S.RES.384: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate concerning the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighboring countries, resulting humanitarian and development challenges, and the urgent need for a political solution to the crisis.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Tim Kaine, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 26 (18 Democrats, 1 Independent, 7 Republicans)
Introduced March 13, 2014
Latest Major Action April 3, 2014
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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 unlawful use of violence against civilians by all parties to the conflict in Syria, particularly the violence and human rights violations by the government of Syria.

Urges all parties to halt indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

Affirms the neutrality of medical professionals providing humanitarian assistance and health care on a non-political basis.

Urges all parties in Syria to allow for access to humanitarian aid throughout the Syrian Arab Republic.

Supports the full implementation of United Nations (U.N.) Security Council Resolution 2139 calling for unimpeded access of humanitarian assistance to all Syrians.

Calls on the international community to assist the people of Syria in meeting basic needs, implement steps that prevent gender-based violence, and support neighboring countries and host communities th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 3, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2166)
April 2, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 346.
April 2, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
April 1, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
March 13, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1661-1662)