H.R. 1566 (106th): Military Operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Limitation Act of 1999

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Apr 27, 1999 (Introduced).

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HR 1566 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1566

To prohibit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the United States Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless that deployment is specifically authorized by law.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 27, 1999

Mrs. FOWLER (for herself, Mr. GOODLING, Mr. KASICH, Mr. BLUNT, and Mr. CHAMBLISS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the United States Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless that deployment is specifically authorized by law.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Military Operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Limitation Act of 1999’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON USE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES GROUND FORCES TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION BY LAW.

    (a) IN GENERAL- None of the funds appropriated or otherwise available to the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended for the deployment of ground elements of the United States Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless such deployment is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the enactment of this Act.

    (b) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION- The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to the initiation of missions specifically limited to rescuing United States military personnel or citizens in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.