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H.R. 2709 - A story of a vetoed bill.

A bill introduced in October 27, 1997 by Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman of New York State.

joshua hendarto

on 20 October 2009

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Transcript of H.R. 2709 - A story of a vetoed bill.

H.R. 2709 - A story of a vetoed bill. H.R.2709

To impose certain sanctions on foreign persons who transfer items contributing to Iran's efforts to acquire, develop, or produce ballistic missiles.
Sponsored by
Rep. Benjamin A. Gilman
of New York state. What does that mean? America does not want another country, other than herself, to aqcuire ballistic missiles and because of that, they want certain laws and regulations to apply on foreign person contributing to Iran's effort to acquire missiles (nuclear, etc.) Why? Because we love POWER. America is the land
of Super Power.
If Iran acquire missiles, thats another country stripping a
small percentage of America's power (out of 100%) \=P What happened?! Important dates for H.R. 2709... Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
11/12/1997 9:30pm

Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 90-4. Record Vote No: 146.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate.
6/9/1998 7:30pm

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Cleared for White House.

Presented to President.

Vetoed by President.
6/24/1998 10:34am
Vetoed? What? How? Why? "I have committed my Administration to an unceasing effort to halt the transfer of missile technology to nations that conduct or condone terrorism and otherwise violate international norms. The stated purpose of H.R. 2709 - the 'Iran Missile Proliferation Act of 1998' - is to further this effort. To the contrary, if enacted, it would damage the US national interest, making it harder to achieve the goals it is intended to serve. Therefore, I am vetoing this bill.

"Sanctions could be wrongly triggered against individuals and businesses worldwide" "I am particularly concerned about the impact that the bill would have on our on-going effort to work with the Russian government to stem the flow of technology from that country to Iran's missile program. This bill will make it more difficult to continue our work with the Russian government in this area." Vetoed because Bill Clinton,sitting president at that moment believed that

The bill might result in a bad "relationship" with Iran; considering America's business and economical needs (oil, etc)
U.S's relationship wit Russia (Russia =2nd largerst owner of nuclear missiles)

11 years after the bill was vetoed...
on September 28, 2009...
Iran tested its first missile.

"Another country with a nuclear misile"

If only the bill was passed, acquiring missiles/ nuclear would be a difficult task for Iran.

With more countries acquiring nuclear missiles/technological advanced ballistic missiles, humanity is at the brink of destruction. At the push of a button, billions would die. If a relationship is what Bill Clinton had in mind eleven years ago, then what becomes of it today is definitely not a peace- oriented relationship.

I nfluences..?! What?! Really? The president had a reason to veto the bill, are here any other influences? Defiitely!
Business owners, lobbyist, consumers (civilians) plays a role in influencing how the bill got vetoed.

We take natural resources from Iran... Lobbyist make money out of it.... and we consume those natural resources. It's what keeps the economy alive... new sanctions can break off the "bond" Work Cited:

James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress . Library of Congress. USA.Gov, January 2009. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d105:H.R.2709:. October 12, 2009

The Acronym Institute. Dissarment Diplomacy, June 1998. http://www.acronym.org.uk/dd/dd27/27veto.htm. October 12, 2009

Associated Press's "Iran Says It Test-Fires Longest-Range Missiles" Sept 28, 2009.http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,556260,00.html . October 12, 2009

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