S.Res. 519 (111th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the primary safeguard for the well-being and protection of children is the family, and that the primary safeguards for the legal rights of children in the United States are the Constitutions of the United States and the several States, and that, because the use of international treaties to govern policy in the United States on families and children is contrary to principles of self-government and federalism, and that, because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child undermines traditional principles of law in the United States regarding parents and children, the President should not transmit the Convention to the Senate for its advice and consent.

Introduced:

May 10, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 10, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Jim DeMint

Senator from South Carolina

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 10, 2010
Length: 5 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
5/10/2010--Introduced.Expresses the sense of the Senate that:(1) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, laws, and traditions;(2) the Convention would undermine ... Read more >
Related Bills
S.Res. 99 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 10, 2011

H.Res. 1376 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 19, 2010

What is a resolution?

The “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 519” means this is a Senate 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
May 10, 2010

Details

Cosponsors
30 cosponsors (30R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

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