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S.Res. 447 (113th): A resolution recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance.


Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2014
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
May 15, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Status

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jul 8, 2014

This simple resolution was agreed to on July 8, 2014. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Casey Ends 2014 with Major Accomplishments on Behalf of Pennsylvanians
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Sponsor) on Dec 23, 2014

Rubio, Casey Resolution Highlighting Importance Of Press Freedom Passes Senate
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 9, 2014

Rubio, Casey Press Freedom Resolution Unanimously Passed By Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 24, 2014

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History

May 15, 2014
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 24, 2014
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 8, 2014
 
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.

S.Res. 447 (113th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Res. 447. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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