Text: H.Res.1597 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Res. 1597 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 1597

 Encouraging the United Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) 
                     for foreign corrupt practices.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 30, 2010

    Mr. Maffei (for himself, Mr. Lee of New York, and Mr. McMahon) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                           on Foreign Affairs

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Encouraging the United Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) 
                     for foreign corrupt practices.

Whereas Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan 
        Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people, including 189 United States 
        citizens;
Whereas the Scottish courts released al-Megrahi from prison on August 20, 2009, 
        under the understanding that he was suffering from terminal prostate 
        cancer;
Whereas the Scottish authorities have never clarified why al-Megrahi could not 
        receive humane treatment while still in captivity;
Whereas al-Megrahi seems to have well outlived his original diagnosis;
Whereas it is very troubling that al-Megrahi received a hero's welcome to his 
        home country of Libya;
Whereas British Petroleum (BP) admitted on July 15, 2010, that a delayed 
        prisoner-transfer between Britain and Libya ``could have a negative 
        impact'' on BP's oil negotiations;
Whereas there are allegations that BP inappropriately attempted to affect the 
        Scottish Government's decision and possibly even the doctor's diagnosis; 
        and
Whereas al-Megrahi's release sends an incredibly offensive message to the 
        families that lost loved ones on Pan Am Flight 103: Now, therefore, be 
        it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives encourages the United 
Kingdom to investigate British Petroleum (BP) for foreign corrupt 
practices.
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