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H.CON.RES.107: A concurrent resolution denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organizations.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 102 (38 Democrats, 64 Republicans)
Introduced July 16, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Condemns the use of innocent civilians as human shields.

Calls on the international community to recognize and condemn Hamas's use of human shields.

Places responsibility for the rocket attacks against Israel on Hamas and other terrorist organizations, such as Palestine Islamic Jihad.

Supports Israel's sovereign right to defend its territory and citizens from Hamas's rocket attacks, kidnapping attempts, and the use of tunnels and other means to carry out attacks against Israel.

Expresses condolences to the families of the innocent victims on both sides of the conflict.

Supports Palestinian civilians who reject Hamas and all forms of terrorism and violence and who desire to live in peace with their Israeli neighbors.

Supports efforts to demilitarize the Gaza Strip.

Condemns the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council's biased commission of inquiry into Israel's Gaza operations.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 10, 2014 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to without objection. (text: CR H9016)
Dec. 10, 2014 Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H9016-8017)
Dec. 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 9, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6465-6566; text as passed Senate: CR S6465-6466)
Dec. 4, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 616.
Dec. 4, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
Dec. 4, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Nov. 18, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
July 30, 2014 Received in the Senate.
July 30, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7074-7075)
July 30, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 107.
July 30, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7074-7078)
July 30, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
July 25, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
July 25, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 25, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
July 16, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.