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H.RES.131: Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Karen Bass, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 72 (64 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action June 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

Asserts that the region's leaders and the international community should break the cycle of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding region.

Calls on: (1) the signatories of the February 24, 2013, Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region to abide by the Framework's provisions; and (2) governments of the Great Lakes region of Africa to respect the national security and territorial integrity of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Recognizes efforts by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to end child recruitment into the armed forces and demands the cessation of militia recruitment and exploitation of children.

Calls on the Obama Administration to: (1) mobilize a comprehensive response to prevent further deterioration of regional peace and stability and to ensure that humanitarian assistance be provided to populations in need, and (2) develop actionable recommendations to ensu...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
June 27, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 15, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.