Senate Simple Resolution 709
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A resolution condemning Russia's provocative actions in the Kerch Strait against the Ukrainian navy.
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Passed Senate on Nov 29, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 27, 2018
Latest Action
Nov 29, 2018
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
709
Congress
115
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Passed
November 29, 2018
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: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Strongly condemns Russia's actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait, including the attack and seizure of Ukrainian naval ships and sailors. Calls on Russia to release the sailors and ships and to stop its harassment of ships in the strait. Calls on the President to express his administration's opposition to Russia's attack at every opportunity, and affirms the Department of State's declaration that it is U.S. policy to never recognize Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea.

Urges the international community to unite in opposition to Russia's actions in the strait.

Text (2)
November 29, 2018
November 27, 2018
Actions (6)
11/29/2018
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
11/29/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
11/29/2018
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7247)
11/29/2018
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7247)
11/27/2018
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7138)
11/27/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 28, 2018 5:25:24 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:42:32 PM