H.RES.518: Calling for free and transparent elections in Gabon.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced Aug. 6, 1998
  • Latest Major Action Oct. 13, 1998

Bill Summary

Commends: (1) the Government of Gabon's ongoing efforts to resolve central African conflicts; (2) those Gabonese who have demonstrated their love for free and fair elections; and (3) the Gabonese Government for inviting the International Foundation of Electoral Systems (IFES) to perform a pre-election assessment study. Calls on the Gabonese Government to: (1) take further measures to help ensure a credible election and the independence and...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Mr. Gilman 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. Hastings (FL) 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 The point of no quorum was withdrawn.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 voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 6, 1998

Introduced in the House by Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla.)

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