 2007
H.R. 714: War Funding Accountability Act
H.R. 744: Iraq Policy Revitalization and Congressional Oversight Enhancement Act
H.R. 746: Safe and Orderly Withdrawal From Iraq Act
H.R. 757: Cuban-American Family Rights Restoration Act
H.R. 762: Caribbean Basin Trade Enhancement Act of 2007
H.R. 770: Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation Act
H.R. 782: Fair Currency Act of 2007
H.R. 787: Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007
H.R. 808: Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act
H.R. 848: To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize assistance to combat HIV/AIDS in certain countries of the Caribbean region.
H.R. 895: To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
H.R. 897: Iraq and Afghanistan Contractor Sunshine Act
H.R. 930: Military Success in Iraq And Diplomatic Surge for National and Political Reconciliation in Iraq Act of 2007
H.R. 937: To withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Development Program.
H.R. 947: Afghan Women Empowerment Act of 2007
H.R. 960: Enhancing America's Security through Redeployment from Iraq Act
H.R. 1026: Agricultural Export Facilitation Act of 2007
H.R. 1061: Protecting American Commerce and Travel Act of 2007
H.R. 1062: Security and Victory in Iraq Act of 2007
H.R. 1095: Taxpayers' Freedom of Conscience Act of 2007
H.R. 1146: American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007
H.R. 1183: Iraq Contingency Planning Act
H.R. 1186: United States-India Energy Security Cooperation Act of 2007
H.R. 1189: Habeas Corpus Preservation Act
H.R. 1225: Focus on Family Health Worldwide Act of 2007
H.R. 1234: To end the United States occupation of Iraq immediately.
H.R. 1263: Iraq Benchmarks Act
H.R. 1292: To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and for other purposes.
H.R. 1324: To urge the Secretary of State to designate the Quds Force, a unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a foreign terrorist organization.
H.R. 1325: Partnership for Iraq Reconstruction Act of 2007
H.R. 1352: Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act
H.R. 1390: To require Senate confirmation of an individual appointed to serve as the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan.
H.R. 1391: Vaccines for the Future Act of 2007
H.R. 1415: Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007
H.R. 1420: Microbicide Development Act
H.R. 1456: American-Owned Property in Occupied Cyprus Claims Act
H.R. 1460: Change the Course in Iraq Act
H.R. 1500: Gasoline Price Stabilization Act of 2007
H.R. 1581: Iraq Reconstruction Improvement Act of 2007
H.R. 1590: Safe Climate Act of 2007
H.R. 1604: To designate the headquarters building of the Embassy of the United States in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the "Mickey Leland United States Embassy Building".
H.R. 1616: To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reauthorize the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1636: United States-Poland Parliamentary Youth Exchange Program Act of 2007
H.R. 1679: Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Act
H.R. 1691: Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act
H.R. 1702: Common Sense Budget Act of 2007
H.R. 1713: Protection Against Transmission of HIV for Women and Youth Act of 2007
H.R. 1755: Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2007
H.R. 1826: Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion Act of 2007
H.R. 1837: To require the President to develop a plan containing dates certain for the commencement and completion of a phased redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1856: Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act Amendments of 2007
H.R. 1861: Joshua Haglund Justice and Peace Act of 2007
H.R. 1886: To prevent public financing of oil or gas field development projects, surveying or extraction activities, processing facilities, pipelines, or terminals, or other oil and gas production or distribution operations or facilities, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1910: Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act
H.R. 1961: Global Climate Change Security Oversight Act
H.R. 1992: Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act
H.R. 1993: Counterterrorism Financing Coordination Act
H.R. 2010: National Offshore Aquaculture Act of 2007
H.R. 2031: To safely redeploy United States troops from Iraq.
H.R. 2062: Iraq Troop Protection and Reduction Act of 2007
H.R. 2092: Education for All Act of 2007
H.R. 2114: Repairing Young Women's Lives Around the World Act
H.R. 2129: Feeding America's Families Act of 2007
H.R. 2150: To authorize appropriations to provide for South Pacific exchanges.
H.R. 2151: To provide technical and other assistance to countries in the Pacific region through the United States Agency for International Development.
H.R. 2152: Pacific Islands Fulbright Scholarship Fund Act of 2007
H.R. 2156: To require a clear accounting of the combat proficiency of the security forces of Iraq.
H.R. 2211: To require the President to transmit to Congress a report on every program of the Federal Government that authorizes or requires the gathering of information on United States persons in the United States, established whether in whole or in part pursuant to the "all necessary and appropriate force" clause contained in the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40).
H.R. 2228: Ethiopia Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights Advancement Act of 2007
H.R. 2254: Ending Nuclear Trafficking Act
H.R. 2265: Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees Act of 2007
H.R. 2266: United States Commitment to Global Child Survival Act of 2007
H.R. 2332: Syria Accountability and Liberation Act
H.R. 2367: Ensuring Access to Contraceptives Act of 2007
H.R. 2382: Thailand Democracy Act of 2007
H.R. 2450: To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243).
H.R. 2451: To provide for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq.
H.R. 2486: President Gerald R. Ford Iraqi Ally and Refugee Responsibility Memorial Act of 2007
H.R. 2509: United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2007
H.R. 2518: Bring Our Children Home Act
H.R. 2522: Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act
H.R. 2574: Iraq Study Group Recommendations Implementation Act of 2007
H.R. 2604: United Nations Population Fund Women's Health and Dignity Act
H.R. 2605: Sunset of Public Law 107-243 Act of 2007
H.R. 2620: Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007
H.R. 2631: Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act
H.R. 2712: United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2007
H.R. 2720: FARM 21 Act of 2007
H.R. 2745: Passport and Travel Cost Reimbursement Act of 2007
H.R. 2799: Quadrennial Foreign Affairs Review Act
H.R. 2800: Strategic Communication Act of 2007
H.R. 2804: To repeal the prohibitions on United States assistance to countries that are parties to the International Criminal Court.
H.R. 2809: New Apollo Energy Act of 2007
H.R. 2819: Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2007
H.R. 2845: Department of State Crisis Response Act of 2007
H.R. 2869: Central Asia Education Enhancement Act of 2007
H.R. 2880: Iran Sanctions Enhancement Act of 2007
H.R. 2891: Nuclear Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
H.R. 2942: Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2007
H.R. 2950: Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007
H.R. 2960: Department of State Crisis Response Act of 2007
H.R. 2965: Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive Act of 2007
H.R. 2975: To make unlawful the establishment or maintenance within the United States of an office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
H.R. 2976: Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2007
H.R. 2977: Egyptian Counterterrorism and Political Reform Act
H.R. 2978: To prohibit United States assistance for the Palestinian Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank and Gaza, unless certain conditions are met.
H.R. 2985: Arab Bank Accountability Act
H.R. 2986: Prohibit Aid to Saudi Arabia Act of 2007
H.R. 3028: Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007
H.R. 3029: Bear Protection Act of 2007
H.R. 3054: Return of the Lost Boys and Lost Girls of Sudan Act
H.R. 3071: Iraq Redeployment and Regional Security Act
H.R. 3119: To prohibit the use of funds for military operations in Iran.
H.R. 3134: Responsible Security in Iraq Act
H.R. 3175: International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2007
H.R. 3182: U.S. Participation in Cuban Energy Exploration Act of 2007
H.R. 3202: Foreign Service Overseas Pay Equity Act of 2007
H.R. 3203: Foreign Service Global Compensation Act of 2007
H.R. 3207: Energy Security and Foreign Policy Integration Act of 2007
H.R. 3216: Marque and Reprisal Act of 2007
H.R. 3220: New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act
H.R. 3272: United States-China Diplomatic Expansion Act of 2007
H.R. 3273: United States-China Market Engagement and Export Promotion Act
H.R. 3346: To provide compensation for United States citizens taken hostage by terrorists or state sponsors of terrorism.
H.R. 3348: United Nations Economic and Social Council Accountability Act of 2007
H.R. 3369: To provide compensation for United States citizens taken hostage by terrorists or state sponsors of terrorism.
H.R. 3390: Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007
H.R. 3399: To prohibit the use, production, sale, importation, or exportation of any pesticide containing atrazine.
H.R. 3435: SAFE Energy Act of 2007
H.R. 3578: Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act
H.R. 3598: Voice of Freedom Act of 2007
H.R. 3633: To provide for export controls of certain items relating to civil aircraft.
H.R. 3650: North Korean Counterterrorism and Nonproliferation Act
H.R. 3653: Iran Human Rights Act of 2007
H.R. 3658: To amend the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to permit rest and recuperation travel to United States territories for members of the Foreign Service.
H.R. 3670: Improving Public Diplomacy through International Travel Act
H.R. 3674: Iraqi Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement, and Security Act of 2007
H.R. 3692: Social Investment and Economic Development for the Americas Act of 2007
H.R. 3695: Freeze Private Contractors in Iraq Act
H.R. 3698: Global Service Fellowship Program Act of 2007
H.R. 3706: Commission on Wartime Contracting Establishment Act
H.R. 3728: International Women's Freedom Act of 2007
H.R. 3730: United States-India Interparliamentary Exchange Act of 2007
H.R. 3797: New Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq Act
H.R. 3812: African Health Capacity Investment Act of 2007
H.R. 3814: Nuclear Gold Standard Act of 2008
H.R. 3824: Relocation Empowerment and Placement Assistance for Iraqi Refugees Act of 2007
H.R. 3826: To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to increase the maximum amount of an award available under the Department of State rewards program for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden.
H.R. 3835: To restore the Constitution's checks and balances and protections against government abuses as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
H.R. 3844: Eradication of Slavery in Sudan Act of 2007
H.R. 3863: To provide a strategic approach to the war in Iraq to enhance the national security interests of the United States both at home and abroad, while ensuring the safety of the United States Armed Forces and ensuring stability in Iraq and the Middle East.
H.R. 3898: To impose travel and other related restrictions on heads of state of countries that are state sponsors of terrorism who are attending events at the United Nations in New York City.
H.R. 3905: New Partnership for Development Act of 2007
H.R. 3938: Bring Our Troops Home Responsibly Act of 2007
H.R. 4020: Military Success in Iraq Commemoration Act of 2007
H.R. 4102: Stop Outsourcing Security Act
H.R. 4173: OVERSEAS Vote Act
H.R. 4192: Optimizing Visa Entry Rules and Demanding Uniform Enforcement Immigration Reform Act of 2007
H.R. 4223: To establish the Congressional-Executive Commission on the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
H.R. 4224: To prohibit the Secretary of State from making a contribution to the United Nations until such time as the United Nations is in compliance with fire, building, and safety codes.
H.R. 4226: Climate Stewardship and Economic Security Act of 2007
H.R. 4246: Defense Trade Controls Performance Improvement Act of 2007
H.R. 4914: Global HIV/AIDS Food Security and Nutrition Support Act of 2007
H.R. 4959: Iraq Strategic Agreement Review Act of 2008
H.R. 5056: Iran Diplomatic Accountability Act of 2008
H.R. 5084: To require the Secretary of State to conduct ongoing assessments of the effectiveness of sanctions against Iran, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5102: ON TIME Act of 2007
H.R. 5128: Disapproving of any formal agreement emerging from the "Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and Friendship Between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America" unless the agreement is approved through an Act of Congress.
H.R. 5152: To authorize assistance for ethnic and religious minorities in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
H.R. 5237: To amend the U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003.
H.R. 5443: To improve defense cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the United States.
H.R. 5446: To establish a health and education grant program related to autism spectrum disorders, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5488: To provide for the recovery and stability of Iraq, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5507: To require the safe, complete, and fully-funded redeployment of United States Armed Forces and contractor security forces from Iraq and to prohibit the establishment of any enduring or permanent United States military bases in Iraq, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5529: To direct the President to seek to establish an international renewable energy agency to expand the availability and generating capacity of renewable energy to markets around the world in order to increase economic opportunity, drive technological innovation, enhance regional and global security, raise living standards, and reduce global warming pollution.
H.R. 5535: To amend the Peace Corps Act to provide continued funding for the Peace Corps, to increase the readjustment allowance for returning Peace Corps volunteers, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5578: To extend agricultural programs beyond March 15, 2008, to suspend permanent price support authorities beyond that date, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5592: To establish grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for bioterrorism preparedness in the border area, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5626: To reassert the constitutional role of Congress in making long-term security commitments, to defer significant long-term security commitments to Iraq to the next Administration and Congress, and to maintain international legal authority and immunity for United States Armed Forces in Iraq by promoting the extension of the United Nations mandate.
H.R. 5665: To impose limitations on investment and certain operations by foreign entities in the United States.
H.R. 5668: To prohibit Federal government officials and employees from attending the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games held in communist China based upon communist China brutalizing protesters in Tibet, supporting and enabling Sudan's genocidal regime, forcing a one child policy upon Chinese families, persecuting Chinese citizens for freely exercising religion, repressing free and independent labor unions, engaging in wanton environmental degradation, and systematically denying the Chinese people their basic freedoms.
H.R. 5722: To mandate reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers and other sex offenders intending to engage in international travel, to provide advance notice of convicted sex offenders who intend to travel outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, to prevent entry into the United States by any foreign sex offender, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5752: To provide for the security of United States passports, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5761: To withhold Federal financial assistance from each country that denies or unreasonably delays the acceptance of nationals of such country who have been ordered removed from the United States and to prohibit the issuance of visas to nationals of such country.
H.R. 5777: To impose certain restrictions on trade with and investment in the People's Republic of China, and for other purposes.
H.R. 5816: To prohibit assistance for the Carter Center located in Atlanta, Georgia.
H.Con.Res. 14: Expressing that Congress has the sole and exclusive power to declare war.
H.Con.Res. 15: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of Iraq should not grant blanket amnesty to persons known to have attacked, killed, or wounded members of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq.
H.Con.Res. 16: Congratulating Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller for becoming the first democratically-elected female Prime Minister of Jamaica and the first female Jamaican head of state.
H.Con.Res. 17: Expressing the sense of Congress that the people of the United States should grieve for the loss of life that defined the Third Reich and celebrate the continued education efforts for tolerance and justice, reaffirming the commitment of the United States to the fight against intolerance and prejudice in any form, and honoring the legacy of transparent procedure, government accountability, the rule of law, the pursuit of justice, and the struggle for universal freedom and human rights.
H.Con.Res. 33: Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran without first obtaining authorization from Congress.
H.Con.Res. 40: Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.
H.Con.Res. 43: Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should implement Recommendation 9 of the Iraq Study Group Report.
H.Con.Res. 45: Expressing the sense of Congress on the new strategy in Iraq.
H.Con.Res. 46: Declaring that it is the policy of the United States not to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq and not to exercise United States control of the oil resources of Iraq.
H.Con.Res. 50: Calling on the Government of Venezuela to uphold the human rights and civil liberties of the people of Venezuela.
H.Con.Res. 55: Recognizing that the plight of Kashmiri Pandits has been an ongoing concern since 1989 and that their physical, political, and economic security should be safeguarded by the Government of India and the state government of Jammu and Kashmir.
H.Con.Res. 65: Iraq War Policy resolution
H.Con.Res. 73: Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should resume normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan (the Republic of China), and for other purposes.
H.Con.Res. 75: Expressing the sense of Congress that the global use of child soldiers is unacceptable and that the international community should find remedies end this practice.
H.Con.Res. 77: Calling on the Government of Venezuela to respect a free and independent media and to avoid all acts of censorship against the media and free expression.
H.Con.Res. 97: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the United States should submit to the Government of Iraq a draft bilateral status-of-forces agreement by not later than September 1, 2007.
H.Con.Res. 101: Expressing the sense of Congress that the bicentennial of the 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, which banned the slave trade in the British Empire, allowed for the search and seizure of ships suspected of transporting enslaved people, and provided compensation for the freedom of slaves, should be commemorated.
H.Con.Res. 104: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the need for the United States to address global climate change through the negotiation of fair and effective international commitments.
H.Con.Res. 110: Expressing the sense of Congress that Iraq should vote to approve or disapprove the continued deployment of United States Armed Forces to Iraq and, unless Iraq votes to approve such continued deployment, the President of the United States should commence the phased redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq within 60 days of the Iraqi vote.
H.Con.Res. 115: Urging all sides to the current political crisis in Ukraine to act responsibly and use dialogue to resolve the crisis and ensure a free and transparent democratic system in Ukraine based on the rule of law.
H.Con.Res. 119: Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack and to reduce the massive influx of illegal aliens into the United States.
H.Con.Res. 131: Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
H.Con.Res. 132: Recognizing the historical significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.
H.Con.Res. 150: Expressing gratitude to the people and Government of the Republic of Georgia for their support and commitment in combating Islamist terrorism worldwide and their specific efforts to bring security and stability in Iraq and Afghanistan.
H.Con.Res. 156: Expressing support for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and urging the United States Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly to adopt without amendment the Declaration as approved by the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 29, 2006.
H.Con.Res. 168: Urging the President to authorize the return to the people of the Philippines of two church bells that were taken by the United States Army in 1901 from the town of Balangiga on the island of Samar, Philippines, and are currently displayed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.
H.Con.Res. 170: Expressing the sense of Congress that the International Olympic Committee should allow Taiwan (Republic of China) to participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics under the national name, flag, and anthem of its own choosing.
H.Con.Res. 171: Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to relocating the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
H.Con.Res. 173: Supporting the goals and ideals of the First Summit of Caribbean Ministers of Health.
H.Con.Res. 183: Calling on the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan to immediately release Farhad Aliyev and Rafiq Aliyev from detention during trial, to assure that their right to a fair and open trial before an independent and impartial tribunal will be carried out, and to comply with all its international human rights agreements and commitments respecting the rule of law, and for other purposes.
H.Con.Res. 189: Urging all sides to the political crisis in Ukraine to abide by the May 27, 2007, agreement which calls for a new round of parliamentary elections on September 30, 2007, and to ensure a free and fair, transparent democratic system in Ukraine based on the rule of law.
H.Con.Res. 194: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the failure of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority to properly implement education reforms aimed at reducing the cultural roots of terrorism.
H.Con.Res. 199: Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding Turkey's claims of sovereignty over islands and islets in the Aegean Sea.
H.Con.Res. 201: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of Iraq should schedule a referendum to determine whether or not the people of Iraq want the Armed Forces of the United States to be withdrawn from Iraq or to remain in Iraq until order is restored to the country.
H.Con.Res. 202: Noting the absence of human rights as a topic of discussion in the U.S.-Saudi Strategic Dialogue between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and urging the President to include this subject in working level discussions with Saudi counterparts.
H.Con.Res. 219: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of Iraq should schedule a referendum to determine whether or not the people of Iraq want the Armed Forces of the United States to be withdrawn from Iraq or to remain in Iraq until order is restored to the country.
H.Con.Res. 220: Concerning the response of the United States to forced abortion and the coercive one-child policy in the People's Republic of China, and the resulting "gendercide" of girls in that country.
H.Con.Res. 228: Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to countries that withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
H.Con.Res. 231: Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the United States should submit to the Government of Iraq a draft bilateral status-of-forces agreement.
H.Con.Res. 235: Regarding ending World Bank disbursements to Iran until the International Atomic Energy Agency certifies the compliance of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Resolutions 1696 and 1747 of the United Nations Security Council and the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
H.Con.Res. 242: Recognizing the two year anniversary of the earthquake that occurred in northern Pakistan in 2005 and urging the United States to continue to support rebuilding efforts in Pakistan in response to the conditions caused by that earthquake.
H.Con.Res. 243: Supporting the efforts of the Iraq Neighbors Process Ministerial meeting and encouraging the ongoing engagement of the international community to stabilize Iraq and achieve peace in the Middle East.
H.Con.Res. 247: Expressing support for advancing vital United States interests through increased engagement in health programs that alleviate disease and poverty, and reduce premature death in developing nations, especially through programs that combat high levels of infectious disease, improve children's and women's health, decrease malnutrition, reduce unintended pregnancies, fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, encourage healthy behaviors, and strengthen health care capacity.
H.Con.Res. 250: Supporting Taiwan's membership in appropriate international organizations such as the United Nations.
H.Con.Res. 255: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the United States commitment to preservation of religious and cultural sites and condemning instances where sites are desecrated.
H.Con.Res. 256: Honoring Theodor Criveanu for being named by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, as Righteous Among the Nations for his heroic efforts to save Romanian Jews during the Holocaust.
H.Con.Res. 257: Expressing concern regarding arms transfers to Iran and Syria by the Russian Federation and entities in the Russian Federation and urging the President of the United States to implement sanctions against such entities found to be in violation of United States law prohibiting arms transfers to Iran and Syria.
H.Con.Res. 260: Condemning the kidnapping and hostage-taking of 3 United States citizens for over 4 years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and demanding their immediate and unconditional release.
H.Con.Res. 262: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding Saudi Arabia's policies relating to religious practice and tolerance, including Saudi Arabia's commitment to revise Saudi textbooks to remove intolerant and violent references.
H.Con.Res. 265: Supporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day.
H.Con.Res. 266: Expressing the sense of the Congress with regard to the world's freshwater resources.
H.Con.Res. 272: Urging the United States Government to initiate a diplomatic surge to foster security and stability in the Middle East by engaging international stakeholders and governments throughout the region to curtail destabilizing influences, help prevent the spread of violence, address humanitarian concerns, and enhance prospects for security, political, and economic progress in Iraq.
H.Con.Res. 274: Expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the United States, Republic of Iraq, and international community.
H.Con.Res. 276: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding Jordanian institutions.
H.Con.Res. 288: Expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the United States, Republic of Iraq, and international community.
H.Con.Res. 291: Recognizing and honoring the 400th anniversary of Quebec City in Quebec, Canada, since its founding in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain.
H.Con.Res. 298: Expressing the Sense of Congress on the Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq.
H.Con.Res. 303: Recognizing the importance of autism awareness, supporting efforts to increase funding for research into the causes and treatment of autism and to improve training and support for individuals with autism and those who care for individuals with autism.
H.Con.Res. 317: Condemning the Burmese regime's undemocratic constitution and scheduled referendum.
H.Con.Res. 318: Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Year of Sanitation.
H.Con.Res. 319: Recognizing March 19, 2008, as the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war and urging President George W. Bush to begin an immediate and safe redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq.
H.Con.Res. 321: Expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the United States, Iraq, and the international community.
H.Con.Res. 322: Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel and reaffirming the bonds of close friendship and cooperation between the United States and Israel.
H.Con.Res. 329: Expressing the sense of Congress that former Presidents and high-ranking political figures should refrain from freelance diplomacy against the wishes of the current Government and stated United States foreign policy.
H.J.Res. 14: Concerning the use of military force by the United States against Iran.
H.J.Res. 18: To redeploy U.S. forces from Iraq.
H.J.Res. 53: Constitutional War Powers Amendments of 2007
H.J.Res. 59: Granting the consent of Congress to the International Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding.
H.J.Res. 64: Clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.
H.J.Res. 76: Disapproving the issuance of a letter of offer with respect to a certain proposed sale of defense articles and defense services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
H.Res. 23: Disavowing the doctrine of preemption.
H.Res. 30: India-Pakistan Peace Resolution
H.Res. 36: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should declare its support for the independence of Kosova.
H.Res. 41: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that an increase in number of members of the United States Forces deployed in Iraq is the wrong course of action and that a drastic shift in the political and diplomatic strategy of the United States is needed to help secure and stabilize Iraq.
H.Res. 55: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding modern-day slavery.
H.Res. 68: Recognizing the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and calling on the President to engage in nonproliferation strategies designed to eliminate these weapons of mass destruction from United States and worldwide arsenals.
H.Res. 80: Commending Wilfred George Gooden for his distinguished career of service, humanitarian efforts, and philanthropy dedicated to assisting the people of Jamaica and the United States.
H.Res. 91: Demanding the return of the U.S.S. Pueblo to the United States Navy from North Korea.
H.Res. 96: Supporting the establishment and full funding of a staff exchange program between the House of Representatives and the Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, as soon as possible.
H.Res. 97: Providing for Operation Iraqi Freedom cost accountability.
H.Res. 101: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
H.Res. 102: Condemning the assassination of human rights advocate and outspoken defender of freedom of the press, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on January 19, 2007.
H.Res. 143: Urging the President to appoint a Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.
H.Res. 146: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should take action to meet its obligations, and to ensure that all other member states of the United Nations meet their obligations, to women as agreed to in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 relating to women, peace, and security, and the United States should fully assume the implementation of international law relating to human rights that protects the rights of women and girls during and after conflicts, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 147: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States is committed to victory in the global War on Terror and committed to victory on that battlefield in the War on Terror that is Iraq.
H.Res. 148: Recognizing and appreciating the historical significance and the heroic human endeavor and sacrifice of the people of Crete during World War II and commending the PanCretan Association of America.
H.Res. 150: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Commander of Multinational Forces-Iraq and all United States personnel under his command should receive from Congress the full support necessary to carry out the United States mission in Iraq.
H.Res. 152: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should transmit to Congress detailed reports on the situation in Iraq to facilitate greater congressional oversight, work with the international community to create an international peacekeeping force and reconstruction program for Iraq, and seek to convene a peace conference in a neutral location to encourage Iraq's ethnic and religious factions to achieve the important goals of national reconciliation, security, and governance for Iraq.
H.Res. 155: Condemning the assassination of human rights advocate and outspoken defender of freedom of the press, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on January 19, 2007.
H.Res. 163: Urging the collective judgment of both Congress and the President regarding the use of military force by the United States.
H.Res. 175: Honoring the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy for 175 years of ministry, service, and efforts toward helping individuals, especially women and children, overcome challenges that keep them from living full and dignified lives.
H.Res. 205: Recognizing the 15th anniversary of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, a program funded by the Government of the United States to provide an opportunity for high school students from the countries of the former Soviet Union to study and live in the United States in order to promote democratic values and institutions in Eurasia, and supporting the mission, goals, and accomplishments of the FLEX program.
H.Res. 209: Supporting the goals and ideals of Anti-Slavery Day.
H.Res. 211: Recognizing and supporting the long distance runs that will take place in the People's Republic of China in 2007 and the United States in 2008 to promote friendship between the peoples of China and the United States.
H.Res. 213: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a United Nations Emergency Peace Service capable of intervening in the early stages of a humanitarian crisis could save millions of lives, billions of dollars, and is in the interests of the United States.
H.Res. 227: Calling for the adoption of a Sensible, Multilateral American Response Terrorism (SMART) security platform for the 21st century.
H.Res. 234: Congratulating Wyclef Jean for being named the "Roving Ambassador" for Haiti.
H.Res. 235: Supporting an upgrade in Israel's relationship with NATO to that of a leading member of NATO's Mediterranean dialogue and to that of a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace.
H.Res. 285: Condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the Iranian Government's seizure of 15 British sailors and marines in the Shatt al Arab waterway on March 23, 2007, and asking for the immediate repatriation of these sailors and marines to the United Kingdom.
H.Res. 309: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should support independence for Kosovo.
H.Res. 310: Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred in Casablanca, Morocco, on April 10 and 14, 2007, and in Algiers, Algeria, on April 11, 2007.
H.Res. 336: Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that the United States should adhere to moral and ethical principles of economic justice and fairness in developing and advancing United States international trade treaties, agreements, and investment policies.
H.Res. 338: Encouraging increased cooperation between the United States and the European Union to strengthen the transatlantic market.
H.Res. 356: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) should stop the utilization of materials that violate provisions of the United Nations-brokered Interim Agreement between the FYROM and Greece regarding "hostile activities or propaganda" and should work with the United Nations and Greece to achieve longstanding United States and United Nations policy goals of finding a mutually-acceptable official name for the FYROM.
H.Res. 358: Recognizing the significance of the contribution of the Brotherhood of the Badge to the Global War on Terror through its provision of surplus law enforcement equipment to Iraqi police forces.
H.Res. 373: Urging Turkey to respect the rights and religious freedoms of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
H.Res. 396: Congratulating Qatar on the occasion of Qatari-American Friendship Day.
H.Res. 398: Recognizing the long and mutually-beneficial relationship between the United States and France and congratulating France's President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy on his victory in the May 6, 2007, Presidential election.
H.Res. 407: Expressing the strong support of the House of Representatives for the positive actions by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus aimed at opening additional crossing points along the cease-fire line, thereby contributing to efforts for the reunification of the island.
H.Res. 414: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that foreign governments should work diligently to legalize all computer software used by such foreign governments, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 420: Condemning the recent murders of three Christian workers in Turkey and expressing support for the efforts of the Government of Turkey to investigate and prosecute those individuals responsible for the murders under charges of terrorism.
H.Res. 445: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should support a mutually-agreed solution for the future status of Kosovo and reject an imposed solution for the status of Kosovo.
H.Res. 447: Condemning the recent convictions and sentencing of Vietnamese pro-democracy activists, expressing concern over the future of the United States-Vietnam relationship, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 449: Encouraging the Federal Government and State and municipal governments, universities, companies, and other institutions in the United States, and all Americans to divest from companies that do business with Sudan.
H.Res. 457: Calling on the Russian Federation to withdraw its military forces, armaments, and ammunition stockpiles from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Moldova.
H.Res. 469: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Iraqi National Assembly should cancel or postpone its planned two-month recess scheduled to begin in July 2007 and work toward meeting political, social, and military benchmarks.
H.Res. 489: Commemorating the Work of United Nations Peacekeepers on International Day of United Nations Peacekeeping.
H.Res. 495: Honoring the life and achievements of Dame Lois Browne Evans, Bermuda's first female barrister, Attorney General, and Opposition Leader in the British Commonwealth.
H.Res. 503: Commending the Middle East Investment Initiative.
H.Res. 506: Condemning ongoing human rights abuses in Vietnam, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should remove permanent normal trade relations status with Vietnam unless all political and religious prisoners are released and significant and immediate human rights reforms are made by the Government of Vietnam.
H.Res. 516: Expressing the serious concern of the House of Representatives regarding the worsening situation in Sri Lanka.
H.Res. 532: Recognizing the energy and economic partnership between the United States and Honduras.
H.Res. 538: Recognizing Mukhtar Mai for her courage and her humanitarian work.
H.Res. 545: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the border fence dispute with Mexico.
H.Res. 546: Recognizing Mukhtar Mai for her courage and her humanitarian work.
H.Res. 560: Regarding the recent actions of Hugo Chavez and the Government of Venezuela.
H.Res. 603: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the announcement of the Government of the Russian Federation of its intention to suspend implementation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
H.Res. 607: Extending best wishes to the people of India as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of India's independence from the British Empire.
H.Res. 608: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Government should take immediate steps to boycott the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in August 2008 unless the Government of the People's Republic of China stops engaging in serious human rights abuses against its citizens and stops supporting serious human rights abuses by the Governments of Sudan, Burma, and North Korea against their citizens.
H.Res. 610: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Government should take immediate steps to boycott the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in August 2008 unless the Chinese regime stops engaging in serious human rights abuses against its citizens and stops supporting serious human rights abuses by the Governments of Sudan, Burma, and North Korea against their citizens.
H.Res. 618: Recognizing the importance of addressing the plight of Afro-Colombians.
H.Res. 620: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Turkey should end its military occupation of the Republic of Cyprus, particularly because Turkey's pretext has been refuted by over 13,000,000 crossings by Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots into each other's communities without incident.
H.Res. 627: Supporting the removal of Turkish occupation troops from the Republic of Cyprus.
H.Res. 628: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should take immediate action to boycott the Summer Olympic Games of 2008 in Beijing, China.
H.Res. 638: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Nations should forthwith take the procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the United Nations to establish India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
H.Res. 665: Endorsing reforms for freedom and democracy in Vietnam.
H.Res. 674: Expressing the unequivocal support of the House of Representatives for Israel's right to self defense in the face of an imminent nuclear or military threat from Syria.
H.Res. 679: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the continuing effects of the genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
H.Res. 688: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the creation of federal regions in Iraq.
H.Res. 690: Expressing grave concern of the House of Representatives for Iran and Syria's continued and systematic violations of UN Resolutions 1701 and 1559.
H.Res. 692: Honoring the 26th anniversary of Northern Ireland's first integrated school and further encouraging continued innovation to achieve a shared future in education in Northern Ireland that would deliver much higher standards of skills.
H.Res. 705: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Chinese Communist Party should be condemned for engaging in coercive abortion practices, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 711: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the United States-India nuclear cooperation agreement.
H.Res. 712: Expressing support for the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and commending the United Nations General Assembly for its adoption of the Declaration on September 13, 2007.
H.Res. 713: Congratulating the Ukrainian people for the holding of free, fair, open and transparent parliamentary elections on September 30, 2007, in a peaceful manner consistent with Ukraine's democratic values and national interest, in keeping with its commitments as a participating State of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
H.Res. 730: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the planned acquisition of a minority interest in 3Com by affiliates of Huawei.
H.Res. 735: Congratulating Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on receiving the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and recognizing their important work to increase awareness about and evidence of the dangers of global warming.
H.Res. 737: Commemorating October 12, 2007, Spain's National Day.
H.Res. 739: Honoring Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Winners of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
H.Res. 756: Condemning the Wakf's digging activities at the Temple Mount site and deploring the destruction of artifacts vitally important to Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths.
H.Res. 758: Urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also Chairman of his Fatah party, to officially abrogate the 10 articles in the Fatah Constitution that call for Israel's destruction and terrorism against Israel, oppose any political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and label Zionism as racism.
H.Res. 761: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the violation of the human rights of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Sigma Huda, and others, by the caretaker government of Bangladesh.
H.Res. 769: Congratulating the government and people of Turkey as they celebrate Republic Day, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 792: Honoring the dedication and hard work of Professor Eric Reeves on behalf of the people of Sudan.
H.Res. 795: Condemning the ongoing violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") and recognizing the threat such violence poses to the overall peace of the Great Lakes region.
H.Res. 796: Condemning the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for its ongoing terrorist attacks against Turkey and the Turkish people.
H.Res. 810: Calling for an end to the state of emergency in Pakistan.
H.Res. 821: Condemnming Communist China's discrimination, harassment, imprisonment, torture, and execution of its prisoners of conscience.
H.Res. 823: Condemning the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan.
H.Res. 835: Condemning Syria for its destablizing actions in the Middle East region and calling on Iraq not to reopen its oil pipeline to Syria.
H.Res. 840: Calling for the protection of human rights and restoration of rule of law in Pakistan.
H.Res. 844: Recognizing the service and dedication of Dr. Daisaku Ikeda and celebrating his 80th birthday.
H.Res. 857: Calling on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take immediate actions to drop all charges against the Saudi rape victim known as the "Qatif Girl".
H.Res. 864: Condemning Saudi Arabia for sentencing a gang-rape victim to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison and calling for King Abdullah to overturn the verdict.
H.Res. 879: Objecting to United Nations funding of the Durban Review Conference using the United Nations regular budget, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 882: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should initiate a bipartisan process to give its advice and consent to ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
H.Res. 889: Condemning the December 11, 2007, terrorist bombings on the people of Algeria and United Nations personnel, and expressing sympathy to the victims of these terrorist attacks.
H.Res. 897: Recognizing the strategic importance of the African continent and welcoming the establishment of AFRICOM, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 910: Calling for the full implementation of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
H.Res. 911: Expressing the sense of the House that the United States should increase United States forces in Afghanistan and responsibly redeploy forces from Iraq.
H.Res. 919: Congratulating Kentucky on being selected to host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.
H.Res. 925: Condemning the People's Republic of China for its socially unacceptable business practices, including the manufacturing and exportation of unsafe products, casual disregard for the environment, and exploitative employment practices.
H.Res. 937: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the emergency communications services provided by the American Red Cross are vital resources for military service members and their families.
H.Res. 939: Condemning the glorification of terrorism and the continuing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric at the United Nations.
H.Res. 965: Condemning the actions and statements of Venezuelan president Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias.
H.Res. 990: Encouraging the accelerated removal of agricultural subsidies of industrialized countries to alleviate poverty and promote growth, health, and stability in the economies of African countries.
H.Res. 995: Commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 1996 shooting down of 2 unarmed Brothers to the Rescue civilian aircraft, licensed by the United States, by the Cuban regime.
H.Res. 1008: Condemning the persecution of Baha'is in Iran.
H.Res. 1011: Calling on the United States Government and the international community to promptly develop, fund, and implement a comprehensive regional strategy to protect civilians, facilitate humanitarian operations, contain and reduce violence, and contribute to conditions for sustainable peace and good governance in Chad, as well as in the wider region that includes the northern region of the Central African Republic and the Darfur region of Sudan.
H.Res. 1022: Reducing maternal mortality both at home and abroad.
H.Res. 1028: Reasserting congressional prerogatives in foreign policy and reaffirming the importance of following constitutional processes when the United States Government enters into agreements regarding the use or maintenance of the United States Armed Forces or the use of the financial resources of the United States to assist a foreign government or people and clarifying the nature and scope of status of forces agreements.
H.Res. 1044: Condemning the dismissal of the Supreme Court in Pakistan and calling for their reinstatement by the Government of Pakistan.
H.Res. 1045: Global Security Priorities Resolution
H.Res. 1047: Expressing the strong support of the House of Representatives for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to enter into a Membership Action Plan with Ukraine.
H.Res. 1048: Condemning the detention of Dr. Nguyen Quoc Quan, a citizen of the United States, by the Government of Vietnam, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should remove permanent normal trade relations status with Vietnam unless Dr. Nguyen is released.
H.Res. 1049: Calling for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to be designated a state sponsor of terrorism.
H.Res. 1052: Recognizing the importance of the signing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
H.Res. 1055: Recognizing the enduring value of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) as a cornerstone of global efforts to combat racial discrimination and uphold human rights, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 1057: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative speech.
H.Res. 1060: Expressing condolences to the families of the eight people killed and nine people wounded in the library of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem's Kiryat Moshe quarter on March 6, 2008.
H.Res. 1069: Condemning the use of television programming by Hamas to indoctrinate hatred, violence, and anti-Semitism toward Israel in young Palestinian children.
H.Res. 1070: Expressing strong support for Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia to be extended invitations for membership to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the April 2008 Bucharest Summit, and for other purposes.
H.Res. 1089: Calling on the government of Vietnam to release from prison, end the detention without trial, and cease the harassment and house arrest of the people who signed the Manifesto on Freedom and Democracy for Vietnam, and expressing the sense of Congress that the President should encourage Vietnam to release such people from prison and to direct the Secretary of State to establish a Countries of Particular Concern list to condemn countries like Vietnam, which engage in "particularly severe violations" of human rights.
H.Res. 1090: Honoring the esteemed former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
H.Res. 1093: Calling on the President not to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing until China takes credible steps to persuade Sudan to end the genocide in Darfur and allow full deployment of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur.
H.Res. 1108: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that future Iraq reconstruction should be paid for by the Government of Iraq.
H.Res. 1109: Honoring the memory of Dith Pran by remembering his life's work and continuing to acknowledge and remember the victims of genocides that have taken place around the globe.
H.Res. 1110: Condemning Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization responsible for the murders of 26 United States citizens.
H.Res. 1111: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any funding provided by the United States to the Government of Iraq for reconstruction, training for Iraqi security forces, and fuel for United States operations in Iraq should be provided in the form of loans.
Bills and Resolutions Referred to this Committee on the Legislative Calendar
H.R. 275: Global Online Freedom Act of 2007
H.R. 906: Global Change Research and Data Management Act of 2007
H.R. 982: ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007
H.R. 1405: Wildlife GAINS Act
H.R. 1746: Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2007
H.R. 2420: International Climate Cooperation Re-engagement Act of 2007
H.R. 2843: Library of Congress Public Diplomacy Collection Act of 2007
H.R. 2844: Food Security and Agricultural Development Act of 2007
H.R. 3912: Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2007
H.Res. 106: Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution
H.Res. 267: Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of British marines and sailors held captive by Iran, and for other purposes.
I guess you don't need me to tell you that GovTrack sez,
"the vast majority of proposed legislation
never becomes law."
Or... most of the movie is on the cutting room floor.
One last aside, for those of you who are still with me. Looking at this mind-boggling bureaucratic backlog, now you see how amazing it is that it took the Federal Government less than a week to cut the Palestinians a check for $155 million of our tax dollars.
I have that from the horse's mouth: Salam Fayyad
statement online at ATFP, dated March 26, 2008.
".... Perhaps the most significant event in this area was the transfer of US $150 million by the United States to the Single Treasury Account (STA). This represents the largest sum of assistance to be transferred to the PNA in one tranche since the Authority’s inception. Indeed, I can confirm that we received this payment yesterday, less than a week after the signing of the agreement that pertains to it."