Senate Joint Resolution 59
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the precipitous withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Syria and Afghanistan, and Turkey's unprovoked incursion into Syria.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 22, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 22, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 23, 2019
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
59
Congress
116
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
Kentucky
Nebraska
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This joint resolution condemns Turkey's hostilities against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria and expresses support for a continued U.S. military presence in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Specifically, the joint resolution (1) calls on the U.S. government to pressure Turkey to curtail its hostilities against U.S. partner forces in Syria; (2) calls on the U.S. government and other nations to continue supporting, or to increase support for, stabilization efforts in northeastern Syria; (3) warns that a precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from the ongoing fight against terrorist groups in the region would be detrimental to the interests of the United States and its allies; and (4) otherwise expresses the sense of Congress regarding military, diplomatic, and humanitarian support in the region.

Text (1)
Actions (3)
10/23/2019
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 259.
10/22/2019
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (text: CR S5974)
10/22/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 23, 2019 4:45:34 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:33 PM