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113 STAT. 1962 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—FEB. 12, 1999 Whereas under King Hussein, Jordan has instituted wide-ranging democratic reforms; Whereas throughout his Ufe, King Hussein survived multiple assassination attempts, plots to overthrow his government and attacks on Jordan, invariably meeting such attacks with fierce courage and devotion to his Kingdom and its people; Whereas despite decades of conflict with the State of Israel, King Hussein invariably maintained a dialogue with the Jewish state, and ultimately signed a full-fledged peace treaty with Israel on October 26, 1994; Whereas King Hussein has established a model for Arab-Israeli coexistence in Jordan's ties with the State of Israel, including deepening political and cultural relations, growing trade and economic ties and other major accomplishments; Whereas King Hussein contributed to the cause of peace in the Middle East with tireless energy, rising from his sick bed at the last to assist in the Wye Plantation talks between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority; Whereas King Hussein fought cancer with the same courage he displayed in tirelessly promoting and making invaluable contributions to peace in the Middle East; Whereas on February 7, 1999, King Hussein succumbed to cancer in Amman, Jordan: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring). That the Congress— (1) extends its deepest S3anpathy and condolences to the family of King Hussein and to all the people of Jordan in this difficult time; (2) expresses admiration for King Hussein's enlightened leadership and gratitude for his support for peace throughout the Middle East; (3) expresses its support and best wishes for the new Government of Jordan under King Abdullah; (4) reaffirms the United States commitment to strengthening the vital relationship between our two Governments and peoples. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Senate is directed to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the family of the deceased. Agreed to February 10, 1999. DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF VICTIMS OF THE Feb. 12.1999 HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION CEREMONY— [H.Con. Res. 19] CAPITOL ROTUNDA AUTHORIZATION Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring). That the Rotunda of the Capitol is authorized to be used from 8 o'clock ante meridian until 3 o'clock post meridian on April 13, 1999, for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. Physical preparations for the ceremony shall be carried out in accordance with such conditions as the Architect of the Capitol may prescribe. Agreed to February 12, 1999.