H.Res. 170 (93rd): Resolution: Canal Zone sovereignty and jurisdiction resolution.

Jan 29, 1973 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Hunt
Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district
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This resolution was introduced on January 29, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 29, 1973
Referred to Committee Jan 29, 1973

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Makes it the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the United States should maintain and protect its sovereign rights and jurisdiction over said Canal Zone and Panama Canal and that the United States Government should in no way cede, dilute, forfeit, negotiate, or transfer any of these sovereign rights, power, authority, jurisdiction, territory, or property to any other sovereign nation or to any international organization which sovereign rights, power, authority, jurisdiction, territory, and other property are indispensably necessary for the protection and security of the United States and the entire Western Hemisphere, including the Canal and Panama.

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