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S Amdt 2997 - Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq - National Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (75-23) - (Key vote)
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Title: Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that expresses the sense of the Senate that the United States should support a political settlement in Iraq that would create a loose federal system, and that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard should be classified as a terrorist organization.

Highlights:
  • Expresses the sense of the Congress that the U.S. should support a federal government in Iraq based on a limited central government by eliciting the international community's support, further encouraging Iraq's neighbors to not contribute to Iraq's instability, and convening a conference where Iraqis may agree on a plan to organize and implement such a federal system.
  • Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should urge the Iraqi government to design and implement a law to equitably distribute oil revenues among the regions of Iraq.
  • Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should officially designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran as a foreign terrorist organization and assign it to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq

Sponsors

  • Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Boxer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel D. 'Sam' Brownback (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara A. Mikulski (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William Clarence 'Bill' Nelson Sr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry M. Reid (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ken Salazar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gordon Harold Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlen Specter (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
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