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H.Con.Res. 383 (102nd): Concerning United States participation in a Cascadia Corridor commission.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 7, 1992 (Passed Congress).


Agreed to October 7, 1992

One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two

Concurrent Resolution

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

    SECTION 1. It is the sense of Congress that:

    (a) CASCADIA CORRIDOR COMMISSION- The United States should continue negotiations with the Government of Canada and State, provincial, and local governments in the urbanized Cascadia corridor along Interstate 5/Highway 99 from Vancouver, British Columbia (including Vancouver Island), to Eugene, Oregon, in order to establish a commission to--

      (1) act as a forum to coordinate consideration of regional issues in the Cascadia area by representatives from the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and local, State, provincial, regional, and national governments;

      (2) develop a strategy for environmentally sound economic development in the Cascadia region which includes consideration of environmental issues, urban development, transportation, communications, and education; and

      (3) submit a plan, developed by the commission and incorporating such strategy, to the Congress, the Canadian Parliament, the legislature of British Columbia, and the State legislatures of Oregon and Washington.

    (b) ADVISORY COMMISSION- The commission should be authorized to function only in an advisory capacity and should have no authority concerning any local, State, or Federal agency or government.

    (c) COMPOSITION OF UNITED STATES DELEGATION- If the United States and Canada conclude an agreement to establish such a commission concerning the Cascadia region, the United States delegation to the commission should include--

      (1) 1 member appointed by the President, who should be a nonvoting member;

      (2) a Washington State delegation; and

      (3) an Oregon delegation.

    (d) COST-SHARING AMONG UNITED STATES DELEGATION- Upon appointment of a United States delegation to such a commission, the United States delegation should decide the cost-sharing arrangements among the Federal, State, and local participants of the delegation. Federal Government contributions of the United States may not exceed one-fourth of the total budget of the commission for

    any fiscal year. If a Cascadia commission is established, it is the sense of the Congress that of funds appropriated for ‘International Commissions’ for the Department of State $200,000 for fiscal year 1993 and $200,000 for fiscal year 1994 should be available for the commission.


Clerk of the House of Representatives.


Secretary of the Senate.