H.Res. 833: Honoring the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the 10th anniversary of the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein

H.Res. 833

Honoring the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the 10th anniversary of the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein

Sponsor
Rep. Adam B. Schiff

Date
November 7, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 833 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Friday, November 6, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) on October 14, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 833 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Commemorates the 60th anniversary of the close relationship between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;
• "Expresses its profound admiration and gratitude for the friendship of the Jordanian people;
• Congratulates His Majesty King Abdullah II on 10 years of enlightened and progressive rule; and
• "Shares the hope of His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Jordanian people for a more peaceful Middle East."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, King Abdullah II, has continued his father's work to improve the lives of the Jordanian people. While also seeking to bring peace to the region in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Jordan has been an instrumental partner in the fight against al Qaeda, has provided crucial assistance in Iraq, and shouldered a great part of the Iraqi refugee burden.