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H.Res. 354 (115th): Condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

About the resolution

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.Res, 354 summarizes the incident outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017. Specifically, the resolution notes: 1) Armed members of Turkish President Erdogan’s security detail acted to suppress the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens by beating, kicking, and choking unarmed demonstrators; 2) The demonstrators did not instigate the violence and at no time was President Erdogan in danger; 3) Two Turkish security officers were briefly detained and then released as they held Derived Head of State immunity, but a joint criminal investigation into the actions by those Turkish security officers is ongoing; 4) This is one of several instances where Turkish security officials attached to President Erdogan’s protective detail physically assaulted protestors as well as journalists on U.S. soil.

This measure resolves that: 1)The right to peacefully …

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Royce

Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2017
Length: 4 pages
May 24, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 6, 2017

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 6, 2017. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


45 Cosponsors (26 Democrats, 19 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

NJ Greek Community Organizations Honor Congressman Smith with 2017 Public Service Award
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 17, 2017

Pascrell Demands Investigation Into Dropped Charges Against Turkish Presidents Bodyguards
    — Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 22, 2018

Rep. Schiff, Colleagues Send Letter to State Senate Urging Passage of Bill Divesting Public Pensions from Turkish Government
    — Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28] on Jun 21, 2017

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May 24, 2017

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May 25, 2017
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Jun 6, 2017
Agreed To

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H.Res. 354 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

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