Senate Simple Resolution 139
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A resolution condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
Active
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Passed Senate on Dec 21, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Apr 25, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 21, 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
139
Congress
115
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
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Pennsylvania
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Passed
December 21, 2017
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S8276-8277; text: CR S8277)
Summary

Condemns the government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

Urges the President and the Department of State to: (1) condemn the Iranian government's continued violation of human rights and demand the immediate release of prisoners held solely on account of their religion, and (2) impose sanctions on Iranian officials and other individuals directly responsible for serious human rights abuses.

Text (3)
December 21, 2017
December 11, 2017
April 25, 2017
Actions (7)
12/21/2017
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8276-8277; text: CR S8277)
12/21/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S8276-8277; text: CR S8277)
12/11/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 281.
12/11/2017
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
12/05/2017
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
04/25/2017
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2533-2534)
04/25/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 26, 2017 12:41:44 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:40:54 PM