H.J.Res. 390 (98th): A joint resolution instructing the Secretary of State to provide the Congress with complete information concerning the number of American nationals now held by the Soviet Union or so held at any time since the cessation of hostilities at the conclusion of World War II, and all steps taken to identify and recover such persons.

Oct 19, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Referred to Committee)
George Hansen
Representative for Idaho's 2nd congressional district

This resolution was introduced on October 19, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 19, 1983
Referred to Committee Oct 19, 1983

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Instructs the Secretary of State to provide Congress with: (1) information concerning the number of Americans held by the Soviet Union since World War II; and (2) a record of steps taken by the Department of State to identify and recover the persons or remains of Americans held by the Soviet Union. Requires the Secretary to provide certain information with respect to U.S. planes downed over Soviet airspace.

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