H.Res. 61: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should work with the Government of Haiti to address gender-based violence against women and children.

Introduced:
Feb 06, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Frederica Wilson
Representative for Florida's 24th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 06, 2013
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 521 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2012

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Introduced Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
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Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% 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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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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2/6/2013--Introduced.
Sympathizes with the families of women and children victimized by sexual and other forms of gender-based violence in Haiti.
Urges treatment of the issue of violence against women and children as a priority for U.S. humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in Haiti.
Calls on the government of Haiti to: (1) address the needs of vulnerable children who are in situations of sexual exploitation or forced labor, and (2) implement the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued in response to increased levels of sexual violence in camps for internally displaced persons.
Supports Haiti, especially the Ministry of Women's Affairs, in its efforts to assess and renew its five-year gender protection plan.
Supports passage of Haiti's first comprehensive law on the prevention, punishment, and elimination of gender-based violence.

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