H.Res. 723 (109th): Calling on the President to take immediate steps to help improve the security situation in Darfur, Sudan, with a specific emphasis on civilian protection.

Introduced:
Mar 14, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sponsor
Tom Lantos
Representative for California's 12th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Sep 26, 2006
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 383 (Related)
A resolution calling on the President to take immediate steps to help improve the ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 02, 2006

 
Status

This simple resolution was agreed to on September 26, 2006. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Progress
Introduced Mar 14, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2006
Reported by Committee Sep 13, 2006
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Sep 26, 2006
 
Summary

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended
Sep 26, 2006 6:20 p.m.
Passed 412/7

Cosponsors
121 cosponsors (103D, 17R, 1I) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/26/2006--Passed House amended.
Commends the Africa Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) in monitoring the N'Djamena Ceasefire Agreement in Darfur and its role in diminishing some acts of violence.
Condemns the continued genocide against civilians in Darfur by the government of Sudan and government-sponsored militias, as well as attacks against civilians by rebels in Darfur.
Calls on all parties to the Agreement to abide by its terms and engage in good-faith negotiations to end the Darfur conflict.
Calls on the government of Sudan to: (1) comply with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1706, support AMIS' transition to a U.N. peacekeeping mission, and facilitate U.N. peacekeeper deployment; (2) withdraw all offensive military aircraft and personnel from the region; (3) cease support for the Janjaweed militia and rebels from Chad; and (4) disarm the Janjaweed militias.
Calls on: (1) the international community to provide sufficient funding to support AMIS' transition; (2) the African Union (AU) to work closely with the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to strengthen its capacity to deter violence and instability until a U.N. peacekeeping force is fully deployed in Darfur; and (3) NATO to extend its AU advisor mission.
Urges the President to take steps to: (1) improve the security situation in Darfur, including by proposing that NATO implement an interim civilian protection force; and (2) obtain the support of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the Russian Federation, and U.S. allies in the Arab League to secure Sudan's compliance with Security Council Resolution 1706 and support full funding for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Sudan.
Urges NATO to support such proposed civilian protection force.

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