S.RES.213: A resolution expressing support for the free and peaceful exercise of representative democracy in Venezuela, condemning violence and intimidation against the country's political opposition, and calling for dialogue between all political actors in the country.

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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 8 (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

Supports the people of Venezuela in their pursuit of the free exercise of representative democracy as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Deplores the undemocratic denial of the legitimate rights of opposition parliamentarians in Venezuela, the violence perpetrated against opposition legislators inside chambers of the National Assembly, and the growing efforts to use politically-motivated criminal charges to intimidate the country's political opposition.

Commends legislators from other countries in the Americas who have declared their opposition to alleged electoral irregularities and condemned the use of violence against opposition parliamentarians in Venezuela.

Urges the Department of State to work with other countries in the Americas to ensure the rule of law in Venezuela in accordance with the Inter-American Democratic Charter and to strengthen the ability of the Organization of American States (OAS) to respond to th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 4, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7213-7214; text as passed Senate: CR S7213)
Sept. 30, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 201.
Sept. 30, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
Sept. 30, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6236)