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H. Con. Res. 290  (eh) - Whereas the special delegation sent to Haiti on Septem- ber 17, 1994, has succeeded in convincing the de facto authorities in Haiti to agree to leave power; Whereas on September 18, 1994, after an agreement was reached in Port-au-Prince that day, the President ordered the present deployment of men and women of the United States Armed Forces in and around Haiti; and Whereas the Congress and the people of the United States have great pride in the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and fully support them in all their efforts overseas, including those in Haiti: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress-- (1) commends the efforts of the President in sending former President Jimmy Carter, retired General Colin Powell and Senator Sam Nunn to Haiti in an effort to avoid the loss of American lives; (2) fully supports the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who are carrying out their mission in Haiti with professional excellence and dedicated patriotism; (3) supports the efforts of the President, through the special delegation, to provide for the departure from power of the de facto authorities and the return of democracy and the rule of law in Haiti; (4) affirms the commitment to national reconciliation and adherence to the rule of law in Haiti; and (5) supports an orderly withdrawal of all United States Armed Forces as soon as possible.

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