S.Res. 185 (112th): A resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, reaffirming opposition to the inclusion of Hamas in a unity government unless it is willing to accept peace with Israel and renounce violence, and declaring that Palestinian efforts to gain recognition of a state outside direct negotiations demonstrates absence of a good faith commitment to peace negotiations, and will have implications for continued United States aid.


May 16, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
on Jun 28, 2011

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 28, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Benjamin Cardin
Senator from Maryland


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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2011
Length: 7 pages

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Summary (CRS)
6/28/2011--Passed Senate 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 ...

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Related Bills
H.Res. 268 (Related)
Reaffirming the United States’ commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 7, 2011

What is a resolution?

The “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 185” 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.


May 16, 2011
Agreed To
Jun 28, 2011
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.


90 cosponsors (45R, 44D, 1I) (show)
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