H.Res. 759 (109th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Japan should formally acknowledge and accept responsibility for its sexual enslavement of young women, known to the world as “comfort women”, during its colonial occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II, and for other purposes.

Introduced:

Apr 4, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 13, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Lane Evans

Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2006
Length: 3 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
4/4/2006--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 of ... Read more >
Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 68 (Related)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2005

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 759” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. 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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History

Introduced
Apr 4, 2006
Reported by Committee
Sep 13, 2006

Details

Cosponsors
58 cosponsors (40D, 17R, 1I) (show)
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