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H.Res. 187 (115th): Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan.

About the resolution

This non-binding House resolution asks the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase emergency funding by $100,000,000 to respond to the famine in South Sudan by providing food and other resources.

In 2011, the Republic of South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. In December 2013, a political power struggle emerged between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his former deputy Riek Machar, as the President accused Machar and others of attempting a coup. In August 2015, a peace agreement was signed under the threat of sanctions from the United Nations which resulted in Machar being appointed Vice President. Violence later broke out again and Machar was replaced and fled the country. The actions of the Government and the armed opposition to prolong the conflict in South …

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Karen Bass

Sponsor. Representative for California's 37th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Mar 9, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Apr 25, 2017

This simple resolution was agreed to on April 25, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


42 Cosponsors (38 Democrats, 4 Republicans)



Mar 9, 2017

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Mar 29, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Apr 25, 2017
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

H.Res. 187 (115th) 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 H.Res. 187. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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