H.Res. 1143: Commending the Community of Democracies for its achievements since it was founded in 2000.

H.Res. 1143

Commending the Community of Democracies for its achievements since it was founded in 2000.

Date
May 12, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1143 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) on March 4, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1143 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • "Commends the Community of Democracies for its achievements since it was founded in 2000;
  • "Applauds the recent establishment of the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies and expresses its appreciation to the Government of Poland for the support it has extended to the Permanent Secretariat and for hosting it in Warsaw;
  • "Welcomes the initiative of the Lithuanian Presidency supported by the Convening Group and the Permanent Secretariat to re-establish the Working Groups within the Community of Democracies which will strengthen the Community of Democracies and bring additional value;
  • "Endorses the Krakow Conference which will be held on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Community of Democracies, and extends its best wishes for the success of that conference and for the Community's ongoing efforts to promote democracy worldwide."

 

Background

The Community of Democracies is a global intergovernmental organization of democratic countries which aims to promote democracy and strengthen democratic norms and institutions around the world.