Calling for an end to attacks on Syrian civilians and expanded humanitarian access.

March 14, 2014
April 30, 2014
Ordered to be reported

In addition to the 2 goals mentioned in its title, this resolution called for, inter alia, the withdrawal of U.S. recognition for Bashar al-Asad’s government and for the Obama administration to submit to Congress a strategy for U.S. engagement on the Syrian crisis, specifically on humanitarian assistance and human rights.

On 4/30, the House Foreign Affairs Comm. held a markup session on this resolution and a similar measure (H. Con. Res. 51 of 9/9/13). Before sending the resolution to the House floor for a vote, the House committee added a clause calling for humanitarian assistance to be redirected to private aid organizations capable of ‘cross-border aid deliveries,’ in accordance with the argument made by 36 high-profile lawyers and law professors in an open letter, which the Guardian published on 4/28.

6 cosponsors (4D, 2R).

See also: H. Con. Res. 51 of 9/9/13, S. Res. 384 of 3/13/14.

Last major action: 4/30/14 Ordered to be reported by unanimous consent.

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