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H.Con.Res. 275 (98th): A concurrent resolution congratulating the Government of Colombia for its decision to test herbicidal eradication and expressing the hope that the Government of Colombia will carry out a sustained eradication program.

The text of the resolution below is as of May 2, 1984 (Passed Congress).

98 STAT. 3446               CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 2, 1984

                     Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson directed the INPFC toward its goal as
                       stated in the protocol "to promote and coordinate scientific studies
                       relating to the fishery resources of the North Pacific Ocean . . .
                       and aid in the conservation of these fishery resources";
                     Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson was instrumental in the renegotiation
                       of the INPFC Protocol in 1978 which significantly advanced
                       United States fishing interests;
                     Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson has commissioned the preparation of
                       a history of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission
                       to promote the goals and purpose of the Commission; and
                     Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson served as the first chairman of the
                       North Pacific Fisheries Management Council pursuant to the
                       Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, and estab-
                       lished that council in the forefront of fisheries management in the
                       United States: Now, therefore, be it
                       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring).
                     That the Congress of the United States of America commends Elmer
                     E. Rasmuson for his exemplary contributions to the International
                     North Pacific Fisheries Commission and for the promotion of its
                     goals and purposes.
                       Agreed to April 26, 1984.

  May 2,1984                 COLOMBIA—DRUG PRODUCTION AND
[H. Con. Res. 275]                INTERDICTION EFFORTS
                     Whereas the importation of cocaine and marihuana into the United
                       States is of major, continuing concern to the Congress;
                     Whereas during the week of March 11, 1984, the Government of
                       Colombia undertook a series of raids during which a record total
                       of over twelve metric tons of cocaine was seized;
                     Whereas while the Colombian interdiction efforts are increasingly
                       effective, control of illicit cultivation and production requires the
                       use of technologically advanced, systematic eradication programs;
                     Whereas Colombia, as well as the United States, suffers the effects
                       of drug abuse, thus sharing a common need to bring this illicit
                       production under control: Now, therefore, be it
                      Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
                     That the Congress—
                            (1) commends the Government of Colombia for its recent
                          seizure of record amounts of cocaine; and
                            (2) congratulates the Government of Colombia and the Colom-
                         bian National Council on Dangerous Drugs on the recent deci-
                          sion to conduct experimental testing of herbicidal eradication
                          methods which can be used to eliminate the cultivation of both
                         cannabis and coca; and
                            (3) expresses its hope and encouragement that the comprehen-
                          sive pilot program which has now begun becomes the start of a

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 17, 1984 98 STAT. 3447 sustained program to eliminate all illicit cultivation. SEC. 2. The Congress hereby deplores the brutal assassination on April 30, 1984, of the Minister of Justice of Colombia, Rodrigo Lara Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, a leader in the fight against illicit narcotics in Colombia, Bonilla. and extends its condolences to the Government of Colombia, his family, and his friends. Agreed to May 2, 1984. 1984 OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY May lo, i984 THROUGH CAPITOL GROUNDS [H. Con. Res. 295] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That, on May 14,1984, or on such other day as the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may jointly authorize, the 1984 Olympic torch relay may be run through the United States Capitol Grounds as part of the journey of the Olympic torch from Olympia, Greece, to the XXIII 01)mipic games in Los Angeles, California. SEC. 2. The Capitol Police Board shall take such action as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the first section of this resolu- tion. Agreed to May 10, 1984. UNKNOWN AMERICAN SERVICEMAN WHO DIED ,, ^_„^^ IN SOUTHEAST ASIA DURING VIETNAM ERA— ^ay ^^ ^984 LYING IN STATE IN UNITED STATES CAPITOL [« con. Res. 296] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That during the period beginning on May 25, 1984, and ending on May 28,1984, the rotunda of the United States Capitol may be used for the Ijdng in state of the remains of the unknown American who lost his life while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam era and who has been selected to be buried in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, and for the conduct of ceremonies in connection with that use. SEC. 2. The Architect of the Capitol may prescribe appropriate conditions for physical preparations with respect to the use of the rotunda authorized by the first section. SEC. 3. The Speaker, after consultation with the minority leader, shall be authorized to appoint a delegation representing the House and the majority leader of the Senate, after consultation with the