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H.Res. 397 (100th): A resolution affirming that the House of Representatives recognizes Eric Arturo Delvalle as the President of Panama, and calling upon General Noriega to comply with President Delvalle’s order dismissing him from his position as the commander of the Panamanian Defense Forces.

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Mar 8, 1988
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 8, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Daniel Mica

Representative for Florida's 14th congressional district




Mar 8, 1988

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Mar 8, 1988
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H.Res. 397 (100th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 397. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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