H.Res. xx: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the one-year anniversary of the Government of Iran’s fraudulent manipulation of Iranian elections, on the Government of Iran’s continued denial of human rights and democracy to the people of Iran, an

H.Res. xx

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the one-year anniversary of the Government of Iran’s fraudulent manipulation of Iranian elections, on the Government of Iran’s continued denial of human rights and democracy to the people of Iran, an

Sponsor
Rep. Jim Costa

Date
June 23, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.Res. XX is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA).

Bill Summary

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

  • “Reaffirms its support for all Iranian citizens who courageously struggle for freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and the protection of the rule of law;
  • “Condemns the ongoing violence and human rights abuses against the people of Iran by the Government of Iran and pro-government militias, as well as the ongoing government suppression of independent electronic communication through interference with the Internet and cell phones;
  • “Condemns the Government of Iran’s continued pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability and unconventional weapons and ballistic missile capabilities, and its use of its nuclear program to distract attention from its horrific abuses of the human rights of the Iranian people;
  • “Urges the immediate release of all political prisoners detained by the Government of Iran and the immediate end of all harassment and violence against the people of Iran by the Government of Iran and pro-government militias;
  • “Reaffirms the universality of individual human and political rights;
  • “Calls for freedom and democracy for the people of Iran, including fair, democratic, and independent elections in Iran.”