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H.Res. 505 (115th): Condemning North Korea’s threats against our citizens on Guam, reaffirming our unshakable commitment to the security of Guam, and for other purposes.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 6, 2017.


Condemns North Korea's threats against Guam.

Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to Guam's security and its U.S. territorial waters.

Supports evaluating needed investments in defensive capabilities to further safeguard Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Reaffirms U.S. support for forward deployment of missile defense systems to protect the territorial integrity of the United States and its Asia-Pacific allies.

Urges enhanced strategic diplomatic engagement and military cooperation by the United States to address the growing North Korean threat.

Demands that the international community fully enforce sanctions against the North Korean regime.

Condemns any further escalation that endangers Guam and our citizenry or that could lead to a military conflict with North Korea.