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H.RES.588: Concerning the suspension of exit permit issuance by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for adopted Congolese children seeking to depart the country with their adoptive parents.
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|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||immigration|
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|Sponsor||Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn.|
|Total Cosponsors||61 (28 Democrats, 33 Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 19, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||July 8, 2014|
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Affirms that all children deserve a safe, loving, and permanent family.
Recognizes the importance of ensuring that international adoptions of all children are conducted in an ethical and transparent manner.
Expresses concern over the increasing number of new adoption cases that have been opened and the impact on children and families of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's suspension of exit permits.
Requests that the Congolese government: (1) resume issuing exit permits for all children that have been adopted and continue processing adoptions that are already underway, and (2) expedite the processing of adoptions involving medically fragile children.
Encourages continued cooperation between the Department of State and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to improve the intercountry adoption process and ensure the welfare of all children adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|July 8, 2014||The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.|
|July 8, 2014||On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5839)|
|July 8, 2014||DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 588.|
|July 8, 2014||Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5839-5842)|
|July 8, 2014||Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.|
|June 26, 2014||Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.|
|June 26, 2014||Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|June 18, 2014||Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .|
|June 18, 2014||Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|June 10, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.|
|May 19, 2014||Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|