Frank Riggs on War & Peace
Former Republican Representative (CA-1)
1991: One of only 3 in GOP to oppose Iraq/Kuwait invasion
The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution, or Joint Resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678, was the United States Congress's
January 14, 1991 authorization of the use of U.S. military force in the Gulf War.
Source: Vote Smart 1991 U.S. Congressional legislative records
, Jan 14, 1991
- House Joint Resolution 77 was approved in the United States House of Representatives on January 12, 1991 by a vote of 250 to 183.
Democrats: 86-179. 86 (32%) of 267 Democrats voted for the resolution.
- Republicans: 164-3. Reps. Silvio Conte, Connie Morella, Frank Riggs voted against the resolution.
Independent: 0-1. Rep. Bernie Sanders (I) voted against the resolution.
Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Riggs co-sponsored the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Declares it to be U.S. policy that: Corresponding House bill is H.R.1595. Became Public Law No: 104-45.
Source: Bill sponsored by 77 Senators and 78 Reps 95-S1322 on Oct 13, 1995
- Jerusalem remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic religious group are protected;
- Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel;
- the U.S. Embassy in Israel be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.
- Makes specified amounts of such funds available until expended in FY 1996 and 1997 only for construction and other costs associated with relocating the U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.
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