S.Res. 424 (112th): A resolution condemning the mass atrocities committed by the Government of Syria and supporting the right of the people of Syria to be safe and to defend themselves.


Apr 18, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John McCain

Senior Senator from Arizona



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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

4/18/2012--Introduced.Condemns the mass atrocities and severe human rights abuses being perpetrated against the Syrian people by Bashar al-Assad and his followers.Recognizes the right of the Syrian people to defend themselves ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 18, 2012

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This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 424”). 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.


5 cosponsors (4R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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