H.Res. 268 (112th): Reaffirming the United States’ commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
May 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sponsor
Eric Cantor
Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 07, 2011
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 185 (Related)
A resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to a negotiated settlement of ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 28, 2011

 
Status

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 7, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Progress
Introduced May 13, 2011
Referred to Committee May 13, 2011
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Jul 07, 2011
 
Summary

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
Jul 07, 2011 7:10 p.m.
Passed 407/6

Cosponsors
356 cosponsors (215R, 141D) (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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7/7/2011--Passed House without amendment.
Reaffirms support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states, a democratic Jewish state of Israel and a democratic Palestinian state living in peace and mutual recognition.
States that any Palestinian unity government must forswear terrorism, accept Israel's right to exist, and reaffirm previous agreements made with Israel.
Opposes any attempt to establish or seek recognition of a Palestinian state outside of an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians.
Urges Palestinian leaders to: (1) cease efforts at circumventing the negotiation process, including through a unilateral declaration of statehood or by seeking recognition of a Palestinian state from other nations or the United Nations (U.N.); and (2) resume direct negotiations with Israel.
Supports the Administration's opposition to a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state.
Calls upon the Administration to lead a diplomatic effort to oppose a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state and to oppose recognition of a Palestinian state by other nations within the U.N. and in other international forums prior to a final agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Affirms that Palestinian efforts to circumvent direct negotiations will harm U.S.-Palestinian relations and will have implications for U.S. assistance programs for the Palestinians and the Palestinians Authority (PA).
Reaffirms the U.S. statutory requirement precluding assistance to a PA that includes Hamas unless that PA and all its ministers accept Israel's right to exist and all prior agreements and understandings with the United States and Israel.

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