H.Con.Res. 178 (100th): A concurrent resolution to express the sense of the Congress concerning the equitable distribution among members of the Western Alliance of the defense burden in the Persian Gulf.

Aug 07, 1987 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ernest Konnyu
Representative for California's 12th congressional district

This resolution was introduced on August 7, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 07, 1987
Referred to Committee Aug 07, 1987

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35 cosponsors (24D, 11R) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

Asia and the Pacific

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H.Con.Res. stands for House concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

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Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should request that West Germany and Japan enter into negotiations with the United States for the purpose of establishing a more equitable distribution of the defense burden in the Persian Gulf. Specifies that an equitable level of assistance for West Germany and Japan should be not less than:
(1) a contribution to the total forces necessary to defend the interests of the Western Alliance in the Persian Gulf region of 30 percent and eight percent of such total for Japan and West Germany, respectively; or
(2) a comparable level of monetary compensation to the United States for this Nation's additional costs of assuming an inequitably large share of the defense burden in the Persian Gulf.

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