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H.RES.65: Condemning the Government of North Korea for its flagrant and repeated violations of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, for its repeated provocations that threaten international peace and stability, and for its February 12, 2013, test of a nuclear device.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Edward Royce, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 20 (4 Democrats, 16 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Condemns North Korea for its: (1) violations of multiple United Nations (U.N.) Security Council resolutions, (2) provocations that threaten international peace, and (3) February 12, 2013, test of a nuclear device.

Expresses solidarity with the people of North Korea who suffer material deprivation and denial of their basic human rights and political liberties.

Reaffirms the commitment of the United States to its alliances with Japan and South Korea.

Calls upon China to: (1) pressure North Korean leaders to curtail their provocative behavior, abandon their nuclear and missile programs, and comply with all relevant international agreements and resolutions; and (2) prevent the transshipment of illicit technology, military equipment, and dual-use items through its territory, waters, and airspace that could be used in North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Calls on the U.S. government to: (1) apply all available, and seek additi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 15, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 15, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 2 (Roll no. 45). (text: CR H555)

Feb. 15, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H568-569)
Feb. 15, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Feb. 15, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 65.
Feb. 15, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H555-558)
Feb. 15, 2013 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.