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S.RES.151: A resolution urging the Government of Afghanistan to ensure transparent and credible presidential and provincial elections in April 2014 by adhering to internationally accepted democratic standards, establishing a transparent electoral process, and ensuring security for voters and candidates.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 8 (5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2013
Latest Major Action July 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on June 25, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Affirms that the electoral process in Afghanistan should be determined and led by Afghan actors, with support from the international community.

Supports credible, inclusive, and transparent presidential and provincial elections in April 2014.

Urges the government of Afghanistan to conduct the elections in full accordance with the Constitution of Afghanistan, to include maintaining the constitutionally-mandated allocation of seats for women's parliamentary participation.

Honors the sacrifice of U.S., coalition, and Afghan service members who have been killed or injured since October 2001 in defense of the democratic rights of the Afghan people.

Recognizes: (1) the substantial investment made by U.S. taxpayers in support of Afghanistan, (2) the commitment of the government of Afghanistan to hold preside...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 9, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5572-5575; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S5573-5574; text as passed Senate: CR S5574-5575)
June 25, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 94.
June 25, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
June 25, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 21, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3662-3663)