H.Res. XX: Reaffirming the longstanding friendship and alliance between the United States and Colombia

H.Res. XX

Reaffirming the longstanding friendship and alliance between the United States and Colombia

Date
June 24, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

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. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on June 23, 2010.

Bill Summary

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

  • “Reaffirms the longstanding friendship and alliance between the United States and Colombia;
  • “Recognizes Colombia’s commitment to the democratic process as demonstrated by the free and fair nature of these multiparty, internationally recognized elections; and
  • “Congratulates President-elect Juan Manuel Santos on his recent victory in Colombia’s June 20, 10 2010, presidential election.”

Background

Nearly 15 million Colombians participated in the first round of Colombia's presidential elections on May 30, 2010. In the second round on June 20, 2010, Juan Manuel Santos received 69 percent of the votes and was declared President-elect of Colombia. Colombia is a vital ally and friend of the U.S.