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H.J.Res. 117 (85th): Joint resolution to promote peace and stability in the Middle East


The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 9, 1957 (Passed Congress).


71   STAT.]            PUBLIC LAW 85-7-MAR. 9, 1957

objects, and buildings in that area", approved June 16, 1955 (69 Stat.
136), is amended by striking out "two years" and inserting in lieu
thereof "three years".
   Approved February 19, 1957.


Public Law 85-6
                                    AN ACT                                         February 2 6 , 1957
To amend section 12 of the Act approved February 22, 1.SS9 (2~) Stat. 676) relating [H. R. 348]
  to the admission into the Union of the States of North Dakota, S<jnth Dakota,
  Montana, and Washington, by providing for the use of public lands granted to
  the States therein for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, repair,
  renovation, furnishings, equipment, or other permanent improvement of public
  buildings at the capital of said States.

  Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assemhled, That section 12 of                    Public buildings
                                                                                    land grants.
the Act relating to the admission into the Union of the States of North               U s e of income in
Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington, approved Febru-                      certain Stalest
                                                                                      25 Stat. 680.
ary 22,1889, is amended to read as follows:
  "That upon the admission of each of said States into the Union, in
accordance with the provisions of this Act, fifty sections of unappro-
priated public lands within such States, to be selected and located in
legal subdivisions as provided in section 10 of this Act, shall be, and               25 Stat. 679.
are hereby, granted to said States for public buildings at the capital
of said States for legislative, executive, and judicial purposes, includ-
ing construction, reconstruction, repair, renovation, furnishings,
equipment, and any other permanent improvement of such buildings
and the acquisition of necessary land for such buildings, and the pay-
ment of principal and interest on bonds issued for any of the above
purposes."
  SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect as of February 22,1889.                         Effective date.
   Approved February 26, 1957.


 Public Law 85-7
                           JOINT RESOLUTION                                             March 9, 1957
               To promote peace and stability in the Middle East.                      [H. J. R e s . 117]


   Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
 States of America in Congress assembled^ That the President be and                    Middle E a s t .
                                                                                       E c o n o m i c as-
 hereby is authorized to cooperate with and assist any nation or group               sistance.
 of nations in the general area of the Middle East desiring such
 assistance in the development of economic strength dedicated to the
 maintenance of national independence.
                                                                                      Military     assist-
    Si:c. 2. The President is authorized to undertake, in the general                ance.
 area of the Middle East, military assistance programs with any nation
 or group of nations of that area desiring such assistance. Further-
 more, the United States regards as vital to the national interest and
 world peace the preservation of the independence and integrity of the
 nations of the Middle East. To this end, if the President determines
 the necessity thereof, the United States is prepared to use armed
 forces to assist any such nation or group of such nations requesting
 assistance against armed aggression from any country controlled by
 international communism: Provided,, That such employment shall be
 consonant with the treaty obligations of the United States and with
 the Constitution of the United States.
                                                                                        U s e of a p p r o -
    SEC. 3. The President is hereby authorized to use during the balance              priations.
 of fiscal year 1957 for economic and military assistance under this

PUBLIC LAW 85-8-MA.R. U , 1957 [71 S T A T . joint resolution not to exceed $200,000,000 from any appropriation now available for carrying out the provisions of the Mutual Security 68 Stat. 832. Act of 1954, as amended, m accord with the provisions of such Act: 22 u s e 1751 note. Provided^ That, whenever the President determines it to be important to the security of the United States, such use may be under the au- 22 u s e 1921, thority of section 401 (a) of the Mutual Security Act of 1954, as 1815. amended (except that the provisions of section 105 (a) thereof shall not be waived), and without regard to the provisions of section 105 70 Stat. 733. of the Mutual Security Appropriation Act, 1957: Provided further^ That obligations incurred in carrying out the purposes of the first sentence of section 2 of this joint resolution shall be paid only out of appropriations for military assistance, and obligations incurred in carrying out the purposes of the first section of this joint resolution shall be paid only out of appropriations other than those for military assistance. This authorization is in addition to other existing authori- Restriction. zations with respect to the use of such appropriations. None of the Report to e o n - g r e s s i o n a l Com- mittees. additional authorization contained in this section shall be used until fifteen days after the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, the (Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives and, when military assistance is involved, the Com- mittees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representa- tives have been furnished a report showing the object of the proposed use, the country for the benefit of which such use is intended, and the particular appropriation or appropriations for carrying out the pro- visions of the Mutual Security Act of 1954, as amended, from which the funds are proposed to be derived: Provided^ That funds available under this section during the balance of fiscal year 1957 shall, in the case of any such report submitted during the last fifteen days of the fiscal year, remain available for use under this section for the pur- poses stated in such report for a ])eriod of twenty days following the date of submission of such report. Nothing contained in this joint resolution shall be construed as itself authorizing the appropriation of additional funds for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the first section or of the first sentence of section 2 of this joint resolution. U . N . Emergency Force. SEC. 4. The President should continue to furnish facilities and military assistance, within the provisions of applicable law and established policies, to the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East, with a view to maintaining the truce in that region. Report t o Con- SEC. 5. The President shall within the months of January and July gress. of each year report to the Congress his action hereunder. Expiration. SEC. 6. This joint resolution shall expire when the President shall determine that the peace and security of the nations in the general area of the Middle East are reasonably assured by international con- ditions created by action of the United Nations or otherwise except that it may be terminated earlier by a concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress. Approved March 9, l957. Public Law 85-8 March 14, 1957 JOINT RESOLUTION [H. J. R e s . 2 3 ] To provide for t h e reappointment of Doctor A r t h u r H . Gonipton a s Citizen Regent of the IJoard of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Resolved, hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United I ^t?tuti'o""'^* " /States of America in Congress assembled^ That the vacancy in the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, of tlie class other