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H.Res. 505: Expressing support for the people of Afghanistan, condemning the Taliban’s assault on human rights, and calling for the Federal Government to protect the Afghan citizens who bravely served alongside the Armed Forces of the United States by providing adequate resources for the special immigrant visa program established under the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009.

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William Keating

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Jun 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jun 28, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 28, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


23 Cosponsors (19 Democrats, 4 Republicans)



Jun 28, 2021

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H.Res. 505 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

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Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 505. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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