|Sponsor||Rep. Meeks, Gregory W.|
|Date||July 31, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||David Smentek|
On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the House will consider H.Res. 222, a bill Recognizing the Long-term Partnership and Friendship between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Working Together towards Peace and Security in the Middle East, as Amended,under a suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on May 17, 2013 by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.
H.Res. 222 recognizes the people and government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for their friendship with the U.S. and commitment to peace and stability in the Middle East. It also commends Jordan for its response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis and supports Jordan as it faces further challenges in the Middle East.
The U.S. established diplomatic relations with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1949. The two countries collaborate on a number of issues including security, counter-terrorism, and humanitarian aid. Currently, the Kingdom of Jordan is host to approximately 500,000 refugees from the conflict in Syria, which grows by 2,000-4,000 refugees every day.
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