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H.Res. 676 (115th): Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.

About the resolution

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.Res. 676 supports the people of Iran that are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against an oppressive, corrupt regime.

The resolution also condemns the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses, significant corruption, and destabilizing activities abroad—including its support for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and the murderous Assad regime. It urges the Administration to use targeted sanctions to respond to the regime’s on-going human rights violations and calls on all democratic governments and institutions to clearly support the Iranian people’s right to live in a free society.

Beginning on December 28, 2017, anti-regime protests spread throughout the country. Protesters have expressed grievances over the economy, corruption, and the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Recent reports have indicated that over 1,000 Iranians have been arrested and two dozen killed in connection with the …

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Royce

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

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Jan 5, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jan 9, 2018

This simple resolution was agreed to on January 9, 2018. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


41 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 19 Republicans)



Jan 5, 2018

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Jan 8, 2018
Text Published

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Jan 9, 2018
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. 676 (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. 676. 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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