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H.RES.170: Recognizing the Falkland Islands referendum in favor of retaining their status as a British Overseas Territory.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 25 (7 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action June 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the United States recognizes that the Falkland Islands referendum reflects the freely expressed and democratic views of the Falkland Islanders, (2) the Falkland Islands have expressed their desire to remain a self-governing British Overseas Territory, and (3) the views and rights of the Falkland Islanders should be taken into account in any discussion on the Falkland Islands' future.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
April 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.