S.RES.131: A resolution recommending the designation of a Presidential Special Envoy to the Balkans to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to provide policy recommendations, and to report back to Congress within one year.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Mark Begich, D-Alaska
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Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Supports the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and legal continuity of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) as well as the equality of its three constituent peoples and others within an integrated multi-ethnic country.

Welcomes steps taken by BiH towards Euro-Atlantic integration, and emphasizes that BiH, as well as its internal political entities, work toward creation of an effective state.

Reiterates that constitutional reform in BiH take the Dayton Peace Accords as its basis, while advancing the principles of political, economic, legal, and religious equality.

Stresses the importance of privatization of the publicly owned enterprises in close cooperation with the European Union (EU) and the Office of the High Representative (OHR).

Commends U.S. support for a strong civil society in BiH.

Reiterates that BiH reforms should take into account protection of the constitutional rights of all, including the Bosnian Croats who are the smallest of the three...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3261-3262)