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S.RES.150 : A resolution expressing continued support for the construction of the Victims of Communism Memorial. Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 5/19/2005) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 5/19/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.


H.CON.RES.128 : Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the Russian Federation should issue a clear and unambiguous statement of admission and condemnation of the illegal occupation and annexation by the Soviet Union from 1940 to 1991 of the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] (introduced 4/12/2005)      Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action: 4/12/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

S.CON.RES.35 : A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the Russian Federation should issue a clear and unambiguous statement of admission and condemnation of the illegal occupation and annexation by the Soviet Union from 1940 to 1991 of the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Sponsor: Sen Smith, Gordon H. [OR] (introduced 5/19/2005)      Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 5/19/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.1026 : To foster cross-border cooperation in Northern Europe.
Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John [IL-19] (introduced 3/1/2005)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action: 3/1/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

H.CON.RES.102 : Urging the appropriate representative of the United States to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to introduce a resolution calling upon the Government of the Republic of Belarus to cease its human rights violations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 3/16/2005)      Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

S.RES.69 : A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate about the actions of Russia regarding Georgia and Moldova.
Sponsor: Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] (introduced 3/3/2005)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 3/10/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.885 : To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Ukraine.
Sponsor: Rep Hyde, Henry J. [IL-6] (introduced 2/17/2005)      Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/3/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
[Related Bills: H.R.1053, S.410, S.632]

H.CON.RES.143 : Expressing the sense of Congress that the continued participation of the Russian Federation in the Group of 8 nations should be conditioned on the Russian Government voluntarily accepting and adhering to the norms and standards of democracy.
Sponsor: Rep Cox, Christopher [CA-48] (introduced 5/3/2005)      Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House International Relations
Latest Major Action: 5/3/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
 
 








Octobr 17, 2008 - President Bush Discusses the Visa Waiver Program
Office of the Press Secretary/ White House News

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. (Applause.) Please be seated, thank you. Welcome to the White House. I'm pleased to stand with the representatives of seven countries -- the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and South Korea -- that have met the requirements to be admitted to the United States Visa Waiver Program. Soon the citizens of these nations will be able to travel to the United States for business or tourism without a visa. I congratulate these close friends and allies on this achievement, and I thank you for joining us here.

I also thank Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of the Homeland -- Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff for working hard to make sure this day has finally arrived. Appreciate other members of the administration here and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

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