Measures Relating to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Package

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-2 on Tuesday, April 27, 1999.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 213 - 210 on Wednesday, April 28, 1999.
MANAGERS: DREIER/HALL
106th Congress 
1st Session
H.RES. 151
[Report No. 106-118]

MEASURES RELATING TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA PACKAGE

1. Provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled among the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committees on International Relations and Armed Services.

2. Provides for consideration in the House, without intervention of the question of consideration, H.R. 1569, prohibiting the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the U.S. Armed Forces in Yugoslavia unless that deployment is authorized by law, under a closed amendment process and providing for no intervening motion except (1) one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services and (2) one motion to recommit.

3. Provides for consideration in the House, without intervention of any point of order or the question of consideration, H.Con.Res. 82, directing the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from their positions against Yugoslavia, under a closed amendment process and providing for one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations.

4. Provides for consideration in the House without intervention of any points of order or the question of consideration, H.J.Res. 44, declaring a state of war between the U.S. and Yugoslavia, under a closed amendment process and providing for no intervening motion except for (1) one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations and (2) one motion to recommit.

5. Provides that it shall be in order on the same legislative day without intervention of the question of consideration to consider in the House S.Con.Res. 21, authorizing the President to conduct military air operations and missile strikes against Yugoslavia, if called up by Representative Gejdenson or his designee, under a closed amendment process and providing one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations.

6. Provides that provisions of sections 6 and 7 of the War Powers Resolution shall not apply during the remainder of the 106th Congress to a measure introduced pursuant to section 5 of the War Powers Resolution with respect to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

 

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to debate the deployment of United States Armed Forces in and around the territory of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for one hour equally divided and controlled among the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committees on International Relations and Armed Services.

Sec. 2. After debate pursuant to the first section of this resolution, it shall be in order without intervention of the question of consideration to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1569) to prohibit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the United States Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless that deployment is specifically authorized by law. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services; and (2) one motion to recommit.

Sec. 3. After disposition of H.R. 1569, it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order or the question of consideration to consider in the House the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 82) directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces from their positions in connection with the present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The concurrent resolution shall be considered as read for amendment. The concurrent resolution shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution to final adoption without intervening motion.

Sec. 4. After disposition of H. Con. Res. 82, it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order or the question of consideration to consider in the House the joint resolution (H. J. Res. 44) declaring a state of war between the United States and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The joint resolution shall be considered as read for amendment. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the joint resolution to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations; and (2) one motion to recommit.

Sec. 5. After disposition of H. J. Res. 44, it shall be in order on the same legislative day without intervention of the question of consideration to consider in the House the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 21) authorizing the President of the United States to conduct military air operations and missile strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), if called up by Representative Gejdenson of Connecticut or his designee. The concurrent resolution shall be considered as read for amendment. The concurrent resolution shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution to final adoption without intervening motion.

Sec. 6. The provisions of sections 6 and 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1545-46) shall not apply during the remainder of the One Hundred Sixth Congress to a measure introduced pursuant to section 5 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544) with respect to Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.