Senate Simple Resolution 689
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution condemning the crackdown on peaceful protestors in Belarus and calling for the imposition of sanctions on responsible officials.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Sep 14, 2020
Overview
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Introduced
Sep 14, 2020
Latest Action
Sep 14, 2020
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
689
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Summary

This resolution:

  • finds the 2020 presidential elections in Belarus to be undemocratic;
  • stands with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights;
  • calls on Belarus to uphold its human rights obligations; and
  • urges the United States to respond to the events in Belarus, including through sanctions.
Text (1)
September 14, 2020
Actions (2)
09/14/2020
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S5573-5574)
09/14/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Sep 15, 2020 4:27:10 AM
Updated
Jan 23, 2021 3:35:31 PM