S.RES.520: A resolution condemning the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and expressing condolences to the families of the victims.

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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 S. Murphy, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced July 24, 2014
Latest Major Action July 31, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Condemns the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Eastern Ukraine that resulted in the deaths of all 298 passengers and crew.

Expresses condolences to the families of the victims and the people of the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, Canada, and New Zealand.

Supports the international investigation into the attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, including unobstructed access to the crash site.

Calls on the Russian Federation to stop the flow of weapons and fighters across the border with Ukraine, allow an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe monitoring mission on the border, and fully cooperate with the international investigation.

Urges the European Union (EU) to join the United State in holding the Russian Federation accountable for its ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR 8/1/2014 S5314-5315)
July 31, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR 8/1/2014 S5314-5315)
July 29, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 497.
July 29, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
July 29, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
July 24, 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4909)