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S.Res. 81: A resolution honoring Las Damas de Blanco, a women-led nonviolent movement in support of freedom and human rights in Cuba, and calling for the release of all political prisoners in Cuba.

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Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Mar 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Mar 24, 2021

The committees assigned to this resolution sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 24, 2021.


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What legislators are saying

English/Espaol: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Resolutions Condemning Attacks on Artistic Freedoms, Free Speech in Cuba
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Mar 24, 2021

Comit de Relaciones Exteriores Aprueba Resoluciones Condenando Ataques a las Libertades Artsticas, Libertad de Expresin en Cuba
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Mar 24, 2021

Rubio, Menendez, Colegas Presentan Resolucin en Honor a Las Damas de Blanco
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Mar 4, 2021

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Mar 1, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 24, 2021
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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S.Res. 81 is 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 S.Res. 81. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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