Senate Simple Resolution 684
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution calling on the Government of Cameroon and separatist armed groups from the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions to end all violence, respect the human rights of all Cameroonians, and pursue a genuinely inclusive dialogue toward resolving the ongoing civil conflict in Anglophone Cameroon.
Active
Amendments
Active
Passed Senate on Jan 1, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Sep 8, 2020
Latest Action
Jan 1, 2021
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
684
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
Idaho
Minnesota
Delaware
Illinois
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Minnesota
New Jersey
Virginia
Virginia
Wisconsin
Passed
January 1, 2021
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 with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

This resolution condemns abuses committed by state security forces and armed groups in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon, and it affirms that the United States continues to hold Cameroon responsible for safeguarding the security and constitutional rights of all of its citizens, regardless of their region, religion, or political views. Further, it urges all parties to the conflict in Cameroon, the government of Cameroon, U.S. foreign relations entities, and members of the international community to take specified steps toward resolving the ongoing civil conflict in Cameroon.

Text (2)
January 1, 2021
September 8, 2020
Amendments (2)
Jan 01, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2737
To amend the preamble.
Agreed To
Jan 01, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2736
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (6)
01/01/2021
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
01/01/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
01/01/2021
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8012-8015)
01/01/2021
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/08/2020
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S5446-5448)
09/08/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Sep 9, 2020 4:27:10 AM
Updated
Jan 7, 2021 5:45:25 AM