Senate Simple Resolution 211
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A resolution condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya.
Active
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Passed Senate on Oct 30, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 29, 2017
Latest Action
Oct 30, 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
211
Congress
115
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
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New Jersey
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Rhode Island
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Washington
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Passed
October 30, 2017
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S6878; text: CR S6878)
Summary

Condemns the violence and persecution in Chechnya.

Calls on:

  • Chechen officials to cease the abduction, detention, and torture of individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and hold accountable those involved in perpetrating such abuses;
  • the government of the Russian Federation to protect the human rights of all its citizens, condemn the violence and persecution, investigate such crimes in Chechnya, and hold accountable those involved in perpetrating such abuses; and
  • the U.S. government to continue to condemn the violence and persecution in Chechnya, demand the release of individuals wrongfully detained, and identify those individuals whose involvement in such violence qualifies for the imposition of sanctions under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 or the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

Affirms that the rights to freedom of assembly, association, and expression and freedom from extrajudicial detention and violence are universal human rights.

Text (3)
October 30, 2017
October 16, 2017
Actions (7)
10/30/2017
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6878; text: CR S6878)
10/30/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S6878; text: CR S6878)
10/16/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 243.
10/16/2017
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
10/05/2017
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
06/29/2017
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3863)
06/29/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 30, 2017 12:41:33 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:18 PM