Bill Sponsor
House Simple Resolution 272
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Calling on the Government of the Russian Federation to immediately release United States citizen Paul Whelan.
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Passed House on Jun 14, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 30, 2023
Latest Action
Jun 14, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
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
272
Congress
118
Policy Area
International Affairs
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House Votes (1)
checkPassed on June 14, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
Summary

This resolution implores Russia's government to immediately release U.S. citizen Paul Whelan. It also implores Russia's government to provide unrestricted consular access to Whelan and to ensure that he and all other political prisoners are afforded due process and universally recognized human rights.

Text (2)
June 14, 2023
March 30, 2023
Actions (12)
06/14/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/14/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
06/14/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
06/14/2023
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2926; text: 6/12/2023 CR H2797-2798)
06/12/2023
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. McCaul objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
06/12/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 272.
06/12/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2797-2800)
06/12/2023
Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
05/16/2023
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
05/16/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/30/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
03/30/2023
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 7, 2024 11:38:03 AM