H.RES.683: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) as

About This Bill

  • Introduced July 24, 2014
  • Latest Major Action Aug. 1, 2014

Bill Cosponsors

61 (28 Democrats, 33 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Condemns the religious bigotry, property destruction, and violent attacks on and intimidation of innocent Iraqi civilians by armed extremists. Calls on the Department of State to work with the Kurdistan Regional government, the Iraqi government, neighboring countries, the diaspora community in the United States, the United Nations (U.N.) High Commissioner for Refugees, and other key stakeholders to help secure safe havens for those claiming...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.RES.683.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 1, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 1, 2014
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 1, 2014
Considered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H7236-7237; text of measure as introduced: CR H7236-7237)
Aug. 1, 2014
Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
Aug. 1, 2014

Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.

July 30, 2014
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
July 30, 2014
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 24, 2014
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
July 24, 2014

Introduced in the House by Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)

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