H.CON.RES.218: Concerning the urgent need to establish a cease fire in Afghanistan and begin the transition toward a broad-based multiethnic government that observes international norms of behavior.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced Feb. 12, 1998
  • Latest Major Action April 29, 1998

Bill Summary

Acknowledges: (1) that the Afghan people successfully waged a war against Soviet expansionism and greatly assisted in bringing an end to the cold war; (2) a continuing need for international emergency aid of food, clothing, and shelter in the wake of the February 4, 1998, earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan; and (3) the necessity of international efforts to clear the estimated 10 million land mines buried in the Afghan countryside. Calls...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Mr. Bereuter 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 chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Bereuter objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
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): 391 - 1 (Roll No. 110).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Feb. 12, 1998

Introduced in the House by Douglas K. Bereuter (R-Neb.)

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