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H.RES.283: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should become an international human rights leader by ratifying and implementing certain core international conventions.

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Sponsor John Lewis, D-Ga.
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) it is U.S. policy to oppose slavery, torture, racism, discrimination, and xenophobia; (2) the United States reaffirms its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; (3) the United States should give thorough review to domestic policy and legislative proposals that would improve the economic, social, political, cultural, and civil rights and lives of marginalized U.S. communities; (4) the Senate should give its advice and consent to ratifying specified United Nations (U.N.) and International Labor Organization conventions; and (5) the United States should fully support the Inter-American human rights system.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
July 9, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs