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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Bill Summary

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.

Urges th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
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.