H.RES.282: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on Nelson Mandela International Day.

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Sponsor John Lewis, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 87 (85 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Applauds the U.N. General Assembly for honoring President Mandela's contribution to international peace and freedom.

Recognizes the global impact of President Mandela's legacy and commitment to nonviolence, respect, and dialogue.

Supports the international community's recognition of Nelson Mandela International Day.

Urges all U.S. citizens to reflect on the importance of peace, tolerance, democracy, human rights, and reconciliation in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 9, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
June 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.