S.Res. 75: A resolution condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Status:
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Prognosis
75% chance of being agreed to
Sponsor
Mark Kirk
Junior Senator from Illinois
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2013
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 80 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 29, 2012

H.Res. 109 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2013

 
Status

This simple resolution was agreed to on December 20, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2013
Reported by Committee Dec 18, 2013
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Dec 20, 2013
Prognosis

75% chance of being agreed to.

97% of simple resolutions that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were agreed to. [show factors | methodology]

 
Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
35 cosponsors (22D, 12R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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Notes

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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12/20/2013--Passed Senate amended.
(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on December 18, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Condemns Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
Calls on Iran to release the 7 imprisoned leaders, the 12 imprisoned educators, and all other prisoners held solely on account of their religion.
Calls on the President and Secretary of State, in cooperation with responsible nations, to condemn Iran's continued violation of human rights and demand the release of prisoners held solely on account of their religion.
Urges the President and Secretary to utilize all available authorities, including the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, to impose sanctions on Iranian government officials and other individuals directly responsible for serious human rights abuses, including abuses against the Baha'i community of Iran.

House Republican Conference Summary

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