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H.RES.573: Condemning the abduction of female students by armed militants from the terrorist group known as Boko Haram in northeastern provinces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
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|Sponsor||Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.|
|Total Cosponsors||135 (108 Democrats, 27 Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 6, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||May 20, 2014|
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Supports the people of Nigeria, especially the parents and families of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in Borno state, and calls for their immediate and safe return.
Condemns Boko Haram for its attacks on civilian targets, including schools, mosques, churches, villages, and agricultural centers.
Encourages the government of Nigeria to strengthen efforts to protect children seeking an education and to hold those who conduct such attacks accountable.
Commends U.S. efforts to hold terrorist organizations such as Boko Haram accountable, and supports U.S. offers to assist in the search for the abducted girls.
Recognizes that every individual, regardless of gender, should have the opportunity to pursue an education without fear of discrimination.
Encourages the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USDA) to continue supporting initiatives that promote the human rights of women and girls in Nigeria.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|May 20, 2014||On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4535-4536)|
|May 20, 2014||DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H. Res. 573.|
|May 20, 2014||DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 573.|
|May 20, 2014||Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4535-4541)|
|May 20, 2014||Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.|
|May 9, 2014||Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.|
|May 9, 2014||Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|May 6, 2014||Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|