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HR 4655 - Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Howard Berman voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Howard Berman made in this general time period.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-338 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (360-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides U.S. assistance to certain Iraqi organizations rising in democratic opposition to the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Highlights:
  • Expresses the sense of Congress that it should be the aim of the United States to try to remove the Hussein regime from power and set up a democracy in Iraq.
  • Allows the President to give assistance to eligible Iraqi democratic organizations, including telecommunications assistance, humanitarian assistance, and defense articles and service including military training and education.
  • Advises the President to call upon the United Nations for the establishment of an international war crimes tribunal for the purpose of prosecuting all Iraqi officials involved in crimes against humanity.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998

Sponsors

  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
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