H.CON.RES.61: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Timothy H. Bishop, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 8 (7 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Oct. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) those individuals responsible for the July 1999 murders of U.S. citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in Serbia should be brought to justice; (2) it is reprehensible that no individual has ever been found guilty for executing the Bytyqi brothers, or of any other crimes associated with their deaths; (3) the government of Serbia and its relevant ministries and offices, including the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office, should make it a priority to investigate and prosecute those current or former officials believed to be responsible for their deaths; (4) the United States should devote sufficient resources to assist and monitor Serbia's efforts to investigate and prosecute those individuals believed to be responsible; and (5) progress in resolving this case should remain a significant factor in determining the further development of U.S.- Serbia relations.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
Oct. 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.