H.RES.617: 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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Sponsor Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced June 10, 2014
Latest Major Action June 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

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 Developm...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 12, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 12, 2014

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 411 - 2 (Roll no. 312). (text: CR H5323)

June 12, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5342)
June 12, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to the order of the House of June 12, 2014, the Chair put the question on agreeing to H.Res. 617, and by voice vote, announced that the yeas had prevailed. Ms. Wilson (FL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
June 12, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous order of the House. (consideration: CR H5323)
June 12, 2014 Considered pursuant to the order of the House of June 12, 2014. (consideration: CR H5323)
June 12, 2014 ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. Holding asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 12, 2014 to consider in the House, H.Res. 617; that the resolution be considered as read; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the preamble and the resolution to final adoption without intervening motion. Agreed to without objection.
June 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.