H.Con.Res. 139 (110th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should address the ongoing problem of untouchability in India.

May 01, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Trent Franks
Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district
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Jul 24, 2007
6 pages
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H.Con.Res. 396 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2006


This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 01, 2007
Referred to Committee May 01, 2007
Reported by Committee Jun 26, 2007
Passed House Jul 23, 2007

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33 cosponsors (20D, 13R) (show)

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H.Con.Res. stands for House concurrent resolution.

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7/23/2007--Passed House amended.
Expresses the sense of Congress that, as the leaders of the United States and the Republic of India have expressed commitment to the values of human freedom, democracy, and the rule of law, it is in U.S. interests to address the treatment of the Dalits and Tribals in India by:
(1) raising the issue of caste discrimination and untouchability;
(2) encouraging the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to ensure that the needs of Dalit organizations are incorporated in project development;
(3) ensuring that projects that positively impact Dalit and Tribal communities, especially Dalit women, are developed;
(4) ensuring that cooperative research programs targeting rural health care, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and rural technology contain proper focus on the Dalits and Tribals;
(5) ensuring that anyone receiving U.S. government funds in India is aware that it is U.S. policy that caste discrimination is unacceptable and that the United States is committed to eliminating it;
(6) ensuring that qualified Dalits are not discouraged from working with the U.S. government or U.S.-funded organizations in India; and
(7) discussing the issue of caste in the context of congressional delegations.

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