H.CON.RES.140: Expressing the sense of the Congress that Haiti should conduct free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections, and for other purposes.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced June 22, 1999
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 28, 1999

Bill Summary

Commends the Provisional Electoral Council of Haiti for its decision to hold elections for 19 senate seats.Urges the Haitian Government: (1) to actively engage in dialogue with all elements of Haitian society to further a self-sustainable democracy; and (2) and all political parties in Haiti to proceed toward conducting free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections as scheduled.Urges the Clinton Administration and the international community...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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 on H. Con. Res. 140.
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.
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): 400 - 1, 1 Present (Roll no. 449).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
June 22, 1999

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

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