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H Res 175 - Republic of Congo Elections - Key Vote

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Ken Calvert voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Resolution.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SIMPLE RESOLUTION. SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS ARE USUALLY USED TO EXPRESS A SENSE OR POSITION OF ONE CHAMBER. SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS DO NOT ADVANCE TO THE OTHER CHAMBER, ARE NOT PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT, AND DO NOT CARRY THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed With Amendment (House) -

Title: Republic of Congo Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill expressing the concern of Congress over the recent violence in the Republic of Congo and its effect on the upcoming Congolese elections.

Highlights:
  • Calls for a lasting ceasefire between warring factions so that humanitarian needs can begin to be addressed.
  • Urges all private militia to disarm and disband immediately.
  • Approves of the deployment of African peacekeeping forces to the region, if deemed necessary.
  • Commends the leaders from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Senegal for their efforts in the resolution of this conflict and encourages their further concern and involvement in the matter.
  • Requests that the Government of the Republic of Congo plan for and hold the previously-scheduled elections at the earliest possible date, and do so in an open and transparent manner.
  • Promotes the involvement of the United States in providing election-related technical assistance if requested by the Government of the Republic of Congo.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Failed (House) (279-147) - (Key vote)

Title: Republic of Congo Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill expressing the concern of Congress over the recent violence in the Republic of Congo and its effect on the upcoming Congolese elections.

Highlights:
  • Calls for a lasting ceasefire between warring factions so that humanitarian needs can begin to be addressed.
  • Urges all private militia to disarm and disband immediately.
  • Approves of the deployment of African peacekeeping forces to the region, if deemed necessary.
  • Commends the leaders from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Senegal for their efforts in the resolution of this conflict and encourages their further concern and involvement in the matter.
  • Requests that the Government of the Republic of Congo plan for and hold the previously-scheduled elections at the earliest possible date, and do so in an open and transparent manner.
  • Promotes the involvement of the United States in providing election-related technical assistance if requested by the Government of the Republic of Congo.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Republic of Congo Elections

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