H.Res. 193: H.Res. 193, a resolution calling on the new government of Egypt to honor the rule of law and immediately return Noor and Ramsay Bower to the United States

H.Res. 193

H.Res. 193, a resolution calling on the new government of Egypt to honor the rule of law and immediately return Noor and Ramsay Bower to the United States

Date
December 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

On Monday, December 31, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.Res.194, a resolution calling on the new government of Egypt to honor the rule of law and immediately return Noor and Ramsay Bower to the United States, under suspension of the rules.

Bill Summary

H. Res. 193 calls for the safe and immediate return of Noor and Ramsay Bower to the United States.

Background

On December 1, 2008, prior to the abduction of Noor and Ramsay, the Probate and Family Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded sole legal custody of Noor and Ramsay to Colin Bower, and joint physical custody with Mirvat el Nady. The ruling stipulated that Mirvat el Nady was not to remove Noor and Ramsay from the Commonwealth. On August 11, 2009, Noor and Ramsay Bower were abducted to Egypt by Mirvat el Nady and granted entry to Egypt without prior issuance of United States visas. In August 2009, local and Federal warrants were issued for the arrest of Mirvat el Nady on charges of kidnapping and in April of 2010, a red notice was issued by Interpol for the same purpose internationally.

Cost

No estimate from CBO is available.