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S.RES.288: A resolution supporting enhanced maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and encouraging increased cooperation between the United States and West and Central African countries to fight armed robbery at sea, piracy, and other maritime threats.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

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

Condemns acts of armed robbery at sea, piracy, and other maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea, and supports U.S. efforts to assist West and Central African countries in combatting such activities.

Commends the African Union (AU) and the various subregional entities and international agencies that have worked to develop policy and program frameworks for enhancing maritime security in West and Central Africa.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 7, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S81-82; text as passed Senate: CR S81-82)
Dec. 18, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 270.
Dec. 18, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
Dec. 18, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Nov. 6, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7879-7880)