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S.960: Syria Transition Support Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 15, 2013
Latest Major Action July 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Syria Transition Support Act of 2013 - (Sec. 4) Expresses the sense of the Senate that the United States: (1) condemns the violence and human rights violations perpetrated against the Syrian people by President Bashar al-Assad's regime; (2) affirms the neutrality of medical professionals providing humanitarian assistance and health care and condemns attacks against such personnel or interference in the provision of medical care; and (3) welcomes the pledges of humanitarian assistance made by Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and members of the European Union (EU), and encourages prompt delivery of those pledges.

Declares the further sense of the Senate that the United States should: (1) support vulnerable civilians and innocent victims of the conflict in Syria, particularly women and children; (2) support efforts by democratically oriented o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 147.
July 24, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with amendments. With written report No. 113-79.
May 21, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
May 15, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.