H Con Res 295 in Congressional Session 106

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H Con Res 295

 

Title : Relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
5/3/2000--Passed House amended.    (There is 1 other summary) Requests the President to restate and make clear to the leadership of the Government of Vietnam that: (1) the American people are firmly committed to political, religious, and economic freedom for the citizens of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; and (2) the United States fully expects equal protection under law with all Vietnamese citizens.Urges such Government to: (1) cease violations of religious freedom; (2) release all religious prisoners, political prisoners, and prisoners of conscience and immediately cease the harassment, detention, physical abuse, and imprisonment of Vietnamese citizens who have exercised their legitimate rights to freedom of belief, expression, and association; (3) allow all Vietnamese citizens the right to free expression, freedom of association, freedom of the press, and religious worship; and (4) formally commit to a framework and a set timetable for open and fair elections of local and national leaders.Commends the Vietnamese-American community for initiating a memorial to American and South Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom during the Vietnam War.

Votes

Title : Relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
1332000-05-03On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended Relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forcesP

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H Con Res 295
 
Bill Number : H Con Res 295

Title : Relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces.

Sponsor: Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-45] (introduced 3/29/2000)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Bereuter, Doug [NE-1] - 4/10/2000

    Rep Davis, Thomas M. [VA-11] - 4/10/2000

    Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] - 4/12/2000

    Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 3/29/2000

    Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] - 3/29/2000

    Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-46] - 4/10/2000

Other Info

Bill Number : H Con Res 295

Title : Relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
3/29/2000:Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
 
4/4/2000:Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
 
4/12/2000:Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
4/12/2000:Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
4/4/2000:Referred to the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights.
 
4/12/2000:Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights Discharged.
 
4/13/2000:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
4/13/2000:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
5/3/2000 10:33am:Mr. Gilman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
 
5/3/2000 10:33am:Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2417-2422)
 
5/3/2000 10:33am:DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 295.
 
5/3/2000 11:04am:At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
 
5/3/2000 11:58am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2433-2434)
 
5/3/2000 12:18pm:On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 3 (Roll no. 133). (text: CR H2417)
 
5/3/2000 12:18pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
5/4/2000:Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.