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H.RES.447: Supporting the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine, and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 58 (41 Democrats, 17 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 16, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Values the close relationship the United States has established with Ukraine.

Supports the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine.

Calls on the United States and the European Union (EU) to work together to support a peaceful resolution to the political crisis in Ukraine.

Condemns all acts of violence, and calls on the government of Ukraine to bring to justice those responsible for violence against peaceful protesters and to release and drop criminal charges against those detained for peacefully exercising their democratic rights.

Welcomes the repeal by the Ukrainian parliament of most of the anti-democratic measures adopted on January 16, 2014, and urges President Yanukovych to engage in substantive talks with opposition leaders and to take additional steps to de-escalate tensions.

Urges the United States and the EU to make clear to Ukraine's leaders that those who authorize or engage in violence against peaceful prote...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 10, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 - 2 (Roll no. 56). (text: CR H1693)

Feb. 10, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1698-1699)
Feb. 10, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Feb. 10, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 447.
Feb. 10, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1693-1697)
Feb. 10, 2014 Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Jan. 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Jan. 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.
Dec. 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.