H.CON.RES.18: Expressing the grave concern of Congress regarding the continuing gross violations of human rights and civil liberties of the Syrian and Lebanese people by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced Jan. 6, 2005
  • Latest Major Action March 9, 2006

Bill Summary

Condemns the consistent pattern of gross human rights violations by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic. Calls on the international community to adopt a resolution at the upcoming session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on Human Rights which details the dismal human rights record of Syria. Expresses congressional support for the Syrian people in their struggle for freedom, respect for human rights and civil liberties, democratic...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 18.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 3 (Roll no. 89).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations.
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations Discharged.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules,.
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia.
Jan. 6, 2005

Introduced in the House by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

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