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H.RES.24: Expressing the deep disappointment of the House of Representatives in the enactment by the Russia Government of a law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian children by United States citizens and urging the Russia Government to reconsider the law and prioritize the processing of inter-country adoptions involving parentless Russian children who were already matched with United States families before the enactment of the law.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 63 (17 Democrats, 47 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Affirms that all children deserve a permanent, protective family.

Values the long tradition of the United States and Russia working together to find permanent homes for unparented children.

Disapproves of the Russian law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens because it primarily harms vulnerable and voiceless children.

Urges Russia to reconsider the law on humanitarian grounds and prioritize the processing of inter-country adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens that were initiated before the law's enactment.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
Jan. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.