H.RES.736: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that legal action in Afghanistan against citizens who have already converted or plan to convert to other religions is deplorable and unjust.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced March 28, 2006
  • Latest Major Action March 29, 2006

Bill Sponsor

Bill Summary

Condemns the enforcement of laws against apostasy. Requests the President to continue to work with the government of Afghanistan to establish better protections for religious minorities, including converts to minority religions, and to enhance human rights protections in Afghanistan. Calls upon the government of Afghanistan, and especially President Hamid Karzai, to continue to conform Afghan laws to Afghanistan's international human rights...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Mr. Pence moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 736.
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 Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 427 - 0 (Roll no. 73).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 28, 2006

Introduced in the House by Mike Pence (R-Ind.)

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