Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Update on U.S. Legislation and Legislative Hearings

Bills Introduced

H Res 600 (Grayson, D-FL), urging the government of Afghanistan, following a successful first round of the presidential election on 4/5/14, to pursue a transparent, credible, and inclusive run-off presidential election on 6/14/14, while ensuring the safety of voters, candidates, poll workers, and election observers; to Foreign Affairs, and Armed Services. Congressional Record 5/28/14, H4909. 


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on developments in Ukraine. 6/5/14, 10 am, 419 Dirksen. 

Floor Action 

On 5/28/14, the House passed HR 4587, to impose targeted sanctions on individuals responsible for carrying out or ordering human rights abuses against the citizens of Venezuela.

 On 5/28/14, the House passed H Res 599, to urge the government of the People‚Äôs Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, and religion and all fundamental human rights and the rule of law for all its citizens and to stop censoring discussion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations and their violent suppression, by a vote of 379 to 1.

Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office 


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Too kind, in my view. By citing statutory (and treaty) ambiguity, and not addressing Holland, they have left domestic enforcement to no one but the (underfunded) UN. Russia and Syria could withdraw tomorrow, because Israel refuses. Dodgeball can be a dangerous game too.

Posted by: Thomas Welch | Jun 4, 2014 10:14:29 AM

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