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H.RES.147: Calling for the release of United States citizen Saeed Abedini and condemning the Government of Iran for its persecution of religious minorities.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Bill Cassidy, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 96 (16 Democrats, 80 Republicans)
Introduced April 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Condemns the government of Iran for its persecution of religious minorities, including Saeed Abedini (a U.S. citizen sentenced to prison in Iran after being tried for his religious beliefs and convicted for undermining the government of Iran).

Calls on: (1) Iran to release Saeed Abedini to the United States; and (2) the U.S. government to work aggressively for his release by designating appropriate Iranian officials for human rights abuses pursuant to the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 13, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Nov. 13, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
April 10, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.