S.RES.413: A resolution recognizing 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda, and affirming it is in the national interest of the United States to work in close coordination with international partners to help prevent and mitigate acts of genocide and mass atrocities.

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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 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 7, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the designation by the United Nations (U.N.) of April 7th as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda.

Honors the memory of the more than 800,000 victims of the Rwandan genocide.

Affirms that it is in the U.S. national interest to work with international partners to prevent and mitigate acts of genocide and mass atrocities.

Condemns ongoing acts of violence and mass atrocities perpetrated in Syria, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Sudan, and elsewhere.

Urges the President to: (1) confer with Congress on an ongoing basis regarding the priorities and objectives of the Atrocities Prevention Board, and (2) work with Congress to strengthen the U.S. government's ability to respond to genocide and mass atrocities.

Supports U.S. and international efforts to: (1) strengthen multilateral peacekeeping capacities; (2) improve civilian protection in areas of conflict; (3) ensure measures of accountability for pe...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice. (text: CR 12/10/14 S6579)
Dec. 9, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6463)
April 11, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 363.
April 11, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment. Without written report.
April 10, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 7, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2200)