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S.RES.498: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 79 (40 Democrats, 39 Republicans)
Introduced July 10, 2014
Latest Major Action July 17, 2014
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3rd July 27, 2014
5th July 20, 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.)

Reaffirms the support of the Senate for Israel's right to defend its citizens and ensure Israel's survival.

Condemns the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel and calls on Hamas to cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel.

Calls on Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 17, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4626)
July 16, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 469.
July 16, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
July 16, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
July 10, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4417)