S.Res. 551 (112th): A resolution commending the 4 American public servants who died in Benghazi, Libya, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the American people and condemning the violent attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi.


Sep 12, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Sep 12, 2012

This simple resolution was agreed to on September 12, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Richard Lugar

Senator from Indiana



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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
9/12/2012--Passed Senate without amendment.Recognizes the dedicated service and deep commitment of the four American public servants, including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, in assisting the Libyan people as ... Read more >
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012

What is a resolution?

The “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 551” 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.


Sep 12, 2012
Agreed To
Sep 12, 2012
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.


99 cosponsors (51D, 46R, 2I) (show)

There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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