H.Con.Res. 240 (96th): A concurrent resolution strongly condemning the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and calling for the removal of the 1980 Summer Olympic games from Moscow.


Jan 17, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 17, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Buchanan Jr.

Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/17/1980--Introduced.Condemns the Soviet Union for its aggression and continued presence in Afghanistan. Calls upon the President to express U.S. concern over such aggression. Urges the International and the U.S. Olympic ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 17, 1980

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This is a House concurrent resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Con.Res.” in “H.Con.Res. 240”). A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.


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