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Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the discrimination by the German Government against members of minority religious groups, particularly the continued and increasing discrimination by the German Government against performers, entertainers, and other artists from the United States associated with Scientology.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/09/1997Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 101 - 318, 4 Present (Roll no. 625).
02/13/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date All Actions
11/09/1997-7:18pmOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 101 - 318, 4 Present (Roll no. 625).
Action By: House of Representatives
11/09/1997-7:08pmConsidered as unfinished business.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/09/1997-6:22pmAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/09/1997-5:32pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/09/1997-5:32pmConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10509-10524, H10528)
Action By: House of Representatives
11/09/1997-5:32pmMr. Gilman moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/31/1997Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/31/1997Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
09/26/1997Executive Comment Requested from State.
02/13/1997Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/13/1997Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House International Relations02/13/1997 Referred to
10/31/1997 Markup by

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Failed of passage in House (11/09/1997)

Declares that the Congress continues to hold Germany responsible for protecting the rights of U.S. citizens who are living, performing, doing business, or traveling in Germany as provided under international agreements.

Deplores the actions and statements of officials in Germany which have fostered an atmosphere of intolerance toward certain minority religious groups.

Expresses concern that artists from the United States who are members of minority religious groups continue to experience German Government discrimination.

Urges the German Government to take action necessary to protect rights guaranteed to members of minority religious groups by international covenants.

Calls upon the President to: (1) assert the concern of the U.S. Government regarding German Government discrimination against members of minority religious groups; (2) emphasize that the United States regards the human rights practices of the German Government, particularly its treatment of Americans in Germany, as a significant factor in U.S. relations with Germany; and (3) encourage other governments to appeal to the German Government, and to cooperate with other governments and international organizations, in efforts to protect the rights of foreign citizens and members of minority religious groups in Germany.