S.Res. 216 (112th): A resolution encouraging women’s political participation in Saudi Arabia.


Jun 23, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 29, 2011

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 29, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Barbara Boxer

Junior Senator from California



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2011
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2011--Passed Senate amended.Urges the government of Saudi Arabia to allow women to fully participate, both as voters and candidates for elective office, in the September 2011 elections.Supports the women of ... Read more >


Jun 23, 2011

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Jul 26, 2011
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Jul 29, 2011
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the Senate. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 216”). 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.


13 cosponsors (7D, 6R) (show)
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