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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1968

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—DEC. 12, 1985

Whereas this agreement provides for an unprecedented role for the Government of Ireland in relation to Northern Ireland; Whereas this agreement affirms that any change in the status of Northern Ireland would only come about with the consent of the majority of the people of Northern Ireland; Whereas this agreement declares that, if in the future a majority of the people of Northern Ireland clearly wish for and formally consent to the establishment of a united Ireland, the Governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom will introduce and support in the respective Parliaments legislation to give effect to that wish; Whereas the agreement envisages the possibility of securing international support to promote the economic and social development of those areas of both parts of Ireland which have suffered most severely from the consequences of violence of recent years; Whereas the Parliaments of Ireland and the United Kingdom have given their solemn and respectful approval to this historic agreement; Whereas on August 30, 1977, President Carter stated that in the event of a peaceful settlement in Northern Ireland, "the U.S. Government would be prepared to join with others to see how additional job-creating investment could be encouraged to the benefit of all the people in Northern Ireland"; Whereas on November 15, 1985, President Reagan stated that "I will be working closely with the Congress in a bipartisan effort to find tangible ways for the United States to lend practical support to this important agreement"; and Whereas this agreement should be supported by all those who seek peace, stability, and an end to violence in Northern Ireland and the reconciliation of the two major traditions in Ireland: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That (a) the Congress commends the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom for their achievement in reaching an agreement which charts a way towards peace, stability, and an end to violence in Northern Ireland. (b) The Congress declares its willingness to work with the President in supporting the Anglo-Irish agreement through appropriate United States assistance, including economic and financial support, to promote the economic and social development of those areas of both parts of Ireland which have suffered most severely from the consequences of the violence of recent years. SEC. 2. The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this concurrent resolution to the President. Agreed to December 12, 1985.

Dec. 12, 1985 RETURN, REENROLLMENT, AND CORRECTIONS IN [H. Con. Res. 247] ENROLLMENT OF H.R. 3003 Ante, p. 1724.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the President of the United States is requested to return to the House of Representatives the enrolled bill (H.R. 3003) relating to the conveyance of certain land located in the State of Maryland to the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The