H.Res. 229: Calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and others to be tried before the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Introduced:
May 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
7% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Steve Israel
Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 21, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 219 (Related)
A resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and others to be tried before ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 09, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on May 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 21, 2013
Referred to Committee May 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
7% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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Notes

H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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.

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5/21/2013--Introduced.
Condemns the ongoing violence and the systematic human rights violations carried out by Syrian government forces under President Bashar al-Assad's direction, as well as abuses committed by opposition forces.
Supports the people of Syria seeking peaceful democratic change.
Calls on the United Nations Security Council, based on evidence that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been perpetrated in Syria, to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court.

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