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S.RES.357: A resolution expressing concern of undemocratic governance and the abuse of the rights of individuals in Ukraine.

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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 9 (6 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) the President should increase democracy and human rights programming in Ukraine; (2) the United States should review security assistance funding for any organization in Ukraine that violates the civil or human rights of the people of Ukraine; (3) the Department of State should consider imposing targeted sanctions against the perpetrators of state-sanctioned violence in Ukraine; (4) the United States should urge authorities in Ukraine to locate missing persons and release all political prisoners, including former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and hold perpetrators of extra-legal measures accountable; and (5) the United States endorses the European Union's Council on Foreign Affairs' statement that a new and inclusive government, constitutional reform, and preparations for free presidential elections would contribute to bringing Ukraine back on a sustainable reform path.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 12, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S958)