H.CON.RES.34: Calling for a continued United States policy of opposition to the resumption of commercial whaling, and otherwise expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to conserving and protecting the world's whale, dolphin, and porpoise populations.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress
  • This bill is primarily about international affairs
  • Introduced Feb. 3, 1993
  • Latest Major Action May 5, 1993

Bill Summary

Declares that it is the sense of the Congress that the United States should: (1) promote whale, dolphin, and porpoise conservation and protection; (2) oppose resumption of commercial whaling and work toward a moratorium on direct commercial harvest of dolphins and porpoises; (3) work to strengthen the International Whaling Commission; (4) support the establishment of international sanctuaries where whaling is prohibited; and (5) in whale...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Referred to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Executive Comment Requested from State.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Mr. Studds moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 - 0 (Roll no. 30).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate.
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. Approved as amended by the House of Representatives on February 16, 1993.
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported to Senate by Senator Pell without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 45.
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Feb. 3, 1993

Introduced in the House by Gerry Eastman Studds (D-Mass.)

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