S.Res. 203: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding efforts by the United States to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution.

Introduced:
Jul 30, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
59% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Senior Senator from California
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 30, 2013
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on July 30, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jul 30, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 30, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) ...
Prognosis

79% chance of getting past committee.
59% 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
8 cosponsors (8D) (show)
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Senate Foreign Relations

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S.Res. stands for Senate 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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7/30/2013--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that:
(1) a two-state solution is the only outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which can ensure Israel's survival as a secure, democratic homeland for the Jewish people and fulfill the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for their own state;
(2) achievement of a two-state solution that would enhance stability and security in the Middle East is a fundamental U.S. security interest;
(3) while only Israel and Palestine can make the difficult choices necessary to end their conflict, the United States remains indispensable to any viable effort to achieve that goal;
(4) Secretary of State John Kerry is to be commended for his efforts to advance a negotiated two-state solution; and
(5) the Senate pledges its support for a sustained U.S. diplomatic initiative to help Israel and Palestine conclude an agreement to end their conflict.

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