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S.RES.318: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the critical need for political dialogue in Bangladesh, 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||Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.|
|Total Cosponsors||8 (5 Democrats, 3 Republicans)|
|Introduced||Dec. 11, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 7, 2014|
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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)
Condemns the political violence in Bangladesh and urges political leaders to engage in a dialogue toward free and credible elections.
Supports ongoing efforts by United Nations (U.N.) Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco to foster political dialogue in Bangladesh.
Urges: (1) the government of Bangladesh to ensure judicial independence, end harassment of human rights activists, and restore the independence of the Grameen Bank; and (2) political leaders in Bangladesh to ensure the safety and access of election observers, and to rein in and to condemn the violence and provide space for peaceful political protests.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 7, 2014||Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amendment to the Title and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S82; text as passed Senate: CR S82)|
|Dec. 18, 2013||Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 273.|
|Dec. 18, 2013||Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and an amendment to the title and with a preamble. Without written report.|
|Dec. 18, 2013||Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.|
|Dec. 11, 2013||Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8674)|