Senate Simple Resolution 200
117th Congress(2021-2022)
A resolution condemning recent hate crimes committed against Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Apr 29, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 29, 2021
Latest Action
Apr 29, 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
200
Congress
117
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nebraska
New Hampshire
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Passed
April 29, 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: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369)
Summary

This resolution condemns all manifestations of expressions of racism and anti-Asian and Pacific Islander or ethnic intolerance and calls for specified actions by the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and federal law enforcement.

The resolution (1) calls on the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider holding a hearing related to the surge in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and (2) applauds DOJ's commitment to conducting a 30-day review of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The resolution calls on federal law enforcement officials, working with state and local officials, to

  • expeditiously and vigorously investigate all reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States,
  • work to improve the reporting of such hate crimes, and
  • hold the perpetrators of those crimes accountable and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Text (1)
April 29, 2021
Actions (3)
04/29/2021
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369)
04/29/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2369; text: CR S2369)
04/29/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 30, 2021 4:27:13 AM
Updated
May 25, 2021 4:32:29 AM