Senate Simple Resolution 117
117th Congress(2021-2022)
A resolution expressing support for the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, or the Belfast Agreement, and subsequent agreements and arrangements for implementation to support peace on the island of Ireland.
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on May 17, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 16, 2021
Latest Action
May 17, 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
117
Congress
117
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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Sponsorship by Party
New Jersey
Connecticut
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Delaware
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Virginia
Washington
Passed
May 17, 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.(text: CR S2551)
Summary

This resolution urges the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to support peace on the island of Ireland and the principles, objectives, and commitments of the Good Friday Agreement. The resolution also expresses support for subsequent agreements relating to the relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, including the agreement concerning the UK's withdrawal from the EU. (The island of Ireland is divided between Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, an EU member state.)

Text (3)
May 17, 2021
March 24, 2021
March 16, 2021
Amendments (2)
May 17, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1497
To amend the preamble.
Agreed To
May 17, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1496
To improve the resolution.
Agreed To
Actions (9)
05/17/2021
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2551)
05/17/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S2551)
05/17/2021
The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2550-2551)
05/17/2021
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S2550-2551)
03/24/2021
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 20.
03/24/2021
Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble. Without written report.
03/24/2021
Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/16/2021
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S1573-1574)
03/16/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 17, 2021 4:42:16 AM
Updated
Jun 18, 2021 4:24:05 AM