103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 237

   To authorize the construction of an international monument in the 
        District of Columbia to honor the victims of Communism.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 23, 1993

 Mr. Rohrabacher (for himself, Mr. Torricelli, Mr. Armey, Mr. Bartlett 
of Maryland, Mr. Blute, Mr. Boehlert, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Condit, Mr. Cox, 
Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Gilman, Mr. 
 Herger, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Kyl, Mr. Lantos, Mr. 
 Machtley, Mr. McHale, Mrs. Meyers of Kansas, Mr. Moorhead, Mr. Paxon, 
 Mr. Porter, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Royce, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Swett, and 
   Mr. Wilson) introduced the following joint resolution; which was 
           referred to the Committee on House Administration

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
   To authorize the construction of an international monument in the 
        District of Columbia to honor the victims of Communism.

Whereas since 1917 the rulers of empires and international communism led by 
        Vladimir Y. Lenin and Mao Tse-tung have been responsible for the deaths 
        of over 100,000,000 victims in an unprecedented imperial communist 
        holocaust through conquests, revolutions, civil wars, purges, wars by 
        proxy, and other violent means;
Whereas the imperialist regimes of international communism have brutally 
        suppressed the human rights, national independence, religious liberty, 
        intellectual freedom, and cultural life of the peoples of over 40 
        captive nations;
Whereas there is a danger that the heroic sacrifices of the victims of communism 
        may be forgotten as international communism and its imperial bases 
        continue to collapse and crumble; and
Whereas the sacrifices of these victims should be permanently memoralized so 
        that never again will nations and peoples allow so evil a tyranny to 
        terrorize the world: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION OF MEMORIAL.

    (a) Authorization.--The National Captive Nations Committee, Inc., 
is authorized to construct in the District of Columbia an appropriate 
international memorial to honor victims of Communism.
    (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works.--The design, 
location, and construction of the memorial authorized by subsection (a) 
shall be subject to the Act entitled ``An Act to provide standards for 
placement of commemorative works on certain Federal lands in the 
District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes'', 
approved November 14, 1986 (40 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).

SEC. 2. PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.

    The National Captive Nations Committee, Inc., shall be solely 
responsible for acceptance of contributions for, and payment of the 
expenses of, the establishment of the memorial. No Federal funds may be 
used to pay any expense of the establishment of the memorial.

SEC. 3. DEPOSIT OF EXCESS FUNDS.

    If, upon payment of all expenses of the establishment of the 
memorial (including the maintenance and preservation amount provided 
for in section 8(b) of the Act referred to in section 1(b)), or upon 
expiration of the authority for the memorial under section 10(b) of 
that Act, there remains a balance of funds received for the 
establishment of the memorial, the National Captive Nations Committee, 
Inc., shall transmit the amount of the balance to the Secretary of the 
Treasury for deposit in the account provided for in section 8(b)(1) of 
that Act.

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