Senate Simple Resolution 84
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day.
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Mar 8, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 8, 2017
Latest Action
Mar 8, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
84
Congress
115
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Delaware
Oregon
Rhode Island
Washington
Washington
Wisconsin
Passed
March 8, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1695-1696; text of measure as introduced: CR S1693-1694)
Summary

Supports the goals of International Women's Day.

Recognizes that the empowerment of women is linked to a country's potential to generate economic growth, sustainable democracy, and inclusive security.

Recognizes individuals in the United States and around the world, including women human rights defenders and civil society leaders, who have worked to ensure that women are guaranteed equality and basic human rights.

Recognizes the unique cultural, historical, and religious differences throughout the world and urges the U.S. government to act with respect and understanding toward legitimate differences when promoting any policies.

Reaffirms the commitment to: (1) end discrimination and violence against women and girls, and ensure their safety and welfare; (2) pursue policies that guarantee the basic human rights of women and girls worldwide; and (3) promote women's participation in every aspect of society and community.

Supports sustainable global development that seeks to achieve gender equality.

Text (1)
March 8, 2017
Actions (3)
03/08/2017
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1695-1696; text of measure as introduced: CR S1693-1694)
03/08/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1695-1696; text of measure as introduced: CR S1693-1694)
03/08/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 9, 2017 5:25:14 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:40:45 PM