S.Res. 85 (112th): A resolution strongly condemning the gross and systematic violations of human rights in Libya, including violent attacks on protesters demanding democratic reforms, and for other purposes.


Mar 1, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Mar 1, 2011

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 1, 2011. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Robert “Bob” Menéndez

Senator from New Jersey



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

3/1/2011--Passed Senate without amendment.Applauds the courage of the Libyan people in standing up against the dictatorship of Muammar Gadhafi and for demanding democratic reforms and respect for human and civil ... Read more >


Mar 1, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 1, 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. 85”). 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.


10 cosponsors (8D, 1I, 1R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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