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H.Res. 786 (114th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that India should be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 15, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 786

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Bera) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that India should be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Whereas there are currently 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council;

Whereas India is the second most populous country in the world with over 1,200,000,000 citizens;

Whereas the Republic of India is the world’s largest democracy;

Whereas India has the third largest standing army in the world and has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting regional and global peace by providing tens of thousands of troops to United Nations-mandated peacekeeping missions;

Whereas India has been elected 7 times as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and, in 2010, a majority of the United Nations General Assembly elected the Republic of India to be the Asian representative to the United Nations Security Council;

Whereas the United States-India relationship is an essential partnership supporting global economic and strategic policies; and

Whereas in 2010 and in 2015 President Barack Obama expressed support for a reformed United Nations Security Council and India’s entry as a permanent member: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

supports India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council; and

(2)

supports the Obama administration’s continued work with members of the United Nations to effect India’s entry as a permanent member of the Security Council.