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H.R.4655 -- Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (signed by Guess Who?)
IraqWatch.org ^ | 29 Sept 1998 | House of Representatives

Posted on 01/13/2004 9:06:46 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast

H.R.4655
Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Enrolled Bill (Sent to President))

 

Bill Summary & Status for the 105th Congress

H.R.4655
Public Law: 105-338 (10/31/98)
SPONSOR: Rep Gilman (introduced 09/29/98)

RELATED BILLS: S.2525

TITLE(S):

STATUS: Floor Actions
10/31/98 Public Law 105-338 (11/12/98 CR D1205)
10/20/98 Measure presented to President (10/21/98 CR H11704)
10/20/98 Enrolled Measure signed in Senate (CR S12718)
10/19/98 Enrolled Measure signed in House (CR H11546)
10/07/98 Measure passed Senate (CR S11812)
10/07/98 Measure considered in Senate (CR S11811-11812)
10/07/98 Measure called up by unanimous consent in Senate (CR S11811)
10/05/98 Measure passed House, amended, roll call #482 (360-38) (CR H9494)
10/05/98 Measure considered in House (CR H9486-9494)
10/05/98 Measure called up under motion to suspend rules and pass in House (CR H9486)

STATUS: Detailed Legislative Status

House Actions

Sep 29, 98:
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Oct 2, 98:
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct 2, 98:
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Oct 5, 98:
Called up by House under suspension of the rules.
Considered by House as unfinished business.
Passed House (Amended) by Yea-Nay Vote: 360 - 38 (Roll No. 482).

Senate Actions

Oct 6, 98:
Received in the Senate, read twice.
Oct 7, 98:
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Oct 8, 98:
Message on Senate action sent to the House.

Executive Actions

Oct 7, 98:
Cleared for White House.
Oct 20, 98:
Presented to President.
Oct 31, 98:
Became Public Law No: 105-338.
Signed by President [That would be Clinton].

STATUS: Congressional Record Page References


10/01/98 Introductory remarks on Measure (CR E1857)
10/05/98 Full text of Measure as passed House printed (CR H9486-9487)

COMMITTEE(S):

AMENDMENT(S):

***NONE***

COSPONSORS(1):

Rep Cox - 09/29/98

SUMMARY:

(REVISED AS OF 10/05/98 -- Passed House, amended)

Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Declares that it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and to replace it with a democratic government.

Authorizes the President, after notifying specified congressional committees, to provide to the Iraqi democratic opposition organizations: (1) grant assistance for radio and television broadcasting to Iraq; (2) Department of Defense (DOD) defense articles and services and military education and training (IMET); and (3) humanitarian assistance, with emphasis on addressing the needs of individuals who have fled from areas under the control of the Hussein regime. Prohibits assistance to any group or organization that is engaged in military cooperation with the Hussein regime. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the President to designate: (1) one or more Iraqi democratic opposition organizations that meet specified criteria as eligible to receive assistance under this Act; and (2) additional such organizations which satisfy the President's criteria.

Urges the President to call upon the United Nations to establish an international criminal tribunal for the purpose of indicting, prosecuting, and imprisoning Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi officials who are responsible for crimes against humanity, genocide, and other criminal violations of international law.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that once the Saddam Hussein regime is removed from power in Iraq, the United States should support Iraq's transition to democracy by providing humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people and democracy transition assistance to Iraqi parties and movements with democratic goals, including convening Iraq's foreign creditors to develop a multilateral response to the foreign debt incurred by the Hussein regime.

 

 


H.R.4655
Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Enrolled Bill (Sent to President))

One Hundred Fifth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight

An Act

To establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS REGARDING UNITED STATES POLICY TOWARD IRAQ.

SEC. 4. ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT A TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ.

SEC. 5. DESIGNATION OF IRAQI DEMOCRATIC OPPOSITION ORGANIZATION.

SEC. 6. WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL FOR IRAQ.

SEC. 7. ASSISTANCE FOR IRAQ UPON REPLACEMENT OF SADDAM HUSSEIN REGIME.

SEC. 8. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1998; clinton; hr4655; iraq; regimechange; saddam; wmd; x42
Ahem. Paul O'Neill, your credibility just left the building.

Another example of Clinton talking and Bush doing.

1 posted on 01/13/2004 9:06:47 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Regime change in Iraq has been the official policy of Clinton. The idea that Saddam has to go isn't exactly new.
2 posted on 01/13/2004 9:10:52 AM PST by Always Right
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
RightOnTheLeftCoast - Doing the job the national media should be, bet isn't or won't. Good find.
3 posted on 01/13/2004 9:11:19 AM PST by TheDon (Have a Happy New Year!)
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To: Always Right
Representative Benjamin Gilman (Republican of New York) introduced H.R. 4655 September 29, 1998. President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law October 31, 1998.

Gilman's bill passed in the House of Representatives on a 360-38 vote October 5, and the Senate approved H.R. 4655 by unanimous consent on October 7.
4 posted on 01/13/2004 9:13:00 AM PST by Howlin
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To: TheDon
The Iraq Liberation Act cited Public Law 105-235 of August 14, 1998, which had declared the Baghdad regime was "in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations," and urged President Clinton "to take appropriate action, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws of the United States, to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations."

The Iraq Liberation Act said once Saddam Hussein was removed from power, the United States "should support Iraq's transition to democracy."

The Act had strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, then controlled by Republicans. Republicans backed the bill by a 202-9 margin with 16 not voting. Democrats lined up behind the bill 157-29, with 20 not voting, and the House's sole Independent voted for H.R. 4655.

The Senate passed the Iraq Liberation Act by unanimous consent, a Senate bill with the same language had been co-sponsored by six Republicans and two Democrats, including Senator Joseph Lieberman (Democrat of Connecticut) and then Senator John Ashcroft (Republican of Missouri), the current Attorney General.

In the House, those backing the bill included House Minority Leader Representative Richard Gephardt (Democrat of Missouri), Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (Republican of Illinois), Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (Democrat of Texas) and Representative Constance Morella (Republican of Maryland).
5 posted on 01/13/2004 9:14:05 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I noticed how quickly this got passed too. Talk about rushing to war! LOL!
6 posted on 01/13/2004 9:14:50 AM PST by TheDon (Have a Happy New Year!)
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To: TheDon
No kidding. Clinton signed it on October 31, 1998.

And do we hear anybody talking about this?

IMO, it was proposted by the Repubican (Gillman) and Clinton, once again, took it as his own at that time. Now he won't touch it......LOL.
7 posted on 01/13/2004 9:18:30 AM PST by Howlin
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
I just emailed this to everyone I knew.

It is LAUGHABLE how stupid the liberal media can be when their hatred for Pres. Bush gets the best of them.

If this doesn't discredit them, then what in the world WILL? It seems like this would have been basic homework for a news organization.

It's sheer incompetence.

X
8 posted on 01/13/2004 9:28:42 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast; Grampa Dave
Bump & Ping
9 posted on 01/13/2004 9:34:13 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic)
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To: MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; ...
Good News About Iraq:

ping to article and encourage everyone to send this to your entire email addressbook.

It is LAUGHABLE how stupid the liberal media can be when their hatred for Pres. Bush gets the best of them.

If this doesn't discredit them, then what in the world WILL? It seems like this would have been basic homework for a news organization.

It's sheer incompetence.
10 posted on 01/13/2004 9:48:26 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of It!)
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To: xzins
BTTT
11 posted on 01/13/2004 9:56:05 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("By all that we hold dear on this Earth I bid you stand, men of the West!")
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To: Howlin
Thanks for posting those details.....BTTT
12 posted on 01/13/2004 10:41:43 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
The text lacks the footnote amended into the bill by Congress which reads, "Psst...We don't really mean it..."
13 posted on 01/13/2004 10:46:00 AM PST by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: Always Right
Actually, the toppling of Saddam by the Coalition forces last spring represents the END to the war which began in 1991. The Persian Gulf War was the longest "hot" war in US history.
14 posted on 01/13/2004 10:47:30 AM PST by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: xzins; glock rocks; autoresponder; PhilDragoo; onyx; yall
We need to present the media with Media Troll Awards maybe !? ...


15 posted on 01/13/2004 10:58:00 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Howie Dean in the South !!: http://Richard.Meek.home.comcast.net/IowaRatsLastMealNewDeal.JPG)
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To: MeeknMing
Leslie Stahl, 60 Minutes (that seemed like years), and CBS all come to mind.
16 posted on 01/13/2004 11:06:50 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army and Proud of it!)
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To: xzins
Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (signed by Guess Who?) ~ Bump!
17 posted on 01/13/2004 1:27:42 PM PST by blackie
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To: xzins
Bump!
18 posted on 01/14/2004 11:57:50 AM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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To: Always Right
Ping !
19 posted on 03/21/2004 7:23:03 PM PST by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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