H.Con.Res. 68 (109th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of Japan should formally issue a clear and unambiguous apology for the sexual enslavement of young women during colonial occupation of Asia and World War II, known to the world as “comfort women”, and for other purposes.


Feb 16, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 16, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lane Evans

Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district



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2/16/2005--Introduced.Expresses the sense of Congress that the government of Japan should: (1) issue an apology for the sexual enslavement of young women (known as "comfort women") during the colonial occupation ... Read more >

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Feb 16, 2005

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This is a House concurrent resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Con.Res.” in “H.Con.Res. 68”). A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.


15 cosponsors (14D, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 226 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2003

H.Res. 759 (Related)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Japan should ...

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 2006

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