Home > 106th Congressional Bills > S.Res. 192 (ats) Extending birthday greetings and best wishes to Jimmy Carter in recognition of his 75th birthday. [Agreed to Senate] ...

S.Res. 192 (ats) Extending birthday greetings and best wishes to Jimmy Carter in recognition of his 75th birthday. [Agreed to Senate] ...

Web GovRecords.org

  1st Session
S. RES. 191

Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding East Timor and supporting 
                the multinational force for East Timor.



                           September 29, 1999

  Mr. Harkin (for himself, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Moynihan, Mr. Schumer, Mr. 
 Lieberman, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Chafee, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Feingold, and Mrs. 
 Murray) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Foreign Relations



Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding East Timor and supporting 
                the multinational force for East Timor.

Whereas on May 5, 1999, the Governments of Portugal and Indonesia and the United 
        Nations signed an agreement that provided for an August 8, 1999, ballot 
        organized by the United Nations on the political status of East Timor;
Whereas the agreement gave the people of East Timor an opportunity to accept a 
        proposed special autonomy for East Timor within the unitary Republic of 
        Indonesia or reject the special autonomy and opt for independence;
Whereas on August 30, 1999, 78.5 percent of the people in East Timor voted for 
Whereas after the voting was concluded, the militias in East Timor intensified 
        their ongoing campaign of terror;
Whereas it has been reported that thousands of people have been killed and 
        injured since the violence began in East Timor;
Whereas the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported 
        that as many as 200,000 of East Timor's residents have been forced to 
        flee East Timor;
Whereas it has been reported that East Timor militias are controlling the 
        refugee camps in West Timor, intimidating the refugees and denying 
        access to the UNHCR, relief agencies, and other humanitarian 
        nongovernmental organizations;
Whereas it has been reported that a systematic campaign of political 
        assassinations that targeted religious, student, and political leaders, 
        aid workers, and others has taken place;
Whereas the compound of the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) was 
        besieged and fired upon, access to food, water, and electricity was 
        intentionally cut off, and UNAMET personnel have been killed, forcing 
        the closure of the UNAMET mission in East Timor;
Whereas Catholic leaders and lay people have been targeted for killing and 
        churches have been burned in East Timor; and
Whereas on September 12, 1999, Indonesian President B.J. Habibie announced that 
        Indonesia would allow a United Nations Security Council authorized 
        multinational force into East Timor: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate hereby--
            (1) congratulates the people of East Timor for their heroic 
        vote on August 30, 1999;
            (2) commends the United Nations Security Council for 
        passing Resolution 1264 authorizing a multinational force to 
        address the security situation in East Timor;
            (3) expresses support for a rapid and effective deployment 
        throughout East Timor by the multinational force;
            (4) commends Australia for its readiness to lead the 
        multinational force for East Timor and welcomes the 
        participation of other nations in this force, especially Asian 
            (5) expresses approval for the United States to assist in 
        this effort in an appropriate manner;
            (6) commends the professionalism, determination, and 
        courage of the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) 
            (7) recognizes the overwhelming expression of the people of 
        East Timor in favor of independence;
            (8) condemns the violent efforts of the East Timor militias 
        and elements of the Indonesian military to overturn the results 
        of the August 30, 1999, vote;
            (9) notes the failure of the Government of Indonesia, 
        despite repeated assurances to the contrary, to guarantee the 
        security of the people of East Timor and further notes that is 
        the responsibility of the Government of Indonesia to restrain 
        elements of the Indonesian military and paramilitary forces and 
        restore order in East Timor;
            (10) calls upon the Government of Indonesia to recognize 
        its responsibilities as a member of the United Nations and a 
        signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to 
        cooperate with appropriate United Nations authorities in the 
        restoration order in East Timor;
            (11) urges the Government of Indonesia to allow 
        unrestricted access to refugees and displaced persons in West 
        Timor by UNHRC and other relief agencies and to guarantee their 
        security; and
            (12) calls upon the Government of Indonesia to hold 
        accountable those responsible for the violence, human rights 
        abuses and atrocities and to cooperate with the international 
        community in establishing an international commission of 
        inquiry to investigate human rights abuses in East Timor as a 
        first step in bringing to justice those responsible.

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.R. 98 (eh) To amend chapter 443 of title 49, United States Code, to extend the aviation war risk insurance program and to amend the Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act to make technical and other corrections. [Engrossed in House] ...
2 H.J.Res. 121 (ih) Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
3 H.Res. 174 (rh) Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1654) to authorize appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
4 S.Con.Res. 46 (rfh) Expressing the sense of Congress that the July 20, 1999, 30th anniversary of the first lunar landing should be a day of celebration and reflection on the Apollo-11 mission to the Moon and the accomplishments of the Apollo program throu...
5 H.R. 3679 (pcs) To provide for the minting of commemorative coins to support the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games and the programs of the United States Olympic Committee. [Placed on Calendar Senate] ...
6 H.R. 1907 (ih) To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide enhanced protection for inventors and innovators, protect patent terms, reduce patent litigation, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
7 S. 1349 (rs) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct special resource studies to determine the national significance of specific sites as well as the suitability and feasibility of their inclusion as units of the National Park System. [Reported...
8 H.R. 4216 (ih) To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to authorize reimbursement to employers for portable skills training. [Introduced in House] ...
9 H.R. 1775 (ih) To catalyze restoration of estuary habitat through more efficient financing of projects and enhanced coordination of Federal and non- Federal restoration programs, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
10 S. 1699 (is) To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for State water pollution control revolving funds, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
11 S. 1056 (is) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve tax equity for the Highway Trust Fund and to reduce the number of separate taxes deposited into the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
12 H.R. 449 (rh) To authorize the Gateway Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
13 H.Res. 552 (ih) Urging the House to support mentoring programs such as Saturday Academy at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. [Introduced in House] ...
14 S.Con.Res. 80 (ats) Providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. [Agreed to Senate] ...
15 H.R. 3901 (ih) To amend the Truth in Lending Act, the Revised Statutes of the United States, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975, the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 to protect consumers from predatory lending practices, and for othe...
16 H.R. 5142 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide under [Introduced in House] ...
17 H.R. 1804 (ih) To authorize the Pyramid of Remembrance Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to soldiers who have lost their lives during peacekeeping operations, humanitarian efforts, training, terrorist attacks,...
18 S. 1452 (es) To modernize the requirements under the National Manufactured Housing [Engrossed in Senate] ...
19 H.R. 1501 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
20 H.R. 5528 (enr) To authorize the construction of a Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, and for other purposes. [Enrolled bill] ...
21 S. 2264 (is) To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Veterans Health Administration the position of Advisor on Physician Assistants, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
22 S. 988 (is) To provide mentoring programs for beginning teachers, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
23 H.R. 2806 (ih) For the relief of Charles S. Steinert. [Introduced in House] ...
24 H.R. 4624 (ih) To provide targeted payment relief under the Medicare Program for hospitals that primarily serve Medicare and Medicaid patients and have been disproportionately impacted by the payment reductions under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. [Intr...
25 S. 176 (is) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the history of the Harlem Renaissance, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
26 S. 2885 (es) To establish the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
27 S. 2799 (is) To allow a deduction for Federal, State, and local taxes on gasoline, diesel fuel, or other motor fuel purchased by consumers between July 1, 2000, and December 31, 2000. [Introduced in Senate] ...
28 S. 1796 (is) To modify the enforcement of certain anti-terrorism judgments, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
29 S. 449 (es) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the personal representative of the estate of Fred Steffens of Big Horn County, Wyoming, certain land comprising the Steffens family property. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
30 H.R. 5640 (rds) To expand homeownership in the United States, and for other purposes. [Received in the Senate] ...

Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions


1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy