Thursday, March 29, 2012

U.S. Foreign Relations Legislative Updates

The Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate has favorably reported the following legislation:

  • S Res 356 expressing support for the people of Tibet, as amended;
  • S Res 397 promoting peace and stability in Sudan, as amended;
  • S Res 80 condemning the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i minority and continued violations of the International Covenants on Human Rights;
  • S Res 391 condemning violence by the government of Syria against journalists and expressing the sense of the Senate on freedom of press in Syria, as amended; and
  • S Res 344 supporting the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people and calling attention to the deterioration of constitutional order in Nicaragua, as amended.

Meanwhile, the House Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. Representatives this week ordered reported as amended HR 1940, the International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2011, and HR 3605, the Global Online Freedom Act of 2011.

Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office

(mew)

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