simple resolution Progress
- The house has not voted
Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedSeptember 24th, 2019
- house Committees
The Good Friday Agreement helped end three decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, and no one wants to see the Troubles return to this region after Brexit. By using trade negotiations to require the U.K. to uphold the Good Friday Agreement, this resolution would ensure that Congress exerts the influence it has to ensure that Northern Ireland’s peace is maintained.
Congress shouldn’t use trade as a cudgel to impose its views on other nations, particularly when the concern this resolution seeks to address — violence in Northern Ireland post-Brexit — hasn’t occurred and isn’t guaranteed to occur. The U.K. and Ireland should be trusted to manage their shared border on their own without Congress’ interference.