H.Res. 818 (93rd): Resolution in support of continued undiluted U.S. sovereignty and jurisdiction over the U.S.-owned Canal Zone on the Isthmus of Panama.

Feb 05, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 5, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Feb 05, 1974
Harold Gross
Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district
Related Bills
H.Res. 804 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 1974


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8 cosponsors (7R, 1D) (show)

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Declares it to be the sense of the House of Representatives that:
(1) the Government of the United States should maintain and protect its sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the canal and zone, and should in no way cede, dilute, forfeit, negotiate, or transfer any of these sovereign rights, power, authority, jurisdiction, territory, or property that are indispensably necessary for the protection and security of the United States and the entire Western Hemisphere;
(2) that there be no relinquishment or surrender of any presently vested United States sovereign right, power, or authority or property, tangible or intangible, except by treaty authorized by the Congress and duly ratified by the United States; and
(3) that there be no recession to Panama, or other divestiture of any United States-owned property, tangible or intangible, without prior authorization by the Congress (House and Senate), as provided in article IV, section 3, clause 2 of the United States Constitution.

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