S.RES.154: A resolution calling for free and fair elections in Iran, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Total Cosponsors 32 (6 Democrats, 26 Republicans)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Recalls Senate Resolution 386, 112th Congress, which called for free and fair elections in Iran.

Reaffirms the U.S. commitment to democracy, human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law, including the universal rights of freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of association.

Supports: (1) freedom, human rights, civil liberties, free elections, and rule of law in Iran; and (2) the people of Iran in their peaceful calls for a democratic government.

Condemns the widespread human rights violations of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to: (1) hold free and fair elections; (2) end arbitrary detention, torture, and other forms of harassment against media professionals, human rights defenders, and opposition figures; (3) lift legislative restrictions on freedom of assembly, association, and expression; (4) allow the Internet to remain free and open; and (5) allow international electi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4495)
June 13, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4494-4495)
June 13, 2013 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3864)