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S.RES.268: A resolution condemning the September 2013 terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and reaffirming United States support for the people and Government of Kenya, and for other purposes.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Christopher A. Coons, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 6 (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Condemns the atrocities and terrorist attack that occurred at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 21 through 24, 2013.

Offers condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who were killed in the attack and expresses hope for the recovery of the wounded, including U.S. citizens.

Recognizes the many heroic acts by Kenyan citizens, first responders, and the Kenya Red Cross to rescue those caught in the Westgate Mall attack.

Reaffirms U.S. support for the efforts of the government and people of Kenya to combat terrorism, promote tolerance, and bring the perpetrators of the Westgate Mall attack to justice.

Commends Kenya's continued participation in the African Union Mission in Somalia.

Recognizes Kenya as an important U.S. ally and partner.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 6, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7888-7889)
Oct. 31, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 234.
Oct. 31, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
Oct. 31, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Oct. 11, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7414)