106th Congress > House > Vote 552

Date: 1999-11-02

Result: 278-133 (Passed)

Clerk session vote number: 554

Vote Subject Matter: Foreign and Defense Policy / Defense Policy Resolutions

Bill number: HRES59

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended

Description: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States remains committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Bill summary: Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is to be commended for its pivotal role in preserving trans-Atlantic peace and stability; (2) the new NATO strategic concept, adopted by the Allies at the Summit meeting held in Washington, D.C., in April 1999 articulates a concrete vision for the Alliance in the 21st century; (3) the Alliance should as a fundamental task identify crisis management operations outside the NATO treaty area, (...show more) based on case-by-case consensual Alliance decisions; (4) the Alliance must recognize and act upon the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism by intensifying consultations among political and military leaders, and deploying comprehensive capabilities to counter such threats to the international community; (5) the Alliance should welcome efforts by European Union (EU) nations to strengthen their military capabilities and enhance their role within the Alliance through the European Security and Defense Identity; (6) it is essential that security arrangements elaborated under the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) complement rather than duplicate NATO efforts and provide for full involvement of all European Allies; (7) the Alliance should remain prepared to extend invitations for accession negotiations to any European democracy meeting NATO membership criteria on the same conditions as applied to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland; (8) NATO should seek to strengthen its relations with Russia and Ukraine as partners in building long-term peace in the Euro-Atlantic area; and (9) the Alliance should fully support the North Atlantic Assembly's activities in enhancing and stabilizing democracy in Central and Eastern Europe nations.

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Bill titles: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States remains committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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