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H.Res. 187: Relating to efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan.

This was a vote to agree to H.Res. 187 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

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 Sudan have created a “man-made” famine currently affecting 100,000 people. Republican Policy Committee


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Yea 96%
Nay 0%
Not Voting 4%

Date: Apr 25, 2017

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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