Senate Joint Resolution 69
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A joint resolution supporting a Diplomatic Solution in Yemen and Condemning the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
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Passed Senate on Dec 13, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Dec 13, 2018
Latest Action
Dec 19, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Joint Resolution
Joint Resolution
A form of legislative measure used to propose changes in law, or to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.J.Res. or S.J.Res. Concurrent resolutions and simple resolutions are other types of resolutions. Bill is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
69
Congress
115
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Tennessee
Colorado
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Arkansas
Virginia
Passed
December 13, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S7565-7566; text: CR S7566)
Summary

This joint resolution expresses the Senate's belief that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It criticizes Saudi Arabia's cooperation with, and military equipment purchases from, Russia and China as challenges to the country's long-term relationship with the United States.

The joint resolution calls for an immediate cease-fire in the civil war in Yemen and for the two sides to negotiate a peace agreement. It declares that there is no statutory authority for U.S. involvement in the conflict, including for providing in-air refueling to Saudi aircraft flying missions against the Houthi rebels.

The resolution also condemns the Houthi rebels for human rights violations and the government of Iran for supplying them with weapons.


Text (2)
December 13, 2018
Actions (6)
12/19/2018
Held at the desk.
12/19/2018
Received in the House.
12/17/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/13/2018
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S7565-7566; text: CR S7566)
12/13/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S7565-7566; text: CR S7566)
12/13/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Dec 14, 2018 5:25:24 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:42:50 PM