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H.RES.503: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need to bring the South Sudan conflict to a sustainable and lasting end and to promote reconciliation of longstanding and recent grievances to allow for a peaceful society with good governance.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 10 (7 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced March 5, 2014
Latest Major Action June 18, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that it should be U.S. policy to encourage and facilitate: (1) implementation of the January 23, 2014, cessation of hostilities agreement between the government of South Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition, (2) efforts to disarm and reintegrate armed groups in South Sudan, (3) elevation of the U.S. government's presence at the Addis Ababa-based peace negotiations, (4) observance of the rule of law leading to either the lawful prosecution or unconditional release of all arrested political leaders, (5) negotiation of a political framework for governance until the next general elections, (6) creation of a framework for security sector reform, (7) support for the African Union Commission of Inquiry into atrocities and human rights abuses committed during the current conflict in South Sudan, (8) support for a South Sudan version of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and (9) U.S. financial support t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 18, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
June 18, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
March 5, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.